Finding aid created by: LDC
Date: 12 Nov 2008
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943.|
|Title:||Albert Bushnell Hart Letters|
|Quantity:||7 items (SC)|
|Abstract:||Outgoing letters, mostly concerning publication of the American Nation, a twenty-eight volume set edited by Hart, and published between 1904 and 1918.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Albert Bushnell Hart (1854-1943) was an American professor of history and government at Harvard University who played a prominent role in the study of history and historiography.
Albert Bushnell Hart was born July 1, 1854 to Albert Gaillard and Mary Crosby Hornell Hart in Clarksville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Ohio. Although Hart began working immediately after high school, a trip to the East coast sparked his interest in Harvard University. After passing the entrance exam with honors, Hart entered the freshman class in 1876 at the age of 22. Active in political activities on campus, Hart met and became a lifelong friend of future President Theodore Roosevelt. When Hart graduated from Harvard in 1880, he received a three year fellowship to study modern constitutional history which enabled him to travel to Europe. When he returned to the United States with his doctorate degree, Hart was hired as an American history instructor at Harvard University where he taught from 1883-1926. Hart was a prolific writer and became a prominent figure in historical studies, promoting American history as a vital subject of study. Hart married Mary Hurd Putnam Hart in 1889 and the couple adopted twin sons in 1897. He died on June 16, 1943.
|1885||The Coercive Powers of the Government of the United States of America|
|1891||Introduction to the Study of Federal Government|
|1892||Formation of the Union, 1750-1829, volume 2 of Epochs of American History series|
|1893||Practical Essays on American Government|
|1895||Studies in American Education|
|1896||Guide to the Study of American History|
|1899||Salmon Portland Chase, volume 28 of American Statesman series|
|1901||Foundations of American Foreign Policy, With a Working Bibliography|
|1903||Actual Government as Applied Under American Conditions|
|1906||Slavery and Abolition, 1831-1841, volume 16 of The American Nation: A History|
|1907||National Ideals Historically Traced, 1607-1907, volume 26 of The American Nation: A History|
|1908||Manual of American History, Diplomacy, and Government for Class Use|
|1910||The Southern South|
|1911||The Obvious Orient|
|1915||The War in Europe: Its Causes and Results|
|The Monroe Doctrine: An Interpretation|
|1917||New American History|
|1918||School History of the United States|
|1920||Causes of the War|
|1941||Theodore Roosevelt Cyclopedia|
The Albert Bushnell Hart Letters contains 7 outgoing letters, mostly concerning publication of The American Nation: A History, a 28 volume set edited by Hart, and published between 1904 and 1918.
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Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943 -- American nation.
Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943.
Historians -- United States.
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Albert Bushnell Hart Letters
Special Collections Research Center,
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|SC 253||Phaque, Mr. 02 Aug 1907, 03 Aug 1907, 09 Aug 1907, 13 Aug 1907, 24 Aug 1907 (5 letters, 8 pages)|
|SC 253||Sachtler, Harry H. 23 Oct 1931 (1 letter, 1 page)|
|SC 253||Salrum, Professor 15 Aug 1897 (1 letter, 2 pages)|