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Finding Aid to the John Lloyd Stephens Papers, 1795-1882
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Box 1

Incoming correspondence, A-G

Box 2

Incoming correspondence, H-Q

Box 3

Incoming correspondence, R-Z

Box 3

Outgoing correspondence of John Lloyd Stephens

 

Letters to his father, 1822-1852

 

Miscellaneous letters to Secretary of State, various persons represented in correspondence, and others, 1828-1852 and undated.

 

John Lloyd Stephens

 

Land papers

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Indenture between Edward Livingston and Benjamin Stephens. New York. Mar. 9, 1795.

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Indenture between Benjamin Stephens and Athaserus Turk. New York. Jan. 2, 1799.

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Indentures between Frederick Beinhauer, Catherine Harsen, The Mayor, Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York and Stephens. New York. Mar. 15, 1800; Nov. 2, 1813; May 19, 1816; July 1, 1825; Oct. 31, 1833; and Nov. 11, 1833.

Physical Description: (The whole: 6 pieces)
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Two indentures between Peter Kemble and Anna Maria Lawson and Benjamin Pell. New York. Dec. 11, 1805 and May 15, 1810.

Physical Description: (The whole: 2 pieces)
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Two indentures between William Allen and Rem Williamson and Benjamin Stephens, William Lippincott. New York. June 1, 1808 and July 18, 1810.

Physical Description: (The whole: 2 pieces)
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Deed of release of Vaughan Lloyd and Sarah Lyon Lloyd for Robert Dickey. Woolich, Kent, Great Britain. June 1, 1809.

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Indenture between Benjamin Pell and Benjamin Stephens. New York. Mar. 5, 1812.

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Indenture between Anthony Black and Gordon Mumford. New York. Jan. 27, 1813.

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Indenture between John Lippincott and Benjamin Stephens; William Lippincott. New York. Dec. 14, 1813.

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Indenture between Ezra Graves and John L. Stephens. New York. May 1, 1831.

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Indenture between Dudley Selden and John L. Stephens. New York. Mar. 19, 1832.

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Indenture between Thomas Addis Emmet and John L. Stephens. New York. Feb. 10, 1834.

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Indentures between John Cruger and John L. Stephens. New York. Mar. 1, 1834; Nov. 1, 1836; Sept. 15, 1838; Mar. 10, 1843.

Physical Description: (The whole: 4 pieces)
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Indentures between Benjamin Stephens and John L. Stephens. July 21, 1834; Apr. 13, 1847; May 31, 1849; and Oct. 1, 1851. New York.

Physical Description: (The whole: 4 pieces)
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Indenture between John Stephens and Joseph Pohley. New York. May 16, 1844.

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Indenture between John Rosenberg and John L. Stephens. New York. May 1, 1845.

Physical Description: (The whole: 2 pieces)
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Indenture between John L. Stephens and John Campbell. New York. Oct. 31, 1846.

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Indenture between John Stephens and George Conklin. New York. Sept. 19, 1848.

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Indenture between Francis Griffin and John L. Stephens. New York. June 3, 1851.

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Map of 5250 89/100 acres of land in Township 6, Range 1, Morris Reserve, Allegany County, New York.

Box 4

Manuscripts and notes

Scope and Content Note

Description of pyramids; manuscripts in Yucateca, Spanish and English; miscellaneous.
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Manuscript and notes in Spanish and Yucateca

 

Agreements, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Legal agreements on land; several re Panama Railroad Company; one concerns renting of Nile Boat.
 

Accounts and legal papers

Scope and Content Note

Includes miscellaneous bills and tax notices; various accounts of the giraffe venture; canceled checks; Stephens' will.
 

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Includes covers for letters; Stephens family genealogy.
 

Letters to Mrs. Lloyd and Clemence Lloyd Stephens

 

Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833

 

Letter, May 23, 1808. To Mrs. Lloyd re decision in law suit against General Lloyd.

