Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902Alternative names
A native of Vevay, Ind., Eggleston was a Methodist preacher (1857-1866), a journalist, and beginning in 1871, a novelist. In the 1880s and 1890s he turned to history as a writing topic, and served as president of the American Historical Association.
From the description of Papers, 1884-1912. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 27970058
American author and historian.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lake George, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644274010
American clergyman, novelist and historian.
From the description of Papers of Edward Eggleston [manuscript], 1867-1900. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647834039
American historian and novelist; brother of George Cary Eggleston.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Miss Myer, 1886 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 589236050
Born in Vevay, Indiana, in 1837, Edward Eggleston is perhaps best known as a novelist and historian. He was associated with nearly all phases of early Minnesota intellectual life. He roamed by steamboat and horseback across the Minnesota prairie, acting as Bible agent, preacher, and lecturer (using illustrated stereopticans). He held pastorates in St. Paul, Red Wing, Winona, Stillwater, and others. He was a leader in establishing the St. Paul library.
From the description of Edward Eggleston papers, 1856-1866. (Minnesota Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 313820351
A native of Vevay, Ind., Eggleston was a Methodist preacher, journalist, novelist, and historian. Eggleston lived in Indiana until 1870, when he moved to New York.
From the description of Eulogy for George William Curtis, 1892. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 39371591
Edward Eggleston was a popular regional midwestern author and an authority on Sunday School. He left his position as a Methodist pastor to become a journalist, both as an editor and author. To supplement his output of non-fiction he began writing short stories based on his Indiana boyhood, which proved to be a surprising success. His most popular work was probably The Hoosier School-Master, based on his brother George's experiences as a teacher in rural Indiana. Eggleston continued to write novels, generally realistic tales of rural areas employing colorful dialects, and a number of volumes on American history, as well as being a lobbyist for copyright law.
From the description of Edward Eggleston letter to Mr. Conway, 1888 Jan. 9. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 59716609
Novelist and historian. Born in Vevay, Indiana on 10 December 1837. Died in New York on 2 September 1902.
From the description of Ledger, 1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122647353
American historian and novelist. Eggleston, the oldest of four children, was born in Vevay, Indiana on December 10, 1837, to Joseph Cary Eggleston and Mary June Craig. The early death of his father, an honor graduate of the College of William and Mary and a locally prominent attorney, left the family in limited financial circumstances. As a result, Edward, always frail and sickly as a child, did not attend college; however, with the assistance of an interested teacher and access to his father's private library, he developed an early interest in becoming a writer. The hallmarks of his works include the use of local color, folk customs, popular superstitions and realism.
From the description of Papers, ca. 1882-1885. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 436464190
Author, historian, and clergyman.
From the description of Edward Eggleston papers, 1804-1939. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937392
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|Fort Ridgely (Minn.)|
|Gloucester County (Va.)|
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|Red River of the North|
|Sauk River Valley (Minn.)|
|New York--New York|
|New York (State)|
|Fort Garry (Man.)|
|Fort Garry (Man.)|
|Red Wing (Minn.)|
|Cannon City (Minn. : Township)|
|Le Roy (Minn.)|
|Fort Snelling (Minn.)|
|New York (State)|
|Authors, American--20th century--Manuscripts|
|Male authors, American--19th century--Correspondence|
|Lectures and lecturing|
|Poetry, Modern--19th century|
|Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865|
|Power of attorney|
|Books and reading|
|Publishers and publishing--Correspondence|