Miscellaneous mss., 2100 BCE-1992LMC 1754LMC 1754

Papers of Various at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


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Creator Various
Title: Miscellaneous mss.
Dates: 2100 BCE-1992
Quantity: 12 boxes 61 bound
Abstract: The Miscellaneous mss., 2100 BCE-1970, consist of individual items acquired individually either as a gift or purchased from a variety of sources.
Language: Materials are in multiple
Repository: Lilly Library

Historical Note

The materials in this collection represent a very wide variety of time periods and geographic regions. Please see individual descriptions for more information.


Scope and Content Note

Note on Indexing Term - "Law": Of particular interest: Apr. 13, 1640-Mar. 28, 1681: Great Britain, Parliament, House of Commons, Journals. Oct. 21-Dec. 30, 1678. Great Britain, Parliament. House of Commons. Journal Book of the House of Commons for the Sessions of Parliament begun at Westminster... 1723. Majmuai fetawa (Legal decisions) written by 'Ali ibn Mustafþ. 18th cent. Huccatlar (Legal opinions of judges on land tenure law in Turkey).

Note on Indexing Term - "Medicine": Of particular interest are the following: 1652, Mar. 8. al-Qanun fi al-Tibb (The canon of medicine) by Avicenna, physician. 1730?. Extract from the Pen-ts'ao chang-mu by Li Chi Tsin [written by Jacques Francois Vandermonde, physician.] This item discusses the practice of Chinese medicine. 1780-1829. Compendium of Physic and Surgery, attributed to Joseph Flowerden, published London, 1769. n.d. Manafai ' al-nas written by Nida'i, head medicine man of Sultan Salim II. It deals with medicine in Turkey during the 16th century.

Note on Indexing Term - "Music": Of particular interest is a 1884-1909 album of autographs, signatures, and letters of musicians and others. Many of the autographs are accompanied by bars of music.

Note on Indexing Term - "Voyages and travels": Of interest are the following items: Jan. 24, 1587: Passport granting safe conduct to St. John of Lisbon, Portuguese ship, sailing to Brazil for a cargo of sugar, wood, etc. Nov. 16, 1652-Sept. 20, 1653: "Naval affairs, the Dutch war in K. Charles ye 2d's reign..." written by Sir John Lawson. Aug. 15, 1683: Letter from Governor of Jamaica, Sir Thomas Lynch to Charles II, King of Britain. Concerns recovering sunken treasure off the coast of Hispaniola, George Churchill who commanded the frigate "Falcon" and piracy. 1794. Navigational profiles-sailing directions from the Isle of Wight to the Anamba Islands...written by John Cottrell, naval officer. Sept. 6, 1803: Letter from Horatio Nelson, deals with desertion of seamen and marines. Dec. 24, 1812-Apr. 17, 1818: Volume of copies or drafts of letters from and to the ship brokers, McNeill Co. Jan. 1-Dec. 28, 1816: Account book of a merchant who lists costs of various voyages to Jamaica, Hamburg and Lisbon. Oct. 7, 1820-June 12, 1821: Log of Proceedings on board the "Albion" of London. Apr. 21, 1866: Certificate of the arrival and departure of the "Barca" Louisa Cook.

Note on Indexing Term - "Religion": n.d. G.R. Steele, Notes on the history of the Covenanters in Scotland and on the life of David Jamison Shaw. n.d. Thai book of Buddhist religious literature. n.d. (folio). The Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Verses ('phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol du phyin pa brgyad stong pa).

Note on Indexing Term - "Science": Of interest: 1795 astrophysical text entitled, Elementa Philosophie Universe written by professor Thoma Garcia de Zuniga. March 24, 1820 letter from astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre to mathematician Joseph Nicolas Nicollet. 1845 copy of a text in Turkish which deals with medical and pharmaceutical chemistry. Undated German text written by Indiana University botany professor Frank Marion Andrews entitled Zoologie.

Note on Indexing Term - "Travel": Of interest is a 1834-1841 journal and memorandum book of the plantation "Thomas" in British Guiana and travels in Great Britain. Includes descriptions of several trips to the United Kingdom written by plantation owner R.G. Butts. Also, an 1834-1835 journal of an European tour written by Henry Bertie and an anonymous 1849 diary of boat and overland trips in the U.S. and Canada.

Note on Indexing Terms - "West (U.S.)" and "Americana": Of particular interest is a diary of boat and overland trips in the U.S. and Canada dated Jan. 1- Nov. 14, 1849.

Note on Indexing Term - "World War, 1914-1918": Of particular interest is a 1914- 1916 diary of Philip Sass, soldier and businessman. Written in German, this diary gives a day to day account of a German soldier fighting Russian troops.

Note on Indexing Term - "World War, 1939-1945": Of interest is a Jan. 24, 1940 letter from Margaret Steggall to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burke of Bloomington, Indiana which contains a description of London in wartime.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions: Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library. However, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials. Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator, Lilly Library.


Related Material

See Lafayette mss. and Gordimer mss., also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.


Subject Headings

Persons

Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

Subjects

Americana
Cuneiform tablets
Law
Medicine
Music
Religion
Science
Travel
Voyages and travels
West (U.S.)
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945

Places

France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Miscellaneous mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Acquisition Information

See individual item descriptions for acquisition information.


Table of Contents

Miscellaneous mss.


