Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890

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Author, of Portsmouth, N.H.; also wrote under names Mrs. Partington and Ruth Partington.

From the description of Letter, 1853 Nov. 22. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70961170

American humorist.

From the description of Papers of B. P. Shillaber [manuscript], 1856-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647846046

From the description of To J.T. Fields : autograph poem signed and accompanying autograph letter signed, 1870 Nov. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270665077

American humorist, journalist, poet.

From the description of Papers of Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, 1857-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136485

Editor and humorist. Also wrote under the name, Ruth Partington, a character in his writings.

From the description of B. P. Shillaber papers, 1856-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983943

Pseudonym of Ruth Partington, author of "Knitting-work: a web of many textures" under her own name and novels as B. P. Shillabar.

From the description of Ruth Partington letter to Mrs. Ranlett [manuscript], 1864 Apr 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 256493299

Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, humorist, newspaperman, and poet, was born in Portsmouth, NH in 1814. He moved to Boston, MA in 1833, where he became a journeyman printer. Shillaber worked as printer and editor of several papers, including the Carpet-Bag, a humorous weekly. Shillaber also authored several works of poetry and prose, but is perhaps most well known for the popular tales of his fictional character Mrs. Partington.

From the description of Correspondence, 1856-1887. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 30541936

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890,. Autograph letter signed from B.P. Shillaber, Chelsea, to George Chima [manuscript], 1871 April 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891. Correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Edward Webster McGlenen papers, 1857-1937 (inclusive), 1857-1890 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Allen, Elizabeth Ann (Chase) Akers, 1832-1911. Letters, 1850-1878. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Hadden, Anne,. Anne Hadden collection of letters from American authors, 1869-1935. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. Elegy by Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, spoken by W.H.S. Smith at the Benefit to the Widow'd Family of Fenno, 1862, July 30, West Groton [Mass.]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Halpine, Charles G. (Charles Graham), 1829-1868. Papers of Charles G. Halpine, 1811-1889. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Anne Hadden Collection, 1869-1935 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. Correspondence, 1856-1887. UNH Durham, Dimond Library
creatorOf Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891,. Letters from various correspondents, 1819-1889. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. Ruth Partington letter to Mrs. Ranlett [manuscript], 1864 Apr 11. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. Burns' centenary song : sung at Parker House. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber Collection, 1818-1984. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. [Letters] 1876-1881 / [Benjamin Shillaber]. Pittsburg State University, Leonard H. Axe Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1819-1889.. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890,. Autograph letters signed from B.P. Shillaber, Chelsea, to William Winter [manuscript], 1874-1886. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Partington, Ruth. Letter, 1873. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Laighton, Albert, 1829-1887,. Autograph letters signed from Albert Laighton, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to William Winter [manuscript], 1858-1864. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. ANS : Boston, to John M. Rand, Esq., 1867 Feb. 2. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. Papers of B. P. Shillaber [manuscript], 1856-1890. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Laighton, Albert, 1829-1887,. Autograph letter signed from Albert Laighton, Portsmouth, to William Winter [manuscript], 1859 May 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. To J.T. Fields : autograph poem signed and accompanying autograph letter signed, 1870 Nov. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. B. P. Shillaber papers, 1856-1884. Library of Congress
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. Letter, 1853 Nov. 22. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
referencedIn Papers, 1806-1902. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886. Collection of Massachusetts literary letters, 1844-1906. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Morse, S. [Base relief profile of Benjamin P. Shillaber] [art original] / S. Morse. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890. Papers of Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, 1857-1890. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890,. Autograph letter from B.P. Shillaber, Chelsea, Massachusetts, to Angus Evan Abbott [mansucript], 1883 March 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn American literary collection, 1805-1930. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890,. Autograph letter signed from B.P. Shillaber, Chelsea, to William Winter [manuscript], 1868 January 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Schaefler, Sam, 1920-,. Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Allen, Florence Percy. Letter, 1872, Jan. 26, Manchester, Va. to Benjamin P. Shillaber, Manchester. Brown University, John Hay Library
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creatorOf Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber to Walt Whitman, 10 December 1863 Walt Whitman Archive
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correspondedWith Abbott, Angus Evan, 1862-1923 person
associatedWith Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918, person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Allen, Elizabeth Ann (Chase) Akers, 1832-1911. person
associatedWith Allen, Florence Percy. person
associatedWith Batchelder family. family
associatedWith Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. person
correspondedWith Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885 person
associatedWith Burnham, L. W., person
associatedWith Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 person
associatedWith Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. person
correspondedWith Chima, George, fl. 1871 person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891, person
associatedWith Damrell, Mr., fl. 1883, person
associatedWith Edmonds, Joseph, fl. 1853. person
associatedWith Eichberg, Julius, 1824-1893. person
associatedWith Ferris, Morris P., Mrs, person
associatedWith Fields, Annie, 1834-1915, person
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881, person
associatedWith Finn, Frank, fl. 1866. person
associatedWith Ford, William E., fl. 1874. person
associatedWith Garrett, George R. person
associatedWith Hadden, Anne, person
associatedWith Hadden, Anne. person
correspondedWith Halpine, Charles G. (Charles Graham), 1829-1868. person
associatedWith Haskell, Mr., fl. 1883-1890, person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Independent Order of Odd Fellows. corporateBody
associatedWith Laighton, Albert, 1829-1887, person
associatedWith Lane, Ebenezer, fl. 1878, person
associatedWith May, James R., fl. 1883, person
associatedWith McCowan, J. T., person
associatedWith McFadden, R. A., fl. 1882, person
correspondedWith McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster). person
associatedWith Morford, Henry, 1823-1881. person
associatedWith Morse, S. person
associatedWith Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892, person
associatedWith Partington, Frederick E., d. 1924, person
associatedWith Partington, Ruth. person
associatedWith Peck, Mr., fl. 1886, person
associatedWith Pray, Fannie, fl. 1881, person
correspondedWith Rand, John M. person
associatedWith Ranlett, Mrs., fl. 1864, person
associatedWith Rochemont, Emilie N. de. person
associatedWith Schaefler, Sam, 1920-, person
associatedWith Schouler, William, 1814-1872, person
correspondedWith Shillaber, Lydia person
correspondedWith Shillaber, Miriam person
correspondedWith Shillaber, William person
associatedWith Smith, Sidney, 1771-1845. person
associatedWith Smith, W. H. (William Henry), 1806-1872. person
associatedWith Snelling, William Joseph, 1804-1848. person
associatedWith Thomas, Joseph, 1811-1891. person
associatedWith Thurber, Lansing, Mrs., fl. 1878, person
correspondedWith Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916 person
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission. corporateBody
correspondedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
associatedWith Winter, Arthur, 1872-1886 person
associatedWith Winter Memorial Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917, person
associatedWith Wood, F. S., fl. 1874, person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
associatedWith Young, W. P., fl. 1877, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts--Boston
New Hampshire--Portsmouth
Portsmouth (N.H.)
United States
United States
Subject
Partington, Mrs. (Fictitious character)
Humorists, American--19th century
American wit and humor
Editors--19th century--Archives
American literature--19th century
Shillaber family--Archives
Humorists, American--19th century--Archives
American literature--19th century--Humor
Natural disasters--Religious aspects
Occupation
Humorists
Authors, American--New Hampshire--Portsmouth
Editors
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Person

Birth 1814

Death 1890

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