 

Hendrickson, Charles John

 

7 letters, 1815-1824. To his mother, Mary Hendrickson (sister of Clemence Lloyd Stephens, John Lloyd Stephens' mother).

Physical Description: Photostats.
 

Ridgeway, Helena

 

Letter, July 21, 1817. To Clemence L. Stephens.

 

Letters to Benjamin Stephens (with little or no relationship to John Lloyd Stephens or his affairs).

 

Letters from Benjamin Stephens, 1850-1854

Scope and Content Note

Includes 7 letters to John Lloyd Stephens, one letter to John Murray.
 

Benjamin Stephens

Scope and Content Note

Accounts and legal papers

Partial List of Correspondents

Letters to John Lloyd Stephens

 

Adams, John T.

 

Letter, Oct. 14, 1849.

 

Anderson, C. E.

 

Letter, July 24, 1851.

 

Arosemena, Domingo

 

Letter, May 1850.

 

Arosemena, Justo, 1819-1894

 

Letter, June 11, 1851.

 

Arosemena, Mariano

 

Letter, Sept. 15, 1849.

 

Arosemena, Pablo

 

Letter, May 31, 1851.

 

Arrutin, Murad

 

Letter, Apr. 18, 1840.

 

Aspinwall, George W.

 

4 letters, 1859-1850.

 

Aspinwall, William H., 1807-1875

 

33 letters, 1849-1862. One addressed to E. M. Willett, Stephens' brother-in-law. Several relate to Stephens' estate.

 

Bake E. D.

 

Letter, Jan. 9, 1850.

 

Baldwin, James S.

 

2 letters, Aug. 26 & 27, 1851.

 

Baranda, Pedro Sainz de, 1787-1845

 

Letter, Apr. 20, 1842.

 

Baring Brothers Company

 

Letter, Mar. 16, 1890.

 

Barnum, Phineas Taylor, 1810-1891

 

Letter, Dec, 9, 1852. Form letter of introduction for Frank Leslie (1821-1880). With note from Leslie to Benjamin Stephens, Dec. 17, 1852, requesting daguerrotype of John Lloyd Stephens in lower margin.

 

Bartlett, Edwin

 

Letter, Oct. 11, 1849.

 

Bascom, Ansel

 

Letter, May 13, 1847.

 

Belmont, Auguste, 1816-1890

 

2 letters, Apr.-July 1851. As Austrian Consul General.

 

Bennett, John A.

 

2 letters, June 28, 1850.

 

Bernhisel, John Milton, 1799-1881

 

Letter, Nov. 20, l850.

 

Blair, James

 

2 letters, July, Aug. 1849.

 

Borland, M. W.

 

Letter, May 24, 1852.

 

Bowly, Daniel

 

Letter, July 7, 1852.

 

Bradley, H. W.

 

Letter, Mar. 30, 1850.

 

Brewster, S.

 

2 letters, 1850-1851.

 

British Residents

 

Draft of a petition, Apr. 2, 1838. Addressed to William Wall, British vice consul, complaining of action of Carrera' s troops and requesting to remain British subjects. [Guatemala]

 

Brotherhood of the Monastery of Mt. Sinai

 

Letters, Mar. 22, 1839. In Greek with translation. Sent through George Gliddon.

 

Brown, A.

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Brown, Ezekiel

 

Letter, Feb. 28, 1850.

 

Burwell, D.

 

Letter, Jan. 18, 1847.

 

Carrera, Rafael, 1814-1865

 

2 letters, 1838. As President of Guatemala.

 

Casserly, Eugene, 1822-1883

 

Letter, Sept. 6, 1850.

 

Catherwood, Frederick, 1799-1854

 

18 letters, 1839-1852.

 

Center, A. J.

 

4 letters, Apr.-Aug. 1852. As Vice-President of Panama Rail Road Company.

 

Champomier, J. L.

 

4 letters, July-Sept. 1831.

 

Chappell, E.

 

Letter, Apr. 19, 1852. Copy of a letter to General O'Leary.

