Papers of Benjamin Holt Ticknor, 1595-1935 (bulk 1850-1920).

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Ticknor, Benjamin Holt, 1842-1914. Papers of Benjamin Holt Ticknor, 1595-1935 (bulk 1850-1920).

Papers of Benjamin Holt Ticknor, 1595-1935 (bulk 1850-1920).

Chiefly correspondence (1850-1920) of American and British authors whose works were published by the Boston firm of Ticknor and Company and (after 1885) James R. Osgood and Company, with most of the letters addressed to Ticknor or to his daughter Caroline Ticknor. Also includes occasional authors' mss., including Samuel Clemens' preface to "The New Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English" and Barrett Wendell's "Rankell's Remains." The 1595 item is a fragment signed by William Cecil (1st Baron Burghley). Correspondents include Louis Agassiz, Amos B. Alcott, Thomas B. Aldrich, Jane G. Austin, Henry Bacon, Phineas T. Barnum, Edward Bellamy, Samuel G.W. Benjamin, Dion Boucicault, Henry M. Brooks, Phillips Brooks, Edwin L. Bynner, Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Lydia M.F. Child, Winston Churchill, Samuel L. Clemens, Rose T. Cooke, Mary F. Cusack, Richard H. Dana, Jr., Alice Marie Durand (Henry Gréville), Edgar Fawcett, Daniel C. French, Lucretia R. Garfield, Hamlin Garland, Louise I. Guiney, Edward E. Hale, Lucretia P. Hale, G. Stanley Hall, Norman Hapgood, Joel C. Harris, Julian Hawthorne, Lafcadio Hearn, Thomas W. Higginson, George F. Hoar, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Eben N. Horsford, William Dean Howells, Laurence Hutton, Washington Irving, Henry James, Ellen Olney Kirk, Samuel P. Langley, Henry Cabot Lodge, Samuel Longfellow, Will H. Low, James Russell Lowell, Franklin MacVeagh, Edwin Markham, Katherine Mayo, William V. Moody, Justin S. Morrill, Edward S. Morse, Felix Moscheles, Louise Chandler Moulton, Lucretia Gray Noble, Charles Eliot Norton, James R. Osgood, Alice Freeman Palmer, Theodore Parker, Nora Perry, William Lyon Phelps, Whitelaw Reid, Abby Sage Richardson, Kate (Katherine Abbott) Sanborn, William T. Sherman, James D. Smillie, Leland Stanford, Edmund C. Stedman, Frank W. Taussig, Lew Wallace, Clara E.C. Waters, Barrett Wendell, Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, Justin Winsor, William Winter, and Owen Wister.

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Brooks, Henry M. (Henry Mason), 1822-1898

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Gréville, Henry, 1842-1902

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Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906

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Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906) was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He also served as the director of the Allegheny Observatory and a professory of astronomy at the Western University of Pennsylvania (now known as the University of Pittsburgh). While at the Smithsonian he founded the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory....

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908

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Charles Eliot Norton was an American author, editor, and teacher. He was a professor of the history of fine arts at Harvard. Eliot Norton was his son. From the guide to the Charles Eliot Norton letters to Eliot Norton, 1867-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American author, editor, and educator. From the description of Letter to Edwin D. Mead [manuscript], 1881 May 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814472 ...

Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890

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English actor and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Brighton, 26 November [n.y.], and Brighton or London [n.d.], to Mr. [Lewis Strange] Wingfield, Nov. 26 [no year] and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673105 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577868 Composer of The wearin' o' the green. From the description of Autogra...

Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905

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Author, U.S. Army officer, and politician; b. Lewis Wallace. From the description of Papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906). (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 82681337 Wallace was Governor of the Territory of New Mexico from 1878 to 1881. He also wrote the novel "Ben Hur." From the description of Lew Wallace collection, 1882-1926. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37434984 Lawyer, author, army officer, and diplomat. ...

Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909

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Author and clergyman. From the description of Papers, 1750-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578272 American author and clergyman. From the description of Letter to Sydney Howard Gay [manuscript], 1877 June 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647847758 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1860 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270879281 Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) ...

Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947

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American writer. From the description of Letter, 1898 Apr. 22 : Clifton Springs, N.Y., to Oscar Fay Adams, Boston. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 24726625 New Hampshire author. From the description of Letters from Winston Churchill, 1899-1951. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32173472 American author and reformer. From the description of Papers of Winston Churchill [manuscript], 1897-1933. (University of Virginia). Wor...

Hapgood, Norman, 1868-1937

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Norman Hapgood: editor, diplomat, and author. Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood (1894-1974): editor and translator. From the description of Papers of Norman Hapgood and Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood, 1823-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132030 Norman Hapgood was an editor and critic, best remembered for his influential editorials for Collier's Weekly. Born in Chicago, he had a distinguished tenure as a student at Harvard University, culminating in a law degree. He practiced law...

