American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1780-1933.

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Benjamin, Walter Romeyn, 1854-1943,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1780-1933.

American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1780-1933.

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 James O. Halliwell Phillips discuss his collecting. Letters of Paul Hamilton Hayne to Hezekiah Butterworth, Charles Scribner & Sons, D. Lothrop and Co., Josiah Gilbert Holland, Hurd & Houghton, J.R. Osgood and Co., [Ella Farman Pratt?], William H. Rideing, Roberts Brothers, Clinton Scollard, Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Charles Warren Stoddard and others discuss his poetry, book reviews,and publishing matters, He refers briefly to the death of Richard Henry Dana, Henry Timrod, Joaquin Miller, Sidney Lanier and his straitened finances. With these are several poems, an engraving and letters of his son William Hamlton Hayne to Walter R. Benjamin, william F. Gable and Clinton Scollard regarding his father, grandfather and Samuel M. Peck. Letters of William E. Henley to Sydney Southgate Pawling chiefly discuss literary and publishing matters, and finances. Letters of Thomas W. Higginson to Clarke & Co., Edmund Clarence Stedman and others discuss publishing matters, speaking arrangements, the election of 1884, and a manual training school for girls Of interest are .his comments on Edgar Allan Poe's Southern temperment, Sarah Helen Whitman, John Henry Ingram. Engelbert Humperdinck writes to Harry T. Finck and Jeannette M. Thurber concerning Thurber's proposal that he lead the national Conservatory of Music. Single letters of interest include Edward Everett Hale to Nathan Hale on a business matter; Anna Maria Fielding Hall to Mary Russell Mitford on her current work and keeping the upper hand over Catholics; Felicia Hemans to Mary Russell Mitford on "Our Village"; Joseph Henry to William Barton Rogers requesting copies of some lectures; Laurence Houseman to Kineton Parker thanking him for copies and a useful quotation; Mary Howitt to Kathe Kroeker Freiligrath on the employment of her sister; Cordell Hull on a patronage request; Epa Hunton to General Duncan S. Walker recommending Charles F. Triplett for employment by the National [Democratic?] Committee; and John H. Ingram to Christina Rosetti returning borrowed letters and enclosing others from Oliver Madox Brown. The collection also contains autographs of Joel Chandler Harris, ; a check endorsed in Charlottesville by captured Brigadier James Hamilton and Lt. William Hoey;

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National Conservatory of Music.

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Hemans, Mrs., 1793-1835

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Whitman, Sarah Helen, 1803-1878

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Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.)

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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 ...

Brown, Oliver Madox, 1855-1874

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Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955

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Cordell Hull was a Tennessee state representative (1893-1897), a judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee (1903-1906), U.S. Representative for Tennessee (1907-1921, 1923-1931), chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee (1921-1924), U.S. Senator for Tennessee (1931-1933), Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1944), and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945. From the description of Cordell Hull letter, 1941 Dec. 12. (Loui...

Hayne, William Hamilton, 1856-1929.

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American poet and literary critic, born in Charleston (S.C.), but spent majority of his life in northern Georgia near Augusta; son of American man of letters, Paul Hamilton Hayne (1830-1886). From the description of William Hamilton Hayne papers, 1873-1929. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 759955628 American poet and author, of Augusta (Richmond Co.), Ga. From the description of Papers, 1877-1917. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: ...

James R. Osgood and Company

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Pratt, Ella Farman, 1837-1907

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Hale, Nathan, 1784-1863

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Butterworth, Hezekiah, 1839-1905

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Assistant editor and author. From the description of Hezekiah Butterworth poem, 1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452413 ...

Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886

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"Hayne, Paul Hamilton (1 Jan. 1830-6 July 1886), poet and man of letters, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Paul Hamilton Hayne, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and Emily McElhenny, members of families prominent in politics, law, and religion. Two of the elder Hayne's brothers were U.S. senators, one of whom, Robert Young Hayne, was Daniel Webster's redoubtable opponent in the debates on Nullification and young Hayne's guardian after yellow fever caused the early death of his fat...

Henley, William Ernest, 1849-1903

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William Ernest Henley was born in Gloucester, and sufferred from a painful condition in his joints; his left leg was amputated when he was eighteen, and the right leg was saved only through experimental treatments of carbolic acid. He was accepted to Oxford, but couldn't afford to attend, and he tried to earn a living as an author, writing poetry and drama with some success. As a poet, he is remembered for his experiments with blank verse; he also wrote countless magazine articles and essays. Hi...

Walker, Duncan S., d. 1912,

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Finck, Henry Theophilus, 1854-1926

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American music critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 21 March 1893, to [Robert Underwood?] Johnson, 1893 Mar. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577334 ...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879

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Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894

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English-Italian poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hastings, to Miss Howitt, [1864 Dec. 26?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657751 Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) was an English poet. From the description of Sirs, ye are brethren, 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 365128412 Christina Georgina Rossetti, English poet. From the description of [Letter and poem] / Christian G. Rossetti. [1876] (Smith College). W...

Scollard, Clinton, 1860-1932

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Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, poet, and critic.writing. In 1834 Poe married his cousin Virginia, who was not quite fourteen at the time, and began seriously seeking a means of supporting "his family." In the spring of 1835, the family moved back to Richmond where Poe took a position with the Southern Literary Messenger . Poe used the opportunity to publish several of his poems and short tales in the paper, but he also began developing his reputation as a pugnacious critic ...

Rideing, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1918

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Photograph taken by the journalist William H. Rideing who occasionally visited Holmes at his house in Beverly Farms. From the description of Oliver Wendell Holmes at Beverly Farms [graphic]. [ca. 1885] (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 124051582 Writer, editor of Youth's companion. From the description of Letters, 1886 October 5 and November 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54994659 From the description of Letters, 1898 May 16, n.d....

Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913

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Joaquin Miller, born Cincinnatus Heine Miller and known as the "poet of the Sierras," was a Calif. poet and playwright. Beginning in 1886, he built and lived in a home on his estate, "The Hights"[sic], in the hills above Oakland. From the description of Joaquin Miller letter : Dimond, Calif., to Mr. Stone: ALS 1905 May 11. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122558852 Born Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller on September 8, 1837, near Liberty, Indiana. In 18...