Cage 308

Paul Philemon Kies Autograph Collection, 1553-1970

The Washington State University Libraries purchased Paul Kies' autograph collection in 1971. At that time, it was one of the better private autograph collections in the United States. Kies obtained most items through dealers, concentrating in those areas related to his special interests: literature, history, and the arts. He used this collection for teaching, exhibits, and scholarly articles. The collection was processed shortly after it was received in the early 1970s, and Danielle Anthony later enhanced the descriptive information for the "Autograph Letters" series in conjunction with a 2006 preservation project.

Number of Containers: 7

Linear feet of shelf space: 4.75

Approximate Number of Items: 1500

Biography

Paul Philemon Kies was born at Highland, Illinois, in 1891. In 1915 he received a Master of Arts degree in German from the University of Nebraska and a degree in music from Lincoln Musical College. After teaching high school at Goodland, Kansas, Kies accepted a pastorate in Illinois for two years. He graduated from the Chicago Musical College in 1920, and taught English at Penn College in Iowa until 1924. He then accepted a teaching position at the State College of Washington in Pullman, Washington. In 1928 he received a doctorate in English from the University of Chicago. Kies worked at the State College of Washington until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1956. He died at Pullman in 1971. For more information about Paul Kies, see Roger B. O'Connor, "Paul P. Kies: Scholar" (typescript, Cage 4300, in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections).

Arrangement and Description

The autograph collection of Paul Philemon Kies includes original manuscripts (holographs, autographs, etc.) of actors, composers, singers, statesmen, educators, writers, political and military figures, and civic leaders. The collection also includes supporting documentation: Kies' research notes, transcriptions, translations, drafts, articles, and exhibit lists and notes, photographs, and miscellaneous items and small collections of papers. The presence of supporting documentation included with autograph items is indicated in the folder descriptions. Date information relates to the autograph items rather than to supporting material.

All of the images from this collection have been digitized and can be found online in the Paul Philemon Kies Autographs Digital Collection.

The collection is arranged alphabetically in three series:

Series 1: Autograph letters

Series 2: Autograph signatures

Series 3: Miscellaneous Material, Unidentified Autographs, Exhibit Lists and Notes (including unidentified items and small manuscript collections).

Note about arrangement: during a 2006 preservation project, some items were relocated to Boxes 6 and 7 because of their size. The listing below reflects the original folder sequence (alphabetical order), and includes notations regarding relocation of materials.

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

[Item Description]
Paul Philemon Kies Autograph Collection
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Container List

