Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939.University of San Diego - Copley Library2 p. ;The British artist and illustrator thanks a friend for a Christmas gift of a book. "A little reminder of the power of design comes most helpfully in these days when one is so encompassed by 'actuality' in art."Contact InformationCatalog Record
Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898.University of San Diego - Copley Library1 p. ;On letterhead for the National Woman Suffrage Association, Gage asks Quimby for help in publicizing the convention which would celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Movement. Gage felt it would be a very important meeting "in view of Susan's trial."Contact InformationCatalog Record
Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.University of San Diego - Copley Library1 1/2 p. ;Complains his departure to France on the sloop Ranger has been delayed "for want of Canvis and materials" by an uncooperative agent. "With less than 30 Gallons of Rum for the Use of the whole Crew ... this alone were enough to cause a Mutiny." Jones says he has not been paid since his first embarkation, December 7, 1775.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810.University of San Diego - Copley Library8 p. ;A long letter in which Lincoln expresses his concerns for the stability of the Confederation, as several states "are complaining that they have borne more than their proportion of the expense of the war ..." Discusses proposals to settle the public debt.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Monroe, James, 1758-1831.University of San Diego - Copley Library2 1/2 p. ;Monroe discusses John Jay's treaty of 1794 with England, the French Constitution, and French attitudes towards peace with England.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890.University of San Diego - Copley Library1 p. ;"I regret to say that the expedition which you desire to accompany will be carried out by such slight means as to render it impossible for me to comply with your desire ..." JCF is referring to his fifth expedition.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873.University of San Diego - Copley Library3 1/3 p. ;Written while a lawyer in Ohio, Chase says to his cousin: "I am sorry to see you despairing of the Republic. Does the possession of office constitute greatness? Is New England less glorious now when her noblest are removed from high national trusts, than she was when her [John Quincy] Adams filled the chair of Executive rule and her arms controlled the Legislative Assembly by the magic of his eloquence? ... I think not ... Her virtue can never be hurt ... When I bow my knee to our Great Father, I will thank him that New England was my native soil and that in my veins runs the blood of the pilgrims." Chase was later Secretary of the Treasure under Lincoln and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.University of San Diego - Copley Library2 p. ;Dickens writes, "I have read the draught of the article in the proposed treaty of copyright with American ... and I consider it decidely advantageous to English authors ..."Contact InformationCatalog Record
Weedon, George, ca. 1730-1793.University of San Diego - Copley Library2 1/4 p. ;Sends and requests news of mutual friends in various camps. Fondly recalls one friend who "would tip you the Song of the Eale in the Mud, provided he had a little of the Creature at the same time ..."Contact InformationCatalog Record
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