Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis

Finding-Aid for the Eugene Field Collection (WTU00197)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Eugene Field. Collection,
Creator: Field, Euguene, 1850-1896
Inclusive dates: 1894.
Extent: 1 item
Call number: WTU00197
Language: English
Repository: Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63130

Access and Use:
Source of Collection:

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Use Restriction:


Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.


Eugene Field, a native of St. Louis, attended Lombard College (since merged with Knox College) and moved to Chicago, where he became a columnist. His column, "Sharps and Flats," ran from 1883 to 1885. He wrote sentimental and children’s poetry, including the well-known "Little Boy Blue" and "Dutch Lullaby."

Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

These letters are signed to Mr. Gay, and thank him and his wife for a pleasant visit and mention Field’s failing health.

Subject Terms

  • Field, Eugene, 1850-1896