Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - S

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

Sacharowski, M.

Letters: London and St. Petersburg, to [E. L. Grundy]
2 items (5 p. on 3 leaves) ; 20 x 13 and smaller
2 ALsS. In the first letter, thanks his correspondent for sending him a copy of a journal and for the troubles Grundy has taken on Sacharowski's behalf. In the second, he sends a small composition, "La danse des cosagnes," as a token of his friendship and appreciation of his correspondent's interest in his art. Sacharowski mentions an upcoming trip, during which he would like to visit his correspondent in Liverpool. He also mentions a new work he is beginning, "The premier jour au harem." In closing, Sacharowski sends his greetings to Mrs. Grundy and members of the Artists Club: "Vive le sympathique Artist Club!"

1887 Oct 25 - 1888 Mar 13

Saintsbury, (probably George, 1845-1933, Journalist and Author)

Letters: Edinburgh, to "Dear Sir"
1item (1 p.)
ALS. Brief letter offers two articles for possible publication.

1903 Oct 19

Salt, Henry Stephens, 1851-1939 (Humanitarian)

Letter: Brighton, to R. Ellis Roberts, Esq., 1879-1953
1 item (2 p. on 1 leaf) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Responds to Roberts's favorable review of his version of the Aeneid. Salt also remarks, "You quite rightly observed that I had read no modern, up-to-date poetry. Ralph Hodgson, a friend of mine, is, I must own, the only poet of the present day in whom I delight." He concludes with a wish that "Tennyson had given us a version of the Aeneid, instead of his Arthurian poem. I think he might have done the trick!"

1929 Apr 14

Samuelson, E.

Letter: Liverpool, to E. L. Grundy
1 item (2 p. on 1 leaf) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Invites Grundy to his home to look at his collection of pictures: "Come and see them after church on Sunday--there is a capital light about 12:30."

1886 Feb 19

Sanford, Peter, 1781-1857

Letter: New Jersey, to Rev. Lucky and G. Coles, New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Sanford, a clergyman, writes to two other clergymen detailing his experience at a recent meeting where he converted "more than thirty souls".

1837 Nov 21

Sanford, P. P.

Letter: Owenville, N.Y., to Rev. J. Mason & G. Lane, Charleston, S. C.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Sends a personal donation of ten dollars for the rebuilding of the churches in Charleston, South Carolina, and apologizes that neither he nor his congregation can send more.

1838 Sept 4

Sankey, William

1 item (1 p.) ; 32 x 19 cm
AD. "William Sankey hath put and Bound and by these presents Doth put and Bind himself Apprentice to the said John Morris to Learn the art trade or mystery of a Weaver . . . unto the full end and term of four years and two months from thence." Unsigned draft.

1780 Apr 12

Santley, Kate

1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Discusses business arrangements relating to the Royalty Theatre in Soho, of which she is the Lessee.


Savage, John, 1779-1863 (Congressman from New York, 1815-19)

Letter: Albany, N.Y., to Peter W. Carter, Esq., New York, N.Y.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 41 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Advises Carter on his chances of winning a settlement in his case against the Orphan Asylum. After outlining a number of possible scenarios, Savage asks Carter "is it not best to concede something? and make the settlement upon terms not quite so favourable as you ought to have?"

1832 Nov 28

Saxer, Gabriel Jerome

Letter: Arau, Switzerland, to S. Bourne, 1761-1817, Amsterdam
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 38 cm folded to 25 x 19 cm
ALS. Saxer writes to the U.S. consul general in Amsterdam, claiming to have invented a cure for the yellow fever then decimating Philadelphia. He offers to sell it to the United States, noting that he has refused offers from others who have wished to purchase his formula.


Scott, John, 1784-1821 (Writer and Editor of London Magazine)

Letters: Geneva, London, Milan, Mortlake, Rome, to Robert Baldwin, London
10 items (together 54 p.) ; 25 x 19 and smaller
ALsS. To the publisher Robert Baldwin, a few letters discuss payment terms regarding articles Scott is writing for the British Review. Most of the letters discuss preparations for the founding of the London Magazine, which Baldwin has asked Scott to edit. Scott writes at length about what he hopes to accomplish with the magazine. Also discussed are potential contributors (Coleridge, Lamb) as well as submissions by a number of writers, including Hazlitt and Polidori.

