Charles Godfrey Leland: A Biography

Charles Godfrey Leland: A Biography

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Charles Godfrey Leland: A Biography

Charles Godfrey Leland: A Biography

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My chief authorities in writing the Life of Charles Godfrey Leland have been the "Memoirs" he published during his lifetime and the papers he left to me after his death. But I owe a great deal to many of his relations and friends, who have done all within their power to aid me. His sister, Mrs. John Harrison, has come to my assistance in every possible way. With her son, Mr. Leland Harrison, and my brother, Mr. Edward Robins, she has gone through a vast accumulation of family papers, and she has entrusted me with a large part of the family correspondence. For many of his letters, I am indebted also to the kindness of the late Lady Besant, Mrs. Edwin Edwards, Miss Lily Doering, Miss Annie Dymes, Miss Mary Owen, Mr. David MacRitchie, Mr. J. Dyneley Prince, Mr. J. C. Groome, Mr. T. Fisher Unwin. I am also indebted to Mr. Charles Eliot Norton for authority to reproduce a hitherto unpublished letter by James Russell Lowell, and to my publishers, Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin and Com-

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