COLLECTION GUIDES

1621-1930

Guide to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

The Foster family autograph collection was compiled by generations of the Foster and related Dwight families. The collection includes letters, notes, diaries, and cutslip autographs of presidents, politicians, judges, and literary figures. Some topics include the French and Indian War, American Revolution, French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. The collection also includes correspondence, diaries, and other personal papers of the Foster and Dwight families.

Biographical Sketch

Judge Joseph Dwight (1702-1765) was a member of the Massachusetts Colonial Council and trustee of the Indian school in Stockbridge, Mass. He served as brigadier general of the Ancient and Honourable Company of Artillery of Boston, second in command of the colonial troops in the expedition against the French at Louisbourg in 1745, and commanded a brigade of Massachusetts Militia at Lake Champlain. He married Mary Pynchon and their daughter Dorothy Dwight married Jedediah Foster (1726-1779).

Judge Jedediah Foster (1726-1779) was a member of the Worcester County Convention and delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1774, a member of the convention that framed the constitution of Massachusetts, and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. His children were: Theodore Foster (1752-1828), Theophilus Foster, (1754-1838), Abigail Foster (1756-1779), Dwight Foster (1757-1823), and Peregrine Foster (1759-1804).

Judge Dwight Foster (1757-1823) was a chief justice of Worcester County, Mass., a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, the Massachusetts Legislature, and the Massachusetts Executive Council, and was a U.S. senator serving as a Federalist from 1800 to 1803. He married Rebecca Faulkner and his children were Lydia Stiles and Alfred Dwight Foster (1800-1852).

Alfred Dwight Foster (1800-1852) was a representative on the Massachusetts General Court, and was involved with various civic organizations including the Worcester town council, Massachusetts Governor’s Council, Leicester Academy, Amherst College, the State Lunatic Asylum, and the State Reform School. He was the father of Dwight Foster (1828-1884) and grandfather of Alfred Dwight Foster (1852-1932).

Collection Description

The Foster Family Autograph Collection consists of 30 document boxes, 2 volumes and 4 oversize boxes organized into four series: I. Foster Family Autograph Collection, II. Foster Family Papers, III. Foster and Estabrook Legal Records, and IV. Abbott Lawrence Papers.

Series I. Foster Family Autograph Collection, 1621-1917 comprises the bulk of the collection and contains autograph letters and notes, diaries, printed documents, broadsides and other ephemera collected by the families of Joseph Dwight (1702-1765), Jedediah Foster (1726-1779), and his son Dwight Foster (1757-1823), with additions from several generations of their descendants.

Included in the Foster Family Autograph Collection are documents and letters of United States presidents and many members of their cabinet from the administrations of George Washington through Ulysses S. Grant. Of particular interest is a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Roger Sherman's grandson giving Jefferson's high opinion of Sherman, a letter from Jefferson to Dwight Foster with original drawings of Jefferson's patent new mould board with accompanying description; and correspondence between John Adams and Roger Sherman in which the new federal constitution is contrasted with the British government. Also, a letter from Secretary of War James McHenry relating to the Northwest Territory and accounts of surveys of the territory, letters from James Munroe, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and many others. The collection also includes autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (including Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Josiah Bartlett, Charles Carroll, George Clymer, Francis Hopkinson, Samuel Huntington, Robert Morris, and others).

The Foster Family Autograph Collection includes material related to the French and Indian War such as the orderly book of Gen. David Wooster, 1759; and material related to the Revolutionary War, such as a letter from Gen. Rufus Putnam, March 26, 1783, detailing his ideas on government, military and civilian responsibilities and Putnam's eyewitness account of the "Newburgh Conspiracy."

The Foster Family Autograph Collection includes material related to the French and Indian War such as the orderly book of Gen. David Wooster, 1759; and material related to the Revolutionary War, such as a letter from Gen. Rufus Putnam, March 26, 1783, detailing his ideas on government, military and civilian responsibilities and Putnam's eyewitness account of the "Newburgh Conspiracy." Other themes represented in the Foster Family Autograph Collection include members of the Continental Congress (including James Bowdoin, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry, John Jay, and Rufus King, among others); United States congressmen (including De Witt Clinton, Fisher Ames, John Randolph, James Hillhouse, Jefferson Davis, among others); governors and senators, mostly of Massachusetts but some from other colonies and states, ca. 1700-1870 (such as Rufus Choate, Benjamin Goodhue, Harrison Gray Otis, Sir Francis Bernard, Simon Bradstreet, Thomas Hutchinson, Thomas Pownall, William Shirley, Daniel Webster, among many others); Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justices, including Samuel Sewall. Literary figures, scientists, and economists are represented by letters from Thomas Prince, Horace Greeley, William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Washington Irving, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others.

There are also there are letters, autographs and documents of notable persons involved in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, with some earlier and later French autographs. These include generals, ministers, royalty, scientists and literary figures, and the autographs of Henry III, and Louis XIII and Louis XIV of France.

Series II. Foster Family Papers, 1648-1915 includes personal, legal and military papers kept by generations of the Foster and related Dwight families of Massachusetts including Joseph Dwight (1703 1765), Dwight Foster (1757-1823), Jedediah Foster (1726 1779), and Dwight Foster (1757 1823). This series also includes a diary kept by Joseph Dwight during the French and Indian War, 1756. There are letters of autograph value in this series as well, just as there are letters received by members of the Foster and Dwight families in the first series.

Series III. Foster and Estabrook Legal Records consist of legal correspondence kept by Dwight Foster (1828-1884) while serving as a lawyer with the firm Foster and Estabrook in Worcester, Mass., 1856-57.

Series IV. Abbott Lawrence Papers, 1836-1891 contains personal papers and correspondence, accounts, and legal documents related to family estates managed by Abbott Lawrence of Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

The Foster Family Autograph Collection was donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1984 by Mrs. Maxwell Foster.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Foster Family Autograph Collection, 1621-1917

Arranged alphabetically

This series consists of autograph letters and notes, manuscripts, diaries and journals, printed documents, broadsides and other ephemera collected by members of the Foster and Dwight families for their autograph value, 1621-1917. The items collected document the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, colonial life in Massachusetts and other topics; and individuals represented include United States presidents, members of their cabinet, and other political figures as well and prominent lawyers and literary figures.

Material relating to the French and Indian War include muster and pay rolls, and various letters and accounts. Included are a letter from Jonathan Edwards requesting payment for billeting soldiers, September 15, 1755, a letter from Lord Amherst to Benning Wentworth, royal governor of New Hampshire, April 16, 1761, and the orderly book of Gen. David Wooster, 1759 among many other items.

Material related to the Revolutionary War includes letters, pay rolls, muster rolls, and movement orders of the Marquis de Lafayette, Lord George Germain, William Heath, Henry Knox, Henry Lee, Philip Schuyler, John Stark, Artemus Ward, David Farragut, John A. Dahlgren, William Hull, William Hull, William Greene, among others. Included are letter from Henry Dearborn describing the return of deserters from the Continental Army, March 1, 1780; and a letter from Gen. William Phillips admonishing Heath for encouraging the enlistment of deserters, April 18, 1778, among other items.

This series also includes a letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson discussing the Transcendentalist periodical The Dial, June 27, 1843; a poem by William Cullen Bryant, March 16, 1850; and letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Mrs. A.D.T. Whitney discussing life in the South, February 21, 1868. There are also several letters of interest related to early American medicine such as those by Solomon Drowne and John Jeffries.

See List of Items in the Autograph Collection below.

Box 1
Abb-Ath
Box 2
Atw-Ber
Box 3
Bet-Brad
Box 4
Bran-Chi
Box 5
Cho-Cus
Box 6
Dag-Dye
Box 7
Eas-Fre
Box 8
Gag-Gro
Box 9
Hab-Hol
Box 10
Hop-Hyd
Box 11
Ibe-Jaq
Box 12
Jar-Jou
Box 13
Joy-Ker
Box 14
Ket-Lew
Box 15
Lie-Mar
Box 16
Mas-Nou
Box 17
O'Co-Phi
Box 18
Pic-Qui
Box 19
Ran-Ser
Box 20
Sew-Smi
Box 21
Sou-Tay
Box 22
Tha-Ven
Box 23
Wad-Wha
Box 24
Whe-Yat

II. Foster family papers, 1648-1915

This series consists of papers of generations of the Foster and related Dwight families of Massachusetts, 1648-1915. The series includes deeds, receipts, account books, orations and family correspondence; and Foster and Dwight family genealogical information. Family correspondence includes letters sent between Jedediah Foster (1726-1779) and his wife Dorothy Dwight Foster and their children Peregrine Foster (1759-1804), Theodore Foster (1752-1828), Theophillis Foster (1754-1838), Abigail Foster (1756-1779) and Dwight Foster (1757-1823).

Family correspondence also includes letters sent between Dwight Foster and his wife Rebecca Foster and their son Alfred Dwight Foster (1800-1852), his son Dwight Foster (1828-1884). The series also includes a diary kept by Joseph Dwight during the Lake Champlain campaign in the French and Indian War, 1756; and weather diaries kept by Dwight Foster, 1778-1803 (with gaps).

A. Loose papers, 1648-1915

Box 25
Loose papers, 1648-1787
Box 26
Loose papers, 1789-1915
Oversize box 3
Loose papers, 1706-1798(Oversize)
Oversize box 4
Loose papers, 1801-1894(Oversize)

B. Diaries, 1756-1803

Box 27Folder 1
Joseph Dwight diary kept during Lake Champlain campaign, 15 June-8 July 1756
Vol. 1
Dwight Foster diary, 1778
Box 27Folder 2-4
Dwight Foster weather diaries, 1795-1797
Box 27Folder 5-7
Dwight Foster weather diaries, 1799-1803

C. Account books, 1747-1813

Box 27Folder 8
Joseph Dwight account book kept for Ephraim Williams' Regiment, Expedition to Canada, 1747
Box 27Folder 9
Jedediah Foster account book, 1748-1749
Box 27Folder 10
Dwight Foster memoranda and account book, 1813

D. Orations, 1759-1803

Box 27Folder 11
Joseph Dwight "Oration on the Necessity and Importance of a Well Disciplined Militia," [1759]
Box 27Folder 12
Dwight Foster oration, 31 October 1808

E. Dwight-Foster family genealogical notes, 1769-1930

Oversize box 4
Dwight-Foster family genealogical notes, n.d.(Oversize)
Box 27Folder 13-16
Dwight-Foster family genealogical notes, 1769-1930

F. Miscellaneous, 1684-1780

Box 27Folder 17
Worcester town records, 1684-1814
Vol. 2
Dwight Foster collection of poetical works, 1762-1780

III. Foster and Estabrook Legal records, 1856-1857

This series consists of legal correspondence kept by Dwight Foster (1828-1884) while serving as a lawyer with the firm Foster and Estabrook in Worcester, Mass., 1856-57. The series includes letters received from individuals and business discussing payments and work on behalf of legal cases.

Box 28-29
Dwight Foster legal correspondence, 1856-1857[Disbound volume]

IV. Abbott Lawrence papers, 1836-1891

This series consists of personal papers and correspondence, accounts, and legal documents related to estates managed by Abbott Lawrence of Boston, Mass. Personal papers include family correspondence, 1836-40; and professional papers include documents related to the management of the estates of Charles A. Prince, A.A. Marcus, and others, 1880-1891.

A. Loose papers, 1836-1891

Box 30Folder 1-23
Loose papers, 1836-1890
Oversize box 4
Loose papers, 1886-1891(Oversize)

B. Estate account books, 1888-1891

Box 30Folder 24
Account book, Charles A. Prince trustee, 1888-1889
Box 30Folder 24
Account book, A.A. Marcus estate, 1891

Items in the Autograph Collection

The items listed below are from Series I. Foster Family Autograph Collection, Boxes 1-24:

Autographs Abb-Ath

Box 1Folder 1
Unidentified autographs, 1751-1838.

Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879

Box 1Folder 2
Letter to Mrs. Dunn of Worcester, Mass. 21 Feb. [no year].

Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot), 1805-1877

Box 1Folder 3
Letter to Mrs. Foster, 12 Sept. 1836.

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886

Box 1Folder 4
Empty envelope addressed by Charles Francis Adams to Arthur Dexter, 31 Jan. 1861.

Adams, Hannah, 1755-1831

Box 1Folder 5
Page removed from a volume of religious writings.

Adams, John, 1735-1826

Box 1Folder 6
Printed certificate with manuscript annotations from the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in Boston, [11] March 1766.
Box 1Folder 7
Letter to Roger Sherman, mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, 14 May 1789.
Box 1Folder 8
Letters to Roger Sherman sent from Richmond Hill, New York, 17-20 July 1789.
Box 1Folder 9
Printed invitation with manuscript annotations addressed to Dwight Foster, 10 Jan. 1790.
Box 1Folder 10
Dinner invitation addressed to Dwight and Rebecca Foster, 27 Jan. 1790.
Box 1Folder 11
Thank you note addressed to Dwight Foster, 29 April 1795.
Box 1Folder 12
Manuscript copy of a circular letter distributed to the senators of the United States, 30 Jan. 1801.

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

Box 1Folder 13
Letter to William Wirt regarding a legal case involving a ship carrying slaves detained by the United States, 18 March 1811.
Box 1Folder 13
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster declining an invitation to speak at the Worcester Lyceum, 29 Sept. 1838.

Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 30 June 1794.(Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 3 July 1795.(Oversize)

Addington, Isaac, 1645-1715

Box 1Folder 14
Bill of costs for lodging of Joseph Smith at the county court, Oct. 1685.
Box 1Folder 14
Letter to Edmund Andros, 8 Feb. 1687.

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

Box 1Folder 15
Letter to Dwight Foster declining invitation, 3 Dec. 1867.

Akerman, Amos Tappan, 1821-1880

Box 1Folder 16
Letter to Hugh Lawson White Hill, 3 Aug. 1871.

Alexander, Caleb, 1755-1828

Box 1Folder 17
Letter to Dwight Foster, 5 Feb. 1800.

Allen, Joseph, 1749-1827

Box 1Folder 18
Printed writ with manuscript annotations signed by Joseph Allen, 30 Aug. 1791.

Ames, Fisher, 1758-1808

Box 1Folder 19
Letters to Dwight Foster, 18 Nov. 1795- 9 Feb. 1801.

Ames, Seth, 1805-1881

Box 1Folder 20
Letters to Dwight Foster, 24 Jan. [no year], 10- 14 Dec. 1853.

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

Box 1Folder 21
Letter to Benning Wentworth, governor of New Hampshire, 26 April 1761.
Box 1Folder 21
Letter to Thomas Hancock of Boston, Mass, 31 July 1763.

Amory, Rufus Greene

Box 1Folder 22
Letter to George Thacher of Biddeford, Maine, 19 Nov. 1785.
Box 1Folder 22
Letter to Dwight Foster, 1 July 1799.

Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867

Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass, 14 Feb. 1861.(Oversize)
Box 1Folder 23
Commissions appointing Dwight Foster Attorney General for the Commonwealth, 3-8 Dec. 1863.
Box 1Folder 23
Letter to Dwight Foster requesting copy of the confession of Edward W. Green, 15 Dec. 1864.

Appleton, Nathaniel, 1731-1798

Box 1Folder 24
Letter to Dwight Foster, 30 Nov. 1795.

Appleton, Nathaniel Walker, 1755-1795

Box 1Folder 25
Letters to George Thacher, 8 Feb., 15 March 1789.

Ashley, John, d. 1759

Box 1Folder 26
Agreement between John Ashley and George Hayward to establish a gristmill in Brookfield, Mass., 5 March 1719.
Box 1Folder 26
Cropped autograph, 18 March 1730.

Atherton, Charles Gordon, 1804-1853

Box 1Folder 27
Partial letter to [Arthur W. Atherton].

Autographs Atw-Ber

Atwater, Caleb, 1778-1867

Box 2Folder 1
Manuscript copy of portion of History of Ohio by Caleb Atwater, 1839.

Auchmuty, Robert, d. 1788

Box 2Folder 2
Printed certificate with manuscript annotations, 10 March 1767.

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

Box 2Folder 3
Letter to Clarendon Harris, 17 Feb. 1841.

Austin, Nathaniel, d. 1861

Box 2Folder 4
Letter to Levi Lincoln regarding the Medford, Mass. company of Independent Light Infantry, Mass. Militia, 15 Dec. 1808.

Austin, Samuel

Box 2Folder 5
Certificate attesting that Stephen Hall supplied wood during the siege of Boston, 18 June 1777.

Avery, John, 1739-1806

Box 2Folder 6
Legal and legislative documents signed by John Avery, addressed to George Thacher and Dwight Foster, 1787-1803.

Avocat, Jouvent

Box 2Folder 7
Letter to unidentified recipient (in French), 10 April 1848.

Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867

Box 2Folder 8
Letter to William Cranch Bond, 1 Feb. 1846.

Bacon, Delia Salter, 1811-1859

Box 2Folder 9
Calling card with invitation to "Historical Lectures no. 11."

Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833

Box 2Folder 10
Letter to William Jones seeking promotion for Abraham Walton to boatswain, Charlestown Navy Yard, 10 Sept. 1813.

Baird, Charles Washington, 1828-1887

Box 2Folder 11
Letter to William Dwight Whitney, 23 Oct. 1856.

Baker, Nathaniel Bradley, 1818-1876

Oversize box 1
Commission appointing William F. Goodwin justice of the peace, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 20 April 1856.(Oversize)

Baldwin, Abraham, 1754-1807

Box 2Folder 12
Notes about a bill relating to petitions of invalids from Georgia for Revolutionary War pensions, March 1798.

Baldwin, Ebenezer, 1790-1837

Oversize box 1
Diploma from Yale University, 1808.(Oversize)

Baldwin, Jeduthan, 1732-1788

Box 2Folder 13
Letter to Jedidiah Foster, 31 Dec. 1768.
Box 2Folder 13
Letter of instruction for Jedidiah Foster to represent Brookfield at Provincial Congress in Salem, Sept. 1774.
Box 2Folder 13
Letter to Jedidiah Foster, 19 March 1788

Baldwin, Roger Sherman, 1793-1853

Box 2Folder 14
Letter to Enoch Perkins, 22 Sept. 1819.

Baldwin, Simeon, 1761-1851

Box 2Folder 15
Courtship letter to Rebecca Sherman Baldwin, 29 Oct. 1784.
Box 2Folder 15
Deposition for Enoch Perkins, 17 Dec. 1798.

Baldwin, Simeon Eben, 1840-1927

Box 2Folder 16
Letter to Alfred Foster, 28 April 1917.

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

Box 2Folder 17
Letter to Alfred Dwight thanking him for loan of Mr. Farber's lecture, 7 Dec. 1830.
Box 2Folder 17
Letter to Alfred Dwight accepting invitation to speak at the American Antiquarian Society, 16 Dec. 1837.

Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894

Box 2Folder 18
Letter to Dwight Foster declining invitation to visit, 11 Nov. [no year].
Box 2Folder 18
Letter to Dwight Foster explaining political activity, 6 Aug. 1857.
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster judge of probate, Worcester County, 15 Feb. 1858.(Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the Peace, Worcester County, 26 Jan. 1859.(Oversize)
Box 2Folder 18
Commission appointing Dwight Foster Attorney General of Massachusetts, 6 Dec. 1860.

Barry, William T. (William Taylor)‚ 1785-1835

Box 2Folder 19
Letter to postmaster of Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 Oct. 1831.

Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795

Box 2Folder 20
Account for travel expenses in New Hampshire, 29 April 1775.
Box 2Folder 20
Legal warrant for counterfeiters, 15 April 1777.
Box 2Folder 20
Commission appointing Jeremiah Stiles justice of the peace, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, 10 Jan. 1791.

Bartlett, Sidney, 1799-1889

Box 2Folder 21
Letter to unidentified recipient, 2 Aug. [no year].
Box 2Folder 21
Letter to Benjamin Thomas regarding subpoenas, 23 June 1857.

Bass, Gillam

Box 2Folder 22
Letter to the Worcester County, Mass. Committee of Correspondence from the Northboro, Mass. Committee of Correspondence signed by secretary Gillam Bass, 22 May 1775.

Bastide, J. H. (John Henry), ca. 1700-ca. 1770

Box 2Folder 23
Letter to Thomas Hancock, 3 May 1758.

Bates, John Coalter, 1842-1919

Box 2Folder 24
Cropped autograph.

Beardsley, Samuel, 1790-1860

Box 2Folder 25
Cropped autograph.
Box 2Folder 25
Letter to William Learned Marcy regarding votes in United States Congress, 15 Feb. 1833.

Beck, Theodric Romeyn, 1791-1855

Box 2Folder 26
Letter to Ebenezer Bald[win] regarding trustees of the Albany Institute, 10 March 1829.
Box 2Folder 26
Printed circular letter to Erastus Corning regarding the Albany Institute, 10 June 1834.

Belcher, Jonathan, 1682-1757

Box 2Folder 27
Letter to Richard Waldron regarding boundary of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, 31 Oct. 1734.
Box 2Folder 27
Cropped autograph, 24 June 1738.
Box 2Folder 27
Letter to Thomas Hancock, 18 Sept. 1763.

Belden, Richard (agent for Berry Rogers and Berry)

Box 2Folder 28
Letter to George Thacher regarding edition of Mirabeau's speeches, 11 Dec. 1793.

Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798

Box 2Folder 29
Certificate of marriage between Frederic Mordaunt Bell and Elizabeth Gage, 4 Feb. 1786.

Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890

Box 2Folder 30
Letter to Case and Van Wagener, 1 Sept. 1871.

Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833

Box 2Folder 31
Draft of letter to unidentified recipient, Aug. 1812.

Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832

Box 2Folder 32
Partial draft of writing.

Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712-1779

Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Jedidiah Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 28 Jan. 1762.(Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Jedidiah Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 6 July 1763.(Oversize)

Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856

Box 2Folder 33
Letter to William Wirt regarding legal case, 15 May 1818.

Autographs Bet-Brad

Bethel, Slingsbey (agent for Col. Dwight)

Box 3Folder 1
Letter received by Slingsbey Bethel, agent for Col. Joseph Dwight's Regiment of Foot, Dec. 1747.
Box 3Folder 1
Letter sent by Slingsbey Bethel regarding payment to Josiah Quincy, 26 July 1751.

Bibb, George M. (George Minos), 1776-1859

Box 3Folder 2
Cropped autograph.

Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814

Box 3Folder 3
Testimony of John Warder of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania signed by notary Clement Biddle, 11 Jan. 1804.

Bidwell, Barnabas, 1763-1833

Box 3Folder 4
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding the legal case of Hubbard Wait vs. Tidmarsh, 3 Nov. 1791.

Bigelow, George Tyler, 1810-1878

Box 3Folder 5
Invitations addressed to Dwight Foster.

Bigelow, John P. (John Prescott), 1797-1872

Box 3Folder 6
Printed letter to Alfred Dwight Foster appointing him counselor to the Governor, 10 Jan. 1842.

Bigelow, Nancy of Worcester, Mass.

Box 3Folder 7
Letter to brother Timothy Bigelow about library books, June 1783.

Bigelow, Timothy, 1767-1821

Box 3Folder 8
Letter to sister Nancy Bigelow, 19 Oct. 1784.
Box 3Folder 9
Diary kept during trip from Boston, Mass. to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by stagecoach and steamboat, 3-27 July 1815.

Bingham, Elisha

Box 3Folder 10
Certificate signed by Elisha Bingham and others verifying cleanliness and orderliness of [William Minot] Gilbert's oyster house and grocery store, 9 Dec. 1815.

Binney, Horace, 1780-1875

Box 3Folder 11
Letter to W[illiam] Briggs, 8 April 1834.

Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883

Box 3Folder 12
Letters to Benjamin Robbins Curtis, 9 July-18 Sept 1862.

Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876

Box 3Folder 13
Letter to Mahlon Dickerson regarding Rebecca Gratz, 4 Feb. 1835.

Blatchford, Samuel, 1820-1893

Box 3Folder 14
Letter to Benjamin R. Curtis regarding legal case, 5 Oct. 1854.
Box 3Folder 14
Letter to C. H. Hill regarding legal case, 10 Nov. 1870.

Bliss, George, 1764-1830

Box 3Folder 15
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding Reuben Blair, 3 Aug. 1805.

Bolles, John A. (John Augustus), 1809-1878

Box 3Folder 16
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster appointing him counselor to the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, 9 Jan. 1844.

Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893

Box 3Folder 17
Signature on Boston Theater ticket.

Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821

Box 3Folder 18
Legal statement regarding land purchased on the Susquehanna river in Pennsylvania, 29 Aug. 1817.

Boudinot, Elisha, 1749-1819

Box 3Folder 19
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding Theodore Sedgwick, 7 Jan. 1803.

Bourne, Shearjashub, 1746-1806

Box 3Folder 20
Letter regarding Shearjashub Bourne's son on the ship Two Brothers, 20 April 1789.

Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905

Box 3Folder 21
Cropped autograph, 16 Nov. [no year].
Oversize box 1
Commission appointed Dwight Foster appointing him justice of the peace, Worcester County, 4 Feb. 1852.(Oversize)
Box 3Folder 21
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding the Republican nomination for Attorney General, 31 Aug. 1860.
Box 3Folder 21
Letter to Benjamin Helm Bristow regarding U.S. Treasury Department requisitions, 8 Nov. 1871.

Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838

Box 3Folder 22
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster regarding insurance payment, 25 Dec. 1832.

Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790

Box 3Folder 23
Letter of introduction of M. de St. Trys to Nathan Dane and George Thacher, 21 Aug. 1788.
Box 3Folder 23
Circular letter promoting the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 21 July 1789.

Bowdoin, James, 1752-1811

Box 3Folder 24
Printed minutes from the meeting of non-resident proprietors of the Ohio Company, in Boston, Mass., 30 Aug. 1792.

Brace, James

Box 3Folder 25
Letter to [Dwight] Foster regarding teacher Azel Backus, 25 Sept. 1800.

Bradford, Alden, 1765-1843

Box 3Folder 26
Circular letter to the treasurer of the Worcester and Leicester Turnpike Corporation, 18 Aug. 1818.

Bradford, Gamaliel, 1763-1824

Box 3Folder 27
Printed receipt for certificate of debt received from Nathaniel Appleton, 6 Aug. 1792.

Bradford, Samuel

Box 3Folder 28
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding presidential proclamation, 4 April 1797.

Bradley, C. S.

Box 3Folder 29
Letter to Judge Foster.

Bradley, Joseph P., 1818-1892

Box 3Folder 30
Letter to Dwight Foster thanking him for article regarding U.S. Supreme Court ruling on life insurance, 6 Jan. 1877.

Bradley, Stephen Row, 1734-1830

Box 3Folder 31
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 24 Dec. 1802.
Box 3Folder 31
Letter to Gen. William Eaton regarding the "Tripoline Treaty," 19 Jan. 1806.

Bradstreet, Simon, 1603-1697

Box 3Folder 32
Deposition of Francis Dane, 1664.

Brady, James T. (James Topham), 1815-1869

Box 3Folder 33
Letter to B[enjamin] Robbins Curtis, 17 Nov. 1858.

Autographs Bran-Chi

Branch, John, 1782-1863

Box 4Folder 1
Orders for Capt. James Biddle to relieve W. M. Crane from command of a squadron in the Mediterranean, 16 June 1829.

Braxton, Carter, 1736-1797

Box 4Folder 2
Portion of an account balance, 1778-1779.

Briggs, George N. (George Nixon), 1796-1861

Oversize box 1
Commission granting Alfred Dwight Foster, Robert Rantoul and Samuel H. Walley power to seize land for a Manual Labor School for juvenile delinquents, 15 May 1846. (Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Alfred Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 2 Feb. 1849.(Oversize)
Box 4Folder 3
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster inviting him to be on the board of trustees of the Lunatic Asylum in Worcester, Mass., 25 Jan. 1850.

Brigham, Elijah, 1751-1816

Box 4Folder 4
Letter to Dwight Foster, 25 Jan. 1816.

Brightwell, John

Box 4Folder 5
Letter to Harrison Gray requesting money to be drawn from his military pay to reimburse Joseph Dwight, 30 Dec. 1756.

Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896

Box 4Folder 6
Autograph, 13 Oct. 1871.
Box 4Folder 6
Letter to Dwight Foster declining dinner invitation, 13 April 1875.

Brooks, John, 1752-1825

Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Massachusetts, 3 Dec. 1816.(Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing John W. Stiles justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 10 June 1819.(Oversize)

Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877

Box 4Folder 7
Signature on envelope to Amos T. Akerman, ca. 1870.

Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

Box 4Folder 8
Poem, 16 March 1850.
Box 4Folder 8
Letter declining invitation to Class Day at Harvard, 4 June 1873.

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

Box 4Folder 9
Cropped autograph, ca. 1848.
Box 4Folder 9
Letter to Thomas A. Goodman regarding employment of his son, 24 March 1862.

Buckingham, Joseph T. (Joseph Tinker), 1779-1861

Box 4Folder 10
Letter to Isaiah Thomas, 19 March. 1807.

Buckingham, William A. (William Alfred), 1804-1875

Box 4Folder 11
Letter of introduction to Ulysses Simpson Grant, 17 Nov. 1870.

Bullock, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1816-1882

Box 4Folder 12
Letters to Alfred Dwight Foster regarding lectures at the Worcester Lyceum.
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, 31 Aug. 1866.(Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Massachusetts, 28 Jan. 1868.(Oversize)

Burlingame, Anson, 1820-1870

Box 4Folder 13
Signature on envelope.

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

Box 4Folder 14
Letter to John Greenwood regarding settlement of legal case, ca. 1800.
Box 4Folder 14
Letter to E. Baldwin regarding legal case, ca. 1800.
Box 4Folder 14
Letter to John Van Ness Yates regarding legal case of Jacob and John Wood vs. James and James Roe Jr., and Michael Hay, 26 March 1800.

Burrill, James, 1772-1820

Box 4Folder 15
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding tax problems of Peregrine Foster, 23 Oct. 1799.

Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879

Box 4Folder 16
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster regarding lecture at Worcester Lyceum, 12 Jan. 1840.

Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858

Box 4Folder 17
Letter to Nathan Clifford on behalf of the office of the United States Attorney General, 27 March 1847.

Cabot, George, 1752-1823

Box 4Folder 18
Letter to Dwight Foster, 27 June 1808.

Caldwell, William

Box 4Folder 19
Commission appointing Robert Cutler deputy sheriff, Worcester County, Mass., 24 April 1795.

Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

Box 4Folder 20
Letter to William Wirt on behalf of President James Monroe, regarding the size of the U.S. Army, 13 April 1822.

Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

Box 3Folder 21
Letter to Mr. Dickens regarding a newspaper order, 28 May 1857.

Campbell, John Archibald, 1811-1889

Box 4Folder 22
Letter to Benjamin Robbins Curtis about the importation and sale of slaves in New Orleans, La. and Mobile, Ala., 11 May 1859.

Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879

Box 4Folder 21
Letter to Philadelphia publisher Abraham Hart, 2 Oct. [no year].

Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839

Box 4Folder 24
Letter to Isaiah Thomas regarding Jane Aitken's mental illness, 5 Oct. 1826.

Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

Box 4Folder 25
Office of Discount and Deposit check, 15 Aug. 1826.

Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

Box 4Folder 26
Letter to David C. Wallace about contacting Max Lilienthal, 6 July 1849.

Champlin, Christopher, 1731-1805

Box 4Folder 27
Letter to Enoch Perkins giving him power of attorney, 5 Dec. 1791.

Champlin, Christopher Grant

Box 4Folder 28
Letters to Enoch Perkins about transferring his father's stock, 11 Feb.-7 March 1792.

Chandler, John

Box 4Folder 29
Letter to Jedidiah Foster regarding a commission, 1 May 1753.
Box 4Folder 29
Cropped autograph, 20 Aug. 1755.
Box 4Folder 29
Letter to Jedidiah Foster regarding difficulties with supplies, 5 Oct. 1756.
Box 4Folder 29
Cropped autograph, 6 Oct. 1772.

Channell, W. T.

Box 4Folder 30
Letter to C. P. Curtis, 8 July 1853.

Channing, Walter, 1757-1827

Box 4Folder 31
Letter to Enoch Perkins congratulating him on his marriage, 30 May 1876.

Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842

Box 4Folder 32
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster declining invitation to speak at the Worcester Lyceum, 15 Nov. 1838.

Chapin, Calvin, 1763-1851

Box 4Folder 33
Letter to Dr. Samuel N. Woodward of the Worcester State Lunatic Hospital regarding death records kept in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, 14 Feb. 1840.

Chapman, Reuben A.

Box 4Folder 34
Letter of introduction to C. L. Hill for his daughter Mary Chapman, 15 April 1871.

Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840

Box 4Folder 35
Letter to Samuel Lewis Southard recommending, at the bequest of Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, her nephew Joshua Johnson Boyd to be appointed midshipman on the United States Navy, 30 Oct. 1824.

Chittenden, Thomas, 1730-1797

Box 4Folder 36
Commission appointing Jeremiah Stiles Captain, Fifth Company, Vermont Light Infantry Regiment, 5 July 1781.

Autographs Cho-Cus

Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859

Box 5Folder 1
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster, 11 Sept. 1837.
Box 5Folder 1
Letter to unidentified recipient, 1 Dec. 1845.

Cilley, Joseph, 1734-1799

Box 5Folder 2
Return of clothing for officers of the First New Hampshire Regiment at Camp Danbury, 24 Dec. 1779.

Claflin, William, 1818-1905

Box 5Folder 3
Autograph.
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Joseph M. Gibbens justice of the peace, Suffolk County, Mass., 17 Dec. 1869.(Oversize)

Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817

Box 5Folder 4
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding the military claim of Major Thomas Johnson, 15 March 1800.

Clap, Daniel

Box 5Folder 5
Letter to Dwight Foster about availability of land purchased by the Ohio Company, 21 Jan. 1788.

Clap, Thomas, 1703-1767

Box 5Folder 6
Autograph, 1764

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

Box 5Folder 7
Letter of thanks to S. B. Barrell, 16 Nov. 1825.
Box 5Folder 7
Letter to granddaughter Lucretia C. Erwin, 24 March 1843.

Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856

Box 5Folder 8
Letter to Benjamin Franklin Butler requesting his opinion on Henry Baldwin and the Senate Judiciary Committee, 5 May 1834.

Clifford, John H. (John Henry), 1809-1876

Box 5Folder 9
Letter to Dwight Foster, 4 Dec. 1873.

Clifford, Nathan, 1803-1881

Box 5Folder 10
Cropped autograph.
Box 5Folder 10
Letter to Benjamin Robbins Curtis about appeals in Boston courts on admiralty cases, 26 May 1858.

Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

Box 5Folder 11
Letter to Robert Smith recommending Spencer Stafford Jr. as a midshipman, 16 March 1807.
Box 5Folder 11
Testimony about the sinking of the ship Esther Lind, 30 Aug. 1808.
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Ebenezer Baldwin surrogate for Albany County, New York, 7 July 1819.(Oversize)

Clinton, George, 1739-1812

Box 5Folder 12
Testimony attesting that John Keene of New York is a public notary written on the reverse of a document notarized by Keene concerning the District of Columbia, 6 Aug. 1794.

Clymer, George, 1739-1813

Box 5Folder 13
Check from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bank, 8 Sept. 1809.

Cobb, David, 1748-1830

Box 5Folder 14
Letter to Mr. Mower regarding the distribution of advertisements, 15 Sept. 1800.
Box 5Folder 14
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding housing for the Gilbert family, 22 March 1801.

Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868

Box 5Folder 15
Certificate giving to A. & E. Scheitlin the decision of his appeal on the rate of duty on cotton hosiery, 28 Aug. 1860.

Codman, Mr.

Box 5Folder 16
Signature.

Coffey, Titian J.

Box 3Folder 17
Letter to Benjamin R. Curtis regarding payment of legal fees for counsel of the United States in Supreme Court cases, 24 June 1862.

Coleman, William, 1766-1829

Box 5Folder 18
Letter to Dwight Foster about discharging a debt, 26 Oct. 1790.

Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

Box 5Folder 19
Thank you letter to Gen. Henry Van Ness Boynton, 15 Dec. 1869.

Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889

Box 5Folder 20
Letter to the director of the New England Mutual Insurance Co., 2 Jan. 1877.

Colly, Henry

Box 5Folder 21
Signature on a Halifax, Nova Scotia receipt, 27 May 1767.

Colman, Benjamin, 1673-1747

Box 5Folder 22
Letter to Richard Waldron concerning a financial transaction, 14 Dec. 1742.

Colquhoun, Patrick, 1745-1820

Box 5Folder 23
Letter to Benjamin Walker regarding remittance for stocks and interest, 15 Sept. 1794.

Colt, James D.

Box 5Folder 24
Letters to Dwight Foster declining invitations, 8 Feb. [no year]- 24 Jan. 1876.

Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878

Box 5Folder 25
Letter to unidentified receipt regarding George B. Curtis, 7 Oct. 1866.

Cook, Orchard, 1763-1819

Box 5Folder 26
Letter to George Thacher asking to be considered for a position as tax collector, 27 April 1790.

Corwin, Jonathan, 1640-1718

Box 5Folder 27
Record of court case of Paul Woodbridge and Ebenezer Cook vs. George Herrick in Salem, Mass., 21 Dec. 1691.

Corwin, Thomas, 1794-1865

Box 5Folder 28
Note to George R. Sage.

Cotton, John, 1728-1768

Box 5Folder 29
Record of act to change general session times in Worcester, Mass. courts, 3 Feb. 1768.

Cox, Jacob D. (Jacob Dolson), 1828-1900

Box 5Folder 30
Invitation to Gen. Henry Van Ness Boynton.

Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824

Box 5Folder 31
Note to Mr. Foster thanking him for loan of a bill, 22 May 1794.

Cranch, William, 1769-1855

Box 5Folder 32
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding legal case of S. E. Merrick, 16 April 1789.
Box 5Folder 32
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 18 March 1802.

Cranston, Thomas of Newport, Rhode Island

Box 5Folder 33
Petition to Rhode Island governor William Green and Gen. John Sullivan pledging loyalty and asking forgiveness for crimes, 1778.

Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834

Box 5Folder 34
Certificate certifying that John Bennet served as a private in the 26th Regiment, United States Infantry, 29 Nov. 1815.
Box 5Folder 34
Letter to William Wirt asking his opinion of the Attorney General of New York, 23 Dec. 1817.

Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863

Box 5Folder 35
Letter to W. Bond and son stating that their account against the Mexican Boundary Commission was referred to an auditor of the U.S. Treasury, 5 Sept. 1852.

Crowninshield, Benjamin Williams, 1772-1851

Box 5Folder 36
Letter about renting a house, 21 March 1818.

Curtis, Benjamin Robbins, 1809-1874

Box 5Folder 37
Letter Benjamin Franklin Thomas about providing evidence in a case, 2 March 1848.
Box 5Folder 37
Letter written with law partner Charles Pelham Curtis to Benjamin Franklin Thomas about the debt of Mr. Fisher, 27 March 1849.
Box 5Folder 37
Letter Benjamin Franklin Thomas asking him to meet to discuss the legal case of Mr. Farmer, 8 Dec. 1850.
Box 5Folder 37
Legal opinion on the parameters of insurance, 22 Feb. 1861.

Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894

Box 5Folder 38
Letter Benjamin Franklin Thomas about legal papers related to the case of Daniel Peters, 22 Oct. 1840.
Box 5Folder 38
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding lectures, 21 Dec. 1876.

Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879

Box 5Folder 39
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster, 5 Sept. 1836.
Box 5Folder 39
Fragment of a letter to A. W. Austin, 9 Aug. 1847.
Box 5Folder 39
Letter to Benjamin Robbins Curtis, 6 Aug. 1859.

Cushing, Charles, 1734-1810

Box 5Folder 40
Letter to Dwight Foster asking him to find material from a legal case from his father's practice, 26 March 1783.

Cushing, Nathaniel, 1753-1814

Box 5Folder 41
Signature on calling card.
Box 5Folder 41
Letter to Dwight Foster about land in Ohio, 6 July 1802.

Cushing, Thomas, 1725-1788

Box 5Folder 42
Faneuil Hall lottery ticket, June 1765.
Box 5Folder 42
Letter calling a meeting of the Committee of Council Board, 27 Feb. 1776.

Cushing, Thomas H. (Thomas Humphrey), 1755-1822

Box 5Folder 43
Calling card.
Box 5Folder 43
Letter written before joining the army, 14 Aug. 1796.

Cushing, Thomas Parkman, 1787-1854

Box 5Folder 44
Letter of invitation to Alfred Dwight Foster, 24 Feb. 1845.

Autographs Dag-Dye

Daggett, David, 1764-1851

Box 6Folder 1
Letter to Enoch Perkins about circulating a pamphlet before an election, 16 Aug. 1806.
Box 6Folder 1
Receipt for legal services, 1806.
Box 6Folder 1
Letter of introduction of Ebenezer Baldwin to Hon. W. Taylor, 3 June 1818.

Daggett, David Lewis, 1792-1810

Box 6Folder 2
Letter to Ebenezer Baldwin describing Thomas Jefferson leaving office, embargos, and other political events, 6 March 1809.

Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870

Box 6Folder 3
Cropped autograph.
Box 6Folder 3
Letter to Hon. Sprague, U.S. District Court, regarding the capture of the ship Deer and other prizes captured by Dahlgren, 30 Oct. 1866.

Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817

Box 6Folder 4
Circular letter from the Treasury Dept. regarding an act of Congress to regulate trade between the United States and Great Britain, 16 March 1816.

Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864

Box 6Folder 5
Note accepting an invitation from J.S.H. Fogg, 7 Jan. 1846.

Dalton, Tristam, 1738-1817

Box 6Folder 6
Letter to George Thacher regarding business affairs, Col. Morrill and Noah Hooper, 3 Feb. 1786.
Box 6Folder 6
Letter to George Thacher asking to see Dudley Atkins regarding a business affair with Col. Morrill, 12 Nov. 1789.

Dana, James, 1811-1890

Box 6Folder 7
Letter of recommendation to B. F. Thomas for Mr. Merrill to serve as bearer of Mass. electoral vote, 28 Nov. 1848.

Dana, Richard, 1700-1772

Box 6Folder 8
Receipt for costs for judgment of Jonathan Clark vs. Samuel Gray in the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, Boston, Mass., March 1766.

Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882

Box 6Folder 9
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster agreeing to speak on behalf of his father at the Worcester Lyceum, 4 Dec. 1840.
Box 6Folder 9
Letter to Dwight Foster discussing capital punishment, 5 Sept. 1884.

Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835

Box 6Folder 10
Letter to George Thacher about the Virginia convention; also plundered bodies found in physicians houses, 20 April 1788.

Davenport, Franklin, 1755-1832

Oversize box 1
Letter to Dwight Foster about pardoning John Fries, 26 May 1800.(Oversize)

Davis, Amasa, 1744-1825

Oversize box 1
Letter to Levi Lincoln requesting payment for military supplies, 23 Jan. 1809.(Oversize)

Davis, Daniel, 1762-1835

Box 6Folder 11
Letter to George Thacher about political, legal, and financial affairs in York, Maine, 28 April 1790.
Box 6Folder 11
Letter to Dwight Foster recommending Mrs. Butler's school in Hingham, Mass., 17 Feb. 1800.

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Box 6Folder 12
Cropped autographs.

Davis, John, 1787-1854

Box 6Folder 13
Letters to Alfred Dwight Foster.
Box 6Folder 13
Draft of a letter to unknown recipient about the pubic printing of Hamilton and Ward private correspondence, 13 Jan. 1826.
Box 6Folder 13
Letter to Mr. A. Denning or Worcester, Mass., concerning state politics in Pennsylvania and the Manufacturer's bill, 3 Feb. 1827.
Oversize box 1
Acts appointing William B. Calhoun, Alfred Dwight Foster, Francis C. Gray, Thomas Kinnicut, and Thomas A. Greene Trustees of the State Lunatic Hospital at Worcester, 21 June 1834-4 Feb. 1835. (Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Act appointing Alfred Dwight Foster, Maturin L. Fisher, Daniel P. King, Henry Gardner, and Robert Campbell Trustees of the State Lunatic Hospital at Worcester, 2 Feb. 1841. (Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Alfred Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester, Mass., 8 Feb. 1842. (Oversize)

Davis, Thomas, 1756-1805

Box 6Folder 14
Letter to Dwight Foster, 4 March 1793.

Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903

Box 6Folder 15
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding Mr. Thayer's congressional record, 2 June 1860.

Dawes, Thomas, 1757-1825

Box 6Folder 16
Letter to George Thacher regarding estate of Mr. Lucas, 27 Aug. 1781.
Box 6Folder 16
Letter to George Thacher about legal affairs of William Emerson, 2 May 1785.

Day, J. M.

Box 6Folder 17
Letter to John Henry Clifford, 7 Jan. 1874.

Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824

Box 6Folder 18
Letter congratulating Dwight Foster on his appointment to the U.S. Senate, 28 Aug. 1800.

Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829

Box 6Folder 19
Draft of essay on Republicanism and Federalism.
Box 6Folder 19
Return of deserters from the Continental Army, 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, 1 March 1780.
Box 6Folder 19
Note to Dwight Foster about certificates, 26 March 1802.
Box 6Folder 19
Letter to Benjamin Austin, Jr. about where to transfer pension books of Gustavus Aldrich, 24 Feb. 1806.
Box 6Folder 19
Letter to Henry A. S. Dearborn discussing Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin's response to the embargo, 4 April 1812.
Box 6Folder 19
Letter to Henry A. S. Dearborn while traveling in Portugal, 17 Aug. 1822.

Delano, Columbus, 1809-1896

Box 6Folder 20
Signature pasted to engraving.
Box 6Folder 20
Letter of introduction of George Willey to attorney general Akerman, Dec. 1870.

Denio, Hiram, 1799-1871

Box 6Folder 21
Letter to Roger Sherman Baldwin regarding a new law professor position at Hamilton College, 5 July 1843.

Dennie, Joseph, 1768-1812

Box 6Folder 22
Fragment on a note to Dwight Foster about help distributing a portfolio.

Dennison, William, 1815-1882

Box 6Folder 23
Signature on envelope.

Dent, Samuel, Rev. of Grenada

Box 6Folder 24
Letter to David Little regarding death of John Spencer Carpenter, 9 March 1794.
Box 6Folder 24
Letter to Ann Spencer about death of John Spencer Carpenter, 14 July 1795.

Devens, Charles, 1820-1891

Box 6Folder 25
Letter to Dwight Foster, 29 May [no year].
Box 6Folder 25
Letter to Dwight Foster declining dinner invitation at the Law Club, 13 Dec. [no year].
Box 6Folder 25
Letter to Mr. Baldwin declining dinner invitation, 12 Aug. 1875.
Box 6Folder 25
Letter to Dwight Foster accepting dinner invitation at the Law Club, 24 Jan. 1876.

Devens, Richard, 1721-1807

Box 6Folder 26
Receipt of loan by Continental loan officer Nathaniel Appleton, 17 July 1786.

Dexter, Samuel, 1761-1816

Box 6Folder 27
Dinner invitations to Dwight Foster, 2 Jan. 1801, 27 Jan. 1801.
Box 6Folder 27
Letter to Dwight Foster about a petition for a lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard, 27 Jan. 1801.

Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853

Box 6Folder 28
Letter to Caesar A. Rodney about the New Jersey legislature, 26 Oct. 1803.
Box 6Folder 28
Commission appointing Joseph H. Adams Navy midshipman, 28 June 1838.

Dinsmoor, Samuel, 1799-1869

Box 6Folder 29
Commission appointing Joseph Morrill captain of the New Hampshire Militia, 8th Company of Infantry, 26th Regiment, 9 Aug. 1831.

Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879

Box 6Folder 30
Signature pasted onto engraving.

Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808

Box 6Folder 31
Instructions to distribute ammunition, 26 Sept. 1769.

Dorr, Joseph, 1730-1808

Box 6Folder 32
Letter to Dwight Foster about attendance at Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas, 18 March 1800.

Downes, John, 1784-1854

Box 6Folder 33
Letter to Samuel L. Southard recommending Andrew Ellison for the Navy, 15 May 1827.

Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875

Box 6Folder 34
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster asking for assistance with application to be Librarian at the American Antiquarian Society, 17 Oct. 1835.

Drowne, Solomon, 1753-1834

Box 6Folder 35
Letter to Dwight Foster about establishing a medical practice, 26 Oct. 1784.

Dudley, Joseph, 1647-1720

Box 6Folder 36
Letter to Major Vaughn, 11 Aug. 1705.
Box 6Folder 36
Housing bill for Samuel Penhallow, 19 Oct. 1706.

Duer, William, 1747-1799

Box 6Folder 37
Note to Col. Wacher regarding a loan, 29 July 1795.

Duff, Alexander

Box 6Folder 38
Oath of Burges signed by Alexander Duff, 4 Aug. 1778.

Dunham, Josiah, 1769-1844

Box 6Folder 39
Certificate verifying Paul Sweat as justice of the peace in Bradford, Vermont, 31 Aug. 1814.

Duvall, Gabriel, 1752-1844

Box 6Folder 40
Letter on behalf of the Treasury Dept. to Thomas G. Thornton about the balance in Maine's account, 28 May 1810.
Box 6Folder 40
Letter to Thomas Handasyd Perkins, Massachusetts Commissioner of Loans, 2 Jan. 1803.

Duvall, Gabriel, 1752-1844

Box 6Folder 40
Letter on behalf of the Treasury Dept. to Thomas G. Thornton about the balance in Maine's account, 28 May 1810.

Dyer, Eliphalet, 1721-1807

Box 6Folder 41
Account balance, 1784.

Autographs Eas-Fre

Easton, James, 1728-1796

Box 7Folder 1
Letter requesting military supplies, 14 Aug. 1775.

Eaton, John Henry, 1790-1856

Box 7Folder 2
Letter to John Ingreham recommending William Learned Marcy, 18 July 1845.

Eaton, William, 1764-1811

Box 7Folder 3
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding claims for land in Kingston, [Mass.], 2 Feb. 1806.

Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758

Box 7Folder 4
Letter to Joseph Dwight requesting payment for billeting English soldiers, 15 Sept. 1755.

Edwards, Pierpont, 1750-1826

Box 7Folder 5
Letter regarding the schooner Peggy, 11 April 1801.

Edwards, Sarah, 1710-1758

Box 7Folder 6
Receipt from Joseph Dwight for silver, 22 June 1756.

Eliot, Samuel, 1748-1820

Box 7Folder 7
Signature on receipt for Massachusetts funded debts received by Nathaniel Appleton, 7 Feb. 1791.

Eliot, Samuel Atkins, 1798-1862

Box 7Folder 8
Letter to B.T. Reed about fair settlement for travel costs incurred during the legal case of Breed vs. Eastern Rail Road Corp., ca. 1837.

Elliot, John, 1773-1827

Box 7Folder 9
Letter to unidentified recipient, 22 July 1819.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Box 7Folder 10
Letter to James Monroe & Co. (Boston, Mass.) about the distribution of The Dial, 27 June 1843.

Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1764-1827

Box 7Folder 11
Letter to John N. Henry acknowledging receipt of a letter and money on behalf of William Griffin's son acquittal, 11 Nov. 1806.

Eustace, J. S. (John Skey), 1760-1805

Oversize box 1
Letter to Dwight Foster, and a list of documents to return to the Committee of Affairs regarding renunciation of citizenship, 4 July 1798. (Oversize)

Eustis, William, 1753-1825

Box 7Folder 12
Signature.

Euzenou de Kersalaun, Jean-Vincent, 1753-1823

Box 7Folder 13
Letter (in French), 10 April 1795.

Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831

Box 7Folder 14
Letter to Isaiah Thomas declining an offer of domestic employment to [William] Gamage, 3 Nov. 1825.

Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901

Box 7Folder 15
Signature on envelope.
Box 7Folder 15
Letter to Dwight Foster about Capt. Perkin's claims and [Roger Sherman] Baldwin's funeral, 17 March 1863.

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

Box 7Folder 16
Letters to T. Bigelow accepting and declining invitations.
Box 7Folder 16
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster about length of trusteeship at the State Lunatic Asylum, 22 Jan. 1836.
Box 7Folder 16
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster declining speaking engagement at the Worcester Lyceum, 20 Aug. 1838.
Box 7Folder 16
Letter to Joseph Green Cogswell about the Massachusetts Magazine and the New York Review, 7 Feb. 1850.

Ewing, Thomas, 1789-1871

Box 7Folder 17
Cropped autographs.
Box 7Folder 17
Letter to Roger Sherman Baldwin about Sherman Day's land title in California, 16 March 1850.

Fairfield, John, 1797-1847

Box 7Folder 18
Signature on envelope to John Wingate Thornton.

Farragut, David Glasglow, 1801-1870

Box 7Folder 19
Letter to the Judge of the U.S. Prize Court, Boston, Mass. detailing ships captured and attacked during the Civil War, 1 Oct. 1864.

Faulkner, Francis

Box 7Folder 20
Letter to Dwight Foster about the U.S. Constitution, 21 Feb. 1798.
Box 7Folder 20
Letter to Dwight Foster about the presidential election, 9 Feb. 1801.

Faulkner, William Emerson, 1776-1804

Box 7Folder 21
Epitaph for William Emerson Faulkner, attorney at law, 1804.

Fearing, Paul, 1766-1822

Box 7Folder 22
Letter to Dwight Foster about taxes of William Howe, 2 Sept. 1806.

Felch, John, 1730-1776

Box 7Folder 23
Receipt for military supplies from Timothy Ruggles for the Crown Point expedition, 23 June 1755.

Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874

Box 7Folder 24
Cropped autograph on envelope.
Box 7Folder 24
Letter to Rev. Alexander Huntington Clapp about his biography, 29 March 1851.
Box 7Folder 24
Letter to Edward H. Harvey declining a request for an autograph of Daniel Webster, 27 Jan. 1862.
Box 7Folder 24
Signature on envelope to Alfred T. Goodman, 18 Nov. 1862.

Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893

Box 7Folder 25
Cropped autograph.
Box 7Folder 25
Letter to Amos Tappan Akerman introducing B.D. Sullivan of New York, 22 Nov. 1870.

Fish, Nicholas, 1758-1833

Box 7Folder 26
Certificate from the supervisor of the revenue for duties secured on rum, 22 May 1793.

Fisher, E. P.

Box 7Folder 27
Letter to Mrs. Foster accepting invitation, 7 March 1871.

Fitch, Samuel, 1724-1799

Box 7Folder 28
Writ from the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, Boston, Mass. to the justices of the Superior Court on Richard Clarke vs. John Manning, 13 March 1770.

FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811

Box 7Folder 29
Letter to Dwight Foster discussing legal case of John Banks, 13 Jan. 1797.

Fletcher, Richard, 1788-1869

Box 7Folder 30
Cropped autograph.
Box 7Folder 30
Letter to Benjamin F. Thomas regarding discussing legal issues, 10 July 1851.

Folger, Timothy, 1732-1814

Box 7Folder 31
Letter to John Hancock detailing instructions for the sale of oil, 10 Sept. 1764.

Folger and Gardner (Nantucket, Mass.)

Box 7Folder 32
Letter to Thomas Hancock and Co. regarding the sale of oil and payment of Capt. Nathaniel Coffin, 7 June 1764.

Folsom, Nathaniel, 1726-1790

Box 7Folder 33
Drafts on the treasury of New Hampshire signed by Nathaniel Folsom, Josiah Bartlett and Supply Clap, 6 Jan. 1777.

Forbes, Charles Edward, 1795-1881

Box 7Folder 34
Letter to Bond and Son of Boston, Mass. concerning the exchange of watches, 17 Aug. 1847.

Forbes, Eli, 1726-1804

Box 7Folder 35
Letter regarding Peter Warren's legacy to Indians, 12 Feb. 1767.
Box 7Folder 35
Letter to Thomas Hutchinson about payment from Sir Peter Warren's legacy for the care and instruction of Indian children, 25 March 1771.

Forbes, John Murray, 1771-1831

Box 7Folder 36
Letter to Dwight Foster asking for assistance securing position at the consulate at Bordeaux, France, 25 Nov. 1800.

Forrest, Uriah, ca. 1757-1805

Box 7Folder 37
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 21 Jan. 1801.

Forsyth, John, 1780-1841

Box 7Folder 38
Cropped autograph.

Forward, Walter, 1786-1852

Box 7Folder 39
Cropped autograph, 18 April 18[08].

Foster, Abiel, 1735-1806

Box 7Folder 40
Cropped autograph on envelope to Josiah Bartlett.

Fouche, Joseph, duc d'Otrante, 1759-1820

Box 7Folder 41
Certificate written to the Minister of the Police of France verifying location of Gen. Allen, 5 June 1800. (In French with transcription).

Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883

Box 7Folder 42
Cropped autograph.
Box 7Folder 42
Letter to Benjamin Franklin Stevens thanking him for signature, 26 Oct. 1875.

Foxcroft, Francis, 1695-1768

Box 7Folder 43
Cropped autograph.

Foxcroft, Francis, 1744-1814

Box 7Folder 44
Cropped autograph, 1 March 1784.

Frederick William III, King of Prussia, 1770-1840

Box 7Folder 45
Letter acknowledging art restoration, 15 Feb. 1820. (In German)
Box 7Folder 45
Letter acknowledging a gift of drinks, 6 Feb. 1833. (In German)

Freeman, Samuel, 1743-1831

Box 7Folder 46
Order by Samuel Freeman warning the citizens of Massachusetts to distinguish between friends and enemies and to secure the militia, 8 May 1775.
Box 7Folder 46
Resolution signed by Samuel Freeman as Secretary of Provincial Congress ordering county committees to secure their records, 10 May 1775.
Box 7Folder 46
Letter asking for assistance obtaining positions of register of probate, Cumberland County, Maine, 21 Oct. 1775.
Box 7Folder 46
Letter to George Thacher about Samuel Small’s claim to Ossipee, New Hampshire lands, 7 Oct. 1786.

Autographs Gag-Gro

Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787

Box 8Folder 1
Certificate verifying Charles Babington's military service, 20 Jan. 1769.

Gale, Benjamin, 1715-1790

Box 8Folder 2
Cropped autograph.

Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849

Box 8Folder 3
Letter to Dwight Foster about properly conducting the public sales of land at Chillicothe, Cincinnati, and Marietta, Ohio, 9 Feb. 1802.
Box 8Folder 3
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding invalid pensions, 17 March 1809.

Gansevoort, Leonard, 1751-1810

Box 8Folder 4
Letter to Killian K. Van Rensselaer about the Albany Committee of Correspondence, 12 April 1799.

Gardner, Henry J. (Henry Joseph), 1819-1892

Oversize box 1
Certificate appointing Albert G. Wright Major, First Regiment of Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, 22 Sept. 1822. (Oversize)
Box 8Folder 5
Letter to Charles P. Greenough about the disposal of Henry Gardner’s papers, 26 April 1874.

Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Box 8Folder 6
Letter to Mr. Hill about seeing McMichael.

Gaston, William, 1820-1894

Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, 21 Jan. 1875.(Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Suffolk County, 27 Jan. 1875.(Oversize)

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

Box 8Folder 7
Account balance to secure payment for Capt. Joseph Treverse for military services, 5 Dec. 1778.

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

Box 8Folder 8
Cropped autograph.
Box 8Folder 8
Letter to Timothy Bigelow.
Box 8Folder 8
Letter to Col. Peabody regarding George Washington, Charlestown, Mass., and Philadelphia, 1 May 1780.
Box 8Folder 8
Letter to Thomas Jefferson requesting the journals of Congress, 1 May 1791.
Box 8Folder 8
Letter to Timothy Bigelow about traveling to Boston and visiting Mr. Baldwin, 19 Dec. [1810].

Gill, Moses, 1734-1800

Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of Court of Common Pleas, Worcester, Mass., 19 Nov. 1799. (Oversize)
Box 8Folder 9
Letter transmitting to the Mass. Legislature Vermont's resolutions on an amendment to the Constitution, 20 Feb. 1800.
Box 8Folder 9
Executive order to the Gov. of Vermont about the Mass. Legislature's resolutions on an amendment to the Constitution, 4 March. 1800.

Gilman, John Taylor, 1753-1828

Box 8Folder 10
Commission appointing Jeremiah Stiles justice of the peace, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, 22 Dec. 1795.
Box 8Folder 10
Commissions appointing Thaddeus Maccarty justice of the peace, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, 1797-1802.

Gilman, Nicholas, 1755-1814

Box 8Folder 11
Account balance with Benjamin Conner, 1789-1806.

Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860

Box 8Folder 12
Letter of introduction for Dr. Gilpin to Edmund Burke, 8 Sept. 1845.

Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Box 8Folder 13
Signature on envelope, 12 Jan. 1870.

Glen, Henry, 1739-1814

Box 8Folder 14
Letter to Dwight Foster asking his opinion about a claim before Congress related to Indian affairs, 11 Jan. 1797.
Box 8Folder 14
Letter to Dwight Foster asking for the return of papers related to the case of former quartermaster Daniel Tucker, 21 May 1798.

Glenely, Lord

Box 8Folder 15
Letter of invitation to Capt. Coogan.

Glover, John, 1732-1797

Box 8Folder 16
Account for payment from Thomas Fayerweather to William Shippen, 31 Jan. 1770.

Glover, Jonathan, 1731-1804

Box 8Folder 17
Contract granting Nathaniel Cabot Lee power of attorney, 7 Dec. 1798.

Glover, Pelatiah

Box 8Folder 18
Contract granting land to John Day from the Committee of Brimfield, Mass., 12 May 1722.

Goddard, Robert

Box 8Folder 19
Deposition verifying the quality of care of Manehoug Farm in Oxford, Mass. by leaser Charles Laughline, 19 April 1749.

Gold, Thomas

Box 8Folder 20
Letter to Robert Cutler with instructions for settling debt, 26 April 1809.

Gold, Thomas Augustus, 1788-1854

Box 8Folder 21
Letter to Enoch Perkins regarding finances, 21 Aug. 1825.

Goodhue, Benjamin, 1748-1814

Box 8Folder 22
Letter discussing S. Smith's resolution.
Box 8Folder 22
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding his position on the court of common pleas, 19 Dec. 1800.
Box 8Folder 22
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding goods on the ship Mary, 31 Dec. 1801.
Box 8Folder 22
Dwight Foster's receipt for shares in the Hartford and New Haven Turnpike, 18 Nov. 1802.
Box 8Folder 22
Note to Phineas Upham, 6 Feb. 1804.

Goodhue, William

Box 8Folder 23
Deed for land in Ipswich, Mass. sold to Reginald Foster, 7 Dec. 1651. (Includes typed transcript).

Goodwin, Nathaniel

Box 8Folder 24
Letter to Enoch Perkins regarding a real estate transaction, 11 June 1802.

Gordon, James

Box 8Folder 25
Letter to John Henry regarding power of attorney, 4 Feb. 1791.
Box 8Folder 25
Letter about the delivery of a Bible, 18 May 1804.

Gore, Christopher, 1758-1827

Box 8Folder 26
Letter to George Thacher about the possibility of ratifying the Constitution. Also mentions the smallpox vaccine, 25 Nov. 1787.
Box 8Folder 26
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, 26 Jan. 1810. (Oversize)
Box 8Folder 26
Letter about the Massachusetts vote on the Constitution, 6 Feb. 1788.

Gould, James, 1770-1838

Box 8Folder 27
Letter to Enoch Perkins about a bill of exceptions and fraud, 20 Feb. 1803.

