The Life of Robert Fulton / by Cadwallader D. Colden ; illustrated by Thos. Addis Emmet M.D

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Description
Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet (1828-1919) was a renowned surgeon and early collector of American manuscripts of the Revolutionary Era. Cadwallader D. Colden (1769-1834), a lawyer and politician, was Mayor of New York City from 1818 to 1821. The collection comprises an extra-illustrated copy (disbound) of Cadwallader D. Colden’s The Life of Robert Fulton (New York: Kirk & Mercein, 1817) compiled by Thomas Addis Emmet in 1887. Inserted material depicting Fulton’s life and work consists of original manuscript letters and documents, 1767-1829, and numerous 18th and 19th-century engraved and lithograph portraits and views. A watercolor drawing by Fulton of ship boilers appears on the verso of his letter of 1808 October 12 (1 leaf only). The imprint also contains small engraved Fulton portraits and steamboat pictures added as inlaid vignettes.
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Creator)
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839 (Correspondent)
Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840 (Correspondent)
Edgar, William, 1739-1820 (Correspondent)
Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815 (Correspondent)
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Correspondent)
Hare, Robert, 1781-1858 (Correspondent)
Jones, Samuel, 1770-1853 (Creator)
Porter, David, 1780-1843 (Correspondent)
Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792 (Correspondent)
Yates, Joseph Christopher, 1768-1837 (Creator)
Colden, Cadwallader D. (Cadwallader David), 1769-1834 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1887
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 18116
Topics
Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815 -- Biography
Civil engineers
Inventors
Illustrated books -- Extra-illustrated
Steam-navigation
Genres
Correspondence
Drawings
Legal documents
Portraits
Promissory notes
Stock certificates
Documents
Notes
Biographical/historical: Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet (1828-1919) was a renowned surgeon and early collector of American manuscripts of the Revolutionary Era. Cadwallader D. Colden (1769-1834), a lawyer and politician, was Mayor of New York City from 1818 to 1821. He also served in the U.S. Congress and New York State Legislature.
Content: The collection comprises an extra-illustrated copy (disbound) of Cadwallader D. Colden’s The Life of Robert Fulton (New York: Kirk & Mercein, 1817) compiled by Thomas Addis Emmet in 1887. Inserted material illustrating Fulton’s life and work consists of original manuscript letters and documents, 1767-1829, and numerous 18th and 19th-century engraved and lithograph portraits and views. A watercolor drawing by Fulton of ship boilers appears on the verso of his letter of 1808 October 12 (1 leaf only). The imprint also contains small engraved Fulton portraits and steamboat pictures added as inlaid vignettes. Only manuscript letters and documents, with the exception of one printed table, are listed in the collection guide.
Physical Description
Extent: .31 linear feet 1 volume, 1 folder
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21272667
MSS Unit ID: 18116
Archives collections id: archives_collections_18116
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5bd5be60-21ed-0135-a695-65ceed5ce189
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