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Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, 1800-1987

Collection Overview

Title: Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, 1800-1987

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

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters to Dr. Abbott, 1894-1895Add to your cart.
Letters from W. H. Hare, C. H. Brent
Folder 2: Letter from Thomas F. Bayard to Paul H Haynes, February 20, 1882Add to your cart.
Letter concerning the publication of P.H. Hayne's poems
Folder 3: Letter from Keyes Beech to Margaret Parton, December 28, 1954Add to your cart.
Letter concerning M. Parton's journalistic career, and concerning K. Beech's personal life
Folder 4: Letter from William Beer to unknown, July 20, 1920Add to your cart.
Reply to letter of enquiry regarding Dr. Bow's Review; says he will return to New Orleans around the 17th.
Folder 5: Letter from Walter Besant to Fortinew, March 15, 1893Add to your cart.
Letter of recommendation for Charles Burr Tood, who is "anxious to get a Reader's Ticket;" asks reciever to help the man.
Folder 6: Letter from Edward Birkbeck to unknown, July 1897Add to your cart.
Letter describes an enclosed photograph and refers to Birkbeck's time abroad in 1893.
Folder 7: Letter from Henry Rowley Bishop to unknown, March 16, 1853Add to your cart.
The composer writes to send a program of a concert he attended the night before. He describes the after-party and the excellent performances.
Folder 8: Letter from Arvill W. Bitting to Harry Earl Jones, July 14, 1939Add to your cart.
Letter regarding the Gastronomie Bibliography.
Folder 9: Manuscript, Alice Stone Blackwell, n.d.Add to your cart.
"'Make the world better,' were Lucy Stone's last words, and her daughter can think of nothing more fitting, when asked to give a 'sentiment.'" Blackwell was the daughter of suffragist, Lucy Stone.
Folder 10: Letter from Henry Augustus Boardsman to unknown, October 4, 1841Add to your cart.
Letter describes a payment.
Folder 11: Letter from John Bowden to David Thomas, December 26, 1798Add to your cart.
Letter addressing finances.
Folder 12: Manuscript, Hjalmar H. Boyesen, n.d.Add to your cart.
Three page manuscript poem entitled "Paths of Love."
Folder 13: Letter form Charles Bradlaugh to unknown, April 7, 1863Add to your cart.
Letter regarding a lease and requesting further instruction.
Folder 14: Manuscript, A.V. Bragg, n.d.Add to your cart.
Entitled "Materialization," the manuscript offers the account of a group of people interacting with spirits following a trumpet circle.
Folder 15: Letter from Adjutant General to Edward S. Braggs, April 29, 1901Add to your cart.
"Sir: Having in mind your interest in the appointment of John H. Lewis, I now have the honor to inform you that the President has designated him for examination with a view to his appointment as a lieutenant, U.S. Army."
Folder 16: Letter from Louis Bransford to Gherald, n.d.Add to your cart.
Letter in which Bransford, at a veteran's hospital and paralyzed in his left arm, encourages Ghearald to become an aviator and to stop betting.
Folder 17: Letter from William G. Brantley to G.A. Gregory, July 20, 1908Add to your cart.
Brantley apologizes for not being able to reply sooner, as he has been out of town for nearly two weeks. Brantley further writes that he is not in the position to serve the recipient.
Folder 18: Letter from John Brazen to unknown, October 22, 1829Add to your cart.
Letter discussing a religious book Brazer picked up, written by Scottish author Rev. John [Thomson].
Folder 19: Letter from Charles H. Brent to Mrs. Gardnier, December 16, 1907Add to your cart.
Brent must decline Gardnier's invitation to meet the following month and expresses sympathy for the death of her mother and aunt. [See "Abbot, Dr." for additional letters.]
Folder 20: Letter from Francis Key Brooks to unknown, July 25, 1899Add to your cart.
"I hearby signify my consent to the consecration of the Rev. Joseph Marshall Francisc, as Bishop of Indiana." [See "Abbot, Dr." for additional letter.]
Folder 21: Letter from Phillips Brooks to William Roper, June 31, 1856Add to your cart.
Brooks, a Cambridge graduate and teacher, writes to apply for employment as a tutor for Roper's son.
Folder 22: Letter from Thomas Church Brownell to Rev. Bishop Potter, October 11, 1848Add to your cart.
Response to Potter's letter regarding candidates for Orders.
Folder 23: Letter from Orestes A. Brownson to Lewis J. Cirt, August 1, 1849Add to your cart.
"Dear Sir, Your note was duly received and I am happy to comply with its request."
Folder 24: Letter from Matthias Bruen to George Ticknor, June 4, 1823Add to your cart.
Bruen discusses the publication of a collection of essays for the American market.
Folder 25: Letter from Jean Bruller to unknown, December 22, 1961Add to your cart.
Letter in French by the poet known as "Vercors"
Folder 26: Letters to Kate M. Bryan from George A. Massey, November 20, 1918 - December 6, 1918Add to your cart.

