Jared Sparks personal papers, 1808-1866


Jared Sparks personal papers, 1808-1866


The Jared Sparks papers contain Spark's historical essays and compositions, published articles, letter books, diaries, account books related to his college days, professional research, and his tenure as College president.

50 linear feet (86 volumes, 57 boxes, 11 envelopes, 3 cases, 2 folders)

eng, Latn


SNAC Resource ID: 11641538

Houghton Library

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English religious leader. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Bath, to Mr. Laurens, [1784] Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269520062 ...

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Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817

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Ettwein, John, 1721-1802

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Allen, Ira, 1751-1814

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Dagworthy, Mary, 1748-1814

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Anderson, Ephraim, -1877

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Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791

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McLane, Allan, 1746-1829

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Soldier in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812; later served as judge, U.S. Marshal, and collector for the state of Delaware, occupying the last position from 1808 until his death in 1829. Resident of Wilmington, Delaware. From the description of Papers, 1775-1821. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58670957 ...

Grayson, William, 1736-1790

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Meredith, William M. (William Morris), 1799-1873

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Davenport, William, 1787-1858

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Born in North Carolina; died in Philadelphia April 12, 1858. He was appointed captain in the 16th infantry in 1812 and distinguished himself at Chippewa and Lundy's Lane in the War of 1812. He was advanced to the rank of Brevet Major on 28 Sept., 1822 for "ten years' faithful service" and transferred to the 6th Infantry [Regiment] Dec. 16, 1825; further advanced to Lt. Colonel in the 1st Infantry [Regiment] April 4, 1832, where he distinguished himself at the battle of Bad Axe under G...

Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844

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Illinois' first Lieutenant-Governor (1818-1822). Menard was an early French Canadian resident of Kaskaskia, Randolph County, related by marriage to the Saucier and Chouteau families. A trader and merchant, Menard invested in trapping and exploring expeditions. He was involved in territorial politics, appointed judge in Randolph County courts, 1801; elected representative to the Indiana Territorial Legislature at Vincennes, 1806-1807; representative to the Illinois Territorial Legislature 1812-18...

Biddle, Thomas, 1790-1831

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Sullivan, John C., 1788-1830

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Sullivan, Jeremiah, 1794-1870

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Farnham, John H. (John Hay), 1791-1833

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John Hay Farnham was born in Massachusetts but moved first to Kentucky and then to Indiana where he became involved in politics. From the description of Farnham, John Hay, 1791-1833 1814-1819 Letters. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49236125 ...

Lafayette, Georges Washington Louis Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1779-1849

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Son of the American Revolutionary hero, the marquis de Lafayette. From the description of Letter of Georges Washington Louis Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014865 ...

Everett, Alexander Hill, 1790-1847

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Alexander Hill Everett was a distinguished early American diplomat, writer, and man of letters. He entered Harvard at the age of twelve, and apprenticed at the law office of John Quincy Adams. He served in a variety of notable diplomatic posts, and contributed to the evolution of American culture and literary tradition. His emphasis was to encourage writers to look beyond the Anglo-Saxon tradition for their themes and inspiration. From the description of Alexander Hill Ev...

Everett, Lancelot Hope

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Everett, Oliver, publisher

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Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909

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Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author and Unitarian minister. Hale was involved in many social reform movements, including abolition and popular education. He is best known for his 1863 short story, "The Man Without a Country," which promoted patriotic support of the Union. From the guide to the Edward Everett Hale Letters, 1884-1897, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859

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William Hickling Prescott, born in Salem, Massachusetts to a prominent family, wrote romantic and highly-regarded works of Spanish and Latin American history. From the guide to the Letters to Richard Bentley, 1837-1858., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Ticknor, George, 1791-1871

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George Ticknor (1791-1871), educator and author, served as the first Smith Professor of the French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard from 1817 to 1835. After his arrival at Harvard, Ticknor became disenchanted with the school curriculum, characterizing the College as a well-disciplined high school, and began an effort to reorganize the College around four main goals: the division of students in courses according to academic proficiency and merit; the division of the ...

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Swiss-American zoologist and geologist. Professor of zoology and geology at Harvard University. Louis Agassiz was born in Môtier-en-Vuly, Switzerland. He studied at the universities of Zürich, Erlangen (Ph.D., 1829), Heidelberg, and Munich (M.D., 1830). Agassiz studied medicine briefly but turned to zoology, with a special interest in fishes and fossils, while studying under the French naturalist Cuvier. In 1832 he became professor of natural history at the University of Neuchâtel, Sw...

