John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007

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John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007

John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007

Over 22,400 books in the Childhood in Poetry Collection, which includes approximately 35,000 volumes, since many sets have multiple volumes. Over 69 Linear Ft. of manuscript and additional materials.

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Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887

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American poet. From the description of Letter [manuscript], 1871, Albany, New York, to [James Ripley] Osgood. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823406 John Godfrey Saxe (June 2, 1816 - 1887) was an American poet perhaps best known for his parable, "The Blindmen and the Elephant."He was mentioned several times in "The Penultimate Peril.", along with his most famous poem. He was described as an American humorist poet of the nineteenth cenury.Biographical Source:...

Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953

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Franco-British writer. From the description of Letters : to Miss Penn, 1917 Nov. 24 and 1929 Mar. 15. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122601939 English historian, essayist, poet and novelist born La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France July 27, 1870; died Guildford, England July 16, 1953. Belloc wrote biographies of Robespierre (1901) Marie Antoinette (1909) and numerous works on English political history. From 1920-19...

Eliot, Ebenezer, 1781-1849

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Mayfield, John

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Graves, Robert, 1895-1985

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Robert (Von Ranke) Graves was born in London in 1895. He attended King's College School and Rokeby School, Wimbledon, Copthorne School, Sussex, Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, 1907-14. In 1926, he received a B. Litt. From St. John's College, Oxford. He was the author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, autobiographies, historical novels, essays, librettos, criticism, short stories, and children’s books. Graves also translated and edited a number of works. He died in 1985 in Deya, Majorca, Sp...

Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

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John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...

Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886

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Poet. Full name: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. From the description of Emily Dickinson papers, 1847-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423614 Dickinson was a poet of Amherst, Mass. John Long Graves was her cousin. From the description of Letters to John Long Graves, 1854-1927. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79380981 Emily Dickinson, poet of Amherst, Massachusetts, received formal training in botany and horticulture while a student at Amherst ...

Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971

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American poet. From the description of The Voluble Wheel Chair (for Eugène--March 31,1952) : Baltimore : autograph poem signed, written for Eugène Reynal, 1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612668 American writer. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 16 March 1962, to Mr. Miller, 1962 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874504 American poet Ogden Nash was born in New York and raised along the east coast. Afte...

Johnson, Burges, 1877-1963

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Burges Johnson (1877-1963) (AC 1899) was an editor, publisher writer of popular literature and college professor. He also wrote extensively on curriculum development in higher education. He taught at Vassar College (1915-1926), Syracuse University (1926-1935) and Union College (1935-1944). From the description of Johnson papers, 1894-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 52218868 American author. From the description of Letter to E. Ording [manuscript], 1942 March...

Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850

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British poet. From the description of Letters, 1827 Jan. 12-1836 Feb. 20. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315953362 Wordsworth, English poet. From the description of [Letters, 1826-1848] / Wm. Wordsworth. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 501844796 Wordsworth was an English poet. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1801-1853. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122372656 From the guide to the William Wordsw...

Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935

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American author, illustrator, wit. From the description of Papers of Oliver Herford, 1899-1904. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32135326 American author. From the description of Letter, n.d., N.Y. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80850053 Artist and author. From the description of Papers of Oliver Herford, 1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452089 ...

Masefield, John, 1878-1967

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The English poet, playwright and novelist, John Masefield was born in 1878 in Ledbury. After running away to sea early (when he was thirteen) he settled in London from 1897 and devoted himself to writing. Later he moved to Oxford which was where he lived when most of the following collection was produced. Masefield became Poet Laureate in 1930 and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1935. Among his more notable works are, some early reflections of his maritime experiences in Salt Water Ballads (19...

Guest, Edgar A. (Edgar Albert), 1881-1959

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Guest was born Aug. 20, 1881 in Eng., the son of Edwin and Julia Guest. He graduated from Central High School in Detroit (Mich.) in 1897. He started writing when age 14. Guest worked as a newspaper man for the Detroit Free Press, 1895-1959. He did radio presentations and his verse was syndicated across the country. Guest married and had two children. He was frequently referred to as "The Poet of the Plain People". Guest died in 1959. (Information from Michigan Authors, pp. 146-147.) The Clarke H...

