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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Cataloged correspondence and manuscripts: 180 boxes; Uncataloged correspondence: 25 boxes; Stedman's manuscripts: 12 boxes; His diaries: 1 box; His scrapbooks: 5 boxes; Financial papers: 1 box; Genealogical manuscripts: 1 box; Laura Stedman Gould's manuscripts and notes: 3 boxes; Printed materials: 11 boxes; Photographs: 4 boxes; His LIBRARY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: 24 boxes and 2 folders; E.M. Williams's THE CONSTRUCTIVE ART: 2 boxes; Oversize photographs: 5 folders; and Oversize plaque.
Personal and professional papers of Stedman, including correspondence, letter books, diaries, poetry manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, and genealogical materials for the Stedman and Dodge families. Correspondence and manuscripts of his mother, Elizabeth Clementine Dodge Stedman Kinney (1810-1889), poet and diarist, and of his granddaughter, Laura Stedman Gould (1881-1941), author and editor. Also, editions of Stedman's LIBRARY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE including printed materials relating to the marketing; and an album of Civil War photographs by Mathew Brady, inscribed by the photographer to Laura H.W. Stedman as well as additional loose photographs by Brady.
1991 addition: Manuscript drafts and notecards for Edward M. Williams' "The Constructive Art", a study of Stedman's literary criticism.
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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 off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edmund Clarence Stedman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alternate Form Available
Elizabeth Kinney volume of personal reminiscences is on: microfilm.
Lafcadio Hearn; Lyman W. Case; Royal Cortissoz; Kate Field; William Hamilton Hayne; Edward Howland; Marie Howland; Ellen Mackay and Edward Underhill letters are on: microfilm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Estate of Laura Stedman Gould. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1941. Accession number--M-41.
Manuscripts & card file: Source of acquisition--Williams, E.M. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/18/1991. Accession number--M-91-11-18.
2 letters (Thayer & White): Source of acquisition--2293B (Rare Book). Method of acquisition--Purchase; Accession number--M-94-07-19.
J.E. Bowen letter: Source of acquisition--2293B. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--12/01/1994. Accession number--M-94-12-01.
2 ms. poems of ECS about Lincoln, in bound vol: Source of acquisition--2293B. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--05/02/1995. Accession number--M-95-05-02.
1 a.l.s. from ECS to M.W.Stryker: Source of acquisition--2293B. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--08/11/1998. Accession number--M-98-08-11.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.
Manuscripts & card file Processed HR 03/05/1993.
2 letters (Thayer & White) Cataloged HR 11/15/1994.
J.E. Bowen letter Cataloged HR 12/16/1994.
2 ms. poems of ECS about Lincoln, in bound vol Added to collection HR 05/17/1995.
1 a.l.s. from ECS to M.W.Stryker Cataloged HR 08/20/1998.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American poet, anthologist, stockbroker, Civil War journalist.