World’s Congress Auxiliary Congress of Authors Collection

Dates: 1892-1893; 1926 (Bulk date: 1893)
Size: 3 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: WCX-CA
Provenance: The collection was donated to the Chicago Public Library on April 17, 1926 by George Woodberry, Secretary of the Committees.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: World’s Congress Auxiliary Congress of Authors Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library
Processed: 1991

Historical Note

The World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX) of the World’s Columbian Exposition consisted of a series of meetings on almost every scholarly and cultural topic affecting the rapidly changing society of the late 19th century. In contrast to the material excesses of the Exposition, the congresses were organized as a tribute to the intellectual principles of the Fair, i.e., to promote understanding, intelligence and industry in the rapidly changing 20th century.

The Congress of Authors, a division within the Auxiliary’s Department of Literature, was held July 10-17, 1893 in the newly constructed Art Institute of Chicago at Michigan Avenue at Adams Street. The general object of the congress, as suggested by its organizers, was “to maintain the worth and dignity of Letters, and common interests and welfare of the literary calling.” The congress’s program considered the subjects of literary copyright, the rights and interest of authors, criticism and literature, literature for children, and aspects of modern fiction. A total of thirty-four papers, and six children’s compositions were presented. Over 200 world renown authors were invited to participate, among them: Henry James, Harriet Monroe, Hezekiah Butterworth, Mary Mapes Dodge, Henry Blake Fuller, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Scope and Content

The WCX Congress of Authors collection (WCX-XA) consists primarily of the correspondence of the congress’s Committees of Organization and Cooperation, and the responses of the numerous authors invited to attend and participate in the congress. Some of the most interesting items in the collection concern the committees’ discussion on women’s participation in the congress. Several Congress of Authors committee members believed that literature was the area where “men and women [were] most nearly on a level,” and therefore should be accepted as members of the general committee. Others however, felt that women should continue to be relegated to a separate woman’s committee. Other particularly interesting letters refer to authors’ opinions of the United States – termed “that noisy frog-pond” by Henrik Ibsen --, and Chicago -- [I shall not] “expect ever to go to Chicago - unless it should someday turn out that Chicago is the place we are liable to go to after we die.”

Arrangement

The WCX-CA is housed in one archival box consisting primarily of the correspondence of the Committees of Organization and Cooperation, and two scrapbooks consisting of the responses of the authors invited to the congress. The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Related Materials

World's Congress Auxiliary Pre-Publications, Programs and Circulars Collection

  • Box 3.28 Preliminary Address of the Committee on a World’s Congress of Authors
  • Box 3.29 Programme of the Congress of Authors

Committee Members and Participants

BATES, CLARA DOTY
Chairwoman, World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX) Committee on Literature for Children
Authored and presented a poem on Children’s Afternoon, July 13, 1893.

BERGNE, HENRY
Authored and presented International Copyright Union, July 11, 1893; did not attend the Congress.

BESANT, WALTER
Authored and presented Author and Publisher and the British Society of Authors, July 13, 1893.
Authored and presented A Collection of Opinions by Various Members of the British Society of Authors, with R.R. Bowker, July 12, 1893.

BONNEY, CHARLES E.
President, World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

BOWKER, RICHARD ROGERS
Authored and presented The Limitations of Copyright, July 11, 1892.
Authored and presented A Collection of Notes and Opinions by Various Members of the British Society of Authors, with Walter Besant, July 12, 1893.

BOYESEN, HJALMAR HJORTH
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation

BROWNE, FRANCIS F.
Chairman, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Organization

BURROUGHS, JOHN
Authored and presented The Excess of Art Over Life in Recent Literature, July 13, 1893.

BUTTERWORTH, HEZEKIAH
Authored and presented a poem on Children’s Afternoon, July 13, 1893.
Authored and presented The Future of Young People's Literature, July 1-3, 1893.

CABLE, GEORGE WASHINGTON
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation
Authored and presented an [untitled] paper.

CATHERWOOD, MARY HARTWELL
Authored and presented Form and Construction in the Novel, July 14, 1893.

CHAMPNEY, ELIZABETH W.
Authored and presented What a Few Little Girls Did, a story for Children’s Afternoon, July 13, 1893.

COLES, W. MORRIS
Authored Syndicate Publishing, July 12, 1893; did not attend the Congress.

DONELSON, KATHARINE
Chairwoman, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Woman’s Committee on Imagination Literature

FIELD, EUGENE
Authored and presented Long Ago and A Dutch Lullaby on Children’s Afternoon, July 13, 1893.

FRENCH, ALICE
Authored and presented The Short Story, July 14, l893.

FAIRNESS, HORACE HOWARD
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation

GILDER, RICHARD WATSON
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation

HEAD, FRANKLIN H.
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Organization

HENROTIN, ELLEN
Vice President, Woman’s Branch of the World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

HIGGINSON, THOMAS WENTWORTH
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation

HODGES, OLIVER W.
Authored The British Society of Authors and the Copyright Questions, July 11, 1893; did not attend the Congress.

HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL
Chairman, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation

HOWELLS, WILLIAM DEAN
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation

JONES, HENRY ARTHUR
Authored The Future of English Drama, July 13, 1893; did not attend the Congress.

KIRKLAND, JOSEPH
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Organization
Authored and presented Ebb-Tide in Realism, July 14, 1893.

LELY, J.M.
Authored Notes on Publishing, July 12, 1893; did not attend the Congress.

MABIE, HAMILTON WRIGHT
Authored and presented an [untitled] paper at the Congress, July 13, 1893.

McMAHAN, ANNA B.
Presented The New Motive in Fiction, July 14, 1893.

NORTON, CHARLES ELIOT
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation

PAGE, THOMAS NELSON
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation
Authored and presented an [untitled] paper on July 14, 1893.

PEATTIE, ELIA
Presented The Children of Yesterday and To-Day, July 13, 1893.

POLLOCK, FREDERICK
Presented Some Considerations on Publishing, July 12, 1893.

PROCTOR, MARY
Presented A Fable of the Stars on Children’s Afternoon, July 13, 1893.

ROHLFS, ANNA K.G. GREEN
Presented The Worth of the Novel, July 14, l893.

SALAZAR, FANNY ZAMPINI
Authored and presented Woman's Mission in Literature in Italy, July 13, 1893.

SEAWELL, MOLLY ELLIOT
Authored and presented The Literary Person and the Drama, July 13, 1893.

SHERMAN, FRANK DEMPSTER
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation

SIDNEY, MARGARET LOTHROP
Authored and presented Companionship in Literature of Mother and Child, July 13, 1893.

SLADEN, DOUGLAS
Authored Realism in Fiction, July 14, 1893; did not attend the Congress.

SMITH, NORA
Authored and presented A Little Brother of Long Ago, a short story for Children’s Afternoon, July 13, 1893.

SPOFFORD, AINSWORTH RAND
Authored and presented Practical Workings of the Copyright Law, July 11, 1893.

SPRIGGE, S.S.
Authored The British Society of Authors and the Copyright, Question, July 11, 1893; did not attend the Congress.

STEDMAN, EDMUND C.
Member, congress of Authors (WCX-CA) committee of cooperation

STUART, GLENNIE J.
Authored The Principles of an Authors and Journalists Union, July 12, 1893; did not attend the Congress.

SWING, DAVID
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Organization

TYLER, MOSES COIT
Authored and presented The Note of Expectancy in American Literature, July 13, 1893.

THOMPSON, JAMES MAURICE
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee on Cooperation
Authored and presented Authors and Publishers in the United States, July 12, 1893.

TRAILL H.D.
Authored The Relations of Literature and Journalism, July 13, 1893; did not attend the Congress.

WARNER, CHARLES
Member, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committee of Cooperation
Authored and presented The Function of Literary Criticism in the United States, July 13, 1893.

WATERLOO, STANLEY
Authored and presented The Business Side of Authorship, July 12, 1893.

WOODBERRY, GEORGE E.
Secretary, Congress of Authors (WCX-CA) Committees of Organization and Cooperation

YOUNG, CLARENCE E.
Assistant Secretary, World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

