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Alfred Williams Anthony collection

Title
Alfred Williams Anthony collection, 1679-1944.
Author
Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939.
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Letters from Rufus Griswold to: John R. Thompson - March 1, 1847, May 28, 1853, Aug. 6, 1856; John Hart - Oct. 3, 1850.Moving imageBy appointment only *ZL-293 Letters from Rufus Griswold to: John R. Thompson - March 1, 1847, May 28, 1853, Aug. 6, 1856; John Hart - Oct. 3, 1850.Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
19 linear feet (48 boxes).
Genre/Form
  • Autographs.
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Readers must use copies of fragile letters.
Source (note)
  • Anthony, Alfred W.
Biography (note)
  • Alfred Anthony Williams (1860- ), theologian, author and educator, was an executive and administrator of the Committee of the Federal Council of Christ, founder of the Federation Committee of Good Will Between Jews and Christians, and treasurer of the General Conference of Free Baptists.
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  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 115
Author
Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. Collector
Title
Alfred Williams Anthony collection, 1679-1944.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Readers must use copies of fragile letters.
Summary
Collection consists mainly of 18th-20th century autographs, with the bulk from the mid-19th to 20th centuries, representing both primary and secondary figures from diverse fields including literature, music, education, politics, and royalty. Names include Susan B. Anthony, John Bigelow, Edwin Booth, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, H.L. Mencken, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Margaret Sanger, Philip Schuyler, and Daniel Webster. Figures represented are mainly Americans. Many letters are to Anthony. Following the name file is a subject file consisting of miscellaneous autograph letters arranged by profession or institution. Also, two boxes of unsorted material, including photographs usually relating to individuals whose autographs are contained in the collection; an autograph fan; and a glass plate negative.
Biography
Alfred Anthony Williams (1860- ), theologian, author and educator, was an executive and administrator of the Committee of the Federal Council of Christ, founder of the Federation Committee of Good Will Between Jews and Christians, and treasurer of the General Conference of Free Baptists.
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Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906.
Bigelow, John, 1854-1936.
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966.
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907.
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804.
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
Research Call Number
MssCol 115
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