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From Barcelona to Paris.-Marseilles.— Avignon.-Lyons.-Ver-
sailles. Havre.-Leaves Havre for London.-- Slips through
London quietly.-At the Shrubbery.-Back to France.— Visit to
King Louis Philippe.-Letter to Mrs. Paris.-Court Gayeties.-
Musings in the Royal Pile.....
Extract from a Letter to Mrs. Paris.-Narvaez.-Passages from Let-
ters to Mrs. Storrow.-Letter to Mrs. Paris.-Transfer of his
Establishment, intending to send in his Resignation.-Resolves
on a Brief Visit to Paris.-Lingers there to see Mr. McLane, the
American Minister at the Court of St. James.-Transmits his
Resignation.-Visits London.-The Oregon Dispute.-Letter to
Pierre M. Irving.-Return to Madrid...
A Literary Freak.-The Old Moorish Chronicles.-The Saddle-horse.
-Completion of his Improvements.- New York as it was and
is.-His Last Job.-Hard at Work on the "Life of Washington."
Letter to Miss Catherine Irving...
Historical Extract from a Diplomatic Dispatch.-Hears of the Ap-
pointment of a Successor.-His Feeling in Regard to the War
with Mexico.-Allusion to the Settlement of the Oregon Ques-
tion.- Arrival of General Saunders.- Audience of Leave.-
Return to Sunnyside.-The Addition.-Preparing a Complete
Edition of his Works.-Letter to Gouverneur Kemble.......... 106
Dinner at John Jacob Astor's.-Conversation about Ghosts.-The
Opera-house, one of the Great Charms of New York.-The Pro-
jected Railroad along the Banks of the Hudson.-Impending
Desecration of Sunnyside.-Letter to Hackett.-Arrangement
with Mr. Putnam for the Republication of his Works.—“Knick-
erbocker."- Author's Remarks about the Revised Edition.—
Notice of Henry T. Tuckerman.-A German Commentator cit-
ing Knickerbocker."- Scheffer's "Christus Consolator."-
Notices of the Republication of the "Sketch Book."- Liberal
Reception of the Revised Series.......
Letters to Gouverneur Kemble.-Durand's Picture.-The Horrors of
the Steam Whistle.-Letter to George Ticknor.-The "Embo- zado."-Letter to Mrs. Storrow.-Death of President Taylor.-
Visit to James K. Paulding.-Jenny Lind.-Letter to Miss Ham- ilton.-The Author's Hegira....
Unprecedented Sale of Revised Edition of the "Sketch Book."-
Engaged upon a "Life of Goldsmith."-Its Publication.-Rip-
ley's Notice. Critique of George W. Greene.-Appearance of "Mahomet and his Successors."-The Revised "Alhambra " and
"Conquest of Granada.”—Anxiety to begin anew on "Life of Washington."
Application for an Original Thought.-Boring Letters.-Letter to Jesse Merwin, the Original of Ichabod Crane.-His Last Portrait.-Let-
ter to Mrs. Storrow.-The "Reveries of a Bachelor."-The "Scar-
let Letter."-Letter to M. H. Grinnell.-Bohn's Infringement of
Copyright.-Letter to Bentley.-Letter of John Murray.---Letter
to John Barney.-Letter to H. T. Tuckerman, alluding to
Rogers, and to Article in "Homes of American Authors."-
Letter to William C. Bryant on the Subject of the Different
Portraits of Columbus..
Letter to Mrs. Storrow.-Coup d'État of Louis Napoleon.-Kossuth.
-Letter to Gouverneur Kemble.-The Cooper Commemoration.
-Bryant's Allusion to the Coolness between Cooper and Irving.
