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CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.
Letter to Miss Catherine Irving.–Passages from Letters to Mrs.
Paris.-The Queen giving Audience.—Diplomatic Conversation
with Royalty.— Insurrection in Barcelona. – Departure of the
Regent. -The Solitary Raven.-Attacks of the “Southern Lit-
erary Messenger” and “Graham's Magazine.”—Letters on the
Letter to Miss Sarah Irving.-Indisposition of the Author.-Letter
to Mrs. Paris. — Alarming Aspect of Political Events.—Gloomy
Soirée of the Regent, preparatory to his Departure.—Letters to
Mrs. Storrow.-In the Midst of Conspiracies and Insurrections,
-A City in a State of Siege.--Sallies forth.-Striking Scenes. -
Note of the Diplomatic Corps in Behalf of the Queen..
Letter to Mrs. Paris.-Incorrect Accounts of the Interposition of the
Corps Diplomatique.-His Version.-Espartero driven out.-Im-
patience to declare the Queen of Age.-Scenes and Ceremonials
in the Royal Palace.–Visits the Duchess of Victoria (the Regent's
Wife) in Reverse of Fortune...
Leaves Madrid for Change of Air.--Excursion to Versailles and Paris.
-Grisi in “Norma.”—Bordeaux.—Letter to Henry Brevoort.-
Regrets about the Interruption of his Literary Plans.--Allusion
to the Diplomatic Intervention for the Safety of the Queen.-
Meeting with Rogers.-Return to Madrid.-Letter to Mrs. Paris.
- The Young Queen's Accession to the Throne. – Madame Cal-
deron,-Passages from a Letter to Mrs. Grinnell.
Extract from Various Letters.-The Past Year a Literary Blank.-
The Queen's Entrance upon her Reign.—Preparations for the Ar-
rival of the Queen-mother. Her Return.- Letter to Mrs. Paris.
- The Royal Meeting.-Entrance of Queen Christina into Ma-
drid.-Besa Manos at the Royal Palace..
Departure of Hamilton.--Loneliness.-- The New American Minister
at Paris.--Heartsick with the Politics of Spain.—The Retiro.-
A New Secretary of Legation.—Letter from Barcelona.-The
Turkish Minister.—Audience of the Queen.-Reminiscence of
the Palace.--Its Peculiar Interest to him.--Count De Espagne.-
Letter to Pierre M. Irving. - Temporary Leave of Absence
granted him.--Intends to Visit Paris. . .
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...
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 & Complete
Edition of his Works.--Letter to Gouverneur Kemble.......... 106
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..
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..
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
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...,
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. A. 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 .
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
Letter to Mrs. Storrow.-Louis Napoleon and Eugenie Montijo.-
Seventieth Birthday.-Letter to Hon, Robert C. Winthrop. —