John Greenleaf Whittier additional papers
Poems and letters of American poet John Greenleaf Whittier.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent1 linear feet (1 box and 9 volumes)
Consists chiefly of poems and letters by Whittier. Includes 26 letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich, chiefly concerning contributions to The Atlantic Monthly, and letters to Harriet Minot Pitman. Includes copy and proof sheets for the Riverside Edition of Whittier's poems, 1888, and an index to Whittier's poems, recording their periodical publication, prepared by Horace E. Scudder.
Biographical / Historical
Whittier was an American poet and abolitionist.
b, f, gen
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of various donors, various dates. Accession information recorded with each call number.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
- Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. John Greenleaf Whittier additional papers: Guide.
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