George G. Champlin
Autograph Collection, 1740-1938, bulk 1880s-1900s

SC9104-9509

Quantity: 8 boxes (1.50 cubic ft.
Access: Open to research
Acquistion: Gift of George G. Champlin, 1926
Processed By: Philip Brown, Manuscripts and Special Collections, November 2013

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Biographical Note:

George G. Champlin was born October 25, 1862, in Westerly, Rhode Island. After receiving a Ph.M. degree from Alfred University in 1884, he ran a printing business in Westerly, worked in the newspaper business in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and in 1892 was appointed indexer in the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington. Failing health forced him to return to Alfred, New York, where he was engaged to classify and catalog the library of President Jonathan Allen. In 1893 Champlin enrolled in the New York State Library School, receiving a B.L.S. degree in 1895. He worked as a cataloger and a reference librarian at the New York State Library and as a teacher in the library school. During World War I, Mr. Champlin was a librarian at Plattsburg Barracks, at Camp Wadsworth, S.C., at Camp Upton and at Camp Mills; he helped with the American Library Association’s book campaign in the war effort. He retired from the State Library in June 1933 after nearly 40 years of service and died April 2, 1937. He was survived by his widow, May Allen Champlin and his daughter, Allena Champlin Best. Mrs. Best published under the pseudonym Erick Berry; the New York State Library has a small collection of papers related to Erick Berry (SC18708).

Scope and Content Note:

Unless otherwise indicated, the collection consists of letters. A number of letters are addressed to George G. Champlin, who appears to be the person who created this collection. While basically an “autograph collection,” some of the items, either as groups or individually, are interesting beyond containing the autograph of a person.

Several letters are addressed to Alfred Allen, some to his home address but others either to him at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts or the New York Dramatic Mirror. Founded in 1879, as the New York Mirror, the Dramatic Mirror was for many years the leading American theatrical trade journal. These letters shine a light on the theatrical community in the late 1800s and early 1900s, mentioning play openings, seeking plays in which to perform, asking for Allen’s help. One of the letters is from Franklin H. Sargent to Mr. Allen; Sargent was the founder, in 1896, of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the successor of the Lyceum Theatre School for Acting, which was founded in 1884.

There are a few letters addressed to Mr. and Madame Alberti, probably Eva Allen Alberti and her husband, William M. Alberti, who headed what they called “Madame Alberti’s Delsarte School of Expression.”

Several letters are from artists of the period who have responded to a solicitation asking them to send portraits they have done to Albany for an exhibition at the Albany Historical and Art Society in 1899. A letter to Rosina E. Sherwood, dated January 11 (Item 9429) states the exhibition “will show specimens of over forty American artists … The exhibition will certainly be of advantage to American art and artists and is already attracting much attention in this part of the state.” These letters are addressed, for the most part, to William G. Rice, secretary of the society.

A unique set in the collection are forms partially filled out by the Executive Chamber of New York State in January 1903. Each form, bearing the seal of New York State, was sent by the secretary to the governor of New York to the secretary of the governor of each of the states and the territories seeking “the signature of the Governor, of the Secretary of State and of yourself, together with an impression of the great Seal of your State.”

Among the single items of a unique nature in the collection are:

  1. a pencil sketch, signed Fred. S. Cozzens, dated July 30, 1882, on the back of a piece of sheet music. The sketch shows a woman with an umbrella sitting in a canoe with her feet in the water; in the background is another canoe and a farm/village;
  2. a pencil sketch of a sailboat signed Sayre;
  3. a pass granted to “Professor Allen over the Bridges & within original lines by order of General Mansfield, Commanding, July 18, 1861”. Drake De Kay signed the pass as aide-de-camp at the headquarters of the Military Department of Washington. The pass states: “It is understood that the within named and subscriber accepts this pass on his word of honor that he is and will be ever loyal to the United States; and if hereafter found in arms against the Union, or in any way aiding her enemies, the penalty will be death.”
  4. a note from Susan B. Anthony in 1888 on letterhead of the National Woman Suffrage Association referencing the first three volumes of History of Woman Suffrage, calling it “the great work.”
  5. a letter from Weston Flint, librarian at the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C., responding to Mrs. May Allen Champlin’s letter about obtaining a “patent for ‘Baby jumper’ or something of the kind.” He writes that he has sent her information on how to apply for a patent, concluding by writing: “Of course, … you need not be surprised if you find some other ingenious mortal with a ‘fidgety baby’ has found out a like process of keeping him quiet.”
  6. a letter from C.T. to H. which, aside from the words daffodils and sparrows and the phrase The average reader reads a is virtually illegible), the last line of which states: “Now sir if you will write plainly enough to read I shall be glad to answer!!! Yours furiously, C.T.”

Box 8 is a collection of ribbons and medals and miscellaneous other material, some of which originally was part of the Champlin Collection and some of which was added at a later date. Of particular note in this box are the pocketwatch Elmer E. Ellsworth’s grandfather carried while delivering mail in the Mechanicville, N.Y., area; a “treasure box” styled after a Civil War rucksack atop which is a “blanket roll”; Grand Army of the Republic ribbons; a Dutch coin and a Confederate flag.

Box and Folder List:


Box Folder Description Accession Number
1 1 Abbott, Edward. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9104
1 2 Abhedananda, to Miss Bergh, 170 Lexington Ave., December 22, 1897. 9105
1 3 Adams, Oscar Fay. Signature.  9106
1 4 Alabama, To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903. [Governor’s signature: W.D. [William D.] Jelks] 9107
1 5 Alaska, To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[District Governor’s signature: John G. [Green] Brady]
9109
1 1 Albertson, Mrs. E. Albert [Signature]. Pencil: nee Nellie V. Nichols.
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9108
1 6 Aldrich, N.W. J.C. [Signature]. 9110
1 7 Allen, Chas. D. [Charles Dexter], to Mr. Champlin, January 30, 1895. 9111
1 8 Ames, Eleanor Kirk, to Mr. Champlin, September 13, 1887. 9112
1 9 Anthony, Susan B., to My Dear Friend, Rochester, N.Y. July 5, 1888.

Letterhead: National Woman Suffrage Association; lists the officers of the association; note references the first three volumes of History of Woman Suffrage, calling it “the great work.”

9113
1 1 Anthony, Susan B., Rochester, N.Y. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9114
1 10 Apthorp, William F., to Mr. Champlin, March 21, 1893. 9115
1 11 Arizona, To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Alexander O. [Oswald] Brodie] 
9116
1 12 Arkansas, To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 30, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Jeff Davis]
9117
1 13 Arlie, J.C., to Mr. Miller, 19 East 21 St., [New York City?]. 9118
1 14 Arnold, Isaac, signature on a pass to visit the “public grounds and shops only” of the Watervliet Arsenal, n.d.

Pass states: “Conversation with employees is strictly prohibited.”

9119
1 15 Arthur, Julia, 1181 Broadway, New York, November 23, to Alfred Allen, 56 West 50th St., [New York] City. With cover. 9120
1 16 Austin, Henry W. Partial letter (?), n.d. 9121
1 1 Austin, Henry W. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9122
1 17 Bacheller, Irving, Thrushwood, Riverside, Connecticut, to Mr. Champlin. April 13, 1908. With cover. 9123
1 18 Banks, Maude, The Dakota, [New York City], February, to Miss Ida W. Ward, Academy of Dramatic Arts, [New York] City. 9124
1 19 Barnard, Charles, to Mr. Allen. Dec. 6, 190-.
Letterhead: American Dramatists Club, 114 West 40th Street, New York
9125
1 20

Barr, Amelia E., Cherry Croft, Cornwall Heights, Cornwall on Hudson, [N.Y.], to Mme. Alberti, February 20, 1893

I have a daughter who from long seclusion is shy and awkward in society, which she now desires to receive and enter. Can you give her some lessons in the necessary deportment? Please state terms.”

9126
1 21 Bates, Arlo. [Signature]. 9127
1 1 Bates, Fletcher. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9128
1 22 Baxter, Martha Wheeler, Sherwood Studios, 58 West 57th St., [New York City?], to William G. Rice, January 17, 1898 [1899?], re: the list of her “miniatures for cataloguing for the Portrait Loan Exhibition at Albany.” 9129
1 23 Bayard, T.F. [Thomas Francis].  [Signature]. 9130
1 24 Beaux, Cecilia, 1710 Chestnut St., [New York City], to Mr. Miller. January 18, [1899?], re: “Albany Loan Exhibition” and her painting “Girl with [a] Cat.” 9131
1 25 Beckwith, [James] Carroll, 58 West 57th St., [New York City?], to Mr. Miller, January 12, 1899, re: exhibition and loaning of three portraits, including one of Mrs. Beckwith. 9131.5
1 26 Bellew, [Frank?]. Cartoon: “The Deadly Spider (Frypano Americanus) – Which Kills More Americans than War, Pestilence or Famine,” showing a frying pan held up by hairy spider-like legs surrounded by human bodies on the ground and other humans kneeling near it. On the wall in the background are signs for “Pepsine,” “D Grubs Digestive Pills,” Flamm’s Dyspepsia Bitters,” Liver Pills” and “Self Digesting Food.” 9132
1 1 Bendix, Theo. [Theodore]. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9133
1 27 Bendix, Theo. [Theodore], The Lambs, 70 West 36th Street, New York, to Mr. Harrison G. Fiske, n.d., re: “an orchestral reading” on Friday, Jan. 20, of a musical comedy entitled “The Finishing School” that Bendix composed. 9133.5
1 28 Benjamin, Park. [Signature]. 9134
1 29 Berscale, S. [Samuel] H.[?], Hotel Marlton, 3 and 5 West 8th Street, near 5th Avenue, New York, to Mr. Allen, 1902, asking if Mr. Allen had a “one act play or monologue that would suit me, to be used for vaudeville.” 9135
1 30 Binney, W.G. [William Greene], to Miss Law, August 1, 1879, re: specimens received. 9136
1 31 Binney, W.G. [William Greene], Burlington, New Jersey, to Miss Law, August 12, 1883, re: his “work on shells”; mentions his work on The Terrestrial Air-Breathing Mollusks of the United States. 9137
1 32 Bissell, W.T. [Signature] Postmaster General. 9138
1 33 Blackburn, J.C.S. [Signature]. 9139
1 34 Blake, Mary E. [Elizabeth]. [Signature] and notes on her life. 9140
1 35 Blenner, Carle J., The Players, 16 Gramercy Park, [New York City], to G.D. Miller. January 17, 1899, re: “Portrait of Miss Annette Thompson.” 9140.5
2 1 Bok, Edward W., The Ladies’ Home Journal, Philadelphia, to Mr. George G. Champlin, September 13 1894, re: Bok’s autograph collection.

