Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - M

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

Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928 (Author)

Letter: London, to The Authors' Syndicate
1 item (2 p.) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. Letter concerns his payments for his co-authorship of Germany in Defeat: "Count Charles de Souza has written to me informing me that he regrets that he was in the wrong as regards my rights to a full half profits . . . from the sale of Volume I." Remainder consists of a detailed accounting of sums due him. Also a one-page statement, written and signed by Macfall, stating his relationship to the literary agent The Authors' Syndicate after de Souza has withdrawn from the syndicate's representation.

This collection also contains letters addressed to Macfall. Correspondents include: Alfred Lys Baldry, Georges Derry, and Frederick H. Evans.

1917 May 12

Macfall, Haldane

Letters: London, to Arthur Symons, 1865-1945
6 items (together 9 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
6 ALsS. Writes a note on his life as a soldier and writer. Tells Symons he will relate what he knows about the 1890's, for he was "in the very whirl of things . . . and knows most of the Decadent lot as well as the virile." One letter contains an appreciation of Ambrose Bierce, 1842-1914?, others give details about his efforts to buy back a biography of Aubrey Beardsley, 1872-1898, and his subsequent attempts to find a publisher in America for his Beardsley book.
1926 Sept 18 - 1927 Mar 15

Macfall, Haldane

Letter: Tunbridge Wells, to "Dear Mrs. Stebbing"
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. Accepts an invitation with the proviso that if "Madame [Sarah] Grand is not back at the Grey House from an engagement away from home" they will be unable to come.
1900 Oct 8

Macfall, Haldane

Letter: London, to "Dear Williamson," 1858-1942
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Concerns the publication of his Beardsley book in America: "I do not feel at all confident that there is any American eagerness for the book." States that he wishes to continue to work on it so that it will be ready to print, and that he wants to get to work on his next novel. "Fisk is really much hotter about getting out a republication of my novel, The Masterfolk."
1927 Mar 1

Macfall, Haldane

Card: London, to R.F. Gibb, Liverpool
1 item ; 14 x 9 cm
APcS. Sends thanks to a bookseller for sending him a copy of Rouge, which he describes as "a remainder edition" and refers to its imperfections.
1926 Feb 23

Macfall, Haldane

Letter: London, to "Dear Mr. Blodgett"
1 item (2 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm
ALS. To the American collector Blodgett, Macfall discusses his feelings about writing and includes a full-page quotation from the Splendid Wayfaring.
1924 Aug 25

Macfall, Haldane

Letters and cards: London, to William Morris Colles, 1855-1926, London
46 items (together 61 p.) ; 21 x 17 cm and smaller
38 ALsS, 8 APcS. Writing to his literary agent at The Authors' Syndicate, Macfall's letters cover a considerable variety of issues and concerns: titles for his books, problems with publishers and various malcontents. He offers much advice regarding advance payment and royalties and how to publish in America, and discusses projects for publishing his works. He writes extensively on his Claud Lovat Fraser volume, together with a discussion of copyrights. He discusses articles he is contemplating, his efforts to have his pieces published in Town & Country, plots for new novels, the technicalities of producing a poster, and his low opinion of editors, publishers, and the reading public.
1911 Jun 14 - 1926 Mar 25

Macfall, Haldane

Letters: London, to "Dear Gilmer"
14 items (together 23 p.) ; 28 x 18 cm and smaller
14 ALsS. Writing to a literary agent, Macfall discusses his prospects of entering the U.S. book market, payments, and royalties. He asks Gilmer to help some of his friends get books published, and refers to his problems with Germany in Defeat (a book he disavowed after the first volume).

1914 Jun 14 - 1918 Dec 30

Macfall, Haldane

Letter: London, to Mrs. Lloyd
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Discusses his fees and procedures for making bookplates, particularly one using a Gordon Craig woodcut.
1928 Jul 8

Macfall, Haldane

Letters: London, to Grant Richards, 1872-1948
5 items (together 6 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
5 ALsS. To his publisher, discusses arrangements to have royalties paid directly to his literary agent, Colles, and his book on Ibsen. Macfall also comments on the death of George Meredith, 1828-1909: "The world's emptier by great-hearted George Meredith's passing."
1907 Dec 6 - 1910 Jan 14

Macfall, Haldane

Letter: London, to "Dear Walker"
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Agrees that "most men's memories are blasted by their kin after death" and cites the examples of Sir Richard Francis Burton, James McNeill Whistler, and Aubrey Beardsley. He also notes that "I would sell [Claud] Lovat's [Fraser] stuff like a shot for decent prices."
1922 Mar 29

Macfall, Haldane

Letters and cards: London, to Thomas R. Waring
11 items (together 21 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm and smaller
9 ALsS, 2 APcS. Writing to a Macfall collector and bibliographer, Macfall provides his correspondent with much specific and detailed information concerning his own works (various editions, prices, and sources for purchase), as well as commenting on persons and events (Yvette Guilbert, the Irish Problem, the Great War, etc.).
1926 Aug 25 - 1928 Apr 29

Macfall, Haldane

Letter: London, to Holbrook Jackson, 1874-1948
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Short note offering a book trade.

Macfall, Haldane

Manuscript: Life of Aubrey Beardsley
1 item (38 p.) ; 21 x 17 cm (Text comprises 4 introductory pages, 18 pages of narrative text, 7 pages of detailed outline, 7 pages of summation.) Together with several pages of miscellaneous notes.

Macfall, Haldane

Manuscript: Essay on Keats
1 item (2 p.) ; 21 x 17 cm
AMs. Heavily corrected in the author's hand.

Macfall, Haldane

Manuscript: The Sneer of "Victorianism"
1 item (3 p.) ; 21 x 17 cm
AMsS. Heavily corrected in the author's hand.

Mackinlay, Thomas, Esq. (Author)

Letter: to"My dear Sir"
1 item (3 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Discusses financial matters and publication.

Maguire, William

Telegraph: Louisville, Ky., to Coates Brown, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.)
Telegraph: "Gentlemen claims full amount if prefer levy Maguire security send dispatch to lawyers, Wm. Maguire."
1849 Feb 14

Malsby, Doctor

Invoice: from Benjamin Featherby, Dolington
1 item (1 p.)
DS. "Doct Malsby fr Benjn Featherby 10 1/2 Bushels Oats on 48¢, Interest 15 months, 5.47 1/2"
1837 Mar 21

Mann, Horace, 1796-1859 [recipient] (Congressman from Massachussetts, 1848-1853)

Letters: Philadelphia, Pa., T. Goldsborough, to Horace Mann, Philadelphia, Pa.; James Oldden to Horace Mann, New York, N.Y.
2 items (3 p. on 2 double sheets) ; 25 x 41 cm folded to 25 x 21 cm and smaller
2ALS. Letter from Goldsborough thanks his friend for his letter and looks forward to seeing him in the spring; Oldden letter, signed "your unhappy friend," mentions unspecified adversity facing his family. He wishes Mann and his wife well and sends greetings from his wife and Mercy Burling.
1816 Dec 5 - 1816 Dec 27

Manning, Thomas, 1772-1840 (Scholar of China)

Letter: London, to Julius von Klaproth, 1743-1835, Paris
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 37 cm folded to 25 x 19 cm
ALS. Thanks Klaproth for sending him a book on Tibet. Manning welcomes more volumes but regrets he is unable to reciprocate with books on China. "I spoke yesterday on the subject to Mr. Elphinstone's Chinese servant . . . but I had no success." Manning includes J. Elphinstone's address: "I do not doubt he will be very glad to hear from you." In closing, Manning asks that his regards be given to Monsieur [Abel] Remusat.
1831 May 4

Marat, Jean-Paul, 1743-1793

Autograph fragments
1 item (2 p.)
Autograph fragments. Several slips of paper, written in French and apparently in the hand of Jean-Paul Marat, have been collected and pasted together on to a larger brown sheet. Note on back of one sheet reads as following: "Jean Paul Marat's autograph fragments received in March 1880 from Mr. E. Charaway, Archbishop of Paris. Mr. Charaway has received these fragments from J.P. Marat's sister [Albertine]." Continues with further provenance information.

Marcy, William (Governor of New York, 1833-9, Secretary of War, 1845-9, Secretary of State, 1853-7) (recipient)

Letter: New York, N.Y., from J. E. DeKay, 1792-1851
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Short letter informs Marcy that DeKay has forwarded him the Annual Reports that "were due on the first of February and would be expected on the first of this month."
1837 Jan 3

Marlborough, Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of, 1660-1744

Letter: to "Mr. Townesend, or Mr. Peiseley"
1 item (1 p.) ; 22 x 19 cm
ALS. "I have had a very ridiculous Petition from Severall of the Inhabitants of Woodstock who desire not to have the Door made up I ordered . . . I desire you to proceed without Loss of Time, & do as you are directed . . . I shall come sooner than you expect."
1722 Oct 17

Marley, Abraham

Promissory note: to Jamison Johnson & Co.
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
DS. Marley promises to pay "Ten pounds, current money."
1774 Jan 27

Marochetti, Carlo, Baron, 1805-1867 (Sculptor)

Letters: London, to unknown correspondents
3 items (6 p. on 3 leaves) ; 19 x 12 cm and smaller
3 ALsS. In the first letter, Marochetti explains that he is working on a statue of Lord Clive entitled "1757" and hopes that his correspondent help him find a military costume of the time. In the second letter, he assures his correspondent that the bust of "S. G." has been started, and, if not for the delay caused by waiting for official confirmation from the subcommittee, it would have been finished by now. In the third letter, Marochetti discusses a bust he is working on: "I will color it white or terra cotta according to Her Majesty's desire." He also asks when he might begin the bust of the Prince of Wales.
1857 Nov 24 - 1861 May

Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848 (Novelist)

Letter: to Clarkson Stanfield, 1793-1867
1 item (1 p.) ; 19 x 23 cm. folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Stanfield, an artist, for his generosity. "I shall not refuse the Eau de Cologne, which you are preparing for me - God bless you, old Boy - May you be like an old dowager, the longer you live, the better you paint."

Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953 (Scholar)

Letter: London, to Anne Wynick; London, to Bethzion Lask
2item (4 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
2 ALS. Letter to Wynick thanks her for sending him a book; letter to Lask states that "I am glad to hear of your interest in the gifted & short-lived Isaac Rosenberg & I send you the papers which Mr. [Laurence] Binyon had."
1922 Jun 8 - 1928 Sept 27

Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir

Letter: to Mrs. Earle
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 25 cm folded to 19 x 13 cm
ALS. "I am so glad my little corrections were acceptable! I will alter the Lyons sentence in my book according to what you tell me . . . I'm not writing in red ink out of wilful eccentricity - but because Winston [Churchill] has got the black!"
[19--] Aug 1

Marshall, James M.

Letters: Chicago, Ill., to J.B. Knight, Hopkinsville, Ky.
3 items (together 5 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
3 ALsS. Discusses details of the renting of several properties owned by Knight.
1856 Mar 26 - 1857 Sept 1

Marshall, William Calder, 1813-1894 (Sculptor)

Letter: London, to R. H. Grundy
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Informs Grundy that the statue of Eve will arrive in Liverpool by boat.
1851 May 5

Marshes & Shepherd

Invoice: Sheffield, to Edward Mullins, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 28 x 44 cm folded to 28 x 22 cm
1839 Mar 22

Marston, Philip Bourke, 1850-1887 (Poet)

Letter: London, to John Henry Ingram, 1842-1916
1 item (2 p.) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. Mentions his "part in the sonnet which was a very slight part" and states "few things would grieve me more than for [Robert] Browning to think me wanting in respect." Goes on about the sonnet and its defects.
1883 Dec 3

Martin, Houston, Esq. (Author)

27 items (together 49p.) ; varying sizes
11 ALsS and 16 TLS. Correspondents include George L. Watson, Mary W. Withers, and Tom Burns Haber. Letters relate to Houston's and his correspondents' interest in A.E. Housman, 1859-1936. Watson's letters (17) are a running commentary on the course of his book on Housman; Withers's letters describe Housman's visits to her home, and Haber's letters are to a fellow collector.
1940 Mar 25 - 1958 Aug 28

Martineau, G.

Letter: to J. T. Bernard, Esq.
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Writing on behalf of the Equitable Assurance Office, he notes that "the present value of a Policy cannot be ascertained without a computation," and states the fees required for the adjustment.

1831 Nov 23

Marvin, Enoch

"Patents of sundry Tracts of Land in Mercer County."
1 item (6 p. on 2 double leaves)
ADS. Lists the various tracts of land, and status of each--size, owner, whether the owner has obtained a deed poll, a patent for land, etc.

1814 Jul 16

Masefield, John, 1878-1967 (Poet)

Letter: Pinbury Park, Cirencester, to Alfred Edward Housman, 1859-1936
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm
ALS. Thanks Housman for his kind letter.
1935 Jun 4

Masefield, John, 1878-1967 (Poet)

Letters: London and Oxford, to Laurence Housman, 1865-1959
3 items (together 5 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm
3 ALsS. Letters refer to verses he has submitted to The Venture for publication, and the problems of an earlier publication by Elkin Mathews. Suggests a solution by offering a number of other books to be published in lieu of his first submissions. This was acceptable to Housman.
1903 Oct 7

Massey, Gerald, 1828-1907 (Poet)

1 item (1 p.)

Mathews, C

Letter: to "My dear Sir"
1 item (1 p. )
ALS. Blames his failure to reply sooner on the fact that his servant misplaced his previous note, and says that he meant to call on the recipient that day. Asks if the next Monday will suit him instead.

Maxcy, Virgil, 1785-1844 (Solicitor of U. S. Treasury and Diplomat)

Letter: Washington, D.C., to Mr. Stockton
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 41 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Asks Stockton to come to his office and bring "the act referring the settlement of your business to this Office."
1836 Jul 8

Maynard, Abraham

Bond: to Samuel Tompkins for twelve hundred dollars
1 item (1 p.)
ADS, TDS. Documents the loan of twelve hundred dollars of Abraham Maynard to Samuel Tompkins. Signed by Maynard, and witnesses Esther Tuttle and Daniel Harris.
1833 May 1

Mazurie, James (recipient)

Letter: to James Mazurie, Philadelphia, Pa., from unknown correspondent
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 18 cm
ALS. In French.
1801 Dec 17

McClees & Co.

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Moro Phillips, 1815-1885, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Requests a receipt for an enclosed payment.

1871 Oct 24

McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885 (U. S. Civil War General)

Letter: Orange, N.J., to Henry G. Hill, New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p.) ; 19 x 13 cm
ALS. "I take great pleasure in complying with the request of one of my old soldiers, and with the sincere hope that your wound no longer troubles you."
1864 Apr 28

McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817 (Continental Congressman) (subject)

Memorandum: of the will of Thomas McKean
1 item (1 p.) ; 16 x 21 cm
AD. Confirmation of the contents of Thomas McKean's will dated Aug. 13, 1814. With a note stating that the property has been sold by McKean's son Thomas.
1817 Jun 27

McKiblin, John S.

Bond: John S. McKiblin to James B. Taylor, New York, N.Y.
1 item (2 p.)
ADS. "Know all men by these Presents, that I, John S. McKiblin of the Village of Williamsburgh in the County of Kings and State of New York, am held and firmly bound unto James B. Taylor of the City, County and State of New York in the sum of Three Thousand Two hundred Dollars lawful money of the United States of America to be paid to the said James B. Taylor his heirs or assigns; for which payment well and truly to be made I bind myself my heirs executors and administrators sealed with my seal dated the twenty sixth day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven."
1837 Dec 26

Menefee, Richard Hickman, 1809-1841 (Congressman from Kentucky, 1837-1839)

Letter: Washington, D.C., to Joseph Coleman Fisher, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.) 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Regretfully declining an invitation from "the Whigs of the city and county of Philadelphia," Menefee asks that Fisher "offer in [his] name the following sentiment: With a steady eye upon the constitution and the welfare of the people, [the Whigs] have displayed a constancy under defeat, to be equalled only by their magnanimity and moderation in the victory which certainly awaits them."
1838 Jul 30

Meredith, Hugh

Bank draft: to John Morris
1 item ; 7 x 19 cm
ADS. Meredith directs Morris to pay to Jonathan James "the Sum of One pound one shilling & a penny." On back of document, James acknowledges that he has "rec'd of John Morris the full contents of this Order."
1750 Mar 31

Merrett, Walter (Sculptor)

Letter: London, to E. Landseer Grundy
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Grundy for favorable notice of his bust of the musician Carl Rosa. "As you well know an artist has much uphill work . . . when endeavouring to succeed in his art, and when the press throws a ray of genial light . . . it is received--speaking personally--with every feeling of gratitude."
1891 Apr 17

Mew, Charlotte Mary, 1869-1928 (Poet)

Poems: "May 1915," "Sea-Love," and "In the Field"
3 items (4 p. on 4 leaves) ; 22 x 27 cm and smaller
4 AMsS. Two fair copies of the 11-line poem "May 1915," beginning "Let us remember Spring will come again . . ." "Sea-Love," an eight-line poem begins with the line, "Tide be runnin' the great world over."; "In the Field" is a 10-line poem beginning, "Lord, when I love all lovely things which pass . . ."

Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson, 1847-1922 (Author)

Letter: London, to Samuel Loveman, Esq., Cleveland, Ohio
1 item (1 p.) ; 16 x 20 cm folded to 16 x 10 cm
ALS. Comments on his poems sent her: "They have so much real beauty . . . that I hope you will persevere in their writing."
n.y., Feb 14

Meynell, Everard, 1882-1926 (Son of Alice and Wilfrid Meynell)

Letter: London, to Robert N. Green-Armytage, d. 1966, Weston-super-Mare
1 item (1 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Invoice from Meynell's Serendipity Shop for items of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, Rosa Nouchette Carey, Francis Thompson, and Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
[19--] Oct 9

Meynell, Olivia (Daughter of Alice and Wilfrid Meynell)

Letters: Flax Bourton, Somerset, to Robert N. Green-Armytage, d. 1966, Bath
4 items (together 8 p.) ; 20 x 13 cm
4 ALsS. Social letters - invitations to tea, thank-you notes, arranging visits.
1922 May 8- 1923 Jun 34

Meynell, Sebastian (Son of Alice and Wilfrid Meynell)

Letter: Bath, to Robert N. Green-Armytage, d. 1966, Bath
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm
ALS. Note arranging a social visit.
1935 Mar 20

Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-1948 (Editor of Merry England)

Letters: London, to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Chester, Pa.
12 items (together 36 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm. and smaller
12 ALsS. To the Adelman, as a collector of Francis Thompson, Meynell writes: "You have . . . the most important Thompson collection in the world - outside my own drawers!" This important early letter discusses Thompson's relationship with John Lane, the street-girl, and his opium addiction. Other letters refer to their mutual collections of Thompsoniana, Adelman's placement of his collection at Boston College, a discussion of Thomas Eakins, John S. Sargent, exhibitions of Thompson materials. Scattered throughout are Meynell's observations on his friend, Francis Thompson.
1931 Jul 7-1934 Dec 7

Meynell, Wilfrid

Letters and card: London and Sussex, to Robert N. Green-Armytage, d. 1966, Bath
9 items (together 15 p.) ; 21 x 13 cm and smaller
8 ALsS, 1 APcS. Early letters concern Meynell's permission to use the prose and poetry of Alice Meynell and Francis Thompson for various purposes, such as a radio talk. Later letters are familiar, dealing with his failing health and his gratitude towards Green-Armytage. His 11 Jan 1935 letter refers to Thompson's The Hound of Heaven: "And I am grateful for the eulogy of Marlowe . . . The able author uses a phrase from The Hound of Heaven in his 8th line . . . I am emboldened to hope that perhaps someday a eulogy of F.T. may come to rejoice my very declining years." Letter of 7 Feb 1933 contains comment on a recent drama, Francis Thompson, by Jack de Leon.
1930 Mar 29 - 1943 Jun 11

Meynell, Wilfrid

Manuscript: "A biographical note on Francis Thompson," 1859-1907
1 item (4 p. on 4 leaves) ; 34 x 21 cm
AMs. Obituary notice; only four pages of document have survived.

Millais, John Everett, Sir, 1829-1896 (Illustrator and Engraver)

Letter: to John Bullock
1 item (2 p. on 1 leaf) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Bullock for his "kind attention. I have not yet had time to read the paragraphs relating to the Royal Academy, but I am sure they must be interesting."
1868 Dec 18

Millais, John Everett, Sir

Letter: London, to unknown correspondent
1 item (2 p. on 1 leaf) ; 16 x 12 cm
ALS. Regrets having been too busy "to call and see the bust of the late Mr. Thackeray."
1864 Apr 25

Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 (Poet)

Document: cashed check
1 item
Cashed check. Made out to Edna St. Vincent Millay for $25 on a Second National Bank of the City of New York check. Her signature is on back.
1919 Oct 9

Miller, Ephraim F.

Certificate of Resignation: Boston
1 item (1 p.)
TD / DS. "The Governor and Commander in Chief has accepted the Resignation of Ephraim F. Miller as Captain of the Company of the Salem Independant Cadets, second Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth; and he is hereby honorably discharged, at his own request, from the Office of Captain in the Company aforesaid." Signed by the Adjutant General.
1836 Jan 29

Miller, Hugh, 1802-1856, (Geologist and Folklorist)

1 item (1 p.)
ANS. "Yours ever, Hugh Miller."


Miller, Jolie

Letter: Edinburgh, to John Hn. Whitaker
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
ALS. A letter beginning, "I have found this address and blank paper in the pocket of a gown which I wore a few weeks ago when I was in the country ." She apologizes for delay in replying to a request for an autograph.

1863 Mar 7

Miller, Rutger Bleecker, 1805-1877 (Congressman from New York, 1836-1837)

Letter: Utica, N.Y., to O.S. Seymour
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 21 cm
ALS. Sends a letter containing copy of text of a letter Miller has sent to his brother-in-law Horatio Seymour, regarding a dispute over Seymour's father's estate. To O.S. Seymour, he concludes, "I am prepared to make a proposition that will be satisfactory to all parties."
1838 Oct 22

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953 (Physicist)

Letters: Pasadena, Calif., to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
3 p. ; 22 x 15 cm
3 TLsS. Letters concern visit and speech of Albert Einstein at the California Institute of Technology in 1931. Millikan grants Adelman permission to publish his own introductory remarks and states that Einstein was Visiting Professor and Research Associate in 1930, 1931, and 1932. Third letter responds to Adelman's enquiry concerning the publication of Einstein's address in Science.
1952 Nov 5-1953 Apr 3

Moland, J.

Judgement: Concerning the estate of Robert Pennell
1 item (1 p.)
ADS. Moland resolves a legal dispute in Robert Pennell's will.
1754 Feb 13

Monthly Meeting of Friends of Chester

Certificate of Recommendation: Chester, Pa., "To Friends of Neury in the Kingdom of Ireland"
1 item (1 p.) ; 16 x 21 cm
AD. A certificate of recommendation for an unnamed man, who will soon travel to Ireland on a trading voyage: "These may therefore Certifie on his behalf that after needfull Enquirey made, we Do not find But that he is of a sober and orderly Conversation, just and honest in his Dealings a Deligent frequenter of our Religious meetings and Clear from any marriage Engagements so far as we know."
1749 Aug 30

Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia

Certificate of recommendation: Philadelphia, Pa., to the Society of Friends at Dartmouth in Massachusetts Bay and other Friends in that vicinity
1 item (1 p.) ; 31 x 40 cm. folded to 31 x 20 cm
ADS. Letter of recommendation for a member, Samuel Wetherill, Esq., who plans to pay a visit to the Society of Friends in Dartmouth. Signers include Lydia Darragh, Timothy Matlack, and Isaac Howell.
1787 Aug 5

Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia

Letter: to Samuel Wetherill, Esq.
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Sends a letter, written by "Mr. Ingersoll," for Wetherill to look over and approve before sending it on to a "Mr. Carey."
1824 Jul 3

Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia

Letter: "To the Members of this Meeting who reside at a distance, and remote from any meeting of Friends"
1 item (4 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Encourages those who have moved away from the Church, physically or spiritually, to remember their membership and return to Christ.
1860 Nov 29

Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia

Letter: to Samuel Bettle
1 item (1 p.on double sheet)
ALS. Letter expresses sympathy with "our beloved friend" Samuel Bettle as he is about to go to Europe "in consequence of impaired health". Expresses good will and hopes for the restoration of his health. Ten signers, including William Biddle, Charles Ellis, Theophilus Beesley, John M. Whitall, and Samuel F. Troth.
1862 Jun 12

Moon, Charles (recipient)

Letter: Wilmington, Del., to Charles Moon
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 27 cm folded to 21 x 14 cm
ALS. Moon's sister muses on the war and its effects on friends, family, and country. "The trying times for friends seem to have arrived and all those who are sincere in our faith must deeply deplore and anxiously dread the impending crisis."
1862 Aug 12

Moore, Rachel

Letter: Newgarden, Pa., from Sophonisba, Newgarden, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 35 cm folded to 21 x 18 cm
ALS. Writing to her cousin, Sophonisba states "I send thee here An art of pleasing, it is the product of a lonely day." She muses on the relations between men and women in the present day, when "libertinism is become so fashionable that the centre of politeness is licentious gallantry . . . The rake that can boast of ruining the greatest number of innocent creatures . . . is accounted the most gallant man." To change this state of affairs, Sophonisba proposes that young women "convince them that we are able to discourse of things more worthy their attention than a ball, a play, fine dress, or any of their trifling discourses. By such a conduct we will find readier access to their hearts."
1803 Apr 28

Moore, Sam (recipient)

Letter: to Col. Sam Moore, Baltimore, Md.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ;
ALS. "I had the honor yesterday afternoon to receive your polite note enclosing a ticket for the annniversary dinner of the Hibernia Society on the 17th June, for which, I return you my thanks and request that you will make known to the manager my sense of obligation, for the kindness of their compliment, which I accept with the greatest pleasure."
1838 Mar 10

Moore, Stephen, Captain

Manifest: of the Sloop Lively, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 32 cm
DS. Lists cargo loaded in Madeira, including "two pipes" of "London particular madeira wine" consigned to "His Excellency George Washington Esquire." Includes an oath of honesty signed by Moore, the ship's captain.
1794 Jan 27

Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 (Author)

Letter: Devizes, to Lord George Gordon Byron, 1788-1824, Genoa
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Moore laments the fickleness of the British reading public and envies Byron his popularity, which is never adversely affected by changes in public taste: "The Public tires of us all, good & bad . . . How you who are not obliged can go on writing for it has long, you know, been my astonishment . . . If England doesn't read us, who the devil will?"
1823 Jul 17

Morley, T. W.

