Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812
- Existence: 1754-03-24 - 1812-12-24
Joel Barlow (1754-1812), American businessman, diplomat, and poet
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.