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Park Benjamin papers, 1645-1925

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1512
Bib ID 4079146 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864
Title Park Benjamin papers, 1645-1925
Physical Description 9.24 linear feet (9.24 linear feet 22 document boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 7-22. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Box 1-4: Cataloged correspondence; Box 5-6: Cataloged manuscripts & documents; Box 7-8: Poems; Box 9: Lectures; Box 10-11: Genealogical materials; Box 12: Demerara accounts; Box 13: Photographs & sheet music; Box 13-15: Printed materials; Box 16: Benjamin family items; Box 17-22: Merle Hoover notes.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts of poems, and manuscripts of lectures by Benjamin. The correspondence consists of original letters of Benjamin, typescript and photostatic copies of Benjamin letters in other libraries, and letters to Benjamin from some of his literary contemporaries including Paul Hamilton Hayne, Willis Gaylord Clark, John Lothrop Motley, and Fitz-Greene Halleck. Many of the letters relate to Park Benjamin's lecture tours. There are other family letters and many documents relating to the Benjamin family,and two letterbooks of John Lothrop Motley. Also, a large amount of genealogical material of the Benjamin family, and its related families from the 16th century to the present day. There are also financial records, monographs, clippings, and photographs.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 7-22. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection is located on-site.

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.

Preferred Citation

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

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/04/1989.

Letterbook of J.L. Motley Cataloged HR 04/04/1994.

A. Lincoln letter Cataloged HR 12/04/1996.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 File created.

2012-10-09 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Account books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Accounts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Advertising Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Albums (books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bank drafts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bills of sale Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bonds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commissions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Estate inventories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Genealogies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indentures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ink drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inventories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invoices Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letterbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mortgages Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Payrolls Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powers of attorney Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Receipts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Resolutions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stock certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tickets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Adams, John Quincy, 1787-1848 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- History -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Argyll, George Douglas Campbell, Duke of, 1823-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arthur, T. S (Timothy Shay), 1809-1885 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barnard, Henry, 1811-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beeton, Samuel Orchart, 1831-1877 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benjamin, John, 1598-1645 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benjamin, Park, 1849-1922 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Berington, Joseph, 1746-1827 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bright, John, 1811-1889 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brooks, N. C (Nathan Covington), 1809-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chester, Joseph Lemuel, 1821-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, Willis Gaylord, 1808-1841 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clemens, Olivia Langdon, 1845-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deeds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomatic and consular service, American -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomats Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dix, John Ross, 1800?-1885 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ferris, Morris Patterson, Mrs., 1855-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Forster, W. E (William Edward), 1818-1886 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Foster, Lafayette S (Lafayette Sabine), 1806-1880 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gramont, Antoine Alfred Agénor de, Duc de Gramont & de Guiche, 1819-1880 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grinnell, Moses Hicks, 1803-1877 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Griswold, Rufus W (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Guizot, François, 1787-1874 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Herbert, Henry William, 1807-1879 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hildreth, Richard, 1807-1885 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1879 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Judson, Emily C (Emily Chubbuck), 1817-1854 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Körner, Gustav Philipp, 1809-1896 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lanman, James, 1767-1841 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of, 1831-1891 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Madison, James, 1751-1836 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marsh, George P (George Perkins), 1801-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitchill, Samuel L (Samuel Latham), 1784-1831 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motley, Thomas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Neal, John, 1793-1876 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Otis, George A (George Alexander), 1830-1881 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Park, Moses, 1738-1828 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plantation owners Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plantations -- Guyana -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Quincy, Josiah, 1802-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Randall, Samuel, 1778-1864 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Raymond, Henry J (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Routledge, George, 1812-1888 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Savage, James, 1784-1873 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Savage, William, 1779-1851 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Senior, Nassau William, 1790-1864 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seward, William H (William Henry), 1801-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sheridan, Mary Motley Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sherwood, M. E. W (Mary Elizabeth Wilson), 1826-1903 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sigourney, L. H (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slaveholders Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spencer, John C (John Canfield), 1788-1855 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1889 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stephens, Ann S (Ann Sophia), 1810-1886 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Studley, S. C (Sarah Cushing), 1815-1850 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stuyvesant, Peter, 1592-1672 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sutherland, Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard Leveson-Gower, Duchess of, 1808-1868 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trumbull, Jonathan, 1844-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Verplanck, Gulian C (Gulian Crommelin), 1786-1870 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Frances, 1795-1852 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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