Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook F (Part I) >> [Page 129] >> The Bramble Correspondence

Item informationTitle: The Bramble Correspondence
Genre: Correspondence
Publication informationVolume: F (Part I)
  • Publication date: c. 1840 - 1848

Time periods

    Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
    Rights: Digital Copyright © 2013, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
    Resource Identifier: SF_18xx_374

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    • Pseudonymous Publications of William Gilmore Simms
    Composition history Masthead is partially visible on the reverse, and identifies this clipping as being from The Transcript, a Charleston paper owned by Jacob N. Cardozo, also publisher of the Charleston daily The Southern Patriot.  A significant portion of the articles in The Transcript seem to be republications of works from The Southern Patriot.  According to the Library of Congress's Chronicling America project, The Transcript ran from 1840-48.
    Description ''DEAR SIR—It's a long time since I thought to ...''

    Clipping reads: The Bramble Correspondence.—We give [place] | [editorial introduction] | BRANDLEBURG, S.C., Nov. 18. | Martin E. Munro, Esq., Editor of the Southern | Patriot:
    Notes Position: top

    Kibler does not list Benjamin Bramble as one of Simms's pseudonyms, though the name and fictitious locales of Brandleburg and Bramblebury, SC suggest that "Benjamin Bramble" is a nom de plume; whether or not Simms is the author of either the letter and/or the editorial introduction is unclear.