Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Elihu Burritt Papers, 1840-1965

Collection: DG 096

 


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Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Burritt, Elihu (1810-1879)
Title
Elihu Burritt Papers
Inclusive Dates
Dates of 1814-1965 (Bulk 1841-1878)
Call Number
DG 096

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
1 linear foot
Abstract
Elihu Burritt was born on December 10, 1810, in New Britain, Connecticut, into a working class family. He attended school briefly, but was largely self-educated. Burritt became a blacksmith to support himself, but he continued to study languages at night. Word of his erudition spread; he became known as the "Learned Blacksmith", and was offered opportunities to speak in public. While writing a lecture on "The Anatomy of the Earth", he was so impressed by the interdependency of its parts that he ended with a plea for international peace. This became his lifelong passion. He became acquainted with other social reformers and began his career as a prophet for peace.

 

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
Yes, photocopies of the original documents are available for researcher use
Acquisitions Information
Various gifts and purchases
Processing Information
Processed originally by various Peace Collection staff, and by Barbara Addison, January 1993; finding aid revised by Wendy Chmielewski, July 2008.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Elihu Burritt Papers/Records (DG 096), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
American Peace Society Records (DG 003)

Historical Background
Elihu Burritt was born on December 10, 1810, in New Britain, Connecticut, into a working class family of deep religious faith and compassion for those less fortunate. He attended school briefly, but was largely self-educated. Burritt became a blacksmith to support himself, but he continued to study languages at night. Word of his erudition spread; he became known as the "Learned Blacksmith", and was offered opportunities to speak in public. While writing a lecture on "The Anatomy of the Earth", he was so impressed by the interdependency of its parts that he ended with a plea for international peace. This became his lifelong passion. He became acquainted with other social reformers and began his career as a prophet for peace.
 
Burritt joined the American Peace Society in 1843, but quickly took issue with its direction and approach. He aligned himself with the "radical" element, which rejected all war, including defensive war. By the mid 1840s, he had gained recognition as one of the leading peace advocates in the United States. In 1846 he edited the Advocate of Peace, the journal of the American Peace Society, but he became increasingly disenchanted with the APS, and resigned from the executive committee when it tried to justify the Mexican War as a defensive action.
 
Burritt wished to reach the widest possible audience; in order to disseminate his peace principles he published several periodicals, which were aimed at families, children, and people of the middle and working classes. He made eloquent appeals especially to members of the working class, reminding them that it was they who bore the financial and physical burden of war. He hoped that laboring men would form a vast union system, and make a universal strike against the war system. From 1844 to 1851 he edited the Christian Citizen. In 1845 he proposed that brief statements written by peace reformers be sent to newspapers in Europe and America. Known as "Olive Leaves", hundreds of newspapers carried the articles, which were read by an estimated two million people. In 1846 he expanded his idea of international cooperation by organizing the "Friendly Address" program, which paired cities in England and America to exchange greetings and expressions of good will. (The Peace Collection holds a surviving example of a Friendly Address, written by the women of Exeter, England, to the women of Philadelphia in 1846).
 
In 1846, Burritt went to England to found the League of Universal Brotherhood. Eventually, 50,000 people (male and female, over the age of 12), pledged to renounce all war and to refrain from military service.
 
Burritt also attempted to foster international goodwill by promoting "Ocean Penny Postage," a form of inexpensive transatlantic mail, and by organizing several international peace conferences in Europe, notably the first Peace Congress in Brussels in 1848. (It originally was to have been held in Paris, but unrest in that city prompted the move to Brussels. The second Peace Congress was held in Paris in 1849, and the third in Frankfort in 1850).
 
The international peace movement was shattered by the American Civil War and by the Crimean War in Europe. Burritt was in an especially difficult position because, although he had been an early and passionate advocate of the abolition of slavery and of complete equality among the races, he was branded a traitor by those who thought that the Civil War must be fought to eliminate the absolute evil of slavery. He had formulated a plan of "compensated emancipation", which would have paid slave owners to free their slaves with proceeds from the sale of public lands in the western United States. Appalled by the war and convinced that the North had erred in not recognizing the independence of the Southern Confederacy, Burritt at first retired to his farm, then returned to England to lecture and write. He served as the American consular agent there from 1865 to 1869. He returned to New Britain, Connecticut in 1870.
 
The years after the Civil War found Burritt's reform labors decreasing substantially, yet he continued to reaffirm the moral principles upon which he had based his life.
 
Burritt died in New Britain on March 6, 1879.
 
*Parts of this introduction were adapted from the Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1985, entry for Elihu Burritt, and from Elihu Burritt: Crusader for Brotherhood by Peter Tolis, Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1968.


