Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - H

Part II: Box and Folder List

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

Copyright 2005 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

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Box Person Named and Contents Date

Haldeman, Jacob M.

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Eliza E. Haldeman, Harrisburg, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 41 cm folded to 25 x 21 cm
ALS. Writes to his wife while in Philadelphia on legal business. States that he is "compleatly tired of the city . . . there is some prospect of Mr. Beech's cause being tried on Tuesday next." Also, remarks of his profession, "There is such an uncertainty, in law, lawyers, and courts, want of candour, and I fear want of principle in many of the attornies, which makes it difficult for clients to know often, what to do, or how to act."
1819 Oct 23

Haldeman, Jacob M.

Letters: Pittsburgh, Pa., to Mrs. Eliza E. Haldeman, Harrisburg, Pa.; Harrisburg, to Mrs. Eliza E. Haldeman, Pittsburgh; Henry Haldeman, Locust Grove, to Mr. Jacob Haldeman, Harrisburg
3 items (2-3 p. on double sheet)
3 ALS. First letter to wife discusses his travels through Pennsylvania and hopes that "John and Jacob are good boys and go to school every day." Second letter to his wife, discusses more travels. Letter from Haldeman's brother Henry, discusses a recent visit to the home of their parents, whose health is failing, and the sale of a mill.

1828 Jul 1 - 1837 Sept 23


Haldeman, Eliza E.

Letters: Harrisburg, Pa., to Susan Haldeman, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (1-3 p. on double sheet)
2ALS. Two letters to daughter Susan discuss family matters, grades, bills, and the like.

1825 Mar 15 - 1845 Jul 26


Haldeman, Susan

Letters: Philadelphia, Pa., to Mrs. Eliza E. Haldeman, Harrisburg, Pa.
2 items (2 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 41 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
2 ALS. To her mother, describes her new school in Philadelphia and mentions friends with whom she has visited. Second letter discusses more activities, including attendance at a "bachelor's ball."

1827 Nov 2 - 1842 Mar 21

Hall, Basil, 1788-1844 (British Naval Officer and Author)

Letter: Edinburgh, to Mr. Ackermann, publisher, 1764-1834, London
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Proposes that Ackermann publish a Spanish translation of extracts from his journals written while off the coasts of Mexico, Peru, and Chile. "I am still of the opinion that you would find your purpose well answered in South America by a translation of the whole of my book."
1824 Nov 14

Hall, E. B.

Letter: Providence, R.I., to Rev. J. H. Morrison, New Bedford, Mass.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Invitation for meeting.
1839 Jul 23

Hall, Lucy

Legal document: Guilford, Conn.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
DS. Signed by Timothy Stone and witnessed by Nathaniel Hill, his clerk, this document names Lucy Hall as executor of the deceased Justus Hall's estate.
1756 Dec 16

Hall, S. C. (Samuel Carter), 1800-1889 (Editor of the Art Journal)

Letter: London, to "Sir"
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 20 x 29 cm folded to 20 x 15 cm
ALS. "The print you allude to was one of many--certainly not the best--I introduced from the 'Agnado Gallery.' I will attend to your suggestion relating to prints in sepia."
[18--] Nov 12

Halsey, William, 1770-1843

Letter: Newark, N.J., to Col. Jonathan Rhea, Trenton, N.J.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 42 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Discusses some matters of business as well as of gossip. Also asks: "What think you of the non-intercourse Bill? I think should it take place, there would soon be the D---l to pay in the East. The quotas of malitia [sic] to be held in readiness is with a view of ordering the people into submission--but the Yankees are not to be frightened with rifles. But of all the calamities which await us may the Lord of his infinite mercy deliver us from a civil war."
1808 Nov 26

Hamilton, Andrew, ca. 1676-1741

Writ: Philadelphia, Pa., to Charles Read
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 30 x 19 cm
ADS. Legal document requiring sale of property in Philadelphia to offset the debts of Theodorus Hodgson. Note by Sheriff Charles Read certifies that sale was made and that money will be rendered "as by the within writt I am Commanded."
1729 Jun 7

Hamilton, George

Bond: to Turbutt Wright
1 item (1 p.)
ADS. "Know all men by these Presents that I George Hamilton . . . am held and firmly bound unto Turbutt Wright . . . in the full and just sum of five hundred and sixty Pounds five shillings and four pence." Signed by both parties and witness Jonathan Baxter. On reverse is a memorandum of changes made in the agreement.
1786 Mar 17

Hamilton, James A. Alexander, 1788-1878 (U. S. District Attorney for New York State)

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Samuel Swartwout, 1783-1856
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm
ALS. Regarding the case of a vessel's cargo of sugar that has been fraudulently loaded. "I have learned how I can punish all parties effectually and probably put not a little money in your pocket if you are on the alert and secret." Swartwout was a customs official who was accused of embezzlement.
1831 Oct 6

Hammill, Daniel

Supply list: fragment
1 item (1 p.) ; 22 x 20 cm
ADS. Fragment of a supply list for Fort Montgomery. Signed by Daniel Hammill.
1777 Mar 2

Hancock, Richard

1 item (1 p.)


Hanwell & Hale

Letter: London, to Leigh Hunt, 1784-1859
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 20 x 25 cm folded to 20 x 13 cm
ALS. "We have been desired by Mr. Thomas Powell to deliver at your residence 1 dozen of old Port . . . free of charge." Goes on to carefully explain how the port should be stored.

