Autograph collection [manuscript] 1725-1933.

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Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879. Autograph collection [manuscript] 1725-1933.

Autograph collection [manuscript] 1725-1933.

Letters and other papers; related to the library's collection of Eaton's correspondence (1901-56). Includes autographs of Abby Langdon Alger, Valentine Bagley, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Washington Irving, Henry W. Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Epes Sargent, Ignatius Sargent, Caroline L. Ward, James Wilson Ward, and Jonathan Ward.

130 items.

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Moore, Mike, 1977-

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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...

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Quigg, Lemuel Ely, 1863-1919

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Lemuel Ely Quigg (1863-1919) was a politician and a journalist in New York City. From the description of Correspondence, [ca. 1894-1919]. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58657693 ...

Alger, Abby Langdon

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Alger was a translator. From the description of Letter, 1877. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007500 Boston resident, professional translator, and author of In Indian tents, a volume of Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, and Micmac stories and legends. From the description of Letter : Boston, to J.W. Powell, Washington, D.C., [1885] May 18. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35987277 ...

Ward, Joseph, Colonel.

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Harris, Miriam Coles, 1834-1925

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Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

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Poet and author, Cornell University non-resident professor. From the description of James Russell Lowell letter and portrait, 1871 July 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 123412650 Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited The Atlantic Monthly, and with Charles Eliot Norton, The North American Review ; was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard; and U.S. minister to Spain and to England. Aldrich was ...

Sargent, Henry Winthrop, 1810-1882

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Barney, William.

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Sargent, Ignatius

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Ward, Ephraim.

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Manning, William T.

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Episcopal priest. Manning was rector of Trinity Parish, New York, N.Y., and bishop of the Diocese of New York. From the description of Papers, 1846-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155475116 ...

Rich, Betsey F.

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Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933

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Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : Boston, to Messrs. Harper, 1878 Jan. 11-Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634718 From the description of An adventure in Cuba : autograph manuscript signed : short story : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870138 American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to George Roberts of the "Times" in Boston, 1852 Mar. 31. ...

Bagley, Valentine.

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Whitaker, Philemia Gay.

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Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916

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American Poet. From the description of Little Orphant Annie. Last stanza : AMsS, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540708 James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet, journalist, and lecturer. From the description of James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964] bulk (1878-1915). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363959 From the guide to the James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964, 1878-...

Olcott, Chauncey, 1858-1932

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Tenor and composer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270907068 ...

Paull, Thomas P.

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King, Moses, 1853-1909

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Moses King received his Harvard A.B. in 1881. An editor and publisher, he published guidebooks to Harvard and Boston, as well as the Harvard register. From the description of Correspondence of Moses King, circa 1877-1890. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 542647528 ...

Sargent, Nathaniel.

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Ward, Caroline L.

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Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925

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George Washington Cable, an American author and critic, was born in New Orleans and fought for the South in the Civil War. His first collection of tales of life in the south was Old creole days (1879). In 1884 he went on a reading tour with Mark Twain. He moved to Northampton, Mass., in 1885. He is chiefly known for his early works describing picturesque Louisiana Creole life and courageous essays on civil rights. From the description of George Washington Cable papers, 1865-1918. (Pe...

Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878

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Sargent, Robert, STD.

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Mary Abigail Dodge wrote under the name Gail Hamilton. From the description of Mary Abigail Dodge letter to [James] Redpath : Hamilton, Mass., 1886 May 4. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122291010 Author. Wrote under name: Gail Hamilton. From the description of Mary Abigail Dodge papers, 1856-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456046 American writer. From the description of Mary Abigail Dodge letter, 1886 Nov. 24...

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James, Henry, 1843-1916

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Sargent, Daniel.

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Jewitt, L. D.

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Ward, James Wilson, Jr.

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London, Jack, 1876-1916

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Jack London was born in San Francisco January 12, 1876. He led an adventurous life, only beginning his career as an author in the 1890s. He wrote short stories, serials, essays, articles, verse and novels. He died November 22, 1916 in Sonoma County, CA. From the description of Jack London papers, 1897-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387554 American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Chronometer method [navigational documents] [1907?]...

