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American and English Literary and Historical Papers Collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1787-1914.

Letcher, John; Monroe, James
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Finding Aid Note
Annotated list available.
Summary
Material collected by Hench, some as an autograph collection and others for use in his classes at the University of Virginia with examples of various periods.
Modern autographs collected by Hench include letters by associates of Edgar Allan Poe; Civil War letters; papers relating to Virginia history; correspondence of writers and politicians, particularly from the Victorian era; and other miscellaneous correspondence with literary or histocial interest.
Gerald Massey writes to Osgood & Co. and [James T.?] Fields on book sales, a publishing venture and American lectures.
Dabney Herndon Maury sends an autograph and writes to the Piedmont & Arlington Life Insurance Company on a business matter and expressing concern on the business situation in New Orleans.
Matthew Fontaine Maury to James H. Armsby, Bond & Son, and John D. Simms accepts an invitation to visit the Dudley Observator and Meet O. M. Mitchell, reports on the trial of varaious chronometers and recommends an appointment.
Letters of Mary Russell Mitford to William Cox Bennett, Frances Trollop and others criticize the work of Henry Chorley and John Hughes, discusses her "Recollections of a literary life...."; solicit the patronage of Lord Nugent; recommends Bennett to Mrs. Acton Tindal, describes a packet containing work by John Greenleaf Whittier and Oliver Wendell Holmes; a bad fall suffered by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; a production of her play by [Charles?] Kemble; and mentioning Digby Starkey, the widow of Eliot Warburton, Joseph Hume.
Letters of John S. Mosby to Eben Swift and Marcus J. Wright discuss Civil War incidents including his "closest call" and the objective of Pleasonton's attacks on Stuart at Brandy Station together with an autograph and a signed photograph. Also a letter of John Ware Mosby to George S. Palmer arranging a safe conduct pass for Mosby in May of 1865 so he can obtain a parole from General Halleck. Letters of his sister Victoria P. Mosby convey Richmond social news of 1842.
Letters of Charles Eliot Norton to Dana Estes, C. C. Hazewell, Oliver Johnson, Andrew P. Peabody, Winslow Warren and others are chiefly brief social and business notes but include a letter about an archaelogical dig in Cotrone, Italy, conducted by Berlingieri and Clarke.
Single letters of interest include Miles D. McAlester to Erasmus D. Keyes, 1862 August 25 concerning work parties for fortifications at Yorktown; W. Gordon McCabe to John Esten Cooke on a literary notice for a novel; Henry McKenzie to [Thomas?] Cadell on sales of "The Lounger"; Katharine Sarah Gadsden Macquoid to Roberts Brothers on the publication of "Dolly's grandfathers" in the U. S.; William H. McGuffey declining a request.
Also William C. Macready to Mary Russell Mitford on publishing her play and his performance in "Julian"; Richard Kidder Meade to Samuel Pickens on the sale of Alabama land; James Montgomery sending thanks for a musical composition; Samuel McDowell Moore to John Letcher, 1861 September 3, on poor condition of roads which will hinder army transport and volunteering to supervise repair if given supplies and slave labor. Robert Nares to Thomas Cadell the Younger and reply on proofs for the completion of Macklin's Bible, together with engraving of Nares; and Yoné Noguchi to Madison Cawein on an evening with Joaquin Miller.
The collection also contains an autograph of Joaquin Miller; a fragment by James Monroe on the acquisition of Florida
Description
circa 52 items.
Cite as
Atcheson L. Hench Collection of Modern American and English Literary and Historical Papers, Accession #6435, 6435-a Series II :M-N, 1787-1914, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the Atcheson L. Hench Autograph Collection.
Biographical Note
Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at University of Virginia.
Technical Details
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    a| Material collected by Hench, some as an autograph collection and others for use in his classes at the University of Virginia with examples of various periods.
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    a| Modern autographs collected by Hench include letters by associates of Edgar Allan Poe; Civil War letters; papers relating to Virginia history; correspondence of writers and politicians, particularly from the Victorian era; and other miscellaneous correspondence with literary or histocial interest.
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    a| Gerald Massey writes to Osgood & Co. and [James T.?] Fields on book sales, a publishing venture and American lectures.
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    a| Dabney Herndon Maury sends an autograph and writes to the Piedmont & Arlington Life Insurance Company on a business matter and expressing concern on the business situation in New Orleans.
    520
      
