Papers of James Russell Lowell [manuscript], 1802-1927 (bulk 1838-1891).

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Papers of James Russell Lowell [manuscript], 1802-1927 (bulk 1838-1891).

Collection includes fair copies of manuscripts of several poems and fragments including "Class poem," "A June Idyll" "Ode to Robert Gould Shaw," "Our own," and "Vison of Sir Launfel." Correspondents, chiefly recipients, include Charles F. Briggs, G. W. Childs, W. Hamilton Gibson, J. B. Gilder, Horace Gray, Jr., Rufus W. Griswold, Nathan Hale, Jr., Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Francis Heath, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, E. R. Hoar, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sir Curtis Lampson, Charles Lowell, Maria Lowell, S. Weir Mitchell, Charles Eliot Norton, [John Williamson?] Palmer, Ernest Rhys, Winthrop Sargent, Minot J. Savage, George Ticknor, John Greenleaf Whittier, The collection also contains a petition signed by 16 clergyman of Boston for the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, 1856.

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Griswold, Rufus Willmot, 1815-1857

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Childs, George W. (George William), 1829-1894

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Ticknor, George, 1791-1871

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George Ticknor (1791-1871), educator and author, served as the first Smith Professor of the French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard from 1817 to 1835. After his arrival at Harvard, Ticknor became disenchanted with the school curriculum, characterizing the College as a well-disciplined high school, and began an effort to reorganize the College around four main goals: the division of students in courses according to academic proficiency and merit; the division of the ...

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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Holmes (Harvard, M.D. 1836) was Parkman Professor of Anatomy at Harvard Medical School from 1847 to 1882, dean of the Medical School from 1847 to 1853, and a noted essayist and poet. A paper on the contagiousness of puerperal fever, presented at an 1843 meeting of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement, was his most famous contribution to medicine. His indictment of physicians for their role in causing and spreading the fever was one of the most controversial treatises of the time...

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

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Higginson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on December 22, 1823. He was a descendant of Francis Higginson, a Puritan minister and immigrant to the colony of Massachusetts Bay. His father, Stephen Higginson (born in Salem, Massachusetts, November 20, 1770; died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 20, 1834), was a merchant and philanthropist in Boston and steward of Harvard University from 1818 until 1834. His grandfather, also named Stephen Higginson, was a member of the Continental Congre...

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...

Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863

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Shaw was born in Boston to abolitionists Francis George and Sarah Blake (Sturgis) Shaw, who were well-known Unitarian philanthropists and intellectuals of Scottish descent. The Shaws had the benefit of a large inheritance left by Shaw's merchant grandfather and namesake Robert Gould Shaw (1775–1853). Shaw had four sisters—Anna, Josephine (Effie), Susanna, and Ellen (Nellie). When Shaw was five years old, the family moved to a large estate in West Roxbury, adjacent to Brook Farm. During his te...

Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936

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Joseph Benson Gilder (1858-1936) was an American editor, author and banker. He was a founder and co-editor of The Critic, a New York literary periodical; editor of its successor Putnam's Magazine; and editor of the New York Times Book Review. He served in the diplomatic service and from 1914 to 1928 was secretary of the Industrial Finance Corporation. From the guide to the Joseph Benson Gilder papers, ca. 1880-1919, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Heath, John Francis.

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Heath graduated from Harvard in 1840. From the description of Notes : manuscript, [18--] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612801317 ...

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908

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Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Eliot Norton was his son. From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American author, editor, and educator. From the description of Letter to Edwin D. Mead [manuscript], 1881 May 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814472 ...

Lampson, Curtis, 1806-1885,

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Hoar, E. R. (Ebenezer Rockwood), 1816-1895

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Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, a 1839 graduate of Harvard Law School, was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas (1849-1855), associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1859-1869), served as U.S. Attorney General (1869-1870) and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1873-1875). From the description of Letters to Joseph Willard and Henry Vose, 1840-1858. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339043 American jurist. From the de...

Palmer, John Williamson, 1825-1906

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American author. From the description of Papers of John Williamson Palmer, 1856-1903. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31448315 ...

Rhys, Ernest, 1859-1946

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English author and editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Hampstead, to Victor Plarr, [no year] Feb. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617349 The author was head of a Welsh organization, "Undeb Cymdeithasan Diwylliadd Cymreig Llundain" (letterhead reads : "Tymhor, 1902-1903".) Members included David Lloyd George. With this is filed a typed letter of transmittal from Louttit to Damon (Nov. 8, 1935). From the description of Letter, 1903, ...

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 ...

Briggs, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1804-1877

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American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Harper & Brothers, [no year] Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133558 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Harper & Brothers, [1859 Aug.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133557 Journalist, author. From the description of Letter to Dix, Edwards and Co. [manuscript], 1855? (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874747...

Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918

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Minot Judson Savage was an American Unitarian clergyman and writer. He led congregations throughout the United States, including California, Chicago, Boston, and New York, openly supporting Darwin's evolutionary theories and social reform. Some of his most popular books discussed his views on life after death. From the description of Minot J. Savage letter to Mrs. King, 1904. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51590010 Church of the Unity minister...

Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914

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Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) was a physician, neurologist, poet, and novelist. From the description of S. Weir Mitchell correspondence, 1887-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122570940 From the guide to the S. Weir Mitchell correspondence, 1887-1913, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) From the guide to the Letters from Silas Weir Mitchell to John Hay, 1897-1905, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Gray, Horace, 1828-1902

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American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Charles P. Lyman, 1891 Oct. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 753969918 Gray graduated from Harvard College (1845) and Harvard Law School (1849), and served as reporter of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (1854-1861) and was appointed as a justice in 1864. In 1881 he was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Letters, 1858-1897. (Harvard Law School Libr...

Lowell, Maria, 1821-1853

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American poet; married to poet and satirist James Russell Lowell. From the description of Correspondence, 1844, nd. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122530575 ...

Sargent, Winthrop, 1825-1870

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Winthrop Sargent was a Philadelphia author and lawyer. From the description of Historical notes, 1846-1850. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122609760 ...

Hale, Nathan, 1784-1863

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author. From the description of Nathaniel Hawthorne manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1853-1857 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 301761440 American author, writer of romances, stories, and juvenile works. Born July 4, 1804, in Salem, Mass.; died May, 1864, in Plymouth, N.H. Sometime resident of Concord, Mass. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825. Hawthorne's association with the Boston publishing firm of Ticknor and Fields began ...

Gibson, W. Hamilton (William Hamilton), 1850-1896

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American illustrator and naturalist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (35) : Washington, Conn., etc., to members of the firm Harper & Bros., 1883 Oct. 11-1895 Mar. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590457 William Hamilton Gibson (1850-1896) was an author and artist from Buffalo, N.Y. From the description of William Hamilton Gibson letters and photograph, 1890-1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502855 W. Hamilton Gibson was an ...

Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861

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Charles Lowell (1782-1861) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1800. After studying law for a year he decided to pursue a career in ministry, and he traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he studied for the ministry until 1805. He then returned to the United States, and in 1806 was ordained as minister and pastor at the West Church in Boston . He married Harriet Spence in 1806, and the couple had six children, two of whom - Robert Trail Spence and James Russe...