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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 Kermit Roosevelt to Mr. A.B. Upshur, April 3, 1937
Letter from Kermit Roosevelt to Mr. A.B. Upshur, April 3, 1937
Kermit Roosevelt sends his thanks to A.B. Upshur for sending him John Burroughs' article. Roosevelt will send Upshur any articles that he writes on book collecting but unfortunately hasn't had the resources to do much book collecting as of late.
Letter from Knightley Adams to George Pearson
Letter from Knightley Adams to George Pearson
In this letter, Knightley Adams asks George Pearsons for advice regarding his hesitancy in his relationships with women. Possibly stemming from his lack of religious activity since moving from Ethrop.
Letter from Knightley Adams to George Pearson, April 2, 1766
Letter from Knightley Adams to George Pearson, April 2, 1766
Mr. Knightley Adams writes to George Pearson about smallpox in response to a former letter from Pearson. Adams urges Pearson for him to be the first to know of developments concerning smallpox in Ethrop as he and his wife are very concerned.
Letter from Knightley Adams to George Pearson, April 23
Letter from Knightley Adams to George Pearson, April 23
Mr. Knightley Adams writes to George Pearson in discussion of a Miss Vyner who is deciding if she will join the Adams at their estate in Preston. Due to a smallpox exposure, Knightley Adams had items buried or washed and believes it is now safe for Miss Vyner to join him, but leaves the decision in her hands. Dated April 23rd.
Letter from Lady Howard De Walden, March 28, 1979
Letter from Lady Howard De Walden, March 28, 1979
Katherine Clayton, Lady Howard de Warden, writes to a Mr. Bulloch explaining that Lord Howard has been unwell but is improving. She writes concerning a delay in the recommendation of officers for a proposed Yeomanry Corps.
Letter from Lady Maynard, April 2, 1747
Letter from Lady Maynard, April 2, 1747
Anne Maynard, signed as Lady M., discusses the news of a marriage between two individuals.
Letter from Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins to Thomas James Mathias, April 1, 1806
Letter from Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins to Thomas James Mathias, April 1, 1806
In this letter to Thomas James Mathias, Laetitia Matilda Hawkins discusses what she calls "ill-understood" Germans and talks about society. Date not inscribed by author but inferred from postage stamp.
Letter from Louis Napoleon Parker to Seymour Hicks, February 20, 1902
Letter from Louis Napoleon Parker to Seymour Hicks, February 20, 1902
Louis Napoleon Parker writes to Seymour Hicks to introduce him to his friend A.N. Homer. Parker hopes the introduction will benefit both parties as Homer has a play that will suit both Seymour Hicks and his wife.
Letter from Louise Richardson to Henry A. Kissinger, October 3, 1952
Letter from Louise Richardson to Henry A. Kissinger, October 3, 1952
Louise Richardson writes to Henry A. Kissinger stating that Florida State University's library is not able to subscribe to Confluence at this time since they have many highly specialized subscriptions currently and cannot take on any more.
Letter from Louise Richardson to Mr. Archibald Rutledge, October 13, 1959
Letter from Louise Richardson to Mr. Archibald Rutledge, October 13, 1959
Louise Richardson writes to Archibald Rutledge to clear some confusion surrounding a book or poem titled He Was the Man. Rutledge responds with a pen-written note below Richardson's letter describing how his "smart" wife has reminded him that He Was the Man was an article in the Coronet magazine. It had to do with Thomas Wise, a mountaineer killed at the age of 114 at the battle of King's Mountain.
Letter from Lucy Ford to Lou Whitfield Miller, May 25, 1939
Letter from Lucy Ford to Lou Whitfield Miller, May 25, 1939
Lucy Ford writes to Lou Whitfield Miller about Miller's "Guide to Fiction" and doubts that this "unimportant note" about herself will be included in the finished work. Ford has been stuck in the "perpetual summer" of Florida and has not written anything since "Flowers for Sale," published about 1935. Ford tells Miller to not use her degree on a farm or garden.
Letter from Lucy Manners, 2nd Duchess of Rutland
Letter from Lucy Manners, 2nd Duchess of Rutland
Letter from Lucy Manner, 2nd Duchess of Rutland, writing to "Madam," in a formal message hoping to discuss affairs with the recipient.
Letter from Lydia de Bechevet to Lou Whitfield Miller, October 24, 1939
Letter from Lydia de Bechevet to Lou Whitfield Miller, October 24, 1939
Lydia de Bechevet apologies for not responding sooner as she has not been at the address that Lou Whitfield Miller sent her letter to for over a year. Bechevet chose Florida as a setting for her stories because she views the West as being "immensely overdone" and authors weren't taking advantage of Florida's unique scenery, history, and climate. Bechevet explains her efforts in writing a sequel to "Mystery of the Twisted Man."
Letter from M.K.R. to Lou Whitfield Miller, May 29, 1939
Letter from M.K.R. to Lou Whitfield Miller, May 29, 1939
The author of this letter explains to Lou Whitfield Miller that they chose Florida as a setting for their stories naturally after enjoying living there. They enclosed a biographical sketch and points Miller in the direction of supplementary data on their books.
Letter from MacKinlay Kantor to Lou Whitfield Miller, December 13
Letter from MacKinlay Kantor to Lou Whitfield Miller, December 13
MacKinlay Kantor explains to Lou Whitfield Kantor that he used Florida as a setting for "The Noise of Their Wings" because it appealed to him and he used to fish below Chokoloskee.
Letter from Margaret Irwin to John Montgomery, October 10, 1981
Letter from Margaret Irwin to John Montgomery, October 10, 1981
Margaret Irwin explains that she just received a letter that was dated September 28th, and announces that the Radio Times will pay her fifteen guineas for her article. Irwin is not going to respond to them and leaves it in Montgomery's hands. Irwin is glad that Montgomery received good feedback for "Mistletoe."
Letter from Margaret Welaud to Mr. Roberts, May 18, 1891
Letter from Margaret Welaud to Mr. Roberts, May 18, 1891
Margaret Welaud invites Mr. Roberts to visit for a cup of coffee and meet her friend Miss Whittock Wednesday afternoon around four-thirty. The letter is accompanied by an archival envelope stamped by Florida State University, with a note stating this letter was found in an old copy of Florida Days.
Letter from Margery Sharp to John Montgomery, March 14, 1968
Letter from Margery Sharp to John Montgomery, March 14, 1968
Margery Sharp recalls pages thirty one and forty five of a publication as their favorites. Most likely referring to a book that John Montgomery has sent them.
Letter from Marie Dickens to Mrs. Allehin, January 2, 1897
Letter from Marie Dickens to Mrs. Allehin, January 2, 1897
Marie Dickens invites Mr. and Mrs. Allehin to come see the children and their father act on Thursday the 7th at eight o'clock and describes the event as a very informal party. A playbill is accompanying the letter of the play on January 7th, 1897.
Letter from Mark Hildesley, July 28, 1748
Letter from Mark Hildesley, July 28, 1748
Letter signed by Mark Hildesley, as the vicar of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, certifying the death and burial of Mrs. Martha Lane, late wife of Dr. John Lane. Her burial was confirmed by the parish of Hitchin's register book on August 2, 1746. This document was created July 29, 1748.

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