George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892.

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Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892.

George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892.

The papers consist chiefly of letters to Childs in thanks for copies of "Recollections" and "The Stratford upon Avon memorial fountain to Shakespeare." There are very brief mentions of the Philadelphia "Public Ledger," the "Commercial Bulletin," and "Lippincott's magazine," hopes for fairer treatment of American Indians, U.S. Grant's travels in Grenada and Peking, memorial church windows in London, the common bond between England and the U. S., and portraits of Union generals at West Point. In addition there are letters, 1851-1881, bound in an extra-illustrated copy of "Recollections" which are to or from people mentioned in the book. These include letters from G.P.R. James on the consulate at Norfolk, Va., Hablot Knight Brown on graphotypes, Lytton Bulwer on a charitable request, William Howitt requesting Irish sketches from Carlton, and a patronage request from Simon Cameron to President Grant. Also Charles Dickens on funeral arrangements for a Mr. Fleming, Samuel Randall and William T. Sherman conveying personal news, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry W. Longfellow and Fitz-Greene Halleck sending regrets, Matthew Arnold sending thanks, and George Bancroft sending checks.

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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892), poet and author. From the description of Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702172830 Poet, journalist, essayist. From the description of Letter, 1863 July 27-1863 Sept. 9. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477038304 American author. From the description of Letter to Mary E. Van Nostrand, 1890 November 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49377819 America...

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...

Curtin, Andrew Gregg, 1817-1894.

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Governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Attorney General Hoar, 1869 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527031 Andrew Gregg Curtin was the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Governor of Pennsylvania during the Civil War. From the description of A.G. Curtin letter to James T. Hale, 1855 March 29. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49839092 ...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728

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Mather was an American Puritan clergyman and writer. Mather attended Harvard (A.B. 1678, M.A. 1681) and served as minister at the Second Church in Boston from 1685 until his death. His advice was sought during the Salem witch trials. During his lifetime Mather wrote more than 450 books. ...

Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn, 1815-1881

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Dean of Westminster; historian. From the description of Autograph letters (6) only four of which have signatures : Westminster, to Prof. Knight, 1874 Jul. 7-1880 Jul. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580241 Dean of Westminster. From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. Petersburg, to Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1874 Jan. 21/Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575881 Dean of Westminster-Historian. From the description of Autogr...

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

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Simon Cameron (1799-1889), journalist and printer from Pennsylvania, had a long and active political career with the Republican Party, which he joined in 1856. He served in the U.S. Senate (1845-1849, 1856-1860, 1872); as Secretary of War to Abraham Lincoln (1861-1862); as Minister to Russia (1862); as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (1872-1877). From the description of Simon Cameron Papers, 1738-1889 1860-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 150499672 ...

Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894

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Robert Charles Winthrop (1809-1894), of Boston, Mass., was a U.S. Representative, 1840-1850, Speaker of the House, 1847-1849, and U.S. Senator, 1850-1851. He was a descendant of Gov. John Winthrop (1587-1649) and an attorney, lecturer, and president of the Massachusetts Historical Society. From the description of Letters, 1843-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207181863 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of James Barron and ...

Peabody, George, 1795-1869

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Businessman and philanthropist. From the description of Papers of George Peabody, 1841-1869. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450003 American financier. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to John Brodhead, 1847 May 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872091 Banker and philanthropist, of London, England; born and buried in Danvers, Mass.; in 1866 donated $12,000 to Georgetown, Mass., for the building of a library; benefactor of li...

Lyford, Stephen, 1839-1885,

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Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (b. April 27,1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-d. July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek P...

Harrison, Mary Wilson Pearce, 1820-1891

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Porter, Horace, 1837-1921

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American general and ambassador. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York], to M. Olmstead, Secretary of the Jeweler's Association, 1886 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618680 American army officer and railroad official. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William W. Belknap, 1874 Aug. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618676 Son of Pennsylvania Governor and graduate of West Point, he was an ai...

Andrewes, Lancelot, 1555-1626

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Bishop of Winchester, England. From the description of Notebooks, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155473637 ...

Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877

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Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) was a steamship and railroad promoter and financier. From the description of Cornelius Vanderbilt correspondence, 1873-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455780 From the guide to the Cornelius Vanderbilt correspondence, 1873-1885, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Vanderbilt was the president of the New York Central Rail Road Company. Hoffman was the governor of New York, 1869-1872. Fr...

