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Bridge-Maurice Papers M019

Title:
Bridge-Maurice papers
Creator:
Bridge, Horatio, 1806-1893
ID:
M019
Date [inclusive]:
1837-1888, undated
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
This collection consists of correspondence, notes, and photographs, all concerning Horatio Bridge and many involving his relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Hawthorne family.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Provenance:

The niece of Horatio Bridge, Marian Bridge Maurice, lent the collection to Norman Holmes Pearson, author of The College Years of Nathaniel Hawthorne and an editor of Hawthorne's Letters, with the intent that it would eventually be given to Bowdoin College. The College received the collection in 1976.

Preferred Citation:

Bridge-Maurice Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Horatio Bridge was born in Augusta, Maine, on April 8th, 1806, to James Bridge (Bowdoin College Trustee, 1821-1834) and his wife. Entering in 1821, Bridge graduated from Bowdoin College in the class of 1825 along with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Bridge's life-long friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Although trained as a lawyer, Bridge joined the U.S. Navy in 1838 and served as Paymaster-General during the Civil War. He retired in 1868 with the rank of Commodore.

Bridge was the author of The Journal of an African Cruiser (1845), edited by Hawthorne, and Personal Recollections of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1893). He and his wife, Charlotte Marshall, had one child.

Both the Horatio Bridge Papers and the Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection complement the collection.

Consists of correspondence, notes, and photographs, all concerning Horatio Bridge and many involving his relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Hawthorne family. Correspondents include Hawthorne's wife and children, as well as George Parsons Lathrop, Bridge's editor at The Atlantic Monthly, and Franklin Pierce. Also included in the collection is Bridge's copy of Journal of an African Cruiser, with holograph notes, corrections and additions by Bridge and Joseph J. Roberts, the first president of Liberia.

Series Description:

Consists of correspondence to and from Horatio Bridge, mostly concerning his relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Hawthorne family. Also included is a small cache of professional letters, including a recommendation from Franklin Pierce for Bridge as a Purser in the U.S. Navy, as well as a number pieces dating from the Civil War and correspondence with Bridge and his publishers.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

R. Williams to Gov. Dickinson, Augusta. March 31, 1837 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 1

Franklin Pierce to M. Dickerson, Hillsboro, NH. April 18, 1837 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 2

Isaac Hall to Horatio Bridge, Port Mahon. February 4, 1839 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 3

George B. Cheever to Horatio Bridge, Washington. February 25, 1845 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 4

Sophia Hawthorne to Horatio Bridge, [n.p.]. [1825?] [7 p.]

Box 1 Folder 5

M.C. Perry to Horatio Bridge, Parry Town, NY. August 1, 1845 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 6

Sophia Hawthorne to Horatio Bridge, Boston. August 11, 1845 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 7

Julian Hawthorne to William Pike, West Newton, Mass. March 12, 1852 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 8

Una Hawthorne to William Pike, [n.p.]. [1853?] [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 9

Una Hawthorne to William Pike, Rock Park, Cheschire. November 7, 1853 [3 p.]

Box 1 Folder 10

W.P. Fessenden to Horatio Bridge, Portland. April 2, 1859 [3 p.]

Box 1 Folder 11

E. Johnson to Horatio Bridge, New York. December 28, 1859 [3 p.]

Box 1 Folder 12

Horatio Bridge to Charlotte Bridge, [n.p.]. July 9, 1861 [6 p.]

Box 1 Folder 13

Horatio Bridge to Charlotte Bridge, Washington. August 4, 1861 [5 p.]

Box 1 Folder 14

S.F. DuPont to Horatio Bridge, Port Royal, S.C. January 19, 1862 [6 p.]

Box 1 Folder 15

S.F. DuPont to Horatio Bridge, Port Royal, S.C. May 13, 1862 [6 p.]

Box 1 Folder 16

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Cairo [Illinois]. November 3, 1862 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 17

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Cairo [Illinois]. November 20, 1863 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 18

Sophia Hawthorne to Horatio Bridge, Concord. April 5, 1864 [8 p.]

Box 1 Folder 19

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Hampton Roads. November 10, 1864 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 20

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Cape Fear River. July 10, 1865 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 21

Sophia Hawthorne to Horatio Bridge, Concord. November 7, 1865 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 22

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Annapolis. November 15, 1865 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 23

Sophia Hawthorne to Horatio Bridge, Concord. November 25, 1865 [7 p.]

Box 1 Folder 24

Sophia Hawthorne to Horatio Bridge, [Concord?]. [1865?] [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 25

Sophia Hawthorne to Horatio Bridge, [Concord?]. January 19, 1865 [3 p.]

Box 1 Folder 26

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Richmond. April 10, 1865 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 27

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Annapolis. March 19, 1866 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 28

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Annapolis. July 11, 1866 [3 p.]

