Finding-Aid for the Horace Elisha Scudder Papers (MSS100)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Papers 1723-1923

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. American editor
Title: Horace Elisha Scudder Papers
Identification: MSS100

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Biographical Note

American author and editor, Scudder was editor of Riverside Magazine for Young People (1867-1870), and of Atlantic Monthly (1890-1902); author of Dream Children (1864), The Dwellers in Five-Sisters Court (1876), A History of the United States (1884), and biographies of Noah Webster (1882), Bayard Taylor (1884), George Washington (1890), and James Russell Lowell (1901).

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Scope and Contents Note

Scudder is the principal correspondent and collector in the collection. The majority of the letters are addressed to him and/or his wife. The miscellaneous documents, clippings, autographs, appear to have been collected by him, although no particular pattern is discernible. Subjects are primarily concerned with social matters and his editing work, in particular the preparation of his biography of James Russell Lowell. Items are arranged alphabetically by name of principal person. Of particular note in the collection are the Rev. Timothy Edward notebooks (1723), the Rev. Samuel Buell sermons (1746-1747), the single page of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Oak Openings, the draft of the James Monroe letter to the Committee of Publick Safety respecting Jay’s Treaty (1794), and the John Greenleaf Whittier letters to Scudder concerning the preparation of the Riverside edition of his writings.

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Unknown.

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Papers, 1723-1923 (202 items)

Scudder is the principal correspondent and collector in the collection. The majority of the letters are addressed to him and/or his wife. The miscellaneous documents, clippings, autographs, appear to have been collected by him, although no particular pattern is discernible. Subjects are primarily concerned with social matters and his editing work, in particular the preparation of his biography of James Russell Lowell. Items are arranged alphabetically by name of principal person. Of particular note in the collection are the Rev. Timothy Edward notebooks (1723), the Rev. Samuel Buell sermons (1746-1747), the single page of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Oak Openings, the draft of the James Monroe letter to the Committee of Publick Safety respecting Jay’s Treaty (1794), and the John Greenleaf Whittier letters to Scudder concerning the preparation of the Riverside edition of his writings.

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