Aldrich, Charles, 1828-1908

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Charles Aldrich was a pioneer Iowa newspaperman (Hamilton Freeman, Dubuque Daily Times, Marshall Times), chief clerk of the Iowa House of Representatives (1860, 1862, 1866, 1870) , state legislator representing Hamilton County, Iowa (elected in 1881), first curator of the Iowa State Historical Dept. (1892-1908) and editor of the Annals of Iowa.

From the description of Charles Aldrich letters to William Larrabee, 1892 August 8-1906 June 27 [microform]. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 272395594

Charles Aldrich was a pioneer Iowa newspaperman (Hamilton Freeman, Dubuque Daily Times, Marshall Times), chief clerk of the Iowa House of Representatives (1860, 1862, 1866, 1870) , state legislator representing Hamilton County, Iowa (elected in 1881), first curator of the Iowa State Historical Dept. (1892-1908) and editor of the Annals of Iowa. Charles married Matilda Williams in 1851. Matilda died in 1892 and in 1898 Charles married Thirza Louise Briggs, a close friend of Matilda's. From boyhood Charles Aldrich was an avid collector of autographs. In 1884 he donated his extensive collection to the state of Iowa, a collection which became the cornerstone of the State Historical Department's holdings upon its establishment in 1892.

From the description of Charles and Thirza Aldrich papers, 1850s-1906. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 61829147

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creatorOf Aldrich, Charles, 1828-1908. Charles Aldrich letters to William Larrabee, 1892 August 8-1906 June 27 [microform]. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Stevenson, James, 1840-1888. Letter to Charles Aldrich. [s.l.]. 1877 June 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Miller, Samuel Freeman, 1816-1890. Letter to Charles Aldrich. Washington, DC. 1885 July 16. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. Essay on Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine : manuscript, [before 1830] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Peale, A. C. (Albert Charles), 1849-1914. Letter to Charles Aldrich. Washington, DC. [1879] June 12. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dorr, James Bryan. Letter to Charles Aldrich. Dubuque, IA. 1858 May 10. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Aldrich, Charles, 1828-1908. Charles and Thirza Aldrich papers, 1850s-1906. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919. Papers, 1850-1916. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Robb, Ellis. Ellis Robb collection of Iowa autographs, 1893-1936. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Blake, H. G. O. (Harrison Gray Otis), 1816?-1898. Letter to Charles Aldrich. Worcester, MA. 1884 Nov. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Robinson, J.S. Letter to Charles Aldrich. Kinton, OH. 1874 Jan. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Aldrich, Charles, 1828-1908. Letters to Henry Charles Lea, 1891. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. ALS : Cambridge, Mass., to C[harles] Aldrich, 1885 Feb. 2. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Carpenter, Cyrus Clay, 1829-1898. Letter to [Charles] Aldrich. [s.l.]. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Aldrich, Thirza Briggs. person
associatedWith Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. person
associatedWith Blake, H. G. O. (Harrison Gray Otis), 1816?-1898. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Cyrus Clay, 1829-1898. person
associatedWith Cumming, Charles Atherton, 1858-1932. person
associatedWith Dorr, James Bryan. person
associatedWith Harlan, James, 1820-1899. person
associatedWith Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830. person
correspondedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. person
associatedWith Iowa. Historical Dept corporateBody
associatedWith Iowa. Historical Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Larrabee, William, 1832-1912. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Miller, Samuel Freeman, 1816-1890. person
associatedWith Olmstead, Agnes Briggs. person
associatedWith Peale, A. C. (Albert Charles), 1849-1914. person
associatedWith Robb, Ellis. person
associatedWith Robinson, J.S. person
associatedWith Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919. person
associatedWith Stevenson, James, 1840-1888. person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
associatedWith Wilson, James F. (James Falconer), 1828-1895. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Iowa
Iowa--Hamilton County
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Newspapers
Legislators--Biography
Teachers
Autographs--Collectors and collecting
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Birth 1828

Death 1908

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