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A Guide to the The Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1813-1904, n.d. Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Papers 6249, -a through -j

A Guide to the The Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1813-1904, n.d.

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Accession Number 6249, -a, -b, -c, -d, -e, -f, -g, -h, -j


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6249, -a, -b, -c, -d, -e, -f, -g, -h
Title
The Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1813-1904, n.d.
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Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

The manuscript of The Blithedale Romance may not be copied or reproduced in any fashion without the written consent of the Pierpont Morgan Library. The manuscript of A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys may not be copied or reproduced in any fashion without permission from Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Accession #6249 etc., Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.


Scope and Content

The Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne consist of correspondence, literary manuscripts, and other papers. The material pertains to Hawthorne's days at the customhouse in Boston (1839-1840), in the District of Salem and Beverly (1847-1854), and as consul at Liverpool (1853-1860).

The papers include family correspondence and letters to publishers; a few early papers of Hawthorne's ancestors; a photocopy of the original manuscript of A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys (1852); and, manuscripts of the shorter sketches "Consular experiences" and "Jonathan Cilley," and of other works.

Correspondents and persons mentioned include William Cox Bennett, Francis Bennoch, Zachariah Burchmore, Moncure Conway, E. A. Duyckinck, Lydia T. Fessenden, James T. Fields, Samuel G. Goodrich, Rufus W. Griswold, Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne, Julian Hawthorne, Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne, Una Hawthorne, George S. Hilliard, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, A[lexander?] Ireland, George Payne Rainsford James, George Parsons Lathrop, Henry W. Longfellow, Herman Melville, Samuel Longfellow, Horace Mann, Horace Mann, Jr., James Miller, John L. O'Sullivan, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Franklin Pierce, Stephen Pleasonton, Roberts Brothers, George Nicholas Sanders, William Buell Sprague, Charles Sumner, Ticknor and Co., William A. Tiffany, Martin Van Buren, and C.W. Webber.

The collection also includes a volume of tributes by American authors on the 100th anniversary of Hawthorne's birth.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in four series. Series I: Literary Manuscripts is arranged alphabetically by title. Series II: Letters By and Related to Nathaniel Hawthorne consists of Subseries A: Dated Letters and Subseries B: Undated Letters. Series III: Miscellaneous Manuscripts is arranged chronologically. Series IV: Photographs and Prints is arranged by subject.


Contents List

Series I: Literary Manuscripts
  • Box-folder 1:1
    The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1852
    Photocopy from original manuscript in the Pierpont Morgan Library; includes ALS from Nathaniel Hawthorne to "Dear Whipple," 1852 May 2, 2 pp.

    Asks for comments on the manuscript and help choosing a title. #6249-i.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    "Chiefly about War Matters" by a Peaceable Man [Nathaniel Hawthorne],
    AMsS, 36 pp. on 20 l.; with autograph corrections.

    With an ANS by Robert Collyer, n.d.; a lithograph portrait of Hawthorne; and an engraved view of Hawthorne's house in Concord, Mass., all loose in a leather and cloth binding. #6249-g.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    "Consular Experiences" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, [ca. 1862]
    AMs, 39 pp. on 20 l.; with autograph corrections and a clipped signature affixed at the end.

    Bound in full black roan, titled in gilt. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    [Copy book] Nathaniel Hawthorne, [ca. 1815]
    AMsS, 21 pp. on 11 l., oblong 8vo. in blue-gray wrappers, "Nath. Hawthorne" inscribed on the cover, also signed on the last page; with typed dealer's description, 1 p.; in blue morocco-backed cloth slipcase and chemise, bearing the leather book label of E.H. Mills. SLIPCASE.

    Penmanship exercises. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    "A Description of a Tragedy, which happened at the Notch of the White Hills, in N.H. on Monday the 28th day of August 1826," by H. Aldrich, 1826 September 18
    Photocopy of AMsS, 2 pp. on 2 l.

    Describes a violent rain storm there on that date during which a great landslide buried a family of nine and closes with observations about the uncertainty of life. #6249-h.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    "I passed by the Old Manse . . . " [by Nathaniel Hawthorne], 1852 July 15
    AMs, 1 p. on 1 l.

    Essay for Homes of American Authors. #6249-b.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Jonathan Cilley by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1838 April 19
    AMs, 10 pp.; with ALS, Nathaniel Hawthorne to [J.L.] O'Sullivan, 1838 April 19, 1 p.

    Profile of New Hampshire Congressman J. Cilley, summarizing his career and circumstances of his death in a duel with Kentucky Congressman Graves, accompanied by the letter, conveying it to O'Sullivan for publication. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    Our Old Home, [by Nathaniel Hawthorne], [1863?]
    2 leaves. AMs fragment, 3 pp. (numbered 25-27) on 2 l. with autograph corrections.

    Description of England's Warwick area, annotated on the blank verso of the second leaf: "A leaf from Hawthorne,""Our Old Home,"" J.T. Field."

  • Box-folder 1:8
    "Septimus Felton," a leaf, [by Nathaniel Hawthorne], [1872?]
    AMs fragment, 2 pp. (numbered 67-68) on 1 l.; with autograph corrections.

    #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 1:9
    "A Sketch or Two in Warwick" [by Nathaniel Hawthorne], n.d.
    AMs, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with autograph corrections.

    #6249-e.

  • Box-folder 1:10
    "Times Portraiture" fragment, [by Nathaniel Hawthorne], 1838
    AMs fragment, 2 clipped pieces, with small envelope annotated by Elizabeth P. Peabody.

    Miss Peabody identified the fragment as cut from Nathaniel Hawthorne's manuscript of a New Year's Day article for the carrier of the Salem Gazette. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 1:11
    "A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851
    AMS (photocopy), bound. Transferred from the Papers of Fredson Bowers (MSS 12730, Box 10).

    Bound volume. #12730.

  • Box-folder 1:12
    "Cuban Journal" by Sophia Peabody, 1838 December 6
    AMsS, 18 pp. on 9 l., preceded by her ALS to Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1 p. on 1 l., all stitched together.

    Presentation letter is a foreword recalling Hawthorne's pleasure in receiving an earlier account of her Cuban sojourn and offering this continuation. With a typed transcript, imperfect, omitting some text, 8 pp. #6249-a.

Series II: Letters by and Related to Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Subseries A: Dated Letters
    • Box-folder 1:13
      Nathaniel Hawthorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], 1813 December 9
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l., with envelope addressed to "Richard C. Manning, Esq.", and typed transcript and photocopy.

      Has not been improving from a foot injury that has kept him out of school for four weeks, while Louisa has recovered from her ailment and returned to school; asks after his uncle and Richard. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:14
      N[athaniel] Hawthorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], 1820 August 15
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., with attached address leaf, with typed transcript.

      Received letter from mother as well as three periodicals (Analectic, Gazette, and Register). Expects ship to sail soon carrying one dog and describes another dog's health problems. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:15
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], 1820 September 12
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., addressed on the verso.

      Observes that his uncle's recent letter from Raymond, Maine, did not mention if the dog arrived there and that it did describe the place so negatively that he fears selling his land there will go poorly. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:16
      Nath[aniel] Hawthorne to Samuel G. Goodrich, 1829 December 20
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., with attached address leaf and photocopy.

      Thanks Goodrich for reading his literary submissions, although still doubting prospects for their acceptance, and describes progress writing various additional tales, one based on local superstitions. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:17
      Nath[aniel] Hawthorne to [Elizabeth Hawthorne], 1836 March 17
      ANS, 1 p. on 1 l., with typed transcript.

      Requires her Hamilton submission and any other pieces for impending publication in "the May number." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:18
      Nath[aniel] Hawthorne to Mrs. L[ydia]T[uttle] Fessenden, 1838 April 12
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., with a typed transcript and with 2 TLsS from Norman N. Pearson to Carroll A. Wilson, 10 September and 7 October 1935.

      About letters loaned for the published edition, about the significance to Hawthorne of their recipients, especially, Mrs. Fessenden, and of the implications of some of his comments.

      Desires to visit her at home before she moves away from Boston. For himself has nearly abandoned the idea of going to Washington, but after an unproductive winter in Salem rather than Boston, which she had advised, plans spending the summer in the country somewhere. His mother and sister Louisa are not well. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:19
      Nath[aniel] Hawthorne to Catharine, Miss C.C. Ainsworth, 1838 April 12
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., addressed on the verso to Mrs. Lydia T. Fessenden.

      Uses a teasing tone to complain that he would never write again were it not his profession and thanks her for ceasing her request that he write a story for her alone. Thinks "Miss Augusta" should return home from her travels. Has heard that he himself is engaged to two ladies, which is news to him, and hopes the rumors will not have him married unawares. Begs her wise indulgence of his banter. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:20
      Nathaniel Hawthorne to George Bancroft, 1839 January 11
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. with integral address leaf.

