Papers of John Fiske [manuscript], 1872-1900.


Fiske, John, 1842-1901. Papers of John Fiske [manuscript], 1872-1900.

Papers of John Fiske [manuscript], 1872-1900.

Letters are chiefly concerned with Fiske's writing and publication, textual revisions, lecturing, and book reviewing. Specific works of his mentioned include: "Cosmic philosophy," "Discovery of America," and "Unseen world." Fiske provides information about Governor John Culpeper; refers to restraints in his Houghton-Mifflin contract; and discusses Spinoza, mentioning books about him by James Martineau and Frederick Pollock. Correspondents include Francis Jackson Garrison, J.B. Greenough, Wendell Phillips Garrison, S.S. McClure, George Pellew, Thomas Sergeant, William Henry Rideing, Charles Dudley Warner, J.G. Wilson, N.J. Bartlett & Co., and J.B. Millet Co. The collection also contains photographs, autographs, personal checks and a Harvard library form.

33 items.

Related Entities

There are 20 Entities related to this resource.

Garrison, Francis Jackson, 1848-1916 (person)

Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914 (person)

Founder of Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography. From the description of Letters, 1853 Nov.-1908 Feb. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 172709192 American author and editor. From the description of Letters received, 1878 Feb. 25-1902 Mar. 31. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33937785 Scottish-born newspaperman, author, and editor, who served in the Union army during the Civil War, and then settled in New York City. F...

Spinoza, Benedictus ˜deœ 1632-1677 (person)

Pollock, Frederick, Sir, 1845-1937 (person)

Professor of Jurisprudence. From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. Ives, Cornwall, to Prof. Knight, 1882 Sept. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617832 Pollock was professor of jurisprudence at University College of London (1882) and at Oxford (1883-1903), as well as professor of common law. From 1914, he served as judge of Admiralty Court of Cinque Ports. He authored many texts on such topics as contracts, torts, partnership, and fraud; and, with Maitland...

Houghton Mifflin Company. (corporateBody)

Houghton Mifflin Company, publishing house of Boston, Mass., From the description of Houghton Mifflin Company records, 1832-1944. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612205133 Houghton Mifflin Company, publishing house of Boston, Massachusetts, traces its roots back to the firm of Ticknor and Fields, the premier "literary" publishing house in the United States during the middle years of the nineteenth century; and to the Riverside Press, Henry Oscar Houghton's printi...

Greenough, J.B. (James Bradstreet), 1833-1901 (person)

James Bradstreet Greenough (1833-1901) taught Latin at Harvard from 1865 until his death. He took a leading role in the establishment and organization of the Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women (Radcliffe College). From the description of Papers of James Bradstreet Greenough, 1856-1946. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064476 ...

Perry, Thomas Sergeant, 1845-1928 (person)

Perry was an American literary critic, scholar, and educator. Fay was an Episcopal clergyman who left the ministry because of poor health. He was a regular contributor of notes and reviews to The Nation and other papers. From the description of Letters to Hercules Warren Fay, 1891-1896. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122564012 From the guide to the Thomas Sergeant Perry letters to Hercules Warren Fay, 1891-1896., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard...

Sullivan, Andrew M. (Andrew Miles) (person)

Martineau, James, 1805-1900. (person)

James Martineau was an English Unitarian minister and educator. He wrote several books about religious philosophy, and became well-known as a result. He was the brother of social activist Harriet Martineau. From the description of James Martineau letters, 1847-1856. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51999687 James Martineau was an English educator, philosopher, clergyman, and author. Born in Norwich, he taught at Lant Carpenter's School before be...

N. J. Bartlett & Company. (corporateBody)

Whittier, Leroy Adams, 1836- (person)

McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949 (person)

Journalist, writer of books for boys. From the description of S.S. McClure check to James Barnes, 1898 June 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53795304 American publisher. From the description of Letter to Edward Sylvester Ellis, 1892 October 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51846140 ...

Pellew, George, 1859-1892 (person)

Rideing, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1918 (person)

Photograph taken by the journalist William H. Rideing who occasionally visited Holmes at his house in Beverly Farms. From the description of Oliver Wendell Holmes at Beverly Farms [graphic]. [ca. 1885] (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 124051582 Writer, editor of Youth's companion. From the description of Letters, 1886 October 5 and November 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54994659 From the description of Letters, 1898 May 16, n.d....

Colepeper, John Colepeper, Baron, -1660 (person)

Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907 (person)

Wendell Phillips Garrison was editor of The Nation. From the description of Letters from various correspondents, 1865-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612365054 Wendell Phillips Garrison was editor of The Nation. His father, William Lloyd Garrison, was a prominent New England abolitionist and editor of the Liberator magazine. His brother Francis Jackson Garrison (1848-1916) was associated with Riverside Press and Houghton Mifflin Company. From the ...

Fiske, John, 1842-1901 (person)

Historian, philosopher, and librarian. Name originally Edmund Fiske Green; at age thirteen, took name of maternal great-grandfather, John Fiske. From the description of John Fiske papers, 1867-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 163614392 Philosopher, historian, librarian. From the description of Papers of John Fiske [manuscript], 1872-1900. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805107 John Fiske was a American author, best known for popular ...

J. B. Millet Co. (corporateBody)

Blaewell, A. (person)

Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900 (person)

Charles Dudley Warner was an American editor, essayist, and novelist. Born in Plainfield, Mass., Warner spent most of his childhood years in Charlemont, Mass. Following graduation from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and legal training at the University of Pennsylvania, Warner practiced law in Chicago, returning to the East Coast to assume editorial positions at The Hartford press (later Hartford courant) and Harper's magazine. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and ...