Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth Munson, 1838-1912

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Margaret Elizabeth Sangster was a writer and editor of Harper's Bazar.

From the description of Letter, 1904. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007931

Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster (1838-1912) was an author, editor, and poet. She was born in New Rochelle, N. Y., received her early education in Vienna, and showed signs of literary talent at an early age. Her writing career began when she was sixteen, with the publication of a small collection of religious poems and essays prepared as a Christmas gift for her friends. Sangster's books were written chiefly for the young, but it was her poetry that assured her reputation as a writer and brought her to the attention of the public. In 1858, she married George Sangster and gave up her writing career, resuming it only after his death in 1871. Sangster was well known as a book reviewer, due to her experience as assistant editor of Heart and Home magazine, a post she held from 1873 to 1875. She was also editor of the "Little Postmistress" department of Harper's Young People from 1882 to 1889, and at various times was associated with the Christian at Work, Harper's Bazaar (1889-1899), the Christian Intelligencer, the Christian Herald, the Ladies' Home Journal and the Woman's Home Companion.

From the description of Margaret E. Sangster letters, 1884-1905. (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 429908624

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., author, editor, novelist, and columnist; war correspondent for The Christian herald during World War I.

From the description of Papers of Margaret E. Sangster, 1886, 1897, 1904, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230976

American author and editor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Mr. Bradley of Harper & Brothers, [1891] Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634006

From the description of The Queen of May : autograph manuscript unsigned of the first page only, [ca. 1895]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635261

Author and editor.

Sangster was a prolific author of essays, letters, poetry, and stories. She also edited of the popular magazines "Hearth and home," and Christian at work," but is best known as editor of "Harper's bazaar" from 1889 to 1899.

From the description of [Letter] 1900 March 1 489 Green Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. : [to] an unknown correspondent / Margaret E. Sangster. (University of South Florida). WorldCat record id: 71329434

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referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth Munson, 1838-1912. Papers of Margaret E. Sangster, 1886, 1897, 1904, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937,. Letters to Albert Bigelow Paine, 1875-1934 (bulk 1891-1934). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Sangster, Margaret E. (Margaret Elizabeth), 1894-1981. Margaret E. Sangster letter to Walter M. Lutsch, 1929 Apr. 8. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Preston, Margaret Junkin, 1820-1897. Margaret Junkin Preston papers, 1812-1892, 1938, 1997. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth Munson, 1838-1912. Autograph, 1907. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth Munson, 1838-1912. My lady's fan : holograph poem on 4 leaves, Sorry, a man's plea, letter to "My dear friend," June 30,1891, note to Mr. DuBois, 12 Nov. 1886, a letter to Miss Booth, Jan. 25, 1887, to Mr. Cephes[sic] Brainerd, November 9, 1895, Dr. Vernon, May 10, 1894 with poem, Mrs. Smith, New York, October 21, 1889, and "Corresponding Editor," Glen Ridge, New Jersey, May 4, 1904. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Avary, Myrta Lockett. Papers, 1868-1940. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth Munson, 1838-1912. Papers of Margaret Sangster [manuscript], 1893-1907. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth Munson, 1838-1912. [Letter] 1900 March 1 489 Green Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. : [to] an unknown correspondent / Margaret E. Sangster. University of South Florida, USF Library
referencedIn Stanton, Frank Lebby, 1857-1927. Letters of Frank Lebby Stanton [manuscript] 1895-1904. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Henry Mills Alden letters collection, 1860-1949, 1860-1908 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn Donaldson, Benjamin R. Collection, 1924-1934. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth Munson, 1838-1912. Margaret E. Sangster letters, 1884-1905. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
creatorOf Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth (Munson), 1838-1912. The Queen of May : autograph manuscript unsigned of the first page only, [ca. 1895]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877. Letters of Albert Taylor Bledsoe [manuscript] 1858-1875. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thanet, Octave, 1850-1934. Letters, 1888 & 1896, Davenport, Iowa, to Mrs. Terhune [Marion Harland] [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth (Munson), 1838-1912. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Mr. Bradley of Harper & Brothers, [1891] Apr. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth Munson, 1838-1912. Letter, 1904. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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correspondedWith Alexander, William Valentine person
associatedWith Avary, Myrta Lockett. person
associatedWith Bauer, Charlotte Andrews, collector. person
associatedWith Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877. person
associatedWith Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930. person
associatedWith Bradley, Mr, person
associatedWith Brainerd, Cephas, 1831-1910. person
associatedWith Bridgeman, Mr., person
associatedWith Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914, person
associatedWith Donaldson, Benjamin R. person
associatedWith Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kearsarge (Sloop) corporateBody
associatedWith McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949, person
associatedWith Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937, person
associatedWith Preston, Margaret Junkin, 1820-1897. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Sangster, Margaret E. (Margaret Elizabeth), 1894-1981. person
associatedWith Scott, Betty Marshall, Mr., person
associatedWith Stanton, Frank Lebby, 1857-1927. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 person
associatedWith Thanet, Octave, 1850-1934. person
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections. corporateBody
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American literature--Women authors
Women authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1838-02-22

Death 1912

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