Papers of Benson John Lossing [manuscript], 1852-1892.

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Papers of Benson John Lossing [manuscript], 1852-1892.

The collection contains manuscripts of "Columbus: his place in history," an obituary "John Wakefield Francis," a biography "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow," a short quotation about uttering truths, and an article "Lossing's field book of the American Revolution," published as a letter to the editor of "The American Whig Review." Correspondence discusses his writings and sources; a published attack on Elizabeth Oakes Smith; autograph collecting; Justus Starr Redfield's bitter review of his own life, discussion of travel and life in Italy, history of Otrauto and desire to write about it, and dismay at the course of the Civil War; a letter from Washington to Hamilton; a memorial to soldiers of Dutchess County (N.Y.); and the deaths of Henry Theodore Tuckerman, Joseph Green Cogswell, and Sidney Edwards Morse. Also prints sent to Charles Colcock Jones; the publishing schedule of the "American historical record . . ."; Vassar College; inability to subscribe to a book by William Leete Stone; a church convention; the promotion of William? Henry Adriance to lieutenant; the death of his wife; the publication of his books on the War of 1812 and the U.S. centennial; the return of a portrait of General Montgomery; a visit to the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition; a reception for Don Pedro; and family news. There is also a copyright agreement with Mason Brothers; an agreement with Francis Baker and George Edward Perine; and a memo concerning a loan. Correspondents include Charles C. Burr, Lewis J. Cist, Harvey G. Eastman, John W. Francis, Samuel W. Francis, James L. Graham, Charles Colcock Jones, Edwin D. Morgan, Justus Starr Redfield, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, William L. Stone, and John W. Thornton.

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