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The Life of Robert Fulton / by Cadwallader D. Colden ; illustrated by Thos. Addis Emmet M.D.

Title
The Life of Robert Fulton / by Cadwallader D. Colden ; illustrated by Thos. Addis Emmet M.D., 1887.
Author
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919
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folder 1Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 18116 folder 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
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Description
.31 linear foot (1 volume, 1 folder)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • correspondence.
  • drawings (visual works)
  • extra-illustration.
  • legal documents.
  • pictorial views.
  • portraits.
  • promissory notes.
  • stock certificates.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Source (note)
  • Donated by John S. Kennedy, 1896, as part of the Emmet Collection.
Processing Action (note)
  • Twenty-eight prints were transferred to the Library's Print Collection in 1909.
Call Number
MssCol 18116
OCLC
987619987
Author
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919, collector.
Title
The Life of Robert Fulton / by Cadwallader D. Colden ; illustrated by Thos. Addis Emmet M.D., 1887.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet (1828-1919) was a renowned surgeon and early collector of American manuscripts of the Revolutionary Era. Cadwallader D. Colden (1769-1834), a lawyer and politician, was Mayor of New York City from 1818 to 1821. The collection comprises an extra-illustrated copy (disbound) of Cadwallader D. Colden's The Life of Robert Fulton (New York: Kirk & Mercein, 1817) compiled by Thomas Addis Emmet in 1887. Inserted material depicting Fulton's life and work consists of original manuscript letters and documents, 1767-1829, and numerous 18th and 19th-century engraved and lithograph portraits and views. A watercolor drawing by Fulton of ship boilers appears on the verso of his letter of 1808 October 12 (1 leaf only). The imprint also contains small engraved Fulton portraits and steamboat pictures added as inlaid vignettes.
Processing Action
Twenty-eight prints were transferred to the Library's Print Collection in 1909.
Source
Donated by John S. Kennedy, 1896, as part of the Emmet Collection.
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Occupation
Civil engineers.
Inventors.
Added Author
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839, Correspondent.
Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840, Correspondent.
Colden, Cadwallader D. (Cadwallader David), 1769-1834.
Edgar, William, 1739-1820, Correspondent.
Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815, Correspondent.
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806, Correspondent.
Hare, Robert, 1781-1858, Correspondent.
Jones, Samuel, 1770-1853.
Porter, David, 1780-1843, Correspondent.
Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792, Correspondent.
Yates, Joseph Christopher, 1768-1837.
Emmet Collection.
Research Call Number
MssCol 18116
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