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Irving, Washington, letter to Julia Sanders

 Collection — Container: Manuscripts (not separately boxed) - 1
Identifier: MS 0002

Scope and Contents

In a letter to Julia Sanders, Irving recounts the "hegira" to North Carolina, by way of Washington, DC, of his nephew and niece, Pierre and Helen Irving. Irving describes Helen's social successes, calling her a "delight of society," while in Washington, including an outing to the Brazilian Ministers' hall. He later mentions his predictions on the family's success in the energy business.

Dates

  • Apr. 3, 1854

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

Washington Irving, an American writer, was born in New York in 1783 to Deacon William Irving and Sarah Sanders. He was largely self-educated. In 1798, he began work at the law office of Henry Masterton. In 1804, he sailed for France, where he lived and traveled. He returned in 1806 and wrote for many newspapers. His most well-known works of fiction are "Rip Van Winkle," and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Irving died on November 28, 1859, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet (1 folder containing 1 item 20 x 13 cm.)

Abstract

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Letter to Julia Sanders written in April 1854 describing a journey his nephew and niece, Pierre and Helen Irving, took to North Carolina via Washington, D.C.
Title
Irving letter, Sunnyside, New York, to Julia Sanders, 1854 April 3.
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2004
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

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