Park Benjamin papers, 1645-1925

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Park Benjamin papers, 1645-1925

1645-1925

Correspondence, manuscripts of poems, and manuscripts of lectures by Benjamin. The correspondence consists of original letters of Benjamin, typescript and photostatic copies of Benjamin letters in other libraries, and letters to Benjamin from some of his literary contemporaries including Paul Hamilton Hayne, Willis Gaylord Clark, John Lothrop Motley, and Fitz-Greene Halleck. Many of the letters relate to Park Benjamin's lecture tours. There are other family letters and many documents relating to the Benjamin family,and two letterbooks of John Lothrop Motley. Also, a large amount of genealogical material of the Benjamin family, and its related families from the 16th century to the present day. There are also financial records, monographs, clippings, and photographs.

9.24 linear ft (in 22 boxes).

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Verplanck, Gulian C. (Gulian Crommelin), 1786-1870

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Editor, author, New York State politician. From the description of Letters of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck [manuscript], 1825-1831. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880211 From the description of Letters of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, 1825-1831. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34931289 American author and politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to T.N. Livinston, Oct. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : Boston, to Messrs. Harper, 1878 Jan. 11-Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634718 From the description of An adventure in Cuba : autograph manuscript signed : short story : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870138 American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to George Roberts of the "Times" in Boston, 1852 Mar. 31. ...

Judson, Emily C. (Emily Chubbuck), 1817-1854

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Popular writer of her time. Many of her stories are set in what is now West Eaton, New York. Married Adoniram Judson and went as a missionary to Burma. After Judson's death, she returned to Hamilton, New York, where she died of tuberculosis in 1854. From the description of Emily Chubbock Judson Collection. (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31915717 Emily Chubbuck Judson was a successful author in the 1840s using the pen name Fanny Forester. In 1846 she married Rev. A...

Forster, W. E. (William Edward), 1818-1886

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English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to S. Berget?, 1867 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270469099 Epithet: politician British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x000398 ...

Benjamin, John, 1598-1645

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Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855

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John C. Spencer served as a Congressman from New York from 1817-1819, and was later Secretary of War and then Secretary of the Treasury in the administration of President Tyler. From the description of John C. Spencer letter : to John S. Larned, 1818 February 13. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 779599386 American lawyer and cabinet officer. From the description of Autograph letters (2) signed : House of Representatives, to George Boyd, Esq. Pens...

Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Letter : to "My dear fellow," [18--] July 12. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900949 Willis was a journalist and writer of plays, poems and short stories. From the description of Letter, to Maunsell B. (Maunsell Bradhurst) Field, 1854 March 31. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122493287 Nathaniel Parker Willis was one of the highest paid periodical writers of his day, a poet, ...

Grinnell, Moses Hicks, 1803-1877

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American merchant. From the description of Letter signed : New York, to Edward Bates, Attorney General, 1863 May. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510260 ...

Clemens, Olivia Langdon, 1845-1904

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Olivia Langdon Clemens, also known as Mrs. S. L. Clemens (b. November 27, 1845, Elmira, New York-d. June 5, 1904, Florence, Italy) was the wife of American author Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)...

Ferris, Morris Patterson, Mrs., 1855-1932

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Gramercy Park is a neighborhood on the East Side of Manhattan. Originally called Krom Moerasje (little crooked swamp) by Dutch settlers, it was renamed Gramercy by the English. In the early 19th century, the swamp was drained and streets were laid out in an English style around a private park, leading to the present-day name of the neighborhood. From the guide to the Mary L.D. Ferris papers on the history of Gramercy Park, circa 1898 to 1921, (Brooklyn Historical Society) Ol...

Argyll, George Douglas Campbell, duke of, 1823-1900

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George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll in the peerage of Scotland, and 1st Duke of Argyll in the peerage of the United Kingdom, politician and scientist. From the description of George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll manuscript material : 1 item, 1891 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 80786960 From the guide to the George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll manuscript material : 1 item, 1891, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collectio...

Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891

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Historian, author. From the description of Transcriptions of documents, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122583022 Wood engraver, author, editor. From the description of Benson J. Lossing papers, 1861-1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576931 From the description of Papers, 1861-1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155519295 Benson John Lossing, editor, illustrator, and historian born in New York. Edited the Poughkeepsie Telegraph, Poughk...

Studley, S. C.

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Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1889.

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Sheridan, Mary Motley

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Foster, Lafayette S. (Lafayette Sabine), 1806-1880

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U.S. Senator from Connecticut; from Norwich (New London Co.), Conn. From the description of Correspondence, 1860-1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19647127 American jurist and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to William Pitt Fessenden, 1859 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470114 U.S. senator from Connecticut, mayor of Norwich, Conn., editor, and jurist. From the description of...

Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900

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Charles Dudley Warner was an American editor, essayist, and novelist. Born in Plainfield, Mass., Warner spent most of his childhood years in Charlemont, Mass. Following graduation from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and legal training at the University of Pennsylvania, Warner practiced law in Chicago, returning to the East Coast to assume editorial positions at The Hartford press (later Hartford courant) and Harper's magazine. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and ...

Barnard, Henry, 1811-1900

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American educator. From the description of Papers, 1832-1900. (Trinity College Library). WorldCat record id: 50031643 American educator; first US Commissioner of Education 1867-1870. Includes material from Gordon Ford. From the guide to the Henry Barnard letters, 1853, 1856, 1881, 1884, 1888, 1889, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American educationalist; born Hartford, Conn., January 24, 1811; died Hartford, Con...

Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886

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American essayist and critic. From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Boston, to Harper and Brothers, 1858 Mar. 5 and 18-1878 Apr. 1 and 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588778 Edwin Percy Whipple was an influential 19th century American literary critic and lecturer. A prolific reader, he worked at several disparate jobs while publishing critical essays in diverse periodicals. He gained the reputation as one of the most important young critics of his gener...

Savage, James, 1784-1873

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James Savage received his A.B. from Harvard in 1803. From the description of [Student theme] , March 14, [1803]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77072623 ...

Brooks, N. C. (Nathan Covington), 1809-1898

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Author. From the description of N.C. Brooks correspondence, 1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451643 ...

Gramont, Antoine Alfred Agénor, duc de, 1819-1880

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Benjamin family.

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Trumbull, Jonathan, 1844-1919

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Hildreth, Richard, 1807-1885.

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Savage, William, 1779-1851

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Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865

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American author. b. Lydia Howard Huntley. From the description of Correspondence, 1839-1846. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 24917231 Author Sigourney was known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford." For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers, 1834-1865 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007487 American author. Born Lydia Howard Huntley, m. Charles Sigourn...

Benjamin, Park, 1849-1922

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American patent lawyer and writer; son of Park Benjamin, 1809-1864 From the guide to the Park Benjamin letter to Mrs. Ferris, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) From the guide to the Park Benjamin Papers, 1645-1925., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) ...