Miscellaneous correspondence, 1852-1892.


Miscellaneous correspondence, 1852-1892.


Correspondence of American author, orator, editor, and reformer George William Curtis.

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

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SNAC Resource ID: 6384496

Houghton Library

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts– April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts), American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.Epithet: American essayist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000621.0x000365 ...

Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909

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Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author and Unitarian minister. Hale was involved in many social reform movements, including abolition and popular education. He is best known for his 1863 short story, "The Man Without a Country," which promoted patriotic support of the Union. From the guide to the Edward Everett Hale Letters, 1884-1897, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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Holmes (Harvard, M.D. 1836) was Parkman Professor of Anatomy at Harvard Medical School from 1847 to 1882, dean of the Medical School from 1847 to 1853, and a noted essayist and poet. A paper on the contagiousness of puerperal fever, presented at an 1843 meeting of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement, was his most famous contribution to medicine. His indictment of physicians for their role in causing and spreading the fever was one of the most controversial treatises of the time...

Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901

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William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818 – February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and statesman from New York who served as U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York. He was renowned for his skills as a litigator and was involved in three of the most important causes of American political jurisprudence in his day: the impeachment of a president, the Geneva arbitration and the contests before the electoral commission to settle the presidential election of 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 ...

T. H. Morrell

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O. W. Holmes

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Jenckes, Thomas A. (Thomas Allen), 1818-1875

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Jurist, state legislator and adjutant general, and U.S. representative from Rhode Island. From the description of Papers of Thomas A. Jenckes, 1836-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449305 Thomas A. Jenckes, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Cumberland, R.I., November 2, 1818; attended the public schools; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1838; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; cler...

Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

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Wendell Phillips (born November 29, 1811, Boston, Massachusetts – died February 2, 1884, Boston, Massachusetts), orator and reformer, was one of the leaders of the abolitionist movement in Boston, Massachusetts, wrote frequently for William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator, and eventually became president of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He contributed much to the cause through inflammatory speeches favoring the division of the Union and opposing the acquisition of Texas and the war with Mexico. ...

G. B. Dorr

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Child, Francis James, 1825-1896

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The materials in this bound volume were generated due to a manuscript called the "Harris manuscript." The Harris manuscript was written down by the sisters Amelia Harris (1815-1891) and Jane Harris (1823-1897). They compiled a family repertoire of Scottish ballads, mainly passed on orally to the sisters by their mother, Grace Dow Harris (Mrs. David Harris) (b.1782). This manuscript and some correspondence was purchased in 1873 by Professor Francis James Child of Harvard University who was a scho...

Henry, Alexander

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Jay, John, 1817-1894

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Grandson of John Jay, active in anti-slavery movement, organizer of Republican Party in New York, U.S. minister to Austria. From the description of Letters to H.H. Boyesen and Rufus W. Griswold, II, 1851-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433472 Lawyer, diplomat, and reformer. From the description of Letters of John Jay, 1878-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423666 American lawyer and diplomat. From the description of...

Street, Alfred Billings, 1811?-1881

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Lawyer, poet and librarian. Street is the author of a number of poetic and prose works. He served as New York State Librarian from 1848 to 1862. From the description of Papers, 1830-1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122573514 American lawyer, poet, and librarian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to the Rev. John Pierpont, 1851 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574434 Street, born in poughkeepsie, N.Y. in ca. 1811, was a...

Wetmore, Prosper Montgomery, 1798-1876

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American poet. From the description of Letters of Prosper Montgomery Wetmore [manuscript], 1845-1862. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812278 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to C.W. Lawrence, 1849 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588039 Merchant, military official, legislator and educational administrator. From the description of Prosper Wetmore letters, 1834-1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 12240...


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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...

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...

Charles Dudley Warner

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E. J. Wendell

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Anthony, Henry B. (Henry Bowen), 1815-1884

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American journalist and politician. He was governor of Rhode Island, 1849-50, and U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1858-1884. From the guide to the Henry B. Anthony letters, 1850-1878, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1859-1884. Anthony was Governor of R.I. from 1849-1850 and editor of the Providence Journal newspaper from 1838-1858. He graduated from Brown University in 1833. ...

R. W. Emerson

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Shaw, Francis George, 1809-1882

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Mrs. Murray Anthony Potter

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Julia (Bridgham) Curtis

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Patten, Tom S

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Colgate University

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William Winter.

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Pigh ?

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W. D. Potter

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Daniel Ricketson?

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G. W. Curtis

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Hay, John, 1838-1905

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Brown class of 1858. Secretary to Abraham Lincoln; Ambassador to Court of St. James; Secretary of State; author. From the description of Papers, 1829-1916. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122598680 American diplomat and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644640373 Statesman, poet, Secretary of State. ...

Rhode Island, Citizens.

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Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908

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Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Eliot Norton was his son. From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American author, editor, and educator. From the description of Letter to Edwin D. Mead [manuscript], 1881 May 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814472 ...

Charles Hazen Dorr

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Harrison, Jonathan Baxter, 1835-1907

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Dixon, Nathan Fellows, 1774-1842

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Lawyer, banker, state legislator, U.S. senator from Rhode Island. From the description of Nathan Fellows Dixon family papers, 1763-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79005932 ...

Holmes, John, 1812-1899

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Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893

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Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio, in 1822 and earned degrees from Kenyon College and Harvard Law School before starting a career as a lawyer in Cincinnati. Hayes served as a major general in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War and was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1864. Hayes then was elected Governor of Ohio and later served one term as President of the United States (1877-1881) before retiring to his home in Fremont, Ohio, where he died in 1893.President of the Uni...

D. B. Fearing

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Curtis, John Green, 1844-1913.

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Thomas Bailey Aldrich Memorial Trustees

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Dunbar, Charles Franklin, 1830-1900

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Dunbar (Harvard, A.B., 1851) taught political economy at Harvard University and served as Dean of the Harvard College Faculty and of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. From the description of Charles Franklin Dunbar autograph collection, 1757-1865. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80616136 From the guide to the Charles Franklin Dunbar autograph collection, 1757-1865., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Dunbar (Harvard, A.B., 1851...

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 ...


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Norton family.

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Alexander, Henry, Sir, 1875-1940

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Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862

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Henry David Thoreau (b. July 12, 1817, Concord, Massachusetts-d. May 6, 1862, Concord, Massachusetts), American author, lecturer, naturalist, student of Native American artifacts and life, transcendentalist, land surveyor, and life-long resident of Concord, Massachusetts. He was an active opponent of slavery and a social critic. He graduated from Harvard College in 1837....

Massachusetts. Department of auditor.

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Almira C. (Pennimann) Barlow

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Rhode Island. Committee to procure a statue of Roger Williams.

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Curtis, Bridgham

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Clarke, Julius L.

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Mrs. Pierre Jay

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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...

Charles Sumner.

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West New Brighton

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Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...

Sprague, William, 1830-1915

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American army officer, and United States senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence, to an unidentified recipient, 1862 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575332 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence?, to Judge G.W. Paschal, 1875 Jun. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575325 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence, to Judge G.W. Paschal, 1873 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270...

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey

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Henshaw, Samuel

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No further information on Henshaw is available. He described the second Fort Knox built 3 miles north of Vincennes (Ind.), which existed 1803-1813. From the description of Account book/diary, 1810-1833. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 41953538 ...

J. R. Lowell

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Solomon Lincoln

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