American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1787-1914.

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Armsby, James H., 1809-1875,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1787-1914.

American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1787-1914.

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. Gerald Massey writes to Osgood & Co. and [James T.?] Fields on book sales, a publishing venture and American lectures. Dabney Herndon Maury sends an autograph and writes to the Piedmont & Arlington Life Insurance Company on a business matter and expressing concern on the business situation in New Orleans. Matthew Fontaine Maury to James H. Armsby, Bond & Son, and John D. Simms accepts an invitation to visit the Dudley Observator and Meet O. M. Mitchell, reports on the trial of varaious chronometers and recommends an appointment. Letters of Mary Russell Mitford to William Cox Bennett, Frances Trollop and others criticize the work of Henry Chorley and John Hughes, discusses her "Recollections of a literary life...."; solicit the patronage of Lord Nugent; recommends Bennett to Mrs. Acton Tindal, describes a packet containing work by John Greenleaf Whittier and Oliver Wendell Holmes; a bad fall suffered by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; a production of her play by [Charles?] Kemble; and mentioning Digby Starkey, the widow of Eliot Warburton, Joseph Hume. Letters of John S. Mosby to Eben Swift and Marcus J. Wright discuss Civil War incidents including his "closest call" and the objective of Pleasonton's attacks on Stuart at Brandy Station together with an autograph and a signed photograph. Also a letter of John Ware Mosby to George S. Palmer arranging a safe conduct pass for Mosby in May of 1865 so he can obtain a parole from General Halleck. Letters of his sister Victoria P. Mosby convey Richmond social news of 1842. Letters of Charles Eliot Norton to Dana Estes, C. C. Hazewell, Oliver Johnson, Andrew P. Peabody, Winslow Warren and others are chiefly brief social and business notes but include a letter about an archaelogical dig in Cotrone, Italy, conducted by Berlingieri and Clarke. Single letters of interest include Miles D. McAlester to Erasmus D. Keyes, 1862 August 25 concerning work parties for fortifications at Yorktown; W. Gordon McCabe to John Esten Cooke on a literary notice for a novel; Henry McKenzie to [Thomas?] Cadell on sales of "The Lounger"; Katharine Sarah Gadsden Macquoid to Roberts Brothers on the publication of "Dolly's grandfathers" in the U. S.; William H. McGuffey declining a request. Also William C. Macready to Mary Russell Mitford on publishing her play and his performance in "Julian"; Richard Kidder Meade to Samuel Pickens on the sale of Alabama land; James Montgomery sending thanks for a musical composition; Samuel McDowell Moore to John Letcher, 1861 September 3, on poor condition of roads which will hinder army transport and volunteering to supervise repair if given supplies and slave labor. Robert Nares to Thomas Cadell the Younger and reply on proofs for the completion of Macklin's Bible, together with engraving of Nares; and Yoné Noguchi to Madison Cawein on an evening with Joaquin Miller. The collection also contains an autograph of Joaquin Miller; a fragment by James Monroe on the acquisition of Florida.

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Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873

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English actor, recognized as perhaps the greatest English character actor of his day. He was especially noted for his Shakespearean roles. From the description of Letter, 1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391814 William Charles Macready was a tragedian. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1821-1849, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886139 William Charles Macready was an English stage manager and actor...

Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913

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James R. Osgood and Company

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Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914

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Letcher, John, 1813-1884

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Governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to President Buchanan, 1860 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591184 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lexington, Va., to Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State, 1813-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590807 Native of Virginia; graduate of Washington College; lawyer, newspaper editor, presidential elector in 1848, and member of Virginia's constitutional c...

Simms, John D.,

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Warren, Winslow, 1838-1930

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Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974

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Professor of English at the University of Virginia. From the description of Letter of Atcheson Laughlin Hench to Dr. and Mrs. Edward Harper Rynearson [manuscript], 1950 October 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647821141 Professor of English at the University of Virginia, 1922-1962. From the description of Oral history interview of Atcheson L. Hench by Ann L.S. Southwell [manuscript], March 15, 1972. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 6...

McCabe, W. Gordon (William Gordon), 1841-1920

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Classical scholar. From the description of Postal cards to Robert B. Tunstall [manuscript], 1918 February 24 and March 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647979308 From the description of Letter to Edmund Clarence Stedman [manuscript], 1892 January 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813016 W. Gordon McCabe, former Captain of A.P. Hill's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, was a member of the official Virginia State Committee in charge ...

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Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.)

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Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886

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Novelist, historian, lawyer, and Confederate Army Officer, of Millwood (Clarke Co.), Va. From the description of Papers, 1840-1896. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490602 Virginia novelist and historian. From the description of Letter to William E. Quimby [manuscript], 1883 March 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807855 From the description of Papers of John Esten Cooke, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record i...

