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D - E, 1857 March 17-May 7
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of correspondence of editor Charles Mackay and publisher George Routledge with major English and American authors and poets or their representatives, granting Mackay permission to include their work in his illustrated poetry anthology The Home Affections Pourtrayed by the Poets (1858). Correspondents include William Cullen Bryant, Barry Cornwall, George Croly, Camilla Dufour Toulmin Crosland, Sydney Dobell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Thomas Fields, Thomas Hood, Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton, Leigh Hunt, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Samuel Lover, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Gerald Massey, Edward Moxon, Coventry Patmore, Charles Swain, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Martin Tupper, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Attached to a letter from the American author and poet Grace Greenwood, dated March 23, 1857, is an autograph poem titled "Sunshine and Shadow." In addition, there are four letters (1861-1872) written by Mackay on unrelated publishing business to four unidentified persons. Collection includes computer printout, "Letters addressed to Charles Mackay and/or George Routledge for Mackay's anthology."
- Custodial History:
The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.
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D - E; Charles Mackay Correspondence, C1125, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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