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Commonplace books

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Books in which noteworthy literary passages, cogent quotations, poems, comments, recipes, prescriptions, and other miscellaneous document types are written.

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

[Commonplace book].

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB155
Overview: Copies of Parliamentary papers, including speeches, orders, petitions, and declarations. Most printed in Lords Journals or in Rushworth. Includes items from parliaments of Elizabeth I through James II, most between 1630-1680.
Dates: circa 1680

Amos Sheffield Chesebrough papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 888
Overview: Sermons, speeches, diaries, and commonplace books of Amos Sheffield Chesebrough and four letters from Joseph Hopkins Twichell. The diaries were kept during a trip to Europe in 1857 in which Cheesebrough visited London, Heidelberg and other German cities. The sermons, which make up the major portion of the papers, span the period when he was pastor in churches in Chester, Glastonbury, Vernon and Durham, Connecticut.
Dates: 1839-1904

[Commonplace book, anonymous manuscript]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB162
Overview: Subjects include chivalry, tournaments, coronations, and heraldry.
Dates: [16th century]

Commonplace book, circa 1753-1760

 Item — Reynolds 34: Series 2 [39002106142707]
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Contains extracts from his reading (chiefly Pope and Shakespeare) and rough drafts of projected essays on painting.
Dates: circa 1753-1760

Commonplace book: given to young Reynolds by his father, circa 1730-1741

 Item — Reynolds 33: Series 2 [39002106142699]
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Contains records copied from the family Bible and quotations from his reading. The latest date in the book is a year after Reynolds went to London to study under Thomas Hudson.
Dates: circa 1730-1741

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

Edward FitzGerald collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 235
Overview: Includes commonplace book of FitzGerald; letters from FitzGerald to Herman Biddell (1863-81), Joseph Fletcher, Francis Hindes Groome, Robert Hindes Groome, Mssrs Smith and Elder, and four unidentified recipients.
Dates: 1863-1883

[Parliamentary speeches and two treatises].

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB174
Overview: Anonymous MS, written in various scribes' hands. Original limp vellum.
Dates: 17th century

[Miscellanea historica: Collection of papers of historical interest relating to the reigns of James I and Charles I]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB164
Overview: Manuscript, in multiple secretary hands, of a collection of 19 Parliamentary documents, primarily concerning the marriage negotiations between Charles I and the Spanish Infanta Maria. These include the petition of John Digby, Earl of Bristol, asking leave to defend his actions in the Spanish negotiations against his accusers; the information of Thomas, Baron Coventry presented to the House of Lords against Digby; and King Charles I's letter to Digby charging him with misconduct regarding the...
Dates: [17th century]

Laurence Heyworth collection of English religious manuscripts

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 172
Overview: The collection consists of 73 volumes, mostly in English, containing sermons, sermon-notes, prayers, religious reflections, tracts, commonplace books, Biblical commentaries, and other religious and theological texts, mostly from the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Almost half of the volumes include sermons or sermon notes. Most authors are unidentified, but identified authors include John Nicholas, John Henderson, and William Barton. Devotional works include William Chilcot's...
Dates: 1550-1820, bulk 1650-1710

Hillhouse family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 282
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, deeds, account books, estate records, architectural drawings, legal papers, notebooks, commonplace books, letterbooks, scrapbooks, daybooks, and miscellaneous papers documenting the personal lives and professional careers of three generations of the Hillhouse family of New Haven, Connecticut and New York. Major figures represented in the papers include: James Hillhouse (1754-1832), Mary Lucas Hillhouse (1785-1871), James Abraham Hillhouse (1789-1841),...
Dates: 1707-1943

William Crosby Marshall papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 983
Overview: The bulk of the papers consists of two textbooks and a notebook on the construction of ships dating from his enrollment in the École d'Application du Gènie Maritime in Paris, 1906-1907. Also included are later notebooks and drawings on engineering projects. Also in the papers is a commonplace book kept by Harriette N. Marshall.
Dates: 1893-1908

[Miscellaneous Parliamentary manuscripts]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB158
Overview: Volume, in multiple hands, of seven booklets primarily on such topics as law, Parliament, government, and public finances. Parliamentary items include speeches by Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford, and Francis Seymour, Baron Trowbridge, complaining about forced loans, billeting of soldiers, and other grievances; a copy of the Spanish ambassador's complaints against George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, as well as his own excuses for the conduct of the Spanish during marriage negotiations...
Dates: [17th century]

[Parliamentary extracts, lists, etc.]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB160
Overview: Collection, in multiple hands, of eight booklets bound into one volume, primarily on Parliamentary activities. The manuscript begins with a list of the members of Parliament between 1295 and 1327. Other items include extracts from Parliamentary journals; a list of the customs and privileges of both Houses of Parliament by Robert Bowyer; rules for the House of Commons; and, in Browne's hand, a patent transferring Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford's office of Constable of England to his...
Dates: [16th-17th century]

[Parliamentary speeches, debates, etc. and other miscellaneous manuscripts]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB159
Overview: Collection of 115 items, bound together in one volume, and written mainly in the hand of John Browne, but with numerous items in other hands. The entries primarily address Parliamentary activities, particularly in the House of Lords, including several extracts from Parliamentary journals; lists of Parliamentary bills; a copy in Browne's hand of King Charles I's speech at dissolving Parliament in 1640; speeches by Charles II; and records of payments to Parliamentary officers. Other items include...
Dates: [15th-17th century]

[Parliamentary speeches, negotiations, etc., (most from 1640-1641)]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB161
Overview: Manuscript, primarily in Browne's hand, though numerous items are in other hands, of a collection of about 74 items, primarily on Parliamentary subjects and mostly dated 1641. Items include extracts from Parliamentary journals; speeches by James I and Charles I; discussions concerning Scotland; notes on the speeches of Edward, Earl of Conway and Sir John Coke; Parliamentary resolutions declaring ship money to be illegal; a protestation by the House of Commons vowing to uphold the Church of...
Dates: 1599-1641

[Commonplace book]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB150
Overview: Manuscript, in several unidentified hands, containing tracts on Parliament, verse, etc.
Dates: [ca. 1629-1632]

Joshua Reynolds Archive

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 30
Overview: The collection comprises correspondence, notebooks, writings, and other manuscript material by or about the artist Joshua Reynolds.
Dates: 1749-1816

Thomas Lawrason Riggs papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 704
Overview: The principal figures in the papers are T. Lawrason Riggs and his grandfather, George Washington Riggs. The papers of T. Lawrason Riggs, a Catholic priest, consist of correspondence, research materials and manuscripts for two works: "Joan of Arc and the Church" and "Readings in Church Latin." Also included are a notebook, photographs and memorabilia. His principal correspondents are Clarence J. McCabe and Alfred Purcell who wrote on Joan of Arc. Also letters from John LaFarge, Hamilton Holt and...
Dates: 1828-1941