Massachusetts Historical Society
Papers of Erastus B. Bigelow, Massachusetts inventor, engineer, and economist, who held several patents for substantial improvements in power looms for carpet and other cloth manufacturing. The collection contains business correspondence, legal agreements, patents, memoranda, writings, accounts, receipts, plans, and specifications for Bigelow's inventions and improvements to power looms, and documents his dealings with various mills and carpet manufacturing companies, including his own Bigelow Carpet Company, the Clinton Company, and the Lowell Manufacturing Company. Also represented in the collection are James S. Amory, Carpmael & Co. (patent agents), John Crossley & Sons, Thomas F. Firth, George W. Lyman, Charles Mason, Justin S. Morrill, Henry S. Randall, A. B. Stoughton, and many others. Included is considerable material related to the tariff and protectionist policy in United States trade, as well as Bigelow's correspondence with and numerous petitions to the U.S. commissioner of ... Read More
University of Virginia
Bigelow asks Curtis to write the argument for Bigelow's request for an extension of his patent on an improvement in power looms. The newspaper notice of his petition to the U.S. Patent Office is pasted on the letter
Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 26 June 1858, and addressed to Lysander Spooner. Bigelow writes that it is too early to comment on Spooner's "Outline of a New System of Paper Currency.".
Harvard University - Houghton Library
Letters and autographs collected by Harvard University philosophy professor B.A.G. Fuller.
Brigham Young University - L. Tom Perry Special Collections
Autographs, correspondence, portraits, and envelopes. Most of the materials were donated by Fred Rosenstock to Brigham Young University, but some were acquired from different sources. Many of the items were originally gathered by Barton Orville Aylesworth, a biographer and an autograph collector in Fort Collins, Colorado. Contains autographs, correspondence, portraits, and envelopes. Most of the items were originally gathered by Barton Orville Aylesworth, a biographer and an autograph collector in Fort Collings Colorado. The materials are largely letters and autographs produced by prominent American and British authors, editors, politicians, and other important artistic and historical figures in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The items relating to the individual creators are being cataloged separately and will be available on the Brigham Young University cataloging data base. BYU special collections created this artificial collection placing the material in alphabetical ... Read More
Harvard University - Houghton Library
Letters to American journalist and author, William Warland Clapp Jr., from his friends, colleagues, and family. Also includes some other papers.
Harvard University - Houghton Library
Correspondence, business papers, and compositions by members of the Wendell family, a prominent merchant family from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Harvard University - Houghton Library
Letters to Charles Sumner, lawyer, Republican senator from Massachusetts, and anti-slavery campaigner; with a smaller number of letters from Sumner to others.
Minnesota Historical Society
Microfilm featuring 1,573 letters, cards, and documents of noted politicians, authors, colonial and Revolutionary War figures, soldiers, explorers, scientists, educators, business leaders, clergymen, and others prominent in cultural and public affairs collected by Minneapolis businessman Allyn K. Ford; 158 original (microfilmed) documents; 58 scraps of paper bearing signatures (autographs); and background files about Ford and the collection. Most of the material originated with American and British personalities.
Minnesota Historical Society
Microfilm featuring 1,573 letters, cards, and documents of noted politicians, authors, colonial and Revolutionary War figures, soldiers, explorers, scientists, educators, business leaders, clergymen, and others prominent in cultural and public affairs collected by Minneapolis businessman Allyn K. Ford; 158 original (microfilmed) documents; 58 scraps of paper bearing signatures (autographs); and background files about Ford and the collection. Most of the material originated with American and British personalities.

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