Papers of Edwin Percy Whipple, 1847-1881.


Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886. Papers of Edwin Percy Whipple, 1847-1881.

Papers of Edwin Percy Whipple, 1847-1881.

The collection contains correspondence regarding invitations to lecture; Whipple's opinion of a work by Thomas Carlyle; political events in 1850; a requested stock transfer; a debate among Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott, S.E. Sewell and Fredrika Bremer concerning the creation of a perfect creature with a lament by Emerson on New Englanders' devotion to money; and a retrospect of American literature for Harper & Brothers and the attendant research on Southern poetry. There are also two quotations by Whipple and an engraving of him by J.A.J. Wilcox.

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