Box Folder Description

Series 1: Autograph letters, 1553-1970

1 1 Abt, Franz (1819-1885). German composer. Letter addressed to Frau Mathen Grauniann (in German). 1856 December 6
  2 Albert I (1875-1934). King of Belgium. Note written to Lord Curzon, Foreign Secretary (1919-1924) regarding his return from Brazil, the jeopardy of his coalition cabinet, and his respects to Lady Curzon. November 1920
  3 Alda, Frances (1883-1952). Australian operatic soprano. Autographed portrait. Circa 1923
  4 Allibone, Samuel Austin (1816-1889). American bibliographer and librarian. Two letters; 1884 letter addressed to S.A. Allibone for proposed update to Allibone's Dictionary of Authors with a separate section devoted to "Shakespeareana" works; offers to collaborate on proposed project; addressor unknown. Second letter addressed to John W. Francis, M.D. (1860) and signed by Allibone. 1884 September 30; 1860 June 2
  5 Arnaud, Yvonne (1892-1958). Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 November 21
  6 Auerback, Berthold (1812-1882). German writer. Letter (in German). Undated
  7 Balfe, Michael (1808-1870). Irish singer and composer. Two notes, one with a transcription by Kies. First note written on Royalty Black Eyed Susan stationery to Mr. Simpson, (September 26). Second note on Rowne Abbey stationery (1868) regarding the appointment of a proxy, Bayle Bernard or T.R. Planchi to vote for Palgrave Simpson as secretary to the Dramatic Authors Society. September [?] 26 (no year); 1868 August 4
  8 Bancroft, George (1800-1891). American historian and diplomat. Signed note (1857); signed address to Lehman P. Ashmead U.S. Navy Philadelphia; autograph. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1913. 1857 November 17
  9 Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter (1809-1889). American writer, scientist, and educator. Letter regarding notes of Wackerbarth, Sir Henry James, pyramids, and the metric system. 1873 June 13
  10 Barrymore, Lionel (1878-1954). American actor. Thank you note addressed to Miss Smith for her fan mail. 1943 December 10
  11 Beauharnais, Eugenie Hortense de (1783-1837). Daughter of Empress Josephine. Note (in French). 1830 September 6
  12 Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (1818-1893). American general. Mentions notes [not included] regarding the defense of Petersburg and the illness of Armand. Undated
  13 Becque, Henry Francois (1837-1899). French dramatist and critic. A collection of 31 unpublished letters regarding his estate and the publication of his works, a telegram, business card, and signed contract to Leon Deschamps (in French). 1897, undated
  14 Beecher, John (1904-1980). American poet. Thank you note to Kies written on a promotional card and order form. 1968 December 21
  15 Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922). American physicist. Note addressed to S.D. Mott promising to search for a missing parcel. 1895 December 14
  16 Bell, Mabel G. (1857-1923). Founder of the Montessori Education Association. Note written while traveling by steamer to Mr. J.H. Adams regarding the book Bracebridge Hall. 1880 September 19
  17 Bennett, Arnold (1867-1931). British editor, writer, and dramatist. Note addressed to Mr. Perriton Maxwell regarding his terms for Is Literary Life a Happy One? 1931 January 29
  18 Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923). French actress. Note and theater program (in French). 1895 February 21, undated
  19 Beith, Ian Hay (1876-1952). Soldier, writer, and dramatist. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 November 19
  20 Birch-Pfeiffer, Charlotte Katharina (1800-1868). German actress and dramatist. Letter (in German). 1850 January 22
  21 Bismarck, Otto Eduard Leopold von (1815-1898). Prussian statesman. Note (in German). 1864 June 17
  22 Blackburn, E.A. Agent for the London Play Company. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 December 17
  23 Booth, Edwin Thomas (1833-1893). American actor. Letter addressed to Jas. T. Moulton regarding an error in payment for furniture. August 31 (no year)
  24 Bormann, Martin Ludwig (1900-1945). German politician. Letter of payment to the architect Alwin Seifert for services; newspaper articles about Bormann, aide to Hitler. 1937 December 2; 1965 July 20; 1967 May 12
  25 Brough, Mary Bessie (1863-1934). British actress. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 November 25
  26 Brahms, Johannes (1883-1897). German pianist and composer. Short personal note (in German). 1881 September 6
  27 Brewster, Owen (1888-1961). American politician. Two-line note addressed to Mr. Howard L. Pierce for sharing his views on minimum wage, written on the letterhead of the U.S. Senate Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. 1949 August 22
  28 Browning, Robert (1812-1889). British poet and dramatist. Brief thank you note addressed to Miss Swanwick; note declining sister's invitation. Signed holograph letter addressed to Euphrasia Fanny Haworth from Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the original letter and envelope. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 76; "An Unpublished Letter of Elizabeth B. Browning" and "Mrs. Le Vert Visits the Brownings" by Kies; a reproduction of the letter and related research notes by Kies. 1882 November 22
  29 Bruch, Max (1838-1920). German pianist and composer. Envelope addressed to E. Speyer; postcard to Miss Kufferath (in German). 1880 October 13, 1878 December 9
  30 Bruch, Max (1838-1920). German pianist and composer. Postcard to Miss Kufferath asking Emil Kamphauser via Miss Kufferath about a concert aria (in German). 1878 December 20
  31 Bruneau, Alfred (1857-1934). French composer and music critic. Invitation to Blanche Marchesi (in French). Undated
  32 Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878). American poet and journalist. Note addressed to Hon. B.L. Prince asking for support to exempt mortgages in Queens County and the city in a proposed bill. 1873 February 11
  33 Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878). American poet and journalist. Reply to George Newell Lovejoy's poem evaluation request. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 362; Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1735. 1876 February 14
  34 Bryce, James (1838-1922). British diplomat, statesman, and historian. Note addressed to James asking for the whereabouts of Katharine Loning. October 20 (no year)
  35 Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker (1892-1973). Solicitation to Miss Datkin to join the China Relief Legion. 1941 March 11
  36 Bulow, Hans Guido von (1830-1894). German pianist, composer, conductor, and critic. Note addressed to C.M. [?] Leroy (in French). Undated
  37 Bulthaupt, Heinrich (1849-1905). German dramatist and critic. Note (in German). Undated
  37.5 Bundy, Murray M. (1891-1987). Washington State University Professor of English. Facsimile of the title page of the first edition of the Cambridge Platform adopted in 1648. Undated
  38 Calve, Emma (1858-1942). French operatic soprano. Thank you note for the "eulogistic article" written in the Daily Telegraph; autographed photograph postcard (in French). 1892 December 21
  39 Canton, William (1845-1926). British poet, teacher, journalist, and historian. Two letters to friend and editor, William Griffith, at a semi-monthly NY magazine with references to his writings and personal life. Transcription included. 1913 September 25; 1913 January 13
  40 Carman, William Bliss (1861-1929). Canadian poet, essayist and journalist. Note declining invitation to Robert Underwood Johnson testimonial dinner. 1913 December 4
  41 Carr, Harry. Los Angeles Times columnist. Abrupt note addressed to Mr. Prussing refusing any possibility of meeting him. September 24 (no year)
  42 Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921). Italian operatic tenor. Note addressed to Blanche Marchesi declining invitation; magazine photograph of Caruso as Canio; newspaper photograph of his tomb. 1905 June 9
  43 Chaminade, Cecile Louis Stephanie (1861-1944). French pianist and composer. Letter written to the Marquess de Castrone (a tenor), son-in-law of Matilde Marchesi, eminent 19th century teacher of singing. Among other things, she says Queen Victoria has expressed a great liking for her musical compositions. 1894 September 19
  44 Charles II (1630-1685). King of England. Document granting the right to the Duke of Buckingham to hold Saturday market and keep three fairs at Helmsley. Kies' notes and transcription included. 1670 May 13
  45 Charlotte Sophia (1744-1818). Queen of England. Note addressed to Lady Mary asking for a personal account of Lady Holdernof [?] a mutual friend who was ill. 1793 May 3
  46 Church, Sanford Elias (1815-1880). American jurist and politician. Note addressed to M.D. Phillips requesting his photograph be presented to the mother of Mr. Phillips. 1862 December 22
  47 Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain) (1835-1910). American humorist and writer. Note requesting notice of which Saturday is chosen [for his lecture presentation]. February 9 (no year)
  48 Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain) (1835-1910). American humorist and writer. Rough draft of a note addressed to furnish funds in exchange for proxy; newspaper articles regarding his estate. Undated
  49 Cleveland, Stephen Grover (1837-1908). American President. Thank you note for invitation to renew his 1906 Cabanas calendar. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1805. 1906 January 12
  50 Collier, Hiram Prince (1860-1913). American writer. Letter of condolence to Burnham Moffat regarding the death of his mother. 1892 March 30
  51 Colum, Padraic (1881-1972). Irish poet and writer. Postcard addressed to Kies. 1960 May 27
  52 Cooke, Jay (1821-1905). American banker and financier. Very brief note addressed to Mr. Wale. 1891 April 22
  53 Coquelin, Benoit Constant (1841-1909). French actor. Note addressed to Campbell Clarke declining an invitation. Undated
  54 Dannreuther, Edward George (1844-1905). British pianist. Letter promising to find information for several German compositions. Undated
  55 Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882). British naturalist. Letter requesting two issues from the Botanische Zeitung volume. Circa 1863
  56 Bancroft, Davis John Chandler (1822-1907). American jurist and diplomat. Note addressed to Mr. Jas. H. Adams extending a dinner invitation. February 12 (no year)
  57 Davis, James John (1873-1947). American politician. Form letter addressed to Walter C. Harris requesting a contribution for the support of a school for widows' children supported by the Loyal Order of Moose. 1925 December 12
