J. S. Bliss Correspondence 1867-1882


J. S. Bliss Correspondence, 1867-1882

J. S. Bliss Correspondence 1867-1882

Papers of the Wisconsin-based lecture agent and promoter who arranged for both American and European speakers to tour the American West. Includes incoming letters from social reformers, political activists, authors, journalists, and performers concerning arrangements for their lecture tours. Letters include discussions of lecture fees, subject matter of lectures, scheduling, and accommodations. Correspondents include Charles Bradlaugh, B. Gratz Brown, Jason Mason Brown, Ned Buntline, Will Carleton, Lewis Carmichael, Mrs. Edwin Hubbell Chapin, Robert Laird Collier, Russell Conwell, Charlotte Cushman, Washington Donaldson, Neal Dow, Paul DuChaillu, Volney French, Grace Greenwood, Asa Burnham Hutchinson, Judson Kilpatrick, Dio Lewis, David Locke, Olive Logan, J.E. McCarthy, John J. Pinkerton, John Wesley Powell, Abby Sage Richardson, John Ripley, John Godfrey Saxe, John Strachan, David Swing, Benjamin Franklin Taylor, George Francis Train, O.P. Whitcomb, Victoria Woodhull, and others.

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Collier, Robert Laird, 1837-1890

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Whitcomb, O. P., 1831-

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Brown, B. Gratz (Benjamin Gratz), 1826-1885

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Bliss, J. S.

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Dow, Neal, 1804-1897

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Carmichael, Lewis.

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Taylor, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1819-1887

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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:...

Locke, David Ross, 1833-1888

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Petrolueum V. Nasby was the pseudonym of David Locke. From the description of Letter, ca. 1869, Boston, Mass., to Joseph Hawley. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 23247749 American political satirist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Whitelaw Reed, 1874 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591029 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Reid, 1874 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat recor...

Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876

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Donaldson, Washington.

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Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904

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American writer. From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1859 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639601054 American writer Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott wrote under the pseudonym Grace Greenwood. She married Leander K. Lippincott ca. 1852-53 and they began publishing The Little pilgrim, one of the first American children's magazines. From the description of Grace Greenwood letters and poems, 1842-1902, n.d. (Pennsylvania State University ...

Train, George Francis, 1829-1904

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Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902

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Wallace Earle Stegner is an author. From the guide to the Papers, 1868-1879, relating to John Wesley Powell and the Colorado River, 1868-1879, (American Philosophical Society) John Wesley Powell was a geologist, ethnologist, and director of the United States Geological Survey; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1889. From the guide to the John Wesley Powell correspondence, 1869-1879, of the Powell Survey, 1869-1879, (American Philosophical So...

Conwell, Russell H., 1843-1925

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Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni, 1831-1903

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American explorer born in France. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "My dear Pounden", 1862 July. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870692 Epithet: explorer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000575.0x0003c7 ...

Hutchinson, Asa B.

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Richardson, Abby Sage, 1837-1900

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French, Volney.

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Lewis, Dio, 1823-1886

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Mrs. Sikes served as Daly's agent in France and England for many years. From the description of Autograph letters signed and initialled from Olive (Logan) Sikes to various people [manuscript], 1867-1899. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 281839270 American actress, playwright, newspaper correspondent, and lecturer; daughter of newspaperman, actor, and playwright Cornelius Logan. From the description of Correspondence, 1868-1901. (Harry Ransom Huma...

Carleton, Will, 1845-1912

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Carleton was a Michigan poet. He was born on Oct. 21, 1845 in Hudson (Mich.), the son of John H. and Celestia Carleton. After graduating from Hillsdale College (1869), he became a newspaper reporter and, later, part owner of the newspaper. Carleton edited the Detroit Weekly Tribune. He founded and published Everywhere magazine, 1894-1912. Carleton was a poet and lecturer at Hillsdale College, 1887-1912. He published from 1871-1913. Carleton (Mich.), Carelton Highway, and Will Carleton Road West ...

Buntline, Ned, 1822 or 1823-1886

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Adventurer and author. From the description of Note of Ned Buntline, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452244 ...

Strachan, John, 1838-1918

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