Contents and Arrangement

From Sherwood, Mary Elizabeth to Dear sir, 1 ALS, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection consists of selected editorial correspondence of the New York weekly The Independent, founded in 1848 by Henry Chandler Bowen as a Congregationalist journal which later expanded in scope to include articles on literary and social topics. Successive editors were Theodore Tilton (1856-1861 and 1864-1871), Henry Ward Beecher (1861-1864), William Hayes Ward (1868-1916), Kinsley Twining, literary editor (1880-1901), and Hamilton Holt (1897-1921).

The collection contains approximately 85 letters, 1882-1899, to Kinsley Twining (1832-1901), a Congregationalist minister, William Hayes Ward (1835-1916), a Congregationalist minister, Orientalist, and professor of Latin and natural science, Miss Susan Hayes Ward, and Hamilton Holt by various contributors to The Independent. Some of the authors included are William Gordon Blaikie, Bliss Carman, Paul Leicester Ford, Louise Guiney, Tudor Jenks, Sarah Orne Jewett, Edmund Kirke, Philip B. Barston, E. C. Stedman, John Tabb for Mrs. Sidney Lanier, and others. Eight manuscripts, primarily of verse, are also present, including "On the Stairs" and "At an Easter Market" by Bliss Carman, "The House by the Side of the Road" by Sam Walter Foss, and "True Happiness" by W. J. Linton. There are also a few clipped autograph signatures and newspaper clippings.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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.

Credit this material:

From Sherwood, Mary Elizabeth to Dear sir, 1 ALS; Editorial Correspondence of The Independent, C0818, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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