Miscellaneous mss.
bound Bound Babylonian cuneiform terra cotta cone from ruins of a temple wall of Ur of the Chaldees. 2060 BCE - (1 cone. 12 x 4 cm.)
Scope and Contents
"The accompanying terra cotta cone was found several years ago by native Arabs in one of the ruin mounds of Ur of the Chaldees, the birthplace of the Biblical Abraham, now called Mugheir, on the lower Euphrates in Southern Babylonia. It was built into a temple wall with several other similar cones, to serve the purpose of the modern corner stone, with the hope that one of them might survive to tell future generations who built the temple. It bears a fine cuneiform inscription of twenty lines in two columns in the Sumerian language which was used in Babylonian before the Semitic Babylonian, and it comes from Libit-Ishtar, a prominent Babylonian king whose date has been fixed at 2060 B.C., just before the time of Abraham. This inscription is probably the best example yet discovered of the writing of the exact age of Abraham and in his own country. It is also of historical interest, for it mentions several of the early cities of the book of Genesis, the existence of which was once doubted. Its translation reads: 'The divine Libit-Ishtar, the humble shepherd of Nippur, the faithful husbandman of Nippur, who does not change the face of Eirdu, a king befitting Erech, the king of Isin, the king of Sumer and Akkad (North and South Babylonia) who captivated the heart of the goddess Ininni (Ishtar) am I. When the justice in Sumer and Akkad he had established, the temple of justice he built.'" Edgar James Banks, Field director of the Babylonian expedition from the University of Chicago, 1903-1906, to Carroll A. Wilson, n.d.
Lipit-Ishtar, king of the city/state of Isin, reigned from ca. 1934-1923 BCE according to Gordon D. Young, Purdue University, 11 July 1975.
Cone is designated as Lipit-Ishtar 2: 21-line cone in W. W. Hallo, "Royal Inscriptions of the Early Old Babylonian Period: a Bibliography," Bibliiotheca Orientalis XVIII No. 1/2 (Jan.-Mar., 1961), 4-14 (Z3001 .B584).
Cone is placed in its historical context by Edmund Gordon in "Lipit-Ishtar of Isin," Dudley Peter Allen Memorial Art Museum, Bulletin, (Oberlin College, Ohio) 14 (1956) 16-27.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. David A. Randall, Bloomington, Indiana. 1965.
bound Bound Babylonian cuneiform tablet of Sumerian text from the third dynasty of Ur, 2100-2000 BCE, having incised on both sides material relating to commerce in Ur. 2100-2000 BCE - (1 tablet. 5 x 4.5 cm.)
Scope and Contents
Date of tablet has been placed in the nine year reign of Amar-suena (ca. 2047-2039 BCE) according to Gordon D. Young, Purdue University, 11 July 1975.
Drawing of tablet, transcription and English translation by Stephen D. Simmons published in Journal of Cuneiform Studies, XVII: 32 (April 1936) (PJ3102 .J86).
Transcription and English translation by Edmond Sollberger published in Sollberger, Business and Administrative Correspondence Under the Kings of Ur, Locust Valley, N.Y., J. J. Augustin publisher, 1966, page 20 (Texts from Cuneiform Studies, Vol. 1) (PJ4075 .S68).
The top three lines tell of a religious festival for which the sheep and grain are needed. Below that is given the name of the person to whom they are to be sent. The name of the writer of the letter is not given on the tablet. Originally this tablet would have been in a clay envelope on which the seal of the writer would have appeared. This would have been sufficient to identify him. In writing on one of these tablets it was grasped between thumb and first finger at the top of the sides. The indentations here can still be felt on this tablet. This tablet has been partially baked. (Information from Ferris J. Stephens, Curator of Babylonian and Assyrian Clay Tablets, Yale University Library, 1958, January 23.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bodley Book Shop, New York (Catalog 103, item no. 42). 1948.
bound Bound Nevers, Louis de Gonzague, duc de, 1539-1595. To Clemens VIII, pope. Concerns Henri IV's struggle to establish himself as King of France and his conversion to Catholicism. 1594, January 14 - Autograph document 76 p. 21 x 31 cm.
Scope and Contents
Accompanied by two letters from Henri IV to the Pope; the duc de Nevers' credentials; the duc de Nevers' memorandum formally requesting the papal blessing; a note requesting an audience with the Pope; and a note from the Pope to the duc de Nevers.
Italian
Bound in Levant, lettered in gold and tooled in blind. Monogram on cover.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. William Salloch, Pines Bridge Road, Ossining, New York, 10562. 1970.
bound Bound Rosarium Philosophicum. 1600-1625? - Autograph document 23 p. 31 x 23 cm.
Scope and Contents
Latin
Written in Italy?
Symbolical drawings in red chalk with inscriptions in black ink on paper
Excerpts of the illustrated portions of Rosarium Philosophicum, sometimes ascribed to Arnaldus de Villanova
Bound in modern boards of red and gold
Published as Rosarium Philosophicum Secunda pars Alchimiae. De alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum, etc. 2 pts. In officina C. Iacobi: Frankfort, 1550. See Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries, Third Census. Bibliographical Society of America, New York, 1964 (Lilly Z240 .G61 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of purchase by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018, unknown. Harper lot 13221. 1968.
box 1 Pattricke, Fr., fl. 1605. Grayes Inne. To Samuel Borne. An account of the Gunpowder Plot and the seizure of Guy Fawkes. 1605, November 11 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 30 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by a copy of warning letter to Lord Monteagle. Autograph document 1 p. 15 cm.
Includes transcription
This is apparently the only private letter containing a detailed contemporary account of the Gunpowder Plot. The fact that the letter is dated from Gray's Inn indicates that the writer had legal connections, and this may account for his inside knowledge of the affair less than a week after the event.
The enclosed copy - also in Pattricke's hand - of the warning letter to Monteagle contains a few verbal variants from the original. At the foot is Pattricke's note that it was "Delivered to my Lorde of Mountegles page inclosed in a letter of his" and a list of the gunpowder and "other instruments" found in the cellar with Guy Fawkes.
From the Catesby collection
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Alan G. Thomas, 7a Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. 1971.
box 1 Morgen-wecker: aen de oude ende ghetrouwe Batavieren. Met een remedie teghen haere slaep-sieckte... 1620 - Bound document 14 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Probably by Henricus Slatius. Knuttel, Willem Pieter Cornelis. Catalogus van de pamfletten-verzameling berustende in de Koninklijke bibliotheek ...'s Gravenhage, 1889. vol. 1, pt. 1, 1486-1620, p. 590, no. 3087.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. International U. Booksellers, Ltd., 94 Gower St., London, England. From the library of Gustaaf Johannes Renier, professor of Dutch history and institutions, University of London. 1952.
box 1 Pembroke, Philip Herbert, 4th earl of, 1584-1650, parliamentarian. Hampton Court. To Rrobert Sidney earl of Leicester. Refers to the coronation of Charles I in February and the meeting of the second parliament. 2625, December 24 - Typescript 2 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Only typescript (not original) is present
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 1 Annotations in Czech, formerly used as an endpaper for a book. 3 April 1636 - Autograph document 2 p. 22.5 cm.
Scope and Content
In ink
With corrections in pencil, and a few other words in pencil
Removed from Georg Weis, Gloria Universitatis Carolo-Ferdinandeae Pragensis... 1672 (Lilly LF1462.5 .W426) in 1980
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1980.
box 1 Grant to Sir Francis Kinaston Knight and others in the eleventh year of the Reign of King Charles for the establishment of the Musaeum Minervae. 1636, June 26 - Autograph document 13 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
The above is a translation from the Patent kept in the Rolls Chapel by C. Richardson Junior, May 1812
Bound in Kynaston, The Constitutions of the Mvsaevm Minervae. London. Printed by T. P. for Thomas Spencer, 1636 (Lilly DAE681 .K99 C75).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1974.
box 1 Relacon of Count Maurice his Proceedings c: in Brasill. 1638, June 30 - Autograph document 2 p. 31 cm.
Scope and Content
Watermark: grape with decorative base
Pages numbered 77 and 79 in pencil
Title on adjunct pages
Count John Maurice of Nassau-Siegen was the Dutch governor, 1636-1644
Based on information from Manuel Perez Aleman, commander of the Portuguese merchant ship El Sacramento of an event occurring Sunday 28th April
Reports the nature of the siege of Bahia and Baya de Todos los Sanctos and the volume of chests of sugar on board the merchant ships
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Hofmann Freeman, Kent, England. 1975.
bound Bound Gr. Brit. Parliament. House of Commons. Journals. 1640, April 13-1681, March 28 - Autograph documents (9 volumes) 31 x 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Contemporary copies
Volumes bound in old reversed calf in worn, torn condition
Each volume bears the bookplate, according to the dealer, of James Butler, Earle of Ormonde, 1610-1688, lord lieutenant of Ireland.
Volumes cover the years 1640-1641, 1653-1659, and 1661-1681 as follows: 1) 1640, Apr. 13-1641, Jan. 3. 589 numbered pages. Index of 24 pages. Spine reads: Commons Journal 1640 1641; 2) 1641, Jan. 4-1642, Oct. 25. 621 numbered pages. Index of 24 pages. Spine reads: Commons Journal 1641 1641; 3) 1653, July 4-1659, Mar. 6. 606 numbered pages. Index of 22 pages. Ink in faded condition; 4) 1660, Apr. 25-1660, Dec. 29. 770 numbered pages. Index of 24 pages. Spine label partially torn off; 5) 1661, May 8-1666, Oct. 10. 702 numbered pages. Index of 24 pages. Spine reads: Commons Journal 1661 1666. Bound with ms fragment on spine inside front cover; 6) 1667, Oct. 14-1673, Oct. 20. 580 numbered pages. Index of 23 pages. Spine reads: Commons Journal 1667 1673; 7_ 1673, Oct. 1-1678, May 4. 643 numbered pages. Index of 24 pages. Spine reads: Commons Journal 1673 1678; 8) 1678, May 6-1678, Dec. 30. 432 numbered pages. Index of 24 pages. Spine reads: Commons Journal 1678 1678; 9) 1678/9, Mar. 6-1681, Mar. 28. 583 numbered pages. Index of 24 pages. Spine reads: Commons Journal 1679 1681.
Published in Gt. Brit. Parliament. House of Commons. Journals. Vols. 1-32, 1547-1770. London, 1742- (Lilly J301 .J86). Vols. 2-9.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Antiquarian Books/Celtic Studies, 15 South Frederick Street, Dublin, Ireland. 1975.
bound Bound Germano, Giovanni, Neapolitan priest. La Culla d'Oro. Tragicomedia...sopra la nascita del...Principe Toscana primogenito del...Gra Duca Ferdo II. Naples. 1642, October 15 - Autograph document signed 251 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Italian
Title page written and decorated in gold with a large miniature in blue, white and gold showing the newborn Prince of Tuscany lying on a bed within the signs of the zodiac.
Headings of the prefatory pages in gold
Initial letter of each scene and the Choro in gold
Dedication to the grand duke of Tuscany, Frederick II, dated October 15, 1642
Bound in contemporary vellum, tooled in gold with the coat of arms of the Medici family on both covers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of purchase by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018, unknown. 1968.
box 1 Pembroke, Philip Herbert, 4th earl of, 1584-1650, parliamentarian. Whitehall. To John Moore. With the next messenger should hear about matters of great importance. 1647, August 5 - Typescript 2 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Only typescript (not original) is present
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 1 Pietro Bernardin et Antoni Aluigi fratelli Colombi discendenti per retta linea da Nicol Colombi, chi fa fratelli del Padre di quel gran Christofforo scopritor del nuous Monde desiderosi d'esser creati, et dichiarati cittadini Piacentini... 1647 - Autograph document signed 7 leaves 30 cm.
Scope and Content
Petition written in two or more hands
Subsequent information dated 1682 and 1703
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 1 Winslow, Edward, et al., 1595-1655, governor of Plymouth Colony. Case of Sir Roger Twysden concerning an assessment. 1651, October 17 - Autograph document signed 1 p. 30 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by an order from the commissioners for advancement of money to Sir Roger Twysden, dated Sept. 24, 1651. Autograph document signed 1 p. 30 cm.
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 1 Lawson, Sir John, -1665, admiral. Naval affairs, the Dutch war in K. Charles ye 2d's reign the time of Oliver. 1651, November 16-1653, September 20 - Document signed 31 p. 31 cm.
Scope and Content
Title in hand of Sir Henry Coverntry according to dealer. "Sr John Lawson in ye Fairfax Journall part off the Dutch warr" in Lawson's hand on the cover page.
Written in a scribal hand with three additions and revisions in Lawson's hand on pages 77, 78, 93. Folio is paginated in pencil, 69-107. Reported as disbound from Philipps ms 4895.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Hofmann Freeman Ltd., 50 London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent. 1976.
box 1 Hollandts venezoen in Engelandt gebackken en geopent voor de liefhebbers van't vaderlant. 1672 - Document 13 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Printed version listed in Knuttel, Willem Pieter Cornelis. Catalogus van de pamfletten-verzameling berustende in de Koninklijke bibliotheek...'s Gravenhage, 1895. Vol. 2, pt. 2, 1668-1688, p. 135-136, nol 10606.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
1956
box 1 Cerri, Urbano, -1679, author. Stato della Religione Cattolica in tutto il Mondo. Per la santita di Nro Signore Innocentio XI. 1677 - Autograph document 123 p. 31 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in contemporary vellum
In Italian
In ink
The title page, table of contents, and the first five and one-third pages of the text are written in one hand; the remainder of the manuscript is in another hand and an index at the end of the text of nine and one-half pages, corrected with pasted strips over page numbers (contemporary).
It is arranged geographically.
Urbano Cerri was named secretary of the congregation of Propaganda Fide in 1675 and is so identified on the title.
Sir Richard Steele, in An account of the State of the Roman Catholic religion... London, Printed for rJ. Roberts, 1715 (Lilly BX1361 .C4), includes the dedication to Clement XI presumed to be by Bishop Benjamin Hoadly. Steele's edition was made from a copy in the library at St. Gallen and sent to England.
In 1716 a French edition was published in Amsterdam. Christian Gottlieb Jocher, Allegemeines Gelehrten-Lexicon... Hildesheim, 1960, supplement II, col. 220 (Lilly Z1010 .J63 v.6).
The translation was done by Michael de la Roche, and the dedication to the pope done by another who was better versed in ecclesiastical history than Sir Richard Steele. Biographia Brittanica. London, 1778-1793, VI, part 1, p. 3830 (Lilly DA28 .B7 v.8).
According to Robert Streit there are only three manuscripts of this text: one in Italian at Munich, one in Italian at Rome, and one in Italian and Spanish at Madrid.
The provenance of the Lilly Library manuscript is also mostly English. It carries the inscription "Payne" (18th cent.) in the upper right-hand corner on the inside of the front cover; has the armorial engraved bookplate of the bibliophile and Hellenic scholar Frederick North, 5th earl of Guilford (1766-1827), founder of the Ionian University at Corfu; and is more recently from the famous collections of Sir Thomas Phillips (Phillips ms. 7826). It was sold by Sotheby in 1913 and purchased by the Lilly Library from Lathrop C. Harper, 8 W. 40th Street, New York, New York.
It also bears on the title page the stamp (19th century?): "Ex Bibl. Ios. Ren. Card. Imperialis," whose identity it was not possible to trace.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York. 1967
box 1 Costard, Mme. Marie (Lambert). Marie Lambert, veuve de Jacques Costard (or Costart?) prolonge le bail de Sebastien Campion au nom de l'évêque de Berytte. 1678, June 30 - Document signed 3 p. 25 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Daniel Smith. 1934.
bound Bound Gt. Brit. Parliament. House of Commons. "A true coppy of the Journall Booke of the House of Commons for the Sessions of Parliament begun at Westminster ye 21th day of October 1678 and continued to ye 30th day of December..." 1678, October 21-December 30 - Autograph document 172 leaves 21 x 32 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. James B. McCloskey, 6127 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland. 21212. 1972.
bound Bound Hinton, Sir John, 1603?-1682, physician. Memoires by Sir John Hinton, Physitian [sic] in ordinary to his Majesties Person. 1679 - Autograph document signed 44 leaves 12.5 x 9 cm.
Scope and Content
Phillips mss. 4267
Leaves lined in red ink on recto and verso
Text written in printed style on recto
Bound in contemporary English black leather
Full-gilt spine
Covers decorated in gold with drawer-handle and filigree tools, extra
Two silver clasps, gilt edges, marbled endpapers
Spine and edges worn
Published in London in 1814 of which one hundred copies were printed
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Scribners Bookstore, 597 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10017. 1971.
box 1 Lyndh, Sir Thomas, -1684, governor of Jamaica. Jamaica. To Charles II, King of Great Britain. Concerns recovering sunken treasure off the coast of Hispaniola, George Churchill who commanded the frigate Falcon, and piracy. 1683, August 15 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 36 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018. Harper Lot 21101. 1968.
box 1 La Bédoyère...Huchet, compte de, attorney general. To "le procureur du roy." Feugères, France. Concerns the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. 1685, October 27 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 19 cm.
Scope and Content
In French
Sender's name determined from dealer's note
Also present is statement concerning the published revocation, Nov. 1685. Autograph document 1 p. 21 cm.
Removed from Edit du roy portant revocations de celuy de Nantes... Vennes: chez Moricet la Veuve Vatar, 1685 (Lilly BR845 .A4 1685).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 1 Dartmouth, George Legge, baron, 1648-1691, admiral. Order to Mr. Bertie to pay a debenture to the Royal African company of England. 1686, January 13 - Autograph document 1 p. 31 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Reed Book Shop, New Carlisle, Ohio. 1946-1947.
bound Bound Classium generum plantarum. 17th century? - Autograph document viii+91 p. 19 x 12 cm.
Scope and Content
Latin
Index for 22 classes of plants precedes the text which includes only Classes I-VIII
Written in black ink on paper
Bound in vellum
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of purchase by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018, unknown. Harper lot 7789. 1968.
bound Bound Devotional Commonplace Book. 17th century - Autograph document 187 leaves 19 x 14 cm.
Scope and Content
The first 16 leaves are in Latin; the remainder are in English
Bound in vellum
There is a bookplate with the initials R. E. H. D.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Mark J. Hanrahan, Banquette Book Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana. 1964.
box 1 Harvey, William, 1578-1657, surgeon. Warrant authorizing payment to Adrian Metcalfe, apothecary to Charles I, for medical supplies for the household servants. 17th century - Autograph document signed 1 leaves 17 cm.
Scope and Content
Dated Quinto die July
Portion (2 1/2 cm. from the right edge) bearing the year of the reign, the surname and other words has been lost.
Document comparable in wording may be found in Geoffrey Keynes, The Life of William Harvey, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1966, page 280 (QP26 .H3 K38).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Gordon Ray, 90 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10016. 1971.
box 2 Charles XII, king of Sweden, 1682-1718. Blonie, Poland. Order to the War Commissariat to quarter the troops until more troops should arrive. 1705, October 26 - Autograph document signed 4 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Signed: Carolus
In Swedish
Address leaf bears broken red wax seal
Accompanied by dealer's description of book from which the document was removed. Typescript document signed, 1 p., 27.5cm., 1935, Nov. 22, signed in ink by Whitman Bennett, 1883-1968, author, movie producer, rare book dealer.
Removed from The History of Charles XII, King of Sweden, by Voltaire, translated by John Joseph Stockdale. London, 1807 (Lilly DL732 .V913 1807).
Note in front cover reads: "Military doc. Charles XII of Sweden. Height of his success, while fighting Russians in Lithuania."
Includes dealer's description of document as well as description of volume from which it came
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1982.
box 2 Flamsteed, John, 1646-1719, astronomer. Recommendation for Joseph Crossthwaite who was employed as an "extraordinary laborer at the Observatory" in Greenwich. 1718, June 30 - Autograph document signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of purchase by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, unknown. Harper lot 12313. 1968.
box 2 Meditationes philosophicae de deo, mundo, homine. 1722 - Autograph document 46 p. 17 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Heinrich Meyer, Route 1, Emmaus, Pennsylvania. 1958.
bound Bound Vandermonde, Jacques François, -1746, physician. Extract from the Pen-ts'ao chang-mu by Li Chi Tsin, beginning, "Traduction du Chinois en françois, d'une histoire des drogues que porte pour titre Kan mo ou principale extrait des auteurs qui ont ecrits de la medecine," and an original essay beginning, "La Maladie que les Portuguais de l'Inde nomment Mordexin est une indigestion d'estomac..." 1730? - Autograph document 119 p. 36 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in vellum
Pagination is numbered 1-111 and 150-168
Translation begins with the fifth book
Chinese characters of all names in the text written in corresponding margin
Writer does not mention his own name but refers to his personal experiences at Canton in 1728 and at Macao in 1729-1730
Present volume used by Edouard Constant Biot, 1803-1850, engineer, sinologue, for his article in Journal Asiatique, VIII, Paris, 1839, p. 206-230.
Formerly in the library of Paul Pelliot, 1878-1945, orientalist; leaf with note in Pelliot's hand laid in front of volume
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Alain Brieux, Paris. 1973.
bound Bound Dereimery Chirurgim, Pierre.Traite des Operations de Chirurgie par demande Et par Reponse, Conforme a La Reception Des aspirant a Cosme a paris ce ianuier 1735. 1735, January - Autograph document
Scope and Content
Leather bound
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. MacLeod's Books. 455 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 2003.
box 2 Longstaff, James, Hagnaby England. To Samuel Reynardson, Esq., In Queen Square, London England. Discusses the damage wrought by the seatide of Feb. 16, notes that there "must be a new sea bank," and includes a reminder about Queen Anne's bounty money. 1735/6, March 3 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Hagnaby was located at 53.17N latitude, 0.10E longitude according to The Times World Gazeteer Index, p. 321 (G103 .T58).
On verso are pencilled notes of the genealogy of the Wentworth family
Accompanied by several miscellaneous genealogical notes
Removed from Dugdale, The baronage of England... London, Printed by T. Newcomb, 1675-1676 (Lilly CS421 .A2 D8).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 2 Reynardson, Samuel, Esq., 1704-1797, clerk, author. To Chris. Harris. 1741, July 4 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 12 cm.
Scope and Content
An accounting to Chris. Harris for money due to the purchase of newspapers and a book
Lower portion of manuscript missing
On verso arithmetic figurings and genealogical notes
Removed from Dugdale, The baronage of England... London, Printed by T. Newcomb, 1675-1676 (Lilly CS421 .A2 D8).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 2 Grenville, J. Receipt for money received from the Earl of Manlyfield, one of the tellers of His Majesty's exchequer in part of an order in the name of the Right Honorable William Pitt for the service of His Majesty's guards, garrisons, and land forces. 1748, October 21 - Document signed 1 p. 31 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Reed Book Shop, New Carlisle, Ohio. 1946-1947.
box 2 Memoire des livres fournir à Monsieur de la Condamine par Durand. 1749, April 22 - Autograph document signed 1 leaf 35 cm.
Scope and Content
Signed by Durand in Paris
Lists 39 books and price of each
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 2 Hume, David, 1711-1776, philosopher. Edinburgh, Scotland to "Sir." Refers to Hume's Four Dissertations. 1757, February 27 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 29 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from The Life of David Hume written by himself, London, 1777 (Lilly B1497 .A2 1777).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 2 Glasford, Robert, Grenada. To James Glasford, Newbury, Massachussetts. Advice on trading with the Windward Islands. 1763, September 10 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 30 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Reed Book Shop, New Carlisle, Ohio. 1946-1947.
bound Bound George IV, king of Great Britain, 1762-1830. Copybook. 1767, November 20 - Autograph document signed 21 p. 15.8 cm.
Scope and Content
Date from title page decorated with flourishes in ink which reads: His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, November 20th, 1767
George IV created Prince of Wales on Aug. 17th, five days after birth on Aug. 12, 1762
Pages numbered 1-18 in pencil
Copybook presents practice words for each letter of the alphabet except E-H and V, and sentences for each letter except G, I, O, Q, and U-Z
Initial letter and sentence written in another hand as an example for copying
The name "George" concludes each of the sentence pages beginning with "Knowledge..."
Provenance statement in pencil inside front cover: from Dawson Turner's sale of MSS autographs June 1859
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Frances and George Ball Foundation from the estate of Elisabeth W. Ball, Muncie, Indiana. 1984.
bound Bound Ali, efendi, 1631-1692, compiler. Kitab al-fatawa. 1768 - Autograph document 292 leaves 27 cm.
Scope and Content
Copy in Turkish (Ottoman) with marginal commentary in Arabic
Talik script in black and red, text ruled in gold
Decorative motif in gold, aqua, pink and blue following index
Bears stamp of copier, Khalil bin Muhammand, fl. 1768
Bound in black cloth
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Klaus Schwartz, 78 Freiburg in Breisgau, Immentalerstrasse 11, Germany. 1971.
box 2 Junta Annual y general de la Sociedad Anti-Hispana en el dia de Ynnocentes de 1776 y fin de fiesta en el Quarto del Marques de Primaldi. 1776-1777 - Autograph document 8 leaves 22 cm.
