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

A Guide to the Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection

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


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Collection Number
Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection 1838-1854
16 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-b, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [ 1963 December 17] 1967 June 27

Funding Note

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

Item Listing

  • William Sladeto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1838 July 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Requests publication of excerpts from the Emancipatorand his correspondence with students of Bangor Theological Seminarywhich had appeared in the Evangelist. ]

  • [John Lewis] O'Sullivanto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1841 July 5
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Accompanying the corrected copy of a report. Offers to write a preface to it. Sends respects to Mr. [Richard Henry] Danaand inquires about the cost of 10,000 copies of the report.]

  • Thomas Colley Grattanto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1843 January 16
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Comments on a melancholy letter received from Rufus Wilmot Griswoldand negotiates the sale of two tales to Graham's Magazine. ]

  • Thomas Colley Grattanto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1843 November 27
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Acknowledges receipt of three copies of his short story and expresses concern over its having been published in an unauthorized form. Also asks about the payment he will receive for it.]

  • Hiram Ketchamto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1844 April 1
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Regrets he cannot comply with the request for an article on Romanism because of other commitments.]

  • Thomas Bangs Thorpeto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1845 May 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Accompanying a biographical sketch. Expresses appreciation for Griswold's contributions to American literature. Suggests that the first great original national writing will come from the south.]

  • [ Thomas Dow Jones] to Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    [1846] February 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Requests that Griswold call briefly to see his sculpture.]

  • L. R. [Koecker]to Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1850 November 1
    ALS, 1p.

    [Concerns his recent trip to Europe, the publication of the Life of Poeand the Life of Paul Jones. Requests letters of Washington Irving, George Payne Rainsford, or other "worthies."]

  • Lewis Cassto Rufus Wilmot Griswold(Body of letter in hand of clerk)
    1851 December 15
    LS, 2 p.

    [Regrets his inability to participate in planning a memorial to James Fenimore Cooperand expresses his admiration of Cooper's work.]

  • H. F. Phinneyto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1852 July 17
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Announces gift of Cooper's History of the Navyto Rufus Wilmot Griswoldand requests any letters regarding Mr. Cooper addressed to Mr. [Washington] Irvingor Rufus Wilmot Griswoldbe sent to him.]

  • Charles Augustus Stetsonto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1853 January 13
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Asks that he call to discuss with Mr. [Horatio] Greenoughthe intentions of the Bostonians regarding publication of " The Memorial. "]

  • Henry Charles Careyto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1853 May 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Concerns an accident in which Rufus Wilmot Griswold's daughter was injured. Mentions his book which he hoped Rufus Wilmot Griswoldwould "give notice of."]

  • Henry Charles Careyto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1853 September 29
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Indicates his desire to visit Rufus Wilmot Griswoldwhile in New York. ]

  • John Jay Smithto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1854 December 11
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Expresses appreciation of The Republican Courtin which several ancestors ( James Logan, a Morris, a Neill, Thomas Lloyd, the Moores) are mentioned. Indicates a volume on the Neill familyis being sent to Rufus Wilmot Griswold]

  • [John Lewis] O'Sullivanto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Inquires about a story submitted for publication, and rates paid various authors such as [Nathaniel Parker] Willisand [Caroline Matilda] Kirkland. Also asks when Rev. Ballads and Anecdotes of the American Barwill be sent.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Charles Augustus Stetson
  • George Payne Rainsford
  • H. F. Phinney
  • Henry Charles Carey
  • Hiram Ketcham
  • James Fenimore Cooper
  • James Logan
  • John Jay Smith
  • L. R. [Koecker]
  • Lewis Cass
  • Rufus Wilmot Griswold
  • Rufus Wilmot Griswold
  • Thomas Bangs Thorpe
  • Thomas Colley Grattan
  • Thomas Dow Jones
  • Thomas Lloyd
  • Washington Irving
  • William Slade
  • [Caroline Matilda] Kirkland
  • [Horatio] Greenough
  • [John Lewis] O'Sullivan
  • [Nathaniel Parker] Willis
  • [Richard Henry] Dana
  • [Washington] Irving