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Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - F

Part II: Box and Folder List

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Box Person Named and Contents Date

Faed, James, 1820-1902 (Engraver)

Letter: Edinburgh, to Mr. Grundy, Liverpool
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Explains that, after some delay, he is now sending along the portrait of Evangeline that he has been engraving for Mr. Keith.
1855 Nov 26

Faed, Thomas, 1826-1900 (Painter)

Letter: St. John's Wood, to unknown correspondent
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Takes exception to his correspondent's review of his work at the Manchester Art Exhibition. The reviewer has commented that Faed's "School Board in the Cottage" appears to be a variation on "When the Children are Asleep." "Now sir you have fallen into the same mistake, for no two pictures could be more unlike . . . I hope you will do me the justice of putting this matter right."
1892 Sept 7

Fanshawe, Robert, Captain

Letter: H.M.S. Carysfort, to Lucy Torriano, Wells, Somerset
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Very brief note where the Fanshawe, commanding officer of Frederic Torriano [the recipient's son], "take[s] the opportunity of sending you a few lines to say that Frederic is quite well."

1804 Feb 8

Fawcett, Millicent Garrett, Dame, 1847-1929 (British Suffragist)

Letters: St. Margaret's at Cliffs, Kent, to Dr. Williamson, Guildford, Surrey
2 items (3 p. on 2 leaves) ; 17 x 22 cm and smaller
2 ALsS. States that her sister Agnes has recently obtained some information concerning the Women's Press, and asks whether Williamson would be interested in seeing it.
1925 Aug 6 - Aug 8

Faucit, Helen

Letter: to "My dear Miss Blanchard"
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 22 cm folded to 19 x 11 cm
ALS. Expresses her "sincere thanks to your Papa for the compliment he has paid me."
[18--] Dec 13

Fellows Van Andale and Cooper

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Miss Cornelius and Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Asks the recipient to forward six lamps from her shop to their firm.
1845 Nov 1

Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869 (Congressman from Maine)

1 item (1 p.)


Field, Michael (Pseudonym: Bradley, Katharine Harris, 1846-1914 and Cooper, Edith Emma, 1862-1913)

Letter: Reigate, to Thomas Bird Mosher, 1852-1923
1 item (4 p.) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. Asks for sales information regarding The Bough. Goes on to inquire about the publication of a book of their poems and states the conditions for their printing.
1899 Mar 9

Fielding, Robert

Letter: Burlington, N.J., to Samuel Coates, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Fielding asks for aid for a friend of the family, John Ought, who needs to be admitted to the local sanitarium.
1818 Jul 11

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915

Letters: Boston, Mass., to Fred Holland Day, Esq., 1864-1933
3 items (together 6 p.) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
3 ALsS. Thanks him for photographs and a book, and makes several references to John Keats.
1889 Feb 26 -1892 Dec 17

Fields, Annie

Letters: Boston, Mass., to Fred Holland Day, Esq., Boston, Mass.
4 items (together 4 p.) ; mostly 18 x 11 cm
4 ALsS. Short letters thank him for books sent (Wordsworth, Keats, Landor), for his "exquisite memorial sheets," and arrange for her portrait to be taken by Day.
1889 Jan 12-1892 Dec 15

Fields, Annie

Letters: Manchester, to Fred Holland Day; to Mr. Burgess
2 items (together 2 p.)
2 ALsS. Day letter thanks him for "your delightful note and the package." Note to Burgess is an invitation to come visit.
n.y. Jul 26 - Aug 25

Finnie, John, 1829-1907 (Artist)

Letter: Tywyn near Conway, to "My Dear Grundy"
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Mentions having read Grundy's "admirable article on the pictures, although I do not agree with you in your remarks on Holman Hunt." Also discusses the weather and the west coast of Anglesea.

Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893

Assignment of lease: New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 41 x 48 cm folded to 41 x 24 cm
DS. Lease for plot of land in New York City. Fish, acting as attorney for Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, transfers the lease of a plot of Stuyvesant's land from Smith Ely to Caleb Barnett.
1839 Sep 9

Fisher, Perrin, & Co.

Invoice: London, to Henry Cohen, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 27 x 42 cm folded to 27 x 21 cm
ADS. Invoice for goods shipped to Cohen, a dry goods importer.
1847 Oct 8

Fitch, John, 1743-1798

Receipt: Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.) ; 9 x 20 cm
DS. At bottom of a draft signed by Benjamin W. Morris and countersigned by Dr. Benjamin Say, Fitch acknowledges receipt of "Twenty One Pounds Fifteen Shillings on Acc. Steam Boat."
1787 Mar 14

FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883 (Author)

Letter: to "Dear Milnes" [Richard Monckton Milnes, 1809-1885 ]
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. Because his old friend Bernard Barton has died and left a daughter "very slenderly provided for," he writes that her friends have "persuaded her to make a selection of his letters and poems - and to publish them by subscription . . . I beg of you to help us as well as you can" by sending his letter on to Lord Northampton, and by soliciting subscriptions among his acquaintances.

