Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk).
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Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974
Katharine Cornell was born on February 16, 1893, in Berlin, where her father, Peter Cortelyou Cornell, a distant relation of Cornell University founder Ezra Cornell, was studying medicine. Later in 1893, Peter Cornell and his wife Alice Gardner Plimpton returned to their native city, Buffalo, New York with their daughter, Katharine. Her father practiced medicine in Buffalo, for several years, but he found his time and interest increasingly taken up with the family hobby. His father, S. Douglas C...
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Photos stored in Iconography Section. From the description of Pan-American Exposition records, 1899-1901. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155444124 ...
Campbell, Patrick T
Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923
Thayer was a biographer and historian. From 1892 to 1915 he was editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine. From the description of Additional papers, 1796-1927 (inclusive), 1877-1927 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505841 From the description of Papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive) 1872-1921 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505824 From the guide to the William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk)., (Houghton...
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
A native of Glastonbury, Conn., Gideon Welles began his career as a lawyer but took up journalism as a profession, founding the Hartford Times, which he also edited, in 1826. Active in the Democratic Party in Connecticut, he served in the Connecticut state legislature and in several state offices. He later shifted his allegiance to the Republican Party due to his strong anti-slavery views and founded the Hartford Evening Press, a zealously Republican newspaper. President Abraham Lincoln appointe...
Dunn, Lee J.
Jewett, Henry Robson
Olga Samaroff Stokowski
Harvard college library
The Harvard College Library used ledgers to record the loans of books from the library's collection during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The presence of what appear to be call-slips from 1823 to 1826 and the lack of ledgers for this period is unaccounted for in the literature cited in the bibliography. Late in the nineteenth century, librarians recognized that the ledger system could not provide the flexibility needed to control large collections. At the Harvard College L...
Sir Henry Irving
Frances H. Eliot.
Old School Boys' Association of Boston
Rosamund Liszt Marie Francillon, 1841-1910
Haynes, Caroline Coventry
Eliza E. Barnett
Munroe Tavern (Lexington, Mass.)
Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield)
Russell, William Goodwin, 1821-1896
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1852-1917
Herbert Beerbohm Tree was an English actor-manager and writer. From the description of Herbert Beerbohm Tree collection. [1891-1902]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676800446 English actor-manager of the early 20th century. From the description of Herbert D. B. Tree collection, 1891-1917. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 506484524 Herbert Beerbohm Tree was a successful actor manager, renowned for his product...
Charlotte Cushman Club (Boston, Mass.)
Confederate States of America
During the Civil War, the Confederate States of America issued their own currency notes. These circulated like cash, but were technically bills of credit. At the beginning of the war, they circulated widely, but by the end of the war they had lost nearly all their value. Many of the bills remained in private hands after the war and became collectible as memorabilia. Other bills, which the Union Army had confiscated, were in the hands of the United States War Department; it transferred them to th...
Mason, William, 1829-1908
Pianist, teacher, and musical theoretician. From the description of Autographs of musicians, 1830-1906. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482701 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Pianist, teacher, and musical theoretician. From the guide to the William Mason Autographs of Musicians, 1830-1906, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) ...
Wilson, George W.
Rand, Arnold A. (Arnold Augustus), 1837-1917
Nathaniel P. Banks was a congressman, governor of Massachusetts, and general in the Federal Army during the Civil War. Banks commanded the Department of the Gulf and participated in battles including Front Royal, Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Port Hudson, and Baton Rouge. He married Mary Theodosia Palmer, a former factory employee, on April 11, 1847, at Providence, R.I., after a lengthy courtship. From the description of Arnold A. Rand letter, 1894. (Louisiana State University). WorldC...
Adams, William Bridges, 1797-1872
Tanana Valley Railroad Company
Epithet: diplomatist, American envoy in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001149.0x000031 ...
Thomas Cook Ltd.
National Steam Navigation Company
Prince, Frederick O. (Frederick Octavius), 1818-1899
Epithet: of Chancery Lane, London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000706.0x000087 ...
Harriet P. Frothingham.
Post, Waldron Kintzing, 1868-1955
Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973
Catalan violoncellist. From the description of Letters, 1952 July 29 - 1971 Sept. 15, to Milly Stanfield. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378665 From the guide to the Letters, 1952 July 29 - 1971 Sept. 15, to Milly Stanfield, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Catalan cellist, conductor, pianist, and composer. From the description of Autograph note signed on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., Prades?], 6 January 1939, to Mr. ...
Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955
American actor, director, manager, promoter, and critic. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1890-1955] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155508085 Hampden was an American actor. From the description of [Letter] 1930 Jun. 19, 16 Gramercy Park, New York [to] Marjory P. Nield / Walter Hampden. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 231685962 ...
Daniel T. O'Connell
Herbert, Katharine Wyman Drummond, 1858-1945
Addie, Thomas Heriot
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, Mrs., -1927
English High School (Mass.).
Dresser, Julia Doane.
Russell Sage foundation
The Russell Sage Foundation was established in 1907 by Margaret Olivia Sage "for the improvement of social conditions in the United States..." A pioneer in the developing field of social work, the Foundation set standards for the development of both theory and practice. From the description of Records, 1907-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154270047 ...
Bach, Giovanni, 1892-
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), composer of baroque music, organ technician, master of harpsicord, organ and violin, whose talents were largely unrecognised in his lifetime but have been celebrated ever since. From the guide to the Copy of Johann Sebastian Bach, Twenty Four Preludes and Fugues, c.1800, c.1800, (University of St Andrews) ...
Perkins, Helen V. Anthony.
William Lawrence, 1850-1941
Harvard Law School. Association (1886-)
Membership in the Association, founded in 1886, was open to all graduates, former members, and present second and third year students of the Harvard Law School. The objects of the Association were to "advance the cause of legal education, to promote the interests and increase the usefulness of the Harvard Law School, and to promote mutual acquaintance and good fellowship among all members of the Association." From the description of Records of the Harvard Law School Association, 1886...
Old Berkeley Fox Hounds.
Koehler, Warren B.
Griffith, Frank Carlos, 1851-1939
Frank Carlos Griffith began his career on the Boston stage, but was best known as a theatrical manager, most notably of Lillie Langtry's tours from 1888 to 1890, and of the Mrs. Fiske Company, a theater company founded by Minnie Maddern Fiske, circa 1897 to 1924. He also served as the curator of the Poland Springs Art Gallery in Maine circa 1893 to 1900....
Sir Campbell Stuart
Vinton, Frederick Porter, 1846-1911
Portrait painter; Boston, Mass. From the description of Frederick Porter Vinton scrapbooks, 1858-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122454171 ...
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress and served as the U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. As one of the most prominent American lawyers of the 19th century, he argued over 200 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court between 1814 and his death in 1852. During his life, he was a member of the Federalist Party, the Nati...
Christian, Henry A. (Henry Asbury), 1876-1951
Civil War corporal, 35th New York Infantry, Company A, 1861-1863. From the description of Document, 1863 June 5. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28287268 Christian (Johns Hopkins, M.D. 1900; Harvard, A.M. 1903) held the Hershey Chair of Theory and Practice of Physic and served as Dean of the Harvard Medical School from 1908 to 1912. He was also physician-in-chief at Carney Hospital from 1907 to 1912 and at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1910 to ...
University Club of Boston
Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919
Higginson was a Boston banker and philantropist; he donated Soldiers Field and Harvard Union to Harvard University. From the description of Papers relating to the gift of Soldiers Field, Harvard University, 1890. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82295797 Higginson was a Boston banker and philanthropist. Higginson attended Harvard (1851-1852), but left because of poor eyesight. In 1856 he went to Vienna intending to make music his life work, but he returned to Boston...
Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926
American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1883 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593081 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1882 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593085 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General [Benjamin H. Brewster], 1881 Dec. 10. (...
Louis Alexander Robertson.
Lane, William Coolidge, 1859-1931
Lane graduated from Harvard in 1881 and served as librarian at Harvard. From the description of Papers of William Coolidge Lane, 1887-1931. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972806 ...
Soule, Charles C. (Charles Carroll), 1842-1913
K. T. (Karl Taylor) Compton
Francillon, R. E. (Robert Edward), 1841-1919
English novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 21 Regent's Park Terrace, Gloucester Gate, N.W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1882 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126209 English author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1875 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870814 ...
Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919
Henry Mills Alden, American writer and editor for 50 years of Harper's Magazine and descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower fame, was born in Mount Tabor, Vermont, on November 3, 1836. From the description of Henry Mills Alden papers, 1862-1907. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 667714420 American editor and critic; editor, Harper's Monthly, 1869-1919. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Metuchen, New Jersey, to F...
Eliot, Samuel A. (Samuel Atkins), 1862-1950
Samuel Atkins Eliot earned his Harvard AB 1884. He served as secretary to the President of Harvard from 1884-1885 and as Preacher to the University 1906-1909. He was the son of Harvard President Charles W. Eliot. From the description of Harvard memorabilia of Samuel Atkins Eliot, Class of 1884, 1876-1909 (inclusive), 1876-1885 (bulk) (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77063916 American Unitarian clergyman and historian. From the description of Samuel A. El...
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and House. He was the seventh House speaker and the ninth secretary of state. He received electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He also helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Grea...
The Christian Register
Allen A. Brown Collection of Music
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir
Washington, George, 1732-1799
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...
Chidley, Howard J. (Howard James), 1878-1966
Nehemiah Mayo Dyer
Roberts, George Litch, 1836-1929
Charles Hunt, 1839-1925
Bartlett, Albert Le Roy, 1852-1934
Knollys, Edward George William Tyrwhitt Knollys, Viscount, 1895-1966
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg was born on Sept. 13, 1874 in Vienna; began composing before he was nine years old; composed the string sextet Verklärte Nacht (1899), which he later scored for string orchestra, and became one of his most popular works; Austrian composers Alban Berg and Anton Webern began studying with him in 1904; his cantata Gurrelieder (begun in 1900) was received enthusiastically at its premiere in 1913; by 1909 he began creating atonal compositions, and in his Opus 25 Piano S...
Hearst, Millicent Willson, 1882-1974
Millicent Veronica Willson Hearst was the wife of William Randolph Hearst. She was born in 1882 and died in 1974. From the description of Millicent Willson Hearst papers, 1914-1935. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 215457487 Biographical Information Millicent Veronica Willson Hearst was the wife of William Randolph Hearst. She was born in 1882 and died in 1974 From the guide to ...
Catharine Langdon Rogers
Lilian Woodman Mrs. Thomas Bailey Aldrich
White, Horatio S. (Horatio Stevens), 1852-1934
Professor of German, Cornell University. From the description of Horatio Stevens White papers, 1876-1905. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63534741 White graduated from Harvard in 1873 and taught German at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Horatio Stevens White, 1849-1926 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972931 ...
Barnett, John, 1930-
Epithet: composer; of Add MS 46635 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000814.0x00016d Epithet: composer; of Add MS 42878 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000814.0x00016c Epithet: of Belfast Academical Institution British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000814.0x0...
Emeline Weld Kennan.
Jane W. Hobbs.
