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|Named Person:||Francis Lieber; Oscar M Lieber; Henry Clay; Dorothea Lynde Dix; John England; Alexander Hill Everett; Edward Everett; Henry Hallam; James Hamilton, Jr.; James Henry Hammond; Wade Hampton; Joseph Henry; George Stillman Hillard; S G Howe; Hugh Swinton Legaré; Hamilton Lieber; Matilda Oppenheimer Leiber; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Benson John Lossing; J M Mathews; C J A Mittermaier; Joel Roberts Poinsett; William Hickling; William C Preston; Joseph Story; Lieber family.|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
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Francis Lieber; Lieber family.; Henry Clay; Dorothea Lynde Dix; John England; Alexander Hill Everett; Edward Everett; Henry Hallam; James Hamilton, Jr.; James Henry Hammond; Wade Hampton; Joseph Henry; George Stillman Hillard; S G Howe; Hugh Swinton Legaré; Oscar M Lieber; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Benson John Lossing; J M Mathews; Joel Roberts Poinsett; William Hickling; William C Preston; Joseph Story
|Description:||ca. 4 linear ft.|
Topics discussed include state and national politics; issues related to university and campus life; antebellum sectional tensions, the secession crisis, Civil War; Copperhead movement in the North; the death of his son, Oscar, while fighting for the Confederacy, National Democratic Convention of 1866, and other topics. Other persons represented include Lieber's wife Matilda Oppenheimer Lieber, Hamilton Lieber's wife Hetty, and his daughter Mary. Correspondents include Henry Clay, Dorothea Dix, John England, A.H. Everett, Edward Everett, Henry Hallam, James Hamilton, James Henry Hammond, Wade Hampton III, Joseph Henry, George S. Hillard, Samuel Gridley Howe, Hugh Swinton Legare, Henry W. Longfellow, Benson John Lossing, James McFarlane Mathews, Joel R. Poinsett, William H. Prescott, William C. Preston, and Joseph Story.
Letter, 4 February 1841 (Columbia, S.C.) from Lieber to Justice Joseph Story (1779-1845) of the United States Supreme Court, discussing his recent writing projects and forwarding an inquiry from Carl Joseph Anton Mittermaier (1787-1867), Professor of Law at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), as to location of books apparently lost in transit, that Story had promised to loan to Mittermaier, which he needed for his "work on the present state of criminal science." Lieber offers praise for Mittermaier and his important work on criminal law, summarizing, that there were "very few, I believe, possessed of greater capability, both moral and scientific, to aid it, than our excellent friend"; Lieber also discusses recent correspondence with John Jacob Astor (1763-1848), "nearly six years ago I told him that it would be worth his while to consider... establishing some professorship… in N.Y. for the furtherance of German Knowledge, science, &c …to serve as one of the bridges for international exchange of knowledge." Lieber expressed surprise that after not hearing from Astor again on the subject he had lately "received suddenly a letter, informing me that upon inquiry he had found that Columbia College, N. York, had ample means of its own to establish a chair of the kind we had spoken of," although he believed that Astor’s "whole attention is directed to the establishment of a Library, and that those who aid him in this, mean to exclude all other foundations."
Collection includes correspondence with American businessman and politician Elliot Christopher Cowdin (1819-1890), including letter, 10 October 1846, declining an invitation to speak at the Mercantile Library Association of Boston; letter, 19 Jun. 1866, written on letterhead of the War Department, Archive Office (Washington, D.C.), requesting that E.C. Cowdin (a New York merchant active in the silk trade) provide Lieber with the mailing address for "his Chinese Excellency"; and letter, 29 Feb. 1872, thanking Cowdin for having sent a copy of his publication on the early history of the Third Republic during the Franco-Prussian War and the and the establishment of the Paris Commune: "France in 1870-71: An Address Delivered Before the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, Feb. 10, 1872," with advice that Cowdin forward copies of the publication to A.R. Spofford (the Librarian of Congress), as well as the Astor Library and several other repositories. Lieber also suggests that Cowdin consult his 1841 publication: "As to Communism I wish you would read my Essays on Labour and Property first published in 1841, when Mr. [Orestes A.] Brownson [(1803-1876)], the Unitarian minister ... wrote what he intended to publish an election pamphlet ["Laboring Classes," on behalf of incumbent Martin Van Buren] in favour of the lapse of private property into the common fund at the death of each person...."
Places represented include South Carolina (Charleston, Columbia, Pendleton, and York); Boston (Massachusetts); Charlottesville (Virginia); New York (N.Y.); Newport (Rhode Island); Philadelphia (Pennsylvania); Washington (D.C.); as well as Germany (including Berlin) and elsewhere in Europe.
- Lieber, Francis, -- 1800-1872 -- Correspondence.
- Lieber, Oscar M. -- (Oscar Montgomery), -- 1830-1862 -- Correspondence.
- Clay, Henry, -- 1777-1852 -- Correspondence.
- Dix, Dorothea Lynde, -- 1802-1887 -- Correspondence.
- England, John, -- 1786-1842 -- Correspondence.
- Everett, Alexander Hill, -- 1790-1847 -- Correspondence.
- Everett, Edward, -- 1794-1865 -- Correspondence.
- Hallam, Henry, -- 1777-1859 -- Correspondence.
- Hamilton, James, -- Jr., -- 1786-1857 -- Correspondence.
- Hammond, James Henry, -- 1807-1864 -- Correspondence.
- Hampton, Wade, -- 1818-1902 -- Correspondence.
- Henry, Joseph, -- 1797-1878 -- Correspondence.
- Hillard, George Stillman, -- 1808-1879 -- Correspondence.
- Howe, S. G. -- (Samuel Gridley), -- 1801-1876 -- Correspondence.
- Legaré, Hugh Swinton, -- 1797-1843 -- Correspondence.
- Lieber, Hamilton, -- 1835-1876 -- Correspondence.
- Leiber, Matilda, Oppenheimer -- Correspondence.
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, -- 1807-1882 -- Correspondence.
- Lossing, Benson John, -- 1813-1891 -- Correspondence.
- Mathews, J. M. -- (James McFarlane), -- 1785-1870 -- Correspondence.
- Mittermaier, C. J. A. -- (Carl Joseph Anton), -- 1787-1867 -- Correspondence.
- Poinsett, Joel Roberts, -- 1779-1851 -- Correspondence.
- Hickling, William, -- 1796-1859 -- Correspondence.
- Preston, William C. -- (William Campbell), -- 1794-1860 -- Correspondence.
- Story, Joseph, -- 1779-1845 -- Correspondence.
- South Carolina College -- Faculty -- Correspondence.
- Columbia University -- Faculty -- Correspondence.
- South Carolina College -- History.
- Lieber family.
- Encyclopedia Americana.
- Encyclopedias and dictionaries.
- College teachers -- South Carolina -- Columbia.
- Columbia (S.C.) -- Social life and customs.
- Germany -- Description and travel.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
- South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865.