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The Critic:

An Inventory of Responses from American Authors in Its Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: The Critic (New York, N.Y. : 1884)
Title: Collection of Responses from American Authors
Dates: 1888
Extent: 1 bound volume (bv) (0.084 linear feet)
Abstract: Comprises a small collection of responses from twenty-six American authors to the question “Has America Produced a Poet?” as posed by Edmund Gosse in Forum magazine in 1888. The editors of The Critic magazine, Jeanette Leonard Gilder and Joseph Benson Gilder, solicited these responses from the “Forty Immortals” elected by The Critic’s readers in 1884. Among the notable respondents are Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, Walt Whitman, and John Greenleaf Whittier.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-54147
Language: English
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Preferred Citation The Critic Collection of Responses from American Authors (Manuscript Collection MS-54147). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Gift, Stark Collection, 1926
Processed by: Joan Sibley and Richard Workman, 2019 Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.
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Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin,

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Twenty-six responses by American authors to an article in Forum magazine by Edmund Gosse titled "Has America Produced a Poet?"; written at the request of Jeanette Leonard Gilder and Joseph Benson Gilder, editors of The Critic magazine, in 1888. From the Stark Collection. Formerly cataloged as MS X-4. All items tipped into a bound volume: Container bv 1