Front cover image for Ainsworth Rand Spofford papers, 1819-1970 (bulk 1860-1899)

Ainsworth Rand Spofford papers, 1819-1970 (bulk 1860-1899)

Chiefly correspondence during the years Spofford served as Librarian of Congress. Includes letter of appointment as Librarian of Congress signed by Abraham Lincoln and William Henry Seward in 1864. Also includes personal and family correspondence; a speech and essay; writings; bibliography of his works; biographical material; notebooks listing discourses, sermons, and histories of counties and towns in the United States; an 1876 centennial address by James P. Adams; autographs; newspaper clippings; photographs; and memorabilia. Correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, George Bancroft, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rutherford B. Hayes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William T. Sherman, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman
Archival Material, English,