Woolsey family papers, 1750-1976 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk).


Woolsey family papers, 1750-1976 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk).

1750-1976 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk)

The papers document three generations of the Woolsey family. The most prominent figures in the collection are William Walton Woolsey (1766-1839), land owner and merchant in New York City; his son, Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1801-1889), Greek scholar, political theorist and president of Yale College; and Theodore Salisbury Woolsey (1852-1929), professor of international law at Yale Law School, son of Theodore Dwight Woolsey. The papers of William Walton Woolsey contain extensive business correspondence, ledgers, legal papers, documents relating to land sales in New York and Ohio, as well as family and personal letters. Since he was engaged in the importation of sugar, cotton and hardware, some of his business correspondence is political with discussions of the Jay Treaty of 1794, the problems of piracy, American neutrality in the 1790s and the general politics of the period. Important correspondents are Chauncey Goodrich, Archibald Gracie, Eli Whitney, Noah Webster, Elihu and Nathaniel Chauncey, Oliver Wolcott, Benjamin Tallmadge, Jedidiah Morse, James Roosevelt, John A. Schuyler, Comfort Sands, John Broome, and Nicholas Bayard. The papers of Theodore Dwight Woolsey contain his writings on Greek language and literature, the Bible, international law and the texts of his sermons.

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Clergyman and educator. From the description of Letter of Francis Wayland, 1835 December 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015490 Fourth president of Brown University (1827-1855), educator, Baptist clergyman. Wayland was a tutor at Union college from 1817 to 1821. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Boston, Mass., from 1821 to 1826. As president of Brown University, he made broad changes in the curriculm and introduced the analytic method...

Schaff, Philip, 1819-1893

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Historian and clergyman. From the description of Philip Schaff signature, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980411 Church historian. From the description of Autograph letters signed (9) : New York, to Harper & Brothers and to Dr. James Strong, 1878 Jan. 11-Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634739 ...

Haven, Henry P. (Henry Philemon), 1815-1876

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Bolles, Frank, 1856-1894

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Secretary of the Athletic Commission. From the description of Letters, 1893, March 27, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Lucian Sharpe, Jr. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122544489 ...

Dodge, William E. (William Earl), 1805-1883

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Thayer, Joseph Henry, 1828-1901

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Professor of New Testament criticism and interpretation at Harvard Divinity School, 1884-1901. From the description of Letter, 1892 September 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54859893 Thayer (Harvard, A.B., 1850) taught New Testament criticism and interpretation at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Joseph Henry Thayer, 1883-1901 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972898 Joseph Henry Thayer (182...

Field, Henry M. (Henry Martyn), 1822-1907

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American clergyman and editor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (8) : West Springfield, Mass. and New York, to Messrs. Harper and Mr. Phayre, 1851 Jan. 26-1892 Jun. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270533636 Epithet: Reverend; American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001088.0x0001b4 American clergyman and travel writer. From the description of Autograph ...

Dwight, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Woodbridge), 1816-1889

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Merrill, Selah, 1837-1909

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Magoun, George F. (George Frederic), 1821-1896

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St. Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907.

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Tappan, John, 1781-

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Seymour, Edward, -1877

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Seymour was a member of the publishing firm Scribner, Armstrong & Co. From the description of Autograph letters signed from Edward Seymour, New York City, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1873-[1875]. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 233973761 ...

Woolsey, Theodore Salisbury, 1852-1929

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Professor of international law at Yale. From the description of Theodore S. Woolsey letter, 1888 June 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 78611150 ...

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...

Packard, Lewis R. (Lewis Richard), 1836-1884

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Lewis Richard Packard graduated from Yale College in 1856. He taught Greek language and literature at Yale, 1859-1884. From the description of Lewis Richard Packard writings on ancient Greek language and on Immanuel Kant, [18--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79171152 From the description of Lewis Richard Packard writings on ancient Greek language and on Immanuel Kant, [18--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702153238 ...

