Papers of 47 women authors, chiefly American [manuscript] 1847-1949, 1970.

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Dorr, Julia C. R. (Julia Caroline Ripley), 1825-1913. Papers of 47 women authors, chiefly American [manuscript] 1847-1949, 1970.

Papers of 47 women authors, chiefly American [manuscript] 1847-1949, 1970.

The collection consists primarily of social notes and brief replies to queries. Several are addresed to Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin. Included is a tribute to Edward Everett Hale by Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr, The lover by Theodosia Pickering Garrison, an untitled verse by Sarah Jane Clarke Lippincott and several quotations. Of interest is a letter from Ella Wheeler Wilcox which mentions Jack London, and describes her efforts to contact her deceased husband through mediums. In addition to the above, the following women are represented: Elizabeth Chase Taylor Akers Allen, Jan Goodwin Austin, Mary Hunter Austin, Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon, Clara Barrus, Mary L.B. Branch, Grace MacGowan Cooke, Faith Baldwin, Margaret Wade Campbell Deland, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, Alice Morse Earle, Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, Mary Hallock Foote, Margaret Witter Fuller, Anna Maria Hall, Olive Harper, Beatrice Harraden, Constance Cary Harrison, Mary Jane Hawes Holmes, Margaret Briscoe Hopkins, Julia Ward Howe, Martha Joanna Reade Nash Lamb, Eliza Leslie, Octavia W. LeVert, Kate Lewis, Alice M. Longfellow, Julia Magruder, Elizabeth Payson Prentiss, Edna Dean Proctor, Corrine Roosevelt Robinson, Alice Marland Wellington Rollins, Adele Ruenzler, Katharine Abbott Sanborn, Molly Elliot Seawell, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Isabella Caroline Somerset, Louise Stocton, Margaret M'Nair Stokes, Adeline Trafton, Mary Alden Ward, Lilian Whiting, Phyllis Ayame Whitney, and Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin.

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Follen, Eliza Lee Cabot, 1787-1860

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Author and abolitionist. From the description of Eliza Lee Cabot Follen correspondence, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450292 Follen, antislavery worker and author of children's stories, lived in Boston, Mass. From the description of Letters, 1843-1846 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007293 Bostonian; primarily children's writer; also wrote some adult fiction; wrote biography of her husband; worked actively in antislaver...

Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909

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Author and clergyman. From the description of Papers, 1750-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578272 American author and clergyman. From the description of Letter to Sydney Howard Gay [manuscript], 1877 June 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647847758 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1860 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270879281 Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) ...

Harper, Olive, 1842-1915

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Leslie, Eliza, 1787-1858

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Eliza Leslie was born in Philadelphia, and spent part of her childhood in England. After returning to America, she became famous for her cookbooks, and her popular works on housekeeping and manners were well-regarded and widely used. She also wrote fiction and edited The Gift. Her writing was generally satiric, very clear, and remarkable for its detailed descriptions and support of American women. From the description of Eliza Leslie letter to Henry Peterson, 1850 July 5. (Pennsylvan...

Longfellow, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1850-1928

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Eldest daughter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; co-founder of Radcliffe College; served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. From the description of Alice Mary Longfellow papers, 1850-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973658 Alice M. Longfellow, daughter of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was closely associated with Radcliffe College as one of seven managers, 1879-1880, memb...

Allen, Elizabeth Akers, 1832-1911

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Allen was born Elizabeth Anne Chase on October 9, 1832 in Strong, Maine and grew up in Farmington, Maine, where she attended Farmington Academy (later Maine State Teachers College). In 1851 she married her first husband, Marshall Taylor, but the marriage ended soon in divorce. She served as writer and associate editor for the Portland Transcript beginning in 1855, and in the next year published her first volume of poetry, Forest buds from the woods of Maine, under the pseudonym Florence Percy. S...

Dorr, Julia C. R. (Julia Caroline Ripley), 1825-1913

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Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr was an American writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism, contributing to Century and Atlantic monthly among others. A graduate of Middlebury College, she lived most of her life in Vermont. From the description of Julia C.R. Dorr poem, 1878 Nov. 4. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49419327 American novelist and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rutland, Vt., to Charles Edwin Hurd, lite...

Rollins, Alice Wellington, 1847-1897

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American writer. From the description of The silent tribute : autograph poem signed, [1884 Aug.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645246716 Alice Wellington Rollins (1857-1897). Author, published frequently in the 1880s and 1890s in such magazines as The Century, Harper's and Scribner's, writing both prose and poetry. Samuel Sydney McClure (1857-1949). Editor, publisher, founder McClure's Magazine. From the description of Letter to S.S. Mc...

Cooke, Grace MacGowan, 1863-1944

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Astronomer and meteorologist. Cooke (1863-1947) became the first government astronomer of Western Australia in 1896 and until 1908 was also government meteorologist. In 1912 Cooke then became both government astronomer of New South Wales and Professor of Astronomy, University of Sydney, Australia until the 1930s. From the description of Family papers, ca. 1863-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155005937 Astronomer and meteorologist. Cooke (1863-1947) became the first gove...

Le Vert, Octavia Walton, Mrs.

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Ala. resident. From the description of Papers, 1862-1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36200154 ...

Holmes, Mary Jane, 1825-1907

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American author. From the description of Autograph of Mary Jane Holmes [manuscript], 1900 May 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812097 From the description of Letters of Mary Jane Holmes [manuscript], 1884-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812331 From the description of Letter, 1892 November 14, Brockport, New York, to Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812194 ...

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle hymn of the republic and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer. In Feb. 1862, the Atlantic Monthly published her poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which she wrote during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861. From the description of Papers concerning the Battle hymn of the republic, 1897-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80781526 Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle...

Stokes, Margaret, 1832-1900

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Irish archaeologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Howth, to Henry Yates Thompson, 1897 Jan. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872306 These items were originally housed in a portfolio with "Carrig Breac. Howth" pencilled inside the cover. Carrig Breac, in Howth, was the home of William Stokes and his daughter, Margaret McNair Stokes. From the description of Petrarch essay and photographs, 1800s. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record...

London, Jack, 1876-1916

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Jack London was born in San Francisco January 12, 1876. He led an adventurous life, only beginning his career as an author in the 1890s. He wrote short stories, serials, essays, articles, verse and novels. He died November 22, 1916 in Sonoma County, CA. From the description of Jack London papers, 1897-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387554 American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Chronometer method [navigational documents] [1907?]...

Seawell, Molly Elliot, 1860-1916

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American author. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to "Dear Sir", 1907 May 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22777901 Miss Seawell was a native of Gloucester County and lived most of her life in Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1888-1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122539000 American novelist and short story writer, born in Virginia but lived most of her life in Washington, D.C. From the description of Let...

Lewis, Kate Porter

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Kate Lewis wrote a column entitled "Little Adventures in Married Life" for the Boston Traveler, and later for the Boston Evening Record under the name of Katherine Brooks. This was succeeded in 1915 by a short-lived column entitled "What Women of Today Are Doing." She continued to write a nightly column for the Record, concerned mainly with women's activities and issues, especially suffrage. From the description of Scrapbook, 1915-1916 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat reco...

Bacon, Josephine Daskam, 1876-1961

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American writer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : New York and Chappaqua, to F.A. Duneka, 1906 Jan. 31-1907 Feb. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134444 Author. Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon (1876-1961) was a writer who made the point of having female protagonists. She wrote a series of juvenile mysteries and also wrote on "women's issues" and women's roles. From the description of Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon Papers, 1904-1934. (Smith C...

Whitney, Phyllis A., 1903-2008

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Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923

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American author and educator. From the description of Papers of Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, 1887-1923. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31083790 Wiggin was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Robert N. Smith and Helen E. Dyer. Her father died when she was three. She and her mother then moved to Maine, the setting of most of her future books. Three years later, her mother married Albion Bradbury. At 17, she moved with her family to Santa Barbara (Calif.). There ...