Letter and two postcards from the Army Private George A. Massey to his mother, Kate M. Bryan, during his service in France.  He writes about the Christmas season and to coordinate their future correspondence.

Also included is a form postcard from Corporal Louis A. Bootner(?) dated August 3, 1918.

Folder 27: Letter from Robert Buchanan to Alex Shahan, n.d.Add to your cart.
The novelist writes that he enclosed a draft of chapter one for the recipient.
Folder 28: Manuscript, R.H. Bugley, November, 1908Add to your cart.
Bugley writes about how the political environment has changed within his church's administration.
Folder 29: Letter to Joseph Burdick from Albert A. Grespo, Jr., n.d.Add to your cart.
Grespo requests of Burdick a loan of $25 in order to move from Mexico to Los Angeles, where a job awaits him.
Folder 30: Letter from Ebenezer Burgess to Rev. W.S. Alexander, November 9, 1868Add to your cart.
Burgess's letter accompanies seemingly spiritual pieces from several deceased writers.
Folder 31: Letter from George Burgess to unknown, December 23, 1853Add to your cart.
Bishop George Burgess writes to his friend in gratitude of a generous donation to the church.
Folder 32: Letter from Asa Burton to Rev. Levi Hart, September 12, 1791Add to your cart.
Burton writes regarding the publication of a work by a Mr. Hopkins.
Folder 33: Letter from Warren Burton to W.W. Greenough, March 1, 1860Add to your cart.
Burton reminds Greenough that the first meeting for "Home Education" is to be held that night.
Folder 34: Letter from George Washington Carver, July 17, 1941Add to your cart.
Carver writes that certain forces must unite before true democracy can be realized. He also claims that the Golden Rule is "the only thing that will settle our differences."
Folder 35: Letter from William Henry Channing to Mr. May(?), April 28, 1853Add to your cart.
Channing downplays the merits of one of his sermons which Mr. May(?) wishes to have published.
Folder 36: Letter from Dr. William L. Channing to Rev. Barnabus Bates, August 19, 1820Add to your cart.
Letter of recommendation on behalf of William H. Taylor, who used to work for Channing's uncle, Mr. Ellery, seemingly for a position at the Treasury Department.
Folder 37: Letter from Edwin H. Chapin to Rev. Joseph May, April 28, 1867Add to your cart.
Chapin attempts to organize a plan in which he can attend one of May's courses without disrupting his responsibilities to his own pulpit.
Folder 38: Letter from Joe Mitchel Chapple to Helen M. Scott, December 15, 1912Add to your cart.
"With all good wishes & sincere personal regards."  Letter likely accompanied another document or package.
Folder 39: Letter from Carlton Chase to Rev. George W. Porter, July 29, 1868Add to your cart.
Chase, a bishop, writes that he hopes to be in good health so that he can attend Porter's convocation
Folder 40: Letter from George William Childs to Paul Hamilton Hayne, December 1, 1874Add to your cart.
The publisher writes to Hayne, a poet, regarding a monument to be placed on Edgar Allen Poe's grave.
Folder 41: Letters to and from the Children's Home of Clark County, OH, December 23, 1901 - March 14, 1908Add to your cart.
In his 1901 letter to the Children's Home, D. K. Mardis imparts the story of Christmas to the children.  Superintendent Adam Lenhart writes in his 1908 letter to Effie Burt that the home is at a temporary residence and that he hopes to secure a permanent one in the following month.
Folder 42: Letter from Winston Churchill to Ruth Peterson, October 3, 1945Add to your cart.
Churchill thanks Peterson for her previous letter.
Folder 43: Letter from Champ Clark to Hon. T. W. Hardwick, June 6, 1914Add to your cart.
Clark, Speaker of the House from 1911-1919, takes a defensive stance after a Georgia newspaper misconstrued one of his remarks from a debate with Hardwick, putting him in an awkward position.
Folder 44: Letters from Rev. Thomas March Clark to unknown, May 20, 1884 - October 4, 1899Add to your cart.
A letter sent on his behalf in 1884 regrets that Clark, the Bishop of Rhode Island, will be unable to attend the laying of the cornerstone of a new Cathedral in Albany.  In a letter from 1899, Clark gives his consent to the ordination of Bishop Williams.
Folder 45: Letter from Robert Collyer to unknown, February 18, 1899Add to your cart.
Collyer, a Unitarian clergyman, writes, "Dear Sir, Gilbert - Photographer, Fifth Avenue and 35th St., New York. Has very good photos of me."
Folder 46: Letters to Rev. Moncure Daniel Conway, 1863 - 1889Add to your cart.
Letters from Edward P. Cranch, Alexander J. Ellis, Henry Harland, [illegible] Hooker, George Parsons Lathrop, Sir Charles Lyell, Charles E. Norton, W.D. Whiting, and "Paul."
Folder 47: Letter from Grace Coolidge to Elizabeth "Betty" Webster, May 13, 1940Add to your cart.
The widow of Calvin Coolidge recounts what must have been a vacation she and Webster took together.
Folder 48: Manuscript, J.F. Cooper, December 10, 1849Add to your cart.
Draft of Agreement for the author's work The Spy, new edition.
Folder 49: Letter from D.M. Cord to Edgar M. Hayes, February 5, 1907Add to your cart.
Cord, Robert Taylor's secretary, writes on behalf of the governor and candidate for senator to inform Hayes that Taylor will not be in Washington until the following winter.
Folder 50: Letters to Rev. Augustus Davisson, 1889 - 1910Add to your cart.
