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Biographers -- United States -- Correspondence

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Delaplaine correspondence

Identifier: Vault MSS 450
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.

Dates: 1813-1824

Letter, 1858

 Item — Box 2: [Barcode: 31197233283149], Folder: 5-6
Identifier: Vault MSS 2
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated Dec. 1858, addressed to Mary Nowitt (?), and composed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Allibone writes that he is sending a copy of his first volume of his "Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors." He says his work includes "an accurate record" of female as well as male writers and requests that Nowitt inform him if she agrees with this assessment.

Dates: 1858

Letters, a brochure, and an envelope, 1897-1898

 Item — Box 4: [Barcode: 31197233283164], Folder: 27-28
Identifier: Vault MSS 2
Scope and Contents

Two typewritten and signed letters, dated 12 Nov. 1897 and 1 Jan. 1898. The earlier missive is addressed to "Mr. Goss" whom Barton thanks for some suggestions on how to improve his writings. The other item is addressed to Barton O. Aylesworth. Barton responds to a request for autobiographical information.

Dates: 1897-1898