Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919.

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Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919.

Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919.

The papers of William Dean Howells,1866-1919, include reviews, stories, and poems, letters, and portraits. Manuscripts include poems "The thorn," "The pilot's story," Thanksgiving," "John Brown," "To Francis Wilson," "Presentiments," and an untitled sonnet to Dorothy Dudley; short stories "At third hand," and "Captain Dunlevy's last trip"; reviews of work by Brand Whitlock, J.M. LeMoine, essays on Rudyard Kipling, John Fiske, and American and English literature; quotation, and page proofs of "A retrospect of Lowell." Topics in the correspondence include editorial work for Harpers, Century, and Atlantic Monthly, advice on writing, translation and publication, his own writing including divorce as a theme, proofreading, lecture tours particularly a westen one in 1899, and his family. He also mentions rumors concerning the visit of the Russian fleet during the Civil War, the Boston fire of 1872, the panic of 1873, the Centennial Exhibition of 1876, the Century Club, Italian travel, 1883, the Authors Club, an accusation of anti-Catholicism, World War I, socialism, stage productions of his work, Iowa College (Grinnell), and the Pratt Institute. Significant correspondents include Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, James B. Pond, Arthur George Sedgwick, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Additional correspondents include Alvey A. Adee, Charlotte Fiske Bates, Sylvester Baxter, Alexander Black, Francis E. Bliss, H.C. Bunner, Madison Cawein, Julius Chambers, Frank Gaylor Cook, George William Curtis, Charles Anderson Dana, Mary Mapes Dodge, Annie Fields, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Wendell Phillips Garrison, Jeanette L. Gilder, Edmund Gosse, Harper & Brothers, Lee F. Hartman, Nina R. Herzog, Aurelia Howells, Thomas A. Janvier, Elizabeth Jordan, Frederick T. Leigh, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, S.S. McClure, and Henry Loomis Nelson. Also Charles Eliot Norton, John B. O'Reilly, James R. Osgood, Grant Overton, William Morton Payne, Harry Thurston Peck, John J. Piatt, Cuyler Reynolds, William H. Rideing, Kate Douglas Wiggin Riggs, John Codman Ropes, M. E. W. Sherwood, Francis Hopkinson Smith, Edmund Clarence Stedman, John Swinton, Celia Thaxter, Benjamin H. Ticknor, Ross Turner, George E. Waring, John F. Weir, Brand Whitlock, Gilson Willets, and James Grant Wilson. People mentioned include Jane Addams, Henry Mills Alden, Thomas Baily Aldrich, Irving Bachellor, Charles W. Balestier, Lawrence Barrett, Ole Bull, Francis Marion Crawford, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Frederick A. Duneka, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gugleilmo Ferrero, John Galsworthy, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Ripley Hitchcock, Henry James, Robert Underwood Johnson, James Russell Lowell, Brander Matthews, George H. Mifflin, Henry Codman Potter, H. W. Preston, Horace E. Scudder, Richard Henry Stoddard, Turgenev, Mark Twain, Lester Wallack, and John F. Weir. Portraits include 6 pencil sketches of Howells enhanced with black and white ink and marked with printer's measurements for publication in an unidentified book or magazine article together with another portrait clipped from a magazine.

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American poet and water-colorist. From the description of Letters, 1872-1894. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233101484 Celia Laighton Thaxter was an American poet and essayist who lived much of her life in the Isles of Shoals, at first on White Island and later in a large cottage her brothers built for their parents on the island of Appledore, in which she eventually died. The family ran a hotel, Appledore House, which, along with Celia's cottage, burned...

Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919

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Henry Mills Alden, American writer and editor for 50 years of Harper's Magazine and descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower fame, was born in Mount Tabor, Vermont, on November 3, 1836. From the description of Henry Mills Alden papers, 1862-1907. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 667714420 American editor and critic; editor, Harper's Monthly, 1869-1919. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Metuchen, New Jersey, to F...

Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937

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Author; United States ambassador to Italy. From the description of Autograph poem signed, entitled "Rheims", 1814 Sep. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492661 From the description of Autograph poem "The Cost" signed, 1914 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492676 Epithet: Editor 'The Century Magazine' New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001185.0x000372 Magazine ed...