De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956

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Walter De la Mare (1873-1956) was a British poet, novelist, short story writer, critic, essayist, anthologist, dramatist, and a prolific writer of children's poetry and fiction. From the description of Papers of Walter De la Mare, 1923-1956. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122584933 Mégroz was the early biographer of de la Mare. From the description of Letter, c. 1923, to R.L. Mégroz. (Unknown). WorldCat record...

Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828

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English wood-engraver. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newcastle, to Fenwick Bewick, 1786 Jan. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870325 Thomas Bewick was a noted English wood engraver, artist, and naturalist. From the description of Chillingham Bull / Thomas Bewick. 1789. (Southwestern University). WorldCat record id: 233574761 Born near Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in 1753, Thomas Bewick was a wood engraver and ornithologist whose ...

Cory, Fanny Y.

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Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

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Robert Lewis (later changed to "Louis") Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850. He attended the University of Edinburgh intending to become a civil engineer like his father, but ill health curtailed his studies and prompted him to travel to warmer climates. This inspired Stevenson to write stories, novels and essays about his travels. While in France he met American artist Fanny Osbourne. The two fell in love, and in 1879 Stevenson traveled to California, where he...

Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929

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(William) Bliss Carman (1861-1929) was a Canadian poet and editor. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, he studied at the universities of New Brunswick and Harvard. He is usually grouped with the Confederation Poets, who developed a distinctively Canadian poetic voice in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Yet this identification with the Confederation group is somewhat misleading as Carman spent much of his life in New England and many readers assumed that he was American. Carman ed...

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882

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English painter and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Mrs. Gilchrist, [ca. 1863 Mar. 12]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 713659894 From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : place not specified, to William Allingham, [1859 Dec.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 708246618 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Alexander Gilchrist, [1861 Sept. 14]. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843

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English poet, literary scholar, historian and biographer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keswick, to an unidentified man, 1836 Jan. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 603582965 English poet and man of letters. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keswick, to Moxon, 1837 July 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662734 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keswick, to an unidentified correspondent, 1837 Mar. 2....

MacGregor, Archie

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Keats, John, 1795-1821

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Keats was an English poet. From the description of Collection, 1814-1891. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612376586 From the description of John Keats miscellaneous papers and portraits, 1814-1923. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612730197 From the guide to the John Keats miscellaneous papers and portraits, 1816-1934., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) John Keats was an English poet and literary critic. ...

Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906

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Poet and author. From the description of Papers of Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1873-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067921 Paul Laurence Dunbar of Dayton, Ohio, was an African-American writer of fiction, poetry, and plays. Dunbar is widely acknowledged as the first important black poet in American literature. He also worked at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C, as an assistant clerk, 1897-1898. From the description of Paul Laurence Dunbar letters and leaf...

Geisel, Theodor Seuss, 1904-1991

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Author, illustrator. From the description of Manuscripts, 1976 November. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 239653010 Biography Theodor Seuss Geisel, beloved author and illustrator of children's books known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts to Theodor Robert and Henrietta (Seuss) Geisel. His father, the son of German immigrant parents, managed the family brewery and later...

Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898

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See Lewis Carroll in many other sources for biographical information. From the guide to the Charles Lutwidge Dodgson collection, undated, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) Dodgson is better known as Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in wonderland. From the description of [Letter, 18]94 Mar. 29, Ch.Ch., Oxford [to Mabel Scott] / C. L. Dodgson. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 213330160 Charles Dodgson w...

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet and translator. Born on March 6, 1806, Barrett Browning became proficient in Greek, Latin, French, and other European languages. At the age of eleven she wrote a verse "epic" in four books of rhyming couplets, "The Battle of Marathon," which was privately printed in 1820 at her father's expense. She went on to write such works as "An essay on mind," "Sonnets from the Portuguese," and "Aurora Leigh." In September of 1846, she secretly marr...

Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956

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Alan Alexander Milne (b. January 18, 1882, London, England-d. January 31, 1956, Hartfield, England) was born to John Vine Milne, the headmaster of Henley House School, and Sarah Maria Heginbotham Milne. Known best for his children’s stories, Milne was also a prolific essayist, playwright, and mystery writer. As a child, Milne attended his father’s school, where H. G. Wells was one of his instructors. Beginning at age eleven, Milne attended Westminster School and later en...

Douglas, Alfred Bruce, 1870-1945

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Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas was an English writer, best known for his controversial personality and scandalous relationship with Oscar Wilde. Born into an aristocratic family, Douglas attended Winchester College and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he wrote and participated in sports, but didn't take a degree. His well-chronicled relationship with Oscar Wilde provoked Douglas' father to insult Wilde, prompting a disastrous lawsuit that ended with Wilde imprisoned for two years. Douglas had a strong...

Macdonald, George, 1824-1905

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MacDonald was British poet and novelist. From the guide to the George MacDonald papers, ca. 1851-1905., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) MacDonald was a British poet and novelist. From the description of George MacDonald papers, ca. 1851-1905. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612373115 This Scottish children's author and novelist was the son of a weaver who attended Aberdeen University before training as a Congrega...

Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939

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W.B. (William Butler) Yeats (1865-1939), poet and dramatist, born in County Sligo, Ireland. From the description of W.B. Yeats collection, 1875-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863171 British poet. From the description of Letter : to William Weber, Brooklyn, New York : holograph, 12 May [no year]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18786005 William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist. From t...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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American writer and physician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Beverley Farm, Mass., to Tristram Coffin, 1890 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544690 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Tristram Coffin, 1891 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361192 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to [Tristram Coffin], 1891 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361674 From the descript...

Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958

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Poet. From the description of Papers of Alfred Noyes, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454022 Author Alfred Noyes was born in England and attended Oxford, although he left without earning a degree. He published his first book of poems at the age of twenty-one, and within ten years had become the most commercially successful poet of his day. Popular and prolific, Noyes wrote disarming, skillful verse in traditional metre, and actively opposed the Modernist movement. He ...

Housman, A.E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936

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A.E. Housman was a classical scholar, professor of Latin at Cambridge University, and poet. From the description of Letter to "Dear Sirs," 1922. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288834 English poet and classical scholar. At Trinity College, Cambridge, 1911-1936. From the description of [Letter] 1931 Apr. 15, Trinity College, Cambridge, England [to Helen] Peck / A. E. Housman. (Smith College). WorldCat record id...

Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894

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English-Italian poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hastings, to Miss Howitt, [1864 Dec. 26?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657751 Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) was an English poet. From the description of Sirs, ye are brethren, 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 365128412 Christina Georgina Rossetti, English poet. From the description of [Letter and poem] / Christian G. Rossetti. [1876] (Smith College). W...

Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834

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Author and critic who collaborated with his sister, Mary . From the description of Papers of Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb, circa 1797. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015040 Was originally mounted in Lamb's Mrs. Leicester's School. From the description of Letter to "Dear T" : ALS, [1826?] Sept. 29. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26560794 English essayist. From the description of Another version of the same : autograp...

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907

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New Hampshire-born author and poet. From the description of Letter : Redman Farm, Ponkapog, Mass. to John M. Milson, 1904 May 25. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103796 From the description of Letters and ephemera, 1879-1891. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103833 From the description of Letters to Israel Tisdale Talbot, 1868-1875. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103776 During the Civil War Aldrich worked a...

Sigourney, Dora Sigerson, 1868-1918

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Hemans, Mrs., 1793-1835

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Felicia Hemans was one of the first successful female English career poets. For a brief time, she was the most popular and acclaimed poet writing in England. Mrs. Hemans embodies a significant transition in English poetry from Romantic lyricism to the moral and patriotic themes prevalent in the Victorian era. From the description of Felicia Hemans letters and poems, 1825, n.d. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50039596 Felicia Dorothea Browne Hem...

