John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts, 1537-1944 (bulk 1800-1910).

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Batchelder, John Davis, 1872-1958,. John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts, 1537-1944 (bulk 1800-1910).

John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts, 1537-1944 (bulk 1800-1910).

Autographs, letters, official documents, writings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers of prominent historical figures in the arts, sciences, and politics of the Western world. Persons represented in the collection include Honoré de Balzac, Catherine II (Empress of Russia), Albert Einstein, Henry VIII (King of England), Louis XIV (King of France), Peter I (Emperor of Russia), Auguste Rodin, and various presidents including Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington. Subjects include American history as reflected in the letters and writings of Henry Ward Beecher, Buffalo Bill, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Fulton, Cotton Mather, and others; seventeenth century New England represented by documents such as a petition from individuals jailed for witchcraft in Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1692; the French Revolution as reflected in the letters and writings of Jeanne de Saint-Remy de Valois (comtesse de la Motte), Marie Antoinette (Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France), Honoré-Gabriel de Riquetti (comte de Mirabeau), Henri Sanson, Voltaire, and others; and nineteenth and early twentieth century theater documented by the letters, photographs, and autographs of actors including Sarah Bernhardt, Edwin Booth, Charlotte Cushman, John Drew, and Lillie Langtry. The Miscellany series consists of Batchelder's personal papers and includes correspondence, invitations, calling cards, notes, war ration books, printed matter, and sketches.

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Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715

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Louis, king of France, 1643-1715. From the description of [Documents and letters] 1665-1705 / Louis. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 259485448 Louis XIV was king of France between 1643 and 1715. From the description of Louis XIV decree, 1665. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 190570499 A lawyer in New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward Alexander Parsons (1878-1962) married and had at least one daughter. A bibliophile, he briefly...

Langtry, Lillie, 1853-1929

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English actress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Prince's theatre, Monday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270597323 Lillie Langtry (1853-1929), an English actress, organized her own company and toured in Europe and the U.S. From the description of Lillie Langtry letters, ca. 1882-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517528 From the guide to the Lillie Langtry letters to Clement Scott, ca. 1882-1901, (The New York Public Library. ...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893

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American actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York and Chicago, to Elsie Leslie, 1889 Dec. 5 and 1890 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532629 From the description of Letters, 1858, 1887. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56685372 Edwin Booth (1833-1893) was the son of Junius Brutus Booth, the great British tragedian, and the older brother of John Wilkes Booth; Edwin was best known for his Shakespearean roles. ...

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...

Mirabeau, Honoré-Gabriel de Riquetti, comte de, 1749-1791

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Honoré Mirabeau was a French politician and orator, a prominent figure in the National Assembly that governed France during the early phases of the French Revolution. From the guide to the Archives Mirabeau., 1771-1920, and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) French Revolution politician. Spent 8 years in prison in his youth, primarily due to lettres de cachet obtained by his father. From the description of Letter, 1780 April...

Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917

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Rodin was a French artist most noted for his work as a sculptor. Delaunay was a French painter. From the description of [Notes] / Rodin. [between 1880 and 1917?] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 191101211 French sculptor. From the description of Letters, 1882-1916. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84214109 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Paris], to Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Davis, 1903 Dec. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record ...

La Motte, Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois, comtesse de, 1756-1791

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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...

Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796

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Signed by Tsaritsa Catherine II and dated 14 November 1783. From the description of Catherine II Document, 1783. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 320410373 Empress of Russia. From the description of Catherine II, Empress of Russia, letter with cover, 1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014564 Ruled 1762-1796. From the description of Autograph signature to letter : St. Petersburg, to an Elector, 1786 Feb. 9...

John Davis Batchelder Collection. Library of Congress

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Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547

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Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset, stood high among Henry VIII's friends, courtiers, and jousting companions. For part of the 1520s, however, he was in some disfavor, partly due to a long-standing rivalry with the Hastings family for preeminence in the Midlands and partly due to his having insulted the King of France. This exchange of lands with the Crown, giving Dorset two manors in Hastings territory, was not uncommon within the Tudor peerage, but may be a sign of his return to royal favor. ...

