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The material is an elaborately calligraphic 19th century script and extends to one file box and 14 bound volumes. Professor Allan Nevins used this material for his work on Abram S. Hewitt.
This is a collection of the surviving undergraduate papers, notebooks, and memorabilia of Hewitt, including a group of college themes and exercises, the manuscript of Hewitt's Greek Salutatory Address (4 October 1842), three volumes of lecture notes, eight volumes of translations from Greek authors, and three volumes of lecture notes made by Hewitt's brother-in-law and business partner, Edward Cooper (1824-1905).
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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Abram S.Hewitt papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
A number of medals awarded to Hewitt and Cooper were donated with this collection. These are now part of the Columbia Medals collection (UA#0121).
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Nevins, Allan. Method of acquisition--Gift to the Columbiana Collection; Date of acquisition--1936. Accession number--M-36. A gift to Allan Nevins from Erskine Hewitt, son of Abram Stevens Hewitt.
Publications About Described Materials
Nevins, Allan. Abram S. Hewitt : with Some Account of Peter Cooper. New York, 1935.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2021-06-01 Box content description added (JR).
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Hewitt graduated from Columbia in the class of 1842 and became, in turn, an attorney in New York City, a manufacturer of iron and steel, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1875-1879, 1881-1886, and Mayor of New York, 1887-1888.