Date Published: 1864 to 1917
Edward Everett Hale American author, historian, editor, social reformer, and Unitarian minister. He was a long term member of the American Antiquarian Society. He is best remembered for his short story “The Man Without a Country.”
Collection includes 33 items dating from 1864 to 1917, specifically, 16 ALS, 2 partial ALS, 1 ledger account book, 4 books with ALS in one, 2 photos and 7 Ephemera.
16 ALS and 2 partial ALS;
6 ALS signed, “Edw. E. Hale”, “Edward E. Hale” and “E. E. Hale”, various places and dates, to his children’s teacher, Miss Weston:
- “Wednesday 8th…send the boys home at once”, “
- “Nov. 1, 1872…Much learning has made Edward’s geography bad….”,
- “May 21, 1875…Can you let Bertie come home…at 12:30….”, “
- “Oct. 28, 1874… The children are not detained by their own fault. Please excuse them….” (in pencil),
- “June 25, 1877….”…No boys are demonstrative. And, very likely, they have not told you how much they like you and the sense of pride and satisfaction they have in being presented to the Latin School by you….”
- “May 21, 1878…Please excuse Robin…the time has gone in search for two books which have disappeared…”
• ALS to Mr. Smith, 10 December 1880, expressing his concern that Mr. Stewart was to make his pulpit.
• ALS to Mrs. Hale, 28 September 1883, re his busy schedule in Cambridge, Exeter, and Harford and must therefore postpone meeting with her.
• ALS to Mr. Saray, 25 March 1885, re News Boys Club at his church.
• ALS to Miss Morris (Helen Harrison Morris, wife of Arthur Twining Hadley, later President of Yale University), 16 November 1886, re writing to Miss Collins and printing of leaflets.
• ALS to his sister [Sarah, Lucretia, or Susan], 19 June 1890, re “Lady Emily and I have been seeing our country”, reference to Uncle Sam and his appointment by the Secretary of War, “one of the President’s quota of visitor, family matters, etc.
• ALS to Miss Connor (on letterhead of Lend a Hand Monthly), 5 March 1891, “I am glad to do what you wish.”
• ALS to Mr. Roberts, 6 May 1895, enclosing a note (not present) from the wife of a “leading professor in the Union College at Schenectady”.
• ALS to Arthur Twining Hadley, President of Yale, 9 November 1903, with envelope, that he has had “an unexpected call to Boston” and cannot visit the Hadleys (small hole at the center of the letter not affecting the text).
• ALS to Mr. Butler [Justice Pierce Butler], 12 December 1905, re “decision of your court last spring with regard to the bakers in the state of New York.”
• ALS from William Hepworth Thompson (English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge) addressed “My dear Dean” (probably Alford, Canterbury), 6 December [18?], providing a letter of introduction for Hale.
• Partial ALS, n.d., noting that he will visit the recipient on Tuesday (the 28th) and return to Boston on the Saturday.
• Partial ALS, n.d., “am preparing to leave home.”
1 Ledger account book;
• A. Hamilton written on label on upper board, dated January 1864. 150+ pp. Boston, from the Whitman family papers, 1,000s of entries including payments to the Rev. Edward Everett Hale (14 December 1864) and to soldiers groups. Brown marbled paper boards. quarter bound in brown cloth.
4 Books with 4 pp. ALS by Hale tipped into 1 book;
• Thomas Bailey Aldrich, From Ponkapog to Pesth (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1883), green cloth, signed note by Hale on front free endpaper (“I am glad to do what you wish”, 28 December 1896), bookplate of Chalmers Hadley.
• Hale, James Russell Lowell and His Friends (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1899), brownish red cloth, includes ALS from Hale to Mr. Miller affixed to the front free endpaper, 23 February 1894, re bibliography that he will be sending to Miller.
• The Only True Mother Goose (Boston: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1905), pictorial paper boards, quarter bound in beige cloth, chipped dust jacket, very good otherwise. Introduction written by Hale, quote from Julia Ward Howe written on front free endpaper, signed on p. xii by Hale and Harriet Blackstone C. Butler (credited by Hale for rescuing the original text published in 1833).
• The Life and Letters of Edward Everett Hale (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1917), 2 vols., grey paper boards with green cloth spines and corners, title in gilt on spines, top edge gilt, large paper edition, limited to 295 sets, this set numbered 9. Includes ALS by Hale, 4 pp., tipped into vol. 1, addressed “Dear Brity?”, 20 February 1882, re Hale being in Washington at the Congress Library looking at Drake’s voyages and early Spanish voyages, marrying a couple and christening their nephew, visiting Irving Emerson. Hale’s signature on a paper label is affixed to the front free endpaper in vol. 2. Previous owners’ bookplate (Mary Fieda and Frank George Webster) on the front pastedown of both vols.
• Carte-de-visite of Hale looking at sheet of paper, issued by Warren’s, Boston, Mass.
• Cabinet photo of Hale looking at sheet of paper, slight tear at bottom right.
• Postcard, post-marked 5 September [1910?], with color photo of Hale’s home at Roxbury, Mass.
• Postcard, 1940, printed quotation about Chautauqua from Hale’s Tarry at Home Travels.
• Card depiction of Hale (MORAL AND RELIGIOUS) with references to Henry Ward Beecher, T.S. Arthur, and Horatio Alger Jr.
• 2 photo prints, one copyright, 1902, by Rockwood.
• TLS (splits at the folds) addressed Dear Sir, 27 December 1900, re the Broadway Tabernacle, one of its founders being Hale’s father’s cousin David Hale, hearing a prayer by old minister Thompson when Hale was seventeen years old.
• Check (National Bank Republic) payable to Hale, $50, signed by W.C. Church, 12 June 1866, signed by Hale and others on the verso.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.