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Creator:Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937
Title:Robert Underwood Johnson collection
Date(s):1879-1931
Call No:MSS 0121
Abstract:The Robert Underwood Johnson Collection comprises 2 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, personal papers, printed material, photographs, and realia of American poet, editor, and diplomat R.U. Johnson (1853-1937). In addition[...] to his literary and diplomatic pursuits, Johnson, together with naturalist John Muir, instigated the movement which resulted in the creation of Yosemite National Park.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century | Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century | International relations | American literature--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:R. Hoe & Company
Title:R. Hoe & Company collection
Date(s):1876-1929
Call No:MSS 0469
Abstract:Born in England in 1784, Robert Hoe studied carpentry before immigrating to the United States in 1803. Upon arrival, Hoe met Matthew Smith and together[...] they formed Smith, Hoe & Company in 1805 in New York City, specializing in the manufacture of wooden hand presses. Following the death of Smith, Hoe took over the company and changed its name to R. Hoe & Company in 1822. The R. Hoe & Company collection consists of one linear foot of material spanning the dates 1876 to 1929. During this period, the company main offices were located in the block 504 to 520 Grand Street in New York City. The collection includes catalogs for various pieces of printing machinery, samples of company letterhead, price lists for materials produced by R. Hoe & Company, printed collections of publisher opinions regarding the quality and efficiency of Hoe products, British patents extended to R. Hoe & Company for manufacture in London, assorted printed ephemera of R. Hoe & Company, and ephemera related to William R. Fish, a civil engineer who patented various improvements in the field of printing technology.
Creator:Williams, William John
Title:William John Williams papers
Date(s):1876-1923
Call No:MSS 0422
Abstract:William John Williams, an analytical chemist who immigrated to the United States in 1885 from Abergele, North Wales in Great Britain, worked in a number[...] of manufacturing fields, including fertilizers, soaps, bleaches, brickmaking, and sewage and water treatment. The William John Williams papers consist of .7 linear feet of correspondence, copybooks, letterpress books, science notebooks, blueprints, patent documents, scientific documents, chemistry manuscripts, booklets, playscripts, advertisements, circulars, and notes. Three series comprise the collection: I. Correspondence, II. Professional Papers, and III. Personal Papers. Correspondence and professional papers in the collection indicate that Williams found and pursued numerous occupational opportunities within the dynamic fields of chemistry and manufacturing found in Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Creator:Gray, George, 1840-1925
Title:George Gray papers
Date(s):1871-1925
Call No:MSS 0167
Abstract:George Gray (1840-1925) was a politician and judge from New Castle, Delaware. A member of the Democratic party, he served as a United States Senator from Delaware from 1885-1899. He[...] was later appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court, Third District from 1899-1914, and served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Records in this collection include correspondence and legal papers, primarily documenting his career as a judge and arbiter. An index of papers in the collection is included.
Subjects:Legislators | Judges | United States--Politics and government--19th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Lawrence, Nellie Day, 1865-
Title:Nellie Day Lawrence papers
Date(s):1879-1942
Call No:MSS 0903
Abstract:Nellie Day Lawrence (born 1865) was an editor and club officer of the Turner Grange, Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, in Turner Center, Maine. The Nellie Day Lawrence papers[...] consist of articles and drafts, manuscript copies of the Grange Banner, printed ephemera related to the Turner Grange and Maine schools, correspondence, and other writing. Topics range from musings on the weather and animals, to life in Maine, farming, the World's Columbian Exposition, the local state fair, challenges faced by women, education, and narratives of travel and adventure.
Subjects:Agriculture--Societies, etc | Farm life--Maine--History--19th century | Women--Societies and clubs | Women in community organization | More Subjects
Creator:Shipley, Walter Penn, 1860-
Title:Walter Penn Shipley papers
Date(s):1879-1951
Call No:MSS 0608
Abstract:This collection contains materials related to Walter Penn Shipley, a Philadelphia lawyer and well-known amateur chess enthusiast of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Materials include photographs, magazines and[...] newspaper articles of Shipley’s chess activities as well as photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Walter Penn Shipley, his family, and his friends.
Subjects:Chess players--United States--History--20th century | Correspondence chess--United States--History--20th century | Chess--periodicals | Lawyers | More Subjects
Creator:Bates family
Title:Bates family papers
Date(s):1879-1940
Call No:MSS 0758
Abstract:The Bates family papers comprise 1.3 linear feet of correspondence, diaries, and ephemera documenting the personal and professional lives of three generations of Bates family members and largely centering on[...] materials relating to writer Arlo Bates. The collection also offers insights into the archeological work of Arlo’s son, Oric Bates, while documenting the social and professional lives of Arlo’s daughter-in-law Natica Inches Bates and his grandson John Chester Bates. Arlo Bates (1850-1918) was a novelist of over fourteen works of fiction, a poet, and a professor of English at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) in Boston. His son, Oric Bates (1883-1918), became a prominent archeologist and Egyptologist of Harvard University’s Peabody Museum before his untimely death.
