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Will Wallace Harney letters

Label
Will Wallace Harney letters, 1893-1894
Title
Will Wallace Harney letters
Inclusive dates
1893-1894
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes six letters written by Will Wallace Harney to Henry Paret, Esq. of New York ranging from 1893 to 1894. The 1893 letters are in response to requests for his autograph and photograph for Stedman's Poets of America. The 1894 letters concern Paret's request for biographical information about Harney's uncle, William Ross Wallace. The collection also includes two of Harney's poem (undated)
Biographical or historical data
William "Will" Wallace Harney was born June 20, 1831 (some sources give 1832 as year of birth) at Bloomington, Indiana to John Hopkins and Martha Wallace Harney. He was named after his uncle, the famous poet William Ross Wallace. His family moved to Kentucky when he was still a child. He graduated with a law degree from Louisville College in 1855 and worked as a principal at Louisville High School before becoming a professor at the Kentucky Normal School at Lexington (1856-1858). He then went back to Louisville and worked as an editor at the Louisville Democrat (1858-1869). He married Mary Mayer Randolph (1844-1870) in 1868 and they had one son, William Randolph (1869-1939). Due to Mary's poor health, the family moved to central Florida in 1869 in hopes that the warmer climate would improve her health. Unfortunately, Mary died not long after the move, but Will stayed and lived out the rest of his life in Florida. He became a well-known journalist and poet and his writings were printed in publications across the United States. He died on March 28, 1912.Sources:Ancestry.com. "William Wallae Harney." U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Accessed December 17, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Banta, R.E. comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books: 1816-1916. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1949.Herringshaw, Thomas William. Local and National Poets of America: With Interesting Biographical Sketches and Choice Selections from over One Thousand Living American Poets. Chicago, IL: American Publishers' Association, 1890.Townsend, John Wilson. Kentucky in American Letters: 1784-1912. Vol. 1. Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1913.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harney, Will Wallace
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harney, Will Wallace
  • Wallace, William Ross
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • Poetry
  • Poets, American
Label
Will Wallace Harney letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2160
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/12/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/12/19 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20897526
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation on 1956/01/16.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn974912349
  • (OCoLC)974912349
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Will Wallace Harney letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2160
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/12/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/12/19 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20897526
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation on 1956/01/16.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn974912349
  • (OCoLC)974912349
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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