Guide to the Gail And Stephen Rudin Autograph Collection,
1833-2008.

Collection Number: 6875

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

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Date completed:
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Date modified:
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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1833-2008.
Collection Number:
6875
Creator:
Rudin, Stephen,
Quantity:
251 items.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
251 letters and other documents recording the achievements of notable artists, politicians, scientists, architects, businessmen and women, journalists, musicians, and educators.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

251 letters and other documents recording the achievements of notable artists, politicians, scientists, architects, businessmen and women, journalists, musicians, and educators.
Additional letters (ca. 107).

SUBJECTS

Names:
Rudin, Stephen,


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, #6875. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
n.d.
Armstrong, Neil
Box 1 Folder 1
TMsS - 4to
Pages: 1
"What America Means To Me".
Rudin # A-2
November 4, 1833
Audubon, John J.
Addressee: John Kirk Townsend
Writer's location: Charleston, South Carolina
Box 1 Folder 2
ALS - 4to
Pages: 2
Refers to a possible new bird species and requests research be done as to whether the species is a distinct one or not. Is writing the second volume of the Ornithological Biography. With this lot is the program for the first day of issue ceremony of the 1985 Audubon stamp.
Rudin # A-3
January 24, 1919
Powell, Robert Baden
Addressee: C.V. Swan
Writer's location: London
Box 1 Folder 3
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Congratulating Swan and his group of Scouts on their work with the Coastwatching Service during the War.
Rudin # A-4
April 26, 1887
Barnum, P.T.
Addressee: Robert Collyer
Writer's location: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Box 1 Folder 4
ALS - 5.75" x 9"
Pages: 1
Discusses his bout of exhaustion and his resolve to "take it easy".
Rudin # A-5
July 19, 1889
Barnum, P.T.
Addressee: Mr. H.P.R. Holt
Writer's location: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Box 1 Folder 5
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 1
Offers sage advice for happiness and salvation.
Rudin # A-6
August 26, 1876
Bartholdi, Frederic Auguste
Addressee: Cheri Madame
Writer's location: New York
Box 1 Folder 6
ALS - 5" x 8"
Pages: 3
The sculptor attempts to raise funds to build the Statue of Liberty. In French, with translation.
Rudin # A-7
1883
Bartholdi, Frederic Auguste
Writer's location: Paris
Box 1 Folder 7
Pamphlet 6.25" x 9.25"
Pages: 36
Pamphlet entitled "La Statue de la Liberte, Eclairant Le Monde" signed and inscribed by Bartholdi. (36 pages plus two fold-out plates).
Rudin # A-8
1886
Bartholdi, Frederic Auguste
Writer's location: New York
Box 1 Folder 8
Ribbon 2.25" x 6"
1886 silk souvenir ribbon printed around the time of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.
Rudin # A-8A
September 5, 1889
Barton, Clara
Addressee: Lucy Ellen Guernsey
Writer's location: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Box 1 Folder 9
ALS - 4to
Pages: 1
In the aftermath of the devastating Johnston Flood, Barton gushes "It takes great courage to begin again the struggle for existence".
Rudin # A-9
February 1, 1892
Barton, Clara
Addressee: Charles S. Smith
Writer's location: Washington, DC
Box 1 Folder 10
TLS - 4to
Pages: 4
Barton requests assistance for food in the first overseas mission of the Red Cross for The Russian Famine of 1892.
Rudin # A-10
May 21, 1896
Barton, Clara
Addressee: Col. S.W. Hill
Writer's location: Constantinople
Box 1 Folder 11
TLS - 4to
Pages: 2
Barton describes relief efforts in Turkey after the Armenian massacres.
Rudin # A-11
January 15, 1904
Barton, Clara
Addressee: Mrs. Donald McLean
Writer's location: Glen Echo, MD
Box 1 Folder 12
ALS - 5" x 6.5"
Pages: 3
An embattled Barton resists attacks on her conduct as Red Cross President.
Rudin # A-12
March 20, 1861
Beauregard, G.T. -
Addressee: Confederate Commissioners
Writer's location: Charleston, South Carolina
Box 1 Folder 13
Telegram Not Signed by Beauregard
Pages: 1
"Sumter not evacuated, Anderson is still working on its defenses". See also letter Claim for Impressed Slave who died while working on Ft. Sumter (S. Carolina), Rudin #151 in collection #4681.
Rudin # A-13
January 9, 1867
Beecher, Henry Ward
Addressee: "My dear Sir"
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 1 Folder 14
ALS - 4" x 5"
Pages: 1
Beecher agrees to marry couple under unusual circumstances - a man wants to marry his deceased wife's sister.
Rudin # A-14
January 20, 1900
Bell, Alexander Graham
Addressee: "My dear Senator" (Unnamed)
Writer's location: Washington, D.C.
Box 1 Folder 15
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Bell urges Census amendment for the hearing impaired.
Rudin # A-15
1908
Bell, Alexander Graham
Addressee: Charles H. Swan
Writer's location: Boston
Signed Inscribed Book
Pages: 469
"The Deposition of Alexander G. Bell In The Suit Brought By The United States To Annul the Bell Patents". Book inscribed to Charles H. Swan, Bell's Patent Attorney who also wrote the introduction to the book. See also Selden, Edison, Tesla and Wright for other patents. See separate material below.
Rudin # A-16
March 28, 1922
Bell, Alexander Graham
Writer's location: United States Patent Office
Box 1 Folder 16
Printed Patent 7.5" x 11.25"
Pages: 12
Patent for Hydrodome, hydro-aeroplane and the like.
Rudin # A-17
March 11, 1967
Ben Gurion, David
Addressee: Zelman Aran Minister of Education
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 1 Folder 17
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 3
Discusses the importance of educating the poor in Israel. (In Hebrew, with translation.) Included is a signed title page from his book, "Memoirs", AmOved Publishers, Tel Aviv 1971.
Rudin # A-18
August 10, 1944
Berlin, Irving
Addressee: Mrs. Dick Bernie
Writer's location: New York
Box 1 Folder 18
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Berlin writes about his army tour playing for the troops.
Rudin # A-19
September 24, 1934
Bernstein, Leonard
Writer's location: n.p. (Boston)
Box 1 Folder 19
AMsS - 8vo
Pages: 4
Early essay by Bernstein - "I am filled all the more with the desire for a musical life".
Rudin # A-20
August 31, 1945
Bernstein, Leonard
Addressee: Renee Longy-Miquelle
Writer's location: New York, NY
Box 1 Folder 20
ALS 7.25" x 10.5"
Pages: 2
Bernstein writes to his former teacher and extemporizes on his ambitions for transforming American music.
Rudin # A-21
May 15, 1951
Bernstein, Leonard
Addressee: Hans Heinsheimer
Writer's location: Cuernavaca, Mexico
Box 1 Folder 21
TLS - 4to
Pages: 2
Bernstein expresses his concerns over Trouble in Tahiti, the Age of Anxiety and his Anniversaries for Piano.
Rudin # A-22
1920's
Bobbie Skate
Box 8 Folder 5
Documents, letters and patents pertaining to the Bobbie Skate, a forerunner of the Roller Blade.
Rudin # M-82
August 4, 1892 - May 30, 1893
Borden, Lizzie
Writer's location: Fall River, MA
Box 8
Album
An album containing a large collection of manuscripts, documents and newspaper clippings all pertaining to the murder of Andrew and Abby Borden and the arrest and trial of Lizzie Borden for the murders.
Rudin # A-22A
n.d.
Bridgeman, Laura
Addressee: Mr. Brown
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 1 Folder 22
ALS -
Pages: 1
One of the first deaf and blind people to be educated. Declines an invitation.
Rudin # A-23
June 28, 1915
Bryan, William Jennings
Addressee: Paul Fuller, Jr.
Writer's location: En Route to San Francisco
Box 1 Folder 23
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Letter written shortly after he resigned as Secretary of State.
Rudin # A-24
December 3, 1953
Bunche, Ralph Johnson
Addressee: Miss. Doris Busby
Writer's location: New York
Box 1 Folder 24
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Bunche defines the "basic tenets of the American way of life" for a high school history class.
Rudin # A-25
January 17, 1921
Burbank, Luther
Addressee: Katharine L. Ward
Writer's location: Santa Rosa, California
Box 1 Folder 25
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1 1/2
Thanks his correspondent for flower and herbal books and comments on his new puppy, "more intelligent in many ways than the average citizen".
