Chandos, Lydia Catherine Van Hattem Davall Brydges, Duchess of, -1750
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The collection, which spans from 1538-2002 (bulk 1548-1780), contains 927 items pertaining chiefly to Duchess Lydia's business and financial activities in the intervening six years between her husband's death and her own, as well as the activities of her extended family. In addition, there is correspondence with her family, lawyers, and estate officials, information about the Cannons auctions and the sale of other Brydges properties, and some sixteenth- and seventeenth-century records pertaining to her own family and the Mayne and Goodall families who once lived at the Van Hattem seat at Dinton Hall in Buckinghamshire. There are also a large number of papers and deeds concerning various properties held by the family, including Cannons, Shaw and Speen
Photograph caption dated October 1, 1958 reads "Engineer Gerald Speen, left, accepts gavel as new president of San Fernando Valley Council of Future Engineers of America. With him are Engineer Freeman Hall, center, retiring president, and John Moriarty, vice president.".
The Eric Gill collection includes sketches, drawings, and engravings by Gill, as well as publications, ephemera, and some correspondence. There are also several woodcut printing blocks, a stone tablet and a plaster block, and rubbings of stone carvings.
Morgan Library and Museum - Pierpont Morgan Library
Discussing his "...quarrel with the D: [Jonathan Swift] about Cato. I mean the Second. he was a Cynick in polliticks, & did oftner harm than good, which I could produce some flaming instances. enough to prove that he liv'd a fanatick & dy'd an Enthusiast. a pretty character of the Saviour of a Common Wealth, whose circumstances were so nice, and whose case was so desperate, that the greatest dexterity imaginable could hardly have gone about to cure without irritating the disease & precipitating the patients death. I am sorry to see the distemper of Stock jobbing spread, it has been very mortal here, & in England; I know not whether your climate will be able to blunt the edge of its malignity, tho' spiders and toads cannot live I think in Ireland;" inviting him to visit saying "the journey is so short, the roads so good, the country so fine, & the seat so private, that i can find no good reason either in our friends lazyness or his Speen why he should not accompany you. I see some ... Read More
Photograph caption dated June 29, 1959 reads "Jerry Maybrook, third from left, treasurer of Future Engineer's Club at Cleveland High School, is among students honored at dinner which was sponsored by Management Club of Bendix Aviation Corp.'s Bendix-Pacific Division at Sportsmen's Lodge. From left are Gerald Speen, of International Telephone and Telegraph Laboratories, professional president of FEA's Valley Council; David H. Brown, assistant general manager, Bendix-Pacific; Maybrook, Max Hunter of Douglas Aircraft, speaker; Ralph Lamm, Bendix-Pacific, and John Good, president of Bendix Management Club.".
Consists of papers collected by the More family of Loseley Park, Surrey, dealing largely with: the Offices of the Tents and of the Revels under Sir Thomas Cawarden (d.1559); property in Blackfriars, London, owned by Cawarden and later by his executor, Sir William More (1520-1600); and the activities, personal and governmental, of Cawarden, Sir William, and Sir George More (1553-1632). Also includes 14 autograph letters signed from John Donne (1573-1631), as well as the official and personal papers of Sir Christopher More (d.1549), Sir Robert More (1581-1626), Sir Poynings More, bart. (1606-1649), Sir William More, bart. (1643-1684), and Rev. Nicholas More (d. 1684).
Early New England educational institutions benefitted from the bequests of wealthy donors. The 1657 will of Connecticut Governor Edward Hopkins allocated money for New England schools, and a 1713 British decree established the Charity of Edward Hopkins to manage the Hopkins legacy and to allocate funds to support students at Harvard College and a Cambridge grammar school. The records of the Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins contain documents created and collected by the Trustees in their management and oversight of the income from the bequest of Edward Hopkins. The records delve into the founding of the Charity, the creation and administration of the town of Hopkinton Mass., investment management, and the disbursement of income to Harvard College and Cambridge's grammar schools. The collection also contains a small set of personal papers of Henry A. Peirce, United States Minister to the Hawaiian Islands from 1869 until 1875, of unknown provenance. The collection is an ... Read More