Container List

Box 1 Folder 1 World’s Congress Auxiliary on a Congress of Authors, Committees ofOrganization and Cooperation. Calendar of Correspondence, 7 p.
Box 1 Folder 2 Department of Imaginative and Dramatic Literature. Presentation lists; undated., 3 p.
Box 1 Folder 3 Secretary of the Committee of organization. Official report of the Secretary on the proposed program of the WCX-CA. Includes list of authors invited to present papers. 5 p., typed.
Box 1 Folder 4 Woman’s Committee on Children’s Literature and the Woman’s Committee on Imaginative Literature. Member rosters, 2 p.
Box 1 Folder 5 ADAMS, GEORGE EVERETT Authored and presented Future Copyright Legislation in the United States, July 11, 1893. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 2, 1893. Adams agrees to present a paper to the Congress on the legal aspects of copyright.
Box 1 Folder 6 ALLEN, JAMES LANE Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 7 BATES, CLARA DOTY Chairwoman, WCX-CA Committee on Literature for Children; Authored and presented a poem on Children's Afternoon, July 13, 1893. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; March 21, 1893. Briefly describes the program being planned by the Committee on Literature for Children.
Box 1 Folder 8 BATES: Autographed letter signed, 3 p.; April 13, 1893. Outlines the tentative program of the Committee on Literature for Children.
Box 1 Folder 9 BATES: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 6, 1893. Outlines plans for a children’s afternoon.
Box 1 Folder 10 BATES: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 10, 1893. Inquires about programs for Children’s Day and Literature for Children.
Box 1 Folder 11 BONER, JOHN HENRY Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 26, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 12 BONNEY, CHARLES C. President, World’s Congress Auxiliary, WCX. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; February 13, 1893. Asks Woodberry, to proceed with the organization of the committees as quickly as possible.
Box 1 Folder 13 BONNEY: Typed letter signed, 5 p.; February 25, 1893. Letter announces the congresses on History, Libraries, Philology, Folk-Lore, and Authors will be held July 10-17, 1893. Describes the plans being made for the WCX organization. Appoints Woodberry as Secretary of the Committees on Organization and Cooperation so that he may begin making arrangements with the authors of the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 14 BONNEY: Typed letter signed, 2 p.; March 7, 1893. Bonney thanks Woodberry for accepting secretaryship of the committees ofOrganization and Cooperation.
Box 1 Folder 15 BONNEY: Typed letter signed, 2 p.; March 30, 1893. Bonney invitesWoodberry to form a Women’s Committee of Cooperation.
Box 1 Folder 16 BONNEY: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; April 12, 1893. Bonney requests a report on the progress of the committee and refers to comments on authors societies by F.F. Browne, and women’s participation by Ellen Henrotin and Clara Doty Bates.
Box 1 Folder 17 BONNEY: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; April 25, 1893. Bonney explains the delay in submitting a list of foreigners who may participate in the congresses. Forbids the appointment of women to the general committee and suggests the formation of separate women’s committees. Reports Clara Doty Bates will proceed with preparations for the authors’ reception.
Box 1 Folder 18 BROWNE, FRANCIS F. Editor, The Dial; Chairman, WCX-CA Committee of OrganizationAutographed letter signed, 2 p.; February 17, 1893. Forwards Woodberry a draft of the preliminary address of the WCX-CA, and urges him to include literary societies in England and America in the program.
Box 1 Folder 19 BROWNE: Autographed letter signed, 3 p.; June 3, 1893. Inquires about preparations for the Congress. Letter concludes: “I have just learned that it is somewhat doubtful if Bjornson, Topelius, Brandes, or lbsen are coming over, --- the three former being described to me as ‘impecunious,’ and the latter as ‘cantankerous’ --- regarding the United States as ‘that noisy frog-pond!’ But perhaps you have had better luck with these Vikings.”
Box 1 Folder 20 BROWNE: Autographed letter signed, 2 p.; June 20, 1893. Answers an inquiry regarding the attendance of foreign writers at the Congress, and requests an outline of the provisional program.
Box 1 Folder 21 BROWNE: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; July 1, 1893. Forwards Woodberry a copy of the printed program of the Congress. Reports that The Dial office can serve as a “post office” for the visiting authors, and invites Woodberry to make The Dial office his headquarters.
Box 1 Folder 22 BROWNE: Autographed letter, 1 p.t July 3, 1893. In reply to Woodberry’s query regarding the “Michigan Club,” Browne reports he located a “Michigan Avenue Hotel,” inhabited by a “redheaded virago of a landlady” and “unpaying and unevictable insectivorous tenants.”
Box 1 Folder 23 BROWNE: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; August 26, 1893. Browne offers the following assessment of the Congress: “I was glad you feel the Congress was satisfactory. It seems but little less than a God’s-mercy that it was at all so, considering the indifference -- or worse -- of the American authors whose Congress it was supposed to be. -- When I have seen the splendid successes of many of the other Congresses this Summer, I have felt that ours was in comparison a little thin.”
Box 1 Folder 24 BROWNE: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; September 9, 1893. Browne invites Woodberry to write his impressions of the Fair for The Dial; he suggests, “Why not let it be a sonnet?”
Box 1 Folder 25 CARPENTER, G.R. Secretary, Dante SocietyLetter signed, 1 p.; April 25, 1893. Reports the members of the Dante Society strongly disapprove participating in the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 26 DE BOVET, MARIE ANNE Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 6, 1893. Writing from France De Bovet regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 27 DONELSON, KATHARINE Chairwoman, WCX-CA Woman’s Committee on Imagination Literature. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; March 30, 1893. Donelson reports on the progress made for the program planned by the Women’s Committee on Imagination Literature.
