Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867

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American author and poet, born and died in Guildford, Connecticut. After a youth spent in business in Connecticut, Halleck came to New York City and attracted attention with humorous articles he wrote for the New York Evening Post. In 1819 he published the first of several editions of his longest single poem, Fanny, a satire on current fashions, social climbings, and politics written in the stanza form and meter of Byron's Don Juan. Halleck's output was small and much of his best work was included inhis Poems of 1827. His correspondent, William Loring Andrews, would become well known in New York City as a book collector, amateur publisher, writer and founding member of the Grolier Club.

From the description of Letters : Guilford, Connecticut, to William Loring Andrews, 1865 Oct.25-1866 June 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122424242

Poet.

From the description of Letters, 1852-1867. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233127151

American poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickens, 1842 Feb. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270504494

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Guilford, Connecticut, to Hubert P. Mann, 1864 March 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270500066

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Guilford, Connecticut, to G.W. Childs, 1863 April 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270500059

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Guilford, Connecticut, to William Loring Andrews, bibiliophile and author, 1866 Sept. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270500047

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to John P. Knowles, 1836 Jan. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270502791

From the description of Marco Bozzaris : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, 1857 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270510777

From the description of Papers of Fitz-Greene Halleck, 1803-1948 (bulk 1814-1867). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793536

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Guilford, Conn., to Cyrus W. Field, 1859 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 529875267

Fitz-Greene Halleck was a poet and long-time member of New York's literary circle. Born in Guilford, Conn., to Puritan stock, Halleck moved to New York and began working for banker Jacob Barker; he would later serve as John Jacob Aster's private secretary. He started writing poetry, and had early success writing with Joseph Rodman Drake as The Croakers. His verse was light and witty, distinguished by lyricism, satirically commenting on contemporary social issues in traditional narrative forms, and reminiscent of Byron. Although a popular and respected poet, he insisted on amateur status, and wrote little verse in his later years. After his death, a statue of the poet was dedicated in Central Park.

From the description of Fitz-Greene Halleck letters, 1824-1862. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60678028

