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Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - A

Part II: Box and Folder List

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Box Person Named and Contents Date
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Abernethy, John

Note
1 item (1 p.)
ANS. "Admit Sir R. Steel (a Member) to view the College Museum."

n.d.
1

Adam & Co.

Letter: Batavia, to Mr. Curtis Harvey, London
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Discusses various shipments that Adam& Co are expecting.

1861 Dec 31
1

Adams, James

Letter: London, to "M."
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 20 cm
ALS. Proposes an exchange for a cloak which recipient has found unsatisfactory in color.
1769 Mar 2
1

Adams, John, 1735-1826 (U. S. President)

Authorization: for the ship Amazon, Master Samuel R. Trevett
1 item (1 p.) ; 40 x 31 cm. Signature cut across.
DS. Presidential authorization allowing the Amazon "to pass with her company, passengers, goods and merchandise, without any hindrance, seizure or molestation." On the reverse is a statement, signed by Joseph Pitcairn, Consul of the United States at Hamburgh, certifying that the ship is "now mounted with fourteen guns," and dated 30 March 1799.

1798 Aug 28
1

Adams, John Quincy (U. S. President)

Affidavit: Washington, D.C.
1 item (1 p.) ; 24 x 20 cm
DS. Adams, Secretary of State in 1820, certifies "that the annexed is a true copy of a patent granted to Oliver Evans for his improvement in Steam Engines . . . dated the fourteenth day of February 1804."
1820 Mar 14
1

Adelman, S. H.

Check: Philadelphia, Pa., to H. Ward Gregore
1 item (1 p.)
DS. Check for $25 payable from the First National Bank of Camden, N.J., to H. Ward Gregore, with two signatures on back.

This collection contains many letters addressed to Adelman. Correspondants include Michael Ayrten, David Ben-Gurion, Catherine Drinker Bowen, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Richard Williamson Ellis, Maurice Buxton Forman, Ralph Hodgson, Lydia Kellman, Geoffrey Keynes, Shane Leslie, Wilfrid Meynell, Robert Andrews Millikan, Alan Munby, Simon Nowell-Smith, Mary Thompson, and Bertha von Moschzisker. Other material relating to Adelman can be found under Sam Katz, and Mr. and Mrs. Tutelman.

1912 Jul 24
1

Allison, D.R.

Letter: Baltimore, Md., to Robert P. Allison, Indiana County, Pa.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Letter to "Dear brother Robert." Discusses plans for an upcoming sea voyage and urges recipient not to worry on writer's behalf. Second half of letter is dated July 30th and is written while on board ship.
1834 Jul 24
1

Anderson, Joseph, 1757-1837 (First Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury)

Documents
2 items (2 p.)
ADS. Two Treasury Department circulars printed and signed by Anderson.
1827 Sept 1 - 1834 Aug 5
1

Anderson, Joseph, 1757-1837

2 Account balances: to Wm. H. Ellis, New Haven, Conn.
2 ADsS. Form letters informing Ellis, "as agent for the Marine Hospital," of his quarterly balances for the first three quarters of 1830.

1830 Oct 8 - Dec 11

1

Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871 (Officer in U. S. Civil War)

Autograph.
1 item (1 p.)
ADS. "Respectfully, y[ou]r ob[edient] serv[an]t, Robert Anderson."
n.d.
1

Ansdell, Richard, 1815-1885 (Painter and Engraver)

Letters: Kensington, to unknown correspondents
2 items (5 p. on 3 leaves) ; 19 x 12 cm
ALsS. In the first letter, Ansdell informs his correspondent that he will send him a proof of "Death of the Stag." In the second, discusses in detail a mix-up concerning the delivery, to a Mr. Naylor, of a picture Ansdell had recently exhibited.
1847 May 27
1

Anthony, John Gould, 1804-1877

Letter: Cincinnati, Ohio, to M. Burrough, Vera Cruz, Mexico
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 39 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Anthony, a conchologist, proposes an exchange of specimens he has found near Cincinnati with those Burrough has discovered near Vera Cruz, Mexico. Also mentioned is the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa.
1839 Jul
1

Arbuckles & Co.

Letter: Pittsburgh, Pa., to James S. Mason & Co.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Places an order: "Please ship at once and at very lowest price."

1873 Nov 21
1

Armistead, Walkes Keith, 1785-1845 (Chief Engineer of War of 1812)

Letter: Alexandria, Va., to T. P. Andrews, Esq., Pay Master, U. S. Army, Washington, D.C.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. "Enclosed are my pay accounts for the month of November, the amounts of which you will please to transmit, a check to John Cooply, Esq., Cashier of the Farmer's Bank of Alexandria and oblige your ob. servant,W.K. Armistead."
1822 Dec 9
1

Armstrong, Edward

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Thomas P. Cope, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
TL. Requests aid in an undertaking to outline a genealogy of prominent families "who may have established themselves in the States of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, prior to the year 1800."
1849 Mar
1

Arnold, Frances L.

