A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6957-a
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Date Completed: 1997
Encoded by: Elizabeth Slomba
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Collection is open to research.
Deposit, 1964 February 24
Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Poem: "Solace"[1867-1881]AMsS, 1 p.
[Published as "A Song of Eternity in Time"]
Poem: "Solace" (second verse)1881 AprilAMsS, 1 p.
[Published as "A Song of Eternity in Time." Written to Mrs. Fred M. Steele. ]
Poem: "Clover"AMsS, 7 p.
[In memory of John Keats]
Poem: "The Stirrup-Cup"AMsS, 2 p.
Poem: "A Florida Ghost"AMsS, 6 p.
Sidney Lanierto Mariquita da G. A. de la Figaniere Peacock1875 Mar 14ALS, 3 p. w/typed copy
[Speaks of his miserable trip from Philadelphiato Baltimore. Explains that an attack of pleurodyraia has kept him from thanking her sooner. Sends greetings to Gibson Peacock. Mentions Edward Jenkins, Grinx's Baby: His birth and Other Misfortunes, and Dante Alighieri. ]
Sidney Lanierto John McDowell Leavitt[?]1878 Dec 4ALS, 1 p. w/2 typed copies
[Mentions his paper, "A Forgotten English Poet," about Bartholomew Griffin, which he sent through A. S. Barnes & Co.and wanted offered to International Review. Asks if it has arrived, as he has received no acknowledgment.]
Sidney Lanierto unknown1879 Jun 29ALS, 2 p.
[Sends two poems, "Sunset" and another, as more representative than anything he sent before. Says they will be better than "Betrayal," which is one of the songs from "The Jacquerie." Notes that "Sunset" was set to music by Dudley Buckafter it appeared in Lippincott's Magazine; the second poem was published in Scribner's Monthly. Thanks correspondent for article on Paul Hamilton Hayne. ]
Sidney Lanierto Charles Scribner's Sons1880 Mar 29ALS, 1 p.
[Thanks for the Portfolio of Proof Impressions. Says that the world is indebted for their work with wood-engraving. He particularly likes the one of Ralph Waldo Emerson. ]
Mary Day Lanierto Mr. Hayes1883 Sep 24ALS, 4 p.
[Sends Sidney Lanier's poem "Strange Jokes," discussing it briefly and asking for word on it soon. Thanks him for letter. Says that few realize that Lanier's genius "was of that order which must make laws unto itself." Claims illness prevented her writing more fully. Mentions [William Hand] Browne, Joseph's brethren, William Kirkus. ]
Mary Day Lanierto John Eliot Bowen1884 Dec 30ALS, 1 p.
[Says she has tried to fulfill Mrs. Strickland's wish, but only this verse remained, as she has stored most of the original poems in Baltimore. She has added Sidney Lanier's signature from a letter. Adds that she is sending them to him as she feels his office can add something from William Hayes Ward. ]
Mary Day Lanierto William Elliot Griffis1887 Dec 7ALS, 3 p.
[Thanks him for his letter. Expresses a desire to see him. Mentions traveling for her health, and her father Charles Day's death. Tells of her friend Lt. John McIntosh Kell, who served with Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perryon the expedition to Japan. Thanks for his description of his pastoral work. Says she would like to complete the amendments to his copy of The English Novel. ]
Mary Day Lanierto Henry Paret1894 Jun 25ALS, 6 p. w/env
[Apologizes for not handling his request sooner. Says she has assumed that everything she sent must be accompanied by Sidney Lanier's signature and she can't find anything with his later handwriting. Gives a brief analysis of Lanier's handwriting over the years. Paret may keep enclosed title page to How to Read Chaucer, and envelopes. Suggests he contact Daniel Coit Gilman. Says that How to Read Chaucerwas never completed because Lanier waited to find a publisher before he started.]
Mary Day Lanierto William Elliot Griffisn. y. May 1ALS, 1 p.
[Says she is a guest of Sara Thorpe Bullfor a few days and would like to meet him. Expresses gratitude for his friendship to Sidney Lanier. ]
Envelope addressed to Mary Day Lanier(in Sidney Lanier's handwriting), care of her brother Henry Coit Dayn. y. April 23Envelope
- Bartholomew Griffin
- Charles Day
- Daniel Coit Gilman
- Dante Alighieri
- Dudley Buck
- Edward Jenkins
- Fred M. Steele
- Gibson Peacock
- Henry Coit Day
- Henry Paret
- John Eliot Bowen
- John Keats
- John McDowell Leavitt
- John McIntosh Kell
- Mariquita da G. A. de la Figaniere Peacock
- Mary Day Lanier
- Matthew Calbraith Perry
- Paul Hamilton Hayne
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Sara Thorpe Bull
- Sidney Lanier
- William Elliot Griffis
- William Hayes Ward
- William Kirkus
- [William Hand] Browne