Rudin # A-26
July 14, 1981
Burger, Warren
Addressee: Walter Bitterling
Writer's location: Washington, D.C.
Box 1 Folder 31
TLS
Pages: 1
Burger compares John Kennedy to Lyndon Johnson.
Rudin # A-26A
February 12, 1829
Burr, Aaron
Addressee: A.B. (Self)
Writer's location: New York
Box 1 Folder 26
Signed Check
Pages: 1
Aaron Burr draws check from Manhattan Company for $500 made out to himself.
Rudin # A-27
January 10, 1920
Butler, Nicholas Murray
Addressee: Reverand Paul R. Hickok
Writer's location: New York City
Box 1 Folder 27
TLS - 4to
Pages: 2
Butler continues his crusade against the recent implementation of prohibition.
Rudin # A-28
May 6, 7, 1926
Byrd, Richard
Addressee: To his wife, Marie
Writer's location: Byrd Arctic Expedition S.S. Chantier
Box 1 Folder 28
ALS - 4to
Pages: 7
A series of four autograph letters written to his wife shortly before take-off for the North Pole.
Rudin # A-29
May 10 - 17, 1926
Byrd, Richard
Writer's location: New York
Box 10 Folder 6
Newspapers (7 items)
Byrd's flight to the North Pole and the Arctic flight of the dirigible "Norge" are covered in seven New York Times issues.
Rudin # A-30
1930
Byrd, Richard
Writer's location: G.P. Putnam's Sons New York
Book Signed
Pages: 436
"Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, The Flight to the South Pole". See separated material below.
Rudin # A-31
October 4, 1933
Byrd, Richard
Addressee: Mrs. E.R. Newell
Writer's location: Boston, MA
Box 1 Folder 29
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Byrd asks a supporter for funds to purchase Eskimo dogs for the 1933-34 Antarctic expedition.
Rudin # A-32
1938
Byrd, Richard
Writer's location: G.P. Putnam's Sons New York
Book Signed
Pages: 296
The book "Alone" describes Byrd's Antarctic expedition. See separated material below.
Rudin # A-33
1933-1980
Byrd, Richard
Box 1 Folder 30
Stamps
Stamps and First Day Covers - commemorating Byrd's flights over the South Pole.
Rudin # A-34
May 9, 1908
Carnegie, Andrew
Addressee: Mrs. Grover Cleveland
Writer's location: New York
Box 2 Folder 1
ALS 4" x 6"
Pages: 4
Comments on the progress of Cleveland's health and suggests that doctors order him Scotch Whiskey which he has sent.
Rudin # A-35
November 17, 1909
Carnegie, Andrew
Addressee: Dr. S. Weir Mitchell
Writer's location: New York
Box 2 Folder 2
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Explains reasons for establishing the "Hero Fund".
Rudin # A-36
March 30, 1931
Carver, George Washington
Addressee: Bob Barry
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
Box 2 Folder 3
TLS - 4to
Pages: 2
Letter to peanut company telling them about his research on several peanut diseases.
Rudin # A-37
September 16, 1931
Carver, George Washington
Addressee: Henry H Overton
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
Box 2 Folder 4
ALS - 4to
Pages: 2
Letter sharing the loss of his money during the Depression.
Rudin # A-38
January 21, 1932
Carver, George Washington
Addressee: Grady Porter
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
Box 2 Folder 5
TLS - 4to
Pages: 2
Letter reviewing specimens of fungi.
Rudin # A-39
July 2, 1932
Carver, George Washington
Addressee: "My dear boy, Mr. Davis"
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
Box 2 Folder 6
ALS - 4to
Pages: 2
Discusses carefully balanced meals and "putting of the peanut into the home as a regular part of the daily menu".
Rudin # A-40
June 1925, February 1943
Carver, George Washington
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
Box 2 Folder 7
Two Pamphlets 8vo
Pages: a.14 b.30
a. "The Peanut". b. "How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption".
Rudin # A-41
May 10, 1916
Catt, Carrie Chapman
Addressee: Office of the Secretary Navy Department
Writer's location: New York
Box 2 Folder 8
TLS - 5.5" x 9.5"
Pages: 1
Letter asking for endorsement of woman suffrage. A brochure is attached to the letter. Also included is a broadside warning of women's suffrage.
Rudin # A-42
February 8, 1947
Churchill, Winston
Addressee: Louis A. Sendel
Writer's location: London, S.W. 7
Box 2 Folder 9
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
A thank you note for a box of cigars.
Rudin # A-43
August 14, 1951
Churchill, Winston
Addressee: Pamela, Countess of Lytton
Writer's location: Chartwell, Westerham, Kent
Box 2 Folder 10
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 2
Churchill writes of his painting, toiling at the book, memories of better times and his thoughts of the position of independent India.
Rudin # A-44
n.d.
Clay, Henry
Addressee: John Howard Payne Esq.
Writer's location: Washington
Box 2 Folder 11
Envelope 4.5" x 2.75"
Free-franked address panel signed by Clay.
Rudin # A-45
September 17, 1805
Clay, Henry
Writer's location: Fayette County Circuit Court
Box 2 Folder 12
ADS - 8vo
Pages: 2
A legal deposition signed "Clay".
Rudin # A-46
April 5, 1941
Cohan, George M.
Addressee: George Bucks
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 2 Folder 13
ALS - small 4to
Pages: 9
Cohan's humorous response to the letter writer who requested that he write 700-800 words for an "Anniversary Number".
Rudin # A-47
December 19, 1861
Colt, Samuel
Addressee: To the Editor of the New York Tribune
Writer's location: Hartford, CT
Box 2 Folder 14
LS 7.5" x 9.75"
Pages: 1
Important Civil War letter written to assure the Editor that his company is dedicated to the Federal Government and not to aiding the rebels in the Southern States.
Rudin # A-48
September 10, 1787
Cosey, Joseph
Addressee:
Writer's location: Philadelphia
Box 2 Folder 28
ALS
Pages: 2
Cosey forgery of Benjamin Franklin signature.
Rudin # M-57
January 8, 1863
Cosey, Joseph
Addressee:
Writer's location: Philadelphia
Box 2 Folder 29
ALS
Pages: 2
Cosey forgery of Abraham Lincoln's signature.
Rudin # A-57A
n.d.
Cox, Archibald
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 2 Folder 15
ALS - 4to
Pages: 1
Letter regretting Supreme Court's involvement in the 2000 Presidential election.
Rudin # A-49
January 25, 1991
Cox, Archibald
Addressee: Dean Collins
Writer's location: Harvard Law School Cambridge, MA
Box 2 Folder 16
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Explains what he thinks Haig's role was in Watergate cover-up.
Rudin # A-50
April 13, 2000
Cox, Archibald
Addressee: Mr. S. Liuna ?
Writer's location: Brooksville, ME
Box 2 Folder 17
ALS - 6" x 7"
Pages: 2
Gives his opinion regarding the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
Rudin # A-51
July 11, 2003
Cox, Archibald
Addressee: Mr. Hoffert
Writer's location: Brooksville, ME
Box 2 Folder 18
TLS - 4to
Pages: 3
Letter to history teacher answering several questions about Richard Nixon.
Rudin # A-52
November 17, 1998
Cox, Archibald
Addressee: Kelly Web
Writer's location: Harvard Law School
Box 2 Folder 19
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Response to a question asking if Cox believed President Ford acted wisely in pardoning Nixon.
Rudin # A-53
March 27, 2003
Cox, Archibald
Addressee: Alex Oblado
Writer's location: Brooksville, ME
Box 2 Folder 20
ALS - 4to
Pages: 1
"Would you not agree that President Nixon's wrongdoing was more dangerous to the country than President Clinton's?"
Rudin # A-54
December 31, 1935
Charles, Darrow
Box 8 Folder 4
Monopoly Board Game Patent by Charles B. Darrow.
Rudin # M-82
December 29, 1920
Darrow, Clarence
Addressee: Dr. Theodore Perceval Gerson
Writer's location: Chicago
Box 2 Folder 21
ALS - 4to
Pages: 2
Personal letter about a Los Angeles trial.
Rudin # A-55
August 8, 1877
Darwin, Charles
Addressee: Ferdinand Julius Cohn
Writer's location: Down, Beckenham, Kent
Box 2 Folder 22
LS - 8vo
Pages: 4
Letter to a German botanist discussing recently published observations made by Darwin's son.
Rudin # A-56
Davis, Jefferson

See the Gail and Stephen Rudin Civil War Collection, #4696.