Letter shows signs of having gotten wet.

9141
2 2 Bolton, Charles K., to Mr. Champlin, December 5, 1895, re: Champlin’s interest in the artwork of “Miss Reed”. 9142
2 3 Borie, Beauveau, Philadelphia, to Douglas [?] Miller [?], January 7, 1899. 9143
2 4 Brandt, H.C.G. [Signature]. 9144
2 5 Bridgeman, J.H., Reform Club, 233 Fifth Avenue, [New York City?], to Mr. Rice, January [18]99, re: sending a portrait for [W.G.] Rice’s exhibition. 9145
2 6 Brigham, Clarence S., Providence, Rhode Island, to George G. Champlin, December 2, 1902.

On letterhead of the Rhode Island Historical Society; notes the “best account of the Jumel trial ... is in the New York Sun for January 24, 1872.”

9146
2 7 Brooks, W.K. [Signature]. 9147
1 1 Brotherton, Alice Williams. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9148
2 8 Brown, Ritter, to Mr. Allen, May 7, 1902. 9248
1 1 Bruion, (A.S. [Signature] May 28, 1888.
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9149
2 9 Bryson, Louise Fiske, 56 West 46th Street, New York, to George G. Champlin. February 7, 1895, thanking him for “the carefully prepared mss. [manuscript] concerning the pay of women librarians. This is just the information I needed.” With cover and with a newspaper item which notes that Dr. Bryson is an instructor in mental and nervous disease at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital and has written several articles, including “Education in the Treatment of Nervous Girls.” 9157
1 1 Buchever, A.N. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9150
1 1 Buchever, Alfred. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9151
2 10 Buck, Dudley. [Signature]. 9158
2 11 Buckingham, Wm.W.[?] [Signature]. 9159
2 12 Buckland, Wilfred, 19 West 24th St., N.Y., to Mr. Allen. October 12, 1898, re: doing some illustrations. 9152
2 12 Buckland, Wilfred, 19 West 24th St., N.Y., to Mr. Allen. November 8, 1898, re: work he was supposed to submit for publication in “Dramatic Studies” (The American Academy of Dramatic Arts published Dramatic Studies beginning in 1893.) 9153
2 13 Burgess, Gelett. 111 East 23rd St., New York, to Alfred Allen, Esq. December 1, 1904, re: invitation to “the Drawing Room.” 9154
2 14 Burke, Thomas M.A., ticket to the consecration of the Rt. Rev. Thomas M.A. Burke as bishop of Albany, N.Y., on July 1, 1894, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. 9155
1 1 Burnham, W.H. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9156
2 15 Burton, R.E. [Richard E.], four letters to Alfred Allen. 9160-9163
2 16 Butterfield, W.D., 443 Lincoln Ave., Detroit, Michigan, to “Historical Society or Library, Albany, N.Y.”; postcard of April 17, 1903, seeking newspapers for research in an event that occurred in 1829. 9165
1 1 Butterworth, Hezekiah. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9166
1 1 Caffery, D. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9167
2 17 California. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 30, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Geo. [George] C. Pardee]  
9168
1 1 Caminetti, A. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9169
1 1 Campbell, James E. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9170-71
2 18 Carlisle J.G. [Signature] 9172
1 1 Catchings, F.C. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9173
2 19 Cayvan, Georgia, 15 West 28th Street, New York, to Alfred Allen, “Pamlico,” Pompton, New Jersey, July 20, 1897, re: a “scenario,” [possibly a treatment for a play?].

Return address: “Miss Georgia Cayvan and Her Company”

9174
2 20 Champlin, John D., four letters to George G. Champlin, 1894-1895

One letter was sent from Bar View House, Jamestown, Rhode Island; the others were sent on stationery from 201 West 78th Street. A cover for one of the letters gives George G. Champlin’s address as “State Library, Albany, N.Y.” The letters relate to Champlin family genealogy research.

9175-9178
2 21 Champney, J. Wells, 96 5th Ave., New York, to Mr. Wm. G. Rice. January 17, 1899, re: portrait of Bishop John Williams painted by Champney. 9179
2 22 Chandler, Flora [?] C., Van Dyck Studios, 56 1st Street and 8th Avenue, [New York City], to Madame Alberti. June 4, 1897, re: “an exhibition by a physical culture class.” 9180
2 23 Chapin, E.H. [Signature]. 9181
2 24 Chapin, E.H. Mrs. [Signature]. 9182
2 25 Chase. J. [Signature]. 9183
2 26 Cheever, Henry J. [Signature]. 9184
2 27 Cheiro (pseudonym), [addresses in Paris, London and New York], to Mr. Allen, Pompton, New Jersey, in care of Mrs. De Mille. Includes cover and photo print of Cheiro The Palmist, 1896. 9185-6
1 1 Chevalier, Albert. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9187
2 28 Christy, Howard Chandler. Damaged letter. 9188
2 29 Clark, Thomas M. [Signature]. 9189
1 1 Clemens, Will M. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9190
2 30 Cobb, W.D. [?], 23 Park Avenue, New York, to Wm. G. [William G.] Rice, January 12, 1899. 9191
1 1 Cockrell, F.M. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9192
1 1 Coke, Victor. [Signature]
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9193
1 1 Cole, Samuel V. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9195
1 1 Collier, Thomas A. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9196
2 31 Colorado. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 30, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: James H. Peabody]  
9216
2 32 Cone, Helen. G. [Signature] 9197
2 33 Cones, Elliott, Smithsonian Institution letterhead, to “Dear Sir,” June 10, 1886. 9203
2 34 Connecticut. Secretary of the Governor of. Jan 30, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: A. [Abiram] Chamberlain]  
9217
2 35 Connery, Thomas B., The Authors Club, New York, to Mr. Allen, May 5, 1899, re: a “one act comedy by Young and me.” 9200
1 1 Converse, F.H. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9198
1 1 Converse, Frank H., Germantown Pa.
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9199
2 36 Conwell, Russell H., Grace Church (Baptist), Philadelphia, to George G. Champlin, January17, 1888. 9201
2 37 Cose,? 316 West 57th Street, New York, to “My Dear Alf,” n.d. 9202
2 38 Courant, Helen S. [Signature]. 9404
1 1 Courer, John K. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9205
1 1 Covert, James W. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9206
2 39 Cox, Kenyon, 75 West 55th St., New York, to “Gentlemen,” January 5, 1899, re: her “Portrait of a Young Man,” currently on exhibit at the National Academy 9207
2 40 Cozzens, Fred. S. [Frederic Schiller?]

Pencil sketch dated July 30, 1882, on the back of a piece of sheet music. The sketch shows a woman with an umbrella sitting in a canoe with her feet in the water; in the background is another canoe and a farm/village.

9208
2 41 Craig, Mary R., 64 Montague Street, Brooklyn, [N.Y.], to W. Stephenson, January 2, 1898, re: a play she has written, noting she has “already had it typewritten three times, which is costly work. Nevertheless, I will do it again if you think the play is fit to stand as it is.” 9209
2 42 Craigie, Cornelia, to G.D. Miller. February 12, 1899. 9210
2 43 Croly, J.C., 222 West 23rd Street, [New York City?], to Mme. Alberti, June 3, [?] 9211
1 1 Cummings, James; dated March 6, 1888 [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9212
2 44 Curran, Charles C., 16 West 61st St., New York City, to William G. Rice, [1898?, 1899?], re: his portrait of Walter L. Palmer and the Albany Historical and Arty Society exhibition. 9213
2 45 Curtis, G.W. [Signature]. 9214
1 1 Cuyler, Theodore S. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9215
3 1 Dall, C.H. [Caroline Healy], Georgetown, D.C., to “Dear Sir,” April 24, 1886, requesting “Please write me with black ink.” (underscoring in original). She then writes “Did you know Alfred University made me Doctor of Law.” [sic] 9217.5
3 2 Danvray, Helen, 201 West 78th Street, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen. September 9, 1894, critiquing his play, saying “I fear the play would not act well … Besides no matter how short as play, it must have action.” (underscoring in original) 9218
3 3 Davies, Acton, Editor’s Office of The Evening Sun, New York, to Alfred Allen, Esq., 318 West 57th Street, [New York City?], Sunday, [189-?], congratulating him on his play Chivalry, which he says is a tremendous piece of work.” 9219
3 4 Davis, Richard Harding, 172 West 58th Street, [New York City?], to Alfred Allen, President Alumni, Johns Hopkins, 84 West 12th, [New York] City, December 17, 1900, declining invitation to attend alumni gathering. With cover. 9220
3 5 De Kay, Drake, Head Quarters, Military Department of Washington, “Pass [granted to] Professor Allen over the Bridges & within original lines by order of General Mansfield, Commanding, July 18, 1861”. De Kay signed the pass as aide-de-camp.

