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Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1837-03-01 - 1920-05-11

Biography

William Dean Howells (1837-1920), American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright.

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

George Warren Arms collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 170
Abstract: The George Warren Arms collection consists of letters, manuscripts and subject files documenting research on 19th and early 20th century American authors.Series I, Correspondence, is organized into two subseries for General and Third-Party Correspondence. General Correspondence consists of correspondence between Arms and writers, scholars, booksellers, autograph dealers and others. The Third-Party Correspondence consists of letters by 19th and early 20th century American authors...
Dates: 1848-1988

Bangs family papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 47
Abstract:

Scrapbooks, manuscripts, diaries. letters, and personal papers documenting the lives and careers of American humorist John Kendrick Bangs and his son, Francis Hyde Bangs.

Dates: 1881-1964

Millicent Todd Bingham papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 496D
Abstract:

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).

Dates: 1865-1968

William Henry Bishop papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 83
Abstract: Author, diplomat. Diaries, consular papers documenting his service in Italy and miscellaneous personal papers including correspondence with William Dean Howells and Armando Palacio Valdés, notebooks, genealogical materials, subjects files on Maria Bashkirtseff and a few papers of his son, Julian B. Bishop, who died in 1912. William Henry Bishop's diaries, which make up half the collection, are in 127 volumes spanning the years of 1874-1928 and reflect his extensive travels in the United...
Dates: 1800-1930

Charles Burr Todd papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1096
Abstract:

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.

Dates: 1880-1917

Correspondence, 1871 February 18, 1878 November 25

 Part of Collection — Box 109: [Barcode: 39002140920878], Folder: 17
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

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.

Dates: 1871 February 18, 1878 November 25

Correspondence, 1891-1914

 Part of Collection — Box 109: [Barcode: 39002140920878], Folder: 16
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Six autograph manuscript letters, signed, from William Dean Howells. Includes two letters to William F. Clark, concerning children's stories by Henry D. Winans[?], and obtaining pictures by his daughter, Mildred, that were used for the publication of his short story, "Christmas Every Day"; two autograph manuscript letters and one autograph manuscript note, signed, to R. W. Gilder, concerning publishing stories and artwork, and editing a magazine; and one autograph manuscript letter, signed,...
Dates: 1891-1914

Correspondence relating to William Dean Howell's 75th birthday celebration, 1910-1912

 Part of Collection — Box 109: [Barcode: 39002140920878], Folder: 14
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

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.

Dates: 1910-1912

Farnam family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 203
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, financial papers, writings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia of the Farnam family of New Haven, Connecticut, 1721-1929. The papers of Henry Farnam (1803-1883), and two of his sons, Henry Walcott Farnam (1853-1933) and William Whitman Farnam (1844-1929) form this collection. The papers of Henry Farnam include personal and professional correspondence concerning his family, life in New Haven, and the building of several canals and railroads in Connecticut and...
Dates: 1721-1941

William Bayard Hale papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 814
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, memorabilia, scrapbooks and printed matter chiefly concentrated in the years 1910-1923. The correspondence includes photocopies of thirteen letters from Woodrow Wilson to Hale (1911-1915) discussing various aspects of United States foreign policy. Between 1913 and 1914, Hale travelled in Central America as Woodrow Wilson's special emissary to Mexico and then to Nicaragua. His letters to his wife during this period describe the political upheavals in those countries...
Dates: 1888-1962

Letter : 16 Louisburg Square, Boston, to [Mr. Suplac?], 1882 February 9

 Part of Collection — Box 24: [Barcode: 39002137170339], Folder: GROUP 456, F-29
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS thanking the recipient for a copy of his book.

Dates: 1882 February 9

Letter : 40 West 59th St., to Mr. Morse, 1898 May 19

 Part of Collection — Box 24: [Barcode: 39002137170339], Folder: GROUP 456, F-5
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS regarding a fund to buy land for a memorial to [James Russel?] Lowell.

Dates: 1898 May 19

Letter : 40 West 59th St., to Mr. Nelson, 1895 Mar 2

 Part of Collection — Box 24: [Barcode: 39002137170339], Folder: GROUP 456, F-10
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS declining to write on a suggested subject because it would require him to be too personal.

Dates: 1895 Mar 2

Letter : 40 West 59th St., to Mr. Rideing, 1895 Feb 15

 Part of Collection — Box 24: [Barcode: 39002137170339], Folder: GROUP 456, F-6
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS informing Rideing that he has completed a paper, and wishes to discuss another.

Dates: 1895 Feb 15

Letter : 40 West 59th Street, [New York], to Mr. Nelson, 1895 Apr 4

 Part of Collection — Box 24: [Barcode: 39002137170339], Folder: GROUP 456, F-18
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS originally conveying a manuscript, and requesting the proof in ample time to read it carefully.

Dates: 1895 Apr 4

Letter : 40 West Fifty-Ninth Street, [New York], to Mrs. McLean, 1895 Dec 15

 Part of Collection — Box 24: [Barcode: 39002137170339], Folder: GROUP 456, F-27
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS concerning a meeting invitation. With clipping about Howells.

Dates: 1895 Dec 15

Letter : 40 West Fifty-Ninth Street, to Frederick Hopkins, c/o Review of Reviews, 13 Astor Place, New York, N.Y., 1896 Mar 18

 Part of Collection — Box 24: [Barcode: 39002137170339], Folder: GROUP 456, F-14
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

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.

Dates: 1896 Mar 18

Letter : 48 West 59th St., [New York], to [Gertrude] Whiting, 1902 Dec 27

 Part of Collection — Box 24: [Barcode: 39002137170339], Folder: GROUP 456, F-17
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS informing Whiting that he will do what she asks.

Accompanied by manuscript note, a brief biography of Howells.

Dates: 1902 Dec 27

Letter : 48 West 59th Street, New York, New York, to Mrs. Ferris, 1901 December 6

 Part of Collection — Box 109: [Barcode: 39002140920878], Folder: 18
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Autograph manuscript letter, signed, discussing the work of an unidentified author.

Dates: 1901 December 6