Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
- Existence: 1837-03-01 - 1920-05-11
William Dean Howells (1837-1920), American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright.
Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:
One-fifth of the papers are devoted to correspondence, books, articles, speeches and research notes relating to her publication of Emily Dickinson's poems in Bolts of Melody (1945) and three subsequent books about Emily Dickinson. Bingham's education as well as her professional life as a teacher of French and as a geographer, particularly of Peru, are thoroughly documented with correspondence, research notes, publications and other papers (1885-1929).
The papers consist entirely of letters received by Todd concerning his writings for Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography and his Life and Letters of Joel Barlow. Prominent among the writers are Hamilton Fish, W. D. Howells, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ida Tarbell.
Two autograph manuscript letters, signed. One letter, addressed to "Dear Sir" concerns poetry submissions to The Atlantic Monthly. One letter, addressed to Mr. Mackenzie, discusses Mr. Mackenzie's request for assistance seeking biographical information about "Lowell", likely James Russell Lowell.
Four autograph manuscript letters, signed, to Harper & Brothers from Andrew Lang, Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and William John Locke, concerning a 75th birthday celebration for William Dean Howells. Also includes a letter from Joseph H. Choate to Howells, responding to request to speak at the Mark Twain Memorial meeting on November 30, 1910.
ALS thanking the recipient for a copy of his book.
ALS regarding a fund to buy land for a memorial to [James Russel?] Lowell.
ALS declining to write on a suggested subject because it would require him to be too personal.
ALS informing Rideing that he has completed a paper, and wishes to discuss another.
ALS originally conveying a manuscript, and requesting the proof in ample time to read it carefully.
ALS concerning a meeting invitation. With clipping about Howells.
Letter : 40 West Fifty-Ninth Street, to Frederick Hopkins, c/o Review of Reviews, 13 Astor Place, New York, N.Y., 1896 Mar 18
ALS expressing support of the Shakespeare Society's effort to preserve Edgar Allan Poe's cottage at Fordham, in the Bronx. Howells mentions having received a second appeal from Dr. [Albert] Shaw that morning. Accompanied by original envelope.
ALS informing Whiting that he will do what she asks.
Accompanied by manuscript note, a brief biography of Howells.
Autograph manuscript letter, signed, discussing the work of an unidentified author.