Contents and Arrangement

D - E, 1857 March 17-May 7

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Collection Overview

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."

Collection History

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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:

D - E; Charles Mackay Correspondence, C1125, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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