Box 1 Folder 28 HALE, LUCRETIA PEABODY Autographed postal card signed, June 5, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 29 HALE, SUSAN Autographed postal card signed, May 31, 1893. Hale regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 30 HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 13, 1893. Harper & Brothers regrets they cannot participate in the discussion of authors’ rights at the Congress. Letter explains the company’s policy that the publisher is the author’s business agent and is interested in protecting and extending the “exclusive right of the author”; the publisher, therefore, “has no rights what ever, except as the author may grant them to him. . . .”
Box 1 Folder 31 HARRIS, MIRIAM COLES Autographed postal card signed, [June 8, 1893]. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 32 HARRIS, WILLIAM TORREY Autographed postal card signed, June 7, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 33 HAYES, MARY VENETTE Typed letter signed, 6 p.; March 18, 1893. Hayes forwards Woodberry rosters of the Advisory Councils of the Woman’s Branch of the World’s Congress on Imaginative Literature and Literature for Children.
Box 1 Folder 34 HENROTIN, ELLEN Vice President, Woman’s Branch of the World’s Congress Auxiliary. Typed letter signed, 2 p.; March 18, 1893. Henrotin reports on the Chairmen of the Committees on Imaginative Literature and Children’s Literature.
Box 1 Folder 35 HENROTIN: Autographed letter signed, 3 p.; May 8, 1893. Lists several women writers who have requested or have been selected to give papers.
Box 1 Folder 36 HIGGINSON, THOMAS WENTWORTH Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; February 17, 1893. Suggests adding [women] authors to the committee, and names Julia Howe, Mrs. Moulton, Elizabeth Stoddard, Frances Burnett and Mary Murfree as possible members.
Box 1 Folder 37 HIGGINSON: Autographed letter signed, 1p.; April 28, 1893. Stating that “literature seems the department in which men & women are most nearly on a level,” Higginson inquires further on the appointment of women to the committee, which Woodberry opposes.
Box 1 Folder 38 JAMES, HENRY Autographed letter signed 1 p.; May 26, 1893. James regrets he will not be in the United States at the time of the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 39 JOHNSON, ROBERT UNDERWOOD Typed letter signed, 1 p.; April 20, 1893. Suggests Edmund Stedman chair the two sessions devoted to Authors & Publishers. Names Mr. Norton as a possible chair for a more scholarly discussion.
Box 1 Folder 40 JOHNSON: Typed letter signed, 3 p.; May 2, 1893. Johnson recommendsWalter Besant, T.W. Higginson, George Haven Putnam, and General A.C. McClurg speak at the session on authors and publishers; and A.R. Spofford, Count Emile de Keratry, George Adams, and R.R. Bowker speak at the session on copyright.
Box 1 Folder 41 JOHNSON: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; June 19, 1893. Reports the proceedings of the WCX-CA may be published by the government with the assistance of Henry Cabot Lodge.
Box 1 Folder 42 MONROE, HARRIET Author, “The Columbian Ode.” Autographed letter signed to Charles C. Bonney, President, WCX 1 p.; January 23, 1893. Monroe recommends that the WCX invite the Authors Club to send a delegation to the Congress of Authors.
Box 1 Folder 43 SHERMAN, FRANK DEMPSTER Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation. Autographed letter, 1 p.; April 18, 1893. Sherman reports on plans to visit several authors, and suggests Richard Hovey present a paper at the Congress.
Box 1 Folder 44 SHERMAN: Autographed letter signed, 2 p.; June 14, 1893. Sherman gives a brief informational piece on various authors. Reports sending 359 notices about the WCX-CA from lists secured from publishers catalogs, authors club membership rosters, etc. Concludes: “I know there are nearly 10,000 poets alone! Of authors, --- all are authors.”
Box 1 Folder 45 SLADEN, DOUGLAS Honorary Secretary, Authors Club; Authored Realism in Fiction, July 14, 1893; did not attend the Congress. Autographed letter signed, 2 p.; December 31, 1892. Requests information about the representation of literature at the Fair. (Correspondence includes a list of the Authors Club General Committee.)
Box 1 Folder 46 STEDMAN, EDMUND C. Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation. Autographed letter signed, 2 p.; April 23, 1893. Recommends R.U. Johnson to chair the Copyright Session and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to chair the opening session on Authors and Imaginative Literature. Regrets that he cannot chair the copyright sessions because he is the president of the American Copyright League, which unanimously voted not to participate in the congress.
Box 1 Folder 47 STEDMAN: Autographed letter signed, 3 p.; June 9, 1893. Encloses a tentative program outline for the Copyright and Authors & Publishers sessions.
Box 1 Folder 48 WOODBERRY, GEORGE E. Secretary, WCX-CA Committees of Organization and Cooperation. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; April 17, 1926. Letter announces Woodberry’s donation of the correspondence of the WCX-CA to the Chicago Public Library.
Box 1 Folder 49 YOUNG, CLARENCE E. Assistant Secretary, World’s Congress Auxiliary, WCX. Typed letter signed, 7 p.; February 13, 1893. Young encloses a roster of the Advisory Council of the WCX-CA. List includes those who have agreed to participate, regretted, and failed to reply.
Box 1 Folder 50 YOUNG: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; February 15, 1893. Young reports he mistakenly referred members of the committee to Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Box 1 Folder 51 YOUNG: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; February 25, 1893. Letter formallyannounces that WCX President Charles C. Bonney appointed WoodberryWCX-CA Secretary of the Committee of Organization.
Box 1 Folder 52 YOUNG: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; March 30, 1893. Young reports they are compiling lists of foreign authors, and inquires if Woodberry has received the list of authors who have accepted membership to the Advisory Council.
Box 1 Folder 53 YOUNG: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; April 18, 1893. Refers to the printing of cards and circulars. Young adds he has not received list of foreigners participating in the WCX-CA.

