Papers of Francis Henry Underwood [manuscript], 1859?-1874?


Papers of Francis Henry Underwood [manuscript], 1859?-1874?

The collection contains the final page of a book review for an English translation of an unidentified book about Egyptian pharaohs by Heinrich B. Brugsch. In two letters to John Williamson Palmer, Underwood reiterates a request by James Russell Lowell that Palmer write a series for the Atlantic Monthly; describes the background, writing, and employment needs of Elizabeth Ann (Chase) Akers Allen; asks for biographical information on Palmer and suggestions of passages from his work for anthologizing in his planned handbook of American authors (The builders of American literature). In the third letter, Underwood asks William Adolphus Wheeler to send books by Richard Henry Dana, Sr. and Charles Sprague's "Poems and orations" (probably "Writings of Charles Sprague, now first collected").

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SNAC Resource ID: 7920451

University of Virginia. Library

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