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Archives related to: Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

titleField Family Papers, 1803-1941.
repositoryStockbridge Library Association
collection titleCorrespondence, genealogical materials, reminiscences, local histories, mss. of writings, financial papers, deeds, patents, transcripts of court cases, sermons, scrapbooks, obituaries, newspaper clippings, photos, and other papers, of Rev. David Dudley Field (1781-1867), clergyman of First Congregational Church and local historian, and his descendants.

Includes papers of his sons, David Dudley Field, Jr. (1805-1894), lawyer, of New York, N.Y.; Jonathan Edwards Field (1813-1868), lawyer in New York who later returned to Stockbridge and became president of Massachusetts State Senate; Stephen Johnson Field 1816-1899), lawyer who later became chief justice of California Supreme Court and justice of U.S. Supreme Court; Cyrus West Field (1819-1892), businessman involved in the paper industry and the Atlantic Cable; and Henry Martyn Field (1822-1907), clergyman and editor of a Presbyterian newspaper, The Evangelist, and his wife, Henriette Desportes Field (1813-1875), a native of France who came to the U.S. to avoid implication in the Praslin murder case (Paris, 1847).

Also includes papers of Stephen Dudley Field (1846-1913), inventor and son of Jonathan Edwards Field, including patents for the electric railway and elevator, records of Stockbridge Electric Company, American Electric Railway Company (inc. 1885), and Western Union Telegraph Company, and information concerning a dispute with Thomas A. Edison over a patent for an electric motor; and of author Rachel (Field) Pederson (1894-1942) including correspondence and transcripts (typewritten) of The Patchwork Quilt (1924) and other stories and plays.

Notes:
Residents of Stockbridge, Mass.

Described in:
The Stockbridge Library Historical Room, 1937-1987, an inventory to the collection / prepared by Susan Kaufman (1987), p. 9-14.
extentca. 2000 items and 1 carton.
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Legal Papers Clippings Writings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
finding aidFinding aid in the repository
updated02/07/2020 18:20:34
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titleShort-Harrison-Symmes family papers, 1760-1878 (bulk 1800-1860).
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleCorrespondence, diaries, bills and receipts, account books, ledgers, genealogical materials, and printed matter collected largely by John Cleves Short (1792-1864) and relating primarily to the families’ financial interests, especially land and land speculation in Ohio.

Family members represented include John Cleves Symmes Harrison, John Scott Harrison, William Henry Harrison, William Henry Harrison, Jr., Charles Wilkins Short, Peyton Short, William Short, John Cleves Symmes, Anna Harrison Taylor, and members of the allied Breathitt, Dudley, and Ridgely families. Other topics include botany, Ohio agriculture, and the effects of the Civil War.

Correspondents include Louis Agassiz, Samuel Carpenter, Henry Clay, Jefferson Davis, Cyrus Field, William Branch Giles, Asa Gray, Robert Pryor Henry, Cave Johnson, and James Wilkinson.

Additional Formats:
Microfilm edition of selected correspondence available, no. 15,101 (21,369).

Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1971

Notes:
MSS39883

CALL NUMBERS:
0442J
Oversize 3:5
Microfilm 21,369-3P

Request in:
Manuscript Reading Room (Madison, LM101)


extent12.4 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Legal Papers Printed Materials Ephemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://lccn.loc.gov/mm77039883
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
acquisition informationPurchase, Charles W. Short, 1944.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:12
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titleBeach family papers, 1811-1962 (bulk 1833-1933).
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleCorrespondence and financial and legal papers of Moses Sperry Beach (1822-1898), newspaper publisher, and of his daughters Ella and Violet Beach.

Topics include Beach’s ownership of the New York Sun, Democratic politics, and his interest in and support of the graphic arts.

Correspondents include Kan’ichi Asakawa, P. T. Barnum, Edward Beecher, Robert Bonner, John Ericsson, Cyrus W. Field, Edward Everett Hale, C. Grant La Farge, Charles H. Peabody, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Notes:
Collection material in English.

MSS56812

Local Shelving No.:
MMC-3454
extent1 container
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Legal Papers
accessOpen to research.
acquisition informationGift, Katharine B. Webb, 1976.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:12
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titleJames Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945 (bulk 1870-1892).
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleFamily and general correspondence, speeches and writings, diaries, memoirs, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting Blaine’s public career. Includes a draft of his book, "Twenty Years of Congress" (1884-1886).

Documents national and Republican Party politics during Reconstruction and afterward, the presidential campaign of 1884, and foreign policy in regard to Europe and Latin America. Portions of the general correspondence and the financial papers relate to Blaine’s extensive business activities. The family correspondence series deals mainly with personal and family matters, but political and diplomatic affairs are discussed throughout.

Family correspondents include Blaine’s wife, Harriet S. Blaine; his son, Walker Blaine; his daughter, Margaret Blaine Damrosch; his father, Ephraim Lyon Blaine; his mother, Maria Louise Gillespie Blaine; his great-grandfather, Ephraim Blaine; and his secretary, Thomas H. Sherman.

The autograph collection contains single letters of Benjamin Franklin, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Benjamin Vaughan, and Daniel Webster, two letters of W. E. Gladstone, a copy of a George Washington letter, an endorsement of Abraham Lincoln, holograph notes of Henry Clay and of James Madison, and an autograph of John Quincy Adams.

Biographical/Historical Data:
U.S. secretary of state, U.S. representative and senator from Maine, and journalist.

Additional Formats:
Microfilm edition available in part, no. 16,822.

Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1975.

Notes:
Photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Newspapers transferred to Serial and Government Publications Division.

Collection material in English.

MSS12914

extent20 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Writings Diaries Notebooks Scrapbooks
accessOpen to research.
record linkhttp://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms003039
record sourcehttp://lccn.loc.gov/mm82012914
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and on Internet
acquisition informationDeposit, Mrs. Walter Damrosch and Mrs. Truxtun Beale, 1935. Converted to gift, 1935. Other gifts and purchases, 1967-1990.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:12
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titleHenry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1848-1887).
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleCorrespondence, memoranda, letterbooks (1848-1887), diaries, speeches, reports, notebooks, biographical material, family papers, citations, congressional commissions, scrapbooks, clippings, printed material, photographs, and an incomplete biography of Dawes by his daughter Anna Laurens Dawes.

Includes material relating to Dawes’s service in Congress and as chairman of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, his connection with Oakes Ames and the Credit Mobilier, the George Chorpenning claim case, the U.S. Weather Bureau, tariff questions, and Gallaudet College for the Deaf in Washington, D.C.

Correspondents include Lyman Abbott, Charles Allen, Oakes Ames, James Gillespie Blaine, Montgomery Blair, Cornelius Newton Bliss, Samuel Bowles, Selwyn Zadock Bowman, Calvin Clifford Chaffee, William Claflin, Schuyler Colfax, Cushman Kellogg Davis, Edward Everett, Cyrus W. Field, James A. Garfield, Edward Everett Hale, Joseph R. Hawley, George Frisbie Hoar,

Mark Hopkins, Henry Oscar Houghton, L. Q. C. Lamar, Robert Todd Lincoln, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Davis Long, George Brinton McClellan, S. S. McClure, Nelson Appleton Miles, John Tyler Morgan, T. J. Morgan, Justin S. Morrill, John W. Noble, Orville Hitchcock Platt, William Porter, Theodore Roosevelt, Philip Henry Sheridan, John C. Spooner, Charles Sumner, Ida M. Tarbell, L. G. Thayer, E. R. Tinker, E. B. Washburne, and Herbert Welsh.

Biographical/Historical Data:
U.S. representative and senator from Massachusetts.

Notes:
MSS17988
extent64 containers
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera Letterbook Diaries Writings
accessOpen to research.
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
acquisition informationGift, Anna L. Dawes, 1931-1936. Bequest, Anna L. Dawes via Lilian B. Adams, 1944.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:12
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titleWilliam Maxwell Evarts papers, 1667-1918 (bulk 1877-1891).
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleCorrespondence, memoranda, diary, journal, minute book, account books, printed material, and other papers concerning New York state, national, and international politics from the Civil War to the 1890s.

