Papers of Horatio Alger [manuscript], 1869-1897.


Papers of Horatio Alger [manuscript], 1869-1897.

The collection contains three manuscripts : 2 versions of "Carving a name" and an untitled poem. The collection also contains six letters from Alger to others discussing : his writing; George A. Bacon's "Game of [Portrait] Authors"; the authorship of "Nothing to do" (not his own), and suggesting "Joseph H. Howard" [an apparant composite of the Justin H. Howard (the actual author) and Joseph Howard, Jr. (who published a bogus proclamation)]; the authorship of "Nothing to eat"; and an invitation to write a boys' biography of the winner of the 1884 presidential election. There is also an autobiographical sketch of Alger. Correspondents include George Allen Bacon, a Mr. DeLacy, H[owes?] H[owen?], Harriet Jackson, Porter & Coates, and [William Adolphus Wheeler?].

9 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7923726

University of Virginia. Library

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Porter & Coates (corporateBody)

Howard, Justin H., fl. 1856-1876. (person)

Alger, Horatio, Jr., 1832-1899 (person)

American author From the guide to the Horatio Alger letter, 1888, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American clergyman and author. From the description of How Johnny bought a sewing machine : autograph manuscript signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132586 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Elsie Leslie, 1890 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131643 From the descri...

Bacon, George Allen, 1830-1893, (person)

Howard, Joseph, 1833-1908 (person)

Joseph Howard's career as a journalist was long and distinguished. As war correpondent for the New York TIMES during the Civil War, he was present at the 1st Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Ball's Bluff. He was arrested and imprisoned for 14 weeks in 1864 as a result of a journalistic burlesque known as the "Bogus Proclamation." He was later appointed official military recorder, reporting the trials of Confederate spies. Howard covered many famous events of the 19th...

Wheeler, William A. (William Adolphus), 1833-1874 (person)

Philologist and librarian. From the description of Letters to William A. Wheeler, 1861-1871. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 63167590 ...

Jackson, Harriet (person)