Collection Overview
The Elihu Burritt Papers consist of correspondence (primarily Burritt's holographs), published writings by and about Burritt, including books, pamphlets and newspaper clippings, photographs, and two serial publications edited by him: Advocate of Peace and Universal Brotherhood (1846) which was edited for the American Peace Society, and Burritt's Citizen of the World (1855-1856).

Burritt's correspondence spans the years of 1841-1878, much of it pertaining to his speaking engagements and publications. Included in his unpublished writings is a typewritten copy of his Last Will and Testament, unsigned, dated November 25, 1878.
 
The Peace Collection holds a miscellany of Burritt's books and pamphlets published between the years of 1846 and 1875. Some are in DG 96; others are in the book collection and are listed on the Tripod computerized catalogue. The Friends Historical Library also has a small amount of correspondence to and from Burritt.
 
The papers also include two books on astronomy by Burritt's brother, Elijah Burritt (1794-1838). Correspondents include Mary Carpenter and E.W. Jackson.

Items removed:
Serials: removed to the Peace Collection retired periodicals area.
Photographs
Two Ocean Penny Postage envelopes for 1850 and 1851 are in Peace Covers album. Photocopies are in DG 96, box 2.
Advertisement and pencil sketch of Burritt, in Oversize Collection

Arrangement of Collection
Items are arranged by type of material, then chronologically.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Material about Elihu Burritt, 1840-1965 and undated
Bibliographies of material by, about and related to Burritt, 1958-1962, [n.d.]

Biographical material, 1840-1965, [n.d.]; (7 folders)
-1840 “Remarks on the Developments and Attainments of E. Burritt, the Learned Blacksmith, of Worcester, Mass.,” The American Phrenological Journal, Vol. 3, no. 1 (October 1840), p. 27-31.
1842 “The Mental Qualities in Part Hereditary, Not Entirely Acquired,” The American Phrenological Journal, Vol. 4, no. 6 (June 1842), p. 159-163.
1845 “Eloquent Extract” Democratic Expositor, Vol. 1, no. 5 (August 9, 1845), p. 68-69.
1846 “Memoir of Elihu Burritt” by Mary Howitt, The People’s Journal, No. 44 (October 31, 1846), p. 239-252. 2 copies.
1846-1847 “Elihu Burritt’s League of Universal Brotherhood, Christ Church Branch, Hampshire, England.”
1847 “The Phrenological and Physiological Organization of Elihu Burritt, the Learned Blacksmith, Illustrated with a Likeness,” The American Phrenological Journal, Vol. 9, no. 9 (September 1847), p. 265-271.
1853 “Enlistment for the Peace Militia” Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates: Third Series, Vol. 124 (10 February 1853-10 March 1853), p. 358. [Typewritten copy]
1872 “Men of the Time” [Entry for Elihu Burritt] (1872), p. 168-169
1882 “Portrait of Elihu Burritt” The Village Blacksmith Calendar (1882), p. 1-6.
1897 “Elihu Burritt, -- The Learned Blacksmith” by Ellen Strong Bartlett, The New England Journal, Vol. 16, no. 4 (June 1897), p. 385-403.
1903 “Elihu Burritt” in New Britain the Center of Hardware Manufacture…with Various Illustrations of its Factories and Portraits of the Men Who Have Built them Up, (1903), p. 14-18.
1907 The Burritt Bulletin [three separate issues, each dated December 12, 13, and 14, 1907]
1907 “Hymn to Elihu Burritt” by Elise Traut, .
1907 “Elihu Burritt,” by Ozora S. Davis,  28 p.   2 copies.
1908-1909 “Reminisces of Elihu Burritt,” series of 4 letters.
1910 “Burritt Peace Memorial ” The Boston Herald (April 12, 1910)
1910 “Honoring a Blacksmith-Prophet” by Herbert A. Jump, The Congregationalist and Christian World (May 7, 1910), p. 640.
1910 “New Britain City of Elihu Burritt” (May 1910) [26 p.]
1910 Material relating to Elihu Burritt Day (May 10, 1910) 5 postcards, 4 handwritten sheets of paper.
1910 “Sketch of Elihu Burritt” New England Arbitration and Peace Congress (May 8, 9, 10, 11, 1910) p. 10-11.
1910  New England Arbitration and Peace Conference, May 11, 1910.
1910 “Symbolism of Flags of Many Countries Happily Explained at International Peace Sociable” New Britain Daily Herald (May 25, 1910).
1910 “A Festival of Nations: The Birthday of Elihu Burritt, the New Britain ‘Apostle of Brotherhood’” by Herbert A. Jump, The Survey (June 4, 1910), p. 393-396.
1911 “Burritt Convinced Men Nations Could Settle Disputes Amicably” by James L. Tryon, The Christian Science Monitor (April 29, 1911).
1911 The Commonweal (Melbourne, Australia), Vol. 18, no 9 (May 1, 1911). Photo of Burritt on cover.
1914 “The Burritt Memorial Design” The Hartford Courant (November 3, 1914).
1929 “Blacksmith and Peacemaker” League News  (February 1929), p. 6.
1929 “Burritt, Elihu” Dictionary of American Biography ([1929-30?]), p. 328-330.
1936 “Elihu Burritt from a Plaster Medallion at Friends House” Friends Historical Society Journal (1936).
1937 “Brain and Brawn” [book review by Henry Steele Commager], LD Tribune Books (April 11, 1937). Review of The Learned Blacksmith by Merle Curti.
1937 “Review Written on Burritt Book” [publication unknown], (1937). Review of The Learned Blacksmith by Merle Curti.
1939 “Assembly Approves New Burritt Stamp” New Britain Daily Herald (May 16, 1939), p. 1-2.
1930s? “Mission Built by Burritt is to be Sold Now” [publication unknown] [1930s?]
1942 “An American Crusaded For Penny Postage” The Cover Collector, Vol. 3, no. 4 (June 1942), p. 3-6.
1965 Letter, F.D. Lane to Miss E. Emmons, about Elihu Burritt, [September? 1965]

