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Henry George papers

Title
Henry George papers, ca. 1840-1950.
Author
George, Henry, 1839-1897.
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Description
  • 8.5 linear feet (22 boxes, 15 v., l oversize folder).
  • 15 microfilm reels.
Uniform Title
Irish World and American industrial liberator.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Photographic prints.
Note
  • Part of Anna George DeMille's original donation of Henry George material, including scrapbooks of clippings, pamphlets, periodicals, and books can be found in the Economic and Public Affairs Division of the New York Public Library.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals.
Indexed In (note)
  • Described in "Manuscripts and Books of Henry George," Bulletin of the New York Public Library,
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • DeMille, Anna George
Biography (note)
  • Henry George (1839-1897), political economist and social reformer, was best known for his book Progress and Poverty, in which he advocated economic equality through a single tax on land value.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed.
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 1137
Author
George, Henry, 1839-1897.
Title
Henry George papers, ca. 1840-1950.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals.
Indexed In:
Described in "Manuscripts and Books of Henry George," Bulletin of the New York Public Library, 29 (September 1925): 611-616.
Summary
Collection contains George's correspondence, 1854-1897; diaries, 1855-1896; manuscripts of his writings; photographs; and family papers documenting nearly every phase of his life and career. Extensive correspondence includes letters to and from George to members of his family, friends and political associates in the Single Tax and Irish nationalist movements in America and abroad. Much of the correspondence also concerns his journalistic work and other writing projects. 1869 letterbook consists of letters relating to his work for the San Francisco Herald and his dealings with the Associated Press. Letterbooks of 1881-1882 contain chiefly letters written from Britain to Patrick Ford, editor of the New York Irish World assessing the policies and actions of the leaders of the Irish Land League and reporting on his lecture tour.
Diaries cover (with some gaps) George's life from the age of sixteen until the year before his death, but lack volumes for the years 1886 and 1897, the years of his New York mayoral campaigns. Writings series contains original manuscript of George's best known work, Progress and Poverty, as well as numerous manuscripts and typescripts of his articles, lectures, speeches, and other notes. Family papers, 1856-1950, consist mostly of the papers of his wife Annie Fox George, 1855-1903, and their son Henry George, Jr., 1881-1918. Among these papers are their letters to George, letters to Mrs. George from Helen Taylor, step-daughter of John Stuart Mill, correspondence of Hamlin Garland concerning plans for a banquet commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Progress and Poverty, and genealogical material.
Additional Formats
Entire collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library. *ZL-342
Biography
Henry George (1839-1897), political economist and social reformer, was best known for his book Progress and Poverty, in which he advocated economic equality through a single tax on land value. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City on a labor ticket in 1884 and died during his second mayoral campaign in 1897.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet. http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/george.html
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Occupation
Economists.
Journalists.
Added Author
Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906.
Dawson, Thomas.
Ford, Patrick, 1835-1913.
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940.
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1838-1909.
George, Annie Fox, 1843-1904.
George, Henry, 1862-1916.
Hyndman, H. M. (Henry Mayers), 1842-1921.
Johnson, Tom Loftin, 1854-1911.
Joynes, J. L. (James Leigh), -1893.
Lewis, August.
McGlynn, Edward, 1837-1900.
Müller, F. Max (Friedrich Max), 1823-1900.
Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891.
Post, Louis F. (Louis Freeland), 1849-1928.
Shaw, Francis George, 1809-1882.
Shearman, Thomas G. (Thomas Gaskell), 1834-1900.
Taylor, Edward Robeson, 1838-1923.
Taylor, Helen, 1831-1907.
Walker, Thomas F.
Added Title
Irish World and American industrial liberator.
LCCN
ms 76001510
Research Call Number
MssCol 1137
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