Collection of historical letters autographs and photographs, 1793-1907.


Montagu, Percy. Collection of historical letters autographs and photographs, 1793-1907.

Collection of historical letters autographs and photographs, 1793-1907.

This is a collection of letters, autographs, and photographs of prominent Americans, including: a letter, 1793 February 18, Thomas Jefferson, Philadelphia, to Governor Beverley Randolph; Jefferson, as Secretary of State under Washington, writes that there will be an assembly of some 3,000 Northern and Western Indians at Sandusky in the coming spring. Jefferson and Washington want Randolph to be on the commission representing the South. In the letter Jefferson discusses travel and lodging arrangements as well as pay. An etching of Jefferson is included. In a letter, 1828 October 21, James Barron to Samuel Lewis Southard, Barron writes to the Secretary of the Navy recommending Alexander Stephenson to a gunner's appointment. A commission, 1834 May 3, signed by Andrew Jackson as President and Louis McLane as Secretary of State; also included are three engravings of Jackson. In a letter, 1843 April 2, Robert E. Lee to William Berkeley Lewis, Lee encloses a letter [not extant] to John Powell Brent which he asks Lewis to forward. Three engravings of Lee are included; an autographed quotation, 1907 January 21, by Mark Twain (portrait attached); and an autograph of Mary Anderson (portrait attached) and a program from the actress' New York production of The Daughter of Roland.

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Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 (person)

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...

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 (person)

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 reelected to ...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (person)

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Anderson, Mary, 1859-190 (person)

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (person)

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...

Barron, James, 1769-1851 (person)

James Barron was commissioned lieutenant 9 March 1798 in United States Navy and promoted to captain in 1799. He served in the Mediterranean fleet during the war with Tripoli. A commodore by 1807, he was in command of the ship Chesapeake which surrendered to the Leopard. Barron was court-martialed and suspended from service for five years. During the War of 1812, he was in Denmark. He killed Stephen Decatur in a duel in 1820. Commanded Philadelphia and Gosport navy yards and the Navy Asylum, a re...

Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842 (person)

U.S. secretary of the navy and U.S. senator from and governor of New Jersey. From the description of Papers of Samuel L. Southard, 1809-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77961420 Secretary of the navy. From the description of Letter : from several correspondents, 1825 Jan. 17. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28996223 Samuel L. Southard (1787-1842) was a prominent U.S. statesman of the early 19th century. He served as a New Jersey Senator from...

Stephenson, Alexander, fl. 1828. (person)

Montagu, Percy, (person)

Randolph, Beverley, 1754-1797 (person)

Governor of Va. From the description of Papers, 1789-1791. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36321599 Governor of Virginia. From the description of Letter of appointment, 1791. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367392280 Wingfield lived at "Bellair" in Albemarle County, Va. Married Mary Lewis. Appointed magistrate in 1794 and served as sheriff in 1819. Family tradition (unproven) that he was Episcopal minister. He died in 1819. From...