Garrett historical manuscripts, 1642-1933.

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Garrett historical manuscripts, 1642-1933.

Garrett historical manuscripts, 1642-1933.

Collection consists of documents and letters signed by authors, statesmen, and military figures from the seventeenth century until the present. Persons prominent during the period of the American Revolution, 1775-1783, are also represented.

139 items.

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Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965

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American poet and critic. From the description of Letter to Walter Elder, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio [manuscript], 1946 July 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823193 English poet, playwright, critic, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letters, 1950 Mar. 10 and 1958 Nov. 14, London [England], to M[ary] Elis[!]abeth Barber, London [England]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364335 Revolutionary American born ...

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...

Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975

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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...

Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821

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Lawyer; member of Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1777-1784, president 1782-1784; member of first three federal congresses; director U.S. Mint, 1795-1805. From the description of ALS (draft), 1797 Aug. 27-Sept. 5, Philadelphia, to Samuel Bayard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617033 Pres. of the Continental Congress. 1st Pres. of the American Bible Society. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Burlington, to Jonathan S...

Barnum, P.T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891

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Epithet: showman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000814.0x0001b6 Phineas Taylor ("P.T.") Barnum (1810-1891) was a celebrated showman. From the description of Papers, n.d.; 1854-1879. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191285307 American showman and entrepreneur. From the description of P. T. Barnum letters, 1854-1888. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat recor...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1712-1756

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Alexander Hamilton (1712 - 1756), a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, moved to Maryland in 1739. He practiced medicite and owned an apothecary in Annapolis and was also known as a musician, poet, journalist, and satirst, the founder of the Tuesday Club in Anapolis (1745). On May 30, 1744, Hamilton and his black servant Dromo embarked on a tour of northern colonies. They returned to Annapolis on Sept. 27, having made 1624 miles through Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecti...

Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937

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Amelia Mary Earhart (AE) was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas, the first daughter of Amy (Otis) Earhart and Edwin Stanton Earhart. Her sister, Grace Muriel, was born three years later. The family moved several times (to Kansas City, Kansas; Des Moines; St. Paul; Chicago) during AE's childhood as her father tried unsuccessfully to establish a profitable legal career. AE graduated from Chicago's Hyde Park High School in 1916. ESE's increasing reliance on al...

Pius IX, Pope, 1792-1878

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Pius IX, pope June 1846-1878. From the description of [Document] 1861 janv. 21, Palais du Vatican a' Roma / P. Pius IX. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 469119364 Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti. From the description of Autograph note signed as Pope : Pesaro, addressed to the Archbishop of Fermo, 1857 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617581 From the description of Autograph letter signed as archbishop of Spoleto : to Cardinal Cesare Brancador...

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...

Marconi, Guglielmo, marchese, 1874-1937

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Guglielmo Marconi, Italian-born physicist and inventor of wireless transmission. From the description of Guglielmo Marconi manuscript material : 1 item, 1899 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 727146246 From the guide to the Guglielmo Marconi manuscript material : 1 item, 1899, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian physicist who spent much of his professional life in Grea...

Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

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English field marshal. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jameson Tennent, 1835 Jan. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270856519 British statesman and army officer. From the description of Papers, 1819-1904; (bulk 1819-1850). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273724 British general and statesman. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : to Messrs. Jones & Co., 1806 Feb. 25-1806 Mar. ...

Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946

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"These were written at periods when Mr. Tarkington and Susanah [his wife] were in Indianapolis and they wanted to have news from Kennebunkport, Maine. We had known him very shortly after we moved to Kennebunkport in about 1917, after the war. He was known as 'the gentleman from Indiana' and was a well known author at the time the first letter in this collection was written. . . . Mr. Tarkington had rented a house in Kennebunkport for many years but decided that he would like to design his own pl...

Lippman, Walter, 1889-

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Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945

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Dictator, Italy. From the description of Tribute of Benito Mussolini, 1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454676 Premier of Italy, 1922-1943. From the description of Taking care of agriculture : typescript, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122446815 Biographical/Historical Note Premier of Italy, 1922-1943. From the guide to the Benito Mussolini typescript : Taking care of agriculture...

Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Patrick Henry, born in Hanover County, Virginia, was a symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government. Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and participant in almost every aspect of the founding of America. He studied law on his own, and in 1760, he appeared in Williamsburg to take his attorney's examination before Robert Carter Nicholas and others. Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, was a member of the Virginia committee of Correspondence, a delegate to the Virginia ...