Hardy, Florence Emily, 1881-1937

Letter: Max Gate, Dorchester, Dorset, to "Dear Mr. Squire" (Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958)
1 item (1 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm
TLS. Responds in her husband Thomas's name regarding the proposed BBC birthday tribute to him, saying that he is unable to participate for physical reasons. "He is not ill, I am glad to say, but at times he feels very weak." She comments on the program: "The congratulatory address might be omitted; or if insisted upon, spoken of him in the third person." In a postscript in her own hand, she adds "he has a horror of anything that might seem self-advertisement."

1926 May 20

Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 (Author and Poet)

Letters: Max Gate, Dorchester, to Leon H. Vincent, 1859-1941, New York, N.Y.; to Laurence Housman (3), 1865-1959; to Stuart Alexander Donaldson, 1854-1915; to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1867-1962; to A.E. Housman, 1859-1936.
8 items ; various sizes
8 ALS. Discuss a variety of topics, including requests for writings, books read, travel plans, and thank-you notes. Also included is a folder of miscellaneous Hardy material: copies of letters, funeral program, etc.

1899 Feb 12 - 1914 Aug 9

Harris, Haggin

Letter: Louisville, Ky., to George Morrison Coates, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Talks about the visit of a Mr. Maguire and his uncertainty regarding a business plan. "Mr Maguire proposes, if he makes any arrangements at all, to secure the whole amount of your debt . . . shall we accept his proposal . . .?"

1849 Feb 3

Harris, Joseph

Letter: Herald Office, Gloucester, to James Crowdy, Esq., Highworth, Wilts
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. "Sir, At the meeting of the Proprietors of this concern, convened for to Day, there were present only Mess. Davis & Crome, by whom I am directed to express their surprise that a fuller attendance did not take place; and to appoint Wednesday Morning next for another meeting, when it is hoped every Proprietor will be present, or name someone to represent him on the occasion."

1810 Jun 13

Harrison, Carter H.

Letter: Clifton, Ind., to Thomas Randolph, Esq., Vincennes, Ind.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 41 cm folded to 25 x 21 cm
ALS. To his uncle, reports that his mother has just had a baby girl. Harrison writes of other family news and his own desire to study law at William and Mary College. "The study of the law is one in whose favour I have always been prejudiced; but really I begin to fear that my labours will be but ill rewarded, for the road to preferment in that profession appears to me to be almost blocked up."
1811 Jul 18

Harrison, William Henry, 1795?-1878 (U. S. President)

Letter: Welwyn, Herts, to S.C. Hall, Esq., 1800-1889
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Hall "for the handsome little book you were kind enough to send me."
1875 Dec 23

Hart, S. & Son

Receipts: D. M. Coxe, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (2 p)
2 Receipts for goods from S. Hart & Son, "Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Fancy Articles, Stationery, and Perfumery."
1829 Oct 24 - 1836 Apr 27

Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944 (Art Critic)

Letters: Tujunga, Cal., and Detroit, Mich., to Mrs. Thomas Eakins, Philadelphia, Pa.
5 items (together 4 p.) ; varying sizes
4 ALsS and 1 APcS. All letters contain hard-luck tales appealing to her "generous disposition," i.e., to send him money. Folder contains a 19 p. AMsS titled "Japanese Rhythms/Tanka, Haikai, and/Dodoistu Form/ Adapted or/ Imitated by." Dated 1933 and inscribed "copied by the author/ for Mrs. Thomas Eakins." Together with a photograph of himself and John Burroughs. Also included are two additional folders of Sadakichi Hartmann material, including typed fundraising appeals from his daughter and newspaper articles.

1931 Jan 19 -1933 May 10


Hartmann, Sadakichi

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Thomas Eakins, 1844-1916
1 item
ALS. Discusses experiences at the Whitman Fellowship Dinner. "I didn't want to but somehow was persuaded" to attend.
1898 Nov 21

Hassall, John, 1868-1948 (Artist)

Letter: London, to [Grant] Richards, 1872-1948
1 item (2 p. on 1 leaf) ; 25 x 21 cm
ALS. Thanks Richards for sending him payment for "the V.A.D. cover" and asks for a copy of the book to add to his collection.
1918 Feb 20

Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846 (Painter)

Letters: London, to assorted correspondents
28 items ; various sizes
28 ALS. Correspondence covers a variety of topics: books, art, friends, family, requests for materials, etc. Also included is an additional folder of miscellaneous material on Benjamin Haydon: newspaper clippings, exhibition lists, promissory notes, copies of sketches etc.

1814 Sept 5-1843 Mar 25

Haydon, Benjamin Robert

Letters: London, to unidentified correspondents
8 items ; various sizes
8 ALS. Corrspondence concerning his art and unruly creditors.

1823 Apr 1 - 1843 Sept 19

Haynes, George

Letter: Swansea, Wales, to Henry W. Physick, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 24 x 36 cm folded to 24 x 18 cm
ALS. Haynes sends his regards to his son-in-law's family and news of the various business transactions in which he is involved. He mentions receiving a letter from Henry's brother Philip Syng Physick "which informed me that he now enjoys his studies in London at a Lying Hospital. I hope to see him here."
1789 Oct 4

Hayter, George, Sir, 1792-1871 (British Painter)

Letter: Woburn Abbey, to Nathaniel Ogle
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 24 x 38 cm folded to 24 x 19 cm
ALS. Thanks Ogle for inquiring about his health and for inviting him to Southampton for a visit. Hayter also comments on a book, "it is one of the most interesting novels I ever read."
1824 Aug 1

Hayter, George, Sir (recipient)

