A Guide to the Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen Collection Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth. 6903

A Guide to the Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6903


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
6903
Title
Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen Collection 1867-1895
Extent
26 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

Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen Collection, Accession 6903, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit 1962 Nov 14

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Manuscripts
  • "Idyls of Norway and Other Poems"[1882]
    1893 Nov 4
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Sonnets on "Evolution"; begins "I am the child of earth & air & sea. . ."]

  • "Three Sonnets"
    n. d.
    AMsS, 3 p.

    [Three sonnets beginning, "If I should lose thee, Darling. . ."; "I saw thee drifting. . ."; and "I wonder oft why God. . ."]

Letters
  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesento Harriet Jackson
    1877 Jan 21
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Refuses to part with autograph letters of Ivan Tourguenettat Jackson's request; promises to ask Tourguenett to write a few lines for her which he will forward to her.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, Ithaca, New York, to Mrs. Foot
    1878 Jan 23
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Acknowledges her 2 letters; says he is overburdened with literary and professional work and apologizes for not answering sooner; mentions his failure to meet her in New York City; expects to go to Europefor a year's stay; talks at length about evolution, a subject which haunts him; looks at evolution theory in its Goetheaspect; says he has written a series of "scientific sonnets!" soon to be published, to clear his mind of the subject of evolution; looks forward to a long literary talk with her; notes she is working on a story or a book.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New Yorkto [ Alexander Wilson] Drake, [ New York]
    1883 May 12
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Discusses Norwegian painter Hammerstead who plans to settle in [ New York]; asks for Drake's help in bringing Hammerstead's paintings before the public.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, Nantucket, Massachusetts, to [Richard Watson] Gilder, [ New York]
    1886 Aug 3
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Encloses short poem which he feels good about; discusses a story he is working on.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to John M. Bunt
    1889 Oct 2
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Responds to Bunt's request for him to recall an important incident in his life by saying he has nothing to offer other than his birth, which was to long ago for him to remember it.]

  • Charles Scribner, New York, to Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
    1891 Oct 16
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Agrees to publish a volume of juvenile stories, Boyhood in Norway, 1892, for Boyesen in the autumn of the following year; discusses term of publication.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to [Samuel Sidney] McClure, [ New York]
    1891 Nov 3
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Sends the requested ballad intended for recitation, "The [ ] of A Song"; hopes it will suit him but promises not to be offended if it does not.]

  • Charles Scribner, New York, to Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York
    1891 Nov 11
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Says he will gladly publish Boyesen's Essays on German Literature, 1892; says there will be a market for the book; offers a 10 percent; royalty; mentions juvenile stories.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to [Samuel Sidney] McClure, [ New York]
    1891 Dec 22
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Sends postage stamps for the return of the manuscript of his ballad; says he will have no further communication with McClure; marvels at his "cheek."]

  • Charles Scribner, New York, to Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York
    1892 Oct 18
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Encloses a report on Essays on German Literatureand a royalty cheque; says Scribner's is willing to publish a companion volume, Essays on Scandinavian Literature, 1895, provided that certain conditions are met.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1893 Jan 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Asks for a November 1884 copy of The Dial, in which a story of his on Hans Christian Andersonappears; intends include the story in Essays on Scandinavian Literature; congratulates Browne on the appearance and literary excellence of The Dial. ]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1893 Jan 26
    ALS, 4 p.

    [States that he has written an article, not in the form of a book review, on Henrik Ibsen's play "Love's Comedy,"which has not yet been translated into English; offers his article to The Dialfor $20, though he could get twice that amount, because he values The Dial; mentions Hans Christian Andersonstory, his busy lecture schedule.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to Samuel Sidney McClure, [ New York]
    1893 Feb 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Decides to interpret his novel to write article on William Dean Howellsat once; requests prompt payment; asks to see proof before article goes to print; says he could easily sell the article to Cosmopolitan, should McClure not be pleased with it.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1893 Mar 24
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Sends for approval if article on Henrik Ibsen, "The Wild Duck," which will be included in Essays On Scandinavian Literature; expects $20 for it.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1893 Mar 29
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Assures him that there is no particular hurry to publish "The Wild Duck" as Scribner'swill not put out Essays On Scandinavian Literaturebefore 1895.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1893 May 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Asks him to watch out for an article of his literary criticism which will appear in The Forum. ]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1893 Jul 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Acknowledges $20; speaks highly of and recommends writers [James] Brander Matthews, George Edward Woodberry, and William Hamilton Gibsonwhom he likens to John Burroughs; says that George Parsons Lathropis interesting only to the select since he became Catholic.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1893 Sep 20
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Says Browne's letter reached him at Columbiavia Genevaand Chicago; gives his impression of "The Fair," Columbia Exposition 1893in Chicago; sums it up as the most magnificent the world has to offer; is especially taken with the wonder of electrical illumination.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, Southampton, Long Island, to Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1894 Jul 12
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Asks for the proof of "The Wild Duck" to be sent to Long Island, if Browne decides to publish it.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1894 Oct 6
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Requests a copy of article on Hans Christian Anderson, published in The DialNovember 1884; intends to include it in Essays on Scandinavian Literature, to be published by Scribner 's; names other essays he will include in the volume.]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to Francis Fisher Browne, [ Chicago]
    1894 Oct 7
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Says he has found his own copy of the story on Hans Christian Anderson. ]

  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, New York, to J. Howard Rhoads
    1895 Jan 20
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Says he has not published the lectures Rhoads refers to and that he does not intend to do so for a few years; says the substance of the lectures, with the exception of the lecture on Algernon Charles Swinburne, is in Literary and Social Silhouettes1894.]

  • Elizabeth Keene Boyesen, Southampton, to William Stephen Rainsford, New York City
    n. d. Friday
    ALS, 12 p.

    [Discusses the quality of Sunday school for children at St. George's; gives reasons for sending her son to St. Barthlomus; pleads with him to persuade her husband to remain a member of St. George, the church they were both confirmed in; expresses thoughts on Robert Browning. ]

Miscellaneous
  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, [ New York] to Scribner & Co., New York City
    1875 Nov 29
    Receipt, 1 p.

    [Receipt for the sum of $105.50.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alexander Wilson] Drake
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Charles Scribner
  • Elizabeth Keene Boyesen
  • Francis Fisher Browne
  • George Edward Woodberry
  • George Parsons Lathrop
  • Goethe
  • Hans Christian Anderson
  • Harriet Jackson
  • Henrik Ibsen
  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • Ivan Tourguenett
  • J. Howard Rhoads
  • John Burroughs
  • John M. Bunt
  • Robert Browning
  • Samuel Sidney McClure
  • William Dean Howells
  • William Hamilton Gibson
  • William Stephen Rainsford
  • [James] Brander Matthews
  • [Richard Watson] Gilder
  • [Samuel Sidney] McClure

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Chicago
  • Europe
  • Geneva
  • Ithaca, New York
  • Long Island
  • Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • New York
  • New York City
  • Southampton
  • Southampton, Long Island