William Graham Sumner papers, 1863-1946 (inclusive).

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Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. William Graham Sumner papers, 1863-1946 (inclusive).

William Graham Sumner papers, 1863-1946 (inclusive).

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, notes and research materials, clippings, memorabilia, photographs and financial records of William Graham Sumner, a sociologist, professor at Yale University, and advocate of free trade and the gold standard. The correspondence (over 13,000 items) documents many of Sumner's interests including the Yale College curriculum and economic and political issues. It also includes substantive accounts from friends in the South about Reconstruction, the Freedmen's Bureau, and the Tilden-Hayes election. Family correspondence spans the years 1863-1908. There are over 100 letters written by Sumner during the last years of his life to Albert Galloway Keller. Writings in the papers include manuscripts of published and unpublished works, among which are two unpublished books on paper currency. Essays, both complete and fragments, sermons from his service as an Episcopal minister, drafts of lectures, addresses, and several items of fiction are also included. Sumner's exhaustive notes cover a variety of topics on American and European history. The largest set is made up of 250,000 note cards, catalogued and used in the preparation of Science of Society. Among his major correspondents are E. S. Dana, Timothy Dwight, Morton Easton, Irving Fisher, Edwin Godkin, Charles Hines, Alfred Bishop Mason, Simon Newcomb, Joseph Sumner and David Ames Wells. These papers previously formed part of the Sumner-Keller collection.

60.25 linear ft. (123 boxes, 3 folios, 1 file cabinet)

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Adams, Henry, 1838-1918

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Henry Adams (1838-1918) was an American historian, novelist, and critic. From the guide to the Henry Adams papers, 1871-1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Historian, educator, and author. From the description of U.S. history collection of Henry Adams, 1787-1814. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131906 Adams was an American novelist, historian, and social critic. Rae was a friend of Adams' wife, Marian (Clover) Adams. ...

Romeike, Henry, 1855-1903.

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Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

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Anson Phelps Stokes was born on April 13, 1874, in New Brighton, Staten Island, New York. He received degrees from Yale University (B.A., 1896) and the Episcopal Theological School (B.D., 1900). He served as Secretary of Yale University (1899-1921) and was active on several University committees and organizations. Phelps also served as Canon of the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Washington, D.C. (1924-1939) and was active on a variety of educational commissions and as a trustee of the Phel...

Seymour, Storrs Ozias, 1836-

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Bridgman, Raymond L. (Raymond Landon), 1848-1925

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Morse, John Torrey, 1840-1937

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American lawyer and historian. From the description of John Torrey Morse letters to Houghton Mifflin Company [manuscript], 1885, 1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648019902 ...

Easton, Morton William

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Anti-Imperialist League

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Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897

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American economist and educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645501803 Lawyer, educator, and economist. From the description of Francis Amasa Walker papers, 1878-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981602 American publicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Conn., to Mr. We...

Whitney, James Lyman, 1835-1910

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As Chief of Cataloging at the Boston Public Library, edited the Ticknor Catalogue; Librarian-in-Chief at B.P.L., 1899-1903. From the description of ALS : [Boston] to B.H. Beedham, 1880 May 27. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39730265 ...

Wright, Henry Smith, 1839-1910

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Biographical information is limited for Henry X. Wright. A Virginian, he was born in 1835. The collection's earliest document places him on the USN Fulton as an assistant engineer at age 24. The outbreak of the Civil War finds him aboard the USS Pocahontas. In April 1861 Wright tendered his resignation from the United States Navy, which was accepted on May 6, 1861. On May 22, 1861 he was accepted into the Confederate States Navy, with orders to report for duty. Wright wa...

Yale University. Dept. of Social Sciences.

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Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937

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American educator and historian. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Baltimore, to Paul L. Ford, 1887 Jan. 30-1887 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544451 Historian and librarian. From the description of Papers of J. Franklin Jameson, 1604-1994 (bulk 1900-1930). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82730569 J. Franklin Jameson was a prominent American historian in the early 20th century. From the guide to the J. Franklin...