Curtis, George William, 1824-1892
- Existence: 1824-02-24 - 1892-08-31
George William Curtis (1824-1892), American author and public speaker
Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:
MS fragment in pencil, numbered "19" at the top, identified as page of original MS of "Easy Chair" in a note in an unidentified hand on the sheet to which it is mounted.
Miscellaneous autographs and letters of American political and cultural figures, among them John and John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Jefferson Davis, Horace Greeley, and Lydia Sigourney. Also included are eleven letters to James F. Babcock, editor of the New Haven Weekly Palladium, on politics (1840-1866) and seven letters (1866-1872) to R. P. Cowles in New Haven from prospective lecturers.
ALS accepting an invitation to lecture in Tarrytown, and stating his fee of $30.
AL in the third person accepting an invitation to an unspecified event.
ALS acknowledging receipt of a "paper" which he will send to an unidentified editor.
ALS, mounted on verso of portrait engraving of Curtis, stating his pride in having participated in the convention nomination of Abraham Lincoln.
ALS addressed to "Messrs J. R. Osgood & Co." concerning a literary matter.
TLS announcing his inability to attend a meeting of the Trustees of the Saratoga Monument.
ALS apparently regarding a lecture engagement, explaining that despite a request from Collins and/or Mrs. Moore, he cannot exchange the "Democracy and Education" for "Dickens" or "Charlotte Bronte."
ALS cancelling a lecture for the following evening because his wife is about to go into labor, and explaining why Mr. Beecher and Dr. Chapin are unavailable to take his place.
ALS declining an invitation.
ALS discussing the rate Appleton could expect for publishing an unidentified piece in an American magazine, as well as recent encounters with mutual acquaintances.
ALS, with envelope, declining an invitation to speak.
ALS to "Dear Madame," thanking "Aunt Fanny" for her poem and commending her for persevering "altho' the paper was for older children."