Tarbox, Increase N. (Increase Niles), 1815-1888

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Increase Niles Tarbox: born in South Windsor, Ct., February 11, 1815; B.A., Yale, 1839; studied at the Yale Divinity School; ordained in 1844; pastor of the Hollis Evangelical Church of Framingham, Mass., 1844-1851; co-edited The Congregationalist, 1849-1851; withdrew from ministry and editing to became secretary of American Education Society; retired in 1884; author of many articles, stories, and poems. Tarbox died on May 3, 1888. From the description of Increase Niles Tarbox papers...

Field, David Dudley, 1805-1894

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New York lawyer and law reformer. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to Gideon Welles, 1873 May 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30463384 Field was an attorney involved in many cases touching on significant constitutional issues. He was instrumental in obtaining adoption of the Code of Civil Procedure, as well as the drafting of New York codes (1865). From the description of Letters and brief of David Dudley Field, 1...

Herrick, Edward Claudius, 1811-1862

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Edward C. Herrick: Yale University librarian, 1843-1858; treasurer of Yale College, 1852-1862; scientist active in investigating the Hessian fly; also interested in astronomy. From the description of Edward Claudius Herrick papers, 1797-1862 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168765 From the guide to the Edward Claudius Herrick papers, 1797-1862, (Manuscripts and Archives) ...

Ward, William Hayes, 1835-1916

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William Hayes Ward, 1835-1916, born Abington, Mass. Editor, Assyriologist, author. Educated 1856 Amherst, 1859 graduated Andover Seminary, 1885 LLD Amherst. Ordained Congregationalist minister. Associate editor, later editor-in-chief of "The Independent" (New York weekly) between 1868-1913. Director of Wolfe Expedition to Babylonia 1884-85. President of American Oriental Society. Wrote Biography of Sydney Lanier, What I Believe and Why, etc. Samuel Sydney McClure,1857-19...

Stuart, Moses, 1780-1852

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Congregational minister, professor at Andover Theological Seminary. From the description of Papers, 1802-1848. (Andover Newton Theological School). WorldCat record id: 11853721 ...

Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875

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Capitalist, son of John Jacob Astor, and nominal head of the American Fur Company prior to his father's exit from the business in 1834. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to James Abbott, Detroit, [Mich.], 1832 July 13. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36145298 William B. Astor went into business with his father, John Jacob Astor, and successfully invested in real estate and railroad, coal, and insurance companies. Samuel Jones...

Elliot, Charles William, 1834-1926.

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Chase, Salmon P.

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Goodrich, Chauncey, 1759-1815

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Storrs, Richard S. (Richard Salter), 1821-1900

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Richard Salter Storrs (1821-1900) was born in Braintree, MA into a family of clergymen. His great-grandfather, John Storrs (1735-1799), was a pastor in Southold, Long Island from 1763 to 1776, and again from 1782 to 1787. The eldest son of John Storrs, Richard Salter Storrs (1763-1819), was a pastor in Longmeadow, MA. His eldest son, also named Richard Salter Storrs (1787-1873), preached in Braintree, MA. As a fourth generation minister, Richard Salter Storrs (1821-1900)...

Chauncey, Elihu, 1840-1916.

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Woolsey, Sarah Chauncey, 1835-1905

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Author; pen name "Susan Coolidge." From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, to Dr. Ward, 1872 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584064 ...

Hoadly, George, 1826-1902

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Leavitt, Joshua, 1794-1873

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Abolitionist, Congregational clergyman, and editor. From the description of Joshua Leavitt family papers, 1812-1901 (bulk 1824-1871). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980150 ...

Gill, Theodore Nicholas

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Villiard, Henry, 1835-1900.

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Brownlow, Parson

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Woolsey, Sarah Sears Prichard, 1824-

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Beecher, Edward, 1803-1895

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Theologian, abolitionist and author; first president, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1836-1844; one of the founders of Congregationalist, editor-in-chief, 1849-1853; pastor, First Congregational Church, Galesburg, Illinois, 1855-1871. From the description of Letter : Illinois College, [Jacksonville, Ill.], to John F. Brooks or Elisha Jenney, Waverly, Illinois, 1839 Sept. 10. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27045507 ...

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...

