Papers, 1798-1908.


Papers, 1798-1908.

Includes Papers I-III of author Catharine M. Sedgwick. Primarily contains correspondence with Sedgwick family members, most notably her niece Katharine S. Minot, Sedgwick's parents Theodore and Pamela D. Sedgwick, and her brothers Charles, Robert, and Henry D. (1785-1831); and with contemporary literary figures such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, John G. Whittier, and Julia W. Howe. The subjects of the correspondence include her career as a writer, her works, family matters, the abolitionist movement, Unitarianism, and her social position as a single woman. The papers also include her volumes of reminiscences; diaries (1811-12, 1826-39, 1849-54, and 1857-63) kept in New York City, Stockbridge, and Lenox, Mass. and on trips to New York and Canada (1821) and Europe (1839-40). (Cont'd) Additional correspondents include William Minot, Samuel G. Howe, Elizabeth P. Peabody, Henry W. Bellows, Orville Dewey, William C. Bryant, Susan H. Channing, William E. Channing, Eliza L.C. Follen, Charles Follen, and Anna M. Jameson.

19 boxes and 10 cases.


SNAC Resource ID: 7004832

Massachusetts Historical Society

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