      Accepts with thanks Bancroft's offer of a position in the custom house inspector's department, about which he has sought advice from Gen. McNeel and Mr. Jameson, and would prefer the ordinary inspector's duties to one of greater responsibility. Expects to move to Boston within a few weeks and would like to begin work then. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:21
      Nath[aniel] Hawthorne to B.B. Thacher, 1839 May 15
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. with integral address leaf, inlaid in a larger leaf; with 1 penciled forgery of the letter, 1 p. on 1 l., and a typed transcript.

      After delaying, wishes to arrange a meeting to present a copy of his Tales and greet personally a fellow Bowdoin alumnus. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:22
      [Nathaniel Hawthorne] to "Dearest Dove," Sophia A. Peabody, 1840 April 30
      AL fragment, 3 pp., 1 l. folded with portions cut away; with TLS, George S. Hellman to W.K. Bixby, 1908 February 14, 1 p. on 1 l., with typed transcript, 2 pp. (2 copies) and a photocopy.

      Responding to a letter just received, he expresses loving concern for her and reports his weariness after a long day's work for the customs house. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:23
      Nath[aniel Hawthorne] to [George S.] Hillard, 1841 July 16
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l.

      Regrets failing to write a promised story, now past deadline and not to be done; life and duties at Brook Farm both rest and work him too hard so that he cannot concentrate on writing stories, which "grow like vegetables, and are not manufactured, like a fine table." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:24
      S.G. Goodrich to Revd. W.B. Sprague, 1845 June 4
      ALS, 2 pp. with integral address leaf on 1 l., folded.

      Goodrich, who had published a number of Hawthorne's tales, forwards additional volumes of Parley's Cabinet Library to Sprague and requests an endorsement of the series for adoption by New York's state school library. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:25
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Gen. James Miller, 1848 February 1 and March 1
      2 ALsS, each 1 p. on 1 l., the first with envelope, the second with integral address leaf; with typed transcripts.

      They report the absence due to injury of Permanent Inspector William R. Lee and the expense of temporary inspectors. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:26
      Nathaniel Hawthorne to Gen. James Miller, 1848 April 15
      ALS, 1 p. with integral address leaf on 1 l. folded; with typed transcript.

      Asks the collector of customs whether to investigate the Schooner Stirling, claimed to be from Boston, bound for Bangor, but suspected to be from the West Indies with original cargo. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:27
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Gen. James Miller, 1848 November 13
      ALS, 1 p. with integral address leaf, on 1 l.

      Informs the collector of customs that Capt. William Josser (?), a revenue boatman, has been long out due to injury, which has proven to be permanent, and suggests his removal from the payroll. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:28
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to E. P. Whipple, 1848 December 6
      ALS, 1 p. with integral address leaf, on 1 l.

      Arranging speakers for the lyceum, he advises that Prof. Agassiz will speak in December and that Whipple could be scheduled for 3 January if that would suit him. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:29
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Sir," 1849 January 1
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l.

      Making a plea for retention of an experienced and valuable Salem Customs House clerk, Zachariah Burchmore, Jr., whose position there was reported to be threatened. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:30
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Charles Sumner, 1849 January 8
      ALS, with integral address leaf, on 1 l. folded.

      Briefly confirming January 24 for Mr. Sumner's visit (to give a lyceum lecture). #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:31
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Dear Sir" [Henry Colman], 1849 January 15
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., with typed transcript.

      Expressing the lyceum managers' interest in having both Mr. Colman's lectures and explaining schedule possibilities for their delivery. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:32
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Samuel?] Longfellow, 1849 June 19
      ALS, 1 p., with integral blank, 1 l. folded; with TLS, Harry Dana to Wilson, 1941 October 21, 1 p. on 1 l., concerning the letter's provenance and the Hawthorne-Longfellow family relationships.

      Reporting that a schedule conflict would prevent his visiting when proposed and claiming to be well despite the recent loss of his Customs House position, phrased as "my head has been chopt off." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:33
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Horace Mann, 1849 July 2
      ALS, 1 p., with integral address leaf, 1 l. folded; accompanied by a typed transcript and photostatic copy of NH's letter.

      Having heard that some further charges concerning the Salem Customs House might be made against him by those with political motives, NH requests that, Mr. Mann, who had offered to assist, enquire about them so that NH might answer them in hope of reinstatement to his former position. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:34
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Charles Wilkins] Webber, 1849 December 18
      ALS, 2 pp. with integral address leaf, on 1 l.; with typed transcript, 2 pp.

      Requesting that Mr. Webber [American Review, editor] explain to the Museum editor, to whom he had given NH's "Unpardonable Sin" for publication, that the piece should appear only as an excerpt from his forthcoming book and only when that book appeared and NH confirmed it; also reporting on his wife's ill health and treatment. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:35
      Nath[anie[l Hawthorne to Zach[ariah Burchmore], 1850 June 9
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Reports on his new home and life in Lenox, Massachusetts; on missing brandy, which he pledged to forgo, as well as other amenities not locally available; on his views of Pike, their fellow Salem Customs House employee, and of events there; and encourages continued correspondence and Burchmore's visiting him in Lenox. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:36
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to J.C. McGuire, 1850 September 17
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., with a typed transcript, 1 p., and a photographic copy.

      Thanking him for complements on his writings and responding as requested. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:37
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Elizabeth Peabody], [1850?]
      Postscript apparently from an ALS, with a clipped signature pasted in its lower margin, 1 p. on 1 l., inlaid in a slightly larger leaf.

      Declines her request that he write for her an "'exhaustive criticism' of Grace Greenwood's works", which he doesn't think warrant it, suggesting that she herself undertake whatever she has in mind, and noting that his wife disapproves Greenwood's writing on moral grounds. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:38
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Dear Doctor" [Benjamin Browne], [1851] January 13
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l.

      Sends partial payment on a debt, with thanks for help and patience. Notes general good health of the family, the blessings of his current situation, made possible by dismissal from the Salem Customs House position, and his intention to send the doctor a copy of his new book (House of the Seven Gables), soon to be published. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:39
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Zach[ariah Burchmore], 1851 February 11
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded; with typed transcript and biographical sketch, 3 pp.

      Sends money and asks that it be taken for payment of his outstanding Salem water bill. Sadly acknowledges death of Burchmore's father, asks that Z.B. distribute copies of his forthcoming book to Salem friends, describes the remoteness of his Berkshire home with its many confining tasks, and asks about the Burchmores' activities and political views. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:40
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Dear Sir," 1851 April 12
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded; with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Fulfilling a request for his autograph, sent late as he was loath to write. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:41
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to G.P.R. James, 1851 June 16
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l., inlaid in heavier paper; with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Forwards a letter about "young ladies' compositions," which will be sent for G.P.R.J. to read. Welcomes him to the Berkshires and encourages an exchange of visits. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:42
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Ticknor & Co., 1851 October 22
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., laid down on heavy paper, on the verso of which are affixed clipped autographs of four others (one an ANS of Abr'm Jarvis, 1763); with typed transcript, 1 p., 2 copies, of the N.H. letter.

      Requests that when it is published soon, a copy of his A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys be sent to each friend specified, including Longfellow, O.W. Holmes, W. Irving, and others, and seven copies to Z. Burchmore, Jr., for distribution. Enquires about proofs and the preface for Tales (The Snow-Image). #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:43
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to W.D. Ticknor, 1851 November 3
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., tipped to a leaf of heavier paper also bearing a clipped autograph dealer's description; with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Sends his preface for the tales (The Snow-Image) and enquires about the manuscript of "Major Molineaux," instructing that the "imperfect copy" be returned to him for rewriting if the complete one is not found. Requests $100 dollars for upcoming travel. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:44
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Dear Sir" [John Sartain], 1851 December 4
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded.

      Discusses length of and price for a story under consideration for his correspondent's magazine. Declines to contribute stories regularly, due to the time and work they take, and notes that this one he wrote while waiting to leave Lenox. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 1:45
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to G[eorge] P. Putnam, 1852 April 14
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l.; with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Discusses Putnam's interest in a drawing of his "home," that he has lived in seven since his marriage ten years before and will soon move into the eighth, in Concord, and of that Sophia may be able to do an appropriate drawing. #6249-b.

    • Box-folder 1:46
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [J.T.] Fields, 1852 May 3
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded; with typed transcript (partial), 1 p.

      Emphasizes how much he misses Fields, personally and for his work, such as the novel he has just finished (The Blithedale Romance), which Whipple is reading. Discusses the difficulty of getting fair payment from English publishers and asks that Fields approach several. Encourages his seeing Grace Greenwood while in London and his visiting Concord to see the new Hawthorne home. Mentions corresponding with Barry Cornwall and Miss [Mary Russell] Mitford. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 1:47
      Sophia Hawthorne to George [P. Putnam], 1852 June 30
      ALS, 3 pp. on 2 l., the second addressed on the verso; with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Explains that she has begun work for him on a sketch of their house, the Wayside (later than intended due to caring for the baby, teaching the older children, and other work), that Emerson's house is too overgrown with shrubbery to sketch, and that she can not sketch the Old Manse as he asked. #6249-b.