Waring, George E. (George Edwin), 1833-1898

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American agriculturalist and author. From the description of A health we drink to Holmes : autograph manuscript signed of a toast : Newport, R.I., 1884 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646039894 Waring was Secretary of the U.S. National Board of Health. From the description of George Edwin Waring correspondence : [Newport, R.I.], 1883-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 49805529 Epithet: of Bailieborough, county Cavan British Library ...

Hitchcock, Ripley, 1857-1918

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Prominent American editor. From the description of Ripley Hitchcock letter to Mrs. H. C. Bunner [manuscript] [1896] May 19, (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 423069797 American art critic, editor, historian. From the description of Ripley Hitchcock papers, [ca. 1885]-1935. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 496102454 American author, editor, and critic. From the description of Autograph letter signe...

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 ...

Grinnell College

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Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905

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Student at University of Maine. From the description of Folklore paper, 1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70940118 American writer. Best known for her story of Hans Brinker. From the description of Letters, [1861?]-1894. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122464651 American author and editor. From the description of Papers of Mary Mapes Dodge, 1875-1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136440 Mary ...

Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926

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Young, James Carleton, 1856-1918

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Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892

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James R. Osgood was a native of Maine who went to work for the publishing house of Ticknor and Fields. He eventually founded the subsidiary group James R. Osgood & Co. which was associated with many fine writers. The firm struggled financially, and when Osgood stepped down, was dissolved into Houghton, Mifflin. From the description of James R. Osgood letter to George L. Craik, 1879 June 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54667691 Publisher....

Peck, Harry Thurston, 1856-1914

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Classical scholar, member of the Columbia faculty, 1881-1910. From the description of Harry Thurston Peck papers, 1878-1933. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 319031858 ...

Overton, Grant M. (Grant Martin), 1887-1930

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Journalist, literary critic, editor, and novelist. Worked for the New York Sun 1906-1908, 1910, editorial writer, 1916, and literary editor 1918-19. He worked for George H. Doran, book publisher, and was Editor of Colliers 1924-27. Author of at least ten books and editor of collections of short stories. From the description of Grant Martin Overton autographed quotation to Glen Blodget [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 225136519 From the des...

Wallack, Lester, 1820-1888

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Actor, playwright and manager of the Wallack Theatre Company. The son of the actor-manager James William Wallack, Lester made his New York acting debut in 1847. Lester succeeded his father as manager of the Wallack Theatre in 1861. He opened a new Wallack Theatre in 1882, and managed both playhouses until his retirement five years later. From the description of Correspondence to Wallack family, 1827-1879. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 236184124 En...

Leigh, Frederick T.,

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Aldee, Alvey A. (Alvey Augustus), 1842-1924,

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Bull, Ole, 1810-1880

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Ole Bull was born in Bergen, Norway on February 5, 1810. From an early age he showed a rare talent for the violin, and he made his solo debut in 1819. He took lessons from students of Viotti and Baillot, and also learned much from traditional Norwegian fiddlers, an influence that contributed to his unique style. Bull was interested in the design and construction of violins and bows, and by using a flatter bridge and a rounded bow, he was able to produce unusual polyphonic effects. He made many E...

Piatt, John James, 1835-1917

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Poet and journalist. From the description of Letter, 1878 January 11, Cincinnati, Ohio, to city editor of Boston evening journal. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 14993504 American poet John James Piatt was born in Indiana, worked for the Ohio State Journal, and attended college in Ohio but did not graduate. He worked variously in journalism and as a civil servant in Washington, D.C., and eventually became United States consul in Cork, Ireland. He produced several...

Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909

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Novelist. From the description of Letter and photographs [manuscript] 1894 April 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943005 From the description of Letters to James Rennell Rodd, Baron Rennell [manuscript] 1884-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943002 Francis Marion Crawford was born in 1854 in Bagni di Lucca (Italy), to American parents: the sculptor Thomas Crawford (1813?-1857), and Louisa Cutler Ward Crawford (later Terry), Ju...

Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

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Author and Nobel Prize winner. From the description of TLS, 1924 March 4 : Sussex, to Commander Clarke Millen, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 17153795 Kipling was a British author. Beaverbrook was a British capitalist, and newspaper publisher. From the description of Letters to Baron Beaverbrook, 1885-1918. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122609327 From the guide to the Letters to Baron Beaver...

