John Greenleaf Whittier Papers, 1808-1940.

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Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. John Greenleaf Whittier Papers, 1808-1940.

John Greenleaf Whittier Papers, 1808-1940.

Manuscripts include: poem beginning, "Another hand is beckoning us ..." n.d.; a note beginning, "The approach of Mr. Whittier's seventieth birthday..," by Thomas Wentworth Higginson ca. 1877; a quotation from a poem, "Barbara Frietchie" 1882 June 4; a quotation from a poem beginning, "The beauty which old Greece or Rome ..." 1886 February 5; a page proof with auto corrections and signed of a poem beginning, "church to reverend memories dear ..." n.d. Also a poem entitled, "Criticisms on the Poems in the North Star ..." by Elizabeth Lloyd ca. 1840; a quotation from a poem beginning, "Do thou thy work ..." 1877 December 22; a poem entitled, "Dr. Ross" 1879 December; a quotation from a poem entitled, "Emerson" n.d.; a quotation from a poem beginning, "Faith shares the Future's promise ...," with ANS, [1865 May 25], J.G.W. 1865 August 17; essays, "The First Anti-Slavery Meeting in the United States," n.d. Also an essay "The poetry of Heart and Home-Wm. H. Burleigh" n.d.; essay "Deem not the loved" n.d.; a quotation from a poem beginning, "God pity them both ..." n.d.; a quotation beginning "God's ways seem dark ..." 1874 March 22; a quotation from a poem beginning, "The highest good ..." 1881 January 4; a quotation from a poem beginning, "If for the age to come..," [1862 January 24] J.G.W. to B. Mayer 1862 January 24; a poem, "In the Old South Church" n.d. Also a page proof with auto. corr. "John Greenleaf Whittier, a Biography" by Francis Underwood, with ANS by F.U. and J.G.W. on first page 1884; notes re: poem, "The King's Missive," with explanatory ANS by Samuel Thomas Pickard ca. 1880; a poem, "A Lay of the Olden Time" in an unknown hand n.d.; a poem, "Lydia Wardwell in the 'Old South'" 1877 November 29; a poem, "A Memorial. M.A.C." [Moses Austin Cartland] with letter from J.G.W. to unknown recipient on last page of manuscript n.d.; a poem, "The Memory of Burns" n.d. Also a poem beginning, "O, God of Peace. now o'er the world ...," by Bayard Taylor, enclosed with letter 1876 March 23 B.T. to J.G.W. in bound volume 1876 March 23; a poem, "Oak Knoll," in an unknown hand 1888 July 4; a poem beginning, "Oh, Freedom. if to me belong ..." 1857 July 20; a poem, "On Whittier's Eightieth Birthday" by Frances L. Mace 1887; a poem beginning, "Our social joys are more than fame..," in bound volume with photo n.d., J.G.W., head and shoulders 1882 January 16; poem, "The Poet and the Children" n.d.; essay, "The Poetry of Heart and Home-Wm. H. Burleigh" filed with "The First Anti-Slavery Meeting in the United States" n.d. Also a poem, "The Prophecy of Samuel Sewall; A.D. 1697," with letter 1858 December J.G.W. to Theodore Tiller 1858; poem, "The River Path" 1871 March 21; quotation from part of poem beginning, "Shine Light of God. make broad thy scope..," with envelope addressed to Mrs. B.R. Cowen 1885 June 5; poem beginning, "Somebody loves you, or somebody ought to ...," with 2 p. manuscript explanation and clipping, re: J.G.W. ca. 1861; poem, "Sumner" 1874; poem, "The Swan Song of Parson Avery. 1635," with letter, 1866 May 5, J.G.W. to Francis Underwood on last page 1866 May 5. Also a poem beginning, "To Cousin Margaret Wendell" 1839 December 12; poem, To George B. Cheever" 1860 September 1; poem, "To the Emperor of Brazil" [unused dedication for In War Time] ca. 1864; poem beginning, "What is the service ..." 