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William Hawkins Ferris letters, 1850-1875

Summary Information

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Call No.: X812 F41 S6
Bib ID 4078754 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ferris, William Hawkins, 1828-1880
Title William Hawkins Ferris letters, 1850-1875
Physical Description 4 Volumes (4 volumes (314 Items))
Language(s) English .
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Description

Summary

Forty-eight autograph letters signed from William Gilmore Simms to Ferris, 1859-1870, and one manuscript poem; eight letters from Paul Hamilton Hayne to William Gilmore Simms and one letter to Ferris, 1867-1870. The letters are chiefly personal dealing with contemporary events, personal matters, and literary interests. Ninety-nine autograph letters signed to Ferris and one manuscript poem, 1850-1875. A great many of these letters are from literary figures of the day in response to requests from Ferris for manuscript poems and photographs to be reproduced in a volume he was planning. Some of the letters here present were to Simms and some to W. G. Cordray. 155 autograph letters to William Gilmore Simms, 1854-1870, chiefly personal in nature and from Simms' literary friends and others concerned with his literary activity and publication of his work.

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This collection is located on-site.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Hawkins Ferris letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

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Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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American literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cordray, W. G Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID