|Title: ||[Letter] 1883 January 7, Esopus, N. Y., [to] Stedman / John Burroughs.|
|Personal Author: ||Burroughs, John, 1837-1921.|
|Date: ||1883 January 7.|
|Extent: || leaf.|
|Dimensions: ||20 x 25 cm. folded to 20 x 13 cm.|
|General Note: ||Autograph letter, signed. Piece torn out at top including some words.|
|Abstract: ||Burroughs remarks upon the wistful note in Stedman's letter regarding the country, and tells him this is where he ought to be. Burroughs points out an ideal plot of land with a fine large farm and orchards which could be cut up into homesteads. "Come up and found a literary colony" he urges Stedman, telling him they can have meetings four times a week and that Stedman would turn out "a bunch of poems" if he "had my time!" Burroughs turned out his share of books, however, publishing nearly 30 and contributing to periodicals like The Atlantic Monthly, Century, and Scribner's. A lifelong friend of Whitman and a pall bearer at his funeral, Burroughs wrote Whitman: A Study in 1896. The recipient of the letter, Edmund Clarence Stedman, was a poet who also helped to establish the canon of British and American literature as an editor of large literary anthologies. He was also a Civil War correspondent for the New York World, and later a successful broker and banker.|
|Personal Subject: ||Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 -- Correspondence|
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908.
|Subject: ||Poets, American--19th century|
American literature--19th century
United States--Intellectual life--19th century.
|Recipient: ||Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908.|| |