Emma C. Embury salon album, 1825-1870.


Emma C. Embury salon album, 1825-1870.

An album comprising 122 autograph items, drawings, portraits, clippings and extracts relating to the development of an important American literary salon in New York. The correspondence addressed to Emma and Daniel Embury focuses primarily on literature, writing, and publishing. Subjects include American poetry, its relation to English poetry, criticism, publishing, literary annuals and magazines, women writers, literary circles, and social affairs. Correspondents include: George W. Bethune, William Cullen Bryant, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Thomas Seir Cummings, Samuel Goodrich, Hannah Flagg Gould, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Charles Fenno Hoffman, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Catharine Sedgewick, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, L.H. Sigourney, Ann Sophia W. Stephens, John Trumbull and Alaric Watts. Includes a autograph address panel in the hand of George Gordon, Lord Byron.

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Cornell University Library

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