American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1832-1953.

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Browning, Robert, 1812-1889,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1832-1953.

American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1832-1953.

Material collected by Hench, some as an autograph collection and others for use in his classes at the University of Virginia with examples of various periods. Modern autographs collected by Hench include letters by associates of Edgar Allan Poe; Civil War letters; papers relating to Virginia history; correspondence of writers and politicians, particularly from the Victorian era; and other miscellaneous correspondence with literary or histocial interest. Letters of Charles J. Faulkner (1806-1884) and Charles J. Faulkner (1847-1929) to Robert Tyler, Henry Alexander Wise and others discuss Virginia and West Virginia politics and routine matters of patronage. A William Faulkner file contains correspondence with Perrin H. Lowrey, 1953, regarding Faulker's visit to the Southern Writer's Conference in 1931, and Hench's notes on Faulkner's behavior at a house party. Letters of F. J. Furnivall to Robert Browning and others discuss publication of a cheap edition of Browning, a photogravure of Browning,and his dictionary work. Letters of Thomas Walker Gilmer to Joseph Grinnell and others discuss taking a case to President Tyler, Virginia politics and a speech on the Tariff of 1844. Single letters of interest include Fohn Forsyth on a Jefferson birthday celebration; James Anthony Froude to James Russell Lowell on meeting Max Muller; Ellen Glasgow sending thanks for an invitation; Carter Glass sending thanks; Parke Godwin on schooling his children; Josiah Gorgas ordering leather; Charles Gounoud (20th century copy); and Percy Grainger thanking Katte Riggs for a note. The collection also contains autographs of Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman and Rufus W. Griswold; and a special order from George Washington Goethals.

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Southern Writers' Conference

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Forsyth, John, 1780-1841

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John Forsyth (1780-1841) was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on October 22. He graduated from Princeton in 1799 and was admitted to the bar in 1802. In 1808, Forsyth became the Attorney-General of Georgia. He was elected governor of Georgia in 1828. He married Clara Meigs, daughter of Josiah Meigs, who was the first president of Franklin College (later named the University of Georgia). Forsyth died on October 21, 1841. From the description of John Forsyth papers, 1811-1841. (Georgi...

Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876

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American lawyer and politician; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to President Buchanan, 1857 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588282 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Teackle in Baltimore, 1841 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Col. T.H. Ellis, 1859 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588...

Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945

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American novelist. From the description of Letter, 1940 Apr. 25, Richmond, Va., to John W. Garley, Bayonne, N.J. [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808544 From the description of Letters to James J. Murray [manuscript], 1939-1943. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812081 American author. From the description of Letter [manuscript]: Richmond, Va., to Dr. Kenneth Wood, 1942 December 14. (University of Virginia). W...

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 ...

Glass, Carter, 1858-1946

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Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on 4 January 1858. Member of Virginia State Senate, 1898-1906; member of U.S. House of Representatives. 1902-1918; Secretary of the Treasury, 1918-1920, Member of U.S. Senate, 1920-1946. Died in Washington, D.C. on 28 May 1946. From the description of Letter : from Horace Mann Towner, 1925 Apr. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122701025 Virginia statesman; Secretary of the Treasury. From the description of Letter, 1933 February, Uni...

Froude, James Anthony, 1818-1894

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Distinguished historian James Anthony Froude was born at Dartington rectory, Devon, in 1818. He was the brother of William Froude (1810-1879), engineer and naval architect, and of Richard Hurrell Froude (1803-1836), divine. The younger Froude was educated at Westminster School from 1830, and then privately in the village of Merton. He studied at Oriel College, Oxford, from 1835, and graduated B.A. in 1842, and took his M.A. in 1843. After briefly writing on the life of St. Neot for the Lives of ...

Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

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...

Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins, 1852-1930

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American author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Randolph, Mass., to Messrs. Harper & Brothers, 1893 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270752077 From the description of A humble romance : Autograph manuscript signed : Brattleboro, Vt., [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270752081 From the description of Autograph card signed and typed letters signed (11) : Metuchen, N.J., to Messrs. Wells and Briggs at Harper & Brothers, 1927 Aug....

Lowrey, Perrin Holmes, 1923-

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Grainger, Percy

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Melbourne-born pianist and composer who spent much of his working life in the United States. From the description of Letter to Virginia Morley and Livingston Gearhart [manuscript]. 1949. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225793948 From the description of Postcards from Percy and Rose Grainger, 1916-1925 [manuscript]. 1916-1925. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 271311978 Percy Aldridge Grainger, 1882-1961 was an Australian Composer/Pianist. Rose an...