Scrapbook 1 A-H

Scrapbook 1 1 ABBEY, HENRY Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 2 ABBOTT, LYMAN Autographed post.al card signed; undated. Abbott regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 3 ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 4 ADLER, FELIX Autographed postal card signed; May 24, [1893]. Adler regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 5 ALDEN, HENRY MILLS Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 6 ALLEN, JOHN Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 7 AURINGER, OBADIAH CYRUS Autographed postal card signed; May 28, 1893. Auringer reports he hopes to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 8 BACON, THEODORE Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 9 ALLEN, ELIZABETH AKERS Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 27, [1893]. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 10 APPTLETON & COMPANY Typed letter signed, 1 p.; June 15, 1893. Declines to participate in the session on publishers’ and authors’ rights.
Scrapbook 1 11 AZARIAS, BROTHER Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 4, 1893. Regrets be cannot present a paper before the Congress, but writes that he would like to meet Professor Woodberry in New York someday as he is “not unfamiliar with [his] literary work.”
Scrapbook 1 12 BANGS, JOHN KENDRICK Autographed postal card signed; May 17, 1893. Bangs writes he will not “expect ever to go to Chicago - unless it should some day turn out that Chicago is the place we are liable to go to after we die.”
Scrapbook 1 13 BARR, AMELIA Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Barr regrets that she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 14 BATES, ARLO Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 15 BATES, KATHARINE LEE Autographed postal card; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 16 BARR, AMELIA Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 18, 1893. Barr regrets, she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 17 BAYLOR, FRANCES COURTENAY Autographed postal card signed; May 29, [1893]. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 18 BEERS, HENRY AUGUSTIN Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 19 BELLAMY, EDWARD Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 20 BENJAMIN, MARCUS Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 21 BENTON, JOEL Autographed postal card signed; June 13, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 22 BIGELOW, JOHN Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Bigelow regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 23 BISHOP, WILLIAM HENRY Autographed postal card signed; June 2, 1893. Bishop reports he will attend the Congress, and inquires about travel rates for participants.
Scrapbook 1 24 BIXBY, JAMES Autographed postal card signed; May 30, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the congress.
Scrapbook 1 25 BISHOP, WILLIAM HENRY Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 18, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 26 BLACK, ALEXANDER Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 27 BLAKE, MARY ELIZABETH Autographed postal card signed; undated. Blake reports she expects to attend some sessions of the congress.
Scrapbook 1 28 BLOEDE, GERTRUDE Autographed Postal card signed; May 25, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the congress.
Scrapbook 1 29 BOSTWICK, ARTHUR ELMORE Autographed postal card signed. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 30 BLAKE, MARY ELIZABETH Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 19, 1893. Blake accepts an invitation to present a paper on “The Ethics of Realism.”
Scrapbook 1 31 BLAKE: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; July 4, 1893. Regrets she cannot complete her paper for the WCX-CA.
Scrapbook 1 32 BOLTON, SARAH KNOWLES Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 30, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 33 BOWKER, RICHARD ROGERS Authored and presented The Limitations of Copyright, July 11, 1893; and A Collection of Notes and Opinions by Various Members of the British Society of Authors, with Walter Besant, July 12, 1893. Typed letter signed, 1 p.; May 31, 1893. Bowker agrees to present a paper on copyright.
Scrapbook 1 34 BOWKER: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; June 21, 1893. Bowker reports that the title of his paper will be “The Limitations of Copyright.”
Scrapbook 1 35 BOYESEN, HJALMAR HJORTH Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation. Autographed postal card signed, undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 36 BOYESEN: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 28, 1893. Regrets that, he cannot participate in the Congress due to illness in the family.
Scrapbook 1 37 BRIGHT, MARSHALL H. Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 38 BRINE, MARY D. Autographed postal card signed; June 6, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 39 BROOKS, ELDRIDGE STREETER Autographed postal card signed; June 1, 1893. Reports he is preparing a paper on “Magazines for Young Folks,” but does not know whether he will be able to attend the congress.
Scrapbook 1 40 BROOKS, NOAH Autographed postal card signed; undated. Brooks regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 41 BROTHERTON, ALICE W. Autographed postal card signed; June 19, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 42 BROWN, HELEN DAWES Autographed postal card signed; June 7, 1893. Brown reports she will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 43 BROWNELL, WILLIAM CRARY Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 44 BUEL, CLARENCE CLOUGH Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 45 BURNHAM, CLARA LOUISE Autographed postal card signed; June 7, [1893]. Reports she will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 46 BUTTERWORTH, HEZEKIAH Authored and presented a poem on July 13, Children's Afternoon; and presented The Future of Young People’s Literature, July 13, 1893. Autographed postal card signed; undated. Butterworth reports he will attend the WCX-CA, and adds that he is also participating in the Youth’s Congress.
Scrapbook 1 47 BYNNER, EDWIN LASSETER Autographed postal card signed; May 30, [1893]. Bynner regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 48 CABLE, GEORGE WASHINGTON Member, WCX-CA Committee of CooperationAutographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Reports he will attend and present a paper before the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 49 BURROUGHS, JOHN Authored and presented The Excess of Art Over Life in Recent Literature,July 13, 1893.Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 1, 1893. Reports he cannot definitively say whether he will be able to participate in the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 50 BURROUGHS: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 13, 1893. Burroughs reports he still does not know whether he will be able to travel to Chicago, but proposes to write a paper for the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 51 BURROUGHS: Autographed postal card signed; July 8, [1893]. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 52 CABLE, GEORGE WASHINGTON Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation; Authored and presented an [untitled] Paper.Typed letter signed, 1 p.; May 16, 1893. Cable writes to accept an invitation to participate in the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 53 CABLE: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; June 14, 1893. Reports he is honored to be chosen to preside over the Congress of Authors.
Scrapbook 1 54 CABLE: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; June 15, 1893. Cable discusses his opening address to the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 55 CABOT, JAMES ELLIOTT Autographed postal card signed; June 15, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 56 CAMPBELL, HELEN Autographed postal card signed; June 14, 1893. Campbell regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 57 CARLETON, WILL Autographed postal card signed; June 30, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 58 CARPENTER, WILLIAM HENRY Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Carpenter regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 59 CARRYL, JAMES EDWARD Autographed postal card signed, undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 60 CATHERWOOD, MARY HARTWELL Authored and presented Form and Construction in the Novel, July 14, 1893. Autographed postal card signed; June 7, 1893. Catherwood reports she will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 61 CAWEIN, MADISON JULIUS Autographed Postal card signed; June 12, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 62 CHAMBERS, JAMES JULIUS Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Chambers reports he will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 63 CATHERWOOD, MARY HARTWELL Authored and presented Form and Construction in the Novel, July 14, 1893. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 4, 1893. Agrees to present a paper on form and condensation (in the novel) at the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 64 CATHERWOOD: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; July 3, 1893. Reports that the title of her paper will be “Form and Condensation of the Novel.”
Scrapbook 1 65 CHAMPLIN, JOHN DENISON Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 66 CHAMPNEY, ELIZABETH W. Authored and presented What a Few Little Girls Did, a story for Children's Afternoon, July 13, 1893. Autographed postal card signed; undated. Reports she will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 67 CLARK, KATE UPSON Autographed postal card signed; June 5, 1893. Clark regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 68 CI,ARKE, WILLIAM FAYAL Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 69 CHENY, JOHN VANCE Autographed note signed; May 5, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 70 CLYMER, ELLA DIETZ Autographed postal card signed; June 12, 1893. Regrets she will not be able to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 71 COLLIER, THOMAS STEPHENS Autographed postal card signed; June 5, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 72 CONE, HELEN GRAY Autographed postal card signed; June 15, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 73 CONWAY, MONCURE DANIEL Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Conway regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 74 COAN, TITUS MUNSON Autographed letter signed; June 22, 1893. Reports that, he will try to attend the WCX-CA.
Scrapbook 1 75 COAN: Autographed postal card signed; May 27, [1893]. Reports he will try to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 76 COOKE, MARTIN W. Autographed postal card signed, undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 77 COOLBRITH, INA DONNA Autographed postal card signed; June 30, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 78 COOPER, SUSAN FENIMORE Autographed postal card signed, undated. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 79 CROLY, JANE CUNNINGHAM Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets she cannot attend the WCX-CA since she is participating in other congresses.
Scrapbook 1 80 CORSON, HIRAM Autographed letter signed; April 18, 1893. Corson regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 81 CROSBY, MARGARET Autographed Postal card signed; May 30, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 82 CUSTER, ELIZABETH BACON Autographed postal card signed; June 2, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 83 DAY, RICHARD EDWIN Autographed postal card signed; June 6, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 84 DENISON, MARY ANDREWS Autographed postal card signed; June 20, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 85 DELAND, MARGARET WADE Typed letter signed, 1 p.; May 4, 1893. Deland regrets she cannot present a paper at the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 86 DELAND: Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 87 DE VERE, MARY AINGE Autographed Postal card signed; undated. De Vere regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 88 DIAZ, ABBY MORTON Autographed postal card signed; May 31, [1893]. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 89 DOD, SAMUEL BAYARD Autographed postal card signed; undated. Dod regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 90 DODGE, MARY MAPES Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Dodge reports she will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 91 DRONE, EATON SYLVESTER Autographed letter signed; June 22, 1893. Regrets he cannot present a paper on the legal aspects of copyright before the Congress. Drone continues that there has been a growing recognition of better protection of literary property within the last ten years; and, that the products of “brain work” should be accorded protection “not as a favor but as a right.”
Scrapbook 1 92 DORR, JULIA C.R. Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she will not be able to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 93 EATON, ARTHUR WENTWORTH Autographed postal card signed; June 13, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 94 EGGLESTON, EDWARD Autographed postal card signed; June 8, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 95 EGGLESTON, GEORGE Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 96 ELLWANGER, GEORGE HERMAN Autographed postal card signed; May 24, [1893]. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 97 FAWCETT, EDGAR Autographed postal card signed; May 25, [1893]. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 98 FISKE, JOHN Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Fiske regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 99 FOOTE, MARY HALLOCK Autographed postal card signed; June 1, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 100 FIELDS, ANNIE Autographed letter signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets that it is impossible for her to be in Chicago at the time of the Fair.
Scrapbook 1 101 FIELDS, ANNIE: Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 102 FIELDS, KATE Autographed letter signed; June 22, 1893. Regrets she is unable to accept an invitation to present a paper at the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 103 FIELDS, KATE: Autographed postal card signed; undated. Reports she is currently in Chicago and will try to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 104 FRENCH, ALICE Authored and presented "The Short Story," July 14, 1983. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 1, 1893. French “appreciative and enthusiastic audition.”
Scrapbook 1 105 FRENCH: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 16, 1893. Letter accepting an invitation to present a paper on the novel before the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 106 FRENCH: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 25, 1893. French reports she will present a paper on the short story, and offers assistance to the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 107 FORD, EMILY ELLSWORTH Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 108 FORD, PAUL LECEISTER Autographed postal card signed; undated. Reports he will try to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 109 GIBSON, WILLIAM HAMILTON Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 110 GILDER, JEANNETTE LEONARD Autographed postal card signed; undated. Leonard regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 111 FULLER, HENRY BLAKE Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Fuller reports he expects to attend the Congress “as one of the general public.”
Scrapbook 1 112 FULLER: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 19, 1893. Regrets he cannot present a paper at the WCX-CA, as he prefers not to appear in public.
Scrapbook 1 113 GILMAN, DANIEL COIT Autographed postal card signed; May 27, l893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 114 GLADDEN, WASHINGTON Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 115 GODKIN, EDWIN LAWRENCE Autographed postal card signed. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 116 GODWIN, PARKE Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 117 GORDON, ARMISTEAD C. Autographed postal card signed; June 5, 1893. Gordon regrets that he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 118 GORDON, JULIEN Autographed postal card signed. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 119 GRANT. ROBERT Autographed posta1 card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 120 GUINEY, LOUSIE IMOGEN Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 121 HARDY, ARTHUR SHERBURNE Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 122 HARRISON. JAMES ALBERT Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Harrison reports he will attend the Congress, and makes reference to his recent work, “Centenary Shelley.”
Scrapbook 1 123 HARTE, WALTER BLACKBURN Autographed postal card signed; May 5, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 124 HAWTHORNE, JULIAN Autographed postal card signed; June 1, 1893. Hawthorne regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 125 HAY, JOHN Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 126 HENDERSON, WILLIAM JAMES Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 127 HERRICK, SOPHIA Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 128 HITCHCOCK, RIPLEY Autographed postal card signed; June 14, 1893. Reports he will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 129 HOLLEY, MARIETTA Autographed postal card signed; June 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 130 HIGGINSON, THOMAS WENTWORTH Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation. Autographed letter signed; May 15, 1893. Regrets that he cannot present a paper at the Congress, but that he will write a brief essay to be read by someone else. Suggests William Griswold as a possible participant in the discussions on copyright.
Scrapbook 1 131 HIGGINSON: Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 132 HOLMES, MARY JANE Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Reports she will attend the Congress and offers assistance to the Committees.
Scrapbook 1 133 HOLMES: Autographed letter signed; June 16, 1893. Regrets she is unable to prepare a paper for the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 134 HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS Typed letter signed, 1 p.; June 21, 1893. Regrets they cannot participate in the congress.
Scrapbook 1 135 HOWE, EDGAR Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Howe reports he will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 136 HOWE: Autographed letter signed; June 6, 1893. Reports he will attend the Congress, but due to illness in the family he is unable to present a paper.
Scrapbook 1 137 HOVEY, RICHARD Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Regrets he will not attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 138 HOWARD, BRONSON CROCKER Autographed postal card signed; June 7, 1893. Howard reports he will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 139 HOWE, JULIA WARD Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 1 140 HUNGERFORD, M.C. Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the congress.
Scrapbook 1 141 HOWELLS, WILLIAM DEAN Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation. Typed letter signed, 1 p.; May 7, 1893. Regrets he is unable to participate in the WCX-CA.
Scrapbook 1 142 HOWELLS: Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.

