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   Rare Book & Manuscript Library General Manuscript Collection, 1789-2013

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Name of Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

COinS Metadata available (e.g., for Zotero).

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0001
Bib ID:10323459 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Columbia University. Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Title:Rare Book & Manuscript Library General Manuscript Collection, 1789-2013
Physical description:40.5 linear feet (81 document boxes)
Language(s): Material is primarily in English.
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »



Material is organized alphabetically by creator.

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Scope and Content

The General Manuscript Collection is an artificial collection of correspondence, diaries, lecture notes, class work, essays, administrative documents, minutes, and other documents collected by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Single items or very small collections are generally classified as part of the general manuscript collection rather than assigned an individual manuscript number. Additionally, small additions to existing RBML manuscript collections may be classified as part of the General Manuscript Collection.

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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Name of Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 1960-2013 RBML Staff

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 28, 2013 Finding aid written in English.
    2013-06-28 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barton, Clara, 1821-1912.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bronte, Charlotte, 1816-1855.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carpenter, Edward, 1910-1998.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Field, Michael, 1920-2003.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Forsyth, James W.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hosack, David, 1769-1835.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jacob, Max, 1876-1944.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
James, William, 1842-1910.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), 1802-1838PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lenya, Lotte.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mackie, J. Milton (John Milton), 1813-1894.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Milton, John, 1608-1674.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nicolson, Marjorie Hope, 1894-1981.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Penn, William, 1644-1718.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tilly, Charles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Washington, George, 1732-1799.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Woodward, F. L. (Frank Lee), 1870 or 1871-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

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