Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873

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Editor of "Knickerbocker Magazine."

From the description of Letters of Lewis Gaylord Clark [manuscript], 1834-1867. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647804933

Lewis Gaylord Clark was an American author and editor, best known for his work with Knickerbocker Magazine. Born in Otisco, New York, Clark and his twin brother, Willis, were locally educated, and were encouraged to seek literary careers. Lewis Clark moved to New York City in 1832 and invested in the periodical Knickerbocker, becoming its editor. Under his editorship, the magazine become a popular success, publishing diverse works by many prominent American authors, and appealling to a conservative, cosmopolitan audience. Clark himself wrote the influential Editor's Table column, filled with gossip and celebrity news, which was soon imitated by other periodicals. Clark is also remembered for his curious and persistent animosity toward Edgar Allen Poe.

From the description of Lewis Gaylord Clark letter to My dear Mr. Childs, 1858 Nov.9. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 81275092

American editor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Junius S. Morgan, 1836 June 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623466

Editor and author. Clark was a contributor to Harper's Magazine and other periodicals.

From the description of Letter, 1841 January 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364409

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referencedIn Thomas Holley Chivers Collection, ca. 1850 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Gould, Hannah Flagg, 1789-1865. Poems and correspondence, 1824-1851 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Jarvis, William, 1770-1859. William Jarvis papers, 1793-1845. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Chivers, T. H. (Thomas Holley), 1809-1858. Papers of T.H. Chivers, 1850-1886. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter, 1841 January 4. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lewis Gaylord Clark corrspondence, 1833-1867 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Papers, 1835-1856. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848. Thomas Cole papers, 1821-1863. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Heuston, S., fl. 1855. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Fletcher Harper, 1855 Feb. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter to Lewis P. Clover. New York, NY. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter to Pliny Earle. New York, NY. 1840 June 11. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter, 1838, January 4, to Albert Gorton Greene, Providence, Rhode Island. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Lewis Cass papers, Cass, Lewis, papers, 1774-1924 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Shelton, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1881. Papers of F.W. Shelton [manuscript], 1873, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John W. Francis papers, 1798-1865, 1820-1860 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1934 (bulk 1830-1881). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1855-1856, 1842, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Lewis Gaylord Clark letter to My dear Mr. Childs, 1858 Nov.9. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Embury, Emma C. (Emma Catherine), 1806-1863. Emma C. Embury salon album, 1825-1870. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Shakespeare Society of New York. Records of the Shakespeare Society of New York [manuscript], 1852-1853. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Junius S. Morgan, 1836 June 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letters of Lewis Gaylord Clark [manuscript], 1834-1867. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter to [Lydia] Sigourney. New York, NY. 1838 Dec. 18. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Poems and correspondence, 1824-1851 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter to William Henry Seward. New York, NY. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter to Lewis Cass. New York, NY. 1836 Feb. 21. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter to [Horatio] Seymour. New York, NY. 1847 Oct. 8. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Poems and correspondence, 1824-1851 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Lewis Cass papers, 1774-1924. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861. John W. Francis papers, 1798-1865, bulk (1820-1860). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter to James Gates Percival. New York, NY. 1834 Nov. 5. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Inscriptions, 1841, April 16, and no date : addressed to M. de Bonneville and Lewis G. Clark. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Washington Irving Collection, 1842-1856 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter to James G. Percival. New York, NY. 1834 Sept. 8. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. L.H. Sigourney papers [manuscript], 1830-1865. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lewis Gaylord Clark Collection, 1834-1867, n.d. University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letters : Knickerbocker Sanctum, New York, to M.S. Beach, 1857 June 29 and July 2. UNH Durham, Dimond Library
referencedIn Frederick William Shelton Collection, 1873, n. d. University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889. Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers, 1842-1882. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Park Benjamin Papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873. Letter to George R. Graham. New York, NY. 1852 Feb. 13. University of Iowa Libraries
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
creatorOf Ware family. Papers, 1821-1891. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Conrad, Robert Taylor, 1810-1858. person
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associatedWith Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. person
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associatedWith Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. person
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associatedWith Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864 person
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associatedWith Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884 person
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Editors--United States--19th century
Publishers and Publishing
Periodical editors--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1808-10-05

Death 1873-11-03

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