  58 Delibes, Clement Philibert Leo (1836-1891). French composer. Brief note (in French). Circa 1890
  59 Dewey, George (1837-1917). American naval officer. Personal letter requesting Mr. Crawford to send a check, ready the stables and cook for the family's arrival at home. 1905 August 30
  60 Dickens, Charles John Hoffman (1812-1870). British writer. Expressive personal letter extending invitation to his home and including train schedule information. Written at Gad's Hill Place, Higham by Rochester. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 126. 1866 January 19
  61 Diemer, Louis (1843-1919). French musician. Note addressed to Monsieur Marchesi, Marquis de Castrone about a concert (in French). 1893 August 22
  62 Donizetti, Gaetano (1797-1848). Italian composer. Note addressed to Julie Dorus-gras giving pointers for an opera performance (in French). Kies' notes included. Circa 1840
  63 Dumas, Alexandre, fils (1824-1895). French writer. Letter addressed to friend confirming a seat at the upcoming performance of Denise (in French); receipt for autograph purchase. Circa 1885
  64 Dumas, Alexandre, fils (1824-1895). French writer. Business letter questioning the design support of a set as too dangerous (in French). Undated
  65 Dumas, Alexandre, pere (1802-1870). French writer. Letter addressed to a British publisher offering seven volumes of the Memoirs and two of Isaac Laahadam (in French). Undated
  66 Dumas, Alexandre, pere (1802-1870). French writer. Brief note about Granada and the road to Cordova (in French). Undated
  67 Edward VII (1841-1910). King of England. Brief note addressed to Lady Lonsdale confirming Lord Lytton's availability for dinner. Kies' notes included. January 6 (no year)
  68 Edward, Augustus (1767-1820). Prince of England. Letter addressed to the Comte Latour (in French). 1818 October 27
  69 Edwardes, Felix (1871-1954). Director and actor. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 November 19
  70 Eleonora Madalena Theresia (1655-1720). (Note: relocated to Box 6.)
  71 Elizabeth of Wied (1843-1916). Queen of Romania; also known as Carmen Sylva. Manuscript poem "Vif de Lune" (in French). Undated
  72 Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882). American writer. Thank you letter addressed to John Henry Parker for "Sterling's Miscellanies with Adna Hare's Life." Written while Emerson was staying with John Chapman at 142 Strand. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1419; Brown's Famous Pictures no. 2129. 1848 April 14
  73 Ernst, August (1771-1851). King of Hanover. Letter addressed to Dr. Frederick W. Blomberg. 1842 March 3
  74 Everett, Edward (1794-1865). American clergyman, politician, and diplomat. Letter addressed to Mr. Adams granting admittance to the Bunker Hill Monument Association. 1824 September 1
  75 Everett, Edward (1794-1865). American clergyman, politician, and diplomat. Note of thanks addressed to Mr. Livermore. 1859 April 30
  76 Farjeon, Joseph Jefferson (1883-1955). British playwright. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 September 12
  77 Faure, Gabriel (1845-1924). French organist and composer. Postcard addressed to Blanche Marchesi (in French). (See also Saint-Saens, Charles Camille, folder 293.) 1896 December 4
  78 Fechter, Charles Albert (1824-1879). French actor. Note (in French). 1865 June 14
  79 Field, Cyrus West (1819-1892). American merchant and capitalist. Note addressed to Mr. Sedgwick confirming check payment. 1875 September 10
  80 Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874). American President. Brief note to the Everett Literary Society declining an invitation. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1796. 1855 February 8
  81 Fisher, Vardis (1895-1968). American poet, essayist, and writer. Note. Accompanying documentation: Kies' correspondence; Doris Grover correspondence; press reviews and the list of titles for the novel series "Testament of Man." 1967 September 27, 1967 August 12
  82 Fitch, William Clyde (1865-1909). American dramatist. Note addressed to Miss Squire acknowledging request for autograph. 1899 March 11
  83 Flantade, Charles-Henri (1764-1839). Letter (in French). 1807 February 22
  84 Foch, Ferdinand (1851-1929). French army commander. Note (in French). Translation included. 1916 September 30
  85 Forbes-Robertson, Sir Johnston (1853-1937). British actor. E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 October 23
  86 Francis, John. (Note: relocated to Box 1, folder 4)
2 87 Frederick Augustus I (1750-1827). (Note: relocated to Box 6.)
  88 Frederick William I (1688-1740). (Note: relocated to Box 6.)
  89 Frederick William II (1744-1797). King of Prussia. Letter addressed to his brother Prince Ferdinand of Prussia regarding their sister's estate (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1765 December 10
  90 Frederick William III (1770-1840). (Note: relocated to Box 6.)
  91 Frederick William III (1770-1840). King of Prussia. Note addressed to Herr Freiherrn von Witzleben regarding the denial of his petition (in German). Translation included. 1838 January 25
  92 French, Daniel Chester (1850-1931). American sculptor. Letter addressed to Robert Underwood Johnson regarding travel and personal expenses. 1924 July 9
  93 Frenssen, Gustav (1863-1945). German writer. Very brief postcard to Hans Bloch (in German). 1923 November 30
  94 Galsworthy, John (1867-1933). British writer and dramatist. Letter addressed to Mr. Spender inquiring whether the Westminster would welcome his book review. 1918 December 6
  95 Ganz, Rudolph (1877-1972). Swiss pianist and composer. Note addressed to Kies in thanks for a photograph. 1960 June 4
  96 Ganz, Rudolph (1877-1972). Swiss pianist and composer. Note addressed to Kies in thanks for photographs. 1960 July 15
  97 Ganz, Rudolph (1877-1972). Swiss pianist and composer. Note addressed to Kies in thanks for a photograph. 1961 February 21
  98 Ganz, Rudolph (1877-1972). Swiss pianist and composer. Note addressed to Kies in thanks for a color slide. 1961 July 3
  99 Garland, Hamlin (1860-1940). American writer and poet. Note declining an editing assignment. Transcription included. September 26 (no year)
  100 Garland, Hamlin (1860-1940). American writer and poet. Note requesting a set of his books to be sent to Calumet magazine. Transcription included. December 25 (no year)
  101 Geibel, Emanuel von (1815-1884). German poet. Note (in German). Undated
  102 George III (1738-1820). (Note: relocated to Box 6.)
  103 George III (1738-1820). (Note: relocated to Box 6.)
  104 Gibbons, James (1834-1921). American Catholic Prelate. Letter addressed to Mr. Johnson granting request for three tickets to an upcoming ceremony. 1895 December 11
  105 Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898). British statesman. Letter addressed to Mr. Young regarding a shift in political power. Kies' notes and transcription included. 1868 May 22
  106 Godard, Benjamin Louis Paul (1849-1895). French composer. Thank you note for advice and request for music (in French). Translation included. 1892 August 16
  107 Godard, Benjamin Louis Paul (1849-1895). French composer. Letter addressed to Madame la Bue Popper (in French). 1893 April 22
  108 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). (Note: relocated to Box 6.)
  109 Goldmark, Karl (1830-1915). Hungarian violinist, pianist, and composer. Brief note addressed to his nephew Ludwig (in German). Translation included. 1906 October 16
  110 Gosse, Edmund William (1849-1928). British poet and literary critic. Letter addressed to Mr. Carey regarding Clyde Fitch. 1891 May 8
  111 Gounod, Charles Francois (1818-1893). French organist and composer. Letter of reference (in French). Translation included. 1879 December 11
  112 Gounod, Charles Francois (1818-1893). French organist and composer. Letter addressed to Madame Trebelli asking what she wishes to discuss (in French). Translation included. 1885 September 29
  113 Gounod, Charles Francois (1818-1893). French organist and composer. Letter addressed to Blanche Marchesi (in French). Undated
  114 Gounod, Charles Francois (1818-1893). French organist and composer. Note addressed to Blanche Marchesi (in French). Undated
  115 Gounod, Charles Francois (1818-1893). French organist and composer. Note addressed to Blanche Marchesi (in French). Undated
  116 Granville-Barker, Harley (1877-1946). British actor. Letter regarding E.H. Brooke's fund contribution. 1928 November 20
  117 Grau, Maurice (1849-1907). American operatic manager. Note addressed to John Norton requesting a performance schedule for Madame Judic in Chicago. Kies' notes and transcription included. 1884 October 4
  118 Grisi, Giulia (1811-1869). Italian dramatic soprano. Receipt for her performance at the Concert for Ancient Music. 1840 June 10
  119 Groth, Klaus (1819-1899). German poet. Brief note (in German). 1894
  120 Hahn, Reynaldo (1874-1947). Venezuelan composer and conductor. Brief note (in French). December 1902
  121 Hale, Edward Everett (1822-1909). American clergyman and writer. Brief notes to Miss Gibbs and Dr. Bellows. 1877 February 3
  122 Halevy, Jacques (1799-1862). American politician. Note addressed to Mr. Morin changing the day to meet (in French). Translation included. Undated
  123 Halevy, Jacques (1799-1862). American politician. Note addressed to H.E. Tetz requesting he retrieve and destroy a personal cache of papers left behind in the Foreign Relations building. 1889 November 7
  124 Hanslick, Eduard (1825-1904). Austrian writer and music critic. Letter (in German). 1859 January 6
  125 Hanslick, Eduard (1825-1904). Austrian writer and music critic. Letter addressed to Mr. Seidemann (in German). 1874 February 22
  126 Hanslick, Eduard (1825-1904). Austrian writer and music critic. Letter addressed to Adelina Patti, leading soprano of her time and the wife of tenor Ernesto Nicolini (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1891 March 29
  127 Hanslick, Eduard (1825-1904). Austrian writer and music critic. Brief note (in German). 1898 April
  128 Hapgood, Norman (1868-1937). American editor and drama critic. Brief note addressed to Mr. Thacher declining any further submissions. 1909 March 25
  129 Harben, Hubert (1878-1941). British actor. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 October 23
  130 Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928). British writer and dramatist. Note acknowledging receipt of a first novel manuscript. Kies' notes and transcription included. 1888 August 12
