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ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY

Works

Hospital Sketches (1863)

Moods (1865)

Work: A Story of Experience (1873)

Manuscript Materials

Document: Copyright transfer for Moods (August 19, 1881)

Document: Copy of Publishing Agreement (May 31, 1875)

Letter: James Redpath to Louisa May Alcott (December 1, 1863)

Letter: James Redpath to Louisa May Alcott (January 23, 1864)

Letter: A. K. Loring to Louisa May Alcott (September 30, 1864)

Letter: A. K. Loring to Louisa May Alcott (1864)

Letter: Louisa May Alcott to A. B. Alcott (December 8, 1872)

Letter: L. M. Child to Louisa May Alcott (June 19, 1878)

Photo: Louisa May Alcott, seated

 

ALDRICH, THOMAS BAILEY

Works

Marjorie Daw, and Other People (1873)

Prudence Palfrey: A Novel (1874)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Aldrich to Stedman (October 20, 1873)

Letter: Aldrich to "Mr. B" (January 17, 1874)

Letter: Aldrich to Scollard (October 27, 1901)

Letter: Aldrich to Miss Gilder (September 7, 1902)

Photo: Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Engraving: Thomas Bailey Aldrich, after a photograph

AUSTIN, JANE (GOODWIN)

Works

Dora Darling; the Daughter of the Regiment (1865)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Austin to Dickinson (October 10, 1889)

Letter: Austin to Sanders (April 6, 1892)


BENNETT, EMERSON

Works

The League of the Miami (1851)


BIERCE, AMBROSE

Works

The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile [pseud]. (1873)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Ambrose Bierce to S. G. Blythe (November 27, 1899)

Engraving: Ambrose Bierce

Portrait: Ambrose Bierce

Photo: Ambrose Bierce [1]

Photo: Ambrose Bierce [2]

Photo: Ambrose Bierce [3]

Photo: Ambrose Bierce [4]

BIRD, ROBERT MONTGOMERY

Works

The Hawks of Hawk-Hollow (1835) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

Sheppard Lee (1836) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]



BRAINARD, JOHN GARDINER CALKINS

Works

Letters Found in the Ruins of Fort Braddock (1824) web | ebook | palm



BRIGGS, CHARLES FREDERICK

Works

The Adventures of Harry Franco (1839) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

BROWNE, CHARLES FARRAR

Works

Artemus Ward, His Book (1862)

Artemus Ward, His Travels (1865)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Artemus Ward (Charles Farrar Browne) to Girs (October 10, 1858)

Letter: Artemus Ward (Charles Farrar Browne) to Stein (April 28, 186?)

Letter: Browne to "Dear Sir" (October 26, 1861)

Letter: Browne to Fletcher (November 19, 1861)

Letter: Artemus Ward (Charles Farrar Browne) to "Dear Ned" (November 17, 1866)

Photo: Artemus Ward

Engraving: Charles F. Browne



BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN [editor]

Works

The Skeleton's Cave web | ebook | palm


CARY, ALICE

Works

Clovernook; or, Recollections of Our Neighborhood in the West [Volume 1](1852) [Volume 2] (1853)

Manuscript Materials

Documents: Selections from a scrapbook about Alice & Phoebe Cary

Letter: Cary to Gallagher (April 26, 1852)

Photo: Alice Cary


CATHERWOOD, MARY (HARTWELL)

Works

A Woman in Armor (1875)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Catherwood to "My Dear Chap-Book" (December 3, 1897).

