Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - L

Part II: Box and Folder List

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

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Box Person Named and Contents Date

La Faussille, Jonathan, Col. and Ann

Letters: Dover, Marlborough, Blandford to Hestor Baron (Mrs. La Fausille's sister), Somersetshire, Wells.
21 joint letters (together 54p); varying sizes. Writing to her sister / his sister-in-law from a number of army camps in the south of England, the La Faussilles' letters contain long and detailed discussions of medicines, potions, foods and recipes, plants and gardening. Scattered throughout are references to the impending war with France, the French fleet off the coast, and to army manoeuvres. La Fausille refers to his commanding officer Maj. Gen. Wolfe several times, the most significant remark being: "nothing, to my certain knowledge, moves him more than a young lady."

1755 Jun 25 - 1756 Sept 2

La Faussille, Jonathan, Col.

Letters: Maidstone, Canterbury, Dover, Basingstroke, Marlborough, Blandford, to Hestor Baron, Wells, Somersetshire
7 ALsS (together 9 p)

This collection includes other letters addressed to La Faussille. Correspondants include: G. Borrodale and David Watson.

1755 Mar 16 - 1756 Aug 12

La Faussille, Ann

Letters: Carlisle and Edinburgh, to Mrs. Baron
4 items (together 9 p.) ; 20 cm x 16 cm and smaller
ALS. Ann La Faussille writes to her mother of domestic matters: her pregnancy, her diet, recipes, and travel plans.
1754 Feb 5 - Sep 11

Laforgue, Jules, 1860-1887 (Poet)

Letter: to "Mon cher ami"
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "A la hâte, mon 'salaire' au plus tôt je vous prie! Pourvu que vous ne soyez pas absent de Paris!"
1887 Jun 2

Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834 (Essayist)

Letter: London, to B.R. Haydon, Esq., 1786-1846, London
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 12 cm
ALS. Lamb's acceptance of invitation to a dinner arranged by Haydon to bring together Wordsworth and Keats. "I will come with pleasure to No. 22 Lisson Grove North at Rossi's half way up round the corner right hand side, if I can find it."
1817 Dec 24

Land deeds: Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New York, 1763-1854

7 items (together 16 p.) ; varying sizes
6 ADsS and 1 DS. Five deeds for lands being purchased in Pennsylvania (primarily in Philadelphia), one for Indiana, and one for New York State. Signers include James Irvine, Nicholas Waln, and John E. Cresson. The 1854 New York deed is a handwritten copy of an original deed, signed in 1770, by which the King granted a tract of land to a group of Pennsylvanians including Thomas and Isaac Wharton, and Anthony and Israel Morris.
1763 Jun 16 - 1854Apr 12

Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864 (Poet and Essayist)

Letter: Bath, to "My dear Sir"
1 item (2 p.) ; 22 x 18 cm
ALS. Writing to an unknown correspondent, Landor expresses his disagreement with a statement in an almanac about the average height of English men.
n.y. Jan 19

Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1803-1873 (Painter)

Letter: London, to Henry McConnel, Manchester
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Thanks McConnel for offering him a second commission. "I shall be glad to have an opportunity of seeing you in my study - where you will find me engaged for the Queen - who's [sic] portrait (Equestrian) will have advanced by that time."
1838 Nov 4

Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912 (Poet and Novelist)

Letter: St. Andrews, Scotland, to Sir Sidney Colvin, 1845-1927
1 item (8 p. on 2 double sheets) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. After re-reading Colvin's book on Keats, Lang writes, at length, to correct errors he sees in Colvin's description of the Jonathan Henry Christie-John Scott duel. "You remark . . . 'it was thought Lockhart ought to have come forward.' He was forward. The facts are there." As a postscript, Lang adds: "Please read the Edinburgh Review on Christabel (1816) before Blackwell was born! But a Whig could do anything, and be forgotten as well as forgiven."

[after 1887] Jan 20

Lankester, E. Ray (Edwin Ray), Sir, 1847-1929

Letter: to W. F. R. Weldon, Esq., Plymouth
1 item (1 p.)
APcS. Brief note to fellow biologist.