Letter: Cambridge, to "My dear sister," Leyburn near Bedale
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Writes of friends, family and those he has called upon in Cambridge.
1803 Nov 23

Morris, Beverley Robinson (Ornithologist)

Letters: Nottingham, to an unknown correspondent
2 items (together 5 p.) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
2 ALsS. With an unknown correspondent, Morris negotiates the price of a stuffed bird specimen, a bustard, that he would like to sell. "I may mention that it is in perfect preservation, and is an unusually large female, standing 27 inches in height."
1873 Jul 31 - Sept 26

Morris, Elizabith and Knight, Isaac

Document: Verdict, "Richard Finn & wife, Josiah Lewis vs. Elizabith Morris & Isaac Knight."
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
DS. Describes agreement in land dispute.
1788 Jan 7

Morris, Israel, 1741-1806

1 item (1 p.) ; 7 x 19 cm
ADS. Receipt records the sale of a lot of Shakespeare's plays to Edward Shippen, at a cost of 27 shillings.
1756 Feb 14

Morris, Sarah

Letter: to Mary Bettle, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Sends sympathy upon hearing of the recipient's illness.
[1875 May]

Mory, H.

Letter: Mechanical Bakery, to William D. Lewis, Esq.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. "Dear Sir, The Bearer has appleid for a rout to deliver Bread with his own Horse & Waggon--I have no doubt from his previous occupation, but he could make a prufitable thing of it."
1838 Nov 17

Mountjoy, Lord (Luke Gardiner, 1744-1798) (recipient)

Letters: to Lord Mountjoy, Dublin
3 items (each 3 p. on double sheet)
3 ALsS. Letters appear to be replies to earlier letters from Lord Mountjoy, mainly discussing the welfare of friends and family members.
1793 Nov 25 -1795 Jul 4

Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868 (Artist)

Letter: Stony Brook, N.Y., to J. and H.G. Langley, New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 20 cm
ALS. "I return the sketches by [Robert] Seymour. I am very much obliged."
1840 Aug 11

Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858 (Poet)

Letter: to Richard Monckton Milnes, 1809-1885
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Moxon, publisher of Milnes's biography of Keats, writes Milnes that he is "very glad indeed to hear that it is your intention . . . to finish out of hand the Life of Keats."

Mulock, Thomas

Letter: Geneva, to William Jerdan, Esq., 1782-1869, London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 40 cm folded to 26 x 20 cm
ALS. Written on the last page of a printed advertisement for a series of fourteen lectures being given by Mulock. Asks Jerdan to print a notice of the lecture series in his journal, Literary Gazette.
1820 Aug 17

Munby, Alan Noel Latimer, 1913-1974 (Librarian of King's College, Cambridge)

Letters: Cambridge, England, to Seymour Adelman, 1906-1985, Philadelphia, Pa.
5 items (together 5 p.) ; 25 x 21 cm and smaller
3 ALsS and 2 TLsS. Discusses, with a fellow bibliophile, the buying and selling of manuscripts of Leigh Hunt, Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, and others.
1968 Aug 7 - Sept 18

Municipalita Distrettuale di Meldola (subject)

Military and Political Documents
4 items (together 4 p.)
4 ADS. Written in Italian, this folder includes four documents written on official stationery from the Republica Cisalpina regarding military matters, one of which is signed by Giovanni Paradisi, one of the earliest political leaders of the district.
1798 May 18 - 1801 May 14

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