Autograph collection of Davis R. Marshall [manuscript], 1801-1868.

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Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879,. Autograph collection of Davis R. Marshall [manuscript], 1801-1868.

Autograph collection of Davis R. Marshall [manuscript], 1801-1868.

A scrapbook of signatures, letters, and some poems, chiefly of famous 19th century American literary figures. Among those represented by letters are Elihu Burritt, Edward H. Courtenay, Joseph R. Chandler, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Samuel G. Goodrich, Gessner Harrison, Joseph Henry, Joseph R. Ingersoll, Charles C. Jewett, George Junkin, John Lewis, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Also Nathan Lord, Anna Cora Ritchie, William H. McGuffey, Edward Joy Morris, Denison Olmsted, Robert M. Patterson, Edgar Allan Poe, Hiram Powers, Lydia Howard Sigourney, William Gilmore Simms, Jared Sparks, Frances Milton Trollope, George Ticknor, George Washington, Noah Webster, and Nathaniel P. Willis.

103 items on 1 reel microfilm.

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Ticknor, George, 1791-1871

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George Ticknor (1791-1871), educator and author, served as the first Smith Professor of the French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard from 1817 to 1835. After his arrival at Harvard, Ticknor became disenchanted with the school curriculum, characterizing the College as a well-disciplined high school, and began an effort to reorganize the College around four main goals: the division of students in courses according to academic proficiency and merit; the division of the ...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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Holmes (Harvard, M.D. 1836) was Parkman Professor of Anatomy at Harvard Medical School from 1847 to 1882, dean of the Medical School from 1847 to 1853, and a noted essayist and poet. A paper on the contagiousness of puerperal fever, presented at an 1843 meeting of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement, was his most famous contribution to medicine. His indictment of physicians for their role in causing and spreading the fever was one of the most controversial treatises of the time...

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, poet, and critic. 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 by contr...

Ritchie, Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt, 1819-1870

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Epithet: Mrs; writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000841.0x0002d9 Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie was an author and actress. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers, 1834-1939 (inclusive), 1834-1868 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007275 Author and actress. From the description of Letter of...

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...

Ingersoll, Joseph R. (Joseph Reed), 1786-1868

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : So. 4th Street, to Benjamin Etting, Esq., 1824 May 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269535798 Epithet: American lawyer; Minister to Great Britain 1852-1853 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001295.0x000392 U.S. representative from Pennsylvania and diplomat. From the description of Letter of Joseph R. Ingersoll...

Olmsted, Denison, 1791-1859

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Physician and professor of Connecticut. From the description of Letter, 1838, Sept. 22 : New Haven, Connecticut, to Thomas Cushing. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35201351 Denison Olmsted taught mathematics, natural philosophy, and astronomy at Yale College from 1825-1859. From the description of Notes taken from Profr. Olmsted's lectures on natural philosophy, 1827-1829. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122689401 Fro...

Webster, Noah, 1758-1843

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American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, word enthusiast, and editor; b. in Hartford, Conn.; attended Yale and taught school in the Hartford area; moved to New Haven, Conn., in 1798. From the description of Noah Webster papers, 1786-1980. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 319706045 Noah Webster (1758-1843) was an American lexicographer, author and editor. He is best known for his spellers (early spelling textbooks) and his ...

McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873

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Professor of moral philosophy, University of Virginia. From the description of [Letter] 1851 March 13, University of Virginia to J.A. Broadus / W.H. McGuffey 1851. (SBTS Library). WorldCat record id: 48466255 University of Virginia professor. From the description of Letter, University of Virginia to the Rev. A.T. McGill [manuscript] 1851 February 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647929521 Author and philosophy scholar, of Ohio and Virgin...

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854

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Robert Maskell Patterson was a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the U.S. Mint. His father, Robert Patterson, was a revolutionary soldier and mathematician. He taught mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1814, and was the director of the U.S. Mint, 1805-1824. From the description of Papers, 1775-1853. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616093 Robert Maskell Patterson was a professor ...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x0002c9 English writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Office of All the Year Round, 26 Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C., to Frederick Lehmann, 1863 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125432 English novelist and publisher. From the description of ALS : Broadstairs, Kent, to Mr. Cullenford, 18...

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, ...

Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873

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American sculptor. From the description of Horatio Nelson Powers letter to the Rev. W. Ware [manuscript], no year August 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647997942 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Florence, to Bayard Taylor, 1845 Oct. 9 and 1846 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618884 Sculptor; United States and Italy. From the description of Hiram Powers letters, 1852 Apr. 4-Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Morris, Edward Joy, 1815-1881

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Diplomat and U.S. representative from Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter of Edward Joy Morris, 1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454629 ...

Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870

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Author, poet, and editor of South Carolina. From the description of William Gilmore Simms papers, 1735-1987. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 766024802 South Carolina author. From the description of ALsS : Woodland, near Midway, S.C., to his publishers, Philadelphia, 1840-1843. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525116 Poet and author. From the description of William Gilmore Simms correspondence, 1842-...

Chandler, Joseph R. (Joseph Ripley), 1792-1880

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Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865

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American author. b. Lydia Howard Huntley. From the description of Correspondence, 1839-1846. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 24917231 Author Sigourney was known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford." For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers, 1834-1865 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007487 American author. Born Lydia Howard Huntley, m. Charles Sigourn...

Lewis, John, 1784-1858

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Harrison, Gessner, 1807-1862

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University of Virginia professor of ancient languages. From the description of Papers of Gessner Harrison [manuscript], 1827-1862. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647887791 Professor of ancient languages at the University of Virginia. From the description of Letter to a publishing firm [manuscript], 1855 May 3. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647838967 From the description of Letter to a publishing firm, 1855 May 3. (Universit...

Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860

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Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860) wrote a popular and widely imitated series of educational works for children under the pen name of Peter Parley. His intent was to provide an alternative to the British biases of 19th-century schoolroom texts and the questionable morals of nursery rhymes. He also created two children's magazines, Merry's Museum and Parley's Magazine, as well as an annual gift book, The Token. Goodrich served in the Massachusetts legislature in 1837 and held the post of U.S. c...

Junkin, George, 1790-1868

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Born in 1790 near Carlisle, Pennsylvania George Junkin graduated from Jefferson College in 1813. He entered the Theological Seminary of the Associate Reformed Church in New York City and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Monongahela in 1816. Junkin was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia in 1818. He served as pastor of the Associated Reformed Church of Milton, Pennsylvania from 1819 to 1822. In 1830, Junkin became Principal of the Manual Labor Academy in...

Courtenay, Edward H. (Edward Henry), 1803-1853.

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University of Virginia professor of mathematics. From the description of Letter, 1847 December 9, University of Virginia, to John Seddon [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823365 ...

Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879

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American reformer and linguist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Birmingham, to [Freeman H. Morse], 1869 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131472 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Springfield, Massachusetts, to Freeman H. Morse, 1854 Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131738 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Britain, Connecticut, to the Rev. W.H. Ward, 1873 Jan. 04. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2...

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...

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....