|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
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.
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