Topics include Evarts’ early law practice, cases in which he represented the U.S. during the Civil War, trial of Jefferson Davis, impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Geneva Arbitration Tribunal (1871-1872), Samuel J. Tilden election case of 1876, appointment of ambassadors, Chinese immigration, international monetary conference in Paris (1878), presidential campaign of 1880, Peabody Education Fund, Statue of Liberty, patronage, pensions, suffrage, and tariffs.

Correspondents include James Burrill Angell, John Jacob Astor, Edward Bates, James Gillespie Blaine, Joseph Hodges Choate, Cyrus W. Field, James A. Garfield, John Hay, Ebenezer R. Hoar, Levi P. Morton, Edward John Phelps, William Henry Seward, William Henry Trescott, Julia Gardiner Tyler, and Robert C. Winthrop.

Biographical/Historical Data:
Lawyer, U.S. senator from New York, and U.S. secretary of state and attorney general.

Notes:
MSS20032

CALL NUMBER:
0319T

Request in:
Manuscript Reading Room (Madison, LM101)


extent12.6 linear feet.
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera Financial Records Printed Materials
accessOpen to research.
record linkhttp://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms010116
record sourcehttp://lccn.loc.gov/mm78020032
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division and on Internet.
acquisition informationDeposit, Effingham Evarts, 1939-1942. Deposit converted to gift, 1943. Purchase, 1965-1986.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:12
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titleSamuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944 (bulk 1807-1872).
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleFamily and general correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, newspapers, printed matter, maps, drawings, photographs, and other papers.

Includes letters from Morse to his family describing his studies in England during the War of 1812 and his subsequent struggle to support himself as a portrait painter in the United States and commenting on American, British, and European art; correspondence and other papers relating to his invention of the telegraph, law suits over patents, and his dispute with Joseph Henry who also claimed to have invented the telegraph;

diaries (chiefly 1829-1831) recording his travels in Italy and elsewhere in Europe and his observations on art and architecture; and papers of Ludwig Clausing (also known as Lewis or Louis), a German immigrant to the United States whom Morse befriended. Other topics include abolitionism, Anti-Catholicism, the nativist movement, and the science of photography.

Correspondents include Louis Agassiz, Washington Allston, J. G. Chapman, DeWitt Clinton, Thomas Cole, John S. Cogdell, James Fenimore Cooper, Ezra Cornell, Louis Daguerre, Jeremiah Evarts, Cyrus Field, Horatio Greenough, Thomas Smith Grimké, Joseph Henry, Amos Kendall, Charles B. King,

Marquis de Lafayette, Charles Robert Leslie, Jedidiah Morse, Lucretia Pickering Walker Morse, Sidney E. Morse, Richard Rush, William H. Seward, Francis O. J. Smith, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin West, and William Wilberforce.


Notes:
Some photographs and silhouettes transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Telegraph cable transferred to Smithsonian Institution.

Collection material in English.

MSS33670
extent18.4 linear feet.
formatsCorrespondence Letterbook Diaries Notebooks Clippings
accessOpen to research. Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material.
record linkhttp://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms997010
record sourcehttp://lccn.loc.gov/mm75033670
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and on Internet.
acquisition informationGift, Edward Lind Morse and Leila Livingston Morse, 1916-1944. Purchase and gift, 1922-1995.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:12
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titleDavid Ames Wells papers, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886).
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleCorrespondence, writings, printed material, and other papers concerning economics, with particular emphasis on taxation, the tariff, and free trade.

