Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848; Letters; Seals (Closures); Sealing-wax
Astor writes about some sort of trouble with the law that either he or some of his friends are in. He talks of trials and such. Astor seems to be worried that a bill he wants to pass will get rejected. Pages 3 and 4 have remnants of red sealing...
Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Collecteana files
A folder used formally for holding signatures has a cutout of the typed description of Astor's letter to Sir William Johnson about Johnson's legal papers and the Indian lands. Perkins' notes are on the back.
Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948; Letters
Gertrude Atherton is talking to Mr. Stoldart about her book. She seems to be exploring her options, talking to other people who will publish her book, even though she said she likes the magazine that Stoldart works for.
Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948; Transcriptions; Collecteana files
In this letter, Atherton remarks upon the stress that comes with writing books and its effect on her life. Also, while venting her frustrations about the business side of authorship, she interjects, "I loathe business!"
George Bancroft is thanking Fanny for a gift she made him for New Years. The way he describes the present, as well as the way he describes Fanny, shows that he has feelings for her. He invites her to come visit. In the corner of the letter there is...