Autograph collection, 1679-1923.

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Stedman, Henry R. Autograph collection, 1679-1923.

Autograph collection, 1679-1923.

Collection of autographs, letters, and engravings includes: Benedict Arnold, Herbert Henry Asquith, Berthold Auerbach, Charles W. Eliot, Edward Everett, C.C. Felton, Arthur J. Balfour, Alexander Hugh Bruce, Gilbert John Elliot Murray, John Edward Bernard Seely, William Waldegrave Palmer Selborne, Lawrence Barrett, Nathaniel Bowditch, Simon Bradstreet, President James Buchanan, John C. Calhoun, Joseph Chamberlain, Austen Chamberlain, Grover S. Cleveland, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ferdinand Foch, William E. Gladstone, George W. Goethals, Charles G. Gordon, Alexander Hamilton, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Julia Ward Howe, Victor Hugo, Andrew Jackson, Richard Henry Lee, John Lewis, Henry Wasdsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Lord Lyndhurst, Horace Mann, Phillippe Petain, William T. Sherman, Henry M. Stanley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charles Sumner and the Duke of Wellington.

1 box 34 folders ; 37 x 28 x 5 cm.

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

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters and field order of William T. Sherman, 1863-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71057263 U.S. Army general. From the description of Papers, 1861-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20314215 From the description of Letter, 1875. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40421933 American army commander. From the description of Autograph letter signed ...

Felton, C. C. (Cornelius Conway), 1807-1862

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Cornelius Conway Felton (Harvard AB 1827) was a tutor from 1829 to 1832, University Professor of Greek from 1832 to 1834, Eliot Professor of Greek Literature from 1834 to 1860, Regent from 1849 to 1857, and President of Harvard University from 1860 to 1862. From the description of Lectures on Greek history and literature, 1855-1861. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77072875 In 1857, Felton expelled Keene from the Harvard Divinity School for practicing as a medium. ...

Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885

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Epithet: Major-General; of Add MS 44147 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000766.0x0000f0 British general who became a national hero for his exploits in China and his ill-fated defense of Khartuom against Sudanese rebels. From the description of Letter, 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 363531820 "Chinese" Gordon. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Southampton, t...

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut – d. July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut) was an American abolitionist and author. She is the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher who preached against slavery. She is best known for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. It became an instant and controversial best-seller, both in the United States and abroad. The novel had a major impact on Northerners' attitudes toward slavery and by the beginning of the Civil War had sold more than a million copi...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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American writer and physician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Beverley Farm, Mass., to Tristram Coffin, 1890 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544690 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Tristram Coffin, 1891 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361192 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to [Tristram Coffin], 1891 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361674 From the descript...

Auerbach, Berthold, 1812-1882

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Auerbach, German novelist. Charles W. Eliot, C.C. Felton, and Edward Everett, Presidents of Harvard College. From the description of Letters, 1847-1872. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417354 Author, 1812-1882 From the guide to the Berthold Auerbach Collection, circa 1844-1992, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives) ...

Bruce, Alexander Hugh, Baron Balfour of Burleigh

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British statesman Alexander Hugh Bruce, 6th Baron Balfour of Burleigh, was born in Kennet, Alloa, central Scotland, on 13 January 1849. He was educated at Loretto School, Musselburgh, and at Eton College, then studied at Oriel College, Oxford. He was a member of the Factory Commission, 1874-1875, and chaired many other commissions too. Bruce was a Lord-in-Waiting to the Queen, 1888-1889, Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, 1889-1892, Secretary of State for Scotland, 1895-1903, and a r...

Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885

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Victor Hugo, French poet, novelist and playwright. From the description of Victor Hugo collection, 1816-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702159680 From the description of Victor Hugo collection, 1816-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84010646 French writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to M. Cassin, 1831 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 759121359 French poet, novelist, dramatist. ...

