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Bruce E. Graver collection on John G. Whittier

Inventory


Correspondence, 1860-1890
(26 folders)
This series contains correspondence with a variety persons Whittier had cause to be in contact with during the course of his life.

Arrangement: This series is arranged alphabetically

Container Description Date
1, 1 Adderman, Mrs.

Thank you note.

1890 Oct 15
1, 2 Dana, Richard Henry

Regarding Dana's recent tribute to Edward Everett.

1869 Mar 5
1, 3 Getchele, Emily

Thank you note.

1868 Sep 14
1, 4 Gillingham, Mary E.

Thank you note.

1884 Feb 4
1, 5 Larcom, Lucy

Whittier discusses his current affairs and state of health.

ca. 1890
1, 6 Larcom, Lucy

Thank you note.

Nov 5
1, 7 Murray, L. E.

Note discussing an encyclopedia entry on Whittier's birth date.

1888 Jan 9
1, 8 Newman, A. A.

Thank you note.

1887 Mar 23
1, 9 Pickard, Elizabeth (Lizzie)

Whittier describes a trip he took to New York.

1870 May 11
1, 10 Pickard, Elizabeth (Lizzie)

Whitttier informing his niece, Lizzie, of his intention of staying at Amesbury due to a cold.

Mar 16
1, 11 Pickard, Elizabeth (Lizzie)

Part of a letter from Whittier regarding a photograph.

undated
1, 12 Poland, Mary L.

Thank you note.

1886 Dec 19
1, 13 Poland, Mary L.

Contains five lines of Whittier's poetry.

undated
1, 14 Sargent, Mary

Whittier sends his regrets for missing a meeting of the Radical Club.

1875 Dec 5
1, 15 Scudder, S. H., Higgenson, T. W. & Chubbrick, I.

Whittier responds to an invitation to the Decennial Anniversary of the Appalachian Club.

1886 Feb 23
1, 16 Stewart, Jr., George

See Whittier's Prose Works, vol. I - This item is tipped into the front cover page.

Stewart was a Canadian journalist and editor of the New Dominion.

1877 Feb 21
1, 17 Stewart, Jr., George

See Whittier's Prose Works, vol. II - This item is tipped into the front cover page.

Thank you note.

1878 Nov 16
1, 18 Tilton, Theodore

Regarding the publication of one of Whittier's poems.

1861 Jul 19
1, 19 Unidentified correspondent

Discusses Italian politics.

1860 Jun 1
1, 20 Unidentified correspondent

Thank you note.

1881 May 20
1, 21 Unidentified correspondent
1882 May 8
1, 22 Unidentified correspondent

Discusses one of Whittier's poems

188[6] Jun 15
1, 23 Unidentified correspondent

Discusses the American political landscape.

1886 Nov 21
1, 24 Underwood, Hannah E.

Thank you note.

1870 Oct 8
1, 25 Walker, A.

Reponding to a request made by Walker.

1881 Feb 26
1, 26 Whipple, Edwin P.

Discusses an article on Charles Sumner by Whipple.

1879 Jun 27
1, 27 Whipple, Edwin P.

Invitation note to Whipple to vist Whittier in Danvers, Ma.

1880 Feb 26
1, 28 Whipple, Edwin P.

Discusses Whipple's review of one of Whittier's poems.

1881 Mar 8

Subject files, 1840-1909
(35 folders)
This series contains a variety of materials relating to Whittier's writings and his life not found elsewhere within the collection.

Arrangement: This series is arranged by topic.

Container Description Date
1, 29 John G. Whittier autographs
1861-1888
1, 30 Souvenir of Lexington

Prints Whittier's poem "Lexington, 1775" along with the Order of Exercises in Lexington on

April 19, 1875, the centenary of the battle, when the poem was read aloud.

1875
1, 31 Order of Exercises, 100th Anniversary: Battle of Lexington

Contains "Lexington - 1775" by Whittier and "April 19th, 1875" by Julia Ward Howe.

1875 Apr 10
1, 32 "Will Whittier's fame survive?" - The Literary Digest
1907 Dec 28
1, 33 "Deficiencies in our history, An Address delivered before the Vermont Historical and Antiquarian Society at Montpelier, October 16, 1846" by James Davie Butler

Presents "Song of the Vermonters" as an authenic historical document without crediting Whittier.

1846
1, 34 "Essays from Reviews" - George Stewart
1892
1, 35 "At the Piano: Verses with a Whittier Prelude" by Elizabeth Hume.