Letter: to "Dear Sir"
3 items
AL. Fanmail "thanking you, and assuring you that he who helps to make the world to laugh covers a multitude of sins." Also includes an autograph of Hayter and an envelope (no letter attached).
1861 Sept 24 - n.y. Oct 15

Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830 (Essayist and Critic)

Letters: to "Gentlemen"; Salisbury, to "My dear Sir"; London, to an unidentified correspondent
3 items; assorted sizes
3 ALS. First letter responds to a request that he pay his bills. "I have only to say that I hope this [non-payment] will not long be the case, as I have got to work again as usual (after an interruption of half a year). The instant I have the money at command, I shall take up the bills." Second letter states "I apply to you again . . . for a book to go on with my work, viz. Gorgaud's [sic] account of the battle of Waterloo or campaign of 1815." Third letter written in third person, declares "W. Hazlitt presents his compliments to Mr. Pearson & begs leave to acknowledge the receipt of his obliging letter & to thank him for the favourable opinion expressed in it."
[1823 Feb] - [1830?] Apr 4

Heber, Richard, 1773-1833 (Book Collector)

Letter: to "My dear Sir"
1 item (2 p. on 1 leaf) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Heber writes that he would like to meet before his correspondent leaves England.
1822 Jul 9

Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856 (German Poet)

Letter: Hamburg, to Jeanette Goldschmidt
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 13 cm
ALS. "I hope, Madam, that you will be well again when these lines reach you. Now I feel bad; although I am able to speak, everything I say comes out bitter, because everything I perceive is obscure. In a word: I am out of my mind. The young man, Dr. Schiff, about whom I told you, came to me today. I straight away encouraged him to see you and to give you my best wishes."

1827 Feb

Heine, Heinrich

Letter: Paris, to Johann Georg Kastner, 1810-1867, Paris
1 item (1 p.) ; 21 x 27 cm folded to 11 x 14 cm
ALS. Written shortly before Heine's journey to Hamburg. Reveals that Heine had to raise money for this journey from friends in Paris. "Please give the hundred francs I mentioned to the deliverer to take with (him)."

1843 Oct 12

Heine, Heinrich

Letter: Munich, to Johann Friedrich von Cotta, 1764-1832
1 item (2 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Written to the founder of the great publishing house of Stuttgart, for whom Heine worked as co-editor of the Neue Allgemeine Politische Annalen. Promises to contribute "something far better and more interesting soon." Asks Cotta to send to London for a copy of Hazlitt's Napoleon. Also mentions Washington Irving's Columbus and Leigh Hunt's Life of Byron. Also included is a folder of miscellaneous material concerning Heinrich Heine, including: financial matters; xeroxed copies of letters; two photographs of family members; one letter of Salomon Heine, his uncle, regarding business matters; and four letters from Carl Heine, Heinrich's cousin, to various correspondents.
1828 Mar 14

Heine, Heinrich

Poem: "Frau Fortuna"
1 item (1 p.) ; 27 x 21 cm
AMs. Draft of a twelve-line poem, first published in Neue Gedichte in 1844.

Heine, Salomon, 1767-1844 (Uncle of Heinrich Heine)

Letter: Hamburg
1 item (1 p.) ; 28 x 22 cm
Printed form letter. Announces that his cousin Herman Heine "by his own wish and with friendly agreement" leaves the firm. States that Adolph Gottschalck is to be his replacement. Signed by all three.
1852 Jul 1

Henkels, Stanislaus Vincent, 1854-1926

Letters: Philadelphia, Pa., to William C. Sproul, 1870-1928, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (2 p. on 2 leaves) ; 28 x 22 cm
2 TLsS. In the first letter, Henkels writes to the former Governor of Pennsylvania that a scrapbook of signatures of the Governors of Pennsylvania, which he had purchased for Sproul, has been stolen by "some long haired prohibitionist." In the second, the book has been recovered and sent on to Sproul.
1924 May 10 -May 22

Henley, William Ernest, 1849-1903 (Poet)

Letter: Edinburgh, to George Clausen, 1852-1944
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Clausen for a letter and a sketch. "There is some Whitman in the form, but much more Heine - the Heine of the Nord-See rhythms. Whitman was a great moral influence, but not an influence in art, with me."
[ca. Dec 1888]

Henry, James A.

1 item (1 p.)
ANS. Autograph preceded by a quote from economist Henry George, 1839-1897: "The question today is shall the republic live?"
1896 Nov 3

Henry, William

Letters: Wyoming, Pa., to "Dear Selden"; Wyoming, Pa., to Ellen and Jane Henry
2 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 39 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
2 ALS. Selden letter describes his reaction and that of his family upon hearing that his son, William, had been wounded in battle. Closes by noting that "all sorts of rebels are discomfitted, seeing that Abe Lincoln is most likely to be re-elected again by overwhelming majorities." Letter to Ellen and Jane reports that he has received a brief note from their brother, on his way to battle at Manassas Junction. Anxiously asks for news of another family member, Joseph. Reports that the family farm is running smoothly.
1861 Jul 22 - 1864 Jun 11

Henry, William

Letter: Detroit, Mich., to William Henry
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm
ALS. Writes to his cousin regarding a disputed inheritance. "I find out that you are one of the Heirs of James Henry that died in Detroit in 1815. I have been about two years looking up this affair and I find out that we as Heirs have been wronged out of what we should honestly have."
1837 Jul 4

Henry, William, Jr. (recipient)

Letters: from "Your Friend," Elizabeth, N.J.; Joseph A. Scranton, Andover, Ma.; William Henry, Sr., Wyoming, Pa.
6 items (together 11 p.) ; 28 x 22 cm and smaller
5 ALsS and 1 ADS. Correspondence to and from his father and others on a number of topics. Included is a promissory note for $200 from his father, letters discussing business transactions, and one which mentions the effects of the Civil War on a friend's business. Also included is a folder containing various invitations, requests for military leave, and several copies of photographs of Henry in military uniform.

