Donald Grant Mitchell papers 1787-1936

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Donald Grant Mitchell papers, 1787-1936

Donald Grant Mitchell papers 1787-1936

The Donald Grant Mitchell papers contain original correspondence and manuscripts by the prominent nineteenth-century New Haven-area author. Correspondents include Henry Ward Beecher, Henry Augustin Beers, George Washington Cable, William Maxwell Evarts, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Noah Porter, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Scribner, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others. Writings include drafts for published and unpublished work and journals, including substantive drafts for Fresh Gleanings (1847), American Lands and Letters (1897-1899), English Lands, Letters and Kings (1889-1890), and Wet Days at Edgewood (1865), as well as an unpublished "History of Venice." Other materials include biographical and bibliographical material, financial and legal records, photographs, and printed ephemera.

4.38 linear feet (11 boxes)

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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 includ...

Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

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Abolitionist; orator; pastor of Plymouth Church, 1847-1887. From the description of Papers, [ca.1847]-1937, 1847-1887 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155459715 American Congregational clergyman, lecturer, reformer, and author. From the guide to the Henry Ward Beecher papers, 1851-1896, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Congregationalist minister. From the description of Sermon notes, [n.d.], 1893, 18...

Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901-....

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Autograph endorsement signed : [n.p.], 1868 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615412 From the description of Letter signed : "Department of State," Washington, to Charles Devens, 1877 Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615410 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to R.H. Bowne, 1860 Oct. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615406 From the description of Autograph l...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908

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American poet, critic, and journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F.B. Sanborn, 1881 Jul. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575155 Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908) was poet, critic, editor, and stockbroker in New York City. He published his first volume in 1860, entitled Poems Lyrical and Idyllic, followed by a succession of works and anthologies. Stedman was also a member and officer of many national and local literary associations....

Mitchell, Donald Grant, 1822-1908

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Donald Grant Mitchell, essayist and novelist, was born in Norwich, Connecticut, graduated from Yale College in 1841 and, after serving abroad briefly as U.S. consul in Venice, Italy, from 1853 to 1854, settled near New Haven, Connecticut. Mitchell wrote literary criticism, travel literature, and volumes of essays on rural themes, including Reveries of a Bachelor (1850), My Farm of Edgewood: A Country Book (1863), and Rural Studies (1867). Other works include the novel Doctor Johns (1866), About ...

Mabie, Hamilton Wright, 1846-1916

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American editor and critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed and typed letters signed (8) : New York, N.Y., etc., to F. A. Duneka, 1900 Apr. 4-1912 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590305 American author. From the description of Letter, 1900 Apr. 1, Summit, N.J., to Mr. Lockwood [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811909 Author, essayist, and editor Hamilton Wright Mabie was born and educated in New York...

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut – d. July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut) was an American abolitionist and author. She is the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher who preached against slavery. She is best known for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. It became an instant and controversial best-seller, both in the United States and abroad. The novel had a major impact on Northerners' attitudes toward slavery and by the beginning of the Civil War had sold more than a million copi...

Beers, Henry A. (Henry Augustin), 1847-1926

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American author and educator. From the description of Letters, 1886-1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83587872 ...

Lounsbury, Thomas R., 1838-1915

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American author and philologist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) and typed letter signed : New Haven and Washington, D.C., to F.A. Duneka, 1909 Apr. 2-1913 July 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591809 Thomas R. Lounsbury was born in Ovid, New York on January 1, 1838. He graduated from Yale (B.A., 1859) and served in the Civil War (1862-1865). He taught in New York and returned to teach at Yale's Sheffield Scientific School in 1870. He served as prof...

Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925

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George Washington Cable, an American author and critic, was born in New Orleans and fought for the South in the Civil War. His first collection of tales of life in the south was Old creole days (1879). In 1884 he went on a reading tour with Mark Twain. He moved to Northampton, Mass., in 1885. He is chiefly known for his early works describing picturesque Louisiana Creole life and courageous essays on civil rights. From the description of George Washington Cable papers, 1865-1918. (Pe...

Scribner, Charles, 1821-1871

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Porter, Noah, 1811-1892

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Noah Porter: Congregational clergyman, educator, president of Yale College; B.A., Yale, 1831; studied at the Yale Divinity School with Nathaniel W. Taylor; ordained in 1836; from 1843-1846 pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts; president of Yale from 1871-1886. From the description of Noah Porter papers, 1781-1889 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169079 Congregational minister, metaphysician, author, and president of Yale. ...

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...