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Jacques Barzun papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0501
Abstract The collection consists of approximately 250 letters written to Joan Peyser by Jacques Barzun, as well as edits that Barzun made on five of Peyser's New York Times articles for the purpose of inclusion in her book, The Music of Our Time: Collected Essays and Articles. Most of the letteres reflect Barzun's relationship with Peyser as her mentor and editor. The correspondence often includes clipping of articles by Barzun and others, as well as invitations to...

William Churchill papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0225
Overview William Churchill, philologist, ethnologist, and writer, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1859. He was appointed United States consul-general to Samoa (1896-1899) where he pursued his interest in philology and ethnology. Churchill also studied African languages and culture but less seriously than those of Polynesia. This collection contains two scrapbooks which Churchill compiled on Africa and the South Pacific, respectively, as well as a written draft of his 1892 book, A...