William Henry Sayward
Women's Alliance All Souls Church (New York, N.Y.)
Upton, George P. (George Putnam), 1834-1919
Carter, Solon A., 1837-1918
Served in the Civil War. Was Captain, 14th New Hampshire; Assistant Adjutant General, 3rd Division, XVIII Corps; Assistant Adjutant General, 3rd Division, XXV Corps; Assistant Adjutant General, 3rd Division, X Corps. From the description of The Solon A. Carter papers, 1862-1876. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 20848131 ...
Metropolitan museum of art New York, N.Y.
The main building of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a new art reference library, named the Thomas J. Watson Library, was designed by the architectural firm of Brown, Lawford and Forbes in consultation with the Museum. Severud-Elstad-Krueger were the structural engineers; Krey and Hunt were the mechanical engineers. The Library formally opened Jan. 26, 1965. It occupies three floors: the two lower floors comprise s...
E. H. (Edward Hugh) Sothern
Dodge, Agnes E.
Luxor Sporting Club.
Metcalf, Frank J. (Frank Johnson), 1865-1945
Henry James, 1879-1947
New York University
The Class Collection documents selected student and alumni activities of New York University graduating classes from 1843-1966. Formal and informal gatherings were common, and were documented in detail by the participants. From the description of Class collection, 1843-1966. 1880-1900 (bulk). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477254465 New York University (formerly, University of the City of New York), is an academic institution and, as such, its faculty produces ar...
William Davies Sohier
Slocum, William Frederick
Gettysburg National Military Park.
Women's Republican Club of Massachusetts
Simons, Minot (Minot Osgood), 1868-1941
Ada Dwyer Russell
Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897
American economist and educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645501803 Lawyer, educator, and economist. From the description of Francis Amasa Walker papers, 1878-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981602 American publicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Conn., to Mr. We...
Kent, Ira Rich, 1876-1945
Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl
Faversham, William, 1868-1940
English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Isadora Duncan, 1916 Nov. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501186770 ...
Military historical society of Massachusetts
Pope, Frances Emily, Mrs., 1840-1937.
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
Florence 1856-1925 London. From the description of Portrait of Mrs. J.P. Morgan, Jr. (nee Jane Norton Grew, 1868-1925) [painting]. [ca. 1905] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906593 Anglo-American painter. From the description of Letters, 1881-1916. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81028068 Sargent was an American-born painter who lived and worked in France, England and elsewhere. From the description of [Letter] Sunday, 33, T...
Lindley, Arthur R., ca. 1861-1930
Gillmore, Quincy Adams, 1825-1888
Army officer and engineer. From the description of Signature of Quincy Adams Gillmore, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450480 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William W. Belknap, 1874 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hilton Head, S.C., to Gen. J.H. Wilson, 1865 May 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269570477 From the ...
Lambert, William H. (William Harrison), 1842-1912
Musgrave, George C. (George Clarke)
Frothingham, Thomas Goddard, 1865-1937
Houghton, Alanson Bigelow, 1863-1941
Epithet: US diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x0000f6 ...
Barnett, Eugene, 1853-1905
Governor Thomas Dudley Family Association
Harvard Memorial Society.
The Roll of Honor referred to here consists of the names of Harvard men who lost their lives during World War I or who died from injuries they sustained during military service during that war. Their portrait photographs and accompanying labels were assembed by the Harvard Memorial Society. The Society probably worked with the help of Harvard's War Records Office. The photographs were displayed at Harvard from ca. 1920 to the mid-1990's. From the description of Roll of Honor photogra...
Howe, Frances S.
Linscott, Robert N. (Robert Newton), 1886-1964
American editor. From the description of Papers, 1931-1963. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 26089883 ...
New Haven Chamber of Commerce
Russell, Sol Smith, 1848-1902
Solomon Smith Russell (1848–1902) was a 19th-century American comedic stage actor who began performing as a boy during the American Civil War. Russell was born at Brunswick, Missouri, the eldest of two sons and a daughter raised by Charles and Louise (née Mathews) Russell. While a young boy Russell's family moved to St. Louis where his father manufactured and sold tinware. Russell's mother was from Ohio, the daughter of a Cincinnati music teacher. It soon became apparent that Russell did not ...
Warren, William, 1812-1888
Actor. From the description of William Warren correspondence, 1874 January 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981315 ...
S. P. Lee
Bowditch, Vincent Yardley, 1852-1929
Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932
Minnie Maddern Fiske (born Marie Augusta Davey; December 19, 1865 – February 15, 1932), but often billed simply as Mrs. Fiske, was one of the leading American actresses of the late 19th and early 20th century. She also spearheaded the fight against the Theatrical Syndicate for the sake of artistic freedom. She was widely considered the most important actress on the American stage in the first quarter of the 20th century. Her performances in several Henrik Ibsen plays widely introduced American a...
New England Medical Center Hospital
Fisher, William Arms
Writer on music and musical arranger. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, on Oliver Ditson Company letterhead : Boston, Mass., to J. Francis Cooke, 1920 Jan. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270935618 ...
Piedmont Congregational Church (Worcester, Mass.)
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
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...
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907
Sculptor. From the description of Papers of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, circa 1848-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071553 Sculptor and artist. From the description of Augustus Saint-Gaudens papers, 1891-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981198 Sculptor, New York. From the description of Letter, 1893 April 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553768 American sculptor. From the description of Saint-Gaudens National...
Mercantile Library Association (Boston, Mass.)
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
American painter, etcher and author. From the description of Autograph letters, signed with his name : Lindsey Houses, Chelsea, and 28 Wimple Street, to [James Key] Caird and J.E. Millais, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588842 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Miss Cobden, [May 1881/1884]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587769 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, London, to Waldo Story, the sculptor, pos...
Frothingham, Randolph, 1883-1964
Morrow, Henry Andrew, 1829-1891
Frank T. (Frank Thayer) Merrill
Mantell, Robert B. (Robert Bruce), 1854-1928
American actor. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1890-1928] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155508187 Robert B. Mantell was an American actor. From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1925. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885118 ...
Association of Harvard College Class Secretaries.
Harvard College Class Secretaries maintain the records of their classmates as alumni, collecting photographs and prose for class reports and keeping track of directory information for members of their class. The Association of Harvard College Class Secretaries was established in 1901; principal in its establishment was Arthur J. Garceau, secretary of the Class of 1891, who was also secretary of the association from its establishment until 1938. From the description of Records of the ...
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
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...
Bosbyshell, Oliver Christian, 1839-
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts
The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States was established in Philadelphia on 1865 April 15 as an organization of officers who fought for the Union during the Civil War. Among its stated purposes was "to cherish the memories and associations of the war" and to "strengthen the ties of fraternal fellowship and sympathy formed by companionship-in-arms." The Commandery of the State of Massachusetts was instituted on 1868 March 4. Activities included social gatherings; the presentati...
Alice Rutherford Runnells James.
Taylor, Charles H., 1928-
Catharine Landgon Rogers.
Abbott, Holker, 1858-
National Highways Association
David Hull Holmes was active in civic matters, and was chairman of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce highway committee that secured the first section of concrete paving on the road from Boulder to Denver. Holmes' obituary, from which the biographical sketch here was drawn, appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera on 20 January 1967. From the description of National Highways Preliminary Map of the State of Colorado. 1916. (Boulder Public Library). WorldCat record id...
Warren, Samuel, 1807-1877
Warren was a British lawyer and the author of novels and legal manuals. From the description of Letter, 7 October 1865. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235163211 English physician and novelist. From the description of Letter, 1840, July 27 : Durham, England, to J.D. Brown, Esq. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35663680 Warren was an English novelist and a master of lunacy. His best-known work is TEN THOUSAND A YEAR (1840-1841). ...
Stokes, Edward S. (Edward Stiles), 1841-1901
Harvard Club of Boston
The Harvard Club of Boston is an organization of Harvard alumni living in and around Boston, Massachusetts. Its membership is open to alumni and associates of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The Back Bay Clubhouse is located in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood, at 374 Commonwealth Avenue. The Club was founded on March 19, 1908, more than fifty years after the first Boston-...
Marden, Philip Sanford, 1874-1963
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...
Weeks, Andrew Gray, Jr.
St. Botolph Club
Goodrich, Wallace, 1871-1952
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh) and Julia Marlowe
Edwin James, 1797-1861
Rogers, Langdon S.
Hale, Philip, 1854-1934
American music critic. From the description of Letter, 1929 Nov. 24, Boston, to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904183 From the description of Philip Hale letter to William M. Payne [manuscript], 1896 December 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 741779873 Philip Hale studied organ and piano as a boy, graduated from Yale University (A.B., 1876) and then apprenticed in a law office in Albany, N.Y., passing the New York Ba...
Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925
Zoologist, ethnologist, and art historian, of Salem, Mass. From the description of Edward Sylvester Morse correspondence, ca. 1860-1900. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71128459 From the description of Papers, 1858-1925. (Peabody Museum). WorldCat record id: 28416528 American zoologist and orientalist, born in Portland, Me. Prentice C. Manning, of Portland, worked for Bryon Greenough & Co. (hats, caps, and furs). From the desc...
Massachusetts Bar Association
Fox, Austen G. (Austen George), 1849-1937
Converse, Charles C.
MacDonough, Glen, 1870-1924
Dresel, Louisa L.
Seymour, William, 1855-1933
Marguerite Merington (ca. 1861-1951) was an American author. From the description of Marguerite Merington papers, 1890-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652240 From the guide to the Marguerite Merington papers, 1890-1949, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...
Nichols, Arthur Howard, 1840-1922
American physician and campanologist. From the description of Papers, 1909-1912. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14398393 ...
Lindley, Arthur F., b. ca. 1888
Kellen, William Vail, 1852-1942
Resident of Boston, Massachusetts. From the description of William Vail Kellen papers, 1922. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422085 ...
Boston Latin School
Hooker Association of Massachusetts.
Catherine Martha Crabtree.
Harvard Law School
Law clubs were established to provide students an opportunity to practice preparing and arguing law cases as realistically as possible. Law clubs began to be founded at Harvard in the 19th century; one of the earliest was the Marshall Club, founded in 1825. In 1910, the Board of Student Advisers was formed, and the more formal Ames Competition in Appellate Brief Writing and Advocacy was established. From the description of General information by and about Harvard Law School clubs, 18...
Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir, 1853-1937
English actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed : Grand Hôtel Mürren ; and 31 Clifton Crescent, Fotherstone, to Olga Nethersole, 1913 July 26 and 1915 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126227 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Joan Severn, [1897?] Nov. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 763487288 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 11 December 1906, to an unidentified recipient, 1906...
Henry Walton Swift
Rogers, Catharine Langdon, 1834-1926
Edwin Booth, who also wrote under the names Don Blunt and Jack Hazard, was born in 1906 in Beatrice, Nebraska. He attended public schools in Nebraska and Iowa before moving to Colorado, where he studied civil engineering at Colorado College. During summer vacations Booth drove a milk truck, worked as a postal clerk, and guided tourists through Colorado's Cave of the Winds. In New Mexico, he worked as a ranch hand. After moving to California, Booth worked in a chain grocery store while studying a...
Ellis, George Edward, 1814-1894
Unitarian clergyman, divinity professor and historian. From the description of George E. Ellis manuscript [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191117953 George Ellis was a Unitarian minister from Boston who wrote Sketches of Bunker Hill Battle and Monument in 1844. From the description of George E. Ellis papers, 1707-1872. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 232304387 ...
Loeffler, Charles Martin, 1861-1935
Composed 1915. First performance Boston, 2 March 1917, Boston Symphony, Carl Muck conductor. Dedicated to Mr. & Mrs. Carl Stoeckel.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Hora mystica : symphony in one movement for grand orchestra and men's voices / composed by Ch. M. Loeffler. 1915. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52731937 Charles Martin Loeffler was born on January 30, 1861. His place of birth is disputed; he claimed to be Alsatian, bu...
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925
Miles was born in Westminster, Massachusetts, on his family's farm. He worked in Boston, read military history, and mastered military principles and techniques, including battle drills. Miles was working as a crockery store clerk in Boston when the American Civil War began. He entered the Union Army as a volunteer on September 9, 1861, and fought in many crucial battles. He became a lieutenant in the 22nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and was commissioned a lieutenant colonel of t...
Chicago Civic Shakespeare Society.
Coffin, Andrew Bigelow.
Henrietta Rogers Anthony Little
Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943
William Lyon Phelps was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on January 2, 1865. He received a B.A. degree from Yale in 1887, an A.M. degree from Harvard in 1891, and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1891. Phelps taught English at Yale from 1892 until 1933 and was a popularizer of literature through his public lectures, radio addresses, and syndicated newspaper columns. He died in New Haven on August 21, 1943. From the description of William Lyon Phelps papers, 1826-1944 (inclusive), 1887-1943 (bulk)...
James, Edwin, 1797-1861
Edwin James was an explorer, naturalist, and physician. From the description of Some account of the Menomonies, with a specimen of an attempt to form a dictionary of their language, 1827. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488700 From the description of Conjugation of the verb "to hear" in its various forms in the Chippeway language, [ca. 1833]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489505 From the guide to th...
John Sturgis Codman
Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942
Otis Skinner (1858-1942) was an American actor and writer. Born June 28, 1858 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was brought up in Hartford, Connecticut where his father Charles Skinner was a Universalist minister. Otis Skinner was interested in theater from a young age, and through his father's friendship with P.T. Barnum was introduced to William Pleater Davidge, who gave him his first theatrical role. In the latter half of the 1870s, he played various bit roles in stock companies, and alongsid...
Robert Gray Dodge
Brown, J. Appleton, 1844-1902.
American author. From the description of Letter to Mrs. Munroe, 1891 January 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 52006167 ...
New Hampshire Historical Society
Harvard Musical Association
Thompson, Robert M.
Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927
American historian. From the description of Letters, 1911-1919. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36635486 American historian and writer. From the description of Letter, 1905 January 7 : to Mr. Fairbairn thanking him for a book. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853745 Rhodes was an American historian. From the description of [Letter] 1893 Jun. 29, Reservoir Street, Cambridge, [Mass. to] Dr. Thwing / James Ford...
Pew, William A. (William Andrews), 1858-
Benedict, Robert D. (Robert Dewey), 1828-1911
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893
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. ...
Foreign Policy Association.
Arthur O. (Arthur Orison) Taylor
Bates, Arlo, 1850-1918
American author and professor of English literature at the Massachussets Institute of Technology. From the description of Letter, envelope, and magazine clipping, 1887-1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367406765 ...
T. (Timothée) Adamowski
Daniel Rogers, 1734-1800
Folger Shakespeare Library
The Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-renowned center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts that houses the world’s largest Shakespeare collection. The Folger collections include rare printed books, manuscripts, works of art, audiovisual materials, and modern scholarship. These materials extend beyond Shakespeare to include a wide range of disciplines – history and politics, theology and exploration, law and the arts – from the early modern period (1500–1750). An internationall...
Dragonetti, Domenico, 1763-1846
Epithet: double-bass player and composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x0003b3 ...
Adcock, Almey St. John
Saturday Morning Club (Boston, Mass.)
The Saturday Morning Club was founded by Julia Ward Howe in 1871 for her youngest daughter, Maud, and Maud's friends. The Club, whose purpose was "to promote culture and social intercourse", met on Saturday mornings from November through April, alternating between guest lectures and Club discussions of the previous week's topic. Lecturers included Lucy Stone, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Abba Woolson, Annie and James Fields, professors from Harvard University, and many others. (Volume I-10v contains a c...
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
The eruption of Mount Katmai on the Alaska Peninsula in 1912 was one of the great volcanic events of modern history. The eruption covered the town of Kodiak with almost one foot of ash and the explosion was reportedly heard as far away as Juneau, 750 miles distant. To study this phenomena, the National Geographic Society launched several scientific investigating expeditions to Katmai and surrounding areas affected by the eruption. There was a brief expedition to Kodiak and Afognak Islands, led b...
Winter, William, 1836-1917
American drama critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Tompkinsville (Staten Island, N.Y.), 17 April 1886, to Mrs. Tracy, 1886 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270679284 Massachusetts native William Winter graduated from Harvard law school, but began his career as a journalist. He wrote for numerous journals before securing a position as drama critic at the New York Tribune. In addition to being one of the most influential critics of his day, ...
Lillian A. Hall
Bates, John Lewis
Joseph W. Warren
Eva le Gallienne
J. D. Warren.
Buxton, Frank W. (Frank William), 1877-1974
Descendant of a survivor of an 1817 Indian massacre in Wabash County, Illinois where Mr. Starks, Mrs. Cannon and her young daughter were taken prisoner. The families had recently come to Illinois from Kentucky. While captive they went with the Indians to McLean County where they lived until an agreement was made to return all those captured to St. Louis. The story was apparently related to the writer by Mr. Starks. From the description of Reminiscence, 1898. (Abraham Lincoln Presiden...
Howe, M.A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960
American author of numerous biographies and nonfiction accounts, many about the New England area; recipient of 1924 Pulitzer Prize for his biography, BARRETT WENDELL AND HIS LETTERS. From the description of Correspondence, 1921-1960. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492230 Biographer, editor, historian, and poet. From the description of Papers of M.A. DeWolfe Howe, 1920,1935. (University of Vir...
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew)
Oakley, Imogen B. (Imogen Brashear), 1854-1933
Thayer Academy (South Braintree, Mass.).
Fanny Knott Snyder
Charles River Basin Improvement Associates
James Walker, 1794-1874
Julia Doane Dresser
Dwight, R. H. W. (R. Henry W.)
John Boyle O'Reilly
Epithet: of Add MS 38309 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000212.0x00039e Epithet: Dean of Westminster, Bishop of Lincoln, Lord Keeper, afterwards Archbishop of York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000212.0x00038d Epithet: Bishop of Lincoln; Lord Keeper; of Add MS 32056 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catal...
Irving, Laurence, 1895-1979
New Bedford Five Cents Savings Bank.
G. R. (George Russell) Agassiz
Proctor, Edna Dean, 1829-1923
Poet. From the description of Correspondence, 1845-1922. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963863 Edna Dean Proctor was a 19th century American poet and short story writer. She was born in New Hampshire and lived in Framingham, Mass., and wrote patriotic verse and inspirational poetry, often on themes of social change. From the description of Edna Dean Proctor letter to Mr. Butterworth, 1894 Nov. 13. (Pennsylvania State University ...
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957
Shurcliff was a landscape architect who, with Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr., founded the landscape architecture program at Harvard University. From the description of Notebooks, 1897-1902. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79025322 From the guide to the Notebooks, 1897-1902., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Arthur A. Shurcliff (born Shurtleff) was educated at MIT and Harvard's Bussey Institute. He apprenticed at the Olmsted offi...
Ella C. Crane.
Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891
U.S. naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1847-1877. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20077865 Admiral David Dixon Porter was born in Chester, PA, on June 8, 1813. He was instrumental in Farragut's capturing of New Orleans in 1862 when he set off 20,000 bombs to destroy the Confederate forts, Jackson and Saint Philip. This allowed Farragut to sail past the forts and up the Mississippi to New Orleans. He also was instrumental in the Battle of Vicksburg...
Robbins, Walter Raleigh, 1843-1923
Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935
American actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [New York], 8 April 1891, to an unidentified recipient, 1891 Apr. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270679262 Francis Wilson was an attorney working out of his own firm in Santa Fe. From the guide to the Francis Wilson Files, 1927-1962, (School for Advanced Research) Actor, author, lecturer; first president of the Actor's Equity Association. From the description of Franc...
Lang, Margaret Ruthven
American composer. From the description of Letters received, 1880 April 19-1903 May 12. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 655778802 ...
Paderewski, Ignace Jan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Department of General Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did not officially exist until 1882. Courses in general studies were offered as early as 1865, when the MIT Catalog offered a curriculum option called the Course in Science and Literature. At that time, all regular MIT students were required to take “general studies” classes from the Course in Science and Literature, in addition to English, history, and modern languages. In 1882 the Course in Scienc...
Gallery of Doll & Richards.
Pillsbury, Albert E. (Albert Enoch), 1849-1930
Dame Ellen Terry.
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893
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...
Robert Apthorp Boit
Lowe, E.A. (Elias Avery), 1879-1969
American palaeographer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (8) and autograph postcards signed (6) : Bad Nauheim, London, Key West, etc., to Miss Janet Murray in New York City, 1955 Feb. 6-1958 Jan. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591823 Epithet: palaeographer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001072.0x000288 Paleographer. From the description of E. A. Lowe coll...
Post, Regis Henri, 1870-1944
Governor-general of Puerto Rico; captain, American Red Cross, in Italy. From the description of Papers, 1908-1919. (Nantucket Hist Association). WorldCat record id: 70953336 ...
Boston symphony orchestra
Founded 1881. From the description of Boston Symphony Orchestra collection, 1769-1965. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70971133 The orchestra was founded in 1881 by Henry Lee Higginson. From the description of Programs 1934-1955 (bulk 1934-1941). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 53893223 Born on January 10, 1910 in Lyon, the French conductor and composer, Jean Martinon entered the Lyon and Paris conservatoires to study the violin. At ...
Arthur W. Wellington
Satterlee, Herbert Livingston, 1863-1947
National Broadcasting Company
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English-language commercial broadcast television and radio network owned by Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles (at 10 Universal City Plaza), and Chicago (at the NBC Tower). NBC is one of the Big Three television networks, and is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the...
Foering, John Oppell, 1843-
John Oppell Foering was a soldier and officer with the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 28th Regiment of Infantry which saw action at Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold, Pine Knob, Peach Tree Creek, and in the Atlantic, Savannah, and Carolinas campaigns. From the description of Papers, 1861-1908. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122474307 ...
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x000089 Opera with a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Friedrich von Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe, premiered at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, on December 8, 1849. From the description of Luisa Miller : melodramma tragico in tre atti / sinfonia musica del Sigr. Mo. Giuseppe Verdi. [ca. 1850] (Yale University). WorldCat record id...