 
 
Letter, E.W. Jackson to Elias Lane, May 29, 1847 [1857?] ALS, 1 leaf folded. Re: Burritt and Ocean Penny Postage, and "the League" (League of Universal Brotherhood?).
Elihu Burritt and International (Universal) Postage, Marion L. Hoar, Master's thesis, 1936.
Lucretia Mott and Fifty-Four Forty or Fight, Ellen Starr Brinton, [1946]; references to Burritt's peace efforts.
"Elihu Burritt, the Learned Blacksmith", by E.S. Bartlett, New England Magazine, Vol XVI, no. 4, June 1897
"The Burritt Collection in the Elihu Burritt Library, Central Connecticut State University," 1985 [see SCPC office file-Burritt, Elihu]
Letters and documents written by Elihu Burritt, 1841-1878 and undated; Letter to Burritt, 1873; Published writings of Burritt, 1846-1850
1841 December 6, Worcester [Massachusetts], to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Letter image Envelope image
1842 February 25, Worcester, to Isaac J. Smith, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Letter image
1842 February 26, Worcester, to Charles Sanman, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image Envelope image
1842 March 14, Syracuse, to C.M. Davidson, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image Envelope image
1842 June 17, Worcester, to Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
1844 October 1, Worcester, to Amasa Walker, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
1845 February 20, Worcester, to Friend Mitchell, ALS, 1 leaf, with printed biographical information about Burritt pasted to letter. Transcription Image
1845 November 8, Worcester, to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
1846 September 5, Bristol, to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1846 October 9, Antislavery Office [England], to My Good Friend, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3
1846 November 5, York [England], "As much a brother...", ADS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1846 December 4, Manchester, to Friend Lane, ALS, 1 leaf, with typewritten copy. Transcription Image
1846 December 26, Manchester, to Mrs. Howitt, ALS, 1 leaf folded, mounted on another sheet. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1847 January 6, Birmingham, to Friend Lane, ALS, 1 leaf, with typewritten copy. Transcription Image
 
[1847?] February 4, Birmingham, to Friend Gilpin, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
1847 February 6, Birmingham, to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf, with typewritten copy. Transcription
1847 May [?] 24, London, to Miss Richardson, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
1847 August 9, Wrexham, "As there is no one square inch...", ADS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
[1847] September 26, [London], to Friend Lane, ALS, 1 leaf folded, with typewritten copy. Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1848 March 30, London, to Dear Sir, ADS, 1 leaf. (2 copies: copy 2 had been mounted on wood). At head of letter: "Peace Convention in Paris". Transcription Image
1848 July 27, London, to Dear Friend, ALS, 1 leaf, with typewritten copy. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1848 August 1, London, to Thomas Harvey, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
[1848?] August 31, Paris, to Dear Fry, [Edmund Fry], ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Brussels Peace Congress, held in 1848. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 image 3
1849 January 8, London, to Dear Lacan, [Ernest Lacan], ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Letter image 1 Letter image 2
1849 January 20, [London], to Dear Lacan, [Ernest Lacan], ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
[1849] March 29 [London], to My Dear Friend, ALS, 1 leaf. May be 1848. Transcription Letter image
1849 Juillet 31, to Sir, ALS, 1 leaf. (In another hand?, letter is signed by Burritt and Henry Richards). Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3
 
