Biographers -- United States -- Correspondence
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.