William Sharswood papers, 1865-1867

Mss.B.Sh35

Date: 1865-1867 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, Ca. 100 items

Abstract

These papers pertain to minerals and mining, publications, his play "The Betrothed," St. John's College in Maryland, and Reconstruction in South Carolina.

Background note

William Sharswood (1836-1905) was a chemist, naturalist and playwright. Born in Philadelphia, Sharswood was the son of William and Agnes Sharswood, and cousin of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice George Sharswood (1810-1883, APS 1851). After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1856, Sharswood studied Chemistry at the University of Saxony and received a Ph.D. in 1859.

Sharswood published the results of his doctoral research on the rare earth element cerium and its derivatives in a monographic studies entitled Studia Physica or Researches on Physical Science (Vienna, 1859). In 1862 he published The Miscellaneous Writings of William Sharswood. Also, that year he published a play entitled Elenore: a Drama in Five Acts, with Engraving, reissued in 1865 as The Betrothed; or Love in Death; a Play in Five Acts.

As a naturalist, Sharswood contributed articles to a number of journals, including Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Linnaea Entomologica, and the Bulletin de la société géologique de Francethe and gave papers at the Boston Society of Natural History and the Elliott Society of Natural History. He also corresponded widely with other American naturalists. Among his major correspondents were John LeConte (1818-1891, APS 1873), John Lawrence LeConte (1825-1883, APS 1853), and Samuel S. Haldeman (1812-1880, APS 1844).

Sharswood also took an interest in Reconstruction in South Carolina and corresponded in 1866 with James D. B. DeBow, the editor of DeBow's Review, who had advocated an expansion of southern agriculture and commerce. According to the Charlotte Observer, which reported Sharswood's death in 1905, he lived in North Carolina for the last twenty-five years of his life, and for several years "edited with ability" a newspaper in Stokes County. The January 1902 issue of Publications of the Southern History Association reported that Sharswood was preparing a work for publication, entitled Facts Worth Knowing About North Carolina, which included half tone portraits of "representative" native North Carolinians.

Sharswood died on February 17, 1905 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as a result of a train accident.

Scope and content

The collection includes letters written to William Sharswood in Philadelphia. The material is dated from 1865 to 1867. With the exception of the letters by Bianconi (in Latin), A. R. Rungabes(?) (in French), and the Bayrische Staatsbibliothek (in German), the material is in English.

Since the collection does not include letters written by Sharswood, it offers only limited insight into his own views and activities. Several of the items in this collection deal with matters related to natural history. Sharswood's correspondents who write about this topic include Samuel Haldeman and Edward Borden. A letter by Haldeman, for example, notes that "human bodies properly interred are not devoured by worms" (3 March 1865); Borden's letters focus on mineralogy. A few additional letters refer to publications, including the one by Jay (27 March 1865).

In addition, several items relate to Sharswood's ultimately futile quest to obtain a professorship at St. John's College in Maryland. Some of the letters discuss related professional pursuits, including Sharswood's educational plans. Haldeman and Browne, for example, comment on the proposal to have a college for chemistry alone (21 September 1867; 7 November 1867), and LeConte writes in detail about the "University System" to which he had "devoted considerable thought" (22 September 1867).

Material related to Sharswood as a playwright includes the letter by Jay (26 June 1865) and the one by James Pearce (24 February 1866). Two letters refer to Sharswood's present of his play The Betrothedto the King of Bavaria, including the one from the U.S. Consulate in Munich, signed by Toomy (13 November 1867), and the letter from the king's secretary (29 November 1867). A few letters, such as the ones from Mitchell and Crowell, concern personal affairs, including the death of Sharswood's father. The letters by the actress Jean Hosmer tend to be personal and playful; on one accosion, for example, she writes about a perfumed lock of hair she sent Sharswood (5 March 1866).

Of particular interest is a group of letters that deal with the impact of General Sherman's march through South Carolina. Several of these letters were written by John LeConte of Columbia, South Carolina. They are highly critical of Reconstruction. They not only detail the destruction left by Sherman but also discuss the "depth of gloom" which shrouds the future of the state (1 September 1867). LeConte laments the destruction caused by Sherman (the "American Attila") that left "this once beautiful city" of Columbia, SC, "in ashes." He was particularly upset that most of the local libraries were "either pallaged or destroyed" (29 August 1865). Another letter refers to the "impoverished condition in which [the people] were left by the invasion of the Vandals." LeConte argues for the abolition of the Freedmen's Bureau (25 January 1866) and the disenfranchisement of freedmen (1 September 1867). Mary Graham of South Carolina similarly complains about the destruction of her papers by Sherman's Army (19 June 1866), and Josephine LeConte laments the passing of the "days of Elegant leisure which was so characteristic of Southern life" (25 June 1866). The two brief letters by DeBow relate to DeBow's decision not to publish Sharswood's article, the topic of which is not mentioned.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 100 items.

