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Subseries 1B: Putnam's Monthly Magazine, 1852-1855
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Almost as large a subseries as A is comprised of approximately 700 letters of inquiry from potential contributors, many addressed to Frederick Briggs, editor of Putnam's Monthly Magazine. Among the great variety of authors represented there are: educator Elizabeth Palmer Peabody; George Ripley, who was a founding editor of The Dial; editor and lawyer John Osborne Sargent; editor and publisher David Marvin Stone; journalist and teacher Frederick William Thomas; poet Frederick Goddard Tuckerman; clergyman Charles Timothy Brooks; and Southern writer John Esten Cooke. The most notable in the list is Herman Melville. These letters consisted of two groups, when purchased, and so they have been maintained as two separate alphabetical units in this subseries.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Margaret Sherry in 1994. Finding aid written by Margaret Sherry in 1994.
For conservation purposes all letters have been dismounted and foldered, except for those in the scrapbook that was part of the 1993 purchase.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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- Credit this material:
Subseries 1B: Putnam's Monthly Magazine; George Palmer Putnam Collection, C0685, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 4-9
Volume 14 of the Northwestern-Newberry edition of The Writings of Herman Melville includes the Melville correspondence from Princeton's George Palmer Putnam Collection. This volume has been edited and annotated, with an historical note, by Lynn Horth, revised and augmented from The Letters of Herman Melville (1960), edited by Merrell R. Davis and William H. Gilman.
- G.P. Putnam & Co