Verso: “It is understood that the within named and subscriber accepts this pass on his word of honor that he is and will be ever loyal to the United States; and if hereafter found in arms against the Union, or in any way aiding her enemies, the penalty will be death.”

9224
3 6 Deems, Charles F., American Institute of Christian Philosophy, 4 Winthrop Place, New York (1 letter); Church of the Strangers, 4 Winthrop Place, New York (2 letters), to Mr. Alberti, May 22, 1890; April 14, 1891; April 17, 1891. One letter mentions a connection with “the Seaside Assembly.” 9221-9223
3 7 Delaware. Secretary of the Governor. Jan. 30, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: John Hunn]  
9225
3 8 Diehl, Conrad, 421 East 77th St., New York City, to Mr. Alberti. August 16, 1890.

Writes: “Should your noble mother still be with you, please reiterate the expression of my highest regard and esteem” and also “With kindest regards to Mrs. Alberti.”

9226
3 9 Dix, Morgan, 27 West 25th Street, New York, to Douglas Miller, Esq., 176 State Street, Albany, N.Y., January 18, 1899, re: loan of portrait of Miss Brooks.

Notes: “As to insurance, I think it hardly worth while to put any on the picture, considering your statement that the gallery is absolutely fire proof.”

9227
3 10 Doane, W.C., to Miss Cutler. November 2, 1890, re: books 9228
1 Dockery, Alexander M. [Signature]
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9229
3 11 Dodson, Annie. Letter to Mr. Allen. 9230
3 11 Dodson, Annie, 465 Lexington Ave., New York City, to Mr. Allen. April 23, [?], re: the play “Playmates.” With cover. 9231
1 1 Egge, Albert E.  [Signature]
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9232
3 12 Elliot, H.((A.S., 485 8th Avenue, [New York City?] Letter to Alfred Allen, 557 Fifth Ave., New York City Monday, April eighth, re: possible dinner with Mrs. Lynde. With cover. 9233
3 35 Elliott, Gertrude. Autograph. [May 3, 1899?].

See: Goodwin, N.C.  Autograph. May 3, 1899.

9260.5
3 35 Elliott, Maxine. Autograph. [May 3, 1899?]

See: Goodwin, N.C.  Autograph. May 3, 1899.

9260.5
1 1 Ellis, E.S. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9234
1 1 Everett, W. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9235
1 1 Faris, Will A. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1
9236
3 13 Farmer, Sarah J., Greenacre, Eliot, Maine, to Mr. J.D. Cola, 23 St. James Ave., Boston, Massachusetts,  June 12, 1897, asking him to write Julia Ward Howe “and ask if she will come down for our opening, July  first, and speak on Peace making a plea for Greece.” Includes a card advertising a “Lecture/by/Jehanghier D. Cola,/of Bombay, India,/Monday Evening, April 26,/at 8 o’clock./Subject: ‘Ethics of Zoroaster,’/in/Metaphysical Hall, Cheney Building. With cover. 9194
3 14 Fenollosa, Ernest F., 500 West 121st St., [New York City?], to Alfred Allen, Dec 6, 1906.  9237
3 15 Field, A., to Mr. Champlin, n.d. 9238
3 16 Finley, John [Huston], College of the City of New York Office of the President, Lexington Avenue and 23rd Street, New York City, to Alfred Allen, New York Dramatic Mirror, 121 West 42nd St., [New York City], February 27, 1905. 9239
3 17 Fiongen, Amy, to Mr. Allen, December 14, [?], re: “story telling evening.” 9240
3 18 Fish, Hamilton, Garrison, to G.D. Miller, Esq., December 26, [?], writes he has no portrait of his father 9240.5
3 19 Flint, Weston, 110 K Street, Washington, D.C., to Mrs. May Allen Champlin, Westerley, Rhode Island, October 26, 1889.

Flint, librarian at the U.S. Patent Office, responded to Mrs. Champlin’s letter about obtaining a “patent for ‘Baby jumper’ or something of the kind.” He writes that he has sent her information on how to apply for a patent, concluding by writing: “Of course, … you need not be surprised if you find some other ingenious mortal with a ‘fidgety baby’ has found out a like process of keeping him quiet.”

9241

 

 

 

3 19 Flint, Weston [Signature] 9241.5
3 20 Florida. Secretary of the State of, Jan, 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: William Sherman Jennings]  
9242
3 21 Foster, William E., Providence Public Library, Providence, Rhode Island, to Mr. Weeden. January16, 1898.

Writes he has met Mr. Champlin and Mr. Wyer in Albany, N.Y.: “From my recollection of it, I should say that the New York State Library is especially strong in official publications (government, state and national), and that, after that, its sets of periodicals and serials, and its department of American history (including local histories), is especially strong.”

9243
3 22 Fowler, Frank, The Century Association, 7 West 43rd Street, New York, to William G. Rice, secretary of Historical Society, 106 West 55th Street, New York, January 6, 1899, re: consent of Mr. Crimmins to have his portrait in the exhibition in Albany 9244
3 23 Francis, Claude de la Roche, 68 West 38th Street, [New York],  to Alfred Allen, 56 West 50th Street, New York City, March 11, 1898. With cover. 9245
3 24 Freeman, Maurice. [Signature]. 9246
3 25 Freeveelt, George, 23 West 69th Street, [New York City?], to Alfred Allen, 56 West 50th Street, New York City, December [?]. With cover. 9247
3 26 Frothingham, Ed. [Signature]. 9247.5
3 27 Furnivall,  ?, to The Publication Agency, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, [Maryland], U.S.A., Nov 17, 1888

Postcard from the Philological Society of London, England notifying Johns Hopkins that the society has turned over “its small library” to the University College, London

9249
3 28 Ganthony, Nellie, Everett House, Union Square, New York, to Mr. Allen. April 9, 1895, re: a play script he has sent her; also mentions her “‘Trilby’ recitations.” 9250
1 1 Gardner, E.C. [Signature]
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9251
3 29 Garland, Hamlin, 9 Talman Place, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, to Mr. Alberti, 1891. Four letters. 9252-9255
1 1 Gates, Ellen M.H. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9256
1 30 Georgia. To the secretary to the governor of.Jan. 31 1903.
[Governor’s signature: J.M. [Joseph M.] Terrell]  
9257
1 31 Gerrard, Ernest A., The Channing Club, 104 East 20th Street, New York City, to Harrison Grey Fisk, 121 West 42nd St., New York City, n.d.

Gerrard tells Fisk he is sending him “a copy of the drama ‘France and the Maid,’” based on the life of Joan of Arc. A postscript reads: “Success to your fight against the syndicate crowd.”

9257.5
3 32 Gibson, C.D. Note written on an envelope with a logo for Life [Publishing Company], 19 and 21 West 31st Street, New York, n.d. 9258
1 1 Gildet, G. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9259
3 33 Gilman, Arthur, The Longfellow Memorial Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to George G Chaplin, Esq., Alfred Centre, N.Y., January 12, 1884, re: error Chaplin found in Gilman’s “History.” 9259.5
3 34 Gilman, D.C. [Daniel Coit], Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, [Maryland], to Alfred Allen, November 29, 1887, re: invitation to a party to bid Mr. Haight “good bye, as he leaves for Japan.” 9260
3 35 Goodwin, N.C.  Autograph. May 3, 1899.

Paper also includes autographs of Maxine Elliott and Gertrude Elliott.

9260.5
3 36 Gough, John B.  [Signature] 9261
3 37 Graham, Charles, Knickerbocker Club, to A. Allen, Dramatic Mirror, n.d. 9262
3 38 Grant, Nell, to Mr. Allen, 318 West 57th Street, New York City, February 23, 1904 (“written Monday evening”). With cover. 9263
3 39 Greely, A.W., Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Washington, D.C., to Josephine A. Clark, 941 S Street, [Washington, D.C.?], May 13, 1895, re: meeting of the Committee on Adult Education. 9425
3 40 Griffis, W.E. [Signature]. 9264
3 41 Hale, Edward Everett.  [Signature]. 9264.5
3 42 Hale, Matthew, 90 Washington Avenue, Albany, [N.Y.], to Miss Mary S. [?] Cutler, January 14, 1896. 9265
3 43 Hall, Blakely. [Signature.] October 10, 1894. 9266
3 44 Hall, G. Stanley, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, to Alfred Allen. November 7, 1898, in response to Allen’s request for Hall’s thoughts on “the psychology of dramatic effects”; mentions Delsartism 9267
3 45 Hall, James, to Jonathan Allen, n.d. MISSING October 2013.

Hall, to Mrs. A.A. Allen, May 19, 1888 (2 pages). MISSING October 2013.

Hall, to Mrs. A.A. Allen, June 7, 1888. MISSING October 2013.

9268-9270
4 1 Hampten, W., 116 West 49th [Street, New York City?], to Albert [sic] Allen, 57th Street Branch Y.M.C.A., New York City. Postcard stamped December 30, 1904. 9271
4 2 Hapgood, Isabel F., 324 West 46th Street, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen, February 4, 1898. Thoughts on recently published books. 9272
4 3 Harburtt, E.M., Johns Hopkins University, to Alfred Allen. Feb 14, 1888.

