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Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - G

Part II: Box and Folder List

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Box Person Named and Contents Date

Gales & Seaton


Letter: to Mr. Gronard
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 13 cm
ALS. This letter to a printer, written in Joseph Gales's hand, protests the delayed printing of recent issues of the National Intelligencer, a record of Congressional proceedings.
1832 Feb 9

Gaul, Clarissa (recipient)


Letter: Lenox, Mass., to Mrs. John Gaul (Clarissa), Hudson, N.Y.
1 item (3 p on double sheet.)
ALS. From "Your affectionate Lucy," the letter discusses a recent visit she has made to Mrs. Gaul's house.
1898 Nov 19

Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882 (Italian Patriot)


Letter: Caprera, to Vincenzo Conti
1 item (1 p.) ; 13 x 21 cm
ALS. Letter of introduction, reading: "Galliano e un uomo onesto e patriota--se potrete ajutarlo in qualcunque modo ve ne saro ben riconoscente--".
1865 Dec 5

George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830


Letter: to the Nabob of Ascot
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 33 x 41 cm folded to 33 x 21 cm
ALS. Draft of a letter to an Indian ruler. "If . . . I should be driven to the painful necessity of complying with the request of the Nation in taking upon me the Regency of these Realms it will make me happy to hear of the Prosperity of the Princes of India who are the friends of this country, and I hope and am persuaded that I shall always find the Court of Poona the foremost of that description."
[ca. 1819]

George Wostenholm & Son


Invoice: Sheffield, to Messrs. Baker & Moss, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 33 x 42 cm folded to 33 x 21 cm
ADS. Invoice for shipment of knives. With letter noting incomplete shipment because of recent injuries to workers.
1835 Aug 5

Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 (Composer)


Letter: New York, N.Y., to Clarence Axman, New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
TLS. Responds to a request for pianists to play his Rhapsody in Blue at a dinner. Recommends several he knows. With 8" x 10" black & white glossy portrait photograph of Gershwin, by Vandamm Studio.

1926 Dec 14

Getz, George


Letter: Reading, Pa., to Mssrs. Lindsay & Blackiston, Booksellers, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Informs bookseller of change in ownership of company.
1847 Mar 18

Getz, George


Letter: Reading, Pa., to Mssrs. Lindsay & Blackiston, Booksellers, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Places order for books.
1847 Feb 16

Gibbs, Patience


Letter: Sandwich, Mass., to Nancy Burgess, Grafton, Vt.
1 item (3 p on double sheet.)
ALS. Written to "Cousin Nancy," the letter chattily discusses mutual friends and acquaintances.

1821 Sept 22

Gifford, William


Letter: to "My dear Taylor"
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. "Christmas is so near that I may . . . wish you 'a merry one,' as our Devonshire folks say."


Gilbert, Alfred, 1854-1934 (Sculptor)


Letter: London, to "My dear Olivier"
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "I fear I cannot send my promised contribution this week, but I will endeavour to do so as soon as possible. I think I mentioned . . . that I should not be able to pay immediately."
1900 Oct 28

Glies, G.


Letters: To S. Cadell, Esq., London; to J. Campbell, London
2 items (2 p. each on double sheet.)
2 ALS. Letters discuss publishing and other matters.

1827 Apr 24 - 1830 Mar 1

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 (Poet)


1 item (1 p.) ; 28 x 21 cm
AMsS. Drawing is of a large Star of David with a death's head in the center with the letters "Howl" used to depict the features of the skull. Signed and dated, "For Seymour Adelman."
1984 Apr 28

Gladstone, Robert, 1833-1919


1 item (1 p.)
ANS. The author acknowledges "Tompkins' letter of 19. Nov. and has much pleasure in sending him the enclosed envelope addressed by the Rt. Honble. W.E. Gladstone."
1889 Dec 4

Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898 (Statesman)


Postcard: to A. Warren, London
1 item ; 12 x 8 cm
APcS. "I am unable to accept your obliging proposal as I am already charged with engagements which I shall find it difficult to fulfill."
1889 Nov 18

Gleister, James


Letter: Blackheath, to Sam E. Pocock, Esq.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Thanks Pocock for an invitation, but politely declines.

1873 Sep 12

Glindoni, Henry Gilliard, 1852-1913 (Painter and Watercolorist)


Letter: London, to E. Landseer Grundy
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Explains the subject of his picture "The Audience." "The scene represents George the Third and his Physicians giving an audience to prove him perfectly capable of holding the Crown and Sceptre."
1882 Oct 24

Gloucester, W.


Letter: Pier Park, to Mr. White
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. On an error in administering Queen Anne's Bounty (the Poor Clergy Bill): "The blundering Secretary of the Governors of Q. Anne's bounty has not so much as mentioned the name of the Minister of Lea, for which you see I have reprimanded him at the Bottom. To that I send it to you to invent half a dozen names of the neighbouring Clergy, and send it to the Minister; who when he has done what is required, must send it back to this worthy secretary."
1766 Feb 22

Goforth, John


1 item (242 p. in 2 v.) ; 20 x 14 cm
AMs. Detailed journal of Goforth's voyage from Philadelphia, Pa., to Liverpool, England, and his travels in England, France, and Italy. Describes in great detail life aboard ship, the passengers and crew, their amusements, and the sights seen en route. He also vividly describes his time spent in London, Paris, Lyons, Naples, and Rome. He writes of being in Paris when an assassination attempt was made on the Emperor; arriving in Naples Bay during an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; and visiting the graves of Keats and Shelley.
1855 Mar 29 - Jul 16

Goodall, Frederick, 1822-1904 (Painter)


Letters: London, to unknown correspondents
2 items (2 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
2 ALsS. In the first note, acknowledges receipt of payment for his picture "The Anxious Wife." In the second, he writes that he has decided not to part with his "Angel's Whisper" until "an engagement could be entered into . . . on the same terms as Mr. Boys'."
1849 Jun 25

Goodrich, C.


