Jacob H. Hollander collection manuscripts, 1660-1936 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scope and Contents: This collection contains 155 manuscripts from the Jacob H. Hollander collection. The manuscripts are predominantly letters discussing 18th- and 19th-century theories of political economics in Europe. Other topics of correspondence include the publication of economic monographs, discussions about social engagements, and letters of introduction. Several of the later letters in Box 2 also refer directly to the Hollander collection. Notable correspondents include Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, Thomas Robert Malthus, Jean Baptiste Say, David Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill. Also present are two scrapbooks, a manuscript draft of John Stuart Mill's autobiography, and official reports and certificates.