A Guide to the John Williamson Palmer Collection Palmer, John Williamson. 8099-a

A Guide to the John Williamson Palmer Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8099-a


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8099-a
Title
John Williamson Palmer Collection 1857-1898, n.d.
Extent
41 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

John Williamson Palmer Collection, Accession 8099-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [1963] 1970 August 19

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Letters
  • William Henry Hurlbertto John Williamson Palmer
    1857 Jan 29
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Praises Palmer for the idea of a collection of poems and mentions George Darley. ] w/typed transcript

  • Parke Godwinto John Williamson Palmer
    1857 Jan 30
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Approves proposed collection of Palmer's writings.]

  • Charles A[nderson] Danato John Williamson Palmer
    1857 Feb 4
    TL (transcript), 1 p.

    [Approves suggested publication of an illustrated edition of "Folk Songs."]

  • James T. Fieldsto John Williamson Palmer
    1858 Mar 1
    TL (transcript), 1 p.

    [Approves his collection of autographic poems; confirms ownership of "Abou ben Adam"; refers to Palmer's admirer, the "Auyocrat [sic] of the Breakfast Table ( Oliver Wendell Holmes)."]

  • Horace Greeleyto [ John Williamson Palmer]
    1859 Mar 4
    TL (transcript), 1 p.

    [Makes an appointment with Palmer to discuss his article on Appleton's Cyclopaedia.]

  • Jules Micheletto John Williamson Palmer
    1860 Mar 17
    ALS, 3 p. w/env

    [Thanks Palmer for the honor done his book by its English translation.], in French, with a typed English transcript

  • Jules Micheletto John Williamson Palmer
    1860 Apr 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Thanks Palmer for his expression of sympathy; refers to his American in-laws; and mentions [Matthew Fontaine] Maury. ] in French with a typed English transcript

  • F. E. Longfellowto John Williamson Palmer
    1860 Nov 12
    TL (transcript), 1 p.

    [Thanks him for the illustrated song book.]

  • Matthew Fontaine Mauryto James Croxall Palmer
    1860 Dec 20
    TL (transcript), 1 p.

    [Refers to biographical notes about himself in Southern Literary Messenger, Allibone's Dictionaryand New America Encyclopedia. ]

  • James C. Palmerto John Williamson Palmer
    1860 Dec 21
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Refers to Matthew Fontaine Maury's pedigree and John Williamson Palmer's article in the Inquireron "Free Speech," and includes his own thoughts on the subject. Palmer also mentions South Carolina's secession.]

  • William Henry Hurlbertto John Williamson Palmer
    1878 Aug 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Expresses his pleasure with Palmer's poetry in [ Camp and Canteen Life?].]

  • William Henry Hurlbertto John Williamson Palmer
    1880 Mar 9
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Thanks Palmer for his book, which he looks forward to reading and studying.]

  • Francis Seymour Hadento John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Jul 4
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Suggests that his contribution to the portfolio correspond in style with "Challow Farm" rather than "Shere Mill Pond" and "Sunset In Ireland," as these go back twenty years in style.]

  • Maxime Lalanneto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Jul 8
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Discusses her plans and the difficulty with the printing plates of the aqua fortis of Trouville; and provides requested information concerning the plate.] in French, with a typed English transcript

  • David Lawto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Jul 16
    ALS, 3 p.

    [States that the plate will be ready and in Goulding's hands for printing soon; and mentions [Hubert] Herkomer. ] w/typed transcript

  • Frederick Arthur Bridgmanto John Williamson Palmer
    [1881] Jul 31
    ANS, 1 p.

    [Mentions letter from [Charles] Courtry; and regrets he cannot promise Palmer his services.]

  • Alphonse Legrosto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Aug 4
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Discusses aqua fortis with a beggar theme which he has just completed.] in French with a typed English transcript

  • Alphonse Legrosto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Aug 31
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Sends biographical information and promises to send a catalogue of his own etchings and principal paintings.] in French with a typed English transcript

  • Frederick Arthur Bridgmanto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Sep 2
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Discusses the work of Lalanne, Lancon and Martial; and sends regards.]

  • Axel Herman Haigto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Sep 4
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Sends biographical information and current works; refers to Ewan Christian, William Burges, and Edd. Barry. ] w/typed transcript

  • L. Lanconto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Sep 7
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Appreciates Palmer's praise for his plate; and asks him to forward the money for it from Boston. ] in French with a typed English transcript

  • Hubert Herkomerto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Sep 16
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Sends list of plates and mezzotints; and discusses his experience as an artist.] with etching and typed transcript

  • Ch[arles] Courtryto "Dear Sir"
    1881 Oct 6
    ALS, 2 p.

