George William Curtis letters to John Sullivan Dwight
Letters of American author George William Curtis to American Transcendentalist John Sullivan Dwight, many concerning Brook Farm.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.3 linear feet (1 box)
Includes fifty-six letters from Curtis to Dwight concerning a concert by the New York Philharmonic Society, the Norwegian violinist Ole Bull, Brook Farm and the Harbinger, the Emerson and Hawthorne families, individualism, Curtis's daily life and farming in Concord, Curtis's latest readings, Italian travels, engagement to Eliza Winthrop, a Boston Athenaeum exhibition, the beginning of Dwight's Journal of Music, and various musings by Curtis on music, art, nature, and the seasons. Also includes one letter to Dwight from Curtis's brother, James Burrill Curtis.
Biographical / Historical
Curtis was an American author, orator, editor, and reformer. Dwight was an American Transcendentalist and classical music critic.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*42M-117F. Purchased from Harold T. Whiteand Mrs. Hugh D. Marshall; received: 1942.
- Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. George William Curtis letters to John Sullivan Dwight: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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