Arlo Bates and George L. Vose papers

Container List

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in small groups by correspondence of Arlo Bates and George L. Vose; two folders of miscellaneous letters from Walter Shinlaw to Truman Howe Bartlett, and from Hermann Hagedorn to Bates' son, Oric; nine photographs; and an unidentified manuscript fragment.

Letters to Arlo Bates

All letters were written to Arlo Bates, unless otherwise noted.

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey (1836-1907) to Booth, Edwin (1833-1893)

A native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Aldrich is perhaps best known for his novel, The Story of a Bad Boy, considered by many to be the first realistic portrayal of boyhood in American literature. He was a lifelong friend of Edwin Booth, who achieved celebrity status as the most accomplished Shakespearean actor of his day. Booth's accomplishments are often overshadowed, however, by the reputation of his brother, who assassinated President Lincoln in 1863.

Autograph Letter Signed, undated 1 page Box 1, F1

Arzall, H.C

Autograph Letter Signed, 1887 June 25 1 page Box 1, F1

Bartlett, Percy W

Autograph Letter Signed, 1886 June 17 1 page Box 1, F1

This letter is written in French.

Bok, William J

Autograph Letter Signed, 1901 January 21 2 pages Box 1, F1

Included on the reverse side of this letter is a typed letter from Bates to his father-in-law, George L. Vose.

Booth, Mary L. (Mary Louise) (1831-1889)

Autograph Letter Signed, 1883 May 10 2 pages Box 1, F1

As editor of Harper's Bazzar, Booth tentatively accepted Bates' short story, "The Man who Committed Bigamy," if it were "considerably abridged."

Burr, Alice

Autograph Letter Signed, [no year] July 29 3 pages Box 1, F1

Bynner, Edwin Lassetter, 1842-1893

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Lassetter is best known for his historical romances, including Agnes Surriage (1886); The Begum's Daughter (1890); and Zachary Phips (1892).

Autograph Letter Signed, undated 1 page Box 1, F1

Cable, George Washington, (1844-1925) to Mrs. Sargent

Born in New Orleans, Cable is best known for his vivid depiction of the French Creole culture of southern Louisiana. Among his many published works are The Creoles of Louisiana (1884), Strange True Stories of Louisiana (1889), The Flowers of the Chapdelaines (1918), and a short story collection, Old Creole Days (1879).

Autograph Letter Signed, 1883 December 3 1 page Box 1, F1

Chadwick, G.W. (George Whitefield), 1854-1931

An organist, conductor, and educator, Chadwick taught at the New England Conservatory and was eventually named its director. Among his best known pieces are "A Flower Cycle" and "Told in the Gate," both collaborations with lyricist Arlo Bates.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1891 July 30 4 pages Box 1, F1

Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945

A novelist and short story writer, many of Deland's novels have strong, independent heroines and deal with the issue of women's suffrage. Some of her best known include John Ward, Preacher (1888); The Awakening of Helena Ritchie (1906); The Rising Tide (1916); and The Vehement Flame (1922).

Autograph Letter Signed, undated 4 pages Box 1, F1

Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905

The most revered children's writer of her time, Dodge's Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates is still widely read. She was the founding editor of St. Nicholas, a children's magazine which published many of the leading writers of the day including Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1887 January 29 3 pages Box 1, F1

Dorr, Julia Caroline Ripley, 1825-1913

A poet and novelist, Dorr published her first three books under the pseudonym, Caroline Thomas. Among her principle works are Farmingdale (1854), Lanmere (1856), and Sybil Huntington (1869).

Autograph Letter Signed, 1894 February 4 3 pages Box 1, F1
Autograph Letter Signed, 1894 July 1 5 pages Box 1, F1
Autograph Letter Signed, undated 3 pages Box 1, F1

Eichberg, Julius, 1824-1893

Director of the Boston Conservatory of Music

Autograph Note Signed, 1891 April 10 1 page Box 1, F1
Autograph Letter Signed, [no year] April 13 3 pages Box 1, F1

Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926

A teacher, educator, and chemist, Eliot served as president of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909. Under his direction, the college earned an international reputation. He is the author of The Happy Life (1869); Educational Reform (1898); The Durable Satisfaction of Life (1910); and A Late Harvest (1924), among others.

Typed Letter Signed, 1897 October 4 1 page Box 1, F1

Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1931

Professor of Religion, Cambridge University

Autograph Letter Signed, 1909 November 20 4 pages Box 1, F1

Garrett, Edmund Henry, 1853-1929

Autograph Letter Signed, 1887 September 23 4 pages Box 1, F1

Grant, Robert, 1852-1940

Born in Boston, Grant was a lawyer and a judge as well as a novelist and poet. His experiences on the bench made their way into many of his novels, including The Average Man (1883); Unleavened Bread (1900); The Chippendales (1909); and The Bishop's Granddaughter (1925).

Autograph Letter Signed, 1886 June 1 1 page Box 1, F1
Autograph Letter Signed, 1887 March 29 2 pages Box 1, F1
Autograph Letter Signed, 1887 September 6 2 pages Box 1, F1
Autograph Letter Signed, 1890 February 23 1 page Box 1, F1
Autograph Letter Signed, 1890 November 20 1 page Box 1, F1
Autograph Letter Signed, 1914 February 4 1 page Box 1, F1
Autograph Letter Signed, undated 1 page Box 1, F1

Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909

Editor, Century Magazine

Autograph Letter Signed, 1890 March 27 1 page Box 1, F2
Autograph Note Signed, 1896 October 26 1 page Box 1, F2

Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920

A poet, essayist, journalist, and librarian, Guiney was born in Massachusettes but spent much of her life abroad. Her many poetry collections include Songs at the Start (1884); The White Sail and Other Poems (1887); and England and Yesterday (1898). She is also the co-author of several volumes with her good friend, Alice Brown.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1881 February 24 3 pages Box 1, F2

Hall, Edward Hepple

Autograph Letter Signed, 1887 March 6 2 pages Box 1, F2

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

A clergyman, soldier, editor, and writer, Higginson served as a colonel during the Civil War and commanded a regiment of African American soldiers, an experience he describes in his book, Army Life in a Black Regiment (1870). Higgison was also dedicated to furthering women's rights, an issue he detailed in his volume Common Sense About Women (1881).

Autograph Letter Signed, 1886 May 20 3 pages Box 1, F2
Autograph Letter Signed, 1886 October 4 2 pages Box 1, F2

Horne, Alice G

Autograph Copy Signed, undated 1 page Box 1, F2

Jenks, Pheobe

Autograph Letter Signed, 1889 February 1 2 pages Box 1, F2

Johnson, Robert Vincent

Autograph Letter Signed, 1889 March 9 1 page Box 1, F2

Johnson, Rossiter, 1840-1931

Autograph Letter Signed, 1908 March 11 2 pages Box 1, F2
Typed Letter Signed, undated 1 page Box 1, F2

Linton, W.J. (William James), 1812-1897

An English poet, editor, and engraver, Linton began his career as the founder of the political magazine, The National. He also edited The Illuminated Magazine, and contributed political verses to the Dublin-based Nation. In 1866, he emigrated to New Haven, Connecticut, where he established a private press and a school for the study of wood engraving.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1890 October 7 1 page Box 1, F2

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1920

A lawyer, editor, and statesmen, Lodge served as editor of The North Atlantic Review from 1873 to 1876. In 1886 he was elected to the House of Representatives, and seven years later won a seat in the Senate where he served until his death. He is perhaps most remembered for his opposition to the League of Nations. Lodge also wrote the biographies of such figures as Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster, and George Washington.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1897 September 25 4 pages Box 1, F2

Lowell, Augustus

Autograph Letter Signed, 1895 February 27 1 page Box 1, F2

Moody, William Vaughn, 1869-1910

A poet, dramatist, and teacher, Moody taught at both Harvard University and the University of Chicago before embarking on a full-time career as a writer. Among his best known poems are those with political significance, including "Ode in Time of Hesitation," "On a Soldier Fallen in the Philippines," "Gloucester Moors," and "The Menagerie."

Autograph Letter Signed, 1906 December 9 2 pages Box 1, F3

Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908

The author of no less than twenty volumes, many of them for children, Moulton was also a highly regarded journalist who wrote for both The New York Tribune and The Boston Sunday Herald. with an unassociated, autographed loose endleaf "to my friend Mrs. Moulton / Hamlin Garland / Feb. 14/90"

Autograph Letter Signed, undated 2 pages Box 1, F3

Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957

Autograph Letter Signed, 1910 January 17 2 pages Box 1, F3

O'Neill, John Boyle

Autograph Letter Signed, 1886 March 15 2 pages Box 1, F3

Parker, Gilbert, 1862-1932

A Canadian-born novelist, poor health forced Gilbert to seek the milder climate of Australia where he spent four years as an associate editor for the Sydney Morning Herald. After returning to Ontario, Gilbert produced several best selling novels including The Seats of the Mighty (1896) and The Right of Way (1901). He is considered one of Canada's finest writers.

Autograph Letter Signed, [no year] January 15 2 pages Box 1, F3
Autograph Letter Signed, [no year] January 19 3 pages Box 1, F3

Perry, Nora, 1831-1896

A native of Massachusettes, Perry wrote poetry and children's stories, including Hope Benham (1894), and Mary Bartlett's Stepmother (1900).

Autograph Letter Signed, 1884 March 10 3 pages Box 1, F3
Autograph Letter Signed, 1884 March 31 4 pages Box 1, F3
Autograph Letter Signed, 1886 March 15 6 pages Box 1, F3

Pratt, Belah

Autograph Letter Signed, 1908 August 25 1 page Box 1, F3
Autograph Letter Signed, 1908 October 13 1 page Box 1, F3

E.R

Autograph Letter Signed, 1897 July 19 8 pages Box 1, F3

Roberts, Charles George Douglas, Sir, 1860-1943

A native of New Brunswick, Roberts wrote many novels including Earth's Enigmas (1896); The Haunters of Silences (1907); Eyes of the Wilderness (1933); and The Heart of the Ancient Wood (1900), considered a classic by many Canadian critics.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1891 January 5 2 pages Box 1, F3

Salvani, Tommaso

Autograph Letter Signed, 1891 August 17 1 page Box 1, F4

This is a poem written in Italian.

Schayer, Julia Thompson von Stosch, 1840-1928

According to the collection, Schayer is Harriet L. (Vose) Bates' aunt

Autograph Letter Signed, 1886 June 8 4 pages Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, [no year] March 28 4 pages Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, [no year] December 21 4 pages Box 1, F4

Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902

Biographer, critic, and juvenile writer, Scudder was perhaps most influential in his tenure as general editor for Houghton Mifflin, Co., a position he held for most of his adult life. Among those writers whose careers he helped launch are Hans Christian Anderson, Jacob Abbott, and Sarah Orne Jewett.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1886 July 6 1 page Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed , 1891 February 25 1 page Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, 1891 July 14 2 pages Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, 1891 July 25 2 pages Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, 1897 February 10 1 page Box 1, F4

Stimson, Frederic Jesup, 1856-1943

A lawyer, teacher, diplomat, and author, Stimson taught law at Harvard University and served as an ambassador to Brazil and Argentina. He is the author of such works as Government by Injunction (1894); Labor and Its Relation to Laws (1895); The American Constitution (1908), and My United States (1931). He also wrote several volumes under his pseudonym, "S.J. of Dale."

Autograph Letter Signed, 1903 March 4 1 page Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, [no year] February 4 1 page Box 1, F4

Smith, Robert Pearsall, 1827-1898

Typed Card, undated 1 page Box 1, F4

This is a business card. The name printed on it is "R. Pearsall Smith."

Smith, Sidney R

Autograph Letter Signed, 1908 October 1 1 page Box 1, F4

Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908

A banker, poet, and literary critic, Stedman was expelled from Yale in his Sophomore year. He later became the founder of the Author's Club, president of the American Copyright League of the National Institute of the Arts, and a well respected supporter of the arts. He received honorary degrees from Dartmouth, Columbia and Yale.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1889 July 27 2 pages Box 1, F4

Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903

A native of Massachusettes, Stoddard began his career as a poet, but when he could not support his family, he turned to Nathaniel Hawthorne who helped him get a job as a customs inspector. Stoddard returned the favor a few years later when he helped Herman Melville procure the same job. Stoddard is the author of several volumes, including Footprints (1849); The King's Bell (1863); The Book of the East and Other Poems (1871); and Recollections, Personal and Literary (1903).

Autograph Letter Signed, 1888 May 11 2 pages Box 1, F4

Sullivan, Thomas Russell, 1849-1916

Autograph Letter Signed, 1896 July 30 4 pages Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, 1898 September 22 2 pages Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, 1899 March 24 2 pages Box 1, F4

Train, George Francis, 1829-1904

An eccentric man, Train began his career as a businessman and amassed a fortune in a real estate venture in Nebraska. He made an unsuccessful run for president of the United States in 1868 and was later declared legally insane by no less than six courts. In the last years of his life, he refused to speak with adults and would only communicate with children.

Autograph Copy Signed, undated 1 page Box 1, F4

Trantwine, John G

Autograph Letter Signed, 1882 January 17 1 page Box 1, F4

Wedmore, Frederick, Sir, 1844-1921

Autograph Letter Signed, undated Box 1, F4

Wendell, Barrett, 1855-1921

A teacher, novelist, and scholar, Wendell taught the first course in American Literature at Harvard University. He is best known for his scholarly work, including Cotton Mather, The Puritan Priest (1891); William Shakespeare (1894); The Temper of the Seventeenth Century in English Literature (1894); and A Literary History of America (1900).

Autograph Letter Signed, 1885 December 5 4 pages Box 1, F4

Whitman, Paul

Autograph Letter Signed, undated 2 pages Box 1, F4

Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923

Best known for her juvenile fiction, Wiggen's most enduring and widely-read novel is Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903). Her letters are signed Kate Douglas Riggs.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1909 December 30 2 pages Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, [no year] December 23 4 pages Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, [no year] December 16 2 pages Box 1, F4

Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897

An historian, librarian, and editor, Winsor was head of the Boston Public Library from 1868 to 1877, at which time he took over as librarian of Harvard University. He was a founder of the American Library Association and served as its president from 1876 to 1885. Among his published works are A Reader's Handbook of the American Revolution (1879); Christpher Columbus (1891); and an eight volume study, The Narrative and Critical History of America, which he edited from 1884 to 1889.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1892 February 16 2 pages Box 1, F4

Wright, Frederick E

Autograph Letter Signed, 1885 April 17 2 pages Box 1, F4
Autograph Letter Signed, 1887 June 1 6 pages Box 1, F4

Letters, Alice Brown to Arlo Bates

A native New Hampshirite, Brown was a well known dramatist, poet, short story writer, and novelist of her day. She is the author of such volumes as Meadow Grass (1895); Tiverton Tales (1899); Country Neighbors (1910); Vanishing Points (1913); and Children of Earth (1915).

Autograph Letters Signed, 1884-1914 Box 1, F5

Also included in this folder is a photograph of Brown.

Correspondence, Bates and Vose

Autograph Letter Signed, 1879 January 4 18 pages Box 1, F6

Bates to Harriet Lenora Vose, his future wife

Autograph Letter Signed, 1916 January 15 8 pages Box 1, F6

Richard Vose to Bates

Letter, Hermann Hagedorn to Oric Bates

A poet and biographer, Hagedorn (1882-1964) was also a great admirer of Theodore Roosevelt, and wrote no less than six volumes about the former president and his family, including The Boys' Life of Theodore Roosevelt (1918); Roosevelt in the Bad Lands (1921); Roosevelt: Prophet of Unity (1924); and The Bugle that Woke America: The Saga of Theodore Roosevelt's Last Battle for His Country (1940). As indicated by the collection, Hagedorn and Oric Bates were close friends.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1910 May 25 4 pages Box 1, F7

Included with this letter is a photograph of Hagedorn and his young daughter, Mary.

Letters, Charles Francis Adams, Jr. (1835-1915) to George L. Vose

A lawyer, railroad expert, and historian, Adams served as president of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1884 to 1890. Dissatisfied with the life of a businessman, he quit his job to devote his attention to writing history. Among his many volumes are Three Episodes of Massachusettes History (1892), and Massachusettes: Its History and Historians (1893).

Type Letter Signed, 1886 May 28 1 page Box 1, F8
Type Letter Signed, 1886 December 24 1 page Box 1, F8

Letters, George L. Vose to Persis N. Andrews

Autograph Letter Signed, 1900-1908 17 letters Box 1, F9

Letters, George L. Vose to Persis N. Andrews

Autograph Letter Signed, 1908-1909 15 letters Box 1, F10

Letters, Walter Shinlaw to Truman Howe Bartlett (1835-1923)

Autograph Letter Signed, 1881 February 21 7 pages Box 1, F11
Autograph Letter Signed, 1881 March 2 7 pages Box 1, F11

Photographs

Bess Vose, undated Box 1, F12

Possibly Harriet L. (Vose) Bates' younger sister

Frederic Jessup Stimson (1855-1943), 1887 Box 1, F12

Inscribed "Arlo Bates, Esq. / xmas 1887 / Yours sincerely, FJ Stimson"

Gertrude Chandler, undated Box 1, F12

Inscribed "Gertrude Chandler in dress of her great-grandmother"

Ernest Richard Schayer, 1899 September 1 Box 1, F12

Washington, D.C; possibly a relative of Harriet L. (Vose) Bates

Jones Very (1813-1880), 1870 Box 1, F12

A Boston-born poet and transcendentlist

Unidentified woman, undated Box 1, F12

Inscribed "HCB's favorite"

Unidentified woman, undated Box 1, F12

Inscribed "HCB"

Unidentified man, undated Box 1, F12

Unidentified manuscript fragment

Autograph Manuscript, undated 1 page Box 1, F13