American literature -- 19th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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
Call Number: YCAL MSS 582
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, personal papers, legal and financial records, and related papers of the De Forest family. There is also some correspondence relating to the Sergeant and Shepard families (who married into the De Forest family). Family members prominent in the papers include John Hancock De Forest, his wife Dotha Woodward, and their sons George Frederick De Forest, Henry Alfred De Forest, Andrew Woodward De Forest, and John William De Forest. The papers contain...
Call Number: YCAL MSS 212
Call Number: YCAL MSS 508
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Call Number: YCAL MSS 899
Overview: The Norman Holmes Pearson papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material that document a broad range of Pearson's professional and personal activities, including his research on Nathaniel Hawthorn and Ezra Pound, his management of the literary estates of H.D. and Bryher, and his activity as a professor of English and American Studies at Yale University. Documentation relating to Pearson's service in the Office of Strategic Services is...
Dates: 1839-1979, bulk 1930-1975
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
Call Number: YCAL MSS 428
Overview: The Nina Wilcox Putnam papers contain writings, correspondence, and other materials documenting the life and work of feminist and author Nina Wilcox Putnam. Writings consists chiefly of drafts of short stories and essays dating from the 1930s onward. There are drafts of a few novels, possibly unpublished, and a number of treatments, but the collection does not include material relating to Putnam's longer published works, or her children's book Sunny Bunny (1917), dating from the first two...
Call Number: YCAL MSS 425
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