Webster family papers Circa 1764-1909 1831-1873

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Webster family papers, Circa 1764-1909, 1831-1873

Webster family papers Circa 1764-1909 1831-1873

Principal figures in these papers are Noah Webster, the lexicographer, and his son William Greenleaf Webster. Also included are papers pertaining to the G. C. Merriam Company and the publication of Noah Webster's dictionaries and grammars. Family correspondence includes twenty-two letters written by Noah Webster to his son between 1835 and 1843 while the latter was in Cincinnati, Ohio, and La Fayette, Indiana, selling his father's books. The papers of William Greenleaf Webster make up two-thirds of the papers and include extensive correspondence during the Civil War on the death of his sons and his subsequent divorce. The letters of both these sons to their father before the war describes their beginning careers: Eugene as a civil engineer in Maryland and Stuart attempting land speculation and other occupations in Minneapolis. Both sons were killed while serving in the Civil War, Eugene fighting for the Confederacy and Stuart for the Union. The sixty-five letters of William Greenleaf Webster's second wife, Sara Appleton Webster to Judge Bristol, who was the executor of William G. Webster's estate, describe her attempts to earn a living by copying paintings in Germany (1870-1873). Also in the papers are financial documents, estate papers, a memoir of Noah Webster by Chauncey Allen Goodrich, an essay by William Eugene Webster, and newspaper clippings.

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Webster, Rosalie Eugenia Stuart, d. 1886.

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Webster, Calvert Stuart, 1832-1862.

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Goodrich, Chauncey A. (Chauncey Allen), 1790-1860

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, merchant, magistrate and coroner. From the description of Chauncey S. Goodrich papers, 1831-1909. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418435 American clergyman and lexicographer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, to Norman White, 1855 Oct. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577165 Chauncey Allen Goodrich. From the description of Memorial album, 1860. (American Antiquarian Society)...

Jones, Eliza Steele Webster, 1803-

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Webster, William Eugene, 1831-1862.

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William Greenleaf Webster (1805-1869), an American editor and publisher, was the son of lexicographer Noah Webster. He participated in the editing, publication and sale of his father's dictionaries and other books. From the guide to the William Greenleaf Webster papers, 1820-1865, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Webster family.

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Noah Webster: lexicographer; published A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, 1806; published An American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828. William Greenleaf Webster: engaged with his father, Noah Webster, in getting out the second edition of the Dictionary, 1840-1841; assisted Chauncey A. Goodrich in getting out another edition in 1847; publisher of dictionary in 1856. From the guide to the Webster family papers, Circa 1764-1909, 1831-1873...

Webster, William G. (William Greenleaf), 1805-1869

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William Greenleaf Webster (1805-1869), an American editor and publisher, was the son of lexicographer Noah Webster. He participated in the editing, publication and sale of his father's dictionaries and other books. From the description of William Greenleaf Webster papers, 1820-1865. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466647 ...

Webster, Sara Appleton.

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Webster, Noah, 1758-1843

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American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, word enthusiast, and editor; b. in Hartford, Conn.; attended Yale and taught school in the Hartford area; moved to New Haven, Conn., in 1798. From the description of Noah Webster papers, 1786-1980. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 319706045 Noah Webster (1758-1843) was an American lexicographer, author and editor. He is best known for his spellers (early spelling textbooks) and his ...

Goodrich, Julia Webster, 1793-1869

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