William Dean Howells Papers

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William Dean Howells papers
Creator: Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
Call Number: A.H859
Dates: 1871-1916
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: William Dean Howells papers
Creator: Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
Call Number: A.H859
Dates: 1871-1916
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
William Dean Howells (1837 - 1919), author, critic and editor. Papers consist mostly of correspondence, the largest group of letters being those written to Robert Underwood Johnson (1853 - 1937), editor of Century Magazine and author. Letters to other literary figures such as Will Carleton, Henry Mills Alden and Richard Watson Gilder are also in the collection. Howell's letters mention, among other things, his publications, his affiliation with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and other organizations, and his friendship with Mark Twain.

Subject(s):
American literature
Correspondence
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937
Carleton, Will, 1845-1912
Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909
Authors, American
Access
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[Item title, item date], William Dean Howells papers, A.H859, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Indexed correspondence, 1871-1879
W.D.H. to Will Carleton, April 21, 1871
W.D.H. to Mr. Hopkins, April 25, 1879
W.D.H. to Miss Ticknor, May 17, 1879
W.D.H. to James Ripley Osgood, May 29, 1879
Photocopy

Box 1, Folder 2Indexed correspondence, 1880-1886
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, March 14, 1882
W.D.H. to Mr. Savage, March 29, 1884
W.D.H. to Mr. Carey, December 21, 1884
W.D.H. to Mrs. Jeannette M. Thurber, April 28, 1886
W.D.H. to Mrs. Jeannette M. Thurber, October 18, 1886
Mrs. Thurber's reply on same sheet
W.D.H. to Mrs. Jeannette M. Thurber, November 2, 1886
W.D.H. to Mr. Clapp, November 7, 1886
W.D.H. to Mrs. Jeannette M. Thurber, November 15, 1886
Box 1, Folder 3Indexed correspondence, 1887-1889
Thomas Wentworth Higginson to ________ ________, [March, 1887]
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, November 3, 1887
W.D.H. to Mr. Stratton, November 10, 1887(?)
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, November 20, 1887
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, March 7, 1888
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, March 14, 1888
W.D.H. to Charles Parsons (?), April 27, 1888
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, December 21, 1889
W.D.H. to Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, December 30, 1889
Box 1, Folder 4Indexed correspondence, 1890-1891
W.D.H. to Richard Rogers Bowker, January 7, 1890
W.D.H. to Miss Loring, March 20, 1890
W.D.H. to James Codman Ropes, March 27, 1891
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, April 20, 1891
W.D.H. to Henry Mills Alden, July 12, 1891
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, September 4, 1891
W.D.H. to __________ ___________, September 9, 1891
Box 1, Folder 5Indexed correspondence, 1892-1893
W.D.H. to Mrs. Jeannette M. Thurber, March 31, 1892
W.D.H. to Mr. Savage, November 18, 1892
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, January 16, 1893
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, January 31, 1893
Box 1, Folder 6Indexed correspondence, 1894-1895
W.D.H. to Mrs. Jeannette M. Thurber, December 5, 1894
W.D.H. to Henry Mills Alden, January 5, 1895
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, February 3, 1895
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, May 14, 1895
W.D.H. to Century Editors, July 15, 1895
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, August 16, 1895
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, August 21, 1895
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, August 22, 1895
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, August 22, 1895
Second letter to Robert Underwood Johnson on the same date.

Box 1, Folder 7Indexed correspondence, 1896-1899
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, June 21, 1896
W.D.H. to __________ __________, October 1, 1896
W.D.H. to Richard Watson Gilder, May 26, 1897
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, July 1, 1897
W.D.H. to Miss Hasse, January 29, 1899
Box 1, Folder 8Indexed correspondence, 1900-1905
W.D.H. to Mr. Roosa, June 6, 1902
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, October 14, 1903
W.D.H. to Charles Franklin Thwing, July 9, 1904
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, July 6, 1905
W.D.H. to Madam ________ _________, September 20, 1905
Box 1, Folder 8W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, December 29, 1905
Box 1, Folder 9Indexed correspondence, 1906-1908
W.D.H. to Mr. Munro, January 19, 1906
Box 1, Folder 9W.D.H. to Mr. Osborne, March 20, 1906
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, September 8, 1906
Box 1, Folder 9W.D.H. to Francis A. Duneka, July 25, 1907
W.D.H. to Madison Julius Cawein, September 4, 1907
W.D.H. to George Haven Putnam, May 29, 1908
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, September 25, 1908
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, September 30, 1908
Box 1, Folder 10Indexed correspondence, 1909
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, January 8, 1909
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, March 29, 1909
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, October 14, 1909
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, November 17, 1909
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, December 2, 1909
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, December 7, 1909
Box 1, Folder 10W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, December 10, 1909
Box 1, Folder 11Indexed correspondence, 1910-1911
W.D.H. to Mr. Savage, July 25, 1910
W.D.H. to Francis A. Duneka, October 23, 1910
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, December 5, 1910
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, December 7, 1910
Box 1, Folder 12Indexed correspondence, 1912-1916
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, March 1, 1912
W.D.H. to a committee of the Academy of Arts and Letters(?), November 22, 1913
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, November 29, 1914
W.D.H. to Francis A. Duneka, April 3, 1916
W.D.H. to Robert Underwood Johnson, February 20, 1912
Box 1, Folder 13"Henrik Ibsen" article by W.D.H.
Last proof from the author. Published in North American Review, 183:1-14, July, 1906.

Box 1, Folder 14"The Literary Manuscripts of W.D. Howells. A Descriptive Finding List", and "A Supplement to the Descriptive Finding List", compiled by John K. Reeves.
Reprints from the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, 62:267-363, June and July, 1958 and 65:465-476, September, 1961. Arc

Box 1, Folder 15Portraits of W.D.H.
Box 1, Folder 16Menu from dinner given in honor of surviving contributors to the Galaxy Magazine, December 10, 1907


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