Box 1 Folder 29

Sophia Hawthorne to Horatio Bridge, [n.p.]. January 2, 1867 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 30

[Josiah?] Tattnall to Horatio Bridge, Savannah. February 15, 1867 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 31

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Annapolis. June 27, 1867 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 32

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Annapolis. August 27, 1867 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 33

David D. Porter to Horatio Bridge, Annapolis. February 28, 1868 [6 p.]

Box 1 Folder 34

H. Powers to Horatio Bridge, [n.p.]. November 7, 1868 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 35

Sam P. Benson to James T. Fields, Brunswick. December 18, 1870 [4 p.] [mss. copy]

Box 1 Folder 36

Richard Manning to S.P. Hill, Salem. January 11, 1871 [8 p.] [mss. copy by Horatio Bridge]

Box 1 Folder 37

Richard Manning to Horatio Bridge, Salem. January 20, 1871 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 38

Richard Manning to S.P. Hill, Salem. February 9, 1871 [4 p.] [mss. copy by Horatio Bridge]

Box 1 Folder 39

Rose Hawthorne to [Elizabeth Peabody], [n.p.]. February 27, 1871 [4 p.] [mss. copy with letter from G.S. Hillard to Elizabeth Peabody, Boston. March 13, 1871]

Box 1 Folder 40

James T. Fields to [Horatio Bridge], Boston. February 28, 1871 [3 p.]

Box 1 Folder 41

Sam P. Benson to Horatio Bridge, Brunswick. March 29, 1871 [3 p.]

Box 1 Folder 42

C[alvin] E[llis] Stowe to Horatio Bridge, Stockbridge, Mass. April 22, 1871 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 43

Horatio Bridge to Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Athens, Pa. February 2, 1872 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 44

Horatio Bridge to G.P. Lathrop, St. James Hotel. February [?], 1875 [4 p.] [draft]

Box 1 Folder 45

Horatio Bridge to G.P. Lathrop, Abbott House. March 20, [1875?] [1 p.] [draft]

Box 1 Folder 46

G.P. Lathrop to Horatio Bridge, Cambridge, Mass. February 24, 1876 [11 p.]

Box 1 Folder 47

G.P. Lathrop to Horatio Bridge, Cambridge, Mass. March 8, 1876 [6 p.]

Box 1 Folder 48

Horatio Bridge to J.R. Osgood, Washington. March 20, 1876 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 49

G.P. Lathrop to Horatio Bridge, Cambridge, Mass. July 31, 1876 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 50

G.P. Lathrop to Horatio Bridge, Cambridge, Mass. April 10, 1879 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 51

J.R. Osgood to Horatio Bridge, [n.p.]. December 22, 1882 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 52

Julian Hawthorne to Horatio Bridge, New York. December 27, 1882 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 53

Elizabeth R. Peabody to Horatio Bridge, Boston. January [1883?] [12 p.]

Box 1 Folder 54

F.B. Goodrich to [Horatio Bridge?], New York. February 4, 1884 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 55

Horatio Bridge to Julian Hawthorne, [n.p.]. [January 1883?] [2 p.] [mss copy by Horatio Bridge]

Box 1 Folder 56

J.C. Derby to Horatio Bridge, New York. March 7, 1884 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 57

J.C. Derby to Horatio Bridge, New York. April 25, 1884 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 58

Horatio Bridge to J.C. Derby re: "Journal of an African Cruiser" [n.p.]. April 29, 1884 [4 p.] [mss. copy]

Box 1 Folder 59

J.C. Derby to Horatio Bridge, New York. June 6, 1884 [4 p.]

Box 1 Folder 60

William Hale to Horatio Bridge, Dover, N.H. December 22, 1884 [3 p.]

Box 1 Folder 61

G.T. Packard to Horatio Bridge, New Haven, Ct. January 17, 1888 [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 62

G.P. Putnam's Sons to Horatio Bridge, New York. August 21, 1888 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 63

G.P. Putnam's Sons to Horatio Bridge, New York. August 27, 1888 [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 64

Elizabeth R. Peabody to Horatio Bridge, Cambridge, Mass. [n.d.] [3 p.]

Box 1 Folder 65

Horatio Bridge to [?], [n.p.]. [n.d.] [1 p.]

Box 1 Folder 66

[envelope addressed to Horatio Bridge, n.d.]

Box 1 Folder 67

Series Description:

Consists of a Bridge's copy of Journal of an African Cruiser, with holograph notes, corrections and additions by Bridge and Joseph J. Roberts, the first president of Liberia, as well as his notes on Hawthorne's appointment as surveyor of customs in Salem, Massachusetts. Also included are two photographs, one of Bridge in his naval uniform and another of Bridge and his wife, Charlotte.

Arrangement:

Arranged by material type.

Bridge's copy of "Journal of an African Cruiser" [New York: Willey & Putnam, 1845] with mss. notes, corrections and inserted additions

Box 1 Folder 68

Bridge's notes re: Hawthorne's appointment as Surveyor of Customs in Salem, Mass. [1870?]

Box 1 Folder 69

Bridge in navy uniform [ca. 1850]

Box 1 Folder 70

Bridge and wife in parlor [ca. 1880]

Box 1 Folder 71
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