1818 Mar 12 - 1820 Jan 18

Scott, John

Manuscript: "Gleanings from Foreign Journals: Cosmetics"
1 item (6 p. on 3 leaves) ; 23 x 19 cm
AMs. While in Paris, Scott muses on the use of cosmetics by both women and men.


Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832

Letter: Abbotsford, Melrose, to "The Author of Odes and Addresses to Great People" [Thomas Hood, 1799-1845], care of Baldwin & Cradock, London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 23 x 38 cm folded to 23 x 19 cm
AL. Written in the third person: "Sir Walter Scott has to make thankful acknowledgements for the copy of The Odes to Great People with which he was favoured & more particularly for the announcement he has received."

1823 May 4

Seib, George

Document: "Description of George Seib's Lot for his Deed."
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
DS. A survey of Seib's land "copied from an extract which Michael Hillegass, Esq. had taken from the original."
1790 Nov 7

Sergeant, John, 1779-1852 (Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1815-23, 1827-9, 1837-41)

Opinion on foreign and domestic exchange
1 item (4 p. on 2 leaves) ; 25 x 20 cm
ADS. Incomplete, probably missing first page. Sergeant's opinion takes the form of seven questions, and their answers, pertaining to the Second Bank of the United States's policies on foreign and domestic exchange.

1819 Aug 3

Severn, Arthur, 1842-1931

Letter: Brantwood, Coniston, to George Price Boyce, 1826-1897
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "I . . . am pretty sure the picture you have is by my Father but I rather think he did two - if the one you have is the original, you have the best portrait my Father ever did of Keats." Also conveys message that Ruskin will come see him soon.

1873 Jul 8

Severn, Joseph, 1793-1879 (Painter)

Letter: London, to Owen Carter, Esq., 1806-1859
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Discusses the screen Carter is working on, as well as his own picture. He compliments Carter on "having produced one of the most beautiful perspectives I have ever seen--drawn and executed with singular skill and forming so rich a frame of architecture for me to draw in."

1852 Dec 27

Severn, Joseph

Letter: Pal Poli, to Miss Foley
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Writes that he will be home and would like to meet Mr. Brooks. With envelope.


Severn, Joseph

Letter: London, to William Haslam, 1795?-1851
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Offers, as a gift, to do a life-size drawing of Haslam's daughter. "This shall be not only a memento of my return, but also of my Italian life."

n.y. Jul 28

Severn, Joseph

Letter: London, to Thornton Hunt, 1810-1873
1 item (3 p. on doublesheet) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. Recounts a visit he had from Edward Trelawny and a remark he made regarding a pension for Hunt's sister. He adds that he would be willing to assist, stating "that I am well acquainted with the Chancellor of the Exchequer." He finishes by saying that "My promise about the portrait must be deferred a little."

n.y. Sep 2

Severn, Joseph

Letter: to J. P. Knight, 1803-1881
1 item (1 p.) ; 12 x 19 cm
ALS. Note asks Knight "please to deliver my two drawings to the bearer" of the note.

1850 Aug 5

Severn, Joseph

Letter: Rome, to Mme. Llanos [Fanny Keats], 1803-1889
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 22 x 28 cm folded to 22 x 14 cm
ALS. Severn writes to John Keats's sister of his health, the progress of his painting, visits to and from family and friends. He also writes that Lord Houghton, Keats's biographer, "not only never answered my letter but my son surprised me by telling me that his lordship was actually jealous of my writing notes to Adonais as 'twould cross his path & so he would quash all my recollections of your illustrious brother!!"

1865 Jul 20

Severn, Joseph

Letters: Pimlico and London, to Rev. Thos. Wilkinson
4 items (together 10 p.) ; 19 x 23 cm and smaller
ALS. In the first letter, Severn describes a picture he would like to send Wilkinson on approval. The second letter, five days later, contains Severn's thanks for a £50 payment. In the third, Severn asks for a copy of the Shelley letter that he gave Wilkinson: "The widow of the poet has just requested [it] of me . . . It is for a new edition of Shelley's letters, etc." In the undated letter, Severn asks for a loan and also mentions some letters in his correspondence that Wilkinson may wish to procure for his collection.

