Finding Aids

Browse Finding Aids by: Collection Subject Creator Repository

Historical Documents collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Art, Literature, Music, and Science

Business

Military

Politics, Diplomacy, and Law

Religion

Education

Miscellaneous



Contact us about this collection

Control Card View

Historical Documents collection, 1642-1977 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Laura Capell

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Historical Documents collection, 1642-1977Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1760s-1920s

ID: ASM0566

Extent: 15.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The Historical Documents Collection is organized into seven series.

I. Art, Literature, Music, and Science

II. Business

III. Military

IV. Politics, Diplomacy, and Law

V. Religion

VI. Education

VII. Miscellaneous

Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

Date Acquired: 08/13/2013

Formats/Genres: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 - Correspondence, Autographs, Bills (legislative records), Certificates, Clippings, Documents, Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870 - Correspondence, Envelopes, Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 - Correspondence, Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 - Correspondence, Great Britain - History - Sources, Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 - Correspondence, Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 - Correspondence, Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 - Correspondence, Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885 - Correspondence, Letters, Madison, James, 1751-1836 - Correspondence, Manuscripts, Monroe, James, 1758-1831 - Correspondence, Moore, George, 1852-1933 - Correspondence, Notes, Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 - Correspondence, Photographs, Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 - Correspondence, Printing blocks, Reports, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 - Correspondence, Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 - Correspondence, Typescripts, United States - History - Sources, Washington, George, 1732-1799 - Correspondence, Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 - Correspondence

Languages: English, German, French, Latin, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Historical Documents Collection includes letters, deeds, bonds, receipts, orders, position appointments, writings, and other documents that are individual in nature and do not belong to any particular collection. The materials represent a number of prominent figures in the areas of art, literature, music, science, scholarship, business, law, military, politics, diplomacy, and religion. The items range in date from 1642-1977, but the bulk date from the 1760s through the 1920s. Most of the materials are American in origin, although some are from Mexico and Europe, particularly Great Britain.

Individuals represented in the collection include, but are not limited to:  Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), Charles Dickens, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Washington Irving, Aldous Huxley, Rudyard Kipling, Ezra Pound, John Muir, Sigmund Freud, and Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Butler, James Longstreet, Edmund Gaines Pendleton, Matthew Perry, William Tecumseh Sherman, Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben, John Quincy Adams, Napoleon Bonaparte, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, James Oglethorpe, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Thomas Paine, Woodrow Wilson, and King Louis XVIII.

Subject/Index Terms

Alba, Víctor
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850 - Correspondence
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 - Correspondence
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
Louis XVIII, King of France, 1755-1824
Manuscripts, American
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Historical Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2011 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Acquisition Method: CAAD Items purchased with the support of the Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield Grant, Summer 2013

Related Materials: See also Thomas Jefferson Collection (ASM0569), the Caribbean Documents Collection (ASM0570), the Latin America Documents Collection (ASM460), the Jamaica Manuscripts Collection (ASM0320), and the Florida Documents Collection (ASM0567).

Preferred Citation: Historical Documents Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: Original container list by Marcia Evanson. Collection reprocessed by Laura Capell in 2011. Appropriate items were moved to the Caribbean Documents Collection and the Historical Documents Collection.  New updated container list created by Laura Capell in 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History: Original finding aid by Rudo Kemper. Finding aid substantially revised by Laura Capell in 2011. Container list by Marcia Evanson.

Other Note:

Descriptive abbreviations used in the collection:

ALS (Autograph Letter Signed): A letter in the hand of and signed by the author.

TLS (Typewritten Letter): A typewritten letter signed by the author

DS (Document Signed): A document written by another person, but signed by the author.

ADS (Autograph Document Signed): A document written and signed by the author.

MS (Manuscript): Nonlegal or unofficial papers such as speeches, biographical sketches, sermons, reminiscences, writings, and such other items of a generally narrative nature, in the hand of  the author but unsigned.