Hancock, John, 1737-1793

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John Hancock (b. January 23, 1737, Braintree, MA-d. October 8, 1793, Boston, MA) was a prominent Boston merchant and leading statesman during the American Revolutionary War period. A 1754 graduate of Harvard College, he served as its treasurer from 1773 until 1777. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Hancock moved to Boston after the death of his father, the Reverend John Hancock (1702-1744) and lived with his uncle and aunt, Thomas (1703-1764) and Lydia Hancock (1714-1776). Upon grad...

Canova, Antonio, 1757-1822

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Italian sculptor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rome, to an unidentified "Excellence," possibly Talleyrand, 1814 June 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133670 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rome, to John Trumbull, 1822 June 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134700 From the description of Correspondence, ca. 1790-1834. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78155641 Italian sculptor whose work is general...

Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824

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Political economist and Pennsylvania delegate to U.S. Continental Congress. From the description of Tench Coxe correspondence, 1786-1790. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145397535 Political economist, Continental Congressman, U.S. Treasury official. From the description of ALS : to Samuel M. Fox, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138965 From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to John S. Skinner, 1821 Mar. 22. (Rosenbach M...

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

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Naturalist, ornithologist, and artist, known for his Birds of America. From the description of Letters received, 1831-1853. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56506202 Audubon was an American artist and ornithologost. From the guide to the John James Audubon letters and drawings, 1805-1892 (inclusive), 1805-1847 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) John James Audubon was a painter and ornithologist. Born in ...

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. Author, educator, and statesman. He served as the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921). Lawyer, author, educator, president of Princeton University, governor of New Jersey, and president of t...

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...

Faraday, Michaël, 1791-1867

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English chemist and physicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Royal Institution, to Benjamin Dockray, 1856 Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 607104668 Chemist, physicist. From the description of Michael Faraday letter, 1836. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 77010683 English natural philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Royal Institution", to an unidentified professor, 1831 May...

Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930

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British author, best known for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes. From the description of Letter : South Norwood, to Major Pond, 1894 May 31. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008581 English physician, novelist and detective-story writer. From the description of Papers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [manuscript], 1893-1985 (bulk 1893-1927). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816353 Doyle was an English mystery writer perh...

Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948

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Career Army officer who served in the Philippines as an adjutant general and engineer officer, collector of customs, and cavalry squadron commander, participating in actions against the Tausug (Moros), 1899-1903; later apppointed governor of Moro Province and commander, Department of Mindanao, 1909-1913. Well-known for his command of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I, 1917-1919. From the description of General John J. Pershing photograph collection [pictu...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

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Amy Crowe (1831-1865) was a family friend who lived with Thackeray as his adopted daughter and later married Thackerays̓ cousin Edward Talbot Thackeray. From the description of [Letter] to Amy Crowe, 27 September [1854], 36 Onslow Sqr. Brompton. [1854] (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 35091085 Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. J. Pearson and Co. and George William Childs were booksellers in London. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchi...

Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685

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The New River is in fact a canal which has brought water to London from outlying areas since the early 17th century. From the description of Letter to the Governor of the New River Company, 1667 Sept. 19. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 70187741 Bount is remembered in particular for his travels in Turkey, published as A VOYAGE INTO THE LEVANT (London, 1636). He was recognised by Charles I, being made a gentleman pensioner to the king and knighted 21 March 1...

Scott, Walter, 1771-1832

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Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, Melrose, to the Marchioness of Abercorn, [1818] Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747107129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified to Charles [Sharpe], [1817 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 745119219 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Slade], 1803 June [3]. (Unknown). W...

Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833

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Governor of Connecticut, 1817-1827; Secretary of Treasury, 1795-1800. From the description of Letter, 1827 August 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122582959 Wolcott was a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He served as governor of Connecticut (1796-1797). From the description of [Letters] 1799-1811 / Oliv: Wolcott. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 491419916 American lawyer and politician. F...

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...

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...

Carroll, Daniel, 1730-1796

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Daniel Carroll was a signer of the U. S. Constitution and one of the individuals who help select the site for Washington, D.C. From the description of [Autograph signature, 17__] / Danl Carroll. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 184741691 Daniel Carroll was a U.S. senator from Maryland in the first Congress, 1789-91; subsequently commissioner of the District of Columbia. From the description of Daniel Carroll letter : to Col. John Fitzgerald, 1789 Oct. 11. (Co...

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

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Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...

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...