James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941.

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James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941.

Letters and autographs collected by Boston publisher James Thomas Fields.

1 volume (.16 linear ft.)

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Massey, Gerald, 1828-1907

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British poet. From the description of Song : autograph manuscript copy of a poem, [1861 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609609 Poet. From the description of Letter of Gerald Massey, no year Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454387 Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x0000e7 ...

Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911

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American sculptor. From the description of Sheet music, ca. 1900. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 76881995 From the description of Price list of statuary, ca. 1890. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 76881920 American sculptor From the guide to the Thomas Ball letters and miscellany, 1890-1892, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Sculptor, miniature and portrait painter, musician; Boston, Mass., Florenc...

Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859

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Choate practiced law Essex County, Mass. (1822-1834) and Boston (1834-1850) and served in the United States Senate (1841-1845). From the description of Papers, 1829-1869. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337959 Choate was an American lawyer and politician, U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1841-1845. From the description of Rufus Choate letter : to Joseph B. Boyer, [18--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937076 ...

Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1879

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George Stillman Hillard was a Boston lawyer, politician, and author. As a lawyer he practiced practiced in partnership with Charles Sumner, and served both in the Massachusetts legislature as well as U.S. district attorney for Massachusetts. He also wrote extensively and edited a number of periodicals. From the description of George Stillman Hillard letters, 1840-1866. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 711612596 American lawyer and biographer. ...

Winthrop, Theodore, 1828-1861

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American novelist. From the description of Northern lights : autograph manuscript copy of the poem, [ca. 1851]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270589803 Theodore W. Winthrop (1828-1861) was an American author who wrote travel books and books about art and poetry. He served in the N.Y. militia and was killed in Virginia in the U.S. Civil War. From the guide to the Theodore Winthrop papers, 1844-1860, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division....

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Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900

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Artist. From the description of Frederick Edwin Church correspondence, 1860-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453332 Landscape painter of the Hudson River School. From the description of Papers, 1860-1887. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50151072 Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Frederick Edwin Church letter, 1887 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515312 American painter. From th...

Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860

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Anna Brownell Jameson, née Murphy, British writer and art historian. From the description of Anna Jameson manuscript material : 2 items, 1838-1850's? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 437139681 Irish writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mrs. [John] Austin, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269528745 From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Paris and Orléans, to Lady Noel Byron, ...

Longman, William, 1813-1877

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William Longman, English publisher. He was the younger son of Thomas Norton Longman (1771-1842), and the brother of Thomas Longman (1804-1879), both of whom were his business partners at the Longman & Co. publishing firm. From 1838-1841 the company's imprint was "Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans"; from 1842-1850 it was "Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans" (cf. Maxted's London book trades). From the description of William Longman manuscript material : 10 items, 1839-1844 (...

Bigelow, George Tyler, 1810-1878

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Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865

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English novelist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (15) and autograph documents signed (3) : to Edward Chapman, [ca. 1848] Mar. 21-1859 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589125 From the description of Letter, n.y. August 31, [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 122625403 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Manchester, to [the Rev. John Pierpont], 1841 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269573768 ...

Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Letter : to "My dear fellow," [18--] July 12. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900949 Willis was a journalist and writer of plays, poems and short stories. From the description of Letter, to Maunsell B. (Maunsell Bradhurst) Field, 1854 March 31. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122493287 Nathaniel Parker Willis was one of the highest paid periodical writers of his day, a poet, ...

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...

James, Henry, 1843-1916

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James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. From the description of Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731792 From the guide to the Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James was born in New York, NY, in 1843. During his lifetime, he was a literary and art critic (writing for Natio...

Holland, J.G. (Josiah Gilbert), 1819-1881

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Josiah Gilbert Holland was a doctor, an educator, and a popular author, but is best remembered as the first editor of Scribner's. After brief careers in medicine and education, he became editor of the Springfield Republican in his native Massachusetts. In 1870, he became the founding editor and co-owner of Scribner's. His many published works include poetry, regional short stories, history, and popular philosophical essays. He sometimes used the pseudonym "Timothy Titcomb." From the ...

