Replenishing the Shelves: Books Acquired

The following volumes have been acquired to re-create the Dickinson family libraries through generous contributions of financial gifts and rare volumes by many donors.

Alexander, Archibald. A Pocket Dictionary of the Holy Bible…. Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1831.

Alexander Pope; Johnson, Samuel, ed. The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq.: To which is prefaced The Life of the Author, by Dr. Johnson. Philadelphia: J. J. Woodward, 1838.

Atlantic Monthly, partial set. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1857-1897.

Beecher, Henry Ward. Star Papers: Experiences of Art and Nature. New York: Derby, 1855.

Beecher, Henry Ward. Life of Jesus the Christ. New York: Ford, 1871.

Beecher, Lyman. A Plea for the West…. Cincinnati: Truman & Smith; New York: Leavitt, Lord & Co., 1835.

Bennet, Rev. John. Letters to a Young Lady… New York: George Long, 1829.

Bentham, Jeremy. Ed. John Hill Burton. Benthamiana: or, Selected Extracts from the Works of Jeremy BenthamPhiladelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1844.

Bianchi, Martha Gilbert Dickinson. The Cathedral and Other Poems. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1901.

Bianchi, Martha Gilbert Dickinson. A Modern Prometheus. New York: Duffield and Company, 1908.

Bianchi, Martha Gilbert Dickinson. Russian Lyrics and Cossack Songs. New York: Duffield and Company, 1910.

Bianchi, Martha Gilbert Dickinson. Sin of Angels. New York: Duffield & Co., 1912.

Bianchi, Martha Gilbert Dickinson. The Wandering Eros. Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1925.

Bowles, Samuel. Across the Continent, A Summer’s Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States with Speaker Colfax. Springfield, Mass.: Samuel Bowles & Company; New York: Hurd & Houghton, 1865. Gift of Walter L. Powell.

Bridgman, Thomas, compiler. Inscriptions on the grave stones… of Northampton. Northampton: Hopkins, Bridgman & Co., 1850. Gift of Elizabeth Longsworth in honor of Polly Longsworth.

Brontë, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall…, by Acton Bell [pseud.]. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1858.

Brontë, Charlotte. The Professor, A Tale, by Currer Bell [pseud.]. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1857.

Brontë, Charlotte. Villette, by Currer Bell.  [pseud.]. New York: Harper Brothers, 1853. Gift of Polly Longsworth.

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Aurora Leigh. New York; Boston: C.S. Francis & Co., 1857.

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning… New York: C.S. Francis & Co., 1852.

Browning, Robert. The Ring and the Book. Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1869. 2 volumes.

Browning, Robert. Sordello, Stafford, Christmas-Eve & Easter-Day. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864.

Burns, Robert. The Complete Works of Robert Burns… Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1853.

Byron, Lord George. The Works of Byron. New York: E. Duyckinck and George Long, 1821. Vol. IIIIIV.

Child, Lydia Maria. The Frugal Housewife… third edition. Boston: Carter and Hendee, 1830.

Clay, Henry, ed. James Swain. The Life and Speeches of Henry Clay. New York: Greeley and McElrath, 1843. 2 volumes.

Cowper, William. Poems. Philadelphia: Kite, 1809.  2 volumes.

Irving, Washington. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. New York: C. S. Van Winkle, 1824.

Cyclopedia of English Literature, in two volumes. Boston: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln, 1847.

de Quincey, Thomas. Autobiographic Sketches… Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853.

de Quincey, Thomas. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater… Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855.

de Quincey, Thomas. Essays on the Poets and other English Writers. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853.

Dickens, Charles. Old Curiosity Shop. London: Chapman & Hall. (Dickinson Family Copy: Carleton’s New Illustrated Edition, New York: 1878.)

Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield. Endymion. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1880.

Eliot, George [pseud.]. Adam Bede. New York: Harper, 1860. Gift of Colleen D. Mewing.

Eliot, George. The Mill on the Floss. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1860.

Eliot, George. Scenes of Clerical Life Leipzig: B. Tauchnitz, 1859. Gift of Colleen D. Mewing.

Ford, Emily E. My Recreations. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872.

Gray, Thomas. An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1854.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Blithedale Romance. Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The House of the Seven Gables, A Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. Gift of Ann and Robert Kline.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Marble Faun. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. 2 volumes.

Herbert, George. The Poetical Works… New York: Appleton, 1857.

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Contemporaries. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1899.

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Malbone: An Oldport Romance. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co. Gift of Walter L. Powell.

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. The Monarch of Dreams. Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1887.

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Oldport Days. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873.

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Outdoor Papers. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1863.

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Short Stories of American Authors… Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1880.

Historical Review One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of The First Church in Amherst, 1739-1889. Amherst: Press of the Amherst Record, 1890.

Hitchcock, Edward. The Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences. Boston: Phillips, Samson, and Company, 1851.

Hitchcock, Edward. Religious Lectures on the Peculiar Phenomena of the Four Seasons. Amherst, MA: J. S. & C. Adams, 1850.

Hitchcock, Edward. Reminiscences of Amherst College… Northampton: Bridgman & Childs, 1863. Gift of Susan Henry in honor of Walter L. Powell.

Holland, Josiah G. Bitter-sweet. A Poem. New York: Charles Scribner, 1859. Gift of Jeffrey Green.

Holland, Josiah G. Gold-foil… by Timothy Titcomb [pseud.]. New York: C. Scribner, 1859. Gift of Walter L. Powell.

