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Contains 43 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Bellamy letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1885 August 27

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Scope and Contents Edward Bellamy note to Benjamin Ticknor congratulating him on his new publishing firm of Ticknor and Company and to request payment for his work. He mentions his upcoming work of two stories (unnamed). The next book that Ticknor and Company publishes for him is "Looking Backward" (1888).
Dates: 1885 August 27

William Cullen Bryant letter to James T. Fields, 1862 December 4

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Scope and Contents William Cullen Bryant note to James T. Fields written on the stationery of The Evening Post, responding to Fields request for his poem, Bryant explains that he would not send the poem as a single item but only as part of a collection of his poems.
Dates: 1862 December 4

Edwin Lassetter Bynner letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor and a note to Caroline Ticknor, 1886 August 1, no year April 24

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Scope and Contents Edwin Lassetter Bynner letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor on the stationery of the Bar Association of the City of Boston, 1886 August 1, asking about the terms of publishing what he felt was his best work, "Agnes Surriage" a historical novel about the coastal town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. It was published in 1887 by Ticknor with several editions as late as 1923 by Houghton Mifflin with the "Marblehead Edition."Also included is a note from Bynner to Caroline Ticknor sending her one...
Dates: 1886 August 1; no year April 24

Rose Terry Cooke letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1889 September 6

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Scope and Contents Rose Terry Cooke letter to Benjamin Ticknor, 1889 September, writes about her health and financial stress and wants to move to Boston if that would give her more work.
Dates: 1889 September 6

Alice Durand letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1886 February 9

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Scope and Contents The letter from Alice Durand to Benjamin Ticknor is signed under her pseudonym, "Henri Greville" 1886, February 9,about the success of her lecture tour on the East Coast and asks for more advertising. She also mentions copyright law and Richard Watson Gilder's work on it in New York.
Dates: 1886 February 9

Edward Everett note to George Ticknor, 1865 November 22

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Scope and Contents Edward Everett note to George Ticknor 1864 November,about visiting him at his office with the [Report]. He writes that he is enclosing Alberi's interesting letter (not enclosed) and that he left two other copies of the volume at Ticknor's house yesterday.
Dates: 1865 November 22

Eugene Field letter to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1887 [May] 22

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Scope and Contents Eugene Field letter to Benjamin Ticknor on 1887 [Mayhem] 22, with a small drawing of his self portrait and comparing it to Dante on the stationery. He writes about sending news clippings, engravings, self portrait, stories, and critical reviews. He mentions that he is sick of critics and imagines whether it would be better for posterity to leave his manuscript to be discovered later.
Dates: 1887 [May] 22

Mary Wilkins Freeman note to Caroline Ticknor, 1906 December 28

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Scope and Contents Mary Wilkins Freeman note to Caroline Ticknor 1906, December 28,sending regrets to her invitation to the tribute of Julia Ward and Colonel Higginson because she is busy with work and suffering from an attack of rheutatism. She will send a telgram congratulating them.
Dates: 1906 December 28

Edmund Gosse letter to James R. Osgood, 1885 May 1

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Scope and Contents Edmund Gosse letter to James R. Osgood on 1885 May 1 about a prospective book on his lectures ("From Shakspeare to Pope) and terms for publishing one edition with Osgood and one with the University of Cambridge.
Dates: 1885 May 1

Joel Chandler Harris note to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1887 February 25

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Scope and Contents Joel Chandler Harris note to Benjamin Ticknor on 1887 February 25 on The Constitution stationery about the publication of a short story, Free Joe and Other Georgia Sketches
Dates: 1887 February 25

Joel Chandler Harris note to Benjamin H. Ticknor and James R. Osgood and Company, [1883] April 23

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Scope and Contents Joel Chandler Harris note to Benjamin Ticknor and James R. Osgood and Company on [1883] April 23, writing that Harris would only be willing to illustrate the particular part of the Uncle Remus that is confined to animal subbects and discussion of the price.
Dates: [1883] April 23

Bret Harte manuscript signed poem "Plain Language from Truthful James"

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Scope and Contents Parody on Algernon Charles Swinburne's poem "Atalanta in Calydon (1865). It was first published in the September, 1870 issue of the Overland Monthly.The connecton to Swinburne was quickly lost as the poem became known as "The Heathen Chinee" and was reprinted widely throughout the United States. The sixth stanza concerns the discovery that the heathen Chinee and Nye are both cheating at a card game. Harte in his fair copy of a single stanza, has changed one revealing word: "Chinee"...
Dates: 1862-1913

Lafcadio Hearn letter to James R. Osgood and Company, 1884 May 11

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Scope and Contents Hearn writes to James Osgood about the publication of his book, Stray Leaves from Stray Literature ,an anthology of fables, from Indian, Polynesian, Buddhist, Egyptian, and Persian parables and fables. Hearn referred to it as a collection of "very strange and beautiful literatures." Osgood published it in June 1884, the month following this letter.
Dates: 1884 May 11

Thomas Wentworth Higginson note to Caroline Ticknor, 1903 May 29

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Scope and Contents Thomas Wentworth Higginson note to Caroline Ticknor on 1903 May 29, about his address on the centenary of Ralph Waldo Emerson's birth, published in June 1903.He mentions that Samuel Taylor Coleridge can help at the museum and he is the man who is deeply interested in American Literature.
Dates: 1903 May 29

William Dean Howells note to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1887 July 24

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Scope and Contents William Dean Howells note to Benjamin Ticknor on 1887 July 24, about a reprint of Howells edition of his novels and the financial terms of their contract.
Dates: 1887 July 24

William Dean Howells note to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1883 November 15

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Scope and Contents William Dean Howells note to Benjamin Ticknor on 1883 November 15, thanking Ticknor for writing to him about the little book, A Little Girl Among the Old Masters which was a collaboration between Howells and his daughter, Mildred Howells
Dates: 1883 November 15

William Dean Howells note to Benjamin H. Ticknor, 1885 July 30

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Scope and Contents William Dean Howells note to Benjamin Ticknor on 1885 July 30, about the publication of The Rise of Silas Lapham, Tuscan Cities, and Poems
Dates: 1885 July 30

William Dean Howells note to Caroline Ticknor, 1913 November 26

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Scope and Contents William Dean Howells note to Caroline Ticknor on 1913 November 26, writing that he has been reading her book about her grandfather and Hawthorne with the greatest pleasure and remembers Mr. Ticknor even though he saw him for only a few moments.
Dates: 1913 November 26

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]