Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885Alternative names
Helen Hunt Jackson was the daughter of Nathan Welby and Deborah Fiske. She was educated in New England female preparatory schools and was a classmate and friend of Emily Dickinson. In 1852 she married Captain Edward Bissell Hunt. He died in 1863; the two sons of this marriage also died in childhood. After the death of her husband she established herself as a writer of popular verse and stories; later she became interested in the tradegy of American Indian affairs. In 1875 she married William Sharpless Jackson, a wealthy Pennsylvania Quaker. Her travels in search of information on Indian affairs brought her to the attention of the US government and in 1882 she was appointed a special commissioner on Indian affairs. Her last years were spent in the cause of Indian affairs and the hope that some redress might be made to the Native peoples.
From the description of Going! going! gone! / by Helen Jackson (H.H.) 18--. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 71836802
Jackson was an American novelist and Native American rights activist. She is most famous for her books A Century of Dishonor and Ramona.
From the description of Jackson grave photographs, circa 1880-1920s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367943688
Author of Ramona, A century of dishonor, and numerous literary publications.
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson letter, 1879 November 8, Boston [to] Mr. Marvin. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 52333833
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson Papers. Part 1, 1828-1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 11352938
American author and human rights activist best known for her friendship with Emily Dickinson and her battle for better treatment of the Native American.
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson papers, 1873-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 362800318
From the description of Letter fragment, [n.d.]. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 367574164
From the description of Papers of Helen Hunt Jackson [manuscript], 1865-1884. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647840620
From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Berkeley, New York, to Mrs. [Amelia Stone] Quinton, 1884 Apr. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871129
Helen Hunt Jackson, writer and poet, born Helen Fiske in Amherst, Massachusetts. In 1852, she married U.S. Army Captain Edward Bissell Hunt. In 1875, she married her second husband, William Sharpless Jackson. In 1879 her interests turned to Native Americans after hearing a lecture in Boston by Ponca Chief Standing Bear. Upset about the mistreatment of Native Americans by government agents, Jackson became an activist. A fiery and prolific writer, Jackson engaged in heated exchanges with federal officials over the injustices committed against Indians. She is best known for two works, A Century of Dishonor, a sketch of the United States Government's dealings with some of the Indian Tribes (1882), and Ramona (1884). "The name 'Helen Hunt Jackson,' now universally applied to Jackson, includes the surnames of both her first husband, Edward Hunt, and her second husband, William Jackson. She never used this combined name either in publishing her work or in referring to herself." -- Kate Phillips, Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life. University of California Press, 2003, p. 4.
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson letter : Bethlehem, N.H., to Miss Booth, 1870 Sept.3. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 747633133
Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), American author and activist for the rights of Native Americans; author of the Century of Dishonor and Ramona.
From the description of Collection of manuscripts and letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, 1852-1887 (bulk 1871-1885). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 79449107
Jackson was appointed to investigate the needs of California Indians in 1882; her book "Ramona" was published in 1884.
From the description of ALS, 1881 January 12 : Cambridge, to Mr. Laughlin. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 17459158
Author of Ramona and A century of dishonor and numerous literary publications.
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson Papers. Part 6, 1815-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 47095697
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson Papers. Part 4, 1831-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 45309479
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson Papers. Part 5, 1851-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 46851247
Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson, poet, novelist, and Indian rights crusader, was born in Amherst, Mass., and educated in Ipswich, Mass., and New York City. She married Edward Bissell Hunt, an army engineer, in 1852; after his death (1863), she married William Sharpless Jackson (1873). Jackson's literary career began in 1865, with poems published in the New York Evening Post and the Nation under the pen name "Marah." For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971).
From the description of Papers, 1873. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007311
Author of "Ramona" and "A Century of Dishonor."
From the description of ALS, 1871 August 30 : Bethlehem, to Richard Henry Stoddard. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16788058
Author of Ramona and A Century of Dishonor and numerous literary publications.
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson Papers. Part 2. 1828-1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 11353028
From the description of Note of Helen Hunt Jackson, no year February 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451147
Helen Hunt Jackson was a prolific and diverse American author, producing poetry, novels, essays, history, criticism, and travel writing. Born in New England, she began writing after the deaths of her first husband and second son, using a variety of aliases to preserve her anonymity. After moving west for health reasons, Helen Hunt Jackson became touched by the plight of Native Americans and devoted her last years to increasing awareness of the issue; at her death she was considered the second most respected women writer in American history.
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson letters and photo, 1871-1880. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50039597
Helen Hunt Jackson was a novelist, poet, author of children's stories, and investigator of the condition of Mission Indians in California. Her 1881 book on the Native Americans, A century of dishonor, reported on the wrongs inflicted on the Indians by the United States government. With Abbott Kinney she published an 1883 Report on the condition and needs of the Mission Indians of California... which continued themes from A century of dishonor. Ramona, her popular novel published in 1884, was a further product of her interest in the plight of California Mission Indians.
Amelia Stone Quinton was an active lobbyist for Native American rights from the 1879 until her death in 1926. She was active in Philadelphia area grassroots efforts to further the Native American cause and was a leader in the Women's National Indian Association which advocated missionary work, education, and federal allotments for the Indians.
From the description of Helen Hunt Jackson letters : to Amelia Quinton and Abbot Kinney : ALS, 1880 Dec.-1884 Feb. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 41622710
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