Autograph Files

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Autograph Files

Autograph Files

1783-1983

Letters with some manuscripts, speeches, poems, and other items, primarily resulting from an official connection with Vassar College, written by Vassar students, faculty or staff, or of historical and cultural significance.

9 cubic feet

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Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later ree...

Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997

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The interview took place at Wells College, New York. From the description of Audio interviews with poet Denise Levertov by Clive Scott Chisholm : sound recordings, 1973 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864806 Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Denise Levertov and her husband, Mitchell Goodman. From the description of Letters, 1965-1976, to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155871475 ...

Rose, Ernestine L. (Ernestine Louise), 1810-1892

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Ernestine Rose was born Jan. 13, 1810 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Congress Poland. Her father was a wealthy rabbi although Rose remained a staunch atheist throughout her life. She left Poland at the age of 17 and eventually relocated to England. There she met Utopian Socialist, Robert Owen, a socialist, and the two were good friends. She married William Ella Rose, another socialist and the two emigrated to the United States in 1836 and settled in NYC. Rose became a speaker for abolition of slaver...

Vassar College.

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Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894

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Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was at the center of the Transcendentalist movement in New England. Although she wrote and published many works, she is best remembered for her support and friendship of Emerson, Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller and many others. She published the journal Dial, founded the famous West Street Book Shop and Publishing House, and introduced kindergarten to America. From the description of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody letters, 1846-1854. (Pennsylvania State University Libra...

Livingston, Margaret Lewis, 1780-1860.

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Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909

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Sarah Orne Jewett was one of America's foremost regional writers. She produced novels, stories, and sketches, generally concerned with the lives and traditions of women in the rural areas of coastal New England. Her gentle, well-observed, respectful style transcends the limitations of genre and continue to make her work relevant. From the description of Sarah Orne Jewett letter to Loulie, ca. 1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54429003 ...

Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985

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Pauli Murray (1910-1985) was a lawyer, scholar, writer, educator, administrator, religious leader, civil rights and women's rights activist. She was a co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the first black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal minister. She spent much of her life in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. From the description of Proud shoes : the story of an American family : typescript, 1956 / by Pauli Murray. (New York Public Library)....

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Yale University.

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Keller, Helen, 1880-1968

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Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) overcame both blindness and deafness, providing inspiration to many people around the world. She devoted her life to bettering the education and treatment of the blind, the deaf, and the mute, and was a pioneer in educating the public in the prevention of blindness in newborns. When Helen Keller was 19 months old she became ill with a high fever and lost consciousness, becoming deaf and blind. In her autobiography The Story of My Life, a book she first wrot...

Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893

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Lucy Stone (b. Aug. 13, 1818, West Brookfield, MA–d. Oct. 18, 1893, Boston, MA) was born to parents Hannah Matthews and Francis Stone. At age 16, Stone began teaching in district schools always earning far less money than men. In 1847, she became the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree from Oberlin College. After college, Stone began her career with the Garrisonian Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and began giving public speeches on women's rights. in the fall of 1847; With...

Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951

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Sinclair Lewis (b. Feb. 7, 1885, Sauk Centre, MN–d. January 10, 1951, Rome, Italy) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. ...

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...

O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist....

Lowndes, Gertrude Laura Livingston, b. 1805.

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

Longfellow, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1850-1928

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Eldest daughter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; co-founder of Radcliffe College; served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. From the description of Alice Mary Longfellow papers, 1850-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973658 Alice M. Longfellow, daughter of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was closely associated with Radcliffe College as one of seven managers, 1879-1880, memb...

Spelman College

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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...

Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

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Lucretia Mott (née Coffin) was born Jan. 3, 1793 in Nantucket, MA. She was a descendent of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell Folger and a cousin of Framer Benjamin Franklin. Mott became a teacher; her interest in women's rights began when she discovered that male teachers at the school were paid significantly more than female staff. A well known abolitionist, Mott considered slavery to be evil, a Quaker view. When she moved to Philadelphia, she became Quaker minister. Along with white and black wo...

Loring, Katherine

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Combe, George, 1788-1858

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Scottish phrenologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to an unidentified recipient in Salem, 1838 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270515793 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to the Reverend John Pierpont, 1838 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270518623 Scottish lawyer and phrenologist. From the description of Papers, 1829-1838, [Edinburgh]. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 3144525...

Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980

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Muriel Rukeyser was an American poet, playwright, biographer, and writer of children's literature. From the description of Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976 bulk (1931-1976). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122570595 From the guide to the Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976, 1931-1976, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American poet. From the ...

Raymond, Charles A.

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Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921

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Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell (1825-1921) was a reformer, abolitionist, author, lecturer, and the first woman ordained as a minister in the United States. In 1846, Blackwell enrolled at Oberlin College in Ohio, and by 1847, she had received her literary degree – the only degree available to women at the time. She stayed at Oberlin for three more years to study theology, but the college would not confer her degree or allow her to be ordained as a minister. She then began working as an indepen...

Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860.

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Unitarian minister and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1850 Nov. 5, Boston, to Charles Mason. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925855 Rev. Theodore Parker (1810-1860), Unitarian minister, social reformer, and publicist, was born in Lexington, Mass., a grandson of Captain John Parker (1729-1775) of Revolutionary fame. Parker graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1836, became minister of West Roxbury, and proceeded to develop his theological and social ...

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962), wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was an especially active and visible First Lady who, it was claimed, did more to popularize the Roosevelt administration than any other person or factor. Her innumerable trips across the country and visits to workers and their families did much to promote her as one of the people, a democrat with a small "d." She was the first president's wife to hold White House press conferences, and millions of p...

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

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Poet and author, Cornell University non-resident professor. From the description of James Russell Lowell letter and portrait, 1871 July 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 123412650 Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited The Atlantic Monthly, and with Charles Eliot Norton, The North American Review ; was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard; and U.S. minister to Spain and to England. Aldrich was ...

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

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Frederick Douglass, a former slave, was a noted lecturer, writer, abolitionist, and diplomat. From the description of Frederick Douglass letter to George W. Curtis, 1872 September 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50068315 Abolitionist, orator, journalist. From the description of Note, 1866 April 9. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29647750 From the description of Letter: Washington, D.C., to [P...