Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901

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American poet.

From the description of Morrice Lake : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, [1872]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270630812

Channing was a transcendentalist poet and the first biographer of Thoreau.

From the description of Notebooks and journals, 1852-ca. 1890. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612371953

Concord poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Concord, to James Munroe & Co., 1850 May 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622199

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "at the house of Mr. Sanborn" [Concord, Mass.], to Mr. Murray, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621918

American poet; friend of Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, and Hawthorne; first biographer of Thoreau; resident of Concord, Mass. Born in Boston, Mass., Nov., 1817; died in Concord, Dec., 1901. Attended Round Hill School, Northampton, Mass., and Boston Latin School. Entered Harvard in 1834; left shortly thereafter. Moved to Illinois in 1839, in 1844 to Cincinnati, where he met Ellen Fuller (sister of Margaret), whom he married. The Channings settled in Concord in 1843. In 1844, Channing moved to New York to write for Horace Greeley's Tribune. In 1845, he travelled to Europe. Edited New Bedford.

(Cont.) Mercury 1855-1858. For the rest of his life, Concord served as his home. Close friend and correspondent of Plymouth, Mass., horticulturist Benjamin Marston Watson and wife Mary Howland Russell Watson. Final years spent in Concord home of F.B. Sanborn.

From the description of William Ellery Channing papers, 1843-1901. (Concord Public Library). WorldCat record id: 34436455

