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Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - D

Part II: Box and Folder List

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

Copyright 2005 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Z

Box Person Named and Contents Date
7

D***n**n

Letter: London, "to the Editor of the Examiner" [Leigh Hunt]
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 27 x 42 cm folded to 27 x 21 cm
ALS. Sends an extract from Blackwood's Magazine regarding "your friend Shelley." D***n**n rails against the negative review of Prometheus Unbound: "Where was [Blackwood's] intelligence or common sense when he suffered a driveller such as this to come in contact with the mind of Percy Shelley? . . . It requires more than Blackwood's shallow reviewer will ever possess, to see the depth, the philosophy, the mightiness of the mind which gave birth to Prometheus Unbound."
1820 Oct 3
7

D'Albenstein, Egbert de Stein, Baroness

Musical score: Fly not yet, ye jovial souls, to Edward Shippen, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (5 p. on 3 integral leaves) ; 36 x 26 cm
AMs. 4-page musical score with lyrics and cover note stating: "Bacchanalian Song composed and Dedicated in token of high consideration and Esteem."
n.d.
7

Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817 (Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)

Letter: to "Sir"
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 20 cm
ALS. Concerns his repeated efforts to obtain "a Statement of the kinds of debts that have been redeemed under the late Act." "There is no description of the different species of debts that have been subscribed to the United States and transferred to Pennsylvania." Unless he receives such a report he is prepared to "let the consequence fall where it ought."
1792 Nov 22
7

Dallas, Maria

Check
1 item (1 p.)
DS. Drawn on the Bank of the United States, Philadelphia, Pa. Pasted on stock paper.

1835 Oct 13
7

Dance, George

Letter: to Mr. Henry Hall
1 item (3 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Letter starts out "Dear common room, by the great Jupiter Serapis, by all the Eagles, Vultures, Lions, Tygers, Alligators, Crocodiles, Rhinoceroses, Elephants and Hippopotami in our World, & by all the wild . . . beasts in every other Planet, by all the Hooded Snakes in all the caverns of all the worlds that belong to all the Suns, which form the Galaxy and by the great fin of the largest Shark, the left eye of the hugest Whale and the right gill of the immense Krakin, I swear! & I take them all to witness, that you directed my Letter to Mrs. Hall; for wch reason she naturally open'd it & read the contents, wch would also have been the case if it had been full of bawdy . . ." A section in the middle is written in a code based on Latin.
n.d.
7

Danfurth, D. A.

Letter: Saint Albans, to Mssrs. Burgess, Milton
1 item (1 p)
ALS. "Your favor is received,--I did not intend to reproach you for remissness--"
1845 May 3
7

Darrel, Richard H.

Autograph: Boston, Mass.
1 item (1 p.)

1864 Mar
7

Dartmouth, Bagot, Legge, and Sneyd (et al.)

Letters: London, to Messr. Veres Baron, & Co; Elias Webb to Dartmouth, Bagot, Legge, and Sneyd; F. Newdigate, P. Newdigate, and Barbara Newdigate, to "the Earl of Dartmouth, Lord Bagot, the Honble Heneage Legge and Ralph Sneyd Esq, our Trustees."
3 items (3 p. on double sheet)
3 ALS. Dartmouth, et. al. request the delivery of "the Twelve Thousand Pounds Exchequer Bills and all Interest accrued due theron which you hold on our account" through a third party, Elias Webb; Webb writes a receipt of the transaction; and the Newdigates write in acknowledgement of the request. All letters are contained on the same sheet.

1821 May 10
7

Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

Letter: Down, Beckenham, Kent, to "Dear Sir"
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm
ALS. Thanks his correspondent for "the present of your work on the Religion of Evolution" and remarks that, although he has not been able to see Professor Morse's address on evolution, he hopes that it may appear in the American Naturalist "which I take in."
1876 Nov 20
7

D'avenant, Henry, Esq.

