Harwood family papers, 1722-1962.

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Harwood family. Harwood family papers, 1722-1962.

Harwood family papers, 1722-1962.

Letters, notes, autographs, portraits, and other materials collected by the Harwood Family over a period of two hundred-fifty years. Much of the early materials, including Revolutionary War era materials, are navy and military service related. Later materials include letters from major political, financial, and literary figures. Correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Ray Lyman Wilbur, Pearl S. Buck, and Carl Sandburg. Also included are engravings, photographs, and autographs of historical figures.

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Union Civil War admiral from Tennessee. From the description of Letter, 1860 September 25, U.S. Steam Sloop Brooklyn, to Isaac Toucey, Washington, D.C. (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 26186356 David Glasgow Farragut, U.S. Naval officer, was born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee on July 5, 1801. He is known for the taking of New Orleans in March 1862. He was then the first person to be commissioned to rear admiral in July 1862. He was victorious in the Battle o...

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Government executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723954 From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1952. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723968 From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In ...

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Illinois governor (1949-1953), Democratic U. S. presidential candidate (1952, 1956), and U. S. ambassador to the United Nations (1961-1965). From the description of Letter, July 13, 1949. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 698776706 Thirty-first governor of Illinois (1949-1953), two time Democratic Presidential candidate (1952, 1956), diplomat and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1880-1965 [1948-1952]. (Abraham Lincoln President...

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Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873

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Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (1808-1873) was elected President of the French Second Republic in 1848 and, as the nephew and heir of Napoleon I, became the Emperor of the Second French Empire in 1851 as Napoleon III. Louis LeBreton (1818-1866) was a French painter who primarily painted naval subjects. From the description of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte letter to M. LeBreton, 1848 November 14. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 766004431 Louis Napoleon, president of ...

Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970

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Beniamino Bufano, a sculptor, was born in San Fele, Italy in 1886, and the fourteenth of fifteen children. He immigrated to New York with his family when he was a boy. As an adult he lived all over the world, but mostly in San Francisco. He married in 1925 to Virginia Bufano Lewin. They had one son Erskine. Virginia and Bufano divorced in 1932. Sponsors included Albert Bender and Trader Vic Bergeron. Bufano died in 1970 in San Francisco. From the description of Beniamino Bufano autob...

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

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Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...

Stringham, S. H.

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Harwood, A. A. (Andrew Allen), 1802-1884

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American naval officer. From the description of Autograph telegram signed : [n.p.], to the Secretary of the Navy, 1863 Jan. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508980 Harwood joined the Navy in 1818 as a midshipman. He was promoted to Commodore in 1862 and was in charge of the Washington Navy Yard. He was promoted to rear admiral on the retired list in 1869 and died in 1884. From the description of Letter, January 9, 1862. (Naval War College). WorldCat record i...

Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964

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Born Nancy Witcher Langhorne, of Richmond, Va., and "Mirador," Albemarle co., Va. Married Robert Gould Shaw, 1897; divorced, 1903; one son, Robert Gould. Married Waldorf Astor (1879-1952) of Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, Eng., 1906; five children: William Waldorf (b. 1907), Nancy Phyllis Louise (b. 1909), Frances David Langhorne (b. 1912), Michael (b. 1916), and John Jacob (b. 1918). Elected first woman to Parliament, 1919, serving twenty-five years. From the description of Pa...

Adamič, Louis 1899-1951

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Political writer and literary figure. From the description of ALS, 1939 March 21, Milford, New Jersey, to Edward Hoyt. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935383 Adamic was an author deeply concerned with American immigrants and their experiences in the "melting pot", and was the first editor of Commond Ground. From the description of Louis Adamic papers, 1848-1951 (bulk 1921-1951). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122561726 ...

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825

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After serving as a brigadier general in the Continental Army, Pinckney held several legislative and diplomatic posts before being placed in command of all federal forces in the South during the war scare of 1798. From the description of ALS : Harper's Ferry, Va., to James McHenry, 1800 Mar. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122409546 Pinckney was a South Carolina politician, U. S. Revolutionary War veteran, and member of the U.S. Constitutional Conven...