 

Chatfield, Frederick

 

3 letters, 1840-1851.

Additional Note

As British Chargé d'affaires.
 

Chauncey, Henry, 1795-

 

10 letters, Mar.-June 1851. One of three main partners in Panama Rail Road Company (Aspinwall and Stephens other two).

 

Church, John B.

 

5 letters, 1837-1851. One letter addressed to David Greig, attorney.

 

Coit(?), H. A.

 

2 letters, July 11 & 14, n.d.

 

Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865

 

Letter, Oct. 15, 1849. Introducing Gregory Yale.

 

Conner, Edward

 

Letter, July 20, 1849.

 

Crosswell, Edwin, 1797-1871

 

Letter, Apr. 15, 1852.

 

Cruger, John Church

 

2 letters, Sept. 19, 1851.

 

Curtis, Edmund

 

2 letters, May 7 & 8, 1852.

 

D'Autremont, Charles

 

Letter, Aug. 5, 1850.

 

Davidge, William H.

 

2 letters, 1849-1850.

 

Davosen, Lucius

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Dickinson, Daniel Stevens, 1800-1866

 

Letter, Mar. 10, 1852.

 

Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861

 

2 letters, Aug.-Dec., 1850.

 

Duer, William Alexander, 1780-1858

 

Letter, Dec. 1851.

 

Dunlop, A.

 

Letter, Jan. 5, 1851.

 

Echeverria, Miguel

 

Letter, Dec. 10, 1839.

 

Fisher, George

 

2 letters, July-Aug. 1850.

 

Fountain, E. J.

 

Letter, July 27, 1852.

 

Fray, Ellis

 

Letter, May 8, 1848.

 

Froncoso, Santiago

 

2 letters, June-Oct. 1850.

 

Gaitan, J. M.

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Gerolt, Friedrich Carl Joseph, Baron von

 

Letter, Sept. 12, 1850. Introducing George Steenke. With mention of a bust of Baron von Humboldt that Steenke is bringing with him.

 

Gidding, James

 

Letter, Jan, 1852.

 

Gliddon, George Robins, 1809-1857

 

7 letters, 1838-1841. Mostly addressed to Francis Griffin; primarily concerning giraffe venture.

 

Gliddon, John

 

6 letters, 1838-1839. Mostly addressed to Francis Griffin; primarily concerning the giraffe venture.

 

Gonzalez, Domingo

 

2 letters, Nov.-Dec. 1840.

 

Goodin, Joseph

 

3 letters, Mar.-May, 1851.

 

Gordon, William

 

Letter, July 20, 1850.

 

Goss, E. H.

 

Letter, Feb. 24, 1853.

 

Green, Edmund B.

 

Letter, Mar. 25, 1852.

 

Griffin, Francis

 

4 letters, 1850-1851.

 

Guerrero, Maximo

 

2 letters, Apr. 4, 1840.

 

Gutierrez, Clemente

 

Letter, Mar. 25, 1852.

 

Gutierrez, J. Posada

 

3 letters, Apr.-July 1852.

 

Hamilton, Alexander, 1786-1875

 

Letter, Nov. 13, 1849.

 

Hamilton, Philip, 1802-1884

 

Letter, May, 1851.

 

Halsted, Mina B.

 

Letter, Oct. 13, 1849.

 

Harper & Brothers., Publishers

 

46 letters & accounts, 1842-1882.Concerning Stephens' published works.

 

Harris, A.

 

Letter, Dec. 4, 1850.

 

Herran, Pedro Alcántara, 1800-1872

 

6 letters, 1848-1850.

 

Hitchins & Company

 

Letter, May 18, 1852.

 

Hobart, D.

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Hodel, Edouard

 

Letter, Aug. 31, 1852. Concerning the railroad project at Chagres. In French.

 

Howe, Chester

 

Letter, Nov. 15, 1850.

 

Howland, G. G.

 

Letter, Sept. 16, 1851.