Provenance

Presented by Frances Lichten and accessioned, 03/23/1959 (1959 494ms).

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)

Family Name(s)

  • DeBow, James D. B.
  • Le Conte, John.

Geographic Name(s)

  • South Carolina -- History -- 1865-

Personal Name(s)

  • Allen, George, 1808-1876
  • Allibone, S. Austin (Samuel Austin), 1816-1889
  • Barden, Edward E., 1846-1875
  • Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890
  • Browne, J. Ross (John Ross), 1821-1875
  • Everett, William, 1839-1910
  • Gibbs, Wolcott, 1822-1908
  • Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880
  • Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890
  • Jackson, Charles T. (Charles Thomas), 1805-1880
  • Le Conte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883
  • Sharswood, William, 1836-1905

Subject(s)

  • Education.
  • Mineralogy.
  • Reconstruction.


Detailed Inventory

Correspondence
  
Mitchell, J. G..
Letter to W[illiam] Sharswood;
Jan. 18, 18657-3/4x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Sorrow at the death of his father.

General physical description: 7-3/4x5

Fish, Asa I. (Asa Israel), 1820-1879.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
Feb. 17, 18658x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Will discuss problem over tea. Mentions Shakespeare Society.

General physical description: 8x5

Sanborn, Francis G..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Feb. 18, 18659-1/2x6

Boston, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Asks that his collection of curculionidae be returned. Refers to J.L.LeConte

General physical description: 9-1/2x6

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883.
Letter to William Sharswood;
Feb. 26, 18658x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Will be at his office to discuss Sanborn's letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood;
March 3, 18658x5

Columbia, Penna., A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Did not look him up in Philadelphia, but now forgets the reason. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Jay, Charles A..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
March 27, 18658x5

New York, A.L.S. 1p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Forwards papers but cannot forward fragment of meteorite.

General physical description: 8x5

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883.
Letter to William Sharswood;
March 29, 18658x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Sends letter from Sanborn.

General physical description: 8x5

Crowell, James M..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
March 30, 18656-1/2x4

A.L.S. 4p.and add. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Did not write the sermon he preached at the death of Sharswood, Sr. Gives his reasons for speaking extemporaneously.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Gibbs, Wolcott, 1822-1908.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
May 24, 18657-1/2x4-1/2

Cambridge, A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...;1865-1867.) Has no copy of his paper on metals left which he could send.

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Jay, Charles A..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
May 24, 18658x5

New York, A.L.S. 1p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Cannot obtain a piece of the meteorite.

General physical description: 8x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood;
June 26, 18657x5

Columbia, A.L.S.with monogram. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Will be at home when he calls.

General physical description: 7x5

Jackson, Charles T. (Charles Thomas), 1805-1880.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
July 10, [1865?]8x5

A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) His plans for the summer. Concerning a meteorite.

General physical description: 8x5

Barden, Edward E., 1846-1875.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Aug. 4, 18658x5

Rockport, Mass., A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning minerals and will exchange them.

General physical description: 8x5

LeConte, John, 1818-1891.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Aug. 29, 186510x8

Columbia, S.C., A.L.S. 2p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning the aftermath of the war. FILM 403 FRAME 166

General physical description: 10x8

Barden, Edward E., 1846-1875.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Aug. 31, 18658x6-1/2

Rockport, Mass., A.L.S. 4p. (see W. Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning minerals.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Jackson, Charles T. (Charles Thomas), 1805-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood;
Oct. 28, 18658x5

Boston, A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Has been to Nevada and California. Refers to Humboldt. Cannot send a piece of his meteorite.

General physical description: 8x5

Brewer, N..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Nov. 7, 186510x8

Annapolis, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning positions for St. John's college.

General physical description: 10x8

Brewer, N..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
Dec. 18, 186510x8

Annapolis, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Dr. Henry Barnard is principal of St. John's college and should be seen for positions.