Letter: to Mssrs. Burgess
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Requests sixty reams of paper.

1849 Jan 16

Gordon, William Fitzhugh, 1787-1858 (Congressman from Virginia)


Letter: Washington, D.C., to John S. Willford et al.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 41 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Regrets that he must decline the group's invitation to a festival on Brown's Island. "It would afford me much satisfaction . . . [but] my public duties deny me this gratification." Twenty recipients of the letter are listed.
1834 May 28

Goshen, Wirt


Letter: to West Chester Railroad Co.
1 item (1 p)
ALS. "Thirteen pannel fence Destroyed by the Engene Running off the track Last fall Valued at one Dollar pr. P. $13.00."
1854 May 23

Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928


Letter: London, to Sidney Colvin, 1845-1927, London
1 item (1 p)
ALS. Regretfully declines to take part in a "volume about Keats" as he is busy with a number of other projects.
1920 Jul 20

Gowers, W. R.


Letter: London, to D. Collins
1 item (4 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Letter discusses two candidates applying for a position as "Head of the Pathology Lab."
Dec 30

Graham, Isaac


Letters: to Samuel Hood, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (2 p)
2 ALS. Items appear to be the second pages of multi-page letters and discuss legal and financial matters.
1839 Sep 18 - Oct 11

Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932 (Author)


Letter: Rome, to "Mr. Ambassador"
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Accepts invitation to speak on the occasion of the Keats centenary. "It will be to me a deeply interesting event."
1921 Jan 31

Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885 (U. S. President)


Autographed note
1 item (1 p.)
ANS. "These volumes are dedicated to the American soldier and sailor. U. S. Grant. New York City, May 23, 1885."
1885 May 23

Graves, Robert, 1895-1985 (Poet and Novelist)


Letter: Lugano-Paradiso, Switzerland, to Anne Wynick
1 item (1 p.) ; 33 x 21 cm
ALS. "No, I did not know Isaac Rosenberg, though I have always thought highly of his poems." Promises to try to get the job of reviewing a forthcoming edition of Rosenberg's works. Also declines to give a talk.
1937 Jun 3

Gray, John; Mills, Samuel; and Bailey, Thomas


Letter: London, to Warder Brothers, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double leaf)
ALS. On the topic of power of attorney over the estate of Mr. Fry, Jr., passing from the trustees of the estate to the Warder Brothers.
1816 Dec 9

Greene, William Thomas (Ornithologist)


Letter: Peckham Rye, to Robert Dashwood, Esq.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Discusses with Dashwood the purchasing or trading of some stuffed birds. He also informs Dashwood that "there is no immediate prospect of the resumption of" his multi-volume work Parrots in Captivity. He speculates that if there is sufficient interest, the publisher "may be induced to take up the matter, at least to the extent of completing the 4th vol. now in progress."
1888 Sep 21

Greenwood, Miss Emma (recipient)


Letters: New York, N.Y., to Miss Emma Greenwood, Boston, Mass.
2 item (3 p. each on double sheet)
2 ALS. Signed "Charles," the letters are written by a male friend and discuss the writer's daily activities.
1840 May 31 - Jul 30

Griffitts, Samuel Powel, 1759-1826


Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to F.C. Wemyss, Esq., 1797-1859, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm
ALS. The Board of Trustees of the Association for the Relief of Disabled Firemen asks Wemyss for his assistance in planning their annual fundraising event. Also signed by P.C. Ellmolter and Alexander S. Henry.
1837 Feb 3

Grossmith, Weedon, 1852-1919 (Painter)


Letter: London, to Bernard Evans, 1843-1922
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Asks Evans to stop by on his way to a private viewing at the Academy: "I have a . . . picture which I have some thoughts of sending to the Guild Hall Galleries, but cannot make up my mind."
[18--] May 1

Grundy, E. Landseer


This collection contains many letters addressed to Grundy. Correspondents include: E. Collingwood, W.G. Collingwood, Henry Glindoni, William Holman Hunt, Frederick Lewis, Thomas Lloyd, Walter Merrett, M. Sacharowski, E. Samuelson, W. A. Shackleton, and Horace Hughes Stanton.


Grundy, Robert Hindmarsh


This collection contains many letters addressed to Grundy. Correspondents include: Thomas Creswick, Edward Duncan, William Henry Hunt, William Denholm Kennedy, Charles Leslie, William Calder Marshall, Joseph Nash, Paul Poole, David Roberts, and Francis Topham.


Guilmant, Alex, 1837-1911 (French Organist)


Letter: Delaware, Ohio, to "Cher Monsieur Carl"
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Discusses his travel route. In French.

1893 Oct 6

Guise, B. W.


Letter: Cirencester, to William Crowdy, Esq., Wilts
1 item (1 p.)
TL. "In consequence of the probability of a Contest for this County, I beg to solicit the favor of your kind support as one of your Representatives; I trust that my Parliamentary conduct has met with your approbation."
1832 Sept 12

Gurney, Joseph John, 1788-1847 (Quaker Philanthropist, Writer, and Minister)


Letter: Charleston, S.C., to Samuel Bettle, 1774-1861
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 27 x 44 cm folded to 27 x 22 cm
ALS. Sends his condolences on the death of Bettle's wife, Jane. In addition, Gurney outlines to Bettle, in great detail, the means by which American shipbuilders and merchants are flouting slave trading restrictions and treaties.
1840 May 3

Guthrie, James, Esq.


Letter: Louisville, Ky., to Cornelius Comings, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Discusses financial and legal matters.
1830 Feb 11


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