 

Hughes, George Wurtz, 1806-1870

 

5 letters, 1849-1850.

 

Huith & Lewis

 

Letter, Apr, 5, 1851.

 

Humboldt, Alexander freiherr von, 1769-1859

 

Letter, Sept. 21, 1847. In French with translations. A note of appreciation for naming a steamer after him. With a request to aid Professor Agassiz.

 

Hurtado, Carmen D. de

 

2 letters, Nov.-Dec. 1850.

 

Irving, Pierre P.

 

Letter, Sept. 17, 1849.

 

Jelin, John A.

 

Letter, July 9, 1851.

 

Jewett, E. R.

 

Letter, Aug. 30, 1850.

 

Julien & Cantine

 

Letter, Aug. 27, 1851.

 

Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875

 

8 letters, 1849-1852.

 

Kemble, W.

 

Letter, Oct, 3, 1838. To Francis Griffin, concerning giraffe venture.

 

Kendrick, William P.

 

Letter, Oct. 12, 1835.

 

King, Emily

 

Letter, n.d.

 

King, Gelveston(?) P.

 

Letter, May 14, 1852.

 

Langdon, Richard F.

 

Letter, Jan. 31, 1850.

 

Laurence, Abbott

 

Letter, Jan. 29, 1851.

 

Laurence, C. H.

 

Letter, Mar. 22, 1852.

 

Leeds, J. William

 

Will, June 20, 1735(?)

 

Leslie, Frank, 1821-1880

See Barnum, Phineas Taylor

 

Liot, W. B.

 

2 letters, Apr.-June 1852.

 

Lippincott, Benjamin L.

 

5 letters, 1849-1855.

 

Livingston, C.

 

Letter, July 11, 1850.

 

Livingston, Schuyler

 

Letter, May 13, 1851.

 

Lopez, General

 

Letter, June 5, 1850.

 

Lord, Daniel

 

Letter, Nov. 28, 1822.

 

Ludewig, Hermann Ernst, 1809-1856

 

Letter, Aug. 8, 1850.

 

Ludlow, George W.

 

8 letters, 1829-1851.

 

Lyman & Marsh

 

Letter, May 14, 1839.

 

McGeachy, E.

 

2 letters, 1849.

 

McVickar, John, 1787-1868

 

Letter, June 21, 1849.

 

Mathew, George W.

 

9 letters, 1850-1852.

 

Maury, Mathew Fontaine, 1806-1873

 

Letter, Dec, 20, 1847.

 

Medina, Crisanto

 

2 letters, Jan.-Mar., 1850.

 

Merrill, Arthur

 

May 19, 1828. One letter to Allen Kennedy, introducing John L. Stephens.

 

Miles & Wilson

 

2 letters, 1845-1847.

 

Morales, Luis

 

Receipt, Apr. 14, 1840.

 

Morton, H.

 

Letter, Oct. 4, 1849.

 

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851

 

Letter, May 3, n.d. Addressed to Francis Griffin.

 

Mosquera, Tomas Cipriano de, 1798-1878

 

4 letters, 1850-1851.

 

Muñez Concepción Garcia

 

8 receipts, Jan.-Feb., 1840. Addressed to Henry Savage.

 

Murray, John

 

3 letters, 1826-1854.

 

Nelson, W.

 

4 letters, 1849-1850.

 

New Jersey Historical Society

 

Letter, Jan. 21, 1850.

 

Obaldía, José de

 

3 letters, Sept.-Nov., 1850.

 

Oelrichs, Herman

 

Letter, Oct. 16, 1849.

 

O'Leary, Florencia

 

4 letters, 1850-1852.

 

Otis, James W.

 

Letter, Sept. 18, 1851.

 

Paises, V.

 

Letter, Apr. 5, 1840.

 

Palmer, Aaron H.

 

4 letters, 1838. 3 letters to Mehemet Ali, one letter to George Gliddon; primarily concerning giraffe venture.