1855 Mar 3 - 1864 Nov 12

Hewlett, Maurice Henry, 1861-1923 (Author)

Letter: London, to William H. Rideing, Esq., 1853-1918
1 item (2 p. on 2 leaves) ; 23 x 18 cm
ALS. Discusses controversial scenarios in his The Queen's Quair, a historical novel about Mary, Queen of Scots.
1912 Jul 23

Heyes, Oliver

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Mahlon Dickerson, 1770-1853, Washington, D.C.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Asks Dickerson, Secretary of the Navy, to grant him a discharge. "I enlisted while in a state of intoxication through the persuasion of persons around me. I regret very much the step I have taken."
1836 Dec 21

Hibbard, Caleb

Document: "The King v. Caleb Hibbard, Indictment," Chester, Pa.
1 item
ADS. November session indicts Hibbard (as an overseer of the highway for the Township of Willistown) for neglecting to maintain a public road from Middle Ferry on the Schuylkill to Ship Tavern on the Conestoga Road, and on to the Village of Strasburg. "Altogether neglected and yet do neglect and refuse, whereby the Liege Subjects, of our said Lord the now King are prevented from and deprived of the use of the said Publick Road or Kings Highway in, through and along the same in the Township afs. to the great damage and common nuisance of all the Leige [sic] Subjects of our said Lord the now King who, in, through and along the same Public Road or Kings Highway have Occasion to Pass and Repass, and against the Peace of our said Lord the now King his Crown and Dignity." Signed by Richard Fawkes, James Hunter, Samuel Caley, witnesses, sworn by Richard Riley.
1771 Nov 10

Higginbotham, John

Indenture: Catherine Higginbotham to Isaac Cochran, County of Delaware (Pa.)
1 item (1 p.) ; 33 x 21 cm
DS. Higginbotham indentures his 6-year-old daughter, Catherine, to Isaac Cochran, for the next 11 years, in which she is "to learn the Art, Trade, and Mystery of Housewifery." Signed by Cochran, Higginbotham, his daughter (with an "x"), and the Justice of the Peace .
1834 Mar 7

Hill, Gilbert

Letter: London, to Messrs. Dalziel Brothers
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. "I send by bookpost my two last R. A. Lectures begging you to print these consecutively with the others."

1866 Feb 8

Hilton, William, 1786-1839

Letter: London, to William Pickersgill; to Thomas Wilson, Newark, Notts
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Regarding Pickersgill's recommendations for 2 students seeking admission to the Royal Academy, Hilton writes: "You have . . . omitted to state your knowledge of their moral habits, without which I cannot lay their Drawings before the Council." Second letter thanks Wilson for inscription plate made for one of Hilton's paintings.
1835 Jan 1 - 1838 Nov 21

Hirst, Henry Beck, 1813-1874 (Author and Diplomat)

Letters: Philadelphia, Pa., to John Sartain, Esq., 1808-1897, Philadelphia, Pa.
3 items (together 7p.) ; 25 x 19 cm and smaller
2 ALsS and poem. First letter asks for the return of his poem "Brunhilda" if not accepted, which Sartain had submitted to Abraham Hart. Second letter concerns a note he had received from Stoddart and asks that the money draft be brought to him: "The friendship and good opinion of men of Stoddart's stamp is always gratifying; always worth preserving." Also asks that they may meet to clear up a misunderstanding. Included in this folder is a sixty-five-line poem, beginning: "There let me dwell," corrected in author's hand. Poem is probably unpublished. Also the verso of one smaller sheet contains a draft of a legal agreement drawn up by Hirst between Joseph P. Snowden and Samuel Driver, regarding a machine for "slitting boards."

1850 Oct 17

Hobbs, H.

Letter: to Mrs. Boniface, New York, N.Y.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS. The writer discusses various family matters.

Hobbs, M.

Letter: Chichester, to Mary Boniface, "Passenger for New York," Cowes, Isle of Wight
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 24 x 39 cm folded to 24 x 20 cm
ALS. Wishes her daughter safe passage as she and her family emigrate to America.
1827 Sept 13

Hodgson, Ralph, 1871-1962 (Poet and Philosopher)

Letter: Minerva, Ohio, to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 p. ; 26 x 21 cm
TLS. Sends thanks for the Albert Einstein cuttings. "I'll put them in the envelope as they are with my early Lyrical Ballads, Moxon, Keats and first Edinburgh Burns - one more of the human sublime, eternal, whatever may happen to this planet." With a half-page typed note by Hodgson's wife, Aurelia, regarding an article by Einstein.
1955 Apr 24

Holland, Henry Edward Vassall Fox, Baron, 1802-1859 (Diplomat)

Letter: London, to Leigh Hunt, 1784-1859
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm. folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Encloses the "testimony of appreciation upon your beautiful Poem" which had been sent him by his friend (John Hookham Frere). This friend wishes to testify to his admiration by sending Hunt a copy of his own translation of Theognis "which the learned say is very good."

Holland, Henry Richard Vassall, Baron, 1773-1840 (Diplomat)

Letter: to Lady Bessborough, 1761-1821
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 36 cm folded to 23 x 18 cm
ALS. Thanks Lady Bessborough for her visit and writes amusingly of domestic details.


