Revolutionary War orders, written in Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Gentleman  [1781?]
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Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 8 letters and 2 documents pertaining to Charles C. Fowler, grandson of lexicographer Noah Webster, and his family. Several items relate to financial disputes over income from Noah Webster's published works, such as a contract regarding the division of the royalties, signed on August 12, 1854; the contract includes 4 additional notes in which Charles C. Fowler acknowledged his receipt of the money (1860-1863). Fowler wrote to his father, William C. Fowler, about the contract on June 9, 1855, and received 3 letters from his father about family finances (November 3, 1856; December 25, 1857; and December 1857). Two of the financial letters concern land "granted to the late Noah Webster." The collection also contains a note from William Fowler to his daughter Emily (January 14, 1854).

Other material pertains to Amherst College, including a page of notes that Charles Fowler wrote about a reunion meeting of the Class of 1851 (August 9, 1854). He received a letter from R. C. Russell, a friend, discussing personal matters (December 28, 1856), and Russell also wrote a letter to William W. Fowler regarding the payment of William's debts (September 19, 1857). The final item is a letter from Charles Fowler to the mayor and aldermen of New York City, in which he requested a position in the Office of Commissioner of Deeds for the City and County of New York (March 1855).

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