January 5, 1952
Deforest, Lee
Addressee: Thomas K. Boyce
Writer's location: Los Angeles, CA
Box 2 Folder 23
TLS -4to
Pages: 1
Responds to a question about today's television. Accompanied by patent sketch of electrical current amplification device (Actually, a first day of issue of the 11 cent "Progress in Electronic" stamp).
Rudin # A-61
August 18, 1952
Deforest, Lee
Addressee: Mr. Olsen
Writer's location: Los Angeles, CA
Box 2 Folder 24
ALS & TLS 5.5" x 3.5"
Pages: 2
Father of radio comments on the aid to democracy talking pictures and television can be.
Rudin # A-62
December 30, 1848
Dix, Dorothea
Addressee: His Excellency the Governor
Writer's location: Raleigh, SC
Box 2 Folder 25
ALS - 4to
Pages: 2
Writes letter thanking the General Assembly of SC for their vote to pay for the construction of a hospital for the insane.
Rudin # A-63
November 6, 1862
Dix, Dorothea
Addressee: Unknown
Writer's location: Washington, DC
Box 2 Folder 26
ALS - 8" x 5"
Pages: 1
Dix pleads with recipient not to send nurses who do not appear to be "matronly".
Rudin # A-64
October 29, 1863
Dix, Dorothea
Writer's location: Washington, DC
Box 2 Folder 27
Printed DOC 4.5" x 7"
Pages: 1
General Orders 351 - On employment of women nurses during the Civil War.
Rudin # A-65
January 28, 1929
Earhart, Amelia
Addressee: Robert James Braly
Writer's location: New York City
Box 3 Folder 1
TLS 7.25" x 10.5"
Pages: 1
Predicts the future of aviation.
Rudin # A-66
March 28, 1930
Earhart, Amelia
Addressee: Miss. Ursula Toomey
Writer's location: New York City
Box 3 Folder 2
TLS 7.25" x 10.5"
Pages: 1
Earhart is pleased that more women are showing an interest in aviation.
Rudin # A-67
August 8, 1936
Earhart, Amelia
Addressee: Federal Communications Commission
Writer's location: Union Air Terminal Burbank, California
Box 3 Folder 3
Postscript Signed 3" x 8"
Pages: 1
Earhart licensing the aircraft for her last flight.
Rudin # A-68
ca. 1898
Edison, Thomas
Writer's location: Orange, NJ
Box 3 Folder 4
Autograph Draft - 4to
Pages: 2
Edison's working draft of a letter relating to foreign royalties on the photograph.
Rudin # A-69
n.d.
Edison, Thomas
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 3 Folder 5
Typed DOC 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 19
Questions and answers posed to civil engineers and mechanical engineers seeking employment at Edison Laboratories.
Rudin # A-70
n.d.
Edison, Thomas
Addressee: Buchanan
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 3 Folder 6
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 2
Asks departments to reduce payrolls.
Rudin # A-71
December 27, 1881
Edison, Thomas
Writer's location: Menlo Park, NJ
Box 3 Folder 7
Printed Patent 7.25" x 10.75"
Pages: 3
Electric Lamp Patent to provide the lamp with a simpler and cheaper base. See also Selden, Bell, Tesla and Wright for other patents.
Rudin # A-72
May 15, 1883
Edison, Thomas
Addressee: Hon. Abram S. Hewitt
Writer's location: New York
Box 3 Folder 8
LS 6" x 9.5"
Pages: 1
Edison agrees to light Cooper Institute.
Rudin # A-73
October 9, 1918
Edison, Thomas
Addressee: Edwin Elsbach
Writer's location: Orange, NJ
Box 3 Folder 9
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Discusses his experiments on ink which could facilitate printing for the blind.
Rudin # A-74
November 16, 1920
Edison, Thomas
Writer's location: West Orange, NJ
Box 3 Folder 10
T DOC S 7.75" x 11"
Pages: 3
Minutes of a meeting of the Board of Directors of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. discussing calculations of costs of various models of phonographs as well as the pricing of a main spring lubricant.
Rudin # A-75
March 8, 1922
Edison, Thomas
Writer's location: West Orange, NJ
Box 3 Folder 11
T DOC S - 4to
Pages: 1
Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors of Phonographs, Limited - Edison elected President of the Corporation.
Rudin # A-76
March 24 ca. 1924
Edison, Thomas
Addressee: Buchanan
Writer's location: (Orange, NJ)
Box 3 Folder 12
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 1 1/2
Letter informing that the demand for records will fall off on account of...radio.
Rudin # A-77
August 27, 1924
Edison, Thomas
Writer's location: West Orange, NJ
Box 3 Folder 13
T DOC S - 4to
Pages: 3
Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Stockholders of Edison Phonograph Distributing Company to approve the merger with Phonograph Corp. of Indiana.
Rudin # A-78
June 10, 1927
Edison, Thomas
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 3 Folder 14
Pencil Drawing 4to
Pages: 1
Original pencil electrical circuit drawing. Sound equipment for recording music for phonographs.
Rudin # A-79
September 21, 1928
Edison, Thomas
Addressee: W.H. Hand
Writer's location: West Orange, NJ
Box 3 Folder 15
Signed Check 3" x 8.5"
Pages: 2
A misprinted check signed by Thomas Edison.
Rudin # A-80
January 11, 1915
Edison, Thomas
Addressee: Edward Cranch
Writer's location: Orange, NJ
Box 3 Folder 16
TLS - 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 1
Edison discusses the phonograph and optimistically reports on record production after a fire destroyed his plant.
Rudin # A-81
July 4, 1776
Ellsworth, Oliver
Addressee: John Lawrence, Treasurer
Writer's location: Hartford, CT
Box 3 Folder 17
ADS Small 4to
Pages: 2
Revolutionary War document dates 7/4/1776 requesting payment for boarding officers, prisoners of war.
Rudin # A-82
September 13, 1979
Ervin, Sam
Addressee: Steven Rubin
Writer's location: Morganton, NC
Box 3 Folder 18
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Ervin believes President Ford should not have pardoned Nixon.
Rudin # A-83
May 6, 1504
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
Writer's location: Medina del Campo
Box 10 Folder 6
DS 8.5" x 12"
Pages: 1
King and Queen of Spain -- signed manuscript document ordering payment to workers who hadn't been paid.
Rudin # A-84
December 19, 1918
Ford, Henry
Addressee: Colonel L.S. Horner
Writer's location: Detroit
Box 3 Folder 19
TLS Narrow 4to
Pages: 1 1/3
Comments on how the Liberty motor (in airplanes) contributed to ending the war.
Rudin # A-85
March 1, 1787
Franklin, Benjamin
Writer's location: Philadelphia
Box 8 Folder 6
DS - 4to
Pages: 1
Notarization of petition of bankruptcy.
Rudin # A-86
May 20, 1758
Franklin, Benjamin
Writer's location: Province of Pennsylvania
Box 11
Printed Bank Note 2.5" x 3.25"
Pages: 2
Twenty shilling bank note printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall.
Rudin # A-86A
August 10, 1944
Freud, Anna
Addressee: Mr. Baker
Writer's location: London
Box 3 Folder 20
TLS - 7" x 9"
Pages: 1
Letter from Freud's daughter adhering to his wishes to protect his private life.
Rudin # A-87
March 31, 1975
Gandhi, Indira
Addressee: Mr. Paul Dennett
Writer's location: New Delhi
Box 3 Folder 21
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Her definition as to what politics means.
Rudin # A-88
April 10, 1980
Gandhi, Indira
Addressee: Mr. John Simmons
Writer's location: New Delhi
Box 3 Folder 22
TLS - 4to
Pages: 2
Philosophically comments on life and history.
Rudin # A-89
January 23, 1931
Gandhi, Mohandas
Writer's location: Bombay Congress Bulletin
Box 9 Folder 1
Mimeographed Page Signed8.25" x 13"
Pages: 2
Inflammatory newsletter promoting Indian independence.
Rudin # A-90
June 25, 1852
Garrison, William Lloyd
Addressee: Wm H. Sweetser
Writer's location: Boston
Box 3 Folder 23
ALS - 7" x 7.75"
Pages: 1
What ever may be the color of his skin, "a man's a man for a' that".
Rudin # A-91
September 18, 1855
Garrison, William Lloyd
Addressee: Doctor Church
Writer's location: Boston
Box 3 Folder 24
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 4
Garrison helps organize anti-slavery lectures and names leading figures of the day in the abolitionist movement.
Rudin # A-92
February 4, 1879
Gatling, R.J.