Holme, James C. (subject)

Searches against James C. Holme: Philadelphia, Pa.
ADS. Asked to "certify whether any mortgages appear on record for James C. Holme," a clerk in the Philadelphia records office certifies that "no unsatisfied mortgage" has been recorded for Holme in the past five years. Included are certificates of three searches conducted against Holme.

1833 Jan 3

Holmes and Spain

Letter: Southampton, to William Crowdy, Esq., Highworth, Wilts
1 item (2 p. on double sheet)
TL / AL. Form letter advising recipient on upcoming election, and rallies for support for Sir George Thomas Staunton and Sir John Ackworth Ommanney. Includes a handwritten postscript discussing travel methods to get to the polling office.
1837 Jul 24

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 (Author)

Letter: Boston, Mass., to Benjamin Eddy Cotting, 1812-1897, Roxbury, Mass.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Provides an outline of a talk he is to give on British poets, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, and Byron.

[18--] Mar 15

Holmes, Richard C.

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Joseph and Coleman F. Leaming, New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 40 cm folded to 19 x 20 cm
ALS. Invites his cousins to his upcoming wedding.
1840 Nov 25

Holmes, Roswell (subject)

Documents: Credit check of Roswell Holmes
4 items (4 p.)
ADS, TDS. First note requests a credit check for Roswell Holmes: "Please to Certify whether any mortgages appear on Record from Roswell Holmes on an apportioned yearly Ground Rent of $5.33 issuing out of a Lot of Ground situate [sic] on the North side of Coats Street between Delaware Front & Second Streets in the northern Liberties, since the first day of November 1824." Enclosed are three certificates from local, regional, and state courts certifying in the negative, and a final note of Holmes' debt-free status.
1832 Jan 1 - Dec 31

Holt, Orrin, 1792-1855 (Congressman from Connecticut, 1836-1839)

Bank draft: Hon. W. P. Franklin, Clerk of House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
1 item (1 p.)
ADS. "Please pay to the order of Miss Blair River Eighteen Dollars and Eighty one cents which is in full for papers under resolution of the House and oblige your obt & humble servant, Orrin Holt."

1838 Jul 3

Hone, William, 1780-1842 (Author and Bookseller)

Letter: Ludgate Hill, to Vincent Novello, 1781-1861, Bedford Square
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Promises to find a printer for a project developed by one of Novello's friends.
1820 Dec 8

Hone, William

Papers: relating to the trials of William Hone
54 items (together 76 p.) ; five total folders ; varying sizes
42 ALsS, 9 AMsS, and 3 DS. Hone, a writer and bookseller, was charged and sent to trial on 3 counts stemming from his political and religious parodies. He was aquitted of all charges. Papers include summons to trial, lists of jurors annotated in Hone's hand, and letters from Hone requesting reports on the trials. Bulk of the papers consists of correspondence from supporters and contributors to a subscription set up in Hone's name.

Hood, Jane Reynolds

Letter: to Mrs. S. C. Hall
1 item (3 p. on double sheet attached to larger sheet)
ALS. On behalf of her husband, Thomas Hood, thanks the recipient for an earlier letter and for her kindness.
[ca. 1844 Jan 1]

Hood, Sam, Esq. (recipient)

Letter: Chanson Cottages, to Sam Hood, Esq., New Road
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Encloses a letter that the recipient is to forward to Isaac Graham and goes on to note that "I am anxious that it should reach him soon as it has reference to the property that comes to us on the death of Mrs. Cooke . . . of Dublin which event took place on the 18th January last."
1831 Feb 14

Hood, Thomas, 1799-1845 (Poet)

Letter: St. John's Wood, to Laman Blanchard, Esq., 1804-1845
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Because of ill health, Hood requests that Blanchard not stand on ceremony about paying a visit. "The pleasure I have derived from your writings makes it very gratifying to me to find that we are embarked in the same craft, and hoping for your company, for my own sake, on a long voyage."

Hood, Thomas

Letters: to various correspondents
9 items; various sizes
9 ALS. Discuss sketchings, engravings, invitations, thank-yous, business and personal matters.

1830 - 1834


Hooker, John

Letter: Springfield, Mass., to Jonathan Amory, Boston, Mass.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Discusses a deed for a mortgage and other business matters.
1793 Sept 14

Hopkins, E. B.

Letter: Friends Asylum, to Samuel Bettle
1 item (1 p)
ALS. Notes "after much deliberation, and . . . solid consideration, I must again renew my request to be released from the duties of Matron at Friends Asylum." Offers in detail reasons for request.
1854 Sept 1

Horsfall, J.

Letter: London, to "Mr Piddington," Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p on double sheet)
ALS. Requests that the recipient take him on as an apprentice.
1850 Jun 13

Horstmann, William H., d. 1852

Receipt: Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.) ; 12 x 22 cm
ADS. Receipt for "7 1/2 yds. blue silk fringe" purchased for $6.37.
1826 Aug 30

Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron, 1809-1885 (Statesman and Poet)

Letters: London, to Mr. Cohn; to "Mr. Dircy"; Bantry, Yorkshire, to Leigh Hunt; London, to unknown correspondent [Thornton Leigh Hunt?]; to "Dear Mr. Chambers"
6 items; various sizes
5ALS. Concerning Keats's correspondence and notes thanking recipients for dinner invitations and a bust received as a gift. Also included in this folder is an epitaph for Joseph Severn, beginning, "To the Memory of Joseph Severn, devoted friend and death-bed companion of John Keats."

