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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Hawthorne-Bennoch checklist
1970s?

DESCRIPTION: 1 typed checklist to the Hawthorne-Bennoch Collection. Circa 1970s. This checklist had served as the access point to this collection, but it is superseded by the new finding aid.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
9/1872

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 9/1872 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch, complimenting him on his poem and informing him that he intends to be in London to have his book copyrighted. Reference to Tavistock Square, the publisher Henry S. King, his wife May "Minne" Hawthorne, Mrs. Bennoch, and Hawthorne's baby. Sent from Dresden, Germany.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/26/1873

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/26/1873 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch, mentioning plans to visit London to meet Henry S. King. References to London, Mrs. Bennoch, and his sister Una Hawthorne. Sent from Dresden, Germany.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
10/24/1874

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 10/24/1874 from Julian Hawthorn to Francis Bennoch, wishing him a quick recovery from illness and discussing the possibility of acquiring surety for a loan. Reference to Henry S. King, the Standard Company, life insurance, and discussion in the "Examiner" and the "Saturday Review" of his novel "Idolatry: A Romance".

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/05/1874

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/05/1874 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch discussing the expected payment of his wife's dowry, a new plan to acquire a loan, and his inability to work or sleep in his present circumstances. Reference to the Standard Company, Mrs. Stevens, Mr. Maple, Mr. O'Hagan, and Alexander Strahan.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/21/1874

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/21/1874 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch, mentioning loans from several parties and itemizing various expenses and debts. Hawthorne laments his situation and admits his fear of bankruptcy. Reference to Alexander Strahan, the Standard Company, Mr. Maple, Davies & Co., "Saxon Studies", a short story, the Circle, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Sion House in Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/11/1875

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/11/1875 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch, expressing his annoyance that Bennoch is expected to attend the final arrangements for a loan. Sent from Belmont in Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
02/21/1875

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 02/21/1875 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch, thanking him for sending money and complaining about his own difficulties in securing payment for work that had been submitted to publishers in contrast to the American practice of payment upon receipt. He discusses the difficulties of his wife in managing their household and mentions the titles of several of his works that are finished or in progress. Reference to his wife May ("Minne") Hawthorne, his children, his publisher Alexander Strahan, "Saxon Studies", his short story "The Bronze Angel", the publication "Evening Hours", "Harper's Magazine", his novel "Garth", Mr. Maple, the baptism of his son John Francis Bennoch Hawthorne, Francis Bennoch's homeopathic physician, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
09/18/1875

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 09/18/1875 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch, describing an attempt to exhibit and sell a painting by Sassoferrato and asking for advice on this matter. He asks about Bennoch's tour of Europe and mentions the publication of his last installment of "Saxon Studies". Reference to Alexander Strahan, Mr. Cottier?, his mother-in-law Mary Mildred Amelung, Christie's auction house, the National Gallery in London, Mrs. Bennoch, Dresden, his sister Una Hawthorne, "Saxon Studies", the "Contemporary Review", his wife May ("Minne") Hawthorne, and his son John Francis Bennoch Hawthorne. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.



Box: 1 Fold: 10 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
10/11/1875

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 10/11/1875 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch, asking him if he will be able to assist at the baptism of his son on the following day. Reference to John Francis Bennoch Hawthorne, baptism, Rev. Chauncey Giles, New Jerusalem, and May ("Minne") Hawthorne. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, London.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
10/18/1875

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 10/18/1875 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch, expressing regret that Bennoch had been unable to attend his son's baptism the previous day. He mentions a note of thanks he intended to send in response to a check received from Bennoch and offers explanation for not being able to send him reimbursement. Reference to Bennoch's gout and Mrs. Bennoch.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/01/1875

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/01/1875 from Julian Hawthorn to Francis Bennoch, explaining his plans to send money in repayment of loans and expressing an interest in investing in Turkish Bonds. Reference to the Sultan, influenza, Mrs. Bennoch, and May ("Minne") Hawthorne.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/16/1875