Benedict, George Wyllys, 1796-1871
Benedict, George Wyllys, 1796-1871; usage: George Wyllys Benedict; note: Exposition of the system of instruction and discipline pursued in the University of Vermont written by George Wyllys Benedict) From the guide to the George Wyllys Benedict letter, 1827, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh) (5 folders)
Mayflower Hotel (Washington, D.C.)
H. G. Barnes
Russell, Charles Edward
Elizabeth Cotton Morison Townshend, 1910-1997
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery-in-Chief
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890
Sitting Bull, also known as Tatanka Iyotake or Tatanka Iyotanka or Ta-Tanka I-Yotan, was a Native American shaman and leader of the Hunpapa Sioux. He was born in 1831 in South Dakota. He fought against the Crow Indians and was wounded in battle on several occasions. Sitting Bull greatly opposed the encroachment of the white men. He led Sioux and Cheyenne warriors against U.S. soldiers of the 7th Cavalry at the battle of Little Bighorn. After the battle, in which many were killed, Sitting Bull le...
Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943
Nicola Sacco (1891-1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888-1927) were Italian immigrants who were tried and executed for robbery and murder of payroll guards Frederick Albert Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli. The case of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Sacco and Vanzetti quickly became one of America's most complicated and notorious political trials. They were found guilty on July 14, 1921, but the legal struggle to save them extended until 1927. By April 9, 1927, all appeals in the Massachu...
Hobbs, Franklin W.
Grant, Robert, 1852-1940
Robert Grant (1852-1940) was a Boston novelist, whose books were primarily social satire. In addition he was for many years judge of the Probate Court and Court of Insolvency in Boston, and an overseer of Harvard. In 1927 he acted as one of three members of the Sacco-Vanzetti Commission. From the guide to the Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American author and judge. From the description of Papers o...
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...
George Washington Memorial Association
George V, King of Great Britain.
John Collins Warren
Elder, Samuel J. (Samuel James), 1850-1918
Curtis Guild, 1860-1915
George Hayes, 1885-1969
G.T. Marsh and Company
Perin, George Landor, 1854-1921
Rugg, Arthur Prentice, 1862-1938
Rugg, a 1883 graduate of Amherst College, was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1906, and became chief justice in 1911. Abbott was an assistant attorney general of Massachusetts. From the description of Letters to Edwin Hale Abbott, 1920, 1923. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339794 ...
Willard, Joseph A. (Joseph Augustus), 1816-
Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987
Violinist Jascha Heifetz was born on Feb. 2, 1901, in Vilnius, Lithuania. He studied violin with Leopold Auer at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He embarked on an international career in 1912, became an American citizen in 1925, and continued to concertize and record until 1972. He died in Los Angeles on Dec. 10, 1987. From the description of Jascha Heifetz collection, 1802-1987 (bulk 1911-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71055203 Jascha Heifetz, legendary American vio...
Nicholson, John P. (John Page), 1842-
Army officer and editor. Died 1922. From the description of Letter of John P. Nicholson, 1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454719 John Page Nicholson (1842-1921), Civil War veteran and collector. In 1861-1865, he served as regimental quartermaster with the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry regiment. After the war, he returned to Philadelphia and started collecting books and manuscripts on the Civil War. He also translated and edited two volumes of Comte de Paris' History of th...
Greeley, Dana McLean, 1908-
Unitarian Universalist minister. Educated at Harvard, S.B. 1931; S.T.B. 1933. Served churches in Lincoln, Mass. and Concord, N.H. (1932-1935); minister at Arlington Street Church, Boston (1935-1958). Secretary, American Unitarian Association (AUA) (1945-1953); president, Unitarian Service Committee (1953-1958); president, AUA (1958-1961). First president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (1961-1969). Minister, First Parish in Concord, Mass. since 1970. From the description of...
Edward Newton Whittier.
United States Navy Veteran Association.
Howe, Archibald Murray
Wadsworth, Eliot, 1876-
Wingate, Charles E. L. (Charles Edgar Lewis), 1861-
Wingate was a newspaper editor in Boston, Mass. From the description of Papers, 1821-1919 (inclusive), 1892-1898 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122404994 From the guide to the Papers, 1821-1919 (inclusive), 1892-1898 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...
Jervis, L. C., Mrs.
Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Ruth St. Denis
Powers, Samuel Leland, 1848-1929
James Lincoln Huntington
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Grützmacher
Monks, George H. (George Howard), 1853-1933
Tabernacle (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Frothingham, Thomas Goddard, 1865-1945
Epithet: Captain US Navy British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001240.0x00028f ...
De Forest, Robert W. (Robert Weeks), 1848-1931
Low, David W., 1833-
Katharine Wyman Drummond Herbert
Adams School (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
Hale, Ralph T. (Ralph Tracy), 1880-
Epithet: of Small Maynard & Company Publishers of Boston Massachusetts British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000498.0x00033a ...
Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936
Born in Austria in 1861, the well-known opera singer Madame Schumann-Heink performed in the great opera houses of Germany, England and America. She became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1905, toured widely in this country, and was very active during World War I performing for U.S. servicemen. In later years she made numerous radio broadcasts and appeared in the 1935 movie Here's to romance. She died in Hollywood in 1936. From the description of Ernestine Schumann-Heink collecti...
Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1880-1968
Millicent Todd Bingham, geographer, author, and editor of Emily Dickinson's poems and letters, was born February 5, 1880, in Washington, D.C. Her father, David Peck Todd, was a professor of astronomy at Amherst College from 1881 to 1917. Her mother, Mabel (Loomis) Todd, was a noted lecturer and author who, with Thomas Wentworth Higginson, first edited the poems and letters of her Amherst neighbor, Emily Dickinson. (Note: for biographical information about David Peck Todd and Mabel L...
Blair, Andrew Alexander, 1848-1932
Andrew A. Blair attended the United States Naval Academy and in 1867 was assigned to the U.S.S. Reseca as a midshipman. The Resaca had been commissioned in 1866 and ordered to relieve the U.S.S. Jamestown which was cruising the Mexican and Central American coast. After yellow fever broke out among the crews of the two ships, they were ordered to Alaskan waters in an effort to reduce the spread of the disease. The ships arrived in Sitka in August 1867, and participated in the October 1867 transfe...
Polish soprano, later naturalized American. From the description of Autograph letters signed (34, six written and signed by Guillaume Stengel Sembrich, one by Juliette de Coppet), dated : New York, Lake Placid, Miami, [and other places, and n.p.], 1915-1934, to Harry Harkness Flagler, to Mrs. Flagler, and to Mr. & Mrs. Flagler, 1915 Jan. 6. and 1916 Jan. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669747 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 21 Feb...
Charles Benjamin Barnes
Barnett, Domenico Dragonetti, 1841-1911
Carreño, Teresa, 1853-1917
Venezuelan pianist, composer, conductor, and singer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Kolberg, 25 July 1899, to an unidentified friend, 1899 July 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564134 Pianist and composer. From the description of Maria Teresa Carreño invitation to Miss A. M. Hale, [18--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64757231 Epithet: pianist conductor and singer British Library Archives an...
Cambridge School of Drama
Lund, Fred B. (Fred Bates), 1865-
Kent, Henry Watson, 1866-1948
Henry Watson Kent served as the first professional librarian of the Grolier Club from 1903 to 1906 and originated its classification scheme. He continued to serve the Club during the following decades through its Library, Publications and House committees, and its Council. From 1906 until his retirement in 1940 Kent was Secretary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. From the description of What I am pleased to call my education : typescript, 1948 / by Henry Watson Kent...
Union league of Philadelphia
Founded in 1862 as a patriotic society to support the Union and the policies of President Abraham Lincoln, the Union League of Philadelphia laid the philosophical foundation of other Union Leagues across a nation torn by Civil War. From its founding to the present, the League has been a leading civic organization and has played an important role in the history of our country and the City of Philadelphia. Over the past 150 years, this service has ranged from raising troops during the...
William James, 1842-1910
Barrett, Edith, 1906-1977
Brown, James H. (James Harold)
Lynn (Mass.). Fire Dept.
Stevenson, J. H. S.
Hersey, Heloise E. (Heloise Edwina), 1855-1933
Boston Evening Transcript.
Roche, James Jeffrey, 1847-1908
American journalist, consul, and writer; editor of the Boston "Pilot," a Catholic journal. From the description of Papers of James Jeffrey Roche, 1887-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34689952 From the description of Papers of James Jeffrey Roche [manuscript], 1887-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879907 Irish-born American journalist, author and diplomat. Roche was born in Queens County, Ireland, and...
P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield) Gilmore
Cohen, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1847-1927
Papyrus Club (Boston, Mass.)
John A. Aiken
Appleton, William S. (William Sumner), 1840-1903
Crane, William H., 1845-1928
Hersey, Frank Wilson Cheney, 1876-1959
Hersey graduated from Harvard in 1899. From the description of Examination papers in Economics 1, 1897-1898. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074159 Hersey graduated from Harvard in 1899 and taught English at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey, 1890-1892 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973064 ...
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh).
Pier, Arthur Stanwood, 1874-1966
Technical writer and author of over 30 books; editorial staff of "The youth's companion"; editor of "Harvard graduates magazine"; teacher St. Paul's School, 1930-1944. From the description of Letter to Glen Walton Blodgett, 1920 January 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64590437 ...
Longfellow, Ernest Wadsworth, 1845-1921
Ernest Longfellow was a noted landscape painter and son of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Harriet Longfellow, his wife, was a painter also. They resided in New York City and in Magnolia, Mass. From the description of Ernest Wadsworth and Harriet S. Wadsworth Longfellow sketchbooks 1867-1903. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455496 ...
Wheeler, Helen V.
Branch, Henry E.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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. ...
The Times (London)
Faxon, William, 1822-1883
Leiber, Fritz, 1882-1949
American actor. From the description of Typed letter signed : Shubert Central Theatre, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1920 Nov. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868142 ...
Robey, George, 1869-1954
James, William, 1882-1961
William James, Jr. (1882-1961), son of famous psychologist William James, was an American painter who worked as a painting critic for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and as its director from 1930-1937. While at the Museum School, James met Mrs. Kathryn A. Hodgman of Kalamazoo, Michigan through Edward W. Forbes. James and Hodgman studied together at his summer home in Chocorua, New Hampshire during the summer of 1934. From the guide to the Papers, 1930-1937, (Harvard Art...
Barry, Charles T.
Eliot, Charles William
Epithet: President of Harvard University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000980.0x00005d ...
F. P. (Frank P.) Deering
T. P. (Thomas Power) O'Connor
William Randolph Hearst, 1908-
E. H. (Edward Henry) Clement
Theodora Augusta Addie.
George Baxter Upham
John Hicks Rogers
John D. (John Davison) Rockefeller, 1839-1937
Barnabee, Henry Clay, 1833-1917
American actor and comedian. From the description of Autograph, ca. 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389591 Boston-based basso and humorist. From the description of Press comments and programmes of the Barnabee Concert Troupe [scrapbook] 1871 Jan. 16-1872 March 7. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 61494215 ...