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Scrapbook 2 1 ISAACS, ABRAHAM SAMUEL Autographed postal card signed; June 28, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 2 JANIVER, THOMAS ALLIBONE Autographed postal card signed; undated. Janvier regrets he probably cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 3 JOHNSON, ROBERT UNDERWOOD Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he probably cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 4 JOHNSON, [EDWIN] ROSSITER Autographed postal card signed; undated. Johnson regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 5 JEWETT, SARAH ORNE Autographed letter signed, May 20, [1893]. Declines an invitation to read a paper before the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 6 JEWETT: Autographed postal note, signed; undated. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 7 JOHNSTON, RICHARD MALCOLM Autographed postal card signed; June 6, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 8 JONES, AMANDA THEODESIA Autographed Postal card signed; undated. Jones reports she will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 9 KEESE, WILLIAM LIN Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 10 KENNAN, GEORGE Autographed postal card signed; June 30, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 11 KERATRY, EMILE, COMTE DE Autographed letter (in French), 1 p.; June 16, 1893. Keratry reports he will participate in the congress, and that he is preparing a paper on French copyright.
Scrapbook 2 12 KENYON, JAMES BENJAMIN Autographed postal card signed; May 30, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 13 KIMBALL, HARRIET MCEWEN Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 14 KING, DAVID BENNETT Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 15 KING, GRACE Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. King regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 16 KIRK, ELLEN AND JOHN FOSTER Autographed postal card signed; May 28, 1893. The Kirks report they wish to come to Chicago to visit the Exposition.
Scrapbook 2 17 KIRK, ELLEN Autographed letter signed; June 16, 1893. Regrets she cannot present a paper at, the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 18 KIRKLAND, JOSEPH Member, WCX-CA Committee of Organization; Authored and presented Ebb-Tide in Realism, July 14, 1893. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 26, 1893. Kirkland agrees to present a paper on “some phase of the modern novel” before the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 19 KIRKLAND: Autographed postal card signed; undated. Kirkland reports he expects to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 20 KREHBIEL, HENRY EDWARD Autographed postal card signed; undated. Krehbiel reports he expects to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 21 KREHBIEL: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 17, 1893. Regrets he is unable to present a paper at the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 22 KIP, LEONARD Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 23 KNOX, THOMAS WALLACE Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 24 LATHROP, GEORGE PARSONS Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 25 LAZARUS, JOSEPHINE Autographed postal card signed; undated. Lazarus regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 26 LANZA, CLARA Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 28, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 27 LEWIS, CHARLTON T. Autographed postal card signed; June 5, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 28 LITCHFIEILD, GRACE DENIO Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 29 LIVERMORE, MARY ASHTON Autographed postal card signed; May 28, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 30 LOGAN, MARY S. Autographed postal card signed; June 1, 1893. Logan regrets she cannot attend the congress.
Scrapbook 2 31 LODGE, HENRY CABOT Typed letter signed, 1 p.; June 13, 1893. Lodge regrets he cannot attend the Congress, but requests information on the papers on copyright.
Scrapbook 2 32 LODGE: Typed letter signed, 1 p.; June 21, 1893. Regrets he cannot prepare a paper for the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 33 LOUNSBURY, THOMAS R. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; April 14, 1893. Lounsbury requests more information on the WCX-CA.
Scrapbook 2 34 LOUNSBURY: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 18, 1893. Lounsbury reports he will be in New York and would like to meet with Woodberry regarding the WCX-CA.
Scrapbook 2 35 LOUNSBURY: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 14, 1893. Regrets he cannot prepare a paper for the congress.
Scrapbook 2 36 LOW, SETH Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 37 LUDLOW JAMES MEEKER Autographed postal card signed; undated. Ludlow reports he will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 38 LYALL, EDNA Autographed postal card signed; June 9, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 39 McCLELLAND, MARGARET A. Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 40 McCLURG, A.C. Telegram; February 3, [1893]. McClurg regrets he cannot present a paper at the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 41 MABIE, HAMILTON WRIGHT Authored and presented an [untitled] paper at the Congress, July 13, 1893. Typed letter signed, 1 p.; June 23, 1893. Mabie reports he assumed the program for the Congress was full and did not prepare a paper. Requests more information regarding the presentations.
Scrapbook 2 42 MABIE: Autographed postal card signed; May 27, [1893]. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 43 MACE, FRANCES LAUGHTON Autographed postal card signed; June 5, [1893]. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 44 McELROY, WILLIAM HENRY Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 45 MacKELLAR, THOMAS Autographed postal card signed; June 14, 1893. MacKellar regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 46 McMASTER, JOHN B. Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 47 MARTIN, EDWARD SANFORD Autographed postal card signed; June 13, [1893]. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 48 METCALF, LORETTUS SUTTON Autographed postal card signed; June 28, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 49 MITCHELL, EDWARD PAGE Autographed postal card signed; May 27, [1893]. Mitchell regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 50 MOORE, CHARLES LEONARD Autographed postal card signed; June 6, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 51 MORRIS, HARRISON SMITH Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 52 MORSE, EDWIN WILSON Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 53 MORSE, JOHN TORREY Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Morse regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 54 MORSE, JAMES HERBERT Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 55 MUNGER, THEODORE THORNTON Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 56 MUNROE, CHARLES KIRK Autographed postal card signed; June 6, 1893. Reports he will probably attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 57 NADAL, HERMAN SYME Autographed postal card signed; June 12, [1893]. Nadal regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 58 NORTON, CHARLES ELLIOT Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation. Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 59 NORTON, FRANK HENRY Autographed postal card signed; July 1, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 60 NYE, EDGAR WILSON Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Nye regrets he cannot, attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 61 O’CONNOR, B.F. Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 62 OSBORNE, SAMUEL DUFFIELD Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 63 OSGOOD, KATE PUTNAM Autographed postal card signed; June 1, 1893. Osgood regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 64 PALFREY, SARA HAMMOND Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 65 PALMER, GEORGE HERBERT Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Palmer regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 66 PAGE, THOMAS NELSON Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation; Authored an [untitled] paper, July 14, 1893. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; August 27, 1893. Regrets he was unable to present a paper at the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 67 PAYNE, WILLAM MORTON Autographed postal card signed; June 14, 1893. Payne announces he will attend the Congress as a member of the General Committee on Literature and the Chairman of the Philosophical Section.
Scrapbook 2 68 PECK, SAMUEL MINTURN Autographed postal card signed; June 6, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 69 PERRY, BLISS Autographed postal card signed; June 6, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 70 PHELPS, CHARLES HENRY Autographed postal card signed; undated. Phelps regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 71 PIATT, JOHN JAMES Autographed postal card signed; June 9, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 72 POND, GEORGE EDWARD Autographed postal card signed; June 3, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 73 POOL, MARIA LOUISE Autographed postal card signed; June 14, 1893. Pool regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 74 PRICE, THOMAS RANDOLPH Autographed postal card signed; June 4, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 75 PROCTOR, EDNA DEAN Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 76 PROUDFIT, DAVID LAW Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 77 PYLE, HOWARD Autographed postal card signed; April 15, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 78 REESE, LIZETTE WOODWORTH Autographed postal card signed; undated. Reese regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 79 PUTNAM & SONS, G.P. Typed letter signed, 1 p.; May 15, 1893. Letter reports Mr. Putnam will be unable to present a paper before the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 80 PUTNAM & SONS, G.P.: Typed letter signed by George Putnam, 1 p.; May 24, 1893. Putnam reports he is currently in London and will be unable to read a paper at the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 81 RHODES, JAMES FORD Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 82 RICHARDS, LAURA ELIZABETH Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 83 RICHARDSON, ABBY SAGE Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 84 ROCHE, JAMES JEFFREY Autographed postal card signed; June 17, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 85 RICHARDSON, CHARLES FRANCIS Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 9, 1893. Regrets he is unable to participate in the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 86 ROBINSON, HARRIET HANSON Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 31, 1893. Robinson accepts an invitation to present a paper titled “The [Lowell] Offering.”
Scrapbook 2 87 ROBINSON: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 12, 1893. Acknowledges receipt of a WCX-CA program, and requests additional information.
Scrapbook 2 88 ROHLFS, ANNA K.G. GREEN Presented The Worth of the Novel, July 14, 1893. Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Reports she will attend the Congress if possible.
Scrapbook 2 89 ROHLFS: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 21, 1893. Rohlfs requests a topic for the paper she has been invited to present at the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 90 ROHLFS: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; July 5, 1893. Rohlfs reports she does not believe she can write a suitable paper for the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 91 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE Autographed postal card signed; June 1, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 92 ROLLINS, ALICE WELLINGTON Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 93 SANBORN, KATHERINE ABBOTT Autographed postal card signed; June 3, 1893. Sanborn regrets she cannot attend the congress.
