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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1799-1946
(Bulk: 1822-1854)
Creator:
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
Extent: 31 boxes
Comprises personal, business, literary, and family papers. In addition to Bird's own papers, this collection includes papers of his wife Mary E. Bird, his son Frederic Mayer Bird, and his biographer Clement Edgar Foust. The earliest papers (1822) date from Bird's school days at Germantown Academy, and the very latest papers (1946) relate to C. Seymour Thompson's publication of Mary E. Bird's biography of her husband. Correspondents include men and women from Bird's career in medicine; his literary career; his theatrical career (including correspondence with Edwin Forrest, as well as the documentation regarding their legal battle over copyrights and profits); his political career; and his career in publishing and journalism.
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Robert Montgomery Bird papers
creator
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 108
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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31 boxes
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1799-1946
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1822-1854
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Comprises personal, business, literary, and family papers. In addition to Bird's own papers, this collection includes papers of his wife Mary E. Bird, his son Frederic Mayer Bird, and his biographer Clement Edgar Foust. The earliest papers (1822) date from Bird's school days at Germantown Academy, and the very latest papers (1946) relate to C. Seymour Thompson's publication of Mary E. Bird's biography of her husband. Correspondents include men and women from Bird's career in medicine; his literary career; his theatrical career (including correspondence with Edwin Forrest, as well as the documentation regarding their legal battle over copyrights and profits); his political career; and his career in publishing and journalism.
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English
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Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854 Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908‏ Bird, Mary E. Foust, Clement E. (Clement Edgar)
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--19th century Playwriting--19th century Writings (document genre)
University Archives and Records Center [Contact Us]
1681-1853
(Bulk: 1740-1820)
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania. College of Arts and Sciences.
University of Pennsylvania. Office of the Secretary.
University of Pennsylvania. Office of the Treasurer.
University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine.
University of Pennsylvania.
Extent: 30 cubic feet
The General Administration Collection Pre-1820 documents the institutional and education activities of the University of Pennsylvania from its founding in 1749 to 1820.
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University of Pennsylvania. General Administration Collection Pre-1820
creator
University of Pennsylvania. College of Arts and Sciences. University of Pennsylvania. Office of the Secretary. University of Pennsylvania. Office of the Treasurer. University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine. University of Pennsylvania.
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PU-Ar.UPA 3
repository
University of Pennsylvania University Archives and Records Center
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30 cubic feet
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1681-1853
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1740-1820
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The General Administration Collection Pre-1820 documents the institutional and education activities of the University of Pennsylvania from its founding in 1749 to 1820.
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English
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University of Pennsylvania. College of Arts and Sciences. University of Pennsylvania. Office of the Secretary. University of Pennsylvania. Office of the Treasurer. University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine. University of Pennsylvania. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 Smith, William, 1727-1803
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Lecture notes.