  131 Hauptmann, Gerhart (1862-1946). German writer, poet, and dramatist. Brief note addressed to Mr. Zabel, a publisher (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. Undated
  132 Hawthorne, Julian (1846-1934). American writer. Note addressed to R.B. Prescott regarding a request for multiple autographs. 1883 March 27
  133 Henson, Leslie (1891-1957). British comedian, actor, producer, and director. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 October 23
  134 Hilton, James (1900-1954). British writer. Letter addressed to Mr. E.J. Halter regarding his personal insights about his book Lost Horizon and its use in Franklin Roosevelt's speech. 1945 May 14
  135 Himmel, Friedrich Heinrich (1765-1814). German composer. Thank you note for a performance (in German). 1810 June 9
  136 Hindemith, Paul (1895-1963). German violinist and composer. Letter addressed to his orchestra in appreciation of their performance of his music. Undated
  137 Hindenburg, Paul von (1847-1934). German general. Legal document appointing Henry Kestel to the Munich court (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. 1933 August 17
  138 Hitler, Adolph (1889-1945). German leader. Legal document authorizing the transfer for Ritter von Leeb to the Fuhrer's Reserves unit (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. 1942 January 16
  139 Hoffmann, August Heinrich (1798-1874). German poet. Poem, "Spring Will Come Again" (in German). 1870 February 10
  140 Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894). American writer. Thank you note addressed to Miss McElhone. 1887 March 31
  141 Hopkins, Theodore Weld (1841). Clergyman and writer. Letter addressed to Dr. Allibone thanking him for his support of his historical essay "The Doctrine of Inspiration: an outline historical study" and discussing its publication. 1881 November 12
  142 Hornung, Ernest William (1866-1921). British writer. Thank you for note for calling attention to his plagiarism. 1903 October 17
  143 Houdini, Harry (1874-1926). American magician and writer. Note addressed to Thomas Conolly extending invitation to meet. 1926 March 29
  144 House, Edward Mandell (1858-1938). American diplomat. Note addressed to Dr. Edelman extending invitation to meet. 1932 March 28
  145 Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910). American poet, writer, and lecturer. Note regarding the change in date of an annual meeting. 1907 December 14
  146 Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910). American poet, writer, and lecturer. Note forwarding a letter addressed to Mrs. Lawrence regarding rooms for rent. 1908 May 4
  147 Huerta, Victoriano (1854-1916). Mexican politician and provisional president. Acknowledgment addressed to Warren S. Norton (in Spanish). Kies' notes and translation included. 1915 June 18
  148 Hughes, Charles Evans (1862-1948). American statesman. Note addressed to William R. Dorman declining his invitation. 1908 February 8
  149 Hughes, Langston (1902-1967). American poet, writer, dramatist. Manuscript copy of a poem from Brass Spittons [sic]. 1941 May 22
  150 Hugo, Victor Marie Viscount (1802-1885). French poet and writer. Letter addressed to his friend Giraud forgiving him for his unwillingness to converse (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1839 December 18
  151 Humperdinck, Engelbert (1854-1921). German composer. Postcard to Walter Niemann extending an invitation to visit (in German). Translation included. 1898 January 27
  152 Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-1895). British biologist. A letter addressed to Professor Ball regarding his report on "the lower animals." July 14 (no year)
  153 Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-1895). British biologist. A note addressed to Clancy Westminster and Augusta Stanley declining an invitation. July 1870
  154 Indy, Paul Marie Theodore Vincent D' (1851-1931). French composer. Telegram and note (in French). Note requesting to reschedule a meeting. Translation included. 1896 May 31
  155 Irving, Sir Henry (1838-1905). British actor and producer. Note changing a meeting place. 1880 May 12
  156 Irving, Sir Henry (1838-1905). British actor and producer. Note addressed to Mr. Nill extending invitation to dinner. 1895 May 23
  157 Irving, Sir Henry (1838-1905). British actor and producer. Note addressed to Blanche Marchesi confirming arrival time. 1898 December 14
  158 Irving, Sir Henry (1838-1905). British actor and producer. Note confirming his improved health. 1897 June 2
  159 Isaac, Chief David. Note addressed to Kies thanking him for a photograph. 1960 May 30
  160 Jefferson, Joseph (1829-1905). American actor. Letter addressed to Dr. Minot Savage discussing spiritualism. 1903 January 12
  161 Jefferson, Joseph (1829-1905). American actor. Letter addressed to Mrs. W.P. Northrup regarding an upcoming benefit to raise money. 1901 December 1
  162 Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826). (Note: relocated to Box 7.)
  163 Joachim, Joseph (1831-1907). Hungarian violinist and composer. Letter recommending a student for an audition (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. 1878 June 28
  164 Joachim, Joseph (1831-1907). Hungarian violinist and composer. Letter recommending a student for an audition (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. January 11 (no year)
  165 Joachim, Joseph (1831-1907). Hungarian violinist and composer. A rhyme (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. Undated
  166 Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875). American President. Legal document granting a full pardon to John Harper convicted for assault and battery with intent to kill. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no.1800. Kies' notes and transcription included. 1866 July 9
  167 Johnson, Cave (1793-1866). (Note: relocated to Box 7.)
  168 Jones, Henry Arthur (1851-1929). British dramatist. Brief note addressed to Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond declining an invitation due to health. 1927 March 23
  169 Julius III, 1487-1555 (1487-1555). Pope. Document granting the petition of Jo. Jacobus Gabutius to resign as a Knight of St. Peter (in Latin). Kies' notes and translation included. 1553 April 8
  170 Jusserand, Jean Jules (1855-1932). French diplomat and writer. Brief note of thanks to Robert Underwood Johnson. 1923 January 23
  171 Keen, William Williams (1837-1932). American surgeon. Brief note on a business card to Mr. Harris reflecting upon his birthday. 1929 January 19
  172 Kerr, Frederick (1858-1933). British actor. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. Undated
  173 Kinkel, Johann Gottfried (1815-1882). German poet. Letter addressed to Henry Bowie expressing thanks for assistance in gaining new audiences for an upcoming lecture tour. 1853 September 15
  174 Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936). British poet and writer. Note addressed to Joynson-Hicks for details of a requested meeting. 1928 December 9
  175 Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936). British poet and writer. Note addressed to Boughton declining dinner invitation. Undated
  176 Kotzebue, August Friedrich Ferdinand von (1761-1819). German dramatist. Letter confirming the Musäus' writings for print and the theft of his work, "The Child of Love" (in German). Translation included. 1791 February 18
  177 Kullack, Theodore (1818-1882). German pianist and teacher. Translated copy of a letter addressed to Mr. Sternberg, a former student, extending an invitation. 1879 March 17
  178 Kurz, Isolde (1853-1944). German poet. Note (in German). Circa 1904
  179 Lamb, John (1735-1800). American revolutionary leader and New York customs collector. Port of New York. Customs document for Marin de la Barre for declared goods (in French). 1795 October 10
  180 Langtry, Lillie (1852-1929). British actress. Letter addressed to Mrs. Ayer [?] concerning health, rent, and the rudeness of American women. Transcription included. Undated
  181 Lansing, John, Jr. (1754-1829). Constitutional Convention delegate in the Continental Congress, Chief Justice, and statesman. Note concerning a land deed between Jeremiah Van Rensselair and James Fairlie. 1829 April 16
  182 Laube, Heinrich (1806-1884). German writer. Brief note addressed to Blanche Marchesi (in German). 1881 January 30
  183 Law, Richard (1733-1806). Constitutional Convention delegate in the Continental Congress, chief justice, jurist, and statesman. Legal document to the sheriff of Litchfield ordering property of Nathan and Abraham Daton seized and the defendants held. 1777 March 3
  184 Lawes, Lewis E (1883-1947). American penologist and writer. Form letter addressed to Mr. Harris requesting camp sponsorship for Arnold Stephen. Undated
  185 Lawes, Lewis E (1883-1947). American penologist and writer. Form letter addressed to Mr. Harris requesting camp sponsorship for John Nadalin. Undated
  186 Lee, Robert Edward (1807-1870). Confederate Army general. Letter regarding the removal of a light house and the building keeper's residence. 1837 May 1
  187 Lewald, Fanny (1811-1899). German writer and feminist. Letter addressed to Mr. Salvatore Marchesi (in French). 1852 April 19
  188 Leoncavallo, Ruggiero (1858-1919). Italian pianist and composer. Brief note addressed to Baron André Anzon Caccamisi declining visit due to illness. Undated
  189 Leopold I (1790-1865). King of Belgium. Partial letter. Undated
3 190 Lewis, Sinclair (1885-1951). American writer and dramatist. Letter declining honorary Doctor of Literature degree. Article about Sinclair in the Literary Digest, 1930 December 27. 1935 December 3
  191 Lincoln, Robert Todd (1843-1926). American statesman and executive. Letter addressed to General W.B. Franklin confirming receipt of accounts paid; autograph. 1881 May 23
  192 Lindpaintner, Peter Joseph von (1791-1856). German composer. Musical score and letter (in German). 1839 March 14
  193 Liszt, Franz (1811-1886). Hungarian pianist and composer. Autograph letter, signed, in French, to an unidentified recipient, possibly Joseph Joachim, confirming travel and meeting arrangements. Kies' notes, transcription and translation included. 1853 June 23
  194 Lloyd, George David (1863-1945). British Prime Minister and statesman. Letter addressed to George Cave indicating receipt of "protests" to be included with a "servants' tax" bill. 1911 November 30
  195 Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850-1924). American politician and writer. Letter addressed to Howes Norris indicating support of his views on biennial taxes and the abolition of the poll tax. 1891 February 13