ANS (Autograph Note): A line or two, at most a half-page, or any fragment which could not be classified as an ALS or AMS, such as a signed memorandum.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Art, Literature, Music, and Science, 1765-1977],
[Series 2: Business, 1720-1924],
[Series 3: Military, 1642-1890],
[Series 4: Politics, Diplomacy, and Law, 1644-1965],
[Series 5: Religion, 1744-1892],
[Series 6: Education, 1964],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series 1: Art, Literature, Music, and Science, 1765-1977Add to your cart.
This series contains letters, writings, and other documents from artists, writers, poets, musicians, scholars, and scientists. Included are letters from noteworthy literary figures such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Washington Irving, Aldous Huxley, Rudyard Kipling, and Ezra Pound. Also represented are John Muir, Sigmund Freud, and Igor Stravinsky.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Adams, Juliette: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Albion: Poem, "For Musick Keeps the Key of Memory", 1822Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Alcott, Amos Bronson: Signed Note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Atherton, Gertrude: 7 Letters to Gladys, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Bache, Jule Semon: Letter to Theodore Spicer-Simson, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ballantine, Lesley Frost: Letters and Clippings, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Black, William: Letter, circa 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bok, Edward: Letter to Mrs. A. J. Hopkins, 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Broome, Christopher Edmund: Letter, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett: Letter, 1846Add to your cart.
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bryant, William Cullen: Letter to Charles Spencer, 1869Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bryant, William Cullen: Autograph, 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Burroughs, John: Letter to Miss McGill, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Burroughs, John: 3 Photographs, 1896 and 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Burton, Sir Richard Francis: Letter, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Cable, George Washington: 2 Letters to Mr. Bridgeman, 1885 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Calvert, Frederick, Lord Baltimore: Bill of Exchange and Endorsement, 1765Add to your cart.
Folder 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Campbell, Thomas: Letter to John Richardson, 1825Add to your cart.
Item 2: Campbell, Thomas: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Carlyle, Thomas: Receipt, 1867Add to your cart.
Item 2: Carlyle, Thomas: Portrait, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Carnegie, Andrew: 2 Letters to Mr. Paine, 1910 and 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Chadwick, John White: Letter to Edwin C. Bolles, 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: Clemens, Samuel Langhorne: Letter to Redpath and Fall, 1870Add to your cart.
Item 2: Clemens, Samuel Langhorne: Letter to Mr. Chatto, 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Clements, William L. : Letter to William G. Kelso, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Clinton, Charles A. : Letter, 1841Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Cottrell, John: Letter to Edwin C. Bolles, 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Crane, Walter: Letter to Kineton Parkes, 1892Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Crowninshill, Caroline M. : Letter to Dr. Jackson Warren, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Damon, Samuel Foster: Letter to Joseph Pelleher (Kelleher), 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Dana, Richard Henry and Walter Channing: Bond, 1834Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Deland, Margaret Wade: 2 Letters to Edwin C. Bolles, 1886 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Dickens, Charles: Letter to H. W. Cleveland, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Dickens, Charles: Note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Dumas, Alexander: Letter to Mon Cher Bruslon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen: Letter to Mrs. Livingston, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Emerson, Ellen Russell: Letter to Mary Hosmer Brown, 1898Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Emerson, Ralph Waldo: Royalty Check, 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Emerson, Ralph Waldo: Letter to Mrs. G. H. Lewes, 1873Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Emerson, Ralph Waldo and E. F. Whitney: Letter to Edward Jarvis, 1879Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Farrington, Benjamin: Letter, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Fields, James Thomas: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Freud, Anna: Autograph Note, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Freud, Sigmund: 2 Autograph Cards, 1931 and 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Holmes, Oliver Wendell: Letter, 1851Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Holmes, Oliver Wendell: Letter, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Holmes, Oliver Wendell: Letter to Herman, 1885Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Hubbard, Elbert: Letter to M. Andreas, 1905Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Hugo, Victor: Letter, 1844Add to your cart.
Folder 46Add to your cart.
Item 1: Humboldt, Alexander von: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Humboldt, Alexander von: Carte-de-visite, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Hunt, Leigh: Autograph Note, 1821Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Huxley, Aldous: Letter to Mr. Stott, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Irving [?], James Riker: Letter to B. F. Thompson, 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Irving, Washington: Letter to Charles Stewart, 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Kipling, Rudyard: Transcript of "The City of Brass", 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 52Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kipling, Rudyard: Letter to Arthur Jones, 1925Add to your cart.
Item 2: Kipling, Rudyard: Portrait, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Postcards: Aldous Huxley A.L.S., 1933 and 1937Add to your cart.
Postcards from New York and Chicago
