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Box 1, Folder 1

Letters to Dr. Abbott, 1894-1895

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Letters from W. H. Hare, C. H. Brent
Box 1, Folder 2

Letter from Thomas F. Bayard to Paul H Haynes February 20, 1882

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Letter concerning the publication of P.H. Hayne's poems
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter from Keyes Beech to Margaret Parton December 28, 1954

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Letter concerning M. Parton's journalistic career, and concerning K. Beech's personal life
Box 1, Folder 4

Letter from William Beer to unknown July 20, 1920

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Reply to letter of enquiry regarding Dr. Bow's Review; says he will return to New Orleans around the 17th.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letter from Walter Besant to Fortinew March 15, 1893

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Letter of recommendation for Charles Burr Tood, who is "anxious to get a Reader's Ticket;" asks reciever to help the man.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from Edward Birkbeck to unknown July 1897

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Letter describes an enclosed photograph and refers to Birkbeck's time abroad in 1893.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letter from Henry Rowley Bishop to unknown March 16, 1853

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The composer writes to send a program of a concert he attended the night before. He describes the after-party and the excellent performances.
Box 1, Folder 8

Letter from Arvill W. Bitting to Harry Earl Jones July 14, 1939

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Letter regarding the Gastronomie Bibliography.
Box 1, Folder 9

Manuscript, Alice Stone Blackwell n.d.

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"'Make the world better,' were Lucy Stone's last words, and her daughter can think of nothing more fitting, when asked to give a 'sentiment.'" Blackwell was the daughter of suffragist, Lucy Stone.
Box 1, Folder 10

Letter from Henry Augustus Boardsman to unknown October 4, 1841

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Letter describes a payment.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letter from John Bowden to David Thomas December 26, 1798

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Letter addressing finances.
Box 1, Folder 12

Manuscript, Hjalmar H. Boyesen n.d.

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Three page manuscript poem entitled "Paths of Love."
Box 1, Folder 13

Letter form Charles Bradlaugh to unknown April 7, 1863

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Letter regarding a lease and requesting further instruction.
Box 1, Folder 14

Manuscript, A.V. Bragg n.d.

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Entitled "Materialization," the manuscript offers the account of a group of people interacting with spirits following a trumpet circle.
Box 1, Folder 15

Letter from Adjutant General to Edward S. Braggs April 29, 1901

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"Sir: Having in mind your interest in the appointment of John H. Lewis, I now have the honor to inform you that the President has designated him for examination with a view to his appointment as a lieutenant, U.S. Army."
Box 1, Folder 16

Letter from Louis Bransford to Gherald n.d.

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Letter in which Bransford, at a veteran's hospital and paralyzed in his left arm, encourages Ghearald to become an aviator and to stop betting.
Box 1, Folder 17

Letter from William G. Brantley to G.A. Gregory July 20, 1908

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Brantley apologizes for not being able to reply sooner, as he has been out of town for nearly two weeks. Brantley further writes that he is not in the position to serve the recipient.
Box 1, Folder 18

Letter from John Brazen to unknown October 22, 1829

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Letter discussing a religious book Brazer picked up, written by Scottish author Rev. John [Thomson].
Box 1, Folder 19

Letter from Charles H. Brent to Mrs. Gardnier December 16, 1907

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Brent must decline Gardnier's invitation to meet the following month and expresses sympathy for the death of her mother and aunt. [See "Abbot, Dr." for additional letters.]
Box 1, Folder 20

Letter from Francis Key Brooks to unknown July 25, 1899

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"I hearby signify my consent to the consecration of the Rev. Joseph Marshall Francisc, as Bishop of Indiana." [See "Abbot, Dr." for additional letter.]
Box 1, Folder 21

Letter from Phillips Brooks to William Roper June 31, 1856

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Brooks, a Cambridge graduate and teacher, writes to apply for employment as a tutor for Roper's son.
Box 1, Folder 22

Letter from Thomas Church Brownell to Rev. Bishop Potter October 11, 1848

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Response to Potter's letter regarding candidates for Orders.
Box 1, Folder 23

Letter from Orestes A. Brownson to Lewis J. Cirt August 1, 1849

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"Dear Sir, Your note was duly reeived and I am happy to comply with its request."
Box 1, Folder 24

Letter from Matthias Bruen to George Ticknor June 4, 1823

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Bruen discusses the publication of a collection of essays for the American market.
Box 1, Folder 25

Letter from Jean Bruller to unknown December 22, 1961

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Letter in French by the poet known as "Vercors"
Box 1, Folder 26

Letters to Kate M. Bryan from George A. Massey November 20, 1918 - December 6, 1918

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Letter and two postcards from the Army Private George A. Massey to his mother, Kate M. Bryan, during his service in France. He writes about the Christmas season and to coordinate their future correspondence. Also included is a form postcard from Corporal Louis A. Bootner(?) dated August 3, 1918.
Box 1, Folder 27

Letter from Robert Buchanan to Alex Shahan n.d.

