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Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, 1800-1987 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, 1800-1987Add to your cart.

Extent: 2.38 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Each folder in this open collection contains single manuscript items, or a small collection of manuscript items. Most of the items are letters, though postcards, transcriptions, and other manuscript materials are present.

Folders are filed alphabetically by the primary name identified with the manuscript or title.

Box 3, Folder 32 is comprised of unknown materials that do not have an associated primary name or title.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4 - Ovrsze],

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter from Hoke Smith to John H. Lewis, August 19, 1893Add to your cart.
Smith, secretary of the interior in Cleveland's cabinet and a future U.S. senator, confirms that Lewis is to recieve a $900 per annum salary once he becomes a copyist in the Census Office.
Folder 2: Letter from J. Henly Smith to Alexander H. Stephens, July 6, 1838Add to your cart.
The American statesman writes to the Vice President of the Confederate States, detailing health, the local weather, and Smith's recent activity.
Folder 3: Letter from Arthur P. Stanley to unknown, 1875 - 1878Add to your cart.
Two letters to an unknown "sir" by the English clergyman, author, and professor of Church History at Oxford.
Folder 4: Letter to D.N. Stanton, March 15, 1897Add to your cart.
The author [illegible] dictates, "I am in receipt of your letter of the 10th, inst., and in reply would say that I understand that it is the intention of the authorities to reconstruct the old Capitol building at Harrisburg, and therefore they will not need the material to which you refer."
Folder 5: Letter from Vincent Starrett to (Marc?) P. Haines, April 22, 1942Add to your cart.
Response to Haines's letter praising Starrett's book and advice to Haines on locating specific books and first editions.
Folder 6: Letters to Edmund Clarence Stedman, 1894Add to your cart.
Letters regarding various subjects, including dinner invitations, the struggles of personal life, and commentary on literary criticism.
Folder 7: Letter from Nathaniel W. Stephenson to Albert H. Griffith, February 13, 1925Add to your cart.
"Unfortunately, I am not the possessor of the pamphlet to which you refer in your letter of February 8th. I am unable to tell you where it can be procured. As you know, of course, it is a rare item, not easily found. Sincerely yours, Nathaniel W. Stephenson."
Folder 8: Letter from N.C. Stovall to "Miss Lucy", November 26, [18]81Add to your cart.
Stovall, an expatriate living in London, extends an open invitation for Lucy to visit and expresses her wishes to be buried in her home of Georgia when the time comes.
Folder 9: Letter from Walter Swanson to Colonel Theodore R. Tate, January 15, 1980Add to your cart.
Swanson describes several of his publications, providing information about novels and plays that he authored.
Folder 10: Letter from Blanche Sweet to unknown, n.d.Add to your cart.
Letter was enclosed with a contract that the recipient was expecting.
Folder 11: Letter from John R. Thompson to Paul H. Hayne, October 17, 1869Add to your cart.
Correspondence written by the American journalist, poet and supporter of the Confederacy discussing "the Virginia election" and mutual friends.  Includes references to political issues of the time and Northern/Southern mentalities.
Folder 12: Letter from Rose Hartwick Thorpe to Ms. Day, February 16, 1917Add to your cart.
Response to request for a copy of the author's poem "in autograph" and a summary of other currently available works.  Includes a copy of the poem ("Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight.")
Folder 13: Letters from Thomas B. Thorpe, 1862 - 1876Add to your cart.

In a letter to B. (Pesley Pouv?), Thorpe, an American writer, approves of his lecture being published and acknowledges the honor or receiving a medal. He also discusses an upcoming lecture he will debut in Washington.

In a letter to his children, Thorpe advises on a matter involving the aspirations of "Tom" to obtain a place within the church.

Folder 14: Letter from Charles Hanson Towne to Paul Wenton Chase, June 3, 1929Add to your cart.
Towne, an American poet and editor (McClure's, Harper's Bazaar) enclosed two autographs with the letter.  Also included is a letter to Chase [Chose?] written in German, dated April 15, 1929.
Folder 15: Letter from Howard Taylor Upton to Mr. Chase, n.d.Add to your cart.
Upton confirms that he sent his signature on a blank piece of paper.
Folder 16: Manuscript, Mabel Herbert Urner, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Letter to Josephine Walton, December 5, 1938Add to your cart.
In his letter from Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco, CA, "Chuck" writes to Walton with affection and discusses dancing and music, at the same time warning her to be careful of other men.
Folder 18: Letter from Elizabeth S. Ward to unknown, May 27, 1898Add to your cart.
The American poet and novelist responds to an unknown "sir" regarding allusions her father made in his writings to Dr. (Bushnell?)
Folder 19: Letter to Allen Wells, 1935Add to your cart.
The sender, who identifies herself as "Toots," pleads for Wells to come visit and assures him that they "have nothing to worry about...[s]ince the pills worked."
Folder 20: Letter from Mary Allen West to Mipleora Scott Proud, January 17, 1887Add to your cart.
West writes Proud confirming that she received a check for $25.
Folder 21: Document, "What the Santa Ana Church Teaches", Dr. Margaret M. Stevens, circa 1970Add to your cart.
Manuscript illustrating the church's teachings.
Folder 22: Letter from Lee C. White to Bob Wilson, July 24, 1967Add to your cart.
White presents a copy of the commissions report about the Northeast power failure of November 9, 1965. He ensures Senator Wilson that the report will be helpful in establishing reliable power system planning on a regional basis.
Folder 23: Letters from Ella Wheeler Wilcox, November 1911Add to your cart.
Two letters to [illegible] by the American journalist and poet.  One, dated November 1911, features an intake stamp for Selig Polyscope Co.
Folder 24: Letter from Marshall P. Wilder to unknown, n.d.Add to your cart.
"Dear Sir - I can give you Oct. 23, 24 [or] 25 if you want dates," writes the American vaudeville artist, comedian and author.
Folder 25: Manuscripts, Kaiser Wilhelm II [forgeries], 1978 - 1979Add to your cart.
Manuscripts ostensibly signed by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II, later found to be forgeries.  Also included are letters between the researchers of the manuscripts as well as newspaper articles about the findings.
Folder 26: Letter from Bob Wilson to Katherine J. Filson, July 24, 1972Add to your cart.
Senator Wilson writes regarding minimum wage legislation.
Folder 27: Letter to James Wilson from Shelby Moore Cullom, May 10, 1911Add to your cart.
The American senator, governor of Illinois and member of the House of Representatives writes requesting that John F. Byrne, here representing "Mr. Selig's establishment" [possibly The Selig Polyscope Company], be able to take photographs of the different conditions of water and agricultural matters.  The letter also features a handwritten note by Wilson regarding the matter.
Folder 28: Letters to Arthur Woodward, 1925 - 1926Add to your cart.
Letters from Frederick Webb Hodge, an American ethnologist with Museum of the American Indian; and George Bird Grinnell, an American ethnolgist, naturalist and author.
Folder 29: Letter from Noah Worcester to unknown, n.d.Add to your cart.
Letter from the American theologian, missionary and author to an unknown "sir."
Folder 30: Letter from Major General Benett H. Young to General William E. Mickle, February 17, 1908Add to your cart.
Young confirms that he read a report and that all of its contents were correct.  He goes on to congratulate Mickle, in that the financial records are in good condition.
Folder 31: Identified manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Unidentified manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Manuscripts, documents and ephemera that have yet to be identified.

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