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Chronological Correspondence [series]:
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1843-1876
  2  
1877-1880
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1881-1894
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1895-1902
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1903-1907
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1908-1956 , undated, and miscellaneous
 
Letters from Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson [series]:
Originally in scrapbook #6; 23 dated letters, 6 undated letters

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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Nov. 20, 1874
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 2, 1874
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 4, 1874
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 8, 1874
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 15, 1874
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 22, 1874
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 28, 1874
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Jan. 16, 1875
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Jan. 27, 1875
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Feb. 19, 1875
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Feb. 26, 1875
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Mar. 16, 1875
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Mar. 23, 1875
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Apr. 13, 1875
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Apr. 25, 1875
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Aug. 12, 1875
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Aug 20, 1875
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Oct. 6, 1875
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Oct. 11, 1875
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 1, 1875
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 29, 1875
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Jan. 9, 1876
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Jan. 17, 1876
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Feb. 11, 1876
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Feb. 25, 1876
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 22, no year
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Mar. 25, (1875?)
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Oct. 16, (1875?)
  8  
From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 14, no year
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Postcard From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 15, no year
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From Louisa Andrews to Hiram Corson, Dec. 26, (1875?)
  8  
Lettter from Emilie G. Your, Springfield to Hiram Corson, May 21, 1875
  8  
Lettter from Emilie G. Your, Springfield to Hiram Corson, n.d.
  8  
Lettter from J. M. Robert to Mrs. Andrews, Aug. 9, 1875
 
Letters to or from Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky [series]:
  8  
Letter from S. P. Stephens, Philadelphia, January 30, 1875, to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
3 sides; concerning alleged spiritualist frauds of Henry T. Child. Refers to a couple named Holmes, to a Katie King, and a Mrs. White. Also signed by Francis J. Lippitt as witness

  8  
From Francis J. Lippitt, Boston, March 3, 1875, to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
2 sides; concerning the authenticity of the "materializations" in which Mr. and Mrs. Holmes and Dr. Child were involved; mentions the "deep disgrace" of Katie King; also refers to Professor Corson, Mrs. Andrews of Springfield, and Colonel Olcott.

  8  
From J. R. Buchanan to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, no place given, August 29, (1875?)
1 sides; concerning articles on science and religion.

  8  
To Caroline Rollin (Mrs. Hiram) Corson from Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, New York City, August 28, 1878
4 sides; saying that she has written to M. AksaJtov and referring to her friend, Mrs. Louisa Andrews. Typescript copy with pencilled corrections; in French.

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To N. (M.?) Alexander N. Akozokof (Aksakov) , St. Petersburg, Russia from Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, August 28, 1878
2 sides; introducing Mrs. Corson. Typescript copy with pencilled corrections; in French.

 
Letters and other manuscripts pertaining to Madame Blavatsky [series]:
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16 sides; Letters to Hiram Corson from Louisa Andrews, no place given (Springfield?, [Mass.?]) March 16, December 1, 1875; January 9, 1876
  8  
Letter to Louisa Andrews from J. M. Roberts, Burlington, New Jersey, August 9, 1875
4 sides; calling into question the motives of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott.

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Statement of William H. Westcott, Philadelphia, January 31, 1875
1 side; concerning the seances of Mr. and Mrs. Holmes; witnessed by Francis J. Lippitt.

  8  
Postcard sent to Hiram Corson in Ithaca from G. L. Ditson, Albany, New York, October 22, 1875
asking whether he had received item sent him by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.

 
Letters and Miscellany Concerning Spiritualism [series]:
 
Spiritualism: photographs, biographical sketches of Madame Helen Petrovna Blavatsky, co-founder of the American Theosophical Society
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Miscellaneous clippinngs on theosophy
  1  
Letters to Olcott from Emma Britten, October 4, 1875
  1  
J.M.Peebles concerning current spiritualism controversy, September 25, 1875(?)
  1  
Letters to Hiram Corson from V.A.Taylor, violently anti-Olcott, January 12, 1876
  1  
Louisa Andrews, primarily about spiritualism, 1874-1876 , Springfield, Mass.
  1  
Letters to Corson from Emilie Jones, sister of Louisa Andrews, reporting on latter's health, May 21, 1875 , Springfield
  1  
Luther Colby, editor of the Banner of Light, accepting for publication an article by Corsonattacking the American Theosophical Society, January 2, 1876 , Boston
  1  
A single letter from J.K.Robert, to Louisa Andrews expressing strongly anti-Olcott and anti-Blavatsky views, August 9, 1875 , Burlington, New Jersey
  1  
Three letters of Madame Blavatsky (*one photostatic copy two typescript copies, both 8/28/l878; one to Mrs. Corson, one to Monsieur Akozokof)
  1  
Letters dealing with spiritualsm controversy of 1874-1876, when Mr. and mrs. Nelsom Holmes, medius of Philadelphia, were esposed as frauds
  1  
Letter to Madame Blavatsky from S. P. Stephens, l/30/75 3pp
  1  
Letter to Madame Blavatsky from Francis F. Lippitt, 3/3/75 2pp
  1  
Letter to Madame Blavatsky from J. R. Buchanan, 8/29/75? 1p
  1  
Letter to Hiram Corson from Q.L. Ditson 10/22/75
  1  
Letters to Colonel Henry Steel Olcott, partner of Madame Blavetsky, from Emma H. Britten, 10/4/75, and J.M. Peebles, Sept. 25, no year
  1  
Letters to Hiram Corson from V.A. Taylor, 1/12/76
  1  
Letters, 1874-1875, from Lousa Andrews of Springfield, [Mass.?], concerning spiritualsm, merits of varioius mediums, spread of the faith, and Olcott-Blavatsky partnership;
  6  
July 19, 1929 letter from David Hrpham? to Eugene Corson re: pictures to appear in Blavatsky book.
 
