Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892

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American poet and artist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644204873

Cranch was a Unitarian minister, poet, author, artist, editor, humorist, and member of the New England transcendentalist group.

From the description of Christopher Pearse Cranch illustrations of the New Philosophy, ca. 1837-1839. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612709068

Artist.

From the description of Christopher Pearse Cranch poem, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450008

Artist, poet, and Unitarian minister.

From the description of Letter, [18--] Nov. 28. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70954329

C.P. Cranch was the 10th child of William Cranch and Nancy Greenleaf Cranch, born on March 8, 1813 in the District of Columbia. He graduated from Columbian College in the District of Columbia (now George Washington University ) in 1832 and the Harvard Divinity School in 1835. Cranch served for a short time as a Unitarian minister, then moved to the Ohio Valley where he edited the transcendentalist magazine Western Messenger with James Freeman Clarke from 1837 to 1839. It was during this time that he drew a number of caricatures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, based upon passages in Emerson's works. Cranch went on to write and publish four volumes of poetry, wrote children's stories, translated texts in Latin and German, and was a landscape painter in the manner of the Hudson River School .

From the guide to the Christopher Pearse Cranch illustrations of the New Philosophy, ca. 1837-1839., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American author.

From the description of Longfellow : Paris : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, 1882 Mar. 28. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 84304376

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Morse, 1888 Jan. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525855

Multi-talented Unitarian minister Christopher Pearse Cranch was an accomplished scholar, painter, translator, poet and musician. An important Transcendentalist, he was respected for his creativity and engaging conversation. He and his family lived in Europe at different times, where he studied painting and circulated in European art and literary circles.

From the description of C.P. Cranch letter to E.C. Stedman, and translation of Clara's song in Egmont, from Goethe, 1880 and undated. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54049991

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creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Letter to Rev. W. H. Ward. Cambridge, MA. 1874 June 27. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Letter to [?]. New York, NY. 1868 Dec. 30. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. Letters received, 1876-1877. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. Alfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Hiram Powers, 1847 Apr. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Apthorp, William Foster, 1848-1913. John Sullivan Dwight. Scrapbook of poetry, death notices, etc. September 1893 Harvard Musical Association
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966,. Selected items from the autograph collection of De Coursey Fales, 1838-1865. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Manuscript copy in his hand of his poem, "The Old Days and the New" [manuscript] 1860. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn The Fraternity papers, 1874-1886 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908,. Poets of America collection, 1800-1908. University of Michigan
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Morse, 1888 Jan. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Century illustrated monthly magazine. Century Magazine letters, 1870-1918. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Thomas Codman Brook Farm collection, 1840-1901. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers, 1871-1919. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Educators and Librarians Collection, 1846-1953 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Cranch family. Cranch family papers, 1749-1882. Massachusetts Historical Society
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
referencedIn George William Curtis corresponcence, 1842-1893. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. A question / [Christopher Pearse Cranch]. Middlebury College
referencedIn George William Curtis corresponcence, 1842-1893. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Christopher Pearse Cranch illustrations of the New Philosophy, ca. 1837-1839. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Cranch, Elizabeth D. Autograph letters signed (2) : Rome, to Mrs. Hiram Powers, 1846 Nov. 16 and Dec. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. Papers of James Russell Lowell [manuscript], 1836-1887. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Codman, John Thomas. John Thomas Codman Brook Farm collection, 1840-1901. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Christopher Pearse Cranch illustrations of the New Philosophy, ca. 1837-1839. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Milkman, Jerome, b. 1884. Jerome Milkman scrapbooks, 1930-[ca. 1959]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Chase, J. Eastman. J. Eastman Chase papers, 1877-1917. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Hiram Powers, 1850 Nov. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Additional papers, 1767-1898. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Educators and librarians collection, 1846-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Letter, 1867 Jan. 24, New York, to [E.C.] Stedman [New York]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-92 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Letter, [18--] Nov. 28. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Hiram Powers, 1847 Jan. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. Letters to William James Stillman and John Durand from artists, 1854-1861. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Stebbins, Alfred. Alfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences. Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences records, 1847-1945. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Christopher Pearse Cranch papers, 1845-1873 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Fraternity (Literary Club). Papers, 1869-1877. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Stoop, Margaret Collins. Gnosis : for SATB chorus, vibraphone and marimba / Margaret Collins Stoop. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892. Cyrus Field letter to Gentlemen, 1866 Nov. 13. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. To the aurora borealis. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Stebbins, Alfred,. Alfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Christopher P. Cranch papers, 1782-1928. Library of Congress
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Longfellow : Paris : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, 1882 Mar. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Christopher Pearse Cranch poem, 1875. Library of Congress
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Evert Augustus Duyckinck papers, 1809-1878. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Emerson family papers, 1699-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse. Poems, 1844, Dec. 21, New York. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. C.P. Cranch letter to E.C. Stedman, and translation of Clara's song in Egmont, from Goethe, 1880 and undated. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Mrs. Hiram Powers, 1847 Dec. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cranch family. Papers, 1774-1818, 1879. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Eliot, Henry Ware, 1879-1947, collector. T. S. Eliot collection, 1881-1994. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. person
associatedWith Adams, John, 1735-1826. person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
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associatedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Codman, John Thomas. person
associatedWith Cranch, Eliza. person
associatedWith Cranch, Elizabeth D. person
associatedWith Cranch, Elizabeth de Windt. person
associatedWith Cranch family. person
associatedWith Cranch family. family
associatedWith Cranch, Mary Smith, 1741-1811. person
associatedWith Cranch, Richard, 1726-1811. person
associatedWith Cranch, William, 1769-1855. person
associatedWith Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. person
associatedWith Dwight, John Sullivan, 1813-1893. person
associatedWith Emerson family. family
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. person
associatedWith Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966, person
associatedWith Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892. person
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associatedWith Fraternity (Literary Club) corporateBody
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associatedWith Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936, person
associatedWith Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 person
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associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. person
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correspondedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 person
associatedWith James Freeman Clarke person
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associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Milkman, Jerome, b. 1884. person
associatedWith Miss E. P. Peabody. person
associatedWith Morris, Nicholson and Greenleaf (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Morse, Edwin Wilson, 1855-1924, person
associatedWith Myerson Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873, person
associatedWith Powers, Hiram, Mrs, person
associatedWith Ripley, George, 1802-1880. person
associatedWith Scott, Leonora Cranch, b. 1848. person
associatedWith Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. person
associatedWith Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences. corporateBody
associatedWith Stebbins, Alfred. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908, person
associatedWith Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. person
associatedWith Stoop, Margaret Collins. person
associatedWith Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Ticknor and Fields. corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, W.H. Reverend, person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
associatedWith Wunder, Richard P., person
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Poets, American--19th century
Artists--United States--19th century
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Auroras--Poetry
Artists
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Transcendentalism (New England)
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Birth 1813-03-08

Death 1892-01-20

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