At bottom of card: “The student receiving this card is expected to give it prompt attention. If, owing to class engagements, it is inconvenient to call at the hour named, he should call at soon afterward as possible, or send some explanation.”

9273
4 4 Harper, John W., Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, New York, to Mrs. Gussie Lynde, November 8, 1897. 9274
4 5 Harper, Olive H., 420 West 20th Street, [New York] City. to Mr. J.A. Waldron, n.d., re: his reading her play and critiquing it. 9275
1 1 Hartley, Randolph. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9276
4 6 Hawaii. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Sanford M. Dole]  
9277
1 1 Hawthorne, Julian. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9278
1 1 Henderson, J.S. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9279
4 7 Herne, James A., to Mr. Allen, n.d. Critique of Allen’s play. 9280
4 8 Herter, Allen, 841 Madison Avenue, [New York City?, Albany, N.Y.?], to Douglas [Zander?], 176 State St. [Albany Institute of History and Art], Albany, N.Y., January 13, [?], re: offer of portrait of [Mathilde], Baroness de R. for exhibit. 9280.5
4 9 Hicsfron, B.H., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, [Maryland], to Alfred Allen, [March?] 22, 1888. Thank-you note; mentions Miss Dix 9281
4 10 Higginson, T.W. [Signature]. 9282
4 10 Higginson, T.W., [?], New Hampshire, to “Dear Madam,” August 13, 1898. 9283
1 1 Holland, J.G. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9283.5
4 11 Holley, Marietta. [Signature]. 9284
4 12 Holmes, O.W. [Oliver, Wendell, 1809-1894]. [Signature]. 9285
4 13 Holmes, O.W. (Oliver, Wendell Holmes, Jr.), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Supreme Judicial Court, Court House, Boston, [Massachusetts], to “Dear Sir,” October 28, 1894. 9286
4 14 Hopkins, Mark. [Signature]. 9287
4 15 Houghton, George. [Signature]. 9288
4 16 Hovey, Henrietta, to Mr. Allen. 9289
4 16 Hovey, Henrietta, to Mr. Allen. 9290
4 17 Hovey, Richard, 202 West 103rd Street, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen. Mentions a Miss Walsh. 9291
4 18 Howard, Bronson, 201 West 78th Street, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen. November 28, 1897, re: the Dramatists Club “forward[ing] the good work of the Academy.” 9292
4 18 Howard, Bronson, 201 West 78th Street, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen, January 10, 1898, re: meeting of the American Dramatists Club, Holland Building, 1440 Broadway, “up two flights and facing the stairs.” 9293
4 19 Howe, Julia Ward, 241 Beacon [?] St., [Boston, Massachusetts?], to Mrs. Haskell, May 12, 1897, thanking her “for the newspaper slip.” 9294
4 20 Hudson, Edward, Bar Harbor, Maine, to “My Dear Sir,” August 23, 1885, re: a memorial to Mary Clemmer. 9295
4 21 Hughes, Charles Evans, at Saranac Inn, N.Y., to George E. Champlin, New York State Library, Albany, N.Y. July 9, 1908. With cover.

“I am very much obliged to you for our kindness in sending me by express a selection of books from the Library. It is an admirable selection and I appreciate your care in making it.”

Written on Executive Chamber stationery.

9296
4 22 Hutchinson, John W. [Signature]. 9297
4 23 Hyde, William D.W., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, to Mary S. Cutler, Albany, N.Y., December 16, 1896. 9298
4 24 Hyde, William H., 105 East 61st, [New York City?], to William G. Rice, January 5, 1899, re: exhibiting the portrait of Miss Randolph, 9299
4 25 Idaho. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: John T. Morrison]  
9300
4 26 Illinois. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Richard Yates]  
9301
4 27 Indiana. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Winfield T. Durbin]  
9302
4 28 Ingham, Emily E. Letter to Abigail A. Maxon, Friendship, Allegany County, New York, September 14, 1844. 9303
4 29  Iowa. To the Secretary to t he Governor of. Jan 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Albert B. Cummins]  
9304
4 30 Irby, J.S.M. [Signature]. 9305
4 31 Jewett, Sarah O. [Signature]. 9306
4 32 Johnson, Eastman, 65 West 55th Street, [New York City?], to Mrs. [Mr.?] Beckwith, January 5, 1899, giving permission for portrait “now on exhibition at the Academy [to] go to Albany.” 9307
1 1 Jordan, M.A. [Signature]. To: Professor B.S. Gildersleve.
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9308
4 33 Kansas. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Willis J. Bailey]  
9309
4 34 Keith, Dora Wheeler, Hollis, Long Island, New York, to “Dear Sir,” n.d., re: sending portraits of Lawrence Hutton and Richard Watson Gilder for the exhibition; also mentions a pastel of Harriet Beecher Stowe 9310
8 [Kelly, J.E.]. Cartoon: “Dewey did it, or, Pinched by the ‘Sluth’ Sleuth” Moved to Box 8. 9311
4 35 Kentucky. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: J.C.W. Beckham]  
9312
4 36 King, Clarence. [Signature]. 9313
4 37 King, H.C. [Signature]. 9314
4 38 Lanier, Charles D., The Review of Reviews, 13 Astor Place, New York, to Alfred Allen, 557 Fifth Avenue, [New York] City, September 29, 1894. 9315
4 38 Lanier, Charles D., The Review of Reviews, 13 Astor Place, New York, to Alfred Allen, November 24, 1894.   9316
4 39 Lanier, Mary Day, 128 West 45th St., [New York City?] to Alfred Allen. March 6, 1895, re: Mr. T.E. Spencer, The Southern Magazine, Louisville, Kentucky, and a manuscript in Mr. Allen’s hands. 9317
4 40 Larcom, Lucy. [Signature]. 9318
1 1 Larcom, Lucy.
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9319
4 41 Lathrop, Francis, 29 Washington Square, New York, to George Douglas Miller, Albany, New York,  January 9, 1899, re: lending a portrait “for your exhibition to be held at the Albany Historical and Art Society from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21”; also offers another portrait of “a little girl seated.” 9320
4 42 Lathrop, G.P., 29 Washington Square, New York, to George S. Champlin. Sept 7, 1886, re: Lion Gardiner monument. 9321
4 43 Law Annie E. [Signature]. 9322
4 44 Lawton, Mary, 57 West Tenth Street, [New York City?] to Mr. Allen. 9323
4 45 Learned, J.E., The Evening Post, New York, Editorial Rooms to George T. Champlin, Alfred Center, New York, January 5, 1884. 9324
1 1 Learned, Walter. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9326
5 1 Le Row, Caroline B. [Signature]. 9327
1 1 Lee, Julius. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9325
5 2 Levy, Evangeline M., 225 West 71st Street, [New York City?]. 9328
5 3 Lewis, Dio, New York, to the President of Alfred University. Jan 24, 1883, re: pre-publication copy of a book entitled Laws of Health; seeking president’s endorsement 9329
5 4 Lewis, Edwin, Alfred Center, [New York?], to Friend George, May 4, 1886. 9330
1 1 Lippincott, S.K. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9331
5 5 Livermore, A.A. [Signature]. Meadville Theological School. 9332
5 6 Livermore, Mary A., Chicago, Illinois, to Mrs. Allen. March 19, 1883. Note seems to indicate Ms. Livermore lives in Melrose, Massachusetts. 9333
1 1 Lockhart, Arthur J. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9334
5 7 Louisiana. To the secretary to the governor of.Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: W.W. [William Wright] Heard]  
9335
5 8 Low, William H., Lawrence Park, Bronxville, N.Y., to George Douglas Miller, January 9, 1899, re: several portraits and the exhibition in Albany 9336
5 9 McCord, Myron H., Office of the Governor, Phoenix, Arizona, to Mrs. A.A. Maxson Allen, November 6, 1897. Biographical information to a friend of the family who lived in Ceres, New York, where Governor McCord was born. (2 sheets) 9337
5 10 McCutcheon, George Beau, 300 Schiller Street, Chicago, to George G. Champlin, State Library, Albany, New York, January 30, 1905. With cover. 9338
1 1 Mace, Francis S. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9339
1 1 Mackey, F.F. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9340
5 11 McSean, Sarah Pratt. [Signature]. 9341
5 12 MacMechan, Archbishop, to Mr. Allen. 9342
5 13 Magnus, Julian, Box 199, Fort Hamilton, New York, to D.C. DeMille, Esq., n.d. Offers “heartiest felicitations on the success” of DeMille’s play. 9343
5 14 Maine. To the secretary to the governor of.Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: John F. [Fremont] Hill]  
9344
5 15 Marbury, Elisabeth [sic] Empire Theatre Building, Broadway and 40th Street, New York, to Mr. Allen, December 14, 1903. Writes she will “read ‘The Rich Miss Burton’ and will endeavor to follow out your suggestions as regards placing it.”
Letterhead: “Miss Elisabeth Marbury/Representing Dramatists/and/Sole Representative in the United States of America and Canada, and in Great Britain and Her Colonies …”

Also: “Sole Agent/of the/American Dramatists’ Club/for/Great Britain, her colonies/and Europe”

9345
5 16 Marie Louise, 179 Waverley Place. [Signature]. 9346
5 17 Maryland. To the secretary to the governor of.Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: John Walter Smith]  
9347
5 18 Massachusetts. To the secretary to the governor of.Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: John L. Bates]  
9348
5 19 Masson, Tom, 101 West 85th, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen, December 26, 1895. 9349
5 20 Matthews, James Brander. Ticket for A. Allen to be admitted to The Authors Club, Music Hall, Seventh Ave & 56th Street, [New York City?] on December 1, 1898. 9350
5 20 Matthews, James Brander. Ticket for Alfred Allen, Esq., to be admitted to The Authors Club, Carnegie Building, Seventh Ave & 56th Street, [New York City?] on December 3, 1903. 9351
5 21 Maynard, Cora. Letter to Mr. Allen, n.d. 9352
5 21 Maynard, Cora, 29 West 84th Street, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen. January 11, 1896.  9353
5 21 Maynard, Cora, 202 West 74th Street, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen. December 11, 1898. 9354
5 22 Mayo, Edwin F. [Signature]. 9354.5
1 1 Messinger, Lillian Rezell. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9355
5 23 Metcalfe, James S., Life [magazine], 17 West Thirty-first Street, New York,  to Alfred Allen, Esq., Dramatic Mirror, 121 West 42nd Street, New York City,  January 24, 1905, writing they “have more material than [they] know what to do with.” 9356
5 23 Metcalfe, James S., Life [magazine], 17 West Thirty-first Street, New York,  to Alfred Allen, Esq., The Dramatic Mirror, New York City, March 21, 1905.

“We are simply inundated with pictures bearing on the question in which we are all so much interested, and while those set to [sic] you are extremely clever they are not quite strong enough for our use.”

9357
5 24 Michigan. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: A.T. [Aaron T.] Bliss]
9358
5 25 Milburn, W.H. [Signature]. 9359
5 26 Miles, Nelson A., Washington, D.C., to Dr. [Alfred?] Vanderveer. March 31, 1922, re: dedication of Grant monument. 9359.5
5 27 Miller, Elizabeth Smith, Lochland, Geneva, N.Y., to Mr. Allen, December 1, 1895, re: Allen’s “words of love & admiration of my father.” 9360.1
5 28 Miller, Olive Thorne. [Signature]. 9360
5 29 Minnesota. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Samuel R. Van Sant]  
9361
5 30 Mississippi. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: A.H. [Andrew H.] Longino]  
9362
5 31 Missouri. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: A.M. [Alexander Monroe] Dockery]  
9363
1 1 Mitchel, O.W. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9364
5 32 Montana. To the secretary to the governor of.Jan 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: J.K. [Joseph] Toole]
9365
1 1 Morgan, Forest. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9366
5 33 Morgan, J.P. [Pierpont], 23 Wall Street, [New York City], to Rt. Rev.  W.C. Doane, Albany, New York, December 20, 1898, writing that “the picture is already pledged at the time it would be needed in Albany, consequently I have no alternative but to express my regrets.” 9367
1 1 Morton, Elizabeth, H., Portland, Maine [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9368
5 34 Morton, J. Sterling, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary, Washington, D.C., to W.P. Cutter, Librarian, September 28, 1895, directing Cutter “to attend a sale of the Berrian Library … and to purchase at said sale such books, not to exceed one hundred dollars in cost, as may, in your judgment, be desirable and necessary for the library of the Department. Your necessary travelling expenses will be allowed, and paid from the fund for contingent expenses of the Department.” 9369
5 35 Morton, Levi P., 681 Fifth Avenue, [New York City], to George Douglas Miller, Esq., January 2, 1898, writing “As the portraits will not be returned for two or three weeks, we do not feel that we can spare them” 9370
1 1 Motora, Y., April 20, 1888. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9371
5 36 Mowbray, H. Siddons, 66 West 11th Street, New York, to William G. Rice, Sec[retary], Historical Society, Albany, [New York], January 5, 1898, re: two portraits: Lady in Black and Portrait of Mrs. Mowbray, which currently are in the Academy of Design. 9372
5 37 Nebraska. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: John H. Mickey]  
9373
5 38 Nelson [?], Carlota [?], to Alfred Allen, 318 West 57th Street, [New York City], November 1903. With cover. 9464
5 39 Nevada. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: John Sparks]  
9374
5 40 New Hampshire. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Nahum J. Bachelder]  
9375
5 41 New Jersey. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Franklin Murphy]  
9376
5 42 New Mexico. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Miguel A. Otero]  
9377
5 43 North Carolina. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Charles B. [Bradley] Aycock]  
9378
5 44 North Dakota. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Frank White]  
9379
5 45 Ohio. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: George K. Nash]  
9380
5 45 Ohio. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 24, 1905 [sic]
[Governor’s signature: Myron T. Herrick]  
9381
6 1 Oklahoma. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: T.B. [Thomas Benton] Ferguson]  
9382
6 2 Oregon. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: George Chamberlin]  
9383
6 3 P., E.W., to Frank. 9384
6 4 Partridge, Ordway, Studios, Milton, Massachusetts, to Alfred Allen, Esq., November 22, 1878; mentions Buckland. 9385
6 4 Partridge, Ordway, 107 East 27th Street, [New York City], to Mr. Allen. December 2, 1898. 9386
6 4 Partridge, Ordway, 289 4th Avenue studio, to Alfred Allen. December 9, 1904; mentions Eggleston [sp?]. 9387
6 5 Pastnor, Paul. [Signature]. 9388
6 6 Peck, N.J., Columbia College in the City of New York, University Faculty of Philosophy, to Alfred Allen, Esq. 9389
6 7 Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 14 Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C. [sic], to George S. Champlin, New York State Library, Albany, N.Y., United States of America, March 17, 1907, re: her Uncle John. With cover postmarked London. 9390
6 8 Pennington, Harper, 51 West Tenth Street, New York, to William G Rice, Secretary of Historical Society, 176 State Street, Albany, N.Y., January 6, 1899.

“I am very willing to lend the portraits painted by me, and now on view in the National Academy of Design, for exhibition at the Albany Historical and Art Society’s Show; but I am obliged to except a pastel portrait of the late Mrs. Lincklaen, which it would be dangerous to shake up in a train. Besides, the owners do not wish to lend it.”

9391
6 9 Pennsylvania. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Samuel W. Pennypacker]  
9392
6 10 Philippine Islands. To the secretary to the governor [sole executive authority] of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: W.N. [William Howard] Taft]  
9393
6 11 Phillips, Wendell. [Signature]. 9394
6 12 Pitman, Maria [Signature]. 9395
6 13 Platt, T.C. [Thomas Collier], New York, to Frank W. Higgins, Olean, New York, October 21, 1897, re: letter from Higgins “in behalf of Mr. Champlin for a position in the Congressional Library. Letterhead: United States Senate, Washington, D.C. 9396
6 14 Plunkett, Percy, Green Room Club, 139 West 47th Street, New York, to “Dear Mirror, n.d., re” his “sketch ‘My Wife’s Mother’ and Arthur C. Aiston’s “Shadows on the Hearth.” 9397
6 15 Porter, Benjamin C., 22 West 11th Street, [New York City], to George Douglas Miller, Esq., January 29, 1899, re: meeting during the exhibition in Albany. 9398
6 16 Porter, Mary W. [Signature] Oaklawn, December 30, 1878 9399
6 17 Porto Rico [Puerto Rico] To the secretary to the Governor of. Jan.                                                                                                                         31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: William H. [Henry] Hunt]  
9400
6 18 Poté, Amelia C. [?], to Madame Alberti and Raborg, January 25, 1890 [1895?]. 9401
6 19 Pyle, Katherine, 3 East Fourteenth Street, [New York City], to Mr. Allen, March 18, 1895; invitation to “have high-tea with us.”

“A friend of ours, Miss Porter, will be with us, and we have asked a few friends to ‘sup’ with us. It will be, as you may fancy, rather a Bohemian affair, but I don’t believe you are afraid of those.”

9402
6 20 Raymond, W. [Signature]. 9403
6 21 Reeves, Arnold, Philadelphia, Pa., to N.Y. Dramatic Mirror, New York, N.Y., November 9, 1904, asking “If space permits will you kindly insert the following note.”

Letterhead indicates Reeves is the author of “The Shepherd King, The Gipsy Brothers, A Wife’s Devotion, A Daughter’s Atonement, The Power of Prayer, Etc., Etc.”

