A Guide to the George Cary Eggleston Collection Eggleston, George Cary. 6331-a

A Guide to the George Cary Eggleston Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6331-a


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Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
George Cary Eggleston Collection 1874-1904
14 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

George Cary Eggleston Collection, Accession 6331-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [1963 Dec 17]1964 Aug 25

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Item Listing

  • George Cary Egglestonto J. R. Osgood & Company
    1874 Jan 12
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Thanks for liberal dealings and promises to repay their courtesy with article on Thomas DeQuincey. ]

  • George Cary Egglestonto Harriet Mann Miller
    1874 Sept 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Asks her to contribute article to American Homesmagazine.]

  • George Cary Egglestonto Louisa May Alcott
    1874 Oct 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Discusses type of stories she should write for American Homes. Detailed description of his plans for American Homes. Mentions his previous association with Hearth and Home. ]

  • George Cary Egglestonto [Mary Louise] Booth
    1881 Jun 3
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Accepts invitation to meet [Anna Elizabeth] Dickinson. Comments on Virginia's social rules. Passing mention of Edmund Clarence Stedman. ]

  • George Cary Egglestonto "Dear Madam"
    1886 Jul 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Regrets that he cannot attend party for Axel Carl Johan Gustafsonand Mrs. Zadel (Barnes) Buddington Gustafson. Passing mention of Edward Eggleston. ]

  • George Cary Egglestonto "My Dear Sir"
    1887 Aug 5
    ALS, 1 p.

    [States that the Commercial Advertiserwill reprint their interview the following day.]

  • >George Cary Egglestonto John William Weidemeyer, Secretary
    1887 Dec 19
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Acknowledges receipt of check from D. Appleton and Companyas payment for article on Robert E. Leein Volume III of the Cyclopedia of American Biography. ]

  • George Cary Egglestonto Robert Underwood Johnson
    1888 Oct 18
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Thinks he may have made an error in dates in the Cold Harborsketch. Asks to see a proof of the article. Note: This article was published in Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 4, p. 230-32, edited by Robert Underwood Johnson. ]

  • George Cary Egglestonto Edmund Clarence Stedman.
    1889 Jul 23
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Thinks he verified text of Rossiter Raymond's "Cavalry Song" by comparing it to version in Francis Fisher Browne's Bugle Echoes. Note: a check of Browne's Bugle Echoes reveals that Rossiter Raymond's "Calvary Song" is not contained in it.]

  • George Cary Egglestonto Edmund Clarence Stedman
    1889 Sept 3
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Discusses list of great sayings of noted men sent to George Cary Egglestonand William Henry Merrillfor review and additions. Notes that the saying attributed to Thomas Gold Appletonwas made by George Dennison Prentice. ]

  • George Cary Egglestonto John Nathan Cobb
    1893 Sept 30
    ALS, 1 p.

    [States that Techumsehwas written by Edward Egglestonand his daughter, Elizabeth Lillie Eggleston Seelyeand published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York. ]

  • George Cary Egglestonto Edmund Clarence Stedman
    1901 Dec 7
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Thanks Edmund Clarence Stedmanto the personally inscribed copy of "Mater Coronata"which he has presented to his son, Cary Eggleston. Comments on his son's literary abilities. Passing mention of the poem, "The Lord's Day Gale."]

  • George Cary Egglestonto Carolyn [Melissa Winward]
    1904 Jul 3
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Discusses problems with the novel, A Captain in the Ranks. Finds Carolyn Melissa Winward's assistance valuable and will send manuscript to her to copy. Mentions interruptions to his work: headaches, visitors, and his son's marriage on Sept 8. Note: Date of this letter based on dedication of above novel to "Mabel on her wedding day, Sept 8, 1904."]

  • George Cary Egglestonto William [Wallace] Young
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Explains that his son has not answered the letter in William Wallace Young's behalf because his son has been in upstate New York. Answer due tomorrow will be put in the "y" box at the Author's Club.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • >George Cary Eggleston
  • Axel Carl Johan Gustafson
  • Carolyn Melissa Winward
  • Carolyn [Melissa Winward]
  • Cary Eggleston
  • Edmund Clarence Stedman
  • Edmund Clarence Stedman
  • Edward Eggleston
  • Elizabeth Lillie Eggleston Seelye
  • Francis Fisher Browne
  • George Cary Eggleston
  • George Dennison Prentice
  • Harriet Mann Miller
  • John Nathan Cobb
  • John William Weidemeyer
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Robert Underwood Johnson
  • Robert Underwood Johnson
  • Rossiter Raymond
  • Thomas DeQuincey
  • Thomas Gold Appleton
  • William Henry Merrill
  • William Wallace Young
  • William [Wallace] Young
  • Zadel (Barnes) Buddington Gustafson
  • [Anna Elizabeth] Dickinson
  • [Mary Louise] Booth