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Incoming correspondence (including selected names mentioned in letters).

Box 1, Folder 1

[Anonymous]. 1 AL, 3 pp. [n.d.].

 

Alcott, Amos Bronson. See Bremer, Fredrika.

Box 1, Folder 2

Alden, Henry M. 1 ALS, 2 pp., March 21, 1898.Editor of Harper's Magazine.

 

Anderson, Hans Christian. See Bremer, Fredrika; Scudder, Horace E.; Wulff, Henriette; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 99, 100, 104, 105.

Box 1, Folder 3

Anderson, Robert. 1 sentiment, 1 p., May 17, 1867.Major General U.S.A., Commander of Fort Sumter when first shot fired.

Box 1, Folder 4

Arms, [?] P. 1 ALS, 2 pp., Sept. 21, 1860.

Box 1, Folder 5

Arnold, George B. 2 ALS, 7 pp., June 16, 1856; June 18 [?], 1856.Poet and artist, associated with the New York Bohemian group. See also R. Spring's typescript, p. 85.

Box 1, Folder 6

Arnold, Matthew. 1 ANS, 1 p., Feb. 4, 1884.See also R. Spring's typescript, pp. 31, 32.

 

Austen, Jane. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 57.

 

Avis, John. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 164, for the copy of a letter from Avis to her, dated Dec. 9, 1859. Jailor.

 

Baillie, Joanna. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 29, 56-58.

Box 1, Folder 7

Bancroft, Elizabeth. 1 ALS, 2 pp., [n.d.].

 

Bancroft, George and Charlotte. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 6, 55.

 

Barrett-Browning, Elizabeth. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 50-52, 90.

Box 1, Folder 8

Burton, Warren. 1 ALS, 2 pp., Dec. 31, 1840/Jan. 1, 1841[postscript]. Mentions [George?] Ripley; the Antislavery League.

 

Beecher, Catherine. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 85.

 

Beecher, Henry Ward. See Bremer, Fredrika; and R. Spring's typescript, p. 85.

Box 1, Folder 9

Bellows, Henry Whitney. 9 ALS, 21 pp., March 29, 1852; [?], 1858; [1859]; Oct. 5, 1860; April 6, 1861; Feb. 23, 1871; March 13, 1871; June 17, 1874; Aug. 24, 1874;2 incomplete letters, 1 dated April 4, 1857.Unitarian clergyman, Founder and President of the U.S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. See also Bremer, Fredrika; Child, Lydia Maria.

 

Bernhard, Sarah. See E. Photographs.

Box 1, Folder 10

Birney, W.B. 2 ALS, 2 pp., July 15, 1860; Dec. 31, 1864.Lawyer, General.

 

Blackwell, Elizabeth. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 35, 36.

Box 1, Folder 11

Bodichon, Barbara Lee Smith. 3 ALS, 3 pp., Aug. 17, 1950; April 7, [n.y.]; [n.d.].English artist and reformer. See also Griffith, Mattie.

Box 1, Folder 12

Bremer, Fredrika. 28 ALS, 127 pp., 1 p. of proverbs, and 1 sketch, 8 pp. (dated April 1850,about Jenny Lind). Letters: Oct. 20, 1849; Dec. 9, 1849; Jan. 3, 1850; March [1], [1850]; July 26, 1850; Sept. 11, 1850; July 13, 1851; May 13, 1853; June 10, 1853; Dec. 12, 1853; Sept. 21, 1854; April 26, 1855; [Sept.] 1855; May 14, 1856; Nov. 7, 1856; Sept. 24, 1857; Nov. 24, 1857; Jan. 25, 1858; Feb. 20, 1861; Aug. 19, 1861; Nov. 10, 1861; March 10, 1862; March 26, 1862; Sept. 1, 1863[incomplete]; Feb. 17, 1864; April 1, 1864; April 27, 1865; June 19, 1865. 1 a.l., [n.d.].Present are also later typed transcripts of several of the letters [Jan. 3, 1850; Feb. 20, 1850; July 3, 1851; June 10, 1853; Aug. 10, 1861; March 26, 1862; April 10, 1862; Sept. 1, 1863; Feb. 17, 1864; April 1, 1864,3 incomplete letters]. Bremer, a Swedish writer (1801-1865),was close to the American transcendentalists. This is an interesting and extensive correspondence reflecting Bremer's impressions of political and literary events in Europe and America. See also Child, Lydia Maria; Griffith, Mattie; Howitt, Mary; Lowell, James Russell; Sedgwick, Catharine Maria; Whittier, John Greenleaf; Wulff, Henriette; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 82-84, 95, 102-105.