      
    a| Matthew Fontaine Maury to James H. Armsby, Bond & Son, and John D. Simms accepts an invitation to visit the Dudley Observator and Meet O. M. Mitchell, reports on the trial of varaious chronometers and recommends an appointment.
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    a| Letters of Mary Russell Mitford to William Cox Bennett, Frances Trollop and others criticize the work of Henry Chorley and John Hughes, discusses her "Recollections of a literary life...."; solicit the patronage of Lord Nugent; recommends Bennett to Mrs. Acton Tindal, describes a packet containing work by John Greenleaf Whittier and Oliver Wendell Holmes; a bad fall suffered by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; a production of her play by [Charles?] Kemble; and mentioning Digby Starkey, the widow of Eliot Warburton, Joseph Hume.
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    a| Letters of John S. Mosby to Eben Swift and Marcus J. Wright discuss Civil War incidents including his "closest call" and the objective of Pleasonton's attacks on Stuart at Brandy Station together with an autograph and a signed photograph. Also a letter of John Ware Mosby to George S. Palmer arranging a safe conduct pass for Mosby in May of 1865 so he can obtain a parole from General Halleck. Letters of his sister Victoria P. Mosby convey Richmond social news of 1842.
    520
      
      
    a| Letters of Charles Eliot Norton to Dana Estes, C. C. Hazewell, Oliver Johnson, Andrew P. Peabody, Winslow Warren and others are chiefly brief social and business notes but include a letter about an archaelogical dig in Cotrone, Italy, conducted by Berlingieri and Clarke.
    520
      
      
    a| Single letters of interest include Miles D. McAlester to Erasmus D. Keyes, 1862 August 25 concerning work parties for fortifications at Yorktown; W. Gordon McCabe to John Esten Cooke on a literary notice for a novel; Henry McKenzie to [Thomas?] Cadell on sales of "The Lounger"; Katharine Sarah Gadsden Macquoid to Roberts Brothers on the publication of "Dolly's grandfathers" in the U. S.; William H. McGuffey declining a request.
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    a| Also William C. Macready to Mary Russell Mitford on publishing her play and his performance in "Julian"; Richard Kidder Meade to Samuel Pickens on the sale of Alabama land; James Montgomery sending thanks for a musical composition; Samuel McDowell Moore to John Letcher, 1861 September 3, on poor condition of roads which will hinder army transport and volunteering to supervise repair if given supplies and slave labor. Robert Nares to Thomas Cadell the Younger and reply on proofs for the completion of Macklin's Bible, together with engraving of Nares; and Yoné Noguchi to Madison Cawein on an evening with Joaquin Miller.
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    a| The collection also contains an autograph of Joaquin Miller; a fragment by James Monroe on the acquisition of Florida
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    a| Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at University of Virginia.
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    a| Annotated list available.
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    1
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    a| Berlingieri, Luigi.
    600
    1
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    a| Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, d| 1806-1861.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Chorley, Henry Fothergill, d| 1808-1872
    600
    1
    0
    a| Clarke, Joseph Thacher, d| -1920
    600
    1
    0
    a| Halleck, H. W. q| (Henry Wager), d| 1815-1872
    600
    1
    0
    a| Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, d| 1891-1974, e| collector.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Hughes, John, d| 1790-1857.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Hume, Joseph, d| 1777-1855.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Kemble, Charles, d| 1775-1854.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Macklin, Thomas.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Miller, Joaquin, d| 1837-1913.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Miller, Joaquin, d| 1837-1913 v| Autographs.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Mitchel, O. M. q| (Ormsby MacKnight), d| 1809-1862.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Mitford, Mary Russell, d| 1787-1855. t| Julian.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Mitford, Mary Russell, d| 1787-1855. t| Recollections of a literary life.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Mosby, John Singleton, d| 1833-1916 v| Photographs.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Pleasonton, Alfred, d| 1824-1897.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Starkey, Digby, d| fl. 1852.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Tindal, Henrietta Euphemia Harrison, d| d. 1879.
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    0
    a| Authors and theater z| England.
    650
      