Granger, Francis, 1792-1868

Box 8Folder 28
Cropped autograph.
Box 8Folder 28
Letter to Roger Sherman Baldwin about Yale class of 1811 reunion, 10 June 1861.

Granger, Gideon, 1767-1822

Box 8Folder 29
Letter to Dwight Foster about post offices in Athol and Leicester, 26 Jan. 1802.

Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885

Box 8Folder 30
Signature, 23 Nov. 1870.

Gray, Horace, 1828-1902

Box 8Folder 31
Letters to Dwight Foster.

Gray, William, 1750-1825

Box 8Folder 32
Letter to Dwight Foster about financial transactions, 23 Aug. 1810.

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

Box 8Folder 33
Letter promoting the Whig Almanac, 25 Jan. 1852.

Greene, Christopher, 1737-1781

Box 8Folder 34
Payroll of the 2nd Company, Col. Greene's Battalion, kept by Capt. Elijah Lewis, 28 Feb. 1779.

Greene, William, 1731-1809

Box 8Folder 35
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Providence, Rhode Island, 10 May 1779.

Greenleaf, Simon, 1783-1853

Box 8Folder 36
Letter to Mr. Chamberlain instructing him to fill out a form, 16 Nov. [no year].

Greenleaf, William, 1725-1803

Box 8Folder 37
Commission appointing John Cutler deputy sheriff, 25 April 1788.

Gridley, Joseph

Box 8Folder 38
Legal document outlining judgment against George Shaw of Hampshire County, 28 Sept. 1759.

Grout, Jonathan, 1737-1807

Box 8Folder 39
Letter to George Thacher describing return from Congress, 18 Aug. 1790.
Box 8Folder 39
Letter to Dwight Foster about payment of bills for brother Paul Grout, 9 May 1797.

Autographs Hab-Hol

Habersham, Joseph, 1751-1815

Box 9Folder 1
Letter to Dwight Foster letter of recommendation for Alexander Thomas to serve as postmaster of Walpole, Mass., 7 June 1798.

Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909

Box 9Folder 2
Letter to B. F. Thomas accepting offer to preach in Worcester, Mass., 29 Sept. 1845.

Hall, Nathan Kelsey, 1810-1874

Box 9Folder 3
Letter to William A. Gould and Co. regarding legal matters, 2 July 1833.
Box 9Folder 3
Letter regarding estate of Sinai Shipman, 1 May 1837.

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

Box 9Folder 4
Letter to the Commissioners of Loans for Massachusetts, Nathaniel Appleton, authorizing drafts to pay interest and giving instructions to return monies to the Office of Discount and Deposit, 30 Nov. 1792.
Box 9Folder 4
Letter to Dwight Foster about discharging a pension, 13 Sept. 1799.

Hamilton, John C. (John Church), 1792-1882

Box 9Folder 5
Letter to Dwight Foster asking to see correspondence of his grandfather Dwight Foster for his history the Federalist Party, 18 April 1859.

Hamlin, H[annibal, 1809-1891]

Box 9Folder 6
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster about expenses and new business with boarders. Mentions Horace and Mrs. Mann as prospective boarders, 21 Nov. 1843.

Hamlin, Jabez, 1709-1791

Box 9Folder 7
Cropped autograph with portion of a legal document, 17 March 1763.

Hammond, James Henry, 1807-1864

Box 9Folder 8
Letter of introduction to South Carolina senator Hugh Swinton Lagare, 16 July 1842.

Hancock, John, 1737-1793

Box 9Folder 9
Letter to Henry Dwight, 7 Jan. 1754.
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Jeremiah Stiles captain of the 28th Regiment, Continental Army, 1 July 1775. (Oversize)
Box 9Folder 9
Letter addressed to the Inhabitants of the Province of Canada, 24 Jan. 1776.
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, 1 March 1781. (Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, 26 March 1788. (Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Dwight Foster to the court of common pleas, Worcester County, 7 Feb. 1792. (Oversize)
Box 9Folder 9
Commission appointing Dwight Foster sheriff, Worcester County, 2 June 1792.
Box 9Folder 9
Commission appointing Dwight Foster elector of president and vice-president, 27 Nov. 1792.

Hancock, William, 1701-1789

Box 9Folder 10
Account balance of William Dudley's debt paid to William Hancock, 1778-1779.
Box 9Folder 10
Promissory note of William Dudley signed by William Hancock, 21 Dec. 1779.
Box 9Folder 10
Receipt for money from William Dudley through William Hancock to constable Levi Davis, 7 June 1780.

Harper, Robert Goodloe, 1765-1825

Box 9Folder 11
Letter to Dwight Foster about party politics in Maryland and asking for news of politics in Massachusetts, 11 Aug. 1800.

Harris, Daniel

Box 9Folder 12
Receipt for military supplies from Timothy Ruggles, 23 June 1755.

Harris, Thaddeus Mason, 1768-1842

Box 9Folder 13
Letter to Aaron Bancroft about studying church power and rights, 16 March 1819.

Harrison, Matthew

Box 9Folder 14
Letter to Dwight Foster about Steven Sayres' claim to the United States Committee of Claims, 14 Feb. 1800.

Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841

Box 9Folder 15
Letter of recommendation for Harrison H. Cocke for promotion to lieutenant, U.S. Navy, 29 Jan. 1818.
Box 9Folder 15
Letter to R. Buchanan about the sale of wool, 5 Oct. 1832.

Hart, John, 1707-1779

Box 9Folder 16
One shilling issued from New Jersey signed by John Hart, 25 March 1776.

Hartley, Thomas, 1748-1800

Box 9Folder 17
Letter to Dwight Foster about political views in York County, Pennsylvania, 1 May 1798.

Haskell, Elnathan, 1755-1825

Box 9Folder 18
Military order to regimental surgeons to make weekly returns on the sick in their camp, 3 Feb. 1782.

Hastings, John

Box 9Folder 19
Letter to Dwight Foster asking him to refrain from legal action against Mr. Farrar, 13 Sept. 1783.

Hastings, Seth, 1762-1831

Box 9Folder 20
Letter to Amamiah Frost asking about room and board; and inquiring about the market for Northern produce, 17 Sept. 1801.
Box 9Folder 20
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding a secret Journal of the House, 4 April 1806.

Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816

Box 9Folder 21
Bill to Edward Prince to pay to Alexander Cornell for meeting expenses, 17 Sec. 1797.

Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788

Box 9Folder 22
Letter to [Joseph] Dwight regarding writ of Noah vs. Harding, 6 Aug. 1750.
Box 9Folder 22
Letter to Joseph Dwight about legal advice for Mrs. Dickinson, 21 July 1751.
Box 9Folder 22
Contract granting power of attorney, 7 May 1754.
Box 9Folder 22
Letter proposing a schedule for attacking the French, 22 Sept. 1756.

Hayne, Robert Young, 1791-1839

Box 9Folder 23
Letter of transmission accompanying (missing) resolution of the South Carolina legislature to New Hampshire, 5 Jan. 1833.

Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817

Box 9Folder 24
Letter to Dwight Foster as chairman of the Committee of Claims regarding the claim of Timothy Williams and others, 9 Dec. 1799.
Box 9Folder 24
Letter to Dwight Foster in reply to his request for a copy of a memorial presented to Congress, March 1800.

Heath, William, 1737-1814

Box 9Folder 25
Letter to Ebenezer Hancock ordering pay for Capt. James Webb and Company, 24 Sept. 1777.

Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

Box 9Folder 26
Cropped autograph.

Henshaw, David, 1791-1852

Box 9Folder 27
Cropped autograph.
Box 9Folder 27
Signature on document verifying citizenship of Sullivan Dwight, 5 Jan. 1833.
Box 9Folder 27
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster about land on Foster Street, 23 Oct. 1841.

Henshaw, Joseph, 1727-1794

Box 9Folder 28
Letter asking for his support in obtaining a clerkship, 6 Dec 1775.

Hill, Abraham, 1719-1788

Box 9Folder 28
Letter to Joseph Dwight about a tax discrepancy, 17 Dec. 1755.

Hill, Henry, 1737-1828

Box 9Folder 30
Letter to Dwight Foster expressing high esteem for the U.S. Congress Committee of Claims, 22 March 1796.
Box 9Folder 30
Letter to Dwight Foster presenting a petition to the U.S. Congress Committee of Claims, 14 Dec. 1797.
Box 9Folder 30
Letter of reply to Dwight Foster, 16 May 1800.

Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1879

Box 9Folder 31
Letters to Benjamin F. Thomas about legal issues, 1844-1845.

Hillhouse, Augustus L. (Augustus Lucas), 1791-1859

Box 9Folder 32
Letter Dwight Foster expressing gratitude for his correspondence and guidance, 24 Jan. 1802.

Hillhouse, James, 1754-1832

Box 9Folder 33
Letter to Dwight Foster about repealing the Embargo Act, 4 Jan. 1809.
Box 9Folder 33
Letter of introduction to James Ross for attorney Ebenezer Baldwin, 5 June 1818.
Box 9Folder 33
Letter of introduction to John Brown for attorney Ebenezer Baldwin, 8 June 1818.

Hindman, William, 1743-1822

Box 9Folder 34
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding judicial and legislative affairs, 1 April 1802.

Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895

Box 9Folder 35
Cropped autograph.
Box 9Folder 35
Letter to Mrs. Foster about travels of Beth and May by train to New Haven, 3 Feb. [no year].
Box 9Folder 35
Letter to Dwight Foster about a legal case involving a state officer's salary, 6 June 1869.
Box 9Folder 35
Letter to Clement Hugh Hill, 21 Oct. 1870.

Hoar, Jonathan, 1719-1771

Box 9Folder 36
Letter to Jedidiah Foster requesting military supplies, 23 Sept. 1755.

Hoffman, Josiah Ogden, 1766-1837

Box 9Folder 37
Writ of summons from the Attorney General of New York to Robert Troup about the case of Alexander Macomb, 27 Aug. 1791.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Box 9Folder 38
Letter to [Dwight] Foster declining invitation, 21 Oct. [no year].

Holyoke, Edward, 1689-1769

Box 9Folder 39
Sermon notes written in shorthand, 1741-1762.

Autographs Hop-Hyd

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791

Box 10Folder 1
Signature on U.S. Treasury receipt, 7 March 1780.

Howell, David

Box 10Folder 2
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding claim of Gabriel Allen, 22 Jan. 1800.

Hoyt, E. (Epaphras), 1765-1850

Box 10Folder 3
Letter to Dwight Foster about a deed from Wright Strong, 19 Oct. 1815.

Hubbard, Samuel, 1785-1847

Box 10Folder 4
Letter to Edward Cutts about an advertisement, 28 April 1830.
Box 10Folder 4
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster declining an invitation, 6 Sept. 1844.

Hubbard, Thomas, 1702-1773

Box 10Folder 5
Receipt for tax paid to Jedidiah Foster for linen manufacturing in Boston, 11 Feb. 1754.
Box 10Folder 5
Power of attorney given to Jedidiah Foster by Joseph Pynchon, witnessed by Joseph Pynchon, 15 Jan. 1755.

Hubbell, Jedidiah

Box 10Folder 6
Letter written as the chairman of the Committee of Correspondence to Mr. Bowditch requesting him not to use phrase "strengthen our King that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies," in sermons, 28 June 1775.

Hubert, Baron

Box 10Folder 7
Letter to unidentified baron (in French), 3 Aug. 1876.

Hue, Francis, 1757-1819

Box 10Folder 8
Letters to unidentified recipients, 1799-1816.

Huet, J.-B (Jean-Baptiste), 1769-1823

Box 10Folder 9
Letter to unidentified recipient (in French), 8 Aug. 1796.

Huet, Pierre, 1749-1810

Box 10Folder 10
Letter to the committee of the land forces in French), 1 July 1795.

Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885

Box 10Folder 11
Letter to Henry [Cartilbbage] regarding an invitation to his home (in French).

Huguet, Jean-Antoine, 1751-1819

Box 10Folder 12
Letter to unidentified recipient (in French), 8 Feb. 1784.

Hulin, Pierre-Augustin, comte, 1758-1841

Box 10Folder 13
Letter to Alexander Berthier discussing military affairs, Piedmontese and Italians at Nice, Napoleon, and secret missions (in French), 22 Nov. 1799.
Box 10Folder 13
Letter to the Minister of War applying for maps (in French), 17 Nov. 1806.

Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843

Box 10Folder 14
Letter to Charles Bradbury regarding legal matters, 24 July 1840.

Hull, William, 1753-1825

Box 10Folder 15
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding military claim of Gen. Michael Jackson, 20 Dec. 1796.
Box 10Folder 15
Circular letter regarding military claims signed by William Hull, 20 Dec. 1796.

Hulot, Etienne, baron, 1774-1850

Box 10Folder 16
Letter to the Duke of Tarente (in French), 28 Oct. 1816.

de Humburg, Giuseppe

Oversize box 1
Passport for Antonia Clavet signed by Giuseppe de Humburg, 1797.(Oversize)

Humbert, Jean Joseph Amable, d. 1823

Box 10Folder 17
Letter to unidentified recipient (in French), 16 Jan. 1805.

Humbert, Jean, 1792-1851

Box 10Folder 18
Letter (in French), 5 Dec. 1824.

Humbert, Sebastien, 1749-1838

Box 10Folder 19
Letter to the French minister of war (in French), 23 Jan. 1797.

Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859

Box 10Folder 20
Letter (in French), 22 Sept. 1858.

Hunolstein, le Comte de

Box 10Folder 21
Letter (in French), 18 Jan. 1835.

Hunt, Abraham, 1748-1794

Box 10Folder 22
Letter to Capt. Nathaniel Cushing asking for return of a pony, 26 June 1780.

Hunt, Ward, 1810-1886

Box 10Folder 23
Letter to Mr. Hall, 29 Jan. [18]73.

Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879

Box 10Folder 24
Letter to Mr. Foster offering to sell paintings.
Box 10Folder 24
Letter to Mr. Foster offering to sell a horse, 17 Oct. [no year].

Huntington, Joshua

Box 10Folder 25
Letter to Enoch Perkins about distribution of pamphlets and papers, 25 Aug. 1806.

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

Box 10Folder 26
Commission appointing Enoch Perkins of Hartford, Conn. a notary public, 24 June 1789.
Box 10Folder 26
Letter to James Pemberton about Connecticut laws on the abolition of slavery and slave trade, 6 July 1789.

D'Hurbal, Roussel

Box 10Folder 27
Letter to Col. Muriel acknowledging receipt of maps (in French), 10 Aug. 1813.

Hurtado, Manuel

Box 10Folder 28
Letter written as Columbian minister (in Spanish), 1827.

Hutchinson, Eliakim, 1711-1775

Box 10Folder 29
Letter to Joseph Dwight requesting to meet with Capt. Melvin and officers of his company, 3 April 1751.

Hutchinson, Elisha, 1641-1717

Oversize box 1
Deed for land in Suffolk County, Mass. owned by Joseph and William Hoxey, witnessed by Elisha Hutchinson, 27 Nov. 1689.(Oversize)

Hutchinson, Foster, 1724-1799

Box 10Folder 30
Writ from Edmund Trowbridge and Foster Hutchinson to James Warren to make public changes on the schedule of the Superior Court of Judicature, 17 May 1774.

Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780

Box 10Folder 31
Cutslip autographs.
Box 10Folder 31
Letter to Richard Waldron, 28 March 1749.
Box 10Folder 31
Cropped autograph, 26 April 1770.
Box 10Folder 31
Commission appointing Benjamin Staples a coroner in York County, 3 Feb. 1774.

Husson, H. M. (Henri Marie), 1772-1853

Box 10Folder 32
Letter about an autograph collection (in French), 8 April 1822.

Huybens

Box 10Folder 33
Letter to M. Gros (in French), 15 Nov. 1819.

Hyde, Harvey

Oversize box 1
Wage agreement between the master of the brig Susan and crew on a voyage to the West Indies, 1804. Signed by crewmembers.(Oversize)

Hyde de Neuville, Jean Guillaume, baron, 1776-1857

Box 10Folder 34
Letter to M. Pierquin (in French), 27 Sep. 1828.

Autographs Ibe-Jaq

Iberzan, Cardinal

Box 11Folder 1
Letter describing trip to Vienna (in French), 30 April 1799.

Iconio

Box 11Folder 2
Letter to M. Antoine [Carcia] (in Italian), 15 Oct. 1784.

Iddesleigh, Stafford Henry Northcote, Earl of, 1818-1887

Box 11Folder 3
Dinner invitation to unidentified guest, 14 April 1871.

[Imperiale], Jules

Box 11Folder 4
Letter (in French), 10 Aug. 1804.

Inchinde

Box 11Folder 5
Letter (in French), 1820.

Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862

Box 11Folder 6
Letter discussing a dinner party, 5 May [no year].
Box 11Folder 6
Letter to Mr. Dickens regarding a legal case, 16 May 1822.

Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822

Box 11Folder 7
Note about a forgery by Christian Hubbard.

Ingersoll, Joseph R. (Joseph Reed), 1786-1868

Box 11Folder 8
Letter to S. Gratz, 19 Feb. 1815.

Ingersoll, Robert J.

Box 11Folder 9
Letter to Ebenezer Baldwin, 22 March [1820].

Ingham, Samuel D. (Samuel Delucenna), 1779-1860

Box 11Folder 10
Letter to Andrew Jackson supporting collector N. Danforth, 1829.
Box 11Folder 10
Letter to David Henshaw, 13 June 1829.

Injardy

Box 11Folder 11
Letter (in French), 19 Aug. 1796.

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

Box 11Folder 12
Signature on bill of exchange, 4 Aug. 1819.

Isambert, M. (Francois André), 1792-1857

Box 11Folder 13
Letter (in French), 13 May 1893.

Isenbourg, Charles-Frederic

Box 11Folder 14
Letter about trying a sergeant for forgery (in French), 7 May 1806.

Isnard, Maximin, 1751-1830

Box 11Folder 15
Letter (in French), 19 Aug. 1795

Isoard, Joachim Jean Xavier d', 1766-1839

Box 11Folder 16
Letters to unidentified recipients (in French), 1795-1828.

Jabin, Colonel

Box 11Folder 17
Letter (in French), 17 Dec. 1816.

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Box 11Folder 18
Note written on envelope about Thomas J. Lacy.
Oversize box 1
Passport for the ship Maria of Fairhaven, 3 July 1832.(Oversize)

Jackson, David, 1747-1801

Box 11Folder 19
Lottery ticketed for the United States Lottery signed by David Jackson, 18 Nov. 1776.

Jackson, Edward, 1708-1757

Box 11Folder 20
Letter to Joseph Dwight about a land purchase in Boston, Mass. involving Benjamin Houghton and Capt. Bridgman, 19 Nov. 1766.

Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Box 11Folder 21
Draft of a letter to Job Summer regarding furloughs, 29 Dec. 1789.

Jackson, Jonathan, 1743-1810

Box 11Folder 22
Certificate verifying gallons of brandy on the ship Martha, 26 July 1799.

Jacob, Louis Leon, 1768-1854

Box 11Folder 23
Letters (in French), 1795-1816.

Jacobe, Augusta

Box 11Folder 24
Letter (in French), 13 Aug. 1799.

Jacomy

Box 11Folder 25
Letter (in French), 4 Oct. 1831.

Jacotin, Pierre, 1765-1827

Box 11Folder 26
Letter (in French), 16 March 1822.

Jacquelin, J. A. (Jacques André), b. 1776

Box 11Folder 27
Letter (in French), Oct. 1822.

Jacqueminot, Jean-Ignace, 1758-1813

Box 11Folder 28
Letter (in French), 22 Jan. 1812.

Jacquet, N. R.

Box 11Folder 29
Letter forwarding officers' reports about deserters (in French), 4 July 1815.

Jacquier

Box 11Folder 30
Letter (in French), 13 Jan. 1798.

Jacquin, [Nicolas-Joseph], 1727-1817

Box 11Folder 31
Letter (in French), 15 Feb. 1812.

Jacquinot-Pampelune, Claude Francois Joseph Catherine, 1771-1835

Box 11Folder 32
Letter (in French), 14 Sept. 1816.

Jance, General

Box 11Folder 33
Letter regarding clothes for deserters (in French), 1800.

Janin, Jules Gabriel, 1804-1874

Box 11Folder 34
Letter (in French), 1840.

Janod, Jean Joseph Joachim, 1761-1836

Box 11Folder 35
Letter (in French), 6 Dec. 1800.

Jaquotot, Marie Victoire, 1772-1855

Box 11Folder 36
Letter (in French), 3 March 1831.

Autographs Jar-Jou

Jard-Panvillier, Louis Alexandre, 1757-1822

Box 12Folder 1
Letter (in French), 17 Oct. 1807.

Jaubert, Francois, comte, 1758-1822

Box 12Folder 2
Letters regarding bank transactions, (in French), 1808-1814.

Jaubert, Pierre-Amedee, chevalier, 1779-1847

Box 12Folder 3
Letter (in French), 14 Dec. 1823.

Jaucourt, Arnail Francois, 1757-1852

Box 12Folder 4
Letters to unidentified recipients (in French), 1785-1814.
Box 12Folder 4
Letter to Gen. Pille regarding troop movements, 3 Sept. 1795.

Jauffret, Louis Francois, 1770-1850

Box 12Folder 5
Letter (in French), 30 June 1826.

