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Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859



  • Existence: 1769 - 1859


Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Fowler & Wells Portrait Posters for Physiognomy Lectures

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1000

A set of nineteen posters with 112 bust portraits depicting identified men and women, primarily authors, artists, scientists, monarchs, and religious and political leaders from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a group of idealized heads illustrating characteristics identified by phrenologists.

Dates: circa 1860

Louis-Marie de La Revellière-Lépeaux papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 549
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, official reports, subject files, printed materials, and personal papers documenting the life and political career of La Revellière-Lépeaux, particularly during the period of the First Republic (1792-1804). The papers span the years 1789-1872, encompassing early publications by La Revellière-Lépeaux through correspondence of La Revellière-Lépeaux's family after his death.Series I, Correspondence, contains letters from other...
Dates: 1789-1872, bulk 1789-1815

Letters, 1859, n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box 59: [Barcode: 39002137225349], Folder: GROUP 2238, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS, undated, to C. Spener, and a facsimile of an ALS dated 1859 Mar 12, Berlin, to an unidentified recipient.

Accompanied by a signature of Humboldt clipped from an unidentified document.

In German.

Dates: 1859, n.d.

Nathaniel Pendleton Family papers

Call Number: MS 392
Abstract: Correspondence and legal and financial papers reflecting Pendleton's service in the Revolutionary Army as aide-de-camp to General Nathanael Greene, and his close connection with Alexander Hamilton. The correspondence includes letters from Samuel Finley, Mrs. Nathanael Greene, Alexander von Humboldt and Otho Holland Williams. Legal and financial papers as well as correspondence of Alexander Hamilton are also included since Pendleton was executor of his estate. Also included are legal...
Dates: 1716-1853