Historical manuscripts collection [bulk]:1775-1885 [inclusive]: 1347-1969


Historical manuscripts collection [bulk]:1775-1885 [inclusive]: 1347-1969

1347-1969, bulk: 1775-1885

This is a varied collection of historical manuscripts obtained by the Free Library of Philadelphia over the course of its history. The collection dates from 1347 to 1969 and is primarily an autograph collection. The collection includes American, British, and European materials; the majority of the items are American. There are typewritten transcriptions of some of the letters in the collection.

1.5 Linear feet


SNAC Resource ID: 6328008

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Kościuszko, Tadeusz, 1746-1817

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George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760

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King of England from 1727-1760. From the description of Writ, 1748 February 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122629412 George Augustus was born in Hanover, Germany on November 10, 1683, the only son of the elector of Hanover. In 1705 he married Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and they had nine children. During his reign as King of England, George II granted the charter to James Edward Oglethorpe, allowing for the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733. George ...

Wilde, Richard Henry, 1789-1847

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U.S. representative from Georgia, lawyer, and poet. From the description of Richard Henry Wilde papers, 1807-1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981955 Member of Congress, poet and literary scholar, and professor of law at the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University), New Orleans, La. From the description of Papers, 1812-1885. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39522050 Irish born American poet, Italian scholar, lawyer, congressman ...

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Emerson, Frederick, 1788-1857

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Penn, William, 1644-1718

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The British colony of Pennsylvania was given to William Penn (1644-1718) in 1681 by Charles II of England in repayment of a debt owed his father, Sir Admiral William Penn (1621-1670). Under Penn's directive, Pennsylvania was settled by Quakers escaping religious torment in England and other European nations. Three generations of Penn descendents held proprietorship of the colony until the American Revolution, when the family was stripped of all but its privately held shares of land...

Lewis, George Cornewall, Sir, 1806-1863

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English statesman and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "Madam" [Blaze de Bury], 1854 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270846758 Sir George Cornewall Lewis, second baronet, British politician and author. From the guide to the George Cornewall Lewis manuscript material : 17 items, 1847-1863, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Epithet: Secretary of ...

Gaine, Hugh, 1726-1807

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Eaton, William, 1764-1811

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Diplomat, adventurer, and U.S. Army officer, of Massachusetts. From the description of Autograph letter signed from William Eaton to Commodore Preble, 1807 June 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410762 Richard Dale was a naval officer. From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845, (American Philosophical Society) American General. From the description of Autograph letter signed. (Unknown). World...

Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935

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Mitchell wrote the plays "Becky Sharp" and "The New York Idea" among many others. From the description of Papers, 1890-1934. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 31178976 Langdon Elwyn Mitchell (1862-1935), American poet and playwright, used the pseudonym John Philip Varley. His best-known plays were Becky Sharp (1899) and The New York Idea (1906). He taught playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania from 1928 to 1930. His father was S. W...

Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943

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Nicola Sacco (1891-1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888-1927) were Italian immigrants who were tried and executed for robbery and murder of payroll guards Frederick Albert Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli. The case of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Sacco and Vanzetti quickly became one of America's most complicated and notorious political trials. They were found guilty on July 14, 1921, but the legal struggle to save them extended until 1927. By April 9, 1927, all appeals in the Massachu...

Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806

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Emperor of Haiti; former slave. From the description of Jean-Jacques Dessalines permit, 1804. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79424032 ...

Wister, William, 1803-1881

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William Wister ran a cloth printing business in Germantown. The Belfield Print Works, which Wister ran from 1833-1854, was destroyed by fire in 1839, but was eventually rebuilt. From the description of Papers, 1790-1899 (inclusive), 1831-1880 (bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122523819 ...

Penn, William, Sir, 1621-1670

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A founder of the British Navy. From the description of Fragment of a legal document, 1667 Apr. 30. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28885966 English naval officer. From the description of Letter signed : London, to [Edward] Gregory, 1668 June 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 700943302 From the description of Letter signed : London, to Edward Gregory, 1668 June 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 700941850 From the description of Autogra...

James II, King of England, 1633-1701

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Son of King Charles I, created Duke of York in 1634, and crowned King of England in 1685. From the description of Letter : Windsor, England, to the Earl of Rochester, 1684 Jul 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83918980 From the description of Letter : Windsor, England, to the Earl of Rochester, 1684 Jul 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148272 James II, king of England, 1675-1688. From the description of [Documents] / James R. (Smith College). WorldCa...

Norfolk, Thomas Howard, Duke of, 1473-1554

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Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough, 1804-1889

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J.G. Bruff came to California during the 1849 gold rush. His papers and drawings are held chiefly by The Huntington Library and Yale University. From the description of Feeder (mill-race) and sluice-gate and dam, Rock-Creek, above the upper mill [graphic] / [drawn by] J.G. Bruff. 1859. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 48150865 Engineer, of Washington, D.C. From the description of J. Goldsborough Bruff papers, 1827-1889. (Historical Societ...

Baldwin, Henry, 1780-1844

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Baldwin was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1817-1822), and served as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1830-1844). From the description of Letters to George Duffield and Charles McAllister, 1807, 1826. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338603 ...

Boyd, John

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Epithet: of Add MS 29142 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x0000f5 The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714

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Anne, Queen of Great Britain 1702-1714, was the last Stuart monarch. Raised as a Protestant, she was convinced to support the efforts of William of Orange and her sister Mary to depose her Catholic father, King James II. William and Mary became monarchs, and Anne succeeded to the throne upon William's death. Anne herself had no clear successor, and this uncertainty fuelled discord in her reign, marked by bitter rivalries between Whigs and Tories. She was succeeded by the Hanoverian line, descend...

