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Finding-Aid for the I. A. Stevens Papers (WTU00109)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: I. A. Stevens Papers
Creator: Stevens, I. A.
Call number: WTU00109
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Given by Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Stevens, May 1966.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff


Biography

Mrs. I. A. Stevens was the daughter of collector and bibliophile William Keeney Bixby.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

Material in this collection was presented to William Keeney Bixby's daughter, Mrs. I. A. Stevens. Though many of the letters and autographs in the collection were solicited or purchased by Bixby, later a Chairman of the American Car and Foundry Company, several have specifically to do with his interests. For example, Jefferson Davis’ letter to Bixby, regarded as a copperhead during the Civil War, was a response to a solicitation for employment in the South, to which Davis later responded by introducing young Bixby to the Governor of Texas who found him a job on the International Great Northern Railroad. Included in the collection are numerous literary manuscripts

Subject Terms

  • Bonaparte, Napoleon, 1769-1821.
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
  • Field, Eugene, 1850-1895.
  • Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885.
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935.
  • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
  • Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
  • Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916.
  • Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918.
  • Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930.
Contents List
      Title
box-folder   -/Stevens  
1811-1917 (40 items)   
Scope: Material in this collection was presented to William Keeney Bixby's daughter, Mrs. I. A. Stevens. Though many of the letters and autographs in the collection were solicited or purchased by Bixby, later a Chairman of the American Car and Foundry Company, several have specifically to do with his interests. For example, Jefferson Davis’ letter to Bixby, regarded as a copperhead during the Civil War, was a response to a solicitation for employment in the South, to which Davis later responded by introducing young Bixby to the Governor of Texas who found him a job on the International Great Northern Railroad. Included in the collection are numerous literary manuscripts