    • Box-folder 1:48
      Sophia Hawthorne to George [P. Putnam], 1852 June 3
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., addressed on the verso; with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Later the same day sends a drawing she had hoped to redo but despairs of finding the time and suggests that his staff artist make adjustments, mentions the hope of getting an "end view" of Emerson's house and possibly something of the Old Manse. #6249-b.

    • Box-folder 1:49
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Dear Sir" [G.P. Putnam], 1852 July 1
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded; with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Uncertain whether the requested leaf of manuscript should be from one of his existing works or something new, he sends both a leaf of The Blithedale Romance and something written "for the purpose," also comments on Sophia's drawing of the house and describes its color. #6249-b.

    • Box-folder 1:50
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to C.H. Peirce, 1852 November 4
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded; with typed transcript, 1 p. with 2 copies.

      Declines an invitation to give a lecture before the Rochester Athenaeum on the grounds that he does no public speaking. #6249-e.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Charles Corbit, 1853 January 27
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded; with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Declines to provide a note or letter written him by "General Pierce," for which he has had many requests. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Dear F." [Farley], 7 February 1853
      ALS, [p. 2 only of 2], 1 p. on 1 leaf with several words clipped from upper left corner; with a photocopy of the first page of the letter, housed in the Berg Collection, NYPL, 1 l.

      Describes to this friend how he likes his house and grounds in Concord and his proximity to Mr. Emerson and other friends, but has not gotten out on the river or fished it. Asks after Farley's son and wife and reports his own children are well. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Robert Carter, 1853 March 19
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded; with 2 typed transcripts, 2 pp. and 1 p.

      Has just finished work for a new book [Tanglewood Tales]; considers the effect of including actual friends as characters in his writings as well as developing a Bacchanalian character. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Hackley], 1853 June 22
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. inlaid in a heavier sheet.

      Sends thanks for loan of a note, which gave him some insight about its writer; discusses plans for his 6 July steamer crossing to England where he would take up his duties as Pierce's appointed consul at Liverpool. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:5
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to F[rancis] Bennoch, 1853 August 23
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l., with typed transcript, 1 p., and typed notes on the full series of letters to Bennoch, continued into 1862, 1 p. with 1 carbon copy.

      Forwards a letter written to Bennoch by Mr. [James T.] Fields and sent through N.H., who speculates that it may concern a matter unknown to Fields's partner [William D.] Ticknor. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:6
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [George N.?] Sanders, 1853 November 16
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Pleads the case of an older Irishman, referred to him by Sanders, who is seeking work in Liverpool, something N.H. cannot offer, but presses Sanders himself to find something for him in London. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 2:7
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to George N. Sanders, 1854 February 1
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Sends payment for a telegraph bill and a note from Mrs. Hawthorne to Mrs. Sanders; explains that, given his demanding consular responsibilities, they cannot yet accept an invitation to visit. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:8
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne, as Consul at Liverpool, to Stephen Pleasonton, 5th Auditor of the Treasury, 1854 August 25
      LS, 2 pp. on 1 l. with an accompanying blank leaf, docketed.

      Adds to, corrects, and expands upon his accompanying consular accounts for the fiscal quarter ended 30 June 1854; designated "No. 14" at the head of the letter. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:9
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to F[rancis] Bennoch, 1854 August 31
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded; with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Introduces the letter's bearer, Mr. Geo. P. Bradford, an American friend, who also brings [James T.] Fields's gift of a silver fruit shovel for Mrs. Bennoch; hopes to see him soon. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:10
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [George N.] Sanders, 1854 November 23
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

      Invites him and his wife and children to stay with the Hawthornes at Rock Park, Rock Park Ferry, for as long as needed while awaiting a steamer to New York. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:11
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to William A. Tiffany, 1854 November 27
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with autograph envelope.

      Promises a fellow American his utmost support and protection following unnamed problems recently encountered; wishes him well on his Pacific voyage and return to friends. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 2:12
      Una Hawthorne [daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne] to Horace [Mann, Jr.], 1855 January 31
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      A rambling, youthful account of the winter, books and apples sent by Mr. Fields, music and other studies, amusement at the account of Tom Thumb in Mr. Barnum's autobiography, and asks all about her young cousin Horace and his family in Ohio. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:13
      M[artin] Van Buren to Mr. [Nathaniel] Hawthorne, 1855 April 24
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Encloses a note (not present) to Brown Shipley & Co. of Liverpool providing his return passage to the United States and requests that N.H. present it for him and reserve suitable accommodations for him and his son, "Col. Van Buren," on the packet scheduled for June 30 (page 1 annotated in another hand with "Room no 9 . . . appropriated- best room in the vessel. . .") #6249-d

    • Box-folder 2:14
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow, 1855 May 11
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Observes that the English are so enamored of Longfellow and his work that he (Hawthorne) has benefited from revealing their friendship and is sorry the poet is not coming soon to visit his devotees. Outlines his own plans to continue consular duties another year and then to spend a year or two on the Continent, made possible by supplementing his earnings in England with those from his writing. Then considers the later phases of a literary career, "Don't you think that the autumn may be the golden age both of the intellect and imagination?" As Longfellow's work grew steadily "richer and deeper," he hopes his own will. Also finds beneficial for Americans a residence in England, exposed to more "simple and natural people" and to ale and mutton, which may all perhaps be discernable in his next novel. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:15
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "My dear Sir," 1855 July 24
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l.

      Refers to sending two letters of introduction for Mr. Stokes (?), not a personal acquaintance, to two American literary editors, Mr. [Evert] Duyckinck and Mr. [George] Curtis. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:16
      Sophia [Hawthorne] to Elizabeth [Peabody], 1855 August 17
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Responds to recent letters, insisting on the general strength of her physical constitution, despite persistent and disruptive coughing, and the good care her husband gives. Comments on other family and friends: of Uncle George and Aunt Alice, recently deceased, and concern for their children, of her son Julian's whooping cough as well as his intellect and sensitivity, of the elderly Anna Parsons living on and on, and of Sarah Clarke's visit. Discusses Elizabeth's fine essay under revision and approves of her ceasing to teach school. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:17
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 January 26
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Briefly reports that consular business has kept him from writing the preface promised to Miss [Delia] Bacon for her book on Shakespeare but will try to send it soon. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:18
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 April 9
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p., and a typed bookseller's description of the letter, 1 p.

      Reports morning-after discomforts due to over-indulging in whiskey toddies served by Bennoch's friend Albert Smith during a visit with him in London. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:19
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow, 1856 April 12
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Describes his experience with Albert Smith and others in Evans's Supper Rooms in London where the hospitable proprietor welcomed N.H. as a guest and hoped also to have Longfellow, Emerson, and Channing. This being but one instance of many he witnessed in which Longfellow was spoken of "with the highest interest and admiration," convincing him that his friend's literary reputation in London was at a peak, that it fairly demanded his visiting there, and that Hawthorne himself longed to see him. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:20
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 May 28
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Forwards by Benoch cigars for the hospitable Lt. Col. Howell of the North Cork Rifles, the officer having once enjoyed smoking some with N.H. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:21
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 June 9
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Fulfilling Bennoch's request that he supply a piece for Miss [Marguerite] Powers's annual [The Keepsake] had become a struggle following a period of writing inactivity, but he was sending a sketch revised from his journal, about a "pilgrimage" to a place he long fancied. Rejoices that Mrs. Hawthorne is soon arriving at Southampton and asks for Bennoch's recommendation of a temporary residence in Devonshire for her. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:22
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Miss Dodd, 1856 June 20
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

      Thanking her for a note he just received after he greeted Mrs. Hawthorne in Southampton upon her return from a sojourn in Lisbon and Madeira. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:23
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "My dear Sir," 1856 June 20
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l., with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Reporting on Mrs. Hawthorne's return to England, improved health, temporary residence near Southampton, and plan for a stay in London. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:24
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 June 30
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l., with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Accepting Bennoch's invitation, announces his plan to leave the next day from Southampton with his whole family for a visit to Bennoch's home in London and requests directions. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:25
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne, as U.S. Consul at Liverpool, to the Collector of Customs, Port of Portsmouth, 1856 August 16
      DS, partially lithographed and partially completed in manuscript, 1 p. on 1 l., docketed on the verso.

      Endorsing Fredk. W. Brown as master of the ship Isaac H. Broadman. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 2:26
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne, as U.S. Consul at Liverpool, to Genl. Campbell, 1856 August 17
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded, docketed on the verso.

      Introducing Mr. J.P. Jones, from "your own State," made known to him by a letter of introduction from the Hon'ble. Jefferson Davis. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 2:27
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to Evart [sic] A. Duyckinck, 1856 September 15
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with the address clipped from the mailing envelope, mounted together on a sheet of heavy paper.

      Introducing Mr. Martin, "son of the late celebrated artist" [Charles Martin?], and regretting having been away, in London, when Evert Duyckinck's brother George was in Liverpool. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 2:28
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 September 24
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Imploring Bennoch's help in dealing with Miss [Delia] Bacon by acquiring for and sending to her a pamphlet on Shakespeare and by getting her book published somehow before she kills herself over it and worries him to death in the process. Also requesting clarification of the date of Bennoch's impending visit. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:29
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 September 25
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Remaining uncertain about Bennoch's date of arrival but, should it be soon, directing him from Liverpool to their residence in Southport. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:30
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 September 27
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Responding to Bennoch's intervening note, explaining that he and Mrs. Hawthorne were planning a three-months sojourn at Southport and that establishing the family there would preclude his accepting an invitation to Hereford, instead giving Bennoch instructions for visiting Southport. During that residence, Mrs. Hawthorne wishes to "try Miss Browne as governess," who, should she prove suitable, would be retained for service when they depart England, a prospect not yet to be discussed elsewhere. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:31
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 October 17
      Physical Location:
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with an envelope (doubtfully the original for this letter) and typed transcript, 1 p.

      Pointing out the surprising length of Miss [Delia] Bacon's manuscript, which he forwards to Bennoch, and which he hopes to persuade her to shorten but, regardless, intends to see published; finally, noting improvements in the health of both their wives. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:32
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [William] Ticknor, 1856 October 24
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Replying briefly to Ticknor's recent letter, reporting on the benefits to Mrs. Hawthorne's health of Southport air and the governess's aid, Bennoch's continued travel in Germany, and uncertainty about where Ticknor might reach Miss Peabody. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:33
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 October 27
      ALS, 5 pp. on 2 l., the first folded, with typed transcript, 2 pp.

      Lamenting Miss [Delia] Bacon's erratic emotional reactions, her self-inflicted alienation, personally and financially, from her family in America as well as from himself, making a necessity of Bennoch's service as intermediary with her; his feeling more strongly about the importance of assisting her financially and editorially to get her Shakespeare book speedily published (by Messrs. Parker in England and Ticknor in America, the edition numbering one thousand copies of five hundred each, as he was hoping American sales might help him recoup English losses). #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:34
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 November 1
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Returning Miss [Delia] Bacon's note and fully concurring with her that Hawthorne's name not appear on her book's title page, but thinking it appropriate to give it at the close of his introduction, his the composition of which would be aided if her text were forwarded to him as the pages were printed, since he had never had time to read her entire and "perplexing" manuscript. Additionally, encouraging Bennoch to see to his friend George Duyckinck in hospital after a railway accident. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:35
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 November 21
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 2 pp. (2 copies).

      Accepting reluctantly the inclusion of his name on Miss [Delia] Bacon's title page, but insisting that it indicate that he contributed prefatory remarks only and that the title not absolutely deny Shakespeare's authorship [she argued for Bacon, Raleigh, and Spenser]. Otherwise, discussing household matters, such as the governess's limitations. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:36
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 November 22
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Finding the assertiveness of Miss [Delia] Bacon's own introduction to her book certain to alienate readers; proposing a compromise- her allowing his introductory remarks to stand alone for his acceding to her title; finally, deciding in retrospect that involving Bennoch with so troubled an author was not justified, after all, by the substance of her theories. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:37
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 December 2
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Insisting again that Miss [Delia] Bacon's introduction not appear in her book, that his alone suffice, and foretelling the blame she would heap upon them for it. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:38
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1856 December 23
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Returning Miss [Delia] Bacon's letters to Bennoch, explaining that Ticknor expected little American response to his promotion of her book, and admitting that reading the printed text revealed her theory to seem more absurd than it had in manuscript, which challenged his skill to introduce it fairly without prejudicing readers. Closes with a report that his own family is well and wishes a happy Christmas to the Bennochs. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:39
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 February 11
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Sending the manuscript of his preface ("painfully screwed out of a pre-occupied and unwilling mind") for Miss [Delia] Bacon's book, which is nearly done but for his paying the printer, and discussing use of his preface versus any introduction of hers. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:40
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 February 19
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Acknowledging Miss [Delia] Bacon's disapproval of his preface for her book and his own preference for burning it rather than providing the full endorsement of her theories that she demanded. In a postscript, describing the recent nocturnal break-in and theft at their house, the second one during their residence in England. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:41
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 February 20
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Insisting that his necessarily skeptical preface would prove too disadvantageous for Miss [Delia] Bacon's book and advocating that both his preface and his name be purged (" I would just as willingly be in the pillory as [on that title page]"). #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:42
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 February 28
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Encouraging Bennoch to welcome completion of Miss [Delia] Bacon's book and to ignore her anger, but pointing out that her letters, far more interesting than her Shakespeare theories, would make a better book if they could but publish them. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:43
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 March 3
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Considering a good title for Miss [Delia] Bacon's book but considering it hers to choose. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:44
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 March 17
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Praising Bennoch for working out a book title with Miss [Delia] Bacon and discussing publishers. For a trip to Lincoln and environs, requesting advice on what and whom to see. For a trip to Scotland, urging Bennoch to join them, especially as he would resign his post in August. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:45
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 March 31
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Discussing a modest English advertising budget for Miss [Delia] Bacon's book, payment for its printing, his expectation of losing money on the English edition, and Ticknor's hopes for some success in America. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:46
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 April 2
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Sending a bank bill and promising a printer's draft for Miss [Delia] Bacon's book. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:47
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 April 3
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Sending the promised printer's draft for Miss [Delia] Bacon's book. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:48
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 April 21
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Asking what London "Chemist or Druggist" might want to handle a new medicine he has received with credible endorsements from America and suggesting Bennoch and his wife try it. In a postscript, regretting the Athenaeum's negative notice of Miss [Delia] Bacon's book, the only one he has seen. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:49
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 June 13
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Reporting news that Miss [Delia] Bacon shows signs of insanity, wondering what might save her, and considering that the "ill success of her book" has accomplished "what little remained to do, towards driving her mad." Renewing a plea that the Bennochs' join them on a tour of Scotland, and commenting on their pleasant trip to Lincoln and environs, during which he much extended his English journals but prepared nothing to publish. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:50
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne, as U.S. Consul at Liverpool, to the Collector of Customs, Port of Bath, 1857 July 1
      DS, partially lithographed and partially completed in manuscript, 1 p. on 1 l.

      Endorsing John Cole as master of the ship Holyhead. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 2:51
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 October 16
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      After his consular resignation, reporting that he awaits payment for his services before leaving England and urging that the Bennochs visit, whereupon they would introduce their American governess for comparison to the good English one who preceded her. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:52
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 October 26
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Tiring of Leamington and soliciting lodging recommendations in London and Sydenham. Praising Bennoch for his kind assistance, upon which he has so often called. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:53
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1857 October 28
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Explaining their lodging needs should last another two to four weeks. Wishing to depart for the Continent but stymied by financial uncertainty. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:54
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1858 March 16
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 2 pp.

      To comfort his friend, sending his belief that Bennoch's fortunes surely will be restored. Reporting on their life in Rome, where his family enjoy visiting temples and churches, while he is ill, hates the place, and cannot write, which he must do to make expenses there. Planning to summer in Florence and return to Rome for the winter. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:55
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1859 July 23
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Enjoying seaside Redcar in Yorkshire, with the children happy and his writing prospects good; requesting Bennoch give James Fields his address. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:56
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1859 October 8
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., with typed transcript, 1 p.

      In Leamington again, finishing his book [The Marble Faun] and hoping to see Bennoch there or in London. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:57
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1859 November 29
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Reporting that his book at Smith & Elder is supposedly in press but doubts publication till spring, which is acceptable if they soon provide partial payment. Reporting also that J. Fields's has invited Mrs. Hawthorne to contribute to the Atlantic Monthly and teasing that she will be a rival "at bed and board," but truthfully that she prefers her normal role, "the best wife and mother in the world." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:58
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1859 December 22
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Disappointed that the Bennochs had not visited as planned and encouraging they do so after Christmas. Reporting on the printer's progress with his "Romance" [The Marble Faun], requiring his intervention in order to time English publication when it will not risk his American copyright. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:59
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1860 January 27
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, bound into a cloth folder.

      Reporting that Mrs. Hawthorne has been confined with a bronchial illness from which she is now improving and that he looks forward to returning to America's drier air. Finding his book [The Marble Faun], in the printing phase, contains some "very nice writing" but pondering whether English readers will find it clever or absurd. Reiterating concern about protecting his American copyright if there is simultaneous publication in England and American. #6249-c.

    • Box-folder 2:60
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1860 February 23
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Reminding Bennoch, on behalf of Mrs. Hawthorne, that he promised to write and sending an ode or other verse for Una's birthday in March. Asking Bennoch to reserve a London hotel room for his imminent visit to Smith & Elder about transferring copyright [for The Marble Faun] to them. Promising that a copy of the finished book will be sent to him, although he hopes his friends will not read it. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:61
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1860 March 4
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Thanking Bennoch for his fine poem celebrating Una's birthday and for praise of his book [The Marble Faun], noting that he would add explanatory text, should a second edition be published. Appealing for an assessment of Richmond's suitability for Mrs. Hawthorne's health as they choose a residence for their final months in England. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:62
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1860 March 24
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Reporting that Bath accommodates Mrs. Hawthorne well. Sharing Ticknor's report of his book's success in America, where is was published properly as The Marble Faun, and adding that he has written an explanatory "Postscript" for Smith & Elder's second edition, perhaps compromising "its essential excellencies." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:63
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to Julia E. Gibson, 1860 March 29
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l.

      Acknowledging her request for his autograph. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 2:64
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1860 April 26
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Hoping warmer weather will strengthen Mrs. Hawthorne and that Bennoch will visit. Is himself soon visiting [John Lothrop] Motley, who invited him to London, but, where he prefers staying no more than a week, and with an invitation could go on to visit Bennoch. Also requesting a message be sent on to Fields. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:65
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1860 May 22
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Outlining plans for a trip to Cambridge, rather than the Derby, despite hearing he shouldn't miss the latter, and possibly on to see Bennoch. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:66
      N[athaniel] H[awthorne] to "My dear old Boy" (his son Julian), 1860 May 22
      ALS, 4 pp., on 1 sheet folded and tipped to a blank leaf also bearing 2 clipped autographs ("Hawthorne." and "Una Hawthorne/1854").

      Praising his son's recent good behavior at home, then exclaiming about Americans' prowess against English contenders, both in boxing with American [John] Heenan vs. [Tom] Sayers, and in horse racing with the good American Derby entrant to run at Epsom. Summarizing his current travel schedule for London, Cambridge, and Canterbury, which will delay their eventual departure together for Liverpool. #6249-a

    • Box-folder 2:67
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to W[illiam] C[ox] Bennett, 1860 June 15
      ALS, 1 p.

      On the eve of departing for America, thanking Bennett for "the beautiful sonnets with which you have honored me and my book" and that this note is the "very last use that I make of my pen in England." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:68
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "My dear Sir" [Dr. John Brown], 1860 June 15
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l.

      Praises and thanks the Scottish author John Brown for his fine story "Rab and his Friends." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:69
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to L.A. Surette, 1860 October 10
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., laid down on a blank leaf.

      Declines the Concord Lyceum curator's invitation to speak, despite his sense of duty as a "townsman," but doesn't speak before the public. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:70
      S[ophia] Hawthorne to Mr. & Mrs. Waterston, 1860 December 2
      ALS, 8 pp. on 2 l. folded.

      Expresses grief and sympathy to her friends on the loss of their only daughter, Helen, her feelings deepened by having nursed Una through serious illness [malaria], but also reassurance through faith in God's wisdom and consolation. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:71
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Chas. H. Bowen, 1860 December 5
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., affixed to a blank leaf, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Responds to a request for his signature. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 2:72
      N[athanie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1860 December 17
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l., with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Comments on missing Bennoch since returning from England, on settling slowly into the Wayside where a room has been designated "Bennoch's Room" for his visits and another where N.H. plans to write his next novel, on how the family members are, and on the future of his country now at war. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:1
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to F.R. Shelton, 1862 August 28
      Physical Location:
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., inlaid in a larger leaf, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Complying with Shelton's request, for an autograph. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:2
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Francis] Bennoch, 1862 October 12
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 2 pp.

      Acknowledges that the American Civil War, an inevitability about whose outcome he is pessimistic, pervades his thoughts and outlook for the future; welcomes news of Bennoch's "returning prosperity," a blessing for him and the many beneficiaries of his generous nature, and assesses his own circumstances as fully sufficient, given God's tendency to balance good fortune with bad; believes a product of the war experience will be better writers than those of his own generation; considers his own literary reputation to be negligible; sends a recent photograph of himself and sees in the Bennochs' likenesses little change. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:3
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to William. D. Ticknor, 1862 October 21
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l., with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Owing George P. Bradford money, N.H. asks that Ticknor pay the debt on his behalf. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:4
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1862 November 30
      ALS, 12 pp. on 3 l. folded, with autograph envelope and with a later leaf of quotations in manuscript concerning S.H.'s regard for Hitchcock.

      Some three months after seeing him last, S.H. reaffirms her vast admiration for him and his superlative religious insight, describes the unique rapport she feels with him, acknowledges receiving his books on Christianity and alchemy, expands upon their benefits for her spirituality. #6249-a .

    • Box-folder 3:5
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1862 December 7
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Having learned of his being in Washington, she begs him to retrieve her recent letter, sent to his New York address, so as to keep it from exposure to anyone but himself. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:6
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to William A. Wheeler, 1862 December 31
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Confirms his enthusiasm for Wheeler's dictionary [of fictional characters] project, noting a similar idea he had once entertained, encourages him to include name pronunciations, advises him about British copyright considerations, and agrees to review "specimens." #6249-a .

    • Box-folder 3:7
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Roberts Brothers, 1863 January 7
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p., 2 copies.

      Thanks them for sending a copy of Jean Ingelow's poems, praising both the poems and the publishers for putting her work before the public. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:8
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Prof. [Ephraim Whitman] Gurney, 1863 March 13
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded.

      Forwards a letter assessing Julian's work. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:9
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1863 August 9
      ALS, 16 pp. on 4 l. folded.

      A long monologue, in lieu of the personal conversation with General Hitchcock that she would prefer to have, reaffirming her faith in and admiration for him as philosopher, author, and source of ideas that, together with God's laws and if fully applied, would avert much of the human injury and pain inflicted by errors such as slavery and civil war; notes her husband to be uncommonly fair and open-minded and she herself to be uncommonly fortunate and happy. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:9a
      Jane M. Pierce to Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1863
      ALS, 3 pp. on 2 l.

      Jane Pierce thanks Hawthorne for expressing his appreciation of Franklin Pierce as a life-long friend and a leader in the dedicatiaon and preface to "Our old home." She notes that her husband is unwell and sends regards to Hawthorne's family. In a postscript she comments on what parts of the book she most enjoyed. Docket on verso reads "Mrs. Pierce to Hawthorne. Handed to me by Mrs. Hawthorne June 1864" indicating the return of the letter to Pierce as a souvenir of Jane after her death. #6249-j.

    • Box-folder 3:10
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to General [Franklin Pierce], 1863 November 6
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with typed transcript, 1 p.

      Expresses concern for General Pierce's health, reports on Julian's residence and schedule in Cambridge, and questions whether his recent letter might have included postage stamps by accident or for Hawthorne's use for their correspondence, given the discontinuation of Pierce's franking privilege by "our shabby legislators." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:11
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1863 November 13
      ALS, 7 pp. on 2 l. folded, with autograph envelope.

      Like her husband, rejects retaliating against the South for its treatment of prisoners and argues against vengeful punishment of those held in the North's prisons, a policy that would defy God's law, demean the perpetrator, belie America's identity as "an ideal nation, fighting for justice, liberty, civilization, and Christian manners," and surely provoke worse southern vengeance. Believing the general to share these views, she reports that her sister Mrs. Mann and friend Mr. Emerson feel otherwise. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:12
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1863 November 22
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with autograph envelope.

      Correcting her November 13 comment that Mr. Emerson favors retaliating against the South for vengeful prisoner treatment, as Mr. Hawthorne's subsequent discussion with their friend revealed otherwise. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:13
      Franklin Pierce to F.N. Bloor, 1863 November 23
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Discusses real estate matters and closes with a recommendation of N. Hawthorne's recent book Our Old Home. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:14
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Madam," 1864 February 4
      ALS, 2 pp. on 2 l., with the following: Goodspeed's Catalogue no. 25 (September 1904) listing and illustrating the letter; a copy on tracing-paper; a typed excerpt from a letter C.E.F. Clark, Jr., sent in 1963 to Barrett concerning the tracing-paper copy and catalogue; and a typed transcript, 1 p. (3 copies).

      Regrets his belated response to her request for "my autograph, accompanied with a patriotic sentiment, for the benefit of the Sanitary Fair" and laments that, while full of feeling for his country's crisis, he finds no words for them. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:15
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Franklin] Pierce, 1864 March 9
      ALS, 1 p., with a printed account of Nathaniel Hawthorne's final trip with Pierce, his death, subsequent events, related letters (pp. 345-352 from N.H.'s son Julian's biography of him).