General physical description: 10x8

Allen, George, 1808-1876.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
1865-18675-1/2x3-1/2

Saturday P.M. A.L.S. 3p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Thanks for his publication.

General physical description: 5-1/2x3-1/2

Sharswood, William, 1836-1905.
Letters from various persons;
1865-1867 

D. 98 items, with 2 broadsides. Various sizes. Presented by Miss. Frances Linchten; March 23, 1959. Table of contents available.

LeConte, John, 1818-1891.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Jan. 25, 186610x8

Columbia, S.C., A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Is trying to get the University of South Carolina open. Concerning his family.

General physical description: 10x8

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to W[illiam] Sharswood;
Feb. 8, [1866]7-1/4x5

Pittsburgh, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7-1/4x5

Brewer, N..
Letter to W[illiam] Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Feb. 10, 18669-3/4x7-3/4

Annapolis, A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning St.John's college and Dr. Barnard.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-3/4

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Feb. 18, [1866]7-1/2x5

Cincinatti, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood;
Feb. 21, 18668x5-1/4

Columbia, Penna., A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...;1865-1867.) Concerning his plans. Concerning a possible gift of his publications to St. John's college.

General physical description: 8x5-1/4

Pearce, James.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Feb. 24, 18667x4-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning a theme for music.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Wilson, Rathwell.
Letter to William Sharswood;
Feb. 28, 18668x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning the disposal of a library and the possible gift of books to St.John's library.

General physical description: 8x5

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
March 5, [1866]8x5

Louisville, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
March 13, 18667x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning a visit with Dr. Barnard.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood, Philadelphia;
March 20, 18667x4-1/2

A.L.S.with initials. 2p.and add. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning Barnard's visit.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
March 26, 18668x5

Salem, Mass., A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning the Essex institute and mineralogy.

General physical description: 8x5

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
March 26, [1866]7-1/2x5

Nashville, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Haldeman, J. S..
Letter to [William Sharswood];
April 19, 18667-1/4x4-1/2

Harrisburg, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Thanks him for publications.

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-1/2

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood;
April 23, 18667x4-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning Barnard's visit.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
April 27, 18664x2-1/2

A.L.S.with monogram. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Is going abroad and does not care for letters when travelling.

General physical description: 4x2-1/2

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
May 12, 18668x6-1/2

A.L.S.with initials. 1p.and add. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Is going abroad next week.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Brewer, N..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
May 29, 186610x8

Annapolis, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning a proposed gift of scientific apparatus for St. John's college.

General physical description: 10x8

Everett, William, 1839-1910.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
May 31, 18668x5

Boston, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Wishes the publication sent him had turned up.

General physical description: 8x5

Everett, William, 1839-1910.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
June 6, 18668x5

Winchester, Mass., A.L.S. 4p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning their publications. Concerning St.John's college.

General physical description: 8x5

Graham, Mary.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
June 19, 18667-3/4x5

Columbia, S.C., A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867). Asks for publications pertaining to John L. LeConte.

General physical description: 7-3/4x5

LeConte, Josephine.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
June 25, 18668x5, 2-1/2x5

Columbia, S.C., A.L.S.with initials. 5p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Thanks for his publication. Concerning Reconstruction.

General physical description: 8x5, 2-1/2x5

Dickson, Samuel Henry, 1798-1872.
Letter to W[illiam] Sharswood;
June 28, 18668x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Will see him if he still wishes to visit.

General physical description: 8x5

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883.
Letter to William Sharswood, Philadelphia;
June 30, 18668x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning sources of printed material about him. Refers to A.D.Bache.

General physical description: 8x5

Everett, William, 1839-1910.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
July 5, 18667x4-1/2

Boston, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Has corresponded with Barnard. Concerning publications.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Haldeman, J. S..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
July 20, 18667x4-1/2

Harrisburg, A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Thinks that through his friend's influence, he can get the post of Secretary of the Legation in Stockholm.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

McNarra, Edward.
Letter to W[illiam] Sharswood;
July 27, 18668x5

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning a possible diplomatic post.

General physical description: 8x5

Thayer, W. D..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
July 31, 18667-1/2x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1P. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning Legal matters.

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Everett, William, 1839-1910.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Aug. 1, 18668x5-1/4

Boston, A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Friendly letter. Does not wish his college "triumphs" noted.