1849 September 18, to Sir (M. de Coquerel, Paris), ALS, 1 leaf folded. (In another hand, signed by Burritt and Henry Richards), with typewritten copy. Transcription p.1 Transcription p.2 Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3
[1849?], November 24, London, to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf. Re: Burritt's speech "The Impolicy of War".
1849 November 28, to My Dear Sir (John Stetson), ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
[1850] Ocean Penny Postage envelope
1850 Ocean Penny Postage envelope addressed to Caleb H. Canby. (Original in Peace Covers album).
1850 February 19, Worcester, to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1851 Ocean Penny Postage envelope. (Original in Peace Covers album).
1851 April 2, London, to My Dear Friend, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription p.1 Transcription p.2 Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3 Letter image p.4
1851 June 26, London, to Sir,printed letter, 1 leaf folded. At head of letter: "Congress of the Friends of Peace". Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3
1851 July 15, [London?], to Wm. Darlington, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Mounted (removably) on document explaining the Ocean Penny Postage motif which was used on this letterhead. Transcription Image
1852 January 30, York, to Rev. Mr. Young, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1854 April 10, Washington, to My Dear Friend,Photocopy of ALS [1 leaf?]. Transcription Letter image
[1856?] Ocean Penny Postage envelope. Envelope image 1 Envelope image 2
1856 January 19, Livonia, N.Y., to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3
[1857?] March 5, Manchester, to Friend Lane, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
1857 March 10, Buffalo, to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
[1857] March 22, Edinburgh, to Friend Lane, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
[1857] April 24, London, to Friend Lane, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Image
[1857] May 2, London, to Friend Lane, ALS, 1 leaf, with typewritten copy. Transcription Image
[1857] July 1, London, to Friend Lane, AL, 1 leaf, with typewritten copy. Burritt's signature apparently has been cut off from the bottom of the letter. Transcription Image
1857 July 16, London, to Dear Friend, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1858 April 20, New Britain, Conn., to Mssrs. Fowler & Wells, ALS, 1 leaf. Written on prospectus for Burritt's periodical The North and the South. Transcription Image
1859 August 12, New Britain, Conn., to Prof. Benjamin Silliman, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
1862 January 5, Islington, to Elias Lane, ALS, 1 leaf folded, with typewritten copy. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3 Letter image p.4
1863 January 13, Islington, to B.B. MacArthur, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Image
1867 January 28, Birmingham, to Collector of Customs at New York, ADS, 1 leaf. Transcription Image
[1867?] March 31, Birmingham, to My Dear Young Friend [Elihu Burritt Lane, son of Elias Lane]ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3
 
1867? May 4, Birmingham, to Bigelow, Kennard & Co., ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3 Letter image p.4
1867 June 15, [Birmingham], to Daniel A. Wells, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Image
1868 January 13, Birmingham, to Mrs. Griffass, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3
1868 January 30, Birmingham, to Mrs. Griffass, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3
1868 November 25, Birmingham, to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2 Letter image p.3
1869 October 5, Birmingham, to Elihu Burritt Lane, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1872 May 4, New Britain, Conn., to Edwin A. Mercun, ALS, 1 leaf folded. Transcription Image
1874 May 6, New Britain, Conn., to Alderman Mechi, ALS, 1 leaf, with envelope. Re: William H. Miller. Transcription Letter image Envelope image
1876 March 8, [s.l.], to Mr. Mecker, ALS 1 leaf. Transcription Image
1878 October 11, New Britain, Conn., to the Editor of Scribner's Magazine, ALS, 1 leaf. Transcription Letter image p.1 Letter image p.2
1878 November 25, Last Will and Testament of Elihu Burritt, typed document, not signed, 5 leaves. Recorded March. 17, 1879.
 
 
[No date] Letter to My Dear Sir, ALS, 1 leaf. "I thank you heartily for your kind letter..." Transcription Image
No date] Card, 3.5 in. x 2.5 in., signed. "God is love. Love is the source..." Transcription Image
[No date] ADS, 1 leaf. "The capacity of acquiring, preserving, and enjoying freedom..." Transcription Image
[No date] ADS, 1 leaf. "Look on Bunker Hill..." Transcription Image