Ward, Genevieve, 1838-1922
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
Born in Dublin, Ireland, on July 26, 1856, George Bernard Shaw was the only son and third and youngest child of George Carr and Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly Shaw. Though descended from landed Irish gentry, Shaw's father was unable to sustain any more than a facade of gentility. Shaw's official education consisted of being tutored by an uncle and briefly attending Protestant and Catholic day schools. At fifteen Shaw began working as a bookkeeper in a land agent's office which required him t...
Lowell, James Arnold
Rogers, Francis, 1870-1951
Epithet: Captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001391.0x00008f Epithet: Borsholder of Kemsing British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001391.0x00008e Writer on music. From the description of Autograph letters signed (12), dated : New York, 1927-1931 [and n.d.], to Mary [Flagler Cary], 1927-1931 [and n.d.], including 1927...
Ticknor, Francis Orray, 1822-1874
Francis Orray Ticknor (1822-1874), physician, poet, and author of Columbus, Georgia. From the description of Francis Orray Ticknor papers, 1832-1870. (Columbus State University). WorldCat record id: 38476078 Physician, poet, musician, and horticulturalist. From the description of Papers, 1839-1880. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41150082 ...
Coffin, Tristram (Tristam Chalkley), 1909-1990
Edgett, Edwin Francis, 1867-1946
Edwin Francis Edgett (1867-1946) was the dramatic editor of the Boston Evening Transcript, and an 1894 graduate of Harvard College. He published multiple books on theater and theater history, including Slings And Arrows. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, was married to Evelyn Torrey Edgett, who was born in 1869, and he died in Cambridge, Massachusetts....
King, Horatio C.
Union army officer, 1862-1865, and New York City attorney. From the description of Letterbooks, 1862 Sept.-1868 Nov. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58759159 Military man and politician. King moved to Brooklyn in 1865 and served on the Brooklyn Board of Education. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1840]-1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451560 Biographical Note ...
Dan. (Daniel) Godfrey
Ida Mae Chadwick.
E. E. Whitney
Loring, William C.
Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Unitarian Universalist church. Founded in 1729 by Irish immigrants who used a presbyterian form of church government. In 1786 it adopted a congregational polity. Known first as "the Presbyterian Church in Long Lane" and later as the Federal Street Church. In 1862 the church moved to a new building on Arlington Street in the Back Bay section of Boston, and its name became the Arlington Street Church. Mixed files of correspondence and collected resources on social and religious movements. Resource...
Massachusetts general hospital
Dr. James Jackson and Dr. John C. Warren initially sought funds for a hospital in Boston, Mass. which would also be made available to student s of the Harvard Medical School for clinical training. It was incorporated in 1811 as Massachusetts General Hospital, and in 1817 Jackson and Warren were appointed as acting physician and surgeon, respectively. The first patients were admitted in 1821. McLean Hospital was chartered in 1811 and opened in 1818 as the psychiatric facility of Massachusetts Gen...
B. C. Morse.
Epithet: Hungarian patriot British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000350.0x00002a Epithet: Hungarian patriot; of Add MS 42583 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000753.0x0002aa ...
Riddle, John Wallace, 1864-1941
Reed, William Howell, 1837-1914
Epithet: of Roxbury, Mass British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001033.0x00008c ...
Clara Bates Rogers.
Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
Edward Bass Hall
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935
Holmes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the prominent writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and abolitionist Amelia Lee Jackson. Dr. Holmes was a leading figure in Boston intellectual and literary circles. Mrs. Holmes was connected to the leading families; Henry James Sr., Ralph Waldo Emerson and other transcendentalists were family friends. Known as "Wendell" in his youth, Holmes, Henry James Jr. and William James became lifelong friends. Holmes accordingly grew up in an atmospher...
Coffin, Allen, b. 1836
Bragaw, John G.
Hiram Smith Shurtleff
Epstein, Jacob, Sir.
Rogers, John Hicks.
H. B. (Henry Brodribb) Irving
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. (Ananda Kentish), 1877-1947
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy was a Ceylonese-born, English-educated, American art historian, philosopher, and author. Stella Bloch, Coomaraswamy's third wife, was a student of Indian dance, art, and philosophy and co-authored several articles with Coomaraswamy. Although they divorced in 1930, they maintained a friendly correspondence, discussing art, philosophy, and Coomaraswamy's works. From the description of Stella Bloch papers relating to Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, 1890-1985 (bulk 1917-19...
Plimpton Press originally established in Boston, Mass., in 1882 by Herbert M. Plimpton, but moved to Norwood, Mass., in 1897. By 1920 the bindery part of the plant was capable of producing 50,000 volumes daily and by 1936 the press employed over 600; produced textbooks but expanded into religious books, fiction, and deluxe editions. In its heyday in the late 1950s, its work force surpassed 1200 employees. In 1924 the company opened a subsidiary plant in LaPorte, Ind., and this plant was greatly ...
Everett Literary Association (Boston, Mass.)
Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917
Lawyer, author, and diplomat. From the description of Joseph Hodges Choate papers, 1745-1929 (bulk 1852-1917). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79700965 Prominent New York lawyer, diplomat, and leader in humanitarian and cultural affairs. From the description of Letter : New York, N.Y., to John H. Stephens, Chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1916 Apr. 3. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34241616 Choate...
World's Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival (1872 : Boston, Mass.)
Crocker, Lizzie Shaw
Dykes, Chadwick & Co.
Harvard Club of Chicago
The Harvard Club of Chicago is the oldest of Harvard's alumni clubs still in existence (as of 2008). The Club was founded in 1857 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2007. From the description of Records of the Harvard Club of Chicago, 1875-1996 (inclusive) (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 416607273 The Harvard Club of Chicago is the oldest of Harvard’s alumni clubs still in existence. It was founded in 1857 by five alumni living in Chicago: Samuel ...
Coghlan, Rose, 1851-1932
Ames, Winthrop, 1870-1937
Theatrical manager, producer, director and writer, Winthrop Ames was born on November 25, 1870 into a wealthy and socially prominent family in North Easton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard and began a career in publishing because of his family's strong opposition to a career in theater. In 1904, however, he traveled to Europe to study the "new stagecraft" and on his return became joint manager of the Castle Square Theatre in Boston with Loren F. Deland. This led to his appointment in 1...
Victor Hirschfeld Léon
Shakespeare Memorial Company
The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened in Stratford-upon-Avon next to the River Avon in 1879, after local brewer Charles Flower donated the land and launched a campaign to build a theatre in the town of Shakespeare's birth, and the Shakespeare Memorial Company was its production company. After the original theatre was destroyed by fire, the New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened its doors on an adjacent site in 1932, designed by Elisabeth Scott. The Royal Shakespeare Company was founded in 196...
Townshend, Elizabeth Cotton Morison, 1910-1997
E. B. Hall
Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925
Amy Lowell (1874-1925) was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her brother, Abbot Lawrence Lowell, was president of Harvard University. At age 36, Lowell had her first poem published in the Atlantic Monthly. In 1912, her first book of poems, A dome of many colored glasses was published. She became associated with the Imagists poets when Ezra Pound, whom she had met on a trip to England, included one of her poems in his anthology, Des imagistes. Lowell wrote critical articles for periodicals in add...
French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker. Antonin Artaud -- French poet, essayist, actor and director -- was the leading playwright of the 'Theatre of Cruelty.' From the description of Le moine de M.G. Lewis raconté par Antonin Artaud [manuscript], ca. 1931 / Jean Cocteau. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 318989605 French poet, novelist, playwright, and artist. From the description of Autograph letter signed :...
Chatterji, Mohini M.
Harriet Winslow Seward
Columbia Trust Company
Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
Choate practiced law Essex County, Mass. (1822-1834) and Boston (1834-1850) and served in the United States Senate (1841-1845). From the description of Papers, 1829-1869. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337959 Choate was an American lawyer and politician, U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1841-1845. From the description of Rufus Choate letter : to Joseph B. Boyer, [18--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937076 ...
Joshua Harris Aubin
Rogers, Clara Bates.
Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969
Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) Ordaine...
Spaulding, Oliver Lyman, 1875-1947
Boston Latin School Association
Call, Annie Payson, 1853-1940
Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000755.0x00020c Author. From the description of How to live quietly : literary typescript, circa 1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453486 ...
Morse, John Torrey, 1840-1937
American lawyer and historian. From the description of John Torrey Morse letters to Houghton Mifflin Company [manuscript], 1885, 1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648019902 ...
Nutter, George R.
Phillips, James Duncan, 1876-
Phillips graduated from Harvard in 1897. From the description of Weekly papers in History 13, 1894-1895. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074009 From the description of Lecture notes and laboratory work in Botany 1, second half year, 1893-1894. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77073891 From the description of Notes in Government 1 : lectures by Prof. Macvane, first half year, 1894-1895. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074000 ...
Wagner, Cosima, 1837-1930
Second wife of the composer Wagner, daughter of composer Franz Liszt. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Cosima Wagner to Mlle. Cécile Cleveland, Luzern, ---- Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398267 Richard Wagner's second wife. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Bayreuth, 23 March 1873, to Herr [Karl] Voltz, 1873 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678655 From the description of Autograph letter ...
Broodbank, Joseph G.
Roger Livingston Scaife
White, Ellen D.
St.Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Ruth St. Denis was an American dancer and dance teacher. From the description of Postcard, 1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007242 Dancer and faculty member. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1926-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155538190 Ruth St. Denis was one of the pioneers of modern dance. She first gained attention dancing with David Belasco's company, an experience which exposed her to European and Asian tradition...
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932
John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known primarily for American military marches. He is known as "The March King" or the "American March King", to distinguish him from his British counterpart Kenneth J. Alford who is also known as "The March King". Among his best-known marches are "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (National March of the United States of America), "Semper Fidelis" (official march of the United States...
Hale, Richard Walden, 1871-1943
Author and historian. From the description of Papers of Richard Walden Hale, 1938-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83212270 ...
D. A. (David Alexander) Lyle
J. Langdon Ward
Hearst, William Randolph, 1949-
Plattsburg Barracks (N.Y.).
E. J. (Edward J.) Ratcliffe
Paulding, Hiram, 1797-1878
Admiral. From the description of Papers, 1817-1965, 1817-1875 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155565374 ...
Muck, Carl 1859-1940
J. & E. Bumpus
Henry Jackson Sargent
Associated Harvard Clubs
The Associated Harvard Clubs joined with the Harvard Alumni Association on July 1, 1965, to form the Associated Harvard Alumni. From the description of Records of the Associated Harvard Clubs, 1810-1968 (inclusive), 1897-1968 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972966 The Associated Harvard Clubs joined with the Harvard Alumni Association on July 1, 1965 to form the Associated Harvard Alumni. From the description of Records of the Associated Harva...
Little, Julia Augusta Cook, 1823 or 1824-
Sheldon, Henry N. (Henry Newton), 1843-1926
Honey, Samuel Robertson, 1842-1927
New York philharmonic
The Philharmonic Society of New York is one of the predecessors of the New York Philharmonic. From the description of Scores, [ca. 1842-1986]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155513361 Orchestra based in New York, NY. From the description of Collection of broadcast concerts [sound recording], 1934-1955. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122687015 From the guide to the New York Philharmonic collection of broadcast concerts [sound recording], 1...