Cowper, William, 1731-1800

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William Cowper, English poet. From the guide to the William Cowper manuscript material : 32 items, ca. 1784-1799, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) English poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Weston Underwood, to William [i.e. Walter] Churchey, 1786 Dec. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270531182 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Olney], to Lady Austen, 1782 Aug...

Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

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Amy Crowe (1831-1865) was a family friend who lived with Thackeray as his adopted daughter and later married Thackerays̓ cousin Edward Talbot Thackeray. From the description of [Letter] to Amy Crowe, 27 September [1854], 36 Onslow Sqr. Brompton. [1854] (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 35091085 Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. J. Pearson and Co. and George William Childs were booksellers in London. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchi...

Shaw, John Mackay

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John M. Shaw served as the personal secretary and biographer of Thomas Eugene Mitten, president of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company. From the description of Papers, 1919-1929. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122635490 ...

McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978

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American playwright and memoirist. From the description of Lillian Hellman Papers, 1904-1984 (bulk 1934-1984). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 78685575 Lillian Hellman, the author of Little Foxes and Watch on the Rhine, was the executor of the estate of the novelist Dashiell Hammett. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1979. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id:...

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

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Poet and author, Cornell University non-resident professor. From the description of James Russell Lowell letter and portrait, 1871 July 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 123412650 Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited The Atlantic Monthly, and with Charles Eliot Norton, The North American Review ; was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard; and U.S. minister to Spain and to England. Aldrich was ...

Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

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William Cullen Bryant (b. November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts-d. June 12, 1878, New York, New York), American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post....

Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997

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The interview took place at Wells College, New York. From the description of Audio interviews with poet Denise Levertov by Clive Scott Chisholm : sound recordings, 1973 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864806 Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Denise Levertov and her husband, Mitchell Goodman. From the description of Letters, 1965-1976, to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155871475 ...

Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901

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Artist and book illustrator. From the description of Letters, 1895-1901. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40067220 English illustrator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to an unidentified correspondent, 1885 March 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270501055 Kate Greenaway, English illustrator. From the description of Kate Greenaway manuscript material : 1 item, 1889 (New York Public Library). WorldCa...

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888

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English painter and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 61 Promenade des Anglais [Nice], to Lady Duncan, 1865 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129778 From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : Cairo, Cannes, Paris, San Remo, and Botzen, to Mrs. (later Lady) Digby Wyatt, 1866 Dec. 30-1871 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598498 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Villa Tennyson, San Remo, to Wilkie [Col...

Carleton, William, 1794-1869

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Irish novelist. From the description of National literature and Mr. Lever : M.S. of an article for The Nation : autograph manuscript signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875263 ...

Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950

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Poet and author. From the description of Edna St. Vincent Millay papers, 1832-1992 (bulk 1900-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066360 American poet. From the description of ALS : Camden, Maine, to Eleanor Morgan Patterson, 1916 June 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442927 From the description of Photograph of Edna St. Vincent Millay [manuscript], 1920 August. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812089 ...

Scott, Walter, 1771-1832

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Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, Melrose, to the Marchioness of Abercorn, [1818] Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747107129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified to Charles [Sharpe], [1817 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 745119219 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Slade], 1803 June [3]. (Unknown). W...

Gilbert, W.S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911

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English poet and librettist. From the description of Autograph quotation signed, dated : [London], 14 December 1909, 1909 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577865 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 10 March 1888, to [Michael Gunn?], 1888 Mar. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873354 Green was an English actor and comedian. Gilbert was an English playwright and humorist best known for his collaboration with Sir Arthur Sull...