Jauwreck

Box 12Folder 6
Letter (in French), 17 July 1829.

Jay, John, 1745-1829

Box 12Folder 7
Printed license granting Nathaniel Giddings authority to outfit the ship Mercury with guns, 12 June 1780.
Box 12Folder 7
Letter to Henry Van Schaack, 15 July 1791.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Oversize box 1
Commission for William Lambert. (Oversize)
Oversize box 1
Signature on diploma. (Oversize)
Box 12Folder 8
Thomas Jefferson's abridged manuscript copy of a description of a "mould-board of the least resistance" published in the American Philosophical Society's Transactions, Old Series, vol. 4, 1799.
Box 12Folder 8
Letter to Dwight Foster including sketches of a mould board, 29 April 1800.
Box 12Folder 8
Dinner invitations to Dwight Foster, 1801-1803.
Box 12Folder 8
Letter to Roger Sherman Baldwin, 9 March 1822.

Jeffrey, Francis Jeffrey, Lord, 1773-1850

Box 12Folder 9
Notes for an article in the Edinburgh Review, 9 Oct. 1876.

Jeffries, John, 1745-1819

Box 12Folder 10
Letter to Keene, New Hampshire doctor Thaddeus Maccarty thanking him for Lobelia root, 7 June 1791.

L'abbe Jennesseaux

Box 12Folder 11
Letter to unidentified recipient (in French), 18 April 1826.

Jennison, Samuel, 1733-1789

Box 12Folder 12
Letter to Dwight Foster, 5 April 1784.

Jennison, William, 1701-1750

Box 12Folder 13
Signature on receipt, 26 Jan. 1737.

Jennison, William, 1732-1798

Box 12Folder 14
Letter to Dwight Foster, 24 March 1785.

Jerono, Archbishop of Corfu

Box 12Folder 15
Letter to General in Chief Donzelot (in Italian), 6 Sept. 1809.

Johnson, Cave, 1793-1866

Box 12Folder 16
Letter about mail delivery, 9 Nov. 1843.

Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876

Box 12Folder 17
Letter to James H. Nicholson answering legal questions, 12 May 1847.

Johnson, Richard M. (Richard Mentor), 1780-1850

Box 12Folder 18
Letter about a request for biographical information, 19 Oct. 1835.

Johnson, William, 1771-1834

Box 12Folder 19
Letter accepting dinner invitation from B.F. Butler, ca. 1800.

Jollivet, Jean-Baptiste-Moise, comte, 1754-1818

Box 12Folder 20
Letter (in French), 25 Jan. 1806.

Jolly (Medical author)

Box 12Folder 21
Letter (in French), 7 Dec. 1828.

Joly, Adrien Jean Baptiste Muffat, 1772-1839

Box 12Folder 22
Letter (in French), 1818.

Joly de Fleury, Jean Francois, 1718-1802

Box 12Folder 23
Letter (in French), 24 Aug. 1792.

Jones, William, 1760-1831

Box 12Folder 24
Receipt from the bank of the U.S. for sale made by Thomas Lorraine, 14 June 1820.

Jordon, of Boyonne, France

Box 12Folder 25
Letter (in French), 25 May 1826.

Jordon, Camille, 1771-1821

Box 12Folder 26
Letter (in French), 1813.

Jordon, Sylvestre, 1792-1861

Box 12Folder 27
Letter (in French), 17 Nov. 1837.

Joubert Bonnaire

Box 12Folder 28
Letter (in French), 20 Jan. 1812.

Joubert, Joseph Antoine Rene, 1772-1843

Box 12Folder 29
Letter (in French), 8 Jan. 1810.
Box 12Folder 29
Letter to the minister of war requesting maps of Prussia and Poland (in French), 10 April 1813.
Box 12Folder 29
Letter (in French), 19 July 1820.

Jouffrey, General

Box 12Folder 30
Letter requesting sabers and cartouche boxes (in French), 18 May 1813.

Jouffrey, Francois Auguste Pierre Antoine Balthasard Gaspard Melchior

Box 12Folder 31
Printed document signed by Jouffrey (in French), 6 June 1817.

Jourdan, Andre Joseph, d. 1831

Box 12Folder 32
Letter (in French), 17 Oct. 1803.

Jourdan, Jean-Baptiste, 1762-1833

Box 12Folder 33
Letter to citizen Petiet (in French), 9 Aug. 1801.
Box 12Folder 33
Letter to the war minister (in French), 26 June 1802.
Box 12Folder 33
Letter to M. Dejean (in French), 9 Dec. 1804.

Jourdan, Mathieu Jouve, 1749-1794

Box 12Folder 34
Letter (in French), 16 June 1791.

Jourde, Gilbert-Amable, 1757-1837

Box 12Folder 35
Letter (in French), 21 Nov. 1816.

Journault

Box 12Folder 36
Letter (in French), 4 May 1809.

Journu-Aubert, Bernard, 1748-1815

Box 12Folder 37
Letter (in French), 19 Aug. 1807.

L'abbe de Jous

Box 12Folder 38
Letter to unidentified recipient (in French), 12 Aug. 1797.

Jouy, Etienne de, 1764-1846

Box 12Folder 39
Letter to M. Marl (in French), 17 Jan. 1828.

Autographs Joy-Ker

Joy, Benjamin, 1757-1829

Box 13Folder 1
Letter to James and Baldwin, 2 April 1878.

Joyeuse, Marquis de

Box 13Folder 2
Letter (in French), 11 Oct. 1826.

Jube, Auguste, baron de la Perelle, 1765-1824

Box 13Folder 3
Letter to Gen. Meunier requesting maps of the war (in French), 6 April 1799.

Jubinal, Achille, 1810-1875

Box 13Folder 4
Letter (in French), 21 April 1837.

Jucherau de Saint-Denis, Antoine, 1778-1842

Box 13Folder 5
Letter (in French), 10 Jan. 1826.

Juigui

Box 13Folder 6
Letter (in French), Sept. 1815.

Julia de Fontenelle, Jean Sebastian Eugene, 1790-1842

Box 13Folder 7
Letter (in French), 2 March 1826.

Julien de Paris, Marc Antoine, 1775-1848

Box 13Folder 8
Letter to the Committee of Public Safety (in French), 26 Feb. 1794.

Jullien

Box 13Folder 9
Letter (in French), 24 Dec. 1824.

Jullien, Louis Joseph Victor, 1764-1839

Box 13Folder 10
Letter about verification of the expense of the army of Italy (in French), 24 Dec. 1824.

Jumilhac, Antoine Pierre Joseph Chappelle, 1764-1826

Box 13Folder 11
Letter (in French), 27 Dec. 1813.

Jumilhac, N. Chappelle, 1753-1820

Box 13Folder 12
Letter (in French), 18 June 1833.

Junker, M.

Box 13Folder 13
Letter to the Minister of War about maps (in French), 9 May 1793.

Junot, Jean Andoche, duc d'Abrantes, 1771-1813

Box 13Folder 14
Letter to M. Troussett about the fortress of Bujo (in French), 4 March 1809.
Box 13Folder 14
Letter to the War Minister about efforts to find M. Lecuier (in French), 9 July 1802.
Box 13Folder 14
Letter to M. Troussett about distribution of shoes in Lisbon, Portugal (in French), 13 July 1803.

Junyent

Box 13Folder 15
Letter to the Minister of the Interior (in French), 8 Jan. 1831.

Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de, 1748-1836

Box 13Folder 16
Letter (in French), 17 Feb. 1827.

Kail, [Joseph]

Box 13Folder 17
Letter (in French), 23 Nov. 1816.

Kalckreuth, Frederic Adolphe, 1737-1818

Box 13Folder 18
Letter (in French), 6 Aug. 1817.

Kalitschiff, Natalie

Box 13Folder 19
Letter (in French), 2 Nov. 1800.

Kalkbrenner, Friedrich Wilhelm Michael, 1785-1849

Box 13Folder 20
Letter (in French), 1845.

Karamzin, Nikolai Mikhailovich, 1766-1826

Box 13Folder 21
Letter (in Russian), 1815.

Kean, John, 1756-1795

Box 13Folder 22
Letter to LeRoy and Bayard (New York) about financial matters, 25 May 1793.

Keck

Box 13Folder 23
Letter (in French), 15 April 1810.

Kecperling

Box 13Folder 24
Letter (in French), April 1814.

Kellermann, Amand

Box 13Folder 25
Letter (in French), 5 July 1796.

Kellermann, Francois-Christophe, 1735-1820

Box 13Folder 26
Letter (in French), 31 Aug. 1808.

Kellermann, Francois Etienne, 1770-1835

Box 13Folder 27
Letter (in French), 8 Jan. 1800.

Kellermann, General

Box 13Folder 28
Letter (in French), 22 June 1808.

Kellogg, Martin, 1686-1753

Box 13Folder 29
Letter to Joseph Dwight requesting food assistance, 18 July 1752.
Box 13Folder 29
Letter to Joseph Dwight telling him that Henry Dwight has smallpox, 28 July 1752.
Box 13Folder 29
Letter to Joseph Dwight expressing distress with political affairs, 21 Nov. 1752.

Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869

Box 13Folder 30
Circular letter signed by Amos Kendall regarding quarterly post office accounts, 31 Aug. 1835.
Box 13Folder 30
Letter to Cincinnati postmaster, 28 June 1837.

Kent, Benjamin, 1708-1788

Box 13Folder 31
Certificate from the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, Suffolk County signed by Benjamin Kent, March 1767.

Kent, James, 1763-1847

Box 13Folder 32
Letter to Simeon Baldwin about the independence of America, 12 April 1783.
Box 13Folder 32
Letter of Introduction for Charles Clinton to Ebenezer Baldwin, 12 April 1819.
Oversize box 1
Commission appointing Ebenezer Baldwin Counselor in the Court of Chancery, New York, 19 Aug. 1822.(Oversize)

Keratry, A. H. (Auguste Hilarion), 1769-1859

Box 13Folder 33
Letter (in French), 8 April 1823.

Kergariou, Comte de

Box 13Folder 34
Letter (in French), 18 Sept. 1817.

Kergorlay, Louis-Florian-Paul, comte de, 1769-1856

Box 13Folder 35
Letter (in French), 30 March 1824.

Kerivalant, Nicolas Lediest, 1750-1815

Box 13Folder 36
Letter (in French), 30 July 1806.

Kermorvan, General

Box 13Folder 37
Letter to the Minister of War (in French), 24 Feb. 1796.

Kervelegan, M.

Box 13Folder 38
Letter (in French), 1 July 1796.

Autographs Ket-Lew

Kettner, Jean Francois

Box 14Folder 1
Letter about a school for boys in Prussia (in French), 7 Sept. 1803.

Keverberg de Kessel, Charles-Joseph, baron de, 1768-1841

Box 14Folder 2
Signature on report to marshal Ney about military prisons, 7 Feb. 1812.

Keyes, Danforth, 1740-1826

Box 14Folder 3
Letter to Dwight Foster about traveling to Boston, 26 May 1792.
Box 14Folder 3
Letter to Dwight Foster pledging support of the United States, 19 May 1794.

Kieffer, Jean Daniel, 1767-1833

Box 14Folder 4
Letter (in French), 3 Feb. 1824.

Kilby, Christopher, 1705-1771

Box 14Folder 5
Signature in note fragment, 15 Sept. 1737.

Kilmaine, Charles Joseph, 1754-1799

Box 14Folder 6
Letter (in French), 13 April 1798.

King, Rufus, 1755-1827

Box 14Folder 7
Letter to George Thacher about ratification and amendments of the U.S. Constitution, 30 Jan. 1788.

King, William, 1768-1852

Box 14Folder 8
Letters to Henry Jones about legal and financial matters, 25 April-6 May 1818.

Kingston, Robert

Box 14Folder 9
Letter to Lt. Gen. Burgoyne about prisoner of war Capt. Daniel Lane, 16 Sept. 1777.

Kirgener, Joseph, 1766-1813

Box 14Folder 10
Letter (in French), 4 Feb. 1811.
Box 14Folder 10
Letter to Gen. Sanson about plans for imperial game preserves (in French), 8 Oct. 1811.

Kirk, Edward Norris, 1802-1875

Box 14Folder 11
Letter to John Davis declining an invitation to officiate at a public ceremony in Worcester, Mass., 24 Oct. 1843.

Kirkland, John Thornton, 1770-1840

Box 14Folder 12
Letter to Sarah Goodridge about a meeting, 14 July 1819.

Kitchell, Aaron, 1744-1820

Box 14Folder 13
Letter to Dwight Foster, chairman of the Committee of Claims, 21 Dec. 1796.

Kleber, Jean-Baptiste, 1753-1800

Box 14Folder 14
Letter to Aubert du Bayet (in French), 4 Feb. 1796.

Klein, Dominique Louis Antoine, 1761-1845

Oversize box 2
Letter to Gen. Hoche (in French), 13 Sept. 1797.(Oversize)

Kloest, Jacobi

Box 14Folder 15
Letter (in French), 29 Sept. 1808.

Klupffell

Box 14Folder 16
Letter (in French), 16 Aug. 1798.

Kniaziewicz, Charles, 1762-1842

Box 14Folder 17
Letter to Gen. Moreau of the army of the Rhine (in French), 14 Dec. 1800.

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Box 14Folder 18
Cropped autograph.
Box 14Folder 18
Letter discussing financial difficulties, 15 Oct. 1796.

Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Box 14Folder 19
Letter to daughter Lucy Flucker Knox Thatcher, ca. 1820.

Koblent, J.B.J.

Box 14Folder 20
Letter (in French), 15 Jan. 1798.

Koch, Gal.

Box 14Folder 21
Letter (in French), 28 March 1774.

Kohler, J.

Box 14Folder 22
Letter (in German), 1820.

Kostovsky, Pierre

Box 14Folder 23
Letter (in French), 27 Dec. 1811.

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

Box 14Folder 24
Letter (in French).

Langdon, John, 1741-1819

Box 14Folder 25
Letter to Meshech Weare declining appointed as delegate to Continental Congress and accepting appointment as state Senator, 20 July 1784.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Abiel Virgin first lieutenant, 11th Regiment, New Hampshire Militia, 22 June 1810. (Oversize)

Langdon, Woodbury, ca. 1738-1805

Box 14Folder 26
Letter to Henderson Inches about exchange of hemp, 24 Aug. 1769.

Lanman, James, 1767-1841

Box 14Folder 27
Letter to Enoch Perkins regarding pay for laborers, 21 May 1811.

Lathrop, Samuel, 1772-1846

Box 14Folder 28
Letter to Dwight Foster about the admission of Missouri to the union, 13 Dec. 1820.
Box 14Folder 28
Letter discussing the admission of Missouri to the union; and pension relief for the wife of Oliver Hazard Perry, 24 Jan. 1821.

Laurance, John, 1750-1810

Box 14Folder 29
Letter to Dwight Foster, 19 Dec. 1793.

Le Coeur, Jean Guilleaume

Box 14Folder 30
Letter (in French), Oct. 1707.

Learned, Ebenezer, 1728-1801

Box 14Folder 31
Letter to Dwight Foster about an application for a public office in Boston, 15 Feb. 1796.

Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792

Box 14Folder 32
Letter to Charles Lee about lottery tickets, 10 Feb. 1787.

Lee, Charles, 1758-1815

Box 14Folder 33
Letter to Ebenezer Hancock requesting assistance settling accounts, 4 May 1780.

Lee, Henry, 1756-1818

Box 14Folder 34
Letter to Dwight Foster, 22 May 1800.

Lee, Silas, 1760-1814

Box 14Folder 35
Letter to Dwight Foster discussing the transfer of business, 15 Dec. 1801.
Box 14Folder 35
Letter to Dwight Foster about an appointment as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, 17 Feb. 1802.
Box 14Folder 35
Letter to Dwight Foster about entrusting Paul Fearing with property, 25 March 1802.

Leertouwer, Christina

Box 14Folder 36
Letter to Dwight Foster, 26 July 1802.

Leertouwer, Diederick, 1760-1798

Box 14Folder 37
Dinner invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Foster, 12 Sept. 1794.
Box 14Folder 37
Letter to Dwight Foster, 29 March 1796.

Leslie, Frank, Mrs., d. 1914

Box 14Folder 38
Essay notes.

Lewis, Morgan, 1754-1844

Box 14Folder 39
Letter to William Learned Marcy about land claims, 10 Dec. 1838.

Autographs Lie-Mar

Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872

Box 15Folder 1
Letter of introduction to Mr. Boynton for Edward Atkinson, 31 March 1870.

Lillie, Theodore

Box 15Folder 2
Letters to Jedediah Foster, 1774-1775.

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Box 15Folder 3
Signature on envelope, 6 June [no year].

Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810

Box 15Folder 4
Letter to Dwight Foster, 14 Nov. 1788.

Lincoln, Levi, 1782-1868

Box 15Folder 5
Letter of administration to Dorothy Foster for estate of Jedidiah Foster, 25 Oct. 1779.
Box 15Folder 5
Letter to Dwight Foster about filling a vacancy in the Register's office, 11 Aug. 1784.
Box 15Folder 5
Certificate of admission for Dwight Foster to the Worcester Agricultural Society, 7 Oct. 1819.
Box 15Folder 5
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster about the Harvard University Board of Overseers, 3 Aug. 1839.
Box 15Folder 5
Letters to Alfred Dwight Foster, 1834-1846.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 10 Dec. 1802.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 22 Feb. 1809.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Alfred Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 17 Jan. 1827.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Act appointing Horace Mann, Bezabeel Taft, William B. Calhoun, Ebenezer Francis, and Alfred D. Foster trustees of the State Lunatic Hospital, 5 July 1832.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Alfred Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 18 Dec. 1833.(Oversize)

Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882

Box 15Folder 6
Letter to the Continental Hotel, Washington, D.C. apologizing for late payment of a bill, 4 June 1864.

Liston, Robert

Box 15Folder 7
Calling cards.

Livermore, Samuel, 1732-1803

Box 15Folder 8
Bill of credit to Meshech Weare, 29 April 1782.

Livingston, Brockholst, 1757-1823

Box 15Folder 9
Letter to James McEvers, 19 Dec. 1791.

Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836

Box 15Folder 10
Signature on note fragment.

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813

Box 15Folder 11
Letter to Monsieur Olive about meeting the Olive family, 20 Jan. 1794.

Lloyd, James, 1769-1831

Box 15Folder 12
Letter to William Hayden, 2 Jan. 1824.

Long, Pierse

Box 15Folder 13
Bill from Samuel Hobart to the colony of New Hampshire signed by Pierse Long, John Dudley and Nathaniel Bacheller, 16 Nov. 1775.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

Box 15Folder 14
Cropped autograph.

Lord, Otis P. (Otis Phillips), 1812-1884

Box 15Folder 15
Letter to Benjamin Franklin Thomas about Dewey vs. Bowditch National Fire Insurance Co., 1 Sept. 1849.

Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782

Box 15Folder 16
Military document discussing advantage at Crown Point, New York, ca. 1756.
Box 15Folder 16
Copy of a military order to the chief officer under Timothy Ruggles to send men to Canada, 30 Sept. 1756.

Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1643

Box 15Folder 17
Letter (in French), 26 March 1621.

Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774

Box 15Folder 18
Letter (in French), 1727.

Lovell, James, 1758-1850

Box 15Folder 19
Field return for Henry Jackson's regiment, kept by James Lovell, 14 June 1779.

Low, Isaac, 1735-1791

Box 15Folder 20
Letter to John Rooseboom about the sale of India damask, 16 Nov. 1770.

Lowell, John, 1743-1802

Box 15Folder 21
Legal document signed by John Lowell, 18 June 1776.
Box 15Folder 21
Letter to Dwight Foster about the papers of Abner Morgan, 24 July 1790.

Lydius, John Henry, 1694-1791

Box 15Folder 22
Note signed by John H. Lydius.

Lyman, Aaron

Box 15Folder 23
Note on the bottom on a letter from Dwight Foster stating money received, 23 Aug. 1782.

Lyman, Phineas, 1716-1774

Box 15Folder 24
Receipt for Jedediah Foster signed by Phineas Lyman, 26 Nov. 1772.
Box 15Folder 24
Letter to Jedediah Foster, 28 Nov. 1772.

Lyon, Matthew, 1750-1821

Box 15Folder 25
Letter to Thomas Loraine McKenney about payment to B. Owens, 30 June 1821.

McClelland, Robert, 1807-1880

Box 15Folder 26
Letter to George Whiting regarding the claim of bounty land by Barna Robbins, 5 Jan. 1857.

McHenry, James, 1753-1816

Box 15Folder 27
Letter to Dwight Foster about John Nelson's petition for land compensation and conflict with Chickasaw rights, 8 Feb. 1797.
Box 15Folder 27
Letter to Dwight Foster about William Henderson's petition for land compensation, 7 Jan. 1799.
Box 15Folder 27
Letter to Dwight Foster about Joseph Dwight, 16 Aug. 1799.
Box 15Folder 27
Letter to Dwight Foster, 20 April 1799.

McKinley, John M.

Box 15Folder 28
Portion of a note.

McIntosh, Lachlan, 1725-1806

Box 15Folder 29
Receipt for payment to Benjamin Sheffall, 11 April 1792.

McLane, Louis, 1786-1857

Box 15Folder 30
Letters to A. Dickens requesting a visit to his office, ca. 1833.
Box 15Folder 30
Letter to Caesar Augustus Rodney asking him to postpone a meeting, 20 June 1833.