General physical description: 8x5-1/4

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
Aug. 6, 18667x4-1/4

A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Has received his letters. Did not think he had gone abroad.

General physical description: 7x4-1/4

Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
Aug. 9, 18667-3/4x5

A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Thanks for his publication.

General physical description: 7-3/4x5

Bianconi, John Joseph.
Letter to Guilielmo [William] Sharswood;
Aug. 18, 18668-1/4x5-1/4

L. 4p. In Italian. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.)

General physical description: 8-1/4x5-1/4

Barden, Edward E., 1846-1875.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Aug. 23, 18668x5

Rockport, Mass., A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning minerals and Tufts college.

General physical description: 8x5

De Bow, J. D. B. (James Dunwoody Brownson), 1820-1867.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Aug. 23, 18668x5

Nashville, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Does not pay for articles he publishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Aug. 28, 18667-1/4x4-3/4

Columbia, Penna., A.L.S. 3p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning his future. Would not publish his correspondence with St.John's college.

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-3/4

De Bow, J. D. B. (James Dunwoody Brownson), 1820-1867.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Sept. 10, 18667-1/2x5

Nashville, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letter...; 1865-1867.) Cannot purchase his article.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Barden, Edward E., 1846-1875.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Sept. 14, 18668x5

Rockport, Mass., A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Will be very happy to exchange minealogical specimens.

General physical description: 8x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Sept. 20, 18666-1/2x4-1/2

A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning his plans for teaching. Concerning possible publication by Sharswood in Vienna.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4-1/2

Barden, Edward E., 1846-1875.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Oct. 2, 18668x5

Rockport, Mass., A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Is sending him a box of mineralogical specimens from Rockport.

General physical description: 8x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Oct. 2, 18666-1/2x4-1/4

A.L.S. 2p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning his research and publications.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4-1/4

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood;
Nov. 23, 18665-1/2x4

A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Will be in Philadelphia Monday or Tuesday.

General physical description: 5-1/2x4

Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Dec. 14, 18668x5

Salem, Mass., A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Asks if he has received publication yet. Would like list of German names.

General physical description: 8x5

Bourne, John.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Feb. 19, 18679x7

London, A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Thanks for his publication. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9x7

Vienna. Nationalbibliothek.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
March 19, 186710-1/4x8-1/4

Vienna, L. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Thanks for package of books.

General physical description: 10-1/4x8-1/4

Shepard, Charles Upham, 1804-1886.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
March 21, 18677-1/4x4-3/4

Amherst, A.L.S. 2p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning minerals.

General physical description: 7-1/4x4-3/4

Allibone, S. Austin (Samuel Austin), 1816-1889.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
April 10, 18677-3/4x5

A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Is not stereotyped after letter O.

General physical description: 7-3/4x5

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
May 15, 18678x5

Bloomington, Ill., A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Wonders at his long silence. Thought she might act in Philadelphia.

General physical description: 8x5

Smith, John Ford.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
May 16, 18678x5

A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) No more explorers can be taken along.

General physical description: 8x5

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
June 1, 18678x5-1/4

Louisville, Ky., A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Goes to Buffalo for two months.

General physical description: 8x5-1/4

White, Charles Abiathar, 1826-1910.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
June 10, 18678x5

Boston, A.L.S. 1p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Cannot supply report requested.

General physical description: 8x5

Rungabe, A. R..
Letter to [William Sharswood];
June 25, 18679x5-1/2

Washington, L. 2p. In French. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Thanks for his publication. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9x5-1/2

Jefferis, William W., 1820-1906.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
June 26, 18678x5

West Chester, A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning mineralogy.

General physical description: 8x5

Beckel, Charles F., 1801-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood;
July 12, 186710x8

Bethlehem, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Forwards photograph.

General physical description: 10x8

Sanborn, Francis G..
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
July 25, 18678x5

Boston, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning his collection of insects which were meant for J.L.LeConte's study.

General physical description: 8x5

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Aug. 12, [1867]8-1/4x5

Buffalo, A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Friendly letter. Begins acting tours next month.

General physical description: 8-1/4x5

LeConte, John, 1818-1891.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Sept. 1, 186710x8, 6x8

Columbia, S.C. A.L.S. 5p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning Reconstruction.

General physical description: 10x8, 6x8

Franchenstein, baron de.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Sept. 20, 18677x5-1/4

A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood Letters. . .; 1865-1867.) Suggests that he write the American legation in Vienna.