Box 1, Folder 13

Brown, Henry Kirke. 2 ALS, 6 pp., Sept. 15, 1857; June 24, 1861.Sculptor.

Box 1, Folder 14

Brown, John. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 129-133, for her copy of a letter from John Brown to her, dated Nov. 24, 1859;p. 138 for part of a letter from John Brown to Aaron D. Stevens, dated Dec. 2, 1859;and pp. 133-135 for her typescript copy of a letter from John Brown's widow to her, dated April 6, 1862.Related material: 1 AL, 8 pp., Feb. 13. 1860;1 ALS, 4 pp., June 3, [n.y.],signed [Mrs. Bill Mulaby (?)]; 1 list of various items. See also Birney, W.B.; Child, Lydia Maria; Clarke, James Freeman; Hunter, Andrew; Redpath, James; Sennott, George; Thompson, Ruth Brown; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 14, 113, 117, 118, 120-127, 129-138, 151, 152, 160-162, 167, 170, 172-174.

 

Browne, Albert. See Griffith, Mattie.

 

Browning, Robert. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 51.

Box 1, Folder 15

Bryant, William Cullen. 5 ALS, 6 pp., Sept. 4, 1855; Nov. 4, 1859; Oct. 15, 1861; Nov. 20, 1861; Nov. 27, 1867.Including a gift of pressed flowers, [G]iven in their garden at Boston the Sunday [?] of our pleasant visit by Mr & Mrs Bryant. Sept. 17, 1865.See also R. Spring's typescript, pp. 7, 8, 20.

 

Buffum, Arnold. Rebecca Spring's father. See Birney, W.B.; Bryant, William Cullen; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 61, 85, 87.

Box 1, Folder 16

Burkhart, Lillian. 1 TNS, 1 p., [n.d.].Best-known actress on the American vaudeville stage.

 

Burney, Fanny. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 56, 57.

 

Burns, Robert. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 46, 49, 51, 88.

 

Burton - see `Barton'

 

Byron, George Lord Gordon. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 29, 36, 56, 88.

Box 1, Folder 17

[Calve], Emma. 1 ALS, 2 pp., [n.d.], [1902].In French.

Box 1, Folder 18

Carlyle, Jane. 1 ALS, 3 pp., Aug. [185-].See also R. Spring's typescript, pp. 48, 49, 52-54, 91.

 

Carlyle, Thomas. See Channing, William Ellery; Newberg, Thomas; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 48-54, 91.

Box 1, Folder 19

Chadwick, John White. 1 ALS, 4 pp., July 13, 1871.

Box 1, Folder 20

Channing, William Ellery. d. 1842 2 ALS, 13 pp., [Jan. 31, 1837]; Jan. 5, 1838;Channing goes into detail about his current activities, whether or not to give up the pulpit, his thoughts about socialism as a religion, etc. See also Bremer, Fredrika; Emerson, Ralph Waldo; Frothingham, Octavius Brooks; Fuller, Margaret; Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer.

 

Channing, William Henry. d. 1902, 2 ALS, 3 pp Apr 21 1851, [UNK] 8 pp Sept 21 1874. See Fuller, Margaret; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 3, 4, 44, 82, 85, 176 [typed copy of a letter by Channing, dated Sept. 4, 1874], 180.

Box 1, Folder 21

Chase, Salmon P. 3 ALS, 3 pp., Dec. 7, 1870; Feb. 23, 1871; Aug. 10, 1874.Chief Justice during Reconstruction. See also Bodichon, Barbara; and D. Invitations.

