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Literary New York Its Landmarks and Associations   By:

Literary New York Its Landmarks and Associations by Charles Hemstreet

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LITERARY NEW YORK

Its Landmarks and Associations

by

CHARLES HEMSTREET

With 65 Illustrations

[Illustration]

G.P. Putnam's Sons New York and London The Knickerbocker Press 1903

Copyright, 1903 by Charles Hemstreet

Published, November, 1903

The Knickerbocker Press, New York

[Illustration: The "Half Moon" on the Hudson 1609.

From the painting by L.W. SEAVEY.]

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE

I. WRITERS OF NEW AMSTERDAM 1

II. BEFORE THE REVOLUTION 25

III. THE POET OF THE REVOLUTION 45

IV. IN THE DAYS OF THOMAS PAINE 67

V. THE CITY THAT IRVING KNEW 87

VI. WITH PAULDING, DRAKE, AND HALLECK 106

VII. COOPER AND HIS FRIENDS 125

VIII. THOSE WHO GATHERED ABOUT POE 145

IX. AT THE CLOSE OF THE KNICKERBOCKER DAYS 167

X. HALF A CENTURY AGO 189

XI. TWO FAMOUS MEETING PLACES 209

XII. SOME OF THE WRITERS OF TO DAY 230

Full Page Illustrations

PAGE

THE "HALF MOON" ON THE HUDSON, 1609 Frontispiece From the painting by L.W. Seavey.

THE STADT HUYS 8

BROAD STREET, 1642 30

KING'S COLLEGE, ABOUT 1773 42

THE DEBTORS' PRISON 48

WILLIAM SMITH } PETER STUYVESANT } PHILIP FRENEAU } 60 THOMAS PAINE } JOEL BARLOW }

THE FIRST TAMMANY WIGWAM, CORNER NASSAU AND SPRUCE STREETS 70

MAP OF STREETS IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN 1827 76

JAMES KIRKE PAULDING } PHILIP HONE } WASHINGTON IRVING } 100 JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE } FITZ GREENE HALLECK } J. FENIMORE COOPER }

THE PARK THEATRE, PARK ROW, 1831 136

RICHARD HENRY STODDARD } JOHN JAMES AUDUBON } WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT } 150 BAYARD TAYLOR } EDGAR ALLAN POE } ROBERT FULTON }

POE'S COTTAGE AT FORDHAM 158 From a drawing by C.W. Mielatz, by permission. Copyright, 1899, by The Society of Iconophiles.

THE BATTERY IN 1830 164 From a drawing by C. Burton.

THE APOLLO ROOMS IN 1830 170

VIEW OF OLD BUILDINGS IN WILLIAM STREET, LOOKING TOWARDS MAIDEN LANE, 1800 182

W.D. HOWELLS } J.G. HOLLAND } RICHARD GRANT WHITE } 200 BRANDER MATTHEWS } WILLIAM WINTER } From an engraving of the picture by J.H. Marble; courtesy of W.E. Benjamin.

Illustrations in the Text

PAGE

SEAL OF NEW AMSTERDAM 1

EARLY DUTCH HOUSES 2

THE WALL AND GATE 5

AN OLD FAMILY BIBLE 6

STUYVESANT'S "WHITEHALL" 8

ALONG THE STRAND 9

DE SILLE'S HOUSE 14

A WOMAN'S COSTUME, NEW AMSTERDAM 16

STUYVESANT'S BOUWERIE HOUSE 20

THE CHURCH IN THE FORT 21

CAPTAIN KIDD'S HOUSE 23

THE CHURCH CALLED TRINITY 34

"THE NEW YORK GAZETTE" 39

THE COLLECT 48

THE BRITISH PRISON SHIP 53

THE MIDDLE DUTCH CHURCH 55

FRAUNCES' TAVERN 62

BROAD STREET AND FEDERAL HALL 63

RICHMOND HILL 64

THE CORNER STONE OF THE PARK THEATRE 69

THE POST OFFICE, WILLIAM STREET 78

GOLDEN HILL INN 88

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