[1846] - [1879]

Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron

Letters: to Frederick Oldfield Ward; Washington, D.C., to Mr. Pugh; London, to J.E. Robinson, London; Fryston, to [Richard Henry] Stoddard, 1825-1903; London, to "My dear Wilson"
5 items; various sizes
5 ALS. Letters include invitations to various social activities and discussion of the sale of Keats' correspondence.
1838 Feb - 1875 Nov 11

House of Commons Printing Office

Letter: London, to William Crowdy, Esq., Highworth
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
TL. Offers subscription to "the Parliamentary Papers that may be ordered by the House of Commons to be printed in the next Session of Parliament."
1838 Dec 24

Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959 (Novelist and Dramatist)

Letters: Somerset, to A. Scott
2 items (together 2 p.)
2 ALS. Discusses poetry and the posthumous sale of books from A. E. Housman's library.

This collection contains other letters addressed to Housman and his brother, A. E. Housman. Correspondants include: J.M. Barrie, Max Beerbohm, Thomas Hardy, John Masefield, George Bernard Shaw, and F. A. Simpson.

1944 Mar 9 - 1945 Jul 19

Howarth, William

Letter: York, to Mr. Howarth "Near Hallifax"
1 item (1 p on double sheet)
ALS. "I ham very sorry that your trunk has not cum to your hand but I sent hit the very day that you left york and I hope that you have receaved hit befor now for the osler took hit hup to the tavern the nigh that you left york and so hit Bookt."
n. y. Aug 5

Howell, Isaac, 1722-1797

Letters: to the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (2 p. on 2 leaves) ; 16 x 24 cm and 23 x 24 cm
ALsS. Howell attempts to defend himself against accusations of being unfaithful to Quaker principles as a result of his involvement with the Revolutionary Committee. In the July 26 letter, Howell states that "finding I could not continue to act therein consistent with our religious profession; and in order to remove uneasiness from the Minds of my Bretherin I therefore declined meeting them."

1776 Jun 28 - Jul 26

Howell, Isaac

Documents: An Act to Provide for the Accommodation of the Congress of the United States, Philadelphia, Pa.
3 items (3 p. on 2 leaves) ; 33 x 20 cm
ADsS. Documents discuss the building of an addition to Congress Hall.
1796 Jan 18

Hoyle, Benjamin, ca. 1798-1875

Letter: Barnesville, Ohio, to Samuel Bettle, Jr., 1809-1880, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 32 x 39 cm folded to 32 x 20 cm
ALS. Long letter consisting primarily of religious musings. Contains a description of concerns raised at the most recent Yearly Meeting, including the "Slave Trade and Slavery with its Attendant Evils" and the establishment of a school for Indian children on the Kansas River.
1841 Sept 14

Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885 (French Author)

Letter: Paris, to Edouard Plouvier, 1821-1876, Paris
1 item (1 p.) ; 28 x 21 cm folded to 14 x 21 cm
ALS. "Encore aujourd'hui, j'ai reçu votre dic[tionnaire?] . . . vous ne venez jamais me voir, mais vous êtes toujours présent. Merci de ces choses gracieuses. Je soûhais qu'elles soient vraies."
18[?]5 Apr 20

Hunt, Charles

Letter: Charles Hunt to Myers Fisher, Esq.; Myers Fisher to Charles Hunt
1 item (1 p.)
2 ALS. Hunt requests payment for William Hunt of five hundred dollars. Also on sheet is Fisher's reply, dated on the same day.
1799 Jul 23

Hunt, Henry (subject)

Printed Document: Portrait
1 item (1 p.)
Stipple engraving. Caption below Hunt's portrait reads, "Henry Hunt, Esqr. Engraved by T. Woolnoth, from a Drawing taken in the Kings Bench Prison the Morning after Judgement was given."
1820 Jun 4

Hunt, Jonathan, 1787-1832 (Congressman from Vermont)

Letter: Washington, D.C., to Samuel Elliot, Esq., Brattleboro, Vt.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Hunt discusses the state of a tariff bill. "I think it will be very difficult to obtain any bill that can be entirely satisfactory to New England." Mentions other political matters, such as the upcoming election: "The members from Kentucky have the strongest confidence that that state will go for Mr. Adams."
1828 Apr 3

Hunt, John Horatio Leigh, 1811 or 1812-1846

Letters: London, to "Sir"
2 items (together 4 p. on 2 leaves) ; 23 x 19 cm
2 ALsS. Letters beg for money to support himself and his family. In making his case, he presents evidence such as "Illness has been a great drawback . . . authors who have no name can neither get employment nor can sell their M.S.S. . . . my poor wife, enceinte and consequently sickly, is very ill."
1843 May 10 - Jul 28

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: Wimbledon, to William Boutcher
1 item (1 p.) ; 19 x 12 cm
ALS. "It is so rare a thing for me to receive thanks for autographs . . . I cannot but express to you the pleasure which your second letter has given me."

This collection contains many letters addressed to Hunt. Correspondants include: Barry Cornwall, D***n**n, Hanwell & Hale, Henry Holland, Richard Houghton, Vincent Hunt, Gaetano Polidori, Thomas Powell, and John Hamilton Reynolds.