Request for payment
1 item (1 p.) ; 31 x 19 cm
DS. Davenant, "His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to . . . the Duke of Tuscany, Republic of Genoa, and the Dukes of Modena & Parma," requests payment for expenses incurred March 25-June 25 1720.
Request granted and signed by Carteret.
1721 Aug 3
7

Davidson, David

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Mesrs. Lindsay & Blakiston, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Writes on behalf of the Literary World, "With only some six exceptions we do not supply the paper gratis because of advertising--you are one of the exceptions."

1851 Jul 18
7

Davies, Charles A.

Autograph
1 item (1 p.)
ANS. "I remain with sincere esteem your faithful servant, Charles A. Davies."

n.d.
7

Davies, William Henry, 1871-1940 (Poet)

Letter: East Grinstead, to Martin Secker, 1882-1978
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
TLS. "I am wondering whether there is any more due to me from Squire's first Selections from Modern Poets. Some of the authors, I hear, have received a second installment."
1924 Nov 13
7

Davies, William Henry

Letter: East Grinstead, to Mr. Grubb
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
TLS. Thanks Grubb for a notice in the New York Literary Review. "But I am very much afraid that Americans are more interested in the Reminiscences of society people than in the experiences of a tramp."
1926 Feb 20
7

Davies, William Henry

Letter: Sevenoaks, to James Guthrie, b. 1874
1 item (1 p.) ; 21 x 13 cm
ALS. Discusses poems he has sent to Guthrie. "I would like the book to be as fine as possible and, for that reason, don't be afraid to speak your mind on these poems."

1910 Jun 28
7

Davies, William Henry

Letters : London, to "My dear Meicklejohn"
3 items (3 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
3 ALsS. Accepts dinner invitations and thanks Meicklejohn for his help in securing a pension for Davies.
1919 Apr 13 - 1921 Jan 7
7

Davies, William

Letter: Abingdon, to Jas Crowdy, Esq., Highworth, Wilts
1 item (1 p.)
1 ALS. "I have duly considered your kind offer to me when you was at Abingdon, but I am sorry to inform you, it does not meet the Approbate of my Friends, that I should leave this place, having at this time under my Tuition 571 Boys. I cannot with that degree of Propriety forsake them, at the same same feel myself much indebted beyond expression to you for your past good kindness."
1812 Nov 1
7

Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916 (Author and Journalist)

Cards and letters : Havana, Paris, Venezuela, London, Tokyo, Honolulu, San Cristobal, Santiago (Cuba), Accra, Congo, Port Arthur (China), New York, Pretoria, to George M. Abbot, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa.
38 items (together 9 p.) ; varying sizes
34 APcS and 4 ALsS. Cards and letters are signed "the Travelling Clock." Cards contain brief notes, mostly satiric comments on the cards' images written from the point of view of a clock which Davis received from Abbot as a wedding gift.

1899 Jul 23 - 1913 Oct 29
7

Davis, Samuel

Letter: to W. M. Meredith
1 item (2 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Offers suggestions and emendations for Meredith's papers.
1834 Nov 3
7

Davison, J.

Letter: Oriel College, to T. Mattingley, Faringdon
1 item (2 p. on double leaf)
ALS. "Your half-yearly Rent & Landtax due to Oriel College at Ladyday last amount to £148. 7s. 6d.--after Property tax deducted."
1811 May 1
7

Davout, Louis Nicolas, duc d'Auerstaedt et prince d'Eckmühl, 1770-1823

Rapport à sa majesté l'Empereur: to Napoleon I, 1769-1821
1 item (1 p.) ; 32 x 20 cm
DS. Official request, written during the Hundred Days, asking that a soldier in service since 1807 be allowed to retire to his home country of Portugal. Contains Napoleon's signature of approval.
1815 May 6
 

Day, Frederick Holland, 1864-1933 (Photographer)

This collection contains letters addressed to Day. Correspondents include Mary Cowden Clarke, Annie Fields, Charles Norton, and John Tabb.