Morley, Christopher, 1890-1959

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Dalziel, George, 1815-1902

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Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe, 1850-1943

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The daughter of Samuel Gridley and Julia (Ward) Howe, Richards was the author of more than eighty books, most of them for young people. She and her sister, Maude Howe Elliott, wrote Life and Letters of Julia Ward Howe (1910), which received the first Pulitzer Prize for biography. For additional biographical information, see American Women Writers (1981). From the description of Letter, 1904. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008342 ...

Hood, Thomas, 1799-1845

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Thomas Hood, English poet and humorist. From the description of Thomas Hood manuscript material : 3 items, 1823-1834 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 428892805 British poet. From the description of Papers, 1812-1889 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 42584177 English author and poet. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : [London], to Robert Balmanno, 1828 Sept. 10-1829 Jan. 12. (Unknown). Wo...

Fyleman, Rose, 1877-1957

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Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859

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English essayist and poet. From the description of [Letters] / Leigh Hunt. [1848-1856] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 234302986 From the description of Criticism on female beauty : notes, ca. 1824. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510755 Leigh Hunt moved from Chelsea to Kensington in 1840. From the description of Leigh Hunt, letter : Kensington, England : Autograph note signed, [1840?] Nov. 22. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record...

Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875

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English poet, apologist and naturalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to Fanny Grenfell, 1842 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864471 English clergyman, author, teacher. From the description of Letter, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122549986 From the guide to the Charles Kingsley letter, undated, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Author and clergyman of the Church of England. From the de...

Sendak, Maurice

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Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. He began his art career as a cartoonist and display artist, and in the 1940s he started to illustrate children's books. Sendak illustrated many well-known author's books in the early years of his career, including Meindart De Jong, Ruth Krause, Charlotte Zolotow, and Janice Udry; he also illustrated Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear series. In the 1950s he began to write children's picture books. Throughout his long career he has c...

Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943

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This was given to Mary Schofield by William H. Nolan, 1979. From the description of An Old Woman who lived in a Shoe : photocopy of original manuscript, nd. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872551 English author and illustrator. From the description of Bedtime, 1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367390507 Beatrix Potter was born July 28 (or 6 according to some sources), 1866 in London, England; she died December 22, 1943 in Sawrey, England. She was th...

Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912

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Scottish man of letters. From the description of Enchanted cigarettes : [n.p.] : autograph essay signed, [ca. 1891]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598917 Author and scholar Andrew Lang was born in Scotland, and educated at St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Oxford. He resolved to be a journalist, and wrote articles and columns for various publications, but eventually this versatile and prolific author produced poetry, fiction, essays on various topics, history, literary criticism...

Blake, William, 1757-1827

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Epithet: poet, engraver, artist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001137.0x0001f1 The original manuscript was acquired in 1847 by the English poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti. It is now, British Library. Add. 49460. From the description of Rossetti manuscript : [stats], 1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612881103 English artist, poet and mystic. From the description of Au...

Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892

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The recipient was Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria, with whom Tennyson had an extensive correspondence. From the description of Alfred Tennyson letter to Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, 1867 Oct. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865322 British poet. From the description of Papers, 1831-1909. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20188602 Tennyson was Poet Laureate of England during much of the latter part of...

Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932

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Kenneth Grahame worked for the Bank of England and wrote articles and stories for journals, mostly about children. Collections of stories appeared in The golden age, published in 1895, and in Dream days, published in 1898. His best known work was The wind in the willows, published in 1908. Grahame became a recluse after the suicide of his son, Alastair, in 1920. From the description of Kenneth Grahame letters, 1918-1920. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: ...

Tabb, John B. (John Banister), 1845-1909

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John Banister Tabb From the guide to the John Banister Tabb Letter, 1901, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) American priest and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mr. Small, 1899 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575110 From the description of Autograph letters signed, some with initials (11) and postal cards (3) : Ellicott City, Md., to Laurens Maynard, 1900 Jun. 19-1906 Jan. 14...

Russell, George William A. E.

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Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931

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Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was born in Springfield, IL. He studied in Ohio, Chicago, and New York and acquired a reputation as a poet and lecturer. Lindsay became famous for his walk from Springfield, IL to New Mexico in 1912, and for an unusual method of writing poetry. In 1924 he arrived in Spokane where he worked as a columnist for the "Spokesman-Review". He returned to Springfield in 1929, and at the time of his death was a major figure in American poetry. From the description of Co...

Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644

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Pitter, Ruth, 1897-1992

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Poet. From the description of Papers of Ruth Pitter, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 76960556 Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x000349 Ruth Pitter was a British poet and artist. She began writing poetry at an early age, and published numerous volumes, to the delight of her small but loyal following. Her style was traditional, and she was easily overlooked by the pu...

[Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748.]

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English non conformist theologian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to his brother (Enoch?), 1731 Dec. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661040 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Daniel Gerdes, 1745/6 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661048 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to his brother Enoch, 1731 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661031 Minister and hymn writer. ...

Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905

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Student at University of Maine. From the description of Folklore paper, 1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70940118 American writer. Best known for her story of Hans Brinker. From the description of Letters, [1861?]-1894. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122464651 American author and editor. From the description of Papers of Mary Mapes Dodge, 1875-1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136440 Mary ...

Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916

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American Poet. From the description of Little Orphant Annie. Last stanza : AMsS, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540708 James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet, journalist, and lecturer. From the description of James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964] bulk (1878-1915). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363959 From the guide to the James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964, 1878-...

Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

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Author and Nobel Prize winner. From the description of TLS, 1924 March 4 : Sussex, to Commander Clarke Millen, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 17153795 Kipling was a British author. Beaverbrook was a British capitalist, and newspaper publisher. From the description of Letters to Baron Beaverbrook, 1885-1918. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122609327 From the guide to the Letters to Baron Beaver...

Phillips, George

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Epithet: of Ramsgate British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000243.0x0002d8 Epithet: of Portsmouth British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000243.0x000269 Epithet: of Add MS 36066 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000243.0x0002d7 ...

Browning, Robert, 1812-1889

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Robert Browning was a British poet. Born on May 7, 1812, Browning wrote his first major work,"Pauline: a fragment of a confession" at the age of twenty. He married Elizabeth Barrett in 1826 and with her encouragement went on to become one of the major Victorian poets. From the description of Robert Browning collection of papers, [1835?]-1933 bulk ([1835?]-1889). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615581 Browning was an English poet. From the descri...

Gale, Norman, 1862-1942

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Montgomery, James, 1771-1854

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Scottish poet,hymn writer, and humanitarian. From the description of James Montgomery letter to an unidentified correspondent [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 456423757 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Mount near Sheffield, England, to Virgil David, Lawrenceville, Pa., 1837 June 12. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat reco...

Daly, T. A. (Thomas Augustine), 1871-1948

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Thomas Augustine Daly was an American author and lecturer, best known for his humorous verse. Born in Philadelphia, he became a journalist, and used his ear for language to publish humorous verse and jokes in Italian and Irish dialects. He also wrote other columns and lectured extensively, and managed the Catholic Standard. His humor was generally rather gentle and old-fashioned, but he remained popular for more than forty years by appealing to a wide audience. From the description o...

Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849

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Quaker poet. From the description of Letter : Woodbridge, to Robert Baldwin, London, 1820 Apr. 18. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28303417 Bernard Barton was born in Carlisle in 1784 and attended a Quaker school in Ipswich, before being apprenticed to a shopkeeper at Halstead in Essex in 1798. In 1806 he moved to Woodbridge in Suffolk and went into business with his brother. Apart from a short time spent in Liverpool following the death of his wife, Barton remained...

Graham, Stephen, 1884-1975

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The British writer travelled extensively in Russia and Central Asia on foot, chronicling his experiences in "A Vagabond in the Caucasus" and "Undiscovered Russia." From the description of Correspondence, 1918-1926. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122582517 Author. Stephen Graham was born in 1884, the son of Anderson Graham. As a world traveler who felt especially drawn to Russia and Central Europe, he wrote more than fifty books. M...