Ward, Mary Alden, 1853-1918.

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Ruenzler, Adele

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Magruder, Julia, 1854-1907

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Earle, Alice Morse, 1851-1911

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American writer, social historian and antiquarian. From the description of Alice Morse Earle letters [manuscript], 1895-1896 (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174964715 Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911), nee Mary Alice Morse, author, antiquarian, and social historian, was born in Worcester, Mass., on 17 April 1851, the daughter of Edwin Morse (1815-1891) and Abigail Mason Clary Morse ( -1881). She was the sister of Frances Clary Morse ( -1933) and the ha...

Austin, Jane G. (Jane Goodwin), 1831-1894

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American author. From the description of Jane G. Austin papers, [ca.1870-1894]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28743643 ...

Harrison, Burton, Mrs., 1843-1920

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Swann Galleries

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Harraden, Beatrice, 1864-1936

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Beatrice Harraden was an English author and activist for women's suffrage. She attended Queen's College and Bedford College, earning degrees in mathematics and classics. She became a popular author of novels and short stories, and also wrote essays, plays, and children's books. Her fiction generally features strong female characters, reflecting her deep involvement with the women's suffrage movement. She founded the Women's Social and Political Union in 1903 in an effort to facilitate the activi...

Earl, Alice Morse.

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Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904

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American writer. From the description of Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1859 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639601054 American writer Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott wrote under the pseudonym Grace Greenwood. She married Leander K. Lippincott ca. 1852-53 and they began publishing The Little pilgrim, one of the first American children's magazines. From the description of Grace Greenwood letters and poems, 1842-1902, n.d. (Pennsylvania State University ...

Lamb, Martha J. (Martha Joanna), 1829-1893

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American historian, author, owner and editor of Magazine of American History. From the description of Martha J. Lamb letters [manuscript], 1887-1892. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 212376748 Historian, author, and magazine editor, New York City. From the description of Letterbooks, 1884-1895. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58670246 From the description of Papers, 1756-1892 (bulk 1876-1892). (New York University...

Somerset, Henry, Lady, 1851-1921

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Foote, Mary Hallock, 1847-1938

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American writer and illustrator, one of the finest western local-color realists of the late 19th century. From the description of Letter, 1896 Nov. 28, Grass Valley, to Charles P. Scott. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387683 American author and illustrator. From the description of Letter to Julia Finch, 1917 August 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55531434 Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938) was an American novelist and short story writer....

Sanborn, Kate, 1839-1917

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Sanborn was a teacher, author, and lecturer whose works retained much of the casual, anecdotal manner of conversation. She was the daughter of a Dartmouth College professor and raised in an atmosphere of lively intellectual discussion. From the description of Papers: 1883-1901. (Waverly Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122529763 Katherine Abbott Sanborn was born in 1839 in Hanover, New Hampshire where her father, Edwin David Sanborn, was professor of classics at Dartmout...

Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865

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American author. b. Lydia Howard Huntley. From the description of Correspondence, 1839-1846. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 24917231 Author Sigourney was known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford." For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers, 1834-1865 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007487 American author. Born Lydia Howard Huntley, m. Charles Sigourn...

Trafton, Adeline, b. 1845.

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Baldwin, Faith, 1893-1978

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New York-born American novelist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Norwalk, Connecticut, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1965 Jan. 18 and [no year] Nov. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270862667 American author. From the description of The west wind [manuscript], 1962. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806212 Faith Baldwin enjoyed an unusually long and prolific career as a popular romance writer. Her works generally portray ...

Whiting, Lilian, 1847-1942

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Lilian Whiting (1847-1942) was an American writer, editor, activist and journalist. Born in Niagara Falls, N. Y., Whiting is best known for being one of the first women to edit a newspaper, and for writing the first biography of Kate Field. Her newspaper credits include literary editor of The Boston Traveler and editor in chief of The Boston Budget. She was also active in the cause of women's suffrage. From the guide to the Lilian Whiting Papers, 1880-1920, (Special Collections Resea...