 
7

De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956 (Poet and Novelist)

Letter: Baltimore, Md., to Mrs. von Moschzisker, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (4 p.) ; 17 x 26 cm folded to 17 x 13 cm
ALS. Expresses his regrets that he will not be able to lunch with her while in Philadelphia due to train schedules not permitting it.
1924 Oct 29
7

Delaware River Bridge

Ticket: Philadelphia, Pa., and Camden, N.J.
1 item (1 p.)
Printed Document. "Opening of Delaware River Bridge Connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey July 1st, 1926. Admit bearer to reserved section, Philadelphia Plaza, Sixth and Race Streets. Exercises in the Philadelphia Plaza will begin at 12 o'clock noon daylight saving time, but commencing at 10:45 A. M. the addresses made in the Camden Plaza will be broadcast upon the Philadelphia Plaza."

1926 Jul 1
7

De Leon, Jack, 1901-1956

Manuscript: Francis Thompson
1 item (34 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm
TMs. Script of "A New Play based on three years in the life of the Poet."
1934
7

De Lessops, Ferdinand, 1805-1894 (Developer of Suez and Panama Canals)

Autograph
1 item (1 p.)
ANS.

n.d.
7

Democratic National Convention

Ticket: Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.)
Printed Document. Allows entrance into the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, June 1936.

1936 Jun 27
8

De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859 (Author)

Letter: to J.A. Hessey, Esq., 1785-1870
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 30 cm
ALS. Asks if Hessey can lend him copies of Wordsworth's Excursion and Keats's Poems. "I am exceedingly careful of books . . . perhaps as much so as any person you have ever known: so that you need not fear my abusing them as so many literary men do."
[18--] Sept 8
8

De Quincey, Thomas

Letter: to [Taylor & Hessey]
1 item (2 p. on 1 leaf) ; 23 x 19 cm
ALS. De Quincey discusses in detail some editorial changes to a work in progress, probably his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, published by Hessey and Taylor in their London magazine in 1821.
1820
8

De Quincey, Thomas

Letter: to George Gee, Esq., Rydal
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. De Quincey writes of what he has heard about the state of John Scott's health: "Mr. D[awes] assured me that the ball was extracted; and that, by the latest account he has seen, S. was in a fair way for recovering. I fear, however, from the style of your note, this must be a mistake." Goes on to write of his sorrow at the thought of Scott's death and of his changed opinion of Scott: "I learned enough ... at Edinburgh to acquit him . . . of all injustice in the main matter of his charge against Blackwood . . . In many very important qualities I do not think he has left his equal behind."
1821 Mar 3
8

Derby, Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, Earl of Derby, 1799-1869

Note
1 item
ANS. Sends his regrets for an appointment.
1863 Aug 18
8

DeRonge & Moran

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Mr. George Morrison Coates
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Discusses business matters. "3 p. is all we have of the exact color of the sample of fancy cassimere--we enclose samples of some that are near to them." Included in letter are two pieces of cloth.
1849 Mar 3
8

Derry, Georges, b. 1886 (pseudonym for Rainforth Armitage Walker, Art Critic)

Cards and letters: London, to Haldane Macfall, 1860-1928
21 items (together 52 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm and smaller
APcS and 19 ALsS. Derry, an authority on Aubrey Beardsley, discusses the details of Beardsley's life with Macfall, who is writing a preface for Derry's Aubrey Beardsley Scrap Book. Letters are signed "R.A. Walker."
1919 Jun 16 -1920 Apr 19
8

Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847

Letter: London, to Marquis de Chateaugiron, Paris
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Letter of introduction for "my especial good friend Mr. Baker - the historian of the County of Northampton" asking that Baker be given access to the collections of the Chez M. Desenne Libraire. Dibdin also mentions that his Reminiscences of a Literary Life "is fast getting out of print . . . Vive la Bibliomanie!"
1836 Mar 16
8