1842 Nov 7 - 1845 Jan 3

Severn, Joseph

Letter: Pimlico, to W. Wyon, 1795-1851
1 item (1 p.) ; 13 x 8 cm
ALS. Regrets that he and his wife will have to decline an invitation to a party as "it will be difficult for my wife at this time to leave her twin babes."

n.y. Mar 8

Severn, Joseph (Subject)

Epitaph: "In Memory of Joseph Severn, 'the Friend of Keats.'"
1 item
Ms. "In memory of Joseph Severn, 'the friend of Keats,' buried here by his own desire next to the Poet who died in his arms in 1821. He attained celebrity as an Artist and as British consul at Rome from 18-- to 18--, won the esteem and affection alike of English and Italians. From King Victor Emmanuel he received the Order of the Crown of Italy in recognition of important services rendered in countless times to the cause of Freedom and Humanity. He died August 3rd, 1879, Aged 85 years."


Severn, Walter, 1830-1904 (Painter)

Letter: London, to Frederick Hollyer
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "The carbon phot[ograph] you have done of the poet Keats . . . is quite a work of art . . . I shall get you to put your name and address on the back as you deserve much credit for it."

1881 Jul 8

Seymour, Arthur

Autograph: Maida Vale, London, to unknown correspondent
1 item (1 p.)
ANS. "Certainly, with pleasure, Arthur Seymour."
1901 Dec 9

Shackleton, W. A. (Painter)

Letter: Liverpool, to E. L. Grundy
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. "A call from you would elevate me to the Seventh Heaven. I have a watercolor drawing I wish you to christen."

1886 Nov 9

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 (Dramatist)

Letter: London, Holbrook Jackson, 1874-1948, to Bernard Shaw, London; London, Bernard Shaw to Holbrook Jackson, London
1 p. ; 28 x 18 cm
TLS. Invites Shaw to speak to The Double Crown Club at a dinner in January; Shaw pens his reply at bottom of page: "No, Holbrook: I bar dinners; and I have nothing whatever to say on the subject that would send Emery Walker and the rest fast asleep in half a minute."

1925 Nov 19 - Nov 20

Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1950 (Dramatist)

Letters and cards: Torquay and London, to Laurence Housman, 1865-1959
9 items (1 p.) ; 2 folders; assorted sizes
5 APcS, 3 TLS, 1 ALS. Correspondence with Laurence Housman discusses a variety of issues, including not winning the Nobel peace prize, business agreements to put on BS's plays, critiques of the writings of others, etc.

1910 Oct 6 - 1938 Oct 22

Shaw, John

Letter: London, to Mr. Crowdy, Highworth, Wilts
1item (1 p.)
ALS. Requests payment in advance for printing three hundred letters.

1811 Feb 7

Shee, Martin Archer, 1769-1850 (Portrait Painter)

Letter: London, to unknown correspondent
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Discusses reading about the claim of his correspondent's client to the Roscommon Peerage. States that, in earlier years, he was acquainted with the present Lord Roscommon's father.

1830 Feb 26

Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822

Letter: Florence, to Messrs. Brookes & Co., London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 24 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. "I authorize you to pay into the hands of H. Smith . . . two hundred & fifty pounds, the amount of my income due on the 25th of March." Accompanied by receipt signed by Horatio Smith.

1820 Jan 17

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

1 item (1 p.)
Envelope containing leaves plucked from the gravesite of the poet. Envelope reads, "From the grave of Percy B. Shelley. Feb. 1846."
1846 Feb

Sheridan, Louisa Henrietta (Editor of The Comic Offering)

Letter: London, to Laman Blanchard, Esq., 1804-1845
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 24 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Praises his volume, Lyric Offerings. Also reminds him to send in "the half dozen pages you promised for the poor dear little Comic Offering."


Sheridan, R. B.

Letter: Dochester (?) to unknown taxidermist
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Asks the recipient if he has received the snake he sent him to stuff and notes that he would like a hawk stuffed as well.

1860 Dec 29

Shipman, W. M.

Letter: Somerville, Pa., to William Henry, Jr.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Writes of his dejection at a failed plan to start a business with another man, who has backed out. Shipman plans to start up a store in Clinton instead. "If I cannot do any better there . . . I shall strike for the far west."

