A Guide to the Washington Irving Collection Irving, Washington. 6256-m

A Guide to the Washington Irving Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6256-m


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

Processed by: Special Collections Department Staff

Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
6256-m
Title
Washington Irving Collection 1813-1919, n. d.
Extent
122 items
Collector
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

Washington Irving Collection, Accession 6256-m, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase 1964 Mar 19

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Manuscripts
  • Washington Irving's account book
    1840-1845
    AMs, 16 p.
  • Receipt book
    1836-1837
    AMs, 7 p.

    (includes signature of Washington Irving

  • "Anecdote of the Young Physician"
    n. d.
    AMs, 4 p.
  • "Literary Life"
    n. d.
    AMs,1 p.(fragment)
  • Notes regarding "Prester John"
    n. d.
    AMs, 4 p.
  • Notes regarding Spanish politics
    1842 Nov 5
    AMs, 9 p.

    [not in Washington Irving's hand; possibly a translation of some of his notes]

  • Four unidentified leaves
    n. d.
    AMs,4 p.(fragments)

    including second copy of notes regarding "Adam and the Fall"

Correspondence
  • Sir Walter Scottto Henry Brevoort
    1813 Apr 23
    ALS,2 p.w/addr (facsimile)
  • Thomas Campbellto P[eter] Irving
    1814 Mar 1
    ALS,4 p.w/addr
  • Washington Irvingto Henry Brevoort
    1815 May 25
    AL,2 p.(copy)
  • Jane [Frothingham]to John Frothingham
    [1816] Sep 29
    ALS,3 p.w/addr
  • Lady Spencer to Washington Irving
    1822 Jun 15
    AL,1 p.w/addr

    (in third person)

  • Washington Irvingto [Mrs. John Foster]
    [1823] Jun 1
    AL,2 p.(copy)
  • Washington Irvingto [Mrs. John Foster]
    [1823] Nov 8
    AL,2 p.(copy)
  • Washington Irvingto unknown
    [1823 Nov 26]
    AL,2 p.(extract)
  • Washington Irvingto Mrs. [John] Foster
    1823 May 4
    AL,2 p.(copy of excerpts)

    (includes following item)

  • Washington Irvingto Mrs [John] Foster
    1826 May 7
    AL(copy of excerpts)

    with poem, "To Miss Emily Foster on Her Birthday" (copy)

  • T[homas] M[oore]to Washington Irving
    [1830]
    ALS,1 p.w/addr
  • Thomas Mooreto Washington Irving
    1831 Jan 31
    ALS,1 p.w/addr
  • Thomas Mooreto Washington Irving
    1831 Mar 11
    ALS,1 p.w/addr
  • S. M. L[ane]to Washington Irving
    [1831 Sep 13]
    ALS,1 p.w/addr

    w/ANS reply from Washington Irvingat bottom

  • Thomas Mooreto Washington Irving
    1833 Apr 24
    ALS,3 p.w/addr
  • [I. W.] Newtonto Washington Irving
    [1835 Jul 14]
    ALS,3 p.w/addr
  • W[illiam] S. Libbeyto Richard Winfield
    [1840] Nov 29
    ALS,3 p.w/addr
  • James Edward Alexanderto Washington Irving
    1841 Nov 6
    ALS,3 p.w/addr
  • Ebenezer Irvingto Washington Irving
    1842 Mar 17
    ALS,3 p.w/addr
  • Aaron Vailto Washington Irving
    1842 Mar 17
    ALS, 4 p.
  • [ Washington Irving] to Mary
    1842 Aug 3
    AL,2 p.w/addr (incomplete, copy)
  • E. L. Cleavelandto William Libbey, et al
    1844 Mar 4
    ALS,4 p.w/addr