Contains a poem about a Moskowski piano piece.

undated
1, 36 Catalog No. 152, Library of John G. whittier - Books, autographs, and original manuscripts
1903
1, 37 Transcribed manuscript of poems for "Lays of my home"
1841
1, 38 "A Sabbath Scene" by John Greenleaf Whittier
1854
1, 39 "Moll Pitcher & The Minstrel Girl" by John Greenleaf Whittier
1840
1, 40 "The Supernaturalism of New England" by John Greenleaf Whittier
1847
1, 41 "Stranger in Lowell" by John Greenleaf Whittier
1845
1, 42 Excerpts from Snow-Bound, A winter idyl - J.G. Whittier (reprint)

Soft-bound illustrated Christmas card ca. 1950s.

ca. 1950
1, 43 "Agricultural Exhibition. Order of Exercises in the Congregational Church, Amesbury"

Contains first printing of an Ode, renamed "A Song of Harvest" and collected in Home Ballads,1860.

1858 Sep 28
1, 44 "Proceedings at the Presentation of a Portrait of John Greenleaf Whittier to Friend's School, Providence, RI"

Now known as Moses Brown School, Whittier's cousin, Gertrude Whittier Cartland and her husband

were principals of the school in the 1850s.

1884 Oct 24
1, 45 "Whittier's earliest poems, 1825-1826. Never before printed", by Samuel Pickard

No. 147 of 500 copies. Contains the first printing of "Lafayette" and a reprint of

"Lines on the Death of Alexander I, Emperor of Russia".

1906
1, 46 "Whittier's home at Amesbury. A detailed account of souvenirs of the poet it contains for the use of Visitors, to whom this house is freely open", by Samuel T. Pickard
1909
1, 47 "The Branded Hand", by John Greenleaf Whittier

Issue No. 9 of the The Anti-Slavery Bugle, published in Salem, Ohio.

ca. 1845
2, 1 Glass encased portrait of J.G. Whittier
undated
2, 2 Glass negative of J.G. Whittier
ca. 1890
2, 3 Manuscript journal of poems collected by Elizabeth (Lizzie) Whittier
1966-1867
2, 4 In Memoriam - John Greenleaf Whittier

Order of exercises for a Whittier memorial servive held at

New Hampshire Female College Conference Seminary, Tilton, NH.

1892 Sep 9
2, 5 Centenary clippings of J.G. Whittier's birth
1907
2, 6 Engraved Memorial Service Invitation - Citizens of Amesbury, MA
1892 Dec 17
2, 7 "In Memoriam John G. Whittier" - Rev. Dewitt S. Clark

Sermon preached by Clark on September 11, 1892 at the Tabernacle Church, Salem, MA.

1892 Sep 11
2, 8 Obituary notices - J.G. Whittier
1892 Sep
2, 9 Mr. Mead's Sermon of the death of Col. Whittier
1808
2, 10 News clippings
undated
2, 11 J.G. Whittier cabinet cards
1866, undated
2, 12 First day of issue Whittier stamp envolope
1940 Feb 16
2, 13 Sheet music - "The Corn Song" by J.G. Whittier

Lyrics from Whittier's poem "The Huskers", published in Songs of Labor.

undated
2, 14 Sheet music - "The Dark Eye Has Left Us - Song of Indian Women" by J.G. Whittier

Earliest known musical setting of a Whittier poem by the Scottish tenor William Dempter.
See box 3

1843
2, 15 Sheet music - "Little Eva; Uncle Tom's Gaurdian Angel" by J.G. Whittier

Musical setting of Whittier poem used as promotioal advertizing for

Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
See box 3

1852
2, 16 Sheet music - "The Negro Boatmen. Songs and Chorus." Words by J.G. Whittier

See box 3

undated

Newspapers, 1829-1892
3 box(es)
This series is comprised of 19th century newspapers that Whittier either edited, namely The National Era or had poems published in. Whittier served as Corresponding Editor for The National Era, an abolitionist newspaper published in Washington, D.C., and frequently contributed articles and poems to the papere. Additionally, issues of The National Era carry writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Grace Greenwood, and Celia Thaxter. Phoebe Cary is represented in the Philadelphia Album.

Arrangement: This series is arranged chronologically within each newspaper title.

Container Description Date
3 The Hartford Times

Reprint of "The Indian's Tale" from The Essex Gazette.

1830 Jul 12
3 The New York Times
1837 May 25
3 Pennsylvania Inquirer and Daily Courier

Contains extracts of "Moll Pitcher and the Minstrel Girl".

1840 Apr 22
3 New York Daily Tribune

Contains a notice of Massachusetts celebration of West Indian Emancipation and a notice

regarding Captain Jonathan Walker whose story is the basis of "The Branded Hand".