-What the latter said about it.-A Prospectus for a Course of
Lectures sent to him.-Letter thereupon.-Letters from Sara-
toga.-Anecdotes of Charles Augustus Davis.-The Irving Liter-
ary Union.-A Breakfast with Sontag.-Letter to Miss Hamil-
ton.-Letter to George P. Putnam
Letter to Mrs. Storrow.-Louis Napoleon and Eugenie Montijo.-
Seventieth Birthday.-Letter to Hon. Robert C. Winthrop.-
At New York, on his Way to Baltimore.-Letter from Baltimore.—
Meets Thackeray in the Cars.-Hospitable Reception at Balti-
more.-Departure for Washington.-Letters from Washington.
-At Work among the Archives of the State Department.-A
Miniature Anchor presented to him.-Its History.-Table-tip-
ping. Reminiscences of the Family of the Empress of France.
-Letter to Mrs. Kennedy, after his return to Sunnyside....... 213
Wilkie's Sketch.-Letter to Mr. Gray.-To Mrs. Kennedy.-
Second Letter to Mr. Winthrop.-Letter to Miss Mary E. Ken-
nedy.-Leaves Sunnyside on an Excursion.-Letters during his
Absence.-Letter on his Return.
Excursion to the Springs. - Niagara, etc.-Extract of Letter to
Miss Mary E. Kennedy.-Ogdensburg revisited.-Letter to John
P. Kennedy.-Extract of Letter to Mrs. Storrow.- His final
Resting-place marked out.-Sets off on an Excursion.-Letter to
Miss Sarah Irving.—The Irving House.-Travelling on his Capi-
tal. The St. Nicholas Hotel. Extract from Letter to Miss
Catherine Irving. - Expedition to Winchester and Greenway
Court.-Return to Sunnyside.-Letter to Mrs. Kennedy....
A New-Year Salutation.—Publication of Wolfert's Roost.-Extract
from Some of the Notices.-Anecdote respecting Mountjoy.-
Publication of Volume I. of the "Life of Washington."— An
Equestrian Overthrow. - Letter to John P. Kennedy. - Letter
Extract from Letter to Mrs. Kennedy.-No Desire to travel with Po-
litical Notorieties.-Extract from Letter to Mrs. Sanders Irving.
-His Old Dancing-school Days.-A Breakfast at John Duer's.
-The Name of Dearman changed to Irvington.-Contributions
to the "Knickerbocker Gallery."-To Mrs. Kirkland.-Letter to
John P. Kennedy.-Visit to Idlewild.-The "Home Journal's "
Account of Conversation about Moore. - Letters to John P.
Kennedy.-Letter to Mrs. Storrow.-European Reminiscences.. 252
from Bancroft on Receipt of Vol. I. of "Life of Washington.'
-Determines to complete the Work. - Passage from Letter to
Mrs. Storrow.-Impatient to get Vol. II. ready for the Press.——
Reply to Invitation from Moses Thomas. Letter to James K.
Publication of Vol. II. of "Life of Washington."-Letter from
Prescott.-Letter to Henry T. Tuckerman.-Letter of Charles L.
Brace on Vol. II.-Letter to Bancroft.-Letter to John P.
Kennedy.-Letter to Gouverneur Kemble.-Publication of Vol.
III.-Mrs. Emily Fuller to Washington Irving.-Reply.-Letter
from Dickens.-Letter to Mrs. Storrow..
Letters to Charles Lanman.-Fourth Volume of "Life of Washing-
ton" going through the Press.-Letter to Henry T. Tuckerman.
---Publication of Vol. IV.-Letter from George Bancroft.-Re-
ply.-Letter to Frederick S. Cozzens.-Letter from William H.
Prescott.-Letter from J. Lothrop Motley.-Letter from S. Aus-
tin Allibone, and Reply.....
A Literary Harvest.-Engaged on his Fifth Volume.-Letter to Mrs.
Storrow. The Crisis of 1857.-Conversation. -Kemble.-Cooke.
-Cooper.-Darley and Diedrich Knickerbocker.-Washington
Allston.-Letter to Bancroft.-Letter to Professor Lieber.-The
Atlantic Cable.-Indisposition.-Letter to a Juvenile Corres-