Joel Barlow papers, 1775-1935: Hasty pudding

About this Collection

Barlow, Joel , 1754-1812
Account books.Clippings.Diaries-United States-18th century.Family papers.Manuscripts for publication.Memorandums.Poems-United States-19th century.
Collection Title
Joel Barlow papers, 1775-1935Hasty pudding
3 linear feet (7 volumes, 6 boxes)
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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Barlow, Joel
Diplomatic and consular service, American--France
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Algeria--Algiers
American literature
American poetry
Algiers (Algeria)--History
United States--History

Content Notes

Letter books, diaries, account book, notebooks, memoranda, literary manuscripts, and correspondence reflecting Barlow's diverse activities in literature, diplomacy, politics, and business. Includes papers relating to Barlow's mission to Algiers. Among the literary manuscripts are a preliminary sketch of the Vision of Columbus, rough drafts and revisions of The Columbiad, and Cantos I and II of The Hasty Pudding. Correspondence includes over 300 letters from Barlow to his wife, Ruth Baldwin Barlow, and letters to and from Robert Fulton and Noah Webster. Also included are clippings and notes concerning Barlow collected by Lemuel G. Olmstead and S. L. M. Barlow II.
  • In English.
  • Selected color digital images available; see finding aid.

Biographical Notes

Barlow was an American poet and statesman. He served as American consul in Algiers and as Minister to France (1811-1812).