    [States that the plate is finished and has been given to Salmon the printer; explains a mix-up in correspondence; and acknowledges the receipt of John Williamson Palmer's payment.] in French with a typed English transcript

  • Arthur Collinsto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Oct 24
    TL, 1 p.

    [Writing for Princess Louise (Marchioness of Lorne), Collins acknowledges the receipt of the letter and asks Palmer to bring the autograph etchings the following day.]

  • Heywood Hardyto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Oct 31
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Acknowledges cheque for sixty-three pounds, sent by Henry F. Gilling. ]

  • James Tissotto John Williamson Palmer
    1881 Dec 2
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Sends the proofs for "Two Friends"; inquires about Palmer's work and the success of Tissot's "The Prodigal Son."] in French with a typed English transcript

  • R. H. Chatsworthto [ John Williamson Palmer]
    1881 n.m. 15
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Says he will write the introduction to Palmer's book for free.]

  • W. H. Carpenterto John Williamson Palmer
    1886 Jun 10
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Refers to a review of Palmer's book, and The Saturday Review; and discusses the "new school" of novelists including [Henry] James, [William Dean] Howells, and Balzac. ]

  • Helena Modjeska to John Williamson Palmer
    1886 Jun 19
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Praises his play The Queen's Heartbut regrets that she is unable to produce it; and mentions the enthusiasm of Longfellow, Holmes and Lowell toward the play.]

  • Charles G. D. Hobartto John Williamson Palmer
    1896 Feb 23
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Sends autographed copy of "Epitaph for a Husbandman"; and mentions Palmer's poem in The Centuryon Theodosia Burr. ]

  • Avander Staalto John Williamson Palmer
    1898 Sep 8
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Writing for the Queen of the Netherlands, Staal thanks Palmer for "Orange Boven."] w/a card and typed transcript

  • James T. Fieldsto John Williamson Palmer
    n.y. Mar 13
    TL, 1 p.

    [Sends a list of his collection of poems written in the handwriting of twenty-two authors.]

  • Charles H. Webbto John Williamson Palmer
    n.y. Mar 31
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Makes some critical comments on "the book," an unidentified novel by Palmer.]

  • Lady John Campbellto John Williamson Palmer
    n.y. May 22
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Thanks Palmer for the collection of poems "For Charlie's Sake."]

  • L. Daniellito John Williamson Palmer
    n.y. Aug 27
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Thanks Palmer for an article; and sends two figurines as a gift.] in French, with a typed English transcript

  • Charles H. Webbto John Williamson Palmer
    n.y. Nov 12
    TL (transcripts), 1 p.

    [Discusses his review of Palmer's book of poetry; and mentions his own new book of verse With Lead and Line, and the Editor Halsey.]

  • George Grey Barnardto John Williamson Palmer
    n.y. Nov 22
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Offers to show Palmer his statue of "Man."]

  • Francis Seymour Haydento John Williamson Palmer
    n.d.
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Discusses his pending lecture tour; and refers to [Hubert] Herkomerand [James R.?] Osgood. ]

  • Robert W. MacBethto John Williamson Palmer
    n.d.
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Sends etching "The Ferry Inn" with comment on its theme.] w/typed transcript

  • M. Martialto John Williamson Palmer
    n.d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Sends the proofs of aqua fortis In the Forest. ] in French with a typed English transcript

  • Mrs. Suydaur to John Williamson Palmer
    n.d.
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Gives an elaborate account of an elm tree planted in his honor.]

  • Jules Micheletto John Williamson Palmer
    n.d.
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Letter written in French, no transcript available.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alphonse Legros
  • Arthur Collins
  • Avander Staal
  • Axel Herman Haig
  • Balzac
  • Ch[arles] Courtry
  • Charles A[nderson] Dana
  • Charles G. D. Hobart
  • Charles H. Webb
  • David Law
  • Edd. Barry
  • Ewan Christian
  • F. E. Longfellow
  • Francis Seymour Haden
  • Francis Seymour Hayden
  • Frederick Arthur Bridgman
  • George Darley
  • George Grey Barnard
  • Henry F. Gilling
  • Heywood Hardy
  • Horace Greeley
  • Hubert Herkomer
  • James C. Palmer
  • James Croxall Palmer
  • James T. Fields
  • James Tissot
  • John Campbell
  • John Williamson Palmer
  • John Williamson Palmer
  • Jules Michelet
  • L. Danielli
  • L. Lancon
  • M. Martial
  • Matthew Fontaine Maury
  • Maxime Lalanne
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Parke Godwin
  • R. H. Chatsworth
  • Robert W. MacBeth
  • Theodosia Burr
  • W. H. Carpenter
  • William Burges
  • William Henry Hurlbert
  • [Charles] Courtry
  • [Henry] James
  • [Hubert] Herkomer
  • [James R.?] Osgood
  • [Matthew Fontaine] Maury
  • [William Dean] Howells