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Our Growing Collections


Anderson Gift. Mr. Lewis N. Anderson, Jr., (A.B., 1926) has
presented three letters written to his grandfather Samuel Cowdrey
Anderson by Charles Francis Adams; dated February 2, March
18, and April 23, 1876, the letters were written at the time Adams
was editing and publishing Memoirs of John Quincey Adams, and
they concern his x'iews of public life, Republican party politics,
and his friends, notably Carl Schurz. Also donated by Mr. Ander¬
son arc two manuscript items relating to his great-grandfather
Peter Anderson (1800-1881): bis commission as Captain in the
New York State 97th Infantry, signed by DeWitt Clinton, dated
January 8, 1828; and a handwritten copy of an 1857 letter which
he wrote to the Hungarian patriot Louis Kossuth, at the time visit¬
ing in New York, in which he presented to Kossuth a sword
crafted by his father, James Anderson.

Andrews (Mildred) Fund gift. The Mildred Andrews Fund,
through the courtesy of Mr. Peter Putnam, has presented the
bronze maquette of the statue of Hart Crane, done by the Ameri¬
can sculptor William M. .McVey in 1984. Measuring approximat¬
ely 16 inches in height, the statue depicts the poet in three-quarters
length in the same stance as he appears in the now-famous photo¬
graph of him on the roof of his apartment house in Brooklyn
Heights with the Bridge in the background.

Butcher gift. An album containing seventy-eight manuscript and
printed items relating to George Washington Cable and Adelene
Moffat has been presented by Professor Philip Butcher (Ph.D.,
1956). Included are four letters and a manuscript written by
Cable, seventeen letters and manuscripts by and relating to Moffat,

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