Robertson, Frederick William, 1816-1853

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Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918

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Editor and American ambassador to Great Britain; of New York, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1889-1917. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20077806 Walter H. Page was editor of The Atlantic Monthly, 1895-98. Prior, he was with the Forum. Robert Johnson worked at the Century magazine. From the description of TLS, 1896 July 1, Boston, Mass. to Robert Underwood Johnson / Walter H. Page. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 37228165 ...

Henry Brevoort

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Felton, C. C. (Cornelius Conway), 1807-1862

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Cornelius Conway Felton (Harvard AB 1827) was a tutor from 1829 to 1832, University Professor of Greek from 1832 to 1834, Eliot Professor of Greek Literature from 1834 to 1860, Regent from 1849 to 1857, and President of Harvard University from 1860 to 1862. From the description of Lectures on Greek history and literature, 1855-1861. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77072875 In 1857, Felton expelled Keene from the Harvard Divinity School for practicing as a medium. ...

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...

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Charles Dickens, English novelist. From the guide to the Charles Dickens manuscript material : 7 items, 1842-1851, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Charles Dickens (1812-1870), the Victorian novelist. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography . From the guide to the Correspondence of Charles Dickens, with related material, ca. 1834-1955, (Leeds University Librar...

Gannett, Ezra S. (Ezra Stiles), 1801-1871

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American Unitarian divine. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Messrs. Monroe & Co., 1850 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269564796 Ezra Stiles Gannett (1801-1871) graduated from Harvard College in 1820, and from Harvard Divinity School in 1823. He served as an overseer of the University from 1835 to 1858. Ordained in 1824, Reverend Gannett became an assistant minister at the Federal Street Church (Unitarian) in Boston and became its pastor...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879

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American essayist and poet. From the description of The buccaneer : autograph manuscript copy of a fragment of the poem signed : Boston, 1865 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 557604082 From the description of Sonnet: to a garden-flower sent to me by a lady and Song: I saw her once : autograph manuscript copies of two poems signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539184 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Mr. & ...

Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000205.0x000026 Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was a British novelist, playwright, and short story author. Over his career he wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name . From the guide to the Wilkie Collins Lette...

Gilmore, James R. (James Roberts), 1822-1903

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Author. From the description of Letter of James R. Gilmore, 1889. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450479 James Roberts Gilmore was a businessman, novelist, and historical writer. He was born in Boston in 1822. He often used the pseudonym "Edmund Kirke". Gilmore edited "Continental Monthly" from 1862-65. In 1890, Gilmore lectured at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore MD. Gilmore was the author of "The Life of James A. Garfield" (1880) and "Personal Rec...

Sprague, Charles, 1791-1875

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American banker and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Boston], to the Rev. John Pierpont, 1828 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129691 From the description of Letter, 1855 June 20, Boston, to "My dear Bingham" [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647824681 The "banker poet" of Boston. From the description of The winged worshippers : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1841 or later]. (Unk...

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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James Thomas Fields, American publisher and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1817. At the age of 17, he went to Boston to clerk in a booksellers shop. While clerking, he often wrote for newspapers and in 1839 he became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, and after 1868 as Fields, Osgood & Company. He was the publisher of several prominent contemporary American and British writers. Besides just publishing the authors, h...

Dempster, William R. (William Richardson), 1809-1871

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Darley, Félix Octavius Carr 1822-1888

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American draftsman and illustrator. From the description of Felix Octavius Carr Darley sketchbooks, [ca. 1840-1860]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64060713 Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Darley distinguished himself as an illustrator. In 1848, he moved to New York and became successful illustrating the works of Irving and Cooper. After his marriage in 1859, he and his wife moved to Claymont, Delaware. From the description of Mrs. Felix Octavius Car...

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (b. August 29, 1749, Free Imperial City of Frankfurt-d. March 22, 1832, Weimar) was a German poet, playwright, novelist, and natural scientist. He is often ranked with Shakespeare and Dante as one of the three most important poets in history. Goethe gained early fame with The Sorrows of Young Werther, published in 1774, but his most famous work is Faust, a poetic drama in two parts....

Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876

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Cushman originally trained as an opera singer, but not having sufficient talent she shifted to the stage. She acted both in the U.S. and in England and lived for a time in Rome among an American expatriate community made up mostly of lesbian artists and sculptors. From the description of [Letter] 1873 Mar. 12, The Arlington, Washington, D.C. [to] Dear friend / Charlotte Cushman. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 212207092 Epithet: American actress British Lib...