1888 Apr 27

Lanman, Peter

Letter: Norwich, Conn., to Benjamin Perley Poore, 1820-1887, Boston, Mass.
1 item (1 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
ALS. Praises Poore's article in the Boston Atlas about "Colonel Trumbull's painting," presumably of George Washington.

1848 Sept 18

Lathrop, George Parsons, 1851-1898 (Author and Editor)

Letter: New York, N.Y., to "Dear Joe"
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm
ALS. Written less than a month before his death, Lathrop expresses his impatience regarding a number of books he is trying to get published. "Every [publisher] just at present seems to act upon the reversed maxim that time is long and art is fleeting. They are in no haste to decide anything."
1898 Mar 23

Latimer, James

Promissory Note
1 item (1 p.)
ADS. "Six months after this date, I promise to pay to the order of Mr. William Dilworth . . . Nine hundred and twenty six dollars . . ." See Dilworth's Promissory Note Protest for the result of this loan.
1811 May 1

Latimer, William

Letters: St. Louis, Mo., Madison, Wisc., Milwaukee, Wisc., Detroit, Mich., to Rachel Latimer
4 ALsS. Letters written while on a trip to the Midwest with a party of 3 or 4 fellow Quakers. Latimer recounts in detail the route his party has traveled and the beauty of the land they have seen.
1856 Jun 1 -16

Lauman, Charles

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Russell Smith, Esq., 1812-1896, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 41 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Letter from an admirer of Smith's work, complimenting a landscape he has done for the Apollo. "There is more real genius and love of nature in it, than I have seen in a picture for many a day." Also asks Smith to contribute a drawing for his sketchbook collection: "For nearly two years past I have been collecting pencil sketches and drawings from our distinguished artists for the adornment of a large Sketch Book."
1840 Sept 2

Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855 (Congressman from Massachusetts, 1835-37, 1839-41)

Letter: Boston, Mass., to Joseph Fisher Leaming, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. "I have today written two letters to Mr. [John C.] Rives of Virginia, which he has published in the Richmond Whig. I shall write another short one--if you think they will do any good in your state."
1846 Jan 31

Lawrence, Anastasia and Lawrence, Samuel

Letters: New York, N.Y., to "My Beloved ones all"
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. A bubbly letter sending a brief greeting to all of her friends. On reverse is a postscript by Samuel Lawrence to John, apologizing for being too busy to write sooner.

1856 May 30

Lawrence, William

Letter: Whitehall Place, to Dr. Prichard, Bristol, by way of Dr. Harlan, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Letter of introduction: "I beg to introduce to you the bearer, Dr Harlan of Philadelphia, a gentleman devoted to the cultivation of natural medical science . . . He is familiar with your works, & wishes for the pleasure of your personal aquaintance."

Leadbeater, John and Son

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Messrs. Bonney & Bush, Wilmington, Del.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Places an order for 24 lamp bottoms.
1838 Jan 19

Leaming, Joseph Fisher (recipient)

Letter: Cape May, N.J., from unknown, New York, N.Y.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Answers an earlier letter of Leaming's and discusses news of mutual friends.

This collection contains many other letters addressed to Leaming. Correspondents include: Richard Holmes, M.H. Hunter, Abbott Lawrence, H. Neill, and James Paul.

1838 Jul 29

Leaming, Joseph Fisher (recipient)

Letter: Princeton, N.J., from "Cousin Mary," Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 41 cm folded to 25 x 21 cm
ALS. Letter from Leaming's cousin Mary, with news of family, friends, and church. Also mentions fear that the cholera epidemic will return to the city.
[ca. 1835] Jul 10

Lefevre, John

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Mr. Thomas Bradford, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. )
ALS. "I feel very much Disatisfied with your Letter which you were so obliging as to wright me . . . Sir you are making fun of me by telling me that you had obtaind jugement last fall and the property was to have been sold in march last and when I was going to sea in March you told me I had better not go as I was to get my money in twenty days. Sir pleas to lett me no wheather it will be settled soon."
1807 Sept 18

Leiper, George Gray, Esq., 1786-1868 (recipient) (Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1786-1868)

Letters: from various correspondents
23 items (together 33 p.) ; varying sizes
19 ALS and 4 DsS. Letters cover topics such as his election to various committees, notification of his election as a representative to Congress in 1828, his chairing of a committee to arrange a visit from President Jackson, and Pennsylvania politics. Correspondents include Isaac Dutton Barnard, 1791-1834; Henry Chapman, 1804-1891; David Rittenhouse Porter, 1788-1867; and Thomas Isaac Wharton, 1791-1856.