Batchelder, John Davis, 1872-1958

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Educator and collector. From the description of John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts, 1537-1944 (bulk 1800-1910). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131111 ...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

Drew, John, 1853-1927

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American actor. From the description of Letter : Buffalo, N.Y., to "My Dear Alf," [190-?]. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122632938 ...

Voltaire, 1694-1778

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French writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to René Hérault, Lieutenant-general of the police in Paris, 1729 Apr. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872418 From the description of Autograph letter, dated : [n.p., Ferney?, n.d., ca. 1766?], to Gabriel Crammer, [n.d., ca. 1766?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873849 Voltaire, playwright. William F. Fleming, translator. Tom Fontana, adaptor. From the description of Catil...

Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876

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Cushman originally trained as an opera singer, but not having sufficient talent she shifted to the stage. She acted both in the U.S. and in England and lived for a time in Rome among an American expatriate community made up mostly of lesbian artists and sculptors. From the description of [Letter] 1873 Mar. 12, The Arlington, Washington, D.C. [to] Dear friend / Charlotte Cushman. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 212207092 Epithet: American actress British Lib...

Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815

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Civil engineer, artist, and inventor. From the description of Letter : New York, to Edward P. Livingston, Clermont, [N.Y.], 1814 February 11. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50631960 Inventor, engineer, and artist. From the description of Papers, 1812-1815. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50799372 Inventor. From the description of Robert Fulton papers, 1809-1838. (Columbia University In the City of New York). World...

Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923

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Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was a French actress. From the guide to the Sarah Bernhardt Collection, 1878-1969, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) Actress, sculptor, and painter, Sarah Bernhardt was born in Paris, France. From the description of Letter, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007114 French born actress, artist, and writer. From the description of Sarah Bernhardt Collection, c...

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...

Peter I, Emperor of Russia, 1672-1725

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Peter the Great, Czar of Russia, who introduced Western European civilization into Russia and raised Russia to the position of one of Europe's major powers. From the description of Document ordering fines to be imposed for enlisting persons into the army who are sick or unfit for service, 1720 May 22. (Alaska State Library). WorldCat record id: 42064454 ...

Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850

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French author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.] to [Alphonse] Lamartine, 1840 Mar. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875523 Honoré de Balzac was a prolific French 19th century novelist best known for his multi-volume work, La comédie humaine. From the description of Honoré de Balzac letter to monsieur, 1843 December 31. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 40526434 Honeré de Balzac was a French nov...

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. ...

Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill was employed as a scout by the United States 5th Cavalry, 1868-1872. In 1869 he participated in the Battle of Summit Springs, Colorado, in which the 5th Cavalry defeated Cheyenne Indians. From the description of Letter : Saint Louis, Missouri, to Joseph Witherspoon Cook, Greenwood, South Dakota, 1896 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162229 From the description of Letter : Saint Louis, Mo., to Joseph Witherspoon Cook, Greenwood, S.D., 1896 May 23. (Unkno...

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...

Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793

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Marie Antoinette (b. Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, Nov. 2 1755, Vienna, Austria–d. Oct. 16, 1793, Paris, France) was the last queen of France. The daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, her parents and King Louis XV of France arranged a marrage between her and his grandson, Louis-Auguste, later Louis XVI. They were married May 16, 1770 at Versailles; Marie Antoinette became queen in 1774. Known for her oppulance and lavish spending, she was convicted of high treason during French Revo...

Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

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Abolitionist; orator; pastor of Plymouth Church, 1847-1887. From the description of Papers, [ca.1847]-1937, 1847-1887 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155459715 American Congregational clergyman, lecturer, reformer, and author. From the guide to the Henry Ward Beecher papers, 1851-1896, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Congregationalist minister. From the description of Sermon notes, [n.d.], 1893, 18...

Sanson, Henri, 1799-

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