Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1804-1936 (bulk 1804-1859).

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Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1804-1936 (bulk 1804-1859).

The collection contains the original manuscripts and/or notes for and portions of "Abbotsford," "Astoria," "Bracebridge Hall," several editions of "Life and voyages of Christopher Columbus," "Chronicle of Don Garcia Fernandez," "Conquest of Granada," "English and French character," "Fernan Gonazales," "Fernando the Saint," "The legend of Pelayo," "Life of George Washington," "Paris at the Restoration," legend about a Spanish feud," "The Tagus," "The vindication of Christmas," "Voyages and discoveries of the companions of Columbus," The collection also contains a notebook, 1823, of quotations from English authors, an address of his return from Europe, 1832, Peter Irving's notebook of Arthurian legends, and "Irving's power of idealization," by Oliver Wendell Holmes. The collection also contains engravings and drawings of Irving and several miscellaneous items including documents and clippings. Recipients of irving's letters include D. Appleton and Co., Thomas Aspinwall, George Bancroft, James Bandinal, Richard Bentley, Hermanus Bleecker, Henry Brevoort, Thomas Campbell, Henry Carey, Frrederic S. Cozzens, Alexander H. Everett, Edward Everett, Emily Foster, William Freeman, Alexander Gallatin, James Hillhouse, John Hopkinson, Sir Robert H. Inglis, Peter irving, John Pendleton Kennedy, Eliza[beth] Leslie, John Littell, Daniel Lord, Dolley Madison, John Murray, Sir William Gore Ouseley, John Howard Payne, Thomas Picton, Benjamin Poore, William H. Prescott, George Palmer Putnam, Thomas Spring Rice, William H. Seward, Charles Warren Stoddard, George Ticknor, Osmond Tiffany, Joseph Tuttle, Wiliam [Peter?] Van Ness, George Washington Warren, Daniel Webster, John P. Wetherrell, and George Wilkes.

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Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876

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Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871

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Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909

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California author. From the description of Charles Warren Stoddard letters and manuscripts : to Frank Arthur Putnam, 1903-1906. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 78215414 Author and professor of English, University of Notre Dame, 1885-1887. From the description of Papers, 1870-1927. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 23706788 American poet and travel writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed ...

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Warren, George Washington, 1813-1883

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Brevoort, Henry, 1782-1848

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Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872

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Publisher of Putnam's Magazine and founder of G. P. Putnam & Son[s]. From the description of George Palmer Putnam letters [manuscript], 1858-1870. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647998826 George Palmer Putnam (1814-1872) was a book and magazine publisher. From the description of George Palmer Putnam correspondence, 1843-1871. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122607941 From the guide to the George Palmer Putnam correspondence, 1843-1871, ...

Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858

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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...

Bleecker, Harmanus, 1779-1849

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Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849

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D. Appleton and Company.

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Lord, Daniel, 1795-1868

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Bandinel, James, 1783-1849

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Freeman, William, 1783-1879

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Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852

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American actor and playwright. From the description of Scrapbook, 1813-1852 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811929 From the description of Letter : Washington, to Elizabeth Payne, 1850 April 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22772908 From the description of Home, sweet home, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 237626353 Appointed by President Tyler, the actor and playwright served as U.S. Consul in Tunis from 1842-1845, a...

Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

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Picton, Thomas, 1822-1891

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Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916

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American author. From the description of Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1873-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647824809 From the description of Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1850-1907, bulk 1872-1907. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809956 From the description of Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1882-1916. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810596 From the description of Autograph l...

Tuttle, Joseph F. (Joseph Farrand), 1818-1901

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Van Ness, William Peter, 1778-1826

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