Scope and Content
Vellum binding
A satirical play about Spain
Cast of characters includes Marques de Primaldi, Priego, Cancelariro, Spineli, etc.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of purchase by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018, unknown. Harper lot 24808. 1968.
bound Bound Compendium of Physic and Surgery. 1780-1829 - Autograph document 358 p. 16 x 19.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Leather back cover and quarter of front cover missing
Attributed to Joseph Flowerden, published by J. Nourse, London, 1769
Medical work concludes: Finis April 15, 1780
Further medical directions include: Howards Receipt for Curing the Lame Distemper, Yaws, or almost any Corrupt Blood and To Cure a Cancer
Dates inscribed in volume are: January 30, 1793 (weather record); 1798 (farm record); 1829 (pencilled note), Alexander Bourbon Kentucky?
At end of volume, written dos-a-dos, are 18 pages of songs (2 leaves detached) copied by Alexander Barnett, chiefly while at Camp Hicks Creek in South Carolina, Dec. 28, 1780-Jan. 12, 1781
Names of John Brown, Congressman, and James Barnett, Capt. Jno. Barnett, John Dykes, Solomon Levi, and John Taliaferro also appear
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Hamill and Barker, Chicago, Illinois. 1981.
box 2 Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, printer, inventor, statesman. Passy, France. To Thomas Pownall. Wishes to obtain remuneration from John Almon for Amelia (Evans) Barry on account of by Thomas Pownall... published with Thomas Pownall's by Thomas Pownall... published with Thomas Pownall's London, J. Almon, 1776; is "authorized to treat of Peace whenever Great Britain is dispos'd to it." London, J. Almon, 1776; is "authorized to treat of Peace whenever Great Britain is dispos'd to it." 1781, November 23 - Photostat 1 p. 31 cm.
Scope and Content
Only photostat (not original) is present
Accompanied by: Thomas Pownall, Richmond, Surrey, England, to Benjamin Franklin.
Copy of John Almon's "State of the Account of Gov. Pownall's Description of America," with covering letter. Autograph letter signed 3 p. 13, 25, 30 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1950.
box 2 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794, historian. Statement from I. H. Thylmann to Edward Gibbon, countersigned by Edward Gibbon. 1783, March 1 - Autograph document signed 1 p. 22 cm.
Scope and Content
Apothecary bill
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 2 Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804, theologian, scientist. No. 6, Little Spring Street, Shadwell, London, Eng. To Mr. Wilkins, Grocer in the Market, Norwich, Eng. Re a minister to preach at Elsam. 1791, April 19 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 19 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Marcham, dealer. 1952.
box 2 Merlet, Jean François Honoré, 1761-1830, deputy and president of the National Assembly;Pierre René Choudieu, 1761-1838, deputy and secretary of the National Assembly; and Joseph Marant, 1755-1843, deputy and secretary of the National Assembly. Decree of the National Assembly proposing Jean Marie Roland de la Platière as minister of interior, Joseph Servan de Gerbey as minister of war, and Etienne Clavière as minister of contributions. 1792, August 10 - Autograph document signed 2 p. 31 cm.
Scope and Content
Contemporary copy made Aug. 12, 1792, for Monsieur Servan de Gerbey
Document bears printed heading: Proces Verbaux Nationale Assemblee 1789 within a wreathe
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Gilhofer and Ranschburg, Lucerne, Switzerland. 1973.
box 2 France. Laws, statues, etc. 1774-1792 (Assemblée Nationale legislative). Loi Relative aux Actes des Notaires. Du 9 September 1792...A Paris, le quatorzieme jour du mois de september mil sept cent quatre-vingt-douze, l'an quatrième de la liberté. 1792, September 14 - Document signed 1 p. 32 cm.
Scope and Content
On vellum, folded
Holograph signature of Georges Jacques Danton, 1759-1794, revolutionary leader
Bears stamped seal in red: Au Nom De La Republique Française
Concerns wording on seal of notary acts; changed from Sous le Scel du Roi to Sous le Scel de la Nation
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Gilhofer Ranschburg, Lucerne, Switzerland. 1981.
box 2 Testamento del Rey de Francia. Pariz 25 de Enero. Testamento de Luis XVI. 1792, December 25 - Autograph document signed 4 leaves 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Spanish copy of the Testament of Louis XVI, king of France, made January 25 after his execution on January 21, 1793
Many French editions published in 1793
Varies from the original in that the name Fernando precedes the name of Luis in the signature
See English translation as given in Padover, The Life and Death of Louis XVI, D. Appleton-Century Company, 1939 (Lilly DC137 .P12), pages 339-342.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y., 10018. 1967.
box 2 Three documents addressed to or concerning the pay commissioner of the French Army of the coast of La Rochelle, June 10, 19, and 25, 1793. 1793, June 10-25 - Autograph document
Scope and Content
Removed from Décrets de la Convention Nationale. Paris. 1793 (Lilly DC175 .A18).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1985-1986.
box 2 Botta, Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo, 1766-1837, physician, historian. Pavigi... To Victor Modesto de Paroletti, Nice. Concerns an exchange of letters and mentions several places. 1793, September 1 - Autograph letter signed 2 leaves 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Italian
Dated "15 fructidoro anno 1"
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y., 10018. 1967.
box 2 Rowan, Alexander Hamilton, 1751-1834, United Irishman. Newgate. To William Sampson, Esq., Belfast. Appreciates Sampson's "great trouble" in compiling Rowan's trial, but fears the "claws of the Lyon." 1794, March 26 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Certified by W. C. Cooke, Justice of Peace
Watermark: BUTTANSHAW
Removed from Report of the trial of Archibald Hamilton Rowan, Esq.... Dublin, 1794 (Lilly DA483 .R6 1794).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 2 Réquisition du Comité de Salut public. Paris, le six floréal l'an deuxième. Requires that in accordance with the Décret of 27 Germinal that Citizen Aléxandre Constantin, son of Guyot Laval "liquidateur" of the National Treasury be employed at the place where he is. 1794, April 25 - Printed form, filled in. 1 leaf 23.5 cm.
Scope and Content
No. 313
Signed by members of the Committee: Jacques Nicolas Billaud-Varenne, Lazare Nicolas Marguerite Carnot, Jean Marie Collot d'Herbois, and Jean Baptiste Robert Lindet
For other Requisitions in compliance with the Décret of 27 Germinal, see those dated Sept. 6, 1794, and n.d. (Billaud-Varenne) in Lafayette mss.
Paper watermarked: VT
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Gilhofer and Ranschburg. 1973.
bound Bound Cottrell, John, naval officer. Navigational profiles. Sailing directions from the Isle of Wight to the Anamba Islands as seen from the "Glatton" in the service of the East India Company. 1794 - Autograph document signed 84 leaves 22 x 32 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in brown half morocco
In black ink and green water colors on white paper with chain lines and watermarks.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Maggs Bros. Ltd., 50 Berkeley Square, London, England. 1969
bound Bound Garcia de Zuñiga, Thoma, 1781-1843, professor. Elementa Philosophie universe... 1795 - Autograph document signed 347 p. + 9 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Latin
Vellum binding
Index
On page 347 pen and ink drawing of a bird with foliage in mouth
Two pen and ink drawings illustrating principles of physics mounted on inside lower cover
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of purchase by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018, unknown. Harper lot 24956. 1968.
box 2 Louis Principe de Parme (i.e. Louis I, king of Etruria), 1773-1803. A Aranjuez Spain. To Francis James Jackson. Speaks of horses, books, and Mr. Forster. 1796, June 4 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
French
Water stained
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
bound Bound Memorias sobre la fundación de la congregacion de las misiones extranjeras en París Macao, China. 1796, August 21 - Autograph document 23 leaves 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Vellum binding
Relates the founding of the "congregacion de los misioneros extranjeros," their goals of converting unbelievers, founding missions in the Orient, and history of their successes in the Orient
Bound with this is Carta de San Agustín á Xisto, n.d. Autograph document 51 leaves 21 cm.
Relates philosophic views of the Catholic religion
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of purchase by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018, unknown. Harper lot 24957. 1968.
box 2 Marsden, William, 1754-1836, orientalist. London. To "My dear Sir." Deals with the publication of his catalog of books, collecting titles of books for a catalog of oriental works, and probably printing a dictionary of the Malayan language. 1797, August 4 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 24 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from William Marsden, Bibliotheca Marsdeniana Philologica et Orientalis... London, Printed by J. L. Cox, 1827 (Lilly Z7050 .M36 Mendel).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1973.
box 2 George IV, king of Great Britain, 1762-1830. Carlton House. Order to Messrs. Drummond Co., Bankers, Charing Cross, to pay the Earl of Jersey the sum of 2300 pounds. 1797, October 19 - Autograph document signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Signed as Prince of Wales
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Frances and George Ball Foundation from the estate of Elisabeth W. Ball, Muncie, Indiana. 1984
box 2 Morris, Margaret (Hill), 1737?-1816, author. To Samuel Powell Griffitts. Comments on health of the family. 1797, October 28 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on inside of front cover of Benjamin Rush's An account of the bilious remitting yellow fever... Philadelphia, Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1794 (Lilly RC211 .P5 R75).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 2 Journal d'un Voyage... India and South Africa. 1798, February 26-1799, January 26 - Autograph document 65 p.
Scope and Content
Corrections and amendments in another hand
Early, apparently unpublished manuscript account of a voyage from India to the Cape of Good Hope in the late eighteenth century. Prompted by close friends, the author's account describes a region then little known to the French. The Napoleonic Wars were underway at this time and the author speculates on the military campaign in Egypt and its ramifications for the rest of the continent.
Author includes considerable ethnographic information, including speculations on the political impact of the region's geography, differences between tribes, and a physical description of the Caffres and their marriage customs, religion, and agriculture, as well as notes on the natural history encountered.
Of linguistic interest is the six page vocabulary at the rear of the document
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Maggs. 2005.
bound Bound Granger, James, 1723-1776, biographer. Notes and drafts for A biographical history of England... 18th century - Autograph document 194 leaves 18-21 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in modern half calf and tan cloth
Note on first page: "Bought at Mr. Upcott's sale June 22nd 1846"
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Colin Charlotte Franklin, Oxford, England. 1989.
bound Bound Granger, James, 1723-1776, biographer. Notes concerning Joseph Ames' A catalogue of English heads... 18th century - Autograph document 4, 185, 182 p. 21.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in modern half calf and tan cloth
Signature of William Richardson on p. 1
Note on p. 3: "Bought at Mr. Upcott's sale June 22nd 1846"
Granger's notes are on and interleaved with Joseph Ames, A catalogue of English heads, London: Printed by W. Faden for the editor, 1748 (Lilly NE265 .A5 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Colin Charlotte Franklin, Oxford, England. 1989.
box 2 Oath of allegiance to King George II. 18th century - Document signed 2 p. 31 cm.
Scope and Content
Signed: Samuel Glover, John Bartoll, Jr., and Richard Newhall
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Josiah Quincy Bennett. Bloomington, Indiana. 1990.
box 2 The Princes Prayer and Speech to his army befor [sic] the Battle of Gladsmuir. 18th century - Autograph document 1 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Contemporary copy of prayer offered about September 21, 1745
Watermark: Arms of Amsterdam; resembles Heawood No. 401 (Lilly TS1080 .P183) and Churchill No. 64 (Lilly Z237 .C5).
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. James Bruce Martindale Jr., Dallas, Texas. 1981.
bound Bound "Remembrances for Order and Decency to be kept in the Upper House of Parliament by the Lords when His Majesty is not there. Leaving the Solemnity belonging to His Majesties coming to be Marshall'd by those Lords to whom it more properly Appertains." 18th century - Autograph document 121 p. 17 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 105 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1970.
box 2 Supuesto El hecho que lo. El memorial asustado, tiene muy presente esta Rl Audiencia, se funda en este primero punto que el Casso de la materia sujeta, no se Comprehende en la desicion del Capitulo 14 Setc 25 de Regularibus, en el Santo Consilio de Trento. 18th century - Autograph document signed 84 leaves 30 cm.
Scope and Content
Sewn but lacking covers
In Spanish with quotations in Latin underlined
On the violations of a decree of the Council of Trent concerning a sermon delivered by a member of one of the religious orders
Divided into six parts
Signed C.W.S. Joachin
Probably early 18th century: most recent date in text is 1677 (leaf 10v); watermark of three circles surmounted by a cross compare favorably (but not identically) to those of paper laid in Madrid in early 18th cent.
See Monumenta Chartae Papyraceae Historiam Illustrantia, Paper Publication Society in Holland, 1950- (Lilly TS1080 .P183) Vol. 1, Nos. 273 (Madrid, 1749), 279 (Madrid, 1723), 297 (Madrid, 1723); Vol. 12 Pt. 2, Nos. 1390 (1721), 1939 (1737).
Extraneous note laid in
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y., 10018. 1967.
box 2 Recueil des Recepts. 18th century - Autograph document 122 p. 22 cm.
Scope and Content
In French
Sewn in vellum
Appears to be medicinal recipes
Bookplate inside front cover: Raymond Oliver
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Pierre Beres, Paris, France. 1994.
bound Bound Wilkinson, James, fl. 1800. Journal of a journey on the continent. A detailed account of his travels beginning with his arrival at Elsinore, Denmark, then Copenhagen, Konigsberg, Danzig, back to Elsinore and on to England. Included are a number of sketches of wagons, fortifications, guns, etc. 1800, June 28-September 5 - Autograph document signed 71 leaves 21 x 35 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 105 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1970.
box 3 Le Père, Jacques Marie, engineer. Cairo, Egypt. To Michael Ange Lancret. Discusses flooding of the Nile and its impact on the canal at Alexandria. States that backing and resources are available to continue the work on the canal to Suez. 1800, July 3 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 32 cm.
Scope and Content
In French
Letterhead: Génie Civil, Republique Française, L'Ingénieur en Chef, Directeur des Ponts et Chaussées
Appended is a letter from Le Père to Lancret dated July 31, 1800. Autograph letter signed 2 p.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. G. Sabbagh, Paris. 1984.
box 3 Le Père, Jacques Marie, engineer. CAiro, Egypt. To Michel Ange Lancret. Discusses damaged canal dikes at Alexandria. Orders him there to see to repairs, and offers funds for repairs and continued work on the canal to Suez. 1800, July 7 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 32 cm.
Scope and Content
In French
Letterhead: Génie Civil, Republique Française, L'Ingénieur en Chef, Directeur des Ponts et Chaussées
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. G. Sabbagh, Paris. 1984.
box 3 Plan for enclosing certain piece of land; seeks addressee's help in persuading others involved to agree. Ca. 1800? - Autograph letter 2 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
End of letter missing
Dated as "late 18th or early 19th cent." by William Thomas Morgan, profesor of English History, Indiana University.
Accompanied by note that reads "rather important for the history of enclosures"
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 3 Coleraine, George Hanger, 4th baron, 1751?-1824, army officer. To Capt. Abraham Bosquett, No. 2 Great St Andrews Hill, Boston Commons. Will inquire of Lord Hobart of the "Board of Controal" for an "occupation" for Bosquett's friend. 1801, March 9 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 20.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Phillips ms. 24560
Stamped in red on address leaf (2nd page): 8 o'Clock 10+MR 1801 M.D.
Removed from Coleraine, The life, adventures, and opinions of Col. Hanger... London, Printed for J. Debrett, 1801 (Lilly DA506 .C7 L72 1801).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 3 Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, physician. Cambridge, Massachusetts. To Dr. Lyman Spalding, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. "Will you as speedily as you can put me up sealed in a quill some of your smallpox matter? ...We want it to test the kine pock patients who were inoculated." 1802, October 13 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 23 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Goodspeeds Book Shop, 18 Beacon Street, Boston 8, Massachusetts. 1967.
box 3 Nelson, Horation Nelson, viscount, 1758-1805, naval officer. Victory off Toulon. To John Hookham Frere. Deals with desertion of seamen and marines. 1803, September 6 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 24 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
bound Bound Poems by D.F.B.R. Many of the poems deal with death. 1804, April-1820, January - Autograph document signed 79 p. 20 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Mrs. Kelso, deceased, Linton, Indiana. 1969.
box 3 George III, king of Great Britain, 1738-1820. Signature cut from document. 1805 - Document signed 1 p. 12 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Miss Kathryn Troxel. 1946.
box 3 Simmons, thomas Jefferson Nichols, 1830-?, minister, Methodist Episcopal church, Ohio conference and Illinois conference. Fourteen miscellaneous papers. 1806, March 10-1887, November 29 - Autograph document signed 25 p. 13-33 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes family record of births, deaths, and marriages, March 10, 1806 - September 7, 1856.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 3 Bodoni, Giovanni Battista, 1740-1813, printer. Parma, Italy. To Francesco Cancellieri, superintendant of the Stamperia di propaganda in Rome. 1806, September 1 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 24 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Giovanni Battista Bodoni's Manuale tipografico del cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni... Parma, Presso la Vedova, 1818 (Lilly Z250 .B6).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1958.
box 12 Johnson, William B., teacher. Cyphering book. 1810, October 12-1811, May 16 - Autograph document 485 p. 37 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Mrs. Kelso, deceased, Linton, Indiana. 1969.
box 3 Tennyson, George, 1750-1835. Receipt to Thomas Peacock for rent of a farm due to Henry Dalton. 1812, June 27 - Document signed 1 p. 8 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Reed Book Shop, New Carlisle, Ohio. 1946-1947.
box 3 McNeill Co., ship brokers. Volume of copies or drafts of letters from and to the ship brokers, McNeil Co., and the owners of the "Claudius" and "Pallas," and eleven pages of accounts relating to the "Claudius." 1812, December 24-1818, April 17 - Autograph document 69 p. 20 x 32 cm.
Scope and Content
Marbled wrappers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 10 Middle Lane, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1968.
box 3 Gage, Sir Thomas, bart., 1780 or 81-1820. Hengrarve. To "Dear Sir." Unable to be in town for "the Catholic Meetings." 1813, April 9 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 23 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Reed Book Shop, New Carlisle, Ohio. 1947.
bound Bound Birkbeck, Richard. Cash book and diary. Wanborough Surry, England. 1813 - Autograph document signed 112, 32 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Printed appendix of addresses, events, births, deaths, marriages, etc. for 1811 and 1812.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Midland Rare Book Company, Mansfield, Ohio. 1944-1945.
box 3 Saul, Joseph, fl. 1832. Green Row. To Mr. Dickinson, Seaton Iron Works, Workington. Refers to models of castings for a "Thrashing Machine." 1814, June 15 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from J. Saul, Rhymes and reminiscences, London Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot; Poole and Edwards; and Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, 1832 (Lilly PR5299 .S174 R7).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1968.
box 3 Jones, George. Deposition relating to land owned by Abraham Markle in Upper Canada. 1815, December 1 - Document signed 2 p. 31 cm.
Scope and Content
Sworn to before Joseph Richardson, justice of the peace, Ontario County, New York
Includes typescript
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Augustus R. Markle, 1229 Roosevelt, Flint, Michigan. 1956.
box 3 Londonderry, Robert Stewart, 2d marquis, 1769-1822, statesman. Vienna. To William Richard Hamilton. Concerns diplomatic appointments and the Portuguese project. 1815, December 25 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 23 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Maggs Bros. Ltd., 50 Berkeley Square, London W1, England. 1972.
box 4 Account book of a merchant, who among other items, lists costs of various voyages to Jamaica, Hamburg, and Lisbon for merchandise. 1816, January 1-December 28 - Autograph document 88 p. 34 cm.
Scope and Content
Also contains a Sermon preached at Red River, Ohio?, by Mr. Streightly, a Dunkard; contract for the construction of a mill in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, September 6, 1816; and some arithmetic problems. Covering letter, signed by H. C. Duncan, Sept. 28, 1905, states that this manuscript was obtained in 1884 by the Rev. A. B. Philputt, pastor of the Christian Church of Bloomington, Ind., and Henry L. Bates from James Borland, who resided southwest of Bloomington.
Includes transcription and provenance
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 4 Dearborn, Benjamin, 1754-1838, musician. Boston, Massachusetts. To Andrew Brimmer. "Our award on the subject submitted by yourself and Mr. Hastings is ready to be delivered." 1817, January 1 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 16 cm.
Scope and Content
Letter also signed by Elisha Ticknor.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 4 Ticknor, Elisha, 1757-1821, educator, merchant. Boston, MAssachusetts. To Andrew Brimmer. "Our award on the subject submitted by yourself and Mr. Hastings is ready to be delivered." 1817, January 1 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 16 cm.
Scope and Content
Letter also signed by Benjamin Dearborn.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 4 Hall, Basil, 1788-1844, British naval officer. Calcutta, India. To Sir Evan Nepean. Concerns documents relating to the Chinese Embassy which he thinks will be of interest. 1817, April 1 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Basil Hall, Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea. London, 1818 (Lilly-Mendel DS895 .R6 H2 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1968.
box 4 Stuart de Rothesay, Elizabeth Margaret (Yorke) Stuart, baroness, -1867. To Catherine Freeman (Yorke) Alexander, countess of Caledon. Describes the death of Mme. Blanchart in a balloon accident. 1819, July 6 or 7 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Vincenzo Lunardi's An account of the First Aerial Voyage in England... London, 1784 (Lilly TL620 .L8 A27 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1959.
box 4 Letter and document regarding l'Exposition des produites de l'Industrie française au Louve. 1819, September 10 - Autograph letter and document
Scope and Content
Accompanied by printed information about Christophe Philippe Oberkampf
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Sabbagh. France. 1992.
bound Bound Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831, philosopher. Rechts-Philosophie und Politik. 1819-1820 - Autograph document 2 604 2 p. 16 x 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Published: Hegel. Philosophie des Rechts: die Vorlesung von 1819/20 in einer Nachschrift. Edited by Dieter Henrich. Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp, 1983 (Lilly JC233 .H41 1983).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Main Library. 1969.
box 4 Assinato del Duque de Berry. 1820, February 18-21 - Autograph document 7 p. 30 cm.
Scope and Content
In Spanish
Written at London
Report on the assassination of Duc de Berry, son of Charles X of France, with reference to newspaper accounts
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 4 Delambre, Jean Baptiste Joseph, 1749-1822, astronomer. Paris. To Joseph Nicolas Nicollet. Announces to Nicollet that he is to share half of the Royal Academy of Sciences award for 1820 for his "grand travail" on the libration of the moon with the German astronomer Johann Franz Encke for his observations of the comet named for him at the public meeting on March 27. 1820, March 24 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
French
Written by a secretary but signed by Delambre.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of purchase by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018, unknown. Harper lot 12314. 1968.
bound Bound Shepherd, James, naval officer. Log of Proceedings on board the Albion of London kept by James Shepherd, commanded by William Wade West, Esq., lieutenant Royal Navy, commencing with a 2nd voyage in October 1820, in three parts. 1820, October 7-1821, June 12 - Autograph document signed 146 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Contents: 1) Log of Proceedings...in three fragments, 1820, Oct. 23-Nov. 10, 16 p.; 1820, Nov. 13-Dec. 10, 28 p; 1821, Jan. 8-9, 18-19, 22-23, 6 p. Cover page gives details of the ship's construction; 1820, Oct. 23, remarks on board; 1820, Oct. 29-1821, Jan. 23, ship's log of voyage from London to Mauritius, with concluding remarks... "the sweet vurder [sic] from the plantation was very refreshing..." 2) Remarks on board the Albion bound to the Mauritius, William Wade West, commander October 7, 1820, bound in linen, 96 p. 1820, Oct. 22-1821, Jan. 23, journal of the Albion from London to Mauritius, with concluding remarks..."the sweet verdure from the plantations was very refreshing...," p. 1-21; 1821, Jan. 24-Mar. 20, journal of the period at Port Louis during which the cargo of sugar with ownership markings was loaded, the ship repaired with the help of black people, and on feb. 15 an incident about the slave trade reported p. 22-30; 1821, Mar. 21-May 26, ship's log of voyage from Mauritius to London, p. 31-96; p. for the entries of 1821, May 27-June 12 are missing; the name of James Shepherd appears in the entry for Apr. 4, 1821. 3) Track of the Albion form London to the Mauritius and return, William Wade West, commander, 1820-1821...completing a voyage of 23500 miles in seven months; outward bound voyage shown in red; inward bound voyage shown in blue; continents outlined in green, red, and blue; signed in lower left hand corner by James Shepherd, 1821, Port Louis. Autograph map signed 1 leaf 45 x 39 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 105 Southhampton Road, Ringwood Hants, England. 1969.
box 4 Pankey, Charlotte H. Draft book. Pertains to weaving. 1821, March 21 - Autograph document signed 10 p. 10 x 20 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Mrs. Kelso, deceased, Linton, Indiana. 1969.
box 4 Hunter, Fanny Orby?. To King George IV. Invitation to dinner. 1821, May 10 - Autograph note signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Reed Book Shop, New Carlisle, Ohio. 1946-1947.
bound Bound Daybook of European merchant. 1821, May 22-1830, December 30 - Autograph document 68 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in vellum boards
Records details of transactions including price paid in country of origin, freightage, insurance, lighterage, commission, warehouse rent, brokerage, sales in country of destination
Profit figure in red ink
Goods include: cotton, coffee, oranges, goat skins, gold, cork, almonds, copper, calicoes, sugar, shank bones, baskets, butter
Places of origin and destination: Rouen, Lisbon, London, Antwerp, St. Petersburg, Bahia, Rio, Trieste, Hamburg, Pernambuco
Remainder of volume used as scrapbook for clippings, some dated between 1866-1875
Bookplate of Sutton Sharpe, Hampstead
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1981.
box 4 Offley, David, -1838, merchant. Smyrna, Turkey. To Luther Bradish, Constantinople. Arrival and departure of vessels; protection of American citizens at Smyrna. 1821, October 2 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 25 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Reed Book Shop, New Carlisle, Ohio. 1946-1947.
box 4 Royal Company of Archers. Edinburgh, Scotland. Certificate of admission issued to Major I. Thompson of the 6th Regiment of Foot and signed by the secretary John Linning. 1823, May 13 - Document signed 1 p. 35 cm.
Scope and Content
Partly printed
Accompanied by red wax seal
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Clarence N. Hickman, 3536 79th Street, Jackson Heights, New York, 11372. 1968.
box 4 Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835, comedian. Stafford. To. T. Speidell, St. John's College, Oxford. Plans to pass through Oxford and suggests meeting for dinner. 1823, July 13 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Memoirs of Charles Mathews, comedian by Mrs. Mathews. London, Richard Bentley, 1838-1839 (Lilly PN2598 .M42 M42 Vol. I, copy 1).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1969.
box 4 Deane, C. Letter to Charles Benjamin Caldwell. 1825, August 30 - Autograph letter signed 1 p.
Scope and Content
Removed from Jean Charles Thibault de Laveaux, Nouveau dictionnaire de la langue française. Paris, Deterville, 1820 (Lilly PC2625 .L3)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 4 Nous soussignés certifions, que messieurs Coscia et Bruera sont des Italiens émigrés par opinions liberales, et ont fait avec nous la dernière campagne d'Espagne. 1827, April 12 - Autograph document signed 1 leaf 22 cm.
Scope and Content
Signed at London by four undercipherable signatures
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 4 Pope, R., 1748-?. Address to his servants. 1827, December 2 - Autograph document signed 3 p. 23 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Reed Book Shop, New Carlisle, Ohio. 1947.
bound Bound Rektei, A. D., translator. Tokyo, Japan. Collection of letters translated from English into Dutch. Refer to a number of subject between 1777 and 1778. 1828, August 27 - Autograph document signed 68 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
In ink
Title page in Japanese
Bound in a later brocaded binding in blue and silver, oversewn in oriental style in a matching folder.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Charles Ralph Boxer, King's College, Strand, W. C. 2, London, England. 1967.
box 4 Mason, Thomas Monk, 1803-1889, aeronaut. The King's Theatre. To "Sir." Explanation of engagement of Madame Lazise to appear in operas. 1830, April 21 - Autogrpah letter signed 2 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from T. M. Mason's Aeronautica. London, 1838 (Lilly TL544 .M4)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Hollingsworth, dealer, London. 1957.
box 4 Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of, 1769-1852, statesman. London. Note to Captain Clarke. "The Duke has received his letter of the 1st instant, and begs that any application relative to the...Prize...may be made in the proper official channel..." 1830, September 2 - Autograph note signed 2 p. 17 cm.
Scope and Content
Holograph note in third person in the hand of the Duke of Wellington
Removed from William Combe, The wars of wellington, London, printed by C. Whittingham, 1819 (Lilly PR3359 .C5 W28).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1975.
box 4 Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838, mathematician, astronomer. Receipt to Hilliard Grey Co. Receipt is for Bowditch's greatest scientific work, his translation and editing of Laplace's Mécanique Céleste of which Hilliard Grey had ordered four copies of volume one, published in 1829. 1832, May 9 - Autograph document signed 8 x 20 cm.
Scope and Content
The four volume work is in the Lilly Library (Lilly QB351 .L312)
Includes portrait of Bowditch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. H. P. Kraus, 16 East 46th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017. 1967.
box 4 Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st baron, 1800-1859, historian. London. To "Sir." Regrets press of engagements prevents him from contributing to magazine. 1832, July 4 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Macaulay's Lays of ancient Rome, London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1892 (Lilly PR4963 .L42).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 4 Cabet, Etienne, 1788-1856, political radical. To M. Penaty, Chef de la Division de Paris. Change of address. 1833, August 8 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 22 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Godspeed's Book Shop, 18 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 1962.
bound Bound Butts, R. G., fl. 1841, plantation owner. Journal and memorandum book of plantation Thomas in British Guiana and travels in Great Britain. 1834, August-1841, February 6 - Autograph document signed 78 p. 12 x 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Thirty-two blank pages of a total of 110 p.
Boards with clasp
First thirty-two pages, June 12, 1835-Dec. 27, 1837, are accounts of several trips to the United Kingdom in which he describes his social life, journeys, dinners, theaters, opera, othersocial engagements, and visits with his sisters, one of whom took care of his two sons.
The first journey was made on the ocean going ship "Johnstone" which left Demerara on June 12, 1835, for Liverpool arriving in Ireland on July 27 and by means of a fishing boat landed him at Galley Head.
On Aug. 30, 1835, he left for Madeira where he had friends and business acquaintances in connection with the emigration of labor to his and his friends' plantations in Demerara (now Georgetown) British Guiana. He departed for London on November 11, 1835, in the brig "Dart" and arrived at his destination nineteen days later.
On Dec. 21, 1835, he rented Brookfield House at Teignmouth, Devon.
A party of nineteen, which included his sistersr and his sons, embarked on Apr. 9, 1836 on board the barque "Usk" at Torquay for Quebec.
On Aug. 1, 1836, he purchased Mr. Stewart's undivided half of the plantation Arcadia and he notes in some detail the financial arrangements.
He departed for Demerara on Apr. 5, 1837, in the barque "Nautilius" and arrived there on May 3.
Jan. 27, 1841, he left Demerara on a political mission at the request of members of the court in the "Eliza Miller" steamer for Trinidad--returned Feb. 6 "having satisfactorily arranged in it Sir Hy MacLeod the Governor of Trinidad."
Between 1834 and 1841 numberous memorandums were made on a variety of subject which included finances, a scale of food allowances for one hundred men on a voyage from Madeira for about twenty-five days.
Since slavery was terminated in British possessions on Aug. 1, 1834, Butts noted large sums due him in compensation and described the method of arriving at it--"Mode and manner of the Appraisement of Negroes of British Guiana August 1834." Applying these principles, he then gives a detailed appraisement of plantation Thomas.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 105 Southampton Road, Tingwood, Hants, England. 1969.
bound Bound Bertie, Henry, fl. 1835. Journal of an European tour. The tour commences in Naples and progresses through Amalfi, Rome, Genoa, Turin, Geneva, Lucerne, Fribourg, Heidelberg, Bonn, Cologne, Aix la Chapelle, Paris, Basle, Zurich, Como, Milan, Parma, Modena, Rimini, from which he sails through the Adriatic to Corfu, and through the Gulf of Corinth to Athens, where the journal ends. 1834, November 26-1835, July 10 - Autograph document 132 p. 24 cm.
Scope and Content
There are sixteen sketches, maps, plans, and smaller diagrams in the text.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ltd., Ringwood, Hants, England. 1974.
box 4 Smirke, Sydney, 1798-1877, architect. 12 Regent Street, London. To Richard Prall, Rochester, Kent, England. Appends the "reduced plan" for the Medway Bathing Establishment at an estimated cost of L2600. 1835, May 27 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 31 cm.
Scope and Content
Plan of the building in pen and ink and wash on the attached sheet
Paper watermarked J. Simmons 1824
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Paul Grinke, 38 Devonshire Place, London. 1974.
box 4 Merle d'Aubigne, Jean Henri, 1794-1872, theologian. To DeClercq, W., directeur de la Société de Commerce des Pays-bas, Amsterdam. Recommends Mr. Sprague, Presbyterian pastor of Albany, America, and comments on the lithography. 1836, January 20? - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Letterhead has a lithograph of a tombstone standing among some trees with the name steiger, IX Janv. MDCCCXXXVI and below the lithograph the words Le juste est mort!...Soyons-y attentifs. Esaie lvii, 1
French
Accompanied by picture of Merle d'Aubigne
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
bound Bound Smith, William Henry, fl. 1840. Arithmetic. 1836, February 29-1840, February 15 - Autograph document signed 336 p. 33 cm.
Scope and Content
Transferred from Swain Hall Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, October 21, 1969.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received by the Main Library on August 16, 1909 and cataloged on November 19, 1909 by "A.B.G."
bound Bound Taylor, Georgiana Jane, et. al. Journal. 1836, October 17-1843, August 29 - Autograph document 86 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in half-black straight-grained morocco
Back cover with several faces drawn in
Contents: 1) 1836, Oct. 17-1837, Apr. 13, by Georgy Taylor, daughter of Thomas William Taylor, 1782-1854, lieutenant-governor of Sandhurst; 2) 1841, Aug.1-Dec.25, by a sister of Georgy Taylor; 3) 1843, Aug.1-29, by a sister of Georgy Taylor; 4) 1877, Feb. 11, Paris, Comment of concern about three letters, in English and French, in pen and pencil, by an unidentified writer
Mention throughout of daily visitors and visiting; of walking "along the tow path"; of brother Reynell George Taylor, 1822-1886, general; of sister Annie's wedding and later sitting for a portrait by Rochard; the visit in August of 1843 of Georgy and Mr. Barnard
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristol, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1981.
box 4 Garrett, Mrs. Mary Ann. Autograph book. 1827, June 12-1835, January 1 - Autograph document 56 p. 12 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Frank Wilson, dealer, Boston, Massachusetts. 1961.
box 4 Waterman, James, 1819- , footman. Autobiography. An interesting and amusing autobiography of an English servant. Written in the third person. 1837-1843 - Autograph document 176 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
In ink
Bound
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 10 Middle Lane, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1966.
box 4 Crosse, Andrew, 1784-1855, electrician. Broomfield. To John Peter Gassiot, Clapham Commons, London. "I am still proceeding with my experiments as vigorously as ever. The more I examine electrical operations, the more I am convinced how much we have to learn." He goes on to give the specifics of some of his experiments. 1839, February 6 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Portion of red seal remaining
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1975.
box 4 Bowden, Temple, fl. 1842. Short journal. Relates to journeys in Europe giving times of departure and arrival from and to towns in France, Italy, and Switzerland, names of inns and remarks on accommodations. 1839, May 16-1841, October 23 - Autograph document 54 p. 10 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in with short journal is a brief journal by Kate Browning, Lucy Browning, and G. K. Dansey. Autograph document 12 p. 10 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ltd., Ringwood, Hants, England. 1974.
box 4 Owen, Robert, 1771-1858, social reformer. To William Johnson Fox, Chronicle office, Strand. Shorthand letter. 1840, March 2 - Autograph letter 2 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by cover
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Hamill Barker, 230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 1960.
bound Bound Dutch-Japanese dictionary. Ca. 1840 - Autograph document 1090 p. 21 x 29 cm.
Scope and Content
In ink
Contemporary calf binding with stamped design of birds and foliage.
Mounted on the inside front cover is C. R. Boxer's bookplate
Japanese colored print of European soldiers, probably Dutch, tipped in on front fly leaf.
Colored picture of Sakuma Shozan on a white horse by Shuho Ikegami from a Japanese magazine is mounted on inside back cover.
On the last page of the text are two red seals. Dr. Boxer's is the smaller seal.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Charles Ralph Boxer, King's College, Strand, W.C.2, London, England. 1967.
box 5 Shekleton, Alan. Dundalk, Ireland. To William Parkinson Ruxton, Esq. Redhouse, Ardee, Ireland. Has made arrangements to send his plumber, "a very well conducted man... a good tradesman" on a jaunting car, who just go on to Arthurstown. 1841, January 9 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18.6 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from David Erskine Baker, Biographia dramatica... a new edition. Dublin, Printed by T. Henshall, 1783 (Lilly Z2014 .D7 B2 1782a), vol. 2, which has bookplate of William Parkinson Ruxton.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1983.
box 5 Owen, Robert, 1771-1858, social reformer. London. To John Finch. Comments on Finch's A Reformed Established Church the Best Means of Obtaining Mental and Religious Liberty... (Liverpool, 1841). 1841, April 14 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 22 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Hamill Barker, 230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 1959
box 5 Dickson, Elizabeth, Chicacole, India. To Jane Ward, Madura, India. Asks her opinion on the Millennium and then states that the Karens are so much easier convinced than the Burmese. 1841, June 8 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 22 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of purchase by Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York, 10018, unknown. 1968.
box 5 Ingram, William, of Deptford, England. Autograph album. 1841, September - Autograph 36 p. 16 cm.
Scope and Content
Glued into half morocco covers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 10 Middle Lane, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1967.
box 5 Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush, 1783-1848, antiquary. Goodrich Court. To Antonio Carlo Napoleone Mariotti [sic] Gallenga, 59 Devonshire Street, Portland Place, London. "The uncertainty about the painter of the Tournament, which is more curious than good, still continues...I want some books on Italian heraldry very much." 1841, October 18 - Autograph letter
Scope and Content
Mariotti was a fictitious name used to conceal Gallenga's identity
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York. 1967.
bound Bound Burnouf, Eugene. "Leçons de Grammaire Generale." 1841 - Autograph document 300 p.
Scope and Content
Unpublished manuscript that outlines Burnouf's principles for his lectures
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Colin Charlotte Franklin. Home Farm, Culham, Oxford, OX14 4NA. 1998.
bound Bound Journal of "A few weeks on the Continent." Describes a tour by rail and steamer through Holland, Germany, and Switzerland, returning via Paris. 1842, June 2-July 23 - Autograph document 84 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in is a Journal of "The Midsummer vacation in England," June 19-July 21, 1843. Autograph document 28 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ltd., Ringwood, Hants, England. 1974.
box 5 Liebig, Justus von, baron, 1803-1873, chemist. Giessen. To Michael Faraday. Comments on his recent visit to Faraday and the scientific meeting at York; contrasts the perception of science as found in England and in Germany. 1842, December 19 - Autograph letter signed 6 p. 24 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by correspondence related to the conservation and repair of the letter, 1952-1953; by a letter from George Wilhelm Merck to Josiah Kirby Lilly, Mar. 4, 1953, about the Liebig letter; by a copy of The Lilly Review, Nov. 1952, in which the Liebig letter is published
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Lilly Research Laboratories Library, Indianapolis, Indiana. 1981.
box 5 Wright, Thomas, 1810-1877, antiquary. 18 Gilbert Street, Grosvenor Square, London, England. To John Gough Nichols. Proof of "my last sheet of monasteries;" "figure of St. Christopher carrying a child with three heads." 1843, March 6 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 16 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Thomas Wright, Anecdota literaria... London, John Russell Smith, 1844 (Lilly PR1203 .W7).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1952.
box 5 Trelawny, Edward John, 1792-1881, sailor, adventurer.Putney Hill. To John Arthur Roebuck. Raymond Buildings. Concerns some pictures which are for sale and makes comments upon them. 1846, April 30 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 19 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 5 Mathews, Anne (Jackson), 1782?-1869, actress. To Thomas Potter Cooke. Thanking him for his portrait. 1847, September 25 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by an engraving of Charles Mathews.
Removed from Mrs. Mathews, Tea-table Talk. London, 1857.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1947.
box 5 Thomas, Sarah Mary Anne, of Fairfod, Gloucester, England. Autograph album. 1848, October 20-1893, October 25 - Autoraph 52 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in black morocco
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 10 Middle Lane, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1967.
box 5 Skeet, Charles J., London, England. To Lindsay Blakiston, publishers, Philadelphia, Pa. Concerns their order for books and plates. 1849, May 11 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes provenance letter from Socony-Vaccuum Oil Company to Dr. F. C. Mathers about manuscript and markings
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Deloss Grant, Socony-Vaccuum Oil Company, Chicago, Illinois. 1947.
box 5 Mathews, Charles James, 1803-1878, actor. Lyceum. To "Dear Sir." "Opinions are free but facts can only be misrepresented intentionally." 1849, October 2 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Mrs. Mathews, Tea-table Talk. London, 1857.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1947.
box 5 Hampton, John, 1799?-1871, aeronaut. Dublin, Ireland. To William Henry Adams, London, England. Has sent the Dublin Freeman and asks for a London or other paper containing Sir John Franklin's plan. 1847, November 17 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 19 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Vincenzo Lunardi's An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England. London, 1784 (Lilly TL620 .L8 A27 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1959.
box 5 MAcaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st baron, 1800-1859, historian. F3 Albany, Piccadilly, London, England. To "Sir." Calls attention to his new address. 1850, March 3 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Macaulay's History of England... London, Longman, Brown, Gren, and Longmans, 1849-1861 (Lilly DA435 .M14).
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 5 Playfair, Lyon Playfair, 1st baron, 1818-1898, commissioner. Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851...Exhibition Building, Kensington Road, London. To Mr. Gomlie, Esq., Glasgow. Encloses proof for Gomlie's correction of classification XI and requests he add the names of towns which could be consulted for recommendations of jurors. 1851, January 29 - Letter signed 2 p. 20.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Enclosure not present
Letter in hand of secretary
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. G. Sabbagh, Paris. 1984.
box 5 Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore, 1812-1852, architect. Beverley. To J. T. Machell, Beverley. Emblem of Saint Matthew or Saint Thomas. 1851, February - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by cover
Mounted in Pugin's The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture... London, Henry G. Bohn, 1853.
Photocopy present in Miscellaneous mss.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1958.
box 5 Mathews, Charles James, 1803-1878, actor. Lyceum. To "My dear Sir." Relates to newspaper publicity. 1851, March 22 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Mrs. Mathews, Tea-table Talk. London, 1857.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1947.
box 5 Forster, John, 1812-1876, biographer, dramatic critic. 58 Lincoln's Inn Fields, England. To Richard Robert Madden. Concerns obligation of his correspondent to send forward certain sheets of his announced book for criticism before publication. 1854, August 18 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 11 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 5 Caravajal, Jose M. J. To Chatham Roberdeau Wheat. Expects a visit from him. 1854, November 15 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 19 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Reed Book Shop, New Carlisle, Ohio. 1947.
box 5 Lutheran church in Saxony. Einleitung von der Grundlage der Christl. Lehre: Lutheran catechism copied by members of a confirmation class in Saxony. 1854 - Autograph document 68 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Initials "G. F." on cover
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Professor Norbert Fuerst, German department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1964.
box 5 Mathews, Anne (Jackson), 1782?-1869, actress. To Mrs. Thomas Potter Cooke. Relates to personal matters. 1855, January 8 - Autograph letter signed 8 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Mrs. Mathews, Tea-table Talk. London, 1857.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1947.
bound Bound Torres, Juan de Montagu. Commercial dictionary for trading between Britain and South America. 1856, November -
Scope and Content
Inscribed by John Hodgetts, Birmingham.
Clasp on cover
Includes manuscript notes and portrait
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Pickering and Chatto. 2004.
bound Bound Dickens, Catherine Hogarth, 1816?-1879. Tavistock House, London, England. To "Mr. Webster." Requests a box at the Adelphi for Monday night. 1857, December 25 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
bound Bound Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867, chemist. London, Royal Institution. To Mark Seguin, Aine. "I have a great respect for the mathematicians for what they can do, but I wish they would give us, at the end of their papers, the scientific physical truth in plain language. I mean the conclusion not the logic." 1858, February 25 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 21 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Professor Walter John Moore, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 47401. 1969.
bound Bound Cotton, Henry, 1789-1879, bibliographer. To John Ribton Garstin. Deals with the index, corrections, and proofs for volume 5 of Cotton's Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae... Dublin, Hodges and Smith, 1860. 1860, February 4-July 21 - Autograph letter signed 40 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by 1) a letter from James Henthorn Todd to John Ribton Garstin, Jan. 11, 1864, autograph letter signed 3 p. 13 cm.; 2) a letter from Charles Philip Cotton to John Ribton Garstin, Feb. 11, 1877, autograph letter signed 1 p. 16 cm; and 3) miscellaneous notes, autograph note signed 3 p. 20-26 cm.
Removed from Cotton's Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae... Vol. 6, Supplement. Dublin, James Charles, 1878 (BX5590 .C85).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1954.
bound Bound Gillette, W. H., fl. 1863. Autograph book. 1861, January 9-1863, August 16 - Autograph document 55 p. 20 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Frank Wilson, dealer, Boston, Massachusetts. 1961.
box 5 Radcliffe, Thomas Bilton, 1812-1866, actor, stage manager. 195 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio. To Samuel Francis Bilton, Esq., Barrister, Chancery Chambers, Quality Court, London, England. "I am now engaged in my profession here in this City and am in receipt of a Salary amounting to over eight pounds sterling ($45.00) per week. But I suffered many reverses during the stagnation of business and the thrilling excitement of this Civil War." 1861, December 12 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 32 cm.
Scope and Content
Blue stationary
Letter has been silked
Accompanied by typescript of letter
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1975.
bound Bound Collection of Icelandic letters written in verse, 1862-1897. 1862-1897 - Autograph letter signed 203 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
On verso of front flyleaf is a note by E. M. Thorsteinson dated April 1953.
Immediately preceding page 180 there are twenty-two pages of blue paper.
Bound in paper boards.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Found among Icelandic literature in the Main Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1970.
