Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878

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Evert A. Duyckinck was born on Manhattan Island, and graduated from Columbia University. Although accepted to the bar, he did not practice law, but lived a life devoted to literature. At the center of New York's literary culture, he had important friendships with Poe, Irving, and Melville, acting as editor, associate, and friend. He and his younger brother, George, served as editors for several noteworthy literary enterprises, including the influential Literary World and the groundbreaking Cyclopedia of American Literature. He also wrote memoirs of many of his literary acquaintances. His large collection of books and letters was donated to the New York Public Library.

From the description of Evert A. Duyckinck letter to Andrew P. Peabody, 1854 Feb. 14. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61727751

American author.

From the description of Papers of Evert A. Duyckinck [manuscript], 1848-1877. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647871636

American editor.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to Fletcher Harper, 1855 Aug. 16 and 1857 Jun. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742704

From the description of Papers of Evert A. Duyckinck [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812306

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York, N.Y.], to C.W. Webber, 1851 Mar. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742696

Editor; New York City.

Edited, with his brother George, Literary World, 1847, and published a journal with him, 1848-1853. Also, edited CYCLOPAEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1855.

From the description of Evert Augustus Duyckinck papers, 1809-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86093842

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creatorOf Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Correspondence of Edgar Allan Poe [manuscript], 1836-1849. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Duyckinck family papers, 1793-1889 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn American authors collection, 1832-1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Edward Claudius Herrick papers, 1797-1862 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1782-1944. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886. Papers of John Esten Cooke [manuscript], 1811-1860 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to Fletcher Harper, 1855 Aug. 16 and 1857 Jun. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Duveen, Albert. Albert Duveen art reference files, [ca. 1831-1950]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Letter, 1869 April 15, 20 Clinton Place, New York, to Archibald Wilson, Esq. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Drowne, Henry T. (Henry Thayer), 1822-1897. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1870. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870. Papers of William Gilmore Simms [manuscript], 1839-1870. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Evert A. Duyckinck letter to Andrew P. Peabody, 1854 Feb. 14. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Evert Augustus Duyckinck papers, 1809-1878. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886. Papers, 1840-1896. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Papers, 1838-1850. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kirkland, Caroline M. (Caroline Matilda), 1801-1864. Papers : of Caroline M. Kirkland, 1840-1934 (bulk 1840-1848) [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Johnson, Fry and Company. Johnson, Fry and Company engravings, 1862. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Mathews, Cornelius, 1817-1889. Letters to Elizabeth Barrett Browning [manuscript], 1842-1844. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Benson John Lossing Collection University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870. Correspondence Nov. 19, 1844-April 16, 1870 [microform] Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins 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
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Letter, 1866 January 9. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Papers of Evert A. Duyckinck [manuscript], 1848-1877. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Papers of Benson John Lossing [manuscript], 1852-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to "friend Duychinck", 1850 Nov. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne [manuscript] 1659-1963 (bulk 1839-1864). Clifton Waller Barrett Library
creatorOf Duyckinck family. Duyckinck family papers, 1793-1889. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Herrick, Edward Claudius, 1811-1862. Edward Claudius Herrick papers, 1797-1862 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Papers of Evert A. Duyckinck [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Autograph letter signed : [New York, N.Y.], to C.W. Webber, 1851 Mar. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Alexander Anderson papers, 1795-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Quotation of James Russell Lowell [manuscript], 1862 June 3. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886. Papers of John Esten Cooke [manuscript], 1849-1899. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Allen Butler Collection, 1858-1894 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn White, Richard Grant, 1821-1885. Papers of Richard Grant White, 1842-1884. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. Rufus W. Griswold papers, 1785-1897 year (Bulk: 1834-1857) Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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Birth 1816-11-23

Death 1878-08-13

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