MANUSCRIPT: BPL ADDRESS: Mr.
Charles Folsom / Editor of the U. S. Review / Boston /
Care of Bowles & Dearborn Booksellers13 POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / OCT / 14
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Bryant] "The Atlantic Souvenir, A Christmas and New Year's Offering, 1827," USR, 1 ( November 1826), 144-150.
Bryant] "The Four Ages of Life: a Gift for Every Age. From the French of
Count de Segur. N. Y., Carvill, 1825," USR, 1 ( December 1826), 223-225.
"Letter on the Napoleon Code. By Dupin," USR, 1 ( November 1826), 125-128. William Sampson ( 1764-1836), a lawyer and Irish patriot living in New York, had been
invited by Bryant to contribute to the USR. Sampson to
Bryant, August 16, 1826,
The critic was probably James Lawson ( 1799-1880), a Scotsman, then an editor
of the New York Mercantile Advertiser.
James Gordon Brooks ( 1801-1841, Union 1819)
had read his Anniversary Poem before the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Yale before its
publication in New York.
Lawson review appeared in USR, 1 ( January 1827), 303- 305.
This review, which Bryant had requested of Dr. John W. Francis, was apparently not written. See Letter 148.
William Ware, in USR, 1 ( February 1827), 327-336.
By an unidentified reviewer, USR, 1 ( January 1827), 290-291.
Marginal note by Folsom: "Send him 4 [numbers of each?] for his file."
Marginal note by Folsom: "let Mr B exchange with Mr Gurley."
The society named was a student organization founded in 1783 which had as
one of its aims the enlargement of library holdings.
Ralph Nading Hill, The College
on the Hill: A Dartmouth Chronicle ( Hanover: Dartmouth Publications [ 1964?]),
Harrison Gray had arranged with steamboat and stagecoach companies to
carry a special weekly mail pouch between Boston and New York.
James G. Carter to Bryant, July 15, 1826, NYPL-BG.
Bryant mistakenly wrote "New York Review."
On October 1, 1826, Bowles and Dearborn replaced Harrison Gray as publishers of the journal. There is no indication of a change in ownership at that time.
155. To Frances F. Bryant
New York Oct 21, 1826.
My dear Frances
I take this opportunity of sending a letter as far as Great Barrington
by B. F. Rogers who is now in this city with his sister and Mr. Saxton,
although I have little to write.
The controversy about the Greek vessels occasions some noise here.
I shall send on some newspapers directed to Austin which will give you
an account of the matter. In the Albany Daily Advertiser you will see
Mr. Sedowick's narrative of the affair and in the Evening Post a little
sparring between a foolish young Mr. Platt, and Mr. S. Mr. Sedgwick
has done himself great credit by the fearless manner in which he has come
forward to expose the frauds of these people, and the Greek agent has
written a pamphlet which is printed but not yet published, and which
shows the infamy of these proceedings in the strongest light.
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Book title: The Letters of William Cullen Bryant.
Contributors: William Cullen Bryant II - Editor, Thomas G. Voss - Editor, William Cullen Bryant - Author.
Publisher: Fordham University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1975.
Page number: 219.
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