Finding-Aid for the I. A. Stevens Papers (MSS109)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

1811-1917

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stevens, I. A.
Title: I. A. Stevens Papers
Identification: MSS109

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Biographical Note

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

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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

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

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

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff

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Box/folder
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, 1811-1917 (40 items)

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

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