Portrait: Mary Hartwell Catherwood (with signature)



CHILD, LYDIA MARIA (FRANCIS)

Works

Hobomok (1824) web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader

Philothea (1836) web | ebook | palm

A Romance of the Republic (1867)


Manuscript Materials

Letter: Child to Purvis (August 14, 1868)

Letter: Child to "Girl-friend" (January 2, 1877)

Portrait: Lydia Maria Child

CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE (MARK TWAIN)

Works

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches (1867)

The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-Day by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner (1873)

The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress (1869)

Roughing It (1872)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Corrections to Roughing It

Manuscript: Notes on illustrations for Roughing It

Manuscript: Autobiographical Sketch

Manuscript: Pages from The Gilded Age

Document: Contract for The Innocents Abroad (October 16, 1868)

Document: List of words in Twain's works

Letter: Clemens to Elisha Bliss (no date)

Letter: Clemens to Rudolph Lindau ("Sunday," no date)

Letter: Mark Twain to Fuller (June 7, 1867)

Letter: Clemens to Webb (November 26, no year)

Letter: Twain to James Redpath (April 20, no year)

Letter: Clemens to Elisha Bliss (March 4, 1873)

Letter: Twain to James Redpath (December 21 1873)

Letter: Clemens to Mrs. Fairchild (March 8, 1892)

Letter: Clemens to Chatto & Windus (May 23, 1893)

Letter: Clemens to Mr. Harper (September 11-12, 1894)

Letter: Clemens to Mr. Horne (June 19, 1895)

Letter: H. H. Rogers to Clemens (March 6, 1896)

Letter: Clemens to John Hay (March 11, no year)

Letter: J. T. Trowbridge to Society of American Authors about Twain (November 14, 1900)

Letter: Clemens to George Bernard Shaw (July 4, 1907)

Letter: Clemens to Champ Clark (June 5, 1909)

Letter: Clemens to Bishop (October 11, 1909)

Letter: from Mark Twain (April 21, 1910)

Photo: Mark Twain, in bed.

Photo: Postcard image of Twain.

Photo: Mark Twain, commemorative envelope and stamps.

Drawing: Drawing of Twain for The Innocents Abroad



COOKE, JOHN ESTEN

Works

Mohun; or, The Last Days of Lee and His Paladins. Final Memoirs of a Staff Officer Serving in Virginia. From the Mss. of Colonel Surry, of Eagle's Nest (1869)

Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes and Adventures of the War (1867)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Draft pages from Mohun

Photo: John Esten Cooke

Engraving: John Esten Cooke


COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE

Works

Precaution (1820) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

The Spy (1821) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

The Pilot (1823) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

The Pioneers (1823) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader]

The Last of the Mohicans (1826) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader]

The Prairie (1827) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

The Water-Witch (1831) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

The Deerslayer (1841) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm] | Adobe Reader]

Wyandotte; or, the Hutted Knoll (1843) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

Jack Tier (1848) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Page from The Prairie

Manuscript: Pages from The Water-Witch

Manuscript: Pages from The Chainbearer

Manuscript: Pages from The Oak Openings

Manuscript: Page from The Sea Lions

Document: Publishing agreement for The Water-Witch

Document: Publisher's notice for Last of the Mohicans

Letter: Cooper to William Gilmore Simms (January 5, 1844)

Engraving: James F. Cooper

Engraving: James F. Cooper(2)

Engraving: Cooper, from an Article

Photo: Oil painting of Cooper


COZZENS, FREDERICK SWARTWOUT

Works

The Sparrowgrass Papers: or Living in the Country (1856)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Cozzens to Childs & Peterson (April 19, 1858)

Letter: Cozzens to McLaughlin (December 11, 1863)

Portrait: Frederick S. Cozzens


CUMMINS, MARIA SUSANNA

Works

The Lamplighter (1854)

Mabel Vaughan (1857)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: George Princhard to Cummins (August 13, 1857)

Letter: Proofreader of The Lamplighter to Cummins (no date)


CURTIS, GEORGE WILLIAM

Works

Prue and I (1856)

Trumps: A Novel (1861)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Signed excerpt from Prue & I

Document: Contract for Trumps (December 31, 1860)

Letter: Curtis to Furlong (February 26, 1855)

Letter: Curtis to Bayard Taylor (July 30, 1855)

Letter: Curtis to "Dr." (November 15, 1857)

Letter: Curtis to Parkman (October 17, 1865)

Letter: W. R. G. Mellon to Curtis (June 12, 1874)

Letter: Curtis to Epes Sargent (November 26, 1878)

Letter: Curtis to "Dear Sir" (February 28, 1891)