Bates, Charlotte Fiske, 1838-1916

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American author and compiler. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Mrs. Edward Russell Jones, 1902 March 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22864766 American poet. From the description of Letter and an envelope, 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367407807 ...

Pratt Institute

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October 2nd, which was Charles Pratt's birthday, was for many years celebrated as Founder's Day at the Institute. From the description of Founder's Day record group, 1888-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155455515 Art school; Brooklyn, New York. From the description of Pratt Institute exhibition catalogs, 1916-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122577345 Pratt Institute was founded in 1887 by industrialist Charles Pratt. Pratt was owner of Charles ...

Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923

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American author and educator. From the description of Papers of Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, 1887-1923. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31083790 Wiggin was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Robert N. Smith and Helen E. Dyer. Her father died when she was three. She and her mother then moved to Maine, the setting of most of her future books. Three years later, her mother married Albion Bradbury. At 17, she moved with her family to Santa Barbara (Calif.). There ...

Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934

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U.S. minister to Belgium, 1914-1920. From the description of Letters from schoolchildren of Ghent, Belgium, 1915 March. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 14084889 Toledo mayor, lawyer, author, and diplomat. From the description of Letter, 1916 April 11, Brussels, to Alexander L. Smith, Toledo, Ohio. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13994096 Lawyer, author, mayor of Toledo, ambassador to Belgium. From the description of Le...

Century club.

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Janvier, Thomas A. (Thomas Allibone), 1849-1913

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Janvier was a prolific American journalist and author known for his fictionalized accounts of bohemian and middle-class life in 19th century New York City. He also wrote nonfiction on New York and other subjects. From the guide to the Compositions, 1882-1912 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American journalist and author. From the description of Papers of Thomas Allibone Janvier, 1844-1929, bulk 1888- 1902. (University...

Jordan, Elizabeth Garver, 1867-1947

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American journalist and novelist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : New York, to F.A. Duneka, 1908 Dec. 23 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492048 Elizabeth Garver Jordan (1867-1947) was an American author, editor of Harper's Bazaar, and suffragist. From the description of Elizabeth Garver Jordan papers, 1891-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517413 Student at University of Maine. From the description o...

Swinton, John, 1829-1901

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John Swinton (1829-1901) was a journalist, social reformer, and crusader in the field of labor relations. He was born in Scotland and moved with his parents first to Canada and later to New York, N.Y. He was a journeyman printer, manager of the Lawrence, Kan., Republican, 1856-1857, and studied law and medicine before the Civil War. From 1860 to 1870 he was chief of the editorial staff of the New York Times, having been employed by Henry J. Raymond. He was later connected with the Sun, John Swin...

Rideing, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1918

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Photograph taken by the journalist William H. Rideing who occasionally visited Holmes at his house in Beverly Farms. From the description of Oliver Wendell Holmes at Beverly Farms [graphic]. [ca. 1885] (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 124051582 Writer, editor of Youth's companion. From the description of Letters, 1886 October 5 and November 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54994659 From the description of Letters, 1898 May 16, n.d....

Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915

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American author, illustrator, and novelist. From the guide to the Francis Hopkinson Smith Collection, 1883-1915, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Author, painter and engineer. From the description of The arm-chair at the inn and other papers [manuscript] 1896-1910. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647976900 From the description of Tom Grogan [manuscript] 1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: ...

Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908

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Episcopalian bishop. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645260286 Bishop of New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to J.B. Gilder, on the occasion of J.R. Lowell's 70th birthday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618790 From the description of Autograph letters signed (10) : New York, etc., to Dr. Ba...

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississipp...

Howells, Aurelia H.

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Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

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John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...

Balestier, Charles Wolcott, 1861-1891

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000677.0x00030f American literary agent and writer. From the description of Letter : to Mr. Carey, 1890 Dec. 18. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122530456 ...

Ferrero, Guglielmo, 1871-1942

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Italian historian, novelist, & social scientist. From the description of Papers, 1893-1942. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122611312 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Italian journalist, historian and novelist Guglielmo Ferrero (1871-1942) wrote for several European and Latin American newspapers and published more than ten books on ancient and modern European history. His interests included history, criminology, politics, religion, and li...

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915

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Annie Adams Fields was an author and charity worker, the wife of the Boston publisher James T. Fields. From the description of Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 86143813 From the guide to the Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Eighteen letters written by Annie Adams Fields between the years 1882 and...