Letters, notes, invitations, telegrams, autographs circa 1775-1906

Items in the MANUSCRIPTS Collection

Manuscript letters MS:46829

Collection of manuscripts and papers, subjects includeJoel Abbot John J. Audubon William Cullen Bryant Senator John Clayton Rufus Choate James Fenimore Cooper Judge B.R. Curtis George William CurtisGeneral Gordon GrangerHorace Greeley Invitation to…

Manuscript letters Ms 77033

James W. Beekman letter, 31 March 1847, New York, New York, to Mr. James Dixon. In this letter Beekman acknowledges Dixon for forwarding him a copy of the speech he gave on the Wilmot Proviso in Congress.  Letter from Her Britannic Majesty's…

Chief Justice Marshall <br />
Negro bill of sale

Bill of Sale from John B. Johnson to John Marshall regarding the sale of a slave family dated 3 July 1787. John B. Johnson sells an African-American woman, named Dicey, and her child; on verso John Marshall writes bill of sale for this mother and…

President Lincoln&#039;s original Letter to Horace Greeley August 22, 1862
Provenance of the original letter written by Abraham Lincoln on August 22, 1862 and given to National Intelligencer editor, James C. Welling to publish.

Letter written to Elizabeth L.C. Dixon from Mary Lincoln
A handwritten letter by Mary Lincoln to friend, Elizabeth L.C. Dixon recounting the horror they experienced together the night Lincoln died. The letter sheds new light on the close friendship shared with her lady friends, Mrs. Dixon and sister Mrs.…

Gift of history - Lincoln letter to Greeley

John Nicholay, Lincoln's private secretary recalled that on August 22, 1862 Dr. James Clarke Welling "was at that time the editor in charge of the National Intelligencer and 'did what few young editors would have ventured upon." "The letter contained…