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Charles Burr Todd papers

Call Number: MS 1096

Scope and Contents

The papers of Charles Burr Todd consist entirely of letters, 1880- 1917, to him concerning his writings for Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, his Life and Letters of Joel Barlow, and other works. The majority of the letters are from editors and others whom he consulted or solicited in connection with his work. There are a number of well-known individuals among his correspondents, including Hamilton Fish, W. D. Howells, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ida Tarbell, but their letters offer little of substance. An alphabetical list of selected correspondents is appended-to this finding aid.

The letters were originally mounted in an album, from which they have been removed. The collection is now arranged in chronological order.


  • 1880-1917


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Henry B. Barnes, 1942.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist entirely of letters received by Todd concerning his writings for Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography and his Life and Letters of Joel Barlow. Prominent among the writers are Hamilton Fish, W. D. Howells, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ida Tarbell.

Appendix: List of Correspondents

  1. Adams, Henry
  2. Atherton, Gertrude
  3. Baldwin, Simeon E.
  4. Beckwith, J. Arnold
  5. Bigelow, J.
  6. Blake, Lillie Duemeux
  7. Blanchard, William
  8. Bok, Edward W.
  9. Bredin, R.S.
  10. Burr, Joseph A.
  11. Chase, William W.
  12. Chester, James H.
  13. Colt,M.
  14. Conant, Abrams Jasper
  15. Cortelyou, George B.
  16. Couch, Gen. D.N.
  17. Dielman, Frederick
  18. Erskine, J.E.
  19. Fenn, Agustus H.
  20. Finck, H.T.
  21. Fish, Hamilton
  22. Fitch, Ashbel P.
  23. Garber, Dan
  24. Garrison, W.P.
  25. Gerhardt, Karl
  26. Getty, Gen. J.
  27. Gilder, Jeannette
  28. Gilman, Arthur
  29. Gould, Edwin
  30. Gould, Geo. J.
  31. Gould, /Helen M.
  32. Harper, William S.
  33. Hawley, Jos. R.
  34. Hill, Ebenezer J.
  35. Hoar, G.F.
  36. Hornaday, W.T.
  37. Howe, James R.
  38. Howells, W.D.
  39. Kirk, J.F. (ed. at Lippincott's)
  40. Lathrop, T. L.
  41. Latrobe, Fredmand L.
  42. Learoyd, H.T.
  43. Lodge, H.C.
  44. Loeb, WilJ.iam
  45. Lolder, R.
  46. MacDougal, Alexander W.
  47. Mason, O.
  48. McClure, A..
  49. McLean, George P.
  50. Miles, Frederick
  51. Moore, A. Montgomery
  52. Montagne, Edouard
  53. Morgan, D. W.
  54. O'Neill, Charles
  55. Paine, Albert Bigelow
  56. Platt, Orville H.
  57. Putman, G.H.
  58. Roosevelt, Theodore
  59. Redfield, Edward W.
  60. Sanford, H.S.
  61. Spencer, Robert
  62. Stedman, Arthur
  63. Stedman, EdvTard C.
  64. Stedman, Laura
  65. Stimson, J. Ward
  66. Tarbell, Ida M.
  67. Todd, Charles Burr
  68. Turner, C.Y.
  69. Wiggins, J. Carleton
  70. Weir, John F.
  71. Wilson, James Grant
  72. Wilson, John N.
  73. Zeigler, F.I.
Guide to the Charles Burr Todd papers
Under Revision
July 2008
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Finding aid written in English.

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