Papers of Fitz-Greene Halleck, 1803-1948 (bulk 1814-1867).


Papers of Fitz-Greene Halleck, 1803-1948 (bulk 1814-1867).

The papers contain the manuscripts of poems "Album verses," "The field of the grounded arms-Saratoga, " "The garrett, " "On the death of Joseph Rodman Drake, " "Pleasures of hope, " "Les Soirées, " "To Ellen, " "To * * * from the Italian, " "View of the United States, " a selection from "Young America, " and four untitled poems including a fragment of one of the "Croaker" poems. Correspondence discusses his reading, poetry, publication matters, family, and includes a business letter written for Jacob Barker in 1824. The collection also contains letters from Nelson F. Adkins authenticating two of the poems, a letter from James Grant Wilson concerning a memorial to Halleck, a family album containing copies of poems by Joseph Rodman Drake and Halleck, and several engravings of Halleck.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7290162

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