Ralph Morris collection of autographs and portraits

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Ralph Morris collection of autographs and portraits

Ralph Morris collection of autographs and portraits

19th - 20th-centuries

Autographs and portraits assembled by American collector Ralph Morris.

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

eng, Latn

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Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879

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Anti-slavery advocate. From the description of Circular and letter, 1848 Jan. 21, Boston, to Rev. Mr. Russell, South Hingham. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 231311718 Abolitionist and reformer William Lloyd Garrison was founder of the Boston abolitionist paper, The Liberator, and the New England Anti-Slavery Society. From the description of Papers, 1835-1873 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007257 Abolitionist and lectur...

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman, and an active promoter of secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. As U. S. Secretary of the Navy under James K. Polk, Bancroft established the Naval Academy at Annapolis and later served as U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1846-1849), Prussia (1867-1871), and the German Empire (1871-1874). He is best remembered however for his 10-volume History of the United States, a work which fellow historian Leop...

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940

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California poet. Raised near Vacaville, became a schoolteacher in Coloma and later in Oakland. Became famous overnight with publication of "The Man with a Hoe," his protest against brutalization of labor, in "San Francisco Examiner" (January 15, 1899). Following this success Markham moved to New York where he scored another triumph with "Lincoln and Other Poems" (1901). He became a well-known reader of his own poems and lecturer of idealistic views, but his creative output for remainder of life ...

Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909

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Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author and Unitarian minister. Hale was involved in many social reform movements, including abolition and popular education. He is best known for his 1863 short story, "The Man Without a Country," which promoted patriotic support of the Union. From the guide to the Edward Everett Hale Letters, 1884-1897, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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Edward Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849. Everett was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in 1811, completing an M.A. in Divinity in 1814. After a brief stint as a minister, Harvard offered him the newly created position of Professor of Greek; brilliant but untrained, Everett went to Göttingen to prepare for...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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Holmes (Harvard, M.D. 1836) was Parkman Professor of Anatomy at Harvard Medical School from 1847 to 1882, dean of the Medical School from 1847 to 1853, and a noted essayist and poet. A paper on the contagiousness of puerperal fever, presented at an 1843 meeting of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement, was his most famous contribution to medicine. His indictment of physicians for their role in causing and spreading the fever was one of the most controversial treatises of the time...

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe, née Julia Ward, (born May 27, 1819, New York, New York, U.S.—died October 17, 1910, Newport, Rhode Island), American author and lecturer best known for her “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Julia Ward came of a well-to-do family and was educated privately. In 1843 she married educator Samuel Gridley Howe and took up residence in Boston. Always of a literary bent, she published her first volume of poetry, Passion Flowers, in 1854; this and subsequent works—including a poetry collec...

Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

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Schuyler Colfax Jr. (March 23, 1823 – January 13, 1885) was an American journalist, businessman, and politician who served as the 17th Vice President of the United States from 1869 to 1873, and prior to that as the 25th Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1863 to 1869. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Indiana's 9th congressional district as a member of the anti-slavery Indiana People's Party in 1854, Colfax joined the Republican Party during his first term. He served as ...

Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

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James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881. Blaine twice served as Secretary of State (1881, 1889–1892), one of only two persons to hold the position under three separate presidents (the other being Daniel Webster), and...

Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901

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William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818 – February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and statesman from New York who served as U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York. He was renowned for his skills as a litigator and was involved in three of the most important causes of American political jurisprudence in his day: the impeachment of a president, the Geneva arbitration and the contests before the electoral commission to settle the presidential election of 18...

Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905

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Lewis "Lew" Wallace was born on April 10, 1827, in Brookville, Indiana. He was the second of four sons born to Esther French Wallace (née Test) and David Wallace. Lew's father, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, left the military in 1822 and moved to Brookville, where he established a law practice and entered Indiana politics. David served in the Indiana General Assembly and later as the state's lieutenant governor, and governor, and as a member of Congress. Lew Wal...

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

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Higginson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on December 22, 1823. He was a descendant of Francis Higginson, a Puritan minister and immigrant to the colony of Massachusetts Bay. His father, Stephen Higginson (born in Salem, Massachusetts, November 20, 1770; died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 20, 1834), was a merchant and philanthropist in Boston and steward of Harvard University from 1818 until 1834. His grandfather, also named Stephen Higginson, was a member of the Continental Congre...

Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

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Thomas Brackett Reed (October 18, 1839 – December 7, 1902), was an American politician from the state of Maine, and was a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives 12 times, first in 1876, and served as Speaker of the House, from 1889–1891 and again from 1895–1899. Occasionally ridiculed as "Czar Reed", he had great influence over the agenda and operations of the House, more so than any previous speaker. He increased the Speaker's power by in...

Von Humboldt, Alexander, 1769-1859

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Born in Berlin, Germany, and educated at the universities of Frankfurt and Göttingen, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most prominent European figures of his age. His fame largely derived from his scientific expedition in Latin America between 1799 and 1804, which resulted in numerous discoveries, particularly related to physical geography and meteorology. Notably, he spent 1803 in New Spain (present day Mexico) conducting a census of the territory. Source: Alexander von ...

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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James Thomas Fields, American publisher and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1817. At the age of 17, he went to Boston to clerk in a booksellers shop. While clerking, he often wrote for newspapers and in 1839 he became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, and after 1868 as Fields, Osgood & Company. He was the publisher of several prominent contemporary American and British writers. Besides just publishing the authors, h...

Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919

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Henry Mills Alden, American writer and editor for 50 years of Harper's Magazine and descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower fame, was born in Mount Tabor, Vermont, on November 3, 1836. From the description of Henry Mills Alden papers, 1862-1907. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 667714420 American editor and critic; editor, Harper's Monthly, 1869-1919. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Metuchen, New Jersey, to F...

Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909

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Sarah Orne Jewett was one of America's foremost regional writers. She produced novels, stories, and sketches, generally concerned with the lives and traditions of women in the rural areas of coastal New England. Her gentle, well-observed, respectful style transcends the limitations of genre and continue to make her work relevant. From the description of Sarah Orne Jewett letter to Loulie, ca. 1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54429003 ...

Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908

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American poet, critic, and journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F.B. Sanborn, 1881 Jul. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575155 Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908) was poet, critic, editor, and stockbroker in New York City. He published his first volume in 1860, entitled Poems Lyrical and Idyllic, followed by a succession of works and anthologies. Stedman was also a member and officer of many national and local literary associations....

J. D. Fulton

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Bowen, Francis, 1811-1890

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Bowen (A.B. 1833) was Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy and Civil Polity at Harvard University, 1853-1889. From the description of Lectures : concerning philosophy : manuscript, [18--] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612877790 Francis Bowen was an American philosopher, editor of the North American Review and professor at Harvard. From the description of Correspondence, 1724-1909 (inclusive) 1836-1892 (bulk). (Harvard University). Wo...

Lowell, Augustus

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Clark, Alvan, 1804-1887

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F. D. Ely

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Long, John Davis, 1838-1915

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U.S. secretary of the navy and U.S. representative and governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Letters and signature of John Davis Long, 1885-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014961 ...

House of Lords (Musical group)

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Moore, John, 1646-1714

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Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842

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William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) graduated from Harvard College in 1798. He served on the board of the Harvard Corporation from 1813 to 1826, where he worked for the establishment of the Divinity School, which occurred in 1816. A Unitarian minister, Channing served as the pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston from 1803 until his death in 1842. In 1819 he gave the landmark Unitarian sermon, Unitarian Christianity, which upon publication sold thousands of copies. A believer in the aboli...

Ames, Fisher, 1838-

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BIOGRAPHY Fisher Ames (1758-1808) was a statesman, Federalist publicist, orator and Congressman. He was elected to Congress in 1789 and served until 1796. In 1805 he was offered the presidency of Harvard, but declined due to poor health and "advancing age" (47). His son Seth Ames married Margaret S. Bradford; their son Pelham Warren Ames served in the navy during the Civil War and was a lawyer. From the guide to the Ames Family Pa...

Sophocles, E. A. (Evangelinus Apostolides), 1807-1883

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Sophocles received a honorary degree from Harvard in 1847 and taught Greek at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Evangeline Apostolides Sophocles, 1837-1870 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972888 ...

Putnam, William Lowell, 1861-1924

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Gilbert, John, 1897-1936

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Epithet: Subject of Mss Eur F18/II British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001244.0x00005a John Gilbert (fl 19th century). From the guide to the Historical and topographical notes, relating to Oxford, by John Gilbert, 19th-20th century, (University of Oxford, Bodleian Library) Epithet: of Add MS 12503 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055...

