Papers of Rufus W. Griswold, 1838-1853.

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Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. Papers of Rufus W. Griswold, 1838-1853.

Papers of Rufus W. Griswold, 1838-1853.

Correspondence concerns Griswold's work as editor of several journals and collections of American poetry and prose. He discusses literary projects, requests biographical information, describes correspondence and interviews writers. He receives requests to publish or review letters, books, and articles, compliments on his work, invitations, etc. Many American writers of the period are mentioned in the correspondence including Dana, Poe, Cooper, and Sedgewick. Works mentioned include his "Poets and poetry of America," and "Republican court", and Cooper's "History of the Navy." Collection also includes an undated print of Griswold. Correspondents include Spencer Fullerton Baird, Henry Charles Carey, Lewis Cass, Thomas Colley Grattan, Thomas Dow Jones, Hiram Ketcham, Leonare R. Koecher, L.R. Koecker, John L. O'Sullivan, James Kirke Paulding, H.F. Phinney, George Palmer Putnam, George Roberts, William Slade, J. Jay Smith, Augustus Stetson, Thomas Bangs Thorpe, and Edwin Percy Whipple.

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Phinney, Henry Frederick, 1816-1875

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Henry Frederick Phinney was a son-in-law of James Fenimore Cooper, and was part of Ivison, Phinney & Co., publishers. From the description of H.F. Phinney papers, 1872-1875. (New York State Historical Association). WorldCat record id: 519623540 ...

Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857

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Griswold, an advocate of "Americanism" in literature, worked to increase public respect for American authors. He was on the staff of various magazines including Graham's Magazine (assistant editor, 1842-1843, succeeding Edgar Allen Poe), edited anthologies of poetry, and was a controversial literary critic. From the description of Papers, 1835-1856. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122590086 From the guide to the Papers, 1835-1856., (Houghton Library, Harvard Colleg...

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Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881

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Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory (1813-1831), as U.S. Secretary of War (1831-1836), and as a United States Senator (1845-1857). At the time of this letter, Charles C. Convers was an Ohio state senator. From the description of Letter to Charles C. Convers, 3 September 1848. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338309 Soldier, diplomat, and U.S. senator from Detroit, Mich. From the description of Newspaper synopses and chronology, 1...

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Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886

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American essayist and critic. From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Boston, to Harper and Brothers, 1858 Mar. 5 and 18-1878 Apr. 1 and 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588778 Edwin Percy Whipple was an influential 19th century American literary critic and lecturer. A prolific reader, he worked at several disparate jobs while publishing critical essays in diverse periodicals. He gained the reputation as one of the most important young critics of his gener...

Jones, Thomas D., 1811-1881

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Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867

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Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879

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Ketcham, Hiram.

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Koecker, Leonard R.

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Roberts, George, 1803?-1860

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Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860

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Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

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Slade, William, 1786-1859

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