Cyrenius C. Bristol Papers

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Cyrenius C. Bristol papers
Creator: Bristol, C. C. (Cyrenius C.)
Call Number: A.B86
Dates: 1840-1899
Physical Description: .25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Cyrenius C. Bristol papers
Creator: Bristol, C. C. (Cyrenius C.)
Call Number: A.B86
Dates: 1840-1899
Physical Description: .25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Cyrenius C. Bristol was a descendant of one of the earliest families of Buffalo, NY. A well-known chemist and druggist, he was the maker of the famous extract of sarsaparilla. In 1838 he published Bristol's Gazette and Herald of Health, a monthly that was discontinued in 1842. The following year he published Bristol's Free Almanac, first in Batavia, NY, and then in Buffalo. In 1848 it became Bristol's Sarsaparilla Almanac. From 1854 to 1861 C.C. Bristol was owner and publisher of the Buffalo Republic.

Scope and Content
The Cyrenius C. Bristol Papers contain 9 autograph manuscript letters from Horace Greeley to C.C. Bristol, dated 1840-1868, including 1 letter from Greeley to C.C. Bristol's daughter, Maria Bristol (who later became Mrs. Lafayette Rogers). During this time, Greeley was involved with several small newspapers, including the New Yorker, Brother Jonathan, New World, and The Log Cabin (several advertisements for "Bristol's Sarsaparilla Extract" appear in the 1840 weekly issues of The Log Cabin). The letters from Greeley to Bristol deal largely with problems of newspaper publishing, but also reflect a personal friendship between the two men. There are also 2 autograph manuscript letters written to C.C. Bristol by Charles A. Dana, who in 1846 became the city editor of the New York Tribune, a publication launched by Horace Greeley in 1841.

The Cyrenius C. Bristol Papers also contain 6 autograph manuscript letters written to Mrs. Maria (Bristol) Rogers from Adelina Patti, dated 1893-1899, including 1 letter to Mrs. Rogers from Adelina's goddaughter Mabel Woodford. Adelina Juana Maria Patti (1843-1919), a brilliant soprano, was born in Italy and as a young child moved to the United States with her family, where she received her musical training. Adelina was married three times; first to Henri, Marquis de Caux, in 1868 (they divorced in 1885); then to tenor Ernest Nicolini (d.1898); finally to Swedish Baron Rolf Cederström in 1899. The letters to Mrs. Rogers deal with Adelina Patti's highly successful concert tours, the state of her health, and her social life at her home, Craig-y-Nos Castle in South Wales. Additional Adelina Patti ephemera is also found in the collection, including personalized printed greeting cards, a theater program, and photographs of Adelina Patti.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Bristol, C. C. (Cyrenius C.)
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919
Rogers, Maria Bristol
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented to the University of Rochester Library by Mrs. Robert H. Pierson, May 6, 1946.Access
The Cyrenius C. Bristol papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Cyrenius C. Bristol papers, A.B86, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence (Greeley + Dana), 1840 - 1874
H[orace] Greeley to C.C. Bristol, 13 Feb 1840
H[orace] Greeley to C.C. Bristol, 9 May 1840
Horace Greeley to C.C. Bristol, 7 Aug 1840
Horace Greeley to C.C. Bristol, 9 Nov 1842
Horace Greeley to C.C. Bristol, 24 Nov 1842
Horace Greeley to C.C. Bristol, 30 Dec 1846
Charles A. Dana to C.C. Bristol, 4 Oct 1849
Horace Greeley to C.C. Bristol, 6 Nov [18]54
Horace Greeley to C.C. Bristol, 22 May[?] 1868
H[orace] G[reeley] to [C.C.] B[ristol], 10 Jun 1868
Horace Greeley to Maria Bristol, 8 Oct 1868
C[harles] A. Dana to C.C. Bristol, 6 Oct 1874
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence (Patti, etc.)
Adelina Patti Nicolini to [Mrs. Maria (Bristol) Rogers], 6 Mar 1893
Adelina Patti Nicolini to Mrs. [Maria (Bristol)] Rogers, 20 Aug 1893
Mabel Woodford to Mrs. [Maria (Bristol)] Rogers, 11 Jan 1895
Adelina Patti Nicolini to Mrs. [Maria (Bristol)] Rogers, 6 Oct 1896
Adelina Patti Nicolini to Mrs. [Maria (Bristol)] Rogers, 27 Feb 1898
Adelina Patti Nicolini to Mrs. [Maria (Bristol)] Rogers, 25 Apr 1898
Adelina Patti [Nicolini] Cederstrom to Mrs. [Maria (Bristol)] Rogers, 24 Feb 1899
Enclosure: menu for wedding breakfast celebrating the marriage of Madame Patti Nicolini to Baron Rolf Cederström.

Box 1, Folder 3Autograph manuscript: "Plant Trees!" by Horace Greeley, [circa 1854?]
Autograph manuscript signed, 3 pages. Also includes typescript copy, 2 pages.

Box 1, Folder 43 calling cards: Miss Millard Fillmore; Mary Van Buren; and Mr. and Mrs. James Van Buren. Enclosed in envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Bristol
Box 1, Folder 56 Christmas and New Year's personalized printed greeting cards from Adelina Patti and husbands Ernest Nicolini and Baron Rolf Cederström
Box 1, Folder 62 photographs of Adelina Patti; 1 photograph removed from magazine
Box 1, Folder 7Miss. Patti items
2 cards with Adelina Patti's manuscript autograph: (signed "Adelina Patti") and (signed "A.P.N.")., 3 Nov 1882
5 empty envelopes: 4 addressed to Mrs. [Maria (Bristol)] Rogers; 1 addressed to Miss Kate Rogers, 1894 - 1900
All envelopes are addressed in autograph manuscript in Adelina Patti's hand.

Theatre program: "The Broken Melody, A Musical Comedy-Drama in Three Acts," by Herbert Keen and James T. Tanner. Special Matinee performance at the Patti Theatre at Craig-y-Nos Castle, featuring M. Auguste Van Biene., 5 December 1895


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