William Gilman Thompson autograph collection 1771-1924


William Gilman Thompson autograph collection 1771-1924

Collection of autograph letters and photographs accumulated by Thompson, a physician.

3 linear feet (1 box, 1 folio)


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Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924

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Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

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Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Wagner, Cosima, 1837-1930

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Second wife of the composer Wagner, daughter of composer Franz Liszt. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Cosima Wagner to Mlle. Cécile Cleveland, Luzern, ---- Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398267 Richard Wagner's second wife. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Bayreuth, 23 March 1873, to Herr [Karl] Voltz, 1873 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678655 From the description of Autograph letter ...

Livingston, Robert Livingston, 1866-

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Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of, 1801-1885

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Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913

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U. S. Army surgeon and founder of the Army Medical Library. From the description of John Shaw Billings letters, 1891, Apr. 13 and May 13, New York City, to W.R. Benjamin. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34992422 1860. Graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, with A.B., M.A. From the description of General correspondence June 1862-Oct. 1901 [microform]. (Alma Public Library). WorldCat record id: 7883610 The Adjutant General of the Army had re...

Lepsius, Richard, 1810-1884

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German Egyptologist. From the description of Letter : Rome, to Arcangelo Migliarini, Torino, 1837 Sept. 23. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79860266 ...

Van Name, Addison, 1835-1922.

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Deĭch, G. M. (Genrikh Markovich)

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Bolling, John Randolph

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Heiser, Victor George, 1873-

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Hammond, John Hays, 1888-1965

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Inventor and scientist. From the description of John Hays Hammond papers, 1908-1965 (bulk 1912-1953). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449289 Inventor; B.S., Sheffield Scientific School, Yale, 1910; pioneer in systems radio control of moving objects (torpedoes, ships, etc.); president Radio Engineering Co. of N.Y., Hammond Research Corp. of Mass.; inventor of improved methods of phonographic reproduction, other inventions relating to radio telephony and telegraphy, radar, pi...

Shurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942.

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Clark, Edward Tracy, 1878-1935

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Presidential secretary, lawyer, and businessman of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers of Edward Tracy Clark, 1923-1935 (bulk 1929-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062972 Biographical Note 1878 Born, Kingston, N.Y. 1900 Graduate Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. ...

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

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Born in Ontario, Canada, Dr. Osler was received his medical from McGill University in 1872. He became Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's first professor of medicine in 1889. Author of The Principles and Practices of Medicine (1892), Osler has been celled the father of psychosomatic medicine and the "most influential physician in history." From the description of Sir William Osler press clippings, 1905-1920. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14312601 ...

McAneny, George, 1869-1953

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Banker, civic leader. From the description of Reminiscences of George McAneny : oral history, 1949. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309736380 Banker and lawyer; president of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society; of New York, N.Y. From the description of Notes on the acquisition and preservation of the Princeton battlefield, [194-]. (Historical Society of Princeton). WorldCat record id: 70962202 McAneny ...

French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931

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Sculptor and artist. From the description of Daniel Chester French papers, circa 1848-1968 (bulk 1911-1945). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450719 Sculptor; New York, N.Y. and Glendale, Mass. From the description of Daniel Chester French letters, 1908-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122648173 Biographical Note 1850, Apr. 20 Born, Exeter, N.H....

Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898

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Chancellor of the German Empire. From the description of Papers, 1883. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 17662127 ...

Stimson, Lewis Atterbury, 1844-1917

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Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947

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Epithet: President of Columbia University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x000180 Butler was a philosopher, diplomat, and educator; president of Columbia University from 1901-1942. From the description of Nicholas Murray Butler letter, 1942 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777002021 President of Columbia University. From the description of Letters to F.W. Wile and...

Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936

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Engineer. From the description of Letter of John Hays Hammond, 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450745 John Hays Hammond, Sr., (1855 March 31-1936 June 8) was a mining expert and superintendent of mines in California and Mexico, 1881-1893; worked for Cecil Rhodes and others in South Africa, 1893-1899; consultant in England, 1896-1900, and in Mexico, 1900; general manager and consulting engineer for Guggenheim Exploration Co., 1903-1907; chairman Engineers, Exploration ...

Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

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First director, United States Forest Service (1905). He changed the name of protected "forest preserves" to "national forests" and advocated a controversial "wise use" policy for the resources of the national forests, whereby a greater use of forest resources, such as tree harvests and grazing rights could be permitted. From the description of Correspondence, 1905-1945. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 40804560 Forester and governor of Pennsylvania. F...

Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

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The German opera composer Richard Wagner was at the beginning of his career at the time of this letter. From the description of Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, [1896?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571065 From the guide to the Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, 1896?, (The New York Public Library. Music Divisio...

Parkhurst, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1842-1933

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Virchow, Rudolf, 1821-1902

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German pathologist. From the description of Papers, 1865-1874. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35551332 ...


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Gorgas, William Crawford, 1854-1920

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William Crawford Gorgas, an authority in the control of yellow fever, worked as sanitation expert in the preparation and construction of the Panama Canal. He was instrumental in the investigation and control of yellow fever in Cuba, Central and South America, and Africa. Gorgas was appointed Surgeon General of the United States Army January 1914. From the description of William Crawford Gorgas papers, 1912-1937. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 244484754 A m...

Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

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Thomas Collier Platt was a Republican Senator from New York. It was through his influence in the Republican party that Theodore Roosevelt became William McKinley's running mate in the 1900 presidential election. From the description of Thomas Collier Platt photograph album of Theodore Roosevelt, not before 1905. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612813357 Thomas Collier Platt: clerk of Tioga County (N.Y.), 1859-1961; member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1873-...

Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917

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Lawyer, author, and diplomat. From the description of Joseph Hodges Choate papers, 1745-1929 (bulk 1852-1917). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79700965 Prominent New York lawyer, diplomat, and leader in humanitarian and cultural affairs. From the description of Letter : New York, N.Y., to John H. Stephens, Chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1916 Apr. 3. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34241616 Choate...

Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908

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American educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to W. Reid, 1871 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269584399 Biographical Note: Daniel Coit Gilman was an educator and first president of The Johns Hopkins University. From the description of Daniel Coit Gilman papers, 1773-1925. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48134620 Daniel Coit Gilman: president of the University of California, 1872-1875; president of Johns Hop...

Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930

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President of Yale University. From the description of Letter to William C. Welling, 1917 September 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50997891 James Hadley: philologist; B.A., Yale, 1842; spent two years at the Yale Divinity School, 1844-1845; appointed tutor in Yale College in 1845, promoted to asst. prof. of Greek in 1848, in 1851 succeeded Theodore Dwight Woolsey, holding the chair of Greek until retirement. Arthur Twining Hadley wa...

Farrand, Livingston, 1867-

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Bülow, Bernhard Ernst von 1815-1879

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White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918

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The second International Peace Conference was held at the Hague in 1907. From the description of Hague Peace Conference documents, 1907. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64052217 Ambassador to Russia; first president of Cornell University. From the description of Andrew Dickson White papers, 1901-1902. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155410378 Andrew Dickson White was born at Homer, New York, November 7, 1832. ...

Aoki, Shūzō, 1844-1914

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Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922

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James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce, was a British writer, historian and statesman. Born in Belfast, he was educated at Glasgow University and later Oxford, he practiced law briefly, but returned to Oxford as a professor of civil law. He served in Parliament for many years, and held several government positions, including Ambassador to the United States. A renowned historian, he was also a productive writer of travel books, law tracts, and political theory. Universally admired and liked, an obituary...

Bright, John, 1811-1889

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British statesman, from Rochdale, Lancashire, England. From the description of Papers, 1840-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19276561 John Bright (1811-1889), British reformer, Liberal statesman, free-trade advocate, and one of the most eloquent public speakers of his time, was born near Rochdale, England. A Quaker textile manufacturer, Bright was elected to Parliament in 1843 and formed the Anti-Corn Law League with Richard Cobden to repeal the Corn Laws...

Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892

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Lawyer, of New York, N.Y., U.S. attorney general, and ambassador to Great Britain. From the description of Papers of Edwards Pierrepont, 1847-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81338859 A prominent New York lawyer and politician and Democrat who was against secession and supportive of the use of force to protect the Union. President Lincoln appointed him to try the cases of those who had been imprisoned in the North for suspected disloyalty to the Union cause and after the...

Guyot, Arnold Henry, 1807-1884.

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Swiss-American geographer and geologist. From the description of Autograph signature and one line of writing, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508240 ...

Thompson, Joseph P. (Joseph Parrish), 1819-1879

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Welch, William Henry, 1850-1934

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Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) U.S. ph...

Guggenheim, Daniel, 1856-

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