 

Cheney, Seth. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 80.

Box 1, Folder 22

Child, Lydia Maria. 14 ALS, 43 pp., Jan 17, 1848; Sept. 21, 1851; Jan. 18, 1852; Jan. 8, 1857; Nov. 18, 1859; Feb. 5, 1860; March 19, 1860; Feb. 6, 1862; March 25, 1862; Feb. 26, 1875;4 letters undated; 1 incomplete letter, dated Dec. 18, 1864.An interesting series of letters. Child and the Springs were close friends, and Child goes into great detail about current events, the anti-slavery movement (of which she says the demon of theology introduced division into its ranks), her financial situation with her husband on their Northhampton farm, the Civil War, the North American Phalanx society, the events surrounding John Brown's trial and execution, Margaret Fuller and Fredrika Bremer. See Bremer, Fredrika; Child, Lydia Maria; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 82, 110, 111, 113, 114, 116, 121, 168-170 [typed copy of part of a letter by L.M. Child, dated March 19, 1860].

Box 1, Folder 23

Clarke, James Freeman. 3 ALS, 6 pp. & 1 photographic portrait of Clarke. June 21, 1861; Nov. 20, 1879; Jan. 28, 1885.See E. Photographs for the portrait.

Box 1, Folder 24

Clay, Cassius Marcellus. 3 ALS, 6 pp., April 8, 1895; May 21, 1895; Dec. 30, 1897.1 incomplete letter by Rebecca Spring; 1 newspaper clipping about Cassius M. Clay's Child Wife returning home. See also Washington, Brooker T.; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 12, 17.

Box 1, Folder 25

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne. 1 photographic ALS, 2 pp., second page double, Nov. 6, 1898.

 

Colerigde, Samuel Taylor. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 29.

Box 1, Folder 26

Collyer, Robert. 1 ALS, 2 pp., Dec. 10, 1899.Rev. Robert Collyer. Famous Congregationalist Clergyman of Chicago, very popular, immense following. English blacksmith, graduated into the clergy. See also R. Spring's typescript, p. 85.

 

Coppoc, Edwin and Barklay. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 163-165. Includes acknowledgment of money sent to the Coppocs by R. Spring.

 

Crowe, Catherine. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 33.

Box 1, Folder 27

Curtis, George William. 3 ALS and 1 TLS, 9 pp., Sept. 12, 1863; Oct. 26, 1864; June 18, 1872; Sept. 16, 1887.See also Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer; and R. Spring's typescript, p. 85.

 

De Quincey, Thomas. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 33.

Box 1, Folder 28

Dewey, Orville. 4 ALS, 11 pp., Jan. 27, 1849; Jan. 17, 1851, [n.d.]; Aug. 26, 1874.

 

Douglass, Frederick. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 2, 34.

Box 1, Folder 29

Dowding, W.C. 1 ALS, 8 pp., May 2, 1848.See also Bremer, Fredrika.

Box 1, Folder 30

Ehrenheim, Peha von. 3 ALS, 9 pp., April 19, 1888; [March] 15, 1891; June 8, 1894.Count Peha von Ehrenheim. Swedish Count. Statesman. High in political life of Sweden. Next in importance to the King. Ehrenheim traveling [...?] met Rebecca Spring, and they became close friends. Later, Marcus and Rebecca Spring dining with Queen of Sweden, met Ehrenheim in his right [?] position.

Box 1, Folder 31

Eltz, Louis von. 1 ALS, 2 pp., Aug. 5, 1885.Baron Louis von Eltz.

Box 1, Folder 32

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 1 ALS, 3 pp. Dated Concord, July 23, 1850.See R. Spring's typescript, p. 80 1/2, for a copy of this letter (in R. Spring's handwriting). To Marcus Spring, concerning the sudden death of Margaret Fuller - who has just died at sea a few days before. Emerson tells Spring that he is sending his good friend, Henry D. Thoreau, to represent him and Fuller's other friends at the sight of the accident and that Thoreau has been instructed to recover as much of Fuller's manuscripts, etc., that can be found. See also Fuller, Margaret; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 43, 48, 50, 81-84.

