A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 7493
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Date Completed: 1997
Encoded by: Courtney Boissonnault
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Collection is open to research.
Purchase [ 1964 Mar 23] 1964 May 4
Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Frederick Eugene Partington1874 Oct 20ALS, 3 p.
[Appreciates invitation to meet his family, but cannot come; explains how he named his character "Mrs. Partington"; congratulates him on his prominent name.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Frederick Eugene Partington1887 Mar 9ALS, 4 p.
[Thanks him for copies of Partington's school paper and yearbook; says book helped him forget about stalled writing; congratulates him belatedly on becoming headmaster of the Academy; regrets that he cannot contribute to the Winter Memorial Library although he admires the project dedicated to his friend.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Frederick Eugene Partington1887 Sep 17ALS, 4 p.
[Discusses the connection between the fictitious Mrs. Partington and Partington's mother; says he is puzzled that Lippincott's Dictionary embodied "Mrs. Partington"; promises a book for the Winter Library; hopes Partington and Mr. Winter will visit him.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Frederick Eugene Partington1889 Jul 3ALS, 4 p.
[Refers to his letter and school catalog; says he is enjoying visit to his daughter's family; speaks about his health, his approaching 75th birthday, and the fictional Mrs. Partington; discusses his admiration for William Winter, his early recognition of Winter's genius, and his prediction for Winter's future success; says he is disappointed that Winter does not have similar regard for his own work.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Frederick Eugene Partington1889 Aug 8ALS, 2 p.
[Asks if he has a teaching position for his niece, Emilie N. de Rochemont, a Wellesleygraduate; asks if he knows of any positions at other schools.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Frederick Eugene Partington1890 Jun 5ALS, 2 p.
[Declines invitation to his wedding; sends a poem written for the occasion along with his congratulations and blessings.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, head and shoulders, by H. G. Smith1887 May 3Photograph
[Signed by Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberwith quotation: "The assumed to Mrs. Partington to the real Mrs. Partington."]
- Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber
- Emilie N. de Rochemont
- Frederick Eugene Partington
- H. G. Smith
- William Winter