Guide to the James Linen Letters, 1866

Processed by Andre Ambrus
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the James Linen letters, 1866

Collection number: MS-M044

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-7227
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://special.lib.uci.edu
Processed by:
Andre Ambrus
Date Completed:
2002
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Linen letters,
Date (inclusive): 1866
Collection number: MS-M044
Creator: Linen, James, 1808-1873
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection consists of two holograph letters that were tipped into a book purchased for Special Collections in 1974: Linen, James, The Golden Gate (San Francisco: Edward Bosqui and Co., 1869). Both letters are written by Linen and addressed to his friend "Hiram." The letter dated March 1866 concerns reviews of Linen's book, The poetical and prose writings of James Linen (New York: W. J. Widdleton, 1866). The letter dated June 19, 1866 concerns Linen's travels and a statement made about him by his friend Hiram in an article.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

James Linen Letters. MS-M044. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Acquired, 1974.

Processing History

Processed by Andre Ambrus in 2002.

Biography

James Linen, poet, was born in Scotland in 1808. He emigrated to the United States, and for many years carried on a large book-binding establishment in New York City. Later he spent some years in California, where he was an active member of the Scottish benevolent societies. His last years were passed in New York City. He contributed poems, mostly in the Scotch dialect, to the Knickerbocker Magazine, the Scottish-American and other newspapers, and published a collection of them under the title of Songs of the Seasons and other Poems (New York, 1852). A large collection of his Poetical and Prose Writings (San Francisco, 1865) was followed by a smaller one (New York, 1866) of the same title. He also published The Golden Gate (1869). James Linen died in New York City on November 20, 1873.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of two holograph letters that were tipped into a book purchased for Special Collections in 1974: Linen, James, The Golden Gate (San Francisco: Edward Bosqui and Co., 1869). Both letters are written by Linen and addressed to his friend "Hiram." The letter dated March 1866 concerns reviews of Linen's book The poetical and prose writings of James Linen (New York: W. J. Widdleton, 1866). The letter dated June 19, 1866 concerns Linen's travels and a statement made about him by his friend Hiram in an article.

Related Collections

Two books by James Linen, The Golden Gate and The poetical and prose writings of James Linen, are cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Linen, James, 1808-1873 -- Correspondence.
Linen, James, 1808-1873 -- Archives.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Letters -- 19th century.

Occupations

Authors.


Collection Contents

Box: FB-19 : 10

1866 March1866 March

Box: FB-19 : 10

1866 June 191866 June 19