Sketch: Young Curtis

Sketch: Curtis, in profile

Engraving: George William Curtis

Photo: Curtis, seated



DAWES, RUFUS

Works

Nix's Mate: An Historical Romance of America (1839) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

DE FOREST, JOHN WILLIAM

Manuscript Materials

Letter: De Forest to Mrs. Platt (February 16, 1876)


DODGE, MARY ABIGAIL

Works

The Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties by Gail Hamilton [pseud] in Atlantic Tales (1866)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Dodge to Wood (March 21, 1861)


DUGANNE, AUGUSTINE JOSEPH HICKEY

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Duganne to Childs (August 11, 1864)



EGGLESTON, EDWARD

Works

The End of the World: A Love Story (1872)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Preface to English Edition of The End of the World

Letter: Eggleston to Sanborn (September 5, 1872)

Letter: Eggleston to Wilkinson (January 2, 1888)

Letter: Eggleston to Johnson (December 28, 1890)

Photo: Edward Eggleston


ENGLISH, THOMAS DUNN

Manuscript Materials

Letter: English to "My Dear Young Lady" (July 29, 1896)

Engraving: Young English

Engraving: English, older

Portrait: Thomas Dunn English (signed)



FIELDS, JAMES THOMAS

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Fields to Longfellow (no date)

Letter: Fields to "Dear Sir" (April 27, 1843)

Letter: Fields to "Virsafute" [Bayard Taylor] (December 3, 1848)

Letter: Fields to Emerson Bennett (November 24, 1852)

Letter: Fields to John Greenleaf Whittier (August 24, 1863)

Letter: Fields to Lorring (January 15, 1868)

Letter: Fields to Lounsbury (November 18, 1873)

Photo: James T. Fields

Portrait: James T. Fields (signed)



HALE, SARAH JOSEPHA (BUELL)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Hale to "Dear Sir" (November 6, 1851)

Letter: Hale to "Dear Sir" (June 13, 1852)

Photo: Sarah J. Hale, young

Photo: Sarah J. Hale, older


HALPINE, CHARLES GRAHAM

Works

The Life and Adventures, Songs, Services, and Speeches of Private Miles O'Reilly (1864)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Halpine to Gen. George Cullum (November 26, 1863)

Image: Charles G. Halpine as "Private Miles O'Reilly"


HARTE, BRET

Works

The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches (1870)

Mrs. Skagg's Husbands, and Other Sketches (1873)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Review of The Gates Ajar

Letter: Harte to J. S. Clark (September 27, 1872)

Letter: Harte to James R. Osgood (May 8, 1875)

Photo: Bret Harte


HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

Works

Fanshawe (1828) web | ebook | palm

Twice-Told Tales (1837) web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader

The Gentle Boy (1839) web | ebook | palm

"The Canterbury Pilgrims" from Moral Tales (1840) web | ebook | palm

"David Swan" from Moral Tales (1840) web | ebook | palm

"The Haunted Mind" from Moral Tales (1840) web | ebook | palm

"Night Sketches beneath an Umbrella" from Moral Tales (1840) web | ebook | palm

"Night Sketches beneath an Umbrella" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"Sights from a Steeple" from Moral Tales (1840) web | ebook | palm

"Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe" from Tales for the Times (1840) web | ebook | palm

"A Rill from the Town Pump" from Tales for the Times (1840) web | ebook | palm

"The Haunted Quack" from Tales of Humor (1840) web | ebook | palm

Mrs. Bullfrog from Tales of Humor (1840) web | ebook | palm

"The Threefold Destiny: A Fairy Legend," by Ashley Allen Royce [pseud.] from Tales for You (1841) web | ebook | palm

"The Threefold Destiny" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

The Celestial Rail-road (1843) web | ebook | palm

Mosses from an Old Manse (1846) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm] [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

The Scarlet Letter (1850) web | ebook | palm

"The Toll-Gatherer's Day" from Twice-Told Tales, First Series (1837) web | ebook | palm