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Porter, Fitz-John, 1822-1901

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U.S. Army officer during the Civil War and public official, New York and New Jersey. From the description of Letters, 1894-1895. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70975832 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Morristown, to an unidentified Senator, [1876?] Feb. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618668 From the description of Autograph telegram signed : [n.p.], to General Morell, Miner...

Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Letter : to "My dear fellow," [18--] July 12. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900949 Willis was a journalist and writer of plays, poems and short stories. From the description of Letter, to Maunsell B. (Maunsell Bradhurst) Field, 1854 March 31. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122493287 Nathaniel Parker Willis was one of the highest paid periodical writers of his day, a poet, ...

Walton, Izaak, 1593-1683

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Epithet: writer, author of 'The Compleat Angler' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x0003e1 Epithet: of Seal CVIII British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x0003e4 ...

Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, 1825-1891

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Prime, E. D. G. (Edward Dorr Griffin), 1814-1891

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Webb, Richard, fl. 1847,

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Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852

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American actor and playwright. From the description of Scrapbook, 1813-1852 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811929 From the description of Letter : Washington, to Elizabeth Payne, 1850 April 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22772908 From the description of Home, sweet home, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 237626353 Appointed by President Tyler, the actor and playwright served as U.S. Consul in Tunis from 1842-1845, a...

Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925

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Soldier, railroad builder, and author. From the description of James Harrison Wilson papers, circa 1862-1923 (bulk 1890-1915). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452964 Military engineer, Civil War general and cavalry commander, post-war railroad man. From the description of Papers, 1864-1876. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 62725438 American soldier and engineer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keo...

Ryan, P. J. (Patrick John), 1831-1911

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Patrick John Ryan was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia. From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, 1899. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155884398 ...

Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908

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Episcopalian bishop. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645260286 Bishop of New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to J.B. Gilder, on the occasion of J.R. Lowell's 70th birthday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618790 From the description of Autograph letters signed (10) : New York, etc., to Dr. Ba...

Curtis, William Eleroy, 1850-1911

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American journalist. From the description of Typed letters signed (4) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1891 Apr. 27-July 28. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 81020876 Curtis was chief of the Latin-American department of the Chicago Record . From the guide to the William Eleroy Curtis Scrapbooks, 1874-1911, 1885-1911, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) Traveling correspondent for two...

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

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Lyman Baldwin Prindle, engineer in Litchfield, Connecticut. From the description of Royal patent issued to Lyman Baldwin Prindle, 1868 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702199331 Queen of Great Britain. From the description of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, papers, 1842-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981507 Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901. From the description of Papers, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 23200...

Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873

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Lytton was an English statesman and writer. From the description of Lithograph of Lord Lytton, circa 1800s-1870s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367947106 Edward Bulwer Lytton, first Baron Lytton, writer and politician. From the description of Edward Bulwer Lytton manuscript material : 26 items, 1828-1872 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 718729173 From the guide to the Edward Bulwer Lytton manuscript material : 26 items, 1828-1872, (The New...

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...

Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70978909 From the description of Civil War letters and general order of George Gordon Meade, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166428745 United States Army general during the Civil War. From the description of George G. Meade letter, 1867 Nov. 5. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255632060 Meade was a US Army officer, ...

Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886

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American army officer and politician. From the description of Telegram, not autograph : [n.p.], to Sykes Chadwick and Co., [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270511560 From the description of Letter signed : Washington, D.C., to the President, 1868 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510372 Union Army officer, from Montgomery Co., Pa. From the description of Letters, 1863-1885. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19657431 F...

Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891

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Confederate general. From the description of Letter (copy), 1861 Sept. 11 : Manassas, Va., to G.T. Beauregard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489351 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Selma [Alabama], to Colonel Blanton Duncan, 1867 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489683 From the description of Letter, October 9, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443082432 Benjamin Stoddert E...

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....

Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

Hooper, Lucy Hamilton, 1835-1893

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Editor and journalist residing in Philadelphia, Pa., and Paris, France. From the description of Letter, n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43297788 ...

Ken, Thomas, 1637-1711

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Epithet: Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown for county Glamorgan, etc British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000509.0x0003c0 Thomas Ken (1637-1711) was bishop of Bath and Wells and nonjuror. In 1679 he became chaplain to Mary, wife of the future William III, in The Hague. On his return to England in 1680, he was appointed one of the king's chaplains, and, in 1684, to the see of Bath and Wells. In 1689, h...

