San Francisco: C.A. Murdock & Co, 1887. First edition. In Rare Dust Jacket. First edition of this immensely... Read More about The Birds' Christmas Carol
Washington: [Privately printed at the Press of J. H. Furst Co., Baltimore.], 1910. First edition. Signed by Adams at the end of the introductory letter, as it seems that most copies were.Adams, historian and a direct descendant of John Quincy Adams, published and disseminated widely this present work. It is..... Read More about A Letter to American Teachers of History
Garden City, New York: 6 Old Westbury Road, 25 October 1957. Writing to Hartley regarding his education and his writing, “the person who wants to write clearly must work hard and long himself,” citing his literary experiences in high school followed by his college years as an English major. He..... Read More about Autograph letter, signed “J. Adams”
[Albany: 1860]. Early Albany Law School Photographic Yearbook. A photographic yearbook from the Albany Law School class of 1860, assembled by student Horatio Colony (1835-1917).Opened in 1851, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the United States. Many of its students in the 1850s and '60s became..... Read More about Autograph album with photographs and inscriptions of Albany Law School Class of 1860 and faculty
Pattenburg, New Jersey: 20 November 1957. Responding to Hartley's letter asking about some biographical details and also about the importance of her education to her writing. “I do want to state quite emphatically that I believe in as good an education as anybody can get. Personally I find knowledge acquired..... Read More about Typed letter signed “Martha Albrand”
Walpole, NH: Cheever Felch, 1810. Tenth Edition. Read More about A Grammatical System of the English Language: Comprehending a Plain and Familiar Scheme of...
N. P: n.d. Inscribed “To Wes Hartley-a bright and dignified Sport-With Adminration… Gloria I. Alley. Read More about Autograph note signed “Gloria I. Alley
London: 1 November, 1957. "Self-discipline is the professional writer's primary need" Interesting letter from Ambler, in answer to the question, "How important to you was your high school education, and is college experience necessary for creative writing?"Ambler points out that in England "there is no real equivalent of 'high school'..... Read More about Typed Letter Signed ("Eric Ambler") to Westley S. Hartley, in response to the latter's...
Amherst, Mass: vp, 1822-1945. Edward Dickinson (1803-1874), father of Emily, was a prominent Amherst lawyer, treasurer of Amherst College, and U.S. Congressman. He was the son of Samuel Fowler Dickinson, one of the founders of Amherst College. He graduated from Yale in 1823, and opened a law office in Amherst..... Read More about Extensive File of Catalogues of Faculty and Students, from 1822 to 1945
[Amherest , Mass: 1874]. Melvil Dewey was the Class of 1874. Read More about Amherst College. Class of 1874
New York: 27 September 1958. Hartley had written to Anthony regarding the biographical information in ‘Twentieth Century Authors” and whether she had some additions which she responds that she does not and that “In a general way it covers the situation…It may interest you to know that I have a...... Read More about Typed letter signed “Katharine Anthony”
Kensington and N. P: Argyll Lodge and Balmoral (stationery), n.d. and 28 September 1855. Preserved Leaves of Mull. The first stating that he will send specimens of the ores and the [?] Leaves of Mull to Glasgow for the Museum, the leaves only being “furnished on loan as the specimens..... Read More about Two autograph letters signed “Argyll”
[ El Rancho Bonito, Arizona: Evans School], 1912. Miscellany of poetry and photographs of school life. Among the 17 students of the Evans School at El Rancho Burrito in this year were Louis Gordon Hamersley, Archibald Bullock Roosevelt, and Thomas Archer Morgan. Read More about The Crib 1912
London: Macmillan; Cambridge: Macmillan, 1897. Read More about Cambridge Described & Illustrated Being a Short History of the Town and the University
1917- 1936. GROTON SCHOOL. A photographic chronicle of the first two decades in the life of Gordon Auchincloss from infancy to college. Highlights include the Groton School 50th Anniversary, June, 1934 with Fraklin D. Roosevelt pictured seated in the center of the porch, the Groton Football team of which Gordon..... Read More about 2 Photograph Albums of Gordon Auchincloss including images from his years at the Groton School...
Derry, New Hampshire: 25 May 1959. Replying to Hartley's enquiry about her writing and education. She describes how one teacher greatly affected her by introducing her to contemporary literature and having them keep “thought books.” She writes that college helps in exposing one to a wide range of ideas, “One..... Read More about Typed letter signed “Shirley Barker”
Paris: Chez J.-B. Garnery, Librairie, rue de Pot-de-Fer, No. 14, [c. 1823]. Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (1711-1780) was a Royal Governess, Teacher, Popular Novelist, Educational Writer for Women and Children. She settled in London and started a Monthly Magazine for Women: "Nouveau Magasin" and the first woman editor of..... Read More about Le Magasin des Jeunes Dames, ou Instructions pour les Personnes qui entrent dans le monde et se...
Philadelphia: Printed for W. Spottiswood, and H. & F. Rice, Market-street, 1793. Second American edition. Read More about Strictures on Female Education; chiefly as it relates to the Culture of the Heart, in Four...
1817. AGE 11 ON EDUCATION. "Education will be very useful to us in all our business through life,-and if we have not an education we shall feel very unhappy..." My sentiments exactly. Read More about "On Education" 1 page, Jonathan Blake age 11
Warwick: Dec 18 1820; 9th June 1824. Read More about Two handwritten poems by by Jonathan Blake 3d, the first entitled "The Season of...
n.p. (Washington, D.C): Feburary 8th, 1930. ‘It Was Not Luck, But Hard Work’. A plucky letter from the first blind US Senator. Reading in part: “Through an electric shock I lost my sight. Then it was the beginning all over as a blind man to make myself into a successful..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Thos. D. Schall" (Thomas D. Schall) to "S.H." (Seymour...
Auburn: Published for the Authors, 1865. Memoirs of Eminent Blind Authors. Includes memoirs of several eminent blind authors including Homer, Blacklock, Holman, Wilson, Huber, Miss Alice Holmes, Miss Frances Jane Crosby, Miss Cynthia Bullock and others. There is a collection of poems by blind authors including L. V. Hall, Frances..... Read More about Beauties and Achievements of the Blind
np: nd. Probably Matthew Burdick of the 85th New York who was blinded in the Civil War. Read More about Composed since Blind...Tune-Power of Prayer
Northridge, California: 15 October 1958. Responding to Hartley's letter enquiring about her literary career and the importance of her education on her writing. She writes that she recommends them both for writers, finding them very important even though “some writers have done excellent work in spite of having had little..... Read More about Typed letter signed “Gwen Bristow”
Providence, R.I: [Providence press company, printers], 1867. First edition, one of 300 copies. Guild (1822-1899) was a graduate of Brown University, and became Librarian from 1848 to 1893, as a writer and historian. Read More about History of Brown University, with Illustrative Documents