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Kent Family papers, 1785-1901

Series I. Personal Correspondence, 1787-1881, undated

This series contains the personal correspondence of James Kent, William Kent, and James Kent, Jr. as well as their friends and family members. It is arranged chronologically in 101 folders.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Transcription of letter from James Kent to N. Lawrence, 1787 December 22


Box 1 Folder 2 Transcription of letter James Kent to Simeon Baldwin, 1790 December 4


Box 1 Folder 3 Letter from James Kent to Elizabeth Bailey Kent, 1793 May 10


Box 1 Folder 4 Miscellaneous Calling Cards collected by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pinckney, 1790s, 17 items


Box 1 Folder 5 Invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (and Elizabeth Motte) Pinckney from Jane Maxwell, the Duchess of Gordon, 179- March 29


Box 1 Folder 6 Invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (and Elizabeth Motte) Pinckney from Charles Jenkinson, the First Earl of Liverpool, 179- April 8


Box 1 Folder 7 Invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pinckney from "The Mrs. Pinckney", 179- September 5


Box 1 Folder 8 Note from Mr. and Mrs. Church, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pinckney, 179-


Box 1 Folder 9 Note from Mrs. Church to Thomas Pinckney, 179- July 19


Box 1 Folder 10 Recommendation letter from John Adams to Oliver Wolcott, 1799 August 9


Box 1 Folder 11 Letter of permission to sell land from Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Baronne de Staël-Holstein to Moss Kent, with a note from James Kent, 1806 July 8


Box 1 Folder 12 Note from Henry Dundas, the First Viscount Melville to Aaron Burr, 1809 February 17


Box 1 Folder 13 Letter from John Bristed to James Kent, 1818 April 4


Box 1 Folder 14 Request to meet for coffee from Sir Thomas Picton to Aaron Burr, 1808 November 24


Box 1 Folder 15 Letter from Barthold Georg Niebuhr to Aaron Burr, 1810 January 9


Box 1 Folder 16 Letter from John Quincy Adams to William Pinckney, 1816 June 12


Box 1 Folder 17 Letter from James Kent to Moss Kent, 1817 August 1


Box 1 Folder 18 Letter from James Kent to Benjamin Silliman, 1819 August 7


Box 1 Folder 19 Note from Isaac S. Hone to Philip Hone, 1822 February


Box 1 Folder 20 Letter from James Kent to Thomas Washington, Esq., 1828 October 6


Box 1 Folder 21 Letter from Joseph Parkes to James Kent, 1828 October 14


Box 1 Folder 22 Note from Henry Clay to James Kent, 1833 January 24


Box 1 Folder 23 Note from Daniel Webster to James Kent, 1833 January 28


Box 1 Folder 24 Letter of introduction from William Sampson to James Kent, 1833 March 30


Box 1 Folder 25 Letter from Robert Parker to James Kent, 1833 May 10


Box 1 Folder 26 Note from Francis Lieber to James Kent, 1833 August 8


Box 1 Folder 27 Letter from Francis Lieber to James Kent, 1833 September 12


Box 1 Folder 28 Note from John Church Hamilton to James Kent, 1834 May 18


Box 1 Folder 29 Letter from Andrew Jackson to Samuel Swartwont, 1834 November 10


Box 1 Folder 30 Letter from William Smith to James Kent, 1836 November 21


Box 1 Folder 31 Letter from Daniel Webster to James Kent, 1837 January 20


Box 1 Folder 32 Letter from Moss Kent to William Kent, 1837 February 5


Box 1 Folder 33 Letter from Henry Clay to James Kent, 1837 February 22


Box 1 Folder 34 Letter from John Quincy Adams to James Kent, 1837 March 2


Box 1 Folder 35 Letters of Catherine Maria Sedgwick, 1838 June 14


Box 1 Folder 36 Photostat of letter from Carper Pruyn to James Kent (re: the death of Stephen Van Rensselaer), 1839 January 28


Box 1 Folder 37 Condolence letter from James Kent to Cornelia Paterson Van Rensselaer, 1839 January 30


Box 1 Folder 38 Note from Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel (and Caroline LeRoy) Webster, 1839 June 26


Box 1 Folder 39 Invitation from Sir Edward Hall and Lady Alderson to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel (and Caroline LeRoy) Webster, 1839 June 29


Box 1 Folder 40 Note from John Curteis to Caroline Le Roy Webster, 1839 July 6


Box 1 Folder 41 Note from Lady Catherine Pollok Manners Stepney to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel (and Caroline LeRoy) Webster, 1839 July 13


Box 1 Folder 42 Letter from John Kenyon to Daniel Webster, 1839


Box 1 Folder 43 Letter from Lady Georgiana Fane to Caroline Le Roy Webster, 1839


Box 1 Folder 44 Note from Thomas Whitmore to the London Horticultural Society, 1839


Box 1 Folder 45 Letter from Eliphalet Nott to William Henry Seward, 1840 January 26


Box 1 Folder 46 Letter from George Evans to James Kent, 1840 May 10


Box 1 Folder 47 Letter from Josiah Quincy to James Kent, 1841 March 16


Box 1 Folder 48 Letter of thanks from President John Tyler to Caroline Le Roy Webster, 1841 June 14


