Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980

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Sol Feinstone (1888-1980), of Washington Crossing, Pa., assembled over a forty year period one thousand eight hundred autograph letters and documents pertaining mostly to the American Revolution. In 1959, Feinstone established the David Library of the American Revolution to house his collection.

From the description of Collection, 1716-1840. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259332

From the description of Collection, 1716-1840. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191316603

Sol Feinstone (1888-1980) immigrated to American from Lithuania as a child. He studied chemistry and forestry at the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University, graduating in 1916. A strong supporter of scholarship and education for all, and of the rights of minorities, he gave generously to related philanthropic activities. Named in his honor are a school, a library, a lecture series, and several scholarships and awards.

From the guide to the Sol Feinstone Manuscript Collection, 1473-1965, 1850-1950, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980,. Slavery collection, 1773-1888. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980. Sol Feinstone autograph collection of the American Revolution, 1716-1891. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sol Feinstone Slavery collection, 1773-1888, 1773-1888 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf The Sol Feinstone Collection of the American Revolution, ca. 1760s-1850s, Circa 1760s-1850s American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980. Collection, 1716-1840. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980,. Collection, 1770-1963. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980,. Manuscripts and correspondence, 1575-1948. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980. Sol Feinstone collection, 1536-1985. St. Lawrence University, Owen D. Young Library
creatorOf Sol Feinstone Manuscript Collection, 1473-1965, 1850-1950 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller Papers Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980. Collection, 1716-1840. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Feinstone, Sol, 1888-1980,. The Sol Feinstone Collection of the American Revolution, ca. 1760s-1850s. American Philosophical Society Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Adams, John, 1735-1826 person
associatedWith Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803. person
associatedWith Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898. person
associatedWith Brown, John, 1800-1859. person
associatedWith Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. person
associatedWith Cooper, G. Danforth. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829 person
associatedWith Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881. person
associatedWith Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895. person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. person
associatedWith Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895 person
associatedWith Fougiuer-Tinville, Antoine Quentin, 1747-1795. person
associatedWith Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879. person
associatedWith Gohier, Louis-Jérôme, 1746-1830. person
associatedWith Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
associatedWith Harte, Bret, 1836-1902. person
associatedWith Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799. person
associatedWith Herzen, Aleksandr, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. person
associatedWith Huntington, Jedediah, 1743-1818 person
associatedWith Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. person
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Jomini, Antoine Henri, baron de, 1811-1883. person
associatedWith Knox, Henry, 1750-1806. person
associatedWith Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni︠a︡zʹ, 1842-1921. person
associatedWith Laboulaye, Édouard, 1811-1883. person
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves, marquis de, 1757-1834 person
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith La Revellière-Lépeaux, Louis-Marie de, 1753-1824. person
associatedWith Le Brun, Charles Francois, 1739-1824. person
associatedWith Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926. person
associatedWith Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924. person
associatedWith Louis Phillipe, King of the French, 1773-1850. person
associatedWith Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793. person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. person
associatedWith Marx, Karl, 1818-1883 person
associatedWith Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Medici, Cosimo de', 1389-1464. person
associatedWith Mirabeau, Honoré-Gabriel de Riquetti, comte de, 1749-1791. person
associatedWith Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. person
associatedWith Richelieu, Armand Jena du Plessis, duc de, 1585-1642. person
associatedWith Ritchie, Henry. person
associatedWith Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Rozdolski, Roman person
associatedWith Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. person
associatedWith Saint-Pierre, Bernardin de, 1737-1814. person
associatedWith Saliceti, Antoine-Christophe, 1757-1809. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 person
associatedWith Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de, prince de Bénévent, 1754-1838. person
associatedWith United States. Continental Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
United States
United States
Blidworth (England)
United States
New Jersey
United States
United States
Abolition, emancipation, freedom
African Americans
African Americans
American Revolution
Business and Skilled Trades
Collectors and collecting
Colonial Politics
Colony and State Specific History
Diplomatic History
Early National Politics
Military history
Manuscripts, Medieval
Pennsylvania History
Slaves, slavery, slave trade
Collectors and collecting


Birth 1888

Death 1980


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