Papers of Edward Eggleston [manuscript], 1867-1900.

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Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Papers of Edward Eggleston [manuscript], 1867-1900.

Papers of Edward Eggleston [manuscript], 1867-1900.

The collection contains the draft of "Sister Tabea," a leaflet "An open letter to readers of books" advocating international copyright law, and a manuscript preface for an unnamed book. Letters to Richard Watson Gilder and Robert Underwood Johnson of "Century magazine" discuss publication of Eggleston's stories and articles, and particularly his aversion to revisions by editors and illustrations of his work. Letters to S.S. McClure of the McClure [newspaper] syndicate also discuss stories and prices. McClure writes to Methodist Bishop John Heyl Vincent regarding conference matters, Eggleston's pastorate at the non-sectarian Church of Christian Endeavor in Brooklyn, and his writing. In other letters he solicits H.H. Boyesen's autograph for a collection for Frances Cleveland; comments on the squalor of life in London; praises the Century Company's dictionary; discusses copyright matters with Edmund Clarence Stedman; admires the Woman's Association for the Improvement of Public Schools which he would like to aid; and discusses arrangements with Pond and Redpath's lecture bureau. He also praises James S. Robert's "New York in the Revolution"; thanks Franklin Benjamin Sanborn for a good review; comments unfavorably on a comparison to Tolstoy by William Dean Howells, and suggests titles of books on Georgia to Ernest D. North. There are brief mentions of Thomas W. Higginson exhorting Eggleston to do his best; Rossiter Johnson correcting a Civil War piece; James Russell Lowell on the advantage of speaking good English; writing for a Joseph Pennell drawing; and rejecting Howard Pyle's illustrations as unsuitable.

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