  196 Long, John Davis (1838-1915). U.S. Secretary of the Navy and statesman. Letter addressed to Francis J. Garrison declining future engagements in support of woman's suffrage due to health issues. 1915 August 18
  197 Louis XIII (1601-1643). (Note: relocated to Box 6.)
  198a Louis XV (1710-1774). King of France. Letter of acquittal to Jean Paul La Motte (in French). 1722 December
  198b Louis XVIII (1755-1824). King of France. Document (in French). Circa 1800
  199 Lovell, James (1737-1814). Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress, educator, and politician. Legal manifest of goods and duties for the sloop Democrat and signed by Naval Officer for the Port District of Boston and Charlestown, James Lovell. 1800 July 29
  200 Lovell, James (1737-1814). Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress, educator, and politician. Legal manifest of goods and duties for the sloop Federal George and signed by Naval Officer for the Port District of Boston and Charlestown, James Lovell. 1801 April 28
  201 Lowell, Amy Lawrence (1874-1925). American poet and critic. Note addressed to Mr. Fay confirming receipt of tickets, directions, and meeting place. 1918 May 6
  202 Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891). American poet, critic, editor, and educator. Letter of thanks to Miss Dora Wheeler for a painting and a request for her to visit. Accompanying documentation: "Lowell and the Two Doras" by Kies. Kies' notes included. 1877 March 3
  203 McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885). American soldier and politician. Brief letter addressed to Fitz. Undated
  204 McClure, Alexander Kelly (1828-1909). American editor and politician. Brief note on Philadelphia Times stationery accepting a proposition. 1891 June 29
  205 McKinley, William (1843-1901). American President. Brief thank you note addressed to A.P. Hinman; envelope. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1807. 1896 April 11
  206 Macauley, Thomas Babington (1800-1859). British statesman, historian, and essayist. Letter of thanks to Malden for paper received; partial note. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1250. 1833 November 5
  207 MacDowell, Edward Alexander (1861-1908). American pianist and composer. Letter addressed to Robert Underwood Johnson regarding setting of Johnson's poem to music and doubts about the Institute of Arts and Letters. Accompanying documentation: correspondence to and from Kies for research; extensive notes. 1901 February 25
  Macready, William Charles: see William Charles Macready, folder 364
  208 Madison, James (1751-1836). American President. The Adaline of Salem ship's papers on vellum. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1787. 1810 March 2
  209 Maeterlinck, Maurice (1862-1949). Belgian poet and dramatist. Note pertaining to a performance and inquiry to the approval status for final rehearsals (in French). Translation included. 1936 June 28
  210 Maeterlinck, Maurice (1862-1949). Belgian poet and dramatist. Note of disapproval regarding the Mediterranean Academy and meeting time to discuss it (in French). Translation included. 1936 October 22
  211 Maeterlinck, Maurice (1862-1949). Belgian poet and dramatist. 1937 October 3
  212 Malibran, Maria Felicia (1808-1836). French dramatic contralto. Receipt for benefit performance (in French). Translation included. 1830 April 6
  213 Lorraine, Marguerite de (1615-1672). Duchesse Douairiere d'Orleans. Legal document (in French). Circa 1660
  214 Markham, C. Edwin (1852-1940). American poet. Signed quote, "Teach me, Father, how to be Kind and patient as a tree." 1900 October 26
  215 Markham, C. Edwin (1852-1940). American poet. Letter addressed to Mr. Braithwaite regarding the delivery of Markham's sonnet to the editor of The Transcript as part of a Browning tribute feature. 1912 May 1
  216 Markham, C. Edwin (1852-1940). American poet. Letter addressed to William Griffith regarding the proofs and editing of The Book of Poetry. 1927 September 20
  217 Marlowe, Julia (1866-1950). American actress. Note addressed to Robert Underwood Johnson requesting to take a copy of the play "Men of Kevi [?]" to England. 1907 March 14
  218 Marshall, Edna (1900-1974). Also known as Edna Best. British actress. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. Undated
  219 Marshall, [Herbert, 1890-1946?]. British actor. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1929 January 10
  220 Marshall, John (1755-1835). American Chief Justice and soldier. Letter addressed to David Lenox demanding the release of 35 American seamen kidnapped and impressed into British military service. 1800 July 28
  221 Martin, Sanford (1879-1967). American Senator. Letter addressed to Howard L. Pierce indicating the receipt of his letter and that the President is not required by any law to acknowledge or answer Mr. Pierce's correspondence. 1949 July 27
  222 Mary, Duchess of Gloucester (1776-1857). Daughter of King George III. Letter. Undated
  223 Mascagni, Pietro (1863-1945). Italian composer and conductor. Letter addressed to Mr. Trentanove declining invitation and lamenting his current monetary and legal issues (in Italian). Kies' notes and translation included. 1903 January 5
  224 Masefield, John (1878-1967). British poet, dramatist, and writer. Brief note addressed to Miss Abbie Brown declining her invitation. 1918 April 26
  225 Massenet, Jules Émile Frédéric (1842-1912). French composer. Note addressed to Madame Campbell Clarke confirming tickets to a performance (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1892 November 24
  226 Massenet, Jules Émile Frédéric (1842-1912). French composer. Brief note addressed to Camille Bellaigue paying his respects (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1899 July 4
  227 Massenet, Jules Émile Frédéric (1842-1912). French composer. Brief note written on his calling card regarding the return of his wife (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. Undated
  228 Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847). German pianist and composer. Note addressed to H. Elkamp regarding local concerts (in German). 1838 December 2
  229 Merimee, Prosper (1803-1870). French writer, critic, and historian. Letter addressed to the Minister detailing the removal of objects from a royal palace to be taken to the Louvre (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1848 February 26
  230 Merimee, Prosper (1803-1870). French writer, critic, and historian. Letter and inventory sheet from an ancient civil list dealing with Charlemagne and Napoleon artifacts and where they should go; written to the Director of Fine Arts (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1848 April 12
  231 Meyerbeer, Giacomo (1791-1864). German composer. Letter requesting a young friend to visit a different day and asking her to send over her manuscript of verses (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. 1857 February 28
  232 Meyerbeer, Giacomo (1791-1864). German composer. Letter (in German). Undated
  233 Miesnault, Gustav. German writer. Postcard (in German). 1923 June 23
  234 Miles, Charles Austin (1868-1946). Also known as A.A. Payn. American gospel composer and publishing editor. Autographed poem "The Missing Book" dedicated to Judge Hezekiah; sheet music for hymn "In The Garden"; advertisement to dealers for sheet music. 1927 April 19
  235 Miller, Thomas. British actor and theater director. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 December 3
  236 Moffat, R.B., (addressee). Horatio Seymour (1810-1886). New York governor and politician writes to confirm receipt of note and give office address; Gaynor, William Jay (1851-1913). Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice thanking him for his address; H. Brougham writes regarding a trip to Wales. 1873 August 20; 1904 September 25; undated
  237 Moody, William Vaughn (1869-1910). American poet and dramatist. Note to Robert Underwood Johnson assessing a portrait of Shelley. December 3 (no year)
  238 Moore, Eva (1870-1955). British actress. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 November 11
  239 Moore, Thomas. Member of the Boston Tea party. Signed order for flour. 1796 March 14
  240 Moret, Ernst. French musician. Letter addressed to Blanche Marchesi (in French). 1904 October 30
  241 Morris, William (1834-1896). British poet. Personal letter addressed to Ellis regarding the design of a boathouse and the best time to meet. 1884 August 27
  242 Morton, David (1886-1957). American writer. Personal letters addressed to William Griffith, associate editor of the Current Opinion, formerly Current Literature, regarding his work and invitation to visit. 1923 September 24
  243 Morton, David (1886-1957). American writer. Personal letter addressed to William Griffith, associate editor of the Current Opinion, formerly Current Literature, regarding copy corrections 1924 May 22
  244 Morton, John Maddison (1811-1891). British dramatist. Brief note declining to grant a request. 1874 December 22
  245 Mosenthal, Salomon Hermann von (1821-1877). German dramatist. Letter (in German). 1871 July 3
  246 Mottram, Ralph Hale (1883-1971). British writer. Two letters: one regarding a rare, first edition volume signed by Geoffrey Coope; the second letter rejecting the republishing of his verses. 1930 February 28
  247 Mottram, Ralph Hale (1883-1971). British writer. Note confirming his alias J. Marjoram. 1929 October 5
  248 Muller, Friedrich Max (1821-1900). German-English Sanskrit scholar. Thank you note addressed to Miss Ferguson regarding his 68th birthday. 1891 December 6
  249 Napoleon I (1769-1821). Emperor of France. Unpublished letter addressed to the Duke of Feltre requesting the placement of four regiments. Kies' notes and translation included. 1810 April 14
  250 Nicholas I (1796-1855). Czar of Russia. Letter addressed to Prince Michael Semionovich extending thanks and regards after an inspection by his son (in Russian). Kies' notes and translation included. 1850 November 11
  251 Nicolai, Christoph Friedrich (1733-1811). German writer and bookseller. Brief note to Mr. Maurer indicating contentment with a publishers' decision (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. 1796 February 25
  252 Nilsson, Christine (1843-1921). Swedish dramatic soprano. Brief note to Mrs. Campbell Clarke requesting her husband not to wear a dinner jacket to dinner (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. Undated
  253 Oscar I (1799-1859). King of Sweden. Legal document. 1832 September 12