Addressee: Mr. Welles
Writer's location: Hartford, CT
Box 3 Folder 25
ALS - 4to
Pages: 1
Gatling suggests using the improved Gatling Gun to protect the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C.
Rudin # A-93
April 16, 1776
George III
Addressee: Richard Rigby, Paymaster General
Writer's location: Court at St. James's
Box 3 Folder 26
DS Small Legal Folio
Pages: 1
The King directs payment to General Sir Jeffrey Amherst.
Rudin # A-94
December 17, 1895
George V
Addressee: "My dear Baron"
Writer's location: Sandringham, Norfolk
Box 3 Folder 27
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 1 1/2
Thank you note the birth of his son, George IV.
Rudin # A-95
August 26, 1926
Gershwin, George
Addressee: "Dear Walter"
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 3 Folder 28
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Letter discussing his satisfaction with "Tip Toes" and his work on "Oh Kay!"
Rudin # A-96
July 6, 1913
Getty, Jean Paul
Addressee: "Dear parents"
Writer's location: Hamburg, Germany
Box 3 Folder 29
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 6
Lengthy letter to his parents about his travel, his finances and his disgust that his parents don't write to him more "oftener".
Rudin # A-97
Early November 1913
Getty, Jean Paul
Addressee: To his father
Writer's location: Vienna, Austria
Box 9 Folder 7-8
ALS 8" x 13"
Pages: 12
Writes his father about his father's poor business-making decisions. He fails to understand his father's attitude towards him as he approaches his twenty first birthday.
Rudin # A-98
July 18, 1920
Getty, Jean Paul
Addressee: "Dear father and mother"
Writer's location: Pall Mall, London
Box 3 Folder 30
ALS 5" x 7"
Pages: 4
Getty discusses business and the fact that money is so visible - comments on the many Rolls Royce's he sees.
Rudin # A-99
July 20, 1920
Getty, Jean Paul
Addressee: "Dearest father"
Writer's location: Pall Mall, London
Box 3 Folder 31
ALS 5" x 7"
Pages: 4
Discusses production of oil wells, financial conditions in London and his contacts.
Rudin # A-100
March 15, 1965
Getty, Jean Paul
Addressee: Gerald M. Loeb
Writer's location: Guilford, Surrey
Box 3 Folder 32
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
"I have never considered myself a business man but rather a man who is interested in many things, including business".
Rudin # A-101
December 17, 1970, January 8, 14, 21, 1971
Getty, Jean Paul
Addressee: Gerald M. Loeb
Writer's location: Guilford, Surrey
Box 3 Folder 33
TLS 4to & 8vo
Pages: 4
Four letter correspondence regarding the book "Battle for Stock Market Profits".
Rudin # A-102
July 30, 1916
Goldman, Emma
Addressee: Mr. Elsbach
Box 3 Folder 34
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Goldman writes on the subject of voting.
Rudin # A-103
December 13, 2000
Gore, Al
Box 3 Folder 35
Typed Statement Signed - 4to
Pages: 2
Al Gore's Concession Speech - Presidential Election - 2000.
Rudin # A-104
January 17, 1995
Greatbatch, Wilson - the inventor of the Pacemaker
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 3 Folder 36
Drawing Signed 6.75" x 10 .25"
Pages: 1
The inventor of the pacemaker draws a diagram of the inner workings of a heart pacemaker.
Rudin # A-105
December 11, 1844
Greeley, Horace
Addressee: A.M. Ide, Jr.
Writer's location: New York
Box 3 Folder 37
ALS - 10" x 7.75"
Pages: 1
Offers a word of counsel about writing.
Rudin # A-106
August 15, 1846
Greeley, Horace
Addressee: John D. Baldwin
Writer's location: New York
Box 3 Folder 38
ALS - 4to
Pages: 2
Greeley shows his determination to do what is right regardless of consequences.
Rudin # A-107
July 1, 1863
Greeley, Horace
Addressee: "Dear Sir"
Writer's location: Office of the Tribune New York
Box 3 Folder 39
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 3 1/2
He advises an Englishman to "Go West".
Rudin # A-108
June 26, 1864
Greeley, Horace
Addressee: Mr. O.D. Case
Writer's location: Office of the Tribune New York
Box 3 Folder 40
ALS 5.25" x 8"
Pages: 3
Complains of delays in the production of the first volume of his book on the Civil War, "The American Conflict".
Rudin # A-109
March 26, 1793
Hamilton, Alexander
Addressee: The President and Directors of the Bank of the United States
Writer's location: Philadelphia
Box 9 Folder 2
LS 4to
Pages: 1 1/2
Hamilton requests a loan of $800,000 to enable the government to operate for the year 1793.
Rudin # A-110
January 19, 1941
Hammerstein, Oscar
Addressee: R.A. Wachsman
Writer's location: Doylestown, PA
Box 4 Folder 1
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Doesn't recollect "Make Believe" ever being considered a river song.
Rudin # A-111
February 27, 1797
Henry, Patrick
Box 8 Folder 7
ADS - 6.25" x 7.5"
Pages: 1
Takes responsibility for any financial obligations assumed by his friend, Philip Payne.
Rudin # A-113
March 16, 1903
Herzl, Theodore
Box 8 Folder 8
ALS 5.25" x 9"
Pages: 1
Discusses a new play about to open in Berlin. (In German with translation).
Rudin # A-114
December 27, 1988
Hirschfeld, Al
Addressee: Barry Lindeman
Writer's location: New York, NY
Box 4 Folder 2
TLS - 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 1
Response to an admirer looking for a freebie.
Rudin # A-116
October 17, 1902
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Addressee: Vaughan
Writer's location: Boston
Box 4 Folder 3
ALS 8" x 5"
Pages: 1
Writes about his upcoming appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Rudin # A-118
February 1862
Howe, Julia Ward
Writer's location: New York London
Box 4 Folder 4
Printed Magazine 6.5" x 9.75"
Pages: 134
First printing of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in The Atlantic Monthly.
Rudin # A-119
September 30, 1882
Howe, Julia Ward
Addressee: Mrs. L. Imman
Writer's location: Newport, RI
Box 4 Folder 5
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 3
She has read with great pleasure of a Women's Suffrage Society being formed.
Rudin # A-120
September 25, 1968
Humphrey, Hubert H.
Addressee: Chester Kerr, Director of Yale University Press
Writer's location: Washington, D.C.
Box 4 Folder 6
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1 1/2
His thoughts on the management of the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Rudin # A-121
1940-1945
Kallir, Otto
Addressee: Louis Caldor
Writer's location: New York
Box 4 Folder 7
TLS - 4to
Pages: 17
Archive of art dealings with Grandma Moses and her agent Louis Caldor. See also Grandma Moses.
Rudin # A-122
Early 1950's Thursday
Kaufman, George S.
Addressee: Edna Ferber
Writer's location: New York City
Box 4 Folder 8
TLS & Article Typed 7" x 8.5" - Ltr 4to - Article
Pages: 1 6
Six page transcript of an article he was writing about Ferber for Cosmopolitan. Also with a cover letter to Ferber.
Rudin # A-123
Friday
Kaufman, George S.
Addressee: Edna Ferber
Writer's location: Holicong, PA
Box 4 Folder 9
ALS 7.25" x 10.5"
Pages: 1
Speaks of joint plans for collaboration.
Rudin # A-124
March 17, 1905
Keller, Helen
Box 4 Folder 10
Signed Photo 6.75" x 8.25"
Signed photograph in her graduation robe.
Rudin # A-125
June 13, 1917
Keller, Helen
Addressee: Edwin Elsbach
Writer's location: Wrentham, Mass.
Box 4 Folder 11
TLS - 4to
Pages: 2 1/2
Writes her feelings about soldiers who have lost their sight during the war.
Rudin # A-126
January 6, 1973
Kennedy, Jacqueline
Addressee: Mrs. Moody
Writer's location: New York
Box 4 Folder 12
ALS 5.25" x 7.5"
Pages: 3
Writes to Caroline's school about the relationship and effect of the Secret Service on her daughter Caroline.
Rudin # A-127
January 6, 1958
Kennedy, Jacqueline
Addressee: Eleanor Beard
Writer's location: Hardinsburg, KY
Box 4 Folder 13
ALS
Pages: 3
Orders slipper tips with accompanying swatches of blue velvet and receipts.
