A Guide to the Frank Richard Stockton Collection Stockton, Frank Richard. 5866-a

A Guide to the Frank Richard Stockton Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 5866-a


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

Processed by: Margret Groschel

University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
Frank Richard Stockton Collection 1874-1898
18 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Frank Richard Stockton Collection, Accession 5866-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [ 1963 Dec 17] 1966 May 11

Funding Note

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • A. A. Hill
  • E. Leslie Gilliams
  • Frank Richard Stockton
  • Frank Richard Stockton
  • Frederick Abbot Stokes
  • George [Riker] Bishop
  • Julius Chambers
  • Robert Underwood Johnson
  • Rossiter Johnson
  • William Henry Rideing
  • [Charles Kirk ?] Munroe
  • [Charles Kirk ?] Munroe

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Bahamas
  • Boston
  • Convent Station, New Jersey
  • New York
  • Virginia

Item Listing

  • The Merry Chanter
    n. d.
    AMsS, 88 p.
  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Rossiter Johnson
    1874 Jun 12
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Informs him that [ St. Nicholas] accepted "Care of the Profits"; requests changes in the manuscript.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Mr. Smith
    1877 Feb 2
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Informs him of his plans to travel in Virginia, further south, and to the Bahamas; gives him his Virginiaaddress.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto [Charles Kirk ?] Munroe
    1880 Jul 13
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Says he can deliver a serial story in winter, at the earliest; says he is otherwise engaged at present; asks if this will suit him.]

  • [Charles Kirk ?] Munroeto Frank Richard Stockton
    1880 Jul 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Replies to him on verso of ALS 1880 Jul 13; says he is happy to examine the serial at any time, he will pay $10 per 1000 words if the story is accepted.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto William Henry Rideing
    1887 Jan 23
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Says he will be happy to see him at his New Yorkhome any morning, he is ready to talk about his "Boyish days" at Rideing's suggestion; congratulates him on his impending wedding.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Charles Scribner's Sons
    1887 Jul 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Informs the company that he has returned all the proofs of The Bee-Man of Ormexcept the map.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Frederick Abbot Stokes
    1891 May 26
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Accepts honor of election as President of the Aldine Club; hopes to spend more time in New Yorknext winter; requests list of the elected officers; voices appreciation.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Julius Chambers
    1892 Dec 29
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Hopes to be able to write requested story for Chamber's paper within the next 6 months; says he is unable to promise the story, as he is very busy.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Clover Club
    1893 Jan 8
    ANS, 1 p.

    [Writes in third person; accepts invitation to the anniversary dinner, January 19, 1893.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto George [Riker] Bishop
    1893 Jan 11
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Regrets that he and Mrs. Stockton are unable to dine with the [Unitarian ?] Club; thanks him for the complimentary proposition to speak in [ American Literature?].]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto A. A. Hill
    1895 Jul 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Asks $400 for the American rights for a Christmas story; explains his terms (when selling all rights to one party, etc.) to him.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Robert Underwood Johnson
    1896 Sep 29
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Refers to a meeting of the American Copyright Leaguewhich he was unable to attend; favors proposed consolidation of the American Author's Guildwith the Copyright League; mentions other matters regarding copyright.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto William Henry Rideing
    1897 Feb 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Explains that the manuscript of " My Doge" has been sent to Bostoninstead of to Rideing in New York. ]

  • ALS, 2 p.

    [Sends timetable of trains leaving from New Yorkto Madison for Baxter's visit to Stockton in Convent Station, New Jerseythe following week.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto E. Leslie Gilliams
    1897 Oct 25
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Discusses a letter and telegram from Gilliams as well as the visit of a representative, whom Stockton says never came, of Gilliams' monetary business, which has not been taken care of.]

  • Frank Richard Stocktonto Julius Chambers
    1898 Dec 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Wishes him success with his book; praises his storytelling; says the stories remind him of his own boyhood, he is convinced that the book will be enjoyed by boys of all ages.]