- Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904
- Call number
- MssCol 1368
- Physical description
- .1 linear feet (1 v.)
- Preferred Citation
- Lafcadio Hearn letters, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), Victorian romantic writer, was born Patrick Lafcadio Hearn of Irish-Greek parentage. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1869 from Europe and in 1890 went to Japan, where he wrote books and articles, taught in Japanese universities and became a citizen of Japan. He interpreted Japanese thought and life to the West. Collection consists of Hearn's letters to Ellwood Hendrick from Japan. Topics include personal and family matters, finances, relations with publishers, Oriental customs and morals, teaching, Japanese students, professors at the University of Tokyo, and literary work.
Source of acquisitionGift, Hendrick, Ellwood, 06/--/19
Portions of many letters have been printed in The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn by Elizabeth Bisland Wetmore, 1906
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
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Alternative form available
Entire collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library