      Needs to get stronger before visiting Boston, but now "expect[s] to go on improving to a reasonable extent- which at one time, in my secret mind, I hardly hoped for." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:16
      Sophia Hawthorne to "My dear friend" [General E.A. Hitchcock], 1864 March 16
      ALS, 8 pp. on 2 l. folded, with an autograph envelope.

      Thanks him for his letter of concern for her, noting what peace his words bring her, even when her mind is not equal to the demands of his philosophical writings; reports that she has found a dear friend with whom to share her thoughts and feelings during stressful times and with N.H. away; thinks travel to Europe likely to benefit her and her children as it would the hard-working general himself. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:17
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to Sidney Webster, 1864 March 14
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded, with a typed transcript, 1 p.

      To fulfill Webster's request on his wife's behalf, sends one fragment of manuscript and notes that he usually burns work he has finished and is sorry to find nothing better for her album. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:18
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to [Franklin] Pierce, 1864 May 7
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l.; with ALS, S[ophia] Hawthorne to General Pierce, [1864 May 8], 1 p. on the verso of N.H.'s letter, and also F. Pierce's annotation that the letter was the last written by N.H.; with photocopies of both letters and a handwritten transcript of N.H.'s letter (on Goodspeed's letterhead).

      Despite persisting poor health, expects in a few days to begin their planned trip. Sophia notes with pleasure that N.H. is strong enough to write his note despite persistent ill-health and adds that she will accompany him to meet Pierce, then proceed alone to Boston. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:19
      E.A. Hitchcock to Miss [Elizabeth] Peabody, 1864 June 3
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Expresses his sympathies on learning of N.H.'s death from her recent letter, asks that she convey them also to Mrs. Hawthorne, and rejoices that the latter has found strength to accept the loss. #6249-d.

    • Box-folder 3:20
      Sophia Hawthorne to Howard Ticknor, 1864 June 24
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l.

      Requests that he, in Mr. Fields's absence, remit funds by check. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:21
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1864 August 7
      ALS, 8 pp. on 2 l. folded.

      Praises General Hitchcock and, in effusive and symbolic language, describes how his books have given her peace and the sense of being one with her beloved husband, despite his death. Puzzles over the general's roles as religious teacher versus his war work in Washington, or, "why the Interpreter of the Prince of Peace should be Counselor of War. But I feel safer that you are . . ." #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:22
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1865 December 6
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded, with autograph envelope.

      Acknowledges General Hitchcock's gift of one of his books, his works revealing of the "Holy of holies" for her and kept in her "mystic, magic library". #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:23
      Sophia Hawthorne to "My dear friend" [General E.A. Hitchcock], 1866 February 14
      ALS, 11 pp. on 3 l. folded, with autograph envelope.

      Thanking him for one of his books and pouring forth her Christian spiritual beliefs including the importance of his writings in spiritual matters. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:24
      Sophia Hawthorne to Lydia, 1866 October 1
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Having received no letter from her cousin for some time, fears that Lydia is unwell and writes, though ill herself, to plead for some word. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:25
      Sophia Hawthorne to Lydia, 1866 October 4
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Reports her safe return from a short visit with her cousin and other relatives. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:26
      Sophia Hawthorne to Lydia, 1866 October 14
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Enquires about relatives and reports that her own children are away and she is alone. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:27
      Sophia Hawthorne to Augustine, 1866 October 27
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Enquires about his return home to Amherst after visiting her and about other relatives; reports on problems getting the stove she ordered and on her own children, especially on Rose, who is beginning school in Lexington. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:28
      Sophia Hawthorne to "My dear friend" [General E.A. Hitchcock], 1866 December 30
      ALS, 8 pp. on 2 l. folded, with autograph envelope also bearing his annotation.

      Discusses her reading during an illness, including an Atlantic article on the authorship of Shakespeare's works, then Delia Bacon on the subject, then Sir Francis Bacon's writings, and then the general's analysis of the sonnets and other literary works. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:29
      Sophia Hawthorne to "My dear friend" [General E.A. Hitchcock], 1867 March 3
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded, with autograph envelope also bearing his annotation.

      Explains how ill she has been, how welcome his letter was, and what reading it suggested to her to undertake. Reports her sister Elizabeth plans a deserved trip to Europe and Julian wishes to study in Heidelberg for several years, taking her and his sisters along; as she lives "only for her children" and thinks this a good plan she is considering how she might finance it if her recovery allows. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:30
      Sophia Hawthorne to "My dear little pet" [Cousin Lydia], 1867 May 12
      ALS, 8 pp. on 2 l. folded.

      Reports family news: Julian's slow progress on arranging to study in Europe and taking his mother and sisters along; Una's happiness about her recent engagement to Storrow Higginson, whom Sophia will welcome to the family; Rose's changing schools and her having a tutor in Europe; her sister Elizabeth's impending European journey; and the ill health of both her sister Mary her hard-working husband Horace Mann. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:31
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1867 August 4
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded, with autograph envelope also bearing his annotation.

      Thanks him for sending "the Preface" and praises all his work; reports Mrs. Mann is very ill; expects that "a sudden failure of means" will prevent her and the children from going to Europe as they had hoped and that for now they will vacation at Rye beach. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:32
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, [1867 September]
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded, with autograph envelope also bearing his annotation.

      Is delighted with and benefiting from his book he sent her; reports feeling better in general, especially since Julian's plan to study in Europe was abandoned for want of means, a disappointment he took gracefully, substituting for it the study of civil engineering; is blessed to find such character in all her children. Is pleased that his tenure as commissioner general of prisons has ended. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:33
      S[ophia] Hawthorne to "My dear friend" [General E.A. Hitchcock], 1867 October 20
      ALS, 8 pp. on 2 l. folded, with autograph envelope also bearing his annotation.

      Expresses her deep concern about his recent serious illness, wishing never to be without him and his wisdom; comments on several of his books, especially his Bible commentary, so instructive to her. Reports how faithful, good, intelligent, and sensitive Julian is as son and brother, as the quote she excerpts from his recent letter shows. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:34
      Julian Hawthorne to Gen. [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1868 February 9
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded, with autograph envelope also bearing his annotation.

      Writes for his ailing mother, who is worried about General Hitchcock's illness, and requests that he have a friend write her about his progress. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:35
      Franklin Pierce to Sarah Webster, 1868 March 18
      ALS, 12 pp. on 3 l. folded, with typed transcript, 2 pp.

      Sends her as promised the last letter Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote, addressed to himself before their then-impending trip together to New Hampshire; recalls painfully their long, close friendship, N.H.'s support during the final illness and death of Mrs. Pierce, and details of their long-planned journey: choosing the route and itinerary, N.H.'s refusing Pierce's suggestions for making their trip less taxing, N.H.'s terming it a "boon" to experience death without a struggle, and, at the Pemigewasset House in Plymouth, New Hampshire, during the early morning hours of 18 May 1864, finding him to be not asleep but lifeless. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:36
      Sophia Hawthorne to General [E.A.] Hitchcock, 1868 June 7
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Feeling better, she congratulates him on his marriage, delights in the prospect of reading his further writings, and reveals that she is soon to sell her home, the Wayside. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:37
      G[eorge] P[arsons] Lathrop to "Brainerd," 1882 August 23
      ALS, 8 pp. on 3 l. folded.

      Discusses literary matters, primarily incidents and conflicts involving Julian Hawthorne and his father's unpublished manuscript fragments [especially, the story fragment "Dr. Grimshawe's Secret," 1883], his inaccurate claims about them, copyright ownership, and publication efforts. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:38
      Elizabeth P. Peabody to "Charles," 1886 June 27
      ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Sends a scrap [filed in the Hawthorne Papers with his manuscripts], a sentence she thinks N.H. clipped from one of his old manuscripts [i.e., "Time's Portraiture," 1838], "that he had lain away as an autograph," offering it in response to her friend's request for one. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:39
      G[eorge] P[arsons] Lathrop to "My dear Sir," 1888 June 5
      ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      Responds to an enquiry about the basis for N.H.'s story "The Minister's Black Veil," saying that there was no "original" for what was purely the author's own creation, as was the case with The House of the Seven Gables. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:40
      A[lexander] Ireland to M[oncure] D. Conway, 1890 April 6
      ALS, 7 pp. on 2 l. folded, including his autograph transcript (1 p.) of Nathaniel Hawthorne's ALS (28 November 1853) to Ireland; with typed transcript from a dealer's catalogue entry describing the letter.