1822 Apr 8-1867 Jan 16

Lemprière, John, 1765?-1824 (Author)

Correspondence: Abingdon and Exeter, England, to Messrs. Cadell & Davies, London
19 items (35 p. on 19 double sheets) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm and smaller
19 ALsS. Letters primarily concern business arrangements between Lempriere and Cadell & Davies, the publishers of his Bibliotheca Classica and its subsequent editions. In one letter Lempriere asks his publishers for permission to use their name as a reference in an advertisement soliciting pupils for private tutoring in his home.
Also included is Lempriere's copy of the agreement drawn up by Cadell & Davies, in which the rights and obligations of both parties are detailed.

1792 Jul 31 - 1823 Mar 1

Lemprière, John

Correspondence: Abington, England, to George Harris, Rugby; to Mr. Wyatt; to Andrew Strahan, London; to Rev. Dr. Valpy, 1754-1836, Reading
6 items (8 p. on 5 double sheets) ; 24 x 38 cm folded to 24 x 19 cm and 18 x 12 cm
6 ALsS. In letter to Valpey, a fellow Greek scholar, Lemprière asks permission to dedicate his new edition of his Bibliotheca Classica to him. Also includes several letters regarding the Rugby School.

1801 Oct 30 - 1806 Oct 19

Lennox, Lord W. Pitt

1 item (1 p.)
Autograph excised from document.


Lenox, David, Esq.

Letter: to Abijah Hammond, William Rayard, and Oliver Wolcott, Esq.
1 item (1 p. )
ALS. "I received the letter you did me the honour to address to me on the 21st which was laid before the Board of Trustees. The resolutions of the stockholders with which you wish to be furnished are enclosed, and their whole proceedings are as directed by them in the hands of the printer & when published you shall each be furnished with a copy."
1811 Mar 21

Lenox, Robert, 1759-1839

Letter: New York, N.Y., to David Lenox, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. ) ; 32 x 20 cm
ALS. "I shall be glad to meet you at Elizabethtown, on the shortest notice in order to take your Commands for our Brother and to assure you that no difference in politicks shall ever obliterate the Love and Regard of Your affectionate Brother."
1781 Feb 7

Lent, Abraham J.; Lent, Jacob S.; Lent, Rosanna; and Lent, Margarett

Deed: "Abraham J. Lent, Jacob S. Lent & Rosanna his Wife & Margarett Lent to Sarah Lent"
1 item (2 p. on double sheet)
TDS / ADS. Upon payment of five hundred dollars, transfers ownership of parcel of land owned by the late John Lent to Sarah Lent, his widowed daughter-in-law.
1835 Dec 21

Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859 (Painter)

Letter: London, to Robert Hindmarsh Grundy
1 item (1 p.) ; 19 x 12 cm
ALS. To his dealer, acknowledging receipt of a check from Nicholas Masterman & Co. for purchase of one of his pictures.
1851 Oct 11

Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859 (Painter)

Letter: London, to Thomas Sully, Esq., 1783-1872, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Sends pictures to be stretched and varnished, including a copy of Benjamin West's "Stag Hunt." Praises Sully for "painting a historical picture for a church. This looks well for the arts in our country. I am in hopes now the war is over it will be found to have benefitted them by raising our national character in our own eyes & causing us to look at home for genius." Discusses an exhibition ("worse this year than any I have seen") and mentions seeing works by Reynolds, Gainsborough, and Hogarth.
1815 Mar 21

Leslie, Charles Robert

Letters: St. John's Wood, to R. H. Grundy, Esq.; to "Dear Sir," and Mr. Wordsworth
3 items (together 3p.)
3 ALS. Three brief letters concerning appointments for meetings concerning his art.
1851 Sept 9 - Sept 25

Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858 (Novelist)

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Capt. Alden
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "I send you a sort of national song which I have just written . . . Should it arrive at West Point in time, I shall be highly flattered if some good singer can be prevailed on to introduce it at the Fourth of July dinner."
1852 Jul 2

Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971 (Nephew and Godson of Winston Churchill)

Letters: to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Chester, Pa., and Philadelphia, Pa.
10 items (together 13 p.) ; varying sizes
10 ALS and 3 CS. In the 1934-1935 letters, Leslie makes plans for a Francis Thompson exhibition at the University of Notre Dame, where he will lecture on English literature for a semester. Leslie invites Adelman to attend his Thompson lecture and to view the exhibition, which consists of items loaned by Adelman. In two letters from 1961, Leslie discusses the death of a mutual friend and reminisces about his lectures at Notre Dame.
1934 Jan 13 - 1961 May 11

Leslie, Shane

Letters: London, to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (together 4 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm and smaller
2 ALS. Writes of the weekend he spent with the Meynells: "He is very brisk & bright for his years talking most interestingly of all whom he knew personally - Stevenson, Wilde, Meredith, Patmore, & Francis Thompson." Asks Adelman to obtain Mrs. Eakins's permission to reproduce Eakins's paintings "The Agnew Clinic" and "The Gross Clinic" in his book on America.
1935 Sept 3 - Sept 23

Leslie, Shane

Letters: to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Chester, Pa. and Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (together 3 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm folded to 13 x 20 cm
2 ALS. 2 ALsS. Wishes Adelman success with Churchill Exhibition. "I should like a Catalogue of your Churchilliana to show Winston and young Randolph." Also thanks Adelman for sending him a letter of Churchill's "which was interesting because it was written from the Treasury during his short tenure of the Chancellorship of the Exchequer."
1964 Nov 20 - Dec 6

Levy, Lyon J.

Receipts: Philadelphia, Pa.
9 items (together 9 p.) ; 17 x 20 cm and smaller
9 DsS. Receipts for dry goods purchased at L.J. Levy's French and English Fancy Dry Goods Store, by Mrs. Daniel William Coxe and one by Mr. S. Burd.
1831 Oct 31 - 1847 Jun 22

Levy, P. W.

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Joseph Michael Doran, 1800-1859
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Discusses a dispute over ownership of a pew at St. John's Church.
1837 Jun 18

Levy, Samson

Letter: to Thomas Ross
1 item (1 p.) ; 17 x 21 cm
ALS. Referring to a case, Winemore vs. Winemore, Levy writes: "You must furnish me with a copy of the account which you say and mean to rely upon as the ground of action in this Suit. We have never been able to understand what the above action is for--I shall object to the Trial of the Cause until you furnish me with your account."
1802 Dec 7

Lewis, S. R.

Letter: Paris, to Charles Lewis, Esq., New London, Conn.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ;
ALS. The writer describes his adventures as a tourist in Paris.
1844 Sept 15

Lewis, Enoch, 1776-1856

Notice: "To our fellow members of the Religious Society of Friends," [Philadelphia, Pa.]
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Printed document. Notice to members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of an upcoming meeting called to discuss a proposal "to form an association within the limits of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, for the special purpose of promoting and encouraging the production, by free labour, of the articles which are generally procured from servile hands [i.e., slave labor]." Other sponsors of this meeting, whose names are printed at bottom of notice, include Samuel Hilles, George W. Taylor, and Samuel Rhoads.
[ca. 1845 May]

Lewis, Frederick

Letter: to E. Landseer Grundy
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Replying to Grundy's note of 29 January, Lewis states that he could teach drawing to Grundy's son, in 12 lessons at a cost of 2.10. With drawing of dogs shaking hands at the bottom of letter.
1891 Feb 3

Lewis, John T.

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Russell Smith, Esq., 1812-1896, Milestown, Philadelphia County, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 42 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Informs Smith of his election as a "Pennsylvania Academician" by the directors of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
1847 Jul 16

Lewis, Mary H.