Letters from Lyman Abbott, [illegible] Archer, A.C. Dickson, Blair Lee, Minton Judson Savage, William Smith, and Emory Speer.
Folder 51: Letter from Lee de Forest to U.A. Sanabria, January 25, 1945Add to your cart.
De Forest, who was appointed Honorary Chairman of the World's Invention Exposition and who was responsible for planning certain exhibits, suggests to American Television Laboratories that they adapt a live television exhibit.
Folder 52: Letters to Augustus Wilfrid Dellquest and letters relating to Dellquest's Rare Book Shop, 1904 - 1945Add to your cart.
Letters from Mary Miller Engel, William Dean Howells, Elbert Hubbard, Rupert Hughes, Marquis James, Joseph Rucker Lamar, James Martin Peebles, Frederic Rowland Marvin, Frank L. Pleadwell, and Booker T. Washington. Also included are a letter by Martha Bulloch (Roosevelt) and a facsimile of a letter by George Washington.
Folder 53: Menu, Jack Dempsey's Restaurant, July 10, 1954Add to your cart.
Features an autograph by Jack Dempsey addressed to Dorothy Holley.
Folder 54: Photograph, George Deukmejian, April 3, 1987Add to your cart.
Autograph is addressed to Dr. Thomas Day.
Folder 55: Letters from John Dewey and related documents, 1935 - 1974Add to your cart.
Includes letters by the American philospher and educator addressed to Thomas Munro and to "Lucile."  Among the relating documents are manuscripts by Dewey, copies of newspaper articles, and correspondence between Munro and Irwin Edman, professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.
Folder 56: Manuscript, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, February 13, 1911Add to your cart.
"Above all things - Liberty!" writes the American orator, advocate of abolition, and propagandist for women's political rights.
Folder 57: Letter from T.B. DuBois to Mrs. Seekins, October 19, 1864Add to your cart.
DuBois describes his daily life and acknowledges the arrival of Seekins's husband in Boston.
Folder 58: Letter, Essenes of Kosmon, from Mark W. Phetteplace to William F. Damon, February 24, 1954Add to your cart.
Phetteplace informs Damon that he is moving to Oregon and intends to write a small book or bulletin.
Folder 59: Letter from Clement A. Evans to R.G. Hitt, July 19, 1882Add to your cart.
Evans, a commander and leader of United Confederate Veterans, writes to Major Hitt regarding a commission owed to Hitt.
Folder 60: Letter from Michele Fiore to Clarence C. Osborn, June 30, 1956Add to your cart.
In his letter to former San Diego State College professor Clarence Osborn, Michele describes his book, Welfare of Nations, and explains what the work seeks to accomplish.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter from Warren L. Fisher to the Chiefs of Bureaus and Divisions, May 26, 1911Add to your cart.
The letter informs the Department of the Interior that a representative from the Selig Polyscope Co. will be visiting their offices with the purpose of taking photographs.
Folder 2: Letter from Henry Frank to Mrs. McLean, 1910Add to your cart.
Item is a sequence of poems, sent during Eastertide.
Folder 3: Letter from Gertrude Gilbert to her family, 1965Add to your cart.
This letter from New York by Miss Gertrude Gilbert was written to her family who then resided at Second and Fir Street in San Diego. It was found in one of the books from the library of Miss Bessie Gilbert willed it to San Diego State College Library in 1965.
Folder 4: Letters to Grace Grey, 1943 - 1946Add to your cart.
Letters from Florence Duvall and Alice Goudy.
Folder 5: Letters to Judson Grenell, 1924 - 1927Add to your cart.
Letters from James R. Brown, Senator Woodbridge N. Ferris, and Leo M. Franklin.
Folder 6: Letter from Juliann (Juliana?) Harrison to her aunt; call number: F865.H37 1852, January 31, 1852Add to your cart.
Hand written letter from a woman living in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, to her aunt, describing her sons' experiences in the California Gold Rush and the effects it had on her family; the letter also includes other information about her family such as news, births and deaths, travels on a Mississippi River steam boat. Several family names from the region are also included.  This letter is cataloged: F865.H37 1852
Folder 7: Letter from Peter Harvey to unknown, June 10, 1873Add to your cart.
Harvey discusses the plans of the Marshfield Club to visit Franklin, NH in honor of the city's "Patron Saint" and "most illustrious son" [likely Daniel Webster, who was born there.]
Folder 8: Letter from Lt. (D.) Heller, U.S.N. to John H. Quail, August 15, 1903Add to your cart.
Letter of recommendation of an applicant for Chief Engineer in the Naval Collier Service.
Folder 9: Letter from Josiah Gilbert Holland to Mr. Smith, n.d.Add to your cart.
Holland, an American journalist, author, and poet who wrote under the pseudonuym Timothy Titcomb, describes how he is unable to work due to a chronic head pain. He finds a replacement to "run the machine" and hopes to be in New York soon.
Folder 10: Letter from Donal Hord to Edward, circa 1961Add to your cart.
The sculptor of the brooding Aztec, Montezuma writes an overdue response to "Edward" and invites him to come by his studio.
Folder 11: Letter from Clark Howell to W.N. Heideburg, June 18, 1914Add to your cart.
In his letter, the American journalist refers to an advertising matter related to the Constitution, which he edits.
Folder 12: Letter from Elbert Hubbard to Mr. Gable, July 14, 1911Add to your cart.