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The novelist writes that he enclosed a draft of chapter one for the recipient.
Box 1, Folder 28

Manuscript, R.H. Bugley November, 1908

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Bugley writes about how the political environment has changed within his church's administration.
Box 1, Folder 29

Letter to Joseph Burdick from Albert A. Grespo, Jr. n.d.

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Grespo requests of Burdick a loan of $25 in order to move from Mexico to Los Angeles, where a job awaits him.
Box 1, Folder 30

Letter from Ebenezer Burgess to Rev. W.S. Alexander November 9, 1868

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Burgess's letter accompanies seemingly spiritual pieces from several deceased writers.
Box 1, Folder 31

Letter from George Burgess to unknown December 23, 1853

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Bishop George Burgess writes to his friend in gratitude of a generous donation to the church.
Box 1, Folder 32

Letter from Asa Burton to Rev. Levi Hart September 12, 1791

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Burton writes regarding the publication of a work by a Mr. Hopkins.
Box 1, Folder 33

Letter from Warren Burton to W.W. Greenough March 1, 1860

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Burton reminds Greenough that the first meeting for "Home Education" is to be held that night.
Box 1, Folder 34

Letter from George Washington Carver July 17, 1941

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Carver writes that certain forces must unite before true democracy can be realized. He also claims that the Golden Rule is "the only thing that will settle our differences."
Box 1, Folder 35

Letter from William Henry Channing to Mr. May(?) April 28, 1853

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Channing downplays the merits of one of his sermons which Mr. May(?) wishes to have published.
Box 1, Folder 36

Letter from Dr. William L. Channing to Rev. Barnabus Bates August 19, 1820

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Letter of recommendation on behalf of William H. Taylor, who used to work for Channing's uncle, Mr. Ellery, seemingly for a position at the Treasury Department.
Box 1, Folder 37

Letter from Edwin H. Chapin to Rev. Joseph May April 28, 1867

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Chapin attempts to organize a plan in which he can attend one of May's courses without disrupting his responsibilities to his own pulpit.
Box 1, Folder 38

Letter from Joe Mitchel Chapple to Helen M. Scott December 15, 1912

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"With all good wishes & sincere personal regards." Letter likely accompanied another document or package.
Box 1, Folder 39

Letter from Carlton Chase to Rev. George W. Porter July 29, 1868

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Chase, a bishop, writes that he hopes to be in good health so that he can attend Porter's convocation
Box 1, Folder 40

Letter from George William Childs to Paul Hamilton Hayne December 1, 1874

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The publisher writes to Hayne, a poet, regarding a monument to be placed on Edgar Allen Poe's grave.
Box 1, Folder 41

Letters to and from the Children's Home of Clark County, OH December 23, 1901 - March 14, 1908

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In his 1901 letter to the Children's Home, D. K. Mardis imparts the story of Christmas to the children. Superintendent Adam Lenhart writes in his 1908 letter to Effie Burt that the home is at a temporary residence and that he hopes to secure a permanent one in the following month.
Box 1, Folder 42

Letter from Winston Churchill to Ruth Peterson October 3, 1945

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Churchill thanks for Peterson for her previous letter.
Box 1, Folder 43

Letter from Champ Clark to Hon. T. W. Hardwick June 6, 1914

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Clark, Speaker of the House from 1911-1919, takes a defensive stance after a Georgia newspaper misconstrued one of his remarks from a debate with Hardwick, putting him in an awkward position.
Box 1, Folder 44

Letters from Rev. Thomas March Clark to unknown May 20, 1884 - October 4, 1899

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A letter sent on his behalf in 1884 regrets that Clark, the Bishop of Rhode Island, will be unable to attend the laying of the cornerstone of a new Cathedral in Albany. In a letter from 1899, Clark gives his consent to the ordination of Bishop Williams.
Box 1, Folder 45

Letter from Robert Collyer to unknown February 18, 1899

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Collyer, a Unitarian clergyman, writes, "Dear Sir, Gilbert - Photographer, Fifth Avenue and 35th St., New York. Has very good photos of me."
Box 1, Folder 46

Letters to Rev. Moncure Daniel Conway 1863 - 1889

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Letters from Edward P. Cranch, Alexander J. Ellis, Henry Harland, [illegible] Hooker, George Parsons Lathrop, Sir Charles Lyell, Charles E. Norton, W.D. Whiting, and "Paul."
Box 1, Folder 47

