Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812
- Existence: March 24, 1754-December 24, 1812
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: YCAL MSS 568
Scope and Contents: The collection provides evidence of the personal and professional life of Joel Barlow between 1780 and 1813. Most notably the collection contains Barlow’s continuing work on his epic poem The Vision of Columbus (1787), which he ultimately expanded and republished as The Columbiad (1807). The collection contains a printed version of The Vision of Columbus (Paris, 1793) with revisions and additional material, such...
Call Number: MS 1096
Overview: The papers consist entirely of letters received by Todd concerning his writings for Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography and his Life and Letters of Joel Barlow. Prominent among the writers are Hamilton Fish, W. D. Howells, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ida Tarbell.
Call Number: MS 857
Overview: A collection of unrelated papers, linked by the family connections of the major figures. The papers of David Humphreys, a diplomat in the service of the United States, document his activities in Spain, 1789-1808. Also included are personal papers including correspondence with David Bushnell and Ezra Lee about submarines and with James Madison on politics, and some family correspondence. The papers of George William Erving, who was chargé d'affaires in Madrid (1804-1809) during Humphreys'...
Call Number: GEN MSS 1309
Scope and Contents: Autograph manuscript material documenting chiefly eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American history. A small number of seventeenth-century items are present. The collection consists mainly of correspondence and documents from the colonial, revolutionary, Federal, and antebellum periods, but extends well into the post-Civil War era. The collection includes a substantial group of the papers of writer and politician Joel Barlow (1754-1812), covering the period 1775-1812.
Call Number: MS 686
Overview: Correspondence of Tapping Reeve, jurist, author, and teacher of law, and of his wife, Sarah Burr Reeve, sister of Aaron Burr (1756-1836). Correspondents include Joel Barlow, Aaron Burr, Peter Colt, Jonathan Edwards, Pierpont Edwards, Timothy Edwards, and John Cotton Smith. The letters relate to both family and business affairs.