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Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - K

Part II: Box and Folder List

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Box Person Named and Contents Date

Kalakaua, David, King of Hawaii, 1836-1891

1 item ; 7 x 11 cm
CS. New Year Greeting Card, signed Kalakaua R.

Katz, Sam

Poem: "The Spirit of 76," Poem dedicated to Seymour Adelman
2 items (2 p.)
Printed Document. "The Spirit of 76," a poem announcing the upcoming 76th birthday of Seymour Adelman, includes an invitation to a birthday dinner. These items are signed by Sam Katz, Edith Rosenwald, Mac A. Sheehaw, Pearl A. Moris, Kathi Hunt, Jack Leahy, Mark Leahy, Kimberly M. Pope, and Mary Leahy.
1982 Aug 20

Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862 (Union General in U. S. Civil War)

Letter: Harrison's Landing, Va., to Gov. Olden, 1799-1876, Trenton, N.J.
1 item (1 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
ALS. Copy of a letter written only weeks before his death. Recommends William Henry for the rank of field officer.
1862 Jul 21

Keats, Fanny, 1803-1889 (Sister of John Keats)

1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 24 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
AMs. Two versions of her inscription for her brother's grave, one written in her hand, one in the hand of Joseph Severn. "In this grave rests all that was mortal of John Keats a young English Poet, who . . . on his deathbed requested the following words to mark his grave, 'Here lies one whose name is writ in water.' Time, having reversed this sentence, his only sister now inscribes his name in marble, 1864."

Keats, John, 1795-1821

Poem: "The Eve of Saint Mark"
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm
Ms. Described by Alfred E. Newton, a Keats scholar, as "The Eve of St. Mark, unfinished poem by John Keats. Taken down in shorthand from Keats's dictation, probably by his intimate friend [Richard] Woodhouse, who was reader to Taylor & Hessey, Keats's publishers." The poem is partly transcribed into longhand.

Keats, John

Poem: "Sonnet to Spenser"
1 item (1 p.)
Printed Document. Seymour Adelman had this poem printed on heavy cardstock paper to celebrate the 150th anniversary of John Keats's birth. "Sonnet to Spenser" is a previously unpublished work.

Keats, John

Fragment: of "Otho the Great"
1 item (1 p.) ; 6 x 18 cm
AMs. Heavily corrected two-line fragment from Keats's poem "Otho the Great:" "Albert - To you great Duke. Conrad - To me! What of me, ha?"

Keats, John

Letter: London, to William Haslam, 1795?-1851, London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 24 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Keats informs Haslam that his brother, George Keats, and George's wife have arrived safely overseas.
1819 May 13

Keats, John

Lock of Hair
1 item (2 p.)
Envelope enclosing a lock of the poet's hair. Enclosed are two notes on the provenance of this piece of memorabilia. First note states, "A Lock of the Hair of Keats. Laman Blanchard with the regards of Leigh Hunt." Second note states, "A Lock of the Hair of Keats, Given me by Leigh Hunt, June 4th 1832."
1832 Jun 4

Keats, John

Admittance card to Guy's Hospital lectures on experimental philosophy by William Allen [London]
1 item (1 p.) ; 12 x 9 cm
CS. Admittance card for John Keats, allowing him to attend lectures during 1815.

Keats, John (subject)

Letters: re: Keats Memorial
6 items (6 p.) ; assorted sizes
3 ALS and 3 APcS. Letters addressed to Dr. George C. Williamson, from various correspondents (including Walter De La Mare, T.S. Moore, John Masefield, and M. L. Woods) discuss the possibility of their contributing to a Keats memorial anthology that Williamson is putting together.
1920 Aug 24- Dec 10

Keats, John (subject)

Leaflet concerning Keats Memorial
1 item (1 double leaf)
Printed document appealing for funding for a memorial to Keats in the Parish Church of Hampstead, London.

Keats, John (subject)

Miscellaneous material
3 items (3 p.)
Enclosed in this folder are two photographs, whose captions read, "Mrs. Jenning's House, Edmunton," and "Henry Stephens, Good Friend of J. K., Given to me by Louis Holman." Also enclosed is an envelope of leaves collected from the poet's grave. Note on envelope states, "Leaves from the grave of Keats--Picked Jan 1, 1858."
1858 Jan 1

Keats, John (subject)

Copy of Poem "Eve of St. Agnes."
1 item (1 p.)
Facsimile of a handwritten fragment of Keats's poem "Eve of St. Agnes," received by Joseph Severn.

