Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887
Biographical / Historical
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), American clergyman, social reformer, and author
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
ALS sharing news of family and friends.
ALS providing a positive comment on Alfred H. Welsh's "Man and His Relations."
ALS in support of a series of lectures by Dr. Solger.
ALS concerning his possible election to an unidentified post.
ALS apparently forwarding a letter (no longer present).
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."
ALS thanking the Oxford Club for making him an honorary member.
Accompanied by original envelope.
ALS declining an invitation to lecture in Bangor.
Letter : Peekskill, N.Y., to [Joseph Kinne] Sharpe and [Mary Ellen Graydon] Sharpe, Indianapolis, Indiana, 75 Jul 29
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.
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."
ALS stating that he cannot make engagements for the next season until September and after. Accompanied by typed transcript.
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.
- Archival Object 14
- Collection 10
- United States -- Politics and government 6
- Families 4
- Clergy 3
- Diaries 3
- Diplomats 3
- Law 3
- United States -- Foreign relations 3
- United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 3
- Abolitionists 2
- Armed Forces 2
- Authors 2
- Autographs 2
- Europe 2
- Lawyers 2
- New Haven (Conn.) -- Social life and customs 2
- New York (State) 2
- New York (State) -- Description and travel 2
- New York (State) -- Social life and customs 2
- Photographic prints 2
- Science 2 ∧ less