Joseph Delaplaine correspondence
Scope and Contents
Handwritten correspondence written between 1813-1824. Contains letters sent between Joseph Delaplaine and popular American figures of the early nineteenth century. The majority of items concern information for Delaplaine's book, "Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished Americans." Includes handwritten autobiographical sketches of Oliver Wolcott Sr. and William Pinkney and letters from prominent political figures such as William Henry Harrison and Richard Mentor Johnson.
- Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824 (recipient, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Joseph Delaplaine correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Joseph Delaplaine was a Philadelphian bookseller and publisher who lived from 1777 to 1824.
Joseph Delaplaine was born in December 20, 1777 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Jane Anne Livingston and throughout his life was interested in history, especially that of the United States and the early patriots who shaped it. He wrote and had published a book in 1815, entitled "Delaplaine's Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters." In this book, Delaplaine wrote on figures such as Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and other American patriots. Joseph Delaplaine died on May 31, 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
14 folders (0.7 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Items arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition unknown.
Treatment of Subject Depth (Orphaned Manuscript Collection Development Policy, IV.a, February 2014).
Processed; Leslie Evans, student manuscript processor; 2011. Revised for DACS compliance; Shaelyn Stohl, student manuscript processor and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2018.
- Register of Joseph Delaplaine correspondence
- Leslie Evens
- 2011 October 25
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
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