[18--] Apr 17

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: London, to Major Calder Campell, 1798-1857
1 item (2 p.) ; 20 x 13 cm
ALS. Writes of his desire to meet with Campbell, at a time convenient to him. "But come . . . let us talk of old books, & East & West, the Arabian Nights, and that great poet, dear Keats, whom I had the honour to call my friend, & whom you cannot love & honour too much, whether as poet or good fellow."
[18--] Apr 13

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: London, to Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Writes at length of his son Thornton and his impending visit to the Carlyles in Scotland. He lists various books and magazines he is sending: "The Last Essays of Elia, you know I dare say this is the nom de guerre of Mr. Lamb . . . I will send you a new translation . . . of Goethe's Faust . . . a treatise just published by Mr. D'Israeli on the Spirit of Judaism - a subject which, as he is of Jewish origin, it is to be supposed he may handle as much con amore, as Cobbett does, con odio." He goes on to describe Cobbett's animus against the Jews, and a recent incident involving a misunderstanding with Francis Jeffrey.
1833 Apr 5

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: London, to John Chapman, 1822-1894
1 item (1 p.) ; 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Leigh informs his correspondent that he "sent a letter to Dickens, together with my little manuscripts, some of which have pleased him. I have received from him ten pounds." Goes on to discuss other financial matters.
1851 Aug 17

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: Hammersmith, to Aubrey De Vere, 1814-1902
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks him for a book of poems. Though he states that illness prevents him from commenting on the book, he does write that "there must be always poetry and beauty enough in what you write . . . It was very kind of you to tell me what you do of Shelley, that I was not at all surprised at it. 'Angel' was the title that awaited that truly divine-minded man, wherever he took up his abode."
[18--] Aug 26

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: Hammersmith, to William Bodham Donne, Esq., 1807-1882
1 item (2 p. on doublesheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Donne for his letter "in which you tell me of the pleasure you received from the message . . . Mr. Gattie was so good as to take charge of. I had expressed myself regarding you in the same manner . . . to Colonel Phipps, who was the first person from whom I heard that the vacant office had been filled up."
1858 Apr 19

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: to Arthur Henry Hallam, 1811-1833
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 13 cm
ALS. "I have received the letter on the next leaf, together with the accompanying enclosure, from Mr. Moxon."


Hunt, Leigh

Letter: Hampstead, to Francis Jeffrey, 1773-1850
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Sends his article to his editor along with apology for its great length. He writes that he would much prefer to "select subjects more exclusively critical & such as would allow me to spin out my own thoughts."

1816 Oct 11

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: London, to Francis Jeffrey, Edinburgh
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Refers to "this atrocious nonsense written about me in Blackwood's Magazine, & that nothing can be falser than what is said respecting my having asked & pestered Mr. Hazlitt to write an article upon my poem in the Edinburgh Review." Goes on to describe a letter he received upon the subject and relates his response.

1817 Nov 29

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: London, to Francis Jeffrey, Edinburgh
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Asks if a change can be made in his article on Fairfax and gives his reasons for the change. Writes of an assault against him, in which he is deemed a "very respectable man in private but exceedingly ridiculous in all other respects."
1817 Dec 15

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: to Sir William Knighton, 1776-1836
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 19 cm
ALS. "Your servant tells me he is in a hurry; but I have only two things to say - that you have relieved us all infinitely - & that I am most truly your obliged and faithful servant."
n. d.

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: London, to David Masson, 1822-1907
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 14 x 18 cm folded to 14 x 9 cm
ALS. "Last night . . . I saw your kind introduction to my letter in the Daily News.... You have put a memorandum into the consolatory, or compensatory, or self-loving corner of my mind ... that will not easily be forgotten."
[1852] Apr 8

Hunt, Leigh

Letters: to Edward Moxon, 1801-1858, London
2 items (together 2 p.) ; 20 x 25 cm folded to 20 x 13 cm
2 ALsS. In his first letter, Hunt asks Moxon to receive his new landlady, should she call on him, "for I cannot escape from a woman on these occasions. The sex, in return for the good things I have said about them, seem to haunt me in the shape of horrid lodging-house women." Second letter asks Moxon to call on Hunt to discuss a pressing legal matter: "Forster has been here twice in great emotion . . . could you oblige me personally with a conversation between ourselves, before anything further is done in the legal way?"

[1833] Apr 5- [1835]

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: London, to Edward Moxon, 1801-1858, London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Returns letters and apologizes for not sending them sooner. Goes on to state he wishes Moxon's "kind offices about the Committee to be postponed until next week." He then writes that "I mentioned something to you about the Lord Advocate of Scotland who wishes to talk . . . respecting our affairs." Hunt states he is anxious "before anything is settled . . . to know the object of his talk."

[18--] Mar 13

Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859 (Poet, Essayist, and Critic)

Letter: Wimbledon, to "My dear Sir"
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. "It has just struck me that my offer to Mr. Smith might be stated thus - £50 for an article to that amount according to my rate of payment from the Edinburgh Review, & £50 for the remainder of the book." Also tells his correspondent that he has left his "little blue book" at Hunt's home. "Will you come & fetch it next Sunday?"
1846 Aug 31

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: Great Marlow, Bucks, to [Vincent] Novello,1781-1861, London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. A friend of Hunt's has asked him to write "to ask you when his piano-forte is coming & whether you would be kind enough to expedite it for him, if possible. I told him I am sure you would."
1817 Apr 8

Hunt, Leigh

Letter: London, to Joseph Thomas
1 item (2 p.) ; 11 x 10 cm
AL. Written in the third person. "Mr. Leigh Hunt presents his compliments to Mr. Thomas, & begs to know whether he could be permitted to purchase the final number of his edition of the Arabian Nights before its regular appearance on the first of the month . . . Mr. L.H. is writing a review of the Arabian Nights in general, founded upon the new editions, & wishes to read, among others, the essay of Mr. Moir Bussey."
1840 Aug. 17

Hunt, Leigh (recipient)

Letter fragments: from various correspondents
23 items (together 50 p.) ; varying sizes
23 ALsS. Letters to Hunt and his wife, Marianne, on literary matters, referring to Hunt's poems and his book on Lord Byron, mentioning Landor, Byron, and Moore. Correspondents include Archer Gurney, Edmund Larken, and Eliza Newnham. Included is a fragment of a letter to Mrs. Shelley, asking her for Hunt's address.
1830 Sep 5-1854 Aug 26

Hunt, Leigh

Manuscript page
1 item (1 p.) ; 19 x 12 cm
AMs. Page 8 of a manuscript begins: "Sunshine. My melancholy indeed as well as my mirth, originated in America" and ends "I have been led into an exordium, which ought to have been followed by something of apparently weightier character, than can easily be associated in the general mind with the idea of a Sonnet; but luckily."

n. d.

