Baldwin Family Papers: Finding Aid
- Baldwin, Abraham (24 pieces, 1789-1807 )
- Baldwin, Henry (8 pieces, 1813-1816)
- Baldwin, William D. (4 pieces, 1882)
- Barlow, Anica (Preble) (4 pieces, 1812-1855)
- Barlow, Joel (3 pieces, 1797-1812 (38))
- Barlow, Ruth (Baldwin) (67 pieces, 1795-1816 )
- Bishop, Victor (7 pieces, 1845-1852)
- Bomford, Clara (Baldwin) (21 pieces, 1811-1827 )
- Bomford, George (7 pieces, 1844-1848 )
- Bomford, James V. (6 pieces, 1883-1887)
- Bomford, Mattie (4 pieces, 1856-1883)
- Dall, Caroline Wells (Healey) (7 pieces, 1884-1892)
- Derby, Richard C. (5 pieces, 1882-1886)
- Erving, George William (116 pieces, 1812-1850 )
- Eyre, Wilson (4 pieces, 1882)
- Gaines, Edmund Pendleton (10 pieces, 1812-1814)
- Lafayette, Marquis De (4 pieces, 1789-1827)
- Linwood, Mary (3 pieces, 1805-1812)
- Madison, Dolly (Payne) Todd (4 pieces, 1811-1842)
- Maguire, Bernard (3 pieces, 1844-1848)
- Marbois, Comte De (6 pieces, 1812-1814)
- Maulsby, A. M. (5 pieces, 1882)
- Moore, Margaret Jane (King), Countess Mountcashell (4 pieces, 1812)
- Olmstead, Lemuel G. (11 pieces, 1854-1855)
- Riddle, John S. (4 pieces, 1844)
- Seymour, Louisa (5 pieces, 1886-1891)
- Smith, J. B. H. (5 pieces, 1851-1856)
- Thornton, Anna Maria (Brodeau) (17 pieces, 1812-1855 )
- Whitman, Elizabeth (15 pieces, 1779-1782)
- Williams, Helen Maria (6 pieces, 1812-1815)
- Baldwin, Abraham.
- To Ruth Barlow. 1789, July 3. "These Politicians Keep Such A Talking Round My Ears, That I Cannot Write You Any More At Present."
- To Joel Barlow. 1791, Mar. 13. "Many Of The Atlantic Settlers Wish The Western Country Not To Be Settled, And Take All Opportunities To Throw Blocks In The Way...."
- Will. 1807, Mar. 1.
- Barlow, Joel. Will. 1797, Apr. 15. Certified Copy, Dated 1813.
- Barlow, Ruth (Baldwin).
- To Clara Bomford. 1810, Mar. 10 abd 14. Re: Clara'S Change Of Name; Mrs. Madison; Mme. Bonaparte; Napoleon'S Divorce; Etc.
- To Clara Bomford. 1812, Sep. Letters Describing Her Visit To Mme. De Villette.
- Will. 1813, Aug. 24.
- To Clara Bomford. 1814, Mar. 13. "...Yet The World Suppose Him [Robert Fulton] Swimming In Wealth, Whilst In Reality He Is Oppressed With Debts Which He Can Hardly Find The Means Of Meeting. How Little My Dear Clara, We Know Of Peoples Real Situations & Feelings."
- Bomford, Clara (Baldwin).
- To Anna Maria (Brodeau) Thornton. 1811, Nov. 13. Re: Paris Opera, Joel Barlow'S Presentation To The Emperor, Etc.
- To Anna Thornton. 1814, Dec. 11. Our [Connecticut] neighbors are mostly people of fortune or independant farmers, all delighted to see their friends & acquaintance, they call a visit from 2 in the afternoon till 9 in the evening--about 4 they have a table groaning with the weight of all the good things they can muster--chickens sausages, apple sauce, sweet meats, bread & butter cakes & pies & in the evening cider apples & nuts.
- Erving, George William.
- To Joseph Gales. 1814, Oct. 22. Re: the misinterpretation by the British press of American news.
- To Clara Bomford. 1819, Oct. 6-20. Re: his life in Paris; Mrs. Decatur (she is a charming woman; she was not absolutely a flame, but a little flamelet of mine many years ago, but all calculations duly made, I thought it most prudent to withdraw.); Lafayette (he is one of those in whom hope will never die, who will always see 'couleur de rose' tho affairs be as black as ink,--he thinks that good principles & a good heart is every thing,--tho a soldier he does not calculate well the power of bayonets...)
- To the same. 1825, Nov. 20. I am glad that you like Mr Vaughan, but I neither presume or desire that you see much of him;--tho' he is a very estimable man, perhaps more respectable (morally speaking) than ministers are in general, yet I shoud not have given him a letter to you (for this is against my rules) but that he almost compelled me to do so:-- with all Vaughans apparent simplicity & frankness, put this well into your head, that he is as thorough an Englishman as any of them; nor could they find in all England a more fit man to send to Washington; for his modesty, his want of all pretension,--his 'bonhommie' & his moderate calm manner, are the very qualities suited to our gullibility;...
- To the same. 1826, June 8. Monroe... demands great 'swads' of our money without even the shadow of any right at all; thinking no doubt that as the mouth of the publick purse has opened for poor Lafayette, he may as well thrust his big fist into it; before the delicate paw of Madam Decatur shall have quite exhausted it, for the sake of her future husband.... [In Washington] You live precisely in the centre, the best position for observation--look about you,--probably you will not find one man excepting your good husband, who is devoid of this mania; look at their gray or bald foreheads--laden with care; see all the younger ones--rushing--& jostling & fighting & worrying each other, their hearts full of bitterness & envy; their nights sleepless; see what a proportion leave their families, neglect their business, impair their fortunes & ruin their constitutions, for the gratification of empty vanity--called 'ambition':--for do not mistake, not one in an hundred is there to 'serve his country' as a duty. Poor Rufus King!--he has been minister & Senator, & not being able to arrive at the Presidency for which he has been struggling all his life, must needs be minister again; well he dies in the effort! Poor Monroe! he arrived by dint of perseverance, he retires, health & fortune ruined, reputation in not much better condition,--he is to be consumed by mortification! Poor Crawford! the best years of his life sacrificed, his estate & profession neglected;--all his prospects defeated,--he vegitates!--so of the rest.
- To the same. 1835, Mar. 18. You & I who knew so well must sympathize in the loss of that most excellent friend Mr Crawford; I have never seen in publick life anyone of such perfect & disinterested patriotism, or in private of more pure integrity.
- Fulton, Robert. To Joel Barlow. 1809, Mar. 1. Re: Explanation of his moving away from Kalorama; Barlow's interest in the steamboat (you had little faith in the success or profits of the boat); Barlow's financial affairs; and getting The Columbiad reviewed in London.
- Gaines, Edmund Pendleton. To Clara Bomford. 1812, Jan. 20. Re: death of his wife, Frances.
- Lafayette, Marquis de. Dinner invitation to Joel Barlow. 1789, Feb. 9.
- Thornton, Anna Maria (Brodeau). To Clara Bomford. 1812, Mar. 15. Re: Count Crillon.
- Whitman, Elizabeth. To Joel Barlow, 14 letters, 1779-1780; and one letter to Ruth Barlow, 1782. The tragic life of Elizabeth Whitman served as the basis for the popular early American novel by Hannah Webster Foster, The Coquette, or, the history of Eliza Wharton, 1797. These letters were published (inaccurately) by Mrs. Caroline Dall in The Romance of the Association..., Cambridge, 1875.