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Emma Lazarus letters, 1868-1929, bulk 1868-1887

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0754
Bib ID 4079016 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887
Title Emma Lazarus letters, 1868-1929, bulk 1868-1887
Physical Description 1 box (1 box)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/28_LA-LE_17.pdf
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Reader must use printed copy of these letters, except for those of Henry James and John Greenleaf Whittier, which were not published.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence of Emma Lazarus. While the letters are primarily of a personal nature, they also reflect both her literary career and, after the traumatic effect on her of the perssecution of Russian Jews, 1879-1883, her role as American champion of Jews. There are original autograph letters from John Burroughs, Ralph W. Emerson, Henry James, William Morris, Tommaso Salvini, and Ivan Turgenev, and twenty other prominent figures. Also, one letter from Lazarus to William Wetmore Story and the letter of her sister, Annie Johnstone, presenting this collection to Columbia University.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Reader must use printed copy of these letters, except for those of Henry James and John Greenleaf Whittier, which were not published.

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); Emma Lazarus letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

This collection was left by Emma Lazarus to her sisters and subsequently given by them to Columbia University Libraries.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
James, Henry, 1843-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jews -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johnstone, Annie Humphreys Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morris, William, 1834-1896 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pogroms -- Russia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salvini, Tommaso, 1829-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Religious life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women poets, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Poet, essayist.