Ward, Nathan, 1761-approximately 1792

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Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909

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Gilder authored the book, THE NEW DAY, A POEM IN SONGS AND SONNETS... (New York : Scribner, Armstrong and Company, 1876) in which this is tipped in. It contains the bookplate of Brainerd. From the description of Autograph letter signed to Ira Hutchinson Brainerd, [1876?] Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398276 Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly...

Edwards, B.B. (Bela Bates), 1802-1852

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Francke, Kuno, 1855-1930

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Kuno Francke (1855-1930) taught German and was curator of the Germanic Museum at Harvard. He received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1912. From the description of Papers of Kuno Francke, ca. 1890-1930 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069241 From the description of The new Germanic museum : manuscript prepared for Harvard Graduate's Magazine, 1911. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064181 Kuno Francke was a German-born U.S. histo...

Morse, Edwin W. (Edwin Wilson), 1855-

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Sargent, Jonathan.

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McVickar, H. W., 1860-

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Tucker, William, 1935-....

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Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908

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Author and journalist, of Eatonton and Atlanta, Ga. From the description of Papers, 1858-1978 (bulk 1880-1908). (Emory University). WorldCat record id: 28418453 "Joel Chandler Harris gained national prominence for his numerous volumes of Uncle Remus folktales. Harris's long-standing legacy as a "progressive conservative" New South journalist, folklorist, fiction writer, and children's author continues to influence our society today." - "Joel Chandler Harris." New Georgia Enc...

Harte, Bret, 1836-1902

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Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Bret Harte [manuscript] 1859-1901. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940411 Harte served as editor of the Overland Monthly, 1868-1870. From the description of ALS, 1869 April 17 : San Francisco, to Mrs. Emily Gould, Rome. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16700642 From the description of ALS, 1868 July 5 : San Francisco, to [Emily Gould]. (Copley Press, J S Copl...

Durfee, Calvin, 1797-1879

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Calvin Durfee was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on October 6, 1797, the son of John Durfee and Mary Peck. He had one sister, Mary Ann (b. 1810), who married Samuel Lashier of Union, New York. Durfee graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1825, and was ordained in Hunter, New York, on April 21, 1828; he then became the minister of a local church. From 1836-1851, Durfee lived in South Dedham, Massachusetts, and from 1851-1855 he lived in Brooklyn, Ohio. After retur...

Sargent, Horace Binney, 1821-1908

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Civil War cavalry officer, served with the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry; commanded the Grand Army of the Department of Massachusetts. From the description of Poem, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55531548 ...

Ward, Julia E.

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Allen, Charles Dexter, 1865-1926

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Ward, Jonathan, 1769-1860

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Sargent, James O.

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Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926

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Lawyer, judge, and Democratic presidential candidate. From the description of Papers of Alton B. Parker, 1878-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063665 Judge on New York State Court of Appeals, Democratic candidate for the presidency, 1904. From the description of Autograph collection, 1633-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155500075 Biographical Note 1852, Ma...

Herbert, Henry William, 1807-1858

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000447.0x0000ac English-American author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newark, N. J., to A. Hart, 1845 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470954 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newark, 1845 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470989 American author and editor. Fr...

Day, John

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McMaster, John Bach, 1852-1932

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McMaster, a prominent historian , was employed to write the history of the Johnstown Flood Relief Commission. From the description of A partial account of the Pennsylvania Floods of 1889. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122524202 John Bach McMaster, a prominent historian, was employed to write the history of the Johnstown Flood Relief Commission. From the description of Collection, 1889. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat rec...

Sargent, Annie.

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Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

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William Cullen Bryant (b. November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts-d. June 12, 1878, New York, New York), American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post....

Park, Edwards Amasa, 1808-1900

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American clergyman, theologian, and educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Andover, Mass.?], to [Andrew Preston] Peabody, [1866 Apr. 4]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 743829255 Congregational clergyman, theologian, professor at Andover Theological Seminary, editor of Bibliotheca Sacra. From the description of Papers, 1835-1899. (Andover Newton Theological School). WorldCat record id: 11667718 American theologian. From t...