Bigelow, Ella A., 1849-1917

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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...

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915

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Annie Adams Fields was an author and charity worker, the wife of the Boston publisher James T. Fields. From the description of Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 86143813 From the guide to the Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Eighteen letters written by Annie Adams Fields between the years 1882 and...

Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

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Roscoe Conkling was a New York politician and lawyer, serving in Congress as both Senator and Representative. He resigned abruptly to protest Federal appointments in New York, and returned to his law practice. He later declined an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. From the description of Roscoe Conkling letter to D.B. Sickels, 1876 Apr. 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52734482 Roscoe Conkling was a Senator (1867-81) and Congre...

Seligman, Jesse, 1827-1894

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Claghorne, James Lawrence, 1817-1884

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Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888

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U.S. Army officer and Union general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [place name illegible], to [Sawtelle?], 1866 July 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 753969354 Philip Henry Sheridan was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. A native of Albany, N.Y., Sheridan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1853 and subsequently served with the 4th U.S. Infantry in the Pacific Northwest. Sheri...

Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909

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Pastor of Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, and minister at large. From the description of Letter : Burlington, N.J., to Amzi Dodd, Newark, N.J., [18--] May 23. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28328263 Epithet: American Presbyterian minister British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x0000d9 Theodore Ledyard Cuyler (January 10, 1822-February 26, 1909) graduated from The Co...

Coppée, Henry, 1821-1895

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Coppée was born in Georgia and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy. He served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania before becoming the first president of Lehigh University in 1866. He resigned that position in 1875. From the description of Lectures. 1866-1875. (Lehigh University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 18707743 College president. From the description of Papers, 1866-1875. (Lehigh University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 28415971 ...

Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893

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Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio, in 1822 and earned degrees from Kenyon College and Harvard Law School before starting a career as a lawyer in Cincinnati. Hayes served as a major general in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1864. Hayes then was elected Governor of Ohio and later served one term as President of the United States (1877-1881) before retiring to his home in Fremont, Ohio, where he died in 1893.President of the Uni...

Parton, James, 1822-1891

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English-American writer. From the description of Papers of James Parton [manuscript] 1860-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647934391 Author. From the description of Letter of James Parton, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454871 Parton was an American biographer. His The life of Horace Greeley : editor of "The New-York tribune", from his birth to the present time was published in 1872 and his Life of Voltaire was published in 188...

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters and field order of William T. Sherman, 1863-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71057263 U.S. Army general. From the description of Papers, 1861-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20314215 From the description of Letter, 1875. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40421933 American army commander. From the description of Autograph letter signed ...

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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American historian and author. From the description of Note, an autograph, and a portrait, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367575323 Epithet: USA Minister in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x000160 Northampton, Massachusetts, historian and author; secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846; U.S. minister to Berlin, 1867-1874. From the description of Letter: Washington,...

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....

Patterson, Robert, 1792-1881

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Robert Patterson was editor of the Presbyterian Banner of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Robert Patterson papers, 1879-1880, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Curtis, George William, 1824-1892

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N.Y. editor and university chancellor. From the description of Papers, 1884-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38520658 American author, orator, and advisor to presidents. From the description of Letter : Ashfield, Mass., to George P. Sawyer, 1884 Oct. 10. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56877394 George William Curtis was an author and orator who championed, among other causes, civil-service reform and the vote for women. ...

Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888

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Matthew Arnold's reflective, urbane poetry and novels thoughtfully express the social issues and religious confusion of Victorian England. He worked as a school inspector, and his belief in liberal education is a theme in his poetry and essays. From the description of Matthew Arnold letters, 1875-1886. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50209290 British poet. From the description of Letter to Mr. Williams [manuscript], n.y. March 21. (...

Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

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Catherine Peirson (1796-1888) was a descendant of Henry Peirson (1618-1680), who departed Yorkshire, England in 1639. The Peirson family settled in Massachusetts, in Suffolk County, New York, and in Morristown, New Jersey. The daughter of Captain Nathan Peirson, Catherine owned several properties in Richmond, Massachusetts, a small town adjacent to Columbia County, New York, where Samuel J. Tilden was born and raised. According to Tilden friend and biographer John Bigelow, Peirson, who never mar...

