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An illustrated gallery of famous men and women in Europe and America including authors, politicians, and military figures.

Evert Augustus Duyckinck (1816 – 1878) was an American publisher and biographer. He was associated with the literary side of the Young America movement in New York.

 

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1872 Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men Women Lincoln 119 Portraits Illustrated 2v

An illustrated gallery of famous men and women in Europe and America including authors, politicians, and military figures.

Evert Augustus Duyckinck (1816 – 1878) was an American publisher and biographer. He was associated with the literary side of the Young America movement in New York.

Main author: Evert A Duyckinck

Title: Portrait gallery of eminent men and women of Europe and America : embracing history, statesmanship, naval and military life, philosophy, the drama, science, literature and art, with biographies

Published: New York, Johnson, Fry and Co., [©1872-74].

Language: English

Notes & contents:

  • 1st edition
  • 2 volumes filled with portraits
  • Illustrated with 46 + 73 engravings
  • Volume I
    • SAMUEL JOHNSON
    • OLIVER GOLDSMITH
    • HANNAH MORE
    • EDWARD GIBBON
    • MARIE ANTOINETTE
    • DAVID GARRICK
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON
    • MADAME DARBLAY
    • HENRY GRATTAN
    • SARAH VAN BRUGH JAY
    • NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
    • ROBERT FULTON 360
    • MADAME DE STAEL
    • HORATIO NELSON
    • JOHN PHILPOT CURRAN
    • JANE AUSTEN
    • EDMUND BURKE
    • SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
    • MARTHA WASHINGTON
    • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
    • ROBERT BURNS
    • CHARLOTTE CORDAY
    • JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE
    • JOHN PHILIP KEMBLE
    • ABIGAIL ADAMS
    • GILBERTMOTIER DE LAFAYETTE
    • THOMAS JEFFERSON
    • MARIA EDGEWORTH
    • FRIEDRICH SCHILLER
    • WILLIAM WILBERFORCE
    • GEORGE STEPHENSON
    • SARAH SIDDONS
    • ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT
    • DOROTHY PAYNE MADISON
    • LORD BYRON
    • ELIZABETH FRY
    • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
    • FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS
    • DUKE OF WELLINGTON
    • THOMAS MOORE
    • LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY
  • Volume II
    • DANIEL O’CONNELL
    • ANNA JAMESON
    • JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM HERSCHEL
    • LORD PALMERSTON
    • CHARLOTTE BRONTE
    • CAMILLO BENSO DI CAVOUR
    • RICHARD COBDEN
    • CATHARINE MARIA SEDGWICK
    • PRINCE ALBERT
    • THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
    • MARY RUSSELL MITFORD
    • BENITO JUAREZ
    • DANIEL WEBSTER
    • FREDERIKA BREMER
    • WASHINGTON IRVING
    • VICTOR EMANUEL
    • SYDNEY, LADY MORGAN
    • MICHAEL FARADAY
    • WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
    • ALICE CARY
    • JOHN CALDWELL CALHOUN
    • WILLIAM I, EMPEROR OF GERMANY
    • MARY SOMERVILLE
    • BARON JUSTUS VON LIEBIG
    • HENRY CLAY
    • LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON
    • LORD LYTTON
    • OTTON VON BISMARCK
    • MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI
    • GEORGE PEABODY
    • NAPOLEON III
    • EMILY CHUBBUCK JUDSON
    • THOMAS CHALMERS
    • FRANCOIS PG GUIZOT
    • ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
    • COUNT VON MOLTKE
    • SAMUEL FB MORSE
    • HARRIET MARTINEAU
    • CHARLES DICKENS
    • ABRAHAM LINCOLN
    • FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD
    • WILLIAM WEART GLADSTONE
    • LOUIS ADLOPHE THIERS
    • HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
    • WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT
    • ROBERT EDWARD LEE
    • ELIZA COOK
    • WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD
    • ALEXANDER II OF RUSSIA
    • JENNY LIND GOLDSCHMIDT
    • JOHN BRIGHT
    • THOMAS JONATHAN JACKSON
    • ROSA BONHEUR
    • DAVID GLASCOE FARRAGUT
    • BENJAMIN DISRAELI
    • BARONESS BURDETT-COUTTS
    • HIRAM POWERS
    • LOUIS AGASSIZ
    • FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
    • ALFRED TENNYSON
    • ULYSSES S GRANT
    • CHARLOTE SAUNDERS CUSHMAN
    • PIUS THE NINTH
    • WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN
    • ALEXANDRINA VICTORIA
    • HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
    • EDWIN BOOTH
    • EMPRESS EUGENIE
    • HENRY WARD BEECHER
    • DAVID LIVINGSTONE
    • HARRIET HOSMER
    • JOSEPH GARIBALDI
    • FRANCES ANNE KEMBLE