 

Paredes, Victoriano de Diego

 

10 letters, 1850. One letter to Benjamin Stephens.

 

Patterson, Robert, 1792-1881

 

Letter, July 20, 1850.

 

Patterson, Robert L.

 

Letter, May 28, 1850.

 

Pérez Juan Pio, 1798-1859

 

Letter, Apr. 14, 1842.

 

Perry, William

 

Letter, Apr. 16, 1851.

 

Philomathean Society

 

Letter, Nov. 5, 1849.

 

Potter, Reuben M.

 

Letter, Mar. 23, 1839.

 

Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859

 

Letter, Nov. 12, 1849. Introducing a Mr. Goff.

 

Preston, Francis M.

 

2 letters, May-July 1851.

 

Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872

 

Letter, Oct. 26, 1852.

 

Quezada, Manuel Moro

 

Letter, Mar. 31, 1850.

 

Rawson, Abel

 

2 letters, July 24 & Nov. 17, 1845.

 

Rivas, Concepción Tejada de

 

2 letters, Apr. 12-17, 1850.

 

Rivas, Rafael

 

3 letters, 1849-1851.

 

Rockwell, John Arnold, 1803-1861

 

3 letters, 1849-1851.

 

Rodriguez, José

 

Description of Xul, Feb. 2, 1842.

 

Ruggles, Cadwalader

 

Letter, July 18, 1851.

 

Ruggles, Samuel Bulkley, 1800-1881

 

Letter, Dec. 1, 1849.

 

Ruiz, Enrique

 

Letter, Oct. 1, 1840.

 

Samper, J. M.

 

Letter, Oct. 8, 1850.

 

Sandar & Company

 

Letter, Sept. 28, 1850.

 

Sanchez, Ramón Leon

 

2 letters, Mar. 29, 1850.

 

Savage, Henry

 

Letter, June 25, 1849.

 

Sellers, George E.

 

Letter, Sept. 2, 1851.

 

Shields, James, 1810-1879

 

Letter, July 27, 1850. Introducing Col. E. D. Baker

 

Sinclair, William C.

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1843.

 

Slater, Eli

 

Letter, Feb. 11, 1835. Addressed to Edward Willett.

 

Slater, John L.

 

Letter, Dec. 6, 1836.

 

Smith, Buckingham, 1810-1871

 

Letter, Sept. 17, 1852.

 

Smith, David

 

Letter, Sept. 13, 1850.

 

Smith, H. G.

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Spies, Francis

 

9 letters, 1851-1852.

 

Steipel, G.

 

4 letters, July-Dec. 1850.

 

Stephens, Amelia Ann

 

Letter, May 31, 1850.

 

Stephens, Benjamin Franklin

 

2 letters, 1850-1851.

 

Stephens, J. Pratt

 

2 letters, 1850-1852.

 

Strong, George Washington, 1783-1855

 

Letter, May 10, 1852.

 

Swain, Samuel

 

3 letters, 1849-1851.

 

Sylvester, John W.

 

Letter, June 26, 1851.

 

Tewksbury, B. F.

 

Letter, April 24, 1852.

 

Tilden, Samuel Jones, 1814-1866

 

2 letters, 1849-1850.

 

Totten, George Muirson, 1809-1884

 

4 letters, June-Dec. 1850.

 

Tracy, H.

 

Letter, April 25, 1848.

 

U.S. Dept. of State

 

Letter, Apr. 27, 1844. To Francis Griffin, closing account of John Glidden, Edward Stubbs, agent.

 

Van Alen, James H.

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Van Buren, John Dash, 1811-1885

 

2 letters, 1850-1851.

 

Vanderpoel, J.

 

2 letters, July 26 & Aug. 5, 1851.

 

Vour(?), William H.

 

Letter, Aug. 1, 1852. Addressed to Alexander Center.

 

Wales, Brogton (?)

 

Letter, Mar. 12, 1850. With an accompanying note of C. W. Eastwood.