Childs, George William, 1829-1894

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George W. Childs (1829-1894) was the founder and editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, a noted philanthropist, and a longtime friend of Anthony J. Drexel. Born in Baltimore, he moved to Philadelphia to work for a bookseller at age fourteen and soon went into business for himself at the age of eighteen. In 1849, he became a partner in the publishing firm of R. E. Petersen & Company, and in 1860 he formed a partnership with the influential publisher J. P. Lippincott. In 1864, he purchased ...

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

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Simon Cameron (1799-1889), journalist and printer from Pennsylvania, had a long and active political career with the Republican Party, which he joined in 1856. He served in the U.S. Senate (1845-1849, 1856-1860, 1872); as Secretary of War to Abraham Lincoln (1861-1862); as Minister to Russia (1862); as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (1872-1877). From the description of Simon Cameron Papers, 1738-1889 1860-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 150499672 ...

Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850

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British poet. From the description of Letters, 1827 Jan. 12-1836 Feb. 20. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315953362 Wordsworth, English poet. From the description of [Letters, 1826-1848] / Wm. Wordsworth. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 501844796 Wordsworth was an English poet. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1801-1853. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122372656 From the guide to the William Wordsw...

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, poet, and critic.writing. In 1834 Poe married his cousin Virginia, who was not quite fourteen at the time, and began seriously seeking a means of supporting "his family." In the spring of 1835, the family moved back to Richmond where Poe took a position with the Southern Literary Messenger . Poe used the opportunity to publish several of his poems and short tales in the paper, but he also began developing his reputation as a pugnacious critic ...

Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909

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Gilder authored the book, THE NEW DAY, A POEM IN SONGS AND SONNETS... (New York : Scribner, Armstrong and Company, 1876) in which this is tipped in. It contains the bookplate of Brainerd. From the description of Autograph letter signed to Ira Hutchinson Brainerd, [1876?] Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398276 Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly...

Herbert, George, 1593-1633

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Epithet: Reverend British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000447.0x0000a5 Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000351.0x0002dd Epithet: of Chelsea British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000298.0x0001a4 Epithet: of Add MS 37881 British L...

Cowper, William, 1731-1800

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William Cowper, English poet. From the guide to the William Cowper manuscript material : 32 items, ca. 1784-1799, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) English poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Weston Underwood, to William [i.e. Walter] Churchey, 1786 Dec. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270531182 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Olney], to Lady Austen, 1782 Aug...

Lippincott, Joseph Ballinger, 1816-1886

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Milton, John, 1608-1674

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English poet. From the description of Documents relating to Kensington mortgage, 1651-1700. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475458 Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x00012e John Milton (1608-1674), the poet. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. From the guide to the English translat...

Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875

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Vice-President under U.S. Grant. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Senate Chamber, to Kennedy Furlong, 1856 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588300 Vice-President of the United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1855 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586817 Henry Wilson served as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (1855-1872), and as vice president (1872-1875) under...

Dent, Julia Boggs, 1826-1902

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Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000205.0x000026 Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was a British novelist, playwright, and short story author. Over his career he wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name . From the guide to the Wilkie Collins Lette...

Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907

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American teacher and author; second wife of Louis Agassiz. From the guide to the Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz letter, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Educator. Administered the Agassiz School for Girls from 1855 to 1859; in 1879 was one of the managers for Private Collegiate Instruction for Women (Harvard Annex); president of the Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women in 1882; and first president of Radcliffe College from 1...

Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886

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Union General, United States Senator from Illinois. From the description of Autograph letter signed : U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, to J.M. Dalzell, 1882 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591540 John Alexander Logan was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1852-1853, 1856-1857), U.S. Representative for Illinois (1859-1862, 1867-1871), and U.S. Senator for Illinois (1871-1877, 1879-1886). From the description of John Alexander Logan letter...

André, John, 1751-1780

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British army officer. From the description of The American times, a satire, in three parts : poem, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070981 John André, a British army officer during the American Revolutionary war. In January 1777, he became captain of the 26th Regiment of Foot ; in early summer he became the aide-de-camp to Charles Gret, 1st Earl of Grey (1729-1807). and in 1778 was promoted to major. In 1779 André became adjutant general of the British Army and wa...

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...