Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898

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Theodore Sedgwick Fay was an American novelist and poet. In 1828 he joined N. P. Willis and George Pope Morris in the editorship of the New York mirror. In 1833 he began supplying the Mirror with a series of sprightly travel sketches from Europe. Edgar Allan Poe's excoriating review of Fay's popular novel, Norman Leslie, in 1835 launched Poe's career as a critic. After holding various diplomatic posts in London, Berlin, and Switzerland, Fay retired in 1861 to Germany where he died.

From the description of Theodore S. Fay letters to Jane Porter, 1836-1840. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 34969081

Theodore Sedgwick Fay was an American novelist and poet. In 1828 he joined N.P. Willis and George Pope Morris in the editorship of the New York mirror. In 1833 he began supplying the Mirror with a series of sprightly travel sketches from Europe. Edgar Allan Poe's excoriating review of Fay's popular novel, Norman Leslie, in 1835 launched Poe's career as a critic. After holding various diplomatic posts in London, Berlin, and Switzerland, Fay retired in 1861 to Germany where he died.

From the description of Theodore S. Fay letters to George Pope Morris, 1834 and 1840. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52615697

American writer and diplomat.

From the description of Papers of Theodore S. Fay [manuscript], 1842-1850. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812317

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British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000981.0x00012c

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referencedIn Ellsworth, Henry William, 1814-1864. Henry William Ellsworth papers, 1796-1886 (bulk 1845-1849). Library of Congress
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S., 1807-1898. Letter, 1842 March 28, Berlin, to Daniel Webster [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Henry William Ellsworth Papers, 1796-1886, (bulk 1845-1849) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Berger, Auguste de, baron. Autograph letter : Berlin, to Theodore S. Fay, 1840 Sept. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Evans family. Evans family papers, 1866-1918. University of Michigan
creatorOf Wheaton, Henry, 1785-1848. Autograph letters (2) : Berlin, to Theodore Sedgwick Fay, 1838 Jan. 22 and 1838 Jan. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE of Sir Henry Ellis, K.H., Principal Librarian of the British Museuin, consisting chiefly of letters from literary men, librarians, etc.; 1828-1839. The names of the writers are given in the Index. Paper; ff. 293. Quarto. Presen..., 1828-1839 British Library
referencedIn Barnard, Daniel D. (Daniel Dewey), 1797-1861. Letter, 1850 December 23, Berlin, to Daniel Webster [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898. Autograph letter signed : to Nehemiah Knight, (1832) Nov. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fay, Theodore Sedgwick, 1807-1898. Autograph letters signed (20) : Berlin, to Henry Wheaton (16), Catharine Wheaton and Martha Burrill Wheaton, 1838 Jan. 21-1844 Dec. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898. Letters, 1889 Oct. 16 and 17, and [n.d.] Berlin, to E.P. Evans, Munich. University of Michigan
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898. Letter, 1829, March 20, New York, to Clintock Yoning(?). Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Nathaniel Parker Willis Collection, 1835-1863 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Mayflower. The cloud : manuscript, [ca. 1855] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898. Theodore S. Fay letters to George Pope Morris, 1834 and 1840. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Papers of Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1835-1866. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898. Papers of Theodore S. Fay [manuscript], 1842-1850. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898. Autograph letter signed : to Benjamin F. Butler, 1838 Feb. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bacon, Edwin M. (Edwin Monroe), 1844-1916. Letters, ca. 1869-1913. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Evans family. Papers, 1866-1918. University of Michigan
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898. Autograph signature to letter : to W. O. Fowler, 1852 Sept. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Burroughs, Benjamin. Papers, 1809-1847. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898. Autograph signature to letter : to the Editor of the Allgemeine Zeitung, 1855 Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. LIV ( ff. 333 ). 14 Feb. 1837-19 Nov. 1840.Richard Bentley, publisher (I): Agreements with authors and others: 1829-1871.: Mostly signed.includes:ff. 1-2 (signed), 3 (draft) Captain Sir John Ross, RN: Agreements with R. Bentley: 1837-1838.ff.... British Library
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1934 (bulk 1830-1881). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898. Theodore S. Fay letters to Jane Porter, 1836-1840. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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associatedWith Bacon, Edwin M. (Edwin Monroe), 1844-1916. person
associatedWith Barnard, Daniel D. (Daniel Dewey), 1797-1861. person
associatedWith Berger, Auguste de, baron. person
associatedWith Burroughs, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Butler, Benjamin F., person
associatedWith Capewell & Kimmel (Firm) corporateBody
correspondedWith Ellsworth, Henry William, 1814-1864. person
associatedWith Evans, E. P. (Edward Payson), 1831-1917. person
associatedWith Evans family. family
associatedWith Evans family. family
associatedWith Farmer, Henry. person
associatedWith Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. person
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Fuller, B. A. G. (Benjamin Apthorp Gould), 1879-1956 person
associatedWith Hone, Philip, 1780-1851 person
associatedWith Knight, Nehemiah, person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
associatedWith Mayflower. person
associatedWith Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864, person
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1822-1891 person
associatedWith Porter, Jane, 1776-1850, person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Wheaton, Catharine, person
associatedWith Wheaton, Henry, 1785-1848. person
associatedWith Wheaton, Martha Burrill, person
associatedWith Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. person
associatedWith Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894. person
associatedWith Yoning, Clintock, person
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Birth 1807-02-10

Death 1898-11-17

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