9404
1 1 Reszke, Edouard de. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9405
1 1 Rexford, Eben E. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9406
6 22 Rhode Island. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Lucius F.C. Garvin]  
9407
1 1 Rice, Dan. Long Branch. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9408
6 23 Rice, Dan, Long Branch, to William M. Alberti. July 12, 1888, re: his “second entertainment in [Alberti’s] hall.” 9409
6 24 Rich, Hiram. [Signature]. 9410
6 25 Richardson, Charles F. [Signature]. 9411
1 1 Richardson, James D. [Signature]; note: House of Representatives.
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9412
6 26 Riis, Jacob A., Hotel Keokuk, Keokuk, Iowa, to “My dear sir,” February 7, 1903. 9413
6 27 Roof, Katherine Metcalf, 29 East 46th Street, [New York City], to Mr. Allen, n.d. 9414
6 28 Russell, Edmund , care of Edward Fesser, New Brighton, Staten Island, N.Y., to “Dear Madame”, 189-. (2 sheets) 9415
6 29 Russell, Edmund, to Madame Alberti, re: missing appointment due to “an extra rehearsal.” 9416
6 29 Russell, Edmund, New York [City], to Alfred Allen, December 13, 1903.
On a postcard from Grand Hotel du Rhone, Paris
9417
6 29 Russell, Livingston, to Mr. Allen. January 3, 1899. 9418
1 1 Sage, C. Russell. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9419
6 30 Samuels, Maurice V., The University, 106 & 108 West 47th Street, New York, to [salutation cut away]. November 17, 1904, re: his play “The Florentines.” 9420
6 31 Sandham, Hy [Henry “Hy” Sandham], n.d., re: some rocks (Portus Rocks) he had sketched; includes hand-drawn map. 9421
6 32 Sargent, Franklin H., Lyceum Theatre, to Mr. Allen, May 14, 1888. [Sargent was the founder, in 1896, of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts] 9422
6 33 Saxe, John G. [Signature]. 9423
6 34 Sayre, [Theodore Burt?], West Hampton County Club, West Hampton Beach, Long Island, [New York], to Allen, n.d.; writing that he hopes Allen will come to the resort; includes pencil sketch of a sailboat; mentions “Todd” [quotation marks are his] and Montgomery Todd, Esq. 9424
6 34 Sayre, Theodore Burt, to Alfred, Oct 20, [?], re: “Tom Moore,” which “is breaking them open on the road just as we thought it would,” and that he is thinking of turning it into a novel; mentions Helen and Lillian. 9164
6 35 Scudder, Viola D., to “My dear Nina,” November 14, 1895. 9426
6 36 Scull, S.S., 1100 M Street, Washington, [D.C], to Mrs. A.A. Allen. June 29, 1883, re: visiting her in Alfred, [N.Y.]; mentions Elmira, N.Y. 9427
6 37 Sheridan, Mattie, 60 West 93rd, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen, n.d., re: an “evening” at Edmund Russell’s rooms in Ardsley Hall; postscript: “Mr. R. was the former husband of Mrs. Richard Hovey.” 9428
6 38 Sherwood, Rosina E., 310 West 88th Street, New York, to George Douglas Miller, Esq., [June 11, 1899?]., re: portraits for exhibition; two pastels: “Lady Betty” and “The Little Sisters”; says she “cannot let you have the portrait of my little daughter by Miss Beaux”; mentions Mr. Budworth

With: Unsigned reply to Rosina E. Sherwood’s letter, January 11, [1899?], saying “we shall be pleased to exhibit the two pastels” and writes that the exhibition [in Albany] “will show specimens of over forty American artists … The exhibition will certainly be of advantage to American art and artists and is already attracting much attention in this part of the state.”

9429
6 39 Sitgreave, Beverly, Garrick Theatre, to Mr. Allen. May 13, [?]. re: a play he had given her to read . 9430
6 39 Sitgreave, Beverly, 31 West 25th Street, [New York City?], to Mr. Allen, June 28, [?], re: leaving for vacation to Richfield Springs and returning in August for rehearsals. 9431
6 40 Smith, Elizabeth Oakes. [Signature]. 9432
6 41 Smith, Gerrit, to Elder Hull, Professor Maxon, Professor Kenyan, Professor Allen, n.d. [?]. 9433
6 41 Smith, Gerrit, to Professor Allen. August 11, 1869. 9434
6 41 Smith, Gerrit, to Mrs. A.A. Allen. October 23, 1873. 9435
6 42 Smith, Paul. [Signature]. On letterhead: “Paul Smith’s”/in the Adirondacks/Paul Smith’s, N.Y. 9435.5
6 43 South Dakota. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Charles N. Herreid]  
9436
6 44 Spofford, Harriet Prescott. Partial note with signature. 9437
6 45 Starkey, Thomas A., East Orange, [New Jersey?], to Mrs. DeMille. May 25, 1894. 9438
7 1 Stedman, Edward C., 45 East 30th Street, New York, to George G. Champlin, May 3, 1886. 9439
7 2 Stimpson, J. Ward [J.W.S.], to Alfred, n.d. 9440
7 2 Stimpson, J. Ward.

Page 1 (only) of a speech; written on the back of letterhead for the N.Y. Institute for Artist-Artisans, 140 West 23rd Street, New York.

9441
7 2 Stimpson, J. Ward.

Outline of a course of study; written on two sheets of letterhead for the N.Y. Institute for Artist-Artisans, 140 West 23rd Street, New York...

9442
7 3 Stockton, Frank R., Hotel Bristol, New York, to Mr. Allen. February 27, 1900, re: “the play” 9443
7 4 Stoddard, Charles A. [Signature]. 9444
7 5 Stratton, Thomas. [Signature]. 9445
7 6 Sumner, George. [Signature]. 9446
7 7 Sutherland, Evelyn Greenleaf, “Th’ Auld House” [sic], Siasconset, Nantucket Island, to Madame Alberti. June 11, [?], re: “The Butterfly and the Pudding.” 9446.5
1 1 Swift, John L. [Signature]. 9447
1 1 Tappan, Eva M., March 29, 1882. Stonington, Conn. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9450
7 8 T., C., 251 West 95th [Street, New York City?] to H [?]

Last line of letter (which, aside from the words daffodils and sparrows and the phrase The average reader reads a is virtually illegible): “Now sir if you will write plainly enough to read I shall be glad to answer!!! Yours furiously, C.T.”

9448
7 9 Taber, Robert, Dressing Room, Broad Street Theatre, Philadelphia, “to the graduating class of the American Academy of Dr[amatic] Arts. April 27, 1897. (3 sheets).

Opening: I have been asked by my dear friend Mr. [Franklin Haven] Sargent to send a few words of greeting and encouragement to you – the graduating class of the academy.”

9449
7 10 Taylor, Bayard. [Signature]. 9451
7 11 Teller, H.M. [Henry Moore], United States Senate, Washington, D.C., to Rev. J[onathan] Allen, Alfred Centre, Allegany County, New York, July 8, 1886, re: Alfred University’s conferring upon Taber a Doctor of Law degree. With cover. 9452
7 12 Tennessee. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: James B. Frazier]  
9453
7 13 Terhune, Mary Virginia, 102 Waverley Place, New York, to “Betty dear,” January 13, 1896, re: “William’s Germany address” 9454
7 13 Terhune, Mary Virginia, 101 West 55th Street, [New York City?], to “My dear Mrs. De Mille,” November 3, 1896, re: “the road”; mentions Mr. Ellingwood and Mr. Colfax. 9455
7 14 Terry, Edward A., St. Ann’s Church, 95 Fourth Ave., Albany, N.Y., to George G. Champlin, October 12, 1898, re: letter sent him by Champlin March 18. 9456
7 15 Texas. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: S.W.T. Lanham]  
9457
7 16 Thatcher, John Boyd, 5 South Hawk Street, Albany, N.Y., to [?], August 24, 1894, re: copy of the proceedings of the first federal constitution (1787). 9458
7 17 Thies, Allen G., Ford’s Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, to Mr. Alberti, August 19, 1890, re: stay in Virginia and upcoming matinee. 9459
7 18 Thomas, Augustus, New Rochelle, New York, to Alfred Allen, April 6, 1898, re: contacting Mrs. Rankin. 9460
7 19 Thomas, Edith M. [Signature]. 9461
7 20 Thompson, Jos. P., to E.G. Champlin. [Signature]. 9462
7 21 Upton, Anson J., Glens Fall, N.Y., to Mrs. A.A. Allen, September 16, 1893, re: her letter of concern, telling her that “control of Dr. Hall & the State Museum partially was transferred from the Regents of the University to the Governor & others.” 9463
7 22 Utah. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Herbert M. Wells]  
9465
7 23 Van Dyke, Henry, Avalon, Princeton, New Jersey, to George G Champlin, Assistant Reference Librarian, New York State Library, Albany, New York, November 3, 1920, re: authorship of “My Creed” (beginning “I would be true”); says it was written by Howard Arnold Walters 9466
7 24 Vannah, Kate, Sunday, April 17, 1887. [Signature]. 9467
7 25 Vaughan, O. Bull, to Mr. Cola. January 11, 1898.  9468
1 1 Vaughn, William J. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9469
7 26 Veide, Ernest, to Mr. George Champlin. 9470
7 27 Vermont. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: John G. McCullough]  
9471
7 28 Vincent, John H., to Dr. C.R. Blackale, May 4, 1890. 9472
7 29 Vinton, Frederic P., to William G. Rice, January 9, 1899. 9472.5
7 30 Virginia. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Andrew Jackson Montague]  
9473
7 31 Walsh, Blanche, to Mr. Allen. July 29, 1901. 9474
1 1 Warren, M., March 26, 1888. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9475
7 32 Washington. To the secretary to the Governor. Jan. 31, 1903. [Governor’s signature Henry McBride] 9476
1 1 Watase, S., May 1888. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9477
1 1 Waters, W.E. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9478
7 33 Weeden, William B., Providence, [Rhode Island?], to Geo. G. Champlin, Esq., State Board of Health [sic], Capitol, Albany, N.Y., January 23, 1898, re: studies of American history, mentioning “the development of the patroon or Dutch system into our American local governments” and “the early workings of the Palatine settlements in the Mohawk valley.” With cover. 9479
7 34 Weir, J. Alden, 11 East 12th St., [New York], to William G. Rice. January 10, 1899, re: lending “two small portraits … Portrait of a Tory Lady [?] …[and] Portrait of Miss Pierson” 9480
7 35 West Virginia. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Albert B. White]  
9481
7 36 Whitford, W.C., Milton, Mass. [?], to George Greenman Champlin, Alfred Center, N.Y., February 3, 1884, re: biography of Champlin’s father “so long connected with the publishing and the missionary interest of our denomination,” for the S.D.B. Quarterly, of which Mr. Whitford was the editor. 9482
7 37 Whiting, Lilian [sic]. Poem: “Two Days” (manuscript) 9483
1 1 Whiting, Lilian. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9484
7 38 Whittier, John G. [Signature]. 9485
7 39 Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, New York, to Alfred Allen, Dramatic Studies, Carnegie Hall, February 17, [?], writes to thank him for “tickets to the little plays.” With cover. 9487
1 1 Wilcox, Mrs. Robert M. [Calling card]
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9486
7 40 Wiles, Mary W., 106 West 55th St., New York, to William G. Rice. January 5, 1899, re: portrait of Mr. & Mrs. L.M. Wiles for exhibition in Albany. 9488
7 41 Wilkins, Mary E. [Signature]. 9489
7 42 Willets, Edwin, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., Office of Assistant Secretary, to George G. Champlin, 87 Union Street, New Bedford, Mass., March 31, 1892, re: job offer. With cover. 9490
7 43 Willson, C., to Mr. Allen. 9490.5
7 44 Wisconsin. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903.
[Governor’s signature: Robert M. La Follette]  
9491
7 44 Wisconsin. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 24, 1905 [sic].
[Governor’s signature: Robert M. La Follette]  
9492
7 45 Wolf, Annie Mrs. (Em’ly), 2217 Locust Street, Philadelphia, [Pa.], Geo. W. [sic] Champlin, Westerly, R.I.  Signature card, item from newspaper and cover. 9493
7 45 Wolf, Annie Mrs. (Em’ly), 2217 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa.,  to Mr. Champlin, November 1, 1886, re: how she was “struck with that awful disease” [mentioned in the newspaper item in 9493?] 9494
1 1 Wolf, Harrison J. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9495
7 46 Wolters, Paul. [Signature]. 9496
1 1 Womes, Edgar S. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9497
7 47 Wood, Henry, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, [Maryland], to Mr. Allen, November 25, 1887, re: meeting at Teutonic Seminary. 9498
7 47 Wood, Henry, to Mr. Allen. January 26, 1888, asking about his “private work for the English Seminary.” 9499
7 47 Wood, Henry, to Mr. Allen. February 2, 1888, re: “ticket for the Lanier [?] presentation tomorrow” 9500
7 47 Wood, Henry, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, [Maryland], to Mr. Allen, October 3, 1888, re: brother sailing for Bremen. 9501
7 48 Wood, H. Mrs., The Independent, 251 Broadway, New York, to Mr. Allen. May 14, [?]. 9502
1 1 Woodburry, A. [Signature].
In cut-signatures folder: Box 1, Folder 1.
9503
7 49 Woolsey, S. [Signature] March 19, [?]. 9504
7 50 Wyckoff, Wallis A., Princeton University, to “My dear Richmond,”  December 14, 1898. 9505
7 51 Wyoming. To the secretary to the governor of. Jan. 31, 1903. [Governor’s signature: D.F. Richards] 9506
7 52 Youmans, C.L. [Signature]. 9507
7 53 Young, Alfred, New York, to Mr. Allen. 9508
7 54 Young, William, The Authors Club, Music Hall, Seventh Ave. and 56th Street, New York, to Mr. Allen, Thursday, December 8, [?], re: meeting tomorrow. He notes: “The rooms of the club are generally vacant at that hour, and afford, therefore, very favorable opportunities for a quiet chat.” 9509

