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Eleanor M. Tilton papers, 1770-1991

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1245
Bib ID 4079404 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Tilton, Eleanor M (Eleanor Marguerite), 1913-
Title Eleanor M. Tilton papers, 1770-1991
Physical Description 68 linear feet (81 boxes 58 file drawers 88 card file boxes 1 oversized folder)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

Box 1 located on-site. Boxes 2-82 and card files are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 10 series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence; Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts; Series III: Cataloged Documents; Series IV: Photographs and Tintypes; Series V: General Files; Series VI: Subject Files; Series VII: Printed Materials; Series VIII: Ralph Waldo Emerson Files; Series IX: Henry David Thoreau Files; Series X: Oversize - General Files

Description

Summary

This collection includes nine letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson as well as letters of Louis Agassiz, Amos Bronson Alcott, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, John Lothrop Motley, Charles Sumner, and John Greenleaf Whittier. In addition, there are two incomplete manuscripts by Emerson and one document from the Liverpool Custom-house signed by Nathaniel Hawthorne as Consul for the United States. The collection also includes the corrected typescript, index, and page and galley proofs for Thomas Franklin Currier, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (New York, 1953) which was edited by Professor Tilton. Also, some early correspondence and photographs of the Tilton family and friends. There are letters from the actors Annie Louise Ames, Richard J. Dillon, and Hans L. Meery to Tilton's grandfather, Bernard Paul Verne, as well as photographs, tintypes, and daguerreotypes of the Verne family and friends.

1992 Addition: Her professional papers include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and printed materials on many aspects of 18th and 19th century American literature, especially literary New England. Among her papers are files compiled in editing volumes 7 and 8 of THE LETTERS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON (New York, 1939-1991). These files contain correspondence, card files, notes, transcripts, photocopies, book typescripts, printed materials, and other related items. There are also similar files relating to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. and to her books, AMIABLE AUTOCRAT: A BIOGRAPHY OF DR. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (New York, 1947) and LITERARY BANTLINGS: ADDENDA TO THE HOLMES BIBLIOGRAPHY (New York, 1957).

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

Box 1 located on-site. Boxes 2-82 and card files are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two 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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Eleanor M. Tilton papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-03-31 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American letters -- Editing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ames, Annie Louise Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baker, George M (George Melville), 1832-1890 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bryant, Jacob, 1715-1804 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bugbee, James M (James McKellar), 1837-1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burnap, Beniamin, fl.1700 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burnap, Joseph, fl.1700 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Currier, Thomas Franklin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Dillon, Richard J Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eatton, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fowles, John, 1926-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gillett, Frederick Huntington, 1851-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gunn, Elisha, fl.1796 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gunn, William, fl.1796 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henley, Samuel, 1740-1815 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hinman, R. R (Royal Ralph), 1785-1868 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoar, Elizabeth Sherman, 1814-1878 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howison, George Holmes, 1834-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ireland, Alexander, 1810-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meery, Hans L Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nickools, Thomas, fl.1700 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Richardson, John, fl.1700 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Root, Elisha, fl.1796 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Root, Joseph, fl.1796 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Root, Martin, fl.1796 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Verne, Bernard Paul Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ward, Samuel Gray Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weiss, John, 1818-1879 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Carroll A (Carroll Atwood), 1886-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of English, Barnard College, 1959-1979, scholar of American literature, editor & authority on Ralph W. Emerson. Columbia University Ph.D., 1947.