Letter: London, to Miles Medwinter, London
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Sends thanks for a book of poems sent her: "I was much touched by your kind thought in sending them to me.... I feel they come in remembrance of him whose words are on your title page."
1891 Apr 20
1

Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888 (Poet and Essayist)

Letter: London, to William Henry Davenport Adams, 1828-1891
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. "You are quite welcome to print the two pieces you want, and I have to thank you for the kindness with which you speak of my writings; for my own part, instead of thinking them too few, I am beginning to be uneasy at their number."
1868 Nov 3
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to the Dean of Canterbury [Henry Alford], 1810-1871
1 item (2 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks the Dean for his translation of Homer, though he writes "I cannot say that the metre you have chosen quite commends itself to me, but I find myself reading your verses with pleasure." Mentions the pleasure the Dean's verses have given him over the years.
1861 Dec 2
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Harrow, to Henry Allon, 1818-1892
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 14 x 18 cm folded to 14 x 9 cm
ALS. Writes he cannot accept Allon's invitation because of the death of his son: "owing to his delicate health and the constant care he required . . . the separation from him seems to change our lives more than I can well say . . . I mean to make it a rule not to leave [my wife] alone at present more than I can possibly help."
1868 Nov 27
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Cobham, Surrey, to James Bain
1 item (1 p.) ; 16 x 10 cm
ALS. Requests that Bain bind and send the Essays to a Miss Knowles, and "the new number of the XIXth Century to my daughter, Mrs. Whitridge."
1887 Jan 2
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to Richard Belt
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "Many thanks for your kind present which I shall take down with me into the country today to show to my wife and girls."
[18--] May 11
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Colchester, to William Cox Bennett, 1820-1895, Greenwich
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Writes of Bennett's volume sent to him: "your project is an interesting one, and if well executed would prove of great value. I have not yet received the preliminary volume you mention."
1869 Apr 29
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to the Rev. Moncure Daniel Conway, 1832-1907
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Sends his correspondent information on how to obtain Lord Redesdale's (Redesdale, Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Baron, 1837-1916) papers. Suggests his friend write the Redesdale himself, stating that he is enquiring on behalf of an American gentleman translating Theocritus.
1867 Oct 11
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Cobham, Surrey, to Sir Edmund Hay Currie
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Declines his correspondent's invitation, stating that he must be absent from England for much of the next year.
1887 Mar 12
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Cobham, Surrey, to A.H. Dooley, d. 1903, Terre Haute, Ind.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Tells Dooley where to find a list of his published works. "There are a few sentences about Shelley and Wordsworth" in one of his Essays in Criticism, but he has not made either one of them the subject of an article. "The best edition of Wordsworth is, I suppose, the Centenary Edition."
1876 Jun 21
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Cobham, Surrey, to "Dear Lady Dorothy"
1 item (1 p.) ; 15 x 10 cm
ALS. "I am rooted here till Christmas. . . . Your friend 'Joe' has been dining with my daughter in New York, and she was delighted with him."
[18--] Dec 5
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to the editor of the Dublin University magazine
1 item (2 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Writes that he is enclosing a photographic portrait of himself requested by the editors: "It is the best that has been taken . . . for I take very badly." Another copy from Elliott & Fry will be sent "if it suits you." [Letter only, no photograph.]
[18--] Nov 15
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Berlin, to Richard Garnett, 1835-1906
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Declines "to say something about Goethe, of whom I have hardly ever spoken at any length." Resolves to "keep aloof from the Goethe Society and from all societies. You hardly know, perhaps, what the feeling of jealous anxiety is with which one is inclined to guard one's freedom, when at best it seems within reach." Goes on to speak of the many engagements and speeches he was "too weak to refuse."
1886 Mar 11
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to "My dear Hodgson"
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Lists dates when he will be able to come down to Gavel.