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/16/1875 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch praising a speech he had written and informing him of his recent illness and his temporary support for his mother-in-law, Mary Mildred Amelung, and her two sons. He continues to discuss his ability to repay loans and asks Bennoch to send certain of his poetry which he had mentioned in a previous letter. References to influenza, neuralgia, the New York, a Sultan, Freiberg, Germany, King's College, London, "Saxon Studies", Francis Bennoch's poetry, Una Hawthorne, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, Hawthorne's children, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/11/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/11/1876 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch expressing his anger regarding a published criticism of Bennoch and reassuring him of his resources regarding his ability to repay his debts. Reference to the publication the "World", the writing of a story, New York, "Saxon Studies", and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
04/05/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 04/05/1876 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch mentioning his improved health and explaining at length difficulties he was encountering in the publication of "Saxon Studies" and in obtaining payment from his London publisher. Reference to the famous American pedestrian Edward Payson Weston, his publisher Alexander Strahan, "Saxon Studies", Paternoster Row in London, the "Saturday Review", the publishers James R. Osgood and Karl J. Trubner, copyright, the Chairman of the Corporation of Foreign Bondholders, the Paraguayan diplomat Candido Bareiro, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
04/21/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 04/21/1876 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch mentioning his having sent a copy of the American edition of "Saxon Studies" and its publication in England. He expresses his affection for England and his doubts that he can afford to stay there, as well as his desire to meet with Bennoch. Reference to "Saxon Studies", Mr. Savage Lauder, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
05/24/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 05/24/1876 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch asking him for a ticket to the Zoological Gardens for his wife, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, and wishing him improved health. He also expresses his desire that Bennoch and his wife should spend an afternoon visiting him in Twickenham. References to Mrs. Martindale, his publisher ("that blessed Man of Straw") Alexander Strahan, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
10/17/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 10/17/1876 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch expressing his concern that he is "under the shadow of the law" regarding his ability to repay his debts, and that there are rumors that he is preparing to leave London. He explains his efforts to secure an advance on the publication of "Garth", which is in press, and to sell his diamonds. Reference to the publisher George Bentley of Richard Bentley & Son. Sent from Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/08/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/08/1876 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch describing a legal proceeding brought against him by his butcher for payment of an outstanding debt. He explains that his expectations for payment from his American publisher have been delayed and asks Bennoch for help.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/10/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/10/1876 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch expressing, in a brief note, his gratitude for help he had received. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/14/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/14/1876 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch wishing him better health and informing him of his wife's recovery from miscarriage. He explains that he has postponed work on his novel "Garth" in order to write "pot-boilers", one of which he has submitted to "The Graphic" weekly magazine. He adds, at the top of the letter, that correspondence from Mrs. Bennoch to Una Hawthorne has just arrived and sends their regards and news of Rose Hawthorne Lathrop's illness. Reference to Rose Hawthorne Lathrop's confinement, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, and Julian Hawthorne's children. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/27/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/27/1876 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Hawthorne asking a series of questions regarding the necessity of his continuing to pay premiums on his life insurance in regard to his arrangement with a "Loan company". Reference to Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
04/06/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 04/06/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch explaining the brevity of the dedication to Bennoch in his newly published novel, "Garth". He discusses the ill health of his wife and children, and mentions that his sister, Una, has been at the Clewer Convent for ten days. He expresses his general exhaustion and disappointment and the hope that his new book will bring some relief. References to Mrs. Bennoch, croup, and whooping cough. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
04/03/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 04/13/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch requesting money to pay a loan installment and informing him of the imminent publication of his novel "Garth" and of his trouble in securing payment for his work. Includes a typeset newspaper advertisement for the book, pasted at the top of the letter. Reference to the publisher George Bentley of Richard Bentley & Son, New York, and James Martin. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
05/02/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 05/02/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch expressing his distress at having spent money belonging to Mrs. Bennoch after confusing it with his own. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
07/04/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed letter Signed dated 07/04/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch further describing his financial difficulties and asking for advise regarding the possibility of asking the American businessman Russell Sturgis, then employed in London, for a loan. He asks Bennoch about his newly published book of poetry. Reference to American Independence Day, New York, the London and Provincial Bank in Twickenham, Mrs. Bennoch, and Francis Bennoch's new book "Poems, Lyrics, Songs and Sonnets". Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
08/29/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 08/29/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him of his residence at the shore in Hastings, Sussex for the summer at the expense of an admirer of his father, Nathaniel Hawthorne. He presents his concern for his wife's health as his reason for accepting this generosity and goes on to praise Bennoch's new book of poems, "Poems, Lyrics, Songs and Sonnets", suggests that he contribute a review of the book to an American periodical, and offers advise as to which publishers are most trustworthy. Reference to Bennoch's poem "Sir Ralph de Rayne and Lilian Grey", "Appleton's Journal", the "Atlantic", and the publisher James R. Osgood. Sent from The Croft, Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
09/16/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 09/16/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper relating details of the death of his sister Una at Clewer Convent and her burial at Kensal Green beside her mother's grave. He states his belief that she died as the result of a broken heart following the death of her fiance Albert Webster, Jr., and eulogizes her virtuous character. Reference to May ("Minne") Hawthorne, the Twickenham Railway Station, Mary Asphital, sister in charge of St. Andrew's Cottage at Clewer, a Windsor physician, Dr. Ellison, Henry Arthur Bright and his sister Mrs. A. M. Weir, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from The Croft, Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
09/20/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 09/20/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper announcing his return and that of his wife to Way's End and expressing his grief and his fear of losing his wife, also. He tells Bennoch that he wishes to see him and his wife soon but that he isn't able to afford to.



