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Kent Family papers, 1785-1901

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Series I. Personal Correspondence, 1787-1881 and 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.



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, July 19, 179-


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


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,, July 8, 1806


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, January 26, 1840


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


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


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


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


Box 1 Folder 50 Letter from Henry Black to James Kent November28, 1841


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Box 1 Folder 70 (Photostat) from George Ticknor Curtis to William Kent, June26, 1849


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Box 1 Folder 80 Telegram from James Monroe & Co. to James Kent Jr., March1, 1853


Box 1 Folder 81 Letter from Martin Van Buren to "G." Kemble, October26, 1856


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 (Mrs. Rufus?) to Elizabeth Mott Pinckney, undated


Box 1 Folder 96 Letter from Mary Alsop King (Mrs. Rufus?) to Elizabeth Mott 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