Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Moncure Daniel Conway papers, 1847-1907

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0277
Bib ID 4079674 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907
Title Moncure Daniel Conway papers, 1847-1907
Physical Description 21 linear feet (47 boxes; 7 bound volumes; 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .

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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, memorabilia, pictures, portraits, and printed material. Included are about 800 letters from outstanding literary figures of Mr. Conway's lifetime, manuscripts of his sermons, lectures and other writings and photostats of Conway material in Dickinson College Library. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Thomas Carlyle, S.L. Clemens, Arthur Conan Doyle, R.W. Emerson, O.W. Holmes, and Walt Whitman

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); Moncure Daniel Conway papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Mildred Sawyer, 1939-1941.

Gift of Misses Eleanor and Mildred Sawyer, daughter and granddaughter of Conway.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Entered in AMC 09/10/90.

Entered in AMC 09/10/90.

Revision Description

2020-03-30 Replaced PDF with structured finding aid. cml/kws

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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Albums (books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pictures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plaques Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sermons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sheet music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
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African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clergy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clergy as authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American author and clergyman.