11-21-2004 11-21-2004
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2256 Boston
November 21, 2004 11:00 AMCalender

(American Literary Figures)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2256 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 21, 2004 11:00AM


(American Literary Figures), Rare and interesting archive of approximately ninety-three autograph letters, holograph sentiments and related paper sent to Houghton, Osgood & Co. and the Atlantic Monthly, c. 1854-1884, concerning articles, contractual and other issues from many of the most important and influential writers and contributors of the late 19th century, including Henry James (nine), W. D. Howells (three), Bret Harte (four), Julia Ward Howe (one), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (two), Celia Thaxter (two), Wendell Phillips (one), Oliver Wendell Holmes (four), Harriet Beecher Stowe (one), Thomas Hardy (one), (mostly in very good condition). Complete list of names available upon request. Note: Sold to benefit Community Radio Station WOMR in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Estimate $8,000-9,000


Bret Harte, Houghton Osgood & Co., Celia Thaxter, Henry James, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Julia Ward Howe, the Atlantic Monthly, Thomas Hardy, Wendell Phillips, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Massachusetts, Provincetown, WOMR