Prentiss, E. (Elizabeth), 1818-1878

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Fuller, Margaret, 1872-1954

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Author, poet, and playwright, of Norwich, Conn.; b. Margaret Witter Fuller. From the description of Margaret Witter Fuller papers, 1903-1956. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28418066 Margaret Fuller (1872-1954), author. From the description of Margaret Fuller papers, 1832-1956 (bulk 1872-1954). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702137229 Author and poet. From the description of Margaret Fuller poems, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat...

Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

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Corinne Roosevelt Robinson was the sister of Theodore Roosevelt. From the description of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson photograph album, not before 1898. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612794212 Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson, younger sister of American president Theodore Roosevelt and wife of Douglas Robinson, was a published poet and active member of the Republican Party. From the description of Papers, 1847-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id:...

Deland, Margaret, 1857-1945

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Author Margaret Wade Campbell Deland was born in Allegheny, Penn. She became interested in the plight of unmarried mothers, taking them into her home until they could find proper jobs. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Letters, 1884-1937 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007073 Margaret Deland was born in Western Pennsylvania, was educated in New York, and lived much of her adult life i...

Stocton, Louise, 1838-1914.

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Austin, Mary, 1868-1934

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Mary Hunter Austin has variously been identified as a feminist, naturalist, mystic, author, and even "woman of genius." She was one of the leading literary figures of her time, the author of 27 books and more than 250 articles, stories, poems and other short pieces. In 1900, Mary Austin settled in Carmel and became one of the founders of the literary colony. In 1918, Austin traveled to New Mexico, hoping to continue on to Mexico to conduct research on folk traditions. In New Mexico she was contr...

Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, 1850-1919

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Home" [Johnstown Center, Wisconsin], to "Dear Hattie", 1872? Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587512 From the description of Papers of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1884-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31083828 Popular poet and Theosophist. Wilcox was born in Wisconsin and began writing poetry at an early age. Among her best-known works are "Poems of passion," "Poem...

Barrus, Clara, 1864-1931

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Clara Barrus (1864-1931) was a physician and author best known as the official biographer of the prominent American naturalist writer, John Burroughs (1837-1921). From the description of Clara Barrus papers, 1906-1931. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 60753199 Clara Barrus was one of a small number of women who graduated from medical school in the late nineteenth century. An acquaintance with John Burroughs and his wife Ursala developed into a life-long friends...

Hall, S. C., Mrs., 1800-1881

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Anna Maria Hall, née Fielding, Irish-born writer. From the description of Mrs. S. C. Hall manuscript material : 1 item, [ca. early 1850's] (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 666533041 Mrs. Cunningham was the wife of Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and biographer of Robert Burns. From the description of Letter : to Mrs. Allan Cunningham, [between 1842 and 1860?] / Anna Maria Hall. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 36864744 I...

Garrison, Theodosia Pickering, 1874-1944

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Theodosia Pickering Garrison (b. 1874, Newark, New Jersey-d. 1944), poet and writer....

Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932

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Civil War orator and lyceum lecturer, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was born in Philadelphia, the youngest child of John and Mary Edmondson Dickinson. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1900 (1971). From the description of Letters, 1865-1882 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007077 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was an American orator and author. Born in Philadelphia to Quaker parents, she overcame adverse conditions in her childhood ...

Branch, Mary L. B.

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Briscoe, Margaret Sutton, 1864-

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Briscoe was an American author. From the description of Letter, ca. 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83551525 ...

Proctor, Edna Dean, 1829-1923

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Poet. From the description of Correspondence, 1845-1922. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963863 Edna Dean Proctor was a 19th century American poet and short story writer. She was born in New Hampshire and lived in Framingham, Mass., and wrote patriotic verse and inspirational poetry, often on themes of social change. From the description of Edna Dean Proctor letter to Mr. Butterworth, 1894 Nov. 13. (Pennsylvania State University ...