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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 with attachments from Charles E. Miller to Anwar El-Sadat, July 23, 1976
Letter with attachments from Charles E. Miller to Anwar El-Sadat, July 23, 1976
This letter from Charles E. Miller to Anwar El-Sadat is accompanied by a list of publications as well as an annotated copy of the original letter. The letter announces a gift of selected books for Sobhi Abulsaad's care.
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Henry Christy, March 6, 1862
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Henry Christy, March 6, 1862
Alfred Austin writes on behalf of the Office of Works, to Henry Christy, acknowledging a letter from the 28th and accepts the offer of a bust of Sir William Jackson Hooker by Thomas Woolner to be placed in a public building at Kew Gardens. Accompanied by its envelope, which is marked "On Her Majesty's Service."
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, December 21, 1890
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, December 21, 1890
Alfred Austin wishes to discuss the "Tower of Babel" with her but urges her to write her thoughts to him as his "rustic tastes" deprive him of "the society of those it is such a pleasure to see."
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, January 9, 1896
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, January 9, 1896
Alfred Austin assures Mrs. Stoker that he has not forgotten her, and says he will visit to tell her how much he appreciated her kind letter.
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, June 3, 1892
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, June 3, 1892
Alfred Austin writes to Mrs. Stoker stating that it was raining so hard on Wednesday that when he sent her flowers only the strongest and burliest could travel. He inquires if the roses arrived in time for Mrs. Stoker to wear them that evening. Wishes she could see his garden now, as it would look brighter with her in it.
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, November 17, 1899
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, November 17, 1899
Alfred Austin sends his regrets for not being able to visit this week, but will visit Mrs. Stoker next week if acceptable. He wishes to discuss something that Mrs. Stoker "thought and felt."
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, November 18, 1912
Letter with envelope from Alfred Austin to Mrs. Bram Stoker, November 18, 1912
Alfred Austin writes to Mrs. Stoker explaining that he will not be able to visit tomorrow afternoon since he has to take two nieces to a play. He proposes to dine with her and visit quietly or attend a play afterwards, whichever she would prefer. He says he looked for her at a concert this afternoon but could not find her.
Letter with envelope from Henry A. Wallace to Miss A.R. Seymour, March 11, 1941
Letter with envelope from Henry A. Wallace to Miss A.R. Seymour, March 11, 1941
Henry A. Wallace writes to Miss A.R. Seymour saying that he is "not a Spanish teacher" and has "no right to solve your problem for you," but suggests teaching Spanish "as it is spoken in Mexico, Colombia, or Venezuela." The letter is accompanied by its original envelope which is stamped by the Office of the Vice President in Washington.
Letter with envelope from Lowell Mason to B.L. Goulding, October 9, 1869
Letter with envelope from Lowell Mason to B.L. Goulding, October 9, 1869
Lowell Mason sends B.L. Goulding a copy of a piece of music. He inquires about the death of Goulding's mother and father as he seems to have known them both at one point. He invites Goulding to come visit him while he is near.
Letter with envelope from Roberts and Bert to Mr. I.R. Harris, August 12, 1878
Letter with envelope from Roberts and Bert to Mr. I.R. Harris, August 12, 1878
Autographed letter from Roberts & Bent addressed to I.R. Harris, concerning a possible transaction for Florida tobacco. Roberts & Bent ask that the recipient would respond quickly with their lowest possible price as their previously mentioned price was very high. They are willing to make a trip to Quincy to get the tobacco. Original envelope included.
Letter with envelope from William Winter to John Elderkin, October 31, 1895
Letter with envelope from William Winter to John Elderkin, October 31, 1895
William Winter thanks John Elderkin for inviting him to "do honor to" Henry Irving at the Lotos Club, but is afraid he may not be able to attend the dates listed. The letter is accompanied by its original envelope.
Letter with illustration from Ben Stahl to Hugh Washington, 1968
Letter with illustration from Ben Stahl to Hugh Washington, 1968
Ben Stahl is glad to hear that Hugh Washington liked "Blackbeard's Ghost" and draws a picture of him for Washington.
Letter with illustration from William Westall to Edmund Downey, October 8, 1894
Letter with illustration from William Westall to Edmund Downey, October 8, 1894
William Westall writes to Edmund Downey from Wilhelm Schenkel's Hotel Rosatsch, pictured on the front of the letter. He writes discussing his recent travels and sends updates regarding checks.
Letter with list of acts from W. B. Fabian to William Terriss
Letter with list of acts from W. B. Fabian to William Terriss
W.B. Fabian writes on behalf of the Committee to William Terriss of the Adelphi Theater asking if Terriss will be participating in the Actors' Association's matinée on December 3rd. Fabian mentions that Henry Irving himself will be a part of the program.
Letter with list of artist names from Edward Gordon Craig to John Parker, October 15, 1932
Letter with list of artist names from Edward Gordon Craig to John Parker, October 15, 1932
Edward Gordon Craig pulls a list of names from his research about the individuals in the theater industry to give to John Parker. The list is broken up into architects, authors, composers, actors/actresses, singers, dancers, and scenic/costume artists.
Letter with postcard from Edward Gordon Craig to John Parker, May 4, 1931
Letter with postcard from Edward Gordon Craig to John Parker, May 4, 1931
This letter from Edward Gordon Craig to John Parker is accompanied by its original envelope. The letter thanks John Parker for a generous offer and says that he will tell a young lady who studies theater history to look into the matter and Craig will let Parker know of any new information. At the top of the letter Craig has noted, "Barry Sullivan and his one hundred thousand pounds," presumably indicating the topic of their previous correspondence.
Letter, 1780
Letter, 1780
The author discusses the Church of England and calls it anti christian.
Letter, October 22, 1896
Letter, October 22, 1896
The author of this letter writes presumably to W.B. Fabian, to put their name down for assisting in the matinée on December 3rd.
Letter, September 28, 1783
Letter, September 28, 1783
The author writes to discuss four women for the recipient's consideration, assumably to choose a wife out of the four women. The author describes the women's physical appearance and their temper.
Memorandum and note from Charles Collette, October 26, 1893
Memorandum and note from Charles Collette, October 26, 1893
Charles Collette writes a note on a large page that advertises Collette's work in the theater business.

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