Keats, John (subject)

Printed Proof
1 item (1 p.)
Printed proof of drawing for the frontspiece of Poems of John Keats by John Middleton Murry, 1948.

Keats, John (subject)

Miscellaneous Articles concerning John Keats
6 items (8 p.) ; assorted sizes
6 newspaper clippings and copies of articles concerning Keats and his circle.
1942 May 16 - 1972 Jun 24

Keen, John

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Miss Ellie Keen, Baltimore, Md.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Written to his daughter, he describes the family's Christmas preparations and other household affairs.
1852 Dec 25

Kellman, Lydia (Niece of Poet Isaac Rosenberg)

Letter : Philadelphia, to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Philadelphia
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 16 cm
ALS. Sends Adelman "copies of mementos of the Rosenberg family which you will probably find interesting." Included are photos of Isaac Rosenberg and his family, and 2 postcards written in Hebrew. Also with a fair copy of Rosenberg's poem "The Soldier" and a letter written by Kellman's daughter, Robbi Kellman Nester, to Adelman, with which she includes a copy of her master's thesis (a collection of poems entitled "Public Transport") and a poem dedicated to Rosenberg.
1984 Mar 3

Kendal, W. H.

Letter: London, to James S. Allan, Faber Lith. Co.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Apologizes for week's delay in returning Allan's letter, and discusses unresolved business matters.

1894 Jul 24

Kennedy, John P.

Letters: Navy Department, to George Read, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (1 p. each)
2 ALS. The two letters discuss Navy business: lists of those who are to be discharged and directions to put additional men on a ship.
1832 Jul 29 - Aug 6

Kennedy, William Denholm, 1813-1865 (Painter)

Letters: London, to Miss Grundy; London, to Mr. Holte; London, to R.H. Grundy
3 item (3 p.) ; 23 x 16 cm
3 ALS. In the letter to Miss Grundy, Kennedy writes to say he is sorry to hear of her uncle's illness and asks if he may visit to "try to get a laugh out of him." Holte letter thanks a patron for payment for one of his pictures. Also mentions various shows in which he may place some of his work, and works which he may soon be selling. R.H. Grundy letter thanks Grundy for a cheque for 100 pounds. Discusses pictures in Buckingham Palace ("I believe they were at Windsor at the time I copied them"), and pictures in the collections of others
1856 Mar 2 - 1859 Mar 7

Kennington, Eric, 1888-1960 (Artist)

Letter, to "Dear Billy" [William Michael Rothenstein], 1872-1945
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm
ALS. Kennington writes to the artist William Michael Rothenstein's younger son, asking whereabouts of "Dadsy" and "What shall I bring you from the `War-Zoen'? Some nasty bits of sharp iron to remind you what a fine thing war is?"

Kensington Bank, Philadelphia, Pa.

1 item (1 p.)
Printed Document. A blank check; on the reverse is a note from J. L. W. to "Mr. Kent," inviting him to dinner.

Kent, Elizabeth (Sister-in-Law of Leigh Hunt)

Letter: to "My Dear Marian" (Marianne Kent Hunt), 1787-1857
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Familiar letter contains information on children, doctors, living arrangements, her own book, their mother, thimbles and knives, and books for her sister's children.
[ca. Oct 1823]

Kenworthy, Jesse

Letter: Westland, to "Esteemed Friend"
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Discusses at length a number of controversies currently affecting the Society of Friends, especially those involving John Wilbur and J.J. Gurney.
1846 Apr 10

Kern, J.