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...

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...

Mackay, Charles, 1814-1889

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Charles Mackay, Scots-born poet and writer. From the description of Charles Mackay manuscript material : 1 item, [ca. 1850's?] (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 726872907 Scottish poet. From the description of The primrose : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed : Boston, 1858 May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609514 British journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Richard B...

Seemüller, Anne Moncure (Crane) 1838-1872

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Mrs. James Holland Beal

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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. ...

Haynes, John

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Paderewski, Ignacy Jan, 1860-1941

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Polish pianist, composer, and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674147 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Morges, 12 December 1938], to Mr. & Mrs. H[arry] H[arkness] Flagler, 1938 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674145 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Morges], 2 September 1928, to Alfred Cortot...

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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James Thomas Fields, American publisher and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1817. At the age of 17, he went to Boston to clerk in a booksellers shop. While clerking, he often wrote for newspapers and in 1839 he became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, and after 1868 as Fields, Osgood & Company. He was the publisher of several prominent contemporary American and British writers. Besides just publishing the authors, h...

Reade, Charles, 1814-1884

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Charles Reade was born in Oxfordshire, and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford; he became a fellow of the college, studied law, and earned a Doctor of Civil Laws degree, although he never practiced law. He wrote numerous plays, often in collaboration with other dramatists, including translations of continentral drama (sometimes without permission). His most successful play was Masks and Faces which, on the advice of actress Laura Seymour, he turned into a novel. He was eventually more successfu...

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Spinner, Francis Elias, 1802-1890

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Spinner was born in German Flats, New York. He worked in banking, then entered politics as a deputy sheriff. In 1834 he became a major-general in the New York state militia; from 1845 to 1849 he was auditor of the Port of New York. From 1855 to 1861 Spinner served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was appointed as Treasurer of the United States in 1861, a post he resigned in 1875. From the description of Papers, 1890. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat...

Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924

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American collector. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Fenway Court," to an unidentified recipient, [1908?] Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269568468 Art collector and patron; Mrs. Jack Gardner. From the description of Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum collection, [18--]-[19--]. (University of Mobile Library). WorldCat record id: 70925322 Art historian, critic, collector, and teacher; Flo...

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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James Thomas Fields, American publisher and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1817. At the age of 17, he went to Boston to clerk in a booksellers shop. While clerking, he often wrote for newspapers and in 1839 he became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, and after 1868 as Fields, Osgood & Company. He was the publisher of several prominent contemporary American and British writers. Besides just publishing the authors, h...

Boyd, Andrew Kennedy Hutchison, 1825-1899

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Scottish divine. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to an unidentified correspondent, 1867 Dec. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131534 ...

Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855

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Mitford was an English author and dramatist. From the description of Letters to various correspondents, 1826-1854. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612374161 From the guide to the Mary Russell Mitford letters to various correspondents, 1826-1854., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Mary Russell Mitford was an English poet, playwright, and short-story writer. From the description of Mary Russell Mitford collection of ...

Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921

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American poet and writer of fiction. From the description of Evanescence : Texas, to Mr. Gladwin : poem in autograph, signed, sent with a letter signed (initials), 1881 May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580777 From the description of High days and holidays : poem in the author's autograph, signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580825 Spofford was born in Calais, Maine; she was educated in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. With encouragement from T...

Longfellow, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1850-1928

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Born 22 September 1850 to Henry Wadsworth and Frances Appleton Longfellow, Alice Longfellow lived a privileged life with her family in Cambridge, enjoying her studies and developing a love of travel after a visit to Maine in 1863, when she was only 12 years old. After the death of her mother in 1861, Longfellow took on something of a caretaker role to her two younger sisters, earning her the depiction of "grave Alice" in her father's famous poem, The Children's Hour. At the age of 21, Alice Lo...

Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865

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Richard Cobden, English textile manufacturer and politician. From the guide to the Richard Cobden manuscript material : 1 item, ca 1843, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Cobden was born in Dunford, Sussex, England on June 3, 1804; became a middle-class manufacturer and MP, advocating free trade, non-intervention in foreign affairs, an end to aristocratic misrule, and a variety of radical political reforms; became intere...

