Letters, poem, and song by George Pope Morris, 1842-1860.


Letters, poem, and song by George Pope Morris, 1842-1860.

The collection contains eight letters, one poem, and one song. Morris writes to George L. Pride, 19 May 1842, about the production of Morris's operetta, "The Maid of Saxony" [printed notice on integral leaf]; to John Neal, 25 April 1844, paying off a loan; to his son William H. Morris at West Point, 13 January 1847, about his success at the military academy; to N.P. Willis, 12 October 1850, about a message they were to talk about rather than Willis reading it; to H.T. Tuckerman, 6 December 1850, asking for a favorable review of John A. Dix's book [A winter in Madeira]; to Grace Greenwood, 29 October 1853, asking for a review of a new edition of his poems; to Benjamin Perley Poore, 22 January 1856, accepting an article for the Home Journal; and to Brantz Mayer, 24 November 1860, wanting him to come to New York City. Also, includes a printed copy of his song, "The Croton ode," and a holograph copy of his poem, "A simple story."

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Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879

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Dix was born in Boscawen, New Hampshire on July 24 1798, the son of Timothy Dix and Abigail Wilkins, and brother of composer Marion Dix Sullivan. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, and joined the US Army as an ensign in May 1813, serving under his father until the latter's death a few months later. He attained the rank of captain in August 1825 and resigned from the Army in December 1828. In 1826, Dix married Catherine Morgan, the adopted daughter of Congressman John J. Morgan, who g...

Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864

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George Pope Morris (October 10, 1802 – July 6, 1864) was an American editor, poet, and songwriter. With Nathaniel Parker Willis, he co-founded the daily New York Evening Mirror by merging his fledgling weekly New-York Mirror with Willis's American Monthly in August 1831. Morris is credited with the longevity the Evening Mirror would enjoy and for giving it a wide scope, covering not only news and entertainment but reviews of the fine arts, editorials, and many original engravings. Morris al...

Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904

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Sara Jane Lippincott (September 23, 1823 – April 20, 1904) was an American author, poet, correspondent, lecturer, and newspaper founder. Lippincott's accomplishments include many firsts. She was the founder of the first children's magazine in the United States, the first woman writer and reporter on the payroll of the New York Times, and one of the first women to gain access and prominence in journalism, publishing, literature and politics. As one of the first women to gain access into the Congr...

Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871

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Tuckerman was an American critic, essayist, and poet. From the description of ALS: to Mr. Norton, [no year] Jan 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122648060 American critic, editor, author. From the description of Correspondence and manuscripts, 1842-1864. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122530583 Tuckerman was an American critic, essayist and poet. From the description of Col...

Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887

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Journalist and author. From the description of Ben Perley Poore commonplace book, 1837-1940. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70949739 Author and editor. From the description of Letters of Benjamin Perley Poore, 1852-1853. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449406 Benjamin Perley Poore (1820-1887) was a newspaper correspondent, editor, and author who lived and worked mainly in Washington, D.C. He was born and raised on "Indian Hi...

Mayer, Brantz, 1809-1879

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Ms. note : (Author Hist. of Mexico). From the description of Letter, 1863, April 23, Baltimore, to "Sir". (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122615237 Lawyer, author, founder and president of the Maryland Historical Society. From the description of Letter : Baltimore, [Md.], to F.J. Dreer, 1859 Nov. 13. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38873485 Lawyer, historian, and author, of Baltimore, Md. From the description of Papers, 1634-1...

Morris, William H. (William Hopkins), 1827-1900

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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, ...

Pride, George C.

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Neal, John, 1793-1876

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American author and editor John Neal was born in Maine and raised as a Quaker, although he broke with the church at a young age due to his fighting. A career as a merchant was bankrupted by the War of 1812, and he turned to literature, joining Baltimore's Delphian Club. He served as editor of various journals, and wrote long, complexly-plotted adventure novels, as well as critical essays, always seeking to promote American literature. While living in England, he wrote a long series of articles p...