Read family papers, 1848-1935.

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Read family. Read family papers, 1848-1935.

Read family papers, 1848-1935.

Correspondence between Read family members, Thomas Buchanan Read, Mary Pratt Read, Mary Alice Read, and Harriet Denison Butler Read, and notable military, literary, political, and artistic figures, particluarly of the 19th century. Correspondents include Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church, William Whiteman Fosdick, Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, Ludwig Knaus, Hiram Powers, Thomas Addison Richards, Randolph Rogers, John Sartain, William Wetmore Story, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Philip Sheridan, James Garfield, and William Tecumseh Sherman, among others.

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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...

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...

Read family.

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Residents of Hobcaw Plantation, near Charleston, S.C.; Jacob Read was the husband of Catherine Read, brother of William Reed (1754-1845) and brother-in-law of Charles Ludlow; Catherine Read was sister of Elizabeth Ludlow, sister-in-law of Charles Ludlow and aunt of Polly Clarkson. From the description of Read family papers 1724-1843; (bulk, 1786-1815). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 40992122 The Read family was outstanding in the accomplishments and acti...

Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

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James Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. After embarking on an academic career, he joined the Ohio volunteer infantry regiment, and in 1863 was appointed Major General in the same regiment. He served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1880, when he was elected President. His inauguration took place on March 4, 1881, but his term of office was unfortunately brought to an abrupt end with his assassination by C...

Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900

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Artist. From the description of Frederick Edwin Church correspondence, 1860-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453332 Landscape painter of the Hudson River School. From the description of Papers, 1860-1887. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50151072 Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Frederick Edwin Church letter, 1887 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515312 American painter. From th...

Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873

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American sculptor. From the description of Horatio Nelson Powers letter to the Rev. W. Ware [manuscript], no year August 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647997942 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Florence, to Bayard Taylor, 1845 Oct. 9 and 1846 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618884 Sculptor; United States and Italy. From the description of Hiram Powers letters, 1852 Apr. 4-Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Knaus, Ludwig, 1829-1910

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The genre painter Ludwig Knaus was a successful German painter. He became a professor at the Kunstakademie Dü̈sseldorf, and later, in 1874, moved to Berlin, where he taught at the Akademie der Künste until 1882. From the description of Letter suggesting works for an exhibition, 1882. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84649301 Painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berlin, 1864 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486681 ...

Sartain, John, 1808-1897

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Engraver, portrait and miniature painter John Sartain was born in London in 1808 and moved to the United States in 1830 after a seven year apprenticeship to London engraver John Swaine. Besides his banknote and portrait engraving, Sartain was noted for his magazine engravings. In 1849 he began his own magazine, entitled Sartain's Union Magazine of Letters and Art, but ceased its publication three years later due to financial troubles. Sartain was also the director of the Pennsylvania Academy of ...

Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888

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U.S. Army officer and Union general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [place name illegible], to [Sawtelle?], 1866 July 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 753969354 Philip Henry Sheridan was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. A native of Albany, N.Y., Sheridan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1853 and subsequently served with the 4th U.S. Infantry in the Pacific Northwest. Sheri...

Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902

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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was a landscape painter from New York, N.Y. From the description of Albert Bierstadt letters, 1880-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233006971 Landscape painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Albert Bierstadt letters, 1880-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557002 German-American painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Hiram Powers, 1870 Apr. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Read, Mary Alice, 1845-1870.

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Read, Harriet Denison Butler, 1837-1935.

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Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895

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William Wetmore Story was born in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1840, left the United States in 1847 and spent the rest of his life in Rome. There he began his career as a sculptor, working mostly in marble. From the description of Letters sent, 1860, 1875. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 77798425 American expatriate William Wetmore Story had talent and success in diverse pursuits. After graduating from Harvard, he practised law in Bo...

Read, Mary Pratt, 1818-1855.

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Fosdick, W. W. (William Whiteman), 1825-1862

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Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908

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Sculptor and inventor, Hosmer was a native of Watertown, Mass., studied anatomy, and spent much of her life in Rome, where she was at first the pupil of the English sculptor, John Gibson. Her works were exhibited and purchased in England and the United States. For further information, see Harriet Hosmer, Letters and Memories, edited by Cornelia Crow Carr (1912); Notable American Women (1971); and Hosmeriana: A Guide to Works by and about Harriet G. Hosmer, by Joseph L. Curran (1975). ...

Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900

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Landscape and portrait painter, illustrator, author. From the description of Thomas Addison Richards drawings, 1852-1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594337 ...

Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872

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Thomas Buchanan Read, American poet. From the description of Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81915003 From the description of Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702164946 American poet, painter, and sculptor. From the description of Sheridan's ride : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1865 or...

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...

Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892

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Sculptor from Ann Arbor, Michigan. From the description of Randolph Rogers papers, 1853-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421856 Sculptor; Rome, Italy. Born Waterloo, N.Y. Works include figures on Washington Monument, Richmond, Va., military commissions in Cincinnati, Detroit, Providence, seated Lincoln in Philadelphia, and others. From the description of Randolph Rogers papers, 1848-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...