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  1. Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897.
    [Letter] 1896 December 28, New Haven, Connecticut [to] Professor Chandler / W.J. Linton.
    Linton says that he is sending Chandler the promised books "for your university." Though mainly his own work, he characterizes them as "worth having" because of their republican views and discussion of movements in Europe. They are arranged, ready for binding, which Linton guesses will be done at the University. A literary historian, wood-engraver, poet, and political reformer, Linton's began his career producing engravings for London periodicals like The Illustrated London News and marrying the novelist Eliza Lynn. Relocating to America in the 1860s, Linton produced engravings for American periodicals like Scribner's and taught his craft. In the late 1870s he established Appledore Press in New Haven and began publishing limited editions including his own Love Lore (1887) which a pencil note on the verso indicates is the volume referred to in this letter. Among his many works are a biography of Whittier and a review: Darwin's Probabilities (1896); both Whittier and Darwin are represented in the collection as well. Chandler was a chemistry professor at Lehigh.
  2. Marshall, W. E. (William Edgar), 1837-1906 [Engraver]; Elliott, C. L. (Charles Loring), 1812-1868 [Printer].
    [Portrait] [of] James Fenimore Cooper / W.E. Marshall and C.L. Elliott.
    See also Cooper's February 21, 1851 letter in the collection in which he characterizes sitting for portraits as a "great annoyance." Cooper, the 11th of 12 children born to the man who founded Cooperstown and built Ostego Hall, is remembered for his books of sailing and wilderness adventure, including the Leatherstocking Series featuring Natty Bumppo, the most well-known of which is Last of the Mohicans (1826). In addition to enjoying the life of a country gentleman in New York, Cooper also traveled and wrote extensively in Europe.
  3. Mazzini, Giuseppe, 1805-1872.
    [Letter] [n.d.] / Joseph [Giuseppe] Mazzini.
    Mazzini introduces the recipient to Mr. Linton, "a distinguished artist and a devoted patriot pleged [sic] to the principles of our Republican alliance." Mazzini hopes that the recipient's "beautiful address in answer to our own will still be followed by some practical results" so that the disappointing silence of the committee and New York will soon cease. Mazzini was an Italian patriot committed to vigorous republicanism who established the revolutionary group La Giovine Italia while imprisoned after involvement with the Carbonari group in the 1830s. The group's goals were liberation, unity, and republicanism through education or militant tactics; he also helped form Young Europe and Young Switzerland, and from exile in London, he published two journals and was involved in Italian revolutionary politics.
  4. Millais, John Everett, Sir, 1829-1896.
    [Letter] 1881 [?] 23 [to] Dear Sir / J.E. Millais.
    Millais has promised to lend materials to the members of the Medical Congress to "illustrate bandaging." Millais requests that if J.C. Stub requests, the Lady be sent to him. Millais also asks that the tablecloth be sent as he needs it badly. At the time this letter was written, Millais had already helped to establish the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of artists dedicated to painting truth in art. Millais' most well-known works in this style include Ophelia (1852), The Boyhood of Raleigh (1869-70), and Cherry Ripe (1879); he also painted portraits of Victorian statesmen (Disraeli and Gladstone) and literary figures (Tennyson and Carlyle).
  5. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.
    [Letter] 1847 March 20, New York (N.Y.) [to] To any of my friends in Science or Arts in Europe / Sam. F.B. Morse.
    Morse provides a letter of introduction for Mr. Robert Dodge, a former pupil at NYU making a tour of Europe for pleasure and the "acquirement of general information." Morse recommends Dodge's character and will consider it a personal favor if facilities are furnished for him. An artist and an inventor as well as a professor at NYU from 1832 onward, Morse founded the National Academy of Design and served as its president. He also experimented with the magnetic telegraph, inventing and patenting Morse code in 1837.
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