      Recounts meeting Nathaniel Hawthorne and touring an exhibition with him during which Alfred Tennyson entered the same gallery but, much to Ireland's dismay, the two did not meet, as N.H., thinking it would be improper to speak when they had never been formally and properly introduced, firmly declined Ireland's pleas to seize the opportunity (but notes that the description of Tennyson in English Notebooks shows in what detail Hawthorne observed him in those few moments). Also, Ireland supplied a holograph copy of N.H.'s 1853 letter to him declining an invitation to a dinner in honor of poet Charles Swain. #6249-d.

  • Subseries B: Undated and Partially Dated Letters
    • Box-folder 3:41
      S[ophia] A. Hawthorne to R.W. Griswold, n.y. September 23
      ANS, 1 p. on 1 l.

      Declining an invitation on behalf of her husband. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:42
      Una Hawthorne to Mr. [Alexander?] Strahan, n.y. September 29
      ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l. folded.

      A self-deprecating letter requesting advice about poems she had written and where to submit them for publication (Sunday Magazine likely, in her own view), her only motive being that of earning money "to help in the Home where I am working." Any further compositions of hers would be in prose with her name never to appear on them. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:43
      N[athaniel] H[awthorne] to E[lizabeth Peabody], n.d.
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 clipped fragment, bearing on the recto a portion of a Sophia Hawthorne letter; with a typed transcript of both (1 p.).

      Encourages her "coming over" to be with her sister Sophia, noted briefly on the verso of a leaf bearing 10 lines of a letter in his wife's hand, in which she discusses matters relating to children and mentions an incident at the consulate. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:44
      Nath[anie]l Hawthorne to "Dear Sir," n.d.
      ALS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded.

      Deferring execution of an unidentified plan. #6249-a.

    • Box-folder 3:45
      Una [Hawthorne] to Miss Kortright, Monday, n.y.
      ALS, 4 pp., the first black-bordered, on 1 l. folded.

      Declines an invitation for them to live with her [probably at the time of her mother Sophia Hawthorne's death in London, 26 February 1871] as she and her sister Rose plan to maintain themselves in the house where they lived with their mother; will send some of her mother's hair, as requested, and soon prepare the room where her mother lies for friends' visitation the next day. #6249-f.

Series III: Miscellaneous Manuscripts
  • Box-folder 3:46
    Legal scrap signed by Edward Rawson, secret[ary], for John Hawthorne and others, plaintiffs, against Henry Webb, defendant, Essex [County, Massachusetts], 1659 May 25
    MDS, 1 p. on 1 l., with typed partial transcript from a dealer's catalogue.

    #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:47
    Survey for William Hawthorne by Jonathan Danforth, signed by Edwd. Rawson, 1675 June 18
    MDS, 2 pp. on 1 l. folded.

    Includes a manuscript map of the 640 acre square, designated "Maj: Hawthorne, his farme at Mistequassuck." #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:48
    Warrant pursuant to the complaint of Mary Harris against Nathaniel Clark, signed by John Hawthorne, Justice of the Peace, 1707/8 February 3
    MDS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

    For carnal knowledge and fathering her child out of wedlock, with Hawthorne's annotations on the verso recording the subsequent appearance of Clark and determination of his fine, 1707/8 February 14. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:49
    Account sheet, signed, N[athaniel] Hawthorne, for goods received of Willm. Manning and sold in Calcutta, docketed on the verso, 1800
    MDS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

    Business record, probably that of author Nathaniel Hawthorne's father. #6249-d.

  • Box-folder 3:50
    Photostatic copies of letters and documents: 7 Nathaniel Hawthorne letters to various Hawthorne and Manning family members; 2 N.H. letters to others (Franklin Pierce and N.J. Lord); 6 letters to N.H. from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Grace Greenwood, Theodore Parker, James K. Paulding, Henry D. Thoreau, and his aunt Susan D. Manning; 5 letters from and to other family members (3 on the verso of N.H. letters); 2 documents signed by N.H., and 1 clipped N.H. signature;, 1821-1853
    20 ALsS, 2 MSDsS, and 1 clipped signature in 20 photostatic copies (some folded) of originals at the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts; with two letters (1957) about these papers, one a photostatic copy (1 p.) and the other a TLS (2 pp.).

    Regarding family matters, business, and other subjects. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:51
    Typescript copies of Nathaniel Hawthorne letters to various recipients, 1842-64, and 1 typescript copy of a letter from Herman Melville to N.H., 17 July [1852]
    51 letters in typescript on 62 leaves; with a TLS (1 p.) from Norman Holmes Pearson to Waller Barrett (1959) accompanying these copies of letters in his collection and with a list (1 p.) of other N.H. related items in his possession.

    Letters concerning his writing, consular duties, family matters, etc. #6249-d.

  • Box-folder 3:52
    Customs house receipt, signed Nath[anie]l Hawthorne, Surv, (and signed by other officials), for the Customs District of Salem and Beverly, 1846 November 1
    DS, partially printed and completed in manuscript, 1 p. on 1 l.

    #6249-d.

  • Box-folder 3:53
    Customs house receipts, signed Nath[anie]l Hawthorne, Surveyor (or Surv), and signed by other officials, for the Customs District of Salem and Beverly, 8 pieces, 1847 January 20 to 1848 June 2
    2 MDsS & 6 DsS, partially printed and completed in manuscript, each 1 p. on 1 l.

    #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:54
    Customs house receipt, partially printed and completed in manuscript, signed Nath[anie]l Hawthorne, Surv, and signed by other officials, 1848 September 26
    1 p. on 1 l.; with a manuscript note about it, 1 p.

    #6249-d.

  • Box-folder 3:55
    Receipt for payment of salary, signed Nath[anie]l Hawthorne, Surveyor, for the Customs District of Salem and Beverly, 1848 October 1
    MDS, 1 p. on 1 l., with typed transcript, 1 p.

    #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:56
    Consular affidavits, signed N[athanie]l Hawthorne, as United States consul in Liverpool, England, 1854 February 17
    1854 February 17

    2 DsS, partially printed and completed in manuscript, each 1 p. on 1 l. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:57
    Consular certification on behalf of an injured seaman, signed Nath[anie]l Hawthorne, as United States consul to Liverpool, 1854 October 19
    MDS, 1 p. on 1 l. folded.

    Written in a secretarial hand, describes his support of an American seaman injured in service, hospitalized, and being provided passage back to America. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:58
    Shipping certificate, signed Nath[anie]l Hawthorne, as United States consul to Liverpool, 1854 December 20
    DS, partially printed and completed in manuscript, 2 pp. on 1 l., with a photostatic copy, 2 pp.

    #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:59
    Royalty check signed W.D. Ticknor & Co. and endorsed by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1860 December 10
    DS, partially printed and completed in manuscript, 2 pp. on 1 l.

    #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:60
    Fragment from a letter, docketed by Nath[anie]l Hawthorne, n.y. October 1
    2 p. on 1 l.

    Identifies correspondence no longer attached or accompanying: "Mr. [John Louis?] O'Sullivan [to?, &?] Nathl Hawthorne of Salem [several words illegible] Oct 1st Copy of answer enclosed". On the verso in another hand is written, "Nathl Hawthorne. Salem", perhaps the address, which suggests that it dates from the years 1845 to 1849, and certainly well before 1864. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:61
    Unsigned note on Alexander Strahan, Publisher, letterhead, referring to a Nathaniel Hawthorne autograph, 1869 October 20
    MN, 1 p. on 1 l. folded, with photostatic copy, 1 p.

    Refers to once-accompanying gifts from "A Strahan" to the autograph collection of Miss McDonald, and promises that more will be sent "including notes from Victor Hugo, Carlyle, Hawthorne, and George Eliot". #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:62
    Nathaniel Hawthorne: Tributes by American Authors on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth; Letters and brief manuscripts by American authors, replying to a request from Ralph Waldo Stoddard for remarks in tribute to Nathaniel Hawthorne for the centennial of his birth, 1904
    Slipcase. Variously ALsS, TLsS, and MSsS, mounted individually on tabs in a black pebble-grained leather-bound notebook, housed in a blue cloth case (shelved separately).

