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17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents

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The 17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents consists of letters, documents, and various forms of correspondence relating to notable names and celebrities from between 1618 and 1981. These documents have either been transcribed to or from the personalities in question or have been written in discussion of these individuals. Some documents have been previously digitized as a part of the Edward Lear Papers.

The digital collection is only selections from the physical collection. For more information about the collection and its contents, see the collection's finding aid.

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Letter from John Moore to John Montgomery, August 5, 1966
Letter from John Moore to John Montgomery, August 5, 1966
John Moore cannot recall Mark Gerson ever taking a picture of himself with a cat, but says that Clayton Evans did.
Letter from John O'Keefe to Prince Hoare, May 30, 1799
Letter from John O'Keefe to Prince Hoare, May 30, 1799
John O'Keefe regrets to hear that Prince Hoare only received one copy of his book when he ordered two and sends him another. He also sends Hoare additional copies for individuals which he did not know their addresses.
Letter from John Osborne to John Montgomery, September 24, 1965
Letter from John Osborne to John Montgomery, September 24, 1965
John Osborne is looking forward to reading John Montgomery's latest book.
Letter from John Rolle, 1803
Letter from John Rolle, 1803
Letter from John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle of Stevenstone, addressed to the storekeeper of the Ordinance Office. Refers to a lack of military accoutrements in Devonshire.
Letter from John Rolle, Baron of Stevenstone to William Tucker, September 11, 1823
Letter from John Rolle, Baron of Stevenstone to William Tucker, September 11, 1823
Letter from John Rolle to William Tucker, describing difficulties in applying for a new public house to be established in "Beer," perhaps referring to Beer, Devon. He describes that in his absence someone gathered eight elders to sign a certificate, which was then approved by a magistrate, calling the action a "deception."
Letter from John Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher, October 9
Letter from John Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher, October 9
Letter from John Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher, dated October 9th. He discusses the health of "Joanie," Joan Severn, and her recovery from an illness of which her sister had died from. She is now in the care of Dr. Parsons.
Letter from John Schuyler Crosby to Eaton and Company, December 25, 1861
Letter from John Schuyler Crosby to Eaton and Company, December 25, 1861
John Schuyler Crosby writes to Eaton Gilbert and Company about the railroad that Mat Davidson was associated with. He inquired about the railroad in Havana and it is in its best condition yet. He says he will write from Fort Pickens.
Letter from John Shuckburgh to George Pearson, September 13, 1767
Letter from John Shuckburgh to George Pearson, September 13, 1767
John Shuckburgh talks of his white dog that has given birth to a litter and sends George Pearson the puppy that most closely resembles its mother.
Letter from John St. John to Mr. Worledge, May 6, 1746
Letter from John St. John to Mr. Worledge, May 6, 1746
John St. John, autographed as John St. John 2nd Viscount, writes to a Mr. Worledge asking to see him before he leaves for a journey. He also ponders attending an event.
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, April 19, 1763
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, April 19, 1763
John Welchman sends George Pearson a greyhound.
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, August 29, 1763
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, August 29, 1763
Welchman invites Pearson to come over on Wednesday to get a dog.
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, February 23, 1762
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, February 23, 1762
Discusses the availability of Mr. Adams' guinea fowl and encourages Mr. Pearson to visit him.
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, March 13
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, March 13
Welchman asks Pearson to borrow a book on the breeding of birds.
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, May 14, 1763
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, May 14, 1763
John Welchman sends his gun to George Pearson to have a new stock and lock put on it. Welchman wants to use this gun for defense as their house had been broken into. Welchman invites Pearson to visit his house.
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, November 2, 1769
Letter from John Welchman to George Pearson, November 2, 1769
Welchman thanks Pearson for showing his nephew his property that is for sale but states that he will wait to purchase a different property of lesser value.
Letter from Joseph Hergesheimer to Lou Whitfield Miller, December 1, 1939
Letter from Joseph Hergesheimer to Lou Whitfield Miller, December 1, 1939
Joseph Hergesheimer explains that he has written stories based in Florida, such as "Tropical Winter," but in a satirical fashion. Hergesheimer states that he much prefers a maple tree to a palm tree although he has happily visited Florida many times.
Letter from Joseph M. White, May 26, 1828
Letter from Joseph M. White, May 26, 1828
Joseph M. White writes on Mr. Wilde's behalf stating that he saw an enclosed letter and agrees that Patrick Rain should be put on the list of applicants for a midshipman's warrant.
Letter from Julian Huxley to John Montgomery, October 30, 1951
Letter from Julian Huxley to John Montgomery, October 30, 1951
Julian Huxley refers to Life Magazine, and says his proposed title was "Life's improbably resemblances." he states that it would be beneficial for his income taxes if he could wait to receive the money until April 1952. Huxley says he has not "gotten anything out of the American authorities" yet about a stolen check from "Der Monat."
Letter from Kenneth Allsop to John Montgomery, May 18, 1971
Letter from Kenneth Allsop to John Montgomery, May 18, 1971
Kenneth Allsop provides an autobiographical update for John Montgomery's column, including his efforts in restoring a mill house. Allsop describes his writing and general interest in American social-history. He uses one of Montgomery's books as a reference.
Letter from Kenneth Allsop to John Montgomery, November 11, 1966
Letter from Kenneth Allsop to John Montgomery, November 11, 1966
Kenneth Allsop is sorry to hear about John Montgomery's parting from A.D. Peters, but understands that it is good for Montgomery. Kenneth sympathizes with Montgomery's desire to work on his own writing than writings of others.

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