Barnet, I. Cox (Isaac Cox), 1773-1833

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Brewster, Amos A. (Amos Avery), 1778-1845

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Ligués y Bardají, Tomás de, 1812-1883

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Saalfeld, Friedrich, 1785-1834

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Wheelock, James, 1759-1835

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Bartlett, Richard, 1794-1837

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Bond, William Cranch, 1789-1859

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Eliot, Samuel Atkins, 1798-1862

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Samuel Atkins Eliot was born in Boston, Mass., March 5, 1798; attended the Boston Latin School; was graduated from Harvard University in 1817 and from the divinity school in 1820; member of the State house of representatives 1834-1837; mayor of Boston 1837-1839; served in the State senate in 1843-1844; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert C. Winthrop and served from August 22, 1850, to March 3, 1851; declined to be a candidate for...

Folsom, Charles, 1794-1872

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Charles Folsom (Harvard, A.B., 1813) taught Italian and served as librarian at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Charles Folsom, 1829. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972777 ...

Gammell, William, 1812-1889

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Harris, Thaddeus William, 1795-1856

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Harris (Harvard, A.B. 1815; M.D. 1820) served as Librarian of Harvard, 1831-1856 and also lectured on natural history at Harvard, 1837-1842. He published about 100 articles on insects and insect-related diseases, compiled indexes to major works on entomology, and also wrote on squashes and pumpkins for the New England farmer. From the description of Papes of Thaddeus William Harris, 1818?-1852 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 40961354 ...

Kingsley, James L. (James Luce), 1778-1852

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Lord, Nathan, 1793-1870

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Nathan Lord was the sixth president of Dartmouth College; he was in office from 1828 to 1863. He was born in Berwick, Maine in 1792, and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1809. In 1815 he was graduated from Andover Theological Seminary. He received his DD from Bowdoin in 1828 and his LL. D. from Bowdoin in 1864. He was a trustee of Dartmouth College from 1821 to 1863. He died in Hanover, N.H. in 1870. From the description of Papers, 1830-1965. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldC...

Mackie, John Milton, 1813-1894

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Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881

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John Gorham Palfrey was a Unitarian minister, professor at Harvard Divinity School, editor of the North American Review, congressman from Massachusetts (1847-1849), postmaster of Boston (1861-1867), and historian, best known for his multi-volume History of New England. From the description of Letters to William Taylor Palfrey, 1818-1866. (Harvard University, Wadsworth House). WorldCat record id: 77703801 ...

Parsons, Theophilus, 1797-1882

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Parsons, a lawyer, was a professor at the Harvard Law School (1848-1869) and the author of numerous legal texts and religious essays. From the description of Papers, ca. 1848-1913 (inclusive), 1870-1881 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122590226 ...

Peck, John Mason, 1789-1858

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Born in Connecticut, came west as an itinerant evangelist and strong abolitionist, settled in St. Clair County, Illinois. In 1827 he opened his Rock Spring Theological Seminary and High School which moved to Alton, Illinois in 1832 and was renamed Shurtleff College. From the description of Papers, 1819-1856. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53458400 ...

Renwick, James, 1790-1863

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New York engineer and professor. From the description of Letter, 1830, Dec. 3 : New York City. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35284145 ...

Sabine, Lorenzo, 1803-1877

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Author, historian, businessman, and U.S. representative; b. in Lisbon, N.H.; spent 20 years in Eastport, Me., and lived in Framingham and Roxbury, Mass.; served in Maine State Legislature and served as Whig representative from Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress from 1852-1853; in 1857 became secretary to Boston Board of Trade, a position he held for 10 years. From the description of Papers, 1821-1870. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70960744 ...

Ticknor and Fields

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Ticknor and Fields of Boston, Massachusetts was the premier "literary" publishing house in the United States during the middle years of the nineteenth century. Ticknor and Fields originated in the firm of Allen and Ticknor established in 1832. The partners in Ticknor and Fields were William D. Ticknor (one of the partners in Allen and Ticknor) and James T. Fields, who entered the firm as a junior partner in 1843. Fields edited the Atlantic monthly from 1861-1870. Fields was also a wri...

Saltonstall, Leverett, 1783-1845

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Lawyer; speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives; president of the Massachusetts Senate; first mayor of Salem, Mass., 1836-8; member of the U.S. Congress, 1838-43. From the description of Letter : Salem, to Sir, 1832, Mar. 30. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57352026 ...

