Miriam Hapgood DeWitt papers, 1812-1990 (bulk 1903-1990).


DeWitt, Miriam Hapgood, 1906-1990. Miriam Hapgood DeWitt papers, 1812-1990 (bulk 1903-1990).

Miriam Hapgood DeWitt papers, 1812-1990 (bulk 1903-1990).

The Miriam Hapgood DeWitt Papers consists of original and photocopied material related to the writers Hutchins Hapgood and Neith Boyce, their forebears, and their circle of intellectuals, social reformers, and artists. The collection was created by their daughter Miriam Hapgood DeWitt, with the assistance of her sister Beatrix Hapgood Faust, as the women endeavored to publish an annotated selection of their parents' correspondence while working closely with scholars interested in their parents' lives. Miriam Hapgood DeWitt's extended family is also documented in these papers, particularly by the autobiographical writings of Vaso Trivanovitch, and of her grandfather Charles Hutchins Hapgood (1836-1917), who traveled to Labrador (1857) and extensively around the western United States (1859-1865) and the world (1865-1867). Also included are lecture notes taken by her great-uncle Hutchins Hapgood (1792-1828), who studied medicine at Dartmouth College with Dr. Nathan Smith (1762-1829). Although the collection contains a good selection of original items, including a diary and scrapbook, and some correspondence and literary writings, the bulk of the papers is a chronologically arranged set of copies of letters sent between Hutchins Hapgood and Neith Boyce and their friends and family. As writers covering social causes in the first two decades of the twentieth century, and founders of the amateur theatre company Provincetown Players, Hapgood and Boyce formed close lifetime associations with activists, anarchists, artists, and authors in America and abroad. DeWitt and Faust wrote and visited libraries and collections around the United States and in Europe, gathering photocopies and microfilm of letters with which they intended to build a comprehensive chronological narrative of their parents' activities, thoughts, and relationships. Their publication project never came to fruition, but the letters collection, heavily augmented by original correspondence that the four Hapgood siblings had exchanged with their parents, achieves their greater goal of documenting Hapgood and Boyce's lives, largely presented in their own words.

11.36 linear feet (25 boxes)

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