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Letter: Kent, to George W. Childs, 1829-1894
AL. Writing to the owner of the Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Dickens spells out a business proposition regarding the publishing of his books in America: "I beg to say that I shall be happy to consider any proposal you may make me . . . for purchasing the exclusive right of having early proofsheets in America of the next story I may write . . ." He then requests Childs's offer should his next work be the length of Great Expectations or Our Mutual Friend. He ends, "You may rely on my carefully and justly giving my attention to our project . . ." With envelope addressed in his own hand .

1865 Jul 31

8

Dickens, Charles

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Mrs. Childs
AL. Writes that he will call on her but will not be able to pass the evening with her,"until you insist . . . on Mr. Childs bringing you to England." Concludes by writing here that the Childs's care of him will "be among the pleasantest of my travelling remembrances." With envelope addressed in his own hand.

1868 Jan 30

8

Dickens, Charles

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Elizabeth Duane Gillespie, b. 1821, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Mrs. Gillespie, great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin and admirer of Dickens's writings, had sent him flowers for his lapel. He assures her he will wear them that evening. With envelope addressed in his own hand.
1868 Jan 30
8

Dickens, Charles

Letter: Gad's Hill Place, Kent, to George W. Childs
AL. Sends thanks for the account of the Newsboys Dinner. "The photographs reached me safely . . . I owe you many thanks for them. The beautiful flowers bloomed through the whole passage home . . . I sank my American catarrh in the Atlantic on the fourth day out, and disappointed my friends by landing in the brownest and most radiant health." With envelope addressed in his own hand.

1868 Aug 3

8

Dickens, Charles

Letter: Gad's Hill Place, Kent, to "My dear Mrs. Cattermole"
AL. "The course to take in reference to seeking a pension is to memorialize Mr. D'Israeli the Prime Minister. It is the only course I know of. The memorial need set forth no more than is in the 'appeal'. It should be signed by the best-known Painters . . . Lytton is not on such terms with the Government that he will ask any favours of them."

1868 Sept 13

8

Dickens, Charles

2 cartes de visite, taken by Gurney & Son, NY. Probably taken during his 1868 visit to America.

nd

8

Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853 (Senator from New Jersey)

Letter: Navy Department, [Washington, D.C.], to James Barron, 1769-1851, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (1 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
ALS. First letter discusses decorum of court martials to Barron, the commanding naval officer at Philadelphia; second letter requests that he distribute letters to those concerned, summoning them to "attend before a Court Martial in the City of Washington."
1836 Dec 19 - 1836 Dec 23
8

Dickerson, Mahlon

Letter: Suckasunny, N. J., to S. Cambreling, Esq., New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. "I am under many obligations to you for forwarding my letter to your brother -- you will confer a further favor by forwarding the inclosed [sic] --"
1825 Jun 30
8

Dickins, Asbury

Letter: Washington, D. C., to Mr. Brown, "Ch. Com. on Revolutionary Claims"
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
ALS. "On motion by Mr. Preston, Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the propriety of granting a pension or other compensation to the viscompte L'eaumont, a French officer, wounded at the siege of Savannah."

1838 Jan 20
8

Dickson, John

Letter: Petersburg, Va., to Robert Saunders, Williamsburg, Va.
1 item (2 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Letter to his uncle discusses various family matters, including fundraising for the College of William and Mary, and the author's work on Burk's History of Virginia, "the first volume of which will be completed early in July."
1804 May 27
8

Dicksee, Francis Bernard, Sir, 1853-1928 (Illustrator and Painter)

