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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

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Contains 18 Collections and/or Records:

Laurence Hutton note to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1881 March 13

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Scope and Contents Laurence Hutton note to Benjamin Ticknor on 1881 March 13, about an essay Hutton wrote on Shakespeare and defends his spelling Shakespere.
Dates: 1881 March 13

Lucy Larcom letter and manuscript poem, "Beverly" to Benjamin H. Ticknor, No year November [22]

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Scope and Contents Lucy Larcom letter to Benjamin Ticknor and manuscript poem about the American Civil War. Larcom, a poet and abolitionist, writes that she would like to revive the enthusiastic outburst of song that was awakened by the War.
Dates: No year November [22]

Mary Noailles Murfree note to James R. Osgood & Co., 1884 May 22

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Scope and Contents Mary Noailles Murfree note to James R. Osgood on 1884 May 22 about the publication of her second book, Where the Battle was Fought published by Osgood in June 1884. Noailles requested that the copyright entry should be made in his name and that the book should be advertised and published under the pseudonym Charles Egbert Craddock.
Dates: 1884 May 22

James R. Osgood note to Benjamin H. Ticknor, [1882] May 5

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Scope and Contents James R. Osgood note to Benjamin Ticknor [1882] May 5 responds in general to work regarding Miss Brown, "Uncle Remus", George Washington Cable's novel,Samuel Clemens's lawsuit, and a matter involving Nathaniel Hawthorne (no details provided). Osgood is traveling with Samuel Clemens to New Orleans and the Mississippi River, gathering material for Clemens'book, Life on the Mississippi.
Dates: [1882] May 5

Nora Perry letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1886 April 5

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Scope and Contents Nora Perry letter to Benjamin Ticknor 1886 April 5, praising and encouraging the work of Rose Terry Cooke. She also criticizes the dialect used by Mary Noailles Murfree,(pseudonym, Charles Egbert Craddock.)
Dates: 1886 April 5

John Godrey Saxe letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1873 June 29

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Scope and Contents John Godfrey Saxe letter to Benjamin Ticknor on 1873 June 29 about a new edition of his poems to be called the "Diamond" edition.
Dates: 1873 June 29

Harriet Prescott Spofford note to Caroline Ticknor, No year October 13

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Scope and Contents Harriet Prescott Spofford note to Caroline Ticknor regardin a portrait of Nora Perry that would do her justice for Spofford's book, Glimpses of Authors.
Dates: No year October 13

Edmund Clarence Stedman letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1887 April 22

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Scope and Contents Edmund Clarence Stedman letter to Benjamin Ticknor 1887 April 22, as part of an ongoing conversation on the subject of Eugene Field. Stedman also mentions frustrations with his own work.
Dates: 1887 April 22

Richard Henry Stoddard note and letter to Benjamin Ticknor, 1896 November 15, 29 and 1897 April 16

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Scope and Contents Richard Henry Stoddard note and letter to Benjamin Ticknor, 1896 November 15 & 29, and 1897 April 16, about publishing projects, Funk & Wagnalls, "Memoirs of Hawthorne," and related literary business matters.
Dates: 1896 November 15, 29 and 1897 April 16

Harriet Beecher Stowe note to James R. Osgood, 1872 December 29

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Scope and Contents Harriet Beecher Stowe note to James R. Osgood, 1872 December 29, about her forthcoming epistolary travel narrative about the St. John's River area of Florida, Palmetto-Leaves. In her note, Stowe identifies the anonymous illustrator as "Miss Aikens", an obscure artist whose work was rarely credited.
Dates: 1872 December 29

Benjamin H. Ticknor note to Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1889 August 6

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Scope and Contents Benjamin Ticknor note to Alfred Lord Tennyson 1889 August 6 wishing Tennyson a happy anniversary and remarking it as also being his grandfather's birthday, William Davis Ticknor.

William Ticknor published Tennyson's first poems, and established the principle of international copyright forty seven years earlier. Ticknor was the first American publisher to pay foreign authors for the rights to their works, beginning with a check to Alfred Tennyson in 1842.
Dates: 1889 August 6

John Townsend Trowbridge manuscript poem "When We Came from the War: Song of the Poorhouse Veterans"

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Scope and Contents John Townsend Trowbridge manuscript poem, "When We Came from the War: Song of the Poorhouse Veterans." It was first collected in Trowbridge's The Lost Earl with Other Poems and Tales in Verse before 1888. Townsend writes that many of the veterans ended up in the almshouse with the poor people in the town.
Dates: 1862-1913

Lewis Wallace letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1882 January 1

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Scope and Contents Lewis Wallace letter to his acquaintance from serving in the American Civil War, Benjamin Ticknor 1882 January 1 about a play Wallace was writing on Maternus, a slave who lead an uprising against the Roman emperor Commodus. He also mentions Ben Hur and The Fair God.
Dates: 1882 January 1

Susan Wallace letter to Benjamin Ticknor, 1884 December 29

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Scope and Contents Susan Wallace (wife of Lewis Wallace) letter to Benjamin Ticknor 1884 December 29 about the possibility of publishing her Christmas story "Ginevra or the Old Oak Chest". She mentions how "Ben Hur" is selling well. Her story was published by Worthington in New York in 1887.
Dates: 1884 December 29

John Greenleaf Whittier letter to Benjamin Ticknor, 1886 February 15

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Scope and Contents John Greenleaf Whittier letter to Benjamin Ticknor 1886 February 15 about selecting his biographer and publisher. He mentions Samuel T. Pickard, [Horace E.] Scudder, and [Edwin P.] Whipple. Samuel T. Pickard wrote the biography Life and Letters of John Greenleaf Whittier which was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1894.
Dates: 1886 February 15

Wendell Phillips note to Miss Wainwright, 1876 February 8

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Scope and Contents Wendell Phillips to his cousin Miss Wainwright about the burial and resting place of John Brown.
Dates: 1876 February 8

Samuel Pickard note to Caroline Ticknor, 1907 January 2

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Scope and Contents Samuel Pickard note to Caroline Ticknor requesting two tickets to the annual dinner.
Dates: 1907 January 2

Louise Chandler Moulton letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, [1881] December 30

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Scope and Contents Louise Chandler Moulton letter to Benjamin Ticknor on [1881] December 30 about the possibility of creating an illustrated book of poetry. Moulton also mentioned her appreciation of Songs and Lyrics by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson, published by James R. Osgood and Company in 1881.
Dates: [1881] December 30