This note (which appears to be a draft) contains a summary by Perkins of De Quincey's 1853 January 8 letter, described as purchased from Dawson's Book Shop in February 1924, but has no transcription of that letter.
In this note addressed to both the college president and "Mr Dodd's Office," Dorothy Drake explains that the attached list contains the "57 First Editions" donated to the library as a gift by Mrs. Fred Lyon Stone in memory of her husband.
Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848; Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815; Collecteana files; Biographical information; Moreau, Jean Victor Marie, 1763-1813; Biographical sources
Perkins discusses a letter from Astor to Daschkoff about building boats. There is a very brief biography about Astor and a partial transcription of the letter. Page 4 contains some biographical information on General Moreau. The Astor letter was...
Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
This article contains a reprint of Former French Ambassador to the United States Jules Jusserand's farewell remarks to the American popualation. Jusserand discusses relations between the United States and France, as well as current policy in Europe...
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891; Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864; Collecteana files; Biographical information
Perkins describes the letter from Bancroft to Pierce. His notes on Bancroft list Bancroft's accomplishments. He worked with Nathaniel Hawthorne, he held various offices for the United States, Great Britain, Berlin. Page 3 contains notes on an...
A folder that is meant to hold autographs has a list of possible types of signed material. It states that it contains the autograph of Bancroft and that in his letter, Bancroft discusses Charles Dickens and his interference on copyright laws.
This article, from the Christian Science Monitor, contains biographical information about Bates, the woman who wrote the patriotic hymn 'America the Beautiful.' Hughes discusses Bates' career at Wellesley College as an English literature professor.