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Mainly correspondence of Cameron, Missouri resident Oliver Perry Newberry, 1860-1867, primarily relating to his Civil War service in the Union army; and cabinet, carte-de-visite and a few tintype photographs of Newberry family and friends dating primarily from the 1880's.
Signed, undated later from Oscar Wilde to Alexander Teixeira de Mattos, a Dutch journalist and literary critic. Teixeira married Lily Wilde, the widow of Oscar Wilde's older brother. The letter is written on stationery from Hotel Avondale, London.
Papers of Oswald Cooper, Chicago lettering artist, advertising designer and type designer best known for his Cooper Black and Cooper Bold typefaces. Includes art work for type designs; art boards, proofs and finished advertising pieces; and limited correspondence. There is also a file on patent cases of 1926-1928, and Cooper's testimony before Congress on the originality of typefaces, and ephemera from other artists.
Correspondence and papers of Milwaukee and Chicago bookseller and bon vivant Paul Romaine. Also photographs, memorabilia, diaries, clippings, writings (of Romaine and others), plus items relating to theater, music, political events and persons who interested Romaine.
Fourteen letters and drafts of letters between Paul Shorey, Professor of Greek at the University of Chicago, and various members of the German academic world, relating to the outbreak of the First World War, 1914-1915. Also, one printed German poem “An England”. Letters have attached explanatory notes written by Fritz Caspari, once a Newberry staff member.
Research papers of author and American Indian Studies professor Peter Nabokov relating to his books, Indian Running: Native American History and Tradition and Native American Testimony anthologies.
Small collection of letters and other materials about Theodore Thomas, founding music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra collected by Philip Hart, a music historian and former assistant manager of the CSO.
Collection of 170 prints and manuscripts produced primarily in Europe between 1595 and 1878, the bulk of which were produced between 1650 and 1780. Most items were produced in London. The majority of items are portrait prints of writing masters and penmen, though there are also examples of writing samples, calligraphic art portraying religious scenes or theologians, as well as correspondence.
Personal, family, and professional papers including photographs and genealogical materials relating to Robert Ford Bentley, Chicago marketing and advertising executive with the Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Co. Also includes promotional materials and correspondence pertaining to many of the printing related companies that Ford worked for.
R. Hoe & Company was the largest manufacturer of printing presses and press equipment in the U.S. during the 19th century. Collection consists of incoming letters to the Hoe Company from customers in many states and several European and Latin American countries, deriving from 3 or more letter books of 1858, 1873 and 1877-1878. There are also some 1873-1878 internal memos, patent correspondence, and letters from regional agents of the Hoe Company.
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and personal items relating to the life and work of Socialist journalist and historical biographer Ralph Korngold.
Correspondence, mostly incoming, of Ralph W. Cram, editor and publisher of the Davenport (Iowa) Democrat and Leader; also, a complete run of his seventy-eight columns for that paper, 1937-1939, and his photograph.
Correspondence, photographs, reports, and publicity relating to the Ravinia Festival, a summer music festival held at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois, since 1904 (non-continuous).
Calligraphy collection of correspondence, lettering samples, ephemera, greeting cards and bookplates collected by Chicago art director Raymond Shank; includes handwritten letters to Shank from James Hayes, Tom Gourdie, Anna Hornby, Samuel Katz, Geoffrey Ebbage, and Howard Swensen, handwritten letters from Alfred Fairbank and W.A. Dwiggins to William A. Kittredge, and lettering samples by Shank.
Correspondence, original art, printed works, biographical information by and about Chicago calligrapher and designer Raymond F. DaBoll; includes ephemera from other artists.
Correspondence of the Reynolds family who emigrated from Ireland to Manchester, England in 1849, and their descendants who settled in the Chicago area. Collection contains significant material of one of these descendants, Anita McBride, who was an aspiring writer. Her materials include drafts of short stories, papers pertaining to an unpublished "as-told-to" memoir of retired police detective Ed Carmody called "Chicago Cop," and diaries spanning 1972 to 1999.
Material relating to the genealogy of Richard Colles Johnson’s family, especially his Colles ancestors and relations, including correspondence, clippings, copies of documents and publications, memorabilia, and photographs.
Twenty pocket journals (all but six with transcriptions), 1875-1883, kept during Richard Irving Dodge’s active service as a United States Army colonel in the American West, plus correspondence, military documents, broadsides, miscellany and photographs relating to Dodge’s life and career.