Overview: Letters from English artist, stage designer and author Edward Gordon Craig to Virginia Ashley Clarke.
FOUND IN: Harvard University ArchivesCollection Identifier: UAI 15.870
Overview: Edward Holyoke (1689-1769) was pastor of the Second Church of Marblehead, Massachusetts, from 1716 to 1737 and the ninth president of Harvard College, serving for thirty-two years from 1737 to 1769. This collection documents Holyoke family affairs, as well as Holyoke’s activities and interests as president of Harvard. It contains family correspondence, genealogies, and descriptions of property; presidential correspondence; Harvard financial accounts; and a few of Holyoke’s sermons.
Overview: Papers of English-born, American ethnobotanist Edward Palmer, concerning the American West.
Scope and Contents: Ledger accounts for agents, cash books, letter books, records of subscriptions and mailings, and unbound papers. There are extensive files of copyright entries and of advertising circulars. Also included are papers relating to Allen's other business interests, particularly the Kennebec Steamboat Company. The collection is an important resource for a study of the beginnings of both the mail order business and mass advertising. There is very little material on the editorial side of the business.
Scope and Contents: Account book maintained by merchant Edward Kitchin Wolcott of Oxford and Brookline, Massachusetts, from 1774 to 1796. The first part of the volume contains daybook entries recording sale of and payment for commodities like linen, sugar, tea, and molasses, in Oxford, from 1774 to 1775. He also charged for transporting merchandise from Boston. Entries from 1777 to 1796 relate to transactions after Edward Wolcott relocated to Brookline. He recorded charges for services such as stabling horses and...
Scope and Contents: Letter book consisting of copies of letters sent between July 21, 1786 and September 4, 1794 from Edward Blanchard to more than one hundred ship captains and merchants. The letters discuss details of financial arrangements pertaining to the movement and sale of goods including chocolate, flour, salt, fish, cod and whale oil, pork, canvas, duck, rum, bar iron, rice, tobacco, beef, and candles in more than thirty ports in the United States, British Canada, the West Indies, England, and Spain. A...