box 5 Peabody, Nathaniel, fl. 1865, pharmacist. Dorchester, MAssachusetts. To Mary Tyler (Peabody) Mann. "Please send all the things you mention." 1863, June 30 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 19 cm.
Scope and Content
Peabody was a homeopathic pharmacist doing business in Boston. He was Nathaniel Hawthorne's brother-in-law, Hawthorne having married Sophia Peabody.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 5 Peabody, Nathaniel, fl. 1865, pharmacist. To Mary Tyler (Peabody) Mann. Requests a loan of $24. 1865, February 27 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Peabody was a homeopathic pharmacist doing business in Boston. He was Nathaniel Hawthorne's brother-in-law, Hawthorne having married Sophia Peabody.
The Clapp referred to in the letter was Otis Clapp, of the Boston pharmacy Otis Clapp which continued to operate until the 1950s, "and without benefit of a soda fountain and such-like."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 5 Peabody, Nathaniel, fl. 1865, pharmacist. Dorchester, Massachusetts. To Mary Tyler (Peabody) Mann. Deals with finances. 1865, March 19 - Autograph letter signed 5 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
Peabody was a homeopathic pharmacist doing business in Boston. He was Nathaniel Hawthorne's brother-in-law, Hawthorne having married Sophia Peabody.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
bound Bound McKiernan, George S., fl. 1865, businessman. Chicago, Illinois. Letter copybook. 1863, April 23-1865, April 29 - Autograph document signed 134 p. 29 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Found in the Indiana University Library. 1968.
bound Bound Waring, George, 1806-1878, editor. To William Fison. Letter presenting a volume to him (Fison) in recognition of his cooperation towards its publication and in the settlement of family affairs "in reference to the residuary legatees." 1865, November 6 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 15 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on the second blank leaf of Bosworth, ed., The Gothic and Anglo-Saxon Gospels with the versions of Wycliffe and Tyndale. London, John Russell Smith, 1865 (Lilly BS2549 .A4 1865).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1966.
box 6 Wylie, W. T., Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Seventy-three letters and cards to W. T. Wylie in answer to his request for prayers to include in a volume of devotions for schools. 1865, October 23-1866 March 12 - Autograph letter signed 87 p. 7-26 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 6 Radcliffe, Thomas Bilton, 1812-1866, actor, stage manager. 67 Laurel Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. To Jane (Bilton) Rawle (Mrs. George Rawle). "...I have received no answer, either from you or my brother Samuel...Pike's Opera House is in ashes--my loses are a considerable part of my wardrobe properities valuable manuscript Books..." He says Pike plans to build a new theatre in New York "the most splendid...on this Continent." 1866, April 8 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 25 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1975.
box 6 Alesson y Millan, Diego, captain of the port of Ponce. Certificate of the arrival and departure of the "Barca" Louisa Cook. 1866, April 21 - Document signed 1 p. 30 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Old Authors Farm, Morrisburg, Ontario. 1963.
box 6 Pitman, Sir Isaac, 1813-1897, inventor of phonography. To Mr. Rumball. Urges Rumball to advocate phonography in his lectures on phrenology and comments on success of the system. 1866, November 11 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Carnegie Book Shop, 140 East 59th Street, New York, New York. 1960.
box 6 Gale, George, 1816-1868, lawyer. Galesville, Wisconsin. To Increase Allen Lapham. Requests Lapham to examine his recent book "and write me your opinion as to its general accuracy in statement of facts." 1867, December 23 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 19 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from George Gale's Upper Mississippi... Chicago, Clarke and Co. New York, Oakley and Mason, 1867 (Lilly F597 .G15 1867).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1966.
box 6 Walsh, Robert G. H., naval officer. Bath. "Signal book...carried...night and day, during the blockade of Alexandria by the Squad of Line of battleships...1840..." 1868, June - Autograph document signed 28 p. 8 x 12 cm.
Scope and Content
Neatly drawn colored illustrations of lights and flags including the flags of the fleet at Alexandria
Accompanied by a photograph of Walsh
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 105 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1971.
box 6 Favre, Gabriel Claude Jules, 1809-1880, statesman. Note on the Franco-German conflict. 1871, January 23 - Autograph document signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
French
Penciled note in blue refers to Bismarck
Further blue penciled notes may be found in the following volume
Removed from Jules Favre, Gouvernement de la Defense Nationale... Paris, Henri Plon, 1872 (DC310 .F27 Vol. 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1972.
box 6 Forster, John, 1812-1876, biographer, dramatic critic. Palace-Gate House, Kensington, W. London, England. To "My Dear Sir." Deals with corrections in book. 1871, November 10 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 15 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 6 Blanc, Louis, 1811-1882, socialist leader. Paris, 96 Rue de Rivoli. To "Chere Miss Davies." An appeal for funds for those in prison. 1871, November 27 - Autograph letter signed 1 leaf 21 cm.
Scope and Content
French
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 6 Cahier de Composition. 1871? - Autograph document 4 p. 22 cm.
Scope and Content
Title from blue and gold cover
Pages have embossed floral borders from Auray
Contents: Complements Directs (e.g., Le Soldat defend sa patrie); Complements Indirects (e.g., Le jour succede a la nuit); Memoire, Rennes France le 1er Juin 1871 (e.g., 3 douz de crayons a 0 fr 10 c 1e crayon equals 3 f 60 c); Arithmetical calculations for Memoire on previous page
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Frances and George Ball Foundation from the estate of Elisabeth W. Ball, Muncie, Indiana. 1984.
box 6 Barnum, Phineas Taylor, 1810-1891, showman. Autograph. 1872, November 2 - Autograph document signed 1 p. 5 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Lilly Library copy of Barnum's Struggles and triumphs: or, forty years' recollections... Buffalo, New York, Warren, Johnson Co., 1873 (Lilly GV1811 .B26 1873a).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1964.
box 6 Weber, Max Maria, freiherr von, 1822-1881, railway official. To Minnie Hauk. Only the most pressing business could prevent him from placing the three volumes at the pretty feet of Fatimas. 1872, December 8 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
In German
Accompanied by an autographed photograph of Weber
Includes translation. Letter was translated by Frieda Schneider Andressohn (Mrs. John C. Andressohn)
Removed from Weber's Carl Maria von Weber. Ein Lebensbild. Leipzig, Ernst Keil, 1864 (Lilly ML410 .W3 W3, vol. 1).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1968.
box 6 Belfast. District Model National School. Certificate of merit and award of premium to Martha Irvine for superior proficiency in the prescribed course of the 2nd class. 1872, December 19 - Autograph document signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Mrs. Arthur F. Bentley, R. R. 2, Paoli, Indiana. 1954.
box 6 Plimsoll, Samuel, 1824-1898, politician, social reformer. 111 Victoria Street, London S.W., England. To Nottage, Esq. "If you feel any hestitation about accepting a present from a stranger you may send me an equivalent in the photographs that you are taking." 1873, March 18 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Crest and street embossed on stationary
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. B. Harding-Edgar, Benisa (Alicante), Spain. 1972.
bound Bound Journal of a tour in Austria and northern Italy. There are comments on the stay in Vienna, Graz, Trieste, Venice, Florence, and Rome. Comments on features of historical and archaeological interest as well as interesting descriptions of accommodations and travelling arrangements are made. 1874, September 18-December 31 - Autograph letter 138 p. 24 cm.
Scope and Content
Included are also ten photos of places, 19 engravings, two small water colors and a sketch map.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ltd., Ringwood, Hants, England. 1974.
bound Bound Derby, Edward Henry Stanley, 15th earl of, 1826-1893, statesman. Passport issued to Breadalbane, Gavin Campbell, 7th earl of, in the name of her majesty, Queen Victoria. 1877, November 28 - Document signed 1 p. 28 x 38 cm.
Scope and Content
Partly printed
Also signed by the earl of Breadalbane
Coat of arms of United Kingdom at top of passport
Coat of arms of earl of Derby at bottom of passport
Embossed government seal in lower left-hand corner
Spanish stamp and signatures on verso, March 1, 1880
Folded into brown morocco carrying case
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 6 Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906, actor, manager. 4 Orme Square, Bayswater, W. To Frederick William Hawkins. "I am in receipt of yours and eclose cheque for Four Guineas..." 1877, December 21 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 13 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 22 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W. 1, England. 1969.
box 6 Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906, actor, manager. Southport. To Frederick William Hawkins. "Business splendid everywhere with me - next week I'm at Princes Theatre Manchester - don't forget to speak to your friend." 1878, October 19 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 22 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W. 1, England. 1969.
box 6 Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906, actor, manager. Garrick Club. To Frederick William Hawkins. "I went to Lock Whitfield had sitting...may be up one day next week...what a pity you can't use any photos except Lock W's." 1879, April 9 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 22 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W. 1, England. 1969.
box 6 Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882, naturalist. Down, Beckenham, Kent. To Mr. Paget. Expresses thanks for the assistance given him in connection with a life of Dr. Erasmus Darwin which he was writing. 1879, July 14 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 6 Rand, Rev. S. T. "Brief Catechism in Micmac Hieroglyphics. With the Micmac words added in Roman characters." Ca. 1870s -
Scope and Content
Note on first page reads "Described in Pilling's Algonquian Bibliography, p. 426." Photocopy of citation included
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Philadelphia Rare Books Manuscripts Company. P.O. Box 9536. Philadelphia, PA. 19124. 1998.
box 6 Rylands, John Paul, 1846-?, author. Highfields, Thelwall, Warrington. To "Dear Sir." Concerns bookplates of his family. 1880, November 26 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Collection of Bookplates (Lilly Z688 .B7 W58).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1972.
box 6 Symington, Andrew James, 1825-?, author. 10 Battlefield...Langside, Glasgow Scotland. To Thomas Gibbons, Esq. Mentions the "A S Herald" and the "Fireside Herald" and concludes "...the red sun looking in at my window through a windy mist over the busts of Homer Dante Lord Bacon says 'haste'!" 1883, November 12 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 17 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 6 Bowring, Sir John, 1792-1872, linguist. To "My dear Fritz." Lucy's health. 1883, December 8 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from John Bowring's Translations from Alexander Petofi, the Magyar poet... London, Trubner Co., 1866 (Lilly PH3305 .B6).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1962.
box 6 Chatto, Andrew, publisher. 214 Piccadilly, London, W. England. To H. N. Pyns, 100 Harley Street. Regrets that he does not have a portrait of Baron Tauchnitz, but is sending an engraving of Charles Reade. 1884, April 23 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Edward Morrill Sons, Inc., 25 Kingston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02111. 1970.
box 6 Wiley, Harvey Washington, 1844-1930, pure food reformer. New Orleans. To ?. Dislikes New Orleans. On way to Washington. Expects to spend Christmas day with parents in Kent, Indiana and to be back in Washington about January 1. 1884, December 14 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 21 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 6 Loving, James Carroll, 1836-1902, cattleman. One leaf from the original manuscript on cattle brands. 1884 - Autograph document 2 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from and reproduced in The Loving brands book, manuscript edition. Austin, Texas, Pemberton Press, 1965, p. 16-17 (Lilly F596 .L91).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1966.
bound Bound Album of autographs, signatures, and letters of musicians, actors, dramatists, and artists, including several undated pieces. 1884-1909 - Autograph documents signed 127 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in black with the word Album stamped in gold on the cover
Sixty-six blank pages
Contents: 1) Cummings, William Hayman, 1831-1915, singer, musician antiquarian, Domine...14 bars of music with words, Feb. 17, 1899; 2) Robson, E. M., "When my cue comes...", May 14, 1902; 3) Couldery, Claudius H., Lento...8 bars of music, Dec. 20, 1899, prefaced by a drawing of a kitten; 4-5) blank; 6) Berger, Francesco, 1834-1933, pianist, composer, Gavotte...3 bars of music, May 3, 1902; 7) Santley, Sir Charles, 1834-1922, opera siner, It is enough...2 bars of music, Mar. 23, 1899; 8) blank; 9) Todhunter, John, 1839-1916, playwright, Aghadoe...5 bars of music with words, Apr. 13, 1899; 10) blank; 11) Moir, Frank Lewis, 1852-1904, song writer, And up and out...3 bars of music with words, Mar. 30, 1899; 12) blank; 13a) Ryland, Henry, 1856-1924, artist, Autograph, Apr. 13, 1904; 13b) Smith, Carlton Alfred, 1853-1946, artist, Autograph, Apr. 19, 1904; 13c) Linton, Sir James Dromgole, 1840-1916, artist, Autograph, July 27, 1904; 14) Kinsley, Albert, 1853-1946, artist, Autograph, July 22, 1904; 15) Reeves, Herbert Sims, Adelaide di L. V. Beethoven...3 bars of music for voice and piano accompaniment, Mar. 27, 1899; 16-18) blank; 19) Silas, Edouard, 1827-1909, organist, composer, Kat-denza from a Nocturne...with Minnie and Tom the cats as Clef marks for the cadenza, n.d.; 20) blank; 21) Prout, Ebenezer, 1835-1909, theorist, composer, From 'Suite de Ballet; Op. 28'...5 bars of music, Nov. 14, 1900; 22) Chauglet, Maud M., Autograph, n.d.; 23a) Hudleston, Jessie, "A poor little dummy am I...", May 13, 1900; 23b) Moore, Jessie, ?-1910, actress, Autograph, 1901; 24-26) blank; 27) Booth, Cecil, R. A., "On such a night as this"...5 bars of music with words, Jan. 1900; 28) blank; 29) Munck, Ernest de, 1840-1915, violincellist, Allegro...3 bars of music inscribed to Madame Haroldine Lane, Mar. 31, 1900; 30) blank; 31) Bach, Leonhard Emil, 1849-1902, pianist, Musical symbol inscribed to Mrs. Haroldine Lane, Mar. 29, 1899; 32) blank; 33) Liebling, Georg, 1865-1946, pianist, composer, Piano Concerto, Op. 22...2 bars of music, June 10, 1902; 34) blank; 35) Raine, A., Pensee fugitive...3 bars of music, July 19, 1902; 36-42) blank; 43) Kate Temple, Will A. Pepper, Howard Barnsley, Chas Neary, Chas Conyers, inscribed under "The White Coon's Bray," 1903; 44-65) blank; 66-67) Payne, Arthur W., 1863-?, violinist, conductor, Andante from Mendelssohn...3 bars of music, Aug. 1904, and photograph of Payne as conductor, Jan. 1, 1907; 68-69) Buccini, Edward, "Order was given to swing there..." accompanied by pencil sketch of mermaids with lyre and a Viking ship, Aug. 22, 1903; 70-76) blank; 77) Turnpenny, Henry, Autograph, Aug. 1904; 78-85) blank; 86-87) Warnford-Davis, A., Lines of Prospero from Act V, Scene I of The Tempest, accompanied by colored drawing of figures on the beach, 1909; 88-96) blank; 97a) Brough, Robert, 1872-1905, portrait painter, Signature signed Bobbie, n.d.; 97b) Weldon, Georgina, 1837-1914, soprano, composer, Admission ticket to the Amphitheatre of Royal Albert Hall, June 6, 1884; 97c) Paderewsi, Ignace, Jan, 1860-1941, pianist, Signature, n.d.; 98) blank; 99) Sainton, Joseph, 1878-?, pianist, conductor, Autograph, Sept. 7, 1906; 100) blank; 101) Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814, dramatist, Signature and picture, n.d.; 102a) Ganz, Wilhelm, 1833-1914, organist, Signature, n.d.; 102b) Williams, Bransby, 1870-1961, actor, Autograph, n.d.; 102c) Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm, 1853-1917, actor, manager, Signature, n.d.; 103a) Roeckel, Joseph Leopold, 1838-1923, teacher, composer, Signature, n.d.; 103b) Sothern, Edward Askew, 1826-1881, actor, Signature, n.d.; 103c) Powell, Maud, 1868-1920, violinist, Signature, n.d.; 104a) Ondricek, Frantisek, 1859-1922, violinist, Signature, n.d.; 104b) Sapelnikov, Vassily, 1865-1941, pianist, 3 bars of music, Feb. 1, 1902; 105a) Goldschmidt, Otto, 1829-1907, pianist, composer, Note to friend Berger, Aug. 23, 1900; 105b) Unidentified signature; 105c) Olitzka, Rosa, 1873-1949, contralto, Signature, n.d.; 106) Marchesi, Blanche, 1863-1940, opera singer, Note in German to unidentified person, n.d.; 107) Kubelik, Jan, 1880-1904, violinist, composer, Beethoven, Op. 67...4 bars of music, May 18, 1902; 108) Rosenthal, Moritz, 1862-1946, pianist, Note in German to unidentified person, n.d.; 109a) Unidentified signature; 109b) Unidentified signature; 109c) Dollman, John Charles, 1851-1934, painter, Signature, n.d.; 109d) Backhous, Wilhelm, 1884-?, pianist, Signature, n.d.; 110a) Sauer, Emil von, 1862-1942, pianist, composer, card to George Carr, Feb. 6, 1902; 110b) Albani, Dame Emma, 1852-1930, opera singer, Card to Mr. Berger, Mar. 10, 1902; 111) Moszkowski, Moritz, 1854-1925, pianist, composer, Letter in German to Herr Berger, n.d.; 112) German Sir Edward, 1862-1936, violinist, composer, Letter to Mr. Berger, July 16, 1902; 113) Bridge, Sir John Frederick, 1844-1924, conductor, Letter to Berger, n.d.; 114a) Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence, 1836-1912, artist, Signature, n.d.; 114b) Elgar, Sir Eward William, 1857-1934, composer, Signature, n.d.; 114c) Black, Andrew, 1859-1920, baritone, Signature, n.d.; 115) Stanford, Sir Charles Villiers, 1852-1924, composer, Letter to Mr. Berger, Oct. 1, 1895; 116) Becker, Hugo, 1863-1941, violinist, Letter in German to unidentified recipient, Mar. 8, 1902; 117a) Browne, Paddie, Quotation mentioning A. W. Pinero, n.d.; 117b) Waller, Lewis, 1860-1915, actor, Signature, n.d.; 118) Parry, Sir Charles Hubert Hastings, 1848-1918, composer, tenor, Signarure, n.d.; 119a) Chandos, Lloyd, fl. 1938, tenor, Signature, n.d.; 199b) Oxenford, Edward, 1837?-1929, playwright, librettist, Signature, n.d.; 119c) Unidentified autograph, June 12, 1899; 120) Marsick, Martin Pierre Joseph, 1848-1924, violinist, Note in French to unidentified person, Dec. 11, 1898; 121a) Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907, violinist, Signature, n.d.; 121b) Unidentified signature; 121c) Needham, Alicia Adelaide, 1875-1945, composer, Signature, n.d.; 122a) Chevalier, Albert, 1861-1923, music hall comedian, Signature, n.d.; 122b) Unidentified signature, n.d.; 122c) Unidentified signature, n.d.; 122d) Unidentified signature, n.d.; 122e) Unidentified signature, n.d.; 123a) Unidentified signature, n.d.; 123b) Unidentified signature, n.d.; 123c) Unidentified signature, n.d.; 123d) Carmichael, Mary Grant, 1851-1955, pianist, violinist, Signature, n.d.; 124a) Mackenzie, Sir Alexander Campbell, 1847-1935, composer, violinist, Signature, n.d.; 124b) Bingham, Clifton, Signature n.d.; 124c) Unidentified signature, n.d.; 124d) Unidentified signature, n.d.; 124e) Somervell, Sir Arthur, 1863-1937, composer, Signature, n.d.; 124f) Ernest, Gustav, Signature, n.d.; 125) Arbos, Enrique Fernandez, 1863-1938, violinist, composer, Letter in French to unidentified person, Jan. 16, 1900; 126a) Blumenthal, Jacob, 1829-1908, pianist, composer, Signature, n.d.; 126b) Calsi, J. L., professor, Signature, n.d.; 126c) Janotha, Nathalie, 1856-1932, pianist, composer, Letter to unidentified person, June 30, 1899; 127) Unidentified writer of letter from Kew, July 20, 1896.
Unmounted pieces include 1) Austin, Walter, Note from 122 St. James Court to Mrs. Lane, Feb. 5, n.y.; 2) Lehmann, Liza Elizabeth Nina Mary Frederika, 1862-1918, soprano, composer, Signature, n.d.; 3) Ronald, Sir Landon, 1873-1938, composer, conductor, Letter to Mrs. Lane, Jan. 10, n.y.
The letters to Francesco Berger appear to be to him in his capacity as Honorary Secretary of the Royal Philharmonic Society in London
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1975.
box 6 Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923, author. 38 Westbourne Terrace, W., London, England. To "My dear Sir." Concerns literary contribution requested. 1885, February 21 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 6 Sturge, Charles Young. Chilliswood, Tyndall's Park, Bristol. To "My dear Ernest." "With regard to the 'revelations' I have only read the first of the four articles...But the first was quite enough to put one an courant with the agitation, I have rather shrunk from attacking the others, as they leave a distinctly morbid impression on the mind." 1885, August 2 - Autograph letter signed 11 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from The Pall Mall Magazine, XXIII, no. 93, Jan. 1901 (Lilly AP4 .P17).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1973.
box 6 Bright, John, 1811-1889, statesman. To Edwin E. Griffin, 2 Colville Terrace, Kensington W. Not familiar with German and therefore unable to judge the merit of the translation. 1886, February 17 - Typescript 1 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes only typescript (not original)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 6 Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906, actor, manager. Toole's Theatre, King William St., Strand. To Frederick William Hawkins. "Can you 'wake up' the Critic or Editor of The Times! I have revived the 'Serious Family' it has been noticed by all the principal papers except The Times." 1886, May 13 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 22 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.1, England. 1969.
box 6 Smith, Henry Preserved, 1847-1927, clergyman, Biblical scholar. Lane Seminary, Cincinnati. To William Wesley Spangler. Subscription to "Dr. Smith's Spinosa." 1886, October 7 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 23 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Source unknown. 1939.
box 6 Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906, actor, manager. Toole's Theatre, King William St., Strand. To Frederick William Hawkins. "With much pleasure enclosed for Saturday evening. Come round end of 2nd act of Going it to my room." 1886 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 13 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 22 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.1, England. 1969.
box 6 Wolle, Francis, 1817-1893, Moravian minister, student of algae. Bethlehem, Pa. To N. N. Mason. Concerning the publication of Wolle's new volume. 1887, March 15 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 26 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 6 Gregg, John Robert, 1867-1948, educator, author. Light-Line Phonography Institute, Imperial Chambers, Dale Street, Liverpool England. To "Dear Sir." "A person of average ability can easily acquire the entire system in a fortnight by practicing two hours daily." 1888, July 19 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Folded octavo sheet has pencilled notes in French and arithmetic figures in ink on the verso
Removed from John Robert Gregg, Light-line phonography; the phonetic handwriting. Liverpool: Light Line Phonography Institute, 62 Dale Street, 1888 (Lilly from the Ian Fleming Collection).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 6 Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906, actor, manager. The Grand Hotel, Trafalgar Square, W.C., London. To Frederick William Hawkins. "I suppose you mean The Dinner is Wednesday the 12th...I've not thought yet about a speech. I've been awfully busy. I expect I shall ramble on." 1890, February 03 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Ifan Kyrle Fletcer, 22 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.1, England. 1969.
box 6 Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906, classical scholar. Cambridge, Eng. To ? Two letters regarding entries in a manuscript. Psalter in Trinity college library. 1891, February 20-March 1 - Autograph letter signed 7 p. 17 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 6 Norris, John, bookseller. 5 High Street, Lymington, Hants. To The Right Hon: The Lady Mary Charlotte (Howard) Foley. Offers for sale a rare 1688 volume containing a speech by Paul Foley, Speaker of the House of Commons. 1891, April 2 - Autograph letter 2 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Written in third person
Foley was Speaker between 1694/5-1698
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Lilly Library Book Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 1981.
box 6 Higinson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911, reformer. Cambridge, Mass. To Franklin Benjamin Sanborn. Record of William Ellery Channing's admission to Harvard. 1892, March 17 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by: 1) Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin, Quatrain for William Ellery Channing's burial urn. Autograph document 1 p. 13 cm.; 2) Channing, William Ellery. Sonnet to my pipe, January 3, 1857. Copy. 1 p. 21 cm.; 3) Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin. To ? October 16, 1905. Typescript letter (carbon) 1 p. 28 cm.
Removed from William Ellery Channing's Poems of sixty-five years. Selected and edited by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn. Philadelphia and Concord, J. H. Bentley, 1902 (Lilly PS1290 .P6).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1954.
box 6 Dobson, Austin, 1840-1921, poet. To Charles Benjamin Foote. Thanks him for records of the sale of his book collection. 1895, March 16 - Card signed 1 p. 9 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on front flyleaf of C. B. Foote's Catalogue of the...collection made by Charles B. Foote...sold at auction...by Bangs Co... New York, 1894-1895 (Lilly Z997 .F68).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1961.
box 6 Stevens, Benjamin Franklin, 1833-1902, bibliophile. To "The Editor, The Academy." Concerns reproduction in photographic facsimile of The Voyage from Lisbon to India...by Albericus Vespuccius and a controversial twin volume Americus Vespuccius... by Henri Harrisse. 1895, April 18 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 26 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Henry Harrisse, Americus Vespuccius... London, 1895 (Lilly G95 .S8 H3 Mendel).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 6 Gunter, Archibald Clavering, 1847-1907, author. Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island. To Charles Warren Stoddard. Asking Stoddard to send his mss. to him. 1896, August 8 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Gunter's Mr. Barnes of New York... New York, Home Publishing Co., 1887 (Lilly PS3513 .W6 M6 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1958
