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Edward Spencer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0149
Scope and Contents Papers consist largely of Edward Spencer's personal papers although there are some papers of his parents and of his grandson Gellert S. Alleman. Edward Spencer's papers relate to his literary career. The earliest papers are school notebooks from the Trinity School in Baltimore (1848-49) and Princeton University (1853-58). Spencer reused his student notebooks for his later literary work so some of these notebooks also contain his stories. Also in the papers are notebooks and drafts of Spencer's...

Estelle Anna Lewis handwritten letter to M. Laird Simons

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0731
Overview Estelle Anna Blanche Robinson Lewis (1824-1880) was an American poet and dramatist. Lewis was born near Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of John Robinson, a wealthy planter from Cuba of English and Spanish descent. Her best dramatic work was Sappho of Lesbos, a tragedy (London, 1868). She permanently moved to England in 1865, where her last work was a series of sonnets in defence of Edgar Allan Poe. She died in London, England. The item is a 4-page letter (folded from...

Percy Stickney Grant eulogy for Clyde Fitch

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030055648]
Identifier: MS-0357
Overview Percy Stickney Grant (1860–1927) was an American priest of the Episcopal Church. Clyde Fitch (1865-1909) was an American dramatist, the most popular writer for the Broadway stage of his time (1890–1909). This collection consists of one item: Rev. Percy Stickney Grant's remarks at Fitch's funeral at New York City's Church of the Ascension in 1909.