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"Ellen's Ardent Admirer" to Susan Warner, New York, September 27, 1851, February 28, 1852

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In this lengthy two-part letter "Ellen's Ardent Admirer" gives his opinion on most of the principle characters. In his second letter he remarks on the American character Warner displays naturally through her characters.

Mary Barnes to Susan Warner, Collycroft Clifton Ashbourne, Derbyshire, n.d.

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This fan letter written to Warner from Mary Barnes, a woman from Derbyshire. Barnes critiqued the women in her country for their inadequacies compared to the idealized characters Warner developed.

Blake, Ella K. to Miss Susan and Miss Anna Warner, Viroqua, Wisconsin, February 9, 1879

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In this letter Ella Blake, a woman from Wisconsin, wrote to Susan Warner and her sister Anna to inform them of the impression Ellen Montgomery made on her childhood. She tells them that she has read the novel so many times it was necessary to have it rebound.

Burdick, Jonathan H. to Misses Warner, Albany, NY, May 2, 1861

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In Jonathan Burdick's letter he asks for an autograph from the "Misses Warner." He also compliments them on their work, telling them that it is not only the best of the present day but also equal to the classics.

Page 1 of Front Advertisement of the 1853 Charles H. Clarke, Issue 1

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This front page advertisement for the 1853 Charles H. Clarke and Samuel O. Beeton shows the prices of "LITERATURE FOR THE RAIL," available to those on trains in that time period.

Identifier: 2DES_19_1

Page 2 of the Front Advertisement of the 1853 Charles H. Clarke Issue

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This second page advertisement, which is a continuation of the one appearing on the front page, for the 1853 Charles H. Clarke and Samuel O. Beeton shows the prices of "LITERATURE FOR THE RAIL," available to those on trains in that time period.

Identifier: 2DES_19_2

Page 1 of the Table of Contents of the 1853 Charles H. Clarke, Issue 1

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Charles H. Clarke and Samuel O. Beeton included this Table of Contents in the single volume of their 1851 edition of The Wide, Wide World. This first page lists the first 24 chapters with the corresponding titles and pages.

Identifier: 2DES_15_10

Page 2 of the Table of Contents of the 1853 Charles H. Clarke, Issue 1

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Charles H. Clarke and Samuel O. Beeton included this Table of Contents in the single volume of their 1851 edition of The Wide, Wide World. This second page lists the final 28 chapters with the corresponding titles and pages.

Identifier: 2DES_15_11

Page 1 of the Preface for the 1853 Charles H. Clarke, Issue 1

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Page 1 of the Preface in the 1853 Charles H. Clarke and Samuel O. Beeton, issue 1. This preface was written by Rev. C. B. Tayler.

Identifier: 2DES_14_12

First Page of Text of the 1853 Charles H. Clarke, Issue 1

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This first page of text from the 1853 Charles H. Clarke and Samuel O. Beeton includes the epigraph:

"Enjoy the spring of love and youth

    To some good angel leave the rest,

For time will teach thee soon the truth,

    'There are no birds in last year's nest.'

                                           LONGFELLOW."

Identifier: 2DES_16_9