William Cullen Bryant letter
This collection contains a letter from William Cullen Bryant, American poet, journalist, and longtime editor of the New York Evening Post, to Elizabeth Oakes Smith, poet and essayist. In 1872 Bryant made a speech in New York on May 22 at the dedication of John Quincey Adams Ward's statue of Shakespeare on the Mall in Central Park. Here, a week after the speech, Bryant acknowledges Mrs. Oakes Smith's praise: "I completed it in the hope that it might not altogether displease such judges as yourself, and having succeeded in that, my ambition is fully gratified."
Purchased from Stuart Bennett, 2 May 2022.
- May 29, 1872
- Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 (Person)
.03 Cubic Feet (one letter-sized folder)