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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079146 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864.
Title:Park Benjamin Papers 1645-1925.
Physical description:9.24 linear ft (in 22 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. 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.  More information »



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.

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Scope and Content

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.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 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.

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); Benjamin Park papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid available in repository and online.

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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

Cataloged 04/04/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

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

A. Lincoln letter Cataloged 12/04/1996 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 7, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-07-07 File created.
    2012-10-09 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Bank drafts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bills of sale.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Estate inventories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ink drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Powers of attorney.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stock certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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Adams, John Quincy, 1787-1848.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
African Americans--History--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American literature--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Argyll, George Douglas Campbell, Duke of, 1823-1900.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Arthur, T. S. (Timothy Shay), 1809-1885.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barnard, Henry, 1811-1900.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beeton, Samuel Orchart, 1831-1877.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Benjamin family.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Benjamin, John, 1598-1645.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Benjamin, Park, 1849-1922.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Berington, Joseph, 1746-1827.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bright, John, 1811-1889.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brooks, N. C. (Nathan Covington), 1809-1898.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chester, Joseph Lemuel, 1821-1882.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clark, Willis Gaylord, 1808-1841.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clemens, Olivia Langdon, 1845-1904.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diplomatic and consular service, American--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dix, John Ross, 1800?-1885.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ferris, Morris Patterson, Mrs., 1855-1932.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Forster, W. E. (William Edward), 1818-1886.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Foster, Lafayette S. (Lafayette Sabine), 1806-1880.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gramont, Antoine Alfred Agénor de, Duc de Gramont & de Guiche, 1819-1880.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Grinnell, Moses Hicks, 1803-1877.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Guizot, M. (François), 1787-1874.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Herbert, Henry William, 1807-1879.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hildreth, Richard, 1807-1885.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1879.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Judson, Emily C. (Emily Chubbuck), 1817-1854.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Körner, Gustav Philipp, 1809-1896.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lanman, James, 1767-1841.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of, 1831-1891.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Madison, James, 1751-1836.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham), 1784-1831.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motley, Thomas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Neal, John, 1793-1876.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Norwich (Conn.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Otis, George A. (George Alexander), 1830-1881.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Park, Moses, 1738-1828.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Plantation owners.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Plantations--Guyana--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Quincy, Josiah, 1802-1882.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Randall, Samuel, 1778-1864.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Routledge, George, 1812-1888.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Savage, James, 1784-1873.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Savage, William, 1779-1851.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Senior, Nassau William, 1790-1864.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sheridan, Mary Motley.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sherwood, M. E. W. (Mary Elizabeth Wilson), 1826-1903.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Spencer, John C. (John Canfield), 1788-1855.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1889.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stephens, Ann S. (Ann Sophia), 1810-1886.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Studley, S. C.,--Mrs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stuyvesant, Peter, 1592-1672.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sutherland, Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard Leveson-Gower, Duchess of, 1808-1868.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trumbull, Jonathan, 1844-1919.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, Austrian.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, British.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Verplanck, Gulian C. (Gulian Crommelin), 1786-1870.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Washington, George, 1732-1799.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wright, Frances, 1795-1852.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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