Gorgas, Josiah, 1818-1883

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General and Chief of Ordnance for the Confederate States Army; later, president of the University of Alabama. From the description of Extracts from my notes written chiefly soon after the close of the war, [ca. 1865]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29452282 Born in Dauphin County, Pa., Josiah Gorgas graduated from West Point in 1841 and was assigned to the ordnance corps. He served in the Mexican-American War and was promoted to captain in 1855. In 1853, he mar...

Faulkner, William, 1897-1962

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American fiction writer. From the description of Papers of William Faulkner [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809728 From the description of Jacket, [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811922 From the description of Uncorrected galley proof of The Faulkner reader [manuscript], 1954 April 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809700 From the description of Photograph, 1962 Mar. 2...

Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928

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Born in 1858 in Brooklyn, New York, Goethals graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1880. Goethals was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1907 when he was appointed chief engineer for the construction of the Panama Canal.. Under his management construction was completed in 1914, about one year early. From the guide to the George Washington Goethals Letter MSS. 0575., 1918 March 27, (University Libraries Division of Special Collecti...

Faulkner, Charles James, 1806-1884

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Diplomat, Confederate officer, and U.S. Representative from Berkeley County, Va. (later W. Va.). From the description of Papers, 1815-1883. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19536991 Representative from Virginia and West Virginia. From the description of Signature clipped from the register of Brown's Hotel : Washington, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538814 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to t...

Grinnell, Joseph, 1788-1885

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Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904

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American newspaper editor, writer, and historian. From the description of The Pacific railroad and how it is to be built, 1853. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79602363 From the description of The Pacific railroad and how it is to be built, 1853. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702150541 American journalist and author. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : [n.p.], to a member of the Harper firm, [1858-1860 Nov.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record...

Müller, F. Max (Friedrich Max), 1823-1900

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F. Max Müller (1823-1900) was a German scholar of comparative language, religion, and mythology. Müller's special areas of interest were Sanskrit philology and the religions of India. Müller was instrumental in editing and translating into English some of the most ancient and revered religious and philosophical texts of Asia. Born in Dessau, duchy of Anhalt [Germany], he moved to England in 1846 and settled in Oxford in 1848, where he became deputy professor of modern languages in 1850. He wa...

Tyler, Robert, 1816-1877

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Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910

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English scholar and editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mrs. Mark's, Temple Gardens, Lincoln, to an unknown correspondent, 1890 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125491 Frederick James Furnivall (1825-1910) was an English scholar and editor who helped to organize the Working Men's College. Various organizations he founded include the Early English Text Society, Chaucer Society, New Shakspere Society, Wiclif Society, Browning Society, and Shelle...

Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868

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William Cabell Rives was the son of Robert and Margaret Jordan (Cabell) Rives. He was educated at Hampden-Sydney College and at the College of William and Mary where he graduated in 1809. He studied law and politics under Thomas Jefferson. Rives served in the War of 1812 and in the Virginia House of Delegates. After his marriage, he lived at "Castle Hill," Albemarle County, Va. Rives served in the U. S. House of Representatives, 1823-1829 and in the U. S. Senate. He also was minister to France a...

Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923

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American author and educator. From the description of Papers of Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, 1887-1923. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31083790 Wiggin was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Robert N. Smith and Helen E. Dyer. Her father died when she was three. She and her mother then moved to Maine, the setting of most of her future books. Three years later, her mother married Albion Bradbury. At 17, she moved with her family to Santa Barbara (Calif.). There ...

Faulkner, Charles J. (Charles James), 1847-1929

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U.S. Senator, from Berkeley Co., W. Va. From the description of Papers, 1876-1897. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19536916 ...

Tyler, John, 1790-1862

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John Tyler (b. March 29, 1790, Charles City County, Virginia–d. January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia), was the tenth President of the United States (1841–1845) and the first to succeed to the office following the death of President William Henry Harrison....

Browning, Robert, 1812-1889

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Robert Browning was a British poet. Born on May 7, 1812, Browning wrote his first major work,"Pauline: a fragment of a confession" at the age of twenty. He married Elizabeth Barrett in 1826 and with her encouragement went on to become one of the major Victorian poets. From the description of Robert Browning collection of papers, [1835?]-1933 bulk ([1835?]-1889). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615581 Browning was an English poet. From the descri...

Gilmer, Thomas Walker, 1802-1844.

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Governor of and U.S. representative from Virginia. From the description of Letters of Thomas W. Gilmer, 1842-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450478 ...