Curtis, George William, 1824-1892

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1824-02-24
Death 1892-08-31
English

Biographical notes:

N.Y. editor and university chancellor.

From the description of Papers, 1884-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38520658

American author, orator, and advisor to presidents.

From the description of Letter : Ashfield, Mass., to George P. Sawyer, 1884 Oct. 10. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56877394

George William Curtis was an author and orator who championed, among other causes, civil-service reform and the vote for women. In early years he spent some time at Brook Farm with the Transcendentalists, and later he served as an editor on Harper's Magazine.

From the description of Letters to Rev. William Henry Furness and to Sinclair, 1859-1891. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155879344

American writer and orator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : North Shore, Staten Island, to "my dear Eastman," 1865 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 740498857

George William Curtis was an influential author, lecturer, editor and social activist. He was influenced by his time in Concord with Emerson and other transcendentalists, and helped Thoreau build his cabin at Walden Pond. Through his activities and his novels, editorials, essays, and lectures, he intelligently championed causes such as women's rights, public education, civil service reform, and the abolition of slavery.

From the description of George William Curtis letters, 1855-1883. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63664495

From the description of George William Curtis letters, 1867-1880. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53432470

Curtis was an American author, orator, editor, and reformer.

From the description of Papers, 1839-1930. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83770194

From the description of Miscellaneous correspondence, 1852-1892. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81793005

From the description of George William Curtis correspondence, 1842-1893. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612732924

From the description of George William Curtis additional correspondence, 1844-1891. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612786592

From the guide to the George William Curtis papers, 1839-1930., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the George William Curtis additional correspondence, 1844-1891., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Miscellaneous correspondence, 1852-1892., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the George William Curtis corresponcence, 1842-1893., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Editor, educator, and reformer.

From the description of George William Curtis correspondence and essay, 1865-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450081

American man of letters.

From the description of Typewritten letter, signed : West New Brighton, [Staten Island], New York, to Mrs. John W. Field, 1887 Mar. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539316

Oration delivered by author and orator Curtis at public celebration in Concord, Mass., of the centennial anniversary of the Battle of Concord, Apr. 19, 1875.

From the description of Concord Fight : an oration delivered at Concord, Mass., April 19, 1875 : holograph, 1875 / by George William Curtis. (Concord Public Library). WorldCat record id: 32752530

American author and orator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Staten Island, New York, to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1858 June 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270877546

American writer, editor, and orator.

From the description of Typed letter signed : Ashfield, Mass., to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644211535

American editor & lecturer.

From the description of Letters of George William Curtis [manuscript], 1848-1891. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809568

Curtis was an American author, orator, editor, and reformer. Dwight was an American Transcendentalist and classical music critic.

From the description of Letters to John Sullivan Dwight, 1843-1890. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77646536

From the guide to the George William Curtis letters to John Sullivan Dwight, 1843-1890., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Editor of Harper's Weekly.

From the description of An Observation : autograph manuscript unsigned, [1892]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538409

Poet, writer, editor, lecturer.

Curtis was a magazine editor, writer, lecturer, and political activist.

From the description of Curtis, George William, 1824-1894 papers, 1864-1976. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155570254

George William Curtis (1824-1892) was an American critic, social commentator, and essayist.

  • 1851: Nile Notes of a Howadji
  • 1852: The Howadji in Syria Lotus-Eating: A Summer Book
  • 1853: The Potiphar Papers
  • 1856: Prue and I Our Best Society
  • 1861: Trumps. A Novel
  • 1891: Washington Irving: A Sketch
  • 1891 - 1894 : From the Easy Chair, 3 volumes
  • 1893: Other Essays from the Easy Chair
  • 1894: Orations and Addresses of George William Curtis Literary and Social Essays
  • 1896: Emerson Hawthorne Longfellow

From the guide to the George William Curtis Letters, 1851-1892, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Subjects:

  • American literature--19th century
  • Male authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--History--19th century
  • Civil service reform--United States
  • Manuscripts
  • Journalists--Political activity
  • Concord, Battle of, Concord, Mass., 1775--Centennial celebrations, etc
  • Editors--Correspondence
  • Transcendentalism (New England)
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Individualism
  • Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
  • Letters
  • Abolitionists--History--19th century
  • Concord, Battle of, Concord, Mass., 1775--Anniversaries, etc
  • Journalists--United States
  • Suffrage--History--19th century
  • Journalism
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Music--Performance

Occupations:

  • Editors
  • Journalists
  • Authors
  • Educators
  • Abolitinists
  • Reformers
  • Publisher

Places:

  • Concord (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • New England, Intellectual life. (as recorded)
  • New England (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Newport (R.I.) (as recorded)
  • Basel (Switzerland) (as recorded)
  • Cambridge (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State), Politics and government. (as recorded)
  • New England, Social life and customs. (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)