Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893

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John Sullivan Dwight was a Transcendentalist writer and critic on literature, social concerns, and, especially, music. A sometime resident of Brook Farm, he also taught music and Latin, and translated French and German literature into English. He is perhaps most respected for founding and editing the influential and long-lived music periodical, Dwight's Journal of Music.

From the description of John S. Dwight letter to Thomas Carlyle, 1838 Oct. 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54049993

John Sullivan Dwight received his A.B. from Harvard in 1832.

From the description of Forensics, 1831-1832. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 236231845

From the description of Themes, 1831-1832. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77072692

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creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letter, 1857 May 11. Fruitlands Museums (Harvard, Mass.)
referencedIn Blaede, Gertrude. ALS : Brooklyn, N.Y., to John Sullivan Dwight, 1881 July 19. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Sedgwick, Ora Gannett, 1825- . Brook Farm Papers, [ca. 1841-1847]. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Religious Union of Associationists. Records, 1847-1850. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. Autograph letter signed J.T. Fields to: "Dear Dwight" December, 1863]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearce, 1813-1892. Papers of Christopher Pearce Cranch [manuscript] 1840-1891. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fisher, James T. Papers, 1790-1865. Library of Congress
creatorOf Brook Farm Phalanx (West Roxbury, Boston, Mass.). Account book : manuscript, 1844-1845 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. Letters to John Sullivan Dwight, 1843-1890. Houghton Library
creatorOf Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. Letter, 1872 Oct. 4, Concord, [N.H.] to John S. Dwight, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
creatorOf Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893. Themes, 1831-1832. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893. Forensics, 1831-1832. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Papers, ca.1845-1908 Houghton Library
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Christopher P. Cranch papers, 1782-1928. Library of Congress
creatorOf Allen, John, 1814-1858. Brook Farm correspondence, 1839--1851. Middlebury College
creatorOf Ware, William, 1797-1852. William Ware letter to My dear sir, circa 1847 Dec. 31. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897. Papers of Charles A. Dana manuscript], 1844-1895. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf O'Connor, William Douglas, 1832-1889. Letter of William Douglas O'Connor, Philadelphia, to John Sullivan Dwight, Boston, Mass. [manuscript] 1859 Dec. 7. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. Papers of Lydia Maria Francis Child [manuscript], 1844-1877. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Thomas Codman Brook Farm collection, 1840-1901. Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers of the Howe-Richards family, 1840-1950. Houghton Library
creatorOf Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893. Scrapbook of music articles, late 19th - early 20th century. Harvard Musical Association
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Letter, 1838. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893. John S. Dwight letter to Thomas Carlyle, 1838 Oct. 2. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Foote, Arthur, 1853-1937. Song for the Clefs manuscript / Words by John S. Dwight. Music by Arthur Foote Harvard Musical Association
creatorOf Stark, John, 1811-1849. Notebook of Samuel Henry Newell, 1830-1833. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn George William Curtis Letters, 1851-1892 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Howe family additional papers, 1863-1942 Houghton Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
referencedIn Apthorp, William Foster, 1848-1913. John Sullivan Dwight. Scrapbook of poetry, death notices, etc. September 1893 Harvard Musical Association
referencedIn Chivers, T. H. (Thomas Holley), 1809-1858. Papers, 1833-1859. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. person
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associatedWith Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881, person
associatedWith Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. person
associatedWith Chivers, T. H. (Thomas Holley), 1809-1858. person
correspondedWith Codman, John Thomas. person
associatedWith Cranch, Christopher Pearce, 1813-1892. person
associatedWith Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. person
associatedWith Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. person
associatedWith Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897. person
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. person
associatedWith Fisher, James T. person
associatedWith Foote, Arthur, 1853-1937 person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe family. family
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associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith O'Connor, William Douglas, 1832-1889. person
associatedWith Religious Union of Associationists. corporateBody
associatedWith Sedgwick, Ora Gannett, 1825- . person
associatedWith Stark, John, 1811-1849. person
associatedWith Ware, William, 1797-1852. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Transcendentalists (New England)


Birth 1813-05-13

Death 1893-09-05


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