Rudin # A-128
January 4, 1962
King, Jr. Martin Luther
Addressee: Jacob Bacal
Writer's location: Atlanta, Georgia
Box 4 Folder 14
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Thanks a supporter "convinced that we stand on the threshold of our nation's bright tomorrow". Also includes commemorative stamps and envelopes.
Rudin # A-130
March 10, 1952
Kinsey, Alfred C.
Addressee: Peter Briggs
Writer's location: Bloomington, Indiana
Box 4 Folder 15
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Relationship between male sex hormones and cancer.
Rudin # A-131
Lake, Simon
See the Gail and Stephen Rudin Simon Lake Collection #6992
Lee, Robert E.
See the Gail and Stephen Rudin Civil War Collection,#4696, Rudin # A-139
June 21, 1929
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: Ray Fernstrom
Writer's location: New York City
Box 4 Folder 16
TLS-4to
Pages: 1
Lindbergh looks forward to a time when transatlantic aviation is a relatively safe commercial enterprise.
Rudin # A-140
April 21, 1939
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: "Dear Anne" (His Wife)
Writer's location: Washington, DC
Box 4 Folder 17
ALS 6" x 8"
Pages: 3
Lindbergh writes his wife after returning from Europe amid negative press for his views on World War II. Takes pains to shield his children from publicity.
Rudin # A-141
July 25, 1970
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: Disuked (Philippines)
Box 4 Folder 18
AMsS 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 6
Lindberg writes of his wildlife conservation efforts in the Philippines and his regard for the establishment of the Private Association for National Minorities.
Rudin # A-142
August 1, 1973
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: Vaud, Switzerland
Box 4 Folder 19
DS 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 2
On book royalties, Freemasonry, and fund raising.
Rudin # A-143
February 4, 1902
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: Detroit, MI
Box 4 Folder 20
Envelope 4" x 7.5"
"Charles Lindbergh" Cover - 22 Kt. Gold Stamp replica.
Rudin # A-144
February 20, 1928
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: Mr. Joseph Klingler
Writer's location: St. Louis, MO
Box 4 Folder 21
Envelope 3.75" x 6.5"
Air mail envelope "Lindbergh Again Flies The Air Mail".
Rudin # A-145
February 18, 1929
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: Clyde Kelly
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 4 Folder 22
TLS - 6.25" x 7
Pages: 1
Letter arguing for extending air mail service to the countries of Central America.
Rudin # A-145A
May 1, 1930
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: Mr. L. B. Gatchell
Writer's location: Cristobal to Miami
Box 4 Folder 23
Envelope 3.5" x 6.5"
First non-stop regular Air Mail flight Cristobal to Miami by Lindbergh.
Rudin # A-146
November 19, 1931
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: Bill Schneider Jr.
Writer's location: Cienfuegos to Jamaica
Box 4 Folder 24
Envelope 3.5" x 6.5"
First flight Cienfuegos to Jamaica by Lindbergh.
Rudin # A-147
May 28, 1998
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: Chicago, Illinois
Box 4 Folder 25
Envelope 3.5" x 6.5"
First Solo Transatlantic Flight-1927 / First Day of Issue stamp and cover.
Rudin # A-148
February 8, 1928
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: Edward J. Meehan
Writer's location: Havana, Cuba
Box 4 Folder 26
Envelope 3.5" x 6.5"
1828 Cuba Lindbergh Air Mail First Day Cover.
Rudin # A-148A
April 20, 1930
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: Mr. Christopher, Chairman of Contest Committee
Writer's location: Roosevelt Field, Long Island NY
Box 4 Folder 27
DOC S 8.5" x 13"
Pages: 1
A signed time certification for the arrival of Lindbergh and his wife at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY - Setting a transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles to Roosevelt Field.
Rudin # A-149
April 15, 1926
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: W.R. Ware
Writer's location: Chicago - St. Louis
Box 5 Folder 1
Envelope 3.5" x 6.5"
Postal cover flown Air Mail on the first flight from Chicago to St. Louis.
Rudin # A-150
April 1926
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: Illinois
Box 5 Folder 2
Photo 5.25" x 6.75"
Photo showing Lindbergh loading air mail for first Illinois CAM flight #2.
Rudin # A-151
1927
Lindbergh, Charles
Box 5 Folder 3
Photo 4.5" x 6.5"
Lindbergh flying his plane to Roosevelt Field for takeoff on his transatlantic flight.
Rudin # A-152
May 20, 1927
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: Nashville
Box 10 Folder 3
Newspaper 17.5" x 23.75"
Pages: 28
Nashville Banner headline "Lindbergh Takes Off For Paris".
Rudin # A-153
May 22, 1927
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: New York
Box 10 Folder 4
Newspaper 18" x 22.5"
New York Times headline "Lindbergh Does It!".
Rudin # A-154
May 23, 1927
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: New York
Box 10 Folder 5
Newspaper 18.25" x 22.25"
New York Times headline "Lindbergh's Own Story of Epochal Flight...".
Rudin # A-155
June 14, 1927
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: Albany, NY
Box 10 Folder 2
Newspaper 17" x 21"
Knickerbocker Press headline "Millions in Lindbergh Spectacle".
Rudin # A-155A
1927
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: n.p.
Mapcase
Printed Poster Signed 19" x 26.5"
Pages: 1
Signed Spirit of St. Louis Poster.
Rudin # A-156
April 7, 1968
Lindbergh, Charles
Addressee: Mr. Everett Cassagneres
Writer's location: Darien, CT
Box 5 Folder 4
TLS - Quarto
Pages: 3
Lindbergh debunks the myth about the title of his book, "We", discusses the design of the "Spirit of St. Louis", and tells an amusing story about a flight over the Grand Canyon.
Rudin # A-156A
May 20, 2002
Lindbergh, Charles
Writer's location: Garden City, NY
Box 5 Folder 5
Ptd Folio 8.5" x 10.25"
Pages: 3
Charles Lindbergh's Solo Transatlantic Flight - 75th Anniversary Folio.
Rudin # A-157
May 8, 1905
Livermore, Mary
Addressee: Mrs. Cole
Writer's location: Melrose
Box 5 Folder 6
ALS Large 8vo
Pages: 2
She is pleased to present a gift on behalf of the American Woman Suffrage Association to Henry Blackwell.
Rudin # A-158
October 15, 1918
Lodge, Henry Cabot
Addressee: E.E. Gaylord, Esq.
Writer's location: United States Senate
Box 5 Folder 7
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Lodge discusses German surrender terms.
Rudin # A-159
January 1, 1919
Lodge, Henry Cabot
Addressee: Charles G. Washburn
Writer's location: United States Senate
Box 5 Folder 8
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Lodge's opinions on Wilson's thoughts and actions in regard to future wars.
Rudin # A-160
n.d.
MacArthur, Douglas
Addressee: To The People Of The Philippines
Writer's location: General Headquarters Southwest Pacific Area
Box 5 Folder 9
Printed DOC 7.5" x 10"
Pages: 1
Printed Proclamation - "I have returned".
Rudin # A-161
July 13, 1944
MacArthur, Douglas
Addressee: Charles l. Dean National Commander - National Society - Army of the Philippines
Writer's location: General Headquarter Southwest Pacific Area
Box 5 Folder 10
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Douglas McArthur promises Philippine veterans to raise their flag over Corregidor. (With supporting letter from Commander Dean).
Rudin # A-162
n.d.
Malcolm X
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 5 Folder 11
Typed DOCS 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 1
Malcolm X proofreads and approves a portion of his 1964 interview conducted by Alex Hailey.
Rudin # A-163
January 21, 1903
Marconi, Guglielmo
Addressee: T.C. Martini
Writer's location: South Wellfleet, MA
Box 5 Folder 12
ALS Large 8vo
Pages: 1 1/2
Marconi mentions the wireless transmission made by Teddy Roosevelt to King Edward VII.
Rudin # A-164
December 23, 1947
Marshall, George C.
Addressee: Dr. Watson Wharton
Writer's location: Pinehurst, NC
Box 5 Folder 13
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Marshall on military disciplines.
Rudin # A-165
March 23, 1833
Marshall, John
Addressee: William B. Sprague
Writer's location: Richmond, VA
Box 5 Folder 14
ALS - 4to
Pages: 1
Marshall comments on the evils of alcohol and praises the effort of the early temperance movements in the U.S.
Rudin # A-166
December 22, 1969
Meir, Golda
Addressee: Theodore Cohn
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 5 Folder 15
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
The solidarity of the Jewish people will overcome its obstacles.
