Horace Elisha Scudder Papers
Collection Scope and Content Note
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Scope and Contents Note
Scudder is the principal correspondent and collector in the
collection. The majority of the letters are addressed to him and/or his
wife. The miscellaneous documents, clippings, autographs, appear to have
been collected by him, although no particular pattern is discernible.
Subjects are primarily concerned with social matters and his editing
work, in particular the preparation of his biography of James Russell
Lowell. Items are arranged alphabetically by name of principal person.
Of particular note in the collection are the Rev. Timothy Edward
notebooks (1723), the Rev. Samuel Buell sermons (1746-1747), the single
page of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Oak
Openings , the draft of the James Monroe letter to the Committee
of Publick Safety respecting Jay’s Treaty (1794), and the John Greenleaf
Whittier letters to Scudder concerning the preparation of the Riverside
edition of his writings.