Papers of Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1835-1866.

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Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Papers of Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1835-1866.

Papers of Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1835-1866.

The collection contains several poems, an essay and a quotation by Willis. Subjects in his correspondence include his travels in England, 1831-1836; publication matters, particularly involving the Home Journal; his literary work and the writings of others; financial success of his plays; and his family and health. Briefer topics include a portrait of James T. Fields by Mathew Brady; his narrowly averted duel with Captain James Marryat; meeting Jane Porter; help from Henry Tuckerman; and duty on books published in England. Recipients include Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Almont Barnes, Ann Lynch Botta, Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch, Benjamin Franklin Butler, Theodore Sedgwick Fay, James T. Fields, James Henry Hackett, Fitz-Green Halleck, Abraham Hart, Harper & Brothers, Asa Hutchinson, Benson John Lossing, Thomas R. Lounsbury, Mary Russell Mitford, George Pope Morris, John Gorham Palfrey, John Williamson Palmer, James Parton, E[phraim?] Peabody, Samuel B. Ruggles, Epes Sargent, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, Osmond Tiffany, Teresa Vielé, George Virtue, and Catherine Ann Warfield. There is also one letter written by Cornelia Willis for her husband. In addition the collection contains a photograph, two engravings, and a magazine drawing of Willis, and an engraving of a house, "Ashland."

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Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880

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Tiffany, Osmond, 1823-

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Fay, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1807-1898

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Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907

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Porter, Jane, 1776-1850

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Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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Willis, Cornelia.

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Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893

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Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864

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Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867

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Virtue, George, 1793?-1868

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Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855

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Botta, Anne C. Lynch (Anne Charlotte Lynch), 1815-1891

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Teacher and poet of Providence, Rhode Island, and New York. From the description of Papers, 1835-1894. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122544279 Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta was an American poet, writer, and socialite. Her salon in Brooklyn was frequented by many prominent 19th century writers, actors, and artists. From the description of Anne Lynch Botta correspondence, 1835-1855. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 713564548 ...

Harper & Brothers.

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Parton, James, 1822-1891

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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, ...

Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848

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Palmer, John Williamson, 1825-1906

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American author. From the description of Papers of John Williamson Palmer, 1856-1903. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31448315 ...