Box: 1 Fold: 30 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
10/11/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 10/11/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper resuming the discussion of his debt in detail and of his anxiety in awaiting the arrival of help by telegram. He explains that he cannot write a longer letter because of his work and other distractions, including the ill health of his wife. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/06/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/06/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him that he has been to the Royal Literary Fund to apply for aid and asking him for a letter of personal recommendation to qualify him. Reference to Octavian Blewitt, Secretary of the Royal Literary Fund, and Russell Sturgis. Sent from Tavistock Square, London.



Box: 1 Fold: 32 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/06/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/06/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper explaining the circumstances surrounding a debt he incurred when he accepted an advance from Alexander Strahan for his novel "Garth", which Strahan subsequently turned down. He refers to this situation as the "McCorquodale affair" after the name of the party who provided the advance, the printer George McCorquodale. Hawthorne complains of his straitened circumstances and lays out the advice of Henry Arthur Bright, his father's friend, instructing him to pursue help from the Royal Literary Fund (the "Literary Poorhouse"). He states that after humbling himself in this way he will "expect to regard such professions as crossing-sweeping and bootblacking with respect and envy". Reference to bankruptcy, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, his children, and Octavian Blewitt, the secretary of the Royal Literary Fund. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/07/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/07/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper complaining that Alexander Strahan has made no effort to explain his situation to McCorquodale, who has written to Hawthorne asking for "remittance". Reference to an unspecified review, perhaps of "Garth", published in "Saunders Newsletter". Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/08/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/08/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper recounting the efforts of McCorquodale and of a tradesman to receive payment from him. He asks Bennoch for another loan. Reference to Henry Arthur Bright and the Royal Literary Fund. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/09/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/09/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper announcing his letter of defense (originally enclosed) to George McCorquodale. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Julian Hawthorne to McCorquodale & Co.
11/09/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed (copy) dated 11/09/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to McCorquodale & Co. setting out the details of the failed contract between himself and Alexander Strahan for the writing and publication of the novel "Garth" which led to his indebtedness to McCorquodale & Co. for the amount of 250 pounds. Hawthorne explains his ignorance of the dissolved partnership between the firms of Strahan and McCorquodale and asks for an extension on repayment of the advance he had received to write the book. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/13/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/13/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper describing Mr. McCorquodale's response to his letter of 11/09/1877 in which McCorquodale denied any partnership with Alexander Strahan and insisted on repayment of the advance Hawthorne had received for "Garth". Hawthorne mentions a mortgage he owns in New York which he plans to sell in order to satisfy his debt. Reference to Russell Sturgis, the Novomagians (the Noviomagus Club), the Hawthornes' seventh wedding anniversary, Octavian Blewitt, the Committee of the Royal Literary Fund, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/17/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/17/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper discussing his efforts to sell his mortgage in New York in order to repay a debt to McCorquodale & Co. and expressing his gratitude to the Royal Literary Fund, which had granted him 100 pounds in financial aid. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/24/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/24/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper discussing his doubts that any proceeds from the sale of a mortgage in New York will arrive in time to prevent action being taken against him for failure to repay a debt. He points out that he has done everything that he can and that he can only await the results with a "clear conscience". Reference to "The Song of the Glass", a poem by the Reverend Tisdall. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/13/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/13/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him that George McCorquodale had sent a message granting an extension on repayment of Hawthorne's debt until after Christmas. He dismisses the consequences of a failure to pay by this date with gallows humor, and apprises Bennoch of his family's health. References to his sons Henry and John Francis Bennoch Hawthorne, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, influenza, croup, pneumonia, Bennoch's friend Frank, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/21/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/21/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch expressing his hope that Bennoch and his wife were not prevented from visiting him due to illness. He states that he has received no news from New York regarding the sale of his mortgage there, and reports that his wife and children are enjoying improved health and decorating for Christmas. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/28/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/28/1877 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch admitting the unlikelihood of receiving any news from New York before his debt to George McCorquodale comes due at the end of the year. He asks for advice regarding the disposition of furniture at his home in the event of an auction and seems to ask indirectly for help paying for lodging for his wife and children away from home while the auction is carried out. Reference to Mr. Hill, his mother-in-law, Mary Mildred Amelung, Una Hawthorne, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, George Parsons Lathrop, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, and the auction of his possessions. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/04/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/14/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper announcing the arrival of a cable from William G. Peckham in New York asking him for the amount of Una's debts. He asks Bennoch to cable Mr. Peckham in response. Reference to the Trinity Building in New York. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/06/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/06/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper expressing the distress he experiences in finding no course of action he can take to prevent the auction of his possessions. He also expresses his annoyance that Mr. Hill, presumably a lawyer for George McCorquodale, will not consider a personal guarantee from Bennoch. He wishes Mrs. Bennoch improved health and thanks Bennoch for sending a telegram for him. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 44.5 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/21/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/21/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper setting out his financial situation and what money he is owed by his various publishers. He describes his plan to ask Alexander Strahan to pay his life insurance premium and a loan installment in return for a promissory note. He goes on to state that if a sale of his possessions takes place, everything in the house will be sold. He remarks that, although he has not been well, he has earned 52 pounds for his work since Bennoch last visited and that Alexander Strahan had offered to help arrangement for paying his debt to McCorquodale & Co. in installments. He asks about the wisdom of sending another appeal to New York for money from his investments there. Reference to Chatto and Windus, "The New Quarterly", and May ("Minne") Hawthorne. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/24/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/24/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper mentioning an "Envoi" originally enclosed with the letter addressed to Hill & Co. and giving Bennoch permission to censor anything "actionable" that might be in it. He describes his improved mood, that he can eat and sleep again, and thanks Bennoch for his help. Reference to Mr. Nathan, Mrs. Bennoch, James Martin, and life insurance. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/25/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/25/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper responding to details of his financial arrangement with Russell Sturgis which he had not been aware of. He assures Bennoch that he will be able to pay this debt and relieve Bennoch of any responsibility in securing the loan. He describes his actions in directing William G. Peckham to send him the proceeds from the sale of his investments in New York. Reference to the Trinity Building in New York and to Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/28/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/28/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper setting out fully the details of a misunderstanding regarding his loan from Russell Sturgis and re-emphasizing his intent to pay it back. He states that he is now being paid 5 pounds per day and adds a note at the back of the letter that he will send to Bennoch a written copy of a review he produced for "Appleton's Journal". Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Julian Hawthorne to Alexander Strahan
02/11/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 02/11/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Alexander Strahan written on black-bordered mourning paper asking for details regarding the payment or non-payment of his life insurance policy and a loan installment. He reports that he has just finished an article for an "American magazine" for which he has not yet been paid, and that he is ready to begin work on "Two Old Boys". Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
02/16/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 02/16/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper regarding his unpaid loan installment. He mentions money which is due to him from his American publisher D. Appleton & Co. Reference to Alexander Strahan, life insurance, and William G. Peckham. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 49.5 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
02/16/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Manuscript Signed dated 02/16/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch comprising the first draft of a review of Bennoch's book "Poems, Lyrics, Songs & Sonnets" titled "The Poetry of a Business Life" written on 4 sheets folded and sewn. He informs Bennoch that he has made a copy of the review to be printed in the American magazine "Appleton's Journal". Sent from Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
02/20/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 02/20/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch explaining the delay in his money from New York and that the money due him, including funds from Una Hawthorne's estate, is more than he had thought. He adds that his wife will be accepting an invitation from Mrs. Bennoch to be her guest along with his daughters Hildegarde and Gwendolyn Hawthorne, while he and his sons will remain at Twickenham. Reference to William G. Peckham, George P. Lathrop, the estate of Una Hawthorne, a Chicago mortgage, James R. Osgood, Mrs. Bennoch, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, Henry Amelung Hawthorne, and John Francis Bennoch Hawthorne. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 51 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
03/19/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 03/19/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper giving details concerning an agreement between himself and George Parsons Lathrop, his brother-in-law, for the settlement of Una Hawthorne's estate and the payment of his debts in England. Reference to William G. Peckham, James R. Osgood, copyrights, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 52 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
04/02/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 04/02/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper quoting a letter received from his factor in New York William G. Peckham which describes his difficulties in settling Una Hawthorne's estate with George Parsons Lathrop's lawyers. Hawthorne informs Bennoch to reassure Russell Sturgis that his possessions are still subject to sale for the settlement of his debts. Reference to Myers & Warner Law Firm. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
04/05/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 04/05/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper asking him about the nature of bills-of-sale that could be created for his possessions and expressing his concern that his servants might spread knowledge of his predicament to tradesmen which he owes money. He instructs Bennoch to ask Alexander Strahan about a "six-shilling edition of 'Garth'". Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
04/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated Wednesday, 04/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch written on black-bordered mourning paper quoting a letter received from William G. Peckham dated 03/29/1878 regarding a possible agreement with the Lathrops and a telegram from the same dated 04/08/1878 requesting Hawthorne's approval by cable. He asks Bennoch to send his agreement by telegram. Reference to George Parsons Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, and the Trinity Building, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
05/20/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 05/20/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him that he has incurred another debt after attempting to draw on money from William G. Peckham, who subsequently refused payment. He recounts the advice of a barrister to take out another life insurance policy in order to draw money on it and asks Bennoch for advice in this regard. Hawthorne notes that his first short novel is nearly finished as well as a comedy for which critics predict success. Reference to Mr. Bowles, and Gillig's American Exchange. Sent from Way's End, Twickenham, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
06/13/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 06/13/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch describing his attempt to gain an advance on his silver from Tiffany's. Reference to Alexander Strahan and Henry F. Gillig of Gillig's American Exchange. Sent from the Langham Hotel, Portland Place, London.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
07/22/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 07/22/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch explaining a mix up in the process of extending power of attorney to William G. Peckham in New York. He informs Bennoch that his new play will be read at the Menzie's house and invites him to attend. Reference to William Jerrold ("Willie") Dixon.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Julian Hawthorne to James Martin
08/16/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 08/16/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to James Martin of Securities Mutual Co. in London regarding the details of a payment. Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
08/16/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 08/16/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch providing details regarding his financial situation, including money that is being sent to him from his factor in America, William G. Peckham, and his efforts to satisfy two of his creditors. He explains to Bennoch that he has been staying at a friend's home in Etretat on the French coast with his family. Reference to Henry F. Gillig, Gillig's American Exchange, Mr. J. M. Morriss, James Martin, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, Hawthorne's children, Etretat, and Havre. Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
08/24/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 08/24/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch responding to a message from him which communicated his criticism of Hawthorne's stay in Etretat while his friends continue to manage his affairs. He expresses the anguish caused him by this criticism, admits the unseemliness of his trip, and offers explanation in defense of his actions. Reference to Twickenham, James Martin, Henry F. Gillig, William G. Peckham, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, the Hawthorne children. Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
