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  1. [Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851].
    [Portrait] [of] James Fenimore Cooper/ [artist unknown].
    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. Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
    [Passport] 1826 May 26, Washington [for] James Fenimore Cooper and family / H[enry]. Clay.
    The passport is written for Cooper and family at the time he served as a Consul at Lyons, France. Henry Clay, the Secretary of State who authorized the passport, served as John Quincy Adam's Secretary of State (1825-29), after which time he served in the Senate; prior to becoming Secretary of State he had served in the House of Representatives where he was several times Speaker of the House. 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. 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.
  4. Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
    [Letter] 1846 January 6, Cooperstown [to] Editors, Albany / J[ames] Fenimore Cooper.
    Cooper writes to the editors of Cultivator regarding "potatoe-cholera." He traces the presence of the disease in this country's crop between 1843 and 1845, and relates an anecdote about Lancashire potatoes he sent for from England to plant on his own grounds which were soon infested with the disease; he states that he fed these to the hogs with "perfect impunity." 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.
  5. Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
    [Letter] 1816 December 15, Albany [to] John B. Henry / James Cooper.
    Cooper writes to Henry, agreeing to submit to arbitration with the Bridgin family. Cooper states that his family is willing to "abide by your determination." 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.
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