Letters, 1850-1910, biographical data, and miscellany pertaining to Stauffer's study of early American printmakers.
Writing to Stauffer are: W. Bruce Almon, Vistus Balch, Albert C. Bates, William A. Beardsley, Clarence S. Bement, J. W. Bothwell, Mrs. J. C. Bruen, William J. Campbell, John Bassett Chapin, Charles E. Clark, William W. Conway, Warren C. Crane, John J. Currier, Charles G. Darrach, Theodore L. De Vinne, Campbell Dodgson, Wilberforce Eames, John H. Edmonds, D. Edwin, Fanny J. Flagg, Edwin D. French, Robert Fridenberg, E. M. Gallaudet, Ernest L. Gay, Charles S. Giles, Walter Gilles, Charles W. Girsch, Charles E. Goodspeed, Samuel A. Green, Charles B. Hall, R. T. H. Halsey, Edward B. Hamlin, W. F. Hammersly, H. R. Harper, Charles H. Hart, Sumner Hazelwood, Henry W. Herbert, E. B. Holden, Samuel Hollyer, John W. Jordan, Charles Lanman, Charles Lanborn, R. H. Lawrence, Alexander Lawson, L. Lement, Emanuel Leutze, George E. Littlefield, Orleans Longacre, Benson John Lossing.
Also, Kate L. McNeely, Frank E. Marshall, James T. Mitchell, F. Moras, Jedediah Morse, Charles A. Munn, William Nelson, Dr. Charles L. Nichols, Frederick B. Nichols, Ourdan Family, Nathaniel Paine, Daniel Parrish, Jr., Howland D. Perrine, Harry Piers, A. Winthrop Pope, Thomas B. Read, Emil H. Richter, William Rollinson, William Sartain, Charles Schlecht, Stephen A. Schoff, Howard Sill, Denison R. Slade, C. A. Smith, F. Hopkinson Smith, Sidney L. Smith, J. Winfred Spenceley, Thackera Family, William Thornton, R. H. Tiebout, Henry T. Tuckerman, Frances K. Walter, A. Coolidge Warren, Frank W. Weitenkampf, and John P. Woodbury.
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
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Geography made easy : being an abridgment of the American universal geography : containing astronomical geography ... discovery and general description of America ... general view of the United States ... particular account of the United States of America, and of all the kingdoms, states, and republicks in the known world, in regard to their boundaries, extent, rivers, lakes, mountains, production...
Annals of the American Revolution, or, A record of the causes and events which produced, and terminated in the establishment and independence of the American Republic : interspersed with numerous appropriate documents and anecdotes : to which is prefixed a summary account of the first settlement of the country, and some of the principal Indian Wars, which have at successive periods afflicted its i...
The American geography, or, A view of the present situation of the United States of America : containing astronomical geography, geographical definitions, discovery, and general description of America and the United States : of their boundaries, mountains, lakes, bays and rivers, natural history, productions, population, government, agriculture, commerce, manufactures, and history : a concise acco...
View of the present situation of the United States of America
REEL 3135: Nineteen letters, mostly regarding family and business matters, including three letters from New York bookseller, Ebenezer Hazard concerning conditions after the Revolutionary War, a visit to President John Adams, and family business matters; a letter from J.W. Hallett concerning an attack by the British on Hallett's home; seven letters, one illustrated by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, discussing family matters and his work. Also includes a copy of patent letters for land in Orange County; 2 copies of a deed for land west of the Hudson River; a blank, printed legal form from Herkimer County; and memorandum of settlement of Mrs. E. Breese's account with Jedidiah and Elizabeth Morse.
REEL 3162: A letter to Samuel Breese from Ebenezer Hazard, February 14, 1800, concerning Breese's insurance shares; and a letter to Jedidiah Morse from Ephriam Root, March 2, 1807, concerning the ownership and price of land tracts south of Lake Erie and including a short history of the Connecticut Land Company's transactions in that area.
REEL 3814: Financial material, 1791-1796, consisting of 3 records of accounts of Samuel Breese with Ebenezer Hazard; a letter to Elizabeth Breese from Benjamin Douglas, 1772, concerning a deed; 2 letters to Samuel Breese from Ebenezer Hazard, 1794 and 1799, concerning business affairs; a letter written by Ebenezer Hazard, 1806, concerning the purchase of tracts of land; a letter to Ebenezer Hazard from Elizabeth Breese, [1814?], concerning dealings between Barnabas Baldwin and Mr. Breese; and a letter to Sidney Breese from Erskine Hazard, 1825, concerning financial dealings connected with the Union Canal Company.
Biographical / Historical:
Family of painter, Samuel Finley Breese Morse; New England. Elizabeth Breese married Jedidiah Morse. Samuel was their son. Elizabeth's brother was named Samuel Sidney Breese. His son was Sidney Breese [?]
Breese family (microfilm title, reel 3814)
Donated 1984-1985 by Constance K. Clarke, a descendant of the Breese and Morse family.
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Letters received, 1793-1823, from notable persons interested in Morse's work as a geographer and clergyman, including: Joseph Barrell, William Blount, John Erskine, John Jay, James Kent, Josiah Quincy, David Ramsay, Jno. G. Tyler, Elkanah Watson, Noah Webster, and Samuel F. B. Morse; and Morse family correspondence, 1807, 1822, and 1867. Typescripts of the letters are also included, plus an exhibition catalog, "Samuel F. B. Morse, American," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1932.
Biographical / Historical:
Clergyman and geographer; Charlestown, Massachusetts Woodstock, Connecticut. Studied at Yale University. Wrote school textbook on geography, GEOGRAPHY MADE EASY, 1784, along with numerous other geography books and an article in ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, 1790.
Donated 1978 by Leta M. McBean.
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Geography made easy : being an abridgment of the American universal geography : to which are prefixed the elements of geography, for the use of schools and academies in the United States of America / by Jedidiah Morse ; illustrated with a map of the world and a map of North-America
Farther observations on the discovery of America, by Prince Madog ab Owen Gwynedd, about the year, 1170 : containing the account given by General Bowles, the Creek or Cherokee Indian, lately in London, and by several others, of a Welsh tribe or tribes of Indians, now living in the western parts of North America / by John Williams ..
Farther observations on the discovery of America, by the Europeans
The American universal geography, or, A view of the present state of all the empires, kingdoms, states, and republics in the known world, and of the United States in particular in two parts. ... : the whole comprehending a complete and improved system of modern geography : calculated for Americans : illustrated with twenty-eight maps and charts by Jedidiah Morse ... ; published according to act of...
American universal geography
View of the present state of all the empires, kingdoms, states, and republics in the known world, and of the United States in particular
The American gazetteer, exhibiting a full account of the civil divisions, rivers, harbours, Indian tribes, &c., of the American continent, also of the West India and other appendant islands; with a particular description of Louisiana. Compiled from the best authorities, by Jedidiah Morse ... Illustrated with maps
The American universal geography, or, A view of the present state of all the empires, kingdoms, states, and republics in the known world, and of the United States of America in particular : in two parts ... : to which are added, an improved catalogue of names of places, and their geographical situation, alphabetically arranged, an enlarged chronological tableof remarkable events, from the creation...
American universal geography
View of the present state of all the empires, kingdoms, states, and republics in the known world, and of the United States of America in particular