Hunt, Leigh

Document: "Lines to Leigh Hunt on Reading his Lives of the Italian Poets by his Cousin."
1 item (1 p.)
AD. Posthumous tribute to Hunt written by E. S. Swift.


Hunt, Leigh

Letters and photographs
4s item (6 p.)
Transcribed copies of letters to Francis Jeffrey and Thomas Carlyle that are included elsewhere in the collection. Also includes one postcard depicting portrait of Leigh Hunt, and three photographs depicting his home and tombstone.

1817 Nov 29 - 1833 Apr 5

Hunt, Thornton Leigh, 1810-1873 (Journalist)

Letter: London, to "My dear Travis"
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 13 cm
ALS. Regrets having to break their appointment.
[18--] Oct 3

Hunt, Vincent, 1823-1852

Letters: to Leigh Hunt
11 items (together 48 p.) ; 19 x 12 cm. and smaller
11 ALsS. Written by Leigh Hunt's youngest son, these letters reveal the musings and reflections of an obviously sensitive young man on a variety of persons, incidents, and activities. He writes of his deep affection for his parents, describes his own private woes, his own attempts at writing, and his reading.
1843 May 4-1852 Jan 5

Hunt, William Henry, 1790-1864 (Watercolorist)

Letters: London, to R. Crofts; London, to R. H. Grundy
2 items ; 14 x 18 cm folded to 14 x 9 cm
2 ALS. Grundy letter discusses preparing a picture for delivery and states that he will probably see Grundy at a "private view of the Old Water Colour exhibition." Crofts letter asks a patron to come see a picture that he has commissioned Hunt to draw. "Should you decide to have the drawing the price will be one hundred and twenty pounds."
[18--] Oct 12 [18--] Jan 18

Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910 (Painter)

Letters: Campam Hill, to "My dear Burnett"; Fulham, S.W., to E. Landseer Grundy, Esq.
2 items
2 ALS. In letter to Burnett he states "I shall be delighted to come on Thursday. I will come as early as my work and my journey . . . will allow me." The letter addressed to Grundy states when and where his painting "May Morning on Magdalen Tower" will be exhibited and describes in detail his process in painting it.
1874 Jul 3 - 1893 Jun 26

Hunter, M. H.

Letter: New Haven, Conn., to Joseph F. Leaming, Princeton, N.J.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Hunter supplies information on female seminaries in New Haven, about which Leaming has enquired for his sister. He also gives his opinions on the merits of Yale University over those of Princeton: "[Yale] is immeasurably the superior in every point I can think of. I am pleased . . . beyond my highest anticipations."
1835 Sept 16

Huntington, E. A.

Letter: Aubury, N. Y., to Peter Walker, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. A note sent along with payment for the year's subscription to a biblical reference periodical.
1861 Jan 15

Huntington, E. A.

Letter: Albany, N.Y., to Rev. Cornelius Cuylor, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p.)
ALS. Huntington, also a clergyman, writes to Cuylor on behalf of a mutual friend, Rev. David Proudfit. Writes that Proudfit's health is so bad that he has been afflicted "with the Bronchitis in its severest form, so that for months he was unable to speak even in a whisper." Asks that Cuylor recommend Proudfit for a job so that he may help defray expenses associated with treatment.
1838 Jul 14

Huntington, Ebenezer, 1754-1834 (Congressman of Connecticut, 1810-11, 1817-19)

Power of attorney: to John Kean
1 item (1 p.) ; 24 x 21 cm
ADS. Gives Kean power to receive a stock dividend now due Huntington. Witnessed by his brother Samuel Huntington.
1793 Aug 7

Huntington, Rev. Jay

Letter: Vermont, to P. Walker, Esq.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Subscribes to a periodical, and requests advertising.

1857 Feb 17

Hurst, Charles

Document: "Executors of William Brownjohn v. Charles Hurst, Judgement"
1 item (4 p. on double leaf)
ADS. Copy of contract between the two parties, in which Charles Hurst agrees to repay nine thousand dollars in regular increments. On the following pages of leaf are written receipts of each payment.
1799 Feb 28

Hurst, H.

Letter: "Dear Cobbelt"
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. "I wish to see you and have a good laugh."


Hutchinson, H. C

Letters: Retford and Welham, to John Taylor, 1781-1864, London
10 items (together 25 p.) ; varying sizes
10 ALsS. Written by Taylor's boyhood friend from Retford (Taylor's birthplace), Hutchinson's letters describe encounters with mutual friends, his business as bookkeeper in the town bank, trips in the environs, the minutiae of land transactions, local politics, and the course of his engagement and marriage. Long passages are given over to moralizing about the nature of life and happiness, and to the discussion of books.
1804 Aug 11-1848 Dec 26

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Last Update: April 22, 2005 , Special Collections