Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812
- Existence: 1754-03-24 - 1812-12-24
Joel Barlow (1754-1812), American businessman, diplomat, and poet
Found in 2 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: 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.