Mosby, John Ware, fl. 1865,

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Cadell, Thomas, fl. 1787-1823,

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Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872

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Union general, from New York, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1861-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19657414 Union general, lawyer, and businessman. From the description of Civil War letter, 1862 Mar. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973068 Army officer, lawyer, and businessman. From the description of H.W. Halleck papers, 1843-1896 (bulk 1862). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981165 American general. ...

Swift, Eben, 1854-1938

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Born in 1854. Swift was in the U.S. Army as Second Lieutenant, 5th Cavlary (1876), 1st Lieutenant (1884), Captain (1893), Major (1903), Lt. Colonel (1911), Colonel (1912), Brig. General (1916), Major General (1917). He served in the Indian campaigns and in various western posts (1870's-1880's); commanded troops in Cuba and Puerto Rico (1898-99); became an instructor at Infantry and Cavalry School (1904-06) and Army War College (1906-10) and observed the Russo-Japanese War in Manchur...

Armsby, James H. (James Harvey), 1809-1875

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Macklin, Thomas

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Tindal, Henrietta Euphemia Harrison, d. 1879.

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McKenzie, Henry, 1745-1831,

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Noguchi, Yoné, 1875-1947

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Yoné Noguchi (1875-1947) was a poet and professor of English at Keio University in Tokyo. Noguchi traveled to the United States in 1893, where he lived and worked in San Francisco and New York before retuning to Japan in 1904. He developed a reputation while in the United States as an imagist poet and published his first book of poetry, Seen and unseen or, monologues of a homeless snail (1897), while living in San Francisco. With the publication of his book, Noguchi became the first Japanese na...

Peabody, Andrew P. (Andrew Preston), 1811-1893

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American author, clergyman and editor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : Portsmouth, N.H., to Madame [Blaze] de Bury, 1856 Oct. 1-1860 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270851342 Peabody graduated from Harvard in 1826, taught Christian morals and served as preacher and Overseer at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Andrew Preston Peabody, 1839-1890 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972834 Clergyman...

McAlester, Miles Daniel, 1832-1869,

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McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873

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Professor of moral philosophy, University of Virginia. From the description of [Letter] 1851 March 13, University of Virginia to J.A. Broadus / W.H. McGuffey 1851. (SBTS Library). WorldCat record id: 48466255 University of Virginia professor. From the description of Letter, University of Virginia to the Rev. A.T. McGill [manuscript] 1851 February 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647929521 Author and philosophy scholar, of Ohio and Virgin...

Pleasonton, Alfred, 1824-1897

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Army officer. From the description of Papers of Alfred Pleasonton, 1862-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449837 ...

Wright, Marcus J. (Marcus Joseph), 1831-1922

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Wright, a Memphis, Tennessee lawyer, joined the Confederate army, and became a brigadier general in December 1862. After the war he collected material for the Official Records. From the description of Letter, July 7, 1864. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 477282755 Confederate general, author. From the description of Papers of Marcus Joseph Wright, 1872-1901. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958249 Marcus Joseph ...

Mitchel, O. M. (Ormsby MacKnight), 1809-1862

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Astronomer, teacher, and Union soldier, of Cincinnati, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1823-1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84185831 Astronomer and army officer. From the description of Letter of O. M. Mitchel, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454567 ...

Clarke, Joseph Thacher, -1920

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Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889

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American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to "My dear Frank", 1882 Aug. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488964 American reformer and journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to "My Dear Old Friend" [Jacob Heaton], 1884 July 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639563106 From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1856 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639578...

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet and translator. Born on March 6, 1806, Barrett Browning became proficient in Greek, Latin, French, and other European languages. At the age of eleven she wrote a verse "epic" in four books of rhyming couplets, "The Battle of Marathon," which was privately printed in 1820 at her father's expense. She went on to write such works as "An essay on mind," "Sonnets from the Portuguese," and "Aurora Leigh." In September of 1846, she secretly marr...

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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James Thomas Fields, American publisher and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1817. At the age of 17, he went to Boston to clerk in a booksellers shop. While clerking, he often wrote for newspapers and in 1839 he became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, and after 1868 as Fields, Osgood & Company. He was the publisher of several prominent contemporary American and British writers. Besides just publishing the authors, h...

Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Company,

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Moore, Samuel McDowell, 1796-1875

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Meade, R. K. (Richard Kidder), 1803-1862

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Hume, Joseph, 1777-1855

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Joseph Hume, Scottish radical and politician. From the description of Joseph Hume manuscript material : 3 items, 1820-1834 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 432035004 From the guide to the Joseph Hume (radical parliamentarian) manuscript material : 4 items, 1820-1834, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Epithet: MP for Kilkenny British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : ...

Estes, Dana, 1840-1909

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