Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- 5.65 linear feet (10 boxes, 15 v.)
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals.
Collection consists of correspondence, writings by Websteron various topics, diaries, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence, 1776-1843, and diaries, 1784-1820, relate to his career as lawyer, educator, editor of newspapers, Federalist agitator, lexicographer, and etymologist. Included are his writings on banking, the history of political parties, federalism, and suffrage. Also, papers concerning his American Dictionary of the English Language, Amherst College, epidemics, etymology, legislation in Connecticut, amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and other matters.
Noah Webster (1758-1843) was an American lexicographer, educator, lawyer, and editor. His first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, was published in 1806. He is best known for the more comprehensive American Dictionary of the English Language,finished in 1825 and published in 1828.
Controlled Access Terms
- Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.
- Webster, Noah, 1758-1843. American dictionary of the English language.
- Amherst College -- History -- Sources.
- Banks and banking -- United States.
- English language -- Etymology.
- English language -- Lexicography.
- Federal government.
- Political parties -- History.
- Constitutional amendments -- United States.
- Connecticut -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.
- Commonplace books.
Additional Creator Names
- Greenleaf family.
- Webster family.
- Jay, John, 1745-1829.
- King, Rufus, 1755-1827.
- Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829.
- Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
- Webster, Rebecca Greenleaf, 1760-1842.
- American magazine (New York, N.Y. : 1787)
- New-York commercial advertiser (New York, N.Y. : 1804)