Silsbee, Nathaniel, 1804-1881

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Stanhope, Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl, 1805-1875

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Philip Henry Stanhope was the 5th Earl Stanhope. He was also known as Lord Mahon. He was a historian and was the author of History of the war of the succession in Spain (London: J. Murray, 1832) and History of England (London: J. Murray, 1836-1854). From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122591081 ...

Walcott, Martha P. (Martha Pickman), 1802-1885

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Whiting, Henry, 1788-1851

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Henry Whiting was born in Lancaster, Mass. in 1788. Whiting entered the U.S. Army in 1808, becoming a Second Lieutenant a year later, and a First Lieutenant in 1811. He worked as an aide to General J.P. Boyd and General Alexander Macomb, and in 1817 was promoted to Captain. Whiting was made brigadier-general of the U.S. Army on Feb. 23, 1847. He was a regent of the University of Michigan, and Secretary of the Michigan Historical Society, 1828-1833, and wrote on scientific and other subjects. Hen...

Abbot, Benjamin, 1762-1849

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Headmaster of Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, N.H.). From the description of Letter : Exeter, N.H. to Abiel Abbot, Petterborough, N.H., 1844 Nov. 8. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103867 ...

Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879

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Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American writer of juvenile literature, series and individual books for boys and girls, throughout the 19th century. Congressional clergyman, educator. ...

Ledyard family

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Adams & Co.

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Adams, J. G., active 1849

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Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886

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American diplomat, lawyer, and biographer; son of John Quincy Adams, 1767-1848; U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts 1859-61, U.S. Minister to England, 1861-68; U.S. Arbitrator at the Geneva Tribunal ("Alabama" claims), 1871-72. From the guide to the Charles Francis Adams letters, 1844-1878, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Adam, William, 1796-1881

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Acland, Henry W. (Henry Wentworth), 1815-1900

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Sir Henry Wentworth Acland (1815-1900) was a physician. In 1834 Acland matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, he graduated B.A. in 1840, M.A. in 1842, M.B. in 1846, and M.D. in 1848. In 1840 he was elected fellow of All Souls' College and, in the same year, commenced the study of medicine, entering himself at St. George's Hospital, London. It was for his services to medicine and medical education that Acland was accorded his Baronetcy in 1890. See the Dictionary of National Biogra...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

McCaine, Alexander, -1856

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Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell, 1803-1848

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afterwards Slidell Mackenzie; Lieutenant; US Navy; author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001130.0x00031f ...

Smith, William, 1756-1835

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William Smith, M. P. (1756-1835), was an important figure in English politics for about 50 years. He was interested in many reform measures. From the guide to the William Smith Papers, 1785-1860, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library) ...

Smith, William, 1769-1847

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William Smith (1769-1847), of New York and Quebec, was the son of American Loyalist William Smith Jr. (1728-1793) and Janet Livingston Smith (1730-1819). He was a Canadian provincial government official, historian and militia officer. From the description of William Smith letters to Henry Brevoort Jr, 1812, 1815. (New York Public Library). ...

Burton, Alexander, 1780-

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Sparks, Florence, 1845-1915

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Alfred Lapworth & Co.

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Carpet manufacturers, located in Salisbury, where Lapworth purchased the Wilton Royal Carpet Factory in 1860. The Axminster carpet factory being no longer in operation, Lapworth & Co. became the chief suppliers of the top-of-the-market carpets known as "Axminster."...

Smithsonian Institution

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The Smithsonian Institution was established on August 10, 1846, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. Originally organized as the United States National Museum.James Smithson (1765-1829), a British scientist, left his estate to the United States to found “at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusio...

Smith, Buckingham, 1810-1871

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Lawyer, politician, antiquary, diplomat employed as secretary by the United States Legation to Mexico, and author and editor of works on the history of Florida and the Spanish colonies of North America; resident of Florida. From the description of Buckingham Smith papers, 1613-1941. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 475929980 ...

Akerman, John Yonge, 1806-1873

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1836-1860 Secretary of the Numismatic Society of London; 1848-1853 Joint Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries; 1853-1860 Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries. Epithet: numismatist and antiquary British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001394.0x000060 ...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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Edward Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849. Everett was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in 1811, completing an M.A. in Divinity in 1814. After a brief stint as a minister, Harvard offered him the newly created position of Professor of Greek; brilliant but untrained, Everett went to Göttingen to prepare for...