Goodrich collection, 1812-1972 (bulk 1820-1860).


Goodrich collection, 1812-1972 (bulk 1820-1860).

This collection of 96 items, compiled by Mr. Harmon Boyd (AC 1917), consists chiefly of correspondence but also passports, contracts, tickets, official proclamations, and other documents relating to Samuel Goodrich's life and literary work, chiefly dating from 1820 to 1860 with some undated material. Most of the correspondence is addressed to Goodrich; correspondence to other individuals usually concerns Goodrich or his literary works or characters. The collection also includes several letters written by or to Goodrich's daughter, Emily Goodrich Smith, concerning her father's works; and one letter dated 1860 to Goodrich's wife. Three items comprise 20th century material relating to Mr. and Mrs. Boyd's ownership of the collection.

1 archive box, 1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 7667533

Amherst College. Library

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Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860 (person)

Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860) wrote a popular and widely imitated series of educational works for children under the pen name of Peter Parley. His intent was to provide an alternative to the British biases of 19th-century schoolroom texts and the questionable morals of nursery rhymes. He also created two children's magazines, Merry's Museum and Parley's Magazine, as well as an annual gift book, The Token. Goodrich served in the Massachusetts legislature in 1837 and held the post of U.S. c...

Amherst College. Class of 1917. Boyd. (corporateBody)

Boyd, Harmon, 1896- (person)