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Evert Augustus Duyckinck (pronounced DIE-KINK) (November 23, 1816 – August 13, 1878) was an American publisher and biographer. He was associated with the literary side of the Young America movement in New York.[1][2]

Contents  [hide]

1              Biography

2              Letter to Lincoln

3              Legacy and criticism

4              Honors and memberships

5              New York Historical Society biographies

6              References

7              Further reading

Biography[edit]

He was born on November 23, 1816, in New York City to Evert Duyckinck, a publisher.[1][3]

Evert the younger graduated from Columbia College, where he was a member of the Philolexian Society, in 1835. He then studied law with John Anthon, and was admitted to the bar in 1837.[1] He spent the next year in Europe. Before he went abroad he wrote articles on the poet George Crabbe, the works of George Herbert, and Oliver Goldsmith, for the New York Review.[4] In 1840 he started a monthly magazine with Cornelius Mathews called Arcturus, which ran until 1842. The New York Tribune commented on the important partnership by referring to Duyckinck and Mathews as “the Castor and Pollux of Literature—the Gemini of the literary Zodiac”.[5] Duyckinck wrote articles on other authors while at home and in Europe. Between 1844 and 1846, Evert became the literary editor of John L. O’Sullivan’s The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, which moved from Washington D.C. to New York in 1840.

On April 22, 1840 in Connecticut he married Margaret Wolfe Panton, and they had as their children: Evert Augustus Duyckinck II, George Duyckinck, and Henry Duyckinck (1843-1870). All of his children died when they were young.[1]

In 1845, he assisted Edgar Allan Poe in printing his Tales collection and selected which stories to include. The collection was a critical success, though Poe was somewhat disappointed by Duyckinck’s choices.[6] In 1847 he became the editor of The Literary World, a weekly review of books written with his brother George Long Duyckinck until 1853.[7] The two brothers became the unofficial leaders of the New York literary scene in the 1840s into the 1850s.[4]

In 1854 the brothers were again united in the preparation of The Cyclopaedia of American Literature (2 vols., New York, 1855; enlarged eds., 1865 and 1875). He published Wit and Wisdom of Sydney Smith, with a memoir (New York, 1856); an American edition of Willroot’s Poets of the Nineteenth Century (1858). Immediately after the death of Washington Irving, Duyckinck gathered together and published in one volume a collection of anecdotes and traits of the author, under the title of Irvingiana (1859); History of the War for the Union (3 vols., 1861’5); Memorials of John Allan (1864); Poems relating to the American Revolution, with Memoirs of the Authors (1865); Poems of Philip Freneau, with notes and a memoir (1865); National Gallery of Eminent Americans (2 vols., 1866); History of the World from the Earliest Period to the Present Time (4 vols., 1870); and an extensive series of Biographies of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America (2 vols., 1873’4). His last literary work was the preparation, with William Cullen Bryant, of an edition of William Shakespeare.

He died on August 13, 1878 in New York City, New York.[8]

Letter to Lincoln[edit]

On 18 February 1865, author Duyckinck sent President Abraham Lincoln a letter. Duyckinck signed the letter “Asmodeus”, with his initials below his pseudonym. His letter enclosed a newspaper clipping about an inappropriate joke allegedly told by Lincoln at the Hampton Roads Peace Conference. The purpose of Duyckinck’s letter was to advise Lincoln of “an important omission” about the history of the conference. He advised that the newspaper clipping be added to the “Archives of the Nation”.[9]

Legacy and criticism[edit]

Letter from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Duyckinck regarding Melville

In January 1879, a meeting in his memory was held by the New York historical society, and a biographical sketch of Duyckinck was read by William Allen Butler.

Herman Melville, a close friend of Duyckinck’s with whom he corresponded often, refers in his book Mardi (1849) to Duyckinck’s highbrow magazine Arcturus by naming a ship in the book Arcturion. Referring to it as “exceedingly dull”, the author notes the low literary level of its crew.[4] Duyckinck also garnered a mention in James Russell Lowell’s A Fable for Critics (1848) with the lines, “Good-day, Mr. Duyckinck, I am happy to meet / With a scholar so ripe and a critic so neat”.[10] Charles Frederick Briggs noted Duyckinck’s ability in the “art of puffing”, heavy praise for works that did not necessarily merit it.[11] Edwin Percy Whipple chidingly called Duyckinck “the most Bostonian of New-Yorkers”.[10] William Allen Butler noted that his taste in literature was too high for most readers: “While Duyckinck was the most genial of companions, and the most impartial of critics, he was too much of a recluse, buried in his books, almost solitary in life, and entirely removed from the circle of worldly and fashionable life”..

Category

Americana, American History

Authors

Evert A Duyckinck

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete