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Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - O

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Box Person Named and Contents Date

O'Brien, William

Letter: Dublin, to "My Dear Mrs. Moss"
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. "I am greatly distressed to have to give an unfavorable answer again, but I am utterly unable for one tenth of the work that is pressing upon me, and I am afraid of breaking down altogether if I were to attempt to enlarge my engagements for the present. It seems a terrible pity that there canot be a better division of labor, but we are doing our best, and so, I am sure, are you."
1888 Nov 10

Odle, Alan (Illustrator

Letter: London, to Mr. [Grant] Richards, 1872-1948
1 item (1 p.) ; 16 x 11 cm
ALS. "I have some drawings (as yet in the initial stages) which I should like you to see and approve before completion."
1911 Feb 4

Ollier, Edmund, 1827-1886 (Author)

Letter: London, to Joseph Durham, 1814-1877
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "I am much obliged by your promise of a cast of the Leigh Hunt bust . . . as a memorial at once of the man and of a very beautiful work of art." Also mentions sending notice to all "the members of the Committee" about the deficit.
1869 Oct 27

Orn, Robert

Letter: Kittanning, Pa., to Pres. James K. Polk, 1795-1849, Washington, D.C.
1 item (2 p.) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Writes to recommend the appointment of Findley Patterson as Quarter Master in the 2nd Regiment of Pa. Volunteers rendezvousing at Pittsburgh. "Mr. Patterson is rather celebrated for his military talents and he would make an excellent officer of almost any grade."
1846 Dec 29

Orsay, Alfred Guillaume Gabriel, Comte d', 1801-1852

Letter: Paris, to Mr. [Peter Steven] DuPonceau, 1760-1844, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 27 cm folded to 21 x 14 cm
ALS. D'Orsay writes that he has consulted with a voice specialist on a problem that DuPonceau's young daughter is having with her voice. The doctor advises that the difficulty should clear up in a year or two and that the girl might take one raw egg each morning to give her voice more flexibility. D'Orsay also reports on small matters of business that DuPonceau has asked him to conduct in France. He writes that he has been unable to speak to Gen. Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, 1757-1834, on DuPonceau's behalf as the government is not yet in session.
1833 Nov 15

Ouida (Pseudonym, Marie Louise de la Ramée, 1839-1908) (Novelist)

Letters: to unknown correspondents
2 items (together 13 p.) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
2 ALsS. In the first letter, Ouida firmly declines a magazine editor's request to include her in a group of portraits of women authors. "Now that George Sand and George Eliot are dead there is no author of my own day living whose rank in literature I could admit to be equal to my own." She also chastises the editor for using the words "Lady novelist": "No one says 'gentleman novelist'; it is as bad as the word authoress." In the second letter, to another editor, she writes, "You may reprint these articles of mine in aid of the cause but return me the ms."
1881 Sept 8

Oulmann, Nathan

Letter: New Orleans, La., to Mr. John Night, Hopkinsville, Ky.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 27 x 42 cm folded to 27 x 21 cm
ALS. In broken English, Oulmann asks to be sent his naturalization papers so that he may vote in the next election. "I lick were murch to vot for the first Election for president."
1847 Oct 14

Owen, Mr. (recipient)

Letter: to Mr. Owen, Baltimore Library
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Unknown correspondant returns two books that he has recently finished, "I will let you have the other as soon as I can get through with it."
1838 Aug 23

Owen, Anne and Owen, Jane Dale

Letters: Braxfield, Scotland, to Robert Owen, Esq., 1771-1858, London
2 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Two young daughters of the social reformer Robert Owen write him, while he is away from home, about affairs of the household.
1814 Apr 21

Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877 (Social Reformer)

Letter: Annfield, Scotland, to Mrs. Owen, Braxfield, Scotland
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
ALS. Writing to his mother while on a restorative trip to the seaside, Owen tells her of the recommendations made by his doctor and of the places he has visited. He concludes "I shall always be an advocate for the sea bathing. It has done us so much good."
1816 Jul 22

Owen, Robert, 1771-1858 (Congressman from Indiana, 1843-47)

Letter: Bristol, to "The Owen Family," New Harmony, Ind.
1 item (8 p.) ; 32 x 40 cm folded to 32 x 20 cm
ALS. Long letter scolds his sons for having "erred in the principle of your mode of life. You should have been producers . . . of wealth, and merchants to no greater extent than would effect . . . the sale of your surplus productions." Goes on to inveigh against capitalism and encourages them to become honest agriculturalists instead of speculative merchants. Counsels them on bringing up their children: "They will be much . . . better brought up together than separately," and enjoins them to live "as one family cordially united in affection." Expounds on the political and economic conditions in Europe and predicts governmental collapse.
1841 Jan 11

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