box 6 Taylor, Charles Louis, fl. 1897, editor. British Medical Journal, London. To Sir D'Arcy Power. "We are getting up a Jubilee Number, and I want to talk to you about it." 1897, May 6-June 18 - Autograph letter signed (6 letters) 13 cm.
Scope and Content
May 6, 7, 13, 24; June 3, 18, 1897 mounted in British Medical Journal, June 19, 1897 (Lilly R31 .B9).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1961.
box 6 Tylor, Sir Edward Burnett, 1832-1917, anthropologist. London. To Sir D'Arcy Power. A museum. 1897, May 29 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 17 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted in British Medical Journal, June 19, 1897, between p. 1594 and 1595 (Lilly R31 .B9).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1961.
box 6 Photograph of Henrik Ibsen, signed and dated. 1897, July 10 - Signed 1 leaf 13 x 9.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on card 17 x 11 cm.
Removed from Ibsen, Peer Gynt. Et dramatisk digt... Kjobenhavn, F. Hegel, 1867 (Lilly PT8876 .A1 1867).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 6 Hulme, F. Edward, 1841-1909, cryptographer. To "dear sir." 1897, October 1 - Autograph letter signed
Scope and Content
Removed from Hulme's Cryptography; or, The history, principles, and practice of cipher-writing (Lilly Z104 .H91)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Patrick King. 2006.
box 6 Ross, Sir Ronald, 1857-1932, writer, scientist. Inscription to Sir William Osler. "Note. This Report is not to be treated at present as being published...It...records only the lately observed facts which establish the cultivability of some of the gymnosporidia in mosquitos..." 1898 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 31.5 cm.
Scope and Content
On cover of Ross, Report on the cultivation of the proteosoma Labbe, in grey mosquitos, Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India, 1898.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1989.
box 6 Jacobi, Charles Thomas, 1853-1933, author. Chiswick Press, London. To Horace Hart. Order for india paper. 1899, March 15 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on inside of front cover of Jacobi's A Few Suggestions of Plain Letterings for Artists and Others. London, Printed for presentation at the Chiswick Press, 1899 (Lilly Z250 .J2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1962.
box 6 Coolidge, Mary. Actor's sides or lines for eight plays. 189- - Autograph document 181 p. 13-16 cm.
Scope and Content
Contents: 1) Kathleen in Kathleen Mavourneen. 44 p. 13 cm.; 2) Kitty in Kathleen. Act II. 6 p. 16 cm.; 3) Dorothy Kavanagh in Kathleen Mavourneen. 7 p. 16 cm.; 4) Albert in Monte Cristo. Acts III IV. 13 p. 15 cm.; 5) Mercedes in Monte Cristo. 12 p. 13 cm.; 6) Mary Mortimer in Naval engagements. 25 p. 14 cm.; 7) Mrs. Lee in A noble outcast. 14 p. 16 cm.; 8) Daphne in Pygmalion and Galatea. 12 p. 14 cm.; 9) Fanny in Prologue--Ten nights. 5 p. 15 cm.; 10) Sadie. 17 p. 15 cm.; 11) Unidentified. 26 p. 16 cm.
Name "Mary Coolidge" appears on the parts of Kathleen, Mercedes, and Mary Mortimer
Some pages written on stationery of the Assumption Pioneer, Napoleonville, Louisiana, 189-; Hotel White, Edenton, North Carolina, 1899; Turnbull's Hotel, Warrenton, North Carolina, 189-; Orangeburg Hotel, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 189-.
Accompanied by broadside and leaflet advertising the Carew-Kinsington theatre company featuring Mary and Janet Carew and managed by R. G. Kingston in "The Girl from Home"
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Lawrence Wheeler, secretary, Indiana University Foundation, Bloomington, Indiana. 1947.
bound Bound Bible. Old Testament. Pentateuch. Hebrew. Torah. 19th century? - Autograph document 3843 x 63 cm.
Scope and Content
J.D. Pearson, Oriental Manuscripts in Europe and North America (Switzerland, 1971), page 64 (Z6605 .O7 P37)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Silver, Hotel St. Clair, Chicago, Illinois. 1958.
bound Bound Contemplation. 19th century - Autograph document 46 leaves 18.2 cm.
Scope and Content
"Principally written during a tour in North America"
Canto I - 40 stanzas; Canto II - 48 stanzas; Canto III (number only)
Begins: The circling year again with steady course/Renews its infant days...and ends: Farewell. This book is now indeed my last,/And these bright scenes and hours will be forever past
Poem commemorates the beauty and storms of nature in the New World (I-31), America (I-3, II-1), Hudson River (II-8), Trenton River (II-12), Lake Erie (II-24, 28), Niagara (II-29, 37), the name of Washington (II-1,2), and states: But Man is not my theme; again I turn/To thee sweet Nature... (II-3)
Blank leaves: 37
Watermark: J Green Son 1825
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Frances and George Ball Foundation, from the estate of Elisabeth W. Ball, Muncie, Indiana. 1984.
bound Bound An Ethiopian amulet or ketab in Amharic. 19th century - Autograph document 86 leaves 9 x 6 cm.
Scope and Content
Probably (?) 19th century. Rubricated and with decorations and miniatures in red, black and green. Contains a number of small tracts in 3 or 4 different hands bound together between wooden boards, as follows:
(a) blank, f. 1: trials of the pen (fatina bere) in red and black, f.2r; a charm? ff.2v-4r with a magic diagram on f.4v.
(b) Golgota (Salot), prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Mount Golgotha, ff.5r-32r; blank, f.32v (only the stub of f. 32 remains)
(c) Various prayers and incantations, beginning "'Esaged lamalakoteka" and ending with an invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, ff.334-50r, with a sketch for a miniature of St George and the dragon on f.45r; a miniature of the archangels Michael and Gabriel shown as the protectors of a holy Theodore (qedus Tiwoderos), not further identified, on f.45v; a miniature of St. George slaying the dragon (the background painted in blood) on f.50r; blank f.50v
(d) Prayers and incantations, beginning "Basam abe wawalid wamanfas kidusam" and in most of which the Blessed Virgin Mary is invoked (her name has been written in over an erasure in many of the rubrics towards the end), ff.51r-86v.
See Rene Basset: Les Prieres de la Vierge a Bartos et au Golgotha. Paris, 1895. (Les Apocryphes ethiopiens, 5) Deborah Lifchitz: Textes ethiopiens magico-religieux. Paris, 1940. (Institut d'Ethnologie. Travaux et memoires, 38) p. 15.
Accompanied by a card (5 x 8 cm.) in German. A translation follows: "Abyssinian magic and prayerbook from the year ca. 800. H Selata Egzitina/Mariam gologota Prayer to the Virgin Mary to be prayed in Jerusalem in addition to a few incantations (formulas of magic). 86 leaves. Amhara. Acquired 1904. It is said to have been decorated with human blood. The imperial royal court library wants to acquire (bids) this book for 900 Kcrowns. It is one of the oldest books known to date. M. R. Schmerha"
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Lathrop C. Harper, 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York. 1967.
Box Vault 2 Chinese torture drawings on pith paper. 19th century - Autograph document
Scope and Content
Bound in red cloth with tie
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Indianapolis Public Library. Indianapolis, Indiana. 1985.
box 6 Lodge, Norman? fl. 19th century, assistant in the Science and Art Department of the South Kensington Museum. To "dear Abbey." "I am awfully sorry I cannot join you on the 1st. but I am in the middle of 12000 Exam papers." 19th century - Autograph letter signed 2 leaves 19 cm.
Scope and Content
Dated May 24
Embossed with the seal of the South Kensington Museum
Second leaf blank
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 6 Pashley, Sarah. Numeration Table. 19th century - Autograph document signed 30 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Decorated with flourishes in red, green, and black ink of exotic birds and people
Leaves pasted on larger pages, 27.8 cm.
Leaves enumerated in pencil: 2-10, 12-16, 18-21
Partial contents: Numeration Table, Addition of Integers, Troy Weight, Averdupoize Weight, Cloath Measure, Subtraction of Integers. See Inventory for complete contents
Three of the Tables bear business letters on verso dated: June 10, 1803; July 30 and Aug. 7, 1806 (pencilled leaves 3, 4, 10)
Sarah Pashley's name appears twice on pencilled leaf 18
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Frances and George Ball Foundation from the estate of Elisabeth W. Ball, Muncie, Indiana. 1984.
box 6 Santa Rosa Teacher's Club mimeographed discussion questions. 1901, October 22-December 3 - Typescript 4 leaves
Scope and Content
Removed from John Dewey, The school and society... Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1899 (Lilly LB875 .D395).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1986.
box 6 Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966, artist. Windsor, Vermont. To R. Harold Paget. Acknowledges three copies of Dream Days. "I think you have made a very attractive book of it. The cover design was done under protest, for I don't like the kind of cover Mr. Lane likes, but the inside is very attractive." 1902, October 6 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 26 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 105 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1969.
box 6 Berwick, Maria del Rosario, duquesa de, 1845-1904. Madrid, Spain. To Henry Harrisse. Thanking him for his "Apocrifos Americanos." 1903, June 25 - Typescript letter signed 3 p. 14 cm.
Scope and Content
Appended note in Harrisse's hand
Mounted on half-title of Jose Gestoso y Perez's Nuevos documentos Colombinos... Sevilla, 1902 (Lilly E114 .G39).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1956.
box 6 Power, Sir D'Arcy, 1855-1941, surgeon. 10A Chandos Street, Cavendish Square W, London, England. To James Murphy, Esq., The Glasgow Verterinary College, Glasgow, Scotland. "...I should have very litte doubt that the notes, as you suppose, were actually written by Harvey. The edition of Fabricius is not I think very uncommon..." 1903, July 10 - Typescript letter signed 1 leaf 25 cm.
Scope and Content
A holograph note in ink states: "I thought you would not mind my keeping a set of the photos. D'aP."
Removed from Hieronymous Fabricius, ab Aquapendente, Opera physica anatomica... Padua, Sumptibus Roberti Migletti, 1625 (Lilly QM5 .F12 A2 1625).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 6 Payne, Joseph Frank, 1840-1910, physician. 78 Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square W, London, England. To Dr. James Murphy, The Glasgow Veterinary College, Glasgow, Scotland. "I am extremely obliged to you for sending me your photographs of Harvey's notes in a copy of Fabricius." 1903, July 20 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 18 x 11 cm.
Scope and Content
In black ink
Page reference to Fabricius in pencil
Removed from Hieronymus Fabricius, ab Aquapendente, Opera physica anatomica... Padua, Sumptibus Roberti Migletti, 1625 (Lilly QM5 .F12 A2 1625).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 6 McGirr, Newman F., 1877-1952, antiquary, librarian. Franklin Book Shop, 1105 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA. To Luella Agnes Owen. Sending Say's American Conchology while conducting the book business in the absense of Samuel Rhoads away on a collecting trip. 1905, February 14 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 13.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Volume from which letter was removed bears several signed notations in the hand of L.A. Owen with reference to Professor Louis Pope Gratacap
Removed from Thomas Say, American Conchology... New Harmony, Indiana. Printed at the School Press, 1830 (Lilly QL411 .S2 copy 2)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1979.
box 7 Osler, Sir William, bart., 1849-1919, physician. University Club, Fifth Avenue 54th Street, New York, New York. To Charles Phillips, Emerson. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. "I enclose the introduction...add anything you wish." 1906, February 2 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by cover
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 7 Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918, author. To "Dear Benjamin." Refers to autograph lists. 1902, February 12 - Facsimile of autograph letter signed 1 p. 22 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Hart's Catalogue of the engraved portraits of Washington. New York, The Grolier Club, 1904. (Lilly E321.4 .H3)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Arthur Mitten, Goodland, Indiana, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1967.
box 7 Haebler, Konrad, 1857-1946, bibliographer. To ? Refers to the copy of Rodericus Vassartus, Additamentum...in the Biblioteca Nacional. 1906, May 21 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted in at front of Rodericus Vassurtus, Additamentum ad Calendarium Johannis de Monteregio. Salamanca, Leonard Hutz and Lupus Sanz, about 1497 (Lilly QB85 .V34 1497)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1971.
box 7 Osler, Sir William, bart., 1849-1919, physician. From the Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford, England. To Charles Phillips Emerson. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. "The photographs and the plate came." 1907, April 6 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 11 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by cover.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 7 King, Mackenzie. To Reid, Harriet and T.L.Lewis Esq., President United Mine Workers of America, Indianapolis, Ind. 1908, June 25 - Typescript letter signed 2 p.
Scope and Content
On Department of Labour - Canada - Office of the Deputy Minister stationery
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 7 Bryce, James Bryce, viscount, 1838-1922, diplomat. British Embassy, Washington, D.C. To the John McBride Company, 2 Rector Street, New York, New York. Expresses thanks for a copy of Bradford's History of the Plymouth Settlement. 1909, November 16 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 27 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 105 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1969.
box 7 Fison, Sir Frederick, 1847-1927, bart. Note about George Waring, who married Charlotte, the half-sister of his father, William Fison, and Waring's work at Bodleian Library. 1909, December 25 - Autrograph note signed 1 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Written on the first blank page of Bosworth, ed., The Gothic and Anglo-Saxon Gospel in Parallel Columns, with the Versions of Wycliffe and Tyndale. London, John Russell Smith, 1865 (Lilly BS2549 .A4 1865).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1966.
box 7 Bryce, James Bryce, viscount, 1838-1922, diplomat. British Embassy, Washington, D.C. To R. Harold Paget, 2 Rector Street, New York City. "I shall be happy to see you for a few minutes on the 13th..." 1910, April 9 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 27 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 105 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hantz, England. 1969.
bound Bound Abbey Theatre. Salary book. 1910, March 4-1912, September 20 - Autograph document 137 leaves 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Bound in black cloth with roan shelfback, spine imperfect
Bookplate for Hely's, Limited, on front pastedown
"National Theatre Society" stamped in blue ink at top of first 13 leaves
1 folded leaf laid in between leaves 125-126
Accounts written in several hands, one of which may be that of Lennox Robinson
Salary entries include those of Sara Allgood, Joseph M. Kerrigan, Fred O'Donovan, Maire O'Neill, Lennox Robinson, and Arthur Sinclair
On leaf 136r. are entries for loans to W. B. Yeats
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Figgis Rare Books Ltd., Dublin, Ireland. 1989.
bound Bound Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Written by Helen A. Wingate. Edinburgh. 1911 - Autograph document signed 42 p. 19.5 cm.
Scope and Content
In brown leather covers with gold tooling
Selection of 75 quatrains (not Fitzgerald translation)
Illuminated in gold, red, blue and green with birds, animals and flowers
On vellum
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Frances and George Ball Foundation from the estate of Elisabeth W. Ball, Muncie, Indiana. 1984.
box 7 Jones, D. A., assistant librarian, Royal Geographical Society, 1, Savile Row, Burlington Gardens, London, W. To Robert Hewitt, esq. Encloses the formal acknowledgement of the receipt of Hewitt's work on Coffee and goes into the technical aspects of folding a map. 1912, September 5 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 17.8 cm.
Scope and Content
Enclosure: Printed acknowledgement filled in with the title of the book received, dated 5th September 1912, to Robert Hewitt, Esq. 1 p. 23.5 cm.
Removed from Hewitt, Coffee: its history, cultivation, and uses. New York, D. Appleton and Co., 1872 (Lilly SB269 .H611 C67).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1980.
box 7 Mascart, Jean. Letter to "Lieber freund und Collegue." 1912, September 18 - Autograph letter signed 2 p.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by menu autographed by members of an Association internationale contra la tuberculose expedition.
Removed from Mascart, Impressions et observations dans un voyage a Tenerife. Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1912? (Lilly Q115 .M4)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1986.
box 7 Dewick, Edward Samuel, 1844-1917, clergyman. 26 Oxford Square Hyde Park. To George Claridge Druce. Wimbledon, Surrey. Is pleased to send a P.O. for 10/- as a contribution to a parting gift for Mr. Sheath. 1913, January 9 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 17.7 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by cover
Mourning stationery
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Julia (Ricketts) King and Jasper King, Jr. Evanston, Ill. 1989.
bound Bound Eckart, Dietrich, 1868-1923, poet, playwright. Bad Blankenburg, Thuringen. To Perbandt. Unable to help Perbandt now, but it may be otherwise in November when he will be in Berlin. 1913, October 24 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 17.7 cm.
Scope and Content
In German
In green slipcase
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Edward Percy Rich, Oak Park, Illinois. 1981.
box 7 Wellcome, Sir Henry Solomon, 1853-1936, chemist. 54A, Wigmore Street, London, W. England. To James Murphy Esq., 52, Rose Street, Garnethill, Glasgow, Scotland. "I am returning to-day the object you so kindly lent for the Historical Medical Museum..." Form letter, initialed by secretary. 1913, November 6 - Typescript (copy) 1 leaf 26 cm.
Scope and Content
Secretary's initials: C.S.T.
With emendations in ink
At head of stationery: The Welcome Historical Medical Museum
The object referred to in the letter was a copy of the works of Fabricius with holograph notes by William Harvey.
Removed from Hieronymus, Fabricius, ab Aquapendente, Opera physica anatomica... Padua, Sumptibus Roberti Migletti, 1625 (lilly QM5 .F12 A2 1625).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 7 Wellcome, SJir Henry Solomon, 1853-1936, chemist. 54A, Wigmore St., London, W. England. To James Murphy. "...I should therefore be glad to know if you would be willing to allow the objects you have been good enough to lend, to remain as a permanent loan..." Form letter with facsimile signature. 1913 - Typescript (copy) 1 leaf 25 cm.
Scope and Content
At the head of stationery: Historical Medical Museum.
The object referred to in the letter is a copy of the works of Fabricius with holograph notes by William Harvey.
Removed from Hieronymus, Fabricius, ab Aquapendente, Opera physica anatomica... Padua, Sumptibus Roberti Migletti, 1625 (lilly QM5 .F12 A2 1625).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 7 Garabed der Sahaghian, P., 1882-1914, author. Venise, Italy. To Edouard Jean Marie Champion? Thanks for interest in essay on "Itineraire;" possibility of translation. 1914, March 15 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from P. Garabed der Sahaghian, Chateaubriand en Orient. Venice, 1914 (PQ2205 .Z5 G19).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1951.
box 7 Garabed der Sahaghian, P., 1882-1914, author. Constantinople. To Edouard Jean Marie Champion, Paris. Thanks for sending article by Demaison. 1914, April 6 - Autograph postcard signed 1 p. 9 x 14 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from P. Garabed der Sahaghian, Chateaubriand en Orient. Venice, 1914 (PQ2205 .Z5 G19).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1951.
box 7 Bryce, James Bryce, viscount, 1838-1922, diplomat. To stephen Vincent Benet. Thanks him "for the University Prize Poem." 1917, November 6 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on inside of back cover of Benet's The drug-shop, or Endymion in Edmonstown... New Haven, Yale University Press, 1917 (Lilly PS3503 .E5 D7).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1962.
box 7 Pius XI, pope, 1857-1939. To Selatie Edgar Stout. Granting permission to him to have a photographic copy made of a manuscript of Pliny's letters in the Vatican Library to serve "solely for study and not for example for reproduction." 1918, January 23 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 21 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Selatie Edgar Stout, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1930.
box 7 Omar Khayyam, ca. 1024-ca. 1123, poet. Omar Khayyam: English translation of verse beginning, "Let not your soul in Sorrow's clasp be prest" by Eben Francis Thompson. Illuminated by Harold H.R. Thompson. 1919, October 10 - Illuminated document 1 p. 18 x 31 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. George Ball estate, Muncie, Indiana. 1965.
box 7 Bessery, Théodore. Lavaur, France. To Gaston Tournier. Disturbance in Lavaur over burial of Claud Cabanis, a Protestant, in 1749. 1921, June 22-1926, April 9 - (4 autograph letters signed 11 p. 18-27 cm.)
Scope and Content
In answer to inquiries for material for Gaston Tournier. "Une grave émeute a Lavour a l'occasion de l'inhumation d'un protestant (1749)." Société de l'historie du Protestantisme français. Bulletin, LXXV: 48-59, Jan.-Mar. 1926.
Removed from Société de l'histoire du Protestantisme Français. Bulletin, vol. 74, 1925 (BX9450 .S67).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1957.
box 7 Ritter, Eugène, 1836-1928, author. Geneva, Switzerland. To Louis Thomas, Paris, France. Regarding identification of Charles Mounard mentioned in a letter of Chateaubriand. 1922, February 3 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by cover
Removed from Le Cinquantenaire des Funérailles de Chateaubriand célébré à Saint-Malo et à Combour les 7 et 8 Aout 1896. Nantes, Société des Bibliophiles Bretons et de l'Histoire de Bretagne, 1899 (PQ2205 .Z5 C57).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1951.
box 7 Wardrop, Sir John Oliver, 1864-1948, consul general. 27 rue Erckmann-Chatrain, Strasbourg, France. To J. J. Cotton. Salisbury Hotel, Folkestone, Angleterre. Personal letter about the family and mutual friends. 1923, November 8 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 17 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by cover
Removed from Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani's The book of wisdom and lies. Hammersmith, Middlesex. Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1894 (Lilly PK9169 .O7 B5).
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 7 Kallas, Aino (Krohn), 1878-1956, author. Calling card of Madame Oskar Kallas, bearing the inscription "With kind regards." 1924, May 14 - Autograph card 1 leaf 4.8 x 7.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Address in lower left corner: 167, Queen's Gate, S.W.7
Removed from Aino (Krohn) Kallas, The White Ship... London, Jonathan Cape, 1924 (Lilly PH355 .K3 W58).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 7 Law, Alice, author. The old parsonage, Altham, Accrington, Lanca. To Dr. Haswell. Thanks him for his photograph; her photograph. 1924, July 25 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 17 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by photograph of Alice Law, inscribed "Alice Law. (in 1912-)"
Removed from Alice Law's Patrick Bramwell Bronte...London, A.M. Philpot, 1923 (Lilly PR4174 .B2 L3)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1964.
box 7 Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941, printer. Heath, Mass. To Walter Prichard Eaton. Eaton's article on printers in the Bookman; his press. 1924, August 9 - Autograph letter signed 5 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by cover
Removed from Updike's Printing Types... Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1922 (Lilly Z250 .A2 U66 vol. 1).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1961.
box 7 Hense, Wilhelm, fl. 1924, author. The German Consolidated Newspaper Co. Publishers of Wachter und Anzeiger Oregon East 12th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. To George Alexander Ball, Oakhurst, Muncie, Indiana. "I mail you an Omar booklet, just published by me. If you wish...to keep it, kindly send $1.00." 1924, August 28 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Wilhelm Hense's Die Sinnsprurche des Omar Khayyam Edward Fitzgerald's Englische Version Metrisch verduetscht. Cleveland Ohio, The German Consolidated Newspaper Co. 1924 (Lilly PK6514 .G4 H4 1924).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1972.
box 7 Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940, anarchist. London. Christmas card to Roger Nash Baldwin? 1924 December - Documtn signed 1 p. 12 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Roger Nash Baldwin, New York, New York. 1951.
box 7 Two manuscript translations from Tagalog to English. 1924 - (2 autograph documents)
Scope and Content
Titles are as follows: 1) The Life of A Merchant Proceso and His Daughter, Maria in the Kindgom of Hungary (based on history carefully transposed into poetry on the customary Filipino way of etertaining, by a young student); 2) Life of D. Alejandre and D. Luis
Includes IUCAT printouts of Tagalog materials (seemingly the texts from which these translations derive?)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Moira Smith, Main Library. 2001.
box 8 Aubrey-Fletcher, Sir Henry Lancelot, bart., 1897-1969. London. To William Gershom Collingwood. Asks to be put "on the track of books or people" to give him information on his family history. 1926, January 14 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 17 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from William Whellan, History and topography of the counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland... Pontefract, 1860 (Lilly Wordsworth DA670 .C9 W56).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1952.
box 8 Sowers, Edwin Uhler, 2d., Berwyn Park, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, printer. To Mr. Fuller, London County Council School of Printing and Allied Trades, Stamford Street, London, England. Sending a gift volume in appreciation for courtesies extended during a visit in July of 1926. 1927, December 15 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 26.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by carbon on pink paper of Mr. Fuller's reply, typescript letter 1 p. 25.5 cm., dated 1927, Dec. 31
