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References to Corson's reminiscences of Robert Browning [series]:
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Letter from Hiram Corson to son Eugene R. Corson, Feb. 16, 1906
"On Wednesday evening, I read to my spiritual visitors my reminiscences of Browning, who had asked for them at the previous sitting [i. e., seance]. There were present Ma, Pauline and the boys, Browning, Tennyson, Whitman, Longfellow, J. W. H. Myers, Mrs. Browning, and Mrs. White - eleven in all. I read for an hour and a quarter... Browning did the rapping during the reading... [His]raps were very loud, and sometimes there was a rapid succession of them, which I took to signify a special approval of what I was reading at the time - ... At the close of the reading there were loud raps by Browning which I took to signify his approval of the paper. It will make a chapter in my book of about 25 pages... " 4 pp.

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Letter, HC to ERC, February 19, 1906
This letter refers again to his reading his Browning reminiscences at the seance and mentions that he has also read them to his "Sage Class" at Cornell. 8 pp.

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Letter, HC to ERC, November 8, 1907:
Mentions receiving a letter from Lilian Whiting in Boston, informing him that the Authors' Club rooms would be opened for the first time on his birthday and asking him for a photograph to be framed "(along with an autograph page of some lines of ray own about Browning's ideal of the great function of poetry). " Adds that the next day he sent the photograph and "wrote on a page of my large letter paper what I under-stand to be Browning's ideal... " No reference to reminiscences, published or MSS. 8 pp.

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Letter, HC to ERC, November 2, 1909:
Mentions that Hiss Lilian Whiting is in Ithaca and that he has had to give her much attention. Again no Browning reference. 8 pp.