Baird, Henry Carey, 1825-1912

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American publisher and writer on economics. From the guide to the Henry Carey Baird letters, 1853-1895, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American publisher, author, and economist. From the description of Letter, an autobiography, and an envelope, 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367573273 ...

Abbot, Ezra, 1819-1884

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Ezra Abbot (1819-1884) is considered to be one of the most preeminent scholars of New Testament textual criticism in the nineteenth century. He was the Bussey Professorship of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Harvard Divinity School from 1872 to 1884. From the description of Ezra Abbot. Papers, 1870-1882. (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 421962685 Ezra Abbot (1819-1884) is considered one of the most preeminent scholars of New Te...

Winthrop, Elizabeth Woolsey, 1794-1863.

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Woolsey, Theodore D.

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Clifford, John H. (John Henry), 1809-1876

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Binney, Horace, 1780-1875

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Lawyer and U.S. representative from Pennyslvania. From the description of Horace Binney correspondence, 1812-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450670 American lawyer and legal writer. From the description of Horace Binney letters, 1828-1844. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936624 Horace Binney was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, elected to Congress in 1833. From the description of Letters to Rev. William Henry Furnes...

Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872

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Political scientist and author; born in Berlin, settled in U.S. 1827. From the description of ALsS : to George Mifflin Dallas, 1846. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122365122 Political scientist and educator. From the description of Letter, 1865 July 28, New York, to Dr. C[harles?] D[aniel?] Drake, St. Louis, Missouri [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806353 Francis Lieber: German American political phil...

Garrison, William Lloyd, 1838-1909

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Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Lee, Alfred, 1807-1887

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Episcopal Bishop of Delaware. From the description of Alfred Lee papers, 1836-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 659549626 ...

Woolsey, William Walton, 1831-1857.

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Winthrop, William Woolsey, 1831-1899.

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Sophocles, Evangeline Apostolides, 1805-1883.

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Lloyd, Henry Demarest, 1847-1903

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Dexter, Henry Martyn, 1821-1890

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Dexter and James were close friends from before Dexter's student days at Andover Theological Seminary. The friendship continued as both became prominent in the Congregationalist Church. They were also active abolitionists and interested in the development of the emigrant movement to Kansas Territory. For biographical data on Henry Martyn Dexter see Dictionary of American Biography. v al. v. Horace James (1818-1875) was an active abolitionist, later Superintendent of Negr...

Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896

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Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); State Representative, St. Clair County (1840-1842); Illinois Secretary of State (1841-1843); unsuccessful candidate for Governor (1880). From the description of Letter, September 29, 1842. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 71275513 Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); S...

Johnson, William Samuel, 1795-1839.

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Bristed, Charles Astor, 1820-1874

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Charles A. Bristed, Jr. was the son of author and scholar Charles Astor Bristed and Grace Sedgwick Bristed. From the guide to the Charles Astor Bristed, Jr. papers, 1888-1906, (Manuscripts and Archives) Charles Astor Bristed, author, was the son of Reverend John Bristed and Magdalen Astor, daughter of John Jacob Astor II. He was born in New York City and educated at home by tutors before attending Yale University (1835-1839) and the University of Cambridge (1840...

Yale University. Curricula.

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Dwight, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1822-1892

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Theodore William Dwight (1822-1892) was an American lawyer and professor of law. Dwight began teaching at the Columbia College Law School as its only professor in 1858, the year the school was founded. George W. Van Siclen and Edwin W. Coggeshall were law students at the Columbia College Law School. From the guide to the Notes from Theodore W. Dwight lectures, 1866-1867, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Theodore William Dwight (1...

Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864

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Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts; United States and Massaschusetts legislator; and, President of Harvard University. From the description of Josiah Quincy letter, portrait and autograph, 1839-1889. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 63118297 President of Harvard. From the description of Autograph note signed : [Cambridge, Mass.], addressed to the Rev. John Pierpont, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616000 From the description of Autograph note ...

Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

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Cyrus West Field (1819-1892) was a merchant and capitalist who promoted the laying of the first Atlantic cable linking the U.S. with Europe. He formed a company to build cable communications between Newfoundland and Ireland, helped establish elevated trains in New York City, and participated in the development of the Wabash Railroad. Other business ventures included ownership of a New York newspaper, the Mail and Express. From the description of Cyrus W. Field papers, 1831-1905, bulk...

Barnard, John G., 1815-1882

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John G. Barnard was born into a large and gifted family in Sheffield, Massachusetts. His brother, Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was a longtime educator and president of Columbia University and namesake of Barnard College in New York City. Both John and Frederick, as well as most members of their family, suffered from a hereditary form of deafness which intensified in later years. In early life, when stationed in New Orleans, Barnard married Jane Elizabeth Brand, of Maryland, with whom he had...

Hackett, Horatio B. (Horatio Balch), 1808-1875

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Bacon, Leonard, 1802-1881

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American Congregational clergyman, father of Leonard Woolsey Bacon, 1830-1907 From the guide to the Leonard Bacon letters and carte-de-visite, 1842, 1845, 1861, 1881, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

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 ...

Baldwin, Simeon E. (Simeon Eben), 1840-1927

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Simeon Eben Baldwin (1840-1927) graduated from Yale University in 1861, became a member of the bar in 1863, and was founder of the American Bar Association in 1878 and its president in 1890. He served as the Association's Director of the Bureau of Comparative Law (1907-1919), as an Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut, as the state's governor (1910-1914), and produced numerous articles and books. From the description of Diaries, 1851-1924 [microform...

Trumbull, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1830-1903

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Henry Clay Trumbull (1830-1903) was a noted author, editor, and Sunday-school missionary. From the description of Henry Clay Trumbull correspondence, 1844-1892 (bulk 1851-1865). (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 663905425 Henry Clay Trumbull (1830–1903) was a noted author, editor, and Sunday-school missionary. Henry Clay Trumbull was born in 1830 in Stonington, Connecticut to a prominent family. His br...

Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885

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Charles Babbage was a mathematician and inventor. From the guide to the Charles Babbage selected correspondence, 1827-1871, 1827-1871, (American Philosophical Society) Chemist; professor at Yale, from 1853. Son of Benjamin Silliman, also a chemist, geologist, and Yale professor, 1802-1852. From the description of Correspondence, 1875-1884. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 31440798 This is Benjamin Silliman, Jr., a chemist and professor at Yal...

Robinson, Edward, 1858-1931

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Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger), 1813-1886

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Joshua Lippincott was a Philadelphia publisher. From the description of Ledger, 1853-1862. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122489930 ...

Woolsey, John Mumford, 1796-1870.

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Day, George Edward, 1815-1905

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Sands, Comfort, 1748-1834

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The Sands family was one of the original three families that settled in and owned what is now Sands Point, N.Y. Born in Reading, Berkshire, England, James Sands (d. 1695) immigrated to Plymouth, MA with his wife Sarah and their children, circa 1658. Along with several other men, James Sands obtained what is now Block Island, R.I. from the original inhabitants of the island, the Narragansetts, in 1660. In 1661, Sands sailed from Taunton, MA and moved his family to Block Island. James...

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...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Pomeroy, John Norton, 1828-1885

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Yale University. Officials and employees.

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Park, Edwards Amasa, 1808-1900

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American clergyman, theologian, and educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Andover, Mass.?], to [Andrew Preston] Peabody, [1866 Apr. 4]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 743829255 Congregational clergyman, theologian, professor at Andover Theological Seminary, editor of Bibliotheca Sacra. From the description of Papers, 1835-1899. (Andover Newton Theological School). WorldCat record id: 11667718 American theologian. From t...

Fisher, George Park, 1827-1909

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Woolsey, John Edward, 1803-1873.

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Ward, Henry Dana, 1797-1884

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Clergyman and author; rector of St. Jude's Church. From the description of List of communicants and congregation at St. Jude's Church, New York City, 1852. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58672188 Clergyman and author from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; grandson of Artemas Ward. From the description of Notes of a tour from New York to Philadelphia, Washington, Cincinnati [etc.], 1828 Apr. 30-Jun. 13. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat rec...