Hale, Lucretia P. (Lucretia Peabody), 1820-1900

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Hale was an American author of childrens' books. From the description of Lucretia P. Hale letters to Miss Lowell, 1866. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38508992 ...

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920

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Mr. Holmes was a editor of the Boston Herald. From the description of Correspondence with Aleck [Abrahams], Arlo Bates, Willa Sibert Cather, George S. Lockwood, Mr. Moody, John H. Holmes, Colonel Higginson, Mr. Collier, Edward Bok, Louise Collier Willcox; 4 holograph poems, 3 typed mimeographed poems, and an album leaf. 1888-1910. (University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System). WorldCat record id: 18033356 Poet, essayist, journalist, and librarian. F...

Barnum, P.T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891

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Epithet: showman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000814.0x0001b6 Phineas Taylor ("P.T.") Barnum (1810-1891) was a celebrated showman. From the description of Papers, n.d.; 1854-1879. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191285307 American showman and entrepreneur. From the description of P. T. Barnum letters, 1854-1888. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat recor...

Waters, Clara Erskine Clement, 1834-1916

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Author and lecturer. From the description of Clara Erskine Clement Waters correspondence, 1887 February 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981221 ...

Horsford, Eben Norton, 1818-1893

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Horsford (Harvard, A.B., 1847) taught chemistry at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Eben Norton Horsford, ca. 1857. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972793 Engineer, college professor and industrial chemist; president of Wellesley. From the description of E. N. Horsford letter to a Miss Reid [manuscript], 1884 February 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 713898870 David Zeisberger served as a Moravian minister. ...

Morrill, Justin S. (Justin Smith), 1810-1898

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Justin Smith Morrill (1810-1898), merchant, U.S. Representative and Senator from Vermont, authored the Morrill Tariff Act (1861) and the Land Grant College Act (1862). He chaired the Senate Finance Committee for many years (1877-79, 1881-93, 1895-98). From the description of Justin Smith Morrill Papers, 1825-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387635 Justin S. Morrill was a congressman and financier. From the guide to the Justin S. Morrill papers, 1814-1937, ...

Moody, William Vaughn, 1869-1910

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American poet, playwright and teacher. From the description of Papers, 1889-1924 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52248317 Playwright and poet. From the description of Letters of William Vaughn Moody [manuscript], 1896-1923. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814575 William Vaughn Moody [1869-1910], American poet, play write and teacher, studied painting at the Pritchett Institute of Design in 1...

Benjamin, S. G. W. (Samuel Greene Wheeler), 1837-1914

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American author, artist and diplomat. From the description of Letters and photograph of S.G.W. Benjamin, 1873-1893, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 48823060 American author and artist. From the description of Letter, an envelope, and a newspaper clipping, 1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81112297 American author, painter, and diplomat. From the description of Autograph card signed : New York, to F.B. Schell of Harper's,...

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

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Higginson, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Stephen Higginson and Louisa (Storrow) Higginson, graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1847 and became a pastor first in Newburyport and then in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was actively involved in the abolitionist movement and served as colonel of the first regiment of African Americans in the Civil War. After the war, Higginson published biographies, essays, poetry, and histories, including Army life in a black regiment. From the...

Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908

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Author and journalist, of Eatonton and Atlanta, Ga. From the description of Papers, 1858-1978 (bulk 1880-1908). (Emory University). WorldCat record id: 28418453 "Joel Chandler Harris gained national prominence for his numerous volumes of Uncle Remus folktales. Harris's long-standing legacy as a "progressive conservative" New South journalist, folklorist, fiction writer, and children's author continues to influence our society today." - "Joel Chandler Harris." New Georgia Enc...

Cooke, Rose Terry, 1827-1892

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Rose Terry Cooke was born in West Hartford, Conn., graduated from the Hartford Female Seminary in 1843, and married Rollin H. Cooke in 1873. She published her poems, 1860-1886, and wrote humorous short magazine stories mainly describing New England life. From the description of Letters and poem, 1864-1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 35059217 Cooke was a life-long opponent of the women's rights movement and women's suffrage. Fro...

Taussig, F. W. (Frank William), 1859-1940

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Taussig graduated from Harvard in 1879, and taught economics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Frank William Taussig, 1890-1946 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973196 ...

Richardson, Abby Sage, 1837-1900

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American actress, author and playwright. From the description of Letters and incomplete manuscript of Abby Sage Richardson [manuscript], 1871-1888. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647926398 ...

Hall, G. Stanley (Granville Stanley), 1844-1924

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Psychologist and educator. From the description of G. Stanley Hall correspondence, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984299 Professor of psychologyat Clark University. From the description of Collected papers / G. Stanley Hall. (Clark University). WorldCat record id: 192074947 President of Clark University, Worcester, MA. From the description of Papers / G. Stanley Hall. (Clark University). WorldCat record id: 497070511 From the...

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...