James Fenimore Cooper collection of papers

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This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, and financial documents. The manuscripts comprise portions of his novels and stories including "Afloat and Ashore," "The Headsman," "Homeward Bound," "The Oak Openings, or, The Bee-Hunter," "The Prairie," "The Water Witch," and "Wyandotte"; as well as drafts of the essays "Old Ironsides" and "The History of the Navy of the United States." The correspondence consists of letters from the author, dating from 1825 to [1850], to John Fagan, Thomas W. Field, James S. Mead, J. D. P. Ogden, J. K. Paulding, Henry Philips, Lady William Russell, Charles Wilkes, the publishers Carey and Lea, and others; as well as letters, dating from [1842] to 1904, between various correspondents, including Richard Harris Barham, Richard Bentley, Joseph Conrad, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Charles Henry Hart, and others. There is also a letter addressed to Cooper from Sir Walter Scott, dated 1826.
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 (Creator)
Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871 (Correspondent)
Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871 (Former owner)
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 (Correspondent)
Cooper, Susan Fenimore, 1813-1894 (Correspondent)
Fagan, J. (John) (Addressee)
Field, Thomas W. (Thomas Warren), 1820-1881 (Addressee)
Gordan, John D., 1907-1968 (Donor)
Harden, Edward Walker, 1868- (Former owner)
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918 (Correspondent)
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) (Former owner)
Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845 (Contributor)
McAlenney, Paul E (Former owner)
Mead, James S (Addressee)
Ogden, James De Peyster, 1790-1870 (Addressee)
Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860 (Addressee)
Philips, Henry, 1839-1895 (Addressee)
Russell, William, Lady (Addressee)
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 (Author)
Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877 (Addressee)
Young, Owen D., 1874- (Former owner)
Carey & Lea (Addressee)
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 (Author)
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 (Addressee)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1825 - 1904
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Cooper
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851
Biographical/historical: James Fenimore Cooper was an American novelist, essayist, and writer of historical works.
Content: Card catalog available.
Acquisition: This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources.
Physical Description
Extent: 45 items
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15889882
MSS Unit ID: 19163
Archives collections id: archives_collections_19163
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a7b158b0-793e-0139-4b3c-0242ac110002
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