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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 2: old Cambridge in three literary epochs (search)
f the magazine, except Fields, who has not at some time dwelt in Cambridge. The following list comprises many of those who were during at least some period of the Atlantic's existence, if not the whole, to be classed as Cambridge authors, together with the total of contributions credited to each in the Atlantic Index, of 1888: W. D. Howells, 399; T. S. Perry, 355; H. E. Scudder, 196; O. W. Holmes, 18I; G. P. Lathrop, 168; W. F. Apthorp, 134; Henry James, Jr., 134; J. R. Lowell, 132; T. W. Higginson, 117; T. B. Aldrich, I I; John Fiske, 89; G. E. Woodberry, 73; H. W. Longfellow, 68; C. P. Cranch, 45; C. E. Norton, 44; N. S. Shaler, 32; R. W. Emerson, 29; Henry James, Sr., 19; W. W. Story, 17; Wilson Flagg, 14; William James, 12. This is, of course, a merely quantitative estimate, in which a brief critical paper may count for as much as the most important original work; but the point of interest is that it comprises almost every one of those who were, tried by this numerical standa
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 3: Holmes (search)
and the gossip thus transmitted through a series of young ladies was confirmed. The impression produced by the letter on the most distinguished child of this union may be seen in the following note:-- 164 Charles St., July 7, 1868. My dear Mr. Higginson, I thank you for the curious little scrap of information so nearly involving my dearest interests,--whether I should be myself or somebody else,--and such a train of vital facts as my household shews (sic) me. How oddly our antenatal hi kindly old father had turned from his sermon or his American Annals to draw for us in frost on the window-pane a sketch of bristling bushes, with stars above and with the wholesome motto Per aspera ad astra. Boston, December 14, 1879. My dear Higginson, If I have already thanked you once it is no matter,--let me thank you again for that delightful reminiscence of my father and of the old study. I have a set of book shelves in my brain where every volume is in its place. I can see the fro
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 5: Lowell (search)
followed a delay which I could not understand, but which the second letter explains. Cambridge, June 28, 1860. My dear Higginson, I supposed you would understand as going without saying that I am always glad of an article from you. I can't use ith power in estimating him and so have overrated him. Cordially yours, J. R. L. Cambridge, August 27, 1860. My dear Higginson, Your article on Parker is by this time in type for the October number. I should have printed it before had I knownch he refers was that on the death of President Garfield. Legation of the United States, London, October 8, 1881. Dear Higginson, Thanks for your excellent address and many thanks for your friendly letter. These views out of the past grow sweetllating as Lowell's; everything that he touched gave out its little electric spark. Elmwood, January to, 1866. My Dear Higginson, I think the best man to write a sketch of Charley for the Libro D'Oro would be John Bancroft. It should be somebod
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
w, 6. Godwin, Parke, 35, 67. Goethe, J. W., 63, 116. Goldsmith, Oliver, 11, 95. Goodale, Prof. G. L., 12. Granville, Lord, 192. Green, Samuel, 6. Greenwood, Isaac, 13. Griswold, R. W., 35, 160. Hale, Rev. Dr. E. E., 156. Hancock, John, 20. Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 34, 112, 113, 119, 135, 170. Hayes, Pres. R. B., 181. Hedge, Rev. Dr. F. H., 17, 25, 26, 54, 57, 59, 60, 63, 113. Hedge, J. D., 23, 24. Hedge, Prof., Levi, 14, 22, 23. Heth, Joyce, 97. Higginson, S. T., 153. Higginson, T. W., 70, 76, 81, 179, 180, 182, 183. Hildreth, Richard, 67. Hillard, G. S., 123, 128. Hoar, E. R., 34. Holmes, Rev., Abiel, 15, 75. Holmes, John, 15, 30, 166. Holmes, Mrs., Mary Jane, 98. Holmes, O. W., 11, 15, 21, 23, 24, 26, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 53, 58, 59, 63, 68, 69, 70; theory of biography, 75; letter about engagement of his parents, 75; his letter in reply, 76; childhood, 77-81; letter of thanks for a reminiscence of his father, 81; early manhood, 82-84; medical practice and pro