Morris, Ralph, collector.

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Bacon, Edwin M. (Edwin Munroe), 1844-1916

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American journalist and author. From the guide to the Edwin M. Bacon correspondence, 1872-1914, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888

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Unitarian minister; trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1879-88; active on behalf of temperance, anti-slavery, women's sufferage movements; died in Jamaica Plain, Boston. From the description of Letters, 1863-1886. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38003933 Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1...

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

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Timothy Pickering (b. July 17, 1745, Salem, MA–d. January 29, 1829, Salem, MA) was a politician from Massachusetts who served as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Pickering began a legal career after graduating from Harvard University. He won election to the Massachusetts General Court and served as a cou...

Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906

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Epithet: LLD, Keeper of Printed Books British Museum British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000835.0x00015c English librarian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : British Museum, to F.J. Dreer, 1892 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269566963 Librarian of the British Museum. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to W.A. Knight, 1889 Oct. 11. (Unk...

Davis, John, 1761-1847

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American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Benjamin Bourne, 1798 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270515963 John Davis (1761-1847), a United States Court judge for the district of Massachusetts, was born on January 25, 1761 in Plymouth, Mass. He received an AB from Harvard in 1781 and an AM in 1784. Davis practiced law and served in state government before being appointed comptroller of the United States Treasury in 1796. In 1801, he ...

Petrie, W.M. Flinders (William Matthew Flinders), 1853-1942

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English author and Egyptologist. From the description of W.M. Flinders Petrie Letters, 1883-1884. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33347177 W.M. Flinders Petrie was born in Kent, educated at home by his well-educated parents, and showed an interest in antiquities. He began his career with studies of English sites, notably Stonehenge, 1880, then went to Egypt where he became the major figure in exploration of the pyramids. He was Professor of Egyptology at the University...

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

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 ...

Nilsson, Christina, 1843-

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Cooper, Peter, 1791-1883

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Manufacturer, inventor, and philanthropist. From the description of Certification of Peter Cooper, 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449909 American inventor and philanthropist. From the description of Letter signed : New York, to William C. Bryant, on behalf of The Citizens' Association of New York, 1867 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270537867 Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an important scientific reformer during the...

Greely, Adolphus W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935

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Adolphus Washington Greely (b. March 27, 1844, Newburyport, Massachusetts-d. October 20, 1935, Washington, D.C.) served throughout the American Civil War and remained in the army at the war's close. In 1881 he was appointed to lead the United States International Polar Year Expedition, 1881-1884 to Ellesmere Island. He retired from the Army in 1908 and died in Washington in 1935. ...

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut – d. July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut) was an American abolitionist and author. She is the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher who preached against slavery. She is best known for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. It became an instant and controversial best-seller, both in the United States and abroad. The novel had a major impact on Northerners' attitudes toward slavery and by the beginning of the Civil War had sold more than a million copi...

Longfellow, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1850-1928

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Eldest daughter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; co-founder of Radcliffe College; served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. From the description of Alice Mary Longfellow papers, 1850-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973658 Alice M. Longfellow, daughter of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was closely associated with Radcliffe College as one of seven managers, 1879-1880, memb...

Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905

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Fitzhugh Lee, grandson of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" and nephew of Robert E. Lee was Major General of the Confederate Army. After the war, he wrote about and taught the history of the South during the Civil War and wrote a biography of Robert E. Lee. In 1885-1889, he served as governor of Virginia. From the description of Papers of Fitzhugh Lee, 1863-1889 (bulk 1885-1889). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122446276 Fitzhugh Le...

Beach, Amy Marcy (Cheney), 1867-

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Curtis, George William, 1824-1892

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N.Y. editor and university chancellor. From the description of Papers, 1884-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38520658 American author, orator, and advisor to presidents. From the description of Letter : Ashfield, Mass., to George P. Sawyer, 1884 Oct. 10. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56877394 George William Curtis was an author and orator who championed, among other causes, civil-service reform and the vote for women. ...

Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

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A native of Glastonbury, Conn., Gideon Welles began his career as a lawyer but took up journalism as a profession, founding the Hartford Times, which he also edited, in 1826. Active in the Democratic Party in Connecticut, he served in the Connecticut state legislature and in several state offices. He later shifted his allegiance to the Republican Party due to his strong anti-slavery views and founded the Hartford Evening Press, a zealously Republican newspaper. President Abraham Lincoln appointe...

Lane

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Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912

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Scottish man of letters. From the description of Enchanted cigarettes : [n.p.] : autograph essay signed, [ca. 1891]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598917 Author and scholar Andrew Lang was born in Scotland, and educated at St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Oxford. He resolved to be a journalist, and wrote articles and columns for various publications, but eventually this versatile and prolific author produced poetry, fiction, essays on various topics, history, literary criticism...

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882

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Thurlow Weed, politician and journalist, was born in Cairo, N.Y., on 15 November 1797. He married Catherine Ostrander in 1818. Weed was a leader of the anti-Masonic movement of the 1820's and 30's, a New York assemblyman from 1829-1831, and a key member of the Whig Party and then the Republican Party. From 1824-1826 Weed was the owner and editor of Rochester Telegraph. He published Anti-Masonic Enquirer, and from 1829-1863 he worked as a reporter and editor for the anti-Masons' paper, Albany Eve...

Warren, William, Citizen of London

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Epithet: of Add MS 40630 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x0002c6 Epithet: Master of the Brig 'Mary.' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x0002a1 Epithet: shipowner British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_1000000008...

Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897

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Historian, cartographer, and librarian of the Boston Public Library. From the description of Letter : Cambridge, Mass., to Henry Harrisse, Paris, France, 1891 Oct. 10. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 40998446 Winsor graduated from Harvard in 1853 and was a librarian at Harvard and at the Boston Public Library. From the description of Papers of Justin Winsor, 1847-1897 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972933 Winsor was libr...

Miller, Joaquin, d. 1913

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Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

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Botanist, ardent supporter of Charles Darwin, first professor appointed to the faculty of the University of Michigan, and Professor of Botany at Harvard University. From the description of Asa Gray collection, 1871-1885. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68802268 Asa Gray is an American botanist. He was made Professor of Natural History at Harvard University in 1842 and held that position until 1873. He was the author of several works including Manual of the bota...

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

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Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818. He barely knew his mother, who lived on a different plantation and died when he was a young child and never discovered the identity of his father. When he turned eight years old, his slaveowner hired him out to work as a body servant in Baltimore. At an early age, Frederick realized there was a connection between literacy and freedom. Not allowed to attend school, he taught himself to read and wr...

McCarthy

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Mead, Edwin D. (Edwin Doak), 1849-1937

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Boston lecturer and writer on social and historical topics; Editor of the New England Magazine (1889-1901). From the description of Edwin Doak Mead letter to Mrs. Leland and Christmas card [manuscript], 1911 Dec 19 and n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 299067309 Epithet: of Boston, Mass., USA; founder of the World Peace Federation British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x0002fa ...

Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni, 1831-1903

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American explorer born in France. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "My dear Pounden", 1862 July. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870692 Epithet: explorer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000575.0x0003c7 ...

Adolphus Frederick Prince, Duke of Cambridge, 1774-1850

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Son of George III. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge House, 1813 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270886961 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge House, to a duchess, 1847 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270886966 From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. James, to Lord Greville, 1808 Apr. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270886959 From the description of Autograph letters signed (6)...

Wolcott, Roger, 1847-1900

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Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861

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Charles Lowell (1782-1861) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1800. After studying law for a year he decided to pursue a career in ministry, and he traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he studied for the ministry until 1805. He then returned to the United States, and in 1806 was ordained as minister and pastor at the West Church in Boston . He married Harriet Spence in 1806, and the couple had six children, two of whom - Robert Trail Spence and James Russe...

Widener, Harry Elkins, 1885-1912

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American book collector. His collection became the nucleus of the Widener Memorial Library of Harvard University. From the description of List of books in the library of Harry E. Widener : AMs, [ca. 1910]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380562 ...

Holman

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Miss Bassett

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Burgoyne, John F. (John Fox), Sir, 1782-1871

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Engineer officer in American campaign, 1814-1815. From the description of A general deployment, [1815?]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58660643 Sir John Fox Burgoyne was the son of General John Burgoyne, the British general who surrendered to American forces at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. John F. Burgoyne entered the Royal Engineers in 1798 and served as Commanding Royal Engineer at New Orleans and Mobile during the War of 1812. The present ...

Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924

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English writer, noted for children's stories. From the description of Papers of Frances Hodgson Burnett [manuscript], 1889-1914. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647835018 English writer who resided in the United States, noted children's author. From the description of Letter [manuscript], Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent, to Richard Watson Gilder, 1906 September 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647836929 From the description of...

Hall, Robert Sprague, 1850-1930

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Child, Francis James, 1825-1896

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The materials in this bound volume were generated due to a manuscript called the "Harris manuscript." The Harris manuscript was written down by the sisters Amelia Harris (1815-1891) and Jane Harris (1823-1897). They compiled a family repertoire of Scottish ballads, mainly passed on orally to the sisters by their mother, Grace Dow Harris (Mrs. David Harris) (b.1782). This manuscript and some correspondence was purchased in 1873 by Professor Francis James Child of Harvard University who was a scho...

Deland, Margaret Wade (Campbell), 1857-1944

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Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

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Poet and author, Cornell University non-resident professor. From the description of James Russell Lowell letter and portrait, 1871 July 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 123412650 Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited The Atlantic Monthly, and with Charles Eliot Norton, The North American Review ; was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard; and U.S. minister to Spain and to England. Aldrich was ...

Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906

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Susan B. Anthony (b. February 15, 1820, Adams, Massachusetts-d. March 13, 1906, Rochester, New York)1820-1906), educated in New York and at the Philadelphia Friends Seminary. Anthony taught at various New York schools between 1839 and 1849. She became involved in women's suffrage, temperance, abolitionism, and labor reform after a meeting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1850. Between 1868 and 1870 Anthony edited the "Revolution" a women's suffrage weekly. Best known for her lifelong crusade fo...

Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919

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Adelina Patti was one of the most highly regarded opera singers of the 19th century. From the description of Adelina Patti letters, 1889-1891. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 269476576 Spanish-born soprano trained in New York City; by 1861 Adelina Patti was the leading operatic prima donna. In 1886 she married tenor Ernest Nicolini, who had sung opposite her in La traviata at her castle in Wales. He died in 1898. From the description of ALS, Yst...

Anagnos, Michael, 1837-1906

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Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907

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New Hampshire-born author and poet. From the description of Letter : Redman Farm, Ponkapog, Mass. to John M. Milson, 1904 May 25. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103796 From the description of Letters and ephemera, 1879-1891. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103833 From the description of Letters to Israel Tisdale Talbot, 1868-1875. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103776 During the Civil War Aldrich worked a...

Fielding, John, Sir, 1721-1780

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English blind magistrate. From the description of Letter in third person, not autograph : London, to David Garrick, 1776 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270482249 English magistrate and writer (Blind brother of Henry Fielding). From the description of Autograph signature to document, 1771 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535295 ...

Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900

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Professor of English Literature at University of Michigan. Editor of The Christian Union. From the description of Postcard, 1899, December 10, to "Dear Sir". (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384204 Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. From the description of Moses Coit Tyler papers, 1864-1897 and 1920-1921. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419205 American author. From the description of A...

Robert S. Hall

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Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931

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xmlns="urn:isbn:1-931666-33-4">Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was the most prolific American inventor to date. This collection contains typescript reproductions of his laboratory notebooks recording research for a domestic source of natural rubber sponsored by his Edison Botanic Research Corp. of Fort Myers. The company was founded in Florida by Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford. In collaboration with John Kunkel Small (1869-1938) of the New York Botanical Garden, over 17,000 plants were ...

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941

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Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...

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...

Story, Joseph, 1779-1845

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Jurist, politician, and professor of law Joseph Story (1779-1845) was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts on September 18, 1779. He received an AB from Harvard in 1798, an AM in 1801, and an LLD in 1821; he also received law degrees from Brown University and Dartmouth College. In 1802, Story married Mary Lynde Oliver. After Mary's death in 1805, Story married Sarah Waldo Wetmore in 1808. Story practiced law in Salem, Mass. and served as a representative in the state legislature before b...

Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of, 1784-1860

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Epithet: of Add MS 38309 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x000111 British general and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the Duke of Wellington, 1841 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587479 ...