General physical description: 7x5-1/4

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
Sept. 20, [1867]7-1/2x5

Buffalo, A.L.S. 3p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Friendly letter. Concerning plays.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood;
Sept. 21, 18678x5-1/4

Columbia, Penna., A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867) Concerning a possible college of chemistry.

General physical description: 8x5-1/4

LeConte, John, 1818-1891.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Sept. 22, 186710x8

Columbia, S.C., A.L.S. 4p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning education in the U.S.

General physical description: 10x8

Hay, John, 1838-1905.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood;
Oct. 29, 18677-3/4x5

Vienna, A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Has forwarded note as requested.

General physical description: 7-3/4x5

Ames, Frederick L. (Frederick Lothrop), 1835-1893.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Nov. 6, 18678x5

A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharwood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Has forwarded letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Browne, John Ross, 1817-1875.
Letter to William Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Nov. 7, 186710x7-3/4

Washington, A.L.S. 4p. (see W.Sharswood. Letter...; 1865-1867.) Concerning chemistry and mining schools

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to William Sharswood;
Nov. 7, 18676-1/2x4-1/4

Columbia, Penna., A.L.S. 1p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) States when he will be in and describes how to arrive at his home.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4-1/4

Smith, R. S. (Richard Somers), 1813-1877.
Letter to [William] Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Nov. 13, 18678x5

A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Enjoyed the use of music.

General physical description: 8x5

Toomy, Henry.
Letter to William Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Nov. 13, 186710-1/4x8-1/4

Munich, A.L.S. 1p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Forwarded publication as requested.

General physical description: 10-1/4x8-1/4

Browne, John Ross, 1817-1875.
Letter to W[illia]m Sharswood, Philadelphia;
Nov. 20, 186710x7-3/4

Washington, A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning the establishment of a mining school.

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
Letter to [William Sharswood]
November 29, 18678-3/4x5-1/2

L.S.: Lipowsky. 1p. In German. (see W. Sharswood. Letters ...; 1865-1867.) ----Copy. Thanks for his publication.

General physical description: 8-3/4x5-1/2

Morris, M. H..
Letter to W[illiam] Sharswood;
March 285-1/4x3-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Shars wood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning Charles T. Jackson.

General physical description: 5-1/4x3-1/2

Lander, Mrs..
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
Oct. 107x4-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.in 3rd.P. 1p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning his publication.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Allen, George, 1808-1876.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
undated5-1/2x3-1/2

Sunday morning. A.L.S. 2p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Will not introduce him to a priest.

General physical description: 5-1/2x3-1/2

Allen, George, 1808-1876.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
undated5-1/2x3-1/2

Sunday evening. A.L.S.with initials. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Will send his carte-de-visite when they are printed.

General physical description: 5-1/2x3-1/2

Allen, George, 1808-1876.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
undated5-1/2x3-1/2

Monday evening. A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Will leave the volume with the maid so that he can get it when he wishes.

General physical description: 5-1/2x3-1/2

Allen, George, 1808-1876.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
undated5-1/2x3-1/2

Tuesday morning. A.L.S. 1p. (see W. Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Concerning publications.

General physical description: 5-1/2x3-1/2

Allen, George, 1808-1876.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
undated 

Saturday PM. A.L.S.

Burton(?), J. G..
Letter to [William Sharswood].
undated8x5

L. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Cannot comply with his request.

General physical description: 8x5

Corson, Hiram, 1828-1911.
Letter to William P.[sic] Sharswood;
undated8x5-1/4

Annapolis. A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Has been ill and will not arrive in Philadelphia for another week.

General physical description: 8x5-1/4

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to [William] Sharswood;
undated8x5

Tuesday morning. A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1765-1867.) Cannot be with him as planned.

General physical description: 8x5

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to W[illiam] Sharswood;
undated7-1/2x5

Tuesday, A.M. A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Thanks for his gift.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Hosmer, Jean, 1842-1890.
Letter to W[illiam] Sharswood.
undated7-1/2x5

A.L.in 3rd.P. 1p.and add. (see W.Sharswood. Letters...; 1865-1867.) Cannot be with him this afternoon.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Pearce, James.
Letter to [William Sharswood];
undated7x4-1/2

Monday. A.L.S. 1p. (see W.Sharswood Letters...; 1865-1867.) Has returned the borrowed play.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2