Papers collected by Harriet Tidd [manuscript] 1926 & n.d.


Tidd, Harriet,. Papers collected by Harriet Tidd [manuscript] 1926 & n.d.

Papers collected by Harriet Tidd [manuscript] 1926 & n.d.

Letter, 1926 Mar. 17, Thomas F. Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, to Stewart Taft Beach of The Independent, Boston, Massachusetts, marked "personal," regarding the Robert Edwin Peary-Frederick Albert Cook controversy concerning Cook's Arctic exploration of 1907-09. [7 l., typescript]. Hall's article "Harry Payne Whitney" about Whitney's part in the Peary-Cook controversy. [7 l., typescript]. "A notable lawsuit," [1899], by Franklin Harvey Head regarding a lawsuit brought against the family of John Jacob Astor by Cotton Mather Olmsted's descendants (i.e. Frederick Law Olmsted) who wishes to seize Astor family properties purportedly purchased through the sale of Captain William Kidd's treasure which was removed illegally from Olmsted property at Deer Isle, Penobscot Bay, Maine. [12 l., typescript copy, "Privately printed."]. Pen and ink drawing of a plan for a garden, n.d. Letter, 1881 Sept. 24?/25, Dresden, Germany, signed "George," to his mother, refers to places in Virginia and sermon on Garfield's death. [last 4 p. of incomplete letter].

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