FitzGerald, Edward

Letter: Lowestoft, to "My dear Sir"
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Refers to an auction and an item for which he is bidding; his liking for Lowestoft and sailing; provisions sent by his correspondent. Fitzgerald asks him to send him several classical texts from his own house and goes on to recount the incident of a sick captain restricted to his brig in the harbor because of cholera.
1866 Aug 20

FitzGerald, Edward

Letter: Woodbridge, to "Dear Sir" [Bernard Quaritch, 1819-1899]
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. Comments on the interest the Rubaiyat has received: "a good deal of People's interest in this little Poem rises from its breathing, from so far back, a Voice which is in nearly every educated Man's heart now . . . People take a liking to it as an old Song." Goes on to reflect that "the World does not seem to have mended since Omar's Days - the same Game played - under the same Eye," and points to Germany and Russia.
[1870] Dec 8

FitzGerald, Edward

Letters: Woodbridge, to Messrs. Smith and Elder, London
2 items (together 2 p. on double sheets) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
2 ALsS. Requests that past issues of Cornhill Magazine be sent to him "which tell anything" of William M. Thackeray after his death, and that recipients recommend "some good and fair-dealing Printer in London, or elsewhere."
1872 Dec 19 - 1878 Nov 12

Fitzwilliam, _

Letter:Wentworth Woodhouse, to J. W. Fletcher
1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Responds to an earlier letter of Fletcher's.
1857 Dec 2

Flecker, James Elroy, 1884-1915 (Poet)

Letter: Montana-Sur-Sierre, Switzerland, to Max Goschen
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 27 cm folded to 21 x 14 cm
ALS. Written to the publisher of the Golden Journey to Samarkand. Flecker thanks him for raising his royalty and informs him of his next work, a translation of Virgil's Aeneid VI. He says he hopes to translate it as well as FitzGerald translated Omar, and states his preface will be as combative as Bernard Shaw's.
[ca. 1914 Jan]

Flecker, James Elroy

Letter and cards: Beirut (Lebanon), Leysin, Locarno, and Montana-Sur-Sierre (Switzerland), to Harold Monro, London, 1879-1932
7 items (together 9 p.); 20 x 25 cm and smaller
1 ALS and 6 APcS. Letter and cards contain his caustic comments on the state of poetry, and individual poets: "The state of poetry, poetic criticism & public taste is so depressing, not to say disgusting . . . I have such a savage hatred of all contemporary work except that of Yeats & Housman . . . I have a particular loathing for the works of William Watson." "Send me a copy of Chesterton's ballad please . . . I think he is the only man alive who can write a line of decent poetry now that Yeats, Kipling, & Housman are silent." "May I have Francis Thomsom [sic] - in 3 vols. - to review . . . as I want to damn his reputation forever."
1912 Jul 8 - 1914 Mar 27

Flecker, James Elroy

Letters: Montana-Sur-Sierre, Switzerland, and Davos Platz, Switzerland, to Sir [John Collings] Squire, 1884-1958
2 items (together 7 p.) ; 17 x 26 cm folded to 17 x 13 cm
2 ALsS. Writes that even magazines "with the best contributors in the world . . . can't get one good or even fairly good poem to publish every week." Adds that he would like to receive a rate increase for his poetry, then goes on to explain his troubles with the Nation and states he would contribute to the New Statesman at prevailing rates. "I cannot call it not a sacrifice as my pen is now my only means of existence." His second letter concerns recent submissions of his to his publisher as well as several projects for poems and translations.
[1913] Dec 24 - [1914] Nov 1

Flecker, James Elroy

Letters: London and Bonn, to Elkin Mathews Publisher, London
2 items (2 p.)
2 ALsS. Two letters discussing publication of poems.
1907 Feb 21 - Aug 3

Floyd, Charles Albert, 1791-1873 (U. S. Congressman)

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Hon. G.C. Bronson
1 item (1 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
ALS. To the Collector of the Port of New York, Floyd recommends his neighbor James Walters for the position of weigher in the custom house.
1853 Apr 30

Floyd, John, 1783-1837 (Governor of Virginia)

