Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844-1911

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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps was an American author and intellectual. Born Mary Gray, she changed her name to Elizabeth Stuart to honor her mother after her death, and began publishing stories, essays, and poems, eventually publishing fifty books and countless articles. Many of her works explore women's interactions in family and community, and the moral dilemmas in a world where women's roles were changing.

From the description of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps letter to F.A. Cox, 1885 May 18. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54852451

American writer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Gloucester, Mass., to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645263945

American author.

From the description of Letters, 1867-1888 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810632

From the description of Transcriptions of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps letters 1867-1896 [manuscript], 2003. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647954222

Elizabeth Stuart Ward Phelps was born in Boston in 1844 but grew up in Andover, where her father Austin Phelps was professor of sacredrhetoric at Andover Seminary. In 1868 she published her first novel, Gates Ajar, which was a national bestseller. During her career, she wrote 57 books, many on social themes such as temperance, and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. She died in 1911.

From the description of Doctor Zay : Gloucester, Massachusetts, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82547677

From the description of Doctor Zay : Gloucester, Massachusetts, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148406

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referencedIn Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association. Letter, 1884. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received, O-Z, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. Helen Hunt Jackson Papers. Part 2. Colorado College, Tutt Library
creatorOf Sill, Edward Rowland, 1841-1887. Papers of Edward Rowland Sill, 1860-1887. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844-1911. Autograph letter signed : Gloucester, Mass., to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph collection, 1858-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894. Letters, 1872-1894. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Phelps, Austin, 1820-1890. Letter : [Andover, Mass.], to E.S. Phelps, 1872 Jan 31. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Greene, Sarah Pratt McLean, 1856-1935. Papers of Sarah Pratt McLean Greene [manuscript], 1885-1896. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn North American review materials, 1884-1913. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844-1911. Doctor Zay : Gloucester, Massachusetts, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1882. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914. Correspondence, 1851-1928. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893. Letter to Miss Phelps, Dec. 4, Greencastle, Ind. / Lucy Stone. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844-1911. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps letter to F.A. Cox, 1885 May 18. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Bennoch, Francis, 1812-1890. Correspondence, 1838-1886. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844-1911. Doctor Zay : Gloucester, Massachusetts, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1882. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sill, Edward Rowland, 1841-1887. Autograph letter signed E.R. Sill to: Miss Phelps January 4, 1884. Wellesley College
creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Phelps, Austin, 1820-1890. Letter : [Andover, Mass.], to E.S. Phelps, 1872 Jan 31. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844-1911. Correspondence with Mr. Gilder, Mary 7, 1891, Newton Highlands, Mass., "dear SIr," Christmas, 1875, Andover, Mass., Mr. Fuller, Nov. 22, 1870, Mr. Closson August, 1, 1887, Boston, Miss Merrill, n. d., Dr. Ward, Dec. 8, Andover, and Mr. Seymour Eaton, June 7, 1900 ; from Jean Ingelow, Keningston, London ; a mounted photograph with autograph, and two photographs from unidentified publications. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923. Papers of Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, 1887-1923. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937,. Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn White, Sallie Elizabeth Joy. Papers, 1828-1936 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Elizabeth Garver Jordan papers, 1891-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Poe Memorial Association. Correspondence of the Poe Memorial Association [manuscript], 1899-1911. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Kate Sessions Collection, 1876-1940 San Diego History Center Document Collection
creatorOf Stoddard, John L. (John Lawson), 1850-1931. Letter to E.S. Phelps. Winter St. [?]. 1877 Feb. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Collier, Peter Fenelon, 1849-1909,. Letters of various authors [manuscript], 1867-1910. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thompson-Christie Collection. The gates ajar / by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. University of Guelph
creatorOf Greene, Sarah Pratt McLean, 1856-1935. Papers of Sarah Pratt McLean Greene, 1885-1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844-1911. Transcriptions of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps letters 1867-1896 [manuscript], 2003. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jordan, Elizabeth Garver, 1867-1947. Elizabeth Garver Jordan papers, 1891-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Dodd, Mead & Company. Business records, 1836-1939. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Moore, Aubertine Woodward, 1841-1929. Papers, 1781-1928. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844-1911. Letters, 1867-1888 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. Papers of Helen Hunt Jackson [manuscript], 1865-1884. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn May family. Papers of the May and Goddard families, 1766-1912 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn May family. Papers of the May and Goddard families, 1766-1912 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Poe Memorial Association. Correspondence of the Poe Memorial Association, 1899-1901. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Bennoch, Francis, 1812-1890. person
associatedWith Cairns Collection of American Women Writers. corporateBody
associatedWith Closson, Mr. person
associatedWith Cox, F. A., person
associatedWith Dodd, Mead & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Eaton, Seymour, 1859-1916. person
associatedWith Fuller, Mr. person
associatedWith Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936, person
associatedWith Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909. person
associatedWith Greene, Sarah Pratt McLean, 1856-1935. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896. person
associatedWith Harland, Marion, 1830-1922. person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ingelow, Jean, 1820-1897. person
associatedWith Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. person
associatedWith Jordan, Elizabeth Garver, 1867-1947. person
associatedWith Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association. corporateBody
associatedWith May family. family
associatedWith May family. family
associatedWith Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914. person
associatedWith Moore, Aubertine Woodward, 1841-1929. person
associatedWith Phelps, Austin, 1820-1890 person
associatedWith Phelps, Moses Stuart, 1849-1883. person
associatedWith Poe Memorial Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Poe Memorial Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937, person
associatedWith Sessions, Kate Olivia, 1857-1940 person
associatedWith Sill, Edward Rowland, 1841-1887. person
associatedWith Stoddard, John L. (John Lawson), 1850-1931. person
associatedWith Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894. person
associatedWith Thompson-Christie Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Van de Water, Virginia Terhune, 1865-1945. person
associatedWith Ward, Herbert D. (Herbert Dickinson), 1861-1932. person
associatedWith Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. person
associatedWith Ward, William Hayes, 1835-1916. person
associatedWith Wesselhoeft, William person
associatedWith White, Sallie Elizabeth Joy. person
associatedWith Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923. person
associatedWith Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, 1850-1919 person
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American fiction--19th century
Women authors, American--19th century
American literature--Women authors
Ẁomen authors, American--Correspondence
Occupation
Novelists
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Birth 1844-08-31

Death 1911-01-28

Female

Americans

English

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