Webster, Noah, 1758-1843
- 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 34 Collections and/or Records:
Five ALS to West, a bookseller, including an ALS dated Jul 10, 1805, containing a copy of a testimonial regarding his American Spelling Book, by Daniel Crocker, Bela Kellogg, and Ezekiel W. Morse, teachers in New Haven.
Volume, signed, containing holograph accounts and other notes, including notes relating to books lent and a list of people to whom a dictionary prospectus had been sent.
The principal figures in this collection are Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) and his sons Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) and Richard Cary Morse (1795-1868). More than half of the collection is made up of correspondence (1779-1868) among members of the family. Also included are legal and financial papers, sermons by Jedidiah and Richard Cary Morse, travel journals, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs.
Four ANS to West & Richardson, Boston booksellers, including orders for payment of money to Elijah Dwight and Munson & Bernard.
Also present is a receipt for money paid by West & Richardson to Webster.