Removed from Preface to the Nigger of the Narcissus, by Joseph Conrad. Lebanon, Pa., E. U. Sowers II, 1927 (Lilly PR6005 .O4 N59 1927).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 8 Hallock, Rev. H. G. C. To "Friend." "Enclosed I send you a tiger." Discussed mythology surrounding the figure of the tiger. 1927, April 28 - Typescript letter signed 1 p.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by fold-out illustration of a tiger
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 8 Letter from Director and Registrar of the Institute of Women Secretaries, Ltd., to Miss Jr. R. Macalister. 1927, December 15 - Typescript letter signed 1 p.
Scope and Content
Removed from The Personal secretary... London: Institute of Women Secretaries (1927?) (Lilly HF5547.5 .I59)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1995.
box 8 Gruel, Leon. To Peter, M. Bill for binding Dante's Vita Nova. 1927 - Document signed 1 p.
Scope and Content
Includes sample sketch of binding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 8 Minnigerode, Meade, 1887-1967, author. Yale Club, New York, N.Y. To Mrs. Robert Elisha Burke, Bloomington, Ind. Thanking her for a Jenny Lind clipping. 1928, May 24 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Mrs. Robert E. Burke, Bloomington, Indiana. 1952.
bound Bound Kessler, Ramon Wilke, 1905-?, author. Flight formation: a collection of best airplane stories for boys and girls. 1930, March 27 - Document signed 12, 210 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Published as: The right to solo: a collection of the best airplane stories for boys and girls... New York, Dutton, 1931.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Ramon Wilke Kessler. 1931.
box 8 Marshall, Sir John Hubert, 1876-1958, director general of archaeology in India. Taxila, India and Guilford, England. To Arthur Bernard Cook, Queen's college, Cambridge. Concerns Cook's reading of proof of Sir John Hubert Marshall's Mohenjo-Daro and the Indus Civilization and congratulating him on his election to the British academy. 1930, December 24-1941, July 29 - (2 letters signed; 1 autograph letter signed 4 p. 23-33 cm.)
Scope and Content
Removed from Sir John Hubert Marshall's Mohenjo-Daro and the Indus Civilization... London, Arthur Probsthain, 1931, 3 vols (DS486 .M6 M36).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1953.
box 8 Schueler, Edward. The Bedford-Nugent Company Inc. River Front, Foot of Goodsell Street, Evansville, IN. To Al Jolson. 1041 N. Formosa, Hollywood, CA. "I am anxious to know if you were a party in this act here [at the Bijou of Evansville, IN] over twnty [sic] years ago." 1931, April 25 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Holograph reply initialed JMS, Mgr. "Yes, Mr. Jolson was in the act."
Removed from Theater Programs, Evansville, Indiana. Bijou Theater, March 18, 1906 (Lilly PN2220 .T372 No. 5)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 8 Edmonds, Sir James Edward, 1861-1956, army officer. To war office. Refers to military activities in August-September 1914. 1932, July 1 - Typescript document copy 1 p. 33 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from E. L. Spears, Liaison, 1914: A Narrative of the Great Retreat. London, William Heinemann, 1930 (Lilly D544 .S7 1930).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1965.
box 8 Wendell, Edith (Greenough), 1859-1938. 358 Marlborough Street, Boston, Massachusetts. To ? Concerns books sent to her husband Barrett Wendell by Henry Adams. 1933, May 1 - Autograph letter 2 p. 17 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from The education of Henry Adams. Washington, 1907 (Lilly E175.5 .A17).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 8 Lloyd, John Uri, 1849-1936, pharmacist. New Year's card. 1933 - Document signed 7 cm.
Scope and Content
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 8 Hull, Henry, 1890-?, actor. 73 Perry Street, New York. To Francis L. De Vallant, Brooklyn, New York. "You unconsciously and most beautifully phrased my own approach to the playing of j'Jeeter' and I can do no better than to repeat it..." 1934, February 9 - Typescript letter signed 1 leaf 26 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted in Tobacco Road: a scrapbook the most discussed play in the history of American Theater, opened at the Masque Theater, December 4, 1933 (Lilly PS3521 .I6996 T62).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1972.
box 8 Rasmussen, A., fl. 1934, of Victor Gollancz Limited, 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C.2. To Mr. Small. Enclosing a copy of the pamphlet Fascists at Olympia... "[which] will be read not only Socialists and Left-Wingers, but by the many thousands of people of all shades of politics...alarmed and disgusted at reports of the Olympia meeting..." 1934, July 4 - Typescript carbon signed 1 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Henry Thomas Hopkinson, Fascists at Olympia... London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1934 (Lilly DA578 .H798 F2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1974.
box 8 Goldreyer, Michael, press representative. Forrest Theatre, West 49th Street, New York. To Francis L. De Vallant, 420 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. "...it may be a good idea for you to write him your thoughts on this matter--viz--stating your reason why Tobacco Road has impressed you to such an extent that you had to see it twelve times..." 1935, April 6 - Typescript letter signed 1 leaf 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted in Tobacco Road: a scrapbook the most discussed play in the history of American Theater, opened at the Masque Theater, December 4, 1933 (Lilly PS3521 .I6996 T62).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1972.
box 8 De Vallant, Francis L., 1892/3-1958, advertising executive. 420 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. To Bernard Sobel, Dramatic editor, Daily Mirror. "I note your comment in Saturday's MIRROR regarding my having seen so many performance of "Tobacco Road," and that you are moved to wonder, if not to actually chide me about my seeming lack of appreciation of other Broadway productions." 1935, April 8 - Typescript carbon 2 leaves 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted in Tobacco Road: a scrapbook the most discussed play in the history of American Theater, opened at the Masque Theater, December 4, 1933 (Lilly PS3521 .I6996 T62).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1972.
box 8 Johnson, Edith Christina, 1891-1954, educator. Wakefield, England; London, England; and East Milton, Massachusetts. To James Bertrand de Vinchelés Payen-Payne. Four personal letters and a postcard with references to her research on Edward. 1935, June 1-1936, August 17 - Autograph letter signed 17 p. 9-26 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 8 Tolstoi, Aleksei Nikolaevich, graf, 1882-1945, novelist, dramatist. Presentation note. 1935, September 8 - Autograph note signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Russian
Removed from Petr. Pervyi. Leningrad, 1935 (Lilly PG3476 .T6 P4).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1968.
box 8 Carruthers, Alexander Douglas Mitchell, 1881-1962, explorer. Barmer Hall, King's Lynn. To Messrs. J. A. Sinclair. 3 Whitehall, S.W. 1. Deals with a display to advertise Arabian adventure. 1935, October 6 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Carruthers, Arabian adventure... London, H. F. G. Witherby, 1935 (Lilly DS207 .C18).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1966.
box 8 Hunter, Ruth, actress. To Francis L. De Vallant. "It was so nice of you to wire me on the thousandth performance." 1936, March - Autograph letter signed 1 leaf 18 cm.
Scope and Content
In lower left hand corner: "Tobacco Road - Monday, 10:30"
Mounted in Tobacco Road: a scrapbook the most discussed play in the history of American Theater, opened at the Masque Theater, December 4, 1933 (Lilly PS3521 .I6996 T62).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1972.
box 8 Adams, Franklin Baldwin, 1910-?, librarian. New York, N.Y. To Carroll Atwood Wilson, New York, N.Y. First edition of English translation of Karl Marx's Das Kapital; Russian and French translations of Das Kapital; Samuel Moore's corrections of first English edition of Das Kapital. 1936, July 28-August 6 - (2 typescript letters signed 5 p. 26 cm.)
Scope and Content
Accompanied by typed list of Moore's corrections
Removed from Karl Marx, Capital... New York, The Humboldt Publishing Co., 1890 (Lilly HB501 .M308).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1957.
box 8 Petrie, Sir William Matthew Flinders, 1853-1942, egyptologist. American School of Research, Jerusalem. To Dear Sir. "There is work to be done for centuries to come in the interminable tells or town mounds, the difficulty is politics and costs." 1937, April 21 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Letterhead of British School of Egyptian Archaeology
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc., 18 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 1973.
box 8 McCoy, Florence Littlefield, Grasse, A.M., France. To Mr. Ford. Sending him a copy of her husband's Jesuit Relations of Canada. 1937, May 15 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 10 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on front fly-leaf of James Comly McCoy's Jesuit Relations of Canada, 1632-1673: a Bibliography... Paris, Arthur Rau, 1937 (Lilly Z7840 .J5 M2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1957.
box 8 McCoy, Florence Littlefield, Grasse, A.M., France. To Mr. Ford. Appreciates his comments on her husband's book; enclosing a bookplate. 1937, December 12 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 10 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on front fly-leaf of James Comly McCoy's Jesuit Relations of Canada, 1632-1673: a Bibliography... Paris, Arthur Rau, 1937.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1957.
box 8 Photograph of Orson Welles and Martin Gabel in the play Julius Caesar. 1937? - (28 x 35.5 cm.)
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. William B. Perrin. Bloomington, Indiana. 1989.
box 8 Doysié, Abel, 1886-?, author. Fairfield, Connecticut. To Frank D. Lowe, Watertown, New York. Lecture tour. 1938, June 9 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 17 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 8 Randall, David Anton, 1905-1975, bookman. New York, N.Y. To Harry T. Peters, New York, N.Y. Duplicate volumes of American Turf Register. 1939, January 6 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 27 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by carte de visite and memorial card of Anna Sewell
Removed from Anna Sewell, Black Beauty... London, Jarrold and Sons, n.d. (Lilly PR5349 .S47 B58).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1961.
box 8 Berry Bros. Co., 3, St. James's Street, London. Sales letter regarding wine from the vineyard of CH. L'ARCHEVESQUE at St. Emilion, France. 1939, February 8 - Mimeo copy 1 p. 25.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Date typed on letter
Accompanied by four printed wine labels from other vineyards in France
Transferred from Lilly PN6237 .S25
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1979.
box 8 Foster, John G. Letter to Julia Hart Lyon. 1939, July 1 - Autograph letter signed 3 p.
Scope and Content
Removed from Lyon, Women Must Love. Faber Faber, London, 1937 (Lilly PR6023 .Y5 W81).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 8 Steggall, Margaret, London, England. To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elisha Burke, Bloomington, Indiana. Description of London in wartime. 1940, January 24 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 25 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Mrs. Robert E. Burke, Bloomington, Indiana. 1954.
box 8 Goldreyer, Michael, press representative. To Francis H[sic] De Vallant, 420 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. "In my release...I specifically stated that you were in complete charge of the advertising and publicity department of Fairchild's..." 1940, March 4 - Typescript letter signed 1 leaf 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Letter head of Jack Kirkland presents "Tobacco Road" from Michael Goldreyer
Mounted in Tobacco Road: a scrapbook the most discussed play in the history of American Theater, opened at the Masque Theater, December 4, 1933 (Lilly PS3521 .I6996 T62).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1972.
box 8 Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950, author, educator.Devon Lodge, Addison Bridge Place, W14. To Dean Bernard Campbell, Gavit, The Law School, The University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. Refers to an essay by Sir Henry Maine on Thomas Hobbes which was enclosed. 1946, May 6 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Law School Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, by Betty LeBus, librarian. 1970.
box 8 Maggs, H. Clifford, 1905-1985, book dealer. 50 Berkeley Square, London, W. 1. To Bernardo Mendel. Apartado Nacional: 18-70, Bogota, Colombia, S. A. "We are glad to give you particulars of the MAGICA DE SPECTRIS." 1946, August 19 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
On Maggs Bros. stationery
Has bibliographical information about Magica de spectris et apparitionibus spiritu de vaticiniis divinationibus c. Lugd. Batavorvm: Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1656 (Lilly BF1520 .M194 1656).
Includes epitaph for Maggs
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transfer. Lilly Library Book Department Bibliographic File, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 1981.
box 8 Blanck, Jacob Nathaniel, 1906-?, bibliographer. New York, New York. To Carroll Atwood Wilson, 161 West 16th Street, New York, New York. Bibliographical informration with a note that "Lib'n Luther Evans of the LC withdraws from its agreement to provide copyright dates." 1946, September 10 - Typescript card signed 1 p. 8 cm.
Scope and Content
One sentence and signature in pencil
Removed from Mrs. E. A. (Chase) Allen, Poems... Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1866 (Lilly PS1029 .A7 1866).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1957.
bound Bound Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer, 1874-1965, prime minister. Speeech delivered at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri. 1946 - Xerox copy
Scope and Content
Original is at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1971.
box 8 Hopkinson, Cecil, Petersfield, Hants, England. To Carroll Atwood Wilson, New York, N.Y. Concerns the first publication of Handel's Joshua. 1947, January 11 - Typescript note signed 1 p. 9 cm.
Scope and Content
Postcard
Removed from George Friedrich Handel's Joshua... London, Tonson and Draper, 1748 (Lilly ML50 .H2 J8).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1956.
box 8 Harrison, E. M., missionary. Methodist Girls' School, Wilberforce, Freetown, Sierra Leone. To Rev. and Mrs. William Sidney Handley Jones, 18 Dorville Road, Lee, London, S. E. 12, England. Miss Harrison teaches music and comments on the relationship of the American, Church of England, and Methodist missionaries. 1947, August 31 - Autograph letter signed 3 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Aldous Leonard Huxley's Verses and a Comedy. London, Chatto Windus, 1946 (Lilly PR6015 .U9 V56).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1967.
box 8 Evans, Willa McClung, 1899-?, professor. 134 Pennsylvania Avenue, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. To Professor William Riley Parker, Modern Language Association, 100 Washington Square East, New York City, 3. She writes concerning a correction for the birthdate of Henry Lawes, musician. 1947, September 17 - Typescript letter signed 3 leaves 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Holograph additions in blue ink
Removed from Evans, Henry Lawes, musician and friend of poets, New York, Modern Language Association, 1941 (ML410 .L4 E9).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 8 Cecil, Lady Eleanor (Lambton) Cecil, viscountess, ?-1959. Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, England. To "Dorothy." Deals with Attlee as prime minister. 1947, December - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 18 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Jabez Elliott, 10 Middle Lane, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1967.
box 8 Martin, Renwick Harper, 1872-1958, clergyman, organization executive. To the Members of the Oath Committee of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod. "The enclosed is submitted to you for your study and I trust your approval." 1949, May 13 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 35 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by envelope addressed to Henry Lester Smith, 705 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, Indiana
Enclosure: Can the oath to the Constitution of the United States required of public officials, of those who would become citizens of our nation, of commissioned officers in the armed services of our country and in other situations, be taken with the oath-taker maintaining a supreme allegiance to God or Jesus Christ and giving only a subordinate allegiance to the Constitution and nation? Typescript document 13 p. 35 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Education Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1977.
box 8 Heiney, Ean Boyd, 1868-1950. To Mr. Riker. Birthday greetings. 1950, February 16 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
On verso of Heiney's February 26- Birthday Greetings. McLean, Va., 1950.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1962.
box 8 Muir, Percival Horace, 1894-1979, bibliographer. To Montgomery Evans. Difficulty of collecting Evans's bills to him. 1951, March 16 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 13 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on back fly-leaf of Muir's Points, second series, 1866-1934... London, Constable, 1934 (Lilly Z992 .M9 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1957.
box 8 Clarke, Derek A. Letter to H. P. Kraus. 1952, July 1 - Autograph letter signed 1 p.
Scope and Content
Removed from Francisco de Xerez, Libro primo de la conqvista del Peru... Milano...1535 (Lilly F3442 .X6 1636).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
bound Bound Foster, George, scriptwriter, and Mort Green, scriptwriter. Eight television and radio scripts. 1952, August 18-1953, July 1 - (28.5 cm.)
Scope and Content
Grey cloth binding
Spine: Assorted Stuff George Foster
All scripts apparently written by George Foster and Mort Green
Contains corrections and production notes
Includes: 1) The Sergeant is a Doll. Pilot script [television script] Aug. 18, 1952. mimeo. 50 p. 2) The Jackie Miles Story. A TV series starring Jackie Miles, written by Mort Green and George Foster [television script] Script #1. n.d. carbon. 72 p. 3) The Jackie Miles Story. A TV series starring Jackie Miles, written by Mort Green and George Foster. Script #1, 6th copy [television script] n.d. carbon. 53 p. 4) United Community Campaigns Show. Recorded Aug. 26, 1952 [radio script] mimeo. 27 p. 5) All Star Revue - Tallulah. 2nd revision [television script] 87 p. Oct. 11, 1952. mimeo. Includes printed program. 6) All Star Revue - Tallulah [television script]. Nov. 8, 1952. mimeo. Includes printed program. 73 p. 7) The All Star Revue...Perry Como [television script] Feb. 14, 1953. mimeo. Includes printed program. 101 p. 8) Arthur Godfrey and His Friends - Hal Le Roy [television script] July 1, 1953. 26 p. mimeo.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 8 Barton, Kathryn (Mullins), (Mrs. James Edward Barton). To Francis L. De Vallant, 165 E. Tremont Ave., New York City. Four personal letters concerning De Vallant's interest in Barton's acting. 1952-1957 - Autograph letter signed 4 p. 9-25 cm.
Scope and Content
Signed Kay Jim Barton
Letters dated June 11 (2), Oct. 30, 1952, and Apr. 7, 1957, with covers for the first three
Filed in one folder which includes a Christmas greeting
Part of a drama collection of 20th century plays
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Phoenix Book Shop, 18 Cornelia Street, New York, New York, 10014. 1970.
box 8 Gordimer, Nadine, 1923- , author. 5 Rosel Court, St. George's Street, Bellevue, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. To Mr. Rappaport. Glad to know that he likes her book and that he has gone to "the trouble of ordering FACE TO FACE all the way from Johannesburg." Is enclosing a photograph... 1953, August 3 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Gray stationery imprinted with name
Photograph not present
Removed from Gordimer, Face to Face. Johannesburg, South Africa, Silver Leaf Books, 1949 (Lilly PR9369.3 .G6 F13).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 8 Abrahams, Sir Adolphe, 1883-1967, physician. 97 Harley Street, W. 1., London, England. To "My dear Gordon." Personal letter inquiring about the recipient's health. 1955, April 26 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 11 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 10 Middle Lane, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1967.
box 8 Cape, Jonathan, 1879-1960, publisher. Jonathan Cape Limited, Thirty Bedford Square, London, W. C. 1, England. To Charles Ralph Boxer, Ringshall End, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Herts, England. Refers to the manuscript of Capitaes do Brasil by Elaine Sanceau. 1956, June 28 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
Two comments in ink by Boxer after the signature of Cape.
On verso of this letter is Boxer's reply to Cape, July 2, 1956. Autograph letter signed
Removed from Elaine Sanceau, Capitaes do Brazil, translated by Antonio Alvaro Doria. Porto Livraria Civilizaças, 1956 (F2524 .S195).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1967.
box 8 May, Margaret T., (Mrs. Frederick A. May). To Charles Joseph Singer. Her translation of Galen. 1957, December 15 - Autograph letter signed 2 p. 20 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1961.
box 8 Leao, Joaquim de Sousa, 1897-?, author. The Hague, Embiaxada do Brazil. To Charles Ralph Boxer. Deals with publications and a silver medal with the bust of Philip IV. 1959, October 26 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 27 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Morenos; notas historicos sobre o engenho no centenario do atual solar. Rio de Janeiro, Colibris, 1959 (F2651 .M84 L4).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1967.
box 8 Grabow, Bart, promotion director. John Gooseflesh: inventor. 1960, November - Typescript document 23 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Paper delivered before the Indianapolis literary club
Accompanied by letter from Bart Grabow to David A. Randall, Nov. 22, 1960. Typescript letter signed 1 p. 28 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Bart Grabow, Indianapolis, Indiana. 1960.
box 8 Smith, Ronald Gregor, 1913- , professor. University of Glasgow, 12 The University, Glasgow, W. 2, Scotland. To Mrs. Worsley. An answer to a request about a story which he informs his correspondent may be found in the Gospel of Peter. 1962, April 27 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 25 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Jabez Elliott, 10 Middle Lane, Ringwood, Hants, England. 1967.
box 8 Kronenberg, Maria Elizabeth, 181-?, bibliographer. The Hague. To Frederick Richmond Goff, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. "...the Gerardus de Zutphania book of Indiana University is now identified as a printing of Heinrich von Neuss in Cologne to be dated between 1505-1510..." 1963, March 30 - Xerox of autograph letter signed 1 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Gerardus Zutphaniensis. Manuale noue logice, Cologne, Heinrich von Neuss, between 1505 and 1510 (Lilly PA3891 .A3 G35).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1963.
box 8 Adams, Thomas Randolph, 1921- , librarian.j The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence 12, Rhode Island. To Dr. Bernardo Mendel, Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., 8 West 40th Street, New York, New York. Thanks Mendel for the gift of the book Pintura and informs him of the history of the translations of the work. 1963, May 3 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 25.5 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Lilly Library Book Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 1981.
box 8 Quirino, Carlos, librarian. Republic of the Philippines, Office of the President, National Heroes Commission, Manila. To Charles Ralph Boxer, King's College Strand, W.C.2 London, England. Refers to publication of the proceedings of the International Congress on Rizal, held in Manila on December 1961. 1963, June 7 - Typescript document copy 1 p. 27 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Paul Proust de La Gironière's 20 years in the Philippines. Manila, Filipiniana Book Guild, 1962 (DS658 .L185 1962).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1968.
box 8 Ihde, Aaron J. Letter to George W. Heise. 1963, July 25 - Typescript letter signed 1 p.
Scope and Content
Removed from Ihde, The Development of Modern Chemistry, New York, Harper Row, 1964 (Lilly QD11 .I44).
Includes biographical clipping of Ihde
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1984.
bound Bound Sheetz, Merle C., Ann Arbor, Mich. George Cullom Davis and Evelyn Morgan von Herrmann interview Merle C. Sheetz about Jane Addams. Wordsworth Room, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1966, March 1 - Tape recording. 1 reel. 1 7/8 i.p.s.; 1 hr. 11 min.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
bound Bound Sheetz, Merle C., Ann Arbor, Mich. Lecture for S 303 History of American social welfare, and for S 304 Modern social welfare organization, Ballantine Hall 221, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1966, March 2 - Tape recording. 1 reel. 6 1/4 inches. 3 3/4 inches per second.
Scope and Content
Duration: 43 minutes
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
box 8 Dawson, Thomas Damon, 1896-?. To Terence William Casidy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. Refers to his book the Lost secrets of master masons. 1967, March 14 - Typescript letter signed 3 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Dawson, Thomas Damon. Lost secrets of master masons. Chrisney, Indiana. Privately printed (Lilly BF1275 .F7 D27).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Thomas Damon Dawson, P. O. Box 96, Chrisney, Indiana. 1967.
box 8 Kraus, H. P. To Librairie Paul Jammes. 1968, March 4 - Typescript letter 1 p.
Scope and Content
Removed from Le baucher bibliographique (Lilly Z1019 .L69 1967)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Oak Knoll. 2004.
box 8 Buchanan, Wallace Davis, 1909-?, radiologist. 107 Jefferson Medical Arts Building, 919 East Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend, Indiana 46622. To Librarian [i.e. David Anton Randall], Eli [sic] Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Presents a copy of the history of radiology in the United States and Canada to the library. 1969, July 23 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Volume presented was the one from which the letter was removed
Removed from Ruth and Edward Brecher, The rays... Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1969 (Lilly RM849 .B82).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1979.
