Guide to the Bela Chapin Letter, Apr. 3, 1882
Collection number: MS 113
About Bela Chapin, 1829-1920
N.H. printer and poet.
About the Bela Chapin Letter
Three page letter from Bela Chapin, Claremont, N.H. to George Wadleigh in which Chapin, the compiler of The Poets of New Hampshire, inquires about the life histories of several N.H. poets. He asks Wadleigh about Jeremy Belknap’s hymns, mentions his contact with Thomas Bailey Aldrich, notes his affinity for James T. Fields, Aldrich, and Celia Thaxter, and criticizes the poetry of Robert Boodey Caverly. The letter also includes a list of poets born in N.H. before 1800.
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Bela Chapin Letter, Apr. 3, 1882, MS 113, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
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