Ancillary Material

Box   Description
8 Box 3 Pocketwatch [no glass; hour and minute hands broken and it makes a noise when shaken] (6.5 cm. stem to base)

Engraving on one side: Man (soldier?) on horseback
Engraving on other side: Ship with several sails up

Label on box (7.5 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm.) CJ9104-9509/Box 3/Ellsworth, Elmer E./Watch of grandfather
Label on back of box: Text in French re: Coty Inc. of New York

Note in box: Compliments/of/Mrs. J.A. Randall/in/memory of her deceased/husband/Mr. John A. Randall/cousin of/Col. Ellsworth/This watch was carried/by Lt. Col. grandfather on horse/back all over the country to/deliver the mail from/Mechanicville/Respectfully/Mrs. J.A. Randall

8 Square maroon box Medal (4 cm. diameter)

Text on one side: Albany Zouave Cadets 1860
Text on other side: In commemoration/of the/50th/anniversary/of/organization/Albany N.Y. July 23rd 1910

In maroon box (6.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm.)
Label on box: 9705/Albany Zouave/cadets/Gift of J. Gavit

Original accession number: 9705

8 Dieges & Clust boxes Three bronze medals (circa 10 x 4 cm.) commemorating the centennial of the opening of the Erie Canal

Pin connected to medal with dark blue ribbon.

Text on pin: The State of New York
Image on pin: Seal of New York State
Text on front of medal: Centennial/1825 1926[sic]/Gov. De Witt Clinton/Gov. Alfred E. Smith/Opening of the/original/Erie Canal.
Images on front of medal: Canal boat being towed by a man on horseback; Gov. Clinton pouring barrel of water into the Atlantic Ocean; portraits of De Witt Clinton and Alfred E. Smith.
Text on back of medal: Commissioners/George Clinton/Chairman/William J. Roche/Henry Moskowitz/William J. Hickey/Thomas C. Brown/Perley A. Pitcher/Victor C. Lewis/Wallace R. Austin/John J. Howard/Alfred M. O’Neill/Sec’y./Frances Dulin/Ass’t. Sec’y./Dieges & Clust

Each medal is in a dark blue box (8.5 x 5.25 x 1 cm.) with an embossed label: Dieges & Clust/Mfg. Specialty Jewelers/New York – Boston/Pittsburgh – Chicago

Original accession number: 9918 (Accession book says originally there were four medals.)

8 Brown portrait case with clasps Portrait (ca. 7 x 6 cm.) of two women in case (7.5 x 9 x 1.5 cm.); portrait is behind glass

Note in case: Sarah Hallock Schramm/See p.7. Our Quaker Forbears/The young woman I do not know.
Note stamped: New York State Library/Manuscripts & History/Albany 1, N.Y. {sic]

Original accession number: 12422 (18)

8 Loose Box (7 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm.) surmounted by a roll of fabric, designed to look like a soldier’s rucksack and bedroll. Light orange ribbon simulates straps.

Printed on box: W.C./Co. B./10th Batt’n.

Printed on bottom of box that slides out: Geo. C. We[n?]zel/Newburgh Paper Factory/Newburgh, N.Y.
8 Square brown textured box Medal (7.5 diameter)

Text on the one side: Quinnipiack 1638
Image on one side: Beneath the bough of a tree a man is preaching to a group of people dressed in clothes of the 1600s, with the following at the bottom of the image: The desert shall rejoice
Text on the other side: Three Hundredth Anniversary of New Haven 1938
Image on the other side: Canoe, sailing ship and steamboat on river in foreground; ancient train and three churches in mid-ground; skyscrapers and airplane emerging from clouds in background, with the following at the bottom of the image: And blossom as the rose.

Brown box (10 x 10 x 1.5 cm.)

8 Large brown case with press-in clasp Portrait medallion of Horatio Seymour.

White plaster cast side-view portrait in oval (ca. 5.5 x 4 cm.)

Text on inside of velvet- and silk-lined case (ca. 13.5 x 11 x 2 cm.): Horatio Seymour/Born at Pompey Hill New York/May 31, 1910/Died at Utica New York/February 12 1886/Governor/of the/State of New York/1853 1855/1863 1865/from/Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild/1921/By Erastus Dow Palmer/October 10 1846

Original accession number: 9708

8 Blue square flip-top box Medal (7 cm. diameter) commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

The bronze medal rests on blue velvet in a blue box (10 x 10 x 2.5 cm.).

Two cards accompany the medal. One card states that the medal was presented to the New York State Library; the other card provides some historical information on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and descriptions of the medal and notes Hans Schuler sculpted the medal and it was cast at the Metallic Art Company of New York City.

“The obverse of the medal depicts one of the most modern trains of the Baltimore & Ohio – The Capitol Limited or The National Limited – drawn by one of the largest and most modern passenger locomotives built. The spirit of Transportation guides the locomotive in its onward flight.”  Circling the image: One Hundred Years Safety Strength Speed

“The reverse shows the Tom Thumb, designed by Alderman Peter Cooper of New York and the first steam locomotive to be built in the United States, even though it was never put into practical service.” Circling the image: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 1827 1927

Original accession number: 9839
8 -- Abraham Lincoln. Die of French medal in his honor. MISSING October 2013.
8 Box A Silver (?) medal commemorating the Grand Army of the Republic national encampment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1899

Bronze (?) pin connected to medal with yellow ribbon.

Text on pin: GAR/Dept. of New York
Text on ribbon: Philadelphia/1899
Text on one side of medal: Fraternity means something 1899
Image on one of medal: Hands clasped in a handshake over a five-pointed star in the center of which is an image of the logo (?) of the G.A.R. Inscribed around the image: Grand Army of the Republic Veteran 1861-1866 [sic]
Text on the other side of the medal: National Encampment GAR Excelsior
Image on the other side of the medal: Seal of New York State

Box (5 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm.) is breaking up.
Label on box: Established 1823/Wm. H. Warner & Bro./Medalists/No. 424 North 9th St. Philadelphia, Pa.

8 Box A Medal (7 cm. diameter) inscribed:39th National Encampment G.A.R. Denver Sept. 1905. In center of medal (inside wreath of laurel (?) leaves: In honor/of the/brave men/who victoriously/defended the Union/on land and sea/during the War/of the/Great Rebellion/1861-1865

Reverse: Illustration of a pile of rocks labeled “Pike’s Peak”. At the top of the pile is an image of a hotel (?) and two trains, one going up to the hotel and one going away from it.

8 Box A Delegate’s medal for 45th annual encampment of the Department of New York of the G.A.R. at Niagara Falls, June 8-10, 1911.