Box 1, Folder 33

Everett, Edward. 1 ALS, 2 pp., June 14, 1863.See also R. Spring's typescript, pp. 55, 56.

 

Fields, James Thomas. See Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.

Box 1, Folder 34

Follen, Charles. 6 ALS, 17 pp., Feb. 23, 1839; April 1, 1839; Jan. 3, 1841; Aug. 18, [n.y.]; Nov. 13, [n.y.]; [n.d.].A couple of these letters are from Follen's wife. First professor of German Literature at Harvard, abolitionist and Unitarian clergyman. See also Channing, William Ellery; Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer.

Box 1, Folder 35

Fremont, Jessie Benton. 1 ALS, 4 pp., Sept. 30, 1890.

 

Fremont, John Charles. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 86.

Box 1, Folder 36

Frothingham, Octavius Brooks. 3 ALS, 5 pp., April 11, 1885; Oct. 23, 1885; May 25, 1886.Radical religious and literary figure.

Box 1, Folder 37

Fuller, Sarah Margaret. 5 ALS, 17 pp., April 17, 1844; June 12, [1845]; June 7, 1846; Feb. 1, 1848; March 9, 1849;1 incomplete letter. 1 copy of an incomplete letter, in R. Spring's handwriting (see pp. 78 and 79 of her typescript), [n.d.].Written from Cambridge, Brooklyn, and Rome. The letters from Rome discuss Fuller's friendship with Guiseppe Mazzini, the exiled leader of the Italian republican movement, and at one point she says that she wishes her two brothers, Emerson and Channing could see him. In another letter from Rome, Fuller discusses her poor health and depression, Harriet Martineau and Mrs. Trollope. See also Arnold, Matthew; Bremer, Fredrika; Child, Lydia Maria; Emerson, Ralph Waldo; Julian, George W.; Thom, William; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 1-6, 24, 25, 27, 28, 32-34, 37-48, 50-53, 55, 58, 60-62, 64-69, 78-82.

Box 1, Folder 38

Garrison, William Lloyd. 1 ALS, 1 p., March 14, 1860.Margins trimmed, with some loss of text. Declines an invitations, comments on the bloody vindictiveness of the Virginians, and sends his regards to Sarah Grimke, the Welds, etc. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 34, 171 [typed copy of that identical letter from Garrison, complete], 178.

 

Gillies, Margaret. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 59.

 

Gillies, Mary. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 59.

Box 1, Folder 39

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. 1 ALS, 3 pp., July 7, 1904.

Box 1, Folder 40

Godwin, Fanny Bryant. 3 ALS, 7 pp., not dated but probably late 1860s (1) & 1870s.Daughter of William Cullen Bryant; wife of Parke Godwin.

 

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 44.

Box 1, Folder 41

Goldman, Emma. 1 ALS, 1 p., dated April 29, [n.y.].

Box 1, Folder 42

Greeley, Horace. 4 ALS, 7 pp., Dec. [?]. 1853, Nov. 4, 1855; Dec. 5, 1855; Jan. 14, 1872.See also MacKaye, James Morrison Steele; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 1, 3, 5.

Box 1, Folder 43

Griffith, Mattie. 4 ALS, 20 pp., Sept. 23, [n.y.]; July 7, [n.y.]; July 8, 1857; Dec. 19, [n.y.].Kentucky poet and abolitionist, who freed her slaves and moved to New York in the 1850s where she later married Albert Browne, an editor of the N.Y. Tribune. On the well-known voyage of the Great Eastern, when that ship became disabled in the Channel, 30 silk dresses and much of Mrs. Browne's jewelry were ground to pulp by the lurching sides of the vessel. The first three letters are from Griffith's early period in the North, and she goes into detail about her living situation, the help she has received from Mrs. Charlotte Follen, Miss Peabody, Miss Child, etc. The last is a letter of condolence to Mrs. Spring about the death of her husband, Marcus. See also Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer; and R. Spring's typescript, p. 86.