"Dear Mr. Gable,

The enclosed circular tells a little of what we will do, or try to do, at our convention here in August. If you can be with us at this time, we will be greatly pleased.

With all kind wishes,

Elbert Hubbard"

Folder 13: Letter from Alexander Von Humboldt to Lorin Bloget, September 7, 1856Add to your cart.
Homboldt (Berlin) writes thanking Bloget (Washington, D.C.) for sending him information about temperatures in the vast expanse of the United States.  [Translated by Dr. Leonard Messier; March 7, 1977]
Folder 14: Letter from Lawrence Hutton, July 13, 1902Add to your cart.
Letter from the American essayist, editor, dramatic critic, and editor of Harper's Magazine regarding Edwin Booth, on whom he authored a biography.
Folder 15: Letter from John Hyde to his nephew, July 24, 1884Add to your cart.
Letter illustrates Hyde's political musings.
Folder 16: Document, "Information Regarding Mr. Andrews", n.d.Add to your cart.
Information pertaining to the life of Mr. Andrews as well as his moral character.
Folder 17: Letters from Robert Ingersoll, 1872 - 1891Add to your cart.
Letters to Charles E. Potts and "Judge Thom."
Folder 18: Letters from R. Irvine, 1869 - 1874Add to your cart.
Recipients include Colonel Alex Russel[l?] and Colonel W. Johnston.
Folder 19: Letter from George Wharton James to unknown, April 8, 1921Add to your cart.
The American author and lecturer describes an amount owed to the recipient ("Sir".)
Folder 20: Letters from Erwin E. Jesse to his mother and father, 1917 - 1919Add to your cart.
Jesse describes daily life, including marriages and motorcycle riding.
Folder 21: Letter from George Kemp to the Nautical Preparatory School, August 9, 1904Add to your cart.
This document is a letter of recommendation for Otto Esselman. Kemp writes laudatory comments about Esselman, assuring that he is punctual, obedient, willing, and faithful.
Folder 22: Letter from Marc Klaw to unknown, February 27, 1924Add to your cart.
Klaw asks the unknown Colonel to forward enclosed item to a third party.
Folder 23: Letter from L. La Boiteaux to Andrew Jackson, Jr., August 25, 1859Add to your cart.
Wealthy manufacturer, La boiteaux of Cincinnati, wrote to Andrew Jackson, Jr. of the Hermitage of Nashville, Tennessee, inquiring about "a very fine high bred horse...it is very difficult to get one such as I want in Kentucky." The horse he finally bought was foaled by a mare belonging to President Andrew Jackson.
Folder 24: Letter from Franklin D. Lane to Mr. DeFry, January 2, 1915Add to your cart.
Lane offers to sell ostriches to DeFry, making note of valuable plumage.
Folder 25: Letter from Bishop Abel Leonard to the Bishop of the Diocese of Indiana, July 25, 1899Add to your cart.
Letter giving consent for Rev. Joseph Marshall Francis as Bishop of the Diocese of Indiana
Folder 26: Letter from Senator Harry Long to unknown, n.d.Add to your cart.
Appeal to recipient(s) in attempt to organize Share Our Wealth societies in each city for the purpose of minimalizing wage disparity.
Folder 27: Letters to and regarding the Lotus Glee Club, 1889 - 1893Add to your cart.

H.S. Riddell, the business manager for "Mrs. Kendal" writes on her behalf regarding her writings on the Lotus Glee Club.

Also included is a letter from Fritz Giese addressed to the Lotus Glee Club, dated January 6, 1893.  Giese asks for the club's terms for performing in Boston the following month.