Letter from Grace Coolidge to Elizabeth "Betty" Webster May 13, 1940

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The widow of Calvin Coolidge recounts what must have been a vacation she and Webster took together.
Box 1, Folder 48

Manuscript, J.F. Cooper December 10, 1849

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Draft of Agreement for the author's work The Spy, new edition.
Box 1, Folder 49

Letter from D.M. Cord to Edgar M. Hayes February 5, 1907

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Cord, Robert Taylor's secretary, writes on behalf of the governor and candidate for senator to inform Hayes that Taylor will not be in Washington until the following winter.
Box 1, Folder 50

Letters to Rev. Augustus Davisson 1889 - 1910

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Letters from Lyman Abbott, [illegible] Archer, A.C. Dickson, Blair Lee, Minton Judson Savage, William Smith, and Emory Speer.
Box 1, Folder 51

Letter from Lee de Forest to U.A. Sanabria January 25, 1945

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De Forest, who was appointed Honorary Chairman of the World's Invention Exposition and who was responsible for planning certain exhibits, suggests to American Television Laboratories that they adapt a live television exhibit.
Box 1, Folder 52

Letters to Augustus Wilfrid Dellquest and letters relating to Dellquest's Rare Book Shop 1904 - 1945

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Letters from Mary Miller Engel, William Dean Howells, Elbert Hubbard, Rupert Hughes, Marquis James, Joseph Rucker Lamar, James Martin Peebles, Frederic Rowland Marvin, Frank L. Pleadwell, and Booker T. Washington. Also included are a letter by Martha Bulloch (Roosevelt) and a facsimile of a letter by George Washington.
Box 1, Folder 53

Menu, Jack Dempsey's Restaurant July 10, 1954

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Features an autograph by Jack Dempsey addressed to Dorothy Holley.
Box 1, Folder 54

Photograph, George Deukmejian April 3, 1987

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Autograph is addressed to Dr. Thomas Day.
Box 1, Folder 55

Letters from John Dewey and related documents 1935 - 1974

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Includes letters by the American philospher and educator addressed to Thomas Munro and to "Lucile."  Among the relating documents are manuscripts by Dewey, copies of newspaper articles, and correspondence between Munro and Irwin Edman, professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.
Box 1, Folder 56

Manuscript, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson February 13, 1911

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"Above all things - Liberty!" writes the American orator, advocate of abolition, and propagandist for women's political rights.
Box 1, Folder 57

Letter from T.B. DuBois to Mrs. Seekins October 19, 1864

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DuBois describes his daily life and acknowledges the arrival of Seekins's husband in Boston.
Box 1, Folder 58

Letter, Essenes of Kosmon, from Mark W. Phetteplace to William F. Damon February 24, 1954

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Phetteplace informs Damon that he is moving to Oregon and intends to write a small book or bulletin.
Box 1, Folder 59

Letter from Clement A. Evans to R.G. Hitt July 19, 1882

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Evans, a commander and leader of United Confederate Veterans, writes to Major Hitt regarding a commission owed to Hitt.
Box 1, Folder 60

Letter from Michele Fiore to Clarence C. Osborn June 30, 1956

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In his letter to former San Diego State College professor Clarence Osborn, Michele describes his book, Welfare of Nations, and explains what the work seeks to accomplish.
Box 2, Folder 1

Letter from Warren L. Fisher to the Chiefs of Bureaus and Divisions May 26, 1911

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The letter informs the Department of the Interior that a representative from the Selig Polyscope Co. will be visiting their offices with the purpose of taking photographs.
Box 2, Folder 2

Letter from Henry Frank to Mrs. McLean 1910

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Item is a sequence of poems, sent during Eastertide.
Box 2, Folder 3

Letter from Gertrude Gilbert to her family 1965

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This letter from New York by Miss Gertrude Gilbert was written to her family who then resided at Second and Fir Street in San Diego. It was found in one of the books from the library of Miss Bessie Gilbert willed it to San Diego State College Library in 1965.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letters to Grace Grey 1943 - 1946

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Letters from Florence Duvall and Alice Goudy.
Box 2, Folder 5

Letters to Judson Grenell 1924 - 1927

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Letters from James R. Brown, Senator Woodbridge N. Ferris, and Leo M. Franklin.
Box 2, Folder 6

Letter from Juliann (Juliana?) Harrison to her aunt; call number: F865.H37 1852 January 31, 1852