"The Haunted Mind" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"The Village Uncle" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"The Ambitious Guest" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"The Sister Years" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"Snow Flakes" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"The Seven Vagabonds" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"The White Old Maid" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"Chippings with a Chisel" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"The Shaker Bridal" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"Endicott and the Red Cross" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"The Lily's Quest" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

"Foot-Prints on the Sea-Shore" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

Edward Fane's Rosebud from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) web | ebook | palm

The Blithedale Romance (1852)

Septimius Felton; or, The Elixir of Life (1872)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Pages of Septimius Felton

Letter: Hawthorne to Uncle Manning (December 9, 1813)

Letter: Hawthorne to James T. Fields (May 3, 1852)

Engraving: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Photo: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Photo: Nathaniel Hawthorne, reading


HAY, JOHN

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Questionnaire with autobiographical data

Document: Proclamation by Theodore Roosevelt upon Hay's death

Letter: Hay to Cunningham (June 20, 1876)

Photo: Hay as Ambassador to Great Britain

Photo: Hay as Secretary of State


HIGGINSON, THOMAS WENTWORTH

Manuscript Materials

Document: Petition to Congress

Letter: Higginson to Miss Brown (November 5, 1877)

Photo: Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Photo: Higginson, in uniform


HOLLAND, J. G. (JOSIAH GILBERT)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Holland to Gilder (June 12, 1880)

Letter: Holland to Gilder (September 19, 1880)

Portrait: Josiah Gilbert Holland


HOLMES, MARY J. (MARY JANE HAWES)

Works

Darkness and Daylight: A Novel (1864)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Holmes 1884 to Mr. Derby (March 20, no year)

Letter: Holmes to Mrs. Halloway (March 20, 1888)

Photo: Mary J. Holmes, profile


HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Holmes to "Dear Sir" (no date)

Letter: Holmes to Frederick Swartwout Cozzens (February 9, 1859)

Letter: Holmes to "Dear Sir" (July 4, 1881)

Letter: Holmes to Elizabeth Stuart Phelps [Ward] (November 4, 1883)

Photo: O. W. Holmes (signed)

Photo: Holmes, standing


HOWELLS, WILLIAM DEAN

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Howells to Francis E. Bliss (October 7, 1898)

Engraving: Howells, with signature

Photo: W. D. Howells, profile

Photo: W. D. Howells (signed) (1916)



INGRAHAM, JOSEPH HOLT

Works

The Pillar of Fire; or, Israel in Bondage (1859)

The Prince of the House of David; or, Three Years in the Holy City (1855)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Ingraham to Anne M. Hall (November 8, 1858)




IRVING, WASHINGTON

Works

Tales of a Traveller (1824):
     [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]
     [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]
     [Volume 3: web | ebook | palm]
     [Volume 4: web | ebook | palm]

A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty. By Diedrich Knickerbocker [pseud] (1809):
     [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]
     [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Pages from "Abbotsford" and "Newstead Abbey"

Manuscript: from Bracebridge Hall, Volume 1: "The Hall"

Manuscript: Page from The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

Manuscript: Pages from A History of New York

Drawing: Sketchbook picture of Washington Irving

Drawing: Portrait of Irving

Engraving: "Washington Irving and Friends"

Engraving: Irving, seated



JACKSON, MRS. HELEN MARIA (FISKE) HUNT

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Jackson to Niles (April 30, 1879)

Photo: Helen Hunt Jackson


JAMES, HENRY

Works

A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales (1875)

Manuscript Materials

Photo: Henry James, reading

Drawing: Sketch of James

Portrait: James, profile


JOHNSTON, RICHARD MALCOLM

Works

Dukesborough Tales by Philmon Perch [pseud] (1871)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Johnston to Boyson (January 15, 1892)

Letter: Johnston to Boyson (May 25, 1892)


JUDD, SYLVESTER

Works

Margaret: A Tale of the Real and the Ideal, Blight and Bloom; Including Sketches of a Place Not Before Described, Called Mons Christi (revised edition, 1851) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]