Rudin # A-167
January 26, 1929
Mitchell, William Lendrum "Billy"
Addressee: Robert J. Braly
Writer's location: Middleburg, VA
Box 5 Folder 16
TLS 6.5" x 10.25"
Pages: 1
Writes about the future of air travel.
Rudin # A-168
March 4, 1870
Morse, Samuel F.B.
Addressee: Lt. Col. John R. Leslie
Writer's location: New York
Box 5 Folder 17
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 2
"A little instrument...constructed for...using ...embossed paper for automatic transmission of dispatches".
Rudin # A-170
November 27, unknown year
Grandma Moses
Addressee: Louis Caldor
Writer's location: Eagle Bridge, NY
Box 5 Folder 18
ALS 4.75" x 7.25"
Pages: 4
Discusses Caldor's separation from his wife - Moses also mentions her art.
Rudin # A-171
June 27, 1938
Grandma Moses
Addressee: Louis Caldor
Writer's location: Eagle Bridge, NY
Box 5 Folder 19
ALS 5" x 7.75"
Pages: 2 1/2
Grandma Moses writes about her methods, limitations and her materials.
Rudin # A-172
July 29, 1938
Grandma Moses
Addressee: Louis Caldor
Writer's location: Eagle Bridge, NY
Box 5 Folder 20
ALS 5" x 7.75"
Pages: 4
"I will not paint for anyone else...It is strange what some people like...".
Rudin # A-173
May 16, 1939
Grandma Moses
Addressee: Louis Caldor
Writer's location: Postmarked Hoosick Falls, NY
Box 5 Folder 21
ALS 5.25" x 6.5"
Pages: 2
Grandma Moses wants to sell some of her pictures into the Albany Institute of Art and "strike while the iron is hot".
Rudin # A-174
November 26, 1940
Grandma Moses
Addressee: Mrs. Robert Kent ("My Dear Girl Hazle")
Writer's location: Eagle Bridge, NY
Box 5 Folder 22
ALS 8" x 10"
Pages: 3 1/2
Writes of her increasing popularity, her visit to NY and her mortality.
Rudin # A-175
April 1, 1941
Grandma Moses
Addressee: Louis Caldor
Writer's location: Eagle Bridge, NY
Box 5 Folder 23
ALS 5.25" x 6.5"
Pages: 2
"I'm not sending any paintings to the Albany exhibit as there is not anything in it for me." Also says she has to put aside painting so she can care for some children.
Rudin # A-176
July 3, 1943
Grandma Moses
Addressee: Louis Caldor
Writer's location: Eagle Bridge, NY
Box 5 Folder 24
ALS 8" x 10"
Pages: 4
Mentions a photograph that makes her look "as fierce as a goose with one eye". Talks about all her sales and how busy she is. Tells Caldor "you are the one that set the ball a rolling". Says "I'm asking much more for the paintings" because all her materials cost more.
Rudin # A-178
August 23, 1946
Grandma Moses
Addressee: Mrs. Georgie Adams
Writer's location: Eagle Bridge, NY
Box 5 Folder 25
ALS 5.5" x 7"
Pages: 2
Grandma Moses offers advice to an aspiring artist, "You can never tell what you can do till you try".
Rudin # A-179
1946
Grandma Moses
Writer's location: Harper & Brothers Publishers New York
Signed Book
Pages: 140
Half red leather book entitled, "My Life's History". No. 250 of 250. See Separate Material below.
Rudin # A-180
November 12 unknown year
Nation, Carry A.
Addressee: "Brother"
Writer's location: Fox Vaudeville Booking Exchange
Box 6 Folder 1
ALS 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 2
I was arrested here...someone paid the fine $10...wanted to ask you about bringing a suit before the Supreme Court".
Rudin # A-181
December 4, 1803
Nelson, Lord Horatio
Addressee: The Respective Captains, or Commanders of any of His Majesty's Ships...
Writer's location: Nelson's ship "The Victory" off Toulon
Box 9 Folder 3
Ms Doc S Legal Folio
Pages: 1
Directs the fleet's captains to put themselves under his Command.
Rudin # A-182
October 3, 1860
Nightingale, Florence
Addressee: Elizabeth Gaskell
Writer's location: London
Box 6 Folder 2
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 6 1/2
Nightingale seeks help in establishing a "Soldier's Home" at Gibraltar.
Rudin # A-183
April 6, 1868
Nightingale, Florence
Addressee: Hon. Miss. Campbell
Writer's location: London
Box 6 Folder 3
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 7
Nightingale writes of the problems of filing nursing positions. With book "Florence Nightingale" by Cecil Wordham Smith - Constable, London - 1950.
Rudin # A-184
October 29, 1881
Nightingale, Florence
Addressee: Mr. Needham
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 6 Folder 4
LS - 4.5" x 7"
Pages: 3
Nightingale paves the road for another nursing school.
Rudin # A-185
May 27, 1954
O'Keefe Georgia
Addressee: James Thrall Soby ?
Writer's location: Albuquerque, NM
Box 6 Folder 5
ALS - 4to
Pages: 2
Writes of a performance involving bulls that she saw and of an aspiring artist, Arthur Dove.
Rudin # A-186
June 18, 1901
Parrish, Maxfield
Addressee: Frank Chouteau Brown
Writer's location: Windsor, Vermont
Box 6 Folder 6
ALS 8" x 10"
Pages: 1
Beautifully-penned letter sending a page of lettering.
Rudin # A-187
August 18, 1914
Pershing, John J.
Addressee: Colonel W.C. Church
Writer's location: Fort Bliss, Texas
Box 6 Folder 7
TLS 8" x 5"
Pages: 1 1/2
Pershing urges U.S. preparedness just after World War I has broken out.
Rudin # A-188
January 9, 1917
Pershing, John J.
Addressee: Major General William H. Carter
Writer's location: In the Field, Mexico
Box 6 Folder 8
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1 1/4
Content includes training of soldiers with pistols mounted on horses and his thoughts on universal service and the President of Mexico.
Rudin # A-189
December 7, 1866
Pittman, Isaac
Addressee: Robert Paterson, Junior
Writer's location: Bath, England
Box 6 Folder 9
ALS 4.5" x 7.5"
Pages: 4
Pitman states that shorthand is steadily advancing in England, although slowly as he had expected. (With a one page letter signed by his brother Benn Pitman).
Rudin # A-190
10/20/1886
Pulitzer, Joseph
Addressee: Governor David Hill
Writer's location: New York
Box 6 Folder 10
LS - 8vo
Pages: 3
Pulitzer requests the participation of the National Guard at the dedication ceremony of the Statue of Liberty. Additionally, a 3 cent stamp preserved on a Cover commemorating the 100th anniversary of Pulitzer's birth is included. See also Bartholdi.
Rudin # A-191
November 9, 1994
Rabin, Yitzhak
Addressee: John F. Cleary III
Writer's location: Jerusalem, Israel
Box 6 Folder 11
TLS - 8.5" x 11.75"
Pages: 1
Rabin commenting on his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
Rudin # A-192
March 3, 1975
Rickover, Hiram G.
Addressee: The Honorable John E. Moss Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
Writer's location: At Sea, North Atlantic
Box 6 Folder 12
TLS - 4to
Pages: 4
Returning from sea trials of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, Rickover discusses the future of the nuclear carrier task force.
Rudin # A-193
1806
Riker, Andrew
Box 7 Folder 41
Doc S
Pages: 2
Two page signed copy of Andrew Riker's will leaving his island to his sons. Also included is a four page Abstract of Title giving additional information about the heredity of Riker's Island.
Rudin # M-92
May 16, 1939
Rockwell, Norman
Addressee: Mr. Julian Bach, Jr.
Writer's location: New Rochelle, NY
Box 6 Folder 13
TLS - 6" x 7"
Pages: 1
Rockwell praises the beauty of American women.
Rudin # A-194
January 8, 1950
Rockwell, Norman
Addressee: Miss. Mabel Saloomey
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 6 Folder 14
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
He tells a student how to make a picture more realistic. Pictures should tell stories.
Rudin # A-195
July 23, 1951
Rockwell, Norman
Addressee: Wm. Harold Martin
Writer's location: Arlington, VT
Box 6 Folder 15
TLS - 8vo
Pages: 1
A letter responding to an idea for a painting that was sent to him.
Rudin # A-196
July 10, 1956
Rockwell, Norman
Addressee: Mrs. Frank R. Dorlay
Writer's location: Stockbridge, MA
Box 6 Folder 16
TLS 6" x 8"
Pages: 1
Letter of thanks for a model offer.
