A Guide to the Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection Griswold, Rufus Wilmot. 7104-a

A Guide to the Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 7104-a


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

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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection 1841-1846
5 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection, Accession 7104-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [ 1963 December 17] 1964 July 23

Funding Note

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

Item Listing

  • Rufus Wilmot Griswoldto James Kirke Paulding
    1841 October 1
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Requests additional poems and biographical information to be included in a proposed new collection to be titled The Poets and Poetry of America. ]

  • Rufus Wilmot Griswoldto George Roberts
    1841 November 1
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Recommends that George B. Leiberbecome the new agent in Philadelphiafor the [Boston] Notion. ]

  • Rufus Wilmot Griswoldto Edwin Percy Whipple
    [ca. 1846] November 15
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Discusses current literary projects and requests assistance in obtaining pamphlet by [Orestes] Brownsonand in writing a brief sketch on [Francis] Bowenincluding Coleridgism, Emersonism, transcendentalism--"a retrospect of philosophy in the United States. " Also mentions [William Gilmore] Simms, Edgar Allan Poeand [Joel Tyler] Headley. ]

  • Rufus Wilmot Griswoldto [Spencer Fullerton] Baird
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Concerns summer travels of friends and himself. Writes scathingly of "the learned Blacksmith" ( Elilu Burritt), William Hewittsand Mary Hewitt. ]

  • Portrait of Rufus Wilmot Griswoldby "Burt"

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Edwin Percy Whipple
  • Elilu Burritt
  • George B. Leiber
  • George Roberts
  • James Kirke Paulding
  • Mary Hewitt
  • Rufus Wilmot Griswold
  • William Hewitts
  • [Francis] Bowen
  • [Joel Tyler] Headley
  • [Orestes] Brownson
  • [Spencer Fullerton] Baird
  • [William Gilmore] Simms