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John Treat Irving Jr. letters, 1807-1936

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0650
Bib ID 4078931 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Irving, John Treat, 1812-1906
Title John Treat Irving Jr. letters, 1807-1936
Physical Description 6 boxes (6 boxes (312 items))
Language(s) English .
Other Finding Aids

Legacy Finding aid: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/25_HOY-I_24.pdf

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

A collection of letters to and from John Treat Irving Jr. While there are 63 letters from Irving, the majority of the correspondence is that of his father and mother, John Treat Irving, Sr. and Abby Furman Irving, other members of the Irving family, and friends. There are no letters of Washington Irving in the collection, though there are many interesting reference to him. There are nineteen letters to John Treat Irving from his uncle, the writer Peter Irving (1771-1838), dated 1835-1837. The collection also contains 51 pages of extracts from letters dating from the period of his European travels of 1836-1837. Included are two notebooks. The earlier of the two, dating from 1828 when John Irving was a senior at Columbia College, records class notes, problems, and exercises. The second contains poems, sketches, and essays, most of which are dated 1831-1833, the period preceding his travels to the West and the writing of INDIAN SKETCHES.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Other Finding Aids

Legacy Finding aid: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/25_HOY-I_24.pdf

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

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); John Treat Irving Jr. letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--30586H (The Harold Irving Collection). Accession number--M-59.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2023 August PDF replaced with full finding aid

Subject Headings

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"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Europe -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Irving, Abigail Spicer Furman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Irving, John T. (John Treat), 1778-1838 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Irving, Peter, 1772-1838 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American author. John Treat Irving Jr. was a nephew of Washington Irving.