W. Cameron Forbes collection of family and historical documents

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Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959, collector. W. Cameron Forbes collection of family and historical documents, ca. 1680-1900.

W. Cameron Forbes collection of family and historical documents

1680-1900

Forbes family materials and historical documents collected by the American businessman and ambassador W. Cameron Forbes.

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

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Epithet: writer of plays British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000765.0x00005f Irish writer, poet, and playwright. From the description of Collection, 1851-1957 (bulk 1877-1957). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122625016 Irish poet, dramatist and novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed :...

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Boilleau

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Choiseul, César Auguste, duc de.

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G. W. Endicott

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Peabody, George, 1795-1869

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Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859

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Choate practiced law Essex County, Mass. (1822-1834) and Boston (1834-1850) and served in the United States Senate (1841-1845). From the description of Papers, 1829-1869. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337959 Choate was an American lawyer and politician, U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1841-1845. From the description of Rufus Choate letter : to Joseph B. Boyer, [18--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937076 ...

Rideing, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1918

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Photograph taken by the journalist William H. Rideing who occasionally visited Holmes at his house in Beverly Farms. From the description of Oliver Wendell Holmes at Beverly Farms [graphic]. [ca. 1885] (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 124051582 Writer, editor of Youth's companion. From the description of Letters, 1886 October 5 and November 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54994659 From the description of Letters, 1898 May 16, n.d....

Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891

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U.S. naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1847-1877. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20077865 Admiral David Dixon Porter was born in Chester, PA, on June 8, 1813. He was instrumental in Farragut's capturing of New Orleans in 1862 when he set off 20,000 bombs to destroy the Confederate forts, Jackson and Saint Philip. This allowed Farragut to sail past the forts and up the Mississippi to New Orleans. He also was instrumental in the Battle of Vicksburg...

Greenough, Charles P. (Charles Pelham), 1844-1924

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Boston lawyer. From the description of Correspondence with Belle Greene, 1909 Dec. 20, 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270735742 From the description of Als, 1909 Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270735735 From the description of Correspondence, 1911-1912 Oct.-Jan. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270735744 Greenough was a prominent Boston (Mass.) lawyer. From the description of Letters to Charles P. Greenough, ca. 1875-1894. (Harvard La...

Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959

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Forbes was an American business and government executive. He served as governor-general of the Philippines, 1909-1913, and ambasador to Japan, 1930-1932. From the description of W. Cameron (William Cameron) Forbes images of the Philippines, 1907-1946. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612734531 From the guide to the W. Cameron (William Cameron) Forbes images of the Philippines, 1907-1946., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Busin...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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U.S. senator and representative, from Massachusetts; president of Harvard (1846-1849); Secretary of State (1852-1853). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett to R.M.T. Hunter, 1853 Feb. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410779 American educator and statesman. From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1830-1857. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156129 Everett was...

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Story, Joseph, 1779-1845

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Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 Apr. 7. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 80556600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 Apr. 7. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822788 Joseph Story (1779-1845) was a Massachusetts lawyer and as...

Eliza Ann Story

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Wickham Hoffman

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Adams, Charles Francis, 1866-1954.

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Charles Francis Adams III (August 2, 1866 - June 10, 1954) was the United States Secretary of the Navy, 1929-1933, under President Herbert Hoover and a well-known yachtsman. From the description of Letter, October 15, 1929. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17974111 From the description of Letter, June 11, 1929. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17974119 From the description of Signature, [n.d.] (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17997907 ...

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Harte, Bret, 1836-1902

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Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Bret Harte [manuscript] 1859-1901. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940411 Harte served as editor of the Overland Monthly, 1868-1870. From the description of ALS, 1869 April 17 : San Francisco, to Mrs. Emily Gould, Rome. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16700642 From the description of ALS, 1868 July 5 : San Francisco, to [Emily Gould]. (Copley Press, J S Copl...

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...

Mrs. Charles Strong

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John Tyler.

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Little, Brown and Company, 1932, 1966, 1978

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Dummer

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Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867

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Lawyer, founder of Free Soil Party in Massachusetts, governor of Massachusetts, 1861-1866. From the description of ALS, 1861 Oct. 19, New York, N.Y., to an unknown correspondent. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524861 Prominent anti-slavery lawyer and Civil War governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1772-1895, [microform]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 25618330 Andrew was Governor of Massachusetts ...

