Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Seymour Adelman collection, 1724-1956

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0010
Bib ID 4079706 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Adelman, Seymour, 1906-1985
Title Seymour Adelman collection, 1724-1956
Physical Description 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/01_A-AL_02.pdf

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Arranged alphabetically by subject.



Letters, documents, accounts, papers, broadsides, pamphlets, and other printed and manuscript materials assembled by Seymour Adelman and presented to the Libraries in a series of gifts. The material ranges in date from 1724-1945 and is largely American, having to do with banking business, the arts and sciences, agriculture, the free press and commerce in the 18th and 19th centuries. Included are a number of autograph letters by Joseph J. Henry, William Henry, Jr., and Joel Roberts Poinsett. There are a number of letters addressed to Joseph Story and John B. Jervis. There is a group of letters from the immediate family of John Jay concerning references to him and another group of documents and letters by and concerning Matthew Clarkson

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); Seymour Adelman collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

James Bryce and John Ruskin letters are on: microfilm.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gifts of Seymour Adelman, 1948-1956.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 05/01/1990.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Accounts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Broadsides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Receipts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Banks and banking Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clarkson, Matthew, 1758-1825 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deeds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Free press and fair trial Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henry, Joseph J Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henry, William, Jr Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jay, John, 1745-1829 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jervis, John B (John Bloomfield), 1795-1885 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Story, Joseph, 1779-1845 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID