Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886

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American essayist and critic.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Boston, to Harper and Brothers, 1858 Mar. 5 and 18-1878 Apr. 1 and 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588778

Edwin Percy Whipple was an influential 19th century American literary critic and lecturer. A prolific reader, he worked at several disparate jobs while publishing critical essays in diverse periodicals. He gained the reputation as one of the most important young critics of his generation, and his approach to understanding authors through their writing was popular. Although certain deficiencies and oversights have obscured his contributions, he was a real and vital force in 19th century American literature.

From the description of Edwin Percy Whipple letter to My dear sir, 1861 Oct. 18. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 76756412

From the description of Edwin P. Whipple letter to Gentlemen, 1781 Dec. 18. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55850206

American lecturer and author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to an unidentified recipient, 1856 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586806

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Benjamin Mudge, 1844 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586802

Thomas Starr King dedicated The White Hills to Whipple.

From the description of Letter, 1853 July 23, Gorham, N.H., to unidentified correspondent. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 5729588

American author and lecturer.

From the description of Papers of Edwin Percy Whipple, 1847-1881. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136482

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referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. Yesterdays with authors, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Neill, James A., industrial consultant. Collection, 1841-1955. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1841-1880. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Lowe, Martha Perry, 1829-1902. Letter, 1886, June 21, Somerville, Mass., to Mrs. Edwin Percy Whipple. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn White, Richard Grant, 1821-1885. Papers of Richard Grant White, 1842-1884. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873. Louis Agassiz letters, 1867-1874. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Stevens, Charles Wistar, d. 1901. Papers of Charles Wistar Stevens, 1823-1888. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Documents relating to Charles Sumner, 1828-1912. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Field, Kate, 1838-1896. Letters of Kate Field [manuscript] 1865-96. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers of Professor Henry William Wilder Foote and Family, 1714-1959 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Papers, 1835-1856. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Records, 1882-1889. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter, 1867 Aug. 3, Boston, to Mr. [E.P.?] Evans [Ann Arbor?]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1782-1966. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter to John Chapman. Boston, MA. 1832 Sept. 14. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Examiner Club (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1829-1963. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Edwin Percy Whipple letter to My dear sir, 1861 Oct. 18. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Maria Gowen Brooks papers, ca. 1827-1946, ca. 1827-1843 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Letter to W.W.F. Synge and copyright petition : manuscript, 1852. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter to Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boston, MA. 1883 Dec. 11. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Holland Collection of Literary Letters (MS 168), 1850-1880, 1872-1878 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Letter to Edwin P. Whipple. [s.l.]. 1869 Sep. 2. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Holland Collection of Literary Letters (MS 168), 1850-1880, 1872-1878 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Autograph letter signed : West Newton [Mass.], to Edwin Percy Whipple, [1851 Dec. 7]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Giles, Henry, 1809-1882,. Autograph letters signed from Henry Giles to various people [manuscript], [1841?]-1863. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Henry Oscar Houghton additional papers, 1836-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson miscellaneous correspondence, 1825-1881. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne [manuscript] 1659-1963 (bulk 1839-1864). Clifton Waller Barrett Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner collection, Sumner, Charles collection, 1840-1874, 1852-1874 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn James O'Neill Collection, 1841 - 1955 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Brooks, Maria Gowen, 1794 or 5-1845. Maria Gowen Brooks papers, ca. 1827-1946, bulk (ca. 1827-1843). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Chapman, Frederic, 1823-1895,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1814-1890. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1866. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection, 1841-1846 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter, 1849 Jun. 28, Boston, to Geo. Livermore [n.p.] University of Michigan
creatorOf Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903. Abraham Lincoln, an Horatian ode [manuscript], 1865. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter : Boston, Mass., to unknown man, 1855 Nov. 17. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Greenough, William Whitwell, 1819-1899. Letters received, 1850-1892. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Lowe, Martha Perry, 1829-1902. Letter, 1886, June 21, Somerville, Mass., to Mrs. Edwin Percy Whipple. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter : Boston, Mass., to unknown man, 1855 Nov. 17. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter to Mr O'Reilly. Boston, MA. 1879 May 6. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter to A. C. Mowatt. Boston, MA. 1845 Feb. 4. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Autograph letter signed : West Newton, to E.P. Whipple, 1852 May 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Tilton, Eleanor M. (Eleanor Marguerite), 1913-. Papers, 1770-1991. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Autograph letters signed (4) : Boston, to Harper and Brothers, 1858 Mar. 5 and 18-1878 Apr. 1 and 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Papers of Edwin Percy Whipple, 1847-1881. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter : to "Dear Sir", 1852 Dec. 28. University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
referencedIn Alcott family additional papers, 1707-1904 (inclusive), 1821-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Benjamin Mudge, 1844 Sept. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Autograph letter signed : Concord, Massachusetts, to E.P. Whipple, 1852 Nov. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Emerson family papers, 1699-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Timrod, Henry, 1828-1867. Papers: of Henry Timrod, 1867, n.d. [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Autograph letter signed E.P. Whipple to: Miss Adams December 7, 1880. Wellesley College
referencedIn Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes papers, 1855-1893. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1806-1902. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to an unidentified recipient, 1856 Sept. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Evans family. Evans family papers, 1866-1918. University of Michigan
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Papers of Thomas B. Read [manuscript], 1846-1884. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dickinson family papers, 1757-1934. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Students' Lecture Association (University of Michigan). Students' Lecture Association (University of Michigan) letters, 1854-1856 and undated. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Papers of Grace Greenwood, 1844-1903. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Eleanor M. Tilton Papers, 1770-1991 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Alden, Timothy, 1736-1828. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1753-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974,. Letters chiefly of prominent literary figures [manuscript] 1868-1903. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Letters, 1844-1890. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Park Benjamin Papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Papers of Evert A. Duyckinck [manuscript], 1848-1877. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Letter, 1853 July 23, Gorham, N.H., to unidentified correspondent. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Woodman, Horatio, 1821-1879. Horatio Woodman papers, 1843-1899; bulk: 1843-1879. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection, 1843-1883 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. Papers of Rufus W. Griswold, 1838-1853. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Edwin P. Whipple letter to Gentlemen, 1781 Dec. 18. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1836-1942. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, 1844-1903 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886,. Autograph letters signed from Edwin Percy Whipple, Boston, to various people [manuscript], 1846-1847. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879,. Petition signed by 83 American authors to the Committee on Ways and Means, January 17th, 1866. Brown University, John Hay Library
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Birth 1819-03-08

Death 1886-06-16

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