1855 Nov 20

Sibley, Mark Hopkins, 1796-1852 (Congressman from New York, 1837-39)

Letter: to Gen. Elias Leavenworth, 1803-1887, Syracuse, N.Y.
1 item (1 p.) ; 33 x 21 cm
ALS. Describing a hectic schedule of speeches, travel, and sleepless nights, Sibley informs Leavenworth that he will arrive in Syracuse two days hence.

1842 Oct 27

Sigourney, C.

Letter: Hartford, Conn., to Messrs. Hilliard Fray & Co., Boston, Mass.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Asks to be sent several items, including materials on the pronunciation of the Greek language and the Annual Reports of the State of Harvard University.

1831 Jan 29

Simon, Oliver, 1895-1956 (Printer)

Letter: London, to Holbrook Jackson, 1874-1948
1 item (1 p.) ; 22 x 14 cm
ALS. Says he is sorry to hear Jackson is in the hospital, and is sending him a book to waft him "into the atmosphere of the Lakeland poets. I see Fabers have got you in their . . . list, which means no doubt they have your first MS."

1943 Sept 9

Simpson, F. A. (Frederick Arthur), 1883-1974 (Author)

Letter: Cambridge, to A.E. Housman, 1859-1936
1 item (2 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Thanks Housman for commenting on his book Louis Napoleon and the Recovery of France, 1848-1856. "Very many thanks for the corrigenda . . . I am very glad to have these now as they may just save me from stereotyping my errors."


Simpson, J. M.

Letters: New York, N.Y., to Jacob M. Haldeman, Harrisburg, Pa.
1 item (1-2 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Business letter addressed to J. M. Haldeman.
1825 Jul 4

Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 (Author)

Letter: Somerset, Bermuda, to "Dear Sirs"
1 item (1 p.) ; 21 x 13 cm
ALS. Asks his correspondents, presumably his publishers, if a check has been sent him. "I am depending upon the advance due on Metropolis for some payments."

1908 Mar 20

Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867 (Musician and Conductor)

Letter: London, to Mr. Hatton, 1809-1886
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Noting that Hatton is going to the United States, Smart offers his testimonial: "I shall be gratified by your stating that I have a very high opinion of your talents as a composer and executive performer."

1848 Jul 12

Smith, Adam, 1723-1790 (Economist and Philosopher)

Receipt: London
1 item (1 p.) ; 8 x 16 cm
DS. Receipt of proceeds of the second edition of Smith's the Wealth of Nations, received from Thomas Cadell, the book's publisher.

1782 Jun 5

Smith, Gordon

Letter: to Rev. W. B. Sprague
1 item (4 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Friendly letter writes of mutual friends and daily happenings.

1869 Dec 12

Smith, Hannah Whitall, 1832-1911

Letter: Germantown, Pa., to "My dear Mary"
1 item (1 p.) ; 21 x 13 cm
ALS. Discusses a pattern for a cape. The note ends: "Don't talk about reading. Of course Hannah Smith don't read anything but Browning; and when she has read him through, she begins again."

1856 May 27

Smith, Horace, 1779-1849 (Poet)

Letter: to G. F. Richardson
1 item (1 p.)
Discusses his brother Leonard Smith's death, and asks that it be announced in the local papers. Also included in this file is a four line excerpt from his poem, "How to Have What We Like."


Smith, Horace

Letter: Versailles, to Mr. Hill, 1760-1840
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 19 cm
ALS. Asks Hill to take care of a business matter and to "call at Coutts's as you pass and enquire for our relation Mr. Charles Ward." Also adds that "Grattan is delighted to find his article on French poetry in the Edinburg."

1822 Dec 25

Smith, James, 1775-1839 (Author)

Letter: to "Dear Hill"
2 items (2 p.)
ALS. A brief letter by the author of Rejected Addresses. Also included is a excised bookleaf with an engraving of the author, also signed.

n.y. May 21

Smith, Mary Priscilla Wilson (Flower and Landscape Painter)

Letter: Baltimore, Md., to W.T. Russell Smith, 1812-1896, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 32 x 40 cm folded to 32 x 20 cm
ALS. Writing to her husband, she describes in detail her trip to Washington, D.C. and to Mount Vernon. She describes sketching the house and gardens of Mount Vernon, although her attempts to see and sketch the interior of the estate were rebuffed by one of Washington's relatives.

