Place Published: various
Date Published: 1887 to 1891
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Charles Henry Lüders was born in Philadelphia, the son of Thomas L. and Eleanor C. Lüders. He was an American poet, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and a contributor to Our Continent, Life, Puck, Scribner’s Monthly, and Century. It was only in the last few years of his life, however, that he began contributing to periodicals and some recognized him as one of the most promising up-and-coming poets in the United States.
Charles Henry Lüders collection contains 3 items dating from 1887 to 1891, specifically 1 book, 1 manuscript, and 1 magazine excerpt.
1 Signed Book:
• Hallo, My Fancy! Philadelphia: David McKay, 1887. Co-authored with S.D.S., Jr. [Stephen Decatur Smith, Jr.], 96pp. green cloth, lower board dirty and rubbed at the top, small hole on the spine, signed by Lüders.
1 Manuscript [14pp]:
• “The Dead Nymph and Other Verses”, ms. in a plum cloth-leather portfolio of “The Dead Nymph. A Fantasy”, “Unafraid”, “Ultimate Failure”, and “Reprieved”,  pp., signed by Lüders and presented to Frank Dempster Sherman, a fellow poet.
1 Magazine excerpt:
• Excerpt from the Century Magazine, April 1891, pp. [815-8], “I. The Four Winds”, “II. Under the Breaker”, “III. Rain on the Peaks”, and “IV. A Day in June” and Sherman’s obituary poem, “Charles Henry Lüders (Died January 21, 1891)”.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.