A Guide to the Jacob August Riis Collection Riis, Jacob August. 8156

A Guide to the Jacob August Riis Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8156


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8156
Title
Jacob August Riis Collection 1899-1914
Extent
13 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

Jacob August Riis Collection, Accession 8156, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase [ 1965 October 21] 1966 January 13

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Manuscript
  • Fragment, p. 13, beginning, ". . . clutching yet in his hand a torn, blood stained paper . . . "
    n. d.
    AMsS, 1 p.
Letters
  • Jacob August Riisto Miss Ben Yassuf
    1899 December 9
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Inquires about possibility of purchasing photographs of himself, taken by Miss Yassuf to send to his mother in Denmark. He thinks they are property of The Centuryso questions their availability. Praises her work and pluck."

  • Jacob August Riisto Dear Madame
    1901 November 1
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Declines request for assistance because of lecture schedule; offers to send previous writing on kindergartens if they can be found; endorses kindergartens.]

  • Jacob August Riisto Dear Sir
    1903 September 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Responds to request for his autograph. States his handwriting makes "printers weep."]

  • Jacob August Riisto My dear Sir
    1903 November 12
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Apologizes and describes his heavy schedule including two nights in the White House, to which he looks forward because of his admiration for Theodore Roosevelt. Mentions Tony and the delivery of a barrel for him.]

  • Jacob August Riisto My dear Sir
    1903 November 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Turns down Hartfordlecture because of heavy lecture and travel commitments.]

  • Jacob August Riisto My dear Sir
    1906 June 10
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Declines invitation. Will be working on the Pacific Coast. Refers to his Bostonagent (Britt, 6 Beacon Street) to schedule engagements. Regrets lack of strength to do all that he would want.]

  • Jacob August Riisto Mr. Lewis
    1909 May 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Agrees to autograph photographs. Suggests the one taken by Rockwood Photographersin New York. Expresses enthusiastic support for a Springfield Boys' Club. ]

  • Jacob August Riisto Mr. Lee
    1914 February 4
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Regrets that Lee was ill and had to leave Briar Brae. Mentions visiting Social Settlements in Boston, seeomg Dr. Denison formerly of Sea and Land Settlement in New York Cityand describes location of Denison's church. Offers introduction to Bishop Lawrence; suggests the best approach to literary work is to "write something you know of."]

Photographs
  • Jacob August Riisseated
    1902 December
    Photograph
  • Jacob August Riishead and shoulders, with printed biographical sketch
    [1902 December]
    Photograph
  • Jacob August Riisseated
    n. d.
    Magazine photograph

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ben Yassuf
  • Jacob August Riis
  • Jacob August Riis
  • Theodore Roosevelt

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Boston
  • Denmark
  • Hartford
  • New York
  • New York City