1845 Aug 4
3 The Independent

Contains initial publication of "Brown of Osawatomie" and a letter by from Italy by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

1859 Dec 22
3 The Independent

Contains "At Deer Island on the Merrimac".

1888 Nov 29
4 The National Era

Contains initial publication of "The Wish of Today", dated 20th 11th Month 1848.

1848 Nov 30
4 The National Era
1849 Jun 21
4 The National Era
1849 Jun 28
4 The National Era

Contains "Sketches of Modern Reforms and Reformers, in Great Britain and Ireland"

by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

1849 Jul 5
4 The National Era

Contains second installment of "Sketches of Modern Reforms and Reformers, in Great Britain

and Ireland" by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

1849 Jul 12
4 The National Era

Contains fourth installment of "Sketches of Modern Reforms and Reformers, in Great Britain

and Ireland" by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

1849 Jul 26
4 The National Era

Contains fifth installment of "Sketches of Modern Reforms and Reformers, in Great Britain

and Ireland" by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

1849 Aug 2
4 The National Era
1849 Aug 9
4 The National Era

Contains sixth installment of "Sketches of Modern Reforms and Reformers, in Great Britain

and Ireland" by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

1849 Aug 23
4 The National Era

Contains seventh installment of "Sketches of Modern Reforms and Reformers, in Great Britain

and Ireland" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also letters from "Grace Greenwood", and a poem by Phoebe Cary.

1849 Aug 30
4 The National Era

Contains eighth installment of "Sketches of Modern Reforms and Reformers, in Great Britain

and Ireland" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also letters from "Grace Greenwood", and a poem by Phoebe Cary.

1849 Sep 6
4 The National Era

Contains an unnumbered installment of "Sketches of Modern Reforms and Reformers, in Great Britain

and Ireland" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also a poem by Phoebe Cary.

1849 Sep 13
4 The National Era

Contains an unnumbered installment of "Sketches of Modern Reforms and Reformers, in Great Britain

and Ireland" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also initial publication of "The Calaf in Boston".

1849 Sep 20
4 The National Era

Contains letters from Grace Greenwood and initial publication of "The Great Stone Face"

by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

1850 Jan 24
4 The National Era
1850 Mar 28
4 The National Era

Contains initial publication of "The Hill-Top". Also a brief obituary of William Wordsworth who passed

away on April 23, 1850.

1850 May 30
4 The National Era
1850 Aug 15
4 The National Era
1855 Aug 9
4 The National Era
1855 Aug 23
4 The National Era

Contains the poem "Autumn Leaves" by Lucy Larcom.

1855 Nov 1
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains initial publication of "Take Back the Bowl".

1829 Mar 4
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains initial publication of "Spirit of Pestilence".

1829 Jul 1
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint of "To a Lady" (Currier's Version B) from the Essex Gazette, February 14, 1829.

1829 Aug 5
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains initial publication of "To______". The first three stanzas of this poem originally appeared

in the Essex Gazette.

1830 Jan 9
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint eassy "Life" from the Essex Gazette, April 3, 1830.

1830 Apr 17
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint of "The Unquiet Sleeper" from the Essex Gazette, April 10, 1830.

1830 Apr 24
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint of "The Murdered Lady" from the Essex Gazette, April 17, 1830.

Also publishes "New England Legends".

1830 May 1
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint of "Spirit of Pestilence" from July 1, 1829.

1830 Jun 12
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint of "The Forsaken" from the earlier published unsigned in Essex Gazette, June 19, 1830.

1830 Jul 3
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint of the short story "Henry St. Clair, A Prize Tale" from The New York Amulet, July 1, 1830.

1830 Jul 31
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint of "Christ in the Tempest" from New England Weekly Review, August 16, 1830.

1830 Aug 28
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint of "To the Memory of J.G.C. Brainard" from New England Weekly Review, August 30, 1830.

1830 Sep 11
5 Philadelphia Album and Ladies' Gazette

Contains reprint of "The Demon Lady" from Albany Literary Gazette.

1832 Mar 24
5 The Independent

Contains "Lexington--1775" and the poem "The Nesting Swallows" by Celia Thaxter.

1875 May 6
5 The Independent

The initial publication of "The Wind of March", dated Newburyport, Mass., March 4th, 1892.

1892 Apr 14
5 The New Yorker

Reprint of "Pentucket".

1838 May 12
5 The New World

Reprint of "The New Wife and Old".

1843 Occ 7
5 The Illustrated London News
1851 Mar 1
5 The Amesbury Daily

Contains front page obituary for Whittier. See flat files.

1892 Sep 10