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John Greenleaf Whittier collection of papers

Title
John Greenleaf Whittier collection of papers, 1833-1904 bulk (1851-1892).
Author
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
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Mixed materialPermit needed Berg Coll MSS WhittierSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Additional Authors
  • Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907.
  • Chamberlain, Jacob Chester, 1860-1905.
  • Davis, Z. S.
  • Dempster, William R. (William Richardson), 1809-1871.
  • Donaldson, Thomas, 1843-1898.
  • Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881.
  • Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
  • Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893.
  • Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
  • Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892.
  • Riker, George.
  • Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908.
  • Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.
  • Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878.
  • Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894.
  • Ward, Susan Hayes, 1838-1924.
  • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
  • Whittier, Elizabeth Hussey, 1815-1864.
Description
111 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Biography (note)
  • John Greenleaf Whittier was an American poet, essayist, journalist, politician, and writer of hymns and antislavery literature.
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, Owen D. Young, and Bliss Perry.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Whittier
Author
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
Title
John Greenleaf Whittier collection of papers, 1833-1904 bulk (1851-1892).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection that consists of manuscripts and correspondence. The manuscripts comprise poems and a holograph review of Celia Thaxter's "Wreck of the Pocahontas", as well as manuscripts relating to the author by J. R. Lowell, Edmund Clarence Stedman, and Elizabeth H. Whittier. The correspondence includes letters written by the author, dating from 1833 to 1892, to William Richardson Dempster, Thomas Donaldson, James T. Fields, Horace Greeley, Lucy Larcom, James R. Osgood, Bayard Taylor, Celia Thaxter, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from 1889 to 1904, between various correspondents, including Z. S. Davis, Jacob Chester Chamberlain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Lucy Larcom, George Riker, Susan Hayes Ward, and Walt Whitman. There are letters to Whittier from Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, Charles Sumner, and Bayard Taylor, dating from 1856 to 1890.
Biography
John Greenleaf Whittier was an American poet, essayist, journalist, politician, and writer of hymns and antislavery literature.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
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Added Author
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907.
Chamberlain, Jacob Chester, 1860-1905.
Davis, Z. S.
Dempster, William R. (William Richardson), 1809-1871.
Donaldson, Thomas, 1843-1898.
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881.
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893.
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892.
Riker, George.
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908.
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878.
Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894.
Ward, Susan Hayes, 1838-1924.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Whittier, Elizabeth Hussey, 1815-1864.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954. Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Whittier
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