    w/trans. of ALS, 1844 Feb 6, E. R. Tuckerto E. L. Cleaveland

  • Washington Irvingto Gouverneur Kemble
    1847 Jul 8
    ALS, 2 p.
  • D. Appleton and Companyto Washington Irving
    1847 Sep 9
    ALS,2 p.w/dkt
  • S. W. Halsteadto M. Gulliam
    1849 Mar 17
    ALS, 3 p.
  • James Beekmanto Washington Irving
    1851 Jun 19
    ALS, 1 p.
  • Irving Paristo [ Washington Irving]
    1851 Oct 13
    ALS, 2 p.
  • Receipt signed by John Boyd, from S. K. Burkholder
    1852 Aug 12
    ANS, 1 p.
  • [S. F. R.]Abbey to William Libbey
    1854 Sep 23
    ALS, 2 p.
  • Mr. Perrin to William Libbey
    1855 May 17
    ALS, 1 p.
  • H[enry] T[heodore] Tuckermanto Washington Irving
    1856 Jan 5
    ALS, 4 p.
  • Bill of lading goods to be shipped to William Libbey
    1856 Jan 24
    DS, 1 p.
  • Washington Irvingto [Emily Foster] Fuller
    1856 Jul 2
    AL,2 p.(copy)
  • Joseph Robertson to Pierre Irving
    1856 Sep 1
    AL,6 p.(copy)
  • Joseph Robertson to Pierre Irving
    1856 Sep 30
    AL,6 p.(copy)
  • Irving Van Wart to unknown
    1857 Jul 19
    AL,4 p.(excerpt)
  • S[amuel] Austin Alliboneto Washington Irving
    1857 Sep 12
    ALS, 2 p.
  • William Lambertto William [Alving]
    1858 Jun 28
    ALS, 1 p.
  • William Libbeyto B. Douglass and Co.
    1859 Jan 23
    ALS, 1 p.
  • Julia to Helen
    1859 Jan 30
    ALS, 8 p.
  • B. Douglass and Co.[ New York] to William Libbey
    1859 Feb 3
    ALS, 2 p.

    encl. ALS, same date, B. Douglass and Company[ New York] to B. Douglass and Company[ New Orleans]

  • S. A. F[rothingham]to unknown
    1859 Sep
    ALS, 4 p.
  • Pierre Irvingto Henry W[adsworth] Longfellow
    1859 Dec 23
    ALS, 2 p.
  • Helen to Catherine [Paris]regarding death of Washington Irving
    [1859]
    ALS,2 p.(fragment)
  • James Lenoxto [Washington] Frothingham
    1860 Jan 3
    ALS, 1 p.
  • John D. [Vahoust]to William Libbey
    1861 Feb 4
    ALS, 1 p.
  • Kate to Abram
    1862 Jul 20
    ALS, 10 p.
  • [_____ Eurowsky] to Madame [______]
    1863 Oct 25
    ALS, 2 p.
  • E. Hunn, Jr.to Pierre Irving
    1864 Apr 22
    ALS, 1 p.
  • J. D. Fishto Pierre Irving
    1864 Apr 24
    ALS, 3 p.
  • [ William Libbey] to [ J. Forster]
    1874 Jan 12
    ALS, 1 p.
  • Henry Alexanderto William Libbey
    1874 Nov 20
    ALS, 1 p.
  • [Sarah] to Eliza
    1883 Jun 19
    ALS, 4 p.
  • Marshall Fieldto William Libbey
    1886 Dec 22
    LS, 2 p.
  • W. W. Shermanto William Libbey
    1890 Feb 24
    ANS, 1 p.

    (notice of meeting)

  • John Stewartto William Libbey
    1893 Sep 18
    ALS, 1 p.
  • M. R. Pryorto J[ohn] J. McCook
    1895 Nov 22
    ALS, 2 p.
  • John J. McCookto Frederick Libbey
    1895 Dec 3
    ALS, 1 p.
  • George Irvingto Cousin [ Washington Frothingham]
    1904 Jun 10
    ALS, 4 p.
  • George Irvingto Washington Frothingham
    1904 Jun 15
    ALS, 2 p.
  • Henry Bellowsto Oscar Irving
    [Feb 17]
    ALS,3 p.w/env
  • Emily Fullerto [ Pierre Irving]
    Mar 10
    ALS, 4 p.
  • Melville [deLancey] Landon(" Eli Perkins") to [William] Libbey
    Jul 12
    ALS, 3 p.
  • Julia to Helen
    Aug 24
    ALS, 4 p.
  • unknown to [his children]
    Oct 15
    AL, 1 p.
  • T. Eamesto Mrs. Irving
    Oct 29
    ALS, 2 p.
  • [ Melville deLancey Landon] to [ William Libbey]
    n. d.
    ALS, 4 p.