Correspondents include Charles Francis Adams, Jr., Henry Adams, Edward Atkinson, Frederick A.P. Barnard, Thomas F. Bayard, Henry Ward Beecher, Henry W. Bellows, Samuel Bowles, William Cullen Bryant, Roscoe Conkling, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., William Maxwell Evarts, Cyrus W. Field,

Stephen J. Field, Hamilton Fish, James A. Garfield, Henry George, Jay Gould, Horace Greeley, Edward Everett Hale, Joseph R. Hawley,

John T. Hoffman, William Dean Howells, Francis Lieber, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hugh McCulloch, Louis Mallet, Manton Marble, Charles Nordhoff, William Orton, Robert Dale Owen, John Meredith Read,Jr., Whitelaw Reid, Mahlon Sands, Carl Schurz, Samuel J. Tilden, Henry Villard, Andrew Dickson White, Horace White, and John Russell Young.

Biographical/Historical Data:
Economist, author, and public official.

Notes:
Collection material in English.

MSS45062

Acquisition Source:
Gift, trustees of the City Library Association, Springfield, Mass., 1938.

Purchase, 1914.

Additional Formats: Microfilm edition available, in part, no. 14,090 (15,662).

Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1971
extent6 linear ft
formatsCorrespondence Writings Printed Materials Financial Records
accessOpen to research.
record linkhttp://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms008122
record sourcehttp://lccn.loc.gov/mm80045062
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division and on Internet.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:12
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titleDaniel Huntington Study Portrait Collection, ca. 1870-1890
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
collection titleTwo years after Daniel Huntington's death, his son Charles Richards Huntington (1847-1915) presented the New-York Historical Society with a collection of 141 portrait photographs used by his father "for his study of the subjects painted by him."

Each of the men (and the single woman, Mary McCrea Stuart) in the collection is represented by one or more portrait photographs which had been blown-up to life-size dimensions, sometimes made from a previously existing negative or one made of an earlier photograph. In the case of sitters who died before the advent of paper photography, images were taken from daguerreotypes. The enlargements were mounted on a stiff paperboard and roughly trimmed almost to the shape of the subject's head.

Each of the portraits has the sitter's surname in pencil on the verso; some have a shorthand clue to an occupation, profession, title, or institutional affiliation. These annotations, if contemporary to Huntington or his son, have been transcribed in the box and folder list that follows.

Many of the photographs have a puncture at their top, most likely from the nail Huntington used to tack them up in view of his easel.

The sitters are familiar to students of nineteenth-century New York: they include prominent bankers, merchants, industrialists, educators, financiers, generals, lawyers, judges, politicians, government officials, and men of the cloth.

The photographs are generally not dated. Several note that they were made from daguerreotypes and a few mention particular photographers, or are mounted on the backs of printed boards from photographers' studios.

The images that are dated range from the 1870s (Henry Potter) to the 1890s (Kelly, Gracie, Schurz, and Sheldon). Photographers mentioned are Bogardus (Adams, Arthur) and Sarony (Tilden), with one annotated by Huntington as having been taken in his studio (Sherman). Eight of the portraits are mounted on the verso of stamped boards from the Rockwood Studio (Brown, Gracie, Johnston, Henry Potter, Taft, and Weir) or Kurtz (Dodge Sr. and Hostetter) in New York.

In addition, the portrait of Henry Codman Potter is mounted on the verso of a large photograph of Calvary Baptist Church, on West Twenty-third Street.

Oil portraits of these sitters are now in the New York Chamber of Commerce Collection at the New York State Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, New York Public Library, Harvard University, Vassar College, and West Point Museum, among other institutions.

The New-York Historical Society owns more than twenty portraits painted by Huntington. Other portraits remain in private collections, including those of social clubs, hospitals, corporations, and the families who commissioned them from the artist.

Biographical Note
Daniel Huntington (1814-1906) was educated at Hamilton College. He studied panting with Samuel Morse and Henry Inman in New York City. He primarily painted portraits and landscapes. Huntington was president of the National Academy of Design, and Vice-President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Preferred Citation
This collection should be cited as: Daniel Huntington Study Portrait Photographs, PR 256, Department of Prints, Photogaphs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Call Phrase: PR 256
extent0.42 Linear feet (141 photographs, 12 folders)
formatsPhotographs
accessOpen to qualified researchers
record sourcehttp://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/nyhs/huntington.html#c-e1160
acquisition informationGift of Charles R. Huntington, April 9, 1908.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:14
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