HALLECK, FITZ-GREENE. Letters to William Loring Andrews, 1865-1866
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Fitz-Greene Halleck: Letters to William Loring Andrews, 1865-1866


Main Entry
Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1795-1867.

Letters: Guildford, Connecticut, to William Loring Andrews, 1865 Oct. 25-1866 June 24.

Physical Description
15 items
14 letters (13 cm. x 21 cm.)
1 volume (30 cm.)

Historical/Biographical Note
American author and poet, born and died in Guildford, Connecticut, the town with which he is associated. After a youth spent in business in Connecticut, Halleck came to New York and attracted attention with humorous articles he wrote for the New York Evening Post. In 1819 he published the first of several editions of his longest single poem, Fanny, a satire on current fashions, social climbing, and politics written in the stanza form and meter of Byron’s Don Juan. Halleck’s output was small and much of his best work was included in his Poems of 1827. William Loring Andrews would become well known in New York City as a book collector, amateur publisher, writer and founding member of the Grolier Club.

Scope and Contents
Fourteen ALS written by Halleck to William Loring Andrews from November 1865 to June 1866 concerning Andrew’s plan to publish a handsome subscription edition of Fanny as a way of raising money to assist Halleck. In the letters Halleck supplied information about topical references in the poem for the “Notes” included in the 1866 edition of that work. The 1866 edition was limited to 70 copies, one of which (no. 24) accompanies the collection of letters. Two additional letters in the sequence appear to not be included in this collection.

Finding Aid Note
Unpublished hand-list of letters available in repository.

Andrews, William Loring, 1837-1920. Correspondence.
Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1795-1867. Correspondence.
Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1795-1867. Fanny. 1866.

Poets, American. Connecticut. 19th century. Correspondence.

Associated Names
Poor, Henry W. (Henry William), 1844-1915, former owner.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Authors, American. Connecticut. 19th century.
Poets, American. Connecticut. 19th century.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

Fitz-Greene Halleck: Inventory of Letters to William Loring Andrews

I. Letters
[Letters written by Halleck to Andrews on March 13 and March 17 1866 were given by Andrews to friends and were not included in the collection purchased by the Grolier Club in 1980. One of these recipients, Robert H. Dodd, was a member of the Grolier Club (1888-1921) and a partner in the firm of Dodd, Mead & Co., which published a number of Andrew’s books. Another recipient, Frank E. Hopkins, was also a Grolier Club member (1893-1921).]

1. 1865 October 25 (4 p.)

2. 1866 February 16 (2 p.)

3. 1866 March 5 (3 p.; endorsed in pencil on verso of final page: “Given to Beverly Chew by William Loring Andrews for Chew’s autograph collection.” Both men were associated in the founding of the Grolier Club.)

4. 1866 March 8 ( 3 p.)

5. 1866 March 9 (1 p.; endorsed in pencil on verso: “Received with thanks from Mr. Andrews, letter of Fitz-Greene Halleck dated March 13, 1866. Frank E. Hopkins, March 29, 1893.”)

6. 1866 March 24 (4 p.)

7. 1866 March 31 (3 p.)

8. 1866 April 10 (2 p.)

9. 1866 April 13 (3 p.)

10. 1866 April 24 (1 p.)

11. 1866 April 24 (2 p.; endorsed in pencil on final page: “Received with thanks from Mr. Andrews, letter of Fitz-Greene Halleck dated March 17, 1866. R. H. Dodd, May 1, 1903.”)

12. 1866 May 15 (1 p.)

13. 1866 May 29 (3 p.)

14. 1866 June 24 (3 p.)

II. Fitz-Greene Halleck. Fanny: a Poem (New York: Alvord, printers, 1866).
4to. (30 cm.) 84 p. front. (port.)
Title in red and black. Frontispiece is an India paper impression of the portrait of Halleck by Rogers, engraved by Burt.
Grolier Club copy gift of Henry W. Poor; rebound in three-quarter crimson levant; top edge gilt. Front board detached. Number 24 of 70 copies privately printed for William Loring Andrews; initialed by Andrews.

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