Selborne, William Waldegrave Palmer, Earl of, 1859-1942

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Chamberlain, Joseph, 1836-1914

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Joseph Chamberlain was born in 1836; he was educated at University College School, and at the age of sixteen moved from London to Birmingham to join his uncle's screw manufacturing business, Nettlefold and Chamberlain; he became a member of the Birmingham Education Society, the National Education League, and was chairman of the Birmingham School Board [1868-1873]; he was a member of Birmingham Town Council [1872-1880], being Councillor for St Paul's Ward and Mayor [1873-1876]; he was MP for West...

Asquith, H.H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928

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First Earl of Oxford and Asquith, Statesman, and Prime Minister. From the description of Letters, 1902-1919. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417274 Earl of Oxford and Asquith. British M.P.; served as Home Secretary, 1892-1895; Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1905-1908; Secretary of State for War, 1914; Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, 1908-1916. From the description of Papers, 1912-1939. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19108896...

Seely, John Edward Bernard, Sir, 1868-1947.

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Foch, Ferdinand, 1851-1929

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Marshal of France, taught at the Ecole de Guerre, strategist at the battles of the Marne and Ypres during World War I and commander of the Alllied Armies in 1918. From the description of Letter, 1923. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41416593 Marshall of France, and commander of the Allied forces at the end of World War I. From the description of Notes, 1919 Oct. 14-Nov. 19, to the Paris Peace Conference. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 13917422 Fr...

Chamberlain, Austen, Sir, 1863-1937

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British statesman. From the description of Letter : 58 Rutland Gate, to Mrs. Tweedie, 1935 July 26. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122319042 Epithet: politician Title: Knight British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001083.0x0000fe Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain was born in Birmingham in 1863 an...

Stedman, Henry R.

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Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Lewis, John Smith.

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Revolutionary War officer. From the description of John Lewis letter, 1796. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36200112 Lewis, contractor for the construction of Lemmons Wharf, Charlestown, Massachusetts. From the description of Contract, 1728. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417826 Civil rights leader. From the description of Reminiscences of John Lewis : oral history, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York)...

Lyndhurst, John Singleton Copley, Baron, 1772-1863

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John Singleton Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst, British politician. Early in his career, he led the prosecution against the Cato Street Conspirators, and was involved in the trial of Queen Caroline. From the description of John Singleton Copley, Lord Lyndhurst manuscript material : 15 items, ca. 1825-1861 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 124206793 Lord Chancellor of England and son of portrait painter, John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). From the descrip...

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x0002c9 English writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Office of All the Year Round, 26 Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C., to Frederick Lehmann, 1863 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125432 English novelist and publisher. From the description of ALS : Broadstairs, Kent, to Mr. Cullenford, 18...

Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928

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Born in 1858 in Brooklyn, New York, Goethals graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1880. Goethals was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1907 when he was appointed chief engineer for the construction of the Panama Canal.. Under his management construction was completed in 1914, about one year early. From the guide to the George Washington Goethals Letter MSS. 0575., 1918 March 27, (University Libraries Division of Special Collecti...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794

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Delegate from Virginia to the First Continental Congress. Schuyler was one of the four major generals in the Continenetal Army and delegate to the Continental Congress. Father-in-law to Alexander Hamilton. From the description of Letters, 1775. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417645 Richard Henry Lee was a staunch defender of colonial rights and was aligned with Patrick Henry as a strong opponent of the Stamp Act. From the description of Richard Henry L...

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts– April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts), American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century....

Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930

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British Prime Minister, 1902-1905. From the description of Papers, 1882-1908. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19210580 British Prime Minister. From the description of Letters to the Duchess of Sutherland [manuscript], 1895-1917. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647916243 Correspondents include: Arthur James Balfour, Prime Minister of England; Alexander Hugh Bruce, Balfour of Burleigh, Secretary for Scotland; Sir John Edward Be...

Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838

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American writer on navigation. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Salem, to an unidentified recipient, 1810 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910812 From the description of Letter signed : Boston, to William Vaughan in London, 1837 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910815 Astronomer, mathematician, and insurance executive. From the description of Nathaniel Bowditch correspondence, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 794511...

Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

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South Carolina statesman. From the description of Letters, 1783-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31977848 From the description of Papers, 1765-1902. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 17363885 Vice-President of United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to B.S. Thomas, 1841 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134323 From the description of Autograph letter signed : ...

Bradstreet, Simon, 1603-1697

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Simon Bradstreet (1603-1697), Governor of Massachusetts, 1679-1686 and 1689-1692. From the description of Document, 1679. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417153 Simon Bradstreet was an English colonial administrator and businessman who spent some 20 years in Massachusetts Bay Colony including some years as the royal governor. He was married to Anne Bradstreet who is noted as the first American female poet to have her works published. From the descriptio...

Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891

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Lawrence Barrett was manager of his own dramatic company. From the description of Agreement between Lawrence Barrett and Fred C. Mosley [manuscript], 1882 June 10. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 281643577 Lawrence Barrett, actor. John Weiss, Reverend, lecturer and scholar on Shakespeare. From the description of Letter to John Weiss, 1873-1876. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41416811 American author and actor. From ...

Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

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Civil War photohistorian. From the description of The William Gladstone collection, 1862-1890. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 24153145 English statesman. From the description of Autograph card signed : to C.E. Pascoe, 1876 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269561267 From the description of Autograph note in third person : to Prof. Knight, 1895 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590785 From the description of Aut...

Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801

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Revolutionary patriot, Continental Army general, and traitor. From the description of Benedict Arnold papers, 1761-1794. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 432702702 Prior to the U.S. Revolutionary War Arnold was a merchant and trader in the West Indies. He served in the Revolutionary Army, but defected to the British in 1780 and served until the War was over. He then went to Canada and eventually to England. He was married to Margaret Mansfie...

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

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Grover Cleveland, born in Caldwell, NJ, 18 March 1837; moved to Buffalo, NY in 1855; Erie County Sheriff, 1871-1874; Mayor of Buffalo, 1882; Governor of New York, 1883-1884; President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897; married Frances Folsom, 1886; died at Princeton, NJ, 24 June 1908....

Murray, Gilbert John Elliot, 1868-1947.

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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...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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U.S. senator and representative, from Massachusetts; president of Harvard (1846-1849); Secretary of State (1852-1853). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett to R.M.T. Hunter, 1853 Feb. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410779 American educator and statesman. From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1830-1857. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156129 Everett was...

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...

Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926

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Eliot served as president of Harvard University (1869-1909). From the description of Correspondence of Charles W. Eliot, 1870-1920. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339031 Charles William Eliot (1834-1926) was President of Harvard University from March 12, 1869 to May 19, 1909. He also taught mathematics and chemistry at Harvard University (1858-1863) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1865-1869). Eliot was one of the most influential educa...

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 ...

Pétain, Philippe, 1856-1951

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Marshal and chief of state of France. From the description of Philippe Pétain papers, 1944-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866964 French General of the First World War. From the description of Letter, 1918. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41418433 French minister of war, diplomat, and army officer. From the description of Address of Philippe Pétain, 1918. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450037 ...

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle hymn of the republic and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer. In Feb. 1862, the Atlantic Monthly published her poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which she wrote during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861. From the description of Papers concerning the Battle hymn of the republic, 1897-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80781526 Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle...

Mann, Horace, 1796-1859

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Educator and innovator of the public school system in the United States. From the description of Letter, 1844, Feb. 26, Boston, [Mass.?] to "My dear sister" [i.e. Mrs. Rebecca Pennelf], Wrentham, Mass. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 39863863 American educator and social reformer. From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1856 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639351466 U.S. representative from Massachusetts, reformer, co...

Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904

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English explorer in Africa. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Congo River, to Robert Newton, the British Vice-Consul at Luanda, Angola, while "advancing to the interior" on an exploring expedition, 1880 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574627 British explorer and author of THROUGH SOUTH AFRICA. From the description of Letter, 1899. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744855 British explorer. From the des...

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...