Guide to the Washington Irving collection, 1683-1839(bulk 1753-1839)

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Guide to the Washington Irving collection, 1683-1839(bulk 1753-1839)

Collection number: M0104 / 973.41.W31IRA F

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1965
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Washington Irving collection,
Date (inclusive): 1683-1839
Date (bulk): (bulk 1753-1839)
Collection number: M0104 / 973.41.W31IRA F
Collector: Hopkins, Timothy, 1859-1937, collector.
Extent: 5 v.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Collection is composed of autograph letters of prominent colonial, revolutionary, and early American figures which are interleaved in the five volume work by Washington Irving, LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. The letters were bound into the work by R. W. Smith in 1878-1879 for Timothy Hopkins.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
The photocopy of the typescript of John Paul Jone's material supplied by the New York Historical Society, which is found in the collection file for this collection, cannot be reproduced.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Timothy Hopkins, 1936.

Preferred Citation

Washington Irving collection. M0104 / 973.41.W31IRA F. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Collection is composed of autograph letters of prominent colonial, revolutionary, and early American figures which are interleaved in the five volume work by Washington Irving, LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. The letters were bound into the work by R. W. Smith in 1878-1879 for Timothy Hopkins.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801.
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820.
Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821.
Braddock, Edward.
Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807.
Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792.
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
Cadwallader, John.
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795.
Clinton, James.
Cogswell, I.
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770.
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Hancock, John., 1737-1793.
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799.
Howard, J. G.
Humphreys, David, 1752-1818.
Huntington, Jedediah.
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774.
Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier,.
Lear, Tobias.
Lee, Andrew.
Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794.
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810.
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
Marshall, John, 1755-1835.
Monroe, James, 1758-1831.
Morgan, Daniel.
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Moultrie, William.
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
Parker, Hyde.
Penn, William, 1644-1718.
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829.
Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825.
Pinkney, William, 1764-1822.
Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790.
Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813.
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804.
Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793.
St. Clair, Anthony.
Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von,.
-1794.
Tallmadge, B., General.
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.
Thomson, James, 1700-1748.
Trumbull, John, 1750-1831.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
Weisner, Conrad.
White, William, Bishop.
Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825.
Williams, Jonathan.
Williams, O. H.
Wirt, William.
17th century--United States.
18th century--United States.


Collection Contents

Volume 1.2, Page 320

Adams, John & Charles Leen.d.

Physical Description: 2 signatures on vellum
Volume 2.1, Page 256

Adams, John Q.1832 Aug. 25

Physical Description: 4 p., folded
Volume 2.1, Page 256

Adams, John Q.1832 Sept. 30

Physical Description: 4 p., folded
Volume 2.2, Page 442

Arnold, Benedict, Gen.1778

Physical Description: folded
Volume 3.2, Page 418

Arnold, Benedict, Gen. & Jacob Thompson1779

Physical Description: 4 p., quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 258

Arnold, Benedict, Gen. & Jacob Thompson1800

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 1.1, Page 274

Boone, Daniel1796

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 331

Boudinot, Elias1778

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 1.1, Page 153

Braddock, E., Gen.1755

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 466

Brant, Jason (Thayendonga)1788

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 219

Burgoyne, John, Sir1791

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 436

Burr, Aaron1795

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 436

Burr, Aaron1802

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 436

Burr, Aaron1815

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 2.2, Page 468

Cadwallader, John1777

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
 

Clinton, Dewitt1820

 

