Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987.

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Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987.

Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987.

The Liebert Autograph Collection contains chiefly British (as well as other European and American) historical and literary manuscripts and autographs, including items by James Boswell, Jr., Sir Joseph Banks, Marie Corelli, Eugene V. Debs, Camille Pissarro, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Henry Huxley, Samuel Johnson, Ouida, and Alfred Tennyson. The Liebert Correspondence consists of letters written to Liebert by Ian Fleming, Beverly Nichols, John Cowper Powys, and Thornton Wilder.

1.80 linear ft. (6 boxes)

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Epithet: poet and anthologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x0001d4 Francis Turner Palgrave was raised in London and educated at Oxford; he worked for the Privy Council's Education Office from 1849-1884. In his day, he was known as a poet, critic, and editor, publishing several books of verse and numerous critical essays on art and literature. He is probably best known for the well-considered antholog...

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English critic and poet. From the description of Letter signed : Putney, to John Payne, 1909 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661256 From the description of Autograph letter signed : The Pines, to Lewis Melville, 1908 Oct. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661246 Theodore Watts-Dunton was an English poet, novelist, and literary critic. From the description of Theodore Watts-Dunton collection of papers, 1872-1912. (New York Public Library). ...

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Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924

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Stockdale, Percival, 1736-1811

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Stockdale was a British author. Porter was a British novelist. From the description of Letters to Jane Porter, 1793-1809. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122581299 Percival Stockdale was a British author. Jane Porter was a British novelist. From the guide to the Percival Stockdale letters to Jane Porter, 1793-1809., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Mudford, William, 1782-1848

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Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975

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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...

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Colvin, Sidney, 1845-1927

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Epithet: art critic British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000295.0x00029d English literary and art critic; keeper, Dept. of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum; friend and editor of Robert Louis Stevenson. From the description of Letters to Elizabeth N. Fairchild [manuscript], 1896-1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647996389 Sir Sidney Colvin was an art professor, critic, ...

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Dodsley, James, 1724-1797

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Cooke, Thomas, 1703-1756

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More, Hannah, 1745-1833

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Hannah More, one of five sisters, taught at her family's school in Bristol, England. She became prominent in London's Bluestocking circle from 1774 onward, and was also a friend of Samuel Johnson. Her work soon moved from poetry and drama to the production of numerous popular religious books and tracts. In 1789, she moved to Mendip, Somerset, where she and her sister Patty founded several schools. In 1801, she and her sisters moved to the Barley Wood estate in nearby Wrington. From t...

Pissarro, Camille, 1830-1903

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French painter. From the description of Paintings sold to Caillebotte : autograph manuscript notes : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858214 From the description of Letters, 1882-1903. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81892174 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Félix Fénéon, 1889 Feb. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872111 ...

Wilkie, David, Sir, 1785-1841

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Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) was a Scottish painter who was appointed painter in ordinary in 1830 and received a knighthood in 1836. For full details of his life and work see the Dictionary of National Biography . From the guide to the Correspondence of Sir David Wilkie, with related material, ca. 1806-1849, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) Sir David Wilkie was a painter born in 1785. He was educated under John Strachan, studied in Edinburgh, 1799-1804. He came to London in...

Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

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A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope, 1688-1744, can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography, but there are numerous biographical and critical evaluations if more detailed information is required From the guide to the Verse translation of Book III, metre 9 of Boethius's, De consolatione philosophiae, by Alexander Pope, ca.1703-1704, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope can ...

Lennox, Charlotte, ca 1729-1804

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000270.0x0001fc Epithet: wife of Charles, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000270.0x0001fd Epithet: American writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000270.0x0001fa ...

Pearce, Zachary, 1690-1774

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Montolieu, Isabelle ˜deœ 1751-1832

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Zamenhof, L. L. (Ludwik Lazar), 1859-1917

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Esperanto was developed in the late 1870s and early 1880s by Dr. Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, a Jewish ophthalmologist from Bialystok, at the time part of the Russian Empire. According to Zamenhof, he created this language to foster harmony between people from different countries. After some ten years of development, which Zamenhof spent translating literature into Esperanto as well as writing original prose and verse, the first book of Esperanto grammar was published in Warsaw in July 1887. The nu...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916

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Mosby was a practicing Virginia lawyer who joined the Confederate Army as a private and rose quickly through the ranks to a colonelcy through his brilliant successes as a cavalry officer. He formed a group of rangers who fought under the law of partisan warfare, seizing Union funds and supplies, and audaciously capturing General Stoughton at Fairfax Court House. From the description of Letters, 1861 June 18-1886 December 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407018 American ...

Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966

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English novelist and travel writer. From the description of Evelyn Waugh Collection, 1843-1994 (bulk 1910-1966). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492298 Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh (1903-1966) ranks as one of the outstanding satiric novelists of the 20th century. Hilariously savage wit and complete command of the English language were hallmarks of his style. He was born in London on Oct. 28, 1903, the son...