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915

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Annie Adams Fields was an author and charity worker, the wife of the Boston publisher James T. Fields. From the description of Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 86143813 From the guide to the Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Eighteen letters written by Annie Adams Fields between the years 1882 and...

Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890

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Epithet: dramatist poet and diplomat British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000834.0x000139 Writer and diplomat. From the description of Letters, 1859-1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31526788 George H. Boker was U.S. Minister to Russia and Turkey. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1874-1886. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id:...

Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

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Politician, reformer, and author Robert Dale Owen was born in Scotland; influenced by his father, he developed a strong interest in social reform. He moved to New Harmony, Indiana, where he joined the socialist community his father founded there, and he was active as an educator, editor, and author, including the first birth control pamphlet published in America. He next became active in politics, serving in the Indiana House of Representatives and later in the United States House, wh...

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 ...

Julian Hawthorne

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Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910

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American novelist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Philadelphia, to Harper & Brothers, 1878 Mar. 20 and [no year] Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532807 American author. From the description of Papers of Rebecca Harding Davis, 1872-1883. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136436 Rebecca Harding Davis was a novelist. Her husband was Lucius Clarke Davis, who worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and was late...

Cooke, Rose Terry, 1827-1892

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Rose Terry Cooke was born in West Hartford, Conn., graduated from the Hartford Female Seminary in 1843, and married Rollin H. Cooke in 1873. She published her poems, 1860-1886, and wrote humorous short magazine stories mainly describing New England life. From the description of Letters and poem, 1864-1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 35059217 Cooke was a life-long opponent of the women's rights movement and women's suffrage. Fro...

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...

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...

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author. From the description of Nathaniel Hawthorne manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1853-1857 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 301761440 American author, writer of romances, stories, and juvenile works. Born July 4, 1804, in Salem, Mass.; died May, 1864, in Plymouth, N.H. Sometime resident of Concord, Mass. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825. Hawthorne's association with the Boston publishing firm of Ticknor and Fields began ...

Grimm, Herman Friedrich, 1828-1901

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German art historian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.] to a poet, 1860 Dec. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270502272 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.] to Georg Moritz Ebers, 1863 Dec. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270502255 From the description of Letter, 1874 Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82910806 Grimm was a German polymathic scholar, literary historian, art critic and philosopher. He and hi...

Browing, Robert, 1812-1889

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Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916

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American author. From the description of Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1873-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647824809 From the description of Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1850-1907, bulk 1872-1907. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809956 From the description of Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1882-1916. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810596 From the description of Autograph l...

Parton, James, 1822-1891

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English-American writer. From the description of Papers of James Parton [manuscript] 1860-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647934391 Author. From the description of Letter of James Parton, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454871 Parton was an American biographer. His The life of Horace Greeley : editor of "The New-York tribune", from his birth to the present time was published in 1872 and his Life of Voltaire was published in 188...

Lee, Eliza Buckminster, 1794-1864

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Eliza Buckminster Lee was born in New Hampshire and gained a classical education and appreciation for literature from her father, Rev. Joseph Buckminster. She lived most of her life in the Boston area, achieving success as both a writer and translator. From the description of Eliza Buckminster Lee letter to James Munroe & Co., 1846 Jan. 14. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51262672 American author. From the description of Letter ...

Culluch, H. M.

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Hove, Mark Antony DeWolfe, 1864-

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Wasson, David Atwood, 1823-1887

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David Atwood Wasson was born in West Brooksville, Maine, went to Bowdoin for two years, and then to a theological seminary in Bangor. He moved to Boston and was a protégé of Theodore Parker. Most of his writings were essays and sermons. His Poems (1888), and Essays, religious, social, political (1889), were published posthumously. From the description of Chapter X, the divided house, between 1880 and 1887?. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61325323 ...

Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910

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History professor and journalist. From the description of Wellington [manuscript], post 1871. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647922784 Goldwin Smith was a British-Canadian educator, historian and journalist. From the description of Goldwin Smith Papers [manuscript]. 1875-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225564891 British-Canadian historian and journalist. From the description of Berlin and Afghanistan : autograph manuscript...

Annie (Adams) Fields

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