Papers of Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford, 1860-1917.


Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. Papers of Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford, 1860-1917.

Papers of Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford, 1860-1917.

The collection contains 18 manuscripts of poems and stories by Spofford. Letters from Spofford discuss: William John Bok and his syndicate; "The Boston Globe" and its mutilation of stories; Rose Terry Cooke's description of Thanksgiving; Deer Island; a William Dean Howells dinner; her sister Katherine Montague Prescott Moseley; her niece Katharine Prescott Moseley; Margaret Sangster; Scotland; Richard Smith Spofford, Jr.; her writing particularly "The Author of Charles Auchester," "In Titians's Garden," "An inheritance," publication of "New England Legends" and the need for more information on the burning of the Ursuline Convent in Charleston including a report by John McEvoy; stories submitted to McClure's syndicate; the writing of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; "Over the Border" by William Winter; her writing and its publication; her health, finances and social life; the afterlife; and the weather. There are also five photographs or engravings, four of them the same pose by Napoleon Sarony. Recipients of Spofford's letters include Edward W. Bok, William J. Bok, Abbie Farwell Brown, Hezekiah Butterworth, James T. Fields, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Richard Watson Gilder, F.M. Hopkins, S.S. McClure, Leon Mead, M.S. O'Donnell, James R. Osgood, John S. Phillips, Charles S. Pratt, Ella F. Pratt, William H. Rideing, Napoleon Sarony, Frances C. Sparhawk, Arthur Stedman, Francis H. Underwood, Orville J. Victor and William Winter.

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