Browning, Robert, 1812-1889

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Robert Browning was a British poet. Born on May 7, 1812, Browning wrote his first major work,"Pauline: a fragment of a confession" at the age of twenty. He married Elizabeth Barrett in 1826 and with her encouragement went on to become one of the major Victorian poets. From the description of Robert Browning collection of papers, [1835?]-1933 bulk ([1835?]-1889). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615581 Browning was an English poet. From the descri...

Davies, Thomas, 1713-1785

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English actor and bookseller introduced Boswell to Johnson. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to James Granger, 1772 Jan. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270523795 ...

Dorset, Thomas Sackville, Earl of, 1536-1608

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1st Earl of Dorset. From the description of Notes (copy) of a conference held at The Hague : the Hague, 1587. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635211 English poet and statesman. From the description of Letter signed "T. Dorset" : the Court, to Sir Richard Verney, Collector of the Loan in Warwickshire, 1606 Aug. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538001 ...

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784

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Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was one of the leading literary figures of eighteenth-century England. He is best remembered for compiling the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, published in 1755. Prominent among his diverse other works, he also wrote the satirical History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (1759), edited The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare (1765), and produced the important Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets (first collect...

Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895

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Huxley was an Britist botanist especially known for his work in comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology. From the description of [Letter] 1857? May 31, Geological Survey of Great Britain [to] Sir / T. H. Huxley. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244251868 English scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ilkley, to W.A. Knight, 1886 Dec. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269526779 Student, Royal School of Mines, London, Eng...

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820

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José Francisco Correia da Serra was a Portuguese scholar, naturalist and diplomat. From the guide to the José Francisco Correia da Serra letters, 1810-1823, 1810-1823, (American Philosophical Society) English naturalist From the guide to the Sir Joseph Banks letters, 1802, 1803, 1804, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Scientist and explorer. President of the Royal Society. From the description of Letters and pa...

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878

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George Cruikshank was a British artist, social and political caricaturist, and illustrator. From the description of George Cruikshand papers, 1827-1897 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26507077 English artist, illustrator and satirist. From the description of Album of George Cruikshank Color Prints, 1835. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 48116918 English artist and caricaturist. From the description of ALS : to...

Davy, Humphry, Sir, 1778-1829

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English physician and natural philosopher. From the description of Papers, 1817-1829. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35007362 Epithet: natural philosopher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00030a English chemist. From the description of Letter, 1810 May 22, to John MacMurray. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122644626 From the description of Autograph lette...

Chalmers, Alexander, 1759-1834

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Scottish biographer, editor and misc. writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London] to [Sylvanus] Urban [pseud. of John Nichols], 1816 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623018 Alexander Chalmers, Scottish biographer and literary editor. In addition to serving as editor of the Morning Herald and producing various editions of the works of great authors, he published A General Biographical Dictionary in 32 volumes (1812-1817), to which he contribut...

Somerville, E. Œ. (Edith Œnone), 1858-1949

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E. Œ. Somerville, Irish author. From the description of E. Œ. Somerville Collection, 1935-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83632141 From the description of E. Œ. Somerville collection, 1935-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702161295 Edith Anna Œnone Somerville (1858-1949) was an Irish writer, illustrator, and painter. She wrote many books with her cousin, Violet Florence Martin (1862-1915, Martin Ross, Pseud.) as the co-authors somerville and Ross. ...

Paoli, Pasquale, 1725-1807

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Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956

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Beerbohm married Florence Kahn (1876-1951), an American actress, on May 4, 1910. From the description of Max Beerbohm letters to Florence Kahn, 1904-1948 (bulk 1904-1909). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122418146 B. 1872 d. 1956. From the description of Max Beerbohm artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432818 Beerbohm was a British author and caricaturist. Turner was a British author. From...

Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821

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Hester Lynch Thrale (born Hester Lynch Salusbury and after her second marriage, Hester Lynch Piozzi ) was a British diarist, author, and patron of the arts. Her diaries and correspondence are an important source of information about Samuel Johnson and eighteenth-century life. From the description of Autograph poem, unsigned, an adaptation of Francis Fawkes's "An Autumnal Ode, " no date [paper watermarked 1813]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864928 From the description of...

Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

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Benjamin Silliman was a chemist and naturalist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1805. From the description of Correspondence, 1808-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466220 Physician and chemist of New Haven, Connecticut. From the description of Note, 1853, Sept. 28 : New Haven, Connecticut, to Isaac Waldron. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359361 Educator and scientist. From the description of Papers of...

Smith, Madeleine Hamilton, 1835-1928

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Boswell, James, 1778-1822

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Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910

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English painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Burton Park, Petworth, to an unidentified correspondent, 1864 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269523474 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to "dear Sir", 1883 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269528569 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Mrs. Brookfield, 1873 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269537929 From the description of Aut...

Vlaminck, Maurice ˜deœ 1876-1958

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French painter. From the description of Autograph letters signed (8) : Eure-et-Loire, to John Rewald, 1954 Dec. 27-1958 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872413 French painter, one of the initiators of fauvism. From the description of Maurice de Vlaminck letters, 1912-1954. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 123458406 ...