Folder 28: Letter from Charles Magel to Chiefs of Bureaus and Divisions, Dept. of Commerce and Labor, May 20, 1911Add to your cart.
Letter accompanying the photographer who will take pictures of work in the Bureau
Folder 29: Letter from A. Dudley Mann to Sentor James M. Mason, January 30, 1858Add to your cart.
Mann, an American diplomat and Confederate commissionner to Europe, recommends Joshua Bates be awarded a medal for his work with the British and the U.S. Governments.
Folder 30: Postcard, George W. Marston, August 25, 1941Add to your cart.
Postcard of the Serra Museum at Presidio Park, Old Town San Diego, signed by George W. Marston, August, 1941. Mr. Marston was a prominent San Diegan, and gave the museum and park to the city.
Folder 31: Letter from Ervin W. Marsh to Sherrill, n.d.Add to your cart.
Marsh writes to his best friend during his hospitalization for venereal disease and asks him to warn mutual friends who may have contracted the same one(s).
Folder 32: Letters from W. Somerset Maugham, July 2, 1938Add to your cart.
In his letter to Ben Abramson, Maugham reveals that he is writing a new novel and requests payment for use of his article in a published book.  In a letter to Mrs. Moodey, Maugham thanks the recepient for her letter of praise.
Folder 33: Letter from William M. McQuaid to his children, July 12, 1850Add to your cart.
McQuaid discussing family dynamics and his delight that his children are fond of each other.
Folder 34: Document, Margaret Mead, April 26, 1954Add to your cart.
Signed permission to quote in a publication. (University of Buffalo)
Folder 35: Letter from George Mermuth to Hon. Marshall P. Walker, June 20, [18]86Add to your cart.
Congratulations to recipient on a successful celebration. Anticipation of a letter being published in the paper.
Folder 36: Letter from Jules Michelet, 1858Add to your cart.
Letter written in French by the great historian of the romantic school and author of Histoire de France.
Folder 37: Photograph, Joaquin Miller, n.d.Add to your cart.
American poet and author from California and the gold regions. Original snapsot photograph taken at Hights, California, with signature on back.
Folder 38: Letter from Mrs. Roland Miree to Mrs. H.S. Nugent, July 5, 1904Add to your cart.
Miree writes to Nugent, the Matron of the Tuscarawas Childrens Home in Canal Dover, Ohio, in an effort to adopt her deceased sister's daughter.  She emphasizes her intent to give her niece a proper education as well as her family's affiliation with the Masons and the Knights of Pythias.
Folder 39: Letters from George Moore, 1909-1923Add to your cart.
Six letters concerning several of the "conversations in Ebury Street" which were published in the Fortnightly Review.
Folder 40: Letter from Thomas B. Mosher, November 25, 1905Add to your cart.
Letter regarding catalogue of artwork on pure vellum, including limited copies.
Folder 41: Letter from Fannie Newton-Hurt to Mrs. George Miller, 1921Add to your cart.
Newton-Hurt writes to her sister, brother and daughter following the passing of her husband, Frank, from bronchial pneumonia.  She discusses his funeral and mentions trying to sell the family car to cover the expenses.
Folder 42: Letter from Richard Nixon to Clair W. Burger, February 22, 1985Add to your cart.
Letter accompanying his book about the Vietnam War, written as the 10th anniversary of the fall of Saigon approaches.