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creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Poems of Fitz-Greene Halleck, 1854. Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Solyman, 1790-1876. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Fitz-Greene Halleck, 1837 May 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888. Letter to Fitz-Greene Halleck [manuscript], 1842 March 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Letter, 1836, January 23, New York, to his sister [Maria Halleck]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892. Collection of letters and documents related to Cyrus W. Field and the Atlantic cable, [1855 Feb. 25-1886 Nov. 29]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855. Letters, 1837-1855, London. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letter, 1880, March 29, New York, to Mrs. John Carter Brown. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Silas Weir Mitchell Collection, 1870-1911 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Papers, 1835-1856. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Autograph letter signed Fitz-Greene Halleck to: "Sir" February 13, 1857. Wellesley College
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Autograph letter signed : Guilford, Conn., to Cyrus W. Field, 1859 Aug. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Eliot, Jacob, 1700-1766. Jacob Eliot family papers, 1716-1945 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Letters, 1841-1865. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Papers, 1860-1928. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autographs of notable Americans of the nineteenth century, 1800s. The California Digital Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1795-1867. Letters : Guilford, Connecticut, to William Loring Andrews, 1865 Oct.25-1866 June 24. Grolier Club
referencedIn Onderdonk, William Holmes,. William Holmes Onderdonk autograph letter collection, 1839-1885. Newberry Library
referencedIn Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879. Letter, 1842 April 27 [n.p.], to Mr. Ticknor [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Letter : Guilford, Conn., to C. Edwards Lester, n.p., 1862 May 2. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Autograph letter signed : Guilford, Connecticut, to Hubert P. Mann, 1864 March 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Letter : to J. Harvey, Esq., 1841 Dec. 29. University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Note : Guilford, Conn., to unknown woman, 1864 June 14. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn D. Appleton and Company. Correspondence, 1864-1933. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn The Croakers : manuscript, 1819 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1795-1867. Letters : Guilford, Connecticut, to William Loring Andrews, 1865 Oct.25-1866 June 24. Grolier Club
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Philoclean Society of Rutgers College, 1825-1927 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882. Thurlow Weed papers, 1838-1891. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Embury, Emma C. (Emma Catherine), 1806-1863. Emma C. Embury papers, 1736-ca. 1903. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fitz-Greene Halleck papers, 1825-1868 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Autograph letter signed : Guilford, Connecticut, to G.W. Childs, 1863 April 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Note : Guilford, Conn., to unknown woman, 1864 June 14. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1864?. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Cooper, Susan Fenimore, 1813-1894. Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, to "My young friend", 1884 Apr. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Adams, Louisa Catherine, 1775-1852. Poems [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. [Letter] : 1865 December 27th, Guilford, Connecticut [to] "Dear Sir." Haverford College Library
creatorOf Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914. Papers of Silas Weir Mitchell, 1870-1911. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letters, 1868-1907. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884. Samuel Ward papers, 1647-1912. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Joseph Rodman Drake papers, 1817, 1903 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Autograph letter signed : Guilford, Connecticut, to William Loring Andrews, bibiliophile and author, 1866 Sept. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1836-1942. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Papers, 1867. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn "The Croakers" collection, [184-?]-1904. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Drake, Joseph Rodman, 1795-1820. To fortune : autograph manuscript copy of the poem, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Park Benjamin Papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Adams, Louisa Catherine, 1775-1852. Poems, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Donald Grant Mitchell papers, 1787-1936 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Papers of Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1835-1866. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Philoclean Society (Rutgers University). Records, 1825-1927 (bulk 1825-1890). Rutgers University
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Letters, 1852-1867. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Bristed, Charles. Letter to Fitz-Greene Halleck. New Haven, CT. 1837 July 4. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Ingraham, D. P. Letter, 1826, Sept. 27, New York, to Fitz-Greene Halleck, Esq. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Papers of Fitz-Greene Halleck, 1803-1948 (bulk 1814-1867). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barker, Jacob, 1779-1871. Letter to B. F. Butler [manuscript] , 1824 July 13. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Elliott, A. Lovell. A. Lovell Elliott autograph collection, 1780-1853. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880. Papers of Epes Sargent, 1839-1880. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Autograph letter signed : New York, to John P. Knowles, 1836 Jan. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Fitz-Greene Halleck letters, 1824-1862. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Emma C. Embury papers, 1736-ca. 1903 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Marco Bozzaris : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, 1857 Apr. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Andrews, William Loring, 1837-1920. Collection of scrapbooks and associated materials relating to the book arts, 1867-1920. Grolier Club
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickens, 1842 Feb. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jacob Eliot family papers, 1716-1945 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Samuel Ward papers, 1647-1912 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Drake, Joseph Rodman, 1795-1820. Papers of Joseph Rodman Drake [manuscript], 1815-1834. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American literary collection, 1805-1930. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
referencedIn Maria Gowen Brooks papers, ca. 1827-1946, ca. 1827-1843 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Frederick Swartwout Cozzens Collection, 1851-1868 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Brooks, Maria Gowen, 1794 or 5-1845. Maria Gowen Brooks papers, ca. 1827-1946, bulk (ca. 1827-1843). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lawson, James, 1799-1880. Papers of James Lawson, 1821-1878. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout), 1818-1869. Papers of Frederic S. Cozzens, 1851-1868 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1835-1856. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hackett, James Henry, 1800-1871,. Autograph letters signed from James Henry Hackett to various recipients [manuscript], 1827-1869. Folger Shakespeare Library
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associatedWith Adams, Louisa Catherine, 1775-1852. person
correspondedWith Adkins, Nelson Frederick, 1897- person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
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associatedWith Barker, Jacob, 1779-1871, person
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associatedWith Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. person
associatedWith Benjamin, Park, 1849-1922 person
correspondedWith Blood, Benjamin Paul, 1832-1919 person
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associatedWith Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885 person
associatedWith Bristed, Charles. person
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associatedWith Brooks, Maria Gowen, 1794 or 5-1845. person
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associatedWith Brown, Sophia Augusta (Brown). person
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associatedWith Drake, Joseph Rodman, 1795-1820. person
associatedWith Duyckinck collection corporateBody
associatedWith Eliot, Jacob, 1700-1766. person
associatedWith Eliot, Jacob, 1734-1785 person
associatedWith Elliott, A. Lovell. person
associatedWith Embury, Emma C. (Emma Catherine), 1806-1863. person
associatedWith Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892, person
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associatedWith Hall, A. Oakey (Abraham Oakey), 1826-1898, person
correspondedWith Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1797-1867 person
associatedWith Halleck, Maria person
associatedWith Halleck, Maria, person
associatedWith Hervey, Frank, person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Connecticut
Subject
Poets, American--19th century--Correspondence
Poets, American
Poets--19th century
Occupation
Poets
Poets, American--19th century.--Connecticut
Authors, American--19th century.--Connecticut
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Person

Birth 1790-07-08

Death 1867-11-19

Americans

English

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