Rudin # A-197
November 21, 1970
Rockwell, Norman
Addressee: Mr. Hudson
Writer's location: Stockbridge, MA
Box 6 Folder 17
TLS 5.75" x 7.75"
Pages: 1
States that he paints pictures of many important people from photographs taken by his photographer.
Rudin # A-198
October 23, 1973
Rockwell, Norman
Addressee: Mr. Brian Mitton
Writer's location: Stockbridge, MA
Box 6 Folder 18
TLS 5.75" x 7.75"
Pages: 1
Letter recommending attendance schools in order to learn to draw. Includes an original sketch of a dog.
Rudin # A-199
May 15, 1978
Rodgers, Richard
Addressee: Miss. Jean Dalrymple
Writer's location: New York, NY
Box 6 Folder 19
TLS - 8vo
Pages: 2
Rodgers' personal statement of his own feelings on music.
Rudin # A-200
ca. Late 1925
Rogers, Will
Addressee: Edgar W. Cooley
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 6 Folder 20
TLS 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 1
Defends charges that he is un-American. (With associated correspondence).
Rudin # A-201
February 10, 1931
Rogers, Will
Writer's location: Hot Springs, FL
Box 9 Folder 4
Silhouette 6.25" x 11.75"
Full length silhouette signed. Includes Rogers stamps and envelopes.
Rudin # A-202
October 25, 1932
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Addressee: Mr. Sladdin
Writer's location: New York, NY
Box 6 Folder 21
TLS 6" x 7"
Pages: 1
"Paintings of myself are not my idea of joy!"
Rudin # A-204
December 9, 1932, January 10, 1933
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Addressee: Mr. Lewis C. Reimann
Writer's location: New York
Box 6 Folder 22
TMS - 7.25" x 6.5" TLS - 6" x 6.25" TMS - 7.25" x 11"
Pages: 1 2 4
"I am dry personally...temperance must be preached..."; included is a copy of her 12/9/1932 radio speech about the girl of today and a copy of an "Excerpt from letter from Methodist Minister of Kansas" regarding drinking.
Rudin # A-204A
November 9, 1935
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Addressee: Mr. Crowinshield Editor, Vanity Fair
Writer's location: The White House Washington
Box 6 Folder 23
TLS 6.25" x 9.25"
Pages: 1
Declining an appointment to have a photograph taken. "I am not particularly fond of photographs".
Rudin # A-205
April 17, 1945
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Addressee: "Tiny" (Mayris Chaney)
Writer's location: Washington DC
Box 6 Folder 24
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 2
"It was a great shock but I'm so glad there was no pain, no long illness".
Rudin # A-206
December 4, 1945
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Addressee: "Uncle Fred" (Frederick Adrian Delano)
Writer's location: New York City
Box 6 Folder 25
TLS 6.0" x 7.0"
Pages: 1
Eleanor indicates that FDR wanted a memorial similar to Thomas Jefferson.
Rudin # A-207
October 13, 1949
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Addressee: Mr. Heuschkel
Writer's location: New York, NY
Box 6 Folder 26
TLS 6.0" x 7.0"
Pages: 1
"It is never enough to simply vote."
Rudin # A-208
February 23, 1951
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Addressee: Mr. Salgo
Writer's location: New York, NY
Box 6 Folder 27
TLS - 8vo
Pages: 1
FDR never allowed anyone to sign his name after he became President. With printed free-franked envelope.
Rudin # A-209
April 11, 1955
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Addressee: Mr. Moore
Writer's location: New York, NY
Box 6 Folder 28
TLS - 7" x 6"
Pages: 1
"History should not be written from casual remarks...there is no necessity to lie ever...".
Rudin # A-210
December 12, 1956
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Addressee: (Her children) Anna, James, Elliott, Franklin Jr. and John
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 6 Folder 29
TLS - Quarto
Pages: 2
Eleanor writes to her children regarding the production of a play or motion picture based on the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Rudin # A-210A
April 19, 1973
Rusk, Dean
Addressee: Jim Bishop
Writer's location: Athens, GA
Box 6 Folder 30
TLS - 4to
Pages: 2
His comments on the assassination of JFK.
Rudin # A-211
June 15, 1992
Rusk, Dean
Addressee: Mr. John Bullard
Writer's location: Athens. GA
Box 6 Folder 31
TLS 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 1
Rusk states that it is untrue that civilian control tied the hands of the military, which prolonged the war.
Rudin # A-212
November 9, 1924
Russell, Bertrand
Addressee: Mrs. Mitchison
Writer's location: London S.W.
Box 6 Folder 32
ALS 5" x 7"
Pages: 4
Discusses his theories on raising children and on education.
Rudin # A-213
December 30, 1961
Russell, Bertrand
Addressee: Ruth Frank Rosenwald
Writer's location: Merioneth
Box 6 Folder 33
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Russell expresses his opposition to nuclear war.
Rudin # A-214
December 12, 1977
Sadat, Anwar
Addressee: Milton J. Shapp Governor of Pennsylvania
Writer's location: Cairo, Egypt
Box 9 Folder 5
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Letter expressing efforts to bring peace and "to destroy the psychological barriers obstructing the way towards stability and peace". With cover letter from Ashraf Ghorbal, Ambassador.
Rudin # A-215
September 7, 1923
Sanger, Margaret
Addressee: W.H. Perry
Writer's location: New York, NY
Box 7 Folder 1
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Asking for support to make a Middle Western Birth Control Conference a success.
Rudin # A-216
April 2, 1938
Sanger, Margaret
Addressee: Mr. Donahue
Writer's location: New York, NY
Box 7 Folder 2
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Letter to a supporter summarizing the importance of making birth control available in all communities.
Rudin # A-217
ca. October, November 11, 1962
Schweitzer, Albert
Addressee: Robert S. McNamara Norman Cousins
Writer's location: Lambarene Lambarene
Box 7 Folder 3
TMsS - 4to ALS - 4to
Pages: 1 3/4 2 3/4
Two letters that express his views on atomic war.
Rudin # A-218
November 5, 1895
Selden, George B.
Writer's location: Rochester, NY
Box 7 Folder 4
Printed Patent 7.5" x 11.5"
Pages: 6
First United States Patent for gasoline driven car. See also Bell, Edison, Tesla and Wright for other patents.
Rudin # A-219
August 8, 2007
Shackleton, Ernest H.
Addressee: Kennar, R.N.
Writer's location: London S.W.
Box 7 Folder 5
TLS 8" x 10"
Pages: 1
Replies to a letter from a fellow explorer and wishes for a successful expedition to discover the South Pole.
Rudin # A-220
February 9, 1953
Sheen, Bishop Fulton
Addressee: William E. Dugan
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 7 Folder 6
TLS 7.25"x10.5"
Pages: 1
"Very often the kind acts of men in the commercial world go unrewarded; too often their good deeds are accepted as duties". See also JFK letter to Arthur Krock in collection #6844.
Rudin # A-221
5/22/1864
Sherman, William T.
Addressee: General Henry W. Halleck
Writer's location: Head-Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi Kingston, GA
Box 7 Folder 7
Autograph Telegram Signed - 4to
Pages: 2
Telegram giving intelligence of his movements during the first weeks of his march through Georgia.
Rudin # A-222
April 20, 1935
Sikorsky, Igor
Writer's location: Bridgeport, CT
Box 7 Folder 8
Typed Memorandum Signed - 4to
Pages: 7
A letter of consideration to the Collier Trophy Committee for the S-42 trans-oceanic flying boat to merit the highest award in the aircraft field. Included is a 2 page memorandum from I.I.Sikorsky.
Rudin # A-223
1832, October 1884
Smith, Samuel Francis
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 7 Folder 9
Autograph Stanzas 5" x 8"
Pages: 2
The entire four stanzas of our National Hymn "America". (Plus a supposed fifth stanza).
Rudin # A-224
April 13, 1887
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
Addressee: Mrs. Underwood
Writer's location: n.p. (Europe)
Box 7 Folder 10
ALS 5" x 8"
Pages: 3
Stanton's expresses her feelings on the extremes of wealth and poverty as well as her thoughts on the roles of women.
Rudin # A-225
June 22, 1905
Stevens, John Paul
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 7 Folder 11
Ms S 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 7
Dissenting opinion in the case of Bush v. Gore, signed by Justice John Paul Stevens.
Rudin # A-227
March 18, 1965
Stevenson, Adlai
Addressee: Sister Mary Linus
Writer's location: New York
Box 7 Folder 12
TLS 8.5" x 10.5"
Pages: 1
The practical reasons for studying history.
