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Noah Webster Agreement

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.
Title: Noah Webster Agreement
Inclusive Dates: 1836
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: American lexicographer and author. Collection consists of a legal agreement, signed by Webster, regarding the printing of his History of the United States.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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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.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 24 Oct 2010
Revision history:

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Legal documents
SC 634 Agreement regarding publication of Webster's History of the United States 13 Aug 1836

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