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Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Mills Alden letters collection

Identifier: MSS 0636

American editor and author Henry Mills Alden (1836-1919) served as editor of Harper's Magazine for 50 years from 1869 to 1919. The collection consists of 45 items dating between 1860 and 1949, with the majority comprising letters to Alden from contemporary literary figures between 1860 and 1908.

Dates: 1860-1949; Majority of material found within 1860-1908

Thomas B. Aldrich letters

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0006

Collection of seven letters written by Thomas Aldrich in his capacity as editor of the Atlantic Monthly, from July 14, 1887, to October 19, 1896.

Dates: 1887 July 14-1896 October 19

George Washington Cable letter to Mr. Ridenig

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0030
Abstract One autograph letter written and signed by American novelist, George Washington Cable, to "Mr. Ridenig," writing, "Nevermind the typewritten copy of my MSS. Your suggestion puts me in mind of a store of stuff in the garret of my memory, which I have never before thought to use." Cable reminisces about his "boyhood," recounting having met a number of boy and girl slaves, and remarks, "The growing African mind is worth writing a few lives about in playful earnest and kind good faith." Sent...
Dates: 1901 January 13

George Washington Cable letters and photograph

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0029

Three autograph letters written and signed by American novelist, George Washington Cable, addressed to William J. Bok, "My dear Carey," and "Miss Tilda," as well as a black and white photograph of Cable. Two relate to his literature, informing Bok to print his third and concluding story as part of the Acadian series, and the third relays instructions to "Carey" concerning photograph proofs, all dating from 1887 to 1901.

Dates: 1887 January 8-1901 August 17

William Conant Church papers

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0869

Consists of the William Conant Church papers, which includes letters written to Church, photographs of the interior of the Century Association of New York City, and printed ephemera. Letter writers include William Winter, Henry Villard, Brooks Adams, Kate Sanborn, Charles Elio Norton, Whitelaw Reid, Edmund Clarence Stedman and others.

Dates: 1876-1917

Kate Upson Clark letter to Margherita Arlina Hamm

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0932

One autograph letter written by Kate Upson Clark to Margherita Arlina Hamm on May 24, 1896.

Dates: 1896 May 24

James Fenimore Cooper to Carey, Lea and Company

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0044
Abstract An undated autograph letter written and signed by James Fenimore Cooper to Messrs. Carey, Lea and Company, saying that he is coming to Philadelphia "this week" and that he wishes "to commence printing immediately and to complete one vol. with the least possible delay." Cooper adds that he "shall probably send a few sheets of manuscript corrected tomorrow, and if they could be set in type & ready for me on Sunday, it would be clear gain...I expect to be able to say that Careys can print a...
Dates: undated

Chester Holcombe letter to Mr. David

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0729

Autograph and signed letter from Chester Holcombe to Mr. David, sent from Newark, Delaware, dated February 8, 1901. On the verso is a letter to a Mr. Southgate from "WY D."

Dates: 1901 February 8

James B. Pond papers

Identifier: MSS 0624

American lecture manager and memoirist James B. Pond represented American and British explorers, preachers, politicians, scientists, and writers, on the lecture circuit from 1874 to his death in 1903. The majority of the collection is comprised of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Pond; also included are manuscripts and ephemera relating to Pond's family and business.

Dates: 1878-1944; Majority of material found within 1885-1903