Rufus W. Griswold papers, 1785-1897 year (Bulk: 1834-1857)

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Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. Rufus W. Griswold papers, 1785-1897 year (Bulk: 1834-1857)

Rufus W. Griswold papers, 1785-1897 year (Bulk: 1834-1857)

This collection contains the letters of Rufus Griswold (1815-1857), editor of Graham's Magazine and publisher of American literature and poetry in the mid 19th century. The letters document his relationships -- both business and personal -- with his contemporaries. Most notable in the collection is the correspondence between Griswold and Edgar Allan Poe. Also included are manuscripts of poems, articles, and newspaper clippings.

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Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

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Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

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John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...

Graham's magazine.

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Hoffman, Charles Fenno, 1806-1884

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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...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893

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White, Thomas Willis, 1788-1843

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American editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to Lucian Minor, 1835 Sept. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 665073552 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to Lucian Minor, 1835 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 665073629 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to Lucian Minor, 1835 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 665089184 From the description of Autograp...

Thomas, Frederick William, 1867-1956

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Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850

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Osgood was an American poet. From the description of Papers, 1838-1850. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122613597 From the guide to the Papers, 1838-1850., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Frances Sargent Locke Osgood was a popular and respected poet. Her lyrical, often sentimental, verse was published in numerous periodicals and several collections. She came to represent a sort of ideal female poet. She also published prose,...

Herbert, Henry William, 1807-1858

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000447.0x0000ac English-American author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newark, N. J., to A. Hart, 1845 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470954 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newark, 1845 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470989 American author and editor. Fr...

Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869

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Ellet, E. F. (Elizabeth Fries), 1818-1877

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Author and historian Ellet wrote fiction, poetry, and women's history. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Letter, 1856. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007250 Elizabeth F. Ellet, the first American historian of women, was born in upstate New York in October 1818. She became well-known for her collective biographies of women, most notably, The Women of the American Revolution (1848). ...

Graham, George Rex, 1813-1894.

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Tucker, Beverley, 1784-1851

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Wallace, Horace Binney, 1817-1852.

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Neal, John, 1793-1876

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Griswold, Merrill,

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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...

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Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878

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Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Forester, Frank, 1807-1858

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Cooke, Philip Pendelton, 1816-1850.

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