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referencedIn Papers, 1863-1961. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Channing family. Channing family collection, [19--]. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. F. B. Sanborn correspondence, 1885, 1900. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Correspondence, 1830-1840. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Emerson family papers, 1699-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hawthorne Family Papers, ca. 1800-1926 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Nathaniel Hawthorne collection of papers, 1694-1931, 1817-1864 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Alcott family additional papers, 1707-1904 (inclusive), 1821-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson additional papers, ca.1835-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Caroline Sturgis Tappan papers, 1838-1921. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Marginalia [n.d.] University of Michigan
referencedIn Albert Edgar Lownes collection on Henry David Thoreau, Lownes (Albert Edgar) collection on Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1965, 1837-1965, 1837-1965 Brown University Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Letter from William Ellery Channing [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Letter from William Ellery Channing [manuscript], 1829. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Journal kept jointly by Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne : Concord, 1842-1843. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn English-language manuscript verse in the Houghton Library: First-line index, ca. 1000-ca. 1820. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856. Autograph Book, 1717-1849. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Channing, Henry Morse, 1880-1964. Papers, 1917-1956. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn James Elliot Cabot letters from various correspondents, 1843-1902. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Letter to Mr. Channing, 1882 April 28. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1885-1950. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Morrice Lake : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, [1872]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1825-1936. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Tappan, Caroline Sturgis, 1819-1888. Caroline Sturgis Tappen papers, 1838-1921. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. Papers of Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, 1851-1914. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hosmer, Alfred W. (Alfred Winslow), 1851-1903. Alfred W. Hosmers's grangerized life of Henry David Thoreau, by Henry S. Salt (2nd ed.) : copy of printed book extensively extra-illustrated by Alfred W. Hosmer, 1896-1903. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Notebook of William Ellery Channing containing an unfinished novel and essays on Shakespeare and Montaigne, of [manuscript], 1845. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Morse family. Morse family papers, 1779-1868 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Kleinfeld, Leonard F. Walden : a one-act play : for one female and four male characters : typescript, 1948 / by Leonard F. Kleinfeld. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Letters, 1872 June 6-June 8, Concord, to Mrs. Alvin Adams. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Hare, Robert, 1781-1858. Papers, 1764-1859. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Manuscripts of Henry D. Thoreau [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Notebook on Emerson and Thoreau : autograph manuscript, after 1860. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Letters to Rev. William Henry Furness and Horace Howard Furness, 1837-1875, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. Franklin Benjamin Sanborn papers, 1845-1936 (bulk 1845-1936) Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Notebooks and journals, 1852-ca. 1890. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Autograph letter in the third person : to Dr. Morse, June 26, Saturday. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Letter : Concord, Mass., to Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston, 1880 Oct. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Inscription, to "Brother Green," 1926. University of Michigan
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Autograph letter signed : "at the house of Mr. Sanborn" [Concord, Mass.], to Mr. Murray, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Henry Hoffman Collection on Napoleon I, Napoleon I, William Henry Hoffman Collection on, (bulk 1789-1821), 1585-1913 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Letters : to Mrs. Thomas H. Cummings (Fanny), 1880-1882. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Autograph letter signed : Concord, to James Munroe & Co., 1850 May 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Channing, William Ellery. Papers, 1803-1900. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Morse Family Papers, 1779-1868 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. William Ellery Channing papers, 1843-1901. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn. Historian's collection of church records, 1790-1985, 1842-1985 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. Papers of F. B. Sanborn and William Ellery Channing, 1834-1917. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1819-1882. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Collection of materials by F.B. Sanborn relating primarily to W.E. Channing and his writings, 1891-1914. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Emerson, Ellen Tucker. Autograph letter signed : Concord, to Mr. Channing, 1882 Aug. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Albert Edgar Lownes collection on Henry David Thoreau, Lownes (Albert Edgar) collection on Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1965, 1837-1965, 1837-1965 Brown University Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Channing family. Papers, 1685-1915. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Papers of William Ellery Channing [manuscript] 1851-1904. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901. Collection of materials issued by or relating to the Concord School, Concord, Mass. (1855-1862), <1858-1861> Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Autograph letter signed : Concord, to W.E. Channing, 1880 Nov. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Treadwell, John H., fl. 1872-1881. Autograph letter signed : Watertown, N.Y., to W.E. Channing, 1881 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn F. B. Sanborn and William Ellery Channing papers, 1834-1917. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Adams, Ann Rebecca Bridge, 1809-1882. person
associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888 person
correspondedWith Alcott family. family
associatedWith Borneman, Henry S., person
associatedWith Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 person
associatedWith Cabot, James Elliot, 1821-1903 person
associatedWith Channing family. family
associatedWith Channing family. family
associatedWith Channing family. family
associatedWith Channing, Henry Morse, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842 person
associatedWith Cooley, John Landon, 1897- person
correspondedWith Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882 person
associatedWith Eliot, Samuel A. (Samuel Atkins), 1862-1950 person
associatedWith Emerson, Ellen Tucker. person
correspondedWith Emerson family. family
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. person
associatedWith Fields, Annie, 1834-1915, person
associatedWith First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn. corporateBody
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850. person
associatedWith Green, C. H., fl. 1926. person
associatedWith Hare, Robert, 1781-1858. person
associatedWith Harrison, James Albert, 1848-1911 person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Storrow, 1823-1911, person
associatedWith Hoar, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Hoffman, William Henry, 1867-1916 person
associatedWith Hosmer, Alfred W. (Alfred Winslow), 1851-1903. person
associatedWith Hosmer, Herbert, Mrs, person
associatedWith Houghton, Mifflin and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hughes, Thomas, 1822-1896. person
associatedWith James Munroe & Co, corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912. person
associatedWith Kleinfeld, Leonard F. person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Lownes, Albert Edgar, 1899-1978 person
associatedWith Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592 person
associatedWith Morse, Dr, person
associatedWith Morse family. family
associatedWith Morse Family family
associatedWith Murray, Mr, person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Old South Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856 person
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. person
associatedWith Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917 person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 person
associatedWith Tappan, Caroline Sturgis, 1819-1888. person
associatedWith Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 person
associatedWith Thoreau, Sophia E. person
associatedWith Treadwell, John H., fl. 1872-1881. person
correspondedWith Tuckerman, Joseph, 1778-1840 person
associatedWith Wakeman, Stephen H., 1859-1924, person
associatedWith Ward, Samuel Gray. person
associatedWith Watson, Benjamin Marston, 1820-1896. person
associatedWith Watson, Mary Russell, b. 1820. person
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Massachusetts--Concord
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American literature--19th century
Manuscripts
Transcendentalists (New England)
American literature
Lectures and lecturing
American poetry
Authors, American
American poetry--19th century
Transcendentalism (New England)
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Birth 1817-11-29

Death 1901-12-23

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