Papers of George Cary Eggleston, 1874-1906.


Papers of George Cary Eggleston, 1874-1906.

The papers contain the manuscript of "The Master of Warlock," an autographed passage from "A Rebel's Recollections, " correspondence, and a copy of an engraved portrait. Correspondence includes letters written as editor of various magazines. Of interest is a letter to Louisa May Alcott discussing his plans for "American Homes" magazine and stories he would like her to write for it. Other correspondence discusses publishers and publishing companies; origin, success, and sales of "Dorothy South"; problems with "A captain in the ranks"; his historical articles and books; sayings of famous men; Rossiter Raymond's "Cavalry Song"; friendship and poetry of Edmund Clarence Stedman; his brother Edward Eggleston; a lecture series; publishing advice for John Esten Cooke; social rules in Virginia, American supremacy in 1906; social invitations; his writing plans, health, and family. Correspondents include Alcott, Mary L. Booth, John Nathan Cobb, John Esten Cooke, Ernest Ingersoll, Robert Underwood Johnson, Harriet Mann (Olive Thorne) Miller, David Alexander Monro, J.R. Osgood & Company, James B. Pond, Edmund Clarence Stedman, the Rev. E.F. Strickland, John William Weidemeyer, Carolyn Melissa Winward, and William Wallace Young.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7675507

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