A Guide to the Melville DeLancey Landon ("Eli Perkins") Collection Landon, Melville DeLancey ("Eli Perkins"). 7844

A Guide to the Melville DeLancey Landon ("Eli Perkins") Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 7844


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
7844
Title
Melville DeLancey Landon ("Eli Perkins") Collection 1873-1895
Extent
ca. 11 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Melville DeLancey Landon ("Eli Perkins") Collection, Accession 7844, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [1963 Dec 17]1965 Feb 17

Funding Note

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


Item Listing

Manuscript
  • Brief description of a "bore"
    n. d.
    AMsS, 1 p.
Letters
  • Melville DeLancey Landonto "My Dear Arthur"
    1873 Dec 1
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Encourages Arthur in his resolve to stop drinking.]

  • Melville DeLancey Landonto "My dear Eben"
    [1876?] Nov 30
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Sends a recipe for a hot rum drink; mentions Rev Mr. Talmodge; on verso is the top half of a page of a letter, dated 1878 Oct 26, to Melville DeLancey Landonregarding a collection of autographs and autographed letters of distinguished Americans since the Revolution.]

  • Melville DeLancey Landonto Samuel Sidney McClure
    1892 May 10
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Discusses columns he will write about women in the Orient for the "Woman's Page" of McClure's syndicate; attached clipping tells of Melville DeLancey Landon's upcoming trip to the Orient; mentions Mrs. Pratt, Buddhism, Shintoism, Christianity.] (with newspaper article pasted on)

  • Melville DeLancey Landonto Charles F. Wingate
    1893 Apr 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Mentions his wife's sending $100 for a share of Sullivan County Cluband a lot; says that, since he will do much for the club, he wants Mr. Wingate to take good care of him by picking out a good lot for him; mentions a trip to Oregon; mentions Ik Marvel; attached clipping discusses literature paying well in America, cites Mark Twainand Eli Perkinsas examples.]

  • Melville Delancey Landonto Samuel Sidney McClure
    [1895] Apr 25
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Discusses writing a little book that "could let daylight through Coin;" says his India, Japan, and Chinaexperience with free coinage should help him; mentions upcoming lecture through the 29th; wishes for a meeting with McClure (as possible publisher for the book) on Tuesday, April 30; mentions Mr. Dana.]

  • Melville Delancey Landonto General Ulysses S. Grant
    [n. y.] May 4
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Discusses taking "care of Greeley in this direction;" mentions Greeley's "splendid character for satire;" mentions Thomas Nast. ]

Photographs
  • Portrait of Melville Delancey Landon, with reproduction of pencil sketch of him on verso
    n.d., ca. 1893
    Photo
  • Full face portrait of Melville Delancey Landon
    n. d.
    Photo
Miscellaneous
  • Humorous "Season Ticket" to "Eli Perkins" Lectures
    n. d.
    Ticket

    ["Admit the Bearer . . . anywhere in the world, for years and years."]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Charles F. Wingate
  • Eli Perkins
  • Ik Marvel
  • Mark Twain
  • Melville DeLancey Landon
  • Melville DeLancey Landon
  • Melville Delancey Landon
  • Melville Delancey Landon
  • Samuel Sidney McClure
  • Thomas Nast
  • Ulysses S. Grant