Jared Sparks portrait collection, [ca. 1600-1850]

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Jared Sparks portrait collection, [ca. 1600-1850]

ca. 1600-1850

About 575 portraits of eminent men and women of the 15th-19th centuries in Europe and America, especially figures of the American Revolution, mounted on paper in alphabetical order. Most are engravings. Those depicted include John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benedict Arnold, Beaumarchais, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mohawk chief Joseph Brant Thayendenegea ("commonly called Brant"), General John Burgoyne, Edmund Burke, Aaron Burr, Catherine the Great, King Charles I, King Charles II, King Charles X of France, Christopher Columbus, Charles Cornwallis, Oliver Cromwell, Sir Francis Drake, Frederick the Great, King George III, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Henry III, Henry VIII, Patrick Henry, King James I, King James II, Thomas Jefferson, John Paul Jones, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Also depicted are the Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Louis XVIII of France, James Madison, Martin Luther; Mary, Queen of Scots; Maurepas, Gouverneur Morris, Lord North, Thomas Paine, and William Penn. Also included are portraits of William Pitt, Joseph Priestley, Walter Raleigh, Paul Revere, Benjamin Rush; Deborah Sampson, "who served for three years during the Revolution as a common soldier"; Philip Schuyler, Robert Walpole, George Washington, Martha Washington, Daniel Webster, Eli Whitney, William and Mary, and General James Wolfe.

5 v. ; 25 cm.

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Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797

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Private secretary to the British prime minister Rockingham who opposed British policies in America. From the description of ALS, 1775 January 12 : Westminister, to the Marquis of Rockingham. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14283720 English statesman and orator. From the description of Autograph letter in the third person : [n.p.], to Sir Peter Burrell, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858706 From the description of Autogr...

Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825

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American inventor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Ct., to J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War., 1824 May 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872501 Eli Whitney (1765-1825), American inventor and gun manufacturer, received his patent for the first cotton gin in 1794. From the description of Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580711 Whitney, American inventor, especially known for ...

Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

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Governor General of India and British army officer. From the description of Papers of Charles Cornwallis, Marquis Cornwallis, 1614-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068310 British general; second in command in North America during Revolution, surrendered to Washington at Yorktown. Later governor-general of India. From the description of Proclamation, 1781 March 18, North Carolina. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156104 Charle...

Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774

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A lawyer in New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward Alexander Parsons (1878-1962) married and had at least one daughter. A bibliophile, he briefly worked for the New Orleans Public Library in the 1930s and over a period of sixty years built a private collection, known as the Bibliotheca Parsoniana, with over 8,000 manuscripts and 40,000 publications on the American South, which was acquired by the University of Texas at Austin in 1958. An avid researcher and amateur historian, Parsons publis...

Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809

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Political theorist, New York. From the description of Letter, 1779 Jan. 17. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476963318 Thomas Paine, English author and revolutionary. From the guide to the Thomas Paine manuscript material : 1 item, 1788, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Revolutionary pamphleteer, author of Common Sense and The Rights of Man. From the description of ALS, [1803] ...