RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 34072978 LA English T1 N.P. Willis letters, poems, and carte-de-visite, A1 Willis, Nathaniel Parker,, Ferguson, Charles D.,, Fredricks, Charles DeForest,, Hart, Abraham,, Lossing, Benson John,, Lunting, George,, Mayer, Brantz,, Palmer, Erastus Dow,, Shee, Martin Archer,, Van Schaick, J. B.,, Vielé, Teresa Griffin,, YR 1831 AB The collection contains fourteen letters; two poems (one about love, after 1837) and a verse from "Melanie" sent to Brantz Mayer, 22 September 1857, with an engraving of Willis; an autographed engraving from Graham's magazine; and one carte-de-visite of Willis ca. early 1860s by C.D. Fredricks. He writes to George Lunting, 22 August , about co-editing and writing for the New York Mirror, with an integral printed sheet, 15 August 1831, announcing the cessation of the American monthly magazine and his association with the Mirror; to Mr. King, [4 February 1837], requesting permission for his servant to see the Indians in King's studio. Also, to Martin Shee, 21 June 1837, introducing landscape painter Thomas Doughty; to Abraham Hart, 16 August 1847, about publishing a volume of his poetry; to E.O. Palmer, 29 May 1855, about improving his home, "Idlewild," in New York; to Mrs. Meagher, Christmas 1855, about his trip to England and life at Idlewild. Also, to Benson J. Lossing, 16 July 1859, about Lossing's upcoming visit to Idlewild; to C. Ferguson, 13 August 1863, about an essay Ferguson wrote and suggesting he write about noise in the cities, and devise a nom-de-plume; to Mrs. Gen. Viele, 10 March 1864, about his poor health and arranging to visit her; to J.B. Van Schaick, 14 February [no year], about his poor health and negative opinion of women; to an unknown editor, 17 March [after 1846], about publishing his prose, editorials in the Home Journal, and his health; to Miss Clarke, n.d., about an engraving from a portrait; to Mrs. Watts, [after 1836], about visiting her; to William Hayden, office of Boston atlas, 24 May n.y., denying authorship of a letter and suggests it was I.F. Otis.