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Josephine Rothermal Bull autograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-M132

Scope and Contents

The Josephine Bull autograph collection consists of documents pertaining to and the hand-signed letters of prominent American figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection, which ranges from 1835-1929, is comprised of 29 ALSs, one LS, 6 TLSs, and 2 AQSs. In addition, there are two autograph books.

The collection contains 25 folders. The first two folders house autograph books, while the following folders house letters. These folders have been organized alphabetically by the last name of the writer.

Many of the letters concern explorer Henry Grant Bryant and the Melville-Bryant Drift Cask Experiment. Other notable persons associated with this collection include Martin van Buren, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Ulysses S. Grant, and James Buchanan. The first autograph album contains 26 signatures of U.S. Congressmen and various state officials from the 19th century. The second autograph album contains signatures of Schuyler Colfax, Roscoe Conkling, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and William T. Sherman.

This collection is notable for the range of autographs of prominent American figures it features; however, the letters themselves may also be of interest. The collection is not centered on one subject, but many of the letters relate to political matters in Philadelphia during the turn of the twentieth century.

Dates

  • 1835 - 1929

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

The Josephine Rothermal Bull authograph collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors and their legal heirs and assigns.

Biographical / Historical

Josephine Rothermal Bull graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1934. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania receiving a Masters of Social Work in 1936. The autograph collection was donated to Bryn Mawr College in 1979.

Extent

1 boxes (Contains 25 folders.)

Language

English

Overview

This collection consists of documents pertaining to and the hand-signed letters of prominent American figures of the early 1920s. Many concern explorer Henry Grant Bryant and the Melville-Bryant Drift Cask Experiment. Other notable persons associated with this collection include Martin van Buren, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Ulysses S. Grant, and James Buchanan. Additionally, there are two autograph books within the collection.
Title
Josephine Rothermal Bull autograph collection
Status
Completed
Author
?, Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Date
20 March 2019
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English

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