Commission: for Thomas S. Haymond
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 16 cm
DS. Extends Haymond's term as sheriff of Monongaha County (Virginia) for another year.
1833 Dec 3

Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917

Letter: London, to Elkin Matthews, 1851-1921
1 item (2 p.) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. Concerns the physical transfer of copies of John Keats's Three Essays.
1890 Jun 12

Forman, H. Buxton

Letter: London, to J. Nettleship, Esq.
1 item (3 p.) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. Defends in detail his textual emendations in John Keats's Endymion.
1913 Jul 27

Forman, H. Buxton

Letter: London, to E.C. Stedman, Esq., 1833-1908, New York, N.Y.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Stedman for a volume of lectures and praises the program he has chosen for his Memorial Lectures. The work in question is Stedman's The Nature and Elements of Poetry, a published collection of the Percy Turnbull Memorial Lectures at Johns Hopkins University.
1892 Nov 19

Forman, H. Buxton

Letter: London, to H.S. Sotheran & Co
1 item (1 p)
ALS. Thanks the recipients for some "Keats notes" they have recently sent him. Also notes that he is thinking of writing a letter to the author about a "disputed reading in Sonnet XII."
1903 Dec 15

Forman, Maurice Buxton (Author)

Letters : London and Pretoria, South Africa, to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Chester, Pa.
3 items (together 5 p.) ; varying sizes
2 ALsS and 1 TLS. Letters concern Seymour Adelman's purchase of a John Keats letter, and contain Forman's extended comments on Keats' letters in general. Also mentions Maurice Forman's father, H. Buxton Forman.
1936 Aug 6 -1950 Feb 17

Forth, Frederick, b. 1808

Letter: Hong Kong, to "My dear Sir"
1 item (7 p. on 2 double sheets) ; 21 x 27 cm folded to 21 x 14 cm
ALS. Detailed letter, perhaps written to Forth's superior during the Second Opium War, addresses the current state of affairs in Hong Kong. "Since I last wrote matters at Canton and Hong Kong have assumed so alarming an aspect that it is difficult to foresee the consequences that may follow unless Lord Elgin, brought to a sense of his duty and of the perilous position in which his shortcomings have thrown this Community will hasten here and retrieve the ground he has lost." In a postscript, Forth writes of learning of an impending raid on "the town who fired on the flag of truce . . . So much for the Treaty of Peace."
1858 Aug 9

Foster, John, 1770-1843

Letter: to W. Thatcher
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Writting in the third person, Foster describes the various problems he is having related to editing books.

Foulkes, Longdill, and Beckitt

Notice: London, to Mr. Crowdy, Highworth, Wilts
1 item (1 p.)
TLS. Printed anouncement informing the reader that the firm of Foulkes and Longdill has taken on a new partner (Beckitt) and hopes to maintain the same high level of customer satisfaction.
1810 Jan 20

Fowler, Robert (Painter and Watercolorist)

Letters: Liverpool, to "Dear Grundy"
5 items (13 p. on 5 double sheets) ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm and smaller
5 ALsS. Fowler writes about pictures he is working on, Grundy's notice of his work in the Mercury ("I am especially pleased that you selected to praise the little picture 'Idle'"), an upcoming show ("I shall have the biggest show of any-body in Liverpool. My time is surely come at last"), and the work of a friend of his named Sparrow. Each letter is illustrated with sketches by Fowler.
1887 Mar 25- n.y. Dec 12

Fox, Charles

Legal Document: "Bill on Equity"
1 item (5 p.)
ADS. Signed by Isaac Norris. Complains of Fox's debt.
1836 Dec 4

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 (Statesman, Inventor, and Printer)

Ticket: Philadelphia lottery, numb. 6425
1 item (1 p.) ; 4 x 8 cm
Printed ticket. Benjamin Franklin donated the paper and printing of tickets for this lottery, the purpose of which was to raise funds for the construction of shore batteries along the Delaware River Ticket bears the signature of William Coleman.

Franklin, Benjamin

Sheet of tickets: Second Academy lottery, [Philadelphia, Pa.]
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 19 cm
Printed fragment. Sheet contains lottery tickets, printed by Benjamin Franklin, to be sold for the benefit of the present-day University of Pennsylvania.