  254 Paderewski, Ignace Jan (1860-1941). Polish pianist and composer. Note with envelope addressed to Miss Etta Dunham confirming visit to Boston (in French). Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no.1153, three newspaper photographs. 1893 March 29
  255 Patti, Adelina (1843-1919). Italian Coloratura soprano. Note addressed to Matilde Marchesi de Catrone recommending Amina Wombwell [?], a friend's daughter (in French). Accompanying documentation: magazine photograph; article from the Musical Courier dated 1927 December 22 regarding her love letters. 1890 November 24
4 256 Peary, Robert Edwin (1856-1920). American explorer and writer. Letter addressed to Bridgman regarding the whereabouts of club and museum property. December 1902
  257 Peas, Nathanael. Massachusetts farmer. Alternative spelling: Pease, Nathaniel. Legal document granting power of attorney to Ebenezer Norton and witnessed by Enoch Coffin and Joseph Jenkins. 1750 October 29
  258 Pease, James (1916-1967). American bass-baritone. Postcard to Kies extending thanks for photograph. 1961 July 1
  259 Peel, Robert (1788-1850). British statesman. Note to Thomlin [?] Hunt regarding missed visit. 1805 December 29
  260 Penrose, Boies (1860-1921). American politician. Brief note addressed to Van H. Manning and letter of introduction for Dr. T. T. Mutchler. 1915 December 9
  261 Pepper, George Wharton (1867-1961). American politician, jurist, educator, and writer. Letter to Mr. Dickson requesting reimbursement of expenses. 1897 January 26
  262 Pershing, John Joseph (1860-1948). American General and Army Chief of Staff. Legal document, Circular no. 2 requiring a leave of absence be formally requested . 1900 May 17
  263 Phillips, Wendel (1811-1884). American abolitionist. Very brief note addressed to Mr. J.H. Roberts requesting a later date to speak. Undated
  264 Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869). American President. Letter addressed to one of his brothers confirming receipt of his letter. Accompanying documentation: portrait prints. 1862 April 2
  265 Platt, Thomas Collier (1833-1910). American political boss and politician. Letter addressed to S.T. Russell, regarding stock issue increase to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Accompanying documentation: five portrait prints. 1887 September 6
  266 Platt, Thomas Collier (1833-1910). American political boss and politician. Brief note addressed to F.P. Olcott responding to his judgeship inquiry. 1899 January 30
  267 Poincare, Raymond (1860-1934). French President. Note (in French). March 18 (no year)
  268 Presber, Rudolf (1868-1935). Editor and writer. Postcard addressed to Hans Bloch (in German). 1923 December 8
  269 Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924). Italian composer. Note addressed to Fano refusing to discuss rumors of infidelity (in Italian). Kies' notes and translation included. 1911 December 21
  270 Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924). Italian composer. Note addressed to Antonio Bettalacci regarding travel plans (in Italian). Kies' notes and translation included. 1916 February 9
  271 Putlitz, Gustav Heinrich Gans, Edler Herr von und zu (1821-1890). German writer, chamberlain, and theater director. Letter addressed to Marchesi (in German). 1874 May 10
  272 Quartermaine, Leon (1876-1967). British actor. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. 1928 November 19
  273 Raff, Joachim (1822-1882). German pianist and composer. Letter (in German). 1873 October 29
  274 Raymond, John T. (1836-1887). American actor; also known as John O'Brian. Brief note written on Willard's Hotel stationery regarding church performance. January 27 (no year)
  275 Ringling, Edith Conway (1870-1953). Wife of circus owner Charles Ringling. Brief note to Kies thanking him for his note of condolence. 1928 February 21
  276 Ritmeyer, Christp. Heinr. Epistolae (in Latin). 1715 January 7
  277 Rittershaus, Emil (1834-1897). German writer. Portrait print; note (in German). Undated
  278 Rochlitz, Johann Friedrich (1769-1842). German writer. Note (in German). 1833 May 12
  279 Rockefeller, John Davison (1839-1937). American industrialist. Thank you letter addressed to Mr. Cathcart for an invitation to visit a men's Bible class; page from the University of Chicago's Alumni Bulletin (November 1939) featuring a copy of J.D. Rockefeller's original pledge letter to establish the University of Chicago. 1908 August 25
  280 Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917). French sculptor. Note addressed to Mr. Hano Taux declining his dinner invitation (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. Undated
  281 Romberg, Bernhard (1767-1841). German musician and composer. Letter addressed to Ludwig Spohr asking to perform a concert and attend his friend's opera (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. 1834 March 10
  282 Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor (1884-1964). American public figure and First Lady. Form letter to support educational program sponsored by the United Nations. 1954 March 23
  283 Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945). American president. Thank you letter addressed to George Hansen for his support during his presidential campaign. 1936 May 28
  284 Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919). American President. Thank you note addressed to Thomas A. Javier for a book of poems, "Admiral All." 1897 December 27
  285 Rosegger, Peter (1843-1918). Austrian poet and writer. Note (in German). 1880 November 29
  286 Rosegger, Peter (1843-1918). Austrian poet and writer. Note (in German). 1892 October 31
  287 Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882). British poet and painter. Note addressed to F. Craven regarding the completion date for a portrait drawing of Beatrice. 1871 October 26
  288 Rossetti, William Michael (1829-1919). British art critic and essayist. Brief note and autograph. 1906 August 28
  289 Rossini, Gioacchino Antonio (1792-1868). Italian composer. Brief note addressed Marquis Fr. Sampieri declining invitation to coffee (in Italian). Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1576. Kies' notes and translation included. Undated
  290 Andala, Ruardus (1665-1727). Dutch philosopher and theologian. Theological discussion and excerpt from a Pieter Rieland letter relating to an ongoing discussion with J.C. Biel. October 1715
  291 Ruchert, Friedrick (1788-1866). German poet. Two very brief notes (in German). Undated
  292 Ruskin, John (1819-1900). British writer. Letter on Brantwood stationery addressed to [George] Allen whom he refers to as "a sensitive old porcupine" in response to a previous discussion regarding money and publishing. Undated
  293 Saint-Saens, Charles Camille (1835-1921). French pianist, organist, and composer. Letter addressed to Mr. de Freycinet petitioning for the creation of the Ministry of Fine Arts (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1879 December 22
  294 Saint-Saens, Charles Camille (1835-1921). French pianist, organist, and composer. Letter (unidentified addressee) declining an invitation to a music festival but agreeing to contribute a composition for the orchestra. 1905 October 28
  295 Saint-Saens, Charles Camille (1835-1921). French pianist, organist, and composer. Note confirming his contributing pieces in an upcoming program (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1920 April 6
  296 Saint-Saens, Charles Camille (1835-1921). French pianist, organist, and composer. Note confirming his assistance in a tribute to the city of Vienna (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. Undated
  297 Saint-Saens, Charles Camille (1835-1921). French pianist, organist, and composer. Note addressed to Blanche Marchesi (in French). Undated
  298 Saint-Saens, Charles Camille (1835-1921). French pianist, organist, and composer. Note regarding a trip to Paris (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. Undated
  299 Sarrette, Bernard (1765-1858). French bandmaster. Note (in French). Undated
  300 Sarrette, Bernard (1765-1858). French bandmaster. Note (in French). Undated
  301 Sauer, Georg. German writer. One line (in German). Undated
  302 Savoy, Louis de. Letter (in French). 1772 October 11
  303 Schlaf, Johannes (1862-1941). German writer. Postcard (in German). 1925 April
  304 Schoeppel, Andrew Frank (1894-1962). American senator and politician. Letter addressed to Mr. Howard L. Pierce confirming his vote against a minimum wage bill. 1949 September 12
  305 Schuman, William Howard (1910-1992). American composer, educator, and Pulitzer Prize recipient. Letter to Mrs. Marguerite E. Hoffman declining an invitation to attend her son's recital at Carnegie Hall. 1948 December 17
  306 Scott, Sir Walter (1771-1832). Scottish writer and poet. A letter to his solicitor regarding the mortgage of his cottage; Kies' publication of the letter. Kies' notes and transcription included. 1803 January 17
  307 Seyfried, Ignaz Xavier Ritter von (1776-1841). German composer and conductor. Letter (in German). 1836 November 23
  308 Shapiro, Mrs. Teri. Wife of Karl Shapiro. Postcard addressed to Kies thanking him for a photograph of Karl Shapiro. 1969 July 14
  309 Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950). British dramatist, critic, and writer. A note responding to a politically charged question; a postcard to a Mrs. Edwards to confirm a meeting set by her husband. Newspaper article about Shaw. Kies' notes and transcription included. 1918 July 4
  310 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816). Irish dramatist. Note addressed to C. Ward requesting a response as to when he will be in town. Circa 1814
  311 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816). Irish dramatist. Note addressed to Sir Robert Barclay confirming his visit. Undated
  312 Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820-1891). American Union General. Note addressed to Mr. Bristow regarding two properties available for rent or purchase. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 11. 1871 February 25
  313 Smith, John B. Note addressed to E.F. Bayley regarding an invitation to lecture at Amherst. 1867 June 14
  314 Smith, Howard Alexander (1880-1966). American senator. Letter addressed to Mr. Frank Hancock regarding upcoming vote on alcohol advertising. 1950 January 1
  315 Solderberg Johannes. Postcard addressed to Scholz (in German). Undated
  316 Sothern, Edward Hugh (1859-1933). American actor. Note addressed to Mr. Ely regarding the whereabouts of an album that was presented to him at an earlier luncheon. 1917 July 17