Manuscript Materials

Drawing: Illustration for Margaret




KIRKLAND, CAROLINE MATILDA

Works

A New Home -- Who'll Follow? Or, Glimpses of Western Life. By Mrs. Mary Clavers [pseud] (1839) web | ebook | palm

Forest Life(1842) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

Manuscript Materials

Portrait: Caroline Kirkland



LANDON, MELVILLE DE LANCEY

Works

Eli Perkins (at Large): His Sayings and Doings (1875)

Manuscript Materials

Lecture ticket: front, back, with "Opinions of the Press"

Photo: Melville D. Landon

Drawing: Melville D. Landon


LANIER, SIDNEY

Works

Tiger-Lilies: A Novel (1867)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Lanier to George Haeckel (March 29, 1899)

Engraving: Sidney Lanier, profile

Photo: Young Lanier

Photo: Sidney Lanier


LIPPARD, GEORGE

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Lippard to Few Society, Emory College (November 18, 1846)

Letter: Lippard to Horace Greeley (November 15, 1848)

Portrait:George Lippard, profile


LOCKE, DAVID ROSS

Works

The Nasby Papers: Letters and Sermons Containing the Views on the Topics of the Day, of Petroleum V. Nasby (1864)


LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH

Works

Outre-Mer [Volume 1 (1833): web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2 (1834): web | ebook | palm]

Hyperion (1839) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

"The Bald Eagle" from Tales of Humor (1840) web | ebook | palm

Kavanagh (1849) web | ebook | palm

LOWELL, ROBERT TRAILL SPENCE

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Lowell to Mr. Ward (November 14, 1878)

Letter: Lowell to Mr. Ward (May 27, 1887)



MELVILLE, HERMAN

Works

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851)

The Piazza Tales (1856)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Melville to George W. Laughlin (December 15, 1863)

Letter: Melville to Havelock Ellis (August 10, 1890)

Photo: Herman Melville

Photo: Melville's children



MILLER, JOAQUIN

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Miller to President Grant (October 28, no year)

Letter: Miller to Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (August 24, 1871)

Engraving: Joaquin Miller

Engraving: Young Miller

Photo: Old Miller, in bed


MITCHELL, DONALD GRANT

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Mitchell to Harper (no date)

Letter: Mitchell to Charles Scribner (April 1851)

Letter: Mitchell to James Thomas Fields (December 27 1864)

Document: Cancelled check

Photo: Donald Grant Mitchell


MOULTON, LOUISE CHANDLER

Works

My Third Book: A Collection of Tales (1859)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Paragraphs on Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Letter: Moulton to Herbert (April 14, no year)

Letter: Moulton to A. G. Constable (October 13, no year)

Photo: Louise Chandler Moulton

Photo: Louise Chandler Moulton (2)

Photos: Louise Chandler Moulton: "from an early miniature" & at age 41

Photos: Louise Chandler Moulton: at age 45 & "at the present time"



O'BRIEN, FITZ-JAMES

Works

"Bob O'Link" from Tales of the Time (1861)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Page from "Bob-o-link"



PARKMAN, FRANCIS

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Parkman to Catherwood (June 8, 1888) [including envelope]

Photo: Francis Parkman




POE, EDGAR ALLAN

Works

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Page 23 of "Rationale of Verse" MSS mentioning "Al Aaraaf"

Letter: Letter fragment mentioning Poe's stories

Photo: Edgar Allan Poe



ROE, EDWARD PAYSON

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Roe to Dr. Hugo Erickson (December 22, 1884)



SARGENT, EPES

Works

Fleetwood; or, The Stain of Birth. A Novel of American Life (1845) web | ebook | palm

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Sargent to William A. Seaver (March 17, 1852)

Letter:Sargent to George Pope Morris (January 23, 1853)

Letter: Sargent to Bayard Taylor (January 7, 1876)

Letter: to Sargent from George D. Prentice (May 4, 1852)

Portrait: Epes Sargent





SEDGWICK, CATHARINE MARIA

Works

A New-England Tale (1822) web | ebook | palm

The Travellers: A Tale, Designed for Young People (1825)

Hope Leslie (1827) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm | Adobe Reader]