    The authors (listed in an accompanying manuscript index, which contains some errors): Henry Abbey, Oscar Fay Adams, John Albee, Azel Ames, E. Benjamin Andrews, William Loring Andrews, O.C. Auringer, Henry Carey Baird, Herbert Howe Bancroft, James Newton Baskett, Katharine Lee Bates, S.G.W. Benjamin, Poultney Bigelow, George S. Boutwell, Amory H. Bradford, Augusta Cooper Bristol, Theron Brown, James Buckham, Richard Burton, W.V. Byars, S.H.M. Byers, Madison J. Cawein, John Vance Cheney, Charles W. Chesnutt, Florence Earle Coates, Russell H. Conwell, Charles H. Crandall, Theodore S. Cuyler, Ellen Douglas Deland, Margaret Deland, Theodore L. DeVinne, P. Deming, Julia C.R. Dorr, Amanda M. Douglas, W.C. Doane, Charles F. Dole, Nathan Haskell Dole, Edward S. Ellis, W.D. Ellwanger, Edward W. Emerson, W.H.P. Faunce, Sidney G. Fisher, Alcée Fortier, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Eliot Gregory, George McLean Harper, Albert Bushnell Hart, Ella Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Charles F. Holder, Mary J. Holmes, Oliver Otis Howard, Ernest Ingersoll, Joseph Jacobs, Adrian H. Joline, Charles Keeler, James B. Kenyan, Ellen Olney Kirk, Frederic Lawrence Knowles, M. Alphonsa Lathrop [Rose Hawthorne Lathrop after becoming a Catholic nun], John Uri Lloyd, John Luther Long, Thomas R. Lounsbury, Ernest McGaffey, Edgar S. Maclay, F. Schuyler Mathews, Frederick A. Ober, Samuel T. Pickard, Lizette Woodworth Reese, Agnes Repplier, Eben E. Rexford, Charles F. Richardson, William H. Rideing, Clinton Ross, F.B. Sanborn, George Santayana, Clinton Scollard, A.R. Spofford, Charles Warren Stoddard, Josiah Strong, Rose Hartwick Thorpe, Oscar L. Triggs, Clarence T. Urmy, Charles Henry Webb, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Benjamin J. Wheeler. #6249-d.

  • Box-folder 3:63
    Biographical notes and excerpts from books, all concerning Una Hawthorne, compiler unidentified, n.y. (but 1955 or later, based on internal evidence)
    Typed transcripts with scattered manuscript corrections, 47 pp. on 47 leaves.

    Excerpts include notes about sources; unascribed piece refers to a letter dating from 1855 as being a century old. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 3:64
    Description of Nathaniel Hawthorne's manuscript for A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, excerpt from the chapter, "Textual Introduction," in A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales, volume 7 in the Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1972
    Photocopy, 15 pp. on 8 l.

    Detailed description of the manuscript, which was examined in the Barrett Collection by editors preparing the Centenary Edition for publication. (The manuscript, subsequently gone missing, is preserved in photocopy and housed with the Barrett Hawthorne Papers.) #6249.

Series IV: Photographs and Prints
  • Oversize O.S. Box AA-10 cell L.
    Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne and view of the Old Manse, Concord, Massachusetts, n.d.
    2 ambrotypes, both approximately 5.5 x 4.5 inches.

    Portrait from later in his life, ca. 1860. #6249-d.

  • Box-folder 4:1
    Photographic copies from ambrotypes, one of Nathaniel Hawthorne and one of his home, the Old Manse, Concord, Massachusetts, n.d.
    2 black and white photographs, both approximately 9.5 x 12.5 inches (2 copies of each); with related correspondence, 2 pp. on 2 leaves.

    Presented by Mrs. Barton W. Currie; originals also in the Barrett Collection (O.S. Box AA-10 cell L). Accompanied by correspondence about provenance. #6249-d.

  • Box-folder 4:2
    Portrait photograph of Nathaniel Hawthorne, seated and holding a book, signed "Hawthorne," n.d.
    1 carte de visite, 2.25 x 4 inches.

    Backmarked "Under the Superintendence of Mr. S.B. Heald, Warren's, 289 Washington Street, Boston, Mass." Likeness taken probably in the 1850s. #7053-a.

  • Box-folder 4:3
    Portrait photograph of Nathaniel Hawthorne, seated in a chair and holding a book, a cabinet card, n.d.
    1 cabinet card, 5.5 x 4 inches.

    Likeness taken probably in the 1850s. #7053-a.

  • Box-folder 4:4
    Portrait photograph of Nathaniel Hawthorne, seated in a chair beside a table and reading a book, n.d.
    1 photograph, 3.25 x 2.25 inches.

    Likeness taken probably in the 1850s. #7694-c.

  • Box-folder 4:5
    Portrait photograph of Nathaniel Hawthorne, seated, wearing a coat and scarf and holding a hat, n.d.
    1 photograph, 3.25 x 2.25 inches.

    Reproduced from a carte de visite or cabinet card, photographer's name and "Salem, Mass." faintly evident in the lower margin of the card; likeness taken probably in the 1850s. #7694-a.

  • Box-folder 4:6
    Portrait engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne, with signature facsimile, by H.B. Hall & Sons, n.d.
    1 engraving mounted on stiff paper, 7.5 x 5.75 inches.

    From a likeness taken probably in the 1850s. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 4:7
    Portrait engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne, by S[amuel] Hollyer, with signature facsimile, n.d.
    1 engraving, on stiff paper 12.75 x 9.75 inches.

    From a likeness taken probably in the 1850s. Engraving signed in pencil by the artist. #6249-d.

  • Box-folder 4:8
    Portrait engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne, by T. Phillibrown, head and shoulders, with facsimile signature, n.d.
    1 engraving, on paper 8 x 5.25 inches.

    From a painting by C[ephas] G. Thompson (1850). #6249-b.

  • Box-folder 4:9
    Portrait engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne, head and shoulders, with facsimile signature, n.d.
    1 engraving, on stiff paper 10.5 x 6.75 inches.

    From an 1850 painting by Cephas Thompson. #6249-d.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Portrait engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne, head and shoulders, with signature facsimile, reproduced on a postcard, n.d.
    1 print, black and white, 5.5 x 3.5 inches, mounted on paper.

    From an 1850 painting by Cephas Thompson. Reference Collection.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Portrait etching of Nathaniel Hawthorne, by S[tephen] A[lonzo] Schoff, n.d.
    1 etching on thin paper 10.5 x 7.5 inches.

    From a likeness taken probably in the 1850s. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 4:12
    Portrait etching of Nathaniel Hawthorne, by S[tephen] A[lonzo] Schoff, n.d.
    1 etching on paper 8 x 5 inches.

    From a likeness taken probably in the 1850s. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 4:13
    Portrait engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne with facsimile signature, by J.A.J. Wilcox, n.d.
    1 engraving, 7.5 x 5.75 inches.

    Likeness taken later in his life. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 4:14
    Portrait engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne, by J.A.J. Wilcox, n.d.
    1 engraving, 7.5 x 5 inches.

    Likeness taken later in his life; without facsimile signature. #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 4:15
    Portrait engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne, by J.A.J. Wilcox, n.d.
    1 photographic copy, 8 x 10 inches.

    Likeness taken later in his life. #6526-k.

  • Box-folder 4:16
    Print after portrait engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne by J.A.J. Wilcox, n.d.
    1 print in brown ink, 5 x 3.5 inches on leaf 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

    Likeness taken later in his life (stain affecting image). Reference Collection.

  • Box-folder 4:17
    Photographic portrait of "An American Immortal, Nathaniel Hawthorne," clipped illustration from a book or magazine, n.d.
    1 print, black and white and gold, oval 2.5 x 2 inches, mounted on paper.

    Likeness taken later in his life. Reference Collection.

  • Box-folder 4:18
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, see Irving, Washington: Print, coloured, by George E. Perine, entitled Washington Irving and His Literary Friends at Sunnyside,
  • Box-folder 4:19
    Signature "Nathl Hawthorne,"n.d.
    1 photographic enlargement, 4 x 10 inches.

    #7053-a.

  • Box-folder 4:20
    Engraving, "Residence of Nathl. Hawthorne, Concord, Mass," drawn by W.R. Miller, engraved by J.D. Duthie, published by G.P. Putnam & Co., n.d.
    1 engraving, on paper 8.5 x 5.75 inches.

    View of The Wayside. #6249-b.

  • Box-folder 4:21
    [Hawthorne], Sophia [Amelia Peabody], Drawing: "Socrates, about to Drink the Hemlock, Takes Leave of His Disciples,"n.d.
    1 pencil drawing, on Bristol board 7.25 x 12.25 inches, captioned, ribbon tie threaded through near top edge, with typed transcription identified as taken from a label on the back of a frame from which the drawing was removed.

    Drawing bears a faint pencil caption and an ink annotation in another hand. Image after Antonio Canova's relief in the Villa Torlonia, Rome. #6663.

  • Box-folder 4:22
    [Hawthorne, Sophia Amelia Peabody, attributed], Drawing of a rural view, n.d.
    1 pencil drawing, on paper 6.25 x 3.75 inches.

    Drawing of a riverside cottage, thatched outbuilding, and fence; annotated in pencil on the verso, "Found with some of Mrs. Nath. Hawthorn's [sic] Letters. R.W. Lul. Probably drawing by her or one of her daughters?" #6249-a.

  • Box-folder 4:23
    [Hawthorne, Sophia Amelia Peabody, attributed to], "No 2 / Aug 31, 1870," drawing of a cottage, 1870 August 31
    1 pencil drawing, on paper 6.25 x 3.75 inches.

    Drawing of a cottage, annotated in pencil at the lower left corner with number and date. #6249-a.