McLean, John, 1705-1861

Box 15Folder 31
Letter to Joseph Boyd, 8 March 1850.

Madison, James, 1751-1836

Box 15Folder 32
Calling card.
Box 15Folder 32
Signature on envelope.
Box 15Folder 32
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 8 Jan. 1803.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing William Walker Captain, 39th Regiment, 1 Feb. 1815.(Oversize)
Box 15Folder 32
Letter to James Monroe ordering removal of intruders from Ohio, 8 April 1815.

Mann, Horace, 1796-1859

Box 15Folder 33
Letters to Alfred Dwight Foster, 1837-1844.

Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857

Box 15Folder 34
Cropped autograph.

Maria, Ignacio

Box 15Folder 35
Letter (in Spanish), 8 June 1796.

Marshall, John, 1755-1835

Box 15Folder 36
Letter to unknown recipient requesting information about the legal case of Fairfax vs. Pendleton, ca. 1790.
Box 15Folder 36
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 18 Feb. 1801.

Autographs Mas-Nou

Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848

Box 16Folder 1
Letter to Noah Emery requesting assistance with legal business affairs, 23 Nov. 1804.

Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859

Box 16Folder 2
Letter to Joseph Grimell about purchasing a Japanese chart, 19 Jan. 1849.

Mason, Jonathan, 1756-1831

Box 16Folder 3
Cropped autograph.

Mattoon, Ebenezer, 1755-1843

Box 16Folder 4
Memorandum to Dwight Foster about John Strong's patent for raising water, 4 March 1801.

Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872

Box 16Folder 5
Letter of introduction to John McAllister Schofield for John Codman Ropes, 10 May 1867.

Meigs, Josiah, 1757-1823

Box 16Folder 6
Letter to Enoch Perkins written on the printed constitution of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 22 May 1799.
Box 16Folder 6
Letter to Enoch Perkins about magnetic variations, May 1800.

Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1764-1825

Box 16Folder 7
Power of attorney from Nathan Goodale to Dwight Foster signed by Return Meigs, 2 Nov. 1789.
Box 16Folder 7
Letter accepting resignation of John M. Page as postmaster at Tamworth, New Hampshire, 22 April 1817.

Mellen, Prentiss, 1764-1840

Box 16Folder 8
Letter to George Thacher, 28 Nov. 1792.

Melvill, Thomas

Box 16Folder 9
Certificate for the ship Nile signed by Thomas Melvill, 23 Aug. 1823.

Merrick, Pliny, 1756-1814

Box 16Folder 10
Subscription for a series of dances in Brookfield, Mass.
Box 16Folder 10
Note to deputy sheriff Robert Cutler about a bail bond for William Richardson.
Box 16Folder 10
Certificate of oath taken by Dwight Foster as Surveyor of Ways and Bridges, Brookfield, Mass., 17 March 1792.

Merrick, Pliny, 1794-1867

Box 16Folder 11
Letter to Benjamin F. Thomas about legal affairs, 15 Aug. 1843.
Box 16Folder 11
Letter to L. F. Brigham about legal affairs, 21 June 1854.

Metcalf, Theron, 1784-1875

Box 16Folder 12
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster about lodgings in Boston, 16 Nov. 1833.

Mifflin, Warner, 1745-1798

Box 16Folder 13
Letter to William George Thacher chastising him for not speaking out against southern radicals in Congress, 10 July 1793.

Mignon

Box 16Folder 14
Letter (in French), 31 April 1834.

Milledge, John, 1757-1818

Box 16Folder 15
Certificate of promise of payment to Nathan Brownson or the next governor of Georgia, 20 Sept. 1781.

Miller, Henry

Box 16Folder 16
Letter to Dwight Foster about Peregrine Foster, 23 March 1802.

Miller, James, 1808-1851

Box 16Folder 17
Signature on invoice, 17 Sept. 1831.

Milligan, James

Box 16Folder 18
Copy of a letter to Richard Henry Lee to be communicated to the U.S. Congress about forgeries of certificates for adjusting claims of the U.S. Army, 14 Jan. 1785.

Minot, George Richards, 1758-1802

Box 16Folder 19
Letter to Dwight Foster about a deed for land, 23 Dec. 1797.

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

Box 16Folder 20
Cropped autographs.
Box 16Folder 20
Letter about Winian Edward and charges of William H. Crawford, 27 Sept. 1824.

Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823

Box 16Folder 21
Letter to Dwight Foster announcing a meeting of the Leicester Academy, 2 Oct. 1802.

Morril, David L.

Box 16Folder 22
Cropped autograph.

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

Box 16Folder 23
Letter to John Hancock about expenses of the President of Congress, the need for a salary, and taxes to finance independence, 4 Oct. 1781.
Box 16Folder 23
Letter to John Nicholson about land in Alexandria, Virginia, 14 May 1794.
Box 16Folder 23
Signature on promissory note, 13 June 1794.

Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826

Box 16Folder 24
Letter to Dwight Foster about copies of a Thanksgiving sermon, 18 Feb. 1799.

Morton, Marcus, 1784-1864

Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Alfred Dwight Foster trustee of the State Lunatic Hospital, 4 March 1840.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Alfred Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 1 Oct. 1840.(Oversize)

Morton, Marcus, 1819-1891

Box 16Folder 25
Letters to Dwight Foster declining invitations, 1872-1876.

Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877

Box 16Folder 26
Letter to Amos Tappan Akerman requesting permission for Col. Pierce to examine records, 12 Dec. 1870.

Morton, Perez, 1751-1837

Box 16Folder 27
Letter to Theodore Foster, 30 June 1771.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Jedediah Foster probate judge, Worcester County, Mass., 6 Sept. 1775.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Jedediah Foster justice of the peace, Mass., 8 Nov. 1775.(Oversize)

Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807

Box 16Folder 28
Letter to Dwight Foster about Ludwig Kuhn and a missing document, 28 Feb. 1800.

Muller, F. Max ‚ (Friedrich Max), 1823-1900

Box 16Folder 29
Letter (in English and German), 1 Aug. 1855.

Neal, John, 1793-1876

Box 16Folder 30
Letter to William Chamberlain. 1 Oct. 1850.

Nelson, Rensselaer Russell, 1826-1904

Box 16Folder 31
Letter to Benjamin Robbins Curtis about bounty land frauds, 1 Aug. 1859.

Newell, Timothy, 1743-1819

Box 16Folder 32
Receipt given to Dwight Foster for munitions taken by the Brookfield, Mass. volunteer militia from rebels in Stockbridge, Mass. during Shay's rebellion, 5 March 1787.
Box 16Folder 32
Letter to Dwight Foster asking advice about the sale of Winthrop land, 19 April 1788.
Box 16Folder 32
Certificate of oath of support for the U.S. Constitution given by Timothy Newell for Dwight Foster, 1 Sept. 1789.
Box 16Folder 32
Letter to Dwight Foster requesting an execution against Asahel Willard for non-payment, 18 Oct. 1794.
Box 16Folder 32
Power of attorney given to Pliny Merrick, 19 July 1805.

Niles, John M. (John Milton), 1787-1856

Box 16Folder 33
Cropped autograph.
Box 16Folder 33
Circular letter to William Fogg about financial duties as postmaster, 17 Aug. 1840.

Noailles, Louis Marie, vicomte de, 1756-1804

Box 16Folder 34
Letter of recommendation for Lewis Reymies and William Engren, 26 July [no year].

Noble, Daniel

Box 16Folder 35
Letter to Robert Cutler, sheriff at Brookfield, Mass. giving instructions about a legal case, 10 Jan. 1809.

North, William 1755-1836

Box 16Folder 36
Morning report of Capt. William North kept during Shay's rebellion, ca. 1776.

Nourse, Joseph, 1754-1841

Box 16Folder 37
Letter to Dwight Foster about the Committee of Claims, 15 March 1800.

Autographs O'Co-Phi

O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847

Box 17Folder 1
Letter of introduction for Henry Lyman, 10 April 1841.

Ogden, Aaron, 1756-1839

Box 17Folder 2
Letter discussing the sale and running of a ferry, 13 Feb. 1790.
Box 17Folder 2
Letter to Ebenezer Elmer about presenting the annual Society of the Cincinnati oration, 19 May 1821.

Oliver, Andrew, 1706-1774

Box 17Folder 3
Letter to Joseph Dwight about the Female Boarding School, 6 April 1754.
Box 17Folder 3
Letter to Jedidiah Foster about the sale of land, 15 June 1769.

Oliver, Andrew, 1731-1799

Box 17Folder 4
Deed for land in Brookfield, Mass. purchased by Jedidiah Foster, 4 Sept. 1753.
Box 17Folder 4
Letter to Jedidiah Foster about the sale of land, 12 March 1760.
Box 17Folder 4
Letter to Jedidiah Foster about the sale of land in Brookfield, Mass., 12 Sept. 1761.

Oliver, Andrew, 1731-1799

Box 17Folder 4
Deed for land in Brookfield, Mass. purchased by Jedidiah Foster, 4 Sept. 1753.
Box 17Folder 4
Letter to Jedidiah Foster about the sale of land, 12 March 1760.
Box 17Folder 4
Letter to Jedidiah Foster about the sale of land in Brookfield, Mass., 12 Sept. 1761.

Osgood, Samuel, 1748-1813

Box 17Folder 5
Letter to the geographer of the U.S. about expenses of Israel Ludlow and Charles Smith in surveying the Western Territory, 15 Oct. 1787.

Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848

Box 17Folder 6
Letter to Dwight Foster about legal matters, 3 June 1786.

Otis, James, 1725-1873

Box 17Folder 7
Certificate for John Ruddock recovering judgment against Edmund Quincy, March 1767.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Jedidiah Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 6 Sept. 1775.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Jedidiah Foster justice of the Superior Court of Judicature, 10 May 1776.(Oversize)

Otis, Joseph, 1728-1810

Box 17Folder 8
Letter to George Thacher, 18 Feb. 1788.

Otis, Samuel Allyne, 1740-1814

Box 17Folder 9
Note to Dwight Foster about copies of the journals of the Senate, 6 Dec. 1793.
Box 17Folder 9
Letter commenting on the assistance of friends, 10 Dec. 1803.

Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

Box 17Folder 10
Autograph.

Paice, Joseph

Box 17Folder 11
Copy of a letter about the funeral of Thomas Coram, 9 April 1751.

Paine, Timothy, 1730-1793

Box 17Folder 12
Letter of reply to Dwight Foster about the settlement of his son's estate, 25 Sept. 1783.

Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881

Box 17Folder 13
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster notifying him about an appointment as counselor to the governor of Mass., 4 Jan. 1845.
Box 17Folder 13
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster asking him for information about Dr. Samuel B. Woodward, 25 Sept. 1846.

Parker, Isaac, 1768-1830

Box 17Folder 14
Letter to George Thacher about securing payment for military services of men from Penobscot, 3 Dec. 1791.
Box 17Folder 14
Letter to Austin Denny about a publication of legal affairs, 20 Feb. 1826.

Parker, Samuel, 1744-1804

Box 17Folder 15
Circular letter informing Dwight Foster of his election to the Massachusetts Humane Society, 5 June 1792.

Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789

Oversize box 2
Muster roll of Capt. John Wyllyn, 21 July 1778. (Oversize)

Parson, Theophilus, 1750-1813

Box 17Folder 16
Letter to George Thacher asking assistance for Capt. Thomas' legal case, 24 May 1786.
Box 17Folder 16
Letter to Dwight Foster about the Circuit Court of Common Pleas, 7 Nov. 1811.

Partridge, George, 1740-1828

Box 17Folder 17
Note to T[homas] Davis, 12 May 1795.

Partridge, Oliver, 1712-1792

Box 17Folder 18
Letter of administration to the attorney for Ezra Taylor, 16 March 1784.

Partridge, Samuel, 1645-1740

Box 17Folder 19
Cropped autograph, 15 March 1716.
Box 17Folder 19
Certificate from the Mass. Court of Common Pleas, Hampshire County, 14 March 1732.

Paterson, John, 1744-1808

Box 17Folder 20
Certificate for Jonathan Stone to retire from the army as a deranged officer, 8 Dec. 1782.

Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860

Box 17Folder 21
Note to Eugene A. Stimpson, 17 July 1840.

Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852

Box 17Folder 22
Letter to J.M. Marston, 6 May 1847.

Pendleton, Nathaniel, 1756-1821

Box 17Folder 23
Letter to Charles Harris about legal affairs, 20 April 1799.

Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759

Box 17Folder 24
Account balance for expenses due Elizabeth Mannering, 16 July 1734.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Joseph Dwight judge to the Court of Admiralty, port of Louisbourg, 20 June 1745. (Oversize)
Box 17Folder 24
Letter to Thomas Benson describing travel plans, 1 May 1750.

Percival, John, 1779-1862

Box 17Folder 25
Letter to Eugene A. Stimpson, 24 Aug. 1840.

Perkins, A.

Box 17Folder 26
Protection Fire & Marine Insurance Co. receipt, 1846.

Perkins, Enoch, 1760-1828

Box 17Folder 27
Letter to Simeon Baldwin, 23 Feb. 1789.
Box 17Folder 27
Letter to the Hartford, Conn. selectmen requesting a warrant to return the Robinson family to Ashford, Conn., 18 Feb. 1808.
Box 17Folder 27
Legal document verifying payment between John Bolles and Jacob Reed, 8 May 1812.
Box 17Folder 27
Commissions of oaths, 1824-1825.

Peters, John Thompson, 1765-1834

Box 17Folder 28
Letter to Enoch Perkins, 17 Feb. 1796.

Peters, Richard, 1743-1828

Box 17Folder 29
Letter to Dwight Foster about salaries of the judges of commercial districts, 9 May 1800.

Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863

Box 17Folder 30
Letter to Hugh Swinton Legare about legal affairs, 5 Feb. 1842.

Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806

Box 17Folder 31
Letter to Dwight Foster about a memorial reported before the Committee of Claims, 28 March 1800.
Box 17Folder 31
Letter about a claim made to the Committee of Claims, 28 April 1800.

Phillips, John, 1701-1763

Box 17Folder 32
Certificate of enlistment for Nathan Whittemore of Needham, Mass. into the Crown Point expedition, 16 Sept. 1755.

Phillips, Samuel, 1752-1802

Box 17Folder 33
Letter about printing, 23 April 1793.

Phillips, Stephen C. (Stephen Clarendon), 1801-1857

Box 17Folder 34
Autograph on envelope.

Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

Box 17Folder 35
Letter about a schedule of lectures on slavery, 1856.

Phillips, William, 1731?-1781

Box 17Folder 36
Letter to Major General Heath regarding a report about deserters, 18 April 1778.

Phillips, William, 1750-1827

Box 17Folder 37
Letter to Dwight Foster about business affairs, 21 April 1787.
Box 17Folder 37
Letter to Dwight Foster about western lands, 30 May 1787.
Box 17Folder 37
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 21 Jan. 1819.

Phips, Spencer, 1685-1757

Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Jedediah Foster Captain, First Regiment, Mass. Militia, Worcester County, Mass., 26 April 1753.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Jedediah Foster Major Captain, Company of Foot, Hampshire and Worcester County, Mass., 24 Sept. 1756.(Oversize)

Phips, William, Sir, 1651-1695

Box 17Folder 38
Writ ordering arrest of William Milborne for publishing seditious papers, 25 June 1692.

Autographs Pic-Qui

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

Box 18Folder 1
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 5 Jan. 1795.
Box 18Folder 1
Sketch of a gate, 31 Dec. 1797.
Box 18Folder 1
Note to Dwight Foster on envelope, 8 Jan. 1798.
Box 18Folder 1
Letter to Dwight Foster about returning Theodore Foster's letter, 29 June 1798.
Box 18Folder 1
Letter to Dwight Foster waning him about a plan setting up Theodore Foster to injure the U.S. government, 6 Oct. 1798.
Box 18Folder 1
Letter to Dwight Foster about Theodore Foster's correspondence with Abbe Lamin and Santo Domingo, 19 Oct. 1798.
Box 18Folder 1
Autograph on an envelope to Dwight Foster, 25 Oct. 1798.
Box 18Folder 1
Letter to Dwight Foster about an equestrian statue of George Washington, 20 Dec. 1799.
Box 18Folder 2
Letter to Hazen Kimball asking his assistance with letter sent to Dwight Foster and Benjamin Goodhue, 18 Jan. 1800.
Box 18Folder 2
Letter to Dwight Foster about Joshua Johnson's request to be reimbursed, 22 March 1800.
Box 18Folder 2
Letter to Dwight Foster about the presidential election of 1801, 7 Jan. 1801.
Box 18Folder 2
Letter to Dwight Foster about a proposed statue to honor George Washington, 8 Jan. 1801.
Box 18Folder 2
Autograph on envelope, 28 Feb. 1807.
Box 18Folder 2
Letter to Dwight Foster about John Adams and John Quincy Adams, 14 May 1808.
Box 18Folder 2
Letter to Dwight Foster asking for information on the care of Elizur Goodrich, 4 Jan. 1809.
Box 18Folder 2
Letter to Dwight Foster about a caucus held by Federalists to decide if the U.S. should formally declare war on France, 31 Jan. 1823.

Pierce, Benjamin, 1757-1839

Box 18Folder 3
Receipt signed by Benjamin Pierce, 18 June 1803.

Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

Box 18Folder 4
Dinner invitation to James Whitney, 27 Feb. 1856.

Pigeon, John, 1726-ca. 1790

Box 18Folder 5
Letter to Peregrine Foster, 21 Aug. 1777.

Pigeon, John, 1756-1800

Box 18Folder 6
Letter to Dwight Foster about business affairs, 6 May 1784.

Pinckney, Thomas, 1750-1828

Box 18Folder 7
Note about a palladium to Charleston, South Carolina.
Box 18Folder 7
Letterpress portion of a letter discussing business matters.
Box 18Folder 7
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 18 April 1800.

Pinkney, William, 1764-1822

Box 18Folder 8
Letter to James Monroe state opinion on freedom of information for patents on file, 20 May 1812.

Platt, Richard

Box 18Folder 9
Letter to James McEvers about building construction, 23 July 1805.

Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851

Box 18Folder 10
Letter of introduction for Mr. Lowndes, 28 Nov. 1820.

Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849

Box 18Folder 11
Cropped autograph.
Oversize box 2
Passport for the ship Delphi of Boston, Mass. commanded by Charles E. Barry. Also signed by James Buchanan, 3 Dec. 1846.(Oversize)

Pomeroy, Seth, 1706-1777

Oversize box 2
Payroll for Capt. Pomeroy's Company of Foot for the Expedition against Canada, 31 Oct. 1747.(Oversize)

Pomroy, Ebenezer, d. 1754

Box 18Folder 12
Cropped autograph, 20 Feb. 1750.

Poole, Abijah

Box 18Folder 13
Letter to George Thacher enclosing a petition to Congress for payment to officer's of the U.S. Army, 1 Feb. 1794.

Poor, Enoch, 1736-1780

Box 18Folder 14
Certificate verifying John Lewis's service and death at the Battle of Trenton, 12 Feb. 1777.

Pope, Joseph, 1746-1826

Box 18Folder 15
Letter to Dwight Foster announcing his appointment as trustee of the Leicester Academy, 19 May 1791.

Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891

Box 18Folder 16
Letter to O.J. Glissou about money taken from prisoners captured on blockade-runners, 1 Dec. 1864.

Porter, Eleazar, d. 1757

Box 18Folder 17
Cropped autograph, 18 Feb. 1737.

Porter, John Luke, 1813-1893

Box 18Folder 18
Letter to Lewis J. Cist about an autograph collection, 25 Dec. 1843.

Porter, Samuel, d. 1722

Box 18Folder 19
Legal testimonial, 13 July 1722.

Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805

Box 18Folder 20
Circular letter to Jedediah Foster asking for assistance in recruiting troops for the British Army and preventing desertion, ca. 1758.

Preble, George Henry, 1816-1885

Box 18Folder 21
Letter to Dwight Foster declining invitation, 26 April 1875.

Prentiss, Samuel, 1782-1857

Box 18Folder 22
Letter to Enoch Perkins about a bill for legal services, 19 Nov. 1823.

Prescott, William Hicking, 1796-1859

Box 18Folder 23
Letter to Joseph Green Cogswell about books in the Astor Library (later the New York Public Library), 21 Feb. 1856.

Preston, William C. (William Campbell), 1794-1860

Box 18Folder 24
Letter to Robert Wilson Gibbes.
Box 18Folder 24
Letter to John C. Spencer about an order from the Committee Room of the Library of Congress regarding the medal of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 25 Feb. 1842.

Prince, Joseph

Box 18Folder 25
Military orders from the quartermaster to Mr. Bostwick requesting payments, 15 April 1780.

Prince, Nathan, 1698-1748

Box 18Folder 26
Page from notebook (in Latin).

Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758

Box 18Folder 27
Note fragment.

Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824

Box 18Folder 28
Letter to Dwight Foster detailing eyewitness account of the Newburgh address, 26 March 1783.
Box 18Folder 28
Letter to Dwight Foster about arranging a meeting, 23 Aug. 1790.
Box 18Folder 28
Deed of land to Elias Hall from the Ohio Co., 5 July 1796.

Putman, Samuel, 1768-1864

Box 18Folder 29
Cropped note, 17 Feb. [no year].