Franklin, Benjamin

Authorization: Chester, Pa., to James Marshall
1 item (1 p.) ; 34 x 21 cm
Printed document. Benjamin Chew, as "Register-General for the Probate of Wills, and granting Letters of Administration in and for the Province of Pennsylvania", appoints James Marshall executor of the estate of William Baldwin. Signed by W.H. Graham: "June 4th 1768 This Estate is Settled in my Office this day and Balanced." This document was printed by Benjamin Franklin, who was official printer for the Pennsylvania Assembly from 1730 to 1766.
1766 Jul 1

Franklin, Benjamin

Receipt: [Philadelphia, Pa.], to Nathaniel Moore, 1687-1759, Hopewell, N.J.
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 19 cm
Printed fragment. Sheet contains lottery tickets, printed by Benjamin Franklin, to be sold for the benefit of the present-day University of Pennsylvania.
1745 Jun 13

Franklin and Hall (Printers)

Receipts: for Pennsylvania Gazette (subscriptions and advertisements)
5 items ; 12 x 24 cm and smaller
5 ADsS. Includes receipts, some partially printed. From Isaac Howell, Dr. Benjamin Morris, and Ephraim Colver.
1748 Jul 20 - 1764 Dec 24

Freath, Chris

Letter: Chippm., to James Crowdy, Esq., Highworth, Wilts; Highworth, Wilts, James Crowdy to Chris Freath
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
2 ALS. "Sir, I was with Lord Folkestone at Lowington on Tuesday, who much wishes to have the dispute between The Duke of Marlborough, and Lord Radnor respecting the Trees immediately settled, & has desired me to propose leaving it to the Reference of two indifferent persons to be named by us. Should this proposal meet with your Approbation please to write to me by return of Post." Written below the letter is a brief reply by Crowdy.
1815 Dec 16 - Dec 20

Freeman, Enoch

Indenture: To Sylvanus Bramhal, Plymouth County, Mass.
1 item (1 pg.)
ADS. Indenture grants one half of the farm to be managed by Freeman, who in turn will pay annually "Four Pounds Thirteen Shillings and four pence."
1765 Apr 6

Freedman, Barnett, 1901-1958 (Painter)

Letter: London, to "Dear Bobby"
1 item (1 p.) ; 19 x 14 cm
ALS. "I do hope you will be able to make use of these--if so I shall be glad to let you have carefully drawn units, of any that you might want. These are only rough."

French, Alice

Letter: Cataumet, Mass., to Mr. Stoddard
1 item (3 p.)
ALS. First part of letter deals with French's confusion over some facsimiles of her writings. Second part of letter invites Stoddard to come visit; French offers her brother's piloting services to sail him over.
1891 Jul 29

Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909 (Painter)

Letter: Bayswater, to Harry Graves, 1806-1892
1 item (1 p. on 1 leaf) ;16 x 11 cm
ALS. Informs Graves of where he may be found "should your clients entertain an idea of [purchasing] either of my pictures."
1885 Apr 30

Frith, William Powell

Letters: London, to J.C. Grundy, 1806-1867, [Liverpool]
2 items (4 p. on double sheets) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
2 ALsS. In the first letter, Frith asks Grundy to show the bearers of this note "a sight of Mr. Naylor's pictures . . . I am told you have some at your estblishment." In the second, Frith announces that his finished picture the "Pliant Hour" is available for Grundy's inspection.
1853 Aug 5 - 1856 May 27

Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 (U. S. Poet Laureate)

Letter: Cambridge, Mass., to Gorham Bert Munson, 1896-1969
1 item (1 p.) ; 26 x 18 cm
ALS. "Of course dedicate your book to me, if you are sure I deserve it. Haven't you asked me before and haven't I answered you as became me? I think so. At any rate I shall be only too happy to have the honor."
1936 Mar 31

Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 (Quaker Prison Reformer)

Letter: Plasket, to Jonas Stott, Dublin
1 item (2 p.) ; 23 x 36 cm folded to 23 x 18 cm
ALS. Explains her error in sending documents requested by her friend Henry Hull via an American ship which will not arrive in New York City as she expected.
1812 Apr 21

Fry, John S.

Letter: Boston, Mass., to "My dear Martin"
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. "I am very happy to write you a letter and hope you will make a large collection."
1879 Dec 22

Fuller, H.

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Mrs. Allen, Providence R.I.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. In a short note, the writer discusses two forthcoming visitors to her home.

1893 Nov 29

Furniss, Harry, 1854-1925 (Caricaturist, Author, Lecturer)

Letters: London, to various correspondents
7 items (together 16 p.) ; varying sizes
7 ALsS. Letters to various correspondents regarding a number of illustration projects on which he is working. Several of the letters contain small caricatures. In the last letter, to Gerald Christy, Furniss discusses his upcoming lecture tour.

1884 Feb 20 -1896 Mar 7


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