Lind, Jenny

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Swedish singer. From the description of Autograph letters signed : Oak Lea, Wimbledon Park, S.W., to Arthur Sullivan, 1883 Feb. 11, and 9 incompletely dated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125245 Swedish soprano. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Mannheim Dec. 7 1846, to an unidentified recipient, 1846 Dec. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270667419 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : London Apr. 27 1874, t...

Fisher, George Park, 1827-1909

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Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685

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The New River is in fact a canal which has brought water to London from outlying areas since the early 17th century. From the description of Letter to the Governor of the New River Company, 1667 Sept. 19. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 70187741 Bount is remembered in particular for his travels in Turkey, published as A VOYAGE INTO THE LEVANT (London, 1636). He was recognised by Charles I, being made a gentleman pensioner to the king and knighted 21 March 1...

Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842

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Attorney, U.S. senator. From the description of Letter, 1818 Nov. 17, to Daniel Webster. (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 78356878 Pennsylvania congressman and jurist. From the description of ALS : to John Nicholson, 1794 Oct. 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475381 From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Richard Rush, 1817 Mar. 25. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489380 ...

Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972

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Franklin Watkins (1894-1972) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Oral history interview with Franklin Watkins, 1971 Aug. 18 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596773 Painter; Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Franklin C. Watkins papers, 1909-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80156589 From the description of Franklin Watkins interview, 1971 Aug. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220195954 ...

O’Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847

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Mann, Charles, 1951-....

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Aldrin, Buzz, 1930-

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Buzz Aldrin (b. Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., January 20, 1930, Glen Ridge, NJ) is an American astronaut and fighter pilot. He was the second person to step food on the moon with the Apollo 11 space shuttle. Aldrin is a former U.S. Air Force officer with the Command Pilot rating. He also went into orbit on the Gemini 12 mission....

Preble, Edward, 1761-1807

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American naval officer who served in the American Revolution and merchant marine. From the description of Diary, [1860]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58774129 U.S. naval officer; served during the American Revolution. From the description of Edward Preble memorandum book and U.S. Navy regulations, 1800-1805. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 279266829 Edward Preble was a United States naval officer. ...

Perit, Pelatiah, 1785-1864

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Drayton, Stephen, 1736-1810

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Stephen Drayton (1736-1810) was a son of Thomas Drayton, who build Drayton Hall Plantation on the Ashley River in St. Andrew's Parish, South Carolina. Stephen Drayton inherited property in St. Helenas Parish and the Coosawatchie Swamp. During the Revolution, Drayton commanded South Carolina militia and was a member of the Georgia Provisional Congress' Council of Safety. In 1778, he was appointed Deputy Quartermaster General of South Carolina. From the description of Stephen Drayton l...

Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860

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Author and naval officer. A close friend of Washington Irving, Paulding collaborated with him to produce the satirical periodical, Salmagundi. He also wrote poetry, fiction, and a popular biography of George Washington. President Martin Van Buren appointed Paulding Secretary of the Navy in 1839, in which post he served until 1841. From the description of [Letter] 1839 May 7, Navy Department [Washington, D.C., to] Gilbert Davis, New York. (University of South Florida). WorldCat record...

Free library of Philadelphia

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This is a collection of manuscripts obtained by the Free Library of Philadelphia from various donations. The majority of the collection was donated by Philadelphia book collectors, Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Gimbel and William McIntire Elkins. The collection has an even mix of American and European authors. Although the majority of the authors are represented with only a few pieces of work, eight authors are better represented. These include: American authors James Branch Cabell (1879-1958), Ezra P...

Penn, John, 1700-1746

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John Penn and Richard Penn were proprietors of Pennsylvania at the time of writing to their brother Thomas. All three of them were sons of the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn. The land dispute with Maryland mentioned in the letter was not resolved until 1760 when the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland was set between the 39 and 40 degrees mentioned in the letter. From the description of ALS, 1737 January 30 : London, Eng. to Thomas Penn / John Penn, Richard Penn. (Haverfo...

Mercantile Library of Philadelphia

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The Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia was incorporated in 1820 to serve young men in mercantile business. From 1821 to 1845 it had no permanent home and moved several times. In 1845, the library was housed in its own building at 5th and Chestnut Streets - where the collection contained approximately 10,000 volumes. In 1863, a building fund was created and in 1868 a building was purchased at 10th and Chestnut -(originally built for the Franklin Market Co.). In 18...

Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

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Queen Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She was born on May 24, 1819 at Kensington Palace in London and she became heir to the throne when her father died. In 1837, she became Queen at the age of 18. During the early part of her reign, she was influenced by two men: her first Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, and then her husband, Prince Albert, whom she married in 1840. Both men taught her much about how to be ...

Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844

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Writer, politician and financier, of Pennsylvania. From the description of Nicholas Biddle letters, 1817-1840, and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34992389 José Francisco Correia da Serra was a Portuguese scholar, naturalist and diplomat. From the guide to the José Francisco Correia da Serra letters, 1810-1823, 1810-1823, (American Philosophical Society) William Clark requested that Nicholas Biddle, scholar, statesman, and financier, writ...

Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953

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Accession date: 1910 Places: England Title: Queen Consort of King George V British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000387.0x0003cf ...

Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658

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Protector. From the description of Letter signed "Oliver P" : Westminster, to Colonel Underwood, 1657 Feb. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270537898 Epithet: Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000357.0x0002c4 Army officer, Puritan, and statesman of Great Britain. From the description of Oliver Cromwell papers, 1874. (Unknown). World...

Burnet, Robert

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