Subjects:Excavations (Archaeology)--Egypt | Excavations (Archaeology)--Sudan | World War, 1914-1918
Creator:Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903
Title:James B. Pond papers
Date(s):1878-1944
Call No:MSS 0624
Abstract:American lecture manager and memoirist James B. Pond represented American and British explorers, preachers, politicians, scientists, and writers, on the lecture circuit from 1874 to his death in 1903. The[...] majority of the collection is comprised of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Pond; also included are manuscripts and ephemera relating to Pond's family and business.
Subjects:Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence | Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence | Lectures and lecturing--United States--History--19th century | Lecturers | More Subjects
Creator:McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949
Title:McClure Publishing Company archives
Date(s):1878-1952
Call No:MSS 0174
Abstract:The publishing enterprises of Samuel Sidney McClure. born in County Antrim, Ireland, on February 17, 1857, are an important facet of early twentieth-century American journalism. The McClure Syndicate, started by[...] Samuel Sidney McClure in 1884, was the first successful company of its kind, and was largely responsible for introducing many American and British writers to a national public. His later venture, McClure's Magazine, contained the influential "muckraking" articles of Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, and Lincoln Steffens; it also had the distinction of promoting the then-unknown writer, Willa Cather. The material in the McClure Publishing Company Archive contains 1 linear foot of correspondence, photographs, clippings, financial and legal documents, and manuscripts relating to the company. There is also a significant amount of material concerning the company's founder, Samuel Sidney McClure, along with documents relating to his cousin, Henry Herbert McClure. The collection is organized in three series. The first contains primarily business correspondence from various literary figures and McClure staff members. The second includes various material relating to Samuel Sidney McClure. The third contains financial and legal documents relating to Henry Herbert McClure.
Creator:Lewis, Dorsey Waitman, 1873-1960
Title:Dorsey Waitman Lewis papers
Date(s):1878-1958
Call No:MSS 0349
Abstract:Dorsey Waitman Lewis was born on November 8, 1873 in Lee Mont, Virginia. Lewis studied medicine at the University Of Maryland and began practicing in Parksley, Virginia, before moving to[...] Odessa, Delaware, and then Middletown. The Dorsey W. Lewis Papers concern the business, legal, and personal affairs of the prominent Middletown, Delaware, physician Dorsey Lewis (1873-1960?). The collection consists of four linear feet of material comprising correspondence, wills, estate records, office ledgers, canceled checks, tax forms, stock and real-estate transactions, legal papers, bills, and ephemera. The collection is divided into three main series: I. the medical practice and personal business of Dorsey W. Lewis, II. papers regarding his financial and legal management of the wills and estates of Mary Cochran, Caroline R. Tumlin, Stanley and Geraldine Lewis, and Nathaniel Williams, and III. miscellany.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Philadelphia theatrical papers
Date(s):1877-1943
Call No:MSS 0205
Abstract:The Philadelphia Theatrical Papers cover an expansive period in the history of the theater in America—the end of the nineteenth century and into the early decades of the twentieth century.[...] Throughout the nineteenth century, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the home of numerous playhouses, opera houses, and other performing arts spaces. The Philadelphia theatrical papers contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, advertisements, programs, playbills, financial documents, ledgers, obituaries, postcards, contracts, broadsides, scrapbooks, and telegrams. The papers cover a particularly important period in the theatrical history of America. During this time the rise and fall of monopolistic management and production agencies as well as the expansion of touring companies were impetuses for the success of theatrical businesses such as Nixon & Zimmerman. A majority of the papers in the collection are about their company, which was a successful innovator in Philadelphia, the region, and the country in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century.
Creator:Browne, Gordon, 1858-1932
Title:Letters to Gordon Browne
Date(s):1875-1937
Call No:MSS 0390
Abstract:British painter illustrator Gordon Frederick Browne was born at Banstead, Surrey in 1858. Beginning in the 1880s Gordon Browne was one of Great Britain's most[...] prolific illustrators, contributing regularly to many newspapers and magazines, as well as illustrating editions of books written by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Washington Irving, and Robert Louis Stevenson, eight volumes of works by William Shakespeares, an edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, and his own Gordon Browne's Series of Old Fairy Tale. This collection of letters to Gordon Browne consists of eighty-three letters written, seventy-seven of which are addressed to this renowned British illustrator. Many of the letters were written by authors expressing gratitude for illustrations which Browne created for their books or stories. Occasionally authors wrote to suggest ideas for a future illustration or to request that Browne illustrate a particular book or story. Other letters include requests from authors, collectors, or friends to purchase original drawings or paintings, or thank-you notes for Browne's generosity with his drawings or paintings. Of the letters addressed to Browne, many reflect the respect given to Browne and his illustrations by his contemporaries. They also indicate the demand for his work in the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Browne's generosity in sharing it.