Edwards, Thomas, 1729-1785

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Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

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Born 1820; educated at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath, 1833-1836; assistant schoolmaster at Derby, 1837; worked as a draftsman and engineer during the building of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, 1837-1841; sub-editor of the Pilot , the organ of the Complete Suffrage Movement, 1844; occupied himself anew with engineering, 1844-1846, and experimented with mechanical inventions, 1846-1847; sub-editor of The Economist in London, 1848-1853; visited house of John Chapman, the advanced publisher,...

Austin, Alfred, 1835-1913

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Alfred Austin, English poet and critic, was heavily influenced by Byron. He made several trips to Italy following the cold public reception to his epic-type narrative poem The Human Tragedy in 1862. Austin was appointed poet laureate in 1896. From the description of Alfred Austin manuscript material, 1863 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 73516332 From the guide to the Alfred Austin manuscript material : 5 items, ca. 1863-1869, (The New York Public Library. Carl...

Fordyce, James, 1720-1796

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Presbyterian divine. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Edgware Road, to [Thomas] Cadell, 1783 Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269606104 From the description of Appearance and simplicity: a contrast : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript poem unsigned, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269604321 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mrs. Cockburne, Wednesday night [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270469981 ...

Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930

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David Herbert Richards Lawrence was born September 11, 1885, in Eastwood, near Nottingham, to Arthur Lawrence, a coal miner, and Lydia Beardsall. He attended Nottingham University College, and in 1908 he took a teaching position at Davidson Road School in Croydon. Lawrence wrote in his spare time, and in 1911, with the help of Ford Maddox Hueffer, he published his first novel, The White Peacock . Poor health forced him to resign his teaching job this same year, at which time he bec...

Warton, Thomas, 1728-1790

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Poet laureate. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Oxford, to an unidentified recipient, 1785 Mar. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659694 Poet laureate, and historian of English poetry. From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Winchester, Winton, and Oxford, to Benjamin Forster, 1785 May 20-Dec. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659685 ...

Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958

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Poet. From the description of Papers of Alfred Noyes, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454022 Author Alfred Noyes was born in England and attended Oxford, although he left without earning a degree. He published his first book of poems at the age of twenty-one, and within ten years had become the most commercially successful poet of his day. Popular and prolific, Noyes wrote disarming, skillful verse in traditional metre, and actively opposed the Modernist movement. He ...

Anstey, F., 1856-1934

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Guthrie was an English humorous writer. Turner was an English writer. From the description of Letters to Martin John Turner, 1921-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78933036 From the guide to the Letters to Martin John Turner, 1921-1933., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Epithet: writer; alias 'F Anstey' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000410.0x00...

Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924

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English writer, noted for children's stories. From the description of Papers of Frances Hodgson Burnett [manuscript], 1889-1914. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647835018 English writer who resided in the United States, noted children's author. From the description of Letter [manuscript], Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent, to Richard Watson Gilder, 1906 September 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647836929 From the description of...

Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964

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Everest, George, Sir, 1790-1866

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Masefield, John, 1878-1967

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The English poet, playwright and novelist, John Masefield was born in 1878 in Ledbury. After running away to sea early (when he was thirteen) he settled in London from 1897 and devoted himself to writing. Later he moved to Oxford which was where he lived when most of the following collection was produced. Masefield became Poet Laureate in 1930 and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1935. Among his more notable works are, some early reflections of his maritime experiences in Salt Water Ballads (19...

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...

Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811

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Richard Cumberland was an author, best known as a dramatist and for his memoirs. Born at Trinity College, his father was a clergyman and his mother was the daughter of scholar Richard Bentley, then master of Trinity. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College at Oxford, and devoted himself to a life of literature. While serving a number of government posts, he continued his studies, and wrote and translated numerous works. He wrote prose and poetry, but was most successful as a pl...

Pius IX, Pope, 1792-1878

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Pius IX, pope June 1846-1878. From the description of [Document] 1861 janv. 21, Palais du Vatican a' Roma / P. Pius IX. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 469119364 Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti. From the description of Autograph note signed as Pope : Pesaro, addressed to the Archbishop of Fermo, 1857 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617581 From the description of Autograph letter signed as archbishop of Spoleto : to Cardinal Cesare Brancador...

Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818

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Hastings was the first governor general of British India. He began in 1750 as a clerk at the East India Company. In 1761, he was appointed to the Calcutta Council, and in 1769, was made a member of the Madras Council. In 1771, he became governor of Bengal, and in 1774, governor general of India. In 1784, he resigned and returned to England, where he was charged with high crimes and misdemenears. He was impeached in 1787 but, after a long trial, was acquitted in 1795. He was made a privy councilo...

Liebert, Herman W.

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Herman Wardwell ("Fritz") Liebert (1911-1994), Yale Class of 1933, was a bibliophile, literary scholar and collector, author of several works about Samuel Johnson, and the first Librarian of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. From the description of Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79259317 From the description of Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148485 ...