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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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Note from Theophilus Biddulph to George Pearson
Note from Theophilus Biddulph to George Pearson
Sir Theophilus plans a meeting for Sunday evening with George Pearson as he is busy until then.
Note from Theophilus Biddulph to George Pearson
Note from Theophilus Biddulph to George Pearson
Sir Theophilus Biddulph writes in proposal of going bird hunting with George Pearson in Birbury.
Note from Theophilus Biddulph to George Pearson, October 24, 1768
Note from Theophilus Biddulph to George Pearson, October 24, 1768
Sir Theophilus Biddulph acquired a tree catalogue and will discuss it with Mr. Pearsons once he is able to join him in Birbury. He also says that Lady Biddulph will be glad to know when she can send for cheese.
Note from Thomas Ward Osborn to Charles Lanman, November 16, 1868
Note from Thomas Ward Osborn to Charles Lanman, November 16, 1868
Note from Thomas Ward Osborn to Charles Lanman notifying him that Florida's Congressmen are not elected until December 29th.
Note from Thornton Wilder, November 6, 1959
Note from Thornton Wilder, November 6, 1959
Thornton Wilder states that in order to become a strong creative writer, you must write a lot of different kinds of writings.
Note from previous owner describing the George Pearson Papers Collection
Note from previous owner describing the George Pearson Papers Collection
The author lists the correspondents within the George Pearson Papers Collection. Mentioned are: the Vyners, Biddulphs, Shuckburghs, Knightleys, Welchmans, and George Pearson.
Note from previous owner describing the George Pearson Papers Collection
Note from previous owner describing the George Pearson Papers Collection
Note related to the George Pearson Papers Collection.
Note signed by C. Hayden Coffin
Note signed by C. Hayden Coffin
Note signed by C. Hayden Coffin where he lists a new song "Love! Could I Only Tell Thee" by John Mais Capel.
Note to W. B. Fabian, November 16, 1896
Note to W. B. Fabian, November 16, 1896
The author of this note, perhaps Phyllis Bloughlor, is sorry to tell W.B. Fabian that she cannot make it to today's rehearsal at eleven thirty because she has an appointment at eleven forty-five.
Note, April 6, 1956
Note, April 6, 1956
Note from April 6, 1956 sending C.S. Forester's compliments. There is a note written on the page stating "Author's Handwriting and Signature," most likely from a contemporary hand.
Notes referring to John Parker's "Who's Who in the Theatre"
Notes referring to John Parker's "Who's Who in the Theatre"
Undated and un-autographed notes referring to John Parker's "Who's Who in the Theatre." The notes refer to specific pages in a book with annotations provided. They may be from Edward Gordon Craig discussing Parker's publication or his own "The Dictionary of Drama" that he was working on.
Order clipping from Hugh Hume, the Third Earl of Marchmont, 1747
Order clipping from Hugh Hume, the Third Earl of Marchmont, 1747
Clipping from an order of Hugh Hume, the Third Earl of Marchmont.
Payment receipt from Thomas Baynard to Thomas Attwood of Bath, June 16, 1740
Payment receipt from Thomas Baynard to Thomas Attwood of Bath, June 16, 1740
This handwritten receipt records the payment of sixty-seven pounds and four shillings to Thomas Attwood of Bath by Thomas Baynard. He is paying for a copy of a warrant and a fine for adding "two lives" in reversion of "Thomas Clements Manor of Inglescomb."
Petition from the four Ushers of the Court of Exchequer
Petition from the four Ushers of the Court of Exchequer
Petition administered by the Ushers of the Court of Exchequer.
Photograph of George Sydney Hawkins by Mathew Brady, 1858
Photograph of George Sydney Hawkins by Mathew Brady, 1858
Original photograph of Florida Representative George Sydney Hawkins, probably taken by Mathew Brady in 1858, using a collodion process.
Photograph of an illustration
Photograph of an illustration
Mounted photograph of an illustration depicting a decorated house interior. Could potentially be an illustration of Miss Sarah Rogers' drawing room.
Playbill for January 7, 1897
Playbill for January 7, 1897
Playbill listing the production of "Woman's Wrongs" at the Egerton Place on Thursday January 7th, 1897. The cast consists of the Dickens family and was most likely originally sent with the letter from Marie Dickens to Mrs. Allehin.
Poem by Sidney Lanier, 1877
Poem by Sidney Lanier, 1877
Poem clipping by Sidney Lanier about a chestnut tree on Baynard Taylor's estate in Pennsylvania, dated 1877. Mounted on archival sheet with an autograph from Sidney Lanier, dated 1873.
Postcard from Edward Gordon Craig to John Parker
Postcard from Edward Gordon Craig to John Parker
Edward Gordon Craig sends a note to John Parker regarding theater performances from 1777.
Postcard from Edward Gordon Craig to John Parker, May 19, 1931
Postcard from Edward Gordon Craig to John Parker, May 19, 1931
Edward Gordon Craig accidentally switched two letters in the wrong envelopes and asks John Parker to send the letter for George Mager to his address.

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