William Dean Howells Correspondence
Collection — Container: MS Acc 586
Call Number: MS Acc 586
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 20 letters written by the American novelist and literary critic William Dean Howells, 1837-1920. The majority of the letters, dated between 1869 and 1888, are to James Ripley Osgood (1836-1892) the editor of the Atlantic Monthly in which Howells critiques manuscripts submitted to the magazine while he was assistant editor. In other letters to Osgood, Howells discusses his plans for and progress of his own work. In addition, Howells recommendations publications of articles of unknown authors and talks about his own work, particularly the sketches he is writing about Venice.
- Howells, William Dean (Person)
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Method of Acquisition
The letters in this collection were purchased in 1939 with Josiah Benton funds and in 1941 with J. H. Whitney funds.
Finding aid written by Kimberly Reynolds, March 2011.
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