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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 Prince Hoare to the committee of the Theatrical Fund, February 14, 1826
Letter from Prince Hoare to the committee of the Theatrical Fund, February 14, 1826
Prince Hoare writes to the committee of the Theatrical Fund regretfully, stating that he is unable to accept the honor they plan to present him at the Covent Garden Theatre festival and states that he will be out of town and therefore cannot attend.
Letter from Rex Beach to Lou Whitfield Miller, October 26, 1939
Letter from Rex Beach to Lou Whitfield Miller, October 26, 1939
Rex Beach lists stories that he has used Florida as the setting for. Rex Beach lived in Florida as a child and went to school in Tampa and at Rollins College, and now has a home in Sebring.
Letter from Richard Beale to George Pearson, August 27, 1765
Letter from Richard Beale to George Pearson, August 27, 1765
Mr. Beale refers to Mr. Pearson's. offer to purchase a reversion of his estate, and discusses rising land values. Beale proposes to take action against a tenant who has sold timber from his estate. There are two lists on verso, one of which a list of names.
Letter from Richard Condon to John Montgomery, March 23, 1976
Letter from Richard Condon to John Montgomery, March 23, 1976
Richard Condon writes to John Montgomery saying that he has finished and shipped the "Caroline" novel and praises the London Library for their support.
Letter from Richard Greeny to W. B. Fabian
Letter from Richard Greeny to W. B. Fabian
Richard Greeny writes to W.B. Fabian regretfully declining the role of "Counsel" in the Actors' Association's Trial By Jury production because Greeny will be out of town. Richard hopes to work with the Association soon.
Letter from Richard H. Simpson to Miss Louise Richardson, April 27, 1959
Letter from Richard H. Simpson to Miss Louise Richardson, April 27, 1959
Richard Simpson explains his busy schedule, and therefore suggests Mr. Charles Anderson of Monticello, the chairman of the historic committee on the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, to prepare the paper for Louise Richardson by May 14th. There is a pen-written postscript asking Miss Richardson if it is alright if Mr. Anderson presents the paper.
Letter from Richard Stevens to the Marquis of Granby, July 4, 1769
Letter from Richard Stevens to the Marquis of Granby, July 4, 1769
Writes to the Marquis of Granby, John Manners, about Mr. Stanton's plan with an estimate of two-hundred and thirty pounds for a non-disclosed building project.
Letter from Robert Donat to John Montgomery, November 8, 1956
Letter from Robert Donat to John Montgomery, November 8, 1956
Robert Donat wishes to part from the character "Mr. Chips," and although he appreciates John Montgomery's suggestion, he declines.
Letter from Robert Forby, July 23, 1800
Letter from Robert Forby, July 23, 1800
Robert Forby thanks the recipient for a recommendation to a magistrate position for the county.
Letter from Robert Wall to Sophia Ernst, June 14, 1789
Letter from Robert Wall to Sophia Ernst, June 14, 1789
Robert Wall writes to his niece, Sophia Ernst, chiding her for not writing to him while in London. He asks multiple questions about their family's affairs. Note on verso inquires if she will dine at home tonight, as he will join her.
Letter from Rose Wilder Lane to Lou Whitfield Miller, November 13, 1939
Letter from Rose Wilder Lane to Lou Whitfield Miller, November 13, 1939
Rose Wilder Lane says that her story "Innocence" is the only story she has written with a Florida background that she can remember. She supposes she may have chosen the setting due to a vague childhood memory.
Letter from Ruby M. Ayres to John Montgomery
Letter from Ruby M. Ayres to John Montgomery
Ruby M. Ayres says enjoyed John Montgomery's "Diary," and an included photograph. Ayres discusses a family retracting their offer on their house after an inspection was done on the house. Ayres hopes to visit with Montgomery soon.
Letter from Ruskin to Alice Fletcher
Letter from Ruskin to Alice Fletcher
John Ruskin writes to Alice Fletcher cancelling their walk for this afternoon because he must attend a "farewell tea" of Mr. Brown. He reschedules their walk for tomorrow at three.
Letter from Ruskin to Alice Fletcher, December 7, 1876
Letter from Ruskin to Alice Fletcher, December 7, 1876
John Ruskin writes to Alice Fletcher asking if she would like to take a walk on the Zattere and see the sunset. He playfully says that they might unfortunately run into some children on their walk.
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
Joan Severn thanks Mrs. Fletcher for her inquiry on her health and wishes to visit with her next week.
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
John Ruskin reports Joan Severn's relapse in her sickness from doing too much too soon and cannot visit. He is glad to know that Alice is better.
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
John Ruskin writes to Mrs. Fletcher saying that he is very glad to see Alice soon. Muses that a portrait of her by Carpaccio would be the best you've ever seen.
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
John Ruskin arranges plans for Mrs. Fletcher's daughter, Alice, to come to Ruskin's gondola and have him teach her drawing. He suggests he can draw while she leisures "under Ca Foscari."
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
Letter from Ruskin to Mrs. Fletcher
John Ruskin writes to Mrs. Fletcher in hope to visit her during his "last evening in this pretty room." He also asks if Mr. Whitehead could join them, possibly referring to Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead.

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