Scrapbook 2 94 SCOLLARD, CLINTON Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 95 SCUDDER, HORACE E. Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 96 RYDER, EMILY BRAINERD Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; August 23, 1893. Ryder regrets she was unable to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 97 SALAZAR, FANNY ZAMPINI Authored and presented Woman’s Mission in Literature in Italy, July 13, 1893. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 20, 1893. Salazar reports she would like to present a paper on “Woman’s Mission in Italy as a Writer.”
Scrapbook 2 98 SANGSTER, MARGARET Autographed letter signed; May 25, 1893. Regrets she is not able to participate in the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 99 SCRIBNER & SONS, CHARLES Typed letter signed; June 15, 1893. Reports Scribner & Sons does not want to enter into public discussions on the relationship between publishers and their authors.
Scrapbook 2 100 SEAWELL, MOLLY ELLIOT Authored and presented The Literary Person and the Drama, July 13, 1893. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 27, 1893 Seawell reports she will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 101 SEAWELL: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 16, 1893. Reports she would be honored to present a paper at the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 102 SEAWELL: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 25, 1893. Seawell writes that the title of her essay will be “The Literary Person and the Stage.” She prefers, however, not to read the essay at the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 103 SEAWELL: Autographed letter signed; July 8, 1893. Regrets illness will prevent her from attending the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 104 SELIGMAN, EDWIN R.A. Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 105 SHINN, MILLICENT WASHBURN Autographed postal card signed; June 1, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 106 SMITH, F. HOPKINSON Autographed postal card signed; May 23, [1893]. Smith regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 107 SMITH, [EDMUND] MONROE Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 108 SIDNEY, MARGARET LOTHROP Authored and presented Companionship in Literature of Mother and Child, July 13, 1893. Autographed letter signed; April 20, 1893. Sidney reports she is participating in the session on Children’s Literature with a paper on “Comradeship Between Mother and Child in Literature.”
Scrapbook 2 109 SPOFFORD, AINSWORTH RAND Authored and presented Practical Workings of the Copyright Law, July 11, 1893. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 15, 1893. Spofford writes that he would be honored to make the opening address at the WCX-CA session on Copyright.
Scrapbook 2 110 SPOFFORD, AINSWORTH RAND: Autographed letter signed; June 16, 1893. Spofford reports the title of his opening address will be “Workings of the Copyright Office.”
Scrapbook 2 111 SPOFFORD, HARRIET PRESCOTT Autographed letter signed; May 29, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 112 SPRAGUE, MARY APLIN Autographed postal card signed; May 30, 1893. Reports she will try to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 113 SPRAGUE: Autographed letter signed; June 26, 1893. Sprague declines an offer to present a paper at the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 114 SPALDING, JOHN LANCASTER Autographed postal card signed; undated. Reports he expects to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 115 STANTON, ELTZABETH CADY Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 116 STAREY, ALFRED B. Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 117 STOCKTON, FRANK RICHARD Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 118 STEDMAN, EDMUND C. Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation. Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he is unable to attend or prepare a paper for the Congress. Reports that he thought the Congress had “given up” all but the copyright and authors’ rights discussions.
Scrapbook 2 119 STEDMAN: Autographed letter signed; June 16, 1893. Reports he is honored to be selected to open the Congress, but that he is unable.
Scrapbook 2 120 STODDARD, ELIZABETH D.B. Autographed postal card signed; May 25, 1893. Reports she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 121 STODDARD, ELIZABETH D.B.: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 28, 1893. Stoddard regrets she is unable to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 122 STODDARD, FRANCIS HOVEY Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 123 STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER Autographed postal card signed; May 28, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 124 STRAUS, OSCAR SOLOMON Autographed postal card signed; May 29, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 125 SULLIVAN, THOMAS RUSSELL Autographed postal card signed; May 26, 1893. Regrets he cannot, attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 126 TERHUNE, MARY VIRGINIA Autographed postal card signed; undated. Reports she hopes to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 127 TERHUNE: Autographed letter signed, 1 p. June 16, 1893. Terhune reports she cannot confirm whether she will attend the WCX-CA; if she does attend she will present a paper on Pocahantas.
Scrapbook 2 128 TERHUNE: Autographed letter signed; June 26, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 129 THAXTER, CELIA LAIGHTON Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 25, 1893. Regrets she cannot participate in the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 130 THAXTER: Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 131 THOMPSON, JAMES MAURICE Member, WCX-CA Committee on Cooperation; Authored and presented Authors and Publishers in the United States, July 12, 1893. Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Reports he will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 132 THOMPSON: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 20, 1893. Thompson writes that, he will present a paper on authors and publishers and requests more information from the committee.
Scrapbook 2 133 THAYER, WILLIAM ROSCOE Autographed postal card signed; June 13, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 134 THOMAS, EDITH MATILDA Autographed postal card signed; May 28, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 135 TINCKER, MARY AGNES Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 136 TOWNSEND, VIRGINIA FRANCES Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 137 TRENT, WILLIAM PETERFIELD Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; May 5, 1893. Trent, reports he will try to attend the Congress. Letter also suggests southern literature and slavery as possible topics for a paper.
Scrapbook 2 138 TRENT: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 17, 1893. Regrets it may not be possible for him to present a paper or attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 139 TROWBRIDGE. JOHN TOWNSEND Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; April 23, 1893. Regrets he cannot attend or participate in the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 140 TYLER, MOSES COIT Authored and presented The Note of Expectancy in American Literature,July 13, 1893Typed letter signed, 1 p.; May 20, 1893. Indicates he may not be able to attend the Congress. If he does participate, the topic of his paper will be “The Note of Expectancy in American Literature.”
Scrapbook 2 141 TRUMBULL, ANNE ELIOT Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 142 TUCKERMAN, BAYARD Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 143 UNDERWOOD, FRANCIS HENRY Autographed postal card signed; June 13, 1893. Regrets he probably cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 144 VAN DYKE, HENRY Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 145 VAN DYKE, JOHN CHARLES Autographed postal card signed; undated. Van Dyke regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 146 WARD, SUSAN HAYES Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 147 WARD, WILLIAM HAYES Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 148 WEBB, CHARLES HENRY Autographed postal card signed; May 31, 1893. Reports he will try to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 149 VAN RENSSELAER, MARIANA Autographed postal card signed; May 25, 1893. Reports she will be in Chicago at the time of Congress, but regrets she cannot participate.
Scrapbook 2 150 VAN RENSSELAER: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 13, [1893]. Regrets her schedule will make it impossible for her to prepare a paper for the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 151 WARNER, CHARLES Member, WCX-CA Committee of Cooperation; Authored and presented The Function of Literary Criticism in the United States, July 13, 1893. Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; April 17, 1893. Illegib1e.]
Scrapbook 2 152 WARNER: Autographed postal card; May 27, 1893. Reports he expects to be in Chicago for the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 153 WARNER: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 21, 1893. Requests to meet with Woodberry in New York.
Scrapbook 2 154 WARNER: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 23, 1893. Reports he has written a 20 minute paper on “The Function of Criticism in the U.S.”
Scrapbook 2 155 WARNER: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 26, 1893. Warner reports he can only attend the first two days of the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 156 WATERS, CLARA E. CLEMENT Autographed postal card signed; May 28, [1893]. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 157 WATERS: Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; undated. Regrets she cannot present a paper at the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 158 WELLS, KATE GANNETT Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 159 WHITE, JOHN STUART Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 160 WHITING, CHARLES GOODRICH Autographed postal card signed; June 11, 1893. Reports he will attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 161 WHITNEY, ADELINE Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress
Scrapbook 2 162 WIGGIN, KATE DOUGLAS Autographed postal card signed; June 10, [1893]. Wiggin regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 163 WILCOX, ELLA WHEELER Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 164 WILKINS, MARY [FREEMAN] Autographed postal card signed; May 28, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 165 WILLIAMS, FRANCIS HOWARD Autographed postal card signed; May 27, 1893. Williams reports he will try to attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 166 WINTER, WILLIAM Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; April 30, 1893. Regrets he cannot participate in the congress.
Scrapbook 2 167 WOOLSON, CONSTANCE FENIMORE Autographed letter signed, 1 p.; June 10, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend or participate in the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 168 WILSON, ROBERT BURNS Autographed postal card signed; undated. Wilson regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 169 WINDSOR, JUSTIN Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 170 WOOD, JOHN SEYMOUR Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets he cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 171 WOOLSEY, SARAH CHAUNCEY Autographed postal card signed; May 28, 1893. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 172 WORMLEY, KATHARINE P. Autographed postal card signed; undated. Regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
Scrapbook 2 173 WYMAN, LILLIE B. CHASE Autographed postal card signed, undated. Wyman regrets she cannot attend the Congress.
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