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.

 
Letters from Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson [series]:
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Autographed photograph of Horace Howard Furness, n.d.
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, October 10, 1872
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, October 21, 1872
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 3, 1872
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, January 21, 1873
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, [Between January 21 and February 9, 1873]
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Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, February 9, 1873
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, August 20, 1873
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, September 7, 1873
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, [Between September 7 and 19, 1873]
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, September 19, 1873
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, December 19, 1873
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, January 17, 1874
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, February 17, 1874
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, March 3, 1874
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, April 20, 1874
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, June 14, 1874
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 22, 1874
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, April 30, 1875
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, May 30, 1875 (2 pp.)
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, September 6, 1875
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, January 16, 1876
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, September 3, 1876
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, October 3, 1876
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 18, 1876
  1  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 28, [1876?]
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Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 28, [1876?]
  2  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, March 16, 1877
  2  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, May 13, 1877
  2  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, May 13, T877 (to Fleay re Corson)
  2  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, May 13, 1877 (to Wright re Corson)
  2  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, May 13, 1877 (to Collier re Corson)
  2  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, April 24, [1879]?
  2  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 16, 1879
  2  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, December 14, 1879
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 28, 1881 (to Dr. Barnard of of Columbia U. re
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 28, 1881 Corson)
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 14, 1883
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, September 15, 1884
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, October 1, 1.884
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, December 29, 1884
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, February 4, 1885
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, October 2, 1885
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, October 6, 1885
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, October 7, 1885
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, April 30, 1886
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, May 6, 1886
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, July 10, 1886
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, December 25, 1886
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, c. December, 1886
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, February 6, 1889
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, March 31, 1889
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, March 31, 1889 (to Dr. Leo re Corson)
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Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, September 10, 1890
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 2, 1890
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, January 11, 1891
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, March 16, 1891
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, March 30, 1891
  3  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, April 9, 1891
  4  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, March 23, 1892
  4  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, January 18, 1898
  4  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 30, 1899
  4  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, October 18, 1901
  4  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 17, 1901
  4  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, January 14, 1902
  4  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, December 22 , 1902
  5  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, January 6, 1903
  5  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, November 15, 1903
  5  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, April 26, 1909
  6  
Horace Howard Furness to Hiram Corson, June 2, 1909
 
Letters from Henry W. Longfellow to Caroline R. Corson [series]:
  1  
Henry W. Longfellow to Caroline R. Corson, Nov. 30, 1854
Gratified to learn she is translating "Hyperion" into French. Would like to read it all if his eyes were in better condition - but to send part for his perusal

  1  
Henry W. Longfellow to Caroline R. Corson, Mar. 9 1855
Regrets his publisher declined the translation on grounds of expense of printing in foreign language. Information about certain poems. Grieved about misfortuen which has befallen them. Hopes her school will flourish.

  1  
Henry W. Longfellow to Caroline R. Corson, May 15, 1855
Glad she found publisher in N.Y. for "Hyperion" will gladly look at proof sheets

  1  
Henry W. Longfellow to Caroline R. Corson, June 15, 1855
Offers use of his name if it will be of any service.

 
Selected letters [series]:
  11  
Nathaniel Hawthorne Feb. 17, 1864 letter
Hawthorne thanks Corson for gift of Chaucer's "Legende of Goode Women" edited by Corson with hopes expressed for American edition of Chaucer's "Canterbury Pilgrims" edited in same manner.

  11  
James Russell Lowell to "My Dear Child" Oct. 24, 1867
Regrets delay in publishing Mr. Corson 's work and gladly would double subscription if it would help, (torn and mended)

  11  
Robert Browning, July 14, 1881 letter
Writes to set convenient time to call.

  11  
Robert Browning, June 22, 1882
Invitation to Prof, and Mrs. Corson to lunch with only Robert and sister.

  11  
Robert Browning, Dec. 28, 1886
Letter of thanks probably re INTRODUCTION, explanations of two notes and expresses sincere appreciation.

  11  
Robert Browning, November 5, 1889
Autographed photograph.

  11  
Fannie Barrett Browning, undated
Postponing an engagement with Mrs. Corson on account of husband's headache.

  11  
Walt Whitman, April 13, 1886
Acknowledging letter, sending J. Burroughs NOTES to C. , mentions Woodruff's visit to him.

  11  
Woodrow Wilson, Nov. 18, 1908
Birthday congratulations.

  11  
John Burrough's Notes on Walt Whitman (2nd ed.) 1871
Sent to Carson by Whitman, see April 13, 1886 letter.

  11  
5 envelopes (4 stamped, 1 stampless)
 
Other Materials [series]:
  7  
Printed Material; Writings, of Hiram Corson; Photos
  9  
Lecture Notes
  10  
Clippings, Photos, Printed Material