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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1860-1963
Creator:
Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976
Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1027
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1860-1963
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The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989 Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 James, Henry, 1843-1916 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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circa 1890-1925
Creator:
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909, Author
Extent: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
William Clyde Fitch (better known as Clyde Fitch, 1865-1909) is considered one of the most successful American playwrights of his time, and the first to be produced abroad on a regular basis. This collection consists of typescripts of ten unpublished plays and four autograph letters written by Fitch.
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Clyde Fitch typescripts and letters
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Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1332
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 linear foot (2 boxes)
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circa 1890-1925
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William Clyde Fitch (better known as Clyde Fitch, 1865-1909) is considered one of the most successful American playwrights of his time, and the first to be produced abroad on a regular basis. This collection consists of typescripts of ten unpublished plays and four autograph letters written by Fitch.
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Correspondence Plays (performed works) Typescripts
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1892-1982
Creator:
Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. Bradley was considered an international expert on American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892), editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. He was also a general editor and contributed to the 14-volume Collected Writings of Walt Whitman from 1961 to 1984, and was a trustee of the Walt Whitman Foundation. He was instrumental in Penn acquiring numerous important literary collections, including the Walt Whitman collection. This collection of articles, books, journals, essays, newsletters, exhibition information, catalogs, pamphlets, and publications of the Walt Whitman Fellowship (including event information and papers) was compiled by Bradley.
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E. Sculley Bradley collection of printed material relating to Walt Whitman
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Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
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PUSp.Print Coll. 45
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.25 linear feet (1 box)
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1892-1982
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Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. Bradley was considered an international expert on American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892), editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. He was also a general editor and contributed to the 14-volume Collected Writings of Walt Whitman from 1961 to 1984, and was a trustee of the Walt Whitman Foundation. He was instrumental in Penn acquiring numerous important literary collections, including the Walt Whitman collection. This collection of articles, books, journals, essays, newsletters, exhibition information, catalogs, pamphlets, and publications of the Walt Whitman Fellowship (including event information and papers) was compiled by Bradley.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Bradley, Sculley, 1897- Walt Whitman Fellowship. Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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Articles Exhibition catalogs Newsletters Publications (documents)
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circa 1906, undated
Creator:
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist, best known for works that provided insightful representation of New York high society. In 1905, her novel, The House of Mirth, was published; and shortly thereafter, she worked with dramatist, Clyde Fitch (1865-1909), to develop a play adapted from the novel. The collection consists in the complete typescript of the play The House of Mirth, as well a photocopy made at a later date.
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Edith Wharton and Clyde Fitch typescript of "The House of Mirth: A Play in Four Acts, circa 1906"
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Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909 Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 121
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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circa 1906, undated
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Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist, best known for works that provided insightful representation of New York high society. In 1905, her novel, The House of Mirth, was published; and shortly thereafter, she worked with dramatist, Clyde Fitch (1865-1909), to develop a play adapted from the novel. The collection consists in the complete typescript of the play The House of Mirth, as well a photocopy made at a later date.
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Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909 Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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Plays (performed works) Typescripts
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1881-1913
Creator:
Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Edward William Bok was a publisher who came to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents at the age of six. This collection contains correspondence to Bok from various writers and actors spanning the years 1881 to 1913.
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Edward William Bok correspondence
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Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 944
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1881-1913
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Edward William Bok was a publisher who came to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents at the age of six. This collection contains correspondence to Bok from various writers and actors spanning the years 1881 to 1913.
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Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Negatives (photographic) Poems
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1880-1909
Creator:
Williams, Francis Howard, 1844-1922
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
Francis Howard Williams (1844-1922) was a Philadelphia literary critic and author whose works were featured in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Weekly, Lippincott’s Magazine, and The Independent. He was the known friend of several literary greats including Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, and George W. Cable and was part of a large circle of contemporary poets, writers, editors, and publishers of the time period. The collection includes letters to Williams, writings, and ephemera.
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Francis Howard Williams papers
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Williams, Francis Howard, 1844-1922
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1193
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
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1880-1909
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Francis Howard Williams (1844-1922) was a Philadelphia literary critic and author whose works were featured in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Weekly, Lippincott’s Magazine, and The Independent. He was the known friend of several literary greats including Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, and George W. Cable and was part of a large circle of contemporary poets, writers, editors, and publishers of the time period. The collection includes letters to Williams, writings, and ephemera.
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1880s 1890s 1900s
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Williams, Francis Howard, 1844-1922 Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908
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Correspondence Memorabilia Notes Poems Speeches Writings (document genre)
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1859-1908
Creator:
Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908
Extent: 2.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Frederic Mayer Bird (son of the author Robert Montgomery Bird) was a Lutheran minister, later Episcopalian priest, and professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He wrote and published extensively on sacred topics, most notably on hymns and hymnology, and also wrote novels and other secular texts. He contributed to many periodicals and served as editor for Lippincott's Magazine, a Philadelphia-based literary magazine. These papers represent a range of Bird's drafts in manuscript and proof form, supplemented by a modest amount of correspondence. Best represented are his sermons and his contributions to Lippincott's Magazine.
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Frederic Mayer Bird papers
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Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1116
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1859-1908
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Frederic Mayer Bird (son of the author Robert Montgomery Bird) was a Lutheran minister, later Episcopalian priest, and professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He wrote and published extensively on sacred topics, most notably on hymns and hymnology, and also wrote novels and other secular texts. He contributed to many periodicals and served as editor for Lippincott's Magazine, a Philadelphia-based literary magazine. These papers represent a range of Bird's drafts in manuscript and proof form, supplemented by a modest amount of correspondence. Best represented are his sermons and his contributions to Lippincott's Magazine.