1839 Jul 2

Smith, Persifor Frazer, 1808-1882 (Prosecuting Attorney, Chester County, Pa.; Pennsylvania Legislator, 1862-64)

Letter : West Chester, Pa., to George G. Leiper, 1786-1868
1 item (2 p. on 1 leaf) ; 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Discusses aspects of a legal dispute in progress in Delaware county, and congratulates Leiper on his election as judge.

1843 Sept 8

Smith, W. T. Russell 1812-1896 (Painter) (recipient)

Letter: to W. T. Russell Smith, Philadelphia
1 item (8 p. on double sheet)
ALS. A letter of various topics, including the habits of condors. Includes a poem, "The Condor of the Andes."

This collection includes many other letters addressed to Smith. Correspondents include: The Artists' Fund Society of Philadelphia, Thomas Ashton, Charles Lauman, Mary Smith, C.F. Spring, and A. Weafie.

n.y. May 30

Social Circle

Letters: Social Circle to Owen Foulke; Robert Waln and Owen Foulke to Social Circle
3 items (2 p.)
3 ALS. In an incomplete letter, the Social Circle politely accuses Foulke of writing a slanderous Catalogue; Waln and Foulke show their indignation at such an accusation by their friends. "Believing it improper for us to enter into any further particulars until informed of the Author of the Calumny against us, we shall conclude with declaring ourselves ready to prove the falsity of the charge, whenever the Social Circle will inform us of our accusers, which we doubt not, that a moments consideration will convince them of the impropriety of concealing." Third letter, also incomplete, continues to unfold the scandal.


Sokes, Rosina

Letter: to "My dear Sir"
1 item (2 p. on double leaf)
ALS. Sokes responds to the writer's inquiry as to which of the parts she is currently playing is her favorite. She "rate[s] 'Ms. Merridew' in 'My Milliner's Bill' much more highly than any of them." The play in question is a one-act which was performed in New York in both 1885 and 1904.

n.y. Mar 27

Soullier, John M., d. 1824

Receipts: Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (26 p. on 12 leaves) ; varying sizes
ADS. Receipts document the distribution of the estate of John M. Soullier. Claims on the estate were made by, among others, C. W. Peale. Also includes an account ledger of his estate made for his descendant, Elizabeth Soullier, written in an 82-leaf book bound in cardboard covered in marbleized paper, with several pages missing. The book includes a postscript by Seymour Adelman.

1824 Apr 9 - 1825 Jun 1

Sparks, Ruth, and Miller, Ephraim

Deed: Ruth Sparks and Ephraim Miller, to Richard Matlack, Gloucester, N.J.
1 item (1 pg.)
ADS. Gives Matlack the possession "Together with all and singular the Woods, Ways, Waters, Watercourses, Mines, Minerals, Huntings, Hawkings, fishings, Fowlings, Franchises, Rights, Powers, profits, Liberties, Easments [sic], Emoluments [sic], Hereditaments [sic], and Appurtenances, Whatsoever belonging or in anywise appertaining unto the said lot of two Rood and Seven Perch of land."

1802 Oct 5

Spear, Thomas G., b. 1806 (Merchant and Poet)

Papers: Philadelphia, Pa.
23 items (together 23 p.) ; varying sizes
AMss. Poems "The Husbandman and Farmer," "The Old Yeoman," "Daniel Boone," "The Indian Hunter," "National Independence," together with miscellaneous notes, and a biographical sketch of Spear written by James Bryan.


Speight, Jesse, 1795-1847 (Senator from North Carolina, 1829-37; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1845-7)

Letter: Washington, D.C., to the Secretary of the Navy
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 21 cm
ALS. Forwards a request from a constituent to the Secretary of the Navy.

1830 Jul 18

Spencer, William Henry (subject)

Letters: to Samuel Lewis Southard, 1787-1842, regarding the appointment of Willam Henry Spencer as midshipman in the United States Navy.
3 items
Signers are: Barber Noyes, 1781-1844; Gideon Tomlison, 1780-1854; Ebenezer Stoddard, 1785-1847; and Lemuel Whitman, 1780-1841.


