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James Fenimore Cooper collection of papers

Title
James Fenimore Cooper collection of papers, 1825-1904 bulk (1825-1849).
Author
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
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Mixed materialPermit needed Berg Coll MSS CooperSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
45 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Biography (note)
  • James Fenimore Cooper was an American novelist, essayist, and writer of historical works.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. Previous owners include the publisher Richard Bentley, Edward Walker Harden, W. T. H. Howe, the Rev. Paul E. McAlenney, and Owen D. Young. The letters from Joseph Conrad to David Garnett were a bequest of John D. Gordan.
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Berg Coll MSS Cooper
Author
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
Title
James Fenimore Cooper collection of papers, 1825-1904 bulk (1825-1849).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, and financial documents. The manuscripts comprise portions of his novels and stories including "Afloat and Ashore," "The Headsman," "Homeward Bound," "The Oak Openings, or, The Bee-Hunter," "The Prairie," "The Water Witch," and "Wyandotte"; as well as drafts of the essays "Old Ironsides" and "The History of the Navy of the United States." The correspondence consists of letters from the author, dating from 1825 to [1850], to John Fagan, Thomas W. Field, James S. Mead, J. D. P. Ogden, J. K. Paulding, Henry Philips, Lady William Russell, Charles Wilkes, the publishers Carey and Lea, and others; as well as letters, dating from [1842] to 1904, between various correspondents, including Richard Harris Barham, Richard Bentley, Joseph Conrad, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Charles Henry Hart, and others. There is also a letter addressed to Cooper from Sir Walter Scott, dated 1826.
Biography
James Fenimore Cooper was an American novelist, essayist, and writer of historical works.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871.
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Cooper, Susan Fenimore, 1813-1894.
Fagan, J. (John)
Field, Thomas W. (Thomas Warren), 1820-1881.
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918.
Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845.
Mead, James S.
Ogden, James De Peyster, 1790-1870.
Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860.
Philips, Henry, 1839-1895.
Russell, William, Lady.
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832.
Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877.
Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871. Former owner
Gordan, John D., 1907-1968. Donor
Harden, Edward Walker, 1868- Former owner
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
McAlenney, Paul E. Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Carey & Lea.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Cooper
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