[18--] Jun 26
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Ambleside, to "My dear Mrs. Howard"
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Arranges a meeting saying that Mrs. Arnold "would like to come with us, but she is waiting here to receive our boy Dick, who is coming from Manchester."
[18--] Sept 5
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to "My dear Mr. Jordan" [?]
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Sends "a report on the examination passed by the Choir boys of the Chapel Royal this year."
Written on Education Dept. stationery.
1876 Jul 29
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to Sir Franklin Lushington, 1823-1901
1 item (1 p.) ; 16 x 11 cm
ALS. "I could dine with you on Friday, if that quite suits you."
[18--] May 1
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Mudie's Lending Library
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
AL. Written in the third person. Apparently to a lending library, asks that several books be delivered to him "next Saturday," as he is "going into the country for some weeks."
[18--] Aug 14
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Harrow, to the Rev. John Oakley, 1834-1890
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 16 x 20 cm folded to 16 x 10 cm
ALS. Refers to Oakley's letter to the Daily News, which he agreed with. "The Birmingham people, and the common bulk of the Liberal party, now take up education, just as they left it alone so long as their doing so was convenient to the Protestant dissenters, without much concern for anything beyond the political and social capital to be made by their operations."
1869 Oct 16
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to Sir William Pole, 1814-1900
1 item (2 p.) ; 17 x 11 cm
ALS. States that he was a supporter of Pole's nephew who has been elected, and goes on to write of his pleasure in seeing Pole's handwriting once again. Writes that he is now living in Cobham, Surrey.
1874 May 19
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Cobham, Surrey, to Charles Sharp
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Writes to the Secretary of the Liverpool Institute, declining an invitation to speak. He is engaged elsewhere and "the Education Department . . . does not at all like its inspectors to make speeches." He is going to Ipswich "only because I want to see whether the working men cannot be interested in improving middle-class education, since the middle class itself is so indifferent on the subject."
Written on Education Dept. stationery.
1878 Nov 23
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to "Dear Sir"
1 item (1 p.) ; 14 x 12 cm
ALS. Requests that a line in his article be changed from "the glowing countenance of Sir Wm. Harcourt" to "the genial countenance of Sir Wm. Harcourt."
1887 Apr 23
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to Mrs. Smetham
1 item (1 p.) ; 19 x 12 cm
ALS. To the wife of James Smetham: "I feel sure I have not paid for those pretty pictures of your husband's to which I subscribed." Asks her for address and post office to which his order should be made payable. Written on Education Dept. stationery.
1861 Mar 4
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to William Spottiswoode, 1825-1883
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "Forster and Grant Duff would like to hear me - I have given away my tickets, and besides don't you think that both of them are cases for the reserved seats." Asks for more tickets and writes that "I am rather relieved that you and your wife will not be there to enjoy my confusion."
[18--] Feb 6
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Fox How, to Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, 1815-1881
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Writes about the French translation of his Literature and Dogma and the good it may do. "The profound natural truth which lies in Christianity, independent of all the glosses which Church and theologians have put upon it, is the thing to insist on." Speaks of a letter from "a young Macaulay to the effect that he and many others would take service in a society for the promotion of goodness" but without having to assent to any dogma. Concludes by saying he has spoken enough on theology and refers to Dupanloup. Criticizes Jowett's hymn book, giving reasons.
ca. 1875
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Cobham, to Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, 1815-1881
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 24 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Writes to the Dean of Westminster Abbey an account of his meeting with Cardinal Newman. "Newman stood in costume . . . supported by a chaplain and by the Duke of Norfolk. Devotees, chiefly women, kept pressing up to him." He was introduced by Lady Portsmouth: "I made the most deferential of bows, he took my hand in both of his and held it . . . nothing of any interest passed, but I was glad to have spoken to him . . . The sentiment of him, of his sermons . . . filled Oxford . . . it suited the place, and I . . . shall always be glad, to have been there at that moment and grateful to Newman for the atmosphere of feeling he then created for me."
ca. 1875
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Cobham, to Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, 1815-1881
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Declines Stanley's dinner invitation, saying "I must not abandon more than I can help a circle which is rather low-spirited since Dick's departure."
[18--] Jan 27
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Cobham, to Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, 1815-1881
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Encloses "the lines which I think will suit the monument over divinum illum senem." Says the lines to be inscribed on the Wordsworth Memorial in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey are from a fragment of the Recluse, printed in the preface to the Excursion. Nine-line enclosure, in Arnold's hand, begins: "Paradise, and groves" and ends "A simple produce of the common day."
ca. 1875
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to Mrs. Thomson
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 24 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm.
Writing the wife of William Thomson, the Provost of Queen's College, Oxford, Arnold tells her not to expect him for lunch "until I actually arrive." If he cannot make it to lunch, he hopes to see her after his lecture. Written on Education Dept. stationery.
1858 Dec 3
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Cobham, Surrey, to Francis Gledstanes Waugh, London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "Many thanks for the promised book . . . from your description, it seems to me that your book will be a useful one."
1888 Feb 19
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to the Rev. James Went
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. States his engagements are such that he cannot come and read a paper at Leicester.
1883 Apr 18
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to John H. Whitaker, Manchester
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
AL. Written in the third person: "Mr. Arnold . . . regrets that he cannot send . . . an autograph of [his father] Dr. Arnold, as all of Dr. Arnold's handwriting in the possession of his family which it was possible to part with has already been given away."
1863 Oct 28
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: London, to William White, 1831 or 1832-1890, London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "Swedenborg has long been an object of interest to me, and from time to time I have dipped into his works, though these, I confess, have never quite answered to the impression the man himself, and his work, make upon me. But his life I shall read with great interest."
1867 Mar 23
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Stockbridge, to Mr. Whittemore [?]
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 17 x 23 cm folded to 17 x 12 cm
ALS. "I am not sure whether the poem you mean is that 'To a Gipsy Child by the Seashore, Douglas, Isle of Man,' or 'The Scholar-Gipsy.'"
1886 Aug 25
1

