Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925.

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Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925.

Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925.

Correspondence, manuscripts of poems, and manuscripts of lectures by Benjamin. The correspondence consists of original letters of Benjamin, typescript and photostatic copies of Benjamin letters in other libraries, and letters to Benjamin from some of his literary contemporaries including Paul Hamilton Hayne, Willis Gaylord Clark, John Lothrop Motley, and Fitz-Greene Halleck. Many of the letters relate to Park Benjamin's lecture tours. There are other family letters and many documents relating to the Benjamin family,and two letterbooks of John Lothrop Motley. Also, a large amount of genealogical material of the Benjamin family, and its related families from the 16th century to the present day. There are also financial records, monographs, clippings, and photographs.

6.5 linear ft ( 15 document boxes)

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Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886

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American essayist and critic. From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Boston, to Harper and Brothers, 1858 Mar. 5 and 18-1878 Apr. 1 and 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588778 Edwin Percy Whipple was an influential 19th century American literary critic and lecturer. A prolific reader, he worked at several disparate jobs while publishing critical essays in diverse periodicals. He gained the reputation as one of the most important young critics of his gener...

Otis, George A. (George Alexander), 1830-1881

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Curator of the Army Medical Museum (later the National Museum of Health and Medicine). From the description of Otis collection, 1845-1924. (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Association Library). WorldCat record id: 70947035 ...

Berington, Joseph, 1746-1827

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Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Earl of, 1831-1891

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Lucile was first published in 1860. From the description of Lucile : manuscript, [not before 1860] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612820220 Lytton, the son of novelist and dramatist Edward Bulwer Lytton (1803-1873), was a British statesman and poet who published as Owen Meredith. From the description of Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton letter to Dear Madam, 1886. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70254731 From the descr...

Foster, Lafayette S. (Lafayette Sabine), 1806-1880

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U.S. Senator from Connecticut; from Norwich (New London Co.), Conn. From the description of Correspondence, 1860-1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19647127 American jurist and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to William Pitt Fessenden, 1859 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470114 U.S. senator from Connecticut, mayor of Norwich, Conn., editor, and jurist. From the description of...

Judson, Emily C. (Emily Chubbuck), 1817-1854

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Popular writer of her time. Many of her stories are set in what is now West Eaton, New York. Married Adoniram Judson and went as a missionary to Burma. After Judson's death, she returned to Hamilton, New York, where she died of tuberculosis in 1854. From the description of Emily Chubbock Judson Collection. (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31915717 Emily Chubbuck Judson was a successful author in the 1840s using the pen name Fanny Forester. In 1846 she married Rev. A...

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, poet, and critic.writing. In 1834 Poe married his cousin Virginia, who was not quite fourteen at the time, and began seriously seeking a means of supporting "his family." In the spring of 1835, the family moved back to Richmond where Poe took a position with the Southern Literary Messenger . Poe used the opportunity to publish several of his poems and short tales in the paper, but he also began developing his reputation as a pugnacious critic ...

Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862

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Epithet: dramatist; of Add MS 42712 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000753.0x000138 Anglo-Irish dramatist and actor. From the description of James Sheridan Knowles letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 181587980 Irish actor and author. From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : Aberfoyle, Loch Ard Lodge, and Torq...

Verplanck, Gulian C. (Gulian Crommelin), 1786-1870

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Editor, author, New York State politician. From the description of Letters of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck [manuscript], 1825-1831. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880211 From the description of Letters of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, 1825-1831. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34931289 American author and politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to T.N. Livinston, Oct. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27...

Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1879

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George Stillman Hillard was a Boston lawyer, politician, and author. As a lawyer he practiced practiced in partnership with Charles Sumner, and served both in the Massachusetts legislature as well as U.S. district attorney for Massachusetts. He also wrote extensively and edited a number of periodicals. From the description of George Stillman Hillard letters, 1840-1866. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 711612596 American lawyer and biographer. ...

Ferris, Morris Patterson, Mrs., 1855-1932

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Gramercy Park is a neighborhood on the East Side of Manhattan. Originally called Krom Moerasje (little crooked swamp) by Dutch settlers, it was renamed Gramercy by the English. In the early 19th century, the swamp was drained and streets were laid out in an English style around a private park, leading to the present-day name of the neighborhood. From the guide to the Mary L.D. Ferris papers on the history of Gramercy Park, circa 1898 to 1921, (Brooklyn Historical Society) Ol...

Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : New York, to Fletcher Harper, 1854 Sept. 27-1859 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613147 George Pope Morris was an American poet, playwright, essayist, and journalist. From the description of George Pope Morris collection of papers, 1830-1859. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607231 From the guide to the George Pope Morris collection of papers,...

Savage, William, 1779-1851

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Stuyvesant, Peter, 1592-1672

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Governor of New Netherlands (colonial New York). From the description of Grant and commission of Peter Stuyvesant, 1646-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71065643 Governor of New Amsterdam. From the description of Thanksgiving proclamation, 1662. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451597 ...

Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1889.

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Benjamin, John, 1598-1645

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Brooks, N. C. (Nathan Covington), 1809-1898

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Author. From the description of N.C. Brooks correspondence, 1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451643 ...

Park, Moses, 1738-1828

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Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886

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Novelist, historian, lawyer, and Confederate Army Officer, of Millwood (Clarke Co.), Va. From the description of Papers, 1840-1896. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490602 Virginia novelist and historian. From the description of Letter to William E. Quimby [manuscript], 1883 March 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807855 From the description of Papers of John Esten Cooke, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record i...

Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870

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Elisha Kent Kane was a physician and explorer. From the guide to the Elisha Kent Kane letters, 1853-1857, (American Philosophical Society) American Secretary of Navy (1852-53), lawyer, and author known for his political satire. From the description of Manuscript and correspondence, 1842-1866. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547449 American novelist and Congressman from Maryland; Secre...

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...

Studley, S. C., Mrs.

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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...

Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865

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American author. b. Lydia Howard Huntley. From the description of Correspondence, 1839-1846. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 24917231 Author Sigourney was known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford." For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers, 1834-1865 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007487 American author. Born Lydia Howard Huntley, m. Charles Sigourn...

Wright, Frances, 1795-1852

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American social reformer. From the description of Autograph letter signed (as Mme D'Arusmont) : Paris, to an unidentified recipient, 1835 Oct. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584300 Wright was a Scottish-American social reformer. Pertz was the wife of German historian Georg Heinrich Pertz. From the description of Letters to Julia Garnett Pertz, 1820-1829. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84317427 From the guide to the Frances Wright letter...

Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867

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American author and poet, born and died in Guildford, Connecticut. After a youth spent in business in Connecticut, Halleck came to New York City and attracted attention with humorous articles he wrote for the New York Evening Post. In 1819 he published the first of several editions of his longest single poem, Fanny, a satire on current fashions, social climbings, and politics written in the stanza form and meter of Byron's Don Juan. Halleck's output was small and much of his best work was includ...

Dix, John Ross, 1800?-1885.

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Argyll, George Douglas Campbell, duke of, 1823-1900

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George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll in the peerage of Scotland, and 1st Duke of Argyll in the peerage of the United Kingdom, politician and scientist. From the description of George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll manuscript material : 1 item, 1891 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 80786960 From the guide to the George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll manuscript material : 1 item, 1891, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collectio...