    encl. circular for Landon's new book

  • Maggie to Kitty
    n. d.
    ALS, 4 p.
  • Washington Irvingto unknown
    n. d.
    AL,3 p.(extracts)

    regarding Spain

  • T[homas] M[oore]to Washington Irving
    n. d.
    ALS,1 p.w/addr
  • T[homas] M[oore]to Washington Irving
    n. d.
    ALS,1 p.w/addr
  • Thomas Mooreto Washington Irving
    n. d.
    AN, 1 p.

    written on a calling card

  • T[homas] Mooreto Washington Irving
    n. d.
    ALS,1 p.w/addr

    encl. ALS, no date, Thomas Longmanto Thomas Moore

Miscellaneous
  • Washington Irving, head and shoulders, signed
    1851
    Etching,
  • 17 postcards and printed photos showing New York City, ca. 1739-1800
    n. d.
    Prints,
  • Canadian penny token
    1843
    Currency,
  • United States ten-cent bill
    1849
    Currency,
  • Sate of Virginia $5.00
    1858
    Currency,
  • Confederate States of America $100.00
    1863
    Bond,
  • Confederate States of America $20.00
    1864
    Currency,
  • Power of Attorney, Washington Irvingto Pierre Irving
    1842 Apr 21
    ADS, 4 p.
  • Assignment of copyright to Pierre Irvingfor Washington Irving's Life of George Washington
    1860 Feb 10
    ADS, 3 p.
  • Release of Pierre Irvingfrom further accounting as executor of Washington Irving's will , by Sarah Irvingand Catherine Irving
    1869 Mar 30
    ADS, 2 p.
  • Passport for Frederick Libbey(pre-printed part)
    1908 Mar 18
    ADS, 1 p.
  • Autographs of Edward Everett, George Bancroft, William Seward, Robert Winthrop, and Martin Van Buren
    n. d.
    ADS,
  • 12 clippings regarding Washington Irving
    1876-1919
    Printed,
  • Translation of magazine article from the Border Magazine, regarding Irving family
    1903 Sep
    AM,
  • List of home remedies, in an unknown hand
    n. d.
    AM,
  • 2 unidentified fragments
    n. d.
    AMs,

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Aaron Vail
  • Catherine Irving
  • Catherine [Paris]
  • E. Hunn, Jr.
  • E. L. Cleaveland
  • E. R. Tucker
  • Ebenezer Irving
  • Edward Everett
  • Eli Perkins
  • Emily Fuller
  • Frederick Libbey
  • George Bancroft
  • George Irving
  • Gouverneur Kemble
  • H[enry] T[heodore] Tuckerman
  • Henry Alexander
  • Henry Bellows
  • Henry Brevoort
  • Henry W[adsworth] Longfellow
  • Irving Paris
  • J. D. Fish
  • J. Forster
  • J[ohn] J. McCook
  • James Beekman
  • James Edward Alexander
  • James Lenox
  • Jane [Frothingham]
  • John Boyd
  • John D. [Vahoust]
  • John Foster
  • John Frothingham
  • John J. McCook
  • John Stewart
  • M. Gulliam
  • M. R. Pryor
  • Marshall Field
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Melville [deLancey] Landon
  • Melville deLancey Landon
  • Oscar Irving
  • P[eter] Irving
  • Pierre Irving
  • Richard Winfield
  • Robert Winthrop
  • S. A. F[rothingham]
  • S. K. Burkholder
  • S. M. L[ane]
  • S. W. Halstead
  • S[amuel] Austin Allibone
  • Sarah Irving
  • T. Eames
  • T[homas] M[oore]
  • T[homas] Moore
  • Thomas Campbell
  • Thomas Longman
  • Thomas Moore
  • W. W. Sherman
  • W[illiam] S. Libbey
  • Walter Scott
  • Washington Frothingham
  • Washington Irving
  • William Lambert
  • William Libbey
  • William Seward
  • William [Alving]
  • [Emily Foster] Fuller
  • [I. W.] Newton
  • [John] Foster
  • [S. F. R.]
  • [Washington] Frothingham
  • [William] Libbey