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Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection,

Title
Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection, ca. 1400-1945.
Author
Harkness, Edward Stephen, 1874-1940.
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Description
3.3 linear feet (29 v.).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Autographs.
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Harkness, Edward Stephen and Mary S.
Biography (note)
  • Edward Stephen Harkness (1874-1940) was a trustee of the New York Public Library.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 1318
Author
Harkness, Edward Stephen, 1874-1940. Collector
Title
Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection, ca. 1400-1945.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of holograph manuscripts, autograph letters, documents, and signatures representing artists and literary and historical figures. Includes 15th-century illuminated Book of Hours and letters and documents of all American presidents from Washington to Franklin D. Roosevelt, except for Herbert Hoover. Items are accompanied by typed transcripts, portrait photographs and illustrations, and related letters, clippings and other materials. Persons represented include Shirley Brooks, Frances H. Burnett, Thomas Carlyle, Walter Crane, George Cruikshank, General Henry Dearborn, Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Louise, Empress of France, Mary, Queen of Scots, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad, John Ruskin, William M. Thackery, Henry D. Thoreau, Samuel Clemens, George Washington, John G. Whittier, and Captain Isaac Woods.
Biography
Edward Stephen Harkness (1874-1940) was a trustee of the New York Public Library. His wife and co-collector, Mary Stillman Harkness, died in 1950.
Finding Aids
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Harkness, Mary Stillman, -1950. Collector
Brooks, Shirley, 1815-1874.
Burnett, Frances Hawks Cameron.
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Dearborn, H. A. S. (Henry Alexander Scammell), 1783-1851.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Marie Louise, Empress, consort of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1791-1847.
Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
Woods, Isaac.
LCCN
ms 70001732
Research Call Number
MssCol 1318
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