Twining, Alexander C. (Alexander Catlin), 1801-1884

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Scientist, inventor, educator, civil engineer, and astronomer; of New Haven, Conn.; professor of astronomy, mathematics, and natural philosophy at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.; worked as railroad surveyor; after spending 10 years at Middlebury, returned to New Haven as a civil engineer and was engaged in the construction of several railways and canals for a number of years; involved during his later life in the pursuit of scientific research and also with the invention of a machine which ...

Sears, Barnas, 1802-1880

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Barnas Sears was an American scholar and educator. He graduated from Brown and then Newton seminary, and served as pastor before becoming a professor at Hamilton College. He studied in Germany, and held several important positions in education in the states before becoming a popular and successful president of Brown University. He published many scholarly papers on religion, history, and education. From the description of Barnas Sears letter to professors and others connected with Ge...

Buckingham, William A. (William Alfred), 1804-1875

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U.S. senator and governor of Connecticut. From the description of Letter of William A. Buckingham, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452131 Gov. of Connecticut. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Hubert P. Main, 1870 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530879 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Norwich, Connecticut, to O.D. Barrett, 1873 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526212 From...

Johnson, Charles F. (Charles Frederick)

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Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Yale University. Presidents.

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Deĭch, G. M. (Genrikh Markovich)

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Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826

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Congregational clergyman and geographer of Connecticut and Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1783-1826. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58770513 From the description of Account book, 1816-1820. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58770209 Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826), a Congregational clergyman, was known as "the father of geography". His lectures on geography included Geography Made Easy (1784), the fir...

Woolsey, Elizabeth Martha Salisbury, 1812-1852.

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Bayard, Nicholas, 1644?-1707

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Nicholas Bayard (1644-1707) was secretary of the province of New York and in 1685 he was commissioned mayor of New York for two years. From the description of Papers, 1698-1708. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58658139 Colonial secretary of the Province of New York From the guide to the Document fragment with Nicholas Bayard autograph, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Chamberlain, Daniel Henry, 1835-1907

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Attorney and politician. A native of Massachusetts, during the Civil War he was a lieutenant of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment (an African American unit) and from 1866 to about 1876 lived in South Carolina, where he was elected governor in 1874. Chamberlain lost his office in 1876 and left South Carolina to practice law in New York. From the description of Letter, 1885 Feb. 9. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522002 Attorney and politician; nati...

De Forest, J. H. (John Hyde), 1844-1911

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Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882

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Lawyer and author. From the description of Richard Henry Dana correspondence, 1843-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449368 Author and lawyer Richard Henry Dana was the privileged son of an aristocratic Massachusetts family. Taking time from Harvard because of medical problems, he went to sea, where his experiences as a sailor inspired him to write Two Years Before the Mast. A sea story that was part memoir and part social commentary, the novel proved to be popular with...

Barnard, Frederick A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889

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Educator, early photographic experimenter, University of Alabama professor, 1837-1854. From the guide to the Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard letter and speech MSS. 0113., 1848; 1862, (W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama) ...

Boardman, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1808-1880

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Henry A. Boardman (1808-1880); Presbyterian pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia; General Assembly Moderator (Old School) in 1854; retired 1876, but continued to serve the church as Pastor Emeritus until his death in 1880. From the description of Papers, 1833-1880. (Presbyterian Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 48269003 ...

Scarborough, William Woolsey, 1819-

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Heermance, Edgar L. (Edgar Laing), 1833-1888

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Woolsey, Theodore Dwight, 1801-1889

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000439.0x000244 President of Yale College. From the description of Autograph letter of recommendation signed : New Haven, 1862 Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584067 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, to W. Hayes Ward, 1872 Feb. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584074 From the descrip...

Chauncey, Nathaniel, 1789-1865

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Strong, Selah Brewster, 1792-1872

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Selah Brewster Strong (May 1, 1792 – November 29, 1872) was born on May 1, 1792 in Brookhaven, New York. He graduated from Yale College in 1811. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1814, and commenced practice in New York City. On August 14, 1823, he married Cornelia Udall. During the War of 1812 he was commissioned as an ensign and quartermaster in the 10th Regiment, Third Brigade, New York City and County Troops, and in 1815 was promoted successively to lieutenant and captain. He was...