 

Grimke, Sarah Moore. See Bodichon, Barbara; Garrison, William Lloyd; Peabody, Elizabeth; and R. Spring's typescript, p. 171.

Box 1, Folder 44

Harte, Bret. 1 photographic ALS, 3 pp., June 21, [n.y.].

 

Haslett, Absalom. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 160, 168, 171.

 

Hicks, Thomas. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 64.

Box 1, Folder 45

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. 5 ALS, 7 pp., Jan 25. 1860; Jan. 22, 1884; Jan. 30, 1884; Feb. [?] 25, 1897; Sept. 14, 1907.Brief notes, but the last, written to Mrs. Spring when both Higginson and Spring were advanced in age, notes You and I are among the few oldest among the survivors of the transcendental & anti-slavery period.

Box 1, Folder 46

Holmes, Oliver Wendell. 1 LS, 1 p., Feb. 8, 1889.

Box 1, Folder 47

Howitt, Mary. 7 ALS, 25 pp., Aug. 19, 1848; March 12, 1864; Dec. 14, 1874; Jan. 14, [n.y.]; March 12, [n.y.];2 undated letters. English author. See also Bremer, Fredrika; Greeley, Horace; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 55, 59, 90-94.

Box 1, Folder 48

Howitt, William. 4 ALS, 10 pp., not dated, but ca. 1850s.One letter is burned around the edges, with some loss of text. English author, husband of Mary Howitt. See also R. Spring's typescript, pp. 55, 59, 90, 92-94.

 

Hugo, Victor. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 172-174 [typed copy of An appeal from Victor Hugo to the American Nation, dated Dec. 2, 1859].

 

Hunt, Leigh. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 59.

Box 1, Folder 49

Hunter, Andrew. 2 ALS, 3 pp., Dec. 24, 1859; Feb. 22, 1860.Hunter was the prosecuting attorney in the John Brown trial and writes to Mrs. Spring about his opinions on the trial, Brown's character and the treatment of him in prison. See also Sennott, George; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 136-137 [part of a typed letter from R. Spring to A. Hunter, dated Jan. 2, 1860],165.

 

Inness, George. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 85.

Box 1, Folder 50

Irlman, Mary C. 1 ALS, 4 pp., June 8, 1910.Niece to Rebecca Spring.

Box 1, Folder 51

James, Henry. 1 ALS, 2 pp., first part missing, [n.d.].Writes about anti-slavary; arctic calamity (Captain Luca).

 

Johnson, Samuel. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 30, 31, 56, 57.

Box 1, Folder 52

Julian, George W. 1 ALS, 4 pp., Sept. 16, 1885.U.S. Senator, U.S. Surveyor-General for New Mexico.

Box 1, Folder 53

Kingsley, Charles. 1 ALS, 3 pp., Jan. 26, 1853.

 

Kirkland, Mrs. [Caroline Matilda Stansbury?]. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 82, 84.

Box 1, Folder 54

Koch, Ida. 1 ALS, 4 pp., [Oct.] 20, [18--].Born Wulff.

 

Lamb, Charles. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 55.

Box 1, Folder 55

Letcher, John. 1 ALS, 1 p., March 14, 1860.Governor. Permission in the letter given to Marcus Spring to remove the bodies of Stevens and Harrison. See also R. Spring's typescript, p. 155.

 

Lewes, George. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 50, 51.

 

Lincoln, Abraham. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 61.

 

Lind, Jenny. See Bremer, Fredrika; Child, Lydia Maria; and R. Spring's typescript, p. 82.

Box 1, Folder 56

Lindley, Charles [?]. 1 ALS, 4 pp., April 20, 1867.

Box 1, Folder 57

Longfellow, Samuel. 1 ALS, 2 pp., Sept. 30, [n.y.].Brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Poet himself; minister (Unitarian). See also R. Spring's typescript, pp. 82, 85.

Box 1, Folder 58

Lowell, Josephine Shaw. 1 ALS, 4 pp., Dec. 16, 1900.

