Papers, 1835-1856.

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Papers, 1835-1856.

Papers, 1835-1856.

Correspondence of American editor and literary critic Rufus W. Griswold.

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Herbert, Henry William, 1807-1858

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000447.0x0000ac English-American author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newark, N. J., to A. Hart, 1845 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470954 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newark, 1845 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470989 American author and editor. Fr...

Binney, Horace, 1780-1875

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Lawyer and U.S. representative from Pennyslvania. From the description of Horace Binney correspondence, 1812-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450670 American lawyer and legal writer. From the description of Horace Binney letters, 1828-1844. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936624 Horace Binney was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, elected to Congress in 1833. From the description of Letters to Rev. William Henry Furnes...

Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873

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Editor of "Knickerbocker Magazine." From the description of Letters of Lewis Gaylord Clark [manuscript], 1834-1867. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647804933 Lewis Gaylord Clark was an American author and editor, best known for his work with Knickerbocker Magazine. Born in Otisco, New York, Clark and his twin brother, Willis, were locally educated, and were encouraged to seek literary careers. Lewis Clark moved to New York City in 1832 and invested in the perio...

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...

Mrs. Pierce Butler

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Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886

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American essayist and critic. From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Boston, to Harper and Brothers, 1858 Mar. 5 and 18-1878 Apr. 1 and 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588778 Edwin Percy Whipple was an influential 19th century American literary critic and lecturer. A prolific reader, he worked at several disparate jobs while publishing critical essays in diverse periodicals. He gained the reputation as one of the most important young critics of his gener...

Bass, LaszloĢ

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Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x0000bd ...

Graham, George R.

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Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888

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Unitarian minister; trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1879-88; active on behalf of temperance, anti-slavery, women's sufferage movements; died in Jamaica Plain, Boston. From the description of Letters, 1863-1886. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38003933 Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1...

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...

Phoebe Cary

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Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850

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Osgood was an American poet. From the description of Papers, 1838-1850. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122613597 From the guide to the Papers, 1838-1850., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Frances Sargent Locke Osgood was a popular and respected poet. Her lyrical, often sentimental, verse was published in numerous periodicals and several collections. She came to represent a sort of ideal female poet. She also published prose,...

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...

Charles, King

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Cooper, James Fenimore

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Epithet: Novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000445.0x00023c ...

Jay, Henry V

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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:...

Doane, George Washington, 1799-1859

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George Washington Doane was an Episcopal priest and rector of St. Mary's in Burington, N.J., where he became a principal promoter of the missionary movement in the Episcopal Church and of Episcopal schools, founding St. Mary's Hall for girls in Burlington in 1837 and Burlington College for men in 1846. Doane was also known for his substantial hymn-writing ability and his leadership of the High Church Party in America. From the description of Papers, 1841-1856. (Historical Society of ...

Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859

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William Hickling Prescott, born in Salem, Massachusetts to a prominent family, wrote romantic and highly-regarded works of Spanish and Latin American history. From the guide to the Letters to Richard Bentley, 1837-1858., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American historian and Hispanist. From the description of History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic : carbon copy of notes with autograph corrections : [Boston?], u...

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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American historian and author. From the description of Note, an autograph, and a portrait, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367575323 Epithet: USA Minister in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x000160 Northampton, Massachusetts, historian and author; secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846; U.S. minister to Berlin, 1867-1874. From the description of Letter: Washington,...

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. & ...

Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : Boston, to Messrs. Harper, 1878 Jan. 11-Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634718 From the description of An adventure in Cuba : autograph manuscript signed : short story : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870138 American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to George Roberts of the "Times" in Boston, 1852 Mar. 31. ...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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U.S. senator and representative, from Massachusetts; president of Harvard (1846-1849); Secretary of State (1852-1853). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett to R.M.T. Hunter, 1853 Feb. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410779 American educator and statesman. From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1830-1857. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156129 Everett was...

James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860

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British novelist. Note included states that James was "led to an appointment about 1850 as consul to Massachusetts, where the present story must have been written." From the description of Christian Lacy : tale of the Salem witchcraft, [ca. 1850]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29353551 English novelist and historian G. P. R. James wrote nearly a hundred novels, such as RICHELIEU (1825), THE GYPSY (1835), ATTILA (1837), and THE MYSTERIOUS CHEVALIER (1843), as w...

John Jay

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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...

Stringer & Townsend

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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...