Box 1 Folder 49 Letter in French to James Kent from Unknown, 1841 June 15


Box 1 Folder 50 Letter from Henry Black to James Kent, 1841 November 28


Box 1 Folder 51 Note from Dorothea (Dolly) Payne Todd Madison (Mrs. James) to Daniel Webster, 1842 April 5


Box 1 Folder 52 From Dorothea (Dolly) Payne Todd Madison (Mrs. James) to Caroline Le Roy Webster, 1842 June 1


Box 1 Folder 53 Letter from Daniel Webster to James Kent, 1842 December 17


Box 1 Folder 54 Letter from James Kent to Daniel Webster, 1842 December 21


Box 1 Folder 55 Letter from Edward Everett to James Kent, 1843 December 26


Box 1 Folder 56 Letter from William G. Hocker to James Kent, 1844 May 20


Box 1 Folder 57 Letter from Edward Everett to James Kent, 1845 June 12


Box 1 Folder 58 Letter from George William Frederick Howard (Viscount Morpeth), 7th Earl of Carlisle, to James Kent, 1845 June 15


Box 1 Folder 59 Letter from Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. to James Kent, 1846 August 21


Box 1 Folder 60 Letter from Simon Greenleaf to James Kent, 1846 September 9


Box 1 Folder 61 Letter from Robert Greenhow to James Kent, 1847 April 19


Box 1 Folder 62 From James Kent to William Bradford Reed, 1847 July 4


Box 1 Folder 63 From William Pennington to William Kent, 1847 December 25


Box 1 Folder 64 Letter of condolence from the Supreme Court of Tennessee to William Kent, 1848 January 8


Box 1 Folder 65 From (photostat) from William Charles Macready to William Kent, 1848 December 7


Box 1 Folder 66 (Photostat) from William T.L. Smithy to Winfield Scott, 1848 December 16


Box 1 Folder 67 (Photostat) from William Charles Macready to William Kent, 1848 December 17


Box 1 Folder 68 From Samuel Miller to William Kent, 1848 January 29


Box 1 Folder 69 (Photostat) from William Charles Macready to William Kent, 1849 May 12


Box 1 Folder 70 (Photostat) from George Ticknor Curtis to William Kent, 1849 June 26


Box 1 Folder 71 (Photostat) from George Ticknor Curtis to William Kent, 1849 June 30


Box 1 Folder 72 From Abijah Hubbard Moss to William Kent, 1849 July 5


Box 1 Folder 73 From Hamilton Fish to William Kent, 1849 July 12


Box 1 Folder 74 From Abner Morse to William Kent, 1849 September 22


Box 1 Folder 75 Note from George I. Cornell to William Kent, 1849 October 1


Box 1 Folder 76 Letter from "T." O'Connell to William Kent, 1849 October 24


Box 1 Folder 77 Letter from William Pennington to William Kent, 1850 February 4


Box 1 Folder 78 Letter from James Walker to William Kent, 1853 February 15


Box 1 Folder 79 Letter from James Walker to William Kent, 1853 February 19


Box 1 Folder 80 Telegram from James Monroe & Co. to James Kent Jr., 1853 March 1


Box 1 Folder 81 Letter from Martin Van Buren to "G." Kemble, 1856 October 26


Box 1 Folder 82 Letter from Henry Codman Potter to Helen Riggs Kent, 1861 January 6


Box 1 Folder 83 Letter from Theodorus Bailey to Helen Riggs Kent, 1861 January 8


Box 1 Folder 84 Note from Nathaniel Prentiss Banks to James Kent, Jr., 1861 July 3


Box 1 Folder 85 Note from Joseph B. Bradley to James Kent Jr, 1876 February 8


Box 1 Folder 86 Note from Noah Davis to James Kent Jr, 1876 February 14


Box 1 Folder 87 Note from Charles O'Conor to James Kent Jr., 1878 July 30


Box 1 Folder 88 Note from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to James Kent Jr. (attached to an engraving of Longfellow), re: the word "lily pad", 1874 October 25


Box 1 Folder 89 Letter from Benjamin D. Silliman to James Kent Jr., 1877 November 3


Box 1 Folder 90 Note from William Ferdinand Morgan to Emilly Taylor Lorillard, 1881 April 30


Box 1 Folder 91 Note from Sydney Smith to Unknown person, undated


Box 1 Folder 92 Note from Sir and Lady John Nicholl to Mr. and Mrs. Pinckney, undated


Box 1 Folder 93 Note from William Charles Macready to unknown person, undated


Box 1 Folder 94 Note from William Charles Macready to William Kent, undated


Box 1 Folder 95 Letter from Mary Alsop King to Elizabeth Motte Pinckney, undated


Box 1 Folder 96 Letter from Mary Alsop King to Elizabeth Motte Pinckney, undated


Box 1 Folder 97 Letter from James Kent to "his cousin", undated


Box 1 Folder 98 From Lord Jeffrey Francis to James Kent, undated


Box 1 Folder 99 From Charles Gould to James Kent, December 20, undated


Box 1 Folder 100 Note from "Dupin" to James Kent (written in the third person), undated


Box 1 Folder 101 From Thomas Denman (Baron) to unknown, undated