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Pease mss., 1891-1908

Summary Information

Repository:
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
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Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
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Creator
Bullen, Frank Thomas

Title
Pease mss., 1891-1908

Collection No.
LMC 2538

Extent
27 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
The Pease mss., 1891–1908, consists primarily of letters from author Frank Thomas Bullen, 1857–1915, to the editor of The Morning Mercury, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Zephaniah Walter Pease, 1861– . It also includes letters from Percy Sutherland Bullen and A.P. Watt.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Zephaniah Walter Pease, 1861–, was the editor of The Morning Mercury in New Bedford, Massachusetts and corresponded with author Frank Thomas Bullen, 1857–1915; Frank Bullen's cousin and U.S. foreign correspondent with the London Daily Telegraph, Percy Sutherland Bullen; and English literary agent A.P. Watt.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; III. Photographs.

Scope and Content Note

The Pease mss., 1891–1908, consists primarily of letters from author Frank Thomas Bullen, 1857–1915, to the editor of The Morning Mercury , New Bedford, Massachusetts, Zephaniah Walter Pease, 1861–. Many of the letters discuss works of Bullen's that are about to be published or the reception that his works are receiving both in terms of critiques and sales. He also writes about his family, his ill health, and his unfavorable views regarding the rudeness of Americans, especially of the upper classes.

Other correspondents in the collection are Percy Sutherland Bullen (Frank Bullen's cousin and U.S. foreign correspondent with the London Daily Telegraph ), and English literary agent A.P. Watt. The first letter in the file, however, is written to Pease by an apparent hometown friend living and working in London in 1891. Bullen’s first letter to Pease is in 1899.

The collection also contains an untitled manuscript signed by Frank T. Bullen regarding "…the approaching centenary of the New Bedford Mercury…," a newspaper clipping titled "Cape Pigeons and Whalebirds: Superstitions Connected With Them By Sailors…" written by Bullen; a magazine article about Bullen by Charles Middleton; a pamphlet "Fifty Years on The Morning Mercury: New Bedford, Mass: 1880–1930: A Reminiscence" by Pease; and three photographs.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

    • Names
    • Morning Mercury (New Bedford, Mass.)
    • Pease, Zeph. W. (Zephaniah Walter), b. 1861 --Correspondence.
    • Bullen, Frank Thomas, 1857-1915 --Correspondence.
    • Bullen, Frank Thomas, 1857-1915.
    • Bullen, Percy Sutherland.
    • Watt, A. P. (Alexander Pollock), 1834-1914.
    • Topics
    • Authors, English --Correspondence.
    • Newspaper editors --Massachusetts --Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired. 2006
Usage Restrictions
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.
Preferred Citation
[Item], Pease mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Box 1 Correspondence, 1891–1908

(3 folders)

Includes Percy Sutherland Bullen letter to Pease, May 27, 1908 and A.P. Watt letter to Bullen, June 18, 1908, which is enclosed in Bullen to Pease, June 19, 1908.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.


Series: Writings

(4 folders)

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.


Box 1 Bullen, Frank T. "It is with no ordinary interest and pleasure that I hear of the approaching centenary of the New Bedford Mercury…" [opening lines] A.D.S.

(4 pp.)


Bullen, Frank T. "Cape Pigeons and Whalebirds: Superstitions Connected With Them By Sailors." – clipping from the New York Evening Post. June 11, 1904.

Middleton, Charles. "Mr. Frank T. Bullen. The Author of 'With Christ at Sea'" tear sheets from Sunday Magazine, pp. 738–746.

Pease, Zephaniah W. Fifty Years on The Morning Mercury New Bedford Mass. 1880–1930: A Reminiscence . Reprint from The Morning Mercury, September 15, 1930 . New Bedford Mass: Reynolds Publishing, [1930?]

(24 pp.)


Series: Photographs

Box 1 Bullen family photograph, inscribed "To Mr. and Mrs. Z.W. Pease with the kindest regards and affection of the F.T. Bullen family." Undated

Bullen seated with book in hand. Inscribed: "To Z.W. Pease. with F.T. Bullen’s love." 1887

Unidentified portrait of a young woman: "Sunshine" Copyright Charles Taber & Co. New Bedford, Mass. 1883. Accompanied by a photographic clipping of Bullen with inscription "Yours very truly F.T. Bullen" that was removed at some point from the verso of photograph