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   Eleanor M. Tilton Papers, 1770-1991

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Eleanor M. Tilton Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079404 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Tilton, Eleanor M. (Eleanor Marguerite), 1913-
Title:Eleanor M. Tilton Papers, 1770-1991
Physical description:68 linear ft. (ca.93,000 items in 81 boxes, 58 file drawers, 88 card file boxes & 1 oversized folder).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 10 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

This collection includes nine letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson as well as letters of Louis Agassiz, Amos Bronson Alcott, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, John Lothrop Motley, Charles Sumner, and John Greenleaf Whittier. In addition, there are two incomplete manuscripts by Emerson and one document from the Liverpool Custom-house signed by Nathaniel Hawthorne as Consul for the United States. The collection also includes the corrected typescript, index, and page and galley proofs for Thomas Franklin Currier, A Bibliography of Oliver Wendell Holmes (New York, 1953) which was edited by Professor Tilton. Also, some early correspondence and photographs of the Tilton family and friends. There are letters from the actors Annie Louise Ames, Richard J. Dillon, and Hans L. Meery to Tilton's grandfather, Bernard Paul Verne, as well as photographs, tintypes, and daguerreotypes of the Verne family and friends.

1992 Addition: Her professional papers include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and printed materials on many aspects of 18th and 19th century American literature, especially literary New England. Among her papers are files compiled in editing volumes 7 and 8 of The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson (New York, 1939-1991). These files contain correspondence, card files, notes, transcripts, photocopies, book typescripts, printed materials, and other related items. There are also similar files relating to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. and to her books, Amiable Autocrat: A Biography of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes (New York, 1947) and Literary Bantlings: Addenda to the Holmes Bibliography (New York, 1957).

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts

Series III: Cataloged Documents

Series IV: Photographs and Tintypes

Series V: General Files

Series VI: Subject Files

Including correspondence, manuscripts, documents & printed materials

Series VII: Printed Materials

Series VIII: Ralph Waldo Emerson Files

Subseries VIII.1: Book Manuscripts of The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Subseries VIII.2: Card Files re. Emerson and Holmes

All shelved Off-Site

Subseries VIII.3: Correspondence re. Emerson

Subseries VIII.4: Hoar Family of Concord, MA

Subseries VIII.5: Notebooks re. Emerson

Subseries VIII.6: Notes/Miscellaneous

Subseries VIII.7: Photocopies of Letteres to and from Emerson

Subseries VIII.8: Printed Materials

Subseries VIII.9: Subject Files

Subseries VIII.10: Transcripts of Letters to amd from Emerson

Subseries VIII.11: Typescripts re. Emerson

Subseries VIII.12: Ward Family of Boston

Subseries VIII.13: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Subseries VIII.14: Holmes Research Materials

Series IX: Henry David Thoreau Files

Series X: Oversize - General Files

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Eleanor M. Tilton Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-03-31 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Advertisements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Announcements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Applications.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bibliographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Biographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brochures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bulletins.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Calendars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Card files.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Catalogs (trade).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clippings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Curricula vitae.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Daguerreotypes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Deeds.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dissertations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Engravings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Essays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Etchings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Examinations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial documents and records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Galley proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Genealogies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greeting cards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Guidebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Illustrations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Indexes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Invitations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Invoices.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lithographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maps.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newsletters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pamphlets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pictures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Playbills.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Portraits.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Postcards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proofs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sermons.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ship's papers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Silhouettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Syallabi.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tax returns.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tintypes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Transcripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Actors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Actors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Actresses.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Airy, George Biddell, Sir, 1801-1892.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American letters--Editing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ames, Annie Louise.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baker, George Melville, 1832-1890.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barnard College--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bryant, Jacob, 1715-1804.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bugbee, James M. (James McKellar), 1837-1913.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Burnap, Beniamin, fl.1700.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Burnap, Joseph, fl.1700.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Criticism, Textual.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Currier, Thomas Franklin.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dillon, Richard J.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eatton, John.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emerson family.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fowles, John, 1926-2005.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gillett, Frederick Huntington, 1851-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gunn, Elisha, fl.1796.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gunn, William, fl.1796.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Henley, Samuel, 1740-1815.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hinman, R. R. (Royal Ralph), 1785-1868.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hoar family.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hoar, Elizabeth Sherman, 1814-1878.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Howison, George Holmes, 1834-1917.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ireland, Alexander, 1810-1894.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Letters--Editing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Meery, Hans L.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nickools, Thomas, fl.1700.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philosophers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Phipps, Samuel, fl.1700.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Physicians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Richardson, John, fl.1700.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Root, Elisha, fl.1796.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Root, Joseph, fl.1796.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Root, Martin, fl.1796.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scholarly publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scholars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Theater--Massachusetts--Boston--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ticknor and Fields.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tilton family.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Transcendentalists (New England)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Verne, Bernard Paul.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ward family.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ward, Samuel Gray.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Weiss, John, 1818-1879.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilson, Carroll A. (Carroll Atwood), 1886-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women college teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women scholars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Professor of English, Barnard College, 1959-1979, scholar of American literature, editor & authority on Ralph W. Emerson. Columbia University Ph.D., 1947.

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