08/27/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 08/27/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch discussing the status of a bill of sale written for Hawthorne's possessions at Way's End. Reference to Mr. Charles. Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
08/28/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 08/28/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch quoting a letter received from William G. Peckham dated 08/09/1878 which describes his difficulties in managing the sale of copyrights belonging to Hawthorne to his sister Rose Hawthorne Lathrop. Reference to Mr. Fairchild, Mrs. Francis Maria Lathrop, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, John Amelung, Morriss & Co. Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
09/02/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 09/02/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch describing the service of a writ against him by Henry F. Gillig, initiating the sale of his possessions. He anticipates that the existence of a bill of sale for his possessions will act as estoppel to any sale. Reference to Gillig & Co., Walter Augustus Baghott, Twickenham, Mr. J. M. Morriss. Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
09/07/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 09/07/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch setting out his plan to allow an auction of his furniture to proceed with the intent of releasing himself from debt. Reference to William G. Peckham, Mary Mildred Amelung, and Mr. J. M. Morriss. Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
09/21/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 09/21/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him that until he receives some payment for work he has done, he is not able to return to Twickenham. Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
09/25/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 09/25/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch giving details about money sent to him from his assets in New York. He expresses his gratitude towards Bennoch and tells him that he has been productive in his work. Reference to William G. Peckham, Una Hawthorne's estate, and copyrights. Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 66.5 May ("Minne") Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
10/13/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter, incomplete, dated 10/13/1878 from May ("Minne") Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch recounting the efforts of her husband Julian Hawthorne to raise money to pay their debts and to find publishers for his work in England. She mentions their tentative plans to return to America to live on Martha's Vineyard. Includes at the top of the letter 1 Autographed Note Signed by Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch mentioning 2 manuscripts and a writing desk which belonged to his father Nathaniel Hawthorne and which he wants preserved from auction by his creditors. Reference to William G. Peckham, the estate of Una Hawthorne, Henry F. Gillig, Russell Sturgis, Julian's aunts Elisabeth Palmer Peabody and Elisabeth Hawthorne, the "Cornhill Magazine", "Septimius: A Romance", manuscripts of Nathaniel Hawthorne, a mahogany folding desk which belonged to Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Scarlet Letter", and "The House of Seven Gables". Sent from Etretat, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/26/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/26/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him of his arrival in England and of the sale of his furniture at Way's End. He complains of his difficulties in settling his affairs in America in order to satisfy debts on Una Hawthorne's estate and in finding publishers. Reference to Mr. J. M. Morriss and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/08/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/08/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch giving an account of his debts paid through the auction of his furniture at Way's End as well as of the manuscripts he has produced or begun that he hopes to sell. He expresses his concern for Bennoch's health and describes the effect of English weather on the health of his family. Reference to Mrs. Bennoch, William G. Peckham, the estate of Una Hawthorne, Henry F. Gillig, Mr. J. M. Morriss, Mr. Charles, and "Scribner's Monthly" magazine. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/16/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/16/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him of news regarding his assets in America and his ability to settle his debts and those of his deceased sister, Una Hawthorne. He discusses his difficulty finding time to write novels when he is forced to write short fiction to cover his daily expenses. He states that as soon as his wife, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, has recovered from illness, they will attempt to move into London. Reference to his brother-in-law, John Amelung, Russell Sturgis, bankruptcy, "International Correspondence", his five children, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 70 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/20/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/20/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch thanking him for his kindness and proposing a plan to pay his debts to Bennoch and to Russell Sturgis which includes giving his finished manuscripts over to Bennoch to sell to publishers. He gives an account of his family's thrift in managing their household, and mentions a story of his that is in the "Temple Bar" magazine. Reference to his wife May ("Minne") Hawthorne, his children, the Civil Service Co-operative Association stores, "Bazaar" newspaper, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 71 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/21/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/21/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch offering him a poem in three parts titled "Free Will", a copy of which he has sent to the "Spectator". The poem is folded and sewn together with the letter. Reference to Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 72 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/22/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/22/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch expressing his gratitude to both Bennoch and Russell Sturgis for some act of generosity regarding his debt to them, and mentioning a further generosity he has received from the New Church in London, where his children were christened. He explains to Bennoch why he cannot accept charity offered by an "unknown benefactor" and again gives an account of his family's thrift. Reference to Dr. Rudolph L. Tafel, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, Henry F. Gillig, mortgages he is selling in New York, and the American Consulate in London. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 73 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/30/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/30/1878 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch giving his thanks to Bennoch and to a "mysterious unknown" for a gift of money and a bag of oatmeal. He mentions that a novel he has written will be published serially in the magazine "All the Year Round", and that he and his wife were very pleased by a poem sent them by Bennoch. He ends with a theological explication of his poem "Free Will", which he had earlier sent to Bennoch. Reference to Alexander Strahan, life insurance, and May ("Minne") Hawthorne. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 74 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/16/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/16/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch announcing his recovery from illness and his return to writing in a few days. Reference to May ("Minne") Hawthorne and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 75 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/23/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/23/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch thanking him and describing his own continued recovery from illness. He mentions several novels and other works that he will finish or begin over the next several months, as well as his wife's good health after giving birth to his daughter Beatrix. Reference to Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 76 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/27/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/27/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch regarding his continued failure to receive payment on the sale of his mortgages in America, and demands for payment of a debt that were communicated to Bennoch. Reference to May ("Minne") Hawthorne.

Box: 1 Fold: 77 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
01/28/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 01/28/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch discussing possibilities for a book proposed by Alexander Strahan. He mentions support for his novel "Garth" from Alfred Mudie of Mudie's Library and copyright issues involved in publishing a cheap version of the novel. Reference to his minister at the New Church, Dr. Rudolf L. Tafel, Barnett Smith, George Eliot, and George Bentley. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 78 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
02/08/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 02/08/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him of Russell Sturgis' decision to forgive Hawthorne's debt to him and discussing various plans to pay his other creditors. Reference to his mortgages in America, Henry F. Gillig, J. S. Morgan Bank, and his serial "Two Old Boys".

Box: 1 Fold: 79 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
02/20/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 02/20/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch providing him with more details regarding the difficulties he is experiencing selling his mortgages in America. He mentions his progress and his trouble in finding publishers for his two novels "Archibald Malmaison" and "Two Old Boys", as well as a story for the magazine "All the Year Round". Reference to the "Bazaar Exchange and Mart", William G. Peckham, and the publishers Kegan Paul, George Bentley, Alexander Strahan, and Charles Dickens, Jr. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 80 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
03/02/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 03/02/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch regarding his newly published work "The Laughing Mill" and its reception by critics in the English press. He notes his anxiety as he waits on the outcome of his financial situation and also reports that he has not written to Gillig's American Exchange, one of his creditors, but that he has sent documents to America for the sale of his mortgages there. Reference to the "Spectator", the "Athenaeum", the "Nonconformist", the "Manchester Guardian", and the "Contemporary Review". Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 81 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
04/18/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 04/18/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch reporting his lack of income for more than a month and the poor state of his mortgages in America, which he is not able to sell. He mentions that he is finishing a novel for Charles Dickens, Jr. and will soon be continuing work on "Two Old Boys", and explains why he is unable to move to London. He also mentions his neighbor, Coventry Patmore, with whom he has become friends. Reference to his brother-in-law John Amelung, William G. Peckham, and Alexander Strahan.

Box: 1 Fold: 82 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
05/13/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 05/13/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch enclosing a letter, not present, to be forwarded to Henry F. Gillig. He states that he will begin receiving payment from Charles Dickens, Jr. the following month with which he can pay installments on his debt to Gillig, and expresses his hope that Gillig will not chose to sell silverware belonging to Hawthorne but that, if necessary, he would rather pawn it. He reports that he has leased a house, with furnishings and a library, which belonged to a previous principal of King's College in London, and that he plans to rent rooms to help support his family. Reference to the pawnbroker George Attenborough, Dr. Richard William Jelf of King's College, Mrs. Bennoch, Alexander Strahan, the children's magazine "Peep-show", and "Saxon Studies".

Box: 1 Fold: 83 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
06/18/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 06/18/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch regarding his efforts to sell mortgages owned by him in America and answering reports Bennoch had been given to the effect that he had changed his plans or received money without informing Bennoch. He includes an account of his income from January to June of 1879. Reference to May ("Minne") Hawthorne, the estate of Una Hawthorne, and William G. Peckham. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 84 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
06/19/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 06/19/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch expressing his hope that he has not hurt his friendship with Bennoch in defending himself against an accusation of fraud in his previous letter. He gives further details regarding his new lease and his plan to sublet it, and mentions that, in spite of this plan, he may end up in prison because of outstanding debts to tradesmen in Twickenham. Reference to Mr. J. M. Morriss. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 85 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
06/21/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 06/21/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him of the arrival from America of the payment of interest on investments there. He explains that this money, in addition to money owed him by Alexander Strahan, should pay off most of a debt for which Bennoch seems to stand as guarantor. Reference to his brother-in-law, John Amelung, and debtor's prison. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 86 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
06/22/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 06/22/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him that he has learned, on his birthday, that he can expect to be arrested that week, but that Charles Dickens, Jr. has suggested that he will send Hawthorne payment for his work in July and Hawthorne may be able to avoid imprisonment. Reference to Mr. J. M. Morriss.

