Edith Prescott Wolcott autograph collection

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Wolcott, Edith Prescott, b. 1853. Edith Prescott Wolcott autograph collection, 1868-1933 (bulk: 1898-1933)

Edith Prescott Wolcott autograph collection

1868-1933 (bulk: 1898-1933)

Letters received by Edith Prescott Wolcott, wife of Mass. Gov. Roger Wolcott of Boston, Mass., and retained by her for their autograph value, 1898-1933. Includes letters from Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, Winston Churchill, Grace Coolidge, Margaret Deland, Charles W. Eliot, Edward E. Hale, Frank Harper, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry James, Alfred T. Mahan, Alfred Noyes, James F. Rhodes, Theodore Roosevelt, George Ticknor, Edith Wharton, and Owen Wister. Letters pertain to social and political events and the women's suffrage movement. Also includes a letter written by Edward E. Hale to Roger Wolcott, 1901, receipts from Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1902, and a letter from George Ticknor to Edward Kenyon, 1868.

1 narrow box.

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