1825 Jan 17 - 1833 Dec 24


Spilman, J.

Letter: Baltimore, Md., to Thomas Spilman, Culpeper County, Va.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 40 cm folded to 26 x 20 cm
ALS. Apprises his father of the crisis at the City Bank, where he has been named teller as a result of wholesale dismissals of employees. "There never has been such times here, nearly all the merchants of any note have failed ... you may rely on it that the United States Bank has been the first cause of all this embarrassed state of things."

1819 Jun 13

Spooner, William

Letter: to Mrs. Carey Hea
1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Writes about literary matters, including the stages in publication of several books.

1828 Oct 29

Spring, C. F.

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Russell Smith, Esq., 1812-1896, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Arranges to meet with Smith.

1847 Mar 4

Sproul, William Cameron

This collection contains letters addressed to Sproul. Correspondants include: S.V. Henkels, William Shaler Johnson, and Theodore Roosevelt.


Staffordshire Ware

Ledger Account and certifications
3 items ; assorted sizes
AMsS, 2 ANS. Ledger account contains business transactions for the Staffordshire Ware firm. Also included are signed documents confirming the honesty and truthfulness of the invoice.

1835 Jul 31

Stanbery, Henry, 1803-1881 (U.S. Attorney General, 1886-8)

Autographed note
1 item (1 p.)
ANS. "Very respectfully, M. Henry Stanbery, Oct. 5, 1868." Stanbery was involved in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.

1868 Oct 5

Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn, 1815-1881 (Clergyman and Author)

Letter: Westminster, to "Dear Sir"
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Discusses a proposal for a monument to Leigh Hunt in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

1868 Nov 18

Stanton, Horace Hughes (Watercolorist)

Letters: New Brighton and Pensarn, to E. L. Grundy
4 items (12 p. on 4 double sheets) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
4 ALsS. Stanton writes of domestic life and several bouts of illness which have affected the output of his work. In the 1886 letter, Stanton thanks Grundy for a copy of the Mercury: "I was glad to read your remarks about the R. A. voting--you are right about the paintings, with a motive being the most popular and getting the greatest amount of votes." Several small sketches are integrated into the letters.

1882 Dec 31 - 1886 Sept 5

Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 (Poet and Critic)

1 item (1 p. )
ALS. Four-line poem with Edmund Clarence Stedman's signature at bottom.


Stephens, James, 1882-1950 (Poet and Author)

Letters: Columbus, Ohio; at sea; Chicago, Ill., to Edith Tranter, Cincinnati, Ohio and Manuscript: [Essay on nineteenth century English poetry]
5 items (together 24 p.) ; 24 x 19 cm or smaller
4 ALsS and TMS. Letters give accounts of his lectures at various universities in the Midwest, the people he has met, the hotels in which he is staying, and their mutual friends. Manusccript is very heavily edited in the author's hand.

1933 Aug 6 - 1935 Oct 16

Stephens, James

Letter: London, to "Dear Sir"
1 item (1 p.) ; 24 x 18 cm
ALS. "Please forgive the delay in returning your slips. I mislaid your letter."

1938 Oct

Stephens, James

Letter: Paris, to Maurice Browne, 1881-1955, Chicago, Ill.
1 item (1 p.) ; 17 x 12 cm
ALS. Replies to an offer from the Chicago Little Theatre, stating that two other managers have written "from America on the same subject. As soon as I have settled with them I will write you again."

1913 Jul 9

Stephens, James

Letter: Dublin, to Harold Monro, 1879-1932
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 17 cm
ALS. To Monro, a poet and publisher, Stephens states he will be interested in Gilbert Cannan's criticism of his poetry. He encloses some of his verse as requested and looks forward to the May issue of the Poetry Review since "all the reviews of The Hill of Vision . . . seem to have been written by lunatics."

1912 Apr 22

Stephens, James (subject)

3 items ; assorted sizes
Includes 11 newspaper clippings, 1 photograph, 2 PcS. Newspaper clippings mainly give accounts of his visit to Philadelphia and his lecture tour.

