Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902

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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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referencedIn Autograph File, E, 1564-1961. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Papers, ca. 1882-1885. Indiana University
referencedIn Johnston, William Dawson, 1871-1928. Notes on the history of the St. Paul Public Library, [1936?]. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Papers, 1855-1903. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Edward Eggleston papers, 1804-1939. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letter, 1899 March 4. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Eggleston, George Cary, 1839-1911. Autograph letter signed : New York, to an unidentified man, 1873 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letter, 1873 June 14, Brooklyn, N.Y., to James Redpath. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letter to "Mr. Cary", n.d. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Autograph letter signed : Lake George, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letter : New York, to Edmund Clarence Stedman, 1891 Aug. 14. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. [Letters], 1868-1960. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Edward Eggleston papers, 1804-1939. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Papers of Edward Eggleston [manuscript], 1867-1900. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898. Richard Malcolm Johnston letters, 1888-1897. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Ledger, 1898. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Eggleston, George Cary, 1839-1911. Papers of George Cary Eggleston, 1874-1906. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Brainard, Margaret Downing. Letter to Frederick S. Dellenbaugh [manuscript], 1914 June 29. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous pamphlets, etc. relating to Edward Eggleston. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1887. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Monday Club (Indianapolis, Ind.). Records, 1895-1975. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Randel, William Peirce, 1909-. William Peirce Randel papers, 1852-1986. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Edward Eggleston papers, 1856-1866. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Henry Oscar Houghton papers, 1773-1932 (inclusive) 1833-1895 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hoyt, John Franklin. John F. Hoyt and family papers, 1855-1886. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letter, 1882 December 14. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Eulogy for George William Curtis, 1892. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867. Letters, notes, and fragments from New York State luminaries, circa 1851-1902. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. Letters to James Whitcomb Riley [manuscript], 1893-1915. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Edward Eggleston letter to Mr. Conway, 1888 Jan. 9. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909. Papers, 1781-1984. Indiana University
referencedIn Carimona House (Carimona, Minn.). Hotel register, 1855-1859. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Louisa May Alcott papers, 1849-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence, 1864-1906. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Autograph letter signed : to Miss Myer, 1886 Sept. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Terrell, Williamson, d. 1873. Diary, 1860. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. Papers of Helen Hunt Jackson [manuscript], 1865-1884. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letters to the Daily Minnesotian, 1860 June. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Larson, Louis E. Louis E. Larson and family papers, 1857-1916. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letter : New York, to Edmund Clarence Stedman, 1891 Aug. 14. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Papers, 1884-1912. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. In defense of the dead, n.d. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letter to Mrs W. D. Cabell. Washington, DC. 1890 Dec. 30. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letter, 1892 April 2. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. William Dean Howells letters, 1866-1916 (bulk 1866-1878). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Autograph testimonial to James Russel Lowell signed, 1889 Feb. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Fort Ridgely (Minn.)
Hastings (Minn.)
Rochester (Minn.)
United States
Chatfield (Minn.)
Gloucester County (Va.)
Evansville (Minn.)
Saint Paul (Minn.)
Red River of the North
Sauk River Valley (Minn.)
New York--New York
Indiana
United States
Vevay (Ind.)
Minnesota
Minnesota--Saint Paul
Vevay (Ind.)
New York (State)
Oneota (Minn.)
Fort Garry (Man.)
Fort Garry (Man.)
Winona (Minn.)
Georgetown (Minn.)
Indiana--Vevay
Red Wing (Minn.)
Virginia--Gloucester County
London (England)
Cannon City (Minn. : Township)
Le Roy (Minn.)
Fort Snelling (Minn.)
Indiana--Vevay
Stillwater (Minn.)
New York (State)
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Religious education
Arts
Methodist Church--Clergy--Correspondence
Episcopal Church
Copyright
Syndicates (Journalism)
Libraries
Clubs
Authors, American--20th century--Manuscripts
Male authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
Steamboats
African Americans--Suffrage
Genealogy
Royalties
Magazine illustration
Authors
Slavery
Public libraries
Authors, American
Agriculture
Sunday schools
Lectures and lecturing
Literature--Societies, etc
Mortgages
Poetry, Modern--19th century
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865
Power of attorney
Eulogies
Investments
Autographs
Copyright, International
Books and reading
Authors, American--Correspondence
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Sermons
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Birth 1837-12-10

Death 1902-09-03

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