The Resource Letter of Theodore F. Dwight

Letter of Theodore F. Dwight

Label
Letter of Theodore F. Dwight, 1885 Mar. 31
Title
Letter of Theodore F. Dwight
Inclusive dates
1885 Mar. 31
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Language
eng
Summary
Contains a letter from Theodore F. Dwight, Department of State, Washington, to C[harles] Poindexter, State Library, regarding authentication of the Virginia State Library's copy of the Declaration of Independence. Dwight writes that the copper plate from which the Library's facsimile of the Declaration was printed is still in the possession of the Department of State
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia State Library. (Search Virginia Office of the Virginia State Library as author).
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Biographical or historical data
Theodore Frelinghuysen Dwight (1846-1917), librarian and autograph collector, was born in Auburn, N.Y., and educated at the Collegiate Institute, Rochester. He was employed from 1869 to 1872 at the Pacific Union Express Company in San Francisco; 1873-1875, varying employment with G. P. Putnam's in New York as secretary to historian George Bancroft; 1875-1888 as librarian and chief of Bureau of Rolls at the Library, Department of State, Washington, D.C.; 1888-1892, in charge of the Adams family archives and secretary and proofreader for Henry Adams during his completion of the History of the United States and also for Charles Francis Adams; 1892-1894 as librarian of the Boston Public Library; and 1904-1914 as American Consul at Vevey, Switzerland. His clubs included the Tavern, Boston; Players, N.Y.; and the Colonial. He contributed articles on documents and historical subjects to Overland Monthly, 1869; Magazine of American History, 1883; Annual Cyclopedia, 1885; and was active in literary and journalistic affairs. (Massachusetts Historical Society - Theodore F. Dwight Papers, 1668-1915)
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Letter of Theodore F. Dwight
Note
These records are part of the Virginia State Library record group (RG# 35)
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Inventory
Extent
4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Letter of Theodore F. Dwight, 1885.
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001620237
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Type of unit
p.

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