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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1801-1961
(Bulk: 1907-1960)
Creator:
Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
Extent: 46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
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Arthur Hobson Quinn papers
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Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1236
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
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1801-1961
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1907-1960
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Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
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Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960 Herne, James A., 1839-1901 O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 University of Pennsylvania. Department of English. University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Librettos Manuscripts (documents) Playbills Writings (documents)
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1802-1929
(Bulk: 1822-1899)
Creator:
Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878
Extent: 0.8 linear foot (2 boxes)
The Beasley family papers are comprised largely of documents relating to three generations of Beasleys who lived in the vicinity of Philadelphia in the nineteenth century: Frederick Beasley (1777-1845), Frederick Williamson Beasley (1808-1878), and Frederick Williamson Beasley, Jr. (1845-1873). The collection includes letters, certificates, published works of the Beasleys, memorabilia from the University of Pennsylvania, guidebooks to the city of Philadelphia, and auction catalogues relating to the interests of the Beasley and Bancker families. The collection includes items with dates ranging from 1802 to 1929, with the bulk of the material falling between 1822 and 1899.
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Beasley family papers
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Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1217
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear foot (2 boxes)
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1802-1929
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1822-1899
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The Beasley family papers are comprised largely of documents relating to three generations of Beasleys who lived in the vicinity of Philadelphia in the nineteenth century: Frederick Beasley (1777-1845), Frederick Williamson Beasley (1808-1878), and Frederick Williamson Beasley, Jr. (1845-1873). The collection includes letters, certificates, published works of the Beasleys, memorabilia from the University of Pennsylvania, guidebooks to the city of Philadelphia, and auction catalogues relating to the interests of the Beasley and Bancker families. The collection includes items with dates ranging from 1802 to 1929, with the bulk of the material falling between 1822 and 1899.
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Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878 Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1778-1869 Beasley, Frederick W., 1845-1873 Beasley, Frederick, 1777-1845 Episcopal Church. Diocese of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania.
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Auction catalogs Certificates Correspondence Family papers Poems School records Sermons Speeches Travel guidebooks Writings (document genre)
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1793-1858
Creator:
Hare, Robert, 1781-1858
Smith, Edgar F. (Edgar Fahs), 1854-1928
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Robert Hare was a chemist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (born January 17, 1781) who is credited with developing the oxy-hydrogen blowpipe and the "galvanic deflagrator." This collection is made up of two series containing letters to Robert Hare about his scientific research, and letters concerning Edgar Fahs Smith's biography of Robert Hare entitled The Life of Robert Hare, An American Chemist (1781-1858).
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Robert Hare correspondence
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Hare, Robert, 1781-1858 Smith, Edgar F. (Edgar Fahs), 1854-1928
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 74
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1793-1858
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Robert Hare was a chemist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (born January 17, 1781) who is credited with developing the oxy-hydrogen blowpipe and the "galvanic deflagrator." This collection is made up of two series containing letters to Robert Hare about his scientific research, and letters concerning Edgar Fahs Smith's biography of Robert Hare entitled The Life of Robert Hare, An American Chemist (1781-1858).
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Hare, Robert, 1781-1858 Smith, Edgar F. (Edgar Fahs), 1854-1928 Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.). University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence
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1755-1803
Creator:
Smith, William, 1727-1803
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Personal and professional papers of William Smith, the University of Pennsylvania's first provost, covering the years 1755 to 1803.
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William Smith papers
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Smith, William, 1727-1803
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 599
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1755-1803
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Personal and professional papers of William Smith, the University of Pennsylvania's first provost, covering the years 1755 to 1803.
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Smith, William, 1727-1803 College, Academy, and Charitable Schools of Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Lecture notes Lectures Legal documents Minutes (administrative records) Sermons Speeches
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