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Guide to the Richard Grant White Papers
1838-1921
  MS 692

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Collection processed by library staff. Finding aid by Christine George.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Finding Aid is written in English.
using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series III: Printed Materials and Clippings, 1845-1886, undated

Scope and Content

This series contains printed materials from the height of White’s career. There are articles he wrote, articles that were written about him, and other clippings that may have been written by him. They cover areas such as the English language, theater, publishing, copyright, public schools, and civil war politics.

Subseries A: Material Written by Richard Grant White, 1847-1885, undated

Scope and Content

Within this series are a number of White's published articles. These articles include critical reviews, essays, and letters to the editor that were published in a variety of newspapers, magazines, and journals. There are two particular areas that White focused on that are highlighted: copyright and public schools. These articles are separated from the rest.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Articles by Richard Grant White
1847
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Articles on the Copyright Issue
1852
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Articles by Richard Grant White
1855-1869
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Articles by Richard Grant White
1870-1874
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Articles by Richard Grant White
1875-1879
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Criticism of Public Schools
1880
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Articles by Richard Grant White
1880-1885
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Articles by Richard Grant White
undated

Subseries B: Material Written about Richard Grant White, 1854-1886, undated

Scope and Content

There has been a great deal written about both White and his work. This subseries contains articles that were written about White’s publications, opinions, and character.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Articles about Richard Grant White
1854-1856
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Articles about Richard Grant White
1858-1859
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Articles about Richard Grant White
1860-1869
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Articles about Richard Grant White
1871-1879
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Reviews of England Without and Within
1881
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Articles about Richard Grant White
1881-1886
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Articles about Richard Grant White
undated

Subseries C: Newspaper and Journal Clippings, 1845-1886, undated

Scope and Content

This series contains newspaper and journal articles dated from 1845 to 1886. Some of these articles may have been authored by White under a pseudonym or as an unaccredited staff writer. There are letters to the editor from someone writing under the pseudonyms Free Soil, Wantright, and Republican. There are also a large number of theatrical reviews and book reviews.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Dated Clippings
1845-1851
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Dated Clippings
1852-1855
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Dated Clippings
1856-1857
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Dated Clippings
1858-1859
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Dated Clippings
1860
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Dated Clippings
1861-1865
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Dated Clippings
1866-1869
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Dated Clippings
1870-1875
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Dated Clippings
1876-1881
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Dated Clippings
1882-1886
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Undated Clippings
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Undated Clippings
undated
Box: 7 Unsorted Clippings
undated

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