Papers, 1793-1896.


Papers, 1793-1896.

Contains correspondence of the various members of the Parkman family, primarily of Mary Eliot Dwight Parkman. Correspondents include: Elizabeth Dwight Cabot, Edmund Dwight, Mary Harrison Eliot Dwight, Anna Cabot Lowell, Anna Cabot Lowell Dwight Mills, Catherine Eliot Norton, Henry Parkman, Mary B. Parkman, Samuel Parkman, Margarett Searle, Edward Turner Boyd Twisleton, Ellen Dwight Twisleton, and Ellen Twisleton Parkman Vaughan. Letters discuss family, social engagements, and the events of daily life. Elizabeth Dwight Cabot's letters describe London and its tourist sites, society, social customs, and fashions. Edward Twisleton letters discuss Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, whom he and his wife became friendly with in London, and his one meeting with Charlotte Brontë. There are commonplace books, essays, and journals of Mary Eliot Dwight Parkman, as well as compositions by Ellen Dwight Twisleton. Additionally, there are many unidentified poems. Francis Parkman material consists of four letters to Mary Eliot Dwight Parkman.

25 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)

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Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 (person)

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Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893 (person)

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Parkman, Mary B., (person)

Parkman, Samuel, 1816-1854 (person)

Parkman (Harvard, M.D. 1838) was a demonstrator of anatomy at Harvard Medical School from 1840 to 1849. He also taught anatomy at Castleton Medical College in Vermont, from 1843 to 1846. He was a surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and also maintained a private practice in Boston. From the description of Papers of Samuel Parkman, 1827-1854 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281431651 ...

Dwight, Edmund, 1780-1849 (person)

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861 (person)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet and translator. Born on March 6, 1806, Barrett Browning became proficient in Greek, Latin, French, and other European languages. At the age of eleven she wrote a verse "epic" in four books of rhyming couplets, "The Battle of Marathon," which was privately printed in 1820 at her father's expense. She went on to write such works as "An essay on mind," "Sonnets from the Portuguese," and "Aurora Leigh." In September of 1846, she secretly marr...

Twisleton, Ellen Dwight, 1828-1862, (person)

Twisleton, Edward, 1809-1874 (person)

Edward Turner Boyd Twisleton was a British public official who served on several government commissions. From the description of Letters from various correspondents, 1851-1874. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79390066 From the guide to the Letters from various correspondents, 1851-1874., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Parkman, Mary Eliot Dwight. (person)

Lowell, Anna Cabot, 1768-1810. (person)