Clinton, Dewitt1825

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 2.2, Page 288

Clinton, Henry, Sir1779

Volume 2.1, Page 233

Clinton, Jason1779

Physical Description: folded
Volume 4.1, Page 127

Cogswell, I.1780

Physical Description: 3 p.
Volume 1.1, Page 74

Dinwiddie, Robert1756

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 2.2, Page 446

Franklin, Benjamin1753

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 187

Franklin, Benjamin & Commodore Randolph1786

Physical Description: folded
Volume 1.2, Page 384

Gage, Thomas1765

Physical Description: folded
Volume 1.1, Page 191

Gage, Thomas1766

Physical Description: folded
Volume 2.1, Page 83

Gage, Thomas1767

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 2.2, Page 472

Gates, Horatio1777

Physical Description: folded
Volume 3.1, Page 59

Gates, Horatio1778

Physical Description: folded
Volume 4.1, Page 93

Gates, Horatio & Thomas Watson1778

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 281

Green, Nathaniel1780

Physical Description: folded
Volume 4.2, Page 321

Green, Nathaniel & Governor Rutledge1781

Physical Description: folded
Volume 4.1, Page 180

Hamilton, Alexander

Physical Description: signature
Volume 2.1, Page 251

Hamilton, Alexander with attest of John C. Hamilton1800

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 5.1, Page 45

Hancock, John1777

Physical Description: 2 signatures, folded
Volume 5.1, Page 41

Hancock, John & Benjamin Franklin1782

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 348

Henry, Patrick

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 5.2, Page 326

Hopkins, Francis1782

Physical Description: folded
Volume 3.2, Page 426

Howard, J.G.1802

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 4.2, Page 347

Humphreys, D., Gen. & Cole Jackson1782

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 334

Huntington, Jedediah1776

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 2.1, Page 256

Huntington, Samuel1780

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 1.1, Page 1

Irving, Washington1840

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 2.2, Page 372

Jay, John1779

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 486

Jay, John1800

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 4.2, Page 486

Jay, John and General Wayne1779

Volume 5.1, Page 228

Jay, John and John Taylor1794

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 5.1, Page 30

Jefferson, Thomas1787

Physical Description: facsimile
Volume 3.2, Page 486

Jefferson, Thomas

Physical Description: signature, octavo
Volume 5.1, Page 178

Jefferson, Thomas and General Mifflin1791

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 4.2, Page 258

Jefferson, Thomas and Governor Harrison1784

Volume 1.1, Page 272

Johnson, William1768

Physical Description: 2 p., folded
Volume 1.2, Page 491

Johnson, William1772

Physical Description: signature
Volume 2.1, Page 76

Jones, John Paul. On board Ranger1777

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript in collection file
Volume 2.1, Page 76

Jones, John Paul. On board Ranger1783

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 2.2, Page 380

Knox, V.1779

Physical Description: folded
Volume 4.2, Page 378

Knox, V.1781

Physical Description: folded
Volume 3.2, Page 298

Lafayette, Marquis de1781

Physical Description: 4 p., quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 142

Lafayette, Marquis de1781

Physical Description: fragment, folded
Volume 3.2, Page 428

Lafayette, Marquis de1825

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 4.2, Page 460

Lafayette, Marquis de

Physical Description: signature, quarto
Volume 4.2, Page 466

Lear, Tobias and James Greenleaf1794

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 5.1, Page 5

Lee, Andrew & Charles Lee1790

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 1.2, Page 330

Lee, Charles and John Adams

Physical Description: 2 signatures on vellum
Volume 1.2, Page 392

Lee, Richard Henry1779

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 1.2, Page 404

Lee, Richard Henry1781

Physical Description: 4 p., quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 197