Box 1, Folder 59

Lowell, James Russell. 2 ANS, 2 pp., July 1, 1850; Jan. 7, 1884.See also Bremer, Fredrika; and R. Spring's typescript, p. 172 [poem by Lowell, untitled].

Box 1, Folder 60

MacKaye, James Morrison Steele. 5 ALS, 21 pp., July 7, 1862; Nov. 4, 1862; Dec. 7, 1869; July 14, 1871; Sept. 12, 1872.1 incomplete letter. MacKaye, playwright, actor, author and inventor, was married to Spring's daughter, Jeanie Spring.

 

Martineau, Harriet. See Fuller, Margaret; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 24, 31, 48, 61, 175 [typed copy of part of a letter from H. Martineau, dated Jan. 24, 1868].

 

Mazzini, Guiseppe. See Fuller, Margaret; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 52, 57, 59, 68, 91.

 

Mickiewicz, Adam. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 64.

Box 1, Folder 61

Mill, John Stuart. 1 ALS, 3 pp., June 21, 1870.

 

Moore, Tom. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 29, 56, 88.

Box 1, Folder 62

Newberg, Thomas. 4 ALS, 18 pp., Feb. 22, 1862; Sept. 6, 1862; June 2, 1862; June 2, 1863.Carlyle's secretary.

Box 1, Folder 63

Odenheimer, W.A. 2 ALS, 2 pp., July 10, 1863; March 5 [?], 1872.Bishop of New Jersey.

 

Ossoli, Angelo. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 64, 80.

Box 1, Folder 64

Owen, Robert Dale. 1 ALS, 4 pp., Sept. 10, 1865.A letter concerning Spring's donation or loan towards furnishing a place for Mattie Griffith in New York. See Griffith, Mattie; Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer.

 

Page, William. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 85.

Box 2, Folder 65

Parker, Wayne. 1 ALS, 1 p., Feb. 13, 1880.U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

 

Parkman, [Francis?]. See Howitt, Mary.

Box 2, Folder 66

Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer. 17 ALS, 75 pp., 1 damaged letter. The letters, which are not all dated by year, appear to be written between about 1840 and 1865; they cover a wide variety of subjects, including education, Mattie Griffith's difficult life in Boston, Sarah Grimke and Peabody's financial arrangements with the Springs. See Griffith, Mattie; and R. Spring's typescript, p. 85.

 

Phillips, Wendell. See Child, Lydia Maria; Garrison, William Lloyd; Griffith, Mattie; and R. Spring's typescript, p. 171.

 

Plympton, Eben. See E. Photographs.

 

Poe, Edgar Allan. See R. Spring's typecript, p. 6.

Box 2, Folder 67

Quincey, Edmund. 1 ALS, 4 pp., July 5, 1840 [?].Rebecca Spring knew him well. Distinguished man of a distinguished family [note on an envelope attached to the letter].

Box 2, Folder 68

Raymond, J.H.[?]. 1 ALS, 4 pp., July 21, 1860 [?].

 

Realf, Richard. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 161, 162 [poem by Realf, entitled Unseen].

Box 2, Folder 69

[Rearny], J.L. 1 ALS, 6 pp., June 15, 1903.With an amateur snapshot, 1902.See E. Photographs.

Box 2, Folder 70

Redpath, James. 1 ALS, 4 pp., Feb. 4, 1860.N.Y. editor and author. Concerning John Brown and the publication of a book about him. See also Child, Lydia Maria.

 

Reynolds, Joshua. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 56, 57.

 

Ripley, [George?]. See Barton, Warren; Follen, Charles.

 

Scott, Walter. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 29, 37, 38, 56, 88.

Box 2, Folder 71

Scudder, Horace E. 1 ALS, 1 p., Oct. 26, 1869.

Box 2, Folder 72

Sedgwick, Catharine Maria. 1 ALS, 3 pp. [incomplete], Aug. 185[?].See also Dewey, Orville.