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Hand written letter from a woman living in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, to her aunt, describing her sons' experiences in the California Gold Rush and the effects it had on her family; the letter also includes other information about her family such as news, births and deaths, travels on a Mississippi River steam boat. Several family names from the region are also included.  This letter is cataloged: F865.H37 1852
Box 2, Folder 7

Letter from Peter Harvey to unknown June 10, 1873

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Harvey discusses the plans of the Marshfield Club to visit Franklin, NH in honor of the city's "Patron Saint" and "most illustrious son" [likely Daniel Webster, who was born there.]
Box 2, Folder 8

Letter from Lt. (D.) Heller, U.S.N. to John H. Quail August 15, 1903

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Letter of recommendation of an applicant for Chief Engineer in the Naval Collier Service.
Box 2, Folder 9

Letter from Josiah Gilbert Holland to Mr. Smith n.d.

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Holland, an American journalist, author, and poet who wrote under the pseudonuym Timothy Titcomb, describes how he is unable to work due to a chronic head pain. He finds a replacement to "run the machine" and hopes to be in New York soon.
Box 2, Folder 10

Letter from Donal Hord to Edward circa 1961

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The sculptor of the brooding Aztec, Montezuma writes an overdue response to "Edward" and invites him to come by his studio.
Box 2, Folder 11

Letter from Clark Howell to W.N. Heideburg June 18, 1914

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In his letter, the American journalist refers to an advertising matter related to the Constitution, which he edits.
Box 2, Folder 12

Letter from Elbert Hubbard to Mr. Gable July 14, 1911

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"Dear Mr. Gable, The enclosed circular tells a little of what we will do, or try to do, at our convention here in August. If you can be with us at this time, we will be greatly pleased. With all kind wishes, Elbert Hubbard"
Box 2, Folder 13

Letter from Alexander Von Humboldt to Lorin Bloget September 7, 1856

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Homboldt (Berlin) writes thanking Bloget (Washington, D.C.) for sending him information about temperatures in the vast expanse of the United States.  [Translated by Dr. Leonard Messier; March 7, 1977]
Box 2, Folder 14

Letter from Lawrence Hutton July 13, 1902

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Letter from the American essayist, editor, dramatic critic, and editor of Harper's Magazine regarding Edwin Booth, on whom he authored a biography.
Box 2, Folder 15

Letter from John Hyde to his nephew July 24, 1884

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Letter illustrates Hyde's political musings.
Box 2, Folder 16

Document, "Information Regarding Mr. Andrews" n.d.

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Information pertaining to the life of Mr. Andrews as well as his moral character.
Box 2, Folder 17

Letters from Robert Ingersoll 1872 - 1891

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Letters to Charles E. Potts and "Judge Thom."
Box 2, Folder 18

Letters from R. Irvine 1869 - 1874

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Recipients include Colonel Alex Russel[l?] and Colonel W. Johnston.
Box 2, Folder 19

Letter from George Wharton James to unknown April 8, 1921

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The American author and lecturer describes an amount owed to the recipient ("Sir".)
Box 2, Folder 20

Letters from Erwin E. Jesse to his mother and father 1917 - 1919

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Jesse describes daily life, including marriages and motorcycle riding.
Box 2, Folder 21

Letter from George Kemp to the Nautical Preparatory School August 9, 1904

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This document is a letter of recommendation for Otto Esselman. Kemp writes laudatory comments about Esselman, assuring that he is punctual, obedient, willing, and faithful.
Box 2, Folder 22

Letter from Marc Klaw to unknown February 27, 1924

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Klaw asks the unknown Colonel to forward enclosed item to a third party.
Box 2, Folder 23

Letter from L. La Boiteaux to Andrew Jackson, Jr. August 25, 1859

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Wealthy manufacturer, La boiteaux of Cincinnati, wrote to Andrew Jackson, Jr. of the Hermitage of Nashville, Tennessee, inquiring about "a very fine high bred horse...it is very difficult to get one such as I want in Kentucky." The horse he finally bought was foaled by a mare belonging to President Andrew Jackson.
Box 2, Folder 24

Letter from Franklin D. Lane to Mr. DeFry January 2, 1915

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Lane offers to sell ostriches to DeFry, making note of valuable plumage.
Box 2, Folder 25

Letter from Bishop Abel Leonard to the Bishop of the Diocese of Indiana July 25, 1899

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Letter giving consent for Rev. Joseph Marshall Francis as Bishop of the Diocese of Indiana
Box 2, Folder 26

Letter from Senator Harry Long to unknown n.d.