Folder 43: Letters to and regarding Colonel T.K. Oglesby, 1882 - 1909Add to your cart.
Letters from [J. Bruckam], A.S. Clay, William H. Fleming, John Temple Graves, Lucien L. Knight, Martha J. Lamb, R. Ransom, and C. Irvine Walker.
Folder 44: Letter from Martin Paine to Henry F. Campbell, M.D., February 12, 1859Add to your cart.
This letter by the American physician and co-founder of the University Medical College (now the medical department of N.Y.U.) discusses nervous system in febrile disorders.
Folder 45: Letters sent to C.W. Peirson, 1920 - 1943Add to your cart.
Letters from Roberto Amorós G., Eleanor (Fordyce) Coburn, James Hamilton Lewis, Jane Holt, and Owen Wister.  [Recipient's name spelled Pearson in some instances.]
Folder 46: Letters between Clifford H. Pope and Dr. Louis A. Kenney, April 17, 1973Add to your cart.
Kenney provides an estimation of the value of Pope's herpetology collection, and Pope responds in turn with a check for services.
Folder 47: Letters to John F. Pribyl, 1913 - 1915Add to your cart.

Edwin Balmer's letter to Pribyl, the Editor of Scenarios at the Selig Polyscope Company,  reads as follows:

"Here's a film form of my story-"The Captain of the Kinross"-- which recently was published in the Associated Sunday Magazines. I think you'll find it tense, [with] dramatic action[,] and easily made here on the lake at the opening of shipping season. This is planned for two reels and therefore is submitted at $200."

Amelia Edith Barr's letter thanks Pribyl for his previous letter, and also provides him with an address so that they can meet in the future.

Folder 48: Letter from Prixy to Dr. Chas F. Russell, February 15, 1906Add to your cart.
"I enclose a letter from the Governor. I wish conditions were a little different."  The letterhad reads, "House of Representatives, Washington."
Folder 49: Letter from Sally Rand to Edward Clarkson, August 20, 1964Add to your cart.
Rand [Helen Gould Beck], a famous 1920s burlesque dancer, writes about her father, who died fourteen years before the letter was written. She goes on to describe his children and grandchildren, as well as several other family members.  Also included is a letter advertising the San Francisco club "Goman's Gay 90's."
Folder 50: Letter from John T. Raymond, December 25, 1878Add to your cart.
Raymond (born John O'Brien,) an American actor, writes to the postmaster, "Dear sir, please forward any letters you have for myself to Newark, New Jersey."
Folder 51: Letter from Ronald Reagan to LeRoy Pemberton, May 19, 1970 - September 9, 1973Add to your cart.
Governor Reagan sends his approval of the annual Institutes on Government, which is to be held at San Diego State College.  Also included are two documents signed by Reagan, the Speaker of the Assembly, and the President of the Senate.
Folder 52: John P. Richardson to D. Appleton & Co., January 2, 1888Add to your cart.
The governor of South Carolina writes in recommendation of C.M. Douglas, who wishes to do business with the firm.
Folder 53: Signature, Vita Sackville-West, 1930Add to your cart.
Autograph written on a page from a limited edition of The Edwardians.
Folder 54: Manuscript, "The Sangerfest Fest Trip", 1936Add to your cart.
A poem about a journey from San Diego, CA to Tacoma, WA by Mrs. W.C. Hubrich.
Folder 55: Letters between Carl Sandburg and George L. Phillips, May - July 1950Add to your cart.

