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  1. Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.
    [Letter] 1875 August 18, Cummington, Mass., [to] Mary Markham, Vassar College / W.C. Bryant.
    Bryant thanks Markham for extending the honor of speaking to the students of Vassar College. He declines, however, citing other engagements. Bryant, an American poet, published three collections of poetry: Poems (1821), The Fountain and Other Poems (1842), and The White-Footed Doe and Other Poems (1844); "Thanatopsis" is one of his well known poems. He was also the editor and co-owner of New York Evening Post (1829-78).
  2. Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.
    [Letter] 1871 June 20, Roslyn, N.Y., [to] Robert Dodge, Esq., New York City / W.C. Bryant.
    Bryant agrees to look up Dodge's article in the Evening Post but admits that he has little time for anything requiring deliberation. He explains that he is embarked upon a "literary task" which takes all his time, leaving none even for his friends. Citing his "decaying memory," he encloses ten dollars and thanks Dodge for his good opinion of Bryant's remarks on the stories. Bryant, an American poet, published three collections of poetry: Poems (1821), The Fountain and Other Poems (1842), and The White-Footed Doe and Other Poems (1844); "Thanatopsis" is one of his well known poems. He was also the editor and co-owner of New York Evening Post (1829-78).
  3. Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.
    [Letter] 1864 January 21, New York City, [to] John H. Bryant / W.C. Bryant.
    Bryant is glad that his brother employed Mr. Wiggins on the business of putting his farm in order, and hopes that his brother will continue to recommend responsible people to work for him in the future. Bryant will send copies of a book he is bringing out, and he sees that his brother is included in "Western Poets" although they left out "Little Cloud" which Bryant thinks is one of his best works. Bryant, an American poet himself, published three collections of poetry: Poems (1821), The Fountain and Other Poems (1842), and The White-Footed Doe and Other Poems (1844); "Thanatopsis" is one of his well known poems. He was also the editor and co-owner of New York Evening Post (1829-78).
  4. Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951.
    [Letter] 1898 September 10, [Duking], [to] Mr. Russell, London / Gelett Burgess.
    Burgess asks if Russell has done anything with the dime novel cuts yet, and if he hasn't to send Burgess the proofs and "I will write a bloodthirsty, impossible Munchausen sort of romance using them profusely" to make an amusing book. He requests a $100 advance on 10% royalties and prophesies that whether it does well or not, it will be a "ripping good" read. He is currently working on a book of modern fairy tales called "Lively City" which might be syndicated by McClure's but if not, he offers the recipient the rights. He also asks for a statement about "Enfant Terible" regarding his current work.
  5. Burroughs, John, 1837-1921.
    [Letter] 1883 January 7, Esopus, N. Y., [to] Stedman / John Burroughs.
    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.
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