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  1. Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828.
    [Letter] 1826 May 23, New York [for] James Fenimore Cooper / Dewitt Clinton.
    Clinton writes a formal letter recommending Cooper as a citizen of the United States of "respectable character" and "distinguished talents" to all whom he may meet. At the time, Cooper was preparing to serve as a Consul to Lyons, France. Clinton served as Governor of the state of NY from 1817-1821 and 1825-1828, during which time he founded the New York Historical Society and the Academy of Fine Arts; prior to holding this office, he also filled a Senate vacancy (1802-1803) and served several terms as mayor of New York City. 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.
  2. Coleman, William, 1766-1829.
    [Letter] 1817 December 10, New York [to] D.B. Stockholm, Poughkeepsie / William Coleman.
    Coleman responds to a letter regarding the "bill of costs" for the National Advocate (a non-series title) and states that the bill seems to be correct except for a charge of $42.50 which should be $40. In addition to his association with the National Advocate Coleman was also editor of the Evening Post who wrote an account of the death of Major-General Alexander Hamilton in 1804.
  3. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834.
    [Letter] June 20 / S.T. Coleridge.
    Coleridge invites the recipient to dine with him on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday at around 1pm. He directs the recipient how to get to his home, mentioning Piccadilly, Richmond, and omnibuses. A Romantic poet, Coleridge was close friends with William and Dorothy Wordsworth. He is best known for his poems "Kubla Khan," "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and "Christabel."
  4. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834.
    [Letter] [n.d.] to Williams / S.T. Coleridge.
    Coleridge asks Williams to deliver the note in town, because Coleridge does not trust the "Blenny Post". A postscript indicates that Monday evening was given up to the pleasures of St. Snap-dragon and Mr. Jim Gilman. On the verso is a note to W. asking him to call on Coleridge that evening.
  5. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834.
    [Letter] 1814 November 30, Bernard (?) St. / S.T. Coleridge.
    Coleridge states, "I will write your sister, [????] let her I ask of you be remembered, that it is & ever was, out of my own power to be other than your affectionate friend S.T. Coleridge." A Romantic poet, Coleridge was close friends with William and Dorothy Wordsworth (she may be the sister referred to here). He is best known for his poems "Kubla Khan," "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and "Christabel."
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