A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 7922-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 [ 17 Dec 1963] 14 Nov 1966
Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
"Fruit and Nut Trees: An Arbor-Day-Plea"n. d.AMsS, 10 p.
[Tipped into booklet.]
Edward Payson Roeto Charles Mumford1871 May 13ALS, 1 p.
[Encloses [manuscript ?]; indicates his willingness to cut it if it is too long; invites him to visit; writes that he will soon send a check for $20.]
Edward Payson Roeto Charles W. [Squires]1874 Oct 9ALS, 1 p.
[Sends autograph in response to request for [Squire's] collection of "Knights of the Quill."]
Edward Payson Roeto A. H. Holloway1877 Feb 27ALS, 1 p.
[Thanks him for "interesting volume."]
Edward Payson Roeto Frank S. Wood1879 Apr 22ALS, 1 p.
[Expresses thanks for being honored by Wood's Society.]
Edward Payson Roeto Editors, Youth's Companion1884 Oct 21ALS, 8 p.
[Outlines a story of a war refugee family based on Memoirs of the War of the Revolution in the Southern Dept. of the United States; indicates his desire to produce what the editors want and to cooperate in every way; hopes for sufficient remuneration as he is financially pressed.]
Edward Payson Roeto [Samuel Sidney] McClure1884 Oct 22ALS, 1 p.
[Approves circular and hopes to hear from McClure about his sister's [ Mary Abigail Roe] story as well as his own.]
Edward Payson Roeto S[amuel] S[idney] McClure1885 May 9ALS, 1 p.
[Writes that, because of the volume of other work, he must know when the requested piece would be required and what he would receive for it before making a commitment.]
Edward Payson Roeto [Samuel Sidney] McClure1885 Aug 27ALS, 2 p.
[Writes that Current, which had been publishing a story of his, failed; fears he will suffer financial loss as a result; states that failure has impelled him to write " Significant Hummingbirds, " which he describes, to recoup losses; offers to sell it for $200.]
Edward Payson Roeto S[amuel] S[idney] McClure1885 Sep 7ALS, 1 p.
[Writes that, although he has had another offer for [" Significant Hummingbirds"], he has awaited McClure's response; sends the manuscript and points out its timeliness, because much criticism is being expressed of "wearing little birds."]
Edward Payson Roeto [Samuel Sidney] McClure1885 Sep 22ALS, 1 p.
[Excuses his delay in replying because he was on a mountain excursion with [Henry Mills] Alden; accepts the rejection of his story and will try again.]
Edward Payson Roeto [Samuel Sidney] McClure1885 Nov 11ALS, 1 p.
[Writes that he will meet McClure in December to discuss requests; states he is reluctant to take on new commitments because of promised work; hopes to begin war stories shortly; explains that he must write when the mood strikes rather than promise "a certain length and at a certain time"; writes he must complete work for Harper's [Monthly]. ]
Edward Payson Roeto S[amuel] S[idney] McClure1885 Dec 2ALS, 2 p.
[Explains the illness of his child prevented their planned meeting; requests a letter stating the type of work desired; states he will do his best but cannot meet demands as to length and completion date.]
Edward Payson Roeto [Samuel Sidney] McClure1885 Dec 10ALS, 1 p.
[States that he is writing a book which will provide more income that short stories; writes he will communicate with McClure when he has more time for stories.]
Edward Payson Roeto Perry, Mason & Co.1886 Feb 3ALS, 3 p.
[Discusses a short story, which he has almost completed; writes he will submit it to [ Youth's Companion], his first attempt having been rejected; comments on a story which recently appeared in their publication which affected him deeply.]
Edward Payson Roeto Editor, New YorkStar1886 Feb 4ALS, 3 p.
[Discusses observance of the Sabbath and the role of Sunday newspapers; believes Sunday should be set apart from the rest of the week and publications should emphasize literature and articles leading to "higher thoughts . . . and better living" rather than business and crime.]
Edward Payson Roeto Perry, Mason & Co.1886 Apr 24ALS, 2 p.
[Expresses understanding of an editor's right to choose his material and accepts the rejection of his story, which he has submitted elsewhere; writes that he is "mulish enough" to try again.]
Edward Payson Roeto S[amuel] S[idney] McClure1886 Nov 8ALS, 2 p.
[Writes that he has returned from Charlestonwith material for a story; states he will leave in 2 weeks for Santa Barbara, Californiawith his family; expects the railroad companies and Santa Barbarato profit from his literary work; hopes for financial concessions; explains that, having "endorsed for a relative and lost everything," he is in financial difficulty.]
Edward Payson Roeto F. B. Wright, [Editor, the Graphic News]1887 Feb 9ALS, 1 p.
[Accepts, on behalf of his friend, whatever seems fair for the manuscript and photographs; believes the article will be an attractive feature in Wright's magazine.]
Edward Payson Roeto Editor, Lippincott's Magazine1888 Apr 9ALS, 1 p.
[Offers for publication a love story, " A Queen of Spades, " for which he asks $300 to be paid as soon as possible; reserves the right to publish in book form at a later date.]
- A. H. Holloway
- Charles Mumford
- Charles W. [Squires]
- Edward Payson Roe
- F. B. Wright
- Frank S. Wood
- Mary Abigail Roe
- S[amuel] S[idney] McClure
- [Henry Mills] Alden
- [Samuel Sidney] McClure