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...

Miss Reed

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Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903

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American painter, etcher and author. From the description of Autograph letters, signed with his name : Lindsey Houses, Chelsea, and 28 Wimple Street, to [James Key] Caird and J.E. Millais, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588842 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Miss Cobden, [May 1881/1884]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587769 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, London, to Waldo Story, the sculptor, pos...

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...

Nilson, Christina, b. 1843

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National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)

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Art club at 119 E. 19th St., New York, N.Y. From the description of National Arts Club exhibition catalogs, 1915-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122456398 National Arts Club (founded 1898) was founded by Charles de Kay for purposes of providing exhibition space for types of art not otherwise adequately shown in New York City, publishing and circulating news about the arts, and promoting social relations between artists and art lovers. The Club's...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Henry Pelham.

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Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1883 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593081 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1882 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593085 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General [Benjamin H. Brewster], 1881 Dec. 10. (...

Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1661-1723

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Colonial governor of New York (1702-1708) and New Jersey (1703-1708). From the description of Lord Cornbury collection, 1697-1709. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58781791 ...

Forbes, Paul S.

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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...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

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Martin Van Buren (b. Kinderhook, New York, December 5, 1782-d. July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York), studied law, was admitted to bar, New York, 1803; moved to Huson surrogate of Columbia Co.; member of State Senate, 1813-1820; attorney general of New York, 1815-1819; delegate to state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S. Senate Democrat, March 4, 1821-1828; Governor of New York, 1828-1829; U.s. Secretary of State, March 12, 1829 - August 1, 1831; Vice President, 1832; President, 1836-1840....

Robert Spring.

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Sturgis

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Harper Pennington

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Solomon Lincoln

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Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858

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American naval officer, led U.S. Naval Expedition to Japan and negotiated treaty of peace and commerce, 1852-1854. From the description of ALS : Sharon Springs, N.Y., to Robert Ward Johnson 1836 Aug. 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586021 Naval officer and commander-in-chief of negotiations with the Japanese for the treaty signed between the United States and Japan in l854. From the description of Matthew Calbraith Perry papers, 1839-1...

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. ...

Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

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Union Army general; Republican Congressman; governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Letters of Benjamin Butler [manuscript], 1869-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647975649 Union general in the Civil War; Congressman; Governor of Massachusetts (1883-84) From the description of ALS : Bay View, to [President Grant], 1871 July 29. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37939179 Benjamin Franklin Butler was a United States...

J. L. Stackpole

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Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904

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English explorer in Africa. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Congo River, to Robert Newton, the British Vice-Consul at Luanda, Angola, while "advancing to the interior" on an exploring expedition, 1880 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574627 British explorer and author of THROUGH SOUTH AFRICA. From the description of Letter, 1899. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744855 British explorer. From the des...

Choiseul, Claude, comte de.

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Forbes, Charles

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Title: 1st Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001477.0x0002e6 Title: 1st Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x000095 Title: Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x000357 ...

Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914

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Alfred T. Mahan, naval officer, was born in 1840. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859. He served as second president of the Naval War College, 1885-1886 and again in 1892-1893. His Influence of Seapower on History was published in 1890. From the description of Notebook, ?-1880. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17944229 From the description of Commission, February 19, 1862. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17944191 From the description of...

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910

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American author who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain. From the description of A Double-barelled detective story : written mainly in Saranac Lake, NY : autograph manuscript signed "Mark Twain," 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270903961 From the description of Autograph letter signed SLC : to Mr. Osgood, Friday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 432319154 From the description of Life on the Mississippi : autograph manuscript : [Hartford]. (Unknown). WorldCat reco...

Spooner

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Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868

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William Cabell Rives was the son of Robert and Margaret Jordan (Cabell) Rives. He was educated at Hampden-Sydney College and at the College of William and Mary where he graduated in 1809. He studied law and politics under Thomas Jefferson. Rives served in the War of 1812 and in the Virginia House of Delegates. After his marriage, he lived at "Castle Hill," Albemarle County, Va. Rives served in the U. S. House of Representatives, 1823-1829 and in the U. S. Senate. He also was minister to France a...

Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Wilmington, Del., to [Henry Morrison] Flagler, 1884 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672065 Epithet: American statesman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x000223 Diplomat and statesman; U.S. senator (1869-1885); U.S. secretary of state (1885-1888); of Wilmington, Del. From the descriptio...

Burlingame, Anson, 1820-1870

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Attorney, Boston, Massachusetts; Massachusetts state senator, 1852; congressman, 1855-1860; U.S. minister to Peking, China, 1860-1867. From the description of Letter : Washington, [D.C], to W[illia]m L. Lincoln, 1860 June 10. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27988840 Anson Burlingame was American envoy to China. The city of Burlingame, Calif., was named in his honor by William C. Ralston. From the description of Anson Burlingame papers,...

G. H. Martin

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Susquehanna

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Henry Hubbard Jr.

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La Farge, John, 1835-1910

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John LaFarge (1835-1910) was president of the Society of American Artists. From the description of John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 613316806 John La Farge (1835-1910) was a painter, muralist, sculptor, and stained glass artisan. In 1904 he was serving as president of the Society of American Artists. From the description of John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 7...

Washburne, Elihu Benjamin, 1868-1908

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Paul R. Forbes

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Forbes, R. Bennet

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Bates, Joshua, 1776-1854

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Bates received his A.B. from Harvard in 1800. From the description of Mathematics notebook : manuscript, [ca. 1798] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612875419 American educator; banker; known as chief founder of Boston Public Library From the guide to the Joshua Bates letter to Senator Samuel Smith, 1833, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Epithet: American financier British Library Archives and Manuscr...

Richard Butler

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James, Henry, 1843-1916

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James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. From the description of Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731792 From the guide to the Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James was born in New York, NY, in 1843. During his lifetime, he was a literary and art critic (writing for Natio...

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...

Bankes, George.

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Epithet: Right Hon; MP for county Dorset British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x00023f Epithet: barrister British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x00023d Epithet: MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x000...

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. ...

Saratoga

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts– April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts), American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century....

R. A. Gould

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Comte Horace Sebastiani

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S. E. Bridgman

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Reid, Mayne, 1818-1883

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English novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to P.T. Barnum, [18]74 Mar. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616626 Anglo-Irish novelist. From the description of Letters : to W[illiam] Bliss, 1873 Oct. 8 and 1875 Mar. 20. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122481683 From the description of To the United States : autograph manuscript signed of a corrected d...

Belmont, August, 1816-1889

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Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893

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American statesman; Secretary of State. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to Thomas J. Durant, 1870 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538114 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F.B. Schell, 1890 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526181 American statesman and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to William B. Snell, Esq., (18)76 Dec. 19. (Unknown). World...

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...

Suner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Margaret Forbes

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Samuel Rhodes

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Mrs. Eben Sutton

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Fanny Elssler.

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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). ...

Hale, Barbara M.

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Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (b. April 27,1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-d. July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek P...

Sir Robert Walpole

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J. C. Wright and co.

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Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824

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First emperor of Mexico. Born 1783 in Valladolid (Morelia); executed July 19, 1824, in Padilla, Tamaulipas. Iturbide joined the army in 1800, by 1810 was fighting with the royalists, and by 1820 held the rank of colonel. In February 1821 he and Vicente Guerrero signed the Plan de Iguala and created the Ejército Trigarante. In August 1821 Iturbide and viceroy Juan O'Donoju signed the Tratado de Córdoba, ending the war and giving Mexico independence. Iturbide was proclaimed emperor in May 1822 b...

Solon Bancroft

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Charles Forbes

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Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905

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American actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Palm Beach, to Mrs. Sullivan, 1903 Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489232 From the description of [Letter] 1893 Feb. 22 [to] Madame / J. Jefferson. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244251899 From the description of Letter, 1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451408 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Clancy and Reilly, 1880 Mar. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat reco...

Mexico, Presidente, 1884-1911

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Churchill, Winston, 1871-

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Nicholas Lefavre

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Ampliacion del General mine

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