Holland, Josiah G. Kathrina: Her Life and Mine, in a Poem. New York: C. Scribner & Co., 1867. Gift of Jeffrey Green.

Holland, J. G. Miss Gilbert’s Career: An American Story. New York: Charles Scribner, 1860.

Holland, J. G. Titcomb’s Letters to Young People, Single and Married. New York: Charles Scribner, 1859.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell. Poems. Boston: William D. Ticknor & Company, 1849. Gift of The Students of Calvin College.

Humphrey, Rev. Heman. Tribute to the Memory of Rev. Nathan W. Fiske. Amherst, MA: J. S. & C. Adams, 1848.

Irving, Washington. Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1860. Gift of Bibliophiles of Oklahoma.

Jackson, Helen Hunt.  Bits of Travel at Home. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1878.

Jackson, Helen Hunt. Ramona: A Story. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885.

Jackson, Helen Hunt. Verses. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870.

Junius (pseudonym). The Letters of Junius. Boston: N. H. Wittaker, 1829.

Kane, Elisha Kent. Arctic Explorations. Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1857. 2 volumes.

à Kempis, Thomas. Of the Imitation of Christ: Four Books. London: Oxford, 1857.

Kotzwara. “The Celebrated Battle of Prague,” music for piano forte. New York: Gould & Berry; Boston: C.C. Clapp & Co., n.d. Gift of Barton L. St. Armand.

Lee, Eliza Buckminster. The Life of Jean Paul Frederic Richter… New York: D. Appleton & Company; Philadelphia: G. S. Appleton, 1850. Gift of Polly Longsworth.

Lewes, George Henry. Ranthorpe. London: Chapman and Hall, 1847.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. The Golden Legend. Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Kavanagh: A Tale. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Field, 1849.

Lowell, James Russell. A Fable for Critics. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1848.

Lowell, James Russell. My Study Windows. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1871.

Merriam, George S. The Life and Times of Samuel Bowles. New York: The Century Co., 1885.

Marvel, Ik [Donald Grant Mitchell]. Dream Life: A Fable of the Seasons. New York: Charles Scribner, 1851.

Mitchell, Donald Grant. My Farm of Edgewood. New York: Charles Scribner, 1863.

Marvel, Ik [Donald Grant Mitchell]. Reveries of a Bachelor. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1850. Gift of Polly Longsworth.

Moore, Thomas. Irish Melodies. Philadelphia: E. H. Budlter & Co., 1865.

Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary Pamphlet listing teachers, students, regulations. Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary, 1847. Gift of Patricia Keyes Correia.

Patmore, Coventry. The Angel in the House: the Betrothal. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1856.

Pollok, Robert. The Course of Time: A Poem. New York: Robert Carter, 1848.

The New England Primer… improved. Worcester: S.A. Howland, 183(?). Gift of Barton L. St. Armand.

Sabbath Hymn Book…  Introduction by Edwards Amasa Parke. New York: Mason Brothers, 1858.

Scribner’s Monthly, Volumes 1-22. Holland, J.G. New York: Scribner & Co., 1871-1881

Smith, Alexander. Poems. Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1853. Gift of Merry L. Gordon.

Sprague, William Buell. Letters on Practical Subjects, to a Daughter. New York: The American Tract Society, 1855.

Stearns, William Augustus. Adjutant Stearns. Boston: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, c1862.  Gift of Jack Capps.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin… twenty-fifth thousand edition. Boston: J. P. Jewett; Cleveland: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. 2 volumes.

Tennyson, Alfred. In Memoriam. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850.

Tennyson, Alfred. Enoch Arden. London: Edward Moxon & Company, 1864. Anonymous gift.

Tennyson, Alfred. The Princess; A Medley. Boston: William D. Ticknor & Co., 1848.

Thomson, James. The Seasons: with the Castle of Indolence. New York: W.B. Gilley, 1819. Gift of Ann and Robert Kline.

Trelawny, Edward John. Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and ByronBoston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859. Gift of Polly Longsworth.

Tupper, Martin Farquhar. Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments. New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1846.

Tyler, W.S. History of Amherst College during its first half century, 1821-1871. Springfield, Mass.: Clark W. Bryan and Company, 1873.

Upham, Charles Wentworth. Life of John Charles Fremont. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1856.

Vaux, Calvert. Villas and Cottages. A series of designs prepared for execution in the United States. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1864.

Virgil, trans. Cooper, Rev. J. G. Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera, or The Works of Virgil. New York: White, Gallaher, and White, 1829.

Wadsworth, Charles. Sermons. New York: A. Roman & Company, Publishers, 1869.

Webster, Noah. Elementary Spelling Book; Being an Improvement on the American Spelling Book. Cleveland, OH: M.C. Younglove, 1841.

Wisner, Benjamin B. Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Susan Huntington of Boston, Mass. Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1826. Gift of Barton L. St. Armand.

Young, Edward. The Complaint; or, Night Thoughts. Philadelphia: Uriah Hunt and Son, 1845.

The Young Husband’s Book; A manual of the duties, moral, religious, and domestic, imposed by the relations of married life. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836.

U.S. 32d Congress, 2nd Session, 1852-1853. Obituary Addresses… on the occasion of the Death of the Hon. Daniel Webster… Washington, D.C.: Robert Armstrong, 1853.

Webster, Noah. A Dictionary for Primary Schools. New York: F. J. Huntington and Company, 1841.

Wood, Alphonso. First Lessons in Botany Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1856.

Wright, Orlando W. The Romance of Abelard and Heloise. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1853.


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