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Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851



  • Existence: 1789 - 1851

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), American novelist and author

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Contract with George R. Graham & Co., Philadelphia, 1846 Jun 3

 Part of Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Manuscript contract for the serial publicaton of "a Nautical tale" in ten numbers of Graham's Magazine, signed by Cooper.
Dates: 1846 Jun 3

James Fenimore Cooper Collection

Call Number: YCAL MSS 415
Overview: The collection provides evidence of the personal and professional life of James Fenimore Cooper, and to a lesser degree, the Cooper family, between 1792 and 1976. The collection documents Cooper's writing career, service in the United States Navy, and travels through Europe, and consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, legal and financial documents, clippings, artwork, and objects. As an author who was engaged in the process of printing and publishing his works, and who was deeply...
Dates: 1792-1976, bulk 1792-1894

Draft fragments of "The Headsman", [1832]

 Part of Collection — Box: 24, Folder: GROUP 450, F-5
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Three autograph draft sheets, corrected, from Chapters of IX and XXIX of Cooper's novel The Headsman (Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833). With envelope, inscribed: "Given to Cuyler Reynolds by James F. Cooper, Sunday, March 23, 1902."
Dates: [1832]

Paul Leicester Ford papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 488
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers of the American historian and author Paul Leicester Ford. The correspondence is largely professional and documents Ford's work as an editor, historian, bibliographer, novelist and playwright. Ford's correspondents include John Kendrick Bangs, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward Everett Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Rudyard Kipling, and S. Weir Mitchell; earlier letters written to others by James Fennimore Cooper and Jared Sparks...
Dates: 1736-1902, bulk 1885-1902

Letter : Paris, to Professor Fluegel, Leipzig, 1830 Nov 10

 Part of Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS, with address leaf, relating news of friends and briefly discussing political events in France.

Affixed to the letter is a printed reproduction of a portrait of Cooper.
Dates: 1830 Nov 10

Letter : to M. [Henry?] Brevoort, n.d.

 Part of Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS regarding a bookseller named M. Fournier who proposes to translate Westward Ho!
Dates: n.d.

Morse Family Papers

Call Number: MS 358
Overview: The principal figures in this collection are Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) and his sons Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) and Richard Cary Morse (1795-1868). More than half of the collection is made up of correspondence (1779-1868) among members of the family. Also included are legal and financial papers, sermons by Jedidiah and Richard Cary Morse, travel journals, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs.
Dates: 1779-1868

"Satanstoe", 1876 Jan 8, n.d.

 Part of Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: AM fragment, corrected, of the novel Satanstoe.

Accompanied by an engraving of Cooper after a painting by C. P. Elliot, and an ALS from Henry T. Coates, the Philadelphia bookseller, to Joseph Knight, 1876 Jan 8, conveying the MS page and stating that the source for it was the stereotyper of the novel.
Dates: 1876 Jan 8, n.d.

James Watson Webb papers

Call Number: MS 683
Overview: The James Watson Webb papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, newspapers, diaries, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of James Watson Webb and his family, including his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb. The papers document Webb's journalistic and political careers, his personal life, and the activities and observations of his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb, a close confidante to her husband. Major topics of interest include New York politics...
Dates: 1819-1890