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Ticknor and Fields of Boston, Massachusetts was the premier "literary" publishing house in the United States during the middle years of the nineteenth century. Ticknor and Fields originated in the firm of Allen and Ticknor established in 1832. The partners in Ticknor and Fields were William D. Ticknor (one of the partners in Allen and Ticknor) and James T. Fields, who entered the firm as a junior partner in 1843. Fields edited the Atlantic monthly from 1861-1870. Fields was also a writer; his writings include: Poems (1849), Yesterdays with authors (1872), and Hawthorne (1876). In 1854, Fields married Annie Adams, an author, literary hostess, and social welfare worker. Ticknor and Fields became Fields, Osgood and Co. in 1868 when James R. Osgood joined the firm. After a series of changes, Fields, Osgood and Co. evolved into Houghton, Mifflin and Company.

From the guide to the Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890. Papers of George Henry Boker [manuscript] 1851-89. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ticknor and Fields. Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881. Houghton Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson journals and notebooks, 1820-1880, 1820-1880 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ticknor & Fields, firm, publishers, Boston. Checks, 1863-1865, Boston. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941. Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive), 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson [manuscript], 1848-1861. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860. Autograph letter signed G.P.R. James to: "Dear Sirs [Ticknor, Field & Co.] June 3, 1857. Wellesley College
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Reade, Charles, 1814-1884. Letter, [1856] Aug. 21, London. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Bright, John, 1811-1889. Autograph letter signed : Rochdale, to Ticknor & Fields, 1867 Jan. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Subscription list for William E. Marshall's engraving of Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1866. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Henry James letters to various correspondents and other material, 1861-1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1865-1891 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. William H. Prescott letter to Ticknor & Co. [manuscript], no date. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Dawes, Elizabeth F.,. Miscellaneous documents on American history, 1681-1921. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. L.H. Sigourney papers [manuscript], 1830-1865. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Speech : holograph / J.L. Motley, 1868 Oct. 20. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1813-1904. Clifton Waller Barrett Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
creatorOf Reade, Charles, 1814-1884. The box tunnel : manuscript, [1857] Houghton Library
referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Personal papers, 1808-1866 Houghton Library
referencedIn Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda, 1767-1914 (bulk 1850-1914) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Holiday romance : autograph manuscript signed, before 1868. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881,. James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ticknor and Fields. Letter to Rev. William Henry Furness, 1865. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Autograph letter signed : Concord, to Ticknor & Fields, 1867 May 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Oliver Wendell Holmes contracts with Ticknor and Fields, 1858-1900 (inclusive), 1859-1871 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ticknor and Fields. Letter, 1855, February 6 : Boston, to Dr. Elisha Bartlett. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Agreement to publish the works of Charles Dickens in the United States : autograph document signed, 1867 Apr. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mary Hyde Eccles papers Houghton Library
creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Culture : holograph, [1860]. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Greer, Louise, 1899-. Papers of Louise Greer [manuscript], 1851-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916. Letters to Ticknor and Fields [manuscript], 1868, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Reid, Mayne, 1818-1883. Autograph letter signed Mayne Reid to: "Gentlemen" [Messrs. Ticknor and Fields]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Harper & Brothers. Manuscript letter in the name of the firm (retained draft) : New York, to Messrs. Ticknor and Fields, 1859 Oct. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881,. James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library
creatorOf Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881,. Autograph album, undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Herbert, Henry William, 1807-1858. Autograph letter signed Henry Wm Herbert to: "Dear Gentlemen" April 23, 1857. Wellesley College
referencedIn Dick Gackenbach Papers., 1974-1991. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection, 1843-1883 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library
creatorOf Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Oliver Wendell Holmes contracts with Ticknor and Fields, 1858-1900 (inclusive), 1959-1871 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Fragment of a romance. Chapter 1. : The Brazen Serpent, [1863]. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Neal, John, 1793-1876. Papers of John Neal [manuscript] 1818-1873. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson miscellaneous correspondence, 1825-1881. Houghton Library
creatorOf Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. Correspondence with her sister [Mrs. Warren Preston] May 26, 1822, Oct. 28, 1827, : to Messrs Carey & Lea, 1830 June 20, Boston, to Mary E. Stearns [from] Aunt Maria, West Newton, July 17th, 1851, to Messrs. Ticknor Fields, Nov. 12, 1865, to Mrs. Spring, [n.d.], Mrs. Clarke, June 18, 1876, and a ms. of an essay. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881,. James Thomas Fields collection of additional autographs, 1750-1941. Houghton Library
creatorOf Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Walking : holograph, [1862]. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn Nathaniel Hawthorne collection, 1800-1919 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. Matthew Arnold note to Ticknor and Fields : Ambleside, Eng. : ALS, 1867 Sept. 8. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Ticknor and Fields. Ticknor and Fields contracts with Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1868 March 4. Houghton Library
referencedIn Murfree, Mary Noailles, 1850-1922. Mary Noailles Murfree papers, 1877-1928. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903. Papers, 1835-1906. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Harrison, Gilbert A. Gilbert A. Harrison papers relating to Thornton Wilder, 1956-1985. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916. Autograph letter signed : W. Cambridge, to Messrs. Ticknor & Fields, 1866 Jul. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Nathaniel Hawthorne collection, 1800-1919. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Papers of Fitz-Greene Halleck, 1803-1948 (bulk 1814-1867). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Tilton, Eleanor M. (Eleanor Marguerite), 1913-. Papers, 1770-1991. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gilbert A. Harrison papers relating to Thornton Wilder, 1939-1975 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ticknor and Fields. Letter to Robert Browning,h[manuscript] 1867 Aug. 27. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company records, 1866-1968. Houghton Library
referencedIn Voices from the Food Revolution: People Who Changed The Way Americans Eat, An oral history project conducted by Judith Weinraub, 2009-2011 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Jeffrey family. Jeffrey family papers, 1818-1903, 1818-1893 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. George William Curtis letters, 1867-1880. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881. Houghton Library
referencedIn Garrison family correspondence, 1857-1919. Houghton Library
creatorOf Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. Salmon P. Chase letters, 1861-1872. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Interesting MSS. of Edmund Burke : manuscript, [ca. 1863] Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn Library Of Congress, Manuscript Division. Alexander Dallas Bache Papers.
referencedIn Nichols, George, 1809-1882. Correspondence, 1827-1885 Houghton Library
creatorOf Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888. Mary Howitt letters and poems, 1832-1887. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Letterbooks, 1789-1866 Houghton Library
referencedIn Old Corner Bookstore restoration materials, 1960. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Life of William Hickling Prescott, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Edward Eggleston papers, 1856-1866. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Autograph File, G. 1641-2009. Houghton Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Papers of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith, 1843-1883. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907. Letters and Manuscripts, 1865-1904. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Eleanor M. Tilton Papers, 1770-1991 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. Yesterdays with authors, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ticknor and Fields. Account book, 1858-1859. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Dawes Collection of Documents on American History, 1681-1921 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Upham, Charles Wentwworth, 1802-1875. Autograph letter signed Charles W. Upham to Messrs. Tichnor & Fields [Publishers] May 14, 1856. Wellesley College
referencedIn Vol. CIII. 1829 -30 June 1872.includes:f. 1 Samuel Beazley, dramatist: Accompts with H. Colburn and R. Bentley: 1829, 1840.: Signed.f. 1 William Soden, builder, of London: Bill to R. Bentley: 1829.f. 2 Thomas Clark Shaw, of Spottiswoodes and ... British Library
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creatorOf Ticknor & Fields, for The Atlantic Monthly, to Walt Whitman, 6 March 1860 Walt Whitman Archive
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