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Includes letters from scholars relating to the study of languages and literature, particularly Old English, Celtic, and German, and to scholarly language journals and associations: F.D. Allen, C.A. Buchheim, Albert S. Cook, Lane Cooper, Hiram Corson, T.F. Crane, E.A. Eggers, A.B. Faust, Charles E. Hart, B.L. Gildersleeve, Gustaf E. Karsten, E.S. Sheldon, Albert H. Smyth, F.H. Stoddard, E.B. Titchener, Frederick Tupper, Albert S. Wheeler; from educators relating to university patterns and policies at Cornell: Charles K. Adams, F.A.P. Barnard, Charles W. Eliot; from editors concerning Hart's publications; from Mrs. Bayard Taylor regarding her husband's papers; autographed letters from Louisa May Alcott, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Hamilton Fish, Henry James, Henry W. Longfellow, Lord Russell, and others addressed to Hart's father, John Seeley Hart; notes on German and English literature; photograph albums of family and friends; scrapbook of Hart's letters to newspapers; typescript copies of letters of Will Doherty relating to entomological collecting trips in Asia, Africa, and Europe; letters from Hart to his parents (1856-1887) commenting on his student days at Princeton and Gottingen, his life as a law clerk in New York City, and his experiences as an instructor at Cornell (1868-1872) and in subsequent teaching posts; and letters from T.F. Crane (1872-1890) commenting on affairs at Cornell University.

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