Letters of Samuel Griswold Goodrich [manuscript], 1822-1856.


Letters of Samuel Griswold Goodrich [manuscript], 1822-1856.

Letters from Goodrich primarily concerning publishing. His letter to James Gates Percival, dated November 27, 1822, discusses Percival's works and advises him to avoid controversy in his writing. Goodrich urges Franklin Haven to use his influence in promoting subscriptions to "Natural History" in Boston. He sends waste sheets of poems to Rufus Wilmot Griswold to give him some idea of their quality. Letters concerning Goodrich's own writing include a discussion of "Peter Parley's Short Stories for Long Nights;" a contribution to an annual appearing under Eliza Leslie's auspices and his admiration of her works; his purchase of copies of "Pic'l England," "Penny Magazine," and "Penny Cyclopedia" for use in U.S. magazines; and his financial affairs concerning his books. Two letters mention "The Token." Correspondence also includes a letter to Richard L. Pease concerning speaking dates to Whigs in Nantucket and Edgartown, and mentioning L.H. Jenks; two letters concerning autographs; and a letter requesting assistance in locating the designer, Billings, from whom he wants to obtain drawings. Correspondents include James Gates Percival, Allen and Ticknor, Eliza Leslie, Franklin Haven, T.J. Huntington, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Weare C. Little, Richard L. Pease, and Rev. William B. Sprague.

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Griswold, Rufus Willmot, 1815-1857

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Rufus Wilmot Griswold (February 13, 1815 – August 27, 1857) was an American anthologist, editor, poet, and critic. Born in Vermont, Griswold left home when he was 15 years old. He worked as a journalist, editor, and critic in Philadelphia, New York City, and elsewhere. He built a strong literary reputation, in part due to his 1842 collection The Poets and Poetry of America. This anthology, the most comprehensive of its time, included what he deemed the best examples of American poetry. He produc...

Jenks, L. H.

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Percival, James Gates, 1795-1856

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Percival was a poet and geologist. In 1835-1840, with Charles U. Shepard, he made a geological survey of Connecticut. From the description of Journal : manuscript, 1839 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612802779 American poet and geologist. From the description of Papers of James Gates Percival [manuscript], 1827-1855 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833961 ...

Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858

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Eliza Leslie was born in Philadelphia, and spent part of her childhood in England. After returning to America, she became famous for her cookbooks, and her popular works on housekeeping and manners were well-regarded and widely used. She also wrote fiction and edited The Gift. Her writing was generally satiric, very clear, and remarkable for its detailed descriptions and support of American women. From the description of Eliza Leslie letter to Henry Peterson, 1850 July 5. (Pennsylvan...

Little, Weare Coffin, 1806-1885

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Huntington, T. J.,

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Sprague, William B. (William Buell), 1795-1876

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Clergyman and autograph collector from Albany, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1830-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 33203510 American pastor, collector, and biographer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, N.Y., to [Andrew Preston Peabody?], 1866 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 751989045 William Buell Sprague (1795-1876) was an American Presbyterian clergyman and author. A graduate of Yale and of Pri...

Pease, Richard L. (Richard Luce), 1814-1888

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Allen & Ticknor

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Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860

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Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860) wrote a popular and widely imitated series of educational works for children under the pen name of Peter Parley. His intent was to provide an alternative to the British biases of 19th-century schoolroom texts and the questionable morals of nursery rhymes. He also created two children's magazines, Merry's Museum and Parley's Magazine, as well as an annual gift book, The Token. Goodrich served in the Massachusetts legislature in 1837 and held the post of U.S. c...

Haven, Franklin, 1804-1893,

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Whig Party (U.S.)

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