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Finding-Aid for the Horace Elisha Scudder Papers (WTU00100)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Horace Elisha Scudder Papers
Creator: Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. American editor
Call number: WTU00100
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.


Biography

American author and editor, Scudder was editor of Riverside Magazine for Young People (1867-1870), and of Atlantic Monthly (1890-1902); author of Dream Children (1864), The Dwellers in Five-Sisters Court (1876), A History of the United States (1884), and biographies of Noah Webster (1882), Bayard Taylor (1884), George Washington (1890), and James Russell Lowell (1901).


Collection Scope and Content Note

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.

Subject Terms

  • Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887.
  • Booth, Edwin Thomas, 1833-1893.
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924.
  • Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
  • Dodge, Mary Elizabeth Mapes, 1831-1905
  • Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
  • Hancock, John, 1737-1793.
  • Heinemann, William, 1836-1920.
  • Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1900.
  • Keller, Helen, 1880-1968.
  • Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
  • Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872.
  • Steuben, Baron Friederich Wilhelm, 1730-1794.
  • Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
Contents List
      Title
box-folder   -/-  
Papers 1723-1923 (202 items)   
Scope: 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.