Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet collection

Collection Data

Description
The Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet Collection contains letters and documents signed by prominent political figures, military leaders, authors and scientists. The date span of the collection is from 1766-1935. Notable individuals include Susan B. Anthony, RobertBrowning, Henry Clay, Charles Darwin, George Gissing, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, James Monroe, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, Daniel Webster and Woodrow Wilson.
Names
Levy, Richard John (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1766 - 1935
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 4809
Genres
Documents
Notes
Content: The Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet Collection contains letters and documents signed by prominent political figures, military leaders, authors and scientists. The date span of the collection is from 1766-1935, with the bulk of the items being from the 19th century. Notable individuals include Susan B. Anthony, Robert Browning, Henry Clay, Charles Darwin, George Gissing, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, James Monroe, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, Daniel Webster and Woodrow Wilson. There are many items of exceptional content, such as a letter by Thomas Jefferson regarding financial support for a female slave freed by Jefferson's lifelong friend George Wythe, a letter by Robert Browning on the subject of Darwinism, a letter by Charles Darwin concerning his book On The Origin of Species and a letter by Susan B. Anthony on women's suffrage.
Physical Description
Extent: .63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15278187
MSS Unit ID: 4809
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4798b9a0-c604-012f-59c5-58d385a7bc34
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