Pynchon, Charles, 1719-1783

Box 18Folder 30
Account of sale of land by Joseph Dwight in Springfield, Mass., 1 June 1757.
Box 18Folder 30
Letter to Jedediah Foster about Seth Dwight's mortgage, 30 July 1765.

Pynchon, John, 1674-1742

Box 18Folder 31
Cropped certificate for Josiah Beaman, 27 Aug. 1729.

Pynchon, Joseph, 1705-1765

Box 18Folder 32
Cropped certificate from William Pynchon, 11 Jan. 1745.
Box 18Folder 32
Letter to Jedediah Foster requesting payments to Micajah and Eliphalet Ayres, 18 Nov. 1754.
Box 18Folder 32
Power of attorney given to Jedediah Foster, 26 Nov. 1755.

Pynchon, William, 1723-1789

Box 18Folder 33
Cropped autograph.

Quick, John

Oversize box 2
Power of attorney given to Edward Bromfield and Francis Burroughs, 7 March 1704.(Oversize)

Quincy, Edmund, 1703-1788

Box 18Folder 34
Letters to Joseph Dwight discussing business affairs, 1750-1751.
Box 18Folder 34
Letter discussing husbandry and land settlement, 23 Oct. 1753.

Quincy, Josiah, 1710-1784

Box 18Folder 35
Receipted account for land sold to Joseph Dwight, 5 Sept. 1759.

Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864

Box 18Folder 36
Letter of recommendation for Edward Appleton to teach at Harvard University, 22 Aug. 1835.
Box 18Folder 36
Dinner invitation to Mr. Foster, 24 Jan. 1844.

Autographs Ran-Ser

Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813

Box 19Folder 1
Cropped autograph.

Randolph, John, 1773-1833

Box 19Folder 2
Letter to Augustine David about errors in a printed speech, ca. 1817.

Rawson, Edward, 1615-1693

Box 19Folder 3
Cropped autograph, 1676.

Read, John, 1680-1749

Box 19Folder 4
A petition to the Court of Appeals, Plymouth County, for Moses Barlow against Benjamin Dexter, April 1726.

Reed, John, 1781-1860

Box 19Folder 5
Letter to Francis L. Alden about a petition from the city of New Bedford, Mass. for reducing postal rates, 7 Feb. 1840.

Reid, George, 1733-1815

Box 19Folder 6
Receipt for account with Jedidiah Jewett, 8 Aug. 1781.

Rice, Alexander Hamilton, 1818-1895

Oversize box 2
Commission appointing [Dwight Foster] a notary, Suffolk County, Mass., 27 Jan. 1876.(Oversize)
Box 19Folder 7
Letters to Dwight Foster, 1876-1877.

Ridgely, Charles Goodwin, 1784-1848

Oversize box 2
Receipt roll for house rent, fuel and candles at the U.S. Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1 July-Sept., 1825.(Oversize)

Robbins, Edward H.

Box 19Folder 8
Letter to Benjamin Goodhue about political events, 17 Feb. 1800.
Box 19Folder 8
Letter to Dwight Foster about the appointment of a Worcester County sheriff, 23 Sept. 1805.

Robert, Louis Felicite, 1758-1821

Box 19Folder 9
Letter (in French), 4 Jan. 1810.

Rockwell, Julius, 1805-1888

Box 19Folder 10
Letter to Dwight Foster about an upcoming class reunion at Yale, 29 Feb. 1871.

Ruggles, Timothy, 1711-1795

Box 19Folder 11
Receipt for account for supplies from Ruggles to Capt. Jonathan Hoar's Company.
Box 19Folder 11
Receipts for accounts for supplies, 2 July 1755.
Box 19Folder 11
Note to Jedediah Foster requesting supplies, 24 May 1756.

Rush, Richard, 1780-1859

Box 19Folder 12
Letter to William Harris Crawford, 1 Sept. 1815.
Box 19Folder 12
Letter to Mr. Barrell, 21 Jan. 1829.
Box 19Folder 12
Letter to Mr. Dickens, 30 April 1829.

Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832

Oversize box 2
Letter written in confidence about capability and integrity of district judge Barnes, 20 June 1808. (Oversize)

Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785

Box 19Folder 13
Commission appointing Alexander Ross Vendue Master in West Florida, 15 Dec. 1779.

Sargent, Epes, 1748-1822

Box 19Folder 14
Letter to George Thacher requesting assistance with recovering an account, 3 May 1787.

Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820

Oversize box 2
Letter to Dwight Foster about an application before the Committee of Claims, 13 Feb. 1796.(Oversize)

Savage, Edward, 1761-1817

Box 19Folder 15
Letter to Dwight Foster discussing his brother John Savage, 1 April 1797.

Savage, Samuel Phillips, 1718-1797

Box 19Folder 16
Letter to Sally Savage (latter Thacher) telling of the death of her friend Nabby Jones, March 1790.
Box 19Folder 16
Letter to George Thacher asking for assistance in returning a missing son, John, to his parents, 21 March 1790.
Box 19Folder 16
Letter mentioning the death of Mrs. Bathsheba Thwing Johnson Savage from palsy, 1 Dec. 1791.

Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887

Box 19Folder 17
Letter discussing lectures, 14 Aug. 1855.

Sayre, Stephen, 1736-1818

Box 19Folder 18
Letter to Dwight Foster regarding claim for compensation for diplomatic services. Mentions Richard Henry Lee, John Jay and William Pitt, 15 Feb. 1800.
Oversize box 2
Newspaper clipping "the Case of Stephen Sayre", 29 Nov. 1800.(Oversize)

Scammell, Alexander, 1747-1781

Box 19Folder 19
Letter to Amariah Frost about a School Committee decision to dismiss Mr. Barrows, Oct. 1769.
Box 19Folder 19
Letter to Amariah Frost discussing friendship and Harvard commencement, July 1770.
Box 19Folder 19
Box 19Folder 19
Letter to Amariah Frost asking about the Harvard class of 1769 commencement, 17 July 1772.
Box 19Folder 19
Letter to Amariah Frost about woods sixty miles east of the Penobscot River, 31 Dec. 1772.
Box 19Folder 20
Receipts the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, 10-11 April 1777.
Box 19Folder 20
Letter to Capt. Gray expressing in sympathy for the loss of his brother Lt. Gray, 6 Aug. 1777.
Box 19Folder 20
Letter to Col. Peabody informing him that a Sergeant Corporal and twelve men will be arriving, ca. 1780.
Box 19Folder 20
List sent to the Board of War itemizing dry goods received, 12 Feb. 1780.

Schofield, John McAllister, 1831-1906

Box 19Folder 21
Circular letter sent to the Officers of the Army of the Ohio inviting them to a reunion, 30 Nov. 1868.

Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

Box 19Folder 22
Letter to George Bethune about a debt, 22 Dec. 1774.

Scott, James

Box 19Folder 23
Bill of lading for merchandise of the ship Lydia signed by James Scott and Samuel Eliot, 30 April 1766.

Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866

Box 19Folder 24
Letter enclosed with a package, 5 Nov. 1837.

Searle, James, 1730-1797

Box 19Folder 25
Signature on U.S. lottery ticket, 18 Nov. 1776.

Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867

Box 19Folder 26
Letter to Mrs. Curtis declining dinner invitation due to illness, 17 Aug. [no year].
Box 19Folder 26
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster about family relationships, 22 Oct. 1838.

Sedgwick, Theodore, 1746-1813

Box 19Folder 17
Letter to Elijah Dwight about procuring supplies for the army, 21 May 1782.
Box 19Folder 17
Letters to Dwight Foster about political and personal affairs in Berkshire County, 1792-1809.

Semington, Samuel

Box 19Folder 28
Receipt of donation from the American Antiquarian Society to the New Jersey Historical Society signed by librarian Samuel Semington, 16 Jan. 1851.

Senarmont, Hureau de

Box 19Folder 29
Letter from the Minister of War, Hureau de Senarmont (in French), 2 May 1793.

Sergeant, John, 1710-1749

Box 19Folder 30
Account book of the Boarding School for Indian Children in Stockbridge, Mass. kept by John Sergeant, 16 May 1749-March 1751. Also includes personal accounts.

Sergeant, John, 1747-1824

Box 19Folder 31
Letter to Dwight Foster about family and relatives. Mentions Shay's Rebellion, 25 Jan. 1787.

Autographs Sew-Smi

Sewall, David, 1735-1825

Box 30Folder 1
Probate records signed by David Sewall, 22 Nov. 1766.
Box 20Folder 1
Letters to George Thacher, 1784-1790.
Box 20Folder 2
Letters to George Thacher, 1791-1795.

Sewall, Samuel, 1652-1730

Box 20Folder 3
Probate record of the estate of Patrick Ogilvie, 15 June 1724.

Sewall, Samuel, 1757-1814

Box 20Folder 4
Letter to George Thacher, 28 April 1783.
Box 20Folder 4
Letters to Dwight Foster, 13-14 July 1791.

Sewall, Stephen, 1702-1760

Box 20Folder 5
Cropped autograph.

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

Box 20Folder 6
Signature on envelope.
Box 20Folder 6
Letter to W.V. Wells about a petition, 29 April 1850.
Box 20Folder 6
Letter to John A. Andrew about capital punishment, 12 Sept. 1864.

Shaler, William, 1778?-1833

Box 20Folder 7
Letter to Henry Newcomb in Key West, Florida about mail service between there and Havana Cuba, 23 March 1833.

Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861

Box 20Folder 8
Letter to Benjamin Franklin Thomas regarding an early trial for Thomas Barrett, accused of rape and murder in Boston, Mass., 30 July 1844.

Sheafe, James, 1755-1829

Box 20Folder 9
Letter to Dwight Foster, 24 Feb. 1802.

Shepard, William, 1737-1817

Box 20Folder 10
Letters to Dwight Foster, 1799-1800.

Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888

Box 20Folder 11
Letter to Irvin McDowell, about prisoners in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1 Aug. 1872.

Sherman, John, 1823-1900

Box 20Folder 12
Cropped autograph.

Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793

Box 20Folder 13
Notes written on the back of currency, 7-17 Jan. 1778.
Box 20Folder 13
Deposition from Jonathan Blanchard and Nathaniel Peabody, 21 Jan. 1778.
Box 20Folder 14
Memorandum of the expense of boards and departments, June 1779.
Box 20Folder 15
Letter to wife Rebecca Prescott Sherman asking about the family farm, 28 June 1787.
Box 20Folder 15
Letter giving an opinion on the Constitution, 10 Dec. 1787.
Box 20Folder 15
Copy of a letter to John Adams about different forms of government, 18 July 1789.
Box 20Folder 15
Letter to John Adams in reply about the separation of power and executive powers, 27 July 1789.
Box 20Folder 16
Letter to wife Rebecca Prescott Sherman, 26 Feb. 1790.
Box 20Folder 16
Letters to Simeon Baldwin, 1792-1793.

Shirley, William, 1694-1771

Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Jedediah Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 25 May 1754.(Oversize)
Box 20Folder 17
Letter to Joseph Dwight about military affairs, 2 Aug. 1746.
Box 20Folder 17
Commission authorizing Ashabell Hopkins drummer in Joseph Dwight's Regiment during the Crown Point expedition, 10 March 1756.

Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865

Box 20Folder 18
Letter to unidentified friend wishing birthday congratulations, 19 Feb. 1842.
Box 20Folder 18
Letter to unidentified friend declining invitation due to poor health, 19 Feb. 1855.
Box 20Folder 18
Printed poem, "Thoughts at the Funeral of Mrs. Joseph Morgan," 8 Aug. 1859.
Box 20Folder 18
Letter to Mrs. Perkins offering charitable contribution in memory of her mother, 19 Feb. 1860.
Box 20Folder 18
Letter to unidentified friend, 23 Oct. 1861.
Box 20Folder 18
Poem written in memory of Mrs. Henrietta Bissell, 14 March 1863.
Box 20Folder 18
Letter to Ann and Charlotte Perkins in sympathy on the death of their sister, 19 March 1863.

Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

Box 20Folder 19
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster about Oliver Payson Hubbard at Dartmouth College, 5 Aug. 1839.
Box 20Folder 19
Letter of invitation to unidentified friend, 17 March 1841.

Silsbee, Nathaniel, 1773-1850

Box 20Folder 20
Letter to W.L. Silsbee Sampson returning a cancelled note, 10 Sept. 1842.

Smith, Cotton-Mather, 1731-1806

Box 20Folder 21
Letter to Joseph Dwight about an Indian boarding school, 17 Dec. 1753.

Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

Box 20Folder 22
Letter to Samuel Joseph May, 6 May 1863.
Box 20Folder 22
Letter to Hamilton Spencer concerning a legal suit, 11 June 1840.

Smith, Jeremiah, 1759-1842

Box 20Folder 23
Letter to Dwight Foster about political affairs, 28 Nov. 1797.

Smith, John, Secretary of War

Box 20Folder 24
Signature on envelope, 1 April 1809.

Smith, John Cotton, 1765-1845

Box 20Folder 25
Letter to Dwight Foster about political affairs, 7 April 1803.

Smith, Jonathan Bayard, 1742-1812

Box 20Folder 26
Signature on lottery ticket, 18 Nov. 1776.

Smith, Joshua Toulmin, 1816-1869

Box 20Folder 27
Letter to Harrison Gray, 17 June 1843.

Smith, Robert, 1757-1842

Box 20Folder 28
Cropped autograph.
Box 20Folder 28
Letters to Dwight Foster about payment to the widow of John Wilcox, 30 Dec. 1802.
Box 20Folder 28
Letter to Dwight Foster declining dinner invitation, 2 Feb. 1803.

Smith, Samuel Harrison, 1772-1845

Box 20Folder 29
Calling cards.

Smith, William Loughton, 1758-1812

Box 20Folder 30
Letter to William Eaton about a request to borrow jewels, 21 June 1800.
Box 20Folder 30
Promissory note to William Erwin for service in the Court of Equity, Burke County, North Carolina, 6 Aug. 1819.

Autographs Sou-Tay

Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842

Box 21Folder 1
Letter to John C. Long asking him to be ready to join an exploring expedition, 4 Dec. 1828.

Sparhawk, William Pepperell, 1746-1816

Box 21Folder 2
Letter to Joseph Dwight about the settlement of Sir William Pepperell's estate, 8 Feb. 1762.

Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866

Box 21Folder 3
Letter to Theodore Sedgwick about business matters and cholera, 12 Aug. 1832.

Spencer, Ambrose, 1765-1848

Box 21Folder 4
Letter to N.P. Vosburgh about a legal case, 1798.

Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855

Box 21Folder 5
Letter to Samuel A. Talcott about the foreclosure of his land, 5 May 1825.
Box 21Folder 5
Letter to Albany, New York city clerk William Mise, 27 Aug. 1845.

Sprague, John, 1740-1800

Box 21Folder 6
Letter to Dwight Foster, 21 Oct. 1796.
Box 21Folder 6
Letter to Dwight Foster about a deposition about lieutenant Jonathan Sawyer's death, 4 Dec. 1797.

Stacey, G.

Box 21Folder 7
Letter to George Thacher, 31 Aug. 1793.

Stanbery, Henry, 1803-1881

Box 21Folder 8
Cropped autographs, 15 March 1872.

Stanhope, Philip Henry Stanhope, Earl, 1805-1875

Box 21Folder 9
Letter admitting W. Greenough to the National Portrait Gallery, June 1858.

Stark, Caleb

Box 21Folder 10
Note to Joseph Gilman about a book order, 7 April 1780.
Box 21Folder 10
Letter to H.A.S. Dearborn, 14 Jan. 1833.

Stark, John, 1728-1822

Box 21Folder 11
Certificate of discharge for Capt. Jeremiah Stiles, 5 July 1775.

Stedman, William, 1765-1831

Box 21Folder 12
Letter to Dwight Foster, 9 Oct. 1794.
Box 21Folder 12
Letter to Isaiah Thomas about the Postmaster General's report, 23 March 1806.
Box 21Folder 12
Letter to Dwight Foster, 25 Jan. 1813.

Steele, John, 1764-1815

Box 21Folder 13
Letters to Dwight Foster, 1794-1796.

Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794

Box 21Folder 14
Promissory note to Robert Troup, 22 April 1792.

Stevenson, J. W. (John White), 1812-1886

Box 21Folder 15
Signature on envelope.

Stewart, Charles, 1778-1869

Box 21Folder 16
Letter Le Roy, Bayard and Co. (New York) about a shipment, 2 Dec. 1823.

Stiles, John William, 1777-1836

Box 21Folder 17
Broadside advertising the Commonwealth Insurance Company signed by agent John W. Stiles, ca. 1820.

Stoddert, Benjamin, 1751-1813

Box 21Folder 18
Letter to Dwight Foster (in another hand) inquiring about James Mazne, 4 April 1800.
Box 21Folder 18
Letter to Dwight Foster (in another hand), 23 Dec. 1800.

Stone, Isaac

Box 21Folder 19
Letters to Dwight Foster about legal cases, 1791.

Stone, William L. (William Leete), 1792-1844

Box 21Folder 20
Letter to James McKauer about a bill payment, 30 Jan. 1823.

Stone, William W.

Box 21Folder 21
Letter to John Davis, 25 Oct. 1843.

Story, Joseph, 1779-1845

Box 21Folder 22
Cropped autograph.
Box 21Folder 22
Notes about the case of Taylor vs. Weld.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

Box 21Folder 23
Letter to Mrs. Whitney describing travel routes in the Southern states, 21 Feb. 1868.
Box 21Folder 23
Autograph on notepaper, 27 Oct. 1871.

Strong, Caleb, 1745-1819

Box 21Folder 24
Cropped autograph and letter.
Box 21Folder 24
Letter to Dwight Foster, 17 April 1795.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing George Thacher justice of the peace, 12 June 1801.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Dwight Foster justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 3 July 1801.(Oversize)
Box 21Folder 24
Letter to Dwight Foster about appointing a judge to the court of common pleas, 2 Nov. 1801.
Box 21Folder 24
Letter to Dwight Foster about taxes on their land in Ohio, 29 Dec. 1801.
Box 21Folder 24
Letter to Dwight Foster about the nomination of Benjamin Heywood to the Court of Common Pleas, 23 Feb. 1802.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing John William Stiles justice of the peace, Worcester County, Mass., 19 June 1812.(Oversize)

Strong, William, 1808-1895

Box 21Folder 25
Cropped autograph.

Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891

Box 21Folder 26
Letter to Mississippi governor Henry Stuart Foote, 10 Aug. 1852.

Sullivan, J.

Box 21Folder 27
Receipt signed by J. Sullivan, 3 Sept. 1810.

Sullivan, James, 1744-1808

Box 21Folder 28
Legal document concerning Webster and Brookfield's case on the support of pauper John Harrington.
Box 21Folder 28
Letter to Dwight Foster about Timothy Danielson's debt, 2 Aug. 1787.
Box 21Folder 28
Letters to George Thacher about political affairs, 1788-1789.
Box 21Folder 28
Receipt signed by James Sullivan, 2 June 1792.
Box 21Folder 28
Legal notes from the Supreme Judicial Court, 1803-1807.

Sullivan, John, 1740-1795

Box 21Folder 29
Letter to Daniel Rogers, Aug. 1774.
Box 21Folder 29
Muster and payroll of officers and men of the First Regiment of Light Horses, New Hampshire, in service during the insurrection at Exeter, New Hampshire, 12 Jan. 1787.
Oversize box 2
Certificate of discharge for John Langley, Capt, Second Co., Eighth Regiment of New Hampshire, 23 April 1787.(Oversize)

Sullivan, William, 1774-1839

Box 21Folder 30
Letter to Dwight Foster about Edward Upham's mortgage bond, 17 Aug. 1811.

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

Box 21Folder 31
Cropped autograph.
Box 21Folder 31
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster, 7 Sept. 1849.

Sumner, Increase, 1746-1799

Box 21Folder 32
Circular letter to Dwight Foster with instructions for U.S. diplomats to France, 25 Oct. 1798.

Swift, Samuel, 1715-1775

Box 21Folder 33
Receipt for the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, 10 March 1767.

Tallmadge, Benjamin, 1754-1835

Box 21Folder 34
Letter to Jurtus Riley, 6 Jan. 1800.

Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher, 1795-1864

Box 21Folder 35
Cropped letter to Arthur W. Austin.

Taylor, Ebenezer

Box 21Folder 36
Copy of deed of land in Springfield, Mass. to Timothy Mackevaney, 17 Dec. 1735.

Taylor, George Jr.

Box 21Folder 37
Extracts from journal, 1776-1779.

Taylor, Hezekiah, 1748-1814

Box 21Folder 38
Letter to Amariah Frost about illness preventing him from the Harvard College commencement, 16 July 1770.

Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850

Oversize box 2
Passport of Samuel A. Fabens, master of the bark Wessacumcon, 5 July 1850. (Oversize)

Autographs Tha-Ven

Thacher, George, 1754-1824

Box 22Folder 1
Letter to John Davis, 14 April 1785.
Box 22Folder 1
Legal document affirming the resolution of Mr. [Cornett]'s debt, ca. 1787.
Box 22Folder 1
Copy of a letter written by John Adams to the town of Wells, Maine in the hand of George Thacher, 28 May 1798.

Thacher, Sarah Savage, 1760-1843

Box 22Folder 2
Letter to [George Thacher] upon learning of his case of smallpox, 23 Dec. 1787.

