Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony,
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1 collection (5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.))
The letters received by James R. Osgood from 1862 to 1891 are from a variety of prominent 19th-century American and English writers, and include correspondents such as Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Lawrence Barrett, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Adeline Dutton Train Whitney, and Charles Dudley Warner.
This series also contains a small amount of other correspondence, including several letters to Edwin Austin Abbey concerning a dinner in honor of Osgood, and a letter from Walt Whitman to an unidentified recipient. Finally, the collection includes a few short compositions by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Harriet Martineau, Mark Twain, and others.
Biographical / Historical
The engraver A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout) Anthony (1835-1906) supervised the wood engraving for book illustrations at James R. Osgood and Company, and later worked for Harper & Brothers. His wife Mary W. Anthony (ca. 1830-1913) shared his involvement in literary circles.
- A. Letters received by A. V. S. Anthony and Mary W. Anthony
- B. Letters received by James R. Osgood
- C. Letters received by Edwin Austin Abbey
- D. Other correspondence
- E. Compositions
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937, collector. Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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