Letter: Ryde, Isle of Wight, and Geneva, to Mrs. Thomas J. Chew; New York, N.Y., and Baden, to Miss Chew, New York, N.Y.
3 items (together 8 p.) ; 27 x 21 cm
3 ALsS. To her mother, describing a European tour she is taking with her husband. With a postscript written by her husband, G. R. Lewis, on the first letter. Also writing to her sister, Lizzie, in care of her father, Thomas J. Chew, Lewis describes her travels in Germany with her husband. Among other things, she comments on touring the Jewish ghetto of Frankfort: "I can comprehend now something of the persecution which the Jews have suffered in Europe but never before had fancied any thing so repelling for a dwelling as were the houses in their quarter."
1844 Jul 1 - Aug 27

Lewis, Sara

Letter: Lasswade, Scotland, to Mrs. W.P. Hinds, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. In a melancholy frame of mind following three severe illnesses, Lewis writes of hoping to see her friends once more, her failure to pass her exams, and the story behind the name of the town in which she is convalescing.
1839 Mar 27

Lewis, W. H.

Letter: William Penn Coal Company, to Mr. Willis Hagard, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Written on William Penn Coal Company stationery, Lewis informs Hagard of his intention to visit him "regarding coal."
1888 Sep 3

Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924 (Author)

Letter: Cincinnati, Ohio, to James Ripley Osgood, 1836-1892, Boston, Mass.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm
ALS. Pleads with Osgood, a Boston publisher, to look at the book manuscript she has submitted for publication.
1880 Jun 1

Lilly, Jacob H.

Letter: Bethlehem Township, Pa., to Charles Jonstone, Russelville, Ill.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Writes to his friend about all their acquaintances who are or will be married. Jokes that Jonstone, in his new location, must "keep one back for me and yourself. For here is no hopes no more for us." Also mentions the mill he is renting and the goods it produces.
1848 Feb 7

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (U. S. President)

1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 41 cm. folded to 25 x 21 cm
DS. On the back of a transcription of extracts of private letters from Andrew H. Foote, President Lincoln has written: "These extracts . . . show Commander Stembel to be a very meritorious officer. Unless the Sec. of the Navy knows some reason to the contrary, I propose that a vote of thanks be asked of the Congress for him. If there be nothing in the way, please send me the paper to sign." Folder also contains an argument against the vote, written by an unknown author, stating "there are men who would be surpressed by his advancement to another grade, who would justly feel aggrieved by such action, and in justice to them and to the service, the Department cannot advise or recommend the measure sought to be obtained."
1864 Feb 22

Lloyd, Thomas James, 1849-1910 (Artist)

Letter: London, to E. Landseer Grundy
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Grundy for "all the troubles you have taken to get a good price for my drawing."
1883 Jun 2

Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895 (Author)

Letter: Rowfant, to "Dear Sir"
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Requests portraits of Keats and Tennyson, to be used in a volume of Tennyson's poems. "I think there is a good one of Tennyson, after Laurence - a young man without a beard - & one of Keats, after Severn."
[18--] Mar 26

Locker-Lampson, Frederick

Letter: London, to Miss Hollway, Kernwick, Louth
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Sends thanks for her kind wishes and her invitation to visit. Also explains delay in her receipt of a copy of his Lyrics.
1874 May 11

Locker-Lampson, Frederick

Letter: Rowfant, Crawley, Sussex, to Rev. F.G. Waugh
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Waugh for his letter and comments on their "very pleasant meeting at Mr. [Coventry Kersey Dighton] Patmore's."
1888 Jan 15

Locker-Lampson, Frederick

Letter: London, to Edward Moxon, 1801-1858
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Requests a portrait of Thomas Hood be sent to his bookbinder.

John D. Logan, Thomas Sterne, & David L. Wood

Letter: Victoria, Tex., to Lindsay & Blakiston, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet)
TLS / ALS. Offers to become a distributor for Lindsay & Blakiston books in Texas.
1847 Jul 13

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

Letter: Cambridge, Mass., to Robert Charles Winthrop, 1809-1894
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 13 x 20 cm folded to 13 x 10 cm
ALS. "In regard to the Byron memorial I hardly know what to say. I am the worst man in the world to be on any such Committee, because I see very few people, and am very awkward in passing round the hat."
1875 Dec 21

Longstreth, William, and Edwards, Isaac

1 item (1 p.)
ADS. Resolves property boundary dispute.
1837 Jun 28

Lord, Daniel, 1795-1868

Letters: New York, N.Y., to Harmanus Bleecker, Esq., 1779-1849, Albany, N.Y.
3 items (together 5 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm and smaller
ALsS. Letters discuss details of law cases on which they are working.
1829 Jan 16 - 1830 Feb 5


Letter: Kensington, to "Dear Sir"
1item (1 p.)
ALS. Thanks his correspondent for "the statistics," and says he has forwarded them to a friend at Berlin University "to see what, as a medical man, he has to say on this subject."

