Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914.

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Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914.

Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914.

1861-1914

Letters to American businessman John Murray Forbes as well as letters about him to his daughter Sarah Forbes Hughes.

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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...

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...

Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

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John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...

Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919

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Higginson was a Boston banker and philantropist; he donated Soldiers Field and Harvard Union to Harvard University. From the description of Papers relating to the gift of Soldiers Field, Harvard University, 1890. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82295797 Higginson was a Boston banker and philanthropist. Higginson attended Harvard (1851-1852), but left because of poor eyesight. In 1856 he went to Vienna intending to make music his life work, but he returned to Boston...

Hastings

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Epithet: Colonel British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000218.0x0002d0 ...

Strachey, John St. Loe, 1860-1927

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English journalist. Editor and proprietor of "Spectator," l898-1925. From the description of Letter, l9l3, Feb. 21 : London, Eng., to Symonds. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23371404 English journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to W.A. Knight, 1901 Oct. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867386 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to W.A. Knight, 1901 June 19. (Unknown). WorldCat re...

Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898

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Philanthropist, abolitionist. Contributed to the building of the railroad system in the United States. From the description of John Murray Forbes letter to George William Curtis, [manuscript], 1891 January 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 263078000 Forbes was a Boston businessman who was engaged in the China trade early in his life and later involved in railroad development in the American West. From the description of Letters from various corres...

Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907

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Wendell Phillips Garrison was editor of The Nation. From the description of Letters from various correspondents, 1865-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612365054 Wendell Phillips Garrison was editor of The Nation. His father, William Lloyd Garrison, was a prominent New England abolitionist and editor of the Liberator magazine. His brother Francis Jackson Garrison (1848-1916) was associated with Riverside Press and Houghton Mifflin Company. From the ...

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...

Bates, Joshua, 1788-1864

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Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910

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History professor and journalist. From the description of Wellington [manuscript], post 1871. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647922784 Goldwin Smith was a British-Canadian educator, historian and journalist. From the description of Goldwin Smith Papers [manuscript]. 1875-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225564891 British-Canadian historian and journalist. From the description of Berlin and Afghanistan : autograph manuscript...

Rathbone, William, 1819-1902

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Sarah (Forbes) Hughes

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Ward, Samuel Gray

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Epithet: banker; of New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x00032d B. 1817; d. 1907. Grandfather of art patron Elizabeth Ward Perkins. He translated Goethe's Essays on art (1845). From the description of Samuel Gray Ward art works, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84555290 Ward (1817-1907), a banker in Boston and New York, was a friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and an associ...

Tocqueville, Marie de.

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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. ...

Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904

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U. S. Senator from Massachusetts. From the description of George Frisbie Hoar letter to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1894 January 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 694733616 George Frisbie Hoar (1826-1904) was a Republican Senator from Massachusetts (1877-1904). From the description of Autograph collection, 1598-1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122405022 From the guide to the George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection, 1598-194...

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908

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Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Eliot Norton was his son. From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American author, editor, and educator. From the description of Letter to Edwin D. Mead [manuscript], 1881 May 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814472 ...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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American writer and physician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Beverley Farm, Mass., to Tristram Coffin, 1890 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544690 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Tristram Coffin, 1891 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361192 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to [Tristram Coffin], 1891 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361674 From the descript...

Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929

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Author, civil rights leader, and lawyer. From the description of Papers of Moorfield Storey, 1876-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79899439 American lawyer, author, publicist. From the description of Letter to H.O. Houghton & Company, 1882 July 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53807486 Moorfield Storey received his A.B. from Harvard in 1866. From the description of Composition : [for English?] , c. 1865. (Harvard Unive...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935

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Holmes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the prominent writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and abolitionist Amelia Lee Jackson. Dr. Holmes was a leading figure in Boston intellectual and literary circles. Mrs. Holmes was connected to the leading families; Henry James Sr., Ralph Waldo Emerson and other transcendentalists were family friends. Known as "Wendell" in his youth, Holmes, Henry James Jr. and William James became lifelong friends. Holmes accordingly grew up in an atmospher...

Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901

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American author and sailor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1863-1886 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611572 Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) was an American journalist and author. He edited the New York Evening Post from 1857 to 1871, was the New York Herald's Washington correspondent from 1874 to 1890, and wrote political works and books about the sea. He advocated the Union cause in the U.S. Civil W...

Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898

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Philanthropist, abolitionist. Contributed to the building of the railroad system in the United States. From the description of John Murray Forbes letter to George William Curtis, [manuscript], 1891 January 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 263078000 Forbes was a Boston businessman who was engaged in the China trade early in his life and later involved in railroad development in the American West. From the description of Letters from various corres...

James, William, 1842-1910

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William James was the preeminent American philosopher of his day. His reinterpretations of psychology and pragmatism were among his major contributions to world thought, and his work continues to reward study and inspire analysis. From the description of William James letter to A.G. Dew-Smith, 1883 Dec. 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50757824 From the description of William James letter to Violet Paget, 1908 July 29. (Pennsylvania State Uni...

Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904

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English critic and philosopher. From the description of Autograph letters signed (24) : London, etc., to W.E. Henley, 1876-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580328 From the description of English thought in the eighteenth century : autograph manuscript, [187-]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580765 Stephen was a British critic, man of letters and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. From the description of Photograph album of Le...

Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902

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Scudder was an editor with Houghton, Mifflin and Company and editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1890-1898). From the description of Papers, 1879-1901. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612370549 From the description of Additional papers, 1859-1903. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82251260 From the guide to the Additional papers, 1859-1903., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Scudder was an editor with Houghton, Mi...

Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906

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Army officer, statesman, journalist, legislator, and U.S. Secy. of the Interior, of Missouri. From the description of Papers, 1870-1901 (bulk 1870-1890). (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 70953302 German-American army officer, author and politician. From the description of Papers of Carl Schurz, 1862-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136358 U.S. cabinet officer, diplomat, and senator from Missouri, Union Ar...

Mary (Forbes) Russell

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Wister, Owen, 1860-1938)

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Born in Pennsylvania, raised in South Carolina, and educated at Harvard, Owen Wister travelled in the Western U.S. as a young man. Although he returned to the East and Harvard law school, he acted upon a friend's suggestion and began writing thrilling Western stories for Harper's. His well-researched stories, particularly The Virginian, helped establish the Western stereotypes that have become inculcated in the American psyche. From the description of Owen Wister letter to Charles W....

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...

Cowper, Francis Thomas De Grey Cowper, 7th earl, 1834-1905

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Epithet: politician and landowner Title: 7th Earl Cowper British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001083.0x000126 ...

Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

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William Cullen Bryant (b. November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts-d. June 12, 1878, New York, New York), American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post....

Fessenden, Francis, 1839-1906

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Union officer during American Civil War; retired as brigadier general in 1866; mayor of Portland, Me., in 1876. From the description of Francis Fessenden autograph letter signed, 1898. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71057515 ...

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 ...

Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930

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William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician who served as U.S. President (1908-1912) and Chief Justitce of the Supreme Court (1921-1930). 1857 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15th 1878 Graduated from Yale University 1880 Graduated from Cincinnati Law School ...