Arnold, Matthew

Letter: Boston, Mass., to the Rev. Maurice Emery Wilson, 1855-1936, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "Definitions of the terms you mention are given in Culture and Anarchy and also as extracts in Prose Passages; both of which books have been re-printed in this country."

1883 Nov 27
1

Arnold, Matthew

Poem
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
AMsS. Fair copy of a four-line poem: "The world's great order dawns in sheen [/] After long darkness rude, [/] Divinelier imaged, clearer seen, [/] With happier zeal pursued."
Unpublished poem [?]
1884 Mar 7
1

Arnold, Thomas, 1795-1842

Letter: Rugby, to H. Rodd, London
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Concerns the design and placement of a window, apparently for a chapel: "I like your sketch . . . I should hope it would be possible to get it completed & put up before the Holy days."
1839 Apr 29
1

Artists' Fund Society of Philadelphia

Notice of exhibition: Philadelphia, Pa., to Russell Smith, 1812-1896, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
Printed document. Notice of upcoming exhibition, includes information on the purpose of the society and rules for submission of art works. Signed by Thomas B. Ashton, secretary.
1835 Mar 16
1

Artists' Fund Society of Philadelphia

Notice of exhibition: Philadelphia, Pa., to Russell Smith, 1812-1896, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet)
Printed document. Notice of upcoming exhibition, includes information on the purpose of the society and rules for submission of artworks. Signed by Isaac Williams, secretary.
1844 Jan 6
1

Ashton, Thomas B.

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Russell Smith, 1812-1896, Milestown, Philadelphia Co.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 40 cm folded to 26 x 20 cm
ALS. Informs Smith that he is being sent a notice and ticket for a private view the following day. Also invites Smith to join him for tea at 6:30 p.m.
1843 Apr 3
1

Asquith, Herbert Henry, 1852-1928

Letter: Venice, to "Dearest Puffin" [Anthony Asquith], 1902-1968
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm
Letter to his son Anthony, written aboard the Admiralty Yacht Enchantress, in which he describes impending travel plans. Apologizes for being unable "to come with Mother to say good-bye to you, but I was kept at the House, and not able to make the journey to Oxford. I am glad that she found you so comfortably placed, and I hope you liked the things she brought with her for you."

1913 May 10
1

Atlas Assurance Office

Letter: London, to Henry Crowdy, Highworth, Wilts
1 item (4 p. on double sheet)
TLS. Form letter giving instruction in the proper method of soliciting life insurance purchases, and on proper commissions for each transaction. Signed by Charles Ansell, Actuary.

1839 Apr 8
1

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 (Ornithologist)

Promissory note: Louisville, Ky.
1 item (1 p.) ; 16 x 20 cm
DS. "Three days after date I John J. Audubon do promise to pay unto Prather & Jacob . . . One Hundred & Sixty four Dollars & 6/100 for value received as witness my hand & seal."
1819 Sept 15
1

Aughinbaugh & Co.

Letters: Neff House, Sunbury, Pa., to Bloomsburg Carpet Mills
3 items (3 p.)
3 ALS. Each letter places an order for services and sundry items.
1896 Jun 20
1

Aughinbaugh & Co.

Letter: Neff House, Sunbury, Pa., to W. E. Leneker, Killinger, Dauphin Co.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. "Three Miles out from Middleburg Store + Farmer Sells about 5 Tuns of Susquehana Co. goods a year including what he uses himself. Won't change."
1896 Jun 20
1

Ayrten, Michael

Letter: Essex, to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on single leaf)
ALS. Thanks Adelman for his letter, and discusses his series of paintings of Keats and Keats's works.
1963 Jan 21
1

Ayrten, Michael

Letter: Essex, to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.)
TLS. Ayrten thanks Adelman for his "kind and pleasant gift of your lecture on Leigh Hunt and of the facsimile letter from Cobbett to James Oldden from your collection. It will be a great pleasure to come and see you with Margo in Philadelphia, where I hope to be sometime in the second half of June. Meanwhile we have heard from Margo and shall see her in London in April." Also included is a newspaper cutout reviewing Ayrton's memoirs The Maze Maker.
1963 Feb 24

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