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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Cornelius Mathews (1817-1889)

Works in the Collection      Biographies

Cornelius Mathews, author and playwright, was born in New York. Mathews was a frequent contributor to Knickerbocker Magazine and editor of Arcturus, a Journal of Books and Opinion from 1840-1842. His works include The Motley Book; Money-Penny: a Romance; A Pen and Ink Panorama of New York City; Address of the Copyright Club to the American People The Politicians and Witchcraft.


Works in the EAF Collection

Behemoth: A Legend of the Mound-Builders (1839) (Restricted)

"Behemoth: a Legend of the Mound-builders", from The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews (1843) (Restricted)

The Career of Puffer Hopkins (1842) (Restricted)

"The Career of Puffer Hopkins", from The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews (1843) (Restricted)

Chanticleer: A Thanksgiving Story of the Peabody Family (1850) (Restricted)

International Copyright, from The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews (1843) (Restricted)

Miscellanies, from The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews (1843) (Restricted)

"The Motley Book", from The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews (1843) (Restricted)

"Poems on Man, in His Various Aspects under the American Republic", from The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews (1843) (Restricted)

"The Politicians: a Comedy. In Five Acts", from The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews (1843) (Restricted)

"Selections from Arcturus", from The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews (1843) (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)