Historical and literary mss., 1300-1946.

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Historical and literary mss., 1300-1946.

Individual and multiple items of figures of historical or literary significance, including autographs, letters, official documents, literary mss., illuminated mss., engravings, and a few printed items. Includes items for each of the U.S. presidents through Woodrow Wilson, especially letters (1775) from John Adams to Elbridge Gerry describing the proceedings of the Second Continental Congress, letter (1808) from Thomas Jefferson to the General Assembly of North Carolina explaining his decision not to seek a third term, and from Millard Fillmore and others to John W. Allen (1843) discussing campaign machinery for the 1844 election; items for numerous French artists of the 18th and 19th centuries; relatively large number of items for both Samuel Langhorne Clemens and Eugene Field; 13 letters from three members of the Huntington family of Connecticut describing condition of soldiers during the American Revolution; items addressed to Anna Morgan, a Chicago educator, or Edward Freiberger, editor of the Saturday Evening Herald. Also includes a fragment of a letter (1808) from Robert Southey describing Samuel Taylor Coleridge; letter (1807?) from Coleridge to Sara Hutchinson; items by Michelangelo, Rubens, Vespucci, Walt Whitman, and Washington Irving; and 14th and 15th century illuminated mss.

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Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pil...

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

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Woodrow Wilson (b. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia-d.February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.), was the twenty-eight President of the United States, 1913-1921; Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913; and president of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Biographical Note 1856, Dec. 28 Born, Staunton, Va. 1870 ...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

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Elbridge Thomas Gerry (July 17, 1744 (OS July 6, 1744) – November 23, 1814) was an American politician and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he served as the fifth vice president of the United States under President James Madison from March 1813 until his death in November 1814. The political practice of gerrymandering is named after Gerry. Born into a wealthy merchant family, Gerry vocally opposed British colonial policy in the 1760s and was active in the early stages of organizing the re...

Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564

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Epithet: sculptor, painter, poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000295.0x0002d2 ...

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843

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English poet, literary scholar, historian and biographer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keswick, to an unidentified man, 1836 Jan. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 603582965 English poet and man of letters. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keswick, to Moxon, 1837 July 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662734 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keswick, to an unidentified correspondent, 1837 Mar. 2....

Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640

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Epithet: artist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000244.0x0001e7 Flemish painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Antwerp, to Pierre Dupuy, 1626 Nov. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270619218 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Antwerp, to Pierre Dupuy, 1626 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270619214 ...

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...

Field, Eugene, 1850-1895

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Eugene Field, an American writer, was born in 1850 to Rosewell Field and Frances Reed. After his mother's death in 1856, he and his brother were sent to live with a cousin in Amherst, Massachusetts. He studied at Williams College from 1868-69. He then studied for a short time at Knox College in Illinois and at the University of Missouri. He married Julia Sutherland Comstock on October 16, 1873. He wrote weekly newspaper columns and also published volumes of poetry and prose. Field died on Novemb...

Freiberger, Edward, 1857-1917

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Edward Freiberger (1857-1917) was a music critic with the Chicago Herald and drama critic of the Inter Ocean and editor of the Saturday Evening Herald (Chicago). In 1897 Freiberger began writing History of the Drama in Chicago for the Dunlap Society of New York, though it seems this work was not completed. In addition to journalism Freiberger wrote poetry (Wayside Pansies), a book about the history of the piano and several comedic plays. He wrote in both English and German. Freiberger was a me...

Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892), poet and author. From the description of Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702172830 Poet, journalist, essayist. From the description of Letter, 1863 July 27-1863 Sept. 9. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477038304 American author. From the description of Letter to Mary E. Van Nostrand, 1890 November 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49377819 America...

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, critic, and philosopher. From the description of Samuel Taylor Coleridge manuscript material : 36 items, 1792-1832 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122919490 From the guide to the Samuel Taylor Coleridge manuscript material : 37 items, 1792-1832, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Epithet: poet and philosopher British Library Archives and Manuscript...

Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512

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Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874

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Millard Fillmore was born in Cayuga County, N.Y. and later became a resident of East Aurora and Buffalo. He was a lawyer, local office holder, State Assemblyman, U.S. Congressman, N.Y. State Comptroller, Vice-President under Zachary Taylor and 13th U.S. President, 1850-1853. He was also involved in establishing numerous Buffalo institutions. He was a founder and first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo, Commander of the Union Continentals (Home Guard) during Civil War, and first president o...

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...

Morgan, Anna, 1851-1936

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Huntington family.

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Meissner, George N., 1872-1960

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Businessman and collector, of St. Louis, Mo. From the description of Historical and literary mss., 1300-1946. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 26089959 From the description of Historical and literary mss., ca. 1300-1946. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 28419677 ...

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...

Allen, John W. (John William), 1802-1887

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...