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Eaton, Walter Prichard, 1878-1957

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Author, drama critic, and educator. From the description of Correspondence of Walter Prichard Eaton [manuscript] 1901-56. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647942999 Walter P. Eaton: worked in the drama department, New York Tribune, 1902-1907; drama critic, New York Sun, 1907-1908; drama critic, American Magazine, 1909-1918; professor of playwriting, Yale University, 1933-1947; free-lance drama and theater critic; author. From the description of Walte...

Plume, Elisa.

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Ward, William Hayes, 1835-1916

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William Hayes Ward, 1835-1916, born Abington, Mass. Editor, Assyriologist, author. Educated 1856 Amherst, 1859 graduated Andover Seminary, 1885 LLD Amherst. Ordained Congregationalist minister. Associate editor, later editor-in-chief of "The Independent" (New York weekly) between 1868-1913. Director of Wolfe Expedition to Babylonia 1884-85. President of American Oriental Society. Wrote Biography of Sydney Lanier, What I Believe and Why, etc. Samuel Sydney McClure,1857-19...

Hazen, Henry.

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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American writer and physician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Beverley Farm, Mass., to Tristram Coffin, 1890 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544690 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Tristram Coffin, 1891 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361192 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to [Tristram Coffin], 1891 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361674 From the descript...

Ward, Terry

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Ward, Susan Hayes, 1838-1924

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American Missionary Association (1866)

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Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle hymn of the republic and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer. In Feb. 1862, the Atlantic Monthly published her poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which she wrote during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861. From the description of Papers concerning the Battle hymn of the republic, 1897-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80781526 Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle...

Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972

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Padraic Colum was a noted playwright, essayist, novelist, poet, and author of books for children. Born on December 8, 1881, in Longford, Ireland, Colum came to the United States in 1914 and died on January 12, 1972, in Enfield, Connecticut. Though Colum worked briefly for a railroad, he became a full-time writer in Dublin, Ireland, in 1901. He was a founder of the Irish National Theatre (later known as the Abbey Theatre), and co-founder and editor for a time of the Irish Review. From...

Ross, Lucelia.

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Abbott, John S. C.q(John Stevens Cabot), 1805-1877.

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Longfellow, Samuel, 1819-1892

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Longfellow was an Unitarian clergyman and hymn writer. He was the younger brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. From the description of [Poem, Mar. 1877] / Sam.l Longfellow. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 245202647 American clergyman and hymn writer; brother of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. From the description of Autograph postal card signed : [Boston?], to A.V. Anthony, [postmark 1887 Mar. 12]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649496781 America...

Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913

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Edward Dowden, Irish literary scholar and poet. He wrote several literary biographies, the most substantial being The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1886). From the description of Edward Dowden manuscript material : 1 item, 1880 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 173998315 From the guide to the Edward Dowden manuscript material : 9 items, 1870's-1908, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Edward Dowden wa...

Van Glendoorn, Herman P.

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Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946

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"These were written at periods when Mr. Tarkington and Susanah [his wife] were in Indianapolis and they wanted to have news from Kennebunkport, Maine. We had known him very shortly after we moved to Kennebunkport in about 1917, after the war. He was known as 'the gentleman from Indiana' and was a well known author at the time the first letter in this collection was written. . . . Mr. Tarkington had rented a house in Kennebunkport for many years but decided that he would like to design his own pl...

Billings, Josh, Josh Billings, pseud., 1818-1885.

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Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879

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Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American writer of juvenile literature, series and individual books for boys and girls, throughout the 19th century. Congressional clergyman, educator. From the guide to the Jacob Abbott letter, April 7, 1876, (Ohio University) American Congregational clergyman, educator, and prolific writer of children's books. From the guide to the Jacob Abbott letters, 1835-1873, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Ward, James W. (James Wilson), 1803-1873

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Hayes, A. L. (Alexander L.), 1793-1875

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Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...