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Miscellaneous manuscripts collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0034
This is a collection of single item manuscripts or small groupings of materials, 1730s-1983 and undated. This collection includes signatures of Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson; letters from Jefferson Davis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gustave Flaubert, James Madison, James Monroe, George Moore, Edgar Allen Poe, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Roger Brooke Taney, Queen Victoria, George Washington, and Woodrow Wilson. There are photostats of Edith Wharton letters (originals at Garrett Library); manuscripts of Marie Dujardin (widow of Edouard Dujardin); manuscripts and letters of Karl Shapiro. There are also 20 Baltimore Sun articles by H. L. Mencken regarding Johns Hopkins University.

Dates

  • 1730s-1983 and undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

1.89 Cubic Feet (3 legal size document boxes, 2 legal half-size document boxes)

Biographical/Historical note

Due to the multiple creators of items in this collection, no biographical or historical information is provided.

Scope and Contents note

This is a collection of single item manuscripts or small groupings of materials, 1730s-1983 and undated. This collection includes signatures of Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson; letters from Jefferson Davis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gustave Flaubert, James Madison, James Monroe, George Moore, Edgar Allen Poe, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Roger Brooke Taney, Queen Victoria, George Washington, and Woodrow Wilson. There are photostats of Edith Wharton letters (originals at Garrett Library); manuscripts of Marie Dujardin (widow of Edouard Dujardin); manuscripts and letters of Karl Shapiro. There are also 20 Baltimore Sun articles by H. L. Mencken regarding Johns Hopkins University.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by creator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These items were donated by various parties at several different times.

Processing Information note

Processed by Cynthia H. Requardt. Additional processing by Emily Davidson, July 2015.

Some file-level titles are DACS-compliant, while others are legacy entries whose rules are based on past local practice.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA