Bryant-Godwin papers

Collection Data

Description
The Bryant-Godwin papers contain William Cullen Bryant's letters, 1814-1878; Parke Godwin's letters, 1840-1898; and an extensive collection of letters written to Bryant and Godwin from family members, friends, colleagues, and prominent persons in the fields of literature, the arts, science, politics, philanthropy, and religion during the 19th century. Included are both personal letters and letters written to Bryant and Godwin in their capacity as editors and writers for the New York Evening Post.
Names
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1804 - 1913
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 422
Genres
correspondence
documents
Notes
Biographical/historical: William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was a major American poet and editor of the New York Evening Post from 1829 to 1878. Bryant helped found the Republican Party and was instrumental in the creation of Central Park in New York City. Parke Godwin (1816-1904), Bryant's son-in-law, was a lawyer and associate of Bryant in the publishing field.
Physical Description
Extent: 10.61 linear feet (25 boxes, 2 volumes; 1 microfilm reel)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12354881
MSS Unit ID: 422
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 92307080-c618-012f-e84a-58d385a7bc34
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