Thomas, Benjamin Franklin, 1813-1878

Box 22Folder 3
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster, 1 March 1844.
Box 22Folder 3
Letter to Dwight Foster, 25 Jan. 1876.

Thomas, David, 1762-1831

Box 22Folder 4
Letter to Dwight Foster, 29 Dec. 1802.

Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831

Box 22Folder 5
Letter to Dwight Foster in support of Judge Increase Summner's gubernatorial campaign, 21 March 1796.
Box 22Folder 5
Letters to Dwight Foster, 1796-1801.

Thomas, Nathaniel

Box 22Folder 6
Summons issued to the constable of Duxbury, Mass. to bring Thomas Lambert, Joseph Lapham and Hannah Turner for questioning about the murder of Hannah Turner's infant, 12 June 1696.

Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885

Box 22Folder 7
Signature on note, 20 Dec. 1847.

Thompson, Smith, 1768-1843

Box 22Folder 8
Calling cards.
Box 22Folder 8
Certificate appointing Ebenezer Baldwin a counselor in the New York Supreme Court of Judicature, 14 Aug. 1816.
Box 22Folder 8
Letter to William Wirt, 13 March 1821.

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824

Box 22Folder 9
Notes extracted from minutes of a Congressional session related to acts of treason, 27 Feb. 1778.

Thornton, Matthew, 1714?-1803

Box 22Folder 10
Commission appointing Joseph Jenness captain of the Sixth Company, First Regiment, New Hampshire Militia, 5 Sept. 1775.
Box 22Folder 10
Committee report from the New Hampshire House of Representatives, 23 Dec. 1779.

Thornton, William, 1759-1828

Box 22Folder 11
Letters to Dwight Foster, 1803.

Tinker, J.

Box 22Folder 12
Military order of Charles Cornwallis, 11 Dec. 1776.

Titcomb, Jonathan, 1727-1817

Oversize box 2
Account of money owed for military service in Essex County, Mass., 1777-1780. (Oversize)

Townsend, Penn

Box 22Folder 13
Memorandum of the justice of the peace in Suffolk County, Mass. concerning John Beard, 11 May 1701.

Tracy, Uriah, 1755-1807

Box 22Folder 14
Letter to Dwight Foster, 19 Jan. 1798.

Troup, Robert, 1757-1832

Box 22Folder 15
Letter to Caesar Rodney giving an extract from the Journals of Congress, 7 Dec. 1779.

Trowbridge, Edmund, 1709-1793

Box 22Folder 16
Cropped autograph.

Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809

Box 22Folder 17
Letter to John Taylor Gilman, 2 Nov. 1798.
Box 22Folder 17
Letter to Dwight Foster, 22 July 1800.

Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822

Box 22Folder 18
Letter to Isaac Governeur, 14 Oct. 1799.

Tucker, Thomas Tudor, 1745-1828

Box 22Folder 19
Circular letter to James Reynolds, 18 Aug. 1826.

Tufts, William

Box 22Folder 20
Circular letter to Alfred Dwight Foster, 8 Jan. 1848.

Twayne, N. P.

Box 22Folder 21
Letter to George Hill, 24 Feb. 1871.

Tyler, John, 1790-1862

Box 22Folder 22
Cropped autograph.
Oversize box 2
Passport for the ship Caroline, also signed by Daniel Webster, 15 Dec. 1842. (Oversize)

Tyng, Dudley Atkins, 1760-1829

Box 22Folder 23
Portion of a letter to George Thacher, 30 Jan. 1792.
Box 22Folder 23
Letter to Dwight Foster, 5 Feb. 1819.

Tyng, Edward, 1610-1681

Box 22Folder 24
Copy of will, 1677.

Tyng, John, 1705-1797

Box 22Folder 25
Legal documents.

Upham, George Baxter, 1768-1848

Box 22Folder 26
Letter to Dwight Foster, 6 Aug. 1804.

Upham, Joshua, 1741-1808

Box 22Folder 27
Letter to Jedidiah Foster, 26 Sept. 1767.

Upshur, A. P. (Abel Parker), 1790-1844

Box 22Folder 28
Circular letter from the Navy Department to Thomas Welch, care of John Quincy Adams, 3 Nov. 1841.
Box 22Folder 28
Letter to Truman Smith about the quality of iron used in anchors, 20 Dec. 1842.

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

Box 22Folder 29
Cropped autograph.
Box 22Folder 29
Letter to John V. Henry, 25 Sept. 1817.

Van Ness, William Peter, 1778-1826

Box 22Folder 30
Letter to G. A. Worth, 28 Dec. 1816.

Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839

Box 22Folder 31
Letter to Samuel Lewis Southard, 21 March 1827.

Van Schaack, Henry

Box 22Folder 32
Letter discussing Berkshire County politics and Theodore Sedgwick, 31 Oct. 1792.

Van Schaack, Peter, 1747-1832

Box 22Folder 33
Letter to John Henry, 24 Nov. 1802.

Varick, Richard, 1753-1831

Box 22Folder 34
Letter to Robert Yates, 14 April 1795.

Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835

Box 22Folder 35
Letter to Dwight Foster describing methods of raising dwarf trees, 28 April 1804.

Vaughan, Charles, 1759-1839

Box 22Folder 36
Letter to Elijah Brigham, 3 Oct. 1803.

Vaughan, John

Box 22Folder 37
Letter to A. Foster, 30 April 1798.

Venable, Abraham Bedford, 1758-1811

Box 22Folder 38
List of questions and answers about Virginia legislation.

Autographs Wad-Wha

Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804

Box 23Folder 1
Letter to Enoch Perkins, 21 Feb. 1795.
Box 23Folder 1
Receipt for payment for shares in the Hartford and New Haven Turnpike Company, 21 May 1800.

Wadsworth, Peleg, 1748-1829

Box 23Folder 2
Note about William Procter, 5 April 1798.

Wagner, Jacob

Box 23Folder 3
Letter to Dwight Foster, written per direction of Timothy Pickering, about a patent for William Duncan's nail machine, 15 July 1799. Also includes a cropped autograph of Timothy Pickering.

Waldo, Daniel, 1763-1845

Box 23Folder 4
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster about a meeting of the American Antiquarian Society, 8 July 1845.

Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759

Box 23Folder 5
Letter to William Pepperell, 30 May 1746.

Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818

Box 23Folder 6
Letter to a cashier at an Albany, New York bank, 9 May 1805.
Box 23Folder 6
Letter to G.W. Van Schaick, a cashier at an Albany, New York bank, 26 Nov. 1810.

Walker, John

Box 23Folder 7
Note of exchange to Thomas Beswick in London, England authorizing payment to John Hancock, 6 Nov. 1772.

Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1801-1869

Box 23Folder 8
Cropped autograph.
Box 23Folder 8
Letter to William Bond & Son about bills for a chronometer, 3 June 1847.

Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800

Box 23Folder 9
Cropped autograph.
Box 23Folder 9
Fragment of John Bell's will signed by Artemas Ward.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Jedediah Foster justice of the peace, 5 Dec. 1778.(Oversize)
Box 23Folder 9
Letters to Dwight Foster, 1791-1796.

Ward, Nahum, 1684-1754

Box 23Folder 10
Cropped deed, 21 Dec. 1733.

Warren, John, 1753-1815

Box 23Folder 11
Letters to Dwight Foster, 1797-1798.

Washburn, Emory, 1800-1877

Box 23Folder 12
Letter about Mr. Harrington's funeral, 28 March [no year].
Box 23Folder 12
Letter to Dwight Foster, 29 July [no year].
Box 23Folder 12
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster about the Mass. Court of Common Pleas, 7 Feb. 1848.
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing Dwight Foster Aid de Camp, 18 Jan. 1854. (Oversize)
Box 23Folder 12
Discharge for Dwight Foster as Aid de Camp, 10 Jan. 1855.

Washburn, Seth, 1723-1794

Box 23Folder 13
Letter to Dwight Foster, 9 Jan. 1792.

Washburn, William B.

Box 23Folder 14
Cropped autograph.

Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887

Box 23Folder 15
Letter to W.F. Goodwin about military status of Samuel Benjamin, 21 Dec. 1860.

Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829

Box 23Folder 16
Fragment of a note about a financial transaction, 13 Jan. 1803.

Washington, George, 1732-1799

Box 23Folder 17
Discharge for James Haven signed by George Washington, 9 June 1783.
Box 23Folder 17
Discharge for Moses Heywood signed by George Washington, 10 July 1783.
Box 23Folder 17
Letter to John Sullivan transmitting an Act signed by Congress, 26 Feb. 1790.
Box 23Folder 17
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 25 Nov. 1794.
Box 23Folder 17
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 9 Jan. 1795.
Box 23Folder 17
Letter to Dwight Foster about the manufacture of scarlet cloth by Mr. Ellis of Brookfield, Mass., 2 Feb. 1795.
Box 23Folder 17
Letter to Jonathan Williams, 2 March 1795.
Box 23Folder 17
Letter to George Thacher, 27 Jan. 1798.
Box 23Folder 17
Dwight Foster's invitation to George Washington's funeral, Dec. 1799.

Wayland, Francis, 1796-1865

Box 23Folder 18
Letters to Alfred Dwight Foster, 1838-1839.

Wayne, James Moore, 1790-1867

Box 23Folder 19
Letter to Mr. Butler accepting dinner invitation, 31 Jan. [no year].
Box 23Folder 19
Letter to Francis V. Dalbayne of the U.S. Navy, 19 Oct. 1831.
Box 23Folder 19
Letter to Levi Woodbury recommending William L. Fannin midshipman, 21 Feb. 1833.

Weare, Meshech, 1713-1786

Oversize box 2
Warrant for justice of the peace Solomon Wheeler to bring a defendant to Exeter, New Hampshire, 13 April 1777.(Oversize)
Oversize box 2
Commission appointing George Evans captain of the 8th New Hampshire Regiment, 2 May 1785.(Oversize)

Webb, Jonathan, 1736-1789

Box 23Folder 20
Letter about the Harvard class of 1754, 29 July 1758.

Webber, Samuel, 1760-1810

Box 23Folder 21
Letter to Artemas Ward announcing his appointment to a committee to review Harvard University, 15 April 1809.

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

Box 23Folder 22
Letter to William Wirt about the legal case of Henry Rice, 19 Sept. 1818.
Box 23Folder 22
Letter to Ezra Lincoln about a speech, 16 Oct. 1848.
Box 23Folder 22
Letter to Ezra Lincoln, Joseph M. Wightman, Henry Gilbert, Isaiah Faxon, Bradley Cummings, and Francis Brinkley accepting invitation to give a speech, 16 Oct. 1848.

Webster, John White, 1793-1850

Box 23Folder 23
Letter to Alfred Dwight Foster, 26 Jan. 1838.

Webster, Noah, 1758-1843

Box 23Folder 24
Letter to [Simeon] Baldwin.

Wedgwood, Josiah, 1730-1795

Box 23Folder 25
Letterpress copy of a bill.

Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

Box 23Folder 26
Autograph.

Welles, Samuel, 1689-1770

Box 23Folder 27
Receipt for account with Samuel Williams of Taunton, Mass. for work as justice of the peace, 15 April 1735.

Wells, John

Box 23Folder 28
Letter to Dwight Foster declining dinner invitation, 28 Feb. 1872.

Wells, William Hill, 1769-1829

Box 23Folder 29
Order for codfish, 18 Feb. 1802.

Wendell, Jacob, 1715-1753

Box 23Folder 30
Letter to Joseph Dwight about van Schaick's journey from Crown Point to Albany, New York with captives, 26 July 1751.

Wendell, John, 1703-1762

Box 23Folder 31
Letter requesting a record made from muster rolls of men in Col. Joseph Dwight's regiment, 4 May 1756.

Wentworth, Benning, 1696-1770

Box 23Folder 32
Printed oath of allegiance to King George II signed by Benning Wentworth and other New Hampshire loyalists.
Box 23Folder 32
Marriage certificate between David Terry and Dill Rhodes signed by Benning Wentworth, 4 Nov. 1765.

West, Stephen, 1735-1819

Box 23Folder 33
Receipt for services of Joseph Dwight signed by Stephen West, 26 Sept. 1764.
Box 23Folder 33
Letter to Elijah Dwight about deeds sent by major Israel Williams, 6 June 1770.

Wetmore, Prosper Montgomery, 1798-1876

Box 23Folder 34
Letter to William Jarvis McAlpine explaining travel delays due to snow on the Harlem Railroad, 15 Jan. 1853.

Wharton, Francis, 1820-1889

Box 23Folder 35
Letter to Dwight Foster declining invitation, 2 Feb. 1876.

Autographs Whe-Yat

Wheeler, Adam, 1732-1802

Box 24Folder 1
Return of Adams Wheeler, captain in Col. Thomas Nixon's Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, 6 Dec. 1799.

Wheelock, John, 1754-1817

Box 24Folder 2
Letter to Dwight Foster about Charles Gilbert's progress in the class of 1801 at Dartmouth College, 16 Nov. 1798.

Wheelwright, John, 1724-ca. 1800

Box 24Folder 3
Certificate for Capt. Samuel Kent confirming that he was not paid for billeting George Smith, 6 Sept. 1751.

Whipple, William, 1730-1785

Box 24Folder 4
Legislative order of the New Hampshire House of Representatives signed by speaker William Whipple, 26 Jan. 1781.

White, Andrew Dickenson, 1832-1918

Box 24Folder 5
Letter to George W. Baldwin.

White, Moses, 1779-1829

Box 24Folder 6
Letter to Dwight Foster requesting advice on redeeming a note between Henry Lee and Nathaniel Peabody by payment of the note to himself or Moses Hazen, 15 Feb. 1800.
Box 24Folder 6
Letter to Dwight Foster about the notes of Henry Lee to Nathaniel Peabody, 8 Dec. 1800.

Whitney, A. D. T. (Adeline Dutton Train), 1824-1906

Box 24Folder 7
Poem entitled "Sparrows."

Wilder, Joseph

Box 24Folder 8
Certificate signed by Joseph Wilder, justice of the peace, Worcester, County, Mass., 28 Sept. 1774.

Willard, John, 1733-1807

Box 24Folder 9
Letter to Jedidiah Foster about supplying a gown to Mary Watt of Brookfield, Mass., 19 Dec. 1764.

Willard, Josiah, 1681-1756

Box 24Folder 10
Response from the Board of Council in Boston to reports of French and Indian attacks on Saratoga, 6 July 1747.
Box 24Folder 10
Letter to Joseph Dwight asking him to set aside differences and support Gideon Hawley, 24 June 1752.

Willes, James Shaw, 1814-1872

Box 24Folder 11
Dinner invitation to Charles P. Curtis, 28 May 1853.

Williams, Benjamin, 1751-1814

Box 24Folder 12
Letter to Dwight Foster informing him that John Steel was appointed major general, [1794].

William, Elijah, 1733-1815

Box 24Folder 13
Cropped autograph.

Williams, Elisha, 1694-1755

Box 24Folder 14
Letter to Joseph Dwight about the Stockbridge Declaration against Kellogg, 3 Jan. 1753.

Williams, Ephraim, 1715-1755

Box 24Folder 15
Letter to Joseph Dwight about financial demands of Mr. Broomfield.

Williams, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1910

Box 24Folder 16
Cropped autograph.

Williams, Israel, 1709-1788

Box 24Folder 17
Letter to Joseph Dwight about orders for military protection at Stockbridge, Mass., 1 Aug. 1755.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815

Box 24Folder 18
Letter to William Duer and Co. about stocks, 16 April 1792.

Williams, Otho Holland, 1747-1794

Box 24Folder 19
Muster roll correction, ca. 1774.

Williams, Thomas, 1718-1775

Box 24Folder 20
Power of attorney given to Jedidiah Foster, 27 July 1753.

Williams, William, 1711-1785

Box 24Folder 21
Letter to Ebenezer Marsh requesting burial for a soldier billeted within Hatfield, Mass., 3 Feb. 1746.
Box 24Folder 21
Letter to Jedidiah Foster and Capt. Denny inquiring about the proper steps for the sale of delinquent land, 19 Aug. 1774.

Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875

Box 24Folder 22
Cropped autograph.
Box 24Folder 22
Letter to his wife Harriet Malvina Howe Wilson, 4 July 1861.

Wilson, James, 1742-1798

Box 24Folder 23
Articles of agreement for Ebenezer Bowman and Matthias Hollinback to sell to James Wilson land in Pennsylvania, 28 May 1794.
Box 24Folder 23
Dinner invitation to Dwight Foster, 23 Feb. 1795.

Wingate, Paine, 1739-1838

Box 24Folder 24
Note to Samuel Blagett to pay Benjamin Johnston in articles of trade, 19 Feb. 1791.

Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894

Box 24Folder 25
Portion of a letter to William Richards Lawrence, Sept. 1834.
Box 24Folder 25
Letter requesting copies of records concerning a naturalization legal case.

Winthrop, Thomas L. (Thomas Lindall), 1760-1841

Box 24Folder 26
Cropped autograph.

Wirt, William, 1772-1834

Box 24Folder 27
Letter to John Quincy Adams giving opinion on the case of Rosewaine et al., 11 May 1812.

Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876

Box 24Folder 28
Autograph, 8 April 1838.

Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818

Oversize box 2
Certificate of admission for Isaiah Thomas, President of the American Antiquarian Society to the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, 18 Oct. 1816.(Oversize)

Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833

Box 24Folder 29
Legal document from the Treasury Department, Auditor's Office, reporting on Joseph White's claim for a reward, 8 July 1790.
Box 24Folder 29
Letter to Tench Coxe and Richard Harrison about Joseph Whites claim, 25 April 1793.
Oversize box 2
Circular letter asking Dwight Foster to solicit and receive subscriptions to build a monument in honor of liberty, 14 Feb. 1795.Oversize
Box 24Folder 29
Letter to Uriah Tracy, Chairman of the Committee of Claims, about an error in John Tracy Gilman's account, 29 March 1796.
Box 24Folder 29
Letter to Dwight Foster enclosing a letter about the petition of Alexander Macomb and William Edgar, 11 Jan. 1797.
Box 24Folder 29
Letter to Dwight Foster about returned papers, 22 March 1798.

Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851

Box 24Folder 30
Letter to Mrs. Eliza W. C. Woodbury, 12 March 1830.
Box 24Folder 30
Letter to David Henshaw, 7 Dec. 1830.
Box 24Folder 30
Cropped autograph, 18[32].
Box 24Folder 30
Deed for land sold to John Fletcher in Greenfield, New Hampshire, 15 Aug. 1833.

Woolsey, Theodore Dwight, 1801-1889

Box 24Folder 31
Letter to Emily Perkins Baldwin acknowledging a donation to the Yale library, 26 Jan. 1859.
Box 24Folder 31
Letter to Dwight Foster about travel and meeting plans, 26 Jan. 1866.
Box 24Folder 31
Letter to Dwight Foster about honorary degree for William Alfred Buckingham, 27 July 1866.

Wooster, David, 1711-1777

Box 24Folder 32
Orderly book kept by David Wooster during the French and Indian War in Albany, Lake George, Ticonderoga and other locations in New York, June-Nov. 1759. The orderly book later used by unidentified merchant as account book, 1781-93.

Wooster, Thomas, 1724-1798

Oversize box 2
Muster roll for Capt. Wooster's Company, Webb's Regiment, Rhode Island Militia, 21 Aug. 1778.(Oversize)

Worcester, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1784-1865

Box 24Folder 33
Letter to Roger Sherman Baldwin declining invitation to Yale University class of 1811 reunion, 19 July 1861.

Worthington, John, 1719-1800

Box 24Folder 34
Letters to Dwight Foster, 1784-1792.

Wright, Elizur, 1804-1885

Box 24Folder 35
Letter to Jonathan Brace and Enoch Perkins about a surveying error in Tallmadge, Ohio, 12 Nov. 1817.

Wright, Joseph

Box 24Folder 36
Deed for land in Concord, Mass. sold to Enoch Cleveland, 19 Feb. 1733.

Wright, Josiah

Box 24Folder 37
Letter to Joseph Dwight, 27 Jan. 1764.

Yates, Peter W. (Peter Waldron), 1747-1826

Box 24Folder 38
Letter to Webster and Skinner about printing an advertising handbill, 13 July 1810.

Yates, Robert, 1738-1801

Box 24Folder 39
Oath signed by New York Chief Justice, Robert Yates, 8 Aug. 1789.

Photographs Removed from the Collection

Photographs from this collection have been removed to the Foster family photographs, ca. 1860-1875. Photo. Coll. 500.76.

Preferred Citation

Foster Family Autograph Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Adams, John, 1735-1826
Dwight, Joseph, 1702-1765
Foster, Dwight, 1757-1823
Foster, Dwight, 1828-1884
Foster, Jedediah, 1726-1779
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Lawrence, Abbott
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Organizations:

United States. Continental Congress
United States. Declaration of Independence--Signers
United States. President (1789-1797 : Washington)
United States. President (1797-1801 : Adams)
United States. President (1801-1809 : Jefferson)
United States. President (1869-1877 : Grant)
Estabrook and Foster (Worcester, Mass.)

Subjects:

Autographs--Collections
Autographs--Collectors and collecting
Estates (Law)
Lawyers--Massachusetts--Boston
Lawyers--Massachusetts--Worcester
France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783