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E.P. Sears Autographs album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 234
The E.P. Sears Autographs album, 1782-1917, is an album of autographs collected by E.P. Sears, a Buffalo attorney. The album contains autographs and accompanying correspondence from prominent Western New Yorkers, New York State residents and nationally-known businessmen, politicians, authors and cultural figures. Includes, but is not limited to, autographs from the following people: John Trumbull, Samuel D. Ingham, Captain John Norris, Brigham Young, Charles Darwin, Louisa May Alcott, William Lloyd Garrison, Samuel L. Clemens, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglas, Millard Fillmore, Frederick Law Olmstead and Theodore Roosevelt.

Dates

  • 1782-1917
  • Majority of material found within 1833-1917

Creator

Terms of Access

The E.P. Sears Autographs album, 1833-1917 is open to researchers.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

.83 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

An album of autographs collected by E.P. Sears, a Buffalo attorney. Autographs are from prominent Western New York residents, New York State and nationally-known businessmen, politicians, authors and cultural figures.

Arrangement

The autographs album is arranged in the order in which is was assembled by E.P. Sears.

Custodial History

Prior to coming to the University Archives this collection was located in the University Libraries' Rare and Special Books collection. The collection was transferred to University Archives in September 2014.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to University Archives in September 2014.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Gabrielle Carlo and Sarah Pinard, December 2014.

Finding aid encoded by Sarah Pinard, December 2014.

The album was disassembled and pages were interleaved. The album cover is housed with the album pages.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the E.P. Sears Autographs album
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Pinard
Date
09 December 2014
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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