Clarence; or, a Tale of Our Own Times (1830) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]

Le Bossu from Library of Select Novels, XXVII (1832)

Home (1835)

Tales and Sketches (1835)

Mary Hollis: An Original Tale (1822)

Redwood: A Tale (1824) [Volume 1]    [Volume 2]    [Volume 3]

"Romance in Real Life", from The Legendary, N. P. Willis, ed (1828)

The Linwoods (1835) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

The Poor Rich Man and the Rich Poor Man (1836)

Live and Let Live; or, Domestic Service Illustrated (1837)

The Boy of Mount Rhigi (1848)

Tales of City Life (1850)

Married or Single? (1857) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]

A New England Tale, and Miscellanies (1852)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Sedgwick to "dear Madam" (March 18,1839)

Letter: Sedgwick to Mrs. Taylor (May 25,1842)

Engraving: C. M. Sedgwick

Engraving: Sedgwick Mansion


SHAW, HENRY WHEELER

Works

Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings (1866)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Lecture ad with note

Letter: Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) to Ma (April 25, no year)

Photo: Henry Wheeler Shaw

Portrait: Henry W. Shaw, "Josh Billings"


SHILLABER, BENJAMIN PENHALLOW

Works

Knitting-Works: A Web of Many Textures, Wrought by Ruth Partington (1859)

Life and Sayings of Mrs. Partington and Others of the Family edited by B. P. Shillaber (1854)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Quotation from Ruth Partington (April 6, 1859)

Manuscript: Quotation from Ruth Partington (April 5, 1890)

Letter: Shillaber to Frederick E. Partington (June 24, 1874)

Letter: Shillaber to Frederick E. Partington (October 20, 1874)

Letter: Shillaber to "my dear young friend" (September 17, 1887)

Letter: Shillaber to W. P. Young (January 28, 1889)

Letter: Shillaber to "My dear friend" (July 3, 1889)

Photo: B. P. Shillaber, standing

Photo: B. P. Shillaber, seated


SIGOURNEY, LYDIA HOWARD (HUNTLEY)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Sigourney to Samuel G. Goodrich (February 4,1831)

Letter: Sigourney to "Revd and dear sir" (September 23, 1854)

Engraving: Lydia Huntley Sigourney

Engraving: Lydia Huntley Sigourney (2)

Engraving: L. H. Sigourney (signed)

Photo: Lydia Huntley Sigourney





SIMMS, WILLIAM GILMORE

Works

Martin Faber (1833) web | ebook | palm

Richard Hurdis (1838) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

Beauchampe (1842) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

The Wigwam and the Cabin (1845) [Volume 1: web | ebook | palm]    [Volume 2: web | ebook | palm]

As Good as a Comedy; or, The Tennessean's Story. By an Editor (1852)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Simms to Orville James Victor (no date)

Letter: Simms to James Thomas Fields (September 30, no year)

Letter: Simms to Sidney Babcock (August 18, 1842)

Letter: Simms to R. S. Chilton (April 3, 1854)

Letter: Simms to John Esten Cooke, with replies from Cooke and his publisher (July 4, 1867)

Letter: Simms to Eugene L. Didier (August 22, 1867)

Engraving: W. G. Simms, at a desk

Engraving: W. G. Simms, profile


SMITH, SEBA

Works

My Thirty Years Out of the Senate by Major Jack Downing [pseud] (1859)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Squire Downing (Seba Smith) to the Editor of the Leveller (February, 185?)


SPOFFORD, HARRIET ELIZABETH PRESCOTT

Works

New-England Legends (1871)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Selections from "The Young Emigrants," showing edits

Letter: Spofford to James Ripley Osgood (March 9, 1871)

Engraving: Harriet Prescott Spofford

Engraving: Harriet Prescott Spofford

Photo: Harriet Prescott Spofford (signed)


STOWE, HARRIET ELIZABETH BEECHER

Works

Agnes of Sorrento (1862)

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly (1852) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Manuscript pages of Uncle Tom's Cabin

Manuscript: Signed excerpt from Uncle Tom's Cabin

Autograph: Josiah Henson, "Uncle Tom"

Letter: Stowe to Richard Bentley (December 1, 1852)

Letter: Stowe to "Sirs" (January 24, 1853)

Letter: Stowe to James Thomas Fields (January 18, 1862)

Letter: Stowe to Editor of Brooklyn Magazine (April 2, 1885)

Letter: Stowe to "Dear Madam" (January 13, 1889)

Engraving: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Portrait: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Photo: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Photo: Harriet Beecher Stowe, outdoors

Photo: Harriet Beecher Stowe, about 1858



TAYLOR, BAYARD

Works

John Godfrey's Fortunes; Related by Himself. A Story of American Life (1864)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Taylor to Epes Sargent (January 4, 1876)

Letter: Taylor to Miss Legget (January 26, 1877)

Letter: Taylor to Victor (October 18, 1855)

Photo: Bayard Taylor


THOMPSON, MAURICE

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Thompson to Editors of "Southern Society" (December 28, 1867)


THORPE, THOMAS BANGS

Works

The Master's House: A Tale of Southern Life (1854)

Manuscript Materials

Drawing: Thomas Bangs Thorpe


TROWBRIDGE, JOHN TOWNSEND

Works

Coupon Bonds, and Other Stories (1873)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Trowbridge to Mr. Smith (April 8, 1878)

Letter: Trowbridge to Mr. Ward (October 11, 1881)

Letter: Trowbridge to Mrs. Carr (March 29, 1882)

Letter: Trowbridge to Thomas Bailey Aldrich (October 16, 1882)

Letter: Trowbridge to Will Carleton (February 20, 1884)

Letter: Trowbridge to William H. Rideing (December 28, 1886)

Letter: Trowbridge to Mrs. Pratt (May 9, 1887)

Letter: Trowbridge to William J. Dornuff (March 28, 1898)

Letter: Trowbridge to W. V. Alexander (May 18, 1900)

Photos: Portraits of Trowbridge throughout his career



WALLACE, LEWIS

Works

The Fair God; or, The Last of the 'Tzins. A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico (1873)

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Pages from Lew Wallace: An Autobiography

Letter: Wallace to President Ulysses. S. Grant (August 13, 1873)

Letter: from Susan E. Wallace about book sales (February 28,1887)

Photo: Lew Wallace (signed)

Photo: Lew Wallace


WARD, ELIZABETH STUART (PHELPS)

Works

The Gates Ajar (1869)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Ward to "my dear Sir" (March 7,1870)

Letter: Ward to "My dear Madam" (February 14,1880)

Letter: to Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward from William Alexander, with reply from Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward (January 25, 1901)

Photo: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps


WARNER, SUSAN BOGERT

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Warner to "girl-friend" (August 2, 1876)

Letter: Warner to Mr. Phillips (January 26, 1888)


WILLIS, NATHANIEL PARKER

Works

Romance of Travel (1840) web | ebook | palm

Fun-Jottings; or Laughs I Have Taken a Pen to (1853)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Willis to "Dear Sir" (November 19, 1846)

Letter: Willis to Epes Sargent (November 26, 1854)

Letter: Willis to Mrs. Warfield (December 3, 1854)

Letter: Willis to Epes Sargent (December 12, 1859)

Engraving: Nathaniel Parker Willis

Engraving: Nathaniel Parker Willis (signed)

Engraving: Nathaniel Parker Willis (signed) (2)

Engraving: Nathaniel Parker Willis, after photo

Photo: Nathaniel Parker Willis, profile


WILSON, AUGUSTA JANE (EVANS)

Works

St. Elmo: A Novel (1867)

Manuscript Materials

Letter: Wilson to Peck (October 31, no year)

Letter: Wilson to Seaver (November 8, 1875)

Letter: Wilson to Editors of the "American Cyclopaedia" (April 3, 1876)

Drawing: Cartoon by Augusta Wilson

Engraving: Augusta Wilson

Photo: Augusta Wilson


WINTHROP, THEODORE

Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Manuscript Page

Portrait: Theodore Winthrop (signed)



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