John William DeForest papers
The papers in this Clifton Waller Barret Collection of John William Deforest papers contain a manuscript of a short poem beginning "You ask a thought . . . " There are letters, 1855-1856, from John William DeForest to publishers Dix and Edwards hich discuss the publication and format of "Oriental acquaintance" and send a receipt for "Experiences in Mount Lebanon." A letter, 1876, to Mrs. [Johnson T.?] Platt doubts that Frances Burney was only sixteen when she wrote "Evelina" and gives his opinion on the intellectual maturation of women novelists. One of DeForest's calling cards is included.
An addition to MSS 7179 John William DeForest papers contain a single letter signed and dated New Haven, 25 March 1901, to the Bulletin of the Society of American Authors. On letterhead of the Hotel Garde, "Opposite Union Depot." Approximately 300 words inquiring about a story in the Bulletin of the Society of American Authors which asserted that "Publishing wholly or in considerable part at the author's cost has become quite commonplace with at least two Boston publishing firms." DeForest goes on to expound on his own experience trying to publish and difficulty with publishers.
- Creation: 1901-03-25
- De Forest, John William, 1826-1906 (Person)
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0.028 Cubic Feet (1/2 legal size box (7 folders))
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