Osborne Family Papers 1786-1968 1880-1925


Osborne Family Papers, 1786-1968, 1880-1925

Osborne Family Papers 1786-1968 1880-1925

Encompasses the records of three generations of the Osborne family of Auburn, N.Y. Thomas Mott Osborne, son of businessman David Munson Osborne, was associated with Democratic politics, philanthropy, and social reform, especially prison reform. He was a trustee and later president of the George Junior Republic in Freeville, New York. In 1913, he was appointed chairman of the New York State Commission on Prison Reform. His third son, Lithgow, served in the foreign service in Germany from 1914-1917, and later in Havana, Copenhagen, and Norway. He subsequently left government service to pursue a career in newspaper publishing with the Auburn Citizen-Advertiser. Collection includes correspondence (1812-1968); speeches (1895-1945); legal and financial papers (1786-1962); organizational records (1813-1967); memorabilia (1845-1965); diaries (1843-1946), and other material. The correspondence - over 150,000 items - includes letters of authors, bankers, businessmen, U.S. cabinet officers, civil servants, clergy, convicts, diplomats, educators, inventors, journalists, lawyers, legislators, musicians, politicians, publishers, and social reformers. Correspondence which is of most significant depth and duration includes that with Josephus Daniels, Charles Devens, Christian A. Herter, Louis M. Howe, Herbert H. Lehman, Lucretia Coffin Mott, George Foster Peabody, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alfred E. Smith, Katrina Trask, and Oswald Garrison Villard.

200 linear ft., including 338 bound volumes


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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944

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Howe, Louis M. (Louis McHenry), 1871-1936

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Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949

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Osborne, David Munson, 1822-1886.

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Osborne, Thomas Mott, 1859-1926

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Osborne family.

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

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Wright, David Minton, 1809-1863

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Devens, Charles, 1820-1891

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Charles Devens, Jr. was a Union army officer in the Civil War. He entered the war as a Major in the 3rd Batallion of the Massachusetts Rifles. He was appointed Brigadier General in April 1862 and was brevetted Major General, United States Volunteers, in April 1865. After the war, he served as a State Supreme Court justice for Massachusetts and was appointed Attorney General of the United States. From the description of Charles Devens letter, 1887 April 6. (University of California, S...

Democratic Party (N.Y.)

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Trask, Katrina, 1853-1922

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Osborne, Lithgow, 1892-1980

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Diplomat, conservationist. From the description of Reminiscences of Lithgow Osborne : oral history, 1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309739274 ...

Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938

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George Foster Peabody, banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1852 and died in Warm Springs, Ga. in 1938. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody and husband of Katrina N. Trask. From the description of Cherokee Indian language letters, 1907. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 259719021 Banker and philanthropist. From the description of Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 8410865...

Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875

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Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948

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Josephus Daniels, son of Josephus and Mary (Cleves) Daniels, was born in Washington, North Carolina, May 18, 1862. He attended the Wilson Collegiate Institute. On May 2, 1888, he married Addie W. Bagley. At the age of eighteen, he was editor of the "Wilson Advance"; admitted to the bar in 1885; state printer for North Carolina, 1887-1893; chief clerk, Department of the Interior, 1893-1895; editor of the "Raleigh State Chronicle", 1885; editor of the "Raleigh State News and Observer", 1894-1919; ...

Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966

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Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963

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Herbert H. Lehman, American politician. He served as Governor of the State of New York from 1933 to 1942, and represented New York in the United States Senate from 1950 to 1957. From the description of Herbert H. Lehman manuscript material : 3 items, 1934-1935 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 708247459 Lehman was Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1928-1932; Governor of New York, 1933-1942; Director General of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administ...

George Junior Republic (Freeville, N.Y.)

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