Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921

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American poet and writer of fiction.

From the description of Evanescence : Texas, to Mr. Gladwin : poem in autograph, signed, sent with a letter signed (initials), 1881 May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580777

From the description of High days and holidays : poem in the author's autograph, signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580825

Spofford was born in Calais, Maine; she was educated in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. With encouragement from Thomas W. S. Higginson she wrote short stories that appeared in periodicals. She published her first novel, Sir Rohan's ghost, in 1860 and continued to write and publish until her death--novels, poems, essays, stories and travel writings. She married Richard Smith Spofford in 1865, a Boston lawyer and sometime author.

From the description of Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford collection, 1862-1920. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 84842349

American author.

From the description of Letter : to Mrs. [Edward Russell] Jones, 1902 Feb. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22865512

From the description of My ship at sea : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1868]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581015

Harriet Elizabeth Spofford (1835-1921) of Newburyport, Mass., was a prolific writer of fiction and poetry for periodicals and magazines in the late nineteenth century. Among her publications are Sir Rodney's Ghost, 1860, and Azarian: An Episode, 1864. She married Richard Smith Spofford, Jr. ( -1888) in 1865 and lived for a while in Washington, D.C., subsequently establishing a home on Deer Island, near Newburyport.

From the description of Papers, 1885-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207172160

American novelist and poet.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1868 Mar. 5 and 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580260

From the description of The Portrait : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript signed of a story for children, ca. 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581058

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referencedIn Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. Papers of Louise Chandler Moulton [manuscript] 1874-1908. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Various. Perley and Spofford Family Papers, circa 1860-1918. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth (Prescott), 1835-1921. Poems, [1876-1900?]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Willard, Frances E. (Frances Elizabeth), 1839-1898. Correspondence with Mrs. Spofford, Aug. 5, 1986, Reigate and "United States Senate," Nov. 25, 1896; Cabinet card portrait / Frances Willard. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921,. Autograph letter signed from Harriet Spofford, Boston, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1917 January 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Poem, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Calais, Maine, scrapbook, ca. 1874-1936. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. The Portrait : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript signed of a story for children, ca. 1864. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sebastian B. (Sebastian Benson) Schlesinger papers, 1787-1901 (inclusive), 1870-1897 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. High days and holidays : poem in the author's autograph, signed, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. Letters, 1892-1896, Boston, Mass. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Papers of Irving Bacheller [manuscript] 1900-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford collection, 1862-1920. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Papers of Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford, 1860-1917. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. A passage from Sir Rohan's ghost / by Harriet Prescott Spofford ; inscribed and illustrated by Lydian Green for the Smith College Library Rare Book Room. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1821-1919 (inclusive), 1892-1898 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Autograph letter signed Harriet Prescott Spofford to: "Dear Professor Palmer" October 28, 1908. Wellesley College
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Letter : to Mrs. [Edward Russell] Jones, 1902 Feb. 7. George Washington University
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth (Prescott), 1835-1921. Letters, 1884-1896, Newburyport, Mass. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. Letters, 1871-1878. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896. Papers of Gail Hamilton [manuscript] 1862-1895. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cooke, Rose Terry, 1827-1892. Papers of Rose Terry Cooke, 1855-1891. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Adams, Oscar Fay, 1855-1919. Papers, 1885-1915. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence, 1861-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Anna Hempstead Branch papers, 1780-1937 (bulk 1890-1937). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Letter, 1890 Nov. 28, Newburyport, Mass., to [E.C.] Steman [New York]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Letitia T. Howe Collection, 1822-1876, (bulk 1840-1865) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Alcott, John Sewall Pratt, 1865-1923,. Papers of the Alcott family [manuscript] (1845-1915) 1932. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Evanescence : Texas, to Mr. Gladwin : poem in autograph, signed, sent with a letter signed (initials), 1881 May 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. [Poem, 1875]. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford Collection MS 252., 1862-1920 Mortimer Rare Book Room
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Richard S. Spofford, 1858 July 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1871-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Century Magazine correspondence, 1885-1914. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Strickland, Edward F.,. Autograph collection, 1780-1918 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Louisa May Alcott papers, 1849-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. My ship at sea : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1868]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Autograph letters signed (2) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1868 Mar. 5 and 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Harriet E. Spofford Papers, 1860-1917. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1869-1942. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howe, Letitia T.,. Letitia T. Howe collection, 1822-1876 (bulk 1840-1865). Library of Congress
creatorOf Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913. Papers of Joaquin Miller [manuscript] 1868-1912, 1938. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Correspondence with Arlo Bates, Nov. 30th, 1916 ; Mr. Hoyt, Deer Island, Sept. 11, 1908, regarding his poem "The Two Birds," ; Mr. Champlin, Boston, Mass., Jan. 31, 1887 ; Mr. Hopkins, Newburyport, Mass., Nov. 12, 1896 ; a permission form to Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Huckel ; 2 holograph poems: O glad is youth with the brow of Helen and A gush of bird song, a patter of dew ; 2 newspaper clippings including a portrait; portrait from a periodical. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Frederic Alcott Pratt papers on Louisa May Alcott's literary estate, 1877-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. [Letter] 1904 December 23, Boston, Massachusetts [to] Mr. urphy, [New York City] / Harriet P. Spofford. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Papers, 1885-1917. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf St. James' Episcopal Church (Pewee Valley, Ky.). Ladies' Guild. Records, 1897-1901 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Benjamin, Walter Romeyn, 1854-1943. Walter Romeyn Benjamin collection, 1823-1928. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Morris, George Perry,. Papers, 1843-1918. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. [Letter] 1907 March 14, Washington, DC [to] Mr. Murphy, [New York City] / Harriet P. Spofford. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
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associatedWith Adams, Oscar Fay, 1855-1919. person
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associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881, person
associatedWith Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins, 1852-1930. person
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associatedWith Green, Lydian. person
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associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 person
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correspondedWith Howe, Letitia T., person
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correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
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correspondedWith Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909 person
associatedWith Jones, Edward Russell, Mrs. person
associatedWith Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893. person
associatedWith Lombard, Herbert Edwin, 1863-1940. person
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associatedWith McEvoy, John. person
associatedWith Mead, Leon, b. 1861, person
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associatedWith Morris, George Perry, person
associatedWith Moseley, Katharine Prescott, d. 1930. person
associatedWith Moseley, Katherine Prescott Moseley, 1844-1917. person
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associatedWith Wingate, Charles E. L. (Charles Edgar Lewis), b. 1861 person
associatedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917, person
associatedWith Wright, W. Lloyd (William Lloyd), 1876-1950, person
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Massachusetts
Newburyport (Mass.)
Deer Island (Mass.)
Newburyport (Mass.)
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Birth 1835-04-03

Death 1921-08-14

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