Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne [manuscript] 1659-1963 (bulk 1839-1864).

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Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1813-1904.

Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne [manuscript] 1659-1963 (bulk 1839-1864).

The collection contains literary manuscripts, correspondence, business papers, portraits and other items pertaining to Hawthorne. Collection contains the manuscripts of "Chiefly about war matters," "Consular experiences," "A description of a tragedy" by H. Aldrich, "Jonathan Cilley," fragment of "Our old home," fragment of "Septimus Felton, "A sketch or two in Warwick," a fragment of "Times Portraiture," annotated by Elizabeth P. Peabody, an 1815 copybook, an essay for "Homes of American Authors" beginning "I passed by the Old Manse...."and "Cuban Journal" by Sophia Peabody. The collection also contains an electrostatic copy of the original manuscript of "A wonder book for boys and girls." Correspondents include Catharine Ainsworth, George Bancroft, Moncure Daniel Conway, William Cox Bennett, Francis Bennoch, Dr. John Brown, Zachariah Burchmore, Henry Colman, Evert Duyckinck, Lydia Tuttle Fessenden, James T. Fields, Samuel G. Goodrich, Rufus W. Griswold, E. W. Gurney, Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne, Julian Hawthorne, Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne, Una Hawthorne, George S. Hillard, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Alexander Ireland, George Payne Rainsford James, George Parsons Lathrop, Henry W. Longfellow, Horace Mann, Horace Mann, Jr., Robert Manning,Herman Melville (copy), James Miller, J. L. O'Sullivan, George P. Putnam, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, C.H. Peirce, Franklin Pierce, Roberts Brothers, Stephen Pleasonton, William Buell Sprague, George Nicholas Sanders, John Sartain, Alexander Strahan, Charles Sumner, L.A. Surette, Howard Ticknor, W. D. Ticknor, Ticknor & Co., William A. Tiffany, Martin Van Buren, C. W. Webber, Sidney Webster, William A. Wheeler, and E. P. Whipple, Topics include his the customhouse in Boston (1839-40), Brook Farm, 1841, customhouse in the District of Salem and Beverly (1847-54), and consul at Liverpool (1853-60). Also health of self and family, pet dog, wife and children, current writing, lecturers for the [Boston?] Lyceum, London social life, Delia Bacon's book on Shakespeare, life in Italy, horse racing in England, and pessimistic outlook on the Civil War. Of interest are in depth letters concering religion and spirituality from Sophia Peabody Hawthorne to General E. A. Hitchcock. In addition there are brief mentions of Louis Agassiz, Barry Cornwall, George Curtis, Jefferson Davis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Grace Greenwood, Jean Ingelow, Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Washington Irving, Mary Peabody Mann, Mary Russell Mitford, John Lothrop Motley, and Albert Smith. The collection also contains various Custom House receipts consular affidavits and certification, shipping certificate, and royalty check of Hawthorne. In addition the collection contains miscellaneous legal documents pertaining to the Hawthorne family including a fragment of a legal document, 1659, a survey, 1675, a warrant, 1707, and an account 1800. In addition the collection contains portraits of Hawthorne including two ambrotypes, a carte-de-visite, a cabinet card, and several engravings, together with three pencil drawings by Sophia Hawhtorne and an engraving of the Hawthorne residence. Of interest is "Nathaniel Hawthorne: Tributes by American Authors on the 100th Anniversary of his Birth" containing letters and brief manuscripts solicited by Ralph Waldo Stoddard in 1904. The collection also contains photostatic and typescript copies of Hawthorne items elsewhere. There are several twentieth century letters concerning provenance of some of the letters, and a post 1955 compilation of notes and excerpts pertaining to Una Hawtorne.

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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...

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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American historian and author. From the description of Note, an autograph, and a portrait, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367575323 Epithet: USA Minister in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x000160 Northampton, Massachusetts, historian and author; secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846; U.S. minister to Berlin, 1867-1874. From the description of Letter: Washington,...

Brook Farm Phalanx (West Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)

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Brook Farm was founded by George Ripley in 1841 as a cooperative community based on a transcendental utopian model. In 1844, it began to run on a model inspired by Charles Fourier and in 1845 officially declared itself a Fourierist Phalanx. From the description of Account book : manuscript, 1844-1845 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612823101 ...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

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...

Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892

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The recipient was Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria, with whom Tennyson had an extensive correspondence. From the description of Alfred Tennyson letter to Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, 1867 Oct. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865322 British poet. From the description of Papers, 1831-1909. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20188602 Tennyson was Poet Laureate of England during much of the latter part of...

Sartain, John, 1808-1897

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Engraver, portrait and miniature painter John Sartain was born in London in 1808 and moved to the United States in 1830 after a seven year apprenticeship to London engraver John Swaine. Besides his banknote and portrait engraving, Sartain was noted for his magazine engravings. In 1849 he began his own magazine, entitled Sartain's Union Magazine of Letters and Art, but ceased its publication three years later due to financial troubles. Sartain was also the director of the Pennsylvania Academy of ...

Bennett, W. C. (William Cox), 1820-1895

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Surette, Louis A., b. 1818,

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Webber, Charles W. (Charles Wilkins), 1819-1856

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United States. Customs House (Boston)

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Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857

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Griswold, an advocate of "Americanism" in literature, worked to increase public respect for American authors. He was on the staff of various magazines including Graham's Magazine (assistant editor, 1842-1843, succeeding Edgar Allen Poe), edited anthologies of poetry, and was a controversial literary critic. From the description of Papers, 1835-1856. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122590086 From the guide to the Papers, 1835-1856., (Houghton Library, Harvard Colleg...

Cornwall, Barry, 1787-1874

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Bryan Waller Procter (pseud. Barry Cornwall), English minor poet and lawyer. He was a close friend of several more prominent Romantics, including William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, and Leigh Hunt. Shelley once said of his poetry, "the man whose critical gall is not stirred up by such ottava rimas ... may be safely conjectured to have no gall at all.". From the guide to the Barry Cornwall manuscript material : 13 items, 1816-1862, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collecti...

Ireland, Alexander, 1810-1894

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Scottish journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Inglewood [House, near Ledsham], Cheshire, to an unidentified recipient, 1886 Jan. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539171 Journalist, man of letters, publisher of the Manchester Examiner and Times, 1846-1886. From the description of Letters, to Moncure Daniel Conway and to Mrs. Conway, 1866-1886, 1893. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34369487 Alexander Ireland, jou...

United States. Customs House (Salem)

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