1883 Nov 26

Loveman, Samuel, Esq., 1887-1976 (recipient) (Poet and Bookseller)

Letters: from various correspondents
14 items (together 20 p.) ; 28 x 22 cm and smaller
9 TLsS and 5 ALsS. Letters discuss the poets John Clare, Keats, and Shelley. Many of the letters concern the disputed authenticity of a portrait of Keats. Correspondents include Norman Gale, Harry Kemp, R. Glynn Grylls, Dorothy Hewlett, and Frederick L. Jones.
1916 May - 1960 Jan 19

Low, Seth, 1782-1853

Letter: Albany, N.Y., to Messrs. Seth Low and Co., New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. While traveling with his family, Low writes to his colleagues asking them to take care of a few matters of business. Also describes his son Henry's delight in traveling by rail.
1847 Jul 15

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

Letter: Elmwood, to Messrs. Denham & Co., Cambridge, Mass.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Orders a copy of Lord Houghton's Life of Keats.
1868 Dec 21

Lukens, Charles

Letter: York, Pa., to John Lukens, Esq., 1720-1789, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Writes to his father regarding land dispute between Robert Jones and Israel Morris.
1767 Nov 7

Lukens, Charles

Letter: York, Pa., to John Lukens, 1720-1789, Philadelphia, Pa.; to Sarah Lukens, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (3 p. on double leaf) ; 17 x 22 cm
ALS. Writes to his father regarding a surveying dispute between Adam Fink and Philip Craver. Asks his father to send a certified copy of the judgment for Craver. In second letter, writing to his grandmother, Lukens expresses his fear that he has done something to displease his grandparents, as he has received no reply to his previous letters.
1768 Mar 29 - 1786 Aug 9

Lutyens, Edwin Landseer, Sir, 1869-1944 (Architect)

Letter: London, to "My dear Knobs"
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Sends thanks for money sent and informs his correspondent he is off to India "harrassed with packing."
1921 Nov 30

Lynch, John

Letter: Bordeaux, to John Travis, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Sends the recipient some wine which he had promised him earlier.
1801 Aug 14

Lytton, Edward Bulwer, Baron, 1803-1873 (Author)

Letter: London, to Frederick Oldfield Ward, Esq., London
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Lytton explains that he has not been able to write due to ill health. He is working on a "MS Dramatic Sketch - the 5th Act of a Play [but] it is buried amongst papers in a house quite in confusion and full of workmen . . . I fear there is little chance of it being found except by me, & therefore of its being in time for the October No." Regarding Sir Robert Peel's awarding a pension to Thomas Hood, Lytton praises Peel's "just, tho handsome conduct, which is precisely what I anticipated . . . I consulted Mr. Hood's interests alone, convinced that I served him better . . . than if I had applied directly to . . . Peel in my own person." In a postscript, Lytton laments "a harsh & severe attack" on Coventry Patmore's poetry in Blackwood's Magazine. "I abhor the school into which he and even Tennyson have fallen. The Keats and Shelley mania is destructive of all manly simplicity."
1844 Sept 7

Lytton, Edward Bulwer, Baron

Letter: Malvern, to Ferdinand Freiligrath, 1810-1876, London
1 item (9 p. on 5 leaves) ; 22 x 36 cm folded to 22 x 18 cm
ALS. Long letter of advice to a German intellectual advising him on possible occupations in England and giving their advantages and disadvantages. Offers his assistance in introducing his correspondent to scholars and editors (though he states: "of the Critical Press, which is chiefly hostile to me, I have but little knowledge.")
1847 May 20

Lytton, Edward Bulwer, Baron

Letter: to "My dear Roebuck"
1 item (7 p. on 4 l.) ; 16 x 20 cm folded to 16 x 10 cm
ALS. Concerning a letter from a Capt. Forth regarding government affairs in Hong Kong. Writes of the changes in personnel in various government offices.
1858 Oct 7

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