Letter from Smith to Webster, Princeton (1782)

Source: The University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library, 814 W395 C1: Noah Webster, 'Origin of the Copy-right Laws of the United States,' in A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary and Moral Subjects. New York: Webster & Clark, 1843, 173-174.

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Letter from Smith to Webster, Princeton (1782), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Letter from Samuel Stanhope Smith to Noah Webster

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Abstract:
A letter of recommendation written by Samuel Stanhope Smith, a professor of theology in the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), to Noah Webster. The letter which praised the virtues of copyright protection was used by Webster in his lobbying campaigns in several states for attaining individual protection for his book or general copyright laws.

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Publisher: N/A

Year: 1782

Location: Princeton

Language: English

Source: The University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library, 814 W395 C1: Noah Webster, 'Origin of the Copy-right Laws of the United States,' in A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary and Moral Subjects. New York: Webster & Clark, 1843, 173-174.

Persons referred to:
Barlow, Joel
Canfield, John
Dilworth, Rev. Thomas
Dwight, Timothy
Gamble, Archibald
Harrison, Benjamin, V
Izard, Ralph
Livingston, William
Lowth, Robert
Madison, James
Schuyler, Philip John
Smith, Samuel Stanhope
Washington, George
Webster, Noah
Williamson, Hugh

Places referred to:
Baltimore
Charleston, South Carolina
Goshen, New York
Hartford, Connecticut
Kingston, New York
New Jersey
Philadelphia
Princeton
Richmond, Virginia

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Institutions referred to:
College of New Jersey
Congress of the Confederation (1781-1789)
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Nassau Hall, Princeton University
Princeton University

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Keywords:
abridgements
authors' remuneration
incentives
learning, the advancement of
lobbying
natural rights

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