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lacy, Date Lynn: Letter to Mr. Stoms, 1949Add to your cart.
Item 2: Lacy, Date Lynn: 2 Poems, 1942 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Lacy, Date Lynn: Letter, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Landor, Walter Savage: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Landseer, Charles: Letter, 1873Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Landseer, Charles: Letter to Mr. Vaughn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Landseer, Charles: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Lee, Harriet: Letter to Samuel Rose, 1803Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lee, Richard Henry: Letter to Lewis J. Cist, 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lindley, John: Autograph Note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Lindsey, William L. : Letter to M. C. Cooke, 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth: Letter to Dwight, 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lowell, James Russell: Letter, 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lowell, James Russell: Letter to W. D. Rawlins, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Mansfield, Jared: Financial Document, 1799Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Envelope Addressed to Elkin Matthews, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Milhaud, Darius: Letter to Elise Fardig, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Moore, George: 2 Autograph Letters Signed, 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Moore, George: Letter to Lady Sackville, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Moore, Marianne: Letter to Lewis Morgan, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Moore, Thomas: Partial Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Morley, John Lothrop: Letter, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese: Letter to Cornelia P. Goodrich, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Muir, John: Letter to Samuel Thomas Pickard, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Natrop, Hans: Letter to Dr. Karl Schmidt, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Ochse, J. J. : Letter to Dr. Dunlap, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Pole, Rupert: Letter to UM Library, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Pound, Ezra Loomis: Letter to Stefan Schimanski, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Reade, Charles: Letter, 1871Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Reade, Charles: Letter, 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Reade, Charles: Letter, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Reade, Charles: Letter, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Reade, Charles: Letter to James Fields and William Ticknor, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Reade, Charles: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Reade, Charles: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Reade, Charles: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Reid, Thomas Mayne: Letter to Mr. Fields and Mr. Osgood, 1868Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Rideing, William Henry: Postcard to Mrs. Henry King, 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Rideing, William Henry: Letter to Mary King, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Rideing, William Henry: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Roger, Don: Typed Copy- Above the Gods p. 78-137, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40Add to your cart.
Item 1: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel: Sonnets: True Woman II, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel: Sonnets: True Woman III, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Ruskin, John: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Simond, E. : Poem- Home of My Choice, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Stevenson, Robert Louis: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Stravinsky, Igor: Card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Tarkington, Booth: Letter to Mr. Alder, 1900 or 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Tarkington, Booth: Letter to Mr. McClure, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Thompson, Alfred Wordsworth: Letter, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Thompson, Maurice: Letter to Charles William Moulton, 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Thorpe, Rose Hartwick: Manuscript- Curfew Must Not Ring To-Night, 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Unidentified: Letter, 1871Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Vandes, J. B. : Document, 1816Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Whittier, John Greenleaf: Letter, 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Whittier, John Greenleaf: Letter to Lucy Larcome, 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 54: National Day of the National Association of Negro Musicians Incorporated Mass Meeting program, July 11, 1937Add to your cart.
"Printed program for the annual mass meeting of the National Association of Negro Musicians held at the Metropolitan Baptist church in Washington D.C. on Sunday, July 11, 1937. The program broadcasted on this date by station WRC with appearances, among others, of Robert Todd Duncan, the first star of Porgy and Bess. In 1937, Duncan was at Howard University, where he taught for several decades. Besides noting the objectives of the national day of celebration of African American musicians, the program listed within its record of achievements the award of a $400 scholarship to Marion Anderson" -Ian Brabner Bookseller
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Byron, George Gordon (Lord): Letter, 1819Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Pike, Albert: Letter, 1859Add to your cart.
Item 2: Pike, Albert: Portrait and Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Ruggles, Carl: Music Score, Excerpt from Angels for Wanda MacDowell, 1939Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hugo, Victor: Letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Hugo, Victor: Cartoon, "Caricatures du Jour", undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Art, Literature, Music, and Science, 1765-1977],
[Series 2: Business, 1720-1924],
[Series 3: Military, 1642-1890],
[Series 4: Politics, Diplomacy, and Law, 1644-1965],
[Series 5: Religion, 1744-1892],
[Series 6: Education, 1964],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous],
[All]



Powered by Archon Version 3.21