A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 7493-a
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Processed by: Special Collections Department Staff
Date Completed: 1997
Encoded by: Courtney Boissonnault
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Collection is open to research.
Deposit [ 1963 Dec 17] 1965 Oct 15
Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Page concerning "Mrs. Partington"1859 Apr 6AMsS, 1 p.
Poem, beginning "Of all the projects . . ."1874 Sep 17AMsS, 1 p.
Poem, " A Golden Epithalamium"AMsS, 3 p.
[Dedicated to Governor and Mrs. Elston Stoneon their golden anniversary.]
Poem, " A Few Feeble Lines"1881 Mar 10AMsS, 3 p.
[Dedicated to the Siloan Lodgeon its anniversary.]
Quotation from " Ruth Partington" Apr 5AMsS, 1 p.
[Signed by Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber. ]
Autobiographical sketchn. d.AMs, 2 p.
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto L. W. Burnham1857 Dec 19ALS, 1 p.
[Hopes to meet him on Tuesday or Wednesday when he will be in Chicago. ]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Mrs. Ashby1864 Feb 17ALS, 1 p.
[Believes his contribution went to a good cause.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto [Charles Follen] Adams1874 Mar 24ALS, 1 p.
[Introduces William E. Fordto Adams; says that Ford wishes to engage Adams for a lecture; promises him a quality audience with reporters present.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto F. S. Wood1874 Dec 25ALS, 1 p.
[Apologizes for delayed reply to letter.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto William Winter1877 Oct 30ALS, 1 p.
[Asks him to introduce Shillaber's relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Shillaber, to celebrities such as [Joseph] Jefferson, William Cullen Bryant, etc.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto "My Dear young Friend"1882 Jan 13ALS, 1 p.
[Compliments and encourages young autograph seeker on his pursuits; hopes he will make a name for himself so one day he too will be approached by autograph seekers.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto "My dear old friend"1884 Jul 31ALS, 4 p.
[Says he is moved by the correspondent's letter and poem on the occasion of his 70th birthday; comforts him on the recent bad crop; says he is irritated by the common view that disasters are sent by God to test people's patience and endurance; comments on his birthday and the attention he received; believes James G. Blaine's political fortunes locally are not good because of changing political affiliations of the electorate.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto W. P. Young1889 Jan 28ALS, 1 p.
[Gives the names of publishers of out of print Partington books; inquires about the effect of a liniment.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Mrs. Morris P. Ferris1889 Apr 3ALS, 2 p.
[Tells life story even though he is unsure what motivates him; says he has turned down all similar requests; discusses his relationship with the press and his contribution to newspapers; says he is presently a weekly correspondent of the Hartford Evening Post. ]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto "My dear friend"1889 Jun 25ALS, 2 p.
[Apologizes for his late note of thanks for a satirical piece on the inauguration anniversary; comments on its style; discusses his poor health and his present circumstances; encloses his "production" for this year's celebration of Bunker Hill Day.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Mrs. Morris P. Ferris1889 Jul 11ALS, 4 p.
[Praises a poem she sent him; discusses his writing ability; tells her about his family, his health, and his plans for the immediate future.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto "My dear friend"1890 Jun 12ALS, 1 p.
[Gives his regards; says he has returned from a trip with his son; comments on the heat.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto "My Dear Sir"Jul 13ALS, 1 p.
[Asks him to listen to the interesting idea of Mr. Page.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaberto Bro[ther] Orrn. d.ALS, 1 p.
[Regard his literary contributions to the [magazine]; wants the proofs sent to him.]
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, profile, signedn. d.Photograph
- Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber
- Elston Stone
- F. S. Wood
- James G. Blaine
- L. W. Burnham
- Morris P. Ferris
- Theodore Shillaber
- W. P. Young
- William Cullen Bryant
- William E. Ford
- William Winter
- [Charles Follen] Adams
- [Joseph] Jefferson