Nathaniel Parker Willis collection, 1813-1866.

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Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Nathaniel Parker Willis collection, 1813-1866.

Nathaniel Parker Willis collection, 1813-1866.

The Nathaniel Parker Willis collection consists of letters, manuscripts, photographs, and printed ephemera related to Nathaniel Parker Willis. Series I, Owen Franklin Aldis Gift, is organized into three subseries: Correspondence, Writings, and Other Papers. Correspondence includes original letters from Willis to Rufus Wilmont Griswold, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, Brantz Mayer, George Pope Morris, William Henry Seward, and others. There is a holograph manuscript of "To a Picture of "Genevieve" by Alexander" and a written agreement with Samuel G. Goodrich regarding editorial work on The Token in 1829. Series II, James H. Penniman Gift, includes original letters to William Henry Seward and Charles West Thomson, as well as a letter from Nathaniel Willis (1780-1870) to Horatio Southgate. Series III, Material from Other Sources, is organized into three subseries: Correspondence, Writings, and Other Papers. Correspondence includes letters to Henry James, Frederick Marryat, Jane Porter, Sir Robert Ker Porter, and others. There is also a letter to Willis from Martin Farquhar Tupper and several third-party letters, including one from Lord Aberdeen to Jane Porter. Of note are the two volumes of correspondence from Willis to Jane Porter. There are original holograph manuscripts for "Hannah and Samuel" and "A Poem Delivered by N. P. Willis". A third volume of material includes letters and manuscript notes chiefly in Jane Porter's hand. In addition, there are two photographs of Willis.

0.63 linear ft. (2 boxes)

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Tupper, Martin Farquhar, 1810-1889

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Martin Farquhar Tupper was born in London, and a severe stutter ended his academic advancement and hopes for a career as a clergyman or lawyer. He turned to writing poetry, and his third book, Proverbial Philosophy, proved to be a best-seller in England and America. Tupper's output was stupendous, and among his works can be found ebullient verses on almost any early Victorian popular concern. Despite his early popularity among the middle-class Victorians, Tupper's only real value, as the Athenae...

Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of, 1784-1860

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Epithet: of Add MS 38309 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x000111 British general and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the Duke of Wellington, 1841 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587479 ...

Thomson, Charles West, 1798-1879

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Poet and Protestant Episcopal clergyman, Philadelphia. From the description of Charles West Thomson papers, 1817-1877. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 475913455 American poet, Episcopal priest, born in Philadelphia, rector of a church in York, PA (1849-1866). From the description of Charles West Thomson papers [manuscript], 1821-1823. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648015830 ...

Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Letter : to "My dear fellow," [18--] July 12. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900949 Willis was a journalist and writer of plays, poems and short stories. From the description of Letter, to Maunsell B. (Maunsell Bradhurst) Field, 1854 March 31. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122493287 Nathaniel Parker Willis was one of the highest paid periodical writers of his day, a poet, ...

Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : New York, to Fletcher Harper, 1854 Sept. 27-1859 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613147 George Pope Morris was an American poet, playwright, essayist, and journalist. From the description of George Pope Morris collection of papers, 1830-1859. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607231 From the guide to the George Pope Morris collection of papers,...

Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860

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Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860) wrote a popular and widely imitated series of educational works for children under the pen name of Peter Parley. His intent was to provide an alternative to the British biases of 19th-century schoolroom texts and the questionable morals of nursery rhymes. He also created two children's magazines, Merry's Museum and Parley's Magazine, as well as an annual gift book, The Token. Goodrich served in the Massachusetts legislature in 1837 and held the post of U.S. c...

Porter, Robert Ker, Sir, 1777-1842

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English painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. Petersburg, to [Richard] Hort, 1822 Oct. 19 [OS], [1822 Oct 31 NS]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270851607 Epithet: painter and traveller British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x0001de Sir Robert Ker Porter was an English painter and traveler. From the guide to the Robert Ker Porter papers, 1805-1849., (Ho...

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...

Porter, Jane, 1776-1850

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Jane Porter (1776-1850) was a best selling British historical novelist and the author of Thaddeus of Warsaw (1804) and The Scottish chiefs (1810). From the description of Papers of Jane Porter, 1760-1850. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122559985 Francis Legatt Chantrey was a popular and successful sculptor who made portrait busts of many of the most distinguished men of his time, including George IV, Sir Walter Scott, Willi...

Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848

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Frederick Marryat (1792-1848), British naval captain and author of novels, essays and articles. From the description of Frederick Marryat papers, 1830-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863317 English naval officer and novelist. From the description of Mr. Midshipman Easy : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript unsigned of the novel, lacking the first five chapters, ca. 1835. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 83187870 From the description o...

Southgate, Horatio, 1812-1894

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Episcopal clergyman, bishop, missionary to Constantinople, author of a "Narrative of a Tour Through Kurdistan, Persia and Mesopotamia." From the description of Autograph of Horatio Southgate, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49516886 Episcopal Missionary Bishop in the Ottoman Empire. From the description of Horatio Southgate papers, 1836-1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 664246173 Protestant Episcopal bishop; B.A., Bowdoin, 1832; att...

Willis, Nathaniel, 1780-1870

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James, Henry, 1843-1916

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James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. From the description of Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731792 From the guide to the Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James was born in New York, NY, in 1843. During his lifetime, he was a literary and art critic (writing for Natio...

Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879

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Hale edited LADIES MAGAZINE and GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK. She opposed woman suffrage but advocated education and careers for women. From the description of Correspondence, 1850-1877, 1863-1867 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155519084 From the description of Sarah Josepha Hale papers, 1850-1877, 1863-1867 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576495 Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, author and editor, was born in Newport, NH in 1788. She married in 1813, and when her hu...

Mayer, Brantz, 1809-1879

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Ms. note : (Author Hist. of Mexico). From the description of Letter, 1863, April 23, Baltimore, to "Sir". (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122615237 Lawyer, author, founder and president of the Maryland Historical Society. From the description of Letter : Baltimore, [Md.], to F.J. Dreer, 1859 Nov. 13. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38873485 Lawyer, historian, and author, of Baltimore, Md. From the description of Papers, 1634-1...