British Fiction, 18001829

JONES, James Athearn. Tales of an Indian Camp (1829)

Anecdotal Records

Letter from Washington Irving to John Murray II.
5 Feb [1830].
[Irving is discussing a MS collection of American Tales by James Athearn Jones.] I have read half of the first volume of the Tales of an Indian Camp published by Colburn for the same author. The perusal of them convinces me that he is a person well worth your securing.
Source: Washington Irving and the House of Murray: Geoffrey Crayon Charms the British, 1817–1856, ed. by Ben Harris McClary (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1969), p. 135.
Notes: Year in square brackets is given as it appears in the printed source. According to McClary, Irving sent a copy of Tales of an Indian Camp to Samuel Rogers to prove the merits of American culture. McClary also records that Irving wrote to Colonel Aspinwall in July 1835 to request a copy of the work (p. 134–35, n. 14).

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