Cambridge, MA 02138
3 linear ft.
Letter books, diaries, account book, notebooks, memoranda, literary manuscripts, and correspondence reflecting Barlow's diverse activities in literature, diplomacy, politics, and business. Includes papers relating to Barlow's mission to Algiers. Among the literary manuscripts are a preliminary sketch of the Vision of Columbus, and rough drafts and revisions of The Columbiad. Correspondence includes over 300 letters from Barlow to his wife, Ruth Baldwin Barlow, and letters to and from Robert Fulton and Noah Webster. Also included are clippings and notes concerning Barlow collected by Lemuel G. Olmstead and S. L. M. Barlow II. 679) Notes for Dr Thorntons deposition. A.MS. (unsigned); [n.p., n.d.] 1s.(4p.) On the invention of the steamboat.