Washington Irving manuscript material : 12 items, 1811-ca. 1855


Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Washington Irving manuscript material : 12 items, 1811-ca. 1855

Washington Irving manuscript material : 12 items, 1811-ca. 1855

· Holograph page from his Life of George Washington : [ca. 1855?] : (MISC 3983) : one page, numbered "231," with some cancellations and emendations; begins, "Ravaging incursions from Canada had harassed the northern parts of the State of New York of late ..." Tipped into the grangerized copy of Hazlitt's Spirit of the Age. Shelved with bound manuscripts under "Hazlitt." · Holograph page from his History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus : [before 1828] : (MISC 3536) : one page, numbered "335," with some cancellations; begins, "[...] the country, while the Spaniards who remained loyal, fearing conspiracies among the natives ..." · Holograph announcement signed : [on of after 13 Nov 1851] : (MISC 0651) : one page; in his capacity as president of "Friends of the Late J. Fenimore Cooper," a committee formed to create a monument to Cooper in New York; announcing that Henry Grinnell will act as Treasurer; endorsed by committee Secretary Rufus W. Griswold. · To Messrs. Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia booksellers : 1 autograph letter signed : 21 Jul 1841 : (MISC 0008) : from New York; begins, "I have to acknowledge the receipt of the leter of your Mr. Lea of July 17th relative to a second edition of Miss Davidson's Memoirs, &c. ..." · To Henry Brevoort, his friend : 1 autograph letter signed : 8 Jun 1811 : (MISC 0653) : from New York; begins, "L'Herbette has just informed me of an opportunity which departs today, of writing to you." · To Anne Murray, wife of the publisher John Murray : 1 autograph letter signed : [29 Nov 1829?] : from Chandos Street; begins, "I have delayed replying to your obliging invitation to dinner ..." · To John Murray, publisher : 2 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : 22 Dec 1823 : (MISC 1332) : from Rue Richelieu, Paris; begins, "I wrote to you some short time now on the subject of the Arabian tales..."; mentioning his hopes to furnish "a brace more of volumes of the Sketch Book in the course of the spring ..." -- 1 autograph letter signed : 1 May 1841 : (MISC 1356) : from New York; begins, "Permit me to make you acquainted with Mr. Thomas W. Stearns, who has recently married a favorite niece of mine ..." · To Mary Shelley, novelist : 1 autograph letter third person : 28 May 1830 : (S'ANA 0251) : from 8 Argyll Street; saying that he "will have great pleasure in waiting on her on Monday evening ..." · To Moses Thomas, Philadelphia bookseller : 1 autograph letter signed : 3 May 1816 : (B'ANA 0230) : from Liverpool; begins, "Inclosed you have a bill of lading of a Box and a paper parcel of periodical works forwarded by the ship Margaret ..."; also saying that he is sending "three different editions of Lord Byron's last poems," and mentioning Hebrew Melodies and The Curse of Minerva. · To an unidentified niece or nephew : 1 autograph closing and signature : [no date] : (MISC 4023.15d) : a tiny fragment from an autograph letter; reads, "Your affectionate uncle, Washington Irving." Mounted in the Mary Ann Humble Autograph Album. Shelved with oversized manuscript volumes. · To "My dear Sir" : 1 autograph letter signed : 2 Dec 1829 : (MISC 0328) : from Chandos Street; begins, "I regret that I must again decline an invitation to dine with you ..."; also, "I cannot but express how much I was delighted last night by the acting and appearance of Miss E[llen] Tree ..."

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Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...

Murray, Anne, 1782-1845.

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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...

Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880

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Charles Kean lived at No. 3, Torrington Square, W.C. 1, in 1853-56, according to The London Encyclopaedia, ed. Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert (1983). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Ellen Kean, London, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1853-56? February 12. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694182220 English actress, born Ellen Tree. Married actor Charles Kean, son of Edmund Kean, and toured with his company. Fro...

Lea & Blanchard

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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851

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Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley (b. 30 August 1797, Somers Town, London-d. 1 February 1851, London, England) was an English novelist, best known as the author of Frankenstein. She also wrote short-stories, poetry, biographies, journal articles, reviews, and edited the works of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley....

Byron, George Gordon Byron, baron, 1788-1824

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British poet. From the description of George Gordon Byron, Baron Byron papers, 1812-1819. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452083 English Romantic poet and satirist. From the description of George Gordon Byron Collection, 1642-1968 (bulk 1798-1830). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 145405980 Major George Gordon de Luna Byron, alias de Gibler, Spanish-born forger of British Romantic litera...

Murray, John, 1778-1843

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John Murray was an important and successful British publisher. He was among the first publishers to form connections with authors, notably Byron, and traveled in literary circles. A consummate businessman, he was often guided by his Tory principles; he founded the Quarterly Review in part to give voice to his political views. From the description of John Murray letter to General Malcolm, ca. 1812. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51999696 Britis...

Thomas, Moses, 1787-1865

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Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Brevoort, Henry, 1782-1848

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