Autograph collection, 1446-2001.

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Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984. Autograph collection, 1446-2001.

Autograph collection, 1446-2001.

Consists of miscellaneous letters and documents written or signed by some of the figures prominent in European and American culture and politics.

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Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-died July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877. As president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who worked with the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction to protect African Americans, created the Justice Department, and reestablish the public credit. Promoted lieutenant-general, in 1864, Grant led the Union Army in winning the American Civ...

Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

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William Cullen Bryant (b. November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts-d. June 12, 1878, New York, New York), American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post....

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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Edward Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849. Everett was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in 1811, completing an M.A. in Divinity in 1814. After a brief stint as a minister, Harvard offered him the newly created position of Professor of Greek; brilliant but untrained, Everett went to Göttingen to prepare for...

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor and publisher who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant, who won by a landslide. Greeley was born to a poor family in Amherst, New ...

Goheen, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1919-2008

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Robert F. Goheen was the president of Princeton University from July 1957 until March 1971. Robert Francis (Bob) Goheen was born in India in August 1919, where his father was a Presbyterian medical missionary. He lived in India until he was fifteen, when he enrolled in the Lawrenceville School, graduating two years later. He entered Princeton University as a member of the class of 1940, and graduated with Highest Honors in the Humanities Program. After one year of gradua...

Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1768-1844

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Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844) was the Count of Survilliers, the exiled King of Naples and Spain, and the older brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. After Napoleon's defeat in 1815, Joseph's family, including Napoleon himself, made arrangements to sail for America. Before departure, however, Napoleon decided to remain in France, as did Joseph's wife, Julie, whose poor health prevented her from traveling with her husband. After brief stops in New York and Philadelphia, Joseph purchased a 211-acre estate ...

Hibben, John Grier, 1861-1933

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Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005

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George Kennan (1845-1924), American journalist and author, was best-known for his writings on Russia. In 1865 he was sent to Siberia as part of a surveying party to find a route for a telegraph line to connect Europe and America. Kennan traveled across Russia and wrote about his experiences in Tent Life in Siberia (1870). He worked as assistant manager of the Associated Press and wrote about the Russian prison and exile system for Century Magazine. In addition to his wor...

Green, Ashbel, 1762-1848

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Philadelphia clergyman. From the description of ALS : Princeton, to Robert L. Green, 1812 Dec. 31. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580962 Ashbel Green; prominent Presbyterian during Federal period; pastor, Second Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.); chaplain, U.S. Congress (1792-1800); Stated Clerk, General Assembly (1790-1803) and later Moderator (1824); President of Princeton University (1812-1822); a founder of Princeton Theological Seminary. ...

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...

Princeton University

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The collection documents the physical expansion of the University from its earliest period through the acquisition of large tracts of land in the 20th century, including the properties around Carnegie Lake and numerous farms. Early records document transactions with such Princeton University notables as Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, John Witherspoon, Walter Minto, John and Richard Stockton, and John Maclean. For the most part, the papers consist of standard legal documents with detailed descriptions ...

Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564

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Hawkins, Armand.

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Klindworth, Karl.

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Carnahan, James, 1775-1859

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James Carnahan was the ninth president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), from which he graduated in 1800. In 1823 he was elected to the presidency of the college while it was in the middle of a period of decline. There were many faculty resignations, and enrollment had dropped from 120 to 70 students. He was very discouraged by the state of affairs and thought of recommending closing it down. However, with the help of professor John Maclean, he was able to strengthen the f...

Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973

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Catalan violoncellist. From the description of Letters, 1952 July 29 - 1971 Sept. 15, to Milly Stanfield. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378665 From the guide to the Letters, 1952 July 29 - 1971 Sept. 15, to Milly Stanfield, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Catalan cellist, conductor, pianist, and composer. From the description of Autograph note signed on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., Prades?], 6 January 1939, to Mr. ...

Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

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Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a physician, the son of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), a poet, philosopher, and naturalist. Robert established a successful medical practice in Shrewsbury where he was known for his kindness extended to the poor. He was financially quite successful and willing to support his sons in their various endeavors. Although not a prolific writer, he was elected to the Royal Society ...

Burr, Aaron, 1716-1757

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Clergyman and college president. From the description of Deed for sale of land in Fairfield township, Conn., 1738. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452376 Aaron Burr was born on January 4, 1716, to Daniel and Elizabeth Burr in Upper Meadows, Connecticut. He excelled in languages and sciences at Yale College, from which he graduated in 1735. He stayed at Yale for an additional year to study theology, supported by the Berkeley Foundation, during which he became in...

Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881

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Scottish historian and social critic considered the most important philosophical moralist of the early Victorian age. From the description of Letter, 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122461042 Scottish essayist and historian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Gt. Malvern, to Robert Browning, 1851 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133400 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, London, to William Tait, 1834 S...

Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758

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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher and theologian. He was president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) from February 1758 to his death, one month later. From the description of Jonathan Edwards family collection, 1723-1798. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 276567983 American theologian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stockbridge, to The Reverend Joseph Bellamy, 17...

Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886

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Poet. Full name: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. From the description of Emily Dickinson papers, 1847-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423614 Dickinson was a poet of Amherst, Mass. John Long Graves was her cousin. From the description of Letters to John Long Graves, 1854-1927. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79380981 Emily Dickinson, poet of Amherst, Massachusetts, received formal training in botany and horticulture while a student at Amherst ...

Kahn, Erich, 1904-1980

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Dodds, Harold W. (Harold Willis), 1889-1980

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University president. From the description of Reminiscences of Harold W. Dodds : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732973 From the description of Reminiscences of Harold W. Dodds : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419418 ...

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....

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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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 ...

Conway, Henry Seymour, 1721-1795

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Henry Seymour Conway (1719-1795) was an army general and politician. He fought in the War of the Austrian Succession; served in Ireland during the Jacobite Rebellion, and in Germany during the Seven Years' War. He was successively promoted to major general in 1756 and to lieutenant general in 1759. Sitting in the House of Commons from 1741 to 1774 and from 1775 to 1784, Conway became a leading member of the opposition, opposing the King's action against John Wilkes regarding general warrants in ...

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...

Charles VIII, King of France, 1470-1498

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Title: King of France British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001303.0x0003d6 ...

Davies, Samuel, 1723-1761

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Samuel Davies, fourth president of Princeton University, was born in New Castle County, Delaware, on November 3, 1723. He was licensed to preach when he was twenty-two, and was ordained as an evangelist to Virginia. In 1753 Davies and Gilbert Tennant were chosen by Princeton trustees to go to Great Britain and Ireland in search of donations for the College. Davies kept a diary of the mission, which was later published. During their stay in the British Isles they were able to secure sufficient fu...

Bowen, William G.

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In 1960 at the time that this study was undertaken, William G. Bowen was a professor and researcher in the Industrial Relations Section. With the cooperation of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Bowen launched a study that thoroughly explored the relationship between the Federal Government and Princeton University. When it was published in January of 1962 the study was well-received. Bowen would go on to be appointed provost in 1967, and president in 1972. From...

Barrington, William Wildman Barrington, Viscount, 1717-1793

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William Wildman Barrington, second Viscount Barrington, English politician. His political career was notorious, as he held continuous public office for over thirty years throughout a whole series of ministerial changes. Barrington was a regular target of the anonymous critic of British politics known as Junius. From the description of William Wildman Barrington manuscript material : 1 item, 1766 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 75428351 From the guide to the Wi...

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (b. August 29, 1749, Free Imperial City of Frankfurt-d. March 22, 1832, Weimar) was a German poet, playwright, novelist, and natural scientist. He is often ranked with Shakespeare and Dante as one of the three most important poets in history. Goethe gained early fame with The Sorrows of Young Werther, published in 1774, but his most famous work is Faust, a poetic drama in two parts....

Evans, F. W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893

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Frederick W. Evans was born in Leominster, England, in 1808. Along with his brother, George Henry, and his father he emigrated to the United States in 1820, settling in Binghamton, New York. Evans pursued studies in philosophy and literature and with his brother issued a number of working class publications which advocated land rights, the end of imprisonment for debt, equality for women, the abolition of slavery, Sunday mail delivery, and other social causes. Evans joined the Shakers at New Leb...

Finley, Samuel, 1715-1766

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Samuel Finley, fifth president of The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), was a Scotch-Irishman who came to this country when he was nineteen. One of the original trustees of the college, Finley succeeded Samuel Davies as president on May 31, 1761. His presidency was marked by a steady growth in enrollment, and he was respected and beloved by the students. From the description of Samuel Finley collection, 1756-1766. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63052...

Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984

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Ansel Adams, American photographer, was born February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California. He was tutored privately at home where he studied piano, San Francisco, from 1914 to 1927, then studied photography with the photofinisher Frank Dittman, in San Francisco, in 1916 and 1917. He married Virginia Best in 1928, and had two children, Michael and Anne. Adams began his career as a photographer, 1927, and worked as a commercial photographer, from 1930 to 1960. He was a photography correspond...

Eugene IV, Pope, 1383-1447

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