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Appeal to recipient(s) in attempt to organize Share Our Wealth societies in each city for the purpose of minimalizing wage disparity.
Box 2, Folder 27

Letters to and regarding the Lotus Glee Club 1889 - 1893

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H.S. Riddell, the business manager for "Mrs. Kendal" writes on her behalf regarding her writings on the Lotus Glee Club. Also included is a letter from Fritz Giese addressed to the Lotus Glee Club, dated January 6, 1893.  Giese asks for the club's terms for performing in Boston the following month.
Box 2, Folder 28

Letter from Charles Magel to Chiefs of Bureaus and Divisions, Dept. of Commerce and Labor May 20, 1911

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Letter accompanying the photographer who will take pictures of work in the Bureau
Box 2, Folder 29

Letter from A. Dudley Mann to Sentor James M. Mason January 30, 1858

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Mann, an American diplomat and Confederate commissionner to Europe, recommends Joshua Bates be awarded a medal for his work with the British and the U.S. Governments.
Box 2, Folder 30

Postcard, George W. Marston August 25, 1941

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Postcard of the Serra Museum at Presidio Park, Old Town San Diego, signed by George W. Marston, August, 1941. Mr. Marston was one of the great citizens of San Diego, and gave the museum and park to the city.
Box 2, Folder 31

Letter from Ervin W. Marsh to Sherrill n.d.

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Marsh writes to his best friend during his hospitalization for venereal disease and asks him to warn mutual friends who may have contracted the same one(s).
Box 2, Folder 32

Letters from W. Somerset Maugham July 2, 1938

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In his letter to Ben Abramson, Maugham reveals that he is writing a new novel and requests payment for use of his article in a published book.  In a letter to Mrs. Moodey, Maugham thanks the recepient for her letter of praise.
Box 2, Folder 33

Letter from William M. McQuaid to his children July 12, 1850

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McQuaid discussing family dynamics and his delight that his children are fond of each other.
Box 2, Folder 34

Document, Margaret Mead April 26, 1954

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Signed permission to quote in a publication. (University of Buffalo)
Box 2, Folder 35

Letter from George Mermuth to Hon. Marshall P. Walker June 20, [18]86

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Congratulations to recipient on a successful celebration. Anticipation of a letter being published in the paper.
Box 2, Folder 36

Letter from Jules Michelet 1858

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Letter written in French by the great historian of the romantic school and author of Histoire de France.
Box 2, Folder 37

Photograph, Joaquin Miller n.d.

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American poet and author from California and the gold regions. Original snapsot photograph taken at Hights, California, with signature on back.
Box 2, Folder 38

Letter from Mrs. Roland Miree to Mrs. H.S. Nugent July 5, 1904

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Miree writes to Nugent, the Matron of the Tuscarawas Childrens Home in Canal Dover, Ohio, in an effort to adopt her deceased sister's daughter.  She emphasizes her intent to give her niece a proper education as well as her family's affiliation with the Masons and the Knights of Pythias.
Box 2, Folder 39

Letters from George Moore 1909-1923

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Six letters concerning several of the "conversations in Ebury Street" which were published in the Fortnightly Review.
Box 2, Folder 40

Letter from Thomas B. Mosher November 25, 1905

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Letter regarding catalogue of artwork on pure vellum, including limited copies.
Box 2, Folder 41

Letter from Fannie Newton-Hurt to Mrs. George Miller 1921

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Newton-Hurt writes to her sister, brother and daughter following the passing of her husband, Frank, from bronchial pneumonia.  She discusses his funeral and mentions trying to sell the family car to cover the expenses.
Box 2, Folder 42

Letter from Richard Nixon to Clair W. Burger February 22, 1985

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Letter accompanying his book about the Vietnam War, written as the 10th anniversary of the fall of Saigon approaches.
Box 2, Folder 43

Letters to and regarding Colonel T.K. Oglesby 1882 - 1909

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Letters from [J. Bruckam], A.S. Clay, William H. Fleming, John Temple Graves, Lucien L. Knight, Martha J. Lamb, R. Ransom, and C. Irvine Walker.
Box 2, Folder 44

Letter from Martin Paine to Henry F. Campbell, M.D. February 12, 1859

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This letter by the American physician and co-founder of the University Medical College (now the medical department of N.Y.U.) discusses nervous system in febrile disorders.
Box 2, Folder 45

Letters sent to C.W. Peirson 1920 - 1943

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Letters from Roberto Amorós G., Eleanor (Fordyce) Coburn, James Hamilton Lewis, Jane Holt, and Owen Wister.  [Recipient's name spelled Pearson in some instances.]
Box 2, Folder 46

Letters between Clifford H. Pope and Dr. Louis A. Kenney April 17, 1973

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Kenney provides an estimation of the value of Pope's herpetology collection, and Pope responds in turn with a check for services.
Box 2, Folder 47

