Papers of Bill Nye [manuscript], 1870-1900, bulk 1870-1895.

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Nye, Bill, 1850-1896. Papers of Bill Nye [manuscript], 1870-1900, bulk 1870-1895.

Papers of Bill Nye [manuscript], 1870-1900, bulk 1870-1895.

The papers consist of the autograph manuscripts for "An unfinished poem" (story), "A father's letter to his son," "Pall Mall St.," an untitled poem beginning "The autumn leaves is falling . . . ," an untitled account of the first money he ever earned and a visit to a circus, and "The autobiography of a justice of the peace," twenty-two letters from Nye chiefly re his writing: an autobiographical sketch, "An unfinished poem," his willingness to write for Samuel S. McClure's syndicate if payment is sufficient, his need for copyright protection, his desire to interview James Whitcomb Riley, "The Cadi," and his readiness to write for Richard Watson Gilder again. Other subjects include Riley's success at an author's reading, Richard Wagner's music, Nye's personal life, travel plans, and lectures and speeches. Also, one letter, 1900 November 13, from "Doe" to "My Dear Henry," deals with a request for an old Nye letter. There are also three pen and ink drawings by Nye, including two self-portraits one of which is a caricature, and six photographs of him, one inscribed to James Burton Pond. Correspondents include B.G. Brown, Robert William Chambers, Will M. Clemens, John R. Clements, Sara Jane Lippincott (Grace Greenwood), Frank Hatton, Mr. Kemble, James Newton Matthews, S.S. McClure, Walter Hugh McDougal, Leon Meare, and May Smillie.

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Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916

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American Poet. From the description of Little Orphant Annie. Last stanza : AMsS, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540708 James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet, journalist, and lecturer. From the description of James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964] bulk (1878-1915). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363959 From the guide to the James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964, 1878-...

McDougall, Walter Hugh, 1858-1938

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Artist and newspaper cartoonist. From the description of Correspondence, 1924-1925, with Perry Walton. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904232 Artist and author. From the description of Letter of Walter Hugh McDougall, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454509 ...

Nye, Bill, 1850-1896

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Nye was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist. He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang. From the description of Bill Nye newspaper articles, 1890-1898, 1935-1971. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26729751 American humorist, journalist and lecturer. From the description of Letters from Bill Nye to Major Pond, 1885-1896. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 19020021 ...

Chambers, Robert W. (Robert William), 1865-1933

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Artist and illustrator; author of romance fiction and military articles and sketches. From the description of An International Affair, undated. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 30676537 Popular New York romance and historical fiction writer; most productive period between 1890 and 1930. From the description of Papers, 1885-1933, 1890-1930 (bulk) (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31626943 Novelist and artist. From the descr...

Matthews, James Newton, 1852-1910

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Brown, B. G., fl. 1895,

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Meare, Leon,

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

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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 ...

Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909

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Gilder authored the book, THE NEW DAY, A POEM IN SONGS AND SONNETS... (New York : Scribner, Armstrong and Company, 1876) in which this is tipped in. It contains the bookplate of Brainerd. From the description of Autograph letter signed to Ira Hutchinson Brainerd, [1876?] Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398276 Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly...

Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903

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American Lecture Bureau manager. From the description of Papers of James Burton Pond [manuscript], 1899-1903. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844218 Amer. lecture manager. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (2) and autograph letter signed : to Harper & Bros., 1887 Oct. 11-Nov. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617885 James B. Pond was born into a large, rather poor family living in Illinois and later Wisconsin. Ra...

Clemens, William Montgomery, 1860-1931

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Clements, John R., fl. 1890,

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Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

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The German opera composer Richard Wagner was at the beginning of his career at the time of this letter. From the description of Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, [1896?]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571065 From the guide to the Manuscript copy of letter from Richard Wagner, 1832 June 15, Leipzig, addressed to Schott's Söhne, Mainz, 1896?, (The New York Public Library. Music Divisio...

Smillie, May.

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Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904

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American writer. From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1859 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639601054 American writer Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott wrote under the pseudonym Grace Greenwood. She married Leander K. Lippincott ca. 1852-53 and they began publishing The Little pilgrim, one of the first American children's magazines. From the description of Grace Greenwood letters and poems, 1842-1902, n.d. (Pennsylvania State University ...

Hatton, Frank, 1846-1894,

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