Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850

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Osgood was an American poet.

From the description of Papers, 1838-1850. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122613597

From the guide to the Papers, 1838-1850., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Frances Sargent Locke Osgood was a popular and respected poet. Her lyrical, often sentimental, verse was published in numerous periodicals and several collections. She came to represent a sort of ideal female poet. She also published prose, including children's books. She was known in literary circles in England and the United States, and was a particular favorite of Edgar Allan Poe.

From the description of Frances Sargent Osgood letter, poem, and portrait, ca. 1840. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54667699

Frances Sargent Locke Osgood (1811-1850), a poet and author, was born in Boston and achieved notoriety in London and New York. She was married to Samuel Stillman Osgood (1808-1885), a portrait painter. They had three children: Ellen Frances, May Vincent, and Fanny Fay. All three died in early childhood. In addition to her literary contributions, during this period of sentimental, lyrical "women's" literature, Frances Osgood is also known for a "literary courtship" with Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) and she was reportedly the inspiration of some of his poetry.

From the description of Papers, 1836-1850; 1916-1942. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 214090578

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creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Papers, 1836-1850; 1916-1942. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Walter, Cornelia Wells, 1813?-1898. Scenes at the fair : holograph of a play, a letter dated March 29th [1887?] and two newspaper clippings from Evening transcript, Dec. 8 and Dec. 17 1887. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Sarah Helen Whitman papers, Whitman (Sarah Helen) papers, 1816-1878, 1816-1878 Brown University Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Papers, ca. 1848. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Collection, 1830-1895. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. Papers of Lydia Maria Francis Child [manuscript], 1844-1877. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Papers of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith, 1843-1883. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. Rufus W. Griswold papers, 1785-1897 year (Bulk: 1834-1857) Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn American Women Writers, 1850-1936 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Sweet, Anna L.,. Commonplace book, Providence, R.I., ca.1837-1843. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Papers, 1838-1850. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Autograph File, O, 1706-1966. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Letter to Miss Putnam and holograph poems "Lulu" and "A Charade" and photograph (printed after 1872). University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Rufus Wilmot Griswold letters, 1834-1855 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Edgar Allan Poe letters to R.W. Griswold and Mrs. F.S. Osgood (copies) [manuscript] 1849. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Letter, 1849, April 23, New York, to Mrs. Martha J. Locke. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Osgood, Samuel Stillman, 1808-1885. Letter, 1851, April 14, New York, to W. B. Whipple. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Papers, 1835-1856. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Papers of Frances Sargent Locke Osgood [manuscript] ca. 1827-43. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889. Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1856 Sept. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bayard Taylor papers, 1826-1912 (inclusive), 1845-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn John Grier Varner Papers TXRC93-A0., 1798-1978 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Papers, 1838-1850. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Woman's trust, a dramatic sketch : portion of the manuscript in the autograph of Edgar Allan Poe, copied out by him for use in his article on Mrs. Osgood in his Literati, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Poems, ca.1830-1850. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Letter, November 21, New York City to Lydia Sigourney, Hartford, Conn. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Varner, John Grier, 1905-1978. Papers, 1798-1978 (bulk 1931-39). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke, 1811-1850. Frances Sargent Osgood letter, poem, and portrait, ca. 1840. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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associatedWith Bill, Margaret. person
associatedWith Brooks, Erastus, 1815-1886 person
associatedWith Brown, K. B. person
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associatedWith Charles A. Locke person
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associatedWith Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889. person
associatedWith Davidson, Robert, 1808-1876 person
associatedWith Doggett, John. person
associatedWith Duyckinck, Evert Augustus, 1816-1879 person
associatedWith Emily Driscoll person
associatedWith Felter, M. A. person
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1816-1881 person
associatedWith Frances Sargent (Locke) Osgood person
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associatedWith Gillespie, William Mitchell, 1816-1868 person
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associatedWith Gray, William. person
associatedWith Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. person
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associatedWith Harrington, Eliza R. person
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associatedWith Hillard, H. L. person
associatedWith Hoffman, Charles Fenno, 1806-1884 person
associatedWith Hoppin, James Mason, 1820-1906 person
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associatedWith Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876. person
associatedWith Oaksmith, E. person
associatedWith Ogden, Samuel G. (Samuel Gouverneur), 1779-1860, Mrs. person
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associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. person
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associatedWith Rufus Wilmot Griswold person
associatedWith Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880 person
associatedWith Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. person
associatedWith Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. person
associatedWith Snelling, Anna L. person
associatedWith Sully, Blanche. person
associatedWith Sweet, Anna L., person
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associatedWith Wells, Anna Maria (Foster) 1795? -1868 person
associatedWith Wells, William Vincent, 1826-1876 person
associatedWith Whitman, Sarah Helen, 1803-1878 person
associatedWith Willis, Mary. person
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American poetry--19th century
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American literature--19th century
Women poets, American--19th century--Correspondence
American literature--Women authors
Women--Correspondence
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Birth 1811-06-18

Death 1850-05-12

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