N.P. Willis letters, poems, and carte-de-visite, 1831-1864.


N.P. Willis letters, poems, and carte-de-visite, 1831-1864.

The collection contains fourteen letters; two poems (one about love, after 1837) and a verse from "Melanie" sent to Brantz Mayer, 22 September 1857, with an engraving of Willis; an autographed engraving from Graham's magazine; and one carte-de-visite of Willis ca. early 1860s by C.D. Fredricks. He writes to George Lunting, 22 August [1831], about co-editing and writing for the New York Mirror, with an integral printed sheet, 15 August 1831, announcing the cessation of the American monthly magazine and his association with the Mirror; to Mr. King, [4 February 1837], requesting permission for his servant to see the Indians in King's studio. Also, to Martin Shee, 21 June 1837, introducing landscape painter Thomas Doughty; to Abraham Hart, 16 August 1847, about publishing a volume of his poetry; to E.O. Palmer, 29 May 1855, about improving his home, "Idlewild," in New York; to Mrs. Meagher, Christmas 1855, about his trip to England and life at Idlewild. Also, to Benson J. Lossing, 16 July 1859, about Lossing's upcoming visit to Idlewild; to C. Ferguson, 13 August 1863, about an essay Ferguson wrote and suggesting he write about noise in the cities, and devise a nom-de-plume; to Mrs. Gen. Viele, 10 March 1864, about his poor health and arranging to visit her; to J.B. Van Schaick, 14 February [no year], about his poor health and negative opinion of women; to an unknown editor, 17 March [after 1846], about publishing his prose, editorials in the Home Journal, and his health; to Miss Clarke, n.d., about an engraving from a portrait; to Mrs. Watts, [after 1836], about visiting her; to William Hayden, office of Boston atlas, 24 May n.y., denying authorship of a letter and suggests it was I.F. Otis.

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Van Schaick, J.B.

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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...

Shee, Martin Archer, 1769-1850

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Portrait painter. From the description of Letter : London, to unknown correspondent, 1830 Feb. 26. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28274934 Irish painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cavendish Square [London], to Henry Fuseli, 1824 July 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662407 From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Cavendish Square [London], to Sir William Addington, 1800 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904

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Sculptor. From the description of Letter of Erastus Dow Palmer, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454830 Erastus Dow Palmer was a self-taught sculptor from the state of New York. He had only six months of formal schooling before being apprenticed as a carpenter. Palmer's talents were evident at a young age. When he was 9 he built his own sawmill, and at 17, he left his hometown, Pompey, NY, for Amsterdam, NY, where he worked as a carpenter, wood carver, and cabinet make...

Hart, Abraham, 1810-1885

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American publisher born in Philadelphia. He was involved with two prominent publishing firms of his time, including Carey & Hart and, later, Hart & Baird. Served in many leadership positions in the Jewish charitable and educational societies of Philadelphia. From the description of A. Hart letter to R. W. Griswold [manuscript] 1854 Jul 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420463339 ...

Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856

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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, ...

Lunting, George,

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Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891

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Historian, author. From the description of Transcriptions of documents, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122583022 Wood engraver, author, editor. From the description of Benson J. Lossing papers, 1861-1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576931 From the description of Papers, 1861-1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155519295 Benson John Lossing, editor, illustrator, and historian born in New York. Edited the Poughkeepsie Telegraph, Poughk...

Ferguson, Charles D., 1832 or 1833-

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Fredricks, Charles DeForest, 1823-1894

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Vielé, Teresa Griffin, 1831 or 1832-1906

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Teresa Griffin Vielé lived in New York City in the 1870s. She was married to General Egbert L. Vielé‚ with whom she had five children: Kathlyn, Herman, Teresa, Egbert and Emily. Around the year 1870, Teresa and Egbert Vielé‚ sued each other for divorce on almost identical grounds: adultery, insanity, and cruelty. Mrs. Vielé was accused of having an affair with General W.W. Averill, and Mr. Viel with Miss Julia Dana. The suits also involved a ...