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Autographs (manuscripts)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents written in, and usually signed with, the writer's own hand; in certain legal instances, prefer "holographs."

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

William Appleton Aiken papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1093
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, research materials, and autograph letters relating to the literary work of William Appleton Aiken on the life of Daniel Fitch, second Earl of Nottingham. Also included are Aiken's personal papers including his diaries as an army intelligence officer in the Middle East during World War II and an exhibition scrapbook prepared by the Overseas Branch of the Office of War Information.
Dates: 1891-1971

Morris Tyler family collection of John James Audubon

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 85
Overview: The Morris Tyler Family Collection of John James Audubon consists of correspondence of John James Audubon and members of his family, third party correspondence that relates to Audubon and his work, manuscripts by Audubon and others, and a small amount of family papers. Also included are research files about Audubon compiled by the Morris Tyler family, descendants of Audubon, and a nineteenth century autograph collection presumably amassed by a family member.The John James Audubon component...
Dates: 1697-1982, bulk 1820-1855

Bacon-Schneeloch family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 707
Overview: The papers consist of family correspondence, autograph albums, diaries, notebooks, financial records, photographs and memorabilia, principally of Leonard Woolsey Bacon, a physician, and of his first wife, Emma Waleska Schneeloch. The largest part of the papers is made up of Bacon's prescription books (1892-1937) containing diagnosis, prescriptions, and name, age and occupation for each patient. Also in the papers are the financial records of his practice (1907-1919) which, together with the...
Dates: 1875-1935

Beers family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 789
Overview: Journal, military papers, and financial records relating to the American Revolution as kept by Nathan Beers, paymaster and clothier of a Connecticut regiment. Also in the collection is a bill issued to Isaac Beers, and an autograph album (1860) with the signatures of Jefferson Davis, James Buchanan, William H. Seward and others.
Dates: 1777-1792

Kenneth Walter Cameron collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 337
Overview: Collection includes: official seals of the United States, Canadian provinces, and the British Empire, primarily on letters from government officials laid into five scrapbooks; several magazines and an atlas of Canada; chart of Scottish clans and coats of arms; wax seals of Jersey (Channel Islands), Guernsey (Channel Islands), and Gambia Colony; collections of letters and autographs of literary, historical and church figures; zoology notebooks kept by Cameron while a student at West Virginia...
Dates: 1753-1947

W. Cameron Caswell and John Marshall Holcombe, Jr. collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1637
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence and legal documents bearing the signatures of United States presidents, vice-presidents, cabinet members, and other historical figures. Portraits and photographs of the presidents complete the collection.
Dates: 1787-1962

Catherine Dickey autograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1760
Overview: The collection, compiled by Catherine Colt Dickey (Mrs. Charles D. Dickey), includes autographs of United States presidents, signers of the Declaration of Independence, government officials, military figures, industrialists, educators, explorers, authors, and other well known persons in public life. Autographs appear on various mediums: letters; postcards; photographs; handwritten and printed documents; and small blank cards specifically designed to solely capture signatures.
Dates: 1756-1973

Facsimiles of autographs and of famous documents collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1260
Overview: Facsimiles of autographs and of famous documents in either printed or photostatic copies. Principal items are the Declaration of Independence, with autograph letters of the signers; the Constitution of the United States; the Emancipation Proclamation; and autographs of the founders of the Republic of Mexico.
Dates: 1860-1934

Jerrold/Smith autograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 467
Overview: Letters and other manuscript items representing a wide range of prominent figures in nineteenth century British literature, theater, and art, as well as nineteenth and early twentieth century socialism, reform politics, and medicine. About two thirds of the correspondence was received by Blanchard Jerrold and by Adolphe and Alice Smith; letters to other recipients include several to Mrs. and Miss de Fonblanque.
Dates: 1840-1928

Samuel Waldron Lambert papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 939
Overview: Chiefly correspondence relating to Lambert's activities concerning the Volstead Act and the Prohibition Amendment. Among his correspondents are Senator Hiram Bingham, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and Dr. Robert Lewis. Speeches, writings, newspaper clippings, and printed matter are also included in the papers. Other papers relate to research on scarlet fever and other medical subjects. Reflecting Lambert's book-collecting hobby are letters from the Bibliophile Society, the Grolier Club, and a letter...
Dates: 1821-1939, bulk 1923-1939

Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy autograph collection, part two

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 137
Overview: Consists of several thousand clipped autographs, franked envelopes, autographed photographs and printed cards and slips, and autograph notes and letters.
Dates: 1666-1975

Ralph B. Little collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1354
Overview: Autograph collection of Ralph B. Little, containing prints and letters of American presidents and other public figures.
Dates: 1861-1965

Isaac Mann autograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 46
Overview: The collection consists of 86 documents, mostly letters, gathered by Mann for their signatures. Most of the individuals represented are clergymen or preachers, particularly Baptists, and include Abraham Booth, Christmas Evans, Samuel Kilpin, John Ryland, and Basil Woodd.
Dates: ca. 1750-1831

Pierce-Dahlgren-Vinton family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 398
Overview: The principal figure in these papers is Sarah Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren, whose daughter, Ulrica Dahlgren married Josiah Pierce (1861-1902). More than half the papers consists of family correspondence chiefly for the years 1824-1873. Also in included are sketchbooks, memoirs, genealogical materials, account books, legal records and autographs of Civil War generals and admirals. The correspondence of Josiah Pierce (1827-1913) who was secretary of the U.S. legation in St. Petersburg includes...
Dates: 1792-1936

Joseph Spence papers

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 4
Overview: The papers include correspondence, personal papers, notes and memoranda, and related papers. Much of the material concerns Spence's Anecdotes, including manuscripts of his notes on conversations with Alexander Pope, memoranda on Stephen Duck and other authors, and notes on Spence's reading. There are also extensive notes on English gardens, shorter writings by Spence, and drafts of works which appeared in his Moralities (1753, under the pseudonym of Sir Harry Beaumont). The correspondence...
Dates: 1649-1859, bulk 1739-1768

William Paul Wreden Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 564
Overview: The collection consists of approximately two hundred letters and several other documents, most signed by English political figures and authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Dates: 1772-1918