  317 Southey, Robert (1774-1843). British poet and prose writer. Note pertaining to three drawings he wants to have framed. Undated
  318 Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903). British philosopher. Note addressed to G.W. Sheldon regarding the proof sheets and printing blocks for the fourth part of Principles of Biology. 1899 July 5
  319 Stahr, Adolf Wilhelm Theodore (1805-1876). German writer and soldier. Letter (in German). 1852 February 28
  320 Stephens, Alexander Hamilton (1812-1883). American statesman. Note granting a request. 1873 February 23
  321 Stewart, Colonel Walter (1756-1796). American soldier. Letter addressed to General Armstrong seeking compensation for a horse lost during the Battle of Monmouth. 1779 July 11
  322 Stoddert, Benjamin (1751-1813). American politician and Secretary of the Navy. Note addressed to Mr. Templeman ordering food supplies. 1796 May 21
  323 Stokowski, Olga Samaroff (1882-1948). Concert pianist, writer, and teacher. Also known as Lucie Hickenlooper. Note of congratulations addressed to Mrs. Harris for her new association with the Philadelphia Orchestra. 1935 May 18
  324 Strong, Caleb (1745-1819). American politician. Court records for two cases ruling in favor of the plaintiffs. 1798 May 22
  325 Storey, Joseph. Solicitor partnered with Jas. E. Fowle. Legal documents for Mr. and Mrs. Page regarding the monetary holdings of a Medford property. 1858 November 27
  325a Fowle, Jas. E. see Storey, Joseph, folder 325
  326 Strauss, Richard (1864-1949). German composer. Note (in German). Circa 1904
  327 Strauss, Richard (1864-1949). German composer. Note written to a concert manager stipulating his fee and schedule demands (in German). Kies' notes and transcription included. 1907 January 14
  328 Sumner, Charles (1811-1874). American statesman. Brief note vouching for Mr. Law. 1863 October 16
  329 Sunday, William Ashley (1862-1935). American evangelist. Brief letter addressed to B.D. regarding the receipt and distribution of a manuscript and letters. 1930 January 14
  330 Taft, William Howard (1857-1930). American President. Letter addressed to the President asking him to review and discuss his acceptance speech. 1908 July 18
  331 Taylor, Deems (1885-1966). American music critic and composer. Very brief thank you note addressed to Mr. Griffith for his letter and book. 1929 March 12
  332 Tennyson, Lord Alfred (1809-1892). British poet and dramatist. A letter addressed to a minister giving his requested interpretation of a poem or picture received featuring silver horns. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 29. Circa 1858
  333 Terry, Ellen Alicia (1848-1928). British actress. Letter addressed to Mr. Hentschel expressing regret for not attending a dinner honoring her niece. Accompanying documentation: reproduction of a Window and Grove photograph. Undated
  334 Neilson-Terry, Phyllis (1892-1977). British actress. Note addressed to Treven Grantham for the E.H. Brooke's Fund contribution. Undated
  335 Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863). British writer. Note addressed to Lady Elizabeth Thackeray confirming a visit. 1854 May 28
  336 Thomas, Ambroise (1811-1896). French composer. Note of introduction addressed to Mr. Ritter and requesting help for a benefit concert (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1886 October 6
  337 Thomas, Ambroise (1811-1896). French composer. Note addressed to Mr. Chargé d'Affaires confirming an upcoming meeting and two tickets for the event (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1890 July 31
  338 Tinel, Edgar (1854-1912). Belgian composer and pianist. Note (in French). 1884 January 9
  339 Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862). American president. Note of farewell. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1791, and a larger portrait print. 1831 August 15
  340 Van Dyke, Henry (1852-1933). American clergyman, poet, and essayist. Note of thanks addressed to Mr. Johnson for received congratulations concerning his presidential appointment to the Netherlands. 1913 June 17
  341 Varick, Richard (1753-1831). American soldier and politician. A $50 bond issued to William Williams to open a non-gaming tavern. 1790 May 10
  342 Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Italian composer. Thank you note addressed to Mr. Fiorentino for passing on an admirer's note (in Italian), letter to Kies, and portrait print. Kies' notes and translation included. December 15 (no year)
  343 Viardot, Pauline (1821-1910). French singer and actress. Note addressed to Lady Campbell Clarke announcing engagement of her granddaughter to a "perfect" young man (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. 1899 June 1
  344 Victoria, Empress Frederick (1840-1901). Wife of Emperor Frederick III. Also known as Princess Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise. Letter addressed to the R.C. Bishop of Emmaus thanking him for his letter and book. 1898 September 2
  345 Victoria, Alexandrina (1819-1901). Queen of England. Warrant authorizing hunting for does to fulfill the seasonal allotment given to those in favor. 1838 November 22
  346 Wagner, Cosima (1837-1930). German musical patron. Note addressed to Mr. Alfred Forman requesting Mr. and Mrs. Dannreuther assist in translating her husband's works into English. 1878 August 23
  347 Wagner, Siegfried (1869-1930). German conductor and composer. Postcard (in French). 1904 November 11
  348 Wagner, Siegfried (1869-1930). German conductor and composer. Postcard (in French). 1904 December 4
5 349 Wagner, Richard Wilhelm (1813-1883). German composer. Letters (in German); letters to/from Kies; magazine/newspaper clippings; Kies' publication. Extensive collection of Kies' notes and translations included. 1869 January 10
  350 Wagner, Richard Wilhelm (1813-1883). German composer. Letters (in German). 1877 June 18
  351 Wakoski, Diane (1937-). American poet. Note addressed to Kies thanking him for the photographs. 1970 January 4
  352 Washington, Booker Taliaferro (1856-1915). American writer, educator, and lecturer. Note addressed to Professor C.E. Norton regarding annual report of the Tuskegee Institute and request for summer and spring funding assistance. 1898 October 12
  353 Washington, Bushrod (1762-1829). American jurist. Note addressed to Mrs. Eliza T. Hove requesting payment of a matured bond. 1827 December 21
  354 Webster, Daniel (1782-1852). American statesman and jurist. A note addressed to General Wilson confirming payment via certificate of deposit. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 10; signature written on a fly leaf torn from a book. 1840 December 21
  355 Wellesley, Sir Arthur (1769-1852). 1st Duke of Wellington, British statesman, and soldier. Note requesting the relief of the officers. Accompanying documentation: large portrait print. 1821 October 28
  356 Werrenrath, Reinald (1883-1953). American baritone. Note addressed to Mr. Mayer in confirmation of bill receipt and payment approval. 1924 September 19
  357 Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892). American poet. Note requesting a donation to help fund the salary for the school teacher. 1869 October 20
  358 Wilde, Oscar (1856-1900). Irish poet and dramatist. Letter addressed to actor George Alexander detailing the plot for a new play he wants to write. Kies' notes and translation included. Undated
  359 Wilhelm I (1797-1888). King of Prussia and German Emperor. Two notes (in German); one signature; portrait print. One note grants funds to a harbor inspector; the other has not been translated. 1827 October 22, 1862 September 28
  360 Wilhelm II, Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert (1859-1941). King of Prussia and German Emperor. Brief note addressed to "Grandmama" regarding his visit to the barracks (in German). Accompanying documentation: photograph. Translation included. Circa 1885
  361 Wilhelm II (1859-1941). King of Prussia and German Emperor. Two letters (in German). Letter addressed to Prince Wilhelm regarding the arrangements for a future visit to the Imperial Russian Court (1902). Second letter (1910) has not been translated. 1902 December 24; 1910
  362 William V, Prince of Orange (1748-1806). Stadholder of the Netherlands. Letter addressed to a lord regarding local politics, peace conference, and the heroism of his son (in French). Kies' notes and translation included. Circa 1796
  363 Wilhelmine, Frederika Luise (1770-1819). Princess of Orange-Nassau. Lengthy letter addressed to Miss Caroline Eden (in French). 1801 August 18
  364 William Charles Macready (1793-1873). British actor and theater manager. Note of agreement pertaining to a previous request. 1832 January 24
  365 Prince William Frederick (1776-1834). Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh. Letter indicating his receipt of a letter and subsequent agreement to take a petition to the House of Lords. 1814 July 23
  366 Williams, William (1731-1811). Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Court record requiring Samuel Colman, Benj[amin], Colman, and Asa [?] Colman, convicted of not paying the plaintiff, to appear before the court. 1804 April 19
  367 Wilson, General James Grant (1832-1914). American general, editor, and writer. Letter addressed to [Samuel] Allibone requesting a facsimile of Sebastian Cabot's signature. 1886 October 14
  368 Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924). American President. Letter addressed to Captain W.J. Hunter declining a social engagement in honor of his daughter. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 2279. 1918 December 24
  369 Winter, Peter von (1754-1825). German composer. Note (in German) written on the back of a portrait. 1815 May 29
  370 Winter, William (1836-1917). American critic, poet, and biographer. Letter addressed to Hamilton W. Mabie declining an invitation to participate in two festivals because of his health. 1916 April 8
  371 Wolfgang, Count Palatine (1548-l577). Count Palatine of Neuburg. Two documents (in German. One refers to wild boar hunting and the other is a legal document bearing his seal. 1664 October 9, undated
  372 Wyndham, Lady Mary (1861-1931). British actress and theater owner; also known as Mary Moore. Note addressed to Treven Grantham regarding the E.H. Brooke's Fund, his serious illness, establishing a weekly allowance, and the fund for his wife Mrs. Stedall. 1928 November 21
  373 Young, Edward (1683-1765). British clergyman and poet. Letter addressed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland advising him of Joseph Addison's departure, with assurances regarding the Duke of Anjou's defeat. 1710 August 26

