A Guide to the Frank Richard Stockton Collection Stockton, Frank Richard. 5866-a

A Guide to the Frank Richard Stockton Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 5866-a


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
5866-a
Title
Frank Richard Stockton Collection 1874-1898
Extent
18 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

Frank Richard Stockton Collection, Accession 5866-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [ 1963 Dec 17] 1966 May 11

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Manuscript
  • The Merry Chanter
    n. d.
    AMsS, 88 p.
Letters
  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Rossiter Johnson
    1874 Jun 12
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Informs him that [ St. Nicholas] accepted "Care of the Profits"; requests changes in the manuscript.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Mr. Smith
    1877 Feb 2
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Informs him of his plans to travel in Virginia, further south, and to the Bahamas; gives him his Virginiaaddress.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto [Charles Kirk ?] Munroe
    1880 Jul 13
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Says he can deliver a serial story in winter, at the earliest; says he is otherwise engaged at present; asks if this will suit him.]

  • [Charles Kirk ?] Munroeto Frank Richard Stockton
    1880 Jul 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Replies to him on verso of ALS 1880 Jul 13; says he is happy to examine the serial at any time, he will pay $10 per 1000 words if the story is accepted.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto William Henry Rideing
    1887 Jan 23
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Says he will be happy to see him at his New Yorkhome any morning, he is ready to talk about his "Boyish days" at Rideing's suggestion; congratulates him on his impending wedding.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Charles Scribner's Sons
    1887 Jul 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Informs the company that he has returned all the proofs of The Bee-Man of Ormexcept the map.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Frederick Abbot Stokes
    1891 May 26
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Accepts honor of election as President of the Aldine Club; hopes to spend more time in New Yorknext winter; requests list of the elected officers; voices appreciation.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Julius Chambers
    1892 Dec 29
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Hopes to be able to write requested story for Chamber's paper within the next 6 months; says he is unable to promise the story, as he is very busy.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Clover Club
    1893 Jan 8
    ANS, 1 p.

    [Writes in third person; accepts invitation to the anniversary dinner, January 19, 1893.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto George [Riker] Bishop
    1893 Jan 11
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Regrets that he and Mrs. Stockton are unable to dine with the [Unitarian ?] Club; thanks him for the complimentary proposition to speak in [ American Literature?].]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto A. A. Hill
    1895 Jul 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Asks $400 for the American rights for a Christmas story; explains his terms (when selling all rights to one party, etc.) to him.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Robert Underwood Johnson
    1896 Sep 29
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Refers to a meeting of the American Copyright Leaguewhich he was unable to attend; favors proposed consolidation of the American Author's Guildwith the Copyright League; mentions other matters regarding copyright.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto William Henry Rideing
    1897 Feb 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Explains that the manuscript of " My Doge" has been sent to Bostoninstead of to Rideing in New York. ]

  • ALS, 2 p.

    [Sends timetable of trains leaving from New Yorkto Madison for Baxter's visit to Stockton in Convent Station, New Jerseythe following week.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto E. Leslie Gilliams
    1897 Oct 25
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Discusses a letter and telegram from Gilliams as well as the visit of a representative, whom Stockton says never came, of Gilliams' monetary business, which has not been taken care of.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Julius Chambers
    1898 Dec 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Wishes him success with his book; praises his storytelling; says the stories remind him of his own boyhood, he is convinced that the book will be enjoyed by boys of all ages.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • A. A. Hill
  • E. Leslie Gilliams
  • Frank Richard Stockton
  • Frank Richard Stockton
  • Frederick Abbot Stokes
  • George [Riker] Bishop
  • Julius Chambers
  • Robert Underwood Johnson
  • Rossiter Johnson
  • William Henry Rideing
  • [Charles Kirk ?] Munroe
  • [Charles Kirk ?] Munroe

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Bahamas
  • Boston
  • Convent Station, New Jersey
  • New York
  • Virginia