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  1. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
    [Letter] [1864?] / John Greenleaf Whittier.
    Whittier references the postal service and the delivery of a recent letter. He wishes that business would bring the recipient back to town again soon. An American poet, journalist, and editor, Whittier's important collections of verse include Home Ballads (1860) and Snow-Bound (1866); a committed abolitionist, he wrote poems about slavery like "Massachusetts to Virginia" as well as his well-known poems like "The Barefoot Boy" and "Maud Muller."
  2. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
    [Letter] 186[2?] [to] Fields / John G. Whittier.
    Whittier asks whether the title of his volume ("National Lyrics") is set, and offers alternative suggestions for the title such as "Natural Ballads" or "Idyls of Home" which he believes may be more illustrative, but he will defer to the recipient's judgement. The volume was published under the title National Lyrics in 1856 by Boston publishers Ticknor & Fields. Whittier also mentions Rose Terry, Gail Hamilton, and "Dr. Johns." Whittier closes by mentioning an article that is good, "but not strictly correct in matter of fact."
  3. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
    [Letter] 1876, Danvers [to] Bayard Taylor / John G. Whittier.
    Whittier writes to "heartily congratulate thee upon thy noble and lofty" Ode which is suited to the great occasion with which Whittier predicts Taylor's name will be associated forever. Whittier asserts that he felt certain Taylor could do "full justice to the theme" and is sure others will agree. During this period Taylor had just published Home Pastorals, Ballads and Lyrics (1875) and a series of parodies in The Echo Club and Other Literary Diversions (1876; it is possible that the recitation Whittier mentions came from one of these works.
  4. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
    [Letter] 1885, Danvers / John G. Whittier.
    Whittier writes to say that he has read with pleasure the poems of [McHuild?] and wife which have the ring of the Scottish Muse. He professes that he is "glad the old lyric faculty is still possessed in the Land of Burns."
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