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Authors, American -- 19th century -- Archives

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

George Warren Arms collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 170
Overview: 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 collected...
Dates: 1848-1988

Charles Astor Bristed notebooks and other material

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 462
Overview: The collection contains seventeen notebooks from Bristed's undergraduate and graduate studies at Yale and Cambridge universities from the late 1830s to mid 1840s, chiefly on classical authors and texts, including translations, and mathematics, as well as a catalog of his books, several letters, a diary, a receipt, and two printed books, including Bristed's Anacreontics, published under the pseudonym Carl Benson.
Dates: 1838-1888

Alice Brown papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 550
Overview: The Alice Brown Papers consist of drafts, correspondence, and printed material documenting the work of American poet, novelist, and dramatist, Alice Brown. The papers, which provide evidence of Brown's writing career and literary circle, are a window into the creative life of a New England woman writer at the turn of the twentieth century. Brown's correspondence with author Esther Willard Bates is of particular interest. Dating over a ten year period (1938-1948) the letters consist of Brown's...
Dates: 1890-1948

Samuel Langhorne Clemens Collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 852
Scope and Contents: The Samuel Langhorne Clemens Collection provides insight into the life and career of Clemens, American author and lecturer best known by his pseudonym Mark Twain. The collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings, and printed material. The collection contains drafts, research notes, printed versions, and contracts, which document Clemens' creative process and writing career. Autograph manuscripts can be found in the collection for ...
Dates: 1860-1980

James Fenimore Cooper Collection

 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

Ralph Waldo Emerson collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 212
Overview: The Emerson collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and prints documenting the life and work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Dates: 1793-1937

Paul Leicester Ford papers

 Collection
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

Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 204
Overview: The Hawthorne collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Nathaniel Hawthorne.Series I, Owen Franklin Aldis Gift, is organized into three subseries: Correspondence, Writings, and Other Papers. Correspondence consists of letters from Hawthorne to others, including the reverend George Ripley and the publisher Ticknor and Fields, as well as a third party letter from Hawthorne's son Julian. There is one corrected and bound holograph...
Dates: 1800-1919

Thomas Wentworth Higginson collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 549
Overview: The collection contains correspondence and writings of Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Correspondence consists of autograph letters, signed to various individuals. Writings consist of manuscript writings drafts and notes.
Dates: 1852-1907

James Abraham Hillhouse papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 444
Overview: The James Abraham Hillhouse Papers contain writings and personal papers documenting the literary activities of a member of the prominent New Haven Hillhouse family during the early-to-mid nineteenth century. Writings consist of drafts of plays, essays, poems, and other genres, including notebooks dating from Hillhouse's days as a student at Yale College, covering subjects such as the sermons of Yale President Timothy Dwight and the philosophical lectures of professor Jeremiah Day, who succeeded...
Dates: 1804-1844

Washington Irving collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 769
Overview: The collection provides evidence of the personal and professional life of Washington Irving and dates from 1802 to 1966. The collection documents Irving's writing career, diplomatic work, and travels through Europe, and consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, and printed material. Correspondents include: Thomas Aspinwall, Dmitrii Ivanovich Dolgorukii, Catherine Rodgers Irving Paris, Sarah Sanders Paris Storrow, and Moses Thomas. The collection includes journals belonging to Emily...
Dates: 1802-1972

Henry James collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 830
Overview: The Henry James Collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, personal papers, and printed material by and about the American author Henry James. The majority of correspondence consists of letters sent from James to recipients, most notably his literary agent James B. Pinker, author William Edward Norris, and publishers. The collection also includes correspondence between James B. Pinker and James' nephew, Henry James, and sister-in-law, Alice Howe Gibbens James. Autograph manuscripts...
Dates: 1867-1983

Joaquin Miller Collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 861
Scope and Contents: The collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed material documenting the life and career of American poet Joaquin Miller. Correspondence consists of Miller's outgoing letters; recipients include friends, family, editors, and publishers. Autographs -- one of which is signed on a photograph -- are part of the correspondence. The collection includes correspondence and clippings sent from Joaquin Miller's daughter, Juanita Joaquina Miller, to Laura Stedman....
Dates: 1870-1931

Donald Grant Mitchell papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 492
Overview: The Donald Grant Mitchell papers contain original correspondence and manuscripts by the prominent nineteenth-century New Haven-area author. Correspondents include Henry Ward Beecher, Henry Augustin Beers, George Washington Cable, William Maxwell Evarts, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Noah Porter, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Scribner, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others. Writings include drafts for published...
Dates: 1787-1936

Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of Frank Richard Stockton

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 560
Overview: The Walter L. Pforzheimer Collection of Frank Richard Stockton contains correspondence, writings, photographs, artifacts, and other personal papers of Stockton and his family; drawings by illustrators of Stockton's works; writings about Stockton and adaptations of his works by others; and correspondence, notes, and related materials created by Pforzheimer in the course of his research and collecting. Correspondence includes autograph letters, signed, to and from Stockton, many with literary...
Dates: circa 1829-circa 1993, bulk 1880-1940

Edmund Clarence Stedman Collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1008
Scope and Contents: The collection documents the professional literary work and personal life of the writer Edmund Clarence Stedman. It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with fellow writers and editors, with publishers, and with friends and family. A small number of autograph manuscripts of his writings are present. The collection also contains papers of and correspondence among Stedman's extended family, including his mother Elizabeth Kinney; his wife Laura Hyde Woodworth Stedman; his son Frederick...
Dates: circa 1860-1915

Henry David Thoreau collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 203
Overview: The Thoreau collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, and objects relating to Henry David Thoreau. There are several original manuscripts, including notes on insects, weather, and natural phenomena, and drafts of poems, an untitled essay, the article "The Discovery of America, and Researches in Central Africa," and the concluding paragraphs to Walden. There is also an essay on Thoreau by Francis Sheldon and George Shiras with photographs by Roland Wells Robbins and Edwin Way...
Dates: 1841-1949

Joseph Hopkins Twichell papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 755
Overview: Collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal and professional papers documenting the personal life and activities of Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American pastor Joseph Hopkins Twichell. Correspondence consists of letters from Twichell, chiefly to his family, dating from 1855 to 1864, and incoming letters from Frederick Edwin Church, William Reed Eastman, and others. There are notebooks and scrapbooks dating from Twichell's service in the 71st New York Volunteers during...
Dates: 1855-1918

Walt Whitman collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 202
Overview: The Whitman collection consists of letters, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Walt Whitman. There is personal and business correspondence from Whitman to family, friends, editors, and publishers, including Richard Maurice Bucke, John Burroughs, Julius Chambers, Moncure Conway, Nathan Hale, James R. Osgood and Company, George Routledge & Sons, William Sloane Kennedy, William Michael Rossetti, John Swinton, and Louisa Whitman. There are...
Dates: 1842-1949

John Greenleaf Whittier Collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 986
Scope and Contents: The John Greenleaf Whittier collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers by or relating to the nineteenth-century American poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. Correspondence consists entirely of autograph letters, signed or initialed. Writings include autograph manuscript drafts or copies of poems and proofs, many also signed or initialed. Other papers include artistic and photographic portraits of Whittier.
Dates: 1831-1942, bulk 1837-1892