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    a| Brandy Station, Battle of, Brandy Station, Va., 1863.
    650
      
    0
    a| Excavations (Archaeology) z| Italy z| Cotrone.
    650
      
    0
    a| Roads x| Maintenance and repair z| Virginia.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slaves z| Virginia.
    651
      
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    a| Florida x| History y| Cession to the United States, 1819.
    651
      
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    a| United States x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865 v| Personal narratives.
    651
      
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    a| United States x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865 v| Personal narratives, Confederate.
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    a| Autographs (Signatures) 2| aat
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    a| Letters (Correspondence) 2| aat
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    a| Engravings. 2| aat
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    a| Armsby, James H., d| 1809-1875, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Bennett, W. C. q| (William Cox), d| 1820-1895 e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Cadell, Thomas, d| fl. 1787-1823, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Cawein, Madison Julius, d| 1865-1914 e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Cooke, John Esten, d| 1830-1886 e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Estes, Dana, d| 1840-1909, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Fields, James Thomas, d| 1817-1881 e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Hazewell, C. C. q| (Charles Creighton), d| 1814-1883, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Johnson, Oliver, d| 1809-1889, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Keyes, Erasmus D. q| (Erasmus Darwin), d| 1810-1895, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Letcher, John, d| 1813-1884
    700
    1
      
    a| McAlester, Miles Daniel, d| 1832-1869, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| McCabe, W. Gordon q| (William Gordon), d| 1841-1920, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| McGuffey, William Holmes, d| 1800-1873 e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| McKenzie, Henry, d| 1745-1831, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Macquoid, Katharine S. q| (Katharine Sarah), d| 1824-1917 e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Macready, William Charles, d| 1793-1873 e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Maury, Dabney Herndon, d| 1822-1900, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Maury, Matthew Fontaine, d| 1806-1873 e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Meade, R. K. q| (Richard Kidder), d| 1803-1862, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Mitford, Mary Russell, d| 1787-1855, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Monroe, James, d| 1758-1831.
    700
    1
      
    a| Montgomery, James, d| 1771-1854 e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Moore, Samuel McDowell, d| 1796-1875, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Mosby, John Singleton, d| 1833-1916, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Mosby, John Ware, d| fl. 1865, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Mosby, Victoria P., d| fl. 1842, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Nares, Robert, d| 1753-1829, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Noguchi, Yoné, d| 1875-1947, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Peabody, Andrew P. q| (Andrew Preston), d| 1811-1893 e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Pickens, Samuel, c| Colonel, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Simms, John D., e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Swift, Eben, d| 1854-1938, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Trollope, Frances Milton, d| 1780-1863 e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Warren, Winslow, d| 1838-1930, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Wright, Marcus J. q| (Marcus Joseph), d| 1831-1922 e| recipient.
    710
    2
    0
    a| Bond & Son, e| recipient.
    710
    2
    0
    a| James R. Osgood and Company e| recipient.
    710
    2
    0
    a| Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Company, e| recipient.
    710
    2
    0
    a| Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.) e| recipient.
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    a| MSS 6435, -a :M-N w| ALPHANUM i| 4754106-1001 l| STACKS m| SPEC-COLL t| MANUSCRIPT

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