Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

 

Biography

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which appear in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad and George Washington, as well as several histories of 15th-century Spain that deal with subjects such as Alhambra, Christopher Columbus and the Moors. Irving served as American ambassador to Spain in the 1840s.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 842252.1
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Identifier: Mss 842252.1
Date(s): 1842-04-02
Abstract

In English.

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 843277
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 843277
Date(s): 1843-04-27
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In English.

Washington Irving letter

Mss 842166
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 842166
Date(s): 1842-02-16
Abstract

In English.

Washington Irving letter

Mss 842207
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 842207
Date(s): 1842-03-07
Abstract

In English.

Washington Irving letter

Webster Mss 842222.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 842222.1
Date(s): 1842-03-22
Abstract

In English.

Washington Irving letter

Mss 835311
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 835311
Date(s): 1835-05-11
Abstract

In English.

Washington Irving letter

Mss 843111
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 843111
Date(s): 1843-01-11
Abstract

In English.

Washington Irving letter

Mss 850165.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850165.1
Date(s): 1850-02-15
Abstract

In English.

Washington Irving letter

Mss 851656
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 851656
Date(s): 1851-12-06
Abstract

In English.