Papers of Gail Hamilton [manuscript] 1862-1895.

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Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896. Papers of Gail Hamilton [manuscript] 1862-1895.

Papers of Gail Hamilton [manuscript] 1862-1895.

The papers contain the autograph manuscripts for "Puck's work" and "Both sides," and 43 letters to 17 correspondents regarding the following subjects and persons: Letters written in 1862 to Mr. Woods, an influential friend living in Washington, D.C., contain Hamilton's comments and opinions on Lincoln's inauguration; aspects of the Civil War, including secessionists, Southern attitudes, the 1862 newspaper embargo of Edwin Stanton, Union defeats, overall progress of the war, and the Emancipation Proclamation; and also discusses the contemporary clergy; her works and relationship with her publishers; women as writers; and the status of women in society. To others she writes of travels to Europe and the western United States; visits to John Greenleaf Whittier; the death of Garfield and the reorganization of Arthur's cabinet; yellow fever in Barbados; female suffrage; health; opinions concerning love, immortality, spiritual life, and the nature of God. She often mentions her cousin Harriet Stanwood Blaine and her husband James Gillespie Blaine, good friends, the family of Elizabeth Gillette Warner, as well as the contemporary writers and educators Calvin Ellis Stowe and Catharine Esther Beecher. Letters to her publishers and editors refer to her written work in general and mention specifically "Sermons to the clergy," and an article about Robert Green Ingersoll. Correspondents include the editor of the Boston Herald, Mrs. H.S. Bridgman, Mr. Bryce, Mr. Derby, Dana Estes and Charles E. Lariat of Estes and Lariat, Mrs. Houghton, Alice G. Lanigan, James Redpath, Daniel Edgar Sickles, Mrs. James Monroe Spencer, Dr. Seldon Haines Talcott, William Hayes Ward, Elizabeth Gillette Lilly Warner, John Greenleaf Whittier, Miss Williams and Mr. Wood.

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