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Henry van Dyke Collection of 9 Autograph Letters Signed, 9 Typed letters Signed, 2 Manuscripts, 6 Autographed signed notes/ cards and 8 Ephemera pieces
1931 - Henry van Dyke was an English professor at Princeton University, a poet, short story writer, clergyman, and Minister to the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Nine Autographed Letters Signed (ALS); ? 3 ALS to George Park Fisher (American theologian and professor of ecclesiastical history at Yale University), 18 February 1897, 12 September 1902, and n.d (the latter 6 pp.), re ("our chance of a good talk on the yacht was gobbled up by an academic misunderstanding"), their shared Christian values, and Van Dyke's appreciation of Fisher's History of Christian Doctrine. ? ALS to George H. Putnam (letterhead of The Brick Church on Fifth Ave N.Y. where van Dyke was pastor), 5 January 1892 or 1897, recommending Leonard C. van Noppen, well known poet and translator of Dutch literature. ? ALS to Miss Lockwood, 9 Jan. 1902, informing her that he can't be at Mt. Vernon on 3 June because he's travelling from the University of Missouri to Trinity College, North Carolina. ? ALS to Earl M. Benson, 19 September 1929, giving Benson permission to reprint "The Americanism of Washington". ? ALS addressed "Dear Sir", 25 April 1913, telling his correspondence that the shortness of his stay (in San Francisco) has prevented him from making an appointment and he can probably find what he wants by consulting the poetry of Ella Wheeler Wilcox or The Book of Verse. ? ALS to Edwin A. Elsbach, 19 July 1921, sends him his autograph and apologizes for the delay in it sending because his wife was ill, now recovered. Nine Typed Letter Signed (TSL); ? TLS to Herbert D. Gallaudet, 5 March 1901, declining an invitation to go to the University of Virginia. ? 2 TLS to Harper's Magazine (Henry E. Rood), 17 October 1907 and 16 January 1908, re the "foolish newspaper report", Talcott Williams' editorial, proofs of the Damascus article, pamphlet entitled The News and Jesus, and book Van Dyke might write (Palestine Travel Papers) or a novel of News Testament times. ? TLS to The Rev. Christopher R. Eliot, 26 January 1911, telling him that he's unable to speak at a meeting of the Unitarian Association in Boston due to a prior commitment. ? TLS to James Carleton Young, 3 October 1911, about Young's personal library ("I have also read the remarkable French tributes which have been paid to your library."). ? TLS with envelope to Charles W. McAlpin, 19 March 1915, re enclosure from Princess de Ligne. ? TLS to Jacob Rohrback with envelope and cutting of magazine photo, 18 October 1920, declining an invitation. ? TLS to Hilda E. Woodruff, 29 November 1927, writing that he is pleased that students at her school have read two of his stories: "I am particularly glad to know the Jewish boys and girls whom you teach find something to interest them in the stories and nothing to wound their feelings. After all, the little children whom Jesus of Nazareth took into his arms and blessed were Jewish children, and I believe we ought not to forget it." ? TLS to Charles Edwin Knowles, 2 January 1931, re James Larkin Pearson, the Mountain Poet of North Carolina. ? TLS from Van Dyke to Charles Levings, 28 January 1911, tipped in between pp. 196 and 197 of the book The Spirit of America Book (New York: Macmillan, 1910) includes a 15-line , thanking him for pointing out an error in his book about Thomas Jefferson's tombstone). Two Manuscripts; ? Autograph manuscript signed, written in pencil, commemorative tribute entitled "Hamilton Wright Mabie", 5 pp., published in American Academy of Arts and Letters, no. 22, 1922. ? incomplete ms, n.d. but perhaps circa 1910,12 pp., some pages torn, probably written by a female student of his (perhaps Edith Burk or Fridolyn Mastbaum Gimbel, daughter of the famous Gimbel's department store owner) that knew him well by the list of girls' names on the last page, Hollman School for Girls in Philadelphia a school that had some strong affiliation with Princeton University at the time. Six Autographed Signed Note (or Card) (ANS); ? ANS for Mrs. H.G. Jacobs, sent from Pasade
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