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Noah Webster Agreement

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 24 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Noah Webster (1758-1843) was an American lexicographer, author and editor. He is best known for his spellers (early spelling textbooks) and his dictionaries, published in 1806 and 1828.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Noah Webster Agreement consists of a single item, a legal agreement bearing Webster's signature. The agreement authorizes one Sidney Babcock to print one thousand copies of Webster's History of the United States.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Webster, Noah, 1758-1843 -- History of the United States.


Authors, American -- 19th century.
Publishers and publishing -- United States

Genres and Forms

Legal documents.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Noah Webster Agreement,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1970.

Table of Contents

Legal documents