box 9 Gillespie, William, bookdealer. To Edward Percy Rich. Quotes the entire Dietrich Eckart inscription of October 25, 1922, which Frau Hess has sent to him. 1976, February 9 - Typescript letter 1 p. 15.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Incomplete: letter torn in half
Addressed to: Ted
Accompanied by photocopy of Eckart inscription as it appears in a book
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from collection of Eckart pamphlets in the Lilly Library. 1981.
box 9 Anderson, Eric Albert, 1948- , professor. Traditions in conflict: Filipino responses to Spanish colonialism, 1555-1665. 1976, February - Xerox of typescript document iii +321 p. 28 cm.
Scope and Content
Ph.D. thesis, Department of Government and Public Administration, University of Sydney
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Eric Albert Anderson, Visiting professor, Political Science Department, Indiana University. 1981.
box 9 Nesbitt, Alexander. To John. 1980, September 20 - Autograph letter signed 1 p.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by two black and white photographs of Edward Catich
Removed from Father Edward M. Catich, 1906-1979: scholar, scribe, author, artist, teacher (Lilly NK3631 .C36 F25).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 2004.
box 9 Bennett, Josiah Quincy, 1913-1991, bookman. Tallis's London Street Views [1838-1840]. Third draft. Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1989 - Typescript document 28 cm. 215 leaves
Scope and Content
Title from cover sheet
Internal title: Bibliographical Data on Tallis's London Street Views, 88 parts, 1838-1840
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transfer. Book Department, Lilly Library. 1989.
box 9 Baha'i World Center Library. To Walbridge, John. 1990, May 3 - Letter 1 p.
Scope and Content
Removed from Miller, William McElwee's The Baha'i faith: its history and teachings (Main Library holding)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 2007.
box 9 Gordimer, Nadine, 1923- , author.To Edward Callan. "I was so pleased and touched to have your letter..." 1991, November 25 - Autograph letter signed 1 p. 10.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Written on printed card of "...thanks for your congratulations..."
Date from accompanying envelope
Accompanied by two photographs of Callan and Gordimer with others
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Edward Callan, Kalamazoo, MI. 1994.
box 9 Gordimer, Nadine, 1923- , author. 7 Frere Road, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa. To Anne Mytton, The London Library 150th Anniversary Appeal, London. "I am happy to respond with the manuscript of a story, L,U,C,I,E. (Yes, the commas are intentional!)...my most recently-written story..." 1992, November 4 - Typescript letter signed 1 p. 29.7 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by story - typescript document 9 p. 29.7 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Bertram Rota, Ltd. London, England. 1993.
box 9 Man in overcoat taking a drink. 20th century - Black and white photograph 19 x 23.5 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Indiana University Archives, Bloomington, IN 47405. 1988.
box 10 Undated - Beattie, Carol, author. To Dr. Linsley, St. James Episcopal Church, Atlantic City, NJ. Praises clergymen and refers to sales of her book. Letter signed 4 p. 14 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Mrs. Robert E. Burke, Bloomington, Indiana. 1952.
box 10 Undated - Beltran, Luis, 1932- , professor. El Libro de Luis Vilamor. Typescript document signed 169 p. 28-31.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Heavily corrected in colored inks and pencil
Includes preliminary note omitted in published version
Lacks pages 191-212 of published work
Accompanied by note entitled El Berraco on manila folder
Published as: El Fruto De Su Vientre. Mexico, Samo, 1973 (Main Library PQ6652 .E5 F94 1973).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Luis Beltran. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1981.
box 10 Undated - Bill of sale in French. For eight items, including silver pieces, in quantities of one to 24 for 25.36 francs. Autograph document signed 1 leaf 22.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Pierre Bayle, Oeuvres diverses, Vol. III (Lilly CT95 .B31802 1731).
Signature not deciphered
Partial watermark: fleur-de-lis
Includes transcription
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1976.
box 10 Undated - Re: Biondo. Note in Italian regarding Biondo, presumably addressed to Vincento Angeli. Autograph document 1 p.
Scope and Content
Removed from Flavio Biondo, Blondi Flaiui forliuiesis historiaru... Venice, 1483 (Lilly DG76 .B5).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1980.
box 10 Undated - Brief note in French mentioning Lagrange, "bonne discipline et des droit." Autograph note 8.6 cm.
Scope and Content
Six lines in ink
Lagrange may be French mathematician Joseph Louis Lagrange, 1736-1813 (EB 14th ed., 13:593)
Verso bears random math calculations - "obligeante?"
Removed from Les reglement des manufactures et teintures des etoffes... Paris, C. Saugrain, 1701 (Lilly HD9862.5 F7 1701)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1980.
bound Bound Undated - Burton, John, 1696-1771, doctor of divinity. The genuiness of Lord Clarendon's History of the rebellion printed at Oxford vindicated. And Mr. Oldmixon's misrepresentaions disprov'd... Document 51 p. 24 cm.
Scope and Content
Bookplate of Cecil Grantham Page mounted on front end paper
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Thomas Thorp, dealer, 149 High Street, Guilford, Surrey, England. 1962.
box 10 Undated - Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. Music, litanies and rubrics for festival processions. Autograph document
Scope and Content
Removed from Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual, Processionale ad usum sacri et canonici... Verdun, C. Vigneulle, 1727 (Lilly BX2049 .P963 1727).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1980.
box 10 Undated - Clemens, Cyril, 1902-?, author. Kirkwood 22, Missouri. To "Dear Director." "My inscription speaks for itself." Autograph letter signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from C. Nelson Sparks, One man--Wendell Willkie. New York, Rayner Publishing Company, 1943 (Lilly E748 .W7 S73).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1967.
box 10 Undated - Contemporary biographical notices of John Fell and William Levett. Holograph note 1 leaf
Scope and Content
Removed from Anthony Wood, Historia et antiquitates universitatis Oxoniensis. Oxonii, E theatro Sheldoniano, 1674 (Lilly LF514 .W87 H6).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1978.
box 10 Undated - Contemporary cost sheet for a work project. "delivered at Wimbleton." Document 1 p. 19.6 x 10.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Gives costs for horses, drivers, carriages, and "ten load of manure per acre"
Has 1/4 of Britannia watermark
Removed from Richard Weston, Tracts on practical agriculture and gardening... London, S. Hoops, 1769 (Lilly HD1925 .W3).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 10 Undated - Crowley, Aleister, 1875-1947, author. Inscription on front fly-leaf of and marginalia in F. W. Crofts'The Pit-prop Syndicate... London, W. Collins, 1922. Autograph document signed 1 p. 19 cm.
Scope and Content
Lilly PR6005 .R73 P6
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1958
box 10 Undated - Description of the cure by laying on of hands as found in the thirteenth century Norse Edda and in the histories of the Kings of France. Autograph document 4 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Unsigned manuscript pages in a nineteenth century hand
Removed from Richard Wiseman, Several Chirurgicall Treatises. London, printed by E. Flesher and J. Macock for R. Royston, 1676 (Lilly RD30 .W8).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 10 Undated - Drew, John, 1853-1927, actor. The Brunswick, Boston. To Dear Higginson. Accepts an invitation, thanks him for his praise of the play "Rosemary," and speculates on the reasons for its lack of popular success. Autograph letter signed 4 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Douglas Taylor, Autobiographical sketch of Mrs. John Drew, New York: Scribner's, 1899 (Lilly PN2287 .D7 A3 1899).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1976.
box 10 Undated - Dufour, Charles, ?-1679, abbé d'Aulnay et curé de Saint-Maclon de Rouen. Lettre d'un curé de Rouen a un curé de la campagne sur le procedé des curez de lad(ite) ville contre la doctrine de quelques casuites pour servir de refutation a un libelle intitulé, Response d'un theologien c. Autograph document 12 p. 22 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Blaise Pascal, Les provinciales... Cologne, Pierre de la Vallée, 1657 (Lilly BX4720 .P7).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1968.
box 10 Undated - Ellis, Elaine, 1918?- , actress. To Francis L. De VAllant. "Tobacco Road should be proud of such an ardent admirer..." Autograph letter signed 2 leaves 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Monogrammed E E in blue
Mounted in Tobacco Road: a scrapbook the most discussed play in the history of the American Theater, opened at the Masque Theater, December 4, 1933 (Lilly PS3521 .I6996 T62).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1972
box 11 Undated - Felix, archduke of Austria, 1916- . Signature. Signature 1 p. 14 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Dwight L. Smith, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1948.
box 11 Undated - Greenough, James Bradstreet, 1833-1901, philologist. To D. C. Wells. Regrets that he has not had time to digest Schleicher probably August Schleicher Compendium der vergleichenden grammatik der indogermanischen sprachen... into convenient form but hopes to do it within the next year. Autograph letter signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source and date unknown.
bound Bound. Undated - Journal of the latter part of a Continental tour. The journal begins at Cologne and proceeds via Aix la Chapelle and Maastricht to Brussels where they run out of money. Eventually funds arrive from England and they continue their tour including a visit to the field of Waterloo, where skulls and bones are still lying about. The journal ends with sailing from Calais. Autograph letter 25 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Sixty-four blank pages
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Henry Bristow, Ltd., Ringwood, Hants, England. 1974.
box 11 Undated - Keene, Laura, 1826-1873, actress. Photograph of Laura Keene? Photograph 6 x 10 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from John Creahan, The life of Laura Keene. Philadelphia, The Rodgers Publishing Company, 1897 (PN2287 .K5 C9 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1968.
box 11 Undated - Lewis, Sir Watkin, lord mayor of London. To Mme. Wright. Invitation to dinner. Autograph letter signed 1 p. 16 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted in Vincenzo Lunardi's An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England... London, 1784 (Lilly TL620 .L8 A27 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1959.
box 11 Undated - Louis Principe de Parme (i.e. Louis I, king of Etruria), 1773-1803. To Francis James Jackson, minister plenipotentiary of England. "Vous m'avez surpris de matin... que vous partier bientot pour Madrid..." Autograph letter signed 2 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
French
Bears red wax seal
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 11 Undated - Louis Principe de Parme (i.e. Louis I, king of Etruria), 1773-1803. To Jackson, Francisco Jayme (i.e. Francis James), Ministro Plenipotentiario de la Corio de Inglaterra [sic]. Speaks of "d'un certainForster marchand de productions d'histoire naturelle..." Autograph letter signed 2 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
French
Bears red wax seal
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 11 Undated - Lowden, R. C., aeronaut. To "Sir." Objects to playing the part of "Serjeant Dubb" in a play. Autograph letter signed 2 p. 23 cm.
Scope and Content
Signed "R. C. Stapleton"
Removed from Vincenzo Lunardi's An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England... London, 1784 (Lilly TL620 .L8 A27 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1959.
box 11 Undated - Ludwig, Emil, 1881-1948, biographer. Moscia, Ascona, Scweiz. To Maurice Eden Paul. "...I send you 2. chapter. also no more than 9 - 10,000 words...All depends of you and your wifes ART! All depends of the style... No Bible-Style... Autograph letter signed 3 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Dated 22/9
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Ingo Nebehay, Vienna, Austria. 1972.
box 11 Undated - Martinus Lutherus: signature inscribed in a Latin Vulgate Bible. Printed document signed 1 leaf 29 cm.
Scope and Content
Inscribed on leaf 2 of Prologus primus Venerabilis fratis Nicolai de Lyra...of the Latin Vulgate Bible (Lilly BS75 1485 Vault), formerly owned by Robert Clutterbuck, 1772-1831, topographer of Watford, England
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Frances and George Ball Foundation from the estate of Elisabeth W. Ball, Muncie, Indiana. 1986.
bound Bound Undated - Miscellaneous document concerning Christian life, in three parts. Autograph document 114 p. 10 cm.
Scope and Content
Part I: Missal - in German, 57 p.
Part II: Laudabile e bene...(Latin) which offers Example 87, 89, and 100, 24 p.
Part III: Quida milos Dialectes : Lausanensis Venetum circa Montes Alprum per gens familiam...(Latin) which offers, among other topics, a view of Nigromantia, 66 p.
Between Parts II and III is bound the printed work: Weegzaiger: wie ein Feder den wahren Christlichen Glauben erkennen... printed in Munich by Lucas Straub in 1652, 215 p.
Inside front cover: Conventus Hradioninnis?
On flyleaf: the date Apr. 25, 1663
On printed title page: 1759
Bound in contemporary vellum, varnished spine with number 321, leather straps or ties missing
From the Olomouc Collection
Shelved as Lilly BV4801 .W39
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Lilly Library Book Department. 1974.
bound Bound Undated - Miscellaneous Simaese stories and legends. Document 7 64 leaves 5.5 x 55 cm.
Scope and Content
Written on palm leaves edged in gold
Each segment tied with cord through center hole in leaves
Shelved in blue oblong box
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Rev. Francis W. Grossman, Indianapolis, Indiana. Date unknown.
box 11 Undated - Monteith, Mina M. E. To "Dear Sir." Leaving Venice; "meant all day yesterday to leave the Stones of Venuce." Autograph letter signed 2 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice... London, Smith, Elder, 1853 (Lilly NA1121 .V4 R9 1851 V.2 copy 1).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1951.
box 11 Undated - Muhammad, the Prophet. A fragment of the sayings of the Prophet. Autograph document 1 p. 9 cm.
Scope and Content
Arabic
Text in black with red marks in an unknown hand.
The left margin bears ink stains and has rounded corners.
Removed from Huccatlar. 18th century.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1967.
box 11 Undated - Omar Khayyám, ca.1025-ca.1123, poet. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám, collected and translated from the original Persian by H.M. Schroeter and Isaac Dooman. Autograph document 121 p. 29 cm.
Scope and Content
Introduction and notes for thirty-three of the 179 quatrains translated. Published as Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám, translated from the original Persian by Isaac Dooman. Boston, Richard G. Badger, 1911.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. George Ball estate, Muncie, Indiana. 1965.
bound Bound Undated - Patin, Guy, 1601-1672, physician, author. Borboniana, ou Conversations de Nas, Bourbon le jeune de Bar sur Aube. Document 178 leaves 23 cm.
Scope and Content
For description of original ms. see Biographie Universelle Ancienne et Moderne... Paris, Michaud, 1812. V:352-343. Published under title: "Bourboniana, ou Fragments de littérature et d'histoire de Nicolas Bourbon" in vol. II of François Bruys' Mémoires Historiques Critiques et Littéraires... Paris, J. T. Hérissant, 1751
Contents: 1) Bourboniana, ou Conversations de Nas. Bourbon le jeune de Bar sur Aube, leaves 1-158; 2) Extrait du...Jugement de tout ce que a esté imprimé contre le cardinal Mazarin puis le 6e janr. jusqu'à la declaration du parlmt., April 1649, par Gabriel Naudé, leaves 163-171; 3) Extrait...Jugemt. c...M. Naudé...bibliothécaire du cardinal Mazarin. 1re edition, leaves 172-173; 4) Recueil des pieces imprimes...1649, 177-178.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Export Book Company, Preston, Lancashire. 1947.
box 11 Undated - "...personal account of the Battle of Jutland as observed by the Executive Officer of H.M.S. WARSPITE..." Typescript copy 17 p. 27 cm.
Scope and Content
Describes the events of 1916, May 31-June 1
Preliminary note indicates that this account be "treated as confidential"
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Josiah Quincy Bennett, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1981.
box 11 Undated - Philosophy and Culture, by an unidentified writer, who offers advice to "any young Charmides..." Autograph document 16 p. 29 and 25 cm.
Scope and Content
In black ink with many corrections
Part A: p. 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 (bis), 23, 24, 25: "the earlier part of this book will be devoted to an analysis of the true nature of what we call culture"; page 23 bears note in pencil about "3 Extra pages written for...of Poetry..."
Part B: Culture and Painting, p. 3 and 11: "It is the same with Nicholas Poussin that majestic brownish-green foliage extends above the alter of the sacred groves..."
Part C: Culture and Philosophy, p. 11 and 19 - on lined paper: "the present writer's advice, then, to any young Charmides..."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. W.A. Gumberts, Evansville, Indiana. 1962.
box 11 Undated - Photograph of Phineas Taylor Barnum, 1810-1891, showman. Photograph 15 x 10.5 cm.
Scope and Content
Made by Warren's, 289 Washington Street, Boston, Mass., under the superintendence of Mr. L. B. Heald
Half-view photograph
Removed from The Life of P. T. Barnum; written by himself. New York, Redfield, 1855 (i.e., 1854) (Lilly GV1811 .B24 1854).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1981.
box 11 Undated - Portion of manuscript on alchemy with frequent references to Raymond, accompanied by an incomplete manuscript on natural philosophy. Autograph document 32 + 6 leaves 29 cm.
Scope and Content
Leaves numbered 47 to 78
Sewn in two gatherings
In French with a few lines in Latin, leaf 53r
Marginal note in Spanish, leaf 61v
Contains portion of the first book, second book complete, and portion of the third book by the same author (unknown)
Reference to the library of the Valois family, leaf 73r
Accompanied by 6 unnumbered leaves in the same hand as above on the subject of natural philosophy by an unknown author with marginal notes in Spanish
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Bernardo Mendel, 8 West 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018. 1967.
box 11 Undated - Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, 1828-1904, Congregational clergyman. God be with you till we meet again. Autograph document signed 2 p. 32 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by 1) Biographical sketch of Jeremiah Eames Rankin, c.1878 typescript document with corrections. 6 p. 26 cm.; 2) Clarence Saunders Brigham to Carroll A. Wilson, September 12, 1941; 3) Photograph of Jeremiah Eames Rankin, autographed on verso; 4) Printed copy of God be with you till we meet again, illustrated by Helen P. Strong... n.p., n.pub., n.d.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Scribners, New York, New York. 1957.
box 11 Undated - Ricord, Philippe, 1800-1889, physician. To "Mon cher ami." Autograph letter signed 1 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted on title page in Ricord's Traité pratique des maladies vénériennes... Paris, Librairie des sciences médicales, J. Rouvier et E. Le Bouvier, 1838 (Lilly RC201 .R55).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., Indianapolis, Indiana. 1956.
box 11 Undated - Robertson, Etienne Gaspard, 1763-1837, aeronaut. St. Petersburg, Russia. To "Son excellence M. le président et les respectables membres de l'Academie Akademia nauk." Suggesting that the academy buy his balloon and the equipment for it. Autograph letter signed 2 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Vincenzo Lunardi's An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England... London, 1784 (Lilly TL620 .L8 A27 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1959.
box 11 Undated - Scott, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912, antarctic explorer. To Lady Hoskins. Accepts invitation. Autograph letter signed 1 p. 20 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. William M. Adkins, Bloomington, Indiana. 1961.
box 11 Undated - Scott, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912, antarctic explorer. 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea Embankment, London, England. To Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton. Refers to note of correction sent to "Daily Mail." Autograph letter signed 2 p. 14 cm.
Scope and Content
Paper watermarked: The Westminster Note
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of William M. Adkins, 405 South Jordan Ave., Bloomington, Ind., who acquired it from American Library Service, 117 West 48th Street, New York 19, N.Y. Ca. 1950.
box 11 Undated - State of the case of the Honor, Signory, Barony, or Lordship of the late Lord Sandys Baron de la Vine which descends to his heirs general. Autograph document 4 p. 30 cm.
Scope and Content
Draft of the petition of Edwyn Stede, lieut. governor of Barbados, 1685-1689, to accede to the barony of Sandys le Vine, following the death of the 8th baron, Sir Edwyn Sandys in 1700
Accompanied by sketch of family tree and references
Removed from Sir William Dugdale, The baronage of England... London, Printed by T. Newcomb, 1675-76 (Lilly CS421 .A2 D8).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1970.
box 11 Undated - Steel, G. R. Notes on the history of the Covenanters in Scotland and on the life of David Jamison Shaw. Autograph document signed 4 p. 20 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Proceedings of the Convention of United Presbyterians Opposed to Instrumental Music in the Worship of God... Alleghany, Pa., August 14th and 15th, 1883. Pittsburgh, Myers, Shinkle Co., 1883 (BX8981 .U5 1883).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1918.
box 11 Undated - The study of history. Typescript document 28 p. 26 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Transferred from the Main Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 1939.
bound Bound Undated - The Silvesty Ryan Book. Handwritten journal of healing rituals involving numerology, biblical incantations, burying coins in various cardinal directions at various times of the night, etc. Autograph document
Scope and Content
Provenance note included from Lawrence Wells, donor: "Enclosed is the old handwritten journal that I discovered in Bloomington in 1987 I believe...I would guess that it was in the house on the SW corner of Park Ave. and Cottage Grove St..."
Accompanied by small folded note tucked into back of book
Last page reads "Silvesty Ryan Book" (note from donor: "this is either the author, or a "patient" for whom the book was written")
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Lawrence Wells. Brooklyn, N.Y. 1999.
box 11 Undated - Symons, Alphonse James Albert, 1900-1941, author. London, Eng. To "Dear Sir or Madam." Seeking contributions for "a subscription in Mr. Percy H. Muir's favour to mark his discharge from bankruptcy, and as a slight recognition of his services to bibliography." Mimeographed letter signed 1 p. 25 cm.
Scope and Content
Mounted inside back cover of Muir's Points, second series, 1866-1934... London, Constable, 1934 (Lilly Z992 .M9 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1957.
bound Bound Undated - Tanabe, Mokei, 1688-1768, author. Nagasaki Jitsuroku Taisei. Deals with politics, religion, foreigners, and the economy of Nagasaki. Autograph document 266 leaves 17 x 24 cm.
Scope and Content
In Japanese
Blue cloth folder with ivory clasps
Notes by and bookplate of C. R. Boxer
Volumes V-XII in two, stitched in wrappers
Double leaves
Title and imprint from Koga's 1928 reprint; preface to reprint, p. 5, states that Tanabe completed and deposited most of the work at the Nagasaki Municipal Office in 1764, and the volumes completed thereafter should be attributed to the office. Kokusho Somokuroku VI, 288, uses the 1760 date of Tanabe's preface and gives alternative title, Nagasaki Jitsuroku.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the library of Charles R. Boxer, London, England. 1973.
box 11 Undated - Titherley, Arthur W. Two notes in Titherley's hand. Autograph notes 2 p.
Scope and Content
Removed from Francis Davison's A poetical rapsody, facsim. reprint of London: Printed by V.S. for John Baily, 1602 (1866?) (Lilly PR1207 .D3 1866).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Quaritch. 2006.
box 11 Undated - Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906, actor, manager. Leicester. To Frederick William Hawkins. "I told you my Welsh would make stir - it will be quoted a great deal which is good for your Magazine...When do you want the article when do you want my portrait?" Autograph letter signed 2 p. 18 cm.
Scope and Content
Accompanied by a note on an envelope 10 x 12 cm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased. Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 22 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.1, England. 1969.
box 11 Undated - Tournachon, Félix, 1820-1910, aeronaut. Paris, France. To -- Dejolme. "...Veux tu me rendre le service d'inserer les 2 notes que voici." Autograph letter signed 1 p. 21 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from Vincenzo Lunardi's An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England... London, 1784 (Lilly TL620 .L8 A27 copy 2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1959.
box 11 Undated - Tytler, Patrick Fraser, 1791-1849, historian. 36 Melville Street. To James Maidment, Princes Street. Thanks him for the printed copy of an agreement made by the Boyd family to use in his History of Scotland and asks if the original exists and where. Autograph letter signed 1 p. 19 cm.
Scope and Content
Removed from An historical and critical essay on the life and character of Petrarch by Alexander Fraser Tytler, lord Woodhousele. Edinburgh, John Ballantyne and Co., 1810 (Lilly PQ4540 .W8).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source unknown. 1967.
box 11 Undated - Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-?. The False monarchy of demons. Autograph document
Scope and Content
Handwritten copy
Includes diagrams in ink in front cover
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Indianapolis Public Library. Indianapolis, Indiana. 1985.
box 11 Undated - The Wallop latch; ex lithographia, Medio-Montana. Autograph document signed 18 p.
Scope and Content
In manuscript signed by Richard Cotton and William Huggins as witnesses
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Indianapolis Public Library. Indianapolis, Indiana. 1985.