A Biography of William Cullen Bryant: With Extracts from His Private Correspondence - Vol. 1

A Biography of William Cullen Bryant: With Extracts from His Private Correspondence - Vol. 1

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A Biography of William Cullen Bryant: With Extracts from His Private Correspondence - Vol. 1

A Biography of William Cullen Bryant: With Extracts from His Private Correspondence - Vol. 1

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Some time after the death of Mr. Bryant, in 1878, his younger daughter, Miss Julia S. Bryant, to whom his papers were left, sent me copies of such of them as she supposed might be useful in the preparation of a memoir of his life. These consisted of letters written by him or to him, mostly of a private or domestic nature, and of a few unpublished or uncollected poems. Accompanying them were several scrap-books containing some of his editorial writings, and extracts of newspaper articles written about him at various times.

To these scanty materials I was able, through the kindness of their possessors, to add his letters to Arthur and John H. Bryant, his brothers, Gulian C. Verplanck, the Rev. Orville Dewey, Mr. John Bigelow, the Rev. R. C. Waterston, Miss Christiana and Miss Janet Gibson, of Edinburgh, Mr. H. W. Longfellow, Professor J. S. Thayer, of Cambridge, Miss J. Dewey, Mrs. L. M. S. Moulton, Mr. John H. Gourlie, Mr. R. H. Stoddard, and others—for which I return my thanks to such of them as are living, and to the heirs of such as have passed away.

Mr. Bryant, as the editor of a daily newspaper, was not . . .

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