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Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Galley proofs Sermons Speeches Writings (document genre)
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circa 1830-1935
Creator:
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
Extent: 203 boxes
Henry Charles Lea, a historian of medieval Europe, wrote extensively on the institutional and legal history of the Catholic Church. The Papers comprise: General Correspondence; Henry Charles Lea Library Correspondence; Henry Charles Lea Library History, Inventories, and Catalogues; Historical Writings: Books; Historical Writings: Articles and Miscellaneous; Reviews; Political Writings; Newspaper Clippings; Writings: Poetry and Translations; Scientific Work; Juvenilia; Memorabilia and Family Papers; and Oversize.
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Henry Charles Lea papers
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Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 111
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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203 boxes
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circa 1830-1935
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Henry Charles Lea, a historian of medieval Europe, wrote extensively on the institutional and legal history of the Catholic Church. The Papers comprise: General Correspondence; Henry Charles Lea Library Correspondence; Henry Charles Lea Library History, Inventories, and Catalogues; Historical Writings: Books; Historical Writings: Articles and Miscellaneous; Reviews; Political Writings; Newspaper Clippings; Writings: Poetry and Translations; Scientific Work; Juvenilia; Memorabilia and Family Papers; and Oversize.
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Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
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Correspondence Drafts (documents) Writings (document genre)
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1840
Creator:
Du Colombier, Joseph Martin, 1761–1846
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains two manuscript drafts of Joseph Martin du Colombier’s play, "Napoleon Bonaparte, Martyr of St. Helena," written in 1840. The first volume is a draft of the play written in English and the second volume is a draft of the play written in French. This play, possibly inspired by the return of Napoleon’s body to France in 1840, describes the end of Napoleon’s life during his exile in St. Helena.
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Joseph Martin du Colombier manuscript of "Napoleon Bonaparte, Martyr of St. Helena"
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Du Colombier, Joseph Martin, 1761–1846
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1280
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1840
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This collection contains two manuscript drafts of Joseph Martin du Colombier’s play, "Napoleon Bonaparte, Martyr of St. Helena," written in 1840. The first volume is a draft of the play written in English and the second volume is a draft of the play written in French. This play, possibly inspired by the return of Napoleon’s body to France in 1840, describes the end of Napoleon’s life during his exile in St. Helena.
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Du Colombier, Joseph Martin, 1761–1846 Napoléon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
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Manuscripts (document genre) Plays (performed works) Writings (document genre)
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1866
Creator:
Olmstead, J. M. (James Munson), 1794-1870
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 volume)
This unpublished manuscript, titled "Mortimer Myself, An Autobiography," is signed by Reverend James Munson Olmstead. It is unclear, however, if this is actually an autobiography of Olmstead or a fictional work of his creation. The identity of "Mortimer" remains unclear throughout the text. This work is dated 1866 and was a part of Reverend John Wright’s library.
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"Mortimer Myself, An Autobiography"
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Olmstead, J. M. (James Munson), 1794-1870
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PUSp.Ms. Codex 1736
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.1 linear feet (1 volume)
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1866
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This unpublished manuscript, titled "Mortimer Myself, An Autobiography," is signed by Reverend James Munson Olmstead. It is unclear, however, if this is actually an autobiography of Olmstead or a fictional work of his creation. The identity of "Mortimer" remains unclear throughout the text. This work is dated 1866 and was a part of Reverend John Wright’s library.
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Olmstead, J. M. (James Munson), 1794-1870
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1820-1991
(Bulk: 1830-1908)
Creator:
Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908
Bird, Mary E.
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains correspondence between Robert Montgomery Bird, his wife Mary E. Bird, their son Frederic Mayer Bird, and other family members. It provides accounts of daily life in New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 19th century.
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Robert Montgomery Bird family correspondence
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Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908 Bird, Mary E. Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1074
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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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1820-1991
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1830-1908
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This collection contains correspondence between Robert Montgomery Bird, his wife Mary E. Bird, their son Frederic Mayer Bird, and other family members. It provides accounts of daily life in New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 19th century.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
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Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908 Bird, Mary E. Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
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Correspondence Family papers Manuscripts, American--19th century
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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
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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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1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s
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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 Writings (document genre)
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1842-1957
(Bulk: 1867-1894)
Extent: 4 boxes (plus one oversized item)
Materials include correspondence to, from, and concerning Walt Whitman; financial records; writings by and about Whitman; and memorabilia, such as sketches, photographs, and portraits of Whitman, his family, his friends, and his homes.
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Walt Whitman collection
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 190
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 boxes (plus one oversized item)
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1842-1957
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1867-1894
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Materials include correspondence to, from, and concerning Walt Whitman; financial records; writings by and about Whitman; and memorabilia, such as sketches, photographs, and portraits of Whitman, his family, his friends, and his homes.
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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Invalids. Library of Congress. Copyright Office. Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, 1857- Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929 O'Connor, William Douglass, 1832-1889 Sarrazin, Gabriel, 1853- Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919 Beach, Chester, 1881-1956 Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951 Tinker, Edward Larocque, 1881-1968 Trimble, W. H. Van Sinderen, Adrian, 1887-1963 Gardner , Alexander, 1821-1882 Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, 1857- Keith, Dora Wheeler , 1856-1940 Morse, Sidney H. Davidson , Jod, 1883-1952 Hollyer, Samuel Johnson, T. Alexander, J.W.
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