Tavern Club (Boston, Mass.).
Stone, Edward C.
George Lyman Kitteridge
Curley, James Michael, 1874-1958
Rupert Lee Blue
G. W. (George Whitefield) Chadwick
E. L. (Edward Laurens) Mark
Little, Arthur D. (Arthur Dehon), 1863-1935
Chemical engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Little and Roger B. Griffin founded the chemical firm, Griffin and Little, Boston, Mass., in 1886; incorporated as Arthur D. Little, Inc., in 1909. From the description of Papers, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149520 From the description of Papers of Arthur D. Little, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77756012 Biographical Note ...
Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court
Prior to 1780 called Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature. From the description of Pauper cases argued and determined in the Supreme Judicial Court, 1805-1826. (State Library of Massachusetts). WorldCat record id: 70967797 The Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts succeeded the Superior Court of Judicature established for the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, implicitly by Const Pt 2, C 3, Art 2 and explicitly by St 1780, c 17; see a...
Furness, Horace Howard
Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000388.0x000004 ...
Shepard, Frederick Job, 1850-1934
Head of the reference dept. at the Buffalo Public Library from 1897-1925, and an authority on New England folklore and on the history of Buffalo. From the description of Frederick J. Shepard scrapbook of autographs, 1877-1934. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 182723903 Librarian. From the description of The helmsman of Lake Erie : typescript essay, 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980445 Head of the reference dept. at the Buffalo Publi...
Currier, Thomas Franklin, 1873-1946
T. Franklin Currier, born Feb. 26, 1873, Harvard A.B. 1894, was a librarian in Harvard College Library. He declined a career in teaching because of hearing problems; from 1894-1902 he was an assistant in the Catalog Department; from 1902-1940 he was in charge of cataloging. In 1913 he was made Assistant Librarian, and in 1937, Associate Librarian. He was a member of the ALA Committee that published the 1908 ed. of the Cataloging Rules. He died Sept. 14, 1946. From the guide to the Pa...
Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879
American essayist and poet. From the description of The buccaneer : autograph manuscript copy of a fragment of the poem signed : Boston, 1865 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 557604082 From the description of Sonnet: to a garden-flower sent to me by a lady and Song: I saw her once : autograph manuscript copies of two poems signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539184 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Mr. & ...
Gaston, William, 1778-1844
American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Savannah, to Charles S. Henry, 1825 Nov. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269581046 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to F. De Petit De Villers, Esq., 1828 July 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269582548 Epithet: of Balcombe British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000446.0x0001af William Gaston of New Ber...
Mckinley, William, 1843-1901
President William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States. He was beginning his second term as President after winning the election in 1900. On Sept. 5, 1901 he and his wife were attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York when he was shot by as assassin waiting in line to shake his hand. After being attended by physicians, he was resting at the exposition's director's home in Buffalo, NY. He seemed to be recovering when his condition rapidly worsened on Sept. 14th. P...
Rosen, Roman Romanovich, Baron, 1847-1921
Audenreid, Joseph Crain, 1839-1880
Massachusetts Historical Society
Tremont Theatre (Boston, Mass.)
The Tremont Theatre (1827–1843) on 88 Tremont Street was a playhouse in Boston, Masschusetts. The Tremont never turned a profit during its 16-year running, despite the owners bringing in theatrical figures such as Junius Brutus Booth, Charlotte Cushman, George Washington Dixon, Fanny Elssler, Edwin Forrest, John Gilbert, Charles and Fanny Kemble, and Thomas D. Rice. Around the year 1829, Tom Comer served as musical director. In 1841 leading British actors John and Charlotte Vandenhoff appeared ...
Orcutt, William Dana, 1870-1953
American author and book designer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) and typewritten letter signed : Boston and Cambridge, to Mr. F. A. Duneka of Harper & Brothers, 1908 Feb. 16-1910 Sept. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611528 Dr. George F. Reynolds (1877-1964), noted Shakespearean and Biblical scholar, was professor of English literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He served as head of the Department of Comparative and ...
Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888
Mary Howitt, née Botham, English writer and translator. From the description of Mary Howitt manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1828? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430350254 Writer of children's stories and other works, who often wrote with her husband, William Howitt. From the description of Letters, 1835-1854. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122295254 English author. From the description of Papers, 1832-...
Paine, John Knowles, 1839-1906
Paine (1839-1906) was an American composer, organist, educator at Harvard University, and held the first chair of music in an American university. He was a charter member of the American Guild of Organists. From the guide to the Additional musical compositions, 1859-1939 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Paine received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1869 and taught music at Harvard. From the description of Papers of...
Union Club of Boston
The Union Club of Boston was founded on April 9, 1863 at no. 8 Park Street in Cambridge, Mass. It was born as an offshoot of the Somerset Club which was having political divisions about the Lincoln Administration's handling of the Civil War. Membership to the Union Club (a social organization) required one acknowledged the sole legitimacy of the Federal Government. From the description of Union Club of Boston records, 1863-1976. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat r...
Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929
Author, civil rights leader, and lawyer. From the description of Papers of Moorfield Storey, 1876-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79899439 American lawyer, author, publicist. From the description of Letter to H.O. Houghton & Company, 1882 July 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53807486 Moorfield Storey received his A.B. from Harvard in 1866. From the description of Composition : [for English?] , c. 1865. (Harvard Unive...
Olsson, Frederick Arthur.
Commandery of the State of Massachusetts
Barrymore, John, 1882-1942
Packard, Frederick Clifton (1899- ).
Locke, William John, 1863-1930
English novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Hemel Hempstead Mar. 22 1918, to Miss Gaylord, 1918 Mar. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668246 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Hemel Hempstead Feb. 2 1915, to Harry H[arkness] Flagler, 1915 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668242 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Villa Simone, Rue de Cercle Nautique, Cannes, to an unknown correspondent,...
J. R. Rosen.
Dornin, Thomas A. (Thomas Aloysius), 1800-1874
Thomas Aloysius Dornin (1800-1874), a United States naval officers. Dornin, born in Ireland, was educated at St. Mary's College in Baltimore and entered the Navy in 1815. In 1826, he was promoted to Lieutenant and in 1841, to commander. In 1860, as the commander of the screw frigate San Jacinto, he served with Africa Squadron, a United States Navy's unit established for the purpose of combatting international slave trade. He seized several slavers, landed the slaves in Liberia, and sent the capt...
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943
Stephen Vincent Beńet was born July 22, 1898, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, into a military family. His father had a wide appreciation for literature, and Beńet's siblings, William Rose and Laura, also becmae writers. Beńet attended Yale University where he published two collections of poetry, Five Men and Pompey (1915), The Drug-Shop (1917). His studies were interrupted by a year of civilian military service; he worked as a cipher-clerk in the same department as James Thurber. He graduated fro...
Augusta Willougby Little.
Charles William Clapp Rhoads
Frederick Hedge Kennard
Prince, Mrs. John B.
Bar Association of the City of Boston
Hasty Pudding Club
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals is a student theater group at Harvard University that has been performing since 1844. The first productions were adapted shows of professional theater but by the 1860s students were writing the shows themselves. From the description of Hasty Pudding Club Theatricals vocal scores, 1892-1954. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 777411550 From the description of Hasty Pudding Club Theatricals souvenir programs, 1899-2003. (Harvard University)...
Boston Museum Company
Barnett, Reginald, 1853-1922
Emma R. Fisher.
Rackemann, Charles S. (Charles Sedgwick), 1857-1933
Grace Ashton Crosby
Whiffen, Blanche Galton Mrs. Thomas Whiffen
Scudder, Winthrop S.
Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.)
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937
Author; United States ambassador to Italy. From the description of Autograph poem signed, entitled "Rheims", 1814 Sep. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492661 From the description of Autograph poem "The Cost" signed, 1914 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492676 Epithet: Editor 'The Century Magazine' New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001185.0x000372 Magazine ed...
Hall, Edward Bass.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
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...
Parepa-Rosa Grand English Opera
Oregon Trail Memorial Association
The Oregon Trail Memorial Association was founded by Ezra Meeker in 1926 with the purpose of commemorating the pioneers who traveled west along the Oregon Trail. From the description of Oregon Trail Memorial Association record books, 1926-1939. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 723244204 ...
Cutter, R. Ammi (Richard Ammi), 1902-
Post, Marie Caroline, 1845-1926
Wells, Kate Gannett, 1838-1911
Author. Born Catherine Boott Gannett. From the description of Kate Cannett Wells correspondence, circa 1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981337 Philanthropist, reformer, writer. From the description of Manuscript fragment, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 62524008 Philanthropist, reformer, and writer. From the description of Letter,  June 7, Boston, to Charles M. Green. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 1726...
Edward Smith Willard.
Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), 1883-1971
St. John Greer Ervine had a long and influential career in the theatre. Born to deaf-mute Protestant parents in a suburb of Belfast, he moved to London in 1900 where he worked as a clerk and became active in the Fabian Society. An accomplished writer of realistic plays, his work first appeared in 1911, and he enjoyed considerable success, leading to his long friendship with George Bernard Shaw and the opportunity to manage the Abbey Theatre in 1915-1916. He joined the army in 1916, was wounded i...
Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900
William Crowninshield Endicott was Secretary of War from 1885 to 1889. Josiah Royce was author of California, from the conquest in 1846 to the second vigilance committee in San Francisco, which was published in 1886. From the description of Letter to Josiah Royce, 1885, Apr. 9. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288820 ...
Washburn, Emory, 1800-1877
Governor of Massachusetts, writer and law teacher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Worcester, Mass., to Junius S. Morgan, 1841 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659722 Washburn was a judge on the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas (1844-1847), Governor of Massachusetts (1854-1855), and professor at Harvard Law School (1856-1876). From the description of Letters, 1850, 1866. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234779790 ...
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976
Born in Princeton, New Jersey, on April 9, 1898, Paul Robeson was a multitalented man whose artistic and political career spanned over four decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s. Known worldwide during the 1930s and 1940s, he fell from prominence in the 1960s because of the political controversy that surrounded him during the McCarthy era. Robeson was a talented dramatic actor whose performance of Othello in this country in 1943-44 once held the record for the ...
Russell, Charles Edward, 1860-1941
Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Charles Edward Russell, 1864-1941 (bulk 1900-1930). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80347779 Journalist, author, poet, and political activist; won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930 for his biography of Haym Solomon in the Revolution; a founder of the NAACP; socialist candidate for Governor of New York State, and U.S. President. From the description of Album, 1937-1940. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: ...
Fessenden, Franklin G. (Franklin Goodridge), 1849-1931
Wingfield, H. Conway
New England Conservatory of Music
F. S. (Frederick Shepherd) Converse
Pascoe, Charles Eyre
Hamilton, Claud John, Lord
Purnell Frederick Harrison
Lucy Catherine Rogers, recipient.
