Letter from Noah Webster to James Madison, Hartford, Connecticut (1784)

Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, The James Madison Papers, 1723-1836: Noah Webster to James Madison, July 5, 1784, with Enclosure Advertising Stith's History of Virginia (1784) Series 1, Reel 2.

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Letter from Noah Webster to James Madison, Hartford, Connecticut (1784), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Letter from Noah Webster to James Madison

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Abstract:
A letter written by Noah Webster to James Madison. In the letter Webster urged Madison to promote the passage of a general copyright statute in the state of Virginia or alternatively the grant of an individual legislative privilege to Webster in his 'Grammatical Institute of the English Language'.

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Bibliography:
  • Webster, N. '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.

  • Micklethwait, David. Noah Webster and the American Dictionary. Jefferson N.C.: McFarland, 2000.

  • Bugbee, Bruce Willis. The Genesis of American Patent and Copyright Law. Washington D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1967.


Related documents in this database:
1782: Letter from Smith to Webster
1785: Virginia Copyright Statute
1826: Letter from Noah Webster to Daniel Webster

Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1784

Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Language: English

Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, The James Madison Papers, 1723-1836: Noah Webster to James Madison, July 5, 1784, with Enclosure Advertising Stith's History of Virginia (1784) Series 1, Reel 2.

Persons referred to:
Jefferson, Thomas
Madison, James
Smith, John
Webster, Noah

Places referred to:
Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut
New England
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Virginia

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Virginia General Assembly

Legislation:
Connecticut Copyright Statute 1783
New Hampshire Copyright Statute 1783
New Jersey Copyright Statute 1783
Pennsylvania Copyright Statute 1784

Keywords:
duration
grammars
lobbying
privileges, printing
states, US

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