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Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1813-06-24 - 1887-03-08

Biographical / Historical

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), American clergyman, social reformer, and author

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Beecher Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 71
Overview: Correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries, clippings, printed matter, sermons, and other papers of two centuries of Beecher family members. The papers relate principally to Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), popular 19th century clergyman and orator, and members of his family. Among those represented are his father, the Reverend Lyman Beecher (1775-1863), clergyman; his brothers, Edward Beecher (1803-1895), educator and antislavery leader, and Thomas Kinnicut Beecher (1824-1900) and Charles...
Dates: 1704-1964

Samuel Bowles papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 94
Overview: The papers include correspondence, legal documents, petitions, pamphlets, and printed material of Samuel Bowles, journalist and political activist. As editor of the influential Springfield Republican, Bowles was a prominent national voice on many public issues during the mid-nineteenth century and included in the papers is correspondence from a number of national political and business figures.
Dates: 1852-1893

Harry H. Ensign autograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1228
Overview: Miscellaneous autographs and letters of American political and cultural figures, among them John and John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Jefferson Davis, Horace Greeley, and Lydia Sigourney. Also included are eleven letters to James F. Babcock, editor of the New Haven Weekly Palladium, on politics (1840-1866) and seven letters (1866-1872) to R. P. Cowles in New Haven from prospective lecturers.
Dates: 1818-1880

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

Asa Fitch papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 215
Overview: Twenty-one diaries, 1821-1879, of Asa Fitch, scientist and entomologist. The diaries reflect in considerable detail Fitch's life and thoughts from early adolescence through his education at the Rensselaer School in Troy, New York and the Vermont Academy of Medicine in Castleton, his career as a scientist and state entomologist in New York, and his retirement. Also included are papers and genealogical materials relating to other members of the Fitch family.
Dates: 1807-1969, bulk 1807-1922

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

Letter : 124 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N. Y., to "My dear wife", [18]79 [Mar] 31

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-9
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS sharing news of family and friends.
Dates: [18]79 [Mar] 31

Letter : Brooklyn, N.Y., to Messrs. Potts and Leech, 1885 Nov 25

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-3
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS providing a positive comment on Alfred H. Welsh's "Man and His Relations."
Dates: 1885 Nov 25

Letter : Brooklyn, to an unidentified recipient, [18]54 March 11

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-10
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS in support of a series of lectures by Dr. Solger.
Dates: [18]54 March 11

Letter : Brooklyn, to an unidentified recipient, [18]84 November 1

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-11
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS concerning his possible election to an unidentified post.
Dates: [18]84 November 1

Letter : Brooklyn, to "My dear Stratton", [18]54 December 3

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-12
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS apparently forwarding a letter (no longer present).
Dates: [18]54 December 3

Letter : Brooklyn, to T[heodore] L[edyard] Cuyler, 1861 Jun 17

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-4
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS regarding a parishioner, a Mr. B., the rest of whose name has been erased, mentioning Mr. B.'s difficult first marriage and vouching for his and his second wife's characters. MS note on verso: "Peter G. Bech/Bichly, 1228 Carleton Ave."
Dates: 1861 Jun 17

Letter : Brooklyn, to W. Townsend Thayer, Oxford Club, Brooklyn, 1887 Feb 23

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS thanking the Oxford Club for making him an honorary member.

Accompanied by original envelope.
Dates: 1887 Feb 23

Letter : Matteawan, to [Mrs. Frederic Henry Hedge], [18]58 Aug 19

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS declining an invitation to lecture in Bangor.
Dates: [18]58 Aug 19

Letter : Peekskill, N.Y., to [Joseph Kinne] Sharpe and [Mary Ellen Graydon] Sharpe, Indianapolis, Indiana, [18]75 Jul 29

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-6
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS congratulating the Sharpes on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, with original envelope.

Mounted to album page, on verso of which is envelope addressed to Julia Graydon Sharpe from "JWR" [James Whitcomb Riley?], 1909 Nov. 26.
Dates: [18]75 Jul 29

Letter : to Mr. Welch, 1858 May

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-7
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS sending a message to be conveyed to Mr. Park, encouraging him to accept offerings of flowers. Also dated 1862 May 4. Addressed on verso to "Mr. Welch or Mr. Park."
Dates: 1858 May

Letter : to "My dear Sir," Brooklyn, 1860 Mar 15

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-14
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS stating that he cannot make engagements for the next season until September and after. Accompanied by typed transcript.
Dates: 1860 Mar 15

Letters : to John A. Remick, 1878-85

 Part of Collection — Box: 25, Folder: GROUP 464, F-8
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Ten ALS concerning the purchase or exchange of jewelry and precious stones. Also includes a telegram from Beecher to Remick; an ALS from Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher to Mrs. Remick; a telegram from Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher to John A. Remick; and a program from Henry Ward Beecher's seventieth birthday celebration.
Dates: 1878-85

Donald Grant Mitchell papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 492
Overview: The Donald Grant Mitchell papers contain original correspondence and manuscripts by the prominent nineteenth-century New Haven-area author. Correspondents include Henry Ward Beecher, Henry Augustin Beers, George Washington Cable, William Maxwell Evarts, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Noah Porter, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Scribner, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others. Writings include drafts for published...
Dates: 1787-1936

Edwards Pierrepont papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 400
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence correspondence, legal and financial documents, printed matter, and other papers of Edwards Pierrepont, attorney, judge, Attorney General of the United States, and minister to Great Britain. Some of the correspondence relates to such questions as Reconstruction, bimetallism, the "whiskey ring" controversy, the Hayes-Tilden election, and the Republican Party. Important correspondents include William Maxwell Evarts, Adelbert Ames, Hamilton Fish, Ulysses S....
Dates: 1813-1902