Box 2 [letters and documents have been photocopied; originals are in restricted collection]
Correspondence addressed to Elihu Burritt
1873 May 26, ALS from Mary Carpenter (British social reformer), 1 leaf, introducing her enclosed pamphlet The Duty of Society to the Criminal Classes, Montreal : D. Rose, 1873 [letter and pamphlet have been photocopied; originals are restricted collection]
Published writings of Elihu Burritt, 1846-1850 (2 folders)
1846 "Wars and Their Consequences," The Young People's Magazine, Vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1846), p. 67-68.
1847 Sparks from the Anvil. London: C. Gilpin, 1847.
1847 "A Dream," The Ladies' Wreath and Literary Gatherer, Vol. 9, no. 2 (February 1847), p. 42-47.
[1847] "Literary Notice," reprints "The Natural Bridge" from Burritt's Sparks from the Anvil. Howitt's Journal [October 25, 1847]
[1848?] Ocean Penny Postage: Its Necessity Shown and Its Feasibility Demonstrated. London : C. Gilpin, [1848?]
1848 "One Blood and One Brotherhood," in Gems of Reform. New Concord, O[hio?] : M.R. Hull, 1848.
[1849?] An Olive Leaf for the French People. [S.l. : s.n., 1849?] 2 copies, one encapsulated, one with trimmed margins.
[1850?] A Congress of Nations : Addresses at the International Peace Congresses at Brussels (1848), Paris (1849), and Frankfort (1850). Old South Leaflets, No. 146. Boston : Directors of the Old South Work, [1850?] 2 copies.
1850 Elihu Burritt's Miscellaneous Writings. Worcester, Mass. : T. Drew, Jr., 1850.
Published writings of Elihu Burritt, 1856-1875 and undated; Works published and edited by Burritt, 1846-1858; Writings of Elijah Burritt
Published writings, 1856-1875, [n.d.] (3 folders):
1856 A Plan of Brotherly Copartnership of the North and South, for the Peaceful Extinction of Slavery. New York : Dayton and Burdick, 1856.
1856 The Year-Book of the Nations, for 1856. New York : D. Appleton, 1856.
1861 "Address of Elihu Burritt," in Thirty-Third Anniversary of the American Peace Society. Boston : American Peace Society, 1861.
1868 Jonas Webb, His Life, Labours and Worth. London : Sampson Low, Son and Marston, 1868.
1870 "The Electric Post," Phrenological Journal and Packard's Monthly, Old Series Vol. 51, (July 1870).
1871 The Western and Eastern Questions of Europe. Hartford : Hamersly, 1871.
1873 "Remarks of Elihu Burritt...", An Historical Discourse Delivered at the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Erection of the Congregational Church...October 16, 1872. Hartford : Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1873.
1875 The Twin Daughters of the Horseleech. New Vienna, Ohio : Peace Association of Friends in America, 1875.
[n.d.] Twenty Reasons for Total Abstinence From Slave-Labour Produce. Bucklersbury [England] : J. Unwin, [n.d.] Probably written between 1852 and 1860. 2 copies.
[n.d.] The Rabbit and the Peasant. [S.l. : s.n., n.d.] 1 leaf mimeographed.
Works published or edited by Burritt
1846 Advocate of Peace and Universal Brotherhood (1846) (serial publication). Removed to Peace Coll. Periodicals, retired area under American Peace Society.
[1847?] Unity and Peace, a Sermon Preached...by John Weiss. Worcester : E. Burritt, [1847?]
[1850?] Prospectus for The Christian Citizen. [1850?]. Large, tabloid-type advertisement.
[1850?] Prospectus for Burritt's Christian Citizen [1850?] 7.25 x 4.5 in.
[1855?] Prospectus for Burritt's Citizen of the World [1855?]
1855-1856 Burritt's Citizen of the World (1855-1856) (serial publication) [removed to Periodical Collection]
[1858?] Prospectus for The North and the South [1858?]
Publications of Elijah Burritt (brother of Elihu Burritt)
1841 The Geography of the Heavens and Class Book of Astronomy...5th ed. New York : F.J. Huntington, 1841.
1859 The Geography of the Heavens and Class Book of Astronomy... Ed. "greatly enlarged, revised and illustrated". New York : Mason Brothers, 1859.
 
 
 
 



Removed to Photograph Collection:
 
1. Portrait of Elihu Burritt [ca. 1846?]. 2 copies.
 
2. Portrait of Elihu Burritt, undated. Signed "Your faithful friend, Elihu Burritt".
 
3. Photo of Elihu Burritt, full-length, with knapsack, undated.
 
4. Portrait of Elihu Burritt seated, with right hand at ear, undated. 2 copies.

Removed to Oversize Collection:
1. "The Late Mr. Elihu Burritt" (aged 68 years): Pencil sketch, artist and date unknown.

2. "Elihu Burritt's newspaper" (advertisement)


This file was last updated on August 28, 2013.