James T. Fields letters, 1854-1870


Collection Overview

James T. Fields letters
Dates (Inclusive):
Fields, James Thomas
James Thomas Fields was an American publisher and poet.
The collection of James Fieldsincludes fifteen letters.
Collection Number:
15 item(s)
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Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.

Biographical or Historical Note

James Thomas Fields was an American publisher and poet. From humble beginnings, his skill and value was noticed by his employer, Boston publisher George Ticknor, who made him a junior partner. Fields went on to great success as a publisher, working with most of the major English-language authors of his day. A good businessman, Fields was also popular in the literary community, whom he treated extremely well. He also published poems and essays.

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Collection Overview

The collection consists of fifteen letters, dated 1854-1870. Includes seven letters to James Lorimer Graham, full of personal news and talk of literature. Most of the remaining letters are of a personal nature, some including news of the publishing business, as well as several informal notes. Includes letters to William Bennett Cox, George Putnam, and to Bayard Taylor, detailing the publication of Taylor's Faust, written for Fields by his wife, Annie.

Missing Title

  1. Publishers and publishing Correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James T. Fields Letters (4099), Rare Books and Manuscripts, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Fields, James Thomas

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