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...

Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : New York, to Fletcher Harper, 1854 Sept. 27-1859 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613147 George Pope Morris was an American poet, playwright, essayist, and journalist. From the description of George Pope Morris collection of papers, 1830-1859. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607231 From the guide to the George Pope Morris collection of papers,...

Herman Hooker

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Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864

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Epithet: Vice-president of the American Ethnological Society British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x0000a9 Author, Indian agent and ethnologist. From the description of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft papers, 1826-1841. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418398 Henry Schoolcraft was an ethnologist, geologist, Indian agent, and glass manufacturer. From th...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (b. Salisbury, New Hampshire, January 18, 1782-d. Marshfield, Massachusetts, October 24, 1852), lawyer, orator, congressman, served as U.S. Secretary of State under presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. He also served as Senator from Massachusetts....

George Pope Morris

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Hoffman, Charles Fenno, 1806-1884

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Charles Fenno Hoffman was an American author and editor. Born in New York, he prepared to study law and joined his father's firm; upon his father's death, he decided to make his living in literature. He began by contributing anonymous essays and articles, and soon became an editor and one of the city's most visible writers. In addition to his editing accomplishments, Hoffman was perhaps best known for a series of essays written during his trip by horseback from New York to St. Louis, a hazardous...

Graham's magazine

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McLean, John, 1785-1861

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U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Signature, [not after 1861 April 4]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22601579 McLean practiced law in Lebanon, Ohio (from 1807), and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1813-1816), U.S. Postmaster General (1823-1829), and an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1829-1861). From the description of Letters, 1826, 1828. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339336 ...

Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870

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Author, poet, and editor of South Carolina. From the description of William Gilmore Simms papers, 1735-1987. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 766024802 South Carolina author. From the description of ALsS : Woodland, near Midway, S.C., to his publishers, Philadelphia, 1840-1843. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525116 Poet and author. From the description of William Gilmore Simms correspondence, 1842-...

Cary, Phoebe, 1824-1871

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American prose writer and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Editor, Young folks, 1868 Dec. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133563 From the description of Whittier : poem in the author's autograph signed, 1867 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135832 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "My dear Friend", [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133540 Poet Phoebe Cary was born in H...

Barry, William T. (William Taylor), 1785-1835

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Kentucky lawyer, state legislator, lieutenant governor, judge, U.S. congressman and senator, and postmaster general. From the description of William Taylor Barry : papers, 1798-1835. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46719672 U.S. senator and representative from Kentucky, U.S. postmaster general, jurist, and diplomat. From the description of William T. Barry correspondence, 1832. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450159 Washington, D.C...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold

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Epithet: Reverend British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001089.0x0000a4 ...

Kemble, Frances Anne, 1809-1893

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Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857

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Griswold, an advocate of "Americanism" in literature, worked to increase public respect for American authors. He was on the staff of various magazines including Graham's Magazine (assistant editor, 1842-1843, succeeding Edgar Allen Poe), edited anthologies of poetry, and was a controversial literary critic. From the description of Papers, 1835-1856. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122590086 From the guide to the Papers, 1835-1856., (Houghton Library, Harvard Colleg...

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, ...

Horace Greeley

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White, Thomas Willis, 1788-1843

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American editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to Lucian Minor, 1835 Sept. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 665073552 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to Lucian Minor, 1835 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 665073629 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to Lucian Minor, 1835 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 665089184 From the description of Autograp...

Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865

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American author. b. Lydia Howard Huntley. From the description of Correspondence, 1839-1846. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 24917231 Author Sigourney was known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford." For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers, 1834-1865 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007487 American author. Born Lydia Howard Huntley, m. Charles Sigourn...

Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842

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William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) graduated from Harvard College in 1798. He served on the board of the Harvard Corporation from 1813 to 1826, where he worked for the establishment of the Divinity School, which occurred in 1816. A Unitarian minister, Channing served as the pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston from 1803 until his death in 1842. In 1819 he gave the landmark Unitarian sermon, Unitarian Christianity, which upon publication sold thousands of copies. A believer in the aboli...

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....

Coxe, A. Cleveland (Arthur Cleveland), 1818-1896

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Epithet: Bishop of Western New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000680.0x00026f Bishop of Western New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Rev. A. James Faust, 1863 Apr. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525846 From the description of Arthur Cleveland Coxe papers, 1837-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 656394050 American Episcopal bisho...