Letter: to H. Bohlen
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Requesting a passport for himself, offers a description of his features.
1830 Aug 22

Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 (Composer)

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Mrs. Bertha Schlesinger, New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p.) ; 29 x 19 cm
ALS. "I regret that I am not - as the business men have it, - in the market for the choirs you mention."
1925 Dec 2

Kersey, Jesse, 1768-1845 (Quaker Minister)

Letters: Downingtown, Pa., to Samuel Bettle, 1774-1861, Philadelphia, Pa.
3 items (together 6 p.) ; 34 x 42 cm folded to 34 x 21 cm
3 ALsS. In the first letter, Kersey describes a horse he thinks Bettle should buy and also muses on the virtue of patience. In the second, seeking his friend's comments and alterations, he encloses a draft of a document urging the abolition of slavery in Delaware, to be approved by the Society of Friends Yearly Meeting of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and then to be presented to the Legislature of Delaware. In the third letter, Kersey asks Bettle to urge like-minded Friends in Philadelphia to "spread at the seat of Government their concern for the support of the cause of Peace" and take their "concern to Washington - they may look to me as a companion on the journey."
1809 Nov 2 - 1813 Feb 3

Kersey, Jesse

Letter: to Samuel Bettle, 1774-1861, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (6 p. on 2 double sheets) ; 34 x 41 cm folded to 31 x 21 cm
ALS. To the Clerk of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Kersey sends his suggestions for reorganization of the Yearly Meeting: "a subject of no small importance and which has frequently taken my attention . . . I believe the time to be approaching in which we shall have to take a part in deciding upon what further steps may be needful to preserve the society from the dangers that await it. Among those dangers I esteem its present irrational system."

Keynes, Geoffrey, Sir, 1887-1982 (Surgeon and Scholar)

Letters, London and Newmarket, Suffolk, to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
7 items (together 7 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller
3 ALsS, and 4 TLsS. Two early letters, to Adelman, as a collector of William Hazlitt, refer to a syllabus of Hazlitt's lectures: "I am afraid I have never seen any," and then "You are indeed to be congratulated on capturing so attractive a relic of Hazlitt." Later letters are concerned with obtaining photocopies of the Syllabus for inclusion in Keynes's Bibliography of William Hazlitt.
1952 Oct 23 - 1981 Sept 11

Kimball & Co.

Document: "A Catalogue of Perfumery, Cosmetics, Fancy Soaps, &c. Manufactured by Kimball & Co.," New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 pg.)
Printed Document. "Kimball & Co., is submitting the following Cornucopiae of choice and fashionable Perfumery and Fancy Articles to the inspection of an American Public, take a pride in naming, that they are manufactured in toto, from the most costly of Flowers and Aromatics it was possible for money or perseverance to procure; and feeling, as every lover of elegance must have done, the infinity of ill that has occurred from the pretensions of Empirics, and the vending of spurious or unskilfully combined commodities, they determined to place their chemical designs under a man of tried talent and of established reputation. It is to them a contemplation of satisfaction that they have been enabled, though at a great expense, to engage the eminent and well-known Chemist, Mr. Wm. Johnson, late Phytologist to Messrs. Price & Gosnell, of London, under whose immediate inspection every laboratoric operation will be performed. Purchasers, therefore, may rest assured of receiving nothing from the Establishment of Kimball & Co., that is not composed of the choicest materials, and of as rare a quality as it is in the power of experience or skill to produce."

King, M.

1 item (1 p)
ADS. "W. Sherman of Connecticut, objected to the introduction of the word Slave into the Constitution . . . hoping as he said that the time would arrive when Slavery would not exist, and then there would be no memorial in the Constitution that it even had existed."
1819 Mar 1

Knowles, I. S.

Letter: to "My Dear Blancken"
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. "Thanks for your attention!" but regrets that he is unable to attend social function.


Knowles, T. F.

Letter: to "My Dear N"
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Expects the recipient to visit. "I shall look for you and shall act with dificient [sic] spirit if I am disappointed."


Koller, Carl, 1857-1944 (Ophthalmologist and Developer of Local Anaesthesia)

Note: to "Dr. Collins"
1 item
ANS. "I leave tomorrow and regret I had not the time to pay you my visite [sic]. I hope you will Kindly excuse me."
1888 Sept 5

Kyle, A. A.

Letter: Sneedsville, Tenn., to unknown recipient, Lockhart, Texas
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 30 x 39 cm. folded to 30 x 20 cm
ALS. Describes his ore and copper mining operations, favorably comparing them to a similar business in Duck Town. With post-script signed by Henry Graham.
1855 Jan 31

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