1882 May 8; part of poem beginning, "Who calls thy service ...," with envelope addressed to Alice Hedge Holmes, in bound volume 1888 February 14; and part of poem beginning, "With warning hand ..." with letter, 1857 August 27, J.G.W. to unknown recipient at bottom of leaf [1857 August 27]. Letter correspondents and recipients include: J.G.W., Sarah J. Hale, Elizabeth Whittier, Charles Torry, Joseph Sturge, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Williamson Palmer, Theodore Tiller, Salmon Portland Chase, A.C. Fisk, B. Mayer, George Morrill, William A., Wheeler, Edward W. Hooper, Lydia Maria Child, S.C. Griggs, Mrs. Sargent, Charles H. Bell, Kilham, Committee of Colored Voters in Brooklyn, New York, Burlingame, Celia Thaxter, Mrs. Kinsey, Robert Underwood Johnson, M. Merrill, William Howell Reed, William and Mary Howitt, Crocker, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Bayard Taylor, Mrs. Horace E. Smith, Lucy Larcom, Henry Oscar Houghton, Editor of Forest and Stream, William Dean Howells, Darwin C. Pusey, Houghton, Osgood & Co., Helen Colcord, Editor of The Literary World, A. McClean & Co., Mary Shepard, William A. Beene, Epes Sargent, Miss Carpenter, D.M. Crowley, D.P. Livermore, Lilliam Carpenter, Garrison, James R. Nichols, Longfellow Association, William Sloane Kennedy, Millekin, Phebe J. Woodman, John Peaslee, Henry Oscar Houghton, Emma Taylor, Hayne, Harlan Ballard, Emory H. Jones, Wentworth, Fanny, Herbert D. Ward, C.E.F. Wingate, R.M. Johnston, Samuel Chapman Armstrong, Abby J. Woodman, George W. Cate, F.W. Merrill, Appleton, Bill Heath, Robert W. Lull, John D. Philbrick, Mary Shepard, Julian Allen, Horace Currier, James Thomas Fields, Manning, Elizabeth Neall Wendell, and Ann Wendell. Photographs and prints include: an engraving by George E. Perine of John Greenleaf Whittier's head and shoulders 1873 November; group of ten magazine photos and drawings (3 photos of J.G.W., 6 drawings and photos of places associated with J.G.W., and 1 facsimile of a verse in J.G.W.'s hand) 1855-1892; a photo signed of J.G.W.'s head and shoulders n.d.; a photo of J.G.W.'s head and shoulders n.d.; an engraving by F.T. Stuart of J.G.W.'s head and shoulders, with engraved signature of J.G.W. n.d.; photo of J.G.W.'s head and shoulders, n.d.; photo of J.G.W.'s head and shoulders, in bound volume with manuscript poem beginning, "Our social joys are more than fame ..." n.d.; a photo of J.G.W.'s head and shoulders with printed signature of J.G.W. n.d., photo of J.G.W.'s head and shoulders, n.d.; photo J.G.W.'s head and shoulders n.d.; photo of kitchen and bedroom, in house where J.G.W. was born n.d.; photo of group of people, including J.G.W. on porch of house 1885; photo J.G.W.'s head and shoulders n.d.; 2 engravings of J.G.W., middle-agd and young, head and shoulders, in bound volume n.d.; engraving J.G.W.'s head and shoulders, with printed signature of J.G.W. n.d.; photo funeral of J.G.W. 1892 September 10; and a photo of Elizabeth Whittier, enclosed in letter, n.d., J.G.W. to Manning n.d. Miscellaneous items in collection include: 2 certifications of approval signed by the selectmen of Haverhill, Massachusetts, including John Whittier, father of J.G.W. 1808 October 5; receipt signed by J.G.W., for money received from Fields, Osgood, and Co. 1869 May 7; autograph of J.G.W., with envelope addressed to Edwin Champlin 1880 October 8; printed program for commemoration of the eightieth birthday of J.G.W. 1887 December 18; reprint "John Greenleaf Whittier in Philadelphia" by Vincent B. Brecht, from Philadelphia History, Vol. IV, No. 1 1934; collar and tie belonging to J.G.W. n.d.; and a newspaper clipping "The Poet Whittier," an autobiography, in bound volume n.d.

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