Phillips, an Assistant Professor of English at San Diego State College, writes to Sandberg asking for information about chimney sweeps in the poet's work, as he is compiling information about the experience of chimney sweeps, and asks if Sandberg if he has any other references on the subject.

In his return letter, Sandberg writes that except for a brief mention of the sweeps in another novel, there are no other references he can think of.

Folder 56: Letter concerning the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, n.d.Add to your cart.
This letter was typed by a 16-year-old messenger boy, Grant Manning, in the early 60's.
Folder 57: Signature, George Sarton, 1922Add to your cart.
Sarton's signature on a page from Biblioteca Matematica Italiana Volume I.  Also included is a piece of ephemera that arrived with the original volume.
Folder 58: Letters to and from Charles W. Seekins, 1865 - 1866Add to your cart.

In a letter from aboard the USS Stonewall, Washington, dated December 1, 1865, Seekins discusses life on the ship and expresses devotion to his wife, promising to be a "model husband" upon his return.

In a letter dated January 27, 1866, an H.R. representative writes to Seekins regarding his discharge, noting that "this month's furlough was given as a favor."

Folder 59: Letters to William Seekins, [18]47Add to your cart.
Letters from his mother, M. Seekins, and his sister, Ann Seekins.
Folder 60: Letters to William N. Selig and letters relating to The Selig Polyscope Company Inc., 1908 - 1918Add to your cart.
Letters from L. Frank Baum, Mary Hastings Bradley, Charles A. Comiskey, William Faversham, Daniel Frohman, Robert Grau, Carter H. Harrison, Tom Mix, Randall Parrish, and Albert Payson Terhune. Also includes a letter by [illegible].
Folder 61: Letter from Bradley Smith to Louis A. Kenney, January 10, 1966Add to your cart.
Smith thanks the librarian for several books and discusses potential topics to speak on.
Folder 62: Letter from George G. Smith to unknown, n.d.Add to your cart.
This letter to Smith's "dear Col." discusses female seminaries in early 19th century and the chartering of various academies.
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.
Box 4 - OvrszeAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Document, the Christian Crusade Movement, July 17, 1917Add to your cart.
Unsigned document laying out in detail the terms of agreement between the Movement and several of its members, including but not limited to members' daily duties, living and eating arrangements, the sharing of specific transportation, and the manner in which certain members will secure funds for the Movement.
Folder 2: Letter from Marcelino de Arriarán to General Diego García Conde, January 20, 1819Add to your cart.
Letter written in Spanish from Marcelino de Arriarán, a General Commander, to his superior, a royal Brigadier named Don Diego García Conde, explaining that the escape of Morales, a rebel, was not completely his fault but instead was a combination of miscommunication and logistical errors.
Folder 3: Document, Ulysses S. Grant, March 18, 1873Add to your cart.
Appointment of Joseph T. Clarkson as Deputy Postmaster at Amesbury, Massachusettes.  Also signed by Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State.
Folder 4: Letter from Joaquin Ordoñez Gutierrez to King Charles III, circa May 1775Add to your cart.
Writing on behalf of Juan Jose de Zarazua to King Charles III of Spain, Gutierrez demands that the Indians in their region of Nexquipayac, jurisdiction of Texcoco, not be taxed on their production of salt.
Folder 5: Document, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, April 9, 1877Add to your cart.
Commission as Postmaster at Amesbury, Massachesettes to Joseph T. Clarkson. Also signed by David McKendree Key, Postmaster General.
Folder 6: Manuscript, Professor Palacer, n.d.Add to your cart.
Translation of a tale by the 12th century Persian poet Nizami by Professor Palacer of Cambridge, England.
Folder 7: Documents relating to Lieutenant General Yitzak Rabin, 1968 - 1969Add to your cart.
Minos D. Generales, Director of the Institute on World Affairs at San Diego State College, corresponds with Ruhama Saphir, Rabin's Executive Assistant at the Embassy of Israel, in an effort to get Rabin to speak at the 27th Annual Insitute, to take place August 20, 1969.  Also included is a biographical sketch of Rabin from the Embassy.