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James Russell Lowell collection of papers

Title
James Russell Lowell collection of papers, 1841-1903 bulk (1841-1893).
Author
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
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363 items.
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Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Biography (note)
  • James Russell Lowell was an American poet, critic, satirist, essayist, and diplomat. He was appointed United States ambassador to the Spanish court in 1877 and then to the Court of St. James in England from 1880-1885.
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. The bulk of the materials were previously owned by W. T. H. Howe and Owen D. Young. Other materials were previously owned by William Deming, George S. Hellman, and Joan Howe. The holograph copy of "My Brook" was presented by the author to Dr. M. J. Savage, later given by Dr. Savage to his daughter Mrs. Minot Simms.
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Berg Coll MSS Lowell, JR
Author
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
Title
James Russell Lowell collection of papers, 1841-1903 bulk (1841-1893).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, a typescript, correspondence, and financial documents. The manuscript material includes holograph poems, articles, and essays, as well as manuscript poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson in Edward Waldo Emerson's hand, and a review by Bret Harte in Harte's hand. The correspondence includes letters, dating from 1841 to 1890, from the author to Charles Frederick Briggs, Robert Carter, Eliza Callahan Cleveland, James T. Fields, Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Francis Heath, Sir Frederick Locker-Lampson, Julia Prinsep Jackson Stephen, Sir Leslie Stephen, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bayard Taylor, George Ticknor, Francis H. Underwood, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward, John Greenleaf Whittier, and others. The correspondence also includes letters relating to the author, dating from 1875 to 1903, between various correspondents including George Granville Bradley, Sir Leslie Stephen, Mabel Lowell Burnett, Julia Prinsep Jackson Stephen, George H. Duckworth, Edward Waldo Emerson, Charles Eliot Norton, Sir Edmund William Gosse, O. W. Holmes, Henry James, and others. There are letters to Lowell from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Makepeace Thackeray, and others, dating from [1843] to 1858.
Biography
James Russell Lowell was an American poet, critic, satirist, essayist, and diplomat. He was appointed United States ambassador to the Spanish court in 1877 and then to the Court of St. James in England from 1880-1885.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
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Bradley, George Granville, 1821-1903.
Briggs, Charles Frederick, 1804-1877.
Burnett, Mabel Lowell.
Carter, Robert, 1807-1889.
Cleveland, Eliza Callahan.
Duckworth, George Herbert.
Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881.
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Heath, John Francis.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895.
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908.
Putnam, Mary Lowell, 1810-1898.
Stephen, Julia Duckworth, 1846-1895.
Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
Ticknor, George, 1791-1871.
Underwood, Francis Henry, 1825-1894.
Ward, Humphry, Mrs., 1851-1920.
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Hellman, George S. (George Sidney), 1878-1958. Former owner
Howe, Joan. Former owner
Deming, William. Former owner
Savage, Minot J. (Minot Judson), 1841-1918. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Lowell, JR
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