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Poets, American -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

James Whitcomb Riley papers

Identifier: C-77
Scope and Contents Collection contains 22 folders, containing six holograph poems, fourteen holograph letters, and one typescript letter. All of the poems in the collection have been published in Inter alia: The Complete Poetical Works of James Whitcomb Riley (New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1937). Of the fifteen letters in the collection, only one has been published. The letters are written to longtime friend of Riley, Howard S. Taylor. The letters are personal as well as literary in content and cover the years...

John Godfrey Saxe papers

Identifier: C-26
Overview The Saxe Papers are arranged in 4 series which include published and unpublished works, letters, family documents and scrap books. The letters especially tell the story of a tragic family life, but also reveal life in Vermont and New York in the 19th Century. Not exactly a poet, but a popular "versifier", Saxe was in fact a lawyer, a publisher, a journalist, a lecturer and ran for public office. He ended his life with his only surviving child, his son Charles, in Albany, where he died at the...

Letter to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, December 6, 1849

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 24
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents One holograph letter written by Margaret Fuller to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, dated December 6, 1849. The letter discusses Browning's infant son, as well as Fuller's feeling "as if a curtain fell down between [helself and Browning]." Fuller also discusses Edgar Allan Poe, writing, "I think he really had no friends. I did not know him, though, I saw and talked with him often, but he always seemed to me shrouded in an assumed character."

Letters, 1876-1906

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 32
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents Seven holograph letters written by Gilder, six of which are addressed to the poet Edmund Clarence Stedman, and one of which is to Mrs. J. W. Van Vost. The letters date from 1876 to 1906.