Rudin # A-228
November 28, 1883
Stone, Lucy
Addressee: Mrs. Clark
Writer's location: Dorchester
Box 7 Folder 13
ALS - 8vo
Pages: 2
Wants churches to support suffrage of women.
Rudin # A-229
September 1, 1932
Sullivan, Anne
Addressee: Thomas Henderson
Writer's location: South Arcan, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire
Box 7 Folder 14
TLS 9" x 7"
Pages: 1
Sullivan reflects on the significance of her work, both for herself and for the larger cause of the handicapped. Accepts a fellowship from the teachers of Scotland.
Rudin # A-230
February 5, 1980
Teller, Edward
Addressee: Mr. B.H. McGee
Writer's location: Stanford, California
Box 7 Folder 15
TLS - 8vo
Pages: 1
Technology, the application of man's knowledge, is his best defense against arbitrary power.
Rudin # A-231
November 5, 1901
Tesla, Nikola
Writer's location: United States Patent Office
Box 7 Folder 16
Printed Patent 7.75" x 11.25"
Pages: 8
"Apparatus for Utilizing Effects Transmitted Through Natural Media" Patent. See also Bell, Edison, Selden and Wright for other patents.
Rudin # A-232
February 20, 1981
Tombaugh, Clyde, W.
Addressee: Jerry Granat
Writer's location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Box 7 Folder 17
TLS 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 2
Answers questions posed to him about the universe by Jerry Granat.
Rudin # A-233
June 12, 1995
Tombaugh, Clyde, W.
Addressee: Mr. Fisher
Writer's location: Mesilla Park, NM
Box 7 Folder 18
ALS 6" x 9"
Pages: 1
"I do not think there is a 10th planet".
Rudin # A-234
February 27, 1950
Truman, Margaret
Writer's location: Beaumont, TX
Box 7 Folder 19
Signed Program 6" x 9"
Pages: 4
Signed cover of music recital program. (With a second unsigned program).
Rudin # A-235
December 15, 1977
Trumbull, Jonathan
Addressee: Ezekiel Williams Commissary of Prisoners
Writer's location: Lebanon, Conn.
Box 7 Folder 20
ALS 7.5" x 12"
Pages: 1
(see also William Wall letter dated 7/8/1780) Permit for a Captain to pass to Providence in exchange for Major Wall during the Revolution.
Rudin # A-236
June 19, 1865
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
Addressee: Sovereign Land grave of Hesse Homburg (Ferdinand)
Writer's location: Windsor Castle
Box 7 Folder 21
LS 7.5" x 9.5"
Pages: 2
Birth announcement of George V.
Rudin # A-237
July 8, 1780
Wall, William
Addressee: Major Samuel White
Writer's location: Providence, Rhode Island
Box 7 Folder 22
ALS 7" x 11.5"
Pages: 2
(see also Jonathon Trumbull letter dated 12/15/1777) About partnering in a vessel.
Rudin # A-238
n.d.
Warhol, Andy
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 7 Folder 23
TMsS - 4to
Pages: 1
Warhol's philosophy on subways and on ghetto space.
Rudin # A-239
January 9, 1895
Washington, Booker T.
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute Tuskegee, Alabama
Box 7 Folder 24
TLS 8" x 5.25"
Pages: 1
Notice that card-playing is against the policy of Tuskegee Institute.
Rudin # A-240
May 25, 1900
Washington, Booker T.
Addressee: John Uri Lloyd
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute Tuskegee, Alabama
Box 7 Folder 25
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Capitalization of the "N" in the word Negro.
Rudin # A-241
November 5, 1901, July 16, 1904
Washington, Booker T.
Addressee: Franklin W. Hooper Mrs. A.J. Kaine
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute Tuskegee, Alabama
Box 7 Folder 26
TLS 5.5" x 9.25"
Pages: 1 1 1/4
Considers speaking at Brooklyn Institute of the Arts (Hooper Letter); Mentions his controversial visit to the White House (Kaine Letter). Originally in the Forbes Collection.
Rudin # A-242
November 20, 1901
Washington, Booker T.
Addressee: Rev. Charles D. Kreider
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute Tuskegee, Alabama
Box 7 Folder 27
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
The girls that attend his school are not really willing to relocate north as useful opportunity is available to them in the south.
Rudin # A-243
October 8, 1904
Washington, Booker T.
Addressee: George Bicknell
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute Tuskegee, Alabama
Box 7 Folder 28
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Entrance qualifications for students interested in applying to Tuskegee Institute.
Rudin # A-244
September 16, 1907
Washington, Booker T.
Addressee: Frederic S. Hartzell
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute Tuskegee, Alabama
Box 7 Folder 29
TLS 6" x 8.25"
Pages: 1
Washington pays tribute to McKinley and his interest in the Negro people.
Rudin # A-245
March 20, 1911
Washington, Booker T.
Addressee: Caroline Arabella Rankin
Writer's location: Tuskegee Institute Tuskegee, Alabama
Box 7 Folder 30
TLS - 4to
Pages: 1
Washington asks for Rankin's frank impressions of the Institute.
Rudin # A-246
September 20, 1928
Watson, John B.
Addressee: Henry Goddard Leach Editor, The Forum
Writer's location: New York
Box 7 Folder 31
TLS - Quarto
Pages: 2
"The idea of punishment is psychologically wrong."
Rudin # A-246A
August 11, 1811
Watt, James
Addressee: Davies Giddy
Writer's location: Heathfield, Birmingham
Box 7 Folder 32
ALS - 4to
Pages: 1 3/4
Giving the recipe for making cloth waterproof.
Rudin # A-247
October 6, 23, 1941
Weizmann, Chiam
Addressee: Prof. Chaim Weizmann Mrs. Anita Engle-Berkoff
Writer's location: Balleymoney, Co. Antrim London W.C. 1
Box 7 Folder 33
TLS-4to TLS-4to
Pages: 3 1 1/2
Weizmann discusses "the steps which ought to be taken to mobilize all Zionists...for the advancement of our aims in Palestine." With a strong letter to Weizmann of suggestion and support from S. McCoubrey.
Rudin # A-248
n.d.
Willard, Frances E.
Writer's location: n.p.
Box 7 Folder 34
Ams - 4to Not Signed
Pages: 1
"Every woman that lives is bound to find out what the best thing she can do, is!" ("Leaf out of a lecture").
Rudin # A-249
1940's, 1960
Walter Winchell
Box 8 Folder 1-3
A collection of correspondence, documents, telegrams, and newspaper clippings, all relating to his 1960 interview of Richard Nixon and to the "Confucius Say" phenomenon of the 1940's.
Rudin # A-250
February 15, 1943
Duke of Windsor - Edward the VIII
Addressee: Philip Guedalla, Esq.
Writer's location: Government House Nassau
Box 7 Folder 35
TLS 7.25" x 10.5"
Pages: 3
Talks about BBC broadcasts, new issues of Bahamas stamps, has given up "all hope that those in power today will...ever assign me to a more important mission", and much more.
Rudin # A-251
March 13, 1954
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Addressee: For Your questionnaire To the Record
Writer's location: Taliesin West
Box 7 Folder 36
Quarto
Pages: 1
"It is my belief that the great Art of Architecture cannot be taught."
Rudin # A-252
January 29, 1957
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Addressee: Mrs. Walter O. Forsman
Writer's location: Taliesin West
Box 7 Folder 38
Quarto
Pages: 1
Replies to Mrs. Forsman about how he considers the display of pictures important and that he provides for them in his architectural designs. (With letter from Mrs. Forsman to Wright - Letter date 1/25/57).
Rudin # A-253
December 10, 1925
Wright, Orville
Addressee: George F. Kuns
Writer's location: Dayton, Ohio
Box 10 Folder 1
7.25"x10.5"
Pages: 1
States that none of the early machines (except the one for 1903) are still in existence. Mentions his glider flight of 1911. Includes photo.
Rudin # A-254
October 14, 1913
Wright, Orville
Addressee: Wilbur and Orville Wright
Writer's location: United States Patent Office
Box 7 Folder 39
Printed Patent 7.25" x 11.25"
Pages: 14
Flying Machine Patent - 10/14/1913. See also Bell, Edison, Selden and Tesla for other patents.
Rudin # A-255
Wright, Orville
Box 7 Folder 40
Postcard
Pages: 1
Color postcard of Wilbur and Orville Wright Memorial Beacon.
Rudin # A-254

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