Field, Eugene, 1850-1895

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Eugene Field, an American writer, was born in 1850 to Rosewell Field and Frances Reed. After his mother's death in 1856, he and his brother were sent to live with a cousin in Amherst, Massachusetts. He studied at Williams College from 1868-69. He then studied for a short time at Knox College in Illinois and at the University of Missouri. He married Julia Sutherland Comstock on October 16, 1873. He wrote weekly newspaper columns and also published volumes of poetry and prose. Field died on Novemb...

Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893

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Lucy Larcom wrote poetry about women's factory life in Lowell, Mass. She was a friend and collaborator of John Greenleaf Whittier. From the description of Lucy Larcom letter, poem, and photograph, 1871-1893. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38235776 Poet and writer, from Lowell, Mass. who attended Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, Ill. from 1849-1852, and was friends with Henry Spaulding who worked at the Surveyor General's Office in St. Louis. ...

MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978

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C. M. (Christopher Murray) Grieve [Hugh McDiarmid, 1892-1978] was a Scottish poet, writer, and cultural activist. Politically, he was both a nationalist, helping found the National Party of Scotland in 1928, and a communist. During the 1930's, he was expelled from each group for his membership in the other. His nationalist leanings were, for a time, characterized by pre-Reformation Catholic Scotland "as a model of social, spiritual, and national coherence." (Roderick Watson, ODNB). Grieve founde...

Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

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Robert Burns, Scottish poet. From the guide to the Robert Burns manuscript material : 3 items, 1783-1794, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Thomas Campbell owned the small estate of Pencloe in Glen Afton, about 2 mi. from New Cumnock Kirk. Cf. Lindsey, Burns Encyclopedia, 1980. From the description of Letter : New Cumnock to Monsr. Thomas Campbell, Pencloe, 1786 Aug. 19. (University of South Carolina). WorldC...

Scollard, Clinton, 1860-1932

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Poet, professor of English at Hamilton College. From the description of ALS : Clinton, N.Y., to Ellen E. Dickinson, 1886 Nov. 2. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165795 American author. From the description of The hills of hay [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830650 Clinton Scollard was an author and educator based in the Northeast. He served as Professor of Rhetoric at Hamilton College before res...

Kerlan, Irwin, 1912-1963

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Herbert, A.P. (Alan Patrick), 1890-1971

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English writer and politician. From the description of The secret battle : Hammersmith : autograph manuscript signed, 1918 Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270483603 Epithet: Knight.; author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x0002f0 ...

Farjeon, Eleanor, 1881-1965

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Author. From the description of Correspondence, 1918-1939. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36254207 Epithet: author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000757.0x000200 ...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888

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Mary Howitt, née Botham, English writer and translator. From the description of Mary Howitt manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1828? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430350254 Writer of children's stories and other works, who often wrote with her husband, William Howitt. From the description of Letters, 1835-1854. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122295254 English author. From the description of Papers, 1832-...

Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771

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British poet. From the description of Collection of notebooks containing Thomas Gray's notes on his reading, a catalog of his library, and a copy of his will : [England], 1740s-1770. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612342648 From the description of Autograph notes on Lysias and Isocrates, 1747 Mar. 20-1748 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508038 From the description of Autograph notes on Thucydides and Xenophon : [England], [174-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat recor...

Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895

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British poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rowfant, Crawley, to Jeannette L. Gilder, 1884 Oct. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644685614 From the description of Doctor Oliver W. Holmes : autograph poem signed : [London?], 1884 Aug. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644709797 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591...

Drinkwater, John, 1832-1937

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Created by John MacKay Shaw

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John Shaw was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 15, 1897. In 1911, he immigrated with his mother and two sisters to Philadelphia where his father had already found work and a place for the family to live. He quit school at the age of 14 and went to work as an errand boy at John Wanamaker's Department Store. Later he took stenographic courses at the Wharton Business School. He enlisted in the Army in 1917 and was stationed in France with the Ambulance Corp during World War I. ...