This collection consists of personal and literary letters to George Griffin, as well as his daughter, Caroline Lydia Griffin. Of note, is correspondence with Lydia Sigourney, a significant poet at that time, from Hartford, Connecticut. It includes her poem, "On the death of Zerlina Thorne," and a letter devoted to her efforts to meet Charles Dickens, a poem, "Welcome to Charles Dickens, Esq." which was read to him at a banquet in Hartford two days learlier; a signed holograph poem, "Friendship...
1829 - 1855