Letters: London and St. John's Wood, to Miss Boughton; St. John's Wood, to Mrs. Robb; London, to Ellis Wells, Esq.; to "Dear Sir"
5items (5 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
5ALS. In first Boughton letter, Dicksee regrets he must miss seeing her on the 6th as he is laid up after having stopped a run-away horse. In the second, he must decline another invitation due to influenza. In Robb letter, regrets that he has no more exhibition tickets to spare. Note to "Dear Sir" written to accompany payment of subscription to the Dialectical Society.
1887 Dec 3 -1928 Apr 18
8

Dickson, Thomas

Letter: Earlston, Scotland, to John Dickson, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 38 cm. folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Begs to know why his brother has not written to him: "If by word or dead [sic] I have injured you only let me no [sic]." Also describes the depressed state of trade in his area: "This town chiefly depended on the weaving class of people and that is now most wretched. Wrights and masons is well imployed [sic] in Edinburgh as there is little or no trade in the country." Contemplates immigrating to America.
1819 Aug 2
8

Dilke, Charles Wentworth, 1789-1864 (Critic)

Letter: London, to E. Moran, Esq., London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Moran for his "kind information. We have however got so far ahead of our venerable friend that any mention of him in the Athenaeum is giving him a publicity he has no other chance for."
n.d.
8

Dilke, Charles Wentworth

Letter: to "Dear Sir"
2 items (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Declines an invitation due to previous travel engagements; the second letter discusses the Rialto and Venice.
n.d.
8

Dilworth, William

Promissory note protest: Philadelphia, Pa. to James Latimer
1 item (1 p.) ; 40 x 25 cm
DS. Promissory noted dated May 1, 1811, handwritten at top of document, states that James Latimer will repay a loan to Dilworth within six months. As he failed to do so, the protest was filed by the second endorser, John Byrnes, with Benjamin Nones, notary public of Philadelphia.
1811 Nov 4
8

Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

Letters: Whitehall, to Robert J. Harvey; London, to Lady Marian Alford, 1817-1888; London, to Sir George Lewis, 1806-1863; to Sarah Disraeli (wife), 1802-1859; to Baily
8 items (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
8 ALsS. Variety of letters concerning matters both business and personal.
1841 Jul 24 - 1871 May 25
8

Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879 (Senator from New York)

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Henry G. Hill
1 item (1 p.) ; 19 x 13 cm
ALS. "I take pleasure in complying with your request."
1864 Mar 24
8

Dodgson, Charles [Lewis Carroll] 1832-1898 (Author)

Letter: Oxford, to Mrs. F.P. Morrell, Oxford
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 14 x 18 cm folded to 14 x 9 cm
ALS. Dodgson asks to be excused from a dinner invitation and begs "for a reprieve to some more peaceful night. I did dine with you once on a 5th of November, and had some ominous remarks made by the 'roughs' on my new hat." He encourages her to invite, in his place, some "strong young man who has taken lessons in boxing."
1883 Nov 4
8

Dodwell, Edward, 1767-1832 (Classical Scholar)

Letter: Rome, to "Gentlemen"
1 item (1 p.) ; 24 x 18 cm
ALS. Concerns the publication of a recent work of his, Views in Greece. "I am concerned to find the coloured work . . . has failed; a German review which I have just read of it, abuses the engravings." Remainder concerns numbers of copies and reimbursements for costs.
1821 Feb 4
8

Dorsey, Elizabeth

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Mrs. Henry W. Physick, Rising Sun Post Office, Nottingham, Md.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 41 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
ALS. A familiar letter to her sister-in-law in which domestic arrangements, home improvements, and health concerns of family and friends are discussed. Mentions that "the Dr. Physick [Philip Syng] is much as usual" and that she is expecting a call from his wife, "our sister E P who has gone past her reckoning."
1807 Nov 5
8

Dorsey, John Syng, 1783-1818 (American surgeon)

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Henry W. Physick, Esq., Cecil County, Md.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 24 x 39 cm folded to 24 x 20 cm
ALS. Familiar letter, written at his mother's instigation, in which Dorsey tells his uncle of the death of their Aunt Hannah Syng and the details of her will. Dorsey is pleased to hear "that excepting on the Canal banks & the shore of the River your neighborhood is very healthy. A few cases of Malignant Bilious fever have occurred in October but now appear subsiding." Also includes a brief discussion of local elections. Postscript written by Dorsey's mother, Elizabeth.
1801 Oct 20
8

Dorsey, R. R.

