Found 64 collections related to Commonplace books

Harvey, Francis Joseph, b. 1897
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1341
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary and commonplace book in German entitled Erlebter und Erdachtes ein Verm├Ąchtnis von Dr. Franz Herz, dated at Wein, 1938. Included are autobiographical details, philosophical reflections, a list of his publications, and numerous family... more
Butler family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssColl NYGB 18243
32.1 linear feet (77 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Butler, Huntington, Smith, Cooke, and Clinch families were united through intermarriage and included prominent lawyers, architects, doctors, judges, politicians, scientists, and land owners hailing from New York City, Long Island, Boston,... more
Lewis, Oliver, 1757-1784
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1746
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Commonplace book of Oliver Lewis, containing copies of his essays and orations at Yale College and the orations of others, 1777-1782; a genealogy of the Lewis, Burnham, and Curtis families of Connecticut; and O. Lewis' journal or autobiography to... more
Merwin, Mary E
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1975
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Mary E. Merwin kept this commonplace book, in which she copied poetry and prose, from 1865 through 1881
Horton, R. G. (Rushmore G.), 1826-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6293
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Rushmore G. Horton (1826-1867) was editor of The Weekly Day Book (later the New-York Weekly Caucasian and the New-York Weekly Day-Book Caucasian), a New York City pro-slavery newspaper, as well the author of several publications, including The... more
Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Barham
258 items
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, an undated galley proof, notebooks and commonplace books dating from [1798?] through 1845, financial documents, portraits, and pictorial works.
Sayre family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18146
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Family correspondence of descendants of Revolutionary War officer Maj. Pierson Sayre (1761-1852). Most numerous are letters, 1943-1946, from Marine Dobbs to Anna Roberta "Bertie" Vergin Ellis concerning their family. Also included are some 19th... more
Beeks, James Crisfield
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4830
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Beeks family papers consist mainly of personal correspondence. Also included are manuscripts, a commonplace book, a few photographs, and other personal miscellany. The bulk of the material dates between 1899-1928, and includes a letterpress... more
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Shaw
1,277 items
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts by and about the author, correspondence, two forgeries of correspondence, a notebook for 1890 through 1892, a commonplace book for the years 1930 through 1940, portraits, and... more
Laacke, Bertha
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1674
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Commonplace book titled "Poesie," maintained between 1868-1889. Includes pencil sketches and watercolor illustrations. In German.
Mayhew, Betsey
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1924
.46 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Betsey Mayhew kept this commonplace book in 1806. Entries consist primarily of poetry
Chandler, Charles Frederick, 1836-1925
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 513
1 volume
Commonplace book kept, 1855-1856 in Berlin. Some of the verses are in German.
Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Belloc
1,126 items
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence by and about the author, a travel diary for 1930, a commonplace book for 1924, and financial documents.
Granbery, Henry
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 686
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Commonplace book of Henry Granbery, which he titled "Select Pieces in Prose, Blank Verse and Poetry: From the most eminent writers / And also a few pieces of Poetry written by Gentlemen in Norfolk." He kept this volume in Norfolk, Virginia... more
Monnet, Jeanne
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2033
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Two commonplace books including manuscript drafts of a play entitled "Leaves in the Air...Fortune of the Air" written in 1935. Also includes a photograph of Monnet dated 1903.
Phelps, J. W. (John Wolcott), 1813-1885
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2399
John Wolcott Phelps (1813-1885) was a graduate of West Point, Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, and the presidential candidate of the anti-Masonic American Party in 1880. The collection consists of his correspondence, writings on politics and... more
Dew, Louise E., 1871-1962
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 781
4.4 linear feet (5 boxes)
Louise E. Dew (1871-1962), an American writer, editor and literary agent, began her career working in Chicago as a reporter and editor on special assignments for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She moved to New York City in the 1900s and... more
Fletcher, John
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1030
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This commonplace book, created by John Fletcher in 1719, contains notes on heraldry, an argument concerning the day of Judgment, the life and history of Pocahontas, dialogues of the dead, notes of famous men, places and beings, and other topics.... more
Carpenter, Julia M. Wass
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Julia M. Wass Carpenter of Boston was the grandmother of Lilias Hazewell MacLane Seligmann. The papers consist of Carpenter's diaries of travel through the west and Mexico, and commonplace book of limericks with accompanying sketches. The diaries... more
Millay, Kathleen, -1943
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Millay, K
3,576 items
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscript and typescripts, correspondence, diaries from 1911 to [1917], an undated commonplace book, notebooks for 1916-1940, financial and legal documents, and portraits and pictorial works.
Donne, William Bodham, 1807-1882
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 827
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
William Bodham Donne made entries in this commonplace book between 1830 and 1860. It contains notes on books and historical/antiquarian subjects, some original poetry, classical criticism, and entries on other topics, along with extracts of poetry... more
Coffin, Tristram
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 585
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Tristram Coffin of Dutchess County, New York, kept this commonplace book from 1852 through 1857
Smyth, Clifford, 1866-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2798
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Clifford Smyth was a literary critic and editor of the New York Times Book Review. The nature of Smyth's relationship to American actress, dramatist, and poet Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie is unknown. Smyth's papers consist of letters from... more
Linklater, Eric, 1899-1974
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Linklater
189 items
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, an undated commonplace book, an undated journal, and notebooks, one of which is dated 1936.
Olcott, Euphemia M
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2289
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Euphemia M. Olcott lived in New York City. Collection consists of Olcott's correspondence, 1892-1911; her diary of a trip to Europe, 1902-1903; school notebooks and compositions, 1856-1860; and commonplace books, 1850-1920. Also included are items... more
Stanley, Edmund A., 1924-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4814
10.86 linear feet (28 boxes, 4 volumes)
The collection consists of miscellaneous corporate records of Bowne & Co., Inc., and papers relating to the Bowne family of Flushing, Long Island, N. Y., including original letters by Robert Bowne and other members of the Bowne and related... more
Norton, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1836-1921
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2262
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Commonplace books created by Frank H. Norton containing memoranda, clippings, and notes relating to natural law, astronomy, mythology, the occult, and related ttopics
Gissing, George, 1857-1903
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Gissing [Text]
1,108 items
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, diaries kept from 1879 to 1913, a commonplace book, financial and legal documents, portraits, and pictorial works.
Troup, Robert, 1757-1832
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3035
6 linear feet (17 boxes, 63 v.)
Robert Troup (1757-1832) was a lawyer and land agent from New York State. He served as an officer with the American army during the Revolution, practiced law in Albany and New York City, was elected to the State Assembly, and in 1796 was appointed... more
Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Southey
106 items
This is a synthetic collection that includes manuscripts, correspondence, an undated commonplace book, and an undated notebook.
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