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Thomas de Valcourt and Michael Lerner collection, 1864-1947 | University of Miami Special Collections

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Title: Thomas de Valcourt and Michael Lerner collection, 1864-1947Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1864-1947

ID: ASM0056

Creator: de Valcourt, Thomas H.

Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Busts (figures), Clippings, Dwellings - New England - Pictorial works, Journals (accounts), Newspapers, Pages, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Photocopies, Photographs, Postcards, Prints, Reprints, Scrapbooks, Sheet music, Slides (Photographs), Typescripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Thomas de Valcourt and Michael Lerner collection contains materials concerning 19th century New England poets and authors, most prominently Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but also Henry David Thoreau, Washington Irving, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, and minor figures. Much of the materials - which predominantly consists of prints, photographs, clippings, photocopies, newspapers, periodicals, postcards, reprints, poetry, and other formats - concerns their famous New England homes and their families' homes, and other literary landmarks in the vicinity. Most of the materials date from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Also included are a scrapbook of clippings of poetry, a 1962 plaster cast bust of Henry David Thoreau by Melvina Hoffman, an 1864 ceramic bust of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by M. Milmore, two paperweights with depictions of the Longfellow house, a brick noted as "being used by Thoreau when adding to the family house on Virginia Road in Concord," and one copper ashtray.

Subject/Index Terms

American poetry - New England
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 - Homes and haunts - Massachusetts - Cambridge
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 - Appreciation

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Thomas de Valcourt and Michael Lerner Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Preferred Citation: Thomas de Valcourt and Michael Lerner Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

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