Harding, Warren Gamaliel, 1865-1923

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Warren Gamaliel Harding (b. November 2, 1865, Blooming Grove, Ohio-d. August 2, 1923, San Francisco, California) was an American politician who served as the 29th President of the United States from March 4, 1921 until his death in 1923....

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...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Lewis, W. Lee, 1878-1943.

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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...

Morris, Charles, 1784-1856

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Tegetthoff, Wilhelm

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Austrian naval officer. From the description of Wilhelm Tegetthoff correspondence, 1867 August 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980580 ...

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

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...

Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Letter : to "My dear fellow," [18--] July 12. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900949 Willis was a journalist and writer of plays, poems and short stories. From the description of Letter, to Maunsell B. (Maunsell Bradhurst) Field, 1854 March 31. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122493287 Nathaniel Parker Willis was one of the highest paid periodical writers of his day, a poet, ...

Spalding, O. L.

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Porter, David, 1780-1843

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David Porter, U.S. naval officer, was born in 1780 and entered the Navy in 1798. He fought in the Tripolitan War and the War of 1812 abd against West Indian pirates. After resigning from the U.S. Navy, he joined the Mexican Navy for three years. He was minister to Constantinople in 1839. From the description of Signed postal cover n.d. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46403353 From the description of Letter, January 26, 1820. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: ...

Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849

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Dolley Madison (b. May 20, 1768, New Garden, North Carolina – d. July 12, 1849, Washington, DC) was the wife of President James Madison. She was noted for her social graces, which boosted her husband’s popularity as President. She did much to define the role of the President’s spouse, known later by the title First Lady. Dolley Madison also helped to furnish the newly constructed White House. When the British set fire to it in 1814, she was credited with saving the classic portrait of George ...

Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

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American jurist and politician. From the description of Letter signed : "War Department," to William Pitt Fessenden, 1862 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580939 U.S. secretary of war 1862-1868. From the description of Telegram (draft) : ms. : Washington, D.C., to Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox C.H., Va., 1865 Apr. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380613 Secretary of War; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. ...

Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977

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University president; interviewee d.1977. From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Maynard Hutchins : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309740103 American author and University administrator. From the description of Typed letters signed (2) : Chicago, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1941 Feb. 4 and Apr. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868116 From the CSDI Collection (Mss 18) descriptio...

Dobbin, James C. (James Cochran), 1814-1857

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James C. Dobbin (1814-1857) of Fayetteville, N.C., was a lawyer, state legislator, and secretary of the United States Navy under President Pierce. From the guide to the James C. Dobbin Letters, ., 1852-1856, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Dobbin was Secretary of the Navy, 1853-1857, and helped to reorganize the Navy. From the description of Letter, September 6, 1853. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id:...

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...

Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967

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Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was an American author, editor and poet. He won three Pulitzer prizes, two for his poetry and the third for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. From the guide to the Carl Sandburg Collection, 1924-1954, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) American poet, novelist and historian, Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for Abraham Lincoln: the War Years and the other for The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg ...

Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877

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Indiana lawyer, judge, and Republican politician. Morton served as the state's lieutenant governor in 1861, and as governor from 1861 to 1867. In 1867 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and served there until his death. From the description of Oliver P. Morton papers, 1861-1876. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 27970020 14th Governor of Indiana, 1861-1867; United States Senator from Indiana, 1867-1877. From the description of Autographs o...

Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871

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Mathematician. Trinity College, Cambridge (England), from 1811; graduated Peterhouse, 1914; M.A. 1817. Lucasian professor of mathematics, Cambridge University, 1828-1839. Fellow Royal Society, 1816. Worked with and tried to perfect calculating machines; devised basic principles of modern computers. From the description of Correspondence, 1830-1849. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155005505 Mathematician. Trinity College, Cambridge (England), from 1811; graduated Peterhouse, 1...

Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931

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Ballerina. From the description of Anna Pavlova collection, 1909-[ongoing]. (Museum of Performance & Design). WorldCat record id: 430368594 Anna Pavlova was a Russian ballet dancer. Gabriel Astruc was a French producer, publisher, talent manager and founder of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Between 1907 and 1913 Astruc also handled a variety of theatrical business matters for Serge Diaghilev, including publicity, contract negotiations, financial backing, negotiations fo...

Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950

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American poet, novelist, and editor. From the description of Letter to a dealer [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806176 Editor of The Chimaera. From the description of ALS, [1915]-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500150 This may not really be Benét's writing. Although the verse appears to be signed by him the writer's intent may have been simply to ascribe the verse to him. Also, it is on letterhead engraved "MM...

Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849

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James K. Polk was president of the United States from 1845 to 1849. Biographical Note 1795, Nov. 2 Born, Mecklenburg County, N.C. 1806 Family moved to what is now Maury County, Tenn. 1818 Graduated, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ...

Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965

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Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924) was an American farmer, college professor, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 1921-1924. His son Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965) was also Secretary of Agriculture (1933-1940) and served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president (1941-1945). From the guide to the Henry C. Wallace Collection, 1921-1948, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Farm editor, corn breeder, business person, Iowa State alumnus (1910), U....

Nesselrode, Karl Robert, graf von, 1780-1862

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Russian diplomat. From the description of Manuscript copy of a letter : St. Petersburg, to Baron de Gayl, 1822 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649708001 ...

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949

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Ray Lyman Wilbur (1875-1949), physician and educator, served as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1929 to 1933. From the description of Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582818 American educator; United States secretary of the interior, 1929-1933; president, Stanford University, 1916-1943. From the description of Ray Lyman Wilbur papers, 1906-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867219 ...

Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925

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George Washington Cable, an American author and critic, was born in New Orleans and fought for the South in the Civil War. His first collection of tales of life in the south was Old creole days (1879). In 1884 he went on a reading tour with Mark Twain. He moved to Northampton, Mass., in 1885. He is chiefly known for his early works describing picturesque Louisiana Creole life and courageous essays on civil rights. From the description of George Washington Cable papers, 1865-1918. (Pe...

Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819

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U. S. naval officer; hero of the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. From the description of Battle of Lake Erie orders, log extract, and victory announcement,, 1813 July 8-10 Sept. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 77481334 Born in South Kingston, R.I., Aug. 23, 1785; famous for his battle on Lake Erie, with his dispatch to General Harrison, "We have met the enemy & they are ours", Sep. 10, 1813; U.S.Congress voted thanks, a medal & rank of Captain, died on the I...

Hall, Basil, 1788-1844

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Scottish naval officer and author. From the description of Autograph letters signed (47) : London, Portsmouth, etc., primarily to his publisher, Edward Moxon, 1830 Feb. 8-1842 July 26 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270507502 Basil Hall, British naval officer and author best known for his Fragments of Voyages and Travels. From the description of Basil Hall manuscript material : 9 items, 1829-1830 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 30212336...

Schofield, John McAllister, 1831-1906

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U.S. Secretary of War. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, D.C., 1869 Jan. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635150 U.S. secretary of war and army officer. From the description of Papers of John McAllister Schofield, 1837-1906 (bulk 1862-1895). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74984707 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Point, New York, to David A. Wells, [no year] May 27. (Unknown)...

Wilson, George S., 1939-

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Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

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South Carolina statesman. From the description of Letters, 1783-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31977848 From the description of Papers, 1765-1902. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 17363885 Vice-President of United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to B.S. Thomas, 1841 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134323 From the description of Autograph letter signed : ...

Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948

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American novelist and non-fiction writer. From the description of Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection, 1907-1945. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 44590095 California author. From the description of TLS, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866384 Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton was an American novelist, short-story writer, biographer, and literary critic. From the description of Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection of ...