Bar pin connected by maroon ribbon to circular medal (ca. 9.25 x 4.5 cm.).

Bar pin labeled “Delegate.” Lettering on maroon ribbon: “Niagara Falls/June 9-10/1911.” Portrait of man on inverse of medal; lettering around portrait: “Department Commander DeWitt C. Hurd.”

Reverse: Image of Niagara Falls. Lettering around image: “45th Annual Encampment Department of New York GAR”

8 Box A G.A.R. veteran’s medal (ca. 5 x 5 cm.), n.d.

The medal is a five-pointed metal star attached to a hanging bar. (Whatever was used to hang the medal from a pin appears to be missing.)

Inverse: Image of two men (a soldier and a sailor) shaking hands (?) in front of an allegorical figure. Lettering: “Grand Army of the Republic Veteran 1861 1866 [sic]”; military items in each of the points of the star,

Reverse: Images of various regiments, battalions?

8 Box A Ribbon from the 1889 reunion of the 18th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, in Schenectady, New York.

Blue ribbon with black-and-gold tassel attached to a discolored bar pin (ca. 20 x 7 cm.)

Lettering on ribbon: Reunion/of the/18th Regt. N.Y.S. Vols/Sept. 14th, 1889/Schenectady, N.Y./Mustered in/May 17, 1861/Mustered out/May 28th, 1863

8 Box B Medal (ca. 7.5 x 4 cm.) commemorating the centennial anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington, n.d.

Red-white-and-blue ribbon connects the metal pin to the metal medal.

On the pin is a profile image of an allegorical figure (?)

On the medal (3.5 cm. diameter) is a profile image of George Washington. Text around the image: “George Washington 1789”

Reverse of the medal: In the center of the medal is an image of a coat of arms associated with New York State: four blades of a windmill; between the blades are two beavers and two barrels. Text: “Centennial Anniversary of the Inauguration, April 30, 1789. First President of the United States. New York”

8 Box B Full-color portrait of George Washington on a metal stick pin (ca. 3.25 cm.). Text on pin: “Old Guard Washington Continentals 2854 1904” (2 copies)

Reverse: Union label of the Allied Printing Trades Council, Newark.

Reverse: “Buttons made by/The Whitehead & Hoag Co./Newark, N.J., U.S.A./ Patent April 14, 1896/July 21, 1896”

8 Box B Pin/medal marking the 1909 commemoration of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration.

Pin/medal (3 pieces connected by links), 9 x 5.5 cm. (medal, 5 cm. diameter); pin/medal and blue-white-and-orange ribbon, ca. 15 x 5.5 cm.

Pin labeled: “Albany, N.Y./1909/Hudson-Fulton Celebration”
Connecting bar labeled: “Patriotic Societies”

Inverse of medal: Profile portraits of Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton. Lettering around image: “Hudson Fulton 1609-1807”

Reverse of medal: Image of the coat of arms of the City of Albany; ribbon at bottom of image: “Assiduity.” Underneath the coat of arms is the date: “1909”; around the image: “City of Albany Hudson-Fulton Celebration”

8 Box B Ribbons (11 x 5.5 cm.) from seventh and eighth annual conferences of sanitary officers of the State of New York in 1907 and 1908.

Each medal hangs from a metal pin and is backed by a ribbon; the medal contains the words “New York State Dept. of Health” and has an image of the New York State coat of arms and of a Red Cross-style cross.

Text on the green 1907 ribbon: “Health Officer/Seventh Annual/Conference of/Sanitary Officers/of the State of/New York/Buffalo/Oct. 16, 17, 18/1907”

Text on the red 1908 ribbon: “Eighth Annual/Conference of/Sanitary Officers/of the State of/New York/Albany/Dec. 1, 2, 3,/1908”. Sticker on back of ribbon: Allied Printing Trades Union label plus “Made/by/Ehrman/Mfg. Co./Boston, Mass./Factory Milford, N.H.”

8 Box B Medal (ca. 10.5 x 4.5 cm.) commemorating the seventh annual convention of the Atlantic Deeper Waterway Association in New York City, Sept. 22-26, 1914

Red-white-and-blue ribbon connects the metal pin to the metal medal.

On the pin is an image of a side-wheeler steamboat in the foreground and the skyline of New York City in the background. Text on the pin: “7th Annual Convention/New York City, Sept. 22-26, 1914”

On the medal (3.5 cm. diameter) is an image of a piece of dredging equipment (?). Text on the medal: “Atlantic Deeper Waterway Association”

8 Box B Blue ribbon attached to a safety pin (ca. 10.5 x 4 cm.)

Ribbon is torn almost completely from top to bottom.

Text on ribbon: “Delegate/Great Lakes/Hudson/Waterways/Association/Convention/Albany, N.Y./June 12th, 1929”

8 Box C Dutch coin (ca. 2.5 cm. diameter)

Inverse: “Hol/lan/dia/1740”

Reverse: Profile of a lion standing on its hind legs within a stockade-like circular enclosure. In one of his front paws is a scepter-like item. It appears to be a variation of Holland’s coat of arms.

8 Box C Medal attached to a thin orange-white-and-blue ribbon (ca. 10 x 4 cm.) commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the village of Bergen, N.J.

Inverse of medal (4 cm. diameter): Image of buildings in a wooden stockade. Text: “250th Anniversary, Bergen, N.J. 1660”

Reverse of medal: Image of leaves and parchment. Text: “1660-1910/in/commemoration/of the/250th anniversary/of the founding of/Bergen, N.J./Jersey City Heights”

8 Box C Medal (5.25 cm. diameter)

Inverse: Head-and-shoulders portrait labeled Augustus Graham.

Reverse: “Brooklyn Institute Incorporated Nov. 20, 1824” In center of wreath of laurel (?): “Philatelic/Exhibition/Awarded to/J. Holland/1899”

8 Box C Medal (5.5 cm. diameter)

Inverse: Head-and-shoulders profile portrait labeled “Napoleon II Empereur des Français. CAQUÉ 1854”

Reverse: Né à Paris/le 20 mars 1811 [sic]/Parti pour Vienne/avril 1814/Proclamé par les Chambres/les 23 juin 1815./Mort à Vienne/les 22 juillet/1832.

8 Box C Medal (5.5 cm. diameter)

Inverse: Head-and-shoulders profile portrait labeled “Louis XVI Roi de France et de Navarre”

Reverse: Né 1710/Roi 1745/Réunion de la Lorraine 1737/Bataille de Fontenoy 1745/Acquisition de la Corse/1768/Mort 1774

8 Box C Medal (5.5 cm. diameter)

Inverse: Head-and-shoulders profile portrait labeled “Thierri I Roi de France”

Reverse: “Thierri I./15eme Roi./Fils de Clovis II./Né 652./Roi 673./ … /Mort 691.

The following items were found in a folder in one of the original five boxes of the Champlin Collection in October 2013. A note on the folder in which they were filed stated they were mementoes of Helen Miller Gould (gift of the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Finley J. Shepard).
8 Folder 2 Souvenir of “Farewell dinner/to/General Porfirio Diaz/on his departure from/New York,/Union League Club, 21 April 1883”

Two pieces of white, fringed-silk pasted to cardboard; the two pieces are held together at the top by red and blue ribbons (21.5 x 16 cm.). In addition to text, the first piece includes a train above images of the flags of the United States and Mexico; at the bottom of the piece is an image of a steamship. Text on the second piece is a list of 22 names under the heading “Guests.”

8 Box A Medal inscribed: Old Guard/of N.Y./1868-1902. On the medal also are images of three men. Atop the medal is an eagle with spread wings. The medal hangs from a pin bar by small chains connected to the eagle’s wings; the pin bar is inscribed: 1902. Attached to the pin bar is a piece of gold silk ribbon

Medal (circa 7.5 x 4.5 cm.); medal with ribbon (11.5 x 4.5 cm.)

Accompanying the medal is a letter from the Major Commanding, Old Guard, Armory, Broadway and 49th Street, New York, to Helen Miller Gould, 379 Fifth Ave., New York, mentioning the medal and noting the images are those of three majors of the battalion since its organization in 1868,

8 Folder 2 Full-color silk banner-style ribbon [book marker] (18.5 x 6.5 cm.) pinned to paper (30.5 x 8 cm.) (2 copies)

Text on paper: Souvenir/of/Discovery of America/and/World’s Columbian/Exposition/Woven in Pure Silk
Text on ribbon: Souvenir/woven in the Worlds Columbian/ Exposition Chicago 1893.
In addition to the text on the ribbon are images of two crossed United States flags and a shield in a U.S. flag design, an image of Machine Hall and an image of a train.

8 Folder 2 Full-color silk banner-style ribbon [book marker] (19 x 6.5 cm. without maroon tassel; 24 x 6,5 cm. with maroon tassel) pinned to paper (31 x 8.5 cm.)

Text on paper: Allen Chesters/Paterson, N.J./Manufacturer of Illuminated/Pure Silk Book Markers/Badges/Woven Pictures, Etc.
Text on ribbon: Souvenir/California/Exposition/San Francisco/1894.
In addition to the text on the ribbon is an image of the Administration Building.

8 Folder 2 Silk [?] rectangular variant of the Confederate flag of 13 stars (18 x 30 cm.)
8 Folder 2 Cotton flag (ensign?) with red field and blue canton. On the canton are five white stars; on the field are two “weapons” (?), one which looks similar to a spear; the flag is bordered in white.(ca. 26 x 45 cm.)
8 Folder 3 Envelopes that held medals, etc.
Last Updated: March 28, 2014