Adams, William, 1807-1880

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American clergyman. A founder in 1836 of Union Theological Seminary. From the guide to the William Adams letters, 1852-1862, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902

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Godkin was an editor and political writer. He was founder and first editor of The Nation (founded in 1865) and later also editor of the New York Evening Post. From the description of Edwin Lawrence Godkin papers, 1845-1927. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612368182 American journalist and essayist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, Wednesday 12th. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587330 Edwin Lawrence Godkin was an author, journ...

Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926

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Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895

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American scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Utica, New York, to T.F. Dwight, 1865 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530661 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Ct., to E.W. Hilgard, 1877 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870623 ...

Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879

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Cushing served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1835- 1843, and as special U.S. Envoy to China from 1843-1845. His career also included a term as U.S. Attorney General from 1852-1857. From the description of Letters to Thomas Mayo Brewer and Henry Vose, 1843, 1858. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234342903 U.S cabinet official and representative from Massachusetts, army officer, diplomat, and lawyer. From the description of Caleb Cushin...

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917

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Author and journalist. From the description of F.B. Sanborn correspondence and essays, 1852-1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84163242 Massachusetts journalist. From the description of Song / words by Mr. F.B. Sanborn, music a part of Brignal Banks. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 62350218 American journalist and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1889 March 21, Concord, Mass., to E.D. Walker, New York. (Boston Athenaeum). W...

Scribner, Charles, 1821-1871

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Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

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Abolitionist; orator; pastor of Plymouth Church, 1847-1887. From the description of Papers, [ca.1847]-1937, 1847-1887 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155459715 American Congregational clergyman, lecturer, reformer, and author. From the guide to the Henry Ward Beecher papers, 1851-1896, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Congregationalist minister. From the description of Sermon notes, [n.d.], 1893, 18...

Shelton, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1881

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Porter, Noah, 1811-1892

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Noah Porter: Congregational clergyman, educator, president of Yale College; B.A., Yale, 1831; studied at the Yale Divinity School with Nathaniel W. Taylor; ordained in 1836; from 1843-1846 pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts; president of Yale from 1871-1886. From the description of Noah Porter papers, 1781-1889 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169079 Congregational minister, metaphysician, author, and president of Yale. ...

Farrand, Max, 1869-1945

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Max Farrand was born in Newark, N.J., into the family of Samuel Ashbel Farrand and Louise Wilson Farrand. He graduated from Princeton University, where he also received his Ph.D.; later he continued further graduate work in Leipzig and Heidelberg, and at Wesleyan and Yale Universities. He became professor of history at Wesleyan, Stanford, Cornell, Harvard, and Yale Universities (1896-1925), Incorporator and Director of the Commonwealth Fund (1918-1927) and Director of the Huntington Library (192...

Johnson, William Woolsey, 1841-1927

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William Woolsey Johnson: taught at U.S. Naval Academy at Newport, R.I., 1864-1865; at Annapolis, 1865-1870; at Kenyon College, 1870-1872; at St. John's College, Annapolis, 1872-1881; at U.S. Naval Academy, 1881-1921; in 1913 was given a commissioned rank in the Navy and retired with the rank of Commodore; author of numerous books on mathematics. From the description of William Woolsey Johnson papers, 1783-1903 (inclusive), 1850-1903 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168531 ...

Stearns, William A. (William Augustus), 1805-1876

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Stearns, clergyman and educator, was born in 1805 in Bedford, Mass. He was the son of a minister, Samuel Stearns, and one of eleven children. He was educated at Phillips Academy Andover, Harvard College, and Andover Theological Seminary. His first post as minister was at Cambridgeport, Mass. at the age of twenty-six; he was so successful that he stayed there from 1831 until 1854. In 1854, Stearns was called to be the fourth president of Amherst College, where he served until his death in 1876. H...