Series 2: Autograph Signatures

  374 Adams, Maude (1872-1953). American actress. Also known as Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden. Autograph. Circa 1907
  375 Aklor, W. German. Autograph. 1924 May 6
  376 Allen, Henry T. American Army officer. Autograph. Washington D.C.
  377 Anderson, Dame Judith. (1897-1992). Australian-American actress. Lecture Artist program. 1961 October 6
  378 Bahr, Herman. Australian critic and journalist. Autograph. 1924 January 17
  379 Baker, Newton Diehl (1871-1937). American politician. Autograph. January 1920
  380 Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925). American politician. Two National Abstainers' Union cards; closing lines of a letter. 1915 March 15
  381 Caldwell, Erskine (1903-1987). American writer. Autograph. Undated
  382 Campbell, Thomas (1777-1844). Scottish poet. Autograph. Undated
  383 Carnegie, Andrew (1835-1919). American industrialist and philanthropist. Autograph. Undated
  384 Chaplin, Sir Charles Spencer (1889-1977). Autograph. 1922 January
  385 Cresson, William P. Undated (note: item missing as of August 2006)
  386 Dahn, Felix (1834-1912). German writer. Autograph. Undated
  387 DeCormier, Robert. Choral conductor. Program. 1964 April 23
  388 DeKoven, Henry Louis Reginald (1859-1920). American composer and critic. Autograph. Undated
  389 DePew, Chauncey Mitchell (1834-1928). American lawyer and railway president. Autograph. Undated
  390 Dewey, Thomas Edmund (1902-1971). American lawyer and politician. Autograph. Undated
  391 Ewers, Hans Heinz (1871-1943). German writer. Autograph. September 1924
  392 Farrar, Geraldine (1882-1967). American dramatic soprano. Postcard. Circa 1910
  393 Ferber, Edna (1887-1968). American writer and dramatist. Autograph. Undated
  394 Froude, James Anthony (1818-1894). British historian. Photograph. Undated
  395 Fulda, Ludwig (1862-1939). German poet and dramatist. Autograph. Undated
  396 Gabrilowitch, Ossip Salomanovich (1878-1936). Russian pianist and conductor. Autograph. Undated
  397 Ganz, Rudolph (1877-1972). Swiss pianist and composer. Photograph and Christmas card. December 1960
  398 Gorin, Igor (1908-1982). Russian baritone and composer. Program. 1944 November 13
  399 Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885). American President and U.S. Army General. Autograph; formal invitation. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1801. Undated
  400 Gustav IV (1778-1837). King of Sweden. Autograph. Circa 1833
  401 Hanson, Howard (1896-1981). American composer and conductor. Musical score. Undated
  402 Hellman, Lillian (1905-1984). American dramatist. Autograph. December 1942
  403 Hesse, Hermann (1877-1962). German writer. Postcard. 1925 May 22
  404 Heyse, Paul Johann Ludwig von (1830-1914). German writer and poet. Postcard; letter. 1907 July 23
  405 Hofmann, Józef Kazimierz (1876-1957). Polish-American pianist and composer. "Vivaci" score. Accompanying documentation: photographs. 1919 February 19
  406 Holz, Arno (1863-1929). German poet, dramatist, and critic. Autograph. Undated
  407 Homer, Louise (1871-1947). American contralto. Autograph addressed to Howes Norris, Jr. 1912 December 27
  408 Hoover, Herbert Clark (1874-1964). American President. Autograph. Undated
  409 Hume, David (1711-1776)[?]. Scottish historian. [Possibly a signature of a different Hume; documentation uncertain.] Autograph. Undated
  410 Ibsen, Henrik (1828-1906). Norwegian poet and dramatist. Autograph (in German). 1887 May 18
  411 Raabe, Wilhelm (1831-1910). German writer and poet. Also known as Jakob Corvinus. Autograph. 1895 June 24
  412 Keller, Helen Adams (1880-1967). Deaf-blind American author, activist, and lecturer. Five letters from Keller; one (copy) letter addressed to Keller with photograph (copy). 1951-1958
  413 Kellogg, Frank Billings (1856-1937). American statesman. Autograph. Undated
  414 Keyserling, Count Hermann Alexander von (1880-1946). German philosopher and writer. Autograph. 1923 November
  415 Lehmann, Lilli (1848-1929). German soprano. Photograph postcard addressed to Beulah Falk. Circa 1910
  416 Lehr, Hermann. Autograph. Circa 1924
  417 Melba, Nellie (1861-1931). Australian operatic soprano. Autograph. Undated
  418 Melchior, Lauritz (1890-1973). Danish dramatic tenor. Autographed program; portrait removed from a magazine. 1940 October 30
  419 Merriman, Nan (1920-). American mezzo-soprano. Also known as Katherine-Ann Merriman. Program. 1963 November 4
  420 Molo, Walter von (1880-1958). German writer. Autograph. Circa 1923
  421 Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994). American President. Form letter (thank you) on White House stationery. Undated
  422 Arne Oldberg (1874-1962). American pianist and composer. Autograph. Undated
  423 Parker, Horatio William (1863-1919). American composer. Autograph. Undated
  424 Pickford, Mary (1893-1979). Canadian-American actress, producer, and cofounder of United Artists. Also known as Gladys Mary Smith. Autograph. Undated
  425 Pinchot, Gifford (1865-1946). American forester, conservationist, and politician. Autograph. Undated
  426 Reuter, Rudolph Ernest. American pianist. Photograph. August 1920
  427 Scheffler, Karl. German postcard addressed to Hans Bloch. Undated
  428 Schorr, Friedrich (1888-1953). Hungarian dramatic baritone. Photograph. 1928 January 22
  429 Schurz, Carl (1829-1906). American statesman. Autograph. Undated
  430 Scotti, Antonio (1866-1936). Italian dramatic baritone. Autograph. Undated
  431 Spielhagen, Friedrich (1829-1911). German novelist. Autograph. Undated
  432 Stevenson, Adlai Ewing (1900-1965). American politician and governor. Autograph and note on a campaign contribution form. 1952 September 3
  433 Stock, Frederick August (1872-1942). American conductor and composer. Autograph and small newspaper photograph. Undated
  434 Sward, Robert S. (1933-). Poet and novelist. Postcard addressed to Kies in thanks for photographs. Undated
  435 Tennyson, Lord Alfred (1809-1892). English poet and dramatist. Autograph. Undated
  436 Wasserman, Jacob (1873-1934). German writer. September 1924
  437 Wordsworth, William (1770-1850). English poet. Autograph (note: missing as of August 2006). Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1646 and 1258. Undated

Series 3: Miscellaneous Material, Unidentified Autographs, Exhibit Lists and Notes

6 438 Exhibit lists and notes. Undated
  439 Imprisonment for tax delinquency. Autographed document signed and addressed to John Foord, constable of Pem Brook in Plymouth County. 1724 September 23
  440 Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865). American President. Newspaper (April 18, 1865). Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1775, 1799, 488, 47;also see folder 452. 1865 April 18
  441 Metropolitan Opera House (1905-1940). Two programs; three fabric swatches from the stage curtain; magazine photos and articles. Circa 1939-1940
  442 Miscellaneous autographs. (Note: relocated to Box 7.)
  443 New York Historical Society. Signed form letter requesting financial support in finishing a fire-proof structure. January 1857
  444 Tax on slaves. Autographed bill. Receipt for property and holdings taxes. See also folder 447. Circa 1836
  445 Unidentified autograph letters. Undated
  446 United States Supreme Court Justices. Seventeen signatures. 1936-1946. Undated
  447 Wages of a Negro slave. Document addressed to Marenne Duperon regarding payment for the work of her slave loaned to the Chain Gang. 1825 October 27
  448 Washington, George (1732-1799). American President. Newspaper article (photocopy) with his recipe for brewing beer. 1798 August 11
  449 Louis XV, King of France. (Note: relocated to Box 7.)
  450 Anne, Queen of England. (Note: relocated to Box 7.)
  451 Biel, Jean Christian. Five letters written in Latin. Circa 1714-1715
  452 Commission. (Note: relocated to Box 7.)
  453 Cushing, Nathaniel Papers (1781-1820). Twenty-one items. Debt records owned by money lender Nathaniel Cushing. Letter regarding navy ship anchors; letter to Nathaniel Cushing; Pembroke regarding financial problems; Cash advance from Nathaniel Cushing to Emos Cox. 1790
  454 DeLeon Family Papers (1838-1883). Ten items. J.R. Lippincott letter to author Edwin De Leon agreeing to publish his romance; Joel R. Poinsett note; note in French. 1838 May 28, undated
  455 LeBlond, Mrs. Three items. Note from F.G. Aflalo; note from Theresa Shyor [?] regarding drama board meeting; Roman Vaugherof [?]; advising to seek assistance from the Cardinal. Circa 1921
  456 Rosen, Count Reinhold Gustaf Edward Moore Von. Legal affidavit proving parentage. 1898 September 14
  457 Legal document (in German). Grosherzogthum Baden official seal. 1847 February 10
  458 Recipes. Snow cream, French rolls, prawns, scallops, chocolate ice cream. Undated
  459 Printed poem, "The Quakers Are Out." Undated
  460 Bill of lading. Mary Mathew Heobron [?]. 1800 December 12

Note: Box 6 also includes the following folders, relocated due to size (legal):

  70 Eleonora Madalena Theresia (1655-1720) Empress of the Holy Roman Empire. Document (in Latin). 1717 February 20
  87 Frederick Augustus I (1750-1827). King of Saxony. Unidentified postcard and document regarding a new postal route between Leipzig and Mittweyda (in German). Translation included. 1802 August 18
  88 Frederick William I (1688-1740). King of Prussia. Document (in German). 1713 September 25
  90 Frederick William III (1770-1840). King of Prussia. Legal document to the Privy War Councilor Dubois to settle accounts (in German). 1806 June 1
  102 George III (1738-1820). King of England. Letter of condolence to the Duke of Saxony-Gotha upon the death of Duchess Luise (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. 1773 July 6
  103 George III (1738-1820). King of England. Note allowing a guest to stay on at Mountain Ichelallien [?]; signature; newspaper biography and royal crest clippings; portrait print by Henry Colburn Document granting leave and half-pay to Charles Irvine and Edward Pierce Willington. Kies' notes and transcription included. 1785 March 18
  108 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). German poet, writer, and dramatist. Letter addressed to Sophie Karoline V. Hofgarten requesting her to visit (in German). Kies' notes and translation included. 1820 August 30
  197 Louis XIII (1601-1643). King of France. Letter addressed to Mr. Rhinegrave requesting to be kept informed of what is happening and discussing the next military march (in French). Translation included. 1621 December 5
7 461 Ship's papers. Document with government seal and signed by U.S. Grant for the Nautilus. 1877 August 6
  462 Land sale notice. The Orphan Court ordered sale of several plantations and land plots. 1810 August 22
  463 Land deed for property in Philadelphia. 1844 January 31
  464 Land deed. Mahlon Gillingham; deed for property in Philadelphia. 1858 October 26
  465 Land deed for property in New Jersey. 1846 June 6
  466 Articles of Agreement. Sale of property in Philadelphia. 1773 January 16
  467 Homestead. Granted by J.Q. Adams. 1828 January 30
  468 Passport. For Marion A. Page and signed by John Milton Hay. 1905 April 4

Note: Box 7 also includes the following folders, relocated due to size (oversize flat):

  162 Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826). American President. Land deed. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no. 1786; portrait print. Kies' notes included. 1809 January 20
  166 Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875). American President. Legal document granting a full pardon to John Harper convicted for assault and battery with intent to kill. Accompanying documentation: Brown's Famous Pictures no.1800. Kies' notes and transcription included. 1866 July 9
  442 Miscellaneous autographs. 1867-1904
  449 Louis XV, King of France. Legal document detailing a sub-lieutenant's advancement and reassignment (in French). Undated
  452 Commission of Brigadier-General Benham signed by Abraham Lincoln. 1862 February 6