Inventory of the Eugene Field Papers, 1872-1899

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Inventory of the Eugene Field Papers, 1872-1899

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
Processed by:
The Huntington Library staff
© 2000 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugene Field Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1872-1899
Creator: Field, Eugene
Extent: 127 pieces
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Acquired from Bixby, 1918; Eugene Field Jr., 1925; Sotheby's, Dec. 1958; Dorothy Pierce, 1959; Fred Field, Dec. 7, 1965.

Access

Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugene Field Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Biography

Eugene Field (1850-1895), American poet and journalist, was born and raised in St. Louis and in 1873 he married Julia Sutherland Comstock, also of Missouri. Before marrying Julia Comstock, Field took an extended trip to Europe and on his return he began working for a number of newspapers around the country, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, and Chicago.

Subject Matter

Collection of manuscripts by Eugene Field, mostly autograph copies of his own poems, and letters written by and to Field. Contains a large number of letters from Field to his wife, both before and after they were married, many dating from his trip to Europe in 1873.

Contents

 

Manuscripts

 

Beard and Baby HM 19409

 

Bethlehem Town HM 19876

 

Bethelehem Town II HM 19877

 

A Birthday Wish HM 19891

 

Boccacio HM 19410

 

Casey's Table d'Hote HM 19878

 

The Dead Babe HM 19411

 

Dear Old London HM 19412

 

The Dreams HM 19413

 

Echoes from the Sabine Farm HM 19414

 

Go, missive mine, as valentine... HM 19879

 

The Hawthorne Children HM 19415

 

Human Sympathy on the Sinin Farms HM 19416

 

Hymn. Xmas. 1888 HM 19880

 

Memoirs of Mrs. Ruth Gray HM 19418