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John Camden Hotten Correspondence

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hotten, John Camden, 1832-1873.
Title: John Camden Hotten Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1866-1872
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft.
Abstract: Letters to and from British bookseller, publisher and author John Camden Hotten. Correspondents include poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, novelist W. Moy Thomas, writer William Michael Rossetti, and publisher Edward Moxon & Co.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

John Camden Hotten (1832-1873) was a British bookseller and publisher. Many of the books published under his imprint were written in part or in whole by himself. In 1866 he published Algernon Swinburne's Poems and Ballads after it was withdrawn from circulation by its original publisher for "indecency." He spent several years in American and was the first to introduce a number of American writers to the British public, including James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Bret Harte. He was a Fellow of the Ethnological Society and contributed articles on literary topics to the London Review and other periodicals.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The John Camden Hotten Correspondence consists of letters to and from British bookseller, publisher and author John Camden Hotten. Correspondents include poet Algernon Charles Swinburne and publisher Edward Moxon & Co. A number of the letters involved Hotten's decision to publish Swinburne's Poems and Ballads, which had been withdrawn from circulation by its original publisher for "indecency." There are also a few non-letter items such as a list of sales of Swinburne's book.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Subject Headings

Persons

Graham, James Lorimer, 1831-1876.
Hotten, John Camden, 1832-1873.
Howell, Charles Augustus, 1840?-1890.
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909.
Thomas, W. Moy (William Moy), 1828-1910.
Timmins, Samuel, 1826-1902.

Corporate Bodies

Edward Moxon & Co.

Subjects

Authors and publishers -- Great Britain.
Authors, English -- 19th century.
Poets, English -- 19th century.
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain.

Genres and Forms

Correspondence.
Financial records.

Occupations

Publishers and publishing.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

John Camden Hotten Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

9 letters, purchase, 1955. Additional items, unknown.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: 9 May 1993
Revision history:

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Inventory

Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1 Hotten, John Camden, no recipient 1866
Box 1, Folder 2 Knight, Joseph to Algernon Charles Swinburne; to Hotten Aug 1866 (2 items)
Box 1, Folder 3 Thomas, W. Moy to Hotten 4 Sep 1866
Box 1, Folder 4 Thomas, W. Moy to Hotten 9 Sep 1866
Box 1, Folder 5 Thomas, W. Moy to Hotten 26 Sep 1866
Box 1, Folder 6 Edward Moxon & Co. to Hotten 23 Oct 1866
Box 1, Folder 7 Timmins, Samuel to Hotten 6 Nov 1866
Box 1, Folder 8 Arnold, Thomas James to Hotten 16 Nov 1866
Box 1, Folder 9 Grosart, -- to Hotten 20 Nov 1866
Box 1, Folder 10 Graham, James Lorimer to Hotten 15 Dec 1866
Box 1, Folder 11 Huntington, W. H. to Hotten 18 Dec 1866
Box 1, Folder 12 Graham, James Lorimer to Hotten 21 Dec 1866
Box 1, Folder 13 Hotten, John Camden 26 Dec 1866
Box 1, Folder 14 Dalston & Son to Algernon Charles Swinburne 1 Jan 1867
Box 1, Folder 15 Edward Moxon & Co. to Hotten 14 Feb 1867
Box 1, Folder 16 Chapman, John to Hotten 9 Apr 1867
Box 1, Folder 17 Adams, C. Warren to Hotten 2 Jun 1867
Box 1, Folder 18 Hotten, John Camden Jan 1868 - sales of Swinburne's book
Box 1, Folder 19 Howell, Charles Augustus to Hotten 16 Nov 1869
Box 1, Folder 20 Hotten, John Camden to William Michael Rossetti 12 Apr 1870
Box 1, Folder 21 Benham & Tindell to Hotten 2 May 1870
Box 1, Folder 22 Hotten, John Camden to William Michael Rossetti 2 May 1870
Box 1, Folder 23 Hughes & Son to Hotten 23 Jun 1870
Box 1, Folder 24 Hotten, John Camden, no recipient 22 Nov 1870
Box 1, Folder 25 Hotten, John Camden to W. Moy Thomas 24 Nov 1870
Box 1, Folder 26 Hotten, John Camden, no recipient 21 Dec 1872
Box 1, Folder 27 Hotten, John Camden, no recipient undated

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