Box 2, Folder 73

Sennott, George. 3 ALS, 7 pp., Nov. 15, 1859; Dec. 30, 1859; Jan. 6, 1860.Concerning the events surrounding the defense of John Brown and associates. Sennott, a Boston attorney, was a counsel for Brown. See also Brown, John; Child, Lydia Maria; Higginson, Thomas Wentworth; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 118, 124, 141, 165-167 [typed copies of 2 letters from Sennott to R. Spring, dated Dec. 14, 1859; and Jan. 6, 1860;the latter one includes a letter by Aaron Stevens, Aaron Dwight Stevens' father, to Sennott, dated Jan. 4, 1860],169.

Box 2, Folder 74

Shaw, Francis George. 1 ALS, 4 pp., Jan. 9, 1853.Father of Josephine Shaw Lowell & Col. Robert Shaw, killed at Fort Donaldson.

 

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 57.

 

Sigourney, Mrs. [Lydia Howard Huntley?]. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 7.

 

Southey, Robert. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 29.

Box 2, Folder 75

Spring, Marcus. 1 ALS, 1 p., July 29, 1836.To Rebecca Buffum, later Rebecca Spring. 1 cabinet photograph, ca. 1873. See E. Photographs; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 1, 6, 7, 14, 16, 20, 38-42, 44-48, 51, 59-63, 80, 83, 84, 90, 95, 109, 110, 127, 149, 158, 161, 171, 175-177.

 

Spring, Rebecca. See B. Manuscripts, C. Newspaper clippings about Rebecca Spring, and E. Photographs.

Box 2, Folder 76

Spring, William. 4 ALS, 18 pp., Dec. 3, 1987; Sept. 5, 1898; June 14, 1898; July 6, 1900.

Box 2, Folder 77

[Spring, William]. 1 ALS, 2 pp., [n.d.].Rebecca and Marcus Spring's son.

Box 2, Folder 78

[Spring, (?)]. 1 ALS, 4 pp., April 26, 1861/April 28, 1861.

Box 2, Folder 79

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady. 1 ALS, 4 pp., Feb. 17, [n.y.].Writes about her 50th wedding anniversary and her book.

 

Stevens, Aaron Dwight. See Letcher, John; and R. Spring's typescript, pp. 120, 125, 137-140, 142-160, 162-169, 171. R. Spring has copied some of Stevens' letters, whole or in part, in her typescript, dated Dec. 2, 1859(p. 138); Dec. 31, [1859](p. 139); [n.d.](p. 140); Dec. 17, [1859](p. 140); Dec. 31, 1859(pp. 142-143); [n.d.](p. 144); Jan. 31, 1860(p. 145); [n.d.](p. 146); March 13, 1860(p. 146).

Box 2, Folder 80

Stevens, H.E. Empty envelope.

 

Stoddard, [?]. See Clemens, Samuel Langhorne.

 

Sumner, Charles. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 80, 88.

Box 2, Folder 81

Thom, William. 2 ALS, [both letters are damaged, no signature on the second letter], 2 pp., Oct. 9, [n.y.];Friday noon, [n.y].A third letter by Eliza Fox. 1 ALS, 2 pp., Thursday, [n.y.]. The Weaver Poet. Gave Rebecca Spring & Mary Fuller each a table cloth of his own knitting. See also R. Spring's typescript, p. 47.

Box 2, Folder 82

Thompson, George. 3 ALS, 8 pp., Feb. 26, 1835; July 12, 1865; Nov. 27, 1865.Thompson was an English reformer and abolitionist who came to the U.S. at the request of anti-slavery societies to lecture in 1834.His efforts led to the formation of many new anti-slavery groups, but he also encountered great protest and violent mobs and had to escape for fear of his life in Boston in 1835. The first letter here, written from Boston, is about his lecture tour and the problems he was encountering. The other two letters are written from Buffalo and Boston when Thompson returned in 1865,and they also concern his activities. See also R. Spring's typescript, p. 86.

Box 2, Folder 83

Thompson, Ruth Brown. 1 ALS, 3 pp., April 27, 1898.Daughter of John Brown.

 

Thoreau, Henry David. See Emerson, Ralph Waldo.

 

[UNK]

 

Trollope, Mrs. See Fuller, Margaret.

 

Walpole, Horace. See R. Spring's typescript, p. 56.

Box 2, Folder 84

Washington, Brooker T. 1 TNS, 1 p., April 22, 1902.

 

Washington, George. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 106, 174; and D. Invitations.

Box 2, Folder 85

Watts, Alfred. 1 ALS, 4 pp., April 13, 1860.

 

Weld, Theodore Dwight and Angelina Grimke Weld. See Bodichon, Barbara; Brown, Henry Kirke; Child, Lydia Maria; Garrison, William Lloyd; Griffith, Mattie; for Theodore Weld, see also R. Spring's typescript, pp. 84, 86, 161, 171.

Box 2, Folder 86

Whittier, John Greenleaf. 1 ALS, 1 p., May [?] 5, 1865 [?].See also R. Spring's ts., pp. 167-168 (typed copy of a letter by Whittier, dated 8th Mo. [= Aug.?] 11th [1860]),178-180.

Box 2, Folder 87

Whittredge, W. 1 ALS, 2 pp., [n.d.].Landscape painter.

Box 2, Folder 88

Wilkinson, Dr. James John Garth. 1 AL [letter severely damaged, no signature], 3 pp., [n.d.].Very famous English physician.

Box 2, Folder 89

Winter, William. 1 ALS, 1 p., April 23, 1904.Best-known American dramatic critic. Author of `Mary of Magdala.' Poet.

 

Wordsworth, William. See R. Spring's typescript, pp. 25-31 [poem Lines To My Sister on pp. 26-27], 56.

Box 2, Folder 90

Wulff, Henriette. 5 ALS, 17 pp., Sept. 12, 1854; May 1, 1855; March 10, 1856; June 27, 1856; March 12, 1858.Empty envelope from Hans Christian Anderson. Daughter of Admiral Wulff. Friend of Hans Christian Anderson. See also R. Spring's typescript, pp. 99-101.

 

Manuscripts

Box 2, Folder 91

Spring, Rebecca. 180 pages of the corrected typescript of A Book of Remembrance., with parts of an uncorrected copy of the typescript; n.d.,but circa 1900.Pages 8-11, 71-77 are missing; pages 78-81, 108 are in manuscript. A memoir of Mrs. Spring's years with Marcus Spring and their literary and political friends. An interesting text, which expands on and explains much of the information contained in the letters, including a lengthy part on Spring's efforts on the behalf of John Brown, their travels with Margaret Fuller and friendships with Fredrika Bremer and Lydia Maria Child.

 

Newspaper clippings about Rebecca Spring

Box 2, Folder 92

3 clippings of stories about Mrs. Spring from southern California newspapers, 1904.

 

Invitations

Box 2, Folder 93

3 ptd. cards, about 1867.(1) Marcus & Rebecca Spring's 25th wedding anniversary; (2) Chief Justice Chase (daughter's marriage); (3) Dinner invitation from George Washington.

 

Photographs

Box 2, Folder 94

Bernhard, Sarah. 1 photograph, s., 1906. Clarke, James Freeman. 1 photographic portrait. Plympton, Eben. 1 photograph, s., 1883.American (Shakespearean) actor. Supported Lillian Adelaide [?] eillson and Mary Anderson. Rearney, J.L. 1 amateur snapshot, 1902. Spring, Marcus. 1 cabinet photograph, ca. 1873 [?]. Spring, Rebecca. 1 photograph, Aug., 1901(avec `Bijou' and mon petit chat).

 

Eagleswood Military Academy

Box 2, Folder 95

3 items. Engraved and printed prospectus for and catalogue for Five Years of... NY, 1866.

 

Sketches

Box 2, Folder 96

Two unsigned pencil sketches, one of a Charleston prison cell, dated Nov. 9, 1859;the other of Harper's Ferry, Nov. 9, 1859.See also R. Spring's typescript.