Letters to John F. Pribyl 1913 - 1915

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Edwin Balmer's letter to Pribyl, the Editor of Scenarios at the Selig Polyscope Company,  reads as follows: "Here's a film form of my story-"The Captain of the Kinross"-- which recently was published in the Associated Sunday Magazines. I think you'll find it tense, [with] dramatic action[,] and easily made here on the lake at the opening of shipping season. This is planned for two reels and therefore is submitted at $200." Amelia Edith Barr's letter thanks Pribyl for his previous letter, and also provides him with an address so that they can meet in the future.
Box 2, Folder 48

Letter from Prixy to Dr. Chas F. Russell February 15, 1906

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"I enclose a letter from the Governor. I wish conditions were a little different."  The letterhad reads, "House of Representatives, Washington."
Box 2, Folder 49

Letter from Sally Rand to Edward Clarkson August 20, 1964

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Rand [Helen Gould Beck], a famous 1920s burlesque dancer, writes about her father, who died fourteen years before the letter was written. She goes on to describe his children and grandchildren, as well as several other family members.  Also included is a letter advertising the San Francisco club "Goman's Gay 90's."
Box 2, Folder 50

Letter from John T. Raymond December 25, 1878

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Raymond (born John O'Brien,) an American actor, writes to the postmaster, "Dear sir, please forward any letters you have for myself to Newark, New Jersey."
Box 2, Folder 51

Letter from Ronald Reagan to LeRoy Pemberton May 19, 1970 - September 9, 1973

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Governor Reagan sends his approval of the annual Institutes on Government, which is to be held at San Diego State College.  Also included are two documents signed by Reagan, the Speaker of the Assembly, and the President of the Senate.
Box 2, Folder 52

John P. Richardson to D. Appleton & Co. January 2, 1888

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The governor of South Carolina writes in recommendation of C.M. Douglas, who wishes to do business with the firm.
Box 2, Folder 53

Signature, Vita Sackville-West 1930

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Autograph written on a page from a limited edition of The Edwardians.
Box 2, Folder 54

Manuscript, "The Sangerfest Fest Trip" 1936

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A poem about a journey from San Diego, CA to Tacoma, WA by Mrs. W.C. Hubrich.
Box 2, Folder 55

Letters between Carl Sandburg and George L. Phillips May - July 1950

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Phillips, an Assistant Professor of English at San Diego State College, writes to Sandberg asking for information about chimney sweeps in the poet's work, as he is compiling information about the experience of chimney sweeps, and asks if Sandberg if he has any other references on the subject. In his return letter, Sandberg writes that except for a brief mention of the sweeps in another novel, there are no other references he can think of.
Box 2, Folder 56

Letter concerning the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906; call number: F865.S357 L48 n.d.

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This letter was typed by a 16-year-old messenger boy, Grant Manning, in the early 60's.  This letter is also cataloged: F865.S357 L48
Box 2, Folder 57

Signature, George Sarton 1922

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Sarton's signature on a page from Biblioteca Matematica Italiana Volume I.  Also included is a piece of ephemera that arrived with the original volume.
Box 2, Folder 58

Letters to and from Charles W. Seekins 1865 - 1866

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In a letter from aboard the USS Stonewall, Washington, dated December 1, 1865, Seekins discusses life on the ship and expresses devotion to his wife, promising to be a "model husband" upon his return. In a letter dated January 27, 1866, an H.R. representative writes to Seekins regarding his discharge, noting that "this month's furlough was given as a favor."
Box 2, Folder 59

Letters to William Seekins [18]47

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Letters from his mother, M. Seekins, and his sister, Ann Seekins.
Box 2, Folder 60

Letters to William N. Selig and letters relating to The Selig Polyscope Company Inc. 1908 - 1918

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Letters from L. Frank Baum, Mary Hastings Bradley, Charles A. Comiskey, William Faversham, Daniel Frohman, Robert Grau, Carter H. Harrison, Tom Mix, Randall Parrish, and Albert Payson Terhune. Also includes a letter by [illegible].
Box 2, Folder 61

Letter from Bradley Smith to Louis A. Kenney January 10, 1966

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Smith thanks the librarian for several books and discusses potential topics to speak on.
Box 2, Folder 62

Letter from George G. Smith to unknown n.d.

