Autograph collection

MS 393
Letter from Mark Twain, July 30, 1901

Letter from Mark Twain to Mrs. Schellbach, July 30, 1901.

Collection area: Literature

Collection dates: 1559-1962 bulk (bulk 1795-1920)

About this collection

The collection consists mainly of handwritten letters, ca. 17th through 20th centuries by individuals in Europe and North America. Some files also include original envelopes, newspaper clippings, printed materials, or photographs. The autographs come from a range of individuals, including stage actors, military leaders, artists, senators, poets, theologians, religious leaders, and former presidents. Some notable names include Isaac Asimov, Jefferson Davis, Herbert Hoover, Abraham Lincoln, and Mark Twain. The portrait engravings, ca. 16th c, include actors, authors, doctors, and Europeans rulers. Notable names in this series include Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon Bonaparte, Dante Alighieri, and Marie Antoinette.

Historical background

The materials in this collection were gifts to Special Collections from Louis Schellbach and T.E. Hanley, ca. 1960s.

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