Letter: Rome, Italy, to Mr. Richard Maris, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet)
ALS. The writer discusses his adventures in Paris and the rest of Europe.
1830 Apr 28
8

Douglas, Alfred Bruce, Lord, 1870-1945 (Poet)

Letters: Hove, Sussex, to Covici, Friede Publishers, New York, N.Y.; London, to Wilfrid Meynell, 1852-1948
2 items (4 p. on 2 l.) ; 26 x 20 cm
1 ALS and 1 TLS. Letter to publishers concerns his great displeasure at their publishing a private letter of his in Frank Harris' biography of Oscar Wilde. "The impudent lies of Harris about me . . . are all admitted by Harris himself to be false." Goes on to say that "Your safety lies in the fact that you live in a country where every kind of criminality is condoned and protected." Meynell letter: "I read the Shelley article by Francis Thompson with the greatest interest . . . I am glad you were interested in my article on Oscar Wilde. The writer of the admirable article on Coventry Patmore was Mr. John Freeman."
1908 Jul 21 - 1930 Oct 21
8

Douthett, Robert (subject)

Petition: Stark County, Ohio
1 item (1 p)
ADS. Petition "To the Honourable the Court of Common Please [sic] of Stark County at Dec. & Janry 1816, the undersigned inhabitants of said County respectfully represent that Robert Dauthett is a Proper Person to keep a tavern in the Town of Oysenburgh [Osnaburg];" includes fifteen signatures. On reverse is an oath by Douthett that this petition was circulated as required by law.
1816 Dec 11
8

Dover Monthly Meeting of Friends

Letter: Indiana, to Samuel Bettle, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Letter inquiries as to whether "an insane friend of whom our monthly meeting has the charge" could be transferred to Philadelphia.
1851 Apr 1
8

Doyle, Richard, 1824-1883 (Illustrator)

Letter: to Mr. Mitchell
1 item (1 p.) ; 13 x 12 cm
ALS. Respectfully declines an invitation to Christmas dinner.
[18--] Dec 23
8

Dragonetti, Domenico, 1763-1846 (Composer)

Musical notation
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 22 cm
AMs. At the bottom of the musical notation is a note written and signed by Vincent Novello: "This Manuscript is in the hand-writing of my beloved friend Signor Dragonetti, who died on the 16th of April 1846, in the presence of Count Pepoli, Mr. Appleby (his legal friend) and myself."
See an image of this letter...
n.d.
8

Drinker, Henry, Esq., 1734-1809

Land patent: Luzerne Co., Pa.
1 item (1 p.) ; 29 x 52 cm
ADS. Patent granted Drinker by the state of Pennsylvania for 412 acres of land in Luzerne County. The patent reserves "only the fifth part of all gold and silver ore for the use of this commonwealth."
1796 Oct 27
8

Drinker, Henry

Deed
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
TDS, ADS. Application for a four hundred-acre tract of land, formerly Joseph Donaldson's. Signed by Henry Drinker and Tench Francis.

1794 May 23
8

Drinker, Henry

Deed
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
TDS, ADS. Application for a four hundred-acre tract of land, formerly William Pusey's. Signed by Henry Drinker and Tench Francis.

1794 May 23
8

Drinker, Henry

Deed
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
TDS, ADS. Application for a four hundred-acre tract of land, formerly Casper Singer, Jr's. Signed by Henry Drinker and Tench Francis.

1794 May 23
8

Drinker, Henry

Deed
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
TDS, ADS. Application for a four hundred-acre tract of land, formerly William Forbes's. Signed by Henry Drinker and Tench Francis.

