Date Published: 1856 to 1904
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American writer, poet, critic, and editor. He is notable for his long editorship of The Atlantic Monthly, during which he published writers including Charles W. Chesnutt
American writer, poet, critic, and editor of The Atlantic Monthly,
The collection contents 8 items dating from 1856 to 1904 specifically 4 letters one with 1 separate enclosure and a book.
Four letters one with separate enclosure:
• ALS addressed “My dear [Daniel N.] Haskell”, editor of the Boston Evening Transcript, 8 September 1856, “I send you an autumn whale which I ha[d] penned the other night….” With a photo print of Aldrich at the bottom of the letter plus 1 enclosure, poem entitled “The Winds” (2 pp.)
• ALS to I.P. Stephen, 8 January 1874, re “I was not aware that Mr. Keeler [Ralph Keeler (1840-1873), performer, traveler, and writer who wrote Vagabond Adventures, a memoir of his life as a minstrel player, card shark, low-life, and hobo along the Mississippi and throughout the U.S. in the 1840s and 1850s] “had been a student at Kenyon College.”
• Note signed, n.d,, saying that he is allowed 40% and make a purchase for $6.
• ALS to Mr. Clark [John S. Clark], 3 November 1876, stating that he does not like the deep scarlet printing on the title page of Flower and Thorn (James R. Osgood and Company) and requesting specimens of red shades to be sent to him.
• Ponkapog Papers. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1904. Half red morocco, half marbled paper boards, top edge gilt. On the front pastedown is a signed card: “Thomas Bailey Aldrich | Redman Farm | Ponkapog, | Mass. | Oct. 9, 1899.”
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Very Good. Item #8875