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Contains 52 Collections and/or Records:

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]

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