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This letter to Smith's "dear Col." discusses female seminaries in early 19th century and the chartering of various academies.
Box 3, Folder 1

Letter from Hoke Smith to John H. Lewis August 19, 1893

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Smith, secretary of the interior in Cleveland's cabinet and a future U.S. senator, confirms that Lewis is to recieve a $900 per annum salary once he becomes a copyist in the Census Office.
Box 3, Folder 2

Letter from J. Henly Smith to Alexander H. Stephens July 6, 1838

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The American statesman writes to the Vice President of the Confederate States, detailing health, the local weather, and Smith's recent activity.
Box 3, Folder 3

Letter from Arthur P. Stanley to unknown 1875 - 1878

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Two letters to an unknown "sir" by the English clergyman, author, and professor of Church History at Oxford.
Box 3, Folder 4

Letter to D.N. Stanton March 15, 1897

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The author [illegible] dictates, "I am in receipt of your letter of the 10th, inst., and in reply would say that I understand that it is the intention of the authorities to reconstruct the old Capitol building at Harrisburg, and therefore they will not need the material to which you refer."
Box 3, Folder 5

Letter from Vincent Starrett to (Marc?) P. Haines April 22, 1942

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Response to Haines's letter praising Starrett's book and advice to Haines on locating specific books and first editions.
Box 3, Folder 6

Letters to Edmund Clarence Stedman 1894

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Letters regarding various subjects, including dinner invitations, the struggles of personal life, and commentary on literary criticism.
Box 3, Folder 7

Letter from Nathaniel W. Stephenson to Albert H. Griffith February 13, 1925

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"Unfortunately, I am not the possessor of the pamphlet to which you refer in your letter of February 8th. I am unable to tell you where it can be procured. As you know, of course, it is a rare item, not easily found. Sincerely yours, Nathaniel W. Stephenson."
Box 3, Folder 8

Letter from N.C. Stovall to "Miss Lucy" November 26, [18]81

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Stovall, an expatriate living in London, extends an open invitation for Lucy to visit and expresses her wishes to be buried in her home of Georgia when the time comes.
Box 3, Folder 9

Letter from Walter Swanson to Colonel Theodore R. Tate January 15, 1980

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Swanson describes several of his publications, providing information about novels and plays that he authored.
Box 3, Folder 10

Letter from Blanche Sweet to unknown n.d.

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Letter was enclosed with a contract that the recipient was expecting.
Box 3, Folder 11

Letter from John R. Thompson to Paul H. Hayne October 17, 1869

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Correspondence written by the American journalist, poet and supporter of the Confederacy discussing "the Virginia election" and mutual friends. Includes references to political issues of the time and Northern/Southern mentalities.
Box 3, Folder 12

Letter from Rose Hartwick Thorpe to Ms. Day February 16, 1917

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Response to request for a copy of the author's poem "in autograph" and a summary of other currently available works. Includes a copy of the poem ("Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight.")
Box 3, Folder 13

Letters from Thomas B. Thorpe 1862 - 1876

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In a letter to B. (Pesley Pouv?), Thorpe, an American writer, approves of his lecture being published and acknowledges the honor or receiving a medal. He also discusses an upcoming lecture he will debut in Washington. In a letter to his children, Thorpe advises on a matter involving the aspirations of "Tom" to obtain a place within the church.
Box 3, Folder 14

Letter from Charles Hanson Towne to Paul Wenton Chase June 3, 1929

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Towne, an American poet and editor (McClure's, Harper's Bazaar) enclosed two autographs with the letter. Also included is a letter to Chase [Chose?] written in German, dated April 15, 1929.
Box 3, Folder 15

Letter from Howard Taylor Upton to Mr. Chase n.d.

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Upton confirms that he sent his signature on a blank piece of paper.
Box 3, Folder 16

Manuscript, Mabel Herbert Urner 1928

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[Illegible.]
Box 3, Folder 17

Letter to Josephine Walton December 5, 1938

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In his letter from Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco, CA, "Chuck" writes to Walton with affection and discusses dancing and music, at the same time warning her to be careful of other men.
Box 3, Folder 18

Letter from Elizabeth S. Ward to unknown May 27, 1898

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The American poet and novelist responds to an unknown "sir" regarding allusions her father made in his writings to Dr. (Bushnell?)
Box 3, Folder 19

Letter to Allen Wells 1935

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The sender, who identifies herself as "Toots," pleads for Wells to come visit and assures him that they "have nothing to worry about...[s]ince the pills worked."
Box 3, Folder 20

Letter from Mary Allen West to Mipleora Scott Proud January 17, 1887

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West writes Proud confirming that she received a check for $25.
Box 3, Folder 21

Document, "What the Santa Ana Church Teaches", Dr. Margaret M. Stevens circa 1970

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Manuscript illustrating the church's teachings.
Box 3, Folder 22

Letter from Lee C. White to Bob Wilson July 24, 1967

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White presents a copy of the commissions report about the Northeast power failure of November 9, 1965. He ensures Senator Wilson that the report will be helpful in establishing reliable power system planning on a regional basis.
Box 3, Folder 23

Letters from Ella Wheeler Wilcox November 1911

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Two letters to [illegible] by the American journalist and poet.  One, dated November 1911, features an intake stamp for Selig Polyscope Co.
Box 3, Folder 24

Letter from Marshall P. Wilder to unknown n.d.

