Papers of Evert A. Duyckinck [manuscript], 1848-1877.


Papers of Evert A. Duyckinck [manuscript], 1848-1877.

Correspondence discusses Duyckinck's literary activities and includes letters to Edwin Percy Whipple and Charles Lanman offering to publish their articles, a response to George P. Putnam's request for an article, recollections of engraver Alexander Anderson, comments on a Boston Public Library exhibition, and a request that the owner of some Coleridge notes permit Henry Reed to use them for a book. Personal correspondence includes a request for real estate taxes and a letter enclosing a memorandum on his brother. An engraving and a photograph are included.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7923372

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