North, Frank A. (Frank Allen), 1869-
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Pennsylvania Commandery
E. F. (Ernst Friedrich) Richter
Arria F. C. Morison
Harvard College (1780- )
Special students were those who took courses in Harvard College but were not degree candidates; they had not gone through the standard admissions process completed by AB degree candidates. From the description of Records of special students, 1876-1907. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064523 It is unclear whether F.C. Fabel ever attended Harvard College. F.C. Fabel may be Frederick Charles Fabel, who received an AB from the University of Rochester in 1893. ...
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001.
Anne Morrow Lindberg was born in 1906 to Dwight Whitney and Elizabeth Reeve (Cutter) Morrow. She graduated from Smith College in 1928 and married Col. Charles A. Lindbergh on May 27, 1929. Mrs. Lindbergh learned the skills necessary to serve as her husband's co-pilot, navigator and radio operator. North to the Orient was her first book, and it was followed by many others (novels, essays and poems) of a philosophical nature. She died in Vermont on February 7, 2001. From the descriptio...
Harvard College Lottery
Rice, Edward E. (Edward Everett), 1848-1924
St. Anthony Park North Real Estate Improvement Company (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Central Trust Company of New York
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir
Wenzell, Henry B. (Henry Burleigh), 1853-1936
First Unitarian Church (Swampscott, Mass.)
T. R. (Thomas Russell) Sullivan
The Abbey Theatre was established in Dublin in 1904 as a venue for Irish playwrights. It developed out of the Irish Literary Theatre, which had been founded by William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1899. From the description of Abbey Theatre playbills and related materials, 1907-1955, 1994. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 419521354 The Abbey Theatre was founded in 1904 in Dublin, Ireland. From the description of Abbey Theatre collection, ...
John P. Cushing Winship
Harvard Classical Club.
Morison, Horace, 1878-1975
Cowl, Jane, 1884-1950
Jane Cowl, actor and author, was born Grace Bailey in Boston on December 14, 1884. She began her career as an actor with David Belasco debuting in the Belasco Theatre on December 10, 1903 as an extra in SWEET KITTY BELAIRS, and quickly rose to starring roles with his company. In 1912, she scored a major success as Mary Turner in WITHIN THE LAW. She also appeared in the silent movie THE SPREADING DAWN in 1917. Jane Cowl later collaborated with Jane Murfin (Crisp) to ...
Ticknor, Benjamin Holt, 1842-1914
Editor and publisher. From the description of Papers of Benjamin Holt Ticknor, 1595-1935 (bulk 1850-1920). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066489 American publisher. From the description of Letter : Benjamin H. Ticknor to "Fairchild," 1888 November 16 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647824664 ...
Military Order of the World Wars
Patriotic American organization of former military officers. From the description of Military Order of the World Wars records, 1876-2010. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869155 On January 27, 1919 a society was formed for the perpetuation of the fellowship born of their military service and for the protection of the Country. It was called "The American Officers of the Great War". At the time the "Great War" was the greatest conflict in which the United States ...
German Romantic composer, 19th century. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Brahms to Fritz Simrock, Rome, 1881 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122448491 From the description of Autograph letter signed from Brahms to Elise. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122541007 19th century German Romantic composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed from Brahms to unidentified correspondent, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 12...
Chicago Civic Opera (Chicago, Ill.)
E. B. (Ethel Brigham) Leatherbee.
William Stanley Parker
Jones, Henry Arthur, 1851-1929
Henry Arthur Jones was the son of a tenant farmer, and worked in the drapery business for some twenty years after leaving school. He developed a passion for drama, and found success with The Silver King, a play he co-authored with Henry Herman, which gave him the financial security to become a full-time writer. A prolific author, he wrote many plays, chiefly melodramas, and had great success in England and America. His themes and influences were chiefly British, and he is considered a pioneer of...
Belasco, David, 1853-1931
American theatrical producer and playwright. From the description of Letter : to Luther Price, 1906 Apr. 2. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494221 American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. From the description of David Belasco letter, 1905 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709924141 From the description of David Belasco letter, 1929 Oct. 30. (Unknown). W...
Wheeler, Frank Storer.
Annie P. Vinton.
Warren, Winslow, 1838-1930
Warren received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School (1861) and practiced law in Boston. From 1894-1898 he served as collector for the Port of Boston. From the description of Letters to Winslow Warren, 1886-1908. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235163235 ...
Wood, John, Mrs.
Rogers, Clara Kathleen
Mormon Brigham Young Academy student. From the description of Notes, 1893-1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122424960 ...
Worlock, Frederic, 1886-1973
Todd, David P. (David Peck), 1855-1939
American astronomer, professor at Amherst, author. From the description of Letter to S.S. McClure, 1893 May 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55620962 Astronomer, teacher, writer, aeronautical enthusiast, inventor; B.A., Amherst, 1875; Ph. D. Washington and Jefferson College, 1888; professor of astronomy and director of the observatory at Amherst College, 1888-1917; leader of expeditions to observe solar eclipses to Japan (1887 and 1896), Western U.S. (1889), ...
William Mason, 1829-1908
Young, S. B. M. (Samuel Baldwin Marks), 1840-1924
Curtis, Charles P. (Charles Pelham), 1891-1959
United States. Circuit Court (Massachusetts)
New York Trust Company
The New York Trust Company, founded in 1889 as the New York Security and Trust Company, changed its name in 1904, and was acquired by Chemical Bank in 1959. From the description of Records, [ca. 1889-1965] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155538800 ...
De Forest, Emily Johnston, 1851-1942
Industrial Defense Association
Sothern, Edward Askew, 1826-1881
English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mrs. Martin, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270854240 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to J[ohn] L[awrence] Toole, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669927 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Junior Carlton Club, [London], to Arthur Sullivan, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126199 From the description of Autograph lett...
Emily H. Lindley.
Old South Church (Boston, Mass.)
Third Church gathered in 1669 by seceders from First Church; in 1717 name changed to Old South Church. From the description of Third Church records, 1674 May 28. (American Congregational Association). WorldCat record id: 70948286 Third Church gathered in 1669 by seceders from First Church; in 1717 name changed to Old South Church (also called Marlborough Street Church); present meeting house built in 1730 and is owned by Old South Association; in 1875 church moved to the cor...
New York Times Book Review.
John Randolph Hearst.
Wood, Julia Francis, 1880-1935
Babbitt, George Franklin, 1848-
Schmidt, Arthur Paul
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913
Collector. From the description of John Pierpont Morgan collection of signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1761-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79448959 Financier, industrial organizer, and art collector. Born in 1837 in Hartford, John Pierpont Morgan was educated in the U.S. and Europe before embarking on a career as a banker. From his first position as an unsalaried clerk at the New York banking firm of Duncan, Sherman & Company, Morgan went on to become a ...
St. Denis, Ruth, and Ted Shawn
Flower, Archibald Dennis, 1865-1950
Epithet: High Steward Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000351.0x0003aa ...
Gallagher, Charles Theodore, 1851-1919
Kendal, Madge, 1849-1935
English actress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 145 Harley Street, W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125565 From the description of Fragment of an autograph letter signed : London, to Joan Severn, [year unknown] July 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 764478340 From the description of Autograph letter signed Margaret Grimston (Kendal), dated : [London], 5 January 1873, to Mr. [Lewis Strange] Wingfield, 187...
Baxter, James Phinney, 1831-1921
President of Maine Historical Society from 1890-1911. A Republican, he was mayor of Portland from 1893-1897 and 1904-1905. From the description of Scrapbooks of municipal affairs in Portland, Maine, 1893-1898. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 686772318 American author and editor. From the description of Papers of James Phinney Baxter [manuscript], 1885-1904. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647859308 Served as presiden...
Brown, Allen A. (Allen Augustus), 1835-1916
Bryant, Nana, 1888-1955
Nana Bryant, stage, screen and television actress, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1888. She began her acting career at the age of sixteen when she joined a repertory company that later toured in the West. Bryant was the leading lady in stock companies in San Francisco, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C., and Portland, Maine and appeared in Topsy and Eva with the Duncan Sisters. In 1924 she debuted on Broadway in The Firebrand and for the next several years appear...
Edward Ward Hincks
Smith, Fitz-Henry, 1873-
Rogers Memorial Room
Frank, Nathan, 1852-1931
Nathan Frank (February 23, 1852 – April 5, 1931) was an American businessman and politician. He notably served as U.S. Representative from Missouri's 9th congressional district from 1889 to 1891. Frank was Missouri's first Jewish congressman. Born in Peoria, Illinois, Frank attended the public schools of Peoria and St. Louis before matriculating at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and Harvard Law School, graduating from the latter in 1871. He was thereafter admitted to the bar and c...
United States. Navy
Built and launched at New York Navy Yard; commissioned Nov. 12, 1944; scraped in 1993. Served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. From the description of USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) photograph collection 1944-1971. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 41657866 The federal government decided in 1941 to send Supply Corps personnel to Harvard Business School for training in the business of equipping the Navy. This was effected by a transfer...
Ignace Jan Paderewski
Charles Peter Clark, 1836-1901
Sir Arthur Sullivan
United States. Army. Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1862-1865)
Lucy Sumner Rogers, 1845-1892
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. At the age of 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize for making a nonstop flight from New York City to Paris. Lindbergh covered the 33 1⁄2-hour, 3,600-statute-mile (5,800 km) flight alone in a purpose-built, single-engine Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. While the first non-...
Thacher, Thomas Cushing, 1771-1849
Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation Limited
Harvard Theatre Collection
State Street Trust Company (Boston, Mass.)
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
Epithet: president of the United States British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00001d Calvin Coolidge's son John married John Trumbull's daughter Florence. From the description of Letter, 1931 March 16, Northampton, Mass., to John H. Trumbull, Plainville, Conn. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 25622017 For information on Pres. Coolidge, see an encyclopedia. No information is...
A. H. (Arthur Henry) Fox-Strangways
Winslow, Warren, 1810-1863
Hovey, Charles F., 1807-1859
Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894
American poet and water-colorist. From the description of Letters, 1872-1894. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233101484 Celia Laighton Thaxter was an American poet and essayist who lived much of her life in the Isles of Shoals, at first on White Island and later in a large cottage her brothers built for their parents on the island of Appledore, in which she eventually died. The family ran a hotel, Appledore House, which, along with Celia's cottage, burned...
Lindley, Arthur R.
Marvin, Langdon P. (Langdon Parker), 1876-1957
Law partner of Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1911 to 1924. From the description of Papers, 1919-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524107 Lawyer; interviewees are married. From the description of Reminiscences of Langdon Parker Marvin and Mary Vaughan Marvin : oral history, 1949. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309733571 ...
Willson, Augustus Everett, 1846-1931
Willson was Mayor of Louisville and practiced law with John Marshall Harlan. From the description of Willson, Augustus Everett, 1846-1931 1872 September 5 Letter. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49223976 Louisville lawyer, and governor of Ky., 1907-1911. From the description of Augustus Everett Willson : papers, 1865-1921. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49479318 Augustus E. Willson was governor of Kentucky bet...
Crabtree, Archie Fielder
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881
Burnside was born in Liberty, Indiana and was the fourth of nine children of Edghill and Pamela (or Pamilia) Brown Burnside, a family of Scottish origin. His great-great-grandfather Robert Burnside (1725–1775) was born in Scotland and settled in the Province of South Carolina. His father was a native of South Carolina; he was a slave owner who freed his slaves when he relocated to Indiana. Ambrose attended Liberty Seminary as a young boy, but his education was interrupted when his mother died in...
