Letters, 1554-1933.


Letters, 1554-1933.

Personal letters written by Phoenix to friends and associates, and letters which Phoenix collected as autograph specimens, ranging in date from 1554 (Melanchthon) to 1933 (Franklin D. Roosevelt). Over half of Phoenix's own letters are addressed to Josiah Collins Pumpelly (1839-1920), many others are to Henry Thayer Drowne (1822-1897). The material is dated from various places in the United States and Europe and contains accounts of Phoenix's travels and comments on yachting, books, the theater, and friends. There is a series of Presidential letters ranging from Washington to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also, an engraved portrait of Phoenix.

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Phoenix, S. Whitney (Stephen Whitney), 1836-1881

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Phoenix was a graduate of Columbia University, and a book collector. From the description of Letters, 1554-1933. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122443017 ...

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...

Melanchthon, Philipp, 1497-1560

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Humanist and reformer; friend and colleague of Martin Luther. From the description of Paulus spricht zu den Colossern, 1551. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122576370 German theologian and Protestant reformer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Nuremberg, to his son-in-law Caspar Peucer, [1555] Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270637323 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wittenberg, to an unidentified recipient year not...

Pumpelly, Josiah C. (Josiah Collins), 1839-1920

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Drowne, Henry T. (Henry Thayer), 1822-1897

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...