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Letters and poems, 1886-1909

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-3
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC

Scope and Contents

Fifteen ALS to George A. Carr, Robert Underwood Johnson, H. G. Paine, Richard Watson Gilder, and others, and two holograph poems. Four ALS to George A. Carr, Mayor, Greenfield, Indiana, 1899-1909, concerning memories of their childhood escapades; sending a contribution for an unidentified cause; approving of an unidentified musical composition; and thanking Carr for condolences on the death of a family member. Six ALS to Robert [Underwood] Johnson, editor of Century Magazine, 1886-1903, regarding revisions to poems, including "Gladness" and "Little Wesley." Two ALS to Mr. Williams, 1897; one ALS to H. G. Paine, Editor of Harper's Weekly, Aug 31, 1880; and one ALS [Richard Watson] Gilder, Jan 10, 1888, all discussing literary matters. One ALS to "Dear friend Jess," n.d., anticipating the approach of summer and praising Dickens. Holograph poems, signed, include "In the evening," n.d., and "The tanned face, garlanded with mirth," Mar 31, 1892. Accompanied by a signed engraving of Riley by Harly and four envelopes. Mounted in a bound volume, "Original Letters, Etc., James Whitcomb Riley," with a loose manuscript transcription of the Nov 15, 1902 ALS to George A. Carr.


  • 1886-1909


Physical Description

17 items mounted in volume (29 p.) ; 27 cm.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research. Restricted Fragile Papers may only be consulted with permission of the appropriate curator. Preservation photocopies for reference use have been substituted in the main files.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General note

Accession: 20051005-dn

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