Creator:Child, William B.
Title:William B. Child letter to Ferris Greenslet with Elihu Vedder poems
Date(s):1867-1923
Call No:MSS 0099, F0895
Abstract:The letter and three sheets of poetry in this collection, which were originally laid in a copy of Elihu Vedder's book of poetry, Miscellaneous Moods in Verse all appear to[...] bear some connection to Vedder.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century--Correspondence
Creator:Thatcher, Joseph L., -1886
Title:Thatcher family papers
Date(s):1870-1941
Call No:MSS 0155
Abstract:Small group of miscellaneous papers relating to several generations of the Thatcher family of Wilmington, Delaware. Papers include correspondence, military documents, photographs, notebooks, legal documents, and miscellaneous material.
Subjects:Seamen | Delaware--History--19th century | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
Title:Laurence Binyon correspodence
Date(s):1869-1943
Call No:MSS 0181
Abstract:A collection of correspondence from British poet and playwright, Laurence Binyon (1869-1943) to G. Herbert Thring and D. Kilham Roberts, lawyers for the Society of Authors, concerning problems or questions[...] of copyright laws (United States and British).
Creator:Sajous, Charles E. de M. (Charles Eucharist de Medicis), 1852-1929
Title:Dr. Charles Sajous papers
Date(s):1870-1932
Call No:MSS 0253
Abstract:Charles Eucharist de Medicis Sajous (1852-1929) was born December 13, 1852. As a physician, teacher, author, and editor, Charles Sajous became a prominent name in the late nineteenth-century medical profession.[...] The Dr. Charles Sajous Papers contain over 2000 items dating from 1870 through the 1920s, and include letters, postcards, receipts, and financial statements; manuscripts of articles, speeches, book reviews, editorials, and journals; and newspaper articles that belonged to Dr. Charles Sajous and his family. The bulk of the material dates from the first two decades of the twentieth century. Dr. Sajous' career, as documented in the Sajous papers, reflects the growing professionalization of medicine in the late nineteenth century. This collection illustrates the contributions of medical schools, professional associations, and journals in making that professionalization possible. Also in this collection, the personal papers and correspondence with friends and family offer glimpses of American middle-class lifestyle of the period.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Beadle and Adams archives
Date(s):1848-1920
Call No:MSS 0354
Abstract:The Beadle Dime Novels, together with numerous other publications issued by the firms Beadle and Co., Irwin P. Beadle and Co., and Beadle and Adams, were a tremendously successful foray[...] in cheap literature for the mass public. Dime novels, like the story papers that had preceded them and the pulp magazines that would replace them in the twentieth century, delivered adventurous or sensational stories in inexpensive, paper-bound editions. The material in the Beadle Archives collection consists of .3 linear feet of letters, photographs, bills, and documents relating to Erastus F. Beadle and the dime booklet publishing house in which he was a partner. The collection is organized in three series: Series I contains letters and papers related to Erastus F. Beadle, one of the firm's founders; Series II contains letters written in tribute to Orville J. Victor, longtime editor for Beadle and Adams; and Series III contains letters written to Dr. Frank P. O'Brien, a collector of Beadle memorabilia.
Creator:J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company
Title:J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company records
Date(s):1852-1923
Call No:MSS 0411
Abstract:J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company, located in center- city Philadelphia, was originally incorporated in 1902 in Camden, New Jersey. Its purpose was “to manufacture [...] printers and lithographers inks, varnishes, plate oils, pigments, paints and oils, and kindred products and to buy, sell, trade, deal in and with the same.” The J.K. Wright Printing Ink Company Records, spanning the dates 1852-1923, consists of .5 linear feet of prints, letterhead, minutes, ledger, and magazines. This small collection documents an ink business at the beginning of the twentieth century in Philadelphia. The majority of the records consists of minutes from the company’s first three years and a ledger with formulas to make inks.
Creator:Rosenfeld, A. J.
Title:A. J. Rosenfeld etchings collection
Date(s):1853-1931
Call No:GRA 0102
Abstract:The A. J. Rosenfeld etchings collection comprises twelve etchings by six late nineteenth and early twentieth century American and European etchers.
Subjects:Etchers
Creator:Ayer family
Title:Ayer family papers
Date(s):1859-1940
Call No:MSS 0152
Abstract:The Ayer family Papers document the lives of two generations of the Ayer family, Joseph Cullen Ayer (1839-1918) of Massachusetts and Joseph Cullen Ayer, Jr. (1866-1944), the second son of[...] Joseph and Carrie Ayer.
Subjects:Clergy | Pennsylvania--History--19th century | Pennsylvania--History--20th century
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