Irving, Cooper, and Bryant
We are pleased to offer a selection of autograph material of Washington Irving, from the collection of the late great Irving scholar and collector, Andrew B. Myers (1920-1998). Myers, who taught at Fordham for several decades beginning in 1946, was a longtime president of the Washington Irving Society, author of numerous works about Irving, and editor of several editions of Irving’s works. Many of the items are accompanied by Myers’ notes as well as his correspondence with the various book dealers he bought from, dating back to the 1960s. The selection includes letters spanning the length of Irving’s writing career, several manuscript leaves from published and unpublished works, and other material. Also from Myers’ collection is a selection of autograph material of James Fennimore Cooper and William Cullen Bryant.