Blake, Robert Pierpont
Wood, Robert Elkington, 1879-
Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940
A. Edward Newton was an authority on book collecting during the first half of the 20th century. His correspondence with Alfred Blake Trott, president of Daniels & Fisher Company of Denver, Colo. from 1929-1944, details book collecting as well as travels, and reflects on the political and economic climate of the time in Europe and the United States. Newton also sent Trott copies of articles, most published in the Atlantic monthly between 1922 and 1938. Some articles were privately printed by ...
Follansbee, Mitchell D. (Mitchell Davis), 1870-
Epithet: parson of Harpley, county Norfolk British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000575.0x000207 Epithet: agriculturist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000575.0x000206 ...
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
Poet and author, Cornell University non-resident professor. From the description of James Russell Lowell letter and portrait, 1871 July 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 123412650 Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited The Atlantic Monthly, and with Charles Eliot Norton, The North American Review ; was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard; and U.S. minister to Spain and to England. Aldrich was ...
Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
Ravine, Gabrielle Perrier.
George Read Nutter
Thompson, Robert Means, 1849-1930
Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902-
Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897
English poet and wood engraver. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brantwood, to Mr. [Robert] Chester, 1864 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590411 From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : [London], to J. Hogarth, printseller, Haymarket, 1854 June to Sept. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871329 English-American wood engraver and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to A. Johnston, 184...
C. E. Fuller
Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston), 1860-1951
Livermore, Thomas L. (Thomas Leonard), 1844-1918
Francillon, Rosamund Liszt Marie, 1841-1910,
Lewis, Arthur, 1846-1930
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950
Julia Marlowe was an English actress. She married Edward Hugh Sothern on 17 August 1911. From the description of Letters : to Horace Howard Furness, Horace Howard Furness, Jr., and Louise Brooks Winsor Furness, 1890-1929. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155868093 Julia Marlowe was an actress. She was married to Edward Sothern. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1911-1933. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat rec...
World's Peace Jubilee and International Music Festival (1872 : Boston, Mass.).
Barnett, John, 1802-1890
English composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], to S[amuel] Chappell, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270671938 ...
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...
Epstein, Jacob, 1880-1959
Jacob Epstein was born on 10 November 1880 in New York. While working in a bronze foundry, he studied sculptural modelling at evening classes. In 1902, he went to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian. He moved to London in 1905, where he settled permanently, becoming a British subject in 1911. Among his major works is a figure of Christ in bronze, made during the First World War, which was bought by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Epstein was knighted in 1954 and died in Lon...
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899
Composed 1854.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Nachtfalter Walzer, Op. 157 / Johann Strauss (the younger). [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 55503504 From the operetta in 3 acts with libretto by Josef Braun, "F. Zell" (pseudonym of Camillo Walzel), and Richard Genée after Victorien Sardou's comedy, Piccolino. Composed circa 1872. First performance Theater an der Wien, Vienna, 1 March 1873.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. F...
Boston Latin School (Mass.)
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933
Actor. From the description of E. H. Sothern papers. 1914-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980499 Edward Hugh Sothern (1859-1933) was an American actor and author who appeared on the New York and London stages; Julia Marlowe (1865-1950) was a successful actress in New York. They became co-stars in 1904, were married in 1911, and toured, mainly in Shakespeare plays, until her final retirement in 1924. Sothern devoted much of his later years to public readings, lectures ...
Merrill, Frank T., 1848-
Artist and illustrator born at Boston, Mass., in 1848. Illustrated editions of works by L.M. Alcott, Twain, Hale, Longfellow, Reade, Shelley and Keats, Dumas, George Eliot, and others. The copyright 1880 edition of Louisa May Alcott's Little women for which these drawings were prepared was published by Roberts Brothers at Boston (see Ullom, Louisa May Alcott ... an annotated, selected bibliography, Washington: Library of Congress, 1969, no. 26, p. 19). From the description of Drawing...
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Patriotic society composed of male descendants of Union veterans of the Civil War; founded 1865. From the description of Records, 1921-1922. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70961019 ...
Dresser, Julia Doane, b. ca. 1859,
Foote, Arthur, 1853-1937
American composer, organist, pianist, and piano teacher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, [n.d., 1909?], to Mr. Stemberg , n.d., 1909?. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577474 Composed 1907, originally as the second movement of the Suite for String Orchestra in E major, Op. 63, but later replaced by the present Pizzicato and Adagietto, (see callno.: 142s).--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Theme and variations / Arthur Fo...
Chadwick, George Whitefield
George Whitefield Chadwick (b. Lowell, MA, 13 November 1854; d. Boston, MA, 4 April 1931) was an American composer, teacher, organist and conductor. Beginning in 1872, Chadwick studied organ with George E. Whiting, piano with Carlyle Petersilea , and theory with Stephen A. Emery at the New England Conservatory in Boston. In 1876 Chadwick accepted a faculty position within the music program at Olivet College in Michigan. A year later Chadwick went to Germany where he studied with Karl Reinecke, S...
Moore, Helen, 1862-1954.
Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer well-known for his collaborations with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan sheet music, 1868-1993., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.) Sullivan was an English composer. Gilbert was a English dramatist. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan correspondence with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, 1854-1900., (Houghton Libra...
Willard, E. S. (Edward Smith), 1853-1915
English actor. Famous as The Spider in "The Silver King." Manager of The Shaftesbury Theater in London. Toured the United States in "David Garrick." Produced and performed in a number of Broadway plays. From the description of Letters to Mrs.[Elizabeth N.?] Fairchild, 1896-1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 69679425 Epithet: writer of plays, pseudonym R Penn British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vd...
Gericke, Wilhelm, 1845-1925
Gericke, an Austrian-born conductor and composer, was conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, from 1884 to 1889 and 1898 to 1906. From the description of Additional papers, ca. 1866-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612679894 From the guide to the Wilhelm Gericke papers, 1876-1940., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for two terms (1884-1889) and (1898-1906). ...
Shaw, Francis George, 1809-1882
Kennan, George, 1845-1924
Noted traveler, lecturer, and investigative reporter. Born in Norwalk, Ohio on 16 Feb. 1845; died at Medina, N.Y. on 10 May 1924. From the description of John Henderson, artist : a psychological study, [between 1900 and 1920]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 74336703 American journalist. From the description of George Kennan letters, 1888-1892 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812360 From the description of Auto...
Rogers Memorial Collection.
Rogers, John Hicks, ca. 1809-1887
Königliches Conservatorium der Musik zu Leipzig.
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1828-1905.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...
Benedict, Evelyn, b. ca. 1869,
Rogers, Clara Bates, 1845-1923
Tasker, Lyman H., ca. 1828-1904.
Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928
British actress. From the description of Dame Ellen Terry correspondence and calling card, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980587 Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x000002 Dame Ellen Terry was a 19th century British actress, who for many years performed opposite Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, London. She was made a Dame Grand Cross in 1925. Fro...
Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937
Henry Munroe Rogers and Clara Kathleen Rogers amassed a substantial collection of theatrical and military memorabilia over the course of their long lives, mostly as part of their personal papers. In 1930, they donated these papers to Harvard College Library. The Rogers Memorial Room on the top floor of Widener Library was set aside to house the collection, and opened in 1935. The Rogers Memorial Room was relocated to the Harvard Theatre Collection's space in Lamont Library in 1949. Building reno...
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935
American painter and etcher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, NY, to Mr. Schnell, of Harper and Brothers, 1890 Feb. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470640 Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y. From the description of Childe Hassam letters, [undated] and 1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133251 Prominent and prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. From the description...
Houghton Mifflin Company.
Houghton Mifflin Company, publishing house of Boston, Mass., From the description of Houghton Mifflin Company records, 1832-1944. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612205133 Houghton Mifflin Company, publishing house of Boston, Massachusetts, traces its roots back to the firm of Ticknor and Fields, the premier "literary" publishing house in the United States during the middle years of the nineteenth century; and to the Riverside Press, Henry Oscar Houghton's printi...
Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863
Shaw was born in Boston to abolitionists Francis George and Sarah Blake (Sturgis) Shaw, who were well-known Unitarian philanthropists and intellectuals of Scottish descent. The Shaws had the benefit of a large inheritance left by Shaw's merchant grandfather and namesake Robert Gould Shaw (1775–1853). Shaw had four sisters—Anna, Josephine (Effie), Susanna, and Ellen (Nellie). When Shaw was five years old, the family moved to a large estate in West Roxbury, adjacent to Brook Farm. During his te...
Boston Public Library
O’Reilly, John Boyle, 1844-1890
John Boyle O'Reilly was born in County Meath, Ireland, and apprenticed with a newspaper at the age of eleven. He joined the English army to persuade Irish soldiers to join the Fenian movement, and was so successful he was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted, and he was exiled to Australia, but escaped to America and after numerous adventures settled in Boston. He lectured, wrote poetry, and joined the Boston Pilot, which he later co-owned, turning it into Am...
Wister, Owen, 1860-1938
Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x000028 Born in Pennsylvania, raised in South Carolina, and educated at Harvard, Owen Wister travelled in the Western U.S. as a young man. Although he returned to the East and Harvard law school, he acted upon a friend's suggestion and began writing thrilling Western stories for Harper's. His well-researched stories, particularly The Virginian, he...
Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943
Albert Bushnell Hart (1854-1943), American historian, writer, and editor, taught history and government at Harvard University and Radcliffe College from 1883 to 1926. Hart was born on July 1, 1854 in Clarksville, Pennsylvania to physician Albert Gaillard Hart and Mary Crosby Hornell Hart. He had a brother, Hastings Hornell Hart, and two sisters, Helen Marcia Hart and Jeannette M. Hart. The family moved to Ohio in 1860, eventually settling in Cleveland, where Hart graduated from West High Sc...
Macomber, Frank Gair
Kerr, B. T. Buddie.
Jenkins, Thornton A. (Thornton Alexander), 1811-1893
American naval officer. From the description of Order signed : Washington, 1866 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270495574 ...
Reisner, George Andrew, 1867-1942
Reisner graduated from Harvard in 1889 and taught Semitic languages, Semitic archaeology and Egyptology at Harvard. From the description of Papers of George A.R. Reisner, 1932-1948 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973161 ...
Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.)
The Boston Theatre on Washington Street in Boston, Massachusetts, opened 11 September 1854 and was the second Boston Theatre in this location, rebuilt after the first structure was razed in 1852. The playhouse was designed by Edward and James Cabot and Jonathan Preston from plans by Henri Noury and it seated 3000. From the guide to the Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.) orchestra music, ca. 1860-1900., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Libr...
Watts, George Frederick, 1817-1904
British painter and sculptor. From the description of Letters, ca. 1859-1903. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 82976979 English painter and sculptor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Little Holland House [London], to professor Knight, 1895 July 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660957 From the description of Autograph postcard signed : [n.p.], addressed to Professor Knight, 1902 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27...
Sibley, Frank P. (Frank Palmer), 1871-