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Webster, Noah, 1758-1843

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1758-10-16 - 1843-05-28

Noah Webster (1758-1843), American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and author.

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Agreement to donate one of every hundred copies of hisGrammatical Institute of the English Language to Yale College, 1790 Apr 5

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-21
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Autograph manuscript, signed.
Dates: 1790 Apr 5

"Books Presented to the Library of Yale College by N. Webster", 1837 Sep 9

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-13
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Holograph manuscript, signed and dated at New Haven.
Dates: 1837 Sep 9

Certificates for shares in Union School House, New Haven, Conn., 1802 Jan 20

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-9
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Two printed forms completed in manuscript, numbered 80 and 81.

The certificates were issued to Henry Daggett, Jr., and signed by Webster and Jonathan Barker.
Dates: 1802 Jan 20

Chauncey family-Fowler family papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 814
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, account books, Yale College diplomas, and miscellaneous documents related to Nathaniel Chauncey, and his son Elnathan Chauncey and great-grandson William Chauncey Fowler. The collection contains more than 5,000 letters exchanged by members of the Chauncey, Ellsworth, Fowler, Goodrich, Hand, March, Wadsworth, and Webster families, in particular Rebecca and Noah Webster, as well as various prominent friends in New England. Also present are more than 100...
Dates: 1669-1880

Chauncey family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 135
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, account books, financial records, diaries, journals, and other papers relating to the personal lives and professional careers of the Chauncey family of Connecticut. Material relating to the American Revolution and the colonial period includes the correspondence, legal papers, and financial records of Charles Chauncey (1747-1823). The legal papers of Charles Chauncey (1777-1849) document his work in Philadelphia. The European travel diaries for Nathaniel...
Dates: 1675-1928

David Daggett papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 162
Overview: Correspondence (primarily letters received) and other papers of David Daggett, Connecticut lawyer, jurist, politician, teacher, and author. The papers relate primarily to Daggett's legal and political activities and to Federalist Party politics. Important correspondents include Simeon Baldwin, Abraham Bishop, Isaac Bronson, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Charles Denison, Elizur Goodrich, Gideon Granger, Roger Griswold, Rufus King, William Leffingwell, Josiah Meigs, Timothy Pickering, Benjamin...
Dates: 1781-1851

Day family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 175
Overview: The Day family papers consist of correspondence, account books, diaries, journals, lectures, manuscripts, notes, sermons, and related papers of the Day family, 1767-1929. The personal lives, academic activities, and professional careers of several family members are documented, including Reverend Jeremiah Day (1737-1806), Reverend Jeremiah Day (1773-1867), Henry Noble Day (1808-1890), Mills Day (1783-1812), and others.
Dates: 1767-1929

Document assigning printing rights for his American Spelling Book to Bradford & Read, booksellers, 1815 Jul 23

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-7
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: DS, written in an unidentified hand and signed by Webster, assigning rights to print 100,000 copies in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Dates: 1815 Jul 23

Evarts family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 200
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, legal and financial material, congressional papers, family memorabilia, and other papers of various members of the Evarts family of Vermont, Boston, and New York. The principal figures, however, are Jeremiah Evarts (1781-1831), author, editor, lawyer, and philanthropist, and his son, William Maxwell Evarts (1818-1901), lawyer and statesman. The papers of Jeremiah Evarts relate to his work and writings on Congregational orthodoxy, his travels for...
Dates: 1753-1960, bulk 1798-1901

Paul Leicester Ford papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 488
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers of the American historian and author Paul Leicester Ford. The correspondence is largely professional and documents Ford's work as an editor, historian, bibliographer, novelist and playwright. Ford's correspondents include John Kendrick Bangs, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward Everett Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Rudyard Kipling, and S. Weir Mitchell; earlier letters written to others by James Fennimore Cooper and Jared Sparks...
Dates: 1736-1902, bulk 1885-1902

Fragment of a deed for a burial place in the New Burying Ground, New Haven, Conn., n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-8
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Fragment of a printed form completed in manuscript, transferring ownership of a burial place to Webster, signed by James Hillhouse, Theodosia Woolsey, and Elisha Munson.
Dates: n.d.

Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection

 Collection
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'...
Dates: 1776-1867

Kingsley memorial collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 604
Overview: The collection is composed of family correspondence, diaries, and legal, financial, and professional papers which document the lives of several members of the Kingsley family or of the related Coit, Gilman, Upham, and Farnam families. One third of the collection concerns James Luce Kingsley, his tenure on the Yale faculty, and his classical and historical scholarship. Another third of the collection relates to the life and work of William Lathrop Kingsley, especially his editorship of the New...
Dates: 1696-1934

Latin declamation, 1776 May 4

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-3
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Holograph manuscript, signed.

Printed in the Yale Alumni Weekly, Nov 19, 1926.
Dates: 1776 May 4

Letter, 1828 Mar 5

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-14
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS, dated at New Haven, authorizing Samuel J. Hitchcock to demand payment of security money owed to Webster by James Bishop.
Dates: 1828 Mar 5

Letter : New Haven, Conn., to Messrs. Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1830 Apr 13

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS outlining proposals for future editions of The American Spelling Book.
Dates: 1830 Apr 13

Letter : New Haven, to Jacob Johnson, 1808 Aug 30

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-15
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS, with address leaf, regarding terms of sale for his Spelling Book.

Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Dates: 1808 Aug 30

Letter : New Haven, to Sylvester Judd, 1835 Nov 12

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-6
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS, with address leaf, concerning Webster family genealogy.
Dates: 1835 Nov 12

Letter : New Haven, to the Society of Brothers in Unity, 1840 Oct 12

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-18
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC

Letter : New York, to Jedidiah Morse, 1793 Dec 25

 Part of Collection — Box: 29, Folder: GROUP 553, F-10
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Copy of an ALS, written in an unidentified hand, discussing methods of collaboration.
Dates: 1793 Dec 25