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"Dear Sir - I can give you Oct. 23, 24 [or] 25 if you want dates," writes the American vaudeville artist, comedian and author.
Box 3, Folder 25

Manuscripts, Kaiser Wilhelm II [forgeries] 1978 - 1979

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Manuscripts ostensibly signed by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II, later found to be forgeries.  Also included are letters between the researchers of the manuscripts as well as newspaper articles about the findings.
Box 3, Folder 26

Letter from Bob Wilson to Katherine J. Filson July 24, 1972

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Senator Wilson writes regarding minimum wage legislation.
Box 3, Folder 27

Letter to James Wilson from Shelby Moore Cullom May 10, 1911

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The American senator, governor of Illinois and member of the House of Representatives writes requesting that John F. Byrne, here representing "Mr. Selig's establishment" [possibly The Selig Polyscope Company], be able to take photographs of the different conditions of water and agricultural matters. The letter also features a handwritten note by Wilson regarding the matter.
Box 3, Folder 28

Letters to Arthur Woodward 1925 - 1926

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Letters from Frederick Webb Hodge, an American ethnologist with Museum of the American Indian; and George Bird Grinnell, an American ethnolgist, naturalist and author.
Box 3, Folder 29

Letter from Noah Worcester to unknown n.d.

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Letter from the American theologian, missionary and author to an unknown "sir."
Box 3, Folder 30

Letter from Major General Benett H. Young to General William E. Mickle February 17, 1908

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Young confirms that he read a report and that all of its contents were correct.  He goes on to congratulate Mickle, in that the financial records are in good condition.
Box 3, Folder 31

Identified manuscripts

Box 3, Folder 32

Unidentified manuscripts

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Manuscripts, documents and ephemera that have yet to be identified.
Box 4 - Ovrsze, Folder 1

Document, the Christian Crusade Movement July 17, 1917

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Unsigned document laying out in detail the terms of agreement between the Movement and several of its members, including but not limited to members' daily duties, living and eating arrangements, the sharing of specific transportation, and the manner in which certain members will secure funds for the Movement.
Box 4 - Ovrsze, Folder 2

Letter from Marcelino de Arriarán to General Diego García Conde January 20, 1819

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Letter written in Spanish from Marcelino de Arriarán, a General Commander, to his superior, a royal Brigadier named Don Diego García Conde, explaining that the escape of Morales, a rebel, was not completely his fault but instead was a combination of miscommunication and logistical errors.
Box 4 - Ovrsze, Folder 3

Document, Ulysses S. Grant March 18, 1873

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Appointment of Joseph T. Clarkson as Deputy Postmaster at Amesbury, Massachusettes.  Also signed by Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State.
Box 4 - Ovrsze, Folder 4

Letter from Joaquin Ordoñez Gutierrez to King Charles III circa May 1775

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Writing on behalf of Juan Jose de Zarazua to King Charles III of Spain, Gutierrez demands that the Indians in their region of Nexquipayac, jurisdiction of Texcoco, not be taxed on their production of salt.
Box 4 - Ovrsze, Folder 5

Document, Rutherford Birchard Hayes April 9, 1877

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Commission as Postmaster at Amesbury, Massachesettes to Joseph T. Clarkson. Also signed by David McKendree Key, Postmaster General.
Box 4 - Ovrsze, Folder 6

Manuscript, Professor Palacer n.d.

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Translation of a tale by the 12th century Persian poet Nizami by Professor Palacer of Cambridge, England.
Box 4 - Ovrsze, Folder 7

Documents relating to Lieutenant General Yitzak Rabin 1968 - 1969

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Minos D. Generales, Director of the Institute on World Affairs at San Diego State College, corresponds with Ruhama Saphir, Rabin's Executive Assistant at the Embassy of Israel, in an effort to get Rabin to speak at the 27th Annual Insitute, to take place August 20, 1969.  Also included is a biographical sketch of Rabin from the Embassy.
Box 4 - Ovrsze, Folder 8

"The Righteous Government Platform of Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement" Statement 1936

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Mission statement and list of demands by the religious group concerning racial discrimination and persecution.