Papers of the Balch family, 1760-1955.

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Balch, Edwin Swift, 1856-1927,. Papers of the Balch family, 1760-1955.

Papers of the Balch family, 1760-1955.

The collection contains journals and letters, 1825-1881, of Joseph Swift; journal excerpts and diary of Emily Swift Balch; letters and diaries of Thomas Balch; letters of Elise Willing Balch; a diary, 1760-1761, of Joseph Shippen; deeds, letters, unpublished writing, address books, engagement book, and a Vassar sketchbook of Eugenia Hargous Macfarlane Balch; and letters, and Little Theatre minute book of Emily Tapscott Clark Balch. The collection pertains chiefly to Edwin Swift Balch, and contains a journal, 1859-1906, re Philadelphia society, the Civil War, Confederate diplomacy and European travel; an autograph album signed by prominent literary, artistic and political figures; scrapbooks re polar exploration, and the Cook-Peary controversy; a biography and bibliography of his published works, incomplete diaries, 1904-1917; and account books. Other topics include Philadelphia riots, 1864, fighting near Leestown, W. Va., Mosby's raiders, life in Paris, art in Europe and America, Louis Philippe, Jenny Lind, the London Exhibition of 1851, Prince Clemens von Metternich, Napoleon III, the Paris Commune, Henry M. Stanley, Ferdinand de Lesseps, the Suez Canal, the Sedan battlefield, Richard Cobden, Theodore Roosevelt, and European travel especially in Switzerland. Also unpublished pieces by Edwin Swift Balch and Eugenia H.M. Balch; a biography of Emily Balch and manuscripts of her "Stuffed Peacocks," and of Joseph Hergesheimer's "Tintypes"; and a limerick collection. Also family photographs; a tintype album; a photograph album with notes by Rudolph Franke on a polar expedition; and "The Confession of the Murder of Prof. Marvin," analyzed by Thomas F. Hall, 1926.

170 items.1 reel : positive ; 35 mm.

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Revised 1937. First performance of revised version by the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, New York, April 7, 1938, John Barbirolli, conducting, the composer at the piano.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Piano concerto no. 2 : in F♯ minor / Abram Chasins. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42693718 American pianist, composer, writer, and educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed and Typewritte...

Doran, Dr. (John), 1807-1878

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Dr. John Doran (b. Mar. 11, 1807, London, England–d. Jan. 25 1878, Notting Hill, London) was an English writer and editor. After school, he was a tutor to George Murray, eldest son of James Murray, 1st Baron Glenlyon and then to Lord Rivers, and to the sons of Lord Harewood and of Lord Portman. He traveled the continent with his students and after giving up his last tutorship, Doran received his doctorate in philosophy at the University of Marburg in Prussia. He returned to London and began wr...

Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872

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Painter, inventor; New York, N.Y. and London, England. From the description of Samuel Finley Breese Morse letter, 1845 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122599940 From the description of Samuel Finley Breese Morse letter, 1845 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007074 Author of account concerning deportation of 1100 workers and I.W.W. sympathizers from Bisbee to Columbus, N.M., July 12, 1917. From the description of The truth about Bisbee...

Catlin, George, 1796-1872

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Portrait painter and miniaturist, ethnographer, best known for his paintings of the American Indian. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. From the description of George Catlin manuscripts and drawings, [ca. 1893]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122576696 George Catlin was an American artist. Catlin's mother had been captured by Indians. Catlin traveled the United States drawing the Indians he saw. He presented his work in a traveling gallery in cities in the U.S. Later he too...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Rawle, William Henry, 1823-1889

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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 ...

Margry, Pierre, 1818-1894

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Historian. From the description of Index of documents pertaining to French exploration of the New World, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982797 French historian. From the description of Annotated copies of Guizot's De la démocratie en France and Margry's response : Paris, 1849. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79266125 From the description of Annotated copies of Guizot's De la démocratie en France and Margry's response : Paris, 1849. (Unknown). Wo...

McKinstry, J. (Justus), 1814-1897

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Boyd, Ernest Augustus, 1887-1946

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A portion of this correspondence is with Madeleine Boyd, wife of Ernest Boyd. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore and Helen Dreiser, 1919-1936. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155895933 Irish critic and essayist, editor of AMERICAN SPECTATOR, 1932. From the description of Autograph letter signed to Mr. B.F. Hart, 1932 Sept. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384138 ...

Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957

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American drama critic, journalist. From the description of Correspondence, 1924-1955. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494186 ...

Burt, Maxwell Struthers, 1882-1954

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American prose writer, poet, political activist, and rancher. From the description of Correspondence, 1931-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 86166534 [Maxwell] Struthers Burt (1882-1954), author, dude rancher, poet, was the patriarch of an American literary family. Burt married Katharine Newlin, whom he had met while studying at Oxford, in 1912. While living in Wyoming, both took up writing and both become very successful, penning s...

Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873

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Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (1808-1873) was elected President of the French Second Republic in 1848 and, as the nephew and heir of Napoleon I, became the Emperor of the Second French Empire in 1851 as Napoleon III. Louis LeBreton (1818-1866) was a French painter who primarily painted naval subjects. From the description of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte letter to M. LeBreton, 1848 November 14. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 766004431 Louis Napoleon, president of ...

Hart, John S. (John Seely), 1810-1877

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American educator and editor, co-editor of Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art from 1849-1851; founder and first editor of the Sunday School Times (1859-1871), and an influential writer in the Sunday-school movement; principal of several schools; and professor of rhetoric and English literature at the College of New Jersey (which later became Princeton University) from 1872-1874. From the description of John S. Hart letters, 1834-1877. (Cornell University Library). WorldCa...