1794 May 23
8

Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937 (Poet and Playwright)

Letter: London, to H. Dymond Stuckey
1 item (1 p.) ; 13 x 20 cm
TLS. "If anything is done about the Washington statue and I can be of any help I shall be glad to do what I can."
1923 Sept 21
8

Drinkwater, John

Letter: London, to Mrs. Thomas Hardy, 1881-1937
1 item (4 p. on 4 leaves) ; 26 x 21 cm
TLS. Contains a long and detailed discussion of his dramatization of Hardy's Mayor of Casterbridge. He lists the merits and demerits of contemporary actors for the various roles in the play and assures her that the press will not take undue liberties in publicity.
1926 Jul 24
8

Drumm, J. O.

Letter: SingSing, N.Y., to Horatio Potter, Bishop of New York
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
ALS. "My dear Bishop, Having accepted the rectorship of St. Paul's Church Bridgeport I desire that you should, if you please, send me a letter dismissing[?] to Bp Williams. I wrote you last week, but knowing that you are very busy now, I thot it might have escaped your memory."
1882 Apr 11
8

Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni, 1835-1903 (Anthropologist and Explorer)

Autograph
1 item (1 p.)
ANS.

n.d.
8

Duncan, Edward, 1804-1882 (Landscape Painter and Lithographer)

Letter: London, to R. H. Grundy, Esq.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Announces that he has finished Grundy's drawing and has sent it by train.
1864 Apr 30
8

Duncan, William Butler

Invoice: Mentor, Ohio, to James A. Garfield, 1831-1881
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
AD. Bill presented to Garfield for "professional services."
1877 Jul 21
8

Dunlap, John, 1747-1812

Official notification: [Philadelphia, Pa.], to Samuel Coats, 1748-1830
1 item (1 p.) ; 22 x 21 cm
ADS. Informs Coats that "at an election held this day at the house of John Mearns (in pursuance of a Proclamation of the Governor for that purpose) you were duly elected one of the Select Council of the City of Philadelphia." Other signers of the notice include John Fries, Abijah Dawes, and Richard Price.
1799 Oct 8
8

Dunn, Arthur

Letter: to "Dear Sir"
1 item (1 p.)
ANS. Dunn, a variety show performer, discusses his unwillingness to give the recipient his songs. "Should I stop singing the songs you asked for, I will send them, but while I am doing them I would not like any one else to use them, it's only a matter of business which I hope you will understand."

[1896?] Feb 25
8

Dutilh, Etienne, 1748-1810

Transfer of power of attorney: Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 33 x 21 cm
ADS. Legal document in which Etienne Dutilh & Co., empowered by Satire, Leris, & Lamarque of Bordeaux, France, to act as their agent, transfers their power of attorney to John Richards and Michael Verbecke so that they may collect money owed by LaCaze and Mallet of Philadelphia. Written on back of original French document in which Satire, Leris, & Lamarque assign power of attorney to Etienne Dutilh & Co.
1785 Dec 16
8

Duvall, Gabriel, 1752-1844 (First Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury)

Letter: Treasury Department, to Tench Coxe, Esq., 1755-1824, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.) ; 26 x 42 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Acknowledges receipt of Coxe's "Oath as Purveyor of Public Supplies, to support the constitution of the United States."
1803 Aug 20
8

Dwight, Timothy

Letter: to Henry White, Esq.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Regarding legal matters.
1838 Nov 17
8

Dymond, Jonathan

Financial document
1 item (1 p.)
MS. A financial record of "Fund for Printing Dymond on War."
n.d.
8

Dyott, T. W.

Check: T. W. Dyott to Mr. Calder
1 item (1 p.)
DS. Drawn on the Manual Labor Bank of Philadelphia, states, "I promise to pay Mr. Calder or bearer TEN Dollars on demand at my MANUAL LABOR BANKING HOUSE."
1836 Feb 4

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