 

Weber, George

 

Letter, May 4, 1851. In French.

 

Whipple, John Adams, 1822-

 

Letter, July 30, 1851.

 

Whiting, J. L. & Adams

 

Letter, Jan. 28, 1847. Regarding purchase of a lot in Detroit.

 

Winthrop, William

 

Letter, Oct. 31, 1850.

 

Wright, Elin & Company

 

2 letters, 1848. Addressed to John Salmon and J. L. Phillips, introducing John L. Stephens.

 

Yriarte, Juan B. de

 

Letter, Jan. 24, 1850.

 

Zachrisson, Ernest

 

6 letters, 1850-1851.

Letters to Benjamin Stephens

 

Ainslie, R.

 

Letter, Sept. 28, n.d.

 

Ambler, C. C.

 

2 letters, 1849-1853.

 

Battles, John P.

 

Letter, July 19, 1852.

 

Beardsley, J.

 

Letter, Aug. 31, 1852.

 

Beebe & Hallett

 

Letter, July 8, 1852.

 

Benallack, P.

 

2 letters, 1848-1849.

 

Bostwick, John H.

 

2 letters, Nov. 15 & 20, 1816.

 

Brown, John L.

 

Letter, July 12, 1822.

 

Daugherty, Charles

 

7 letters, 1847-1851. Includes one to Ezra Denison.

 

Dawson, Abel

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1844.

 

Dean, E.

 

2 letters, 1834-1841.

 

Denston, Charles

 

Letter, July 25, 1833.

 

Douglass, R. H.

 

Apr. 10, 1840. Containing copy of letter, Apr. 2, 1840, from McMain, Ellmaker and Ash to George Douglass.

 

Freeman, M. H.

 

Letter, Oct. 25, 1847.

 

Hanlon, T.

 

2 letters, May 29 & Sept. 29, 1854.

 

Hartshorne, J. M.

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1833. Addressed to his uncle.

 

Janeway & Company

 

Letter, Oct. 28, 1853.

 

Lines, C. L.

 

Letter, Aug. 17, 1875.

 

McMain, Ellmaker & Ash

 

Letter, Apr. 11, 1840.

 

Parmly, E.

 

Letter, Nov. 16, 1841.

 

Peck, George H.

 

6 letters, Apr.-Nov. 1842.

 

Rawson, A.

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1852.

 

Ridgeway, Caleb

 

Letter, Aug, 5, 1849. Addressed to his uncle.

 

Riley, John

 

Letter, Nov. 14, 1853.

 

Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Shaik, 1794-1871

 

Letter, July 23, 1846.

 

Saint Luke's Hospital

 

Letter, May 4, 1853. Acknowledging receipt.

 

Slocumb, Clemence

 

Letter, July 19, 1850. To her uncle.

 

Smith, Elias L.

 

Letter, Sept. 13, 1854.

 

Stephens, Ann

 

Letter, Apr. 19, 1832. To her brother.

 

Stephens, Clemence

 

Letter, Sept. 4, 1814. To her husband.

 

Sullivan, R. B.

 

Letter, Aug. 3, 1833.

 

Swain, Samuel, Jr.

 

3 letters, 1834-1851.

 

Taylor, Edward

 

Letter, July 21, 1852. Addressed to his uncle.

 

Thomson, William A.

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Throckmorton, Edmond

 

4 letters, 1838-1850.

 

Tucker, Joseph

 

2 letters, Apr.-June 1851.

 

Vrooman, Adam

 

Letter, Sept. 18, 1841.

 

Wells & Bushnell

 

Letter, Aug. 21, 1834.

 

Whiting & Adams

 

6 letters, 1846-1851.

 

Willet, Edward M.

 

Letter, Sept. 7, 1854. To his father-in-law.

 

Winkle, J. S.

 

Letter, Feb. 17, 1816.

 

Wolcott, Benjamin

 

2 letters, 1845-1855.

 

Wood, J. S.

 

Letter, Apr. 5, 1842.