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S. Whitney Phoenix letters collection, 1554-1933

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0997
Bib ID 4079218 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Phoenix, S. Whitney (Stephen Whitney), 1836-1881
Title S. Whitney Phoenix letters collection, 1554-1933
Physical Description 2 boxes (2 boxes (168 items))
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

Personal letters written by Phoenix to friends and associates, and letters which Phoenix collected as autograph specimens, ranging in date from 1554 (Melanchthon) to 1933 (Franklin D. Roosevelt). Over half of Phoenix's own letters are addressed to Josiah Collins Pumpelly (1839-1920), many others are to Henry Thayer Drowne (1822-1897). The material is dated from various places in the United States and Europe and contains accounts of Phoenix's travels and comments on yachting, books, the theater, and friends. There is a series of Presidential letters ranging from Washington to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also, an engraved portrait of Phoenix.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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); S. Whitney Phoenix letters collection; 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 08/--/89.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Book collectors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drowne, Henry T (Henry Thayer), 1822-1897 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Europe -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Melanchthon, Philipp, 1497-1560 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pumpelly, Josiah C (Josiah Collins), 1839-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yachts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Phoenix was a graduate of Columbia University, and a book collector.