American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench 1814-1890
- Chapman, Frederic, recipient.
Cist, Lewis J. recipient.
Hayne, Paul Hamilton, recipient.
Mitford, Mary Russell, recipient.
Morris, George Pope, recipient.
Stoddard, Charles Warren, recipient.
Van Schaick, John B., recipient.
Walker, James A. correspondent.
Webster, Daniel, recipient.
Whipple, Edwin Percy, correspondent.
White, Thomas Willis, correspondent.
Whyte-Melville, G. J. correspondent.
Wilkins, William, correspondent.
Willis, N. P., Mrs., correspondent.
Wirt, William, correspondent.
Worcester, Noah, correspondent.
Wright, Thomas C., correspondent.
Yonge, Charlotte M. corrrespondent.
Young, Charles Mayne, correspondent.
Carey & Hart, recipient.
Mitchell's Rare and Standard Books.
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- Material collected by Hench, some as an autograph collection and others for use in his classes at the University of Virginia with examples of various periods.
Modern autographs collected by Hench include letters by associates of Edgar Allan Poe; Civil War letters; papers relating to Virginia history; correspondence of writers and politicians, particularly from the Victorian era; and other miscellaneous correspondence with literary or histocial interest.
Letters of Edwin Percy Whipple to Paul Hamilton Hayne and others discuss routine matters and Sir William Jones and the concept of "Sovereign Law."
Letters of Nathaniel Parker Willis to Carey & Hart, [George Pope?] Morris, [Charles Warren?] Stoddard, John B. Van Schaick, Daniel Webster and others discuss literary matters chiefly for the Home Journal, social obligations and a legal problem. With these are calling cards, engraved portraits and an autograph.
Charlotte Mary Yonge writes three unidentified correspondents sending proof, discussing illustrations, replying to an author and seeking information on the prophecies of Mother Shipton.
Single letters of interest include James A. Walker to W.P. Hopkins on his Civil War service; Thomas Willis White complimenting Lewis Jacob Cist on his writing; G.J. Whyte-Melville discussing terms for publication of "Roy's Wife" with Frederic Chapman; William Wilkins on the purchase of a flatboat; Cornelia Grinnell Willis sends some pieces for the "Home Journal" to [George Pope?] Morris; Wiliam Wirt to his commanding officer on the location of Camp Warrenigh Church and requesting prolonges; Noah Worcester promising to forward a pacifist journal; Thomas C. Wright regarding histories of Trinity House, an association of English mariners; and Charles Mayne Young to Mary Russell Mitford requesting a manuscript of a new play.
Form letters from Mitchell's Rare and Standard Books document the authenticity of two George Washington items for sale, 1890.
A memorandum of Wiliam Woods, of Albemarle County, Va., concerns pay due several companies of Virginia Militia, 1815.
- Forms part of the Atcheson L. Hench Autograph Collection.<br><br>Atcheson L. Hench Collection of Modern American and English Literary and Historical Papers, Accession #6435, 6435-a Series II :U-Y, 1814-1890, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
- Primary Source
- Physical Description:
- approximately 46