Lee, Richard Henry and Governor Monroe, Virginia1800

Physical Description: quarto
 

Lewis, Morgan1833

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 155

Lincoln, Benjamin1782

Physical Description: folded
Volume 4.2, Page 306

Lincoln, Benjamin

Physical Description: signature, quarto
Volume 2.1, Page 49

Livingston, R.R.1782

Physical Description: 2 p., folded
Volume 5.2, Page 285

Marshall, James

Physical Description: signature, 2 p., folded
Volume 3.2, Page 442

Marshall, John (Chief Justice)1785

Physical Description: folded
Volume 2.2, Page 510

Mercer, General1791

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 231

Morgan, Daniel and Benjamin Harrison1784

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 2.2, Page 498

Morris, Robert1779

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 4.2, Page 301

Morris, Robert1797

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 4.2, Page 343

Morris, Robert and Ralph Forster1783

Physical Description: 5 p., quarto
Volume 2.2, Page 289

Moultrie, William1785

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
 

Muhlenberg, P.1782

Physical Description: folded
 

Munroe, Jason. ALS to Thomas Jefferson

Physical Description: 2 p., octavo
Volume 2.2, Page 388

Paine, Thomas1779

Physical Description: folder
Volume 3.2, Page 478

Parker, Hyde

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 5.2, Page 283

Penn, William and Thomas Taylor1683

Physical Description: 3 p., folded
Volume 1.2, Page 434

Pickering, Timothy1796

Physical Description: 3 p.
Volume 4.1, Page 84

Pickering, Timothy and Governor Brooke1796

Physical Description: 3 p., folded
Volume 5.1, Page 225

Pickering, Timothy and W.L. Stone1826

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 5.2, Page 295

Pickney, C. Cotisworth and Jacob Read1800

Physical Description: 6 p., quarto
Volume 5.2, Page 259

Pickney, C. Cotisworth and James M. Wayne1819

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 5.2, Page 259

Pickney, C. Cotisworth and James M. Wayne1819

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 5.1, Page 203

Pickney, William. Note1807

Volume 2.2, Page 294

Putnam, Israel1777

Physical Description: folded
Volume 3.2, Page 391

Putnam, Israel

Physical Description: signature only, folded
Volume 4.2, Page 416

Putnam, Israel and Wheaton1777

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 5.1, Page 26

Randolph, Edmond1787

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 5.2, Page 239

Randolph, Edmond (Governor of Virginia)1797

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 4.1, Page 36

Schuyler, Philip1786

Physical Description: 2 p., folded
Volume 2.1, Page 223

Sherman, Roger1839

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 1.1, Page 156

Sinclair, John (patron of Washington)1792

Physical Description: signature only
Volume 3.1, Page 101

St. Clair, Anthony (Governor of Virginia)1790

Physical Description: 3 p., folded
Volume 3.2, Page 384

Steuben, Baron1781

Physical Description: folded
Volume 3.2, Page 384

Steuben, Baron

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 384

Steuben, Baron. Sketch of Steuben monument

Physical Description: 1 sketch : pen and ink
Volume 4.1, Page 125

Tallmadge, Benjamin B. and L.M. Hopkins1821

Physical Description: quarto
 

Thompkins, Daniel1816

Physical Description: signature
Volume 2.1, Page 257

Thomson, Charles (1st Secretary of the Treasury)1781

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 2.1, Page 257

Thomson, Charles (1st Secretary of the Treasury)1781

Physical Description: folded
Volume 2.1, Page 235

Thomson, Jason1775

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 2.2, Page 280

Trumbull, John and Jonathan Trumbull (son)1799

Physical Description: 2 p.
Volume 5.1, Page 48

Trumbull, John (painter)1819

Physical Description: 2 p., quarto
Volume 2.1, Page 14

Trumbull, John (painter)1826

Physical Description: octavo
Volume 1.1, Page 1

Washington, George1756

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 291

Washington, George1792

Physical Description: signature
Volume 4.2, Page 440

Washington, George

Physical Description: 2 p.
Volume 4.1, Page 1

Washington, George and Henry Laurens1779

Physical Description: 3 p., quarto
Volume 5.1, Page 12

Washington, George. Calling card

Volume 3.1, Page 9

Washington, George. Supplies problem1777

Volume 2.2, Page 280

Wayne, Anthony1800

Physical Description: 4 p., quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 89

Wayne, Anthony and Ann Wilkinson1793

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 1.1, Page 274

Weisner, Conrad1749

Physical Description: folded
Volume 4.2, Page 472

White, Bp. (1st Bp of United States)1818

Physical Description: folded
Volume 3.2, Page 372

Wilkinson, Jason1793

Physical Description: quarto
Volume 3.2, Page 302

Wilkinson, Jason1798

Physical Description: 4 p., quarto
Volume 3.1, Page 257

Williams, Jonathan and Simpson1800

Physical Description: folded
Volume 4.2, Page 367

Williams, O.H.1783

Physical Description: 2 p. quarto
Volume 4.1, Page 254

Williams, O.H. and Carrington1792

Physical Description: 4 p. quarto
Volume 1.2, Page 398

Wirt, William1806

Physical Description: 3 p. quarto