Box: 1 Fold: 87 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
07/15/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 07/15/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch mentioning a book he has finished and which may be published, a rumor that he might be appointed to an American consulship, and a tentative plan to deposit the rights to three of his books in a bank as collateral on credit. Reference to George Bentley of Richard Bentley & Son, President Rutherford B. Hayes, Mr. J. M. Morriss, "The Laughing Mill", "Sebastian Strome", "Two Old Boys", J. S. Morgan & Co., Alexander Strahan, and Mrs. Bennoch. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 88 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
08/07/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 08/07/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing him of another demand for payment leveled against him and of two more books offered for publication, including a cheap version of "Garth", and expressing his frustration at Alexander Strahan for not responding to these offers. He mentions that his brother-in-law, John Amelung, expects to send him money derived from the appreciation of his property in Chicago. Reference to "Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy Tales". Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 89 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
09/20/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 09/20/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch asking his advice and help regarding the possibility of declaring bankruptcy and the effects of such an action. Reference to his children and his wife, May ("Minne") Hawthorne, his aunt, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, his Chicago mortgage, his brother-in-law, John Amelung, Taylor's Repository, Henry F. Gillig, and Mr. J. M. Morriss. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 90 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
09/24/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 09/24/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch providing details of his ownership of two properties, in Chicago and in Brooklyn, and how he came to own them. He asks Bennoch about the possibility of these properties being liquidated in bankruptcy in an English court, and whether he might be able to borrow money on them to pay his debts as a preferable solution. Reference to his sisters, Una Hawthorne and Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, the copyrights of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Russell Sturgis, William G. Peckham, and his brother-in-law, John Amelung. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 91 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
10/03/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 10/03/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch thanking him for his "generous action" and reporting the transfer of money from New York. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 92 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
10/29/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 10/29/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch informing Bennoch of several legal actions pending against him for outstanding debts. He tells of the sorry state of his affairs and his health, and that although he has earned money that month, it has all been paid out to creditors. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 93 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/05/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/05/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch regarding unidentified items enclosed with the hope that Bennoch might be able to "do something with them". He states that, without money, he will be "committed" the following week unless he can get money. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 94 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/08/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/08/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch answering reports Bennoch had heard that he had moved his family into a house in Hastings much larger and finer than he should be able to afford. He explains again his plan to sublet the house and why it is more affordable than his previous arrangements. Reference to Mrs. Jelf, Way's End in Twickenham, and Henry F. Gillig. Sent from Hastings, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 95 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
11/08/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 11/08/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch asking for an advance of money and mentioning that his family has had to go hungry recently. He also tells of a situation in which a manuscript of his which had been accepted by Alexander Strahan, but not paid for, had been sold to the publisher Chatto & Windus without his knowledge.

Box: 1 Fold: 96 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/06/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/06/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch regarding his search for affordable housing and furnishings in London and his prospects for income over the following year. He mentions the sale of the copyright of his novel "Garth" to Chatto & Windus. Reference to Mr. Milner of Hewetson & Milner, Furniture Dealers, Dr. Rudolph L. Tafel of the New Church, and the Furnishing Co. Sent from London, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 97 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/11/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/11/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch reporting that Mr. Morriss has asked for details on his American assets and asking for any news from New York. He mentions that he has still not found a house and that a payment from Chatto & Windus has been lost in the mail. Sent from London, England.

Box: 1 Fold: 98 Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch
12/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autographed Letter Signed dated 12/1879 from Julian Hawthorne to Francis Bennoch regarding the receipt for a payment he had made to James Martin. He explains why he kept some money remaining from this payment since it was less than expected.

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