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Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman papers, 1750-1939

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1145
Bib ID 4079598 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Seligman, Edwin R. A (Edwin Robert Anderson), 1861-1939
Title Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman papers, 1750-1939
Physical Description 48 linear feet (48 linear feet 111 boxes; 25 volumes; 3 unbound volumes)
Language(s) Material is in English, French and German.
Access

The following boxes are located on-site: Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence and Series VI: Ernest Charles Jones Papers.

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-116. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The majority of personal and professional files are: arranged by subject.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts and documents. Included among his personal and professional correspondence are letters from famous economists collected by Seligman. Among these are: I) William Shirley (Box 95). 1741-1745. Copies of letters and documents by Shirley, Royal Governor of Massachusetts, addressed chiefly to the Board of Trade, London; II) Paul Flobart (Box 96). RECHERCHES SUR LES BILLETS DE LA BANQUE DE LAW, 1716-1720. Lille, 1920. Notes, page proof and printed for of this pamphlet; III) John Francis Bray Papers (Box 97). Bray, 1809-1895, early socialist writer and labor agitator in England, 1822, returned to America in 1842. Michigan experiences, 1842-1896, papers 1860-1890; IV) Ernest Jones Papers. Correspondence, family and business papers of Ernest Jones, 1819-1869, English militant socialist and leader of the Chartist movement, and publisher of two newspapers propagating Marxist doctrines. Collection consists of ca.1,708 items, and some family correspondence and mementoes. The most valuable part appears to be his notes refuting various libel charges brought against him. In 10 boxes at the end of the collection

General Note

The various Historical Papers which form part of this collection have been separately cataloged. To find these records please do an RID search in the form: fin rid nycr90-a162

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located on-site: Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence and Series VI: Ernest Charles Jones Papers.

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-116. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Ernest Charles Jones papers; James Bryce correspondence; Sir William James Ashley letters are on: microfilm.

"Knies-Volkswirthschaftslehre" 1881, bound manuscript lecture notebook in Seligman's hand, 64 p., from Box 86 is on: microfilm. [#2005-7014].

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 11/30/90.

Revision Description

2010-03-10 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2012-09-04 Changes to XML document instance made 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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bibliographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bills (financial) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Card catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Ashley, W. J (William James), 1860-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Econometrics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economics -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro, 1845-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
League of Nations -- : Finance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marshall, Alfred, 1842-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.). Tax Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State). State Tax Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seligman, Edwin R. A (Edwin Robert Anderson), 1861-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taussig, F. W (Frank William), 1859-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Walras, Léon, 1834-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Columbia A.B. 1879; A.M. 1884; L.L.B. 1884; Ph.D. 1885; L.L.D. 1904. Seligman served on the Columbia University faculty 1885-1931; the Tax Committee of New York City 1914-1916 and of New York State 1929-1931; the League of Nations committee on economics and finance 1922-1923; financial advisor to Cuba in 1931; editor of the Political Science Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, among many other roles.