Alonzo Rothschild (1862-1915), of East Foxboro, Mass., founded Jeweler's Weekly in 1885. After its great success allowed him to retire early, Rothschild spent the rest of his career as an independent Lincoln scholar, serving as Vice-President of the Lincoln Fellowship and writing the books Lincoln: Master of Men (1906) and Honest Abe (1917).
This collection consists of papers related to Rothschild's interest in Lincoln, the publication of his books, and his participation in the Lincoln Fellowship, the Good Government Club, the Anti-Imperialist League, and the Free Religious Association. The collection contains an extensive correspondence on both Lincoln and reform topics. Correspondents include John Coons, J. O. Cunningham, Evarts B. Greene, J. T. Harahan, Robert Hewitt Jr., Archibald M. Howe, Frederick Hill Meserve, O. H. Oldroyd, Samuel Oppenheim, C. M. Palmer, Bliss Perry, William Seward Jr., Judd Stewart, Thomas J. Taaffe, Ida M. Tarbell, Dorothy Lamon Teillard, Marcus L. Urann, James R. B. Van Cleave, and Jessie Palmer Weber.ÃÂ The collection also contains an unpublished biography of Rothschild by his son John, Lincoln pamphlets, brochures, and facsimiles, and Rothschild family photographs.
The Library acquired this collection in 1969, as part of the Robert S. Barton Papers, the bulk of which accompanied the William E. Barton collection.