1929 Dec 25 - 1962 May 20

Stepney, Catherine Pollock Manners, Lady, d. 1845 (Author)

Letter: Brighton, to "Dear Sir"
1 item (4 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Notes that she has enclosed a document the recipient has previously requested. Also writes that she has just finished a novel, The Birth Day, and "it is my best."

1839 Nov 15

Sterling, James H. (Statesman)

Letter: Burlington, N.J., to Hyman Gratz, 1776-1857, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 39 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Upon the death of his wife, Sterling writes to the president of the Life Insurance Co., "to ascertain from your company how the sad event in question affects me." He also inquires about changing his will.

1851 Mar 28

Stewart, Daniel

Letter: to W. S. Martieu
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Places an order for Presbyterian works.
1837 Apr 7

Stoddard, R. H., 1825-1903 (Author)

1 item (1 p.)
ANS. "If my autograph is of any use to you (it is of none to me) you are welcome to it. R. H. Stoddard."

Stoddart, J. M. (Joseph Marshall), 1845-1921 (Editor of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine)

Letters: from various correspondents
11 items (together 20 p.) ; varying sizes
11 ALsS. Primarily letters from writers who have had, or would like to have, their stories published in Stoddart's Lippincott's Magazine. Correspondents include Elizabeth Train, Margaret Briscoe, Mary Agnes Tincker, Miriam Coles Harris, and Grace King.

1882 Oct 18 - 1901 Dec 20

Stone, Frank, 1800-1859 (Painter)

Letter: London, to Laman Blanchard, 1804-1845
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 24 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Stone discusses reading Leigh Hunt's Sir Ralph Esher: "I am just now delighted with a book . . . Do you know it and who wrote it. It is full of truth, a truth the most delightful--the philosophy of the heart. Half a dozen such writers might make us a better world."

1832 ?

Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932 (Biographer and Critic)

Letter: Hungerford, Berks, to Crosby Gaige, 1882-1949, New York, N.Y.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Having been informed that Gaige is no longer in the publishing business, Strachey points out that he has received no payment for his book just published by Gaige.

1928 Dec 31

Strange, Robert, 1796-1854 (Senator from North Carolina, 1836-1840)

Letters: Washington, D.C., to the Secretary of the Navy J. K. Paulding, 1778-1860
3 items (together 4 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm
3 ALsS. To J.K. Paulding, Strange sends letters of recommendation for constituents desiring to obtain naval posts.

1839 Feb 16 - 1840 Jan 14

Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899 (Composer)

Card: Vienna, to an unidentified correspondent
1 item (1 p.) ; 9 x 13 cm
ACS. "I am very flattered that you remembered my coming anniversary" (translated from the German).

1894 Oct

Sutherland, Graham, 1903-1980 (Painter)

Postcard: Kent, to Mr. Miller
1 item (1 p.)
APcS. "I am afraid I have lost your little piece of pasteboard--but here is my signature."

1949 Sep 31

Swain, David Lowry, 1801-1868 (Governor of North Carolina, 1832-1835)

Letter: Raleigh, N.C., to the Governor of Alabama [John Gayle, 1792-1859]
1 item (1 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm
LS. Asks the governor of Alabama to extradite a convict in the Mobile jail to North Carolina for trial.

1834 Jul 10

[Swinburne, Algernon Charles] 1837-1909

Poem: "Oh Blush Not So," by John Keats
1 item (1 p.)
Ms of Keats's poem "Oh Blush Not So." Note on back identifies transcriber's hand as that of Swinburne.


Symmes, Edward

Letter: Westford, Mass., to Edmund Symmes, Boston, Mass.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 38 cm folded to 25 x 19 cm
ALS. Thanks his brother for beautiful work done on the tombstones for his children. Remarks that he has been in Concord several days as a witness in a case involving removal of a landmark. Tells the story of a recent elopement in his neighborhood.

1849 Jul 15

Synge, John Millington, 1871-1909 (Dramatist and Critic)

Letter: Dublin, to Karel Musek, 1867-1924
1 item (2 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Written to the actor-translator Karel Musek of the Bohemian National Theatre, who was in the process of translating Synge's plays. Synge gives an account of his health and writes "I am beginning to do a little writing again. How have you been getting on with your theatre?"

1908 Aug 17

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Last Update: April 22, 2005 , Special Collections