Collection of manuscripts and letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, 1852-1887 (bulk 1871-1885).


Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. Collection of manuscripts and letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, 1852-1887 (bulk 1871-1885).

Collection of manuscripts and letters of Helen Hunt Jackson, 1852-1887 (bulk 1871-1885).

Collection of autograph manuscripts and letters of Helen Hunt Jackson was assembled at the Library from the collection acquired from Patrick Kevin Foley, a noted bookseller and collector in 1923, supplemented by various gifts and purchases in 1934, 1980, and 1986. Autograph manuscripts include 21 poems and three prosaic works -- "Bits of Travel at Home," "One Woman and Sunshine," (draft of an article on Mrs. Jeanne C. Smith Carr and the founding of Carmelita, her home in Pasadena, CA.), and "The Story of Clotilde Danarosch." Helen Hunt Jackson's letters to William Hayes Ward (1835-1916), the editor of the editorial of the New York Independent, constitute the largest part of the correspondence (89 letters, written between 1871 and 1885). Also included are seventeen letters to Ray Palmer (1808-1887) and his wife Ann Maria Waud Palmer written between 1852 and 1854; thirteen letters to Mary Elizabeth Sheriff Fowler (1841-1921), the first government schoolteacher at Saboba in the San Jacinto Valley (1882-1885), four 1882 letters to Henry Chandler Bowen (1813-1896), the editor and proprietor of the Independent, four letters to Mrs. D. J. Whipple who ran a boarding house in San Diego and later Los Angeles; and two letters to Richard Egan (1842-1923), a Los Angeles County supervisor, written in 1884. Also included are two letters by William Sharpless Jackson (1836-1919) and Charles C. Painter (d. 1895).

145 pieces.2 boxes.

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Foley, Patrick Kevin, 1856-1937 (person)

Patrick Kevin Foley (1856-1937) was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1881. He started as a travelling book salesman and later became a general agent for subscription book houses. He developed into a bibliographical expert and a great antiquarian bookseller, starting in business in 1896. His knowledge of New England authors was considerable and in 1897 he published American Authors, 1795-1895. A Bibliography of First and Notable Editions Chronologically Arranged with Notes. Foley ...

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Ward, William Hayes, 1835-1916 (person)

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Carr, Jeanne C. Smith (person)

Jeanne Caroline Smith Carr was born in Vermont and married Ezra Slocum Carr, a physician and professor, who taught at the University of Wisconsin before they moved to California in 1869. Ezra became a professor at the University of California, and in 1875 when he was elected state superintendent of public instruction, his wife was made assistant superintendent. The Carrs settled in Pasadena in 1880, where Jeanne's long interest in botany inspired the development of their home, "Carmelita," a gar...

Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885 (person)

Helen Hunt Jackson was the daughter of Nathan Welby and Deborah Fiske. She was educated in New England female preparatory schools and was a classmate and friend of Emily Dickinson. In 1852 she married Captain Edward Bissell Hunt. He died in 1863; the two sons of this marriage also died in childhood. After the death of her husband she established herself as a writer of popular verse and stories; later she became interested in the tradegy of American Indian affairs. In 1875 she married William Sha...

Jackson, William M. (William Morris), 1837-1919 (person)

Colorado business man, trustee of Colorado College, 1874-1880, 1887-1917; Founder of El Paso County Bank and Denver National Bank. From the description of William S. Jackson Papers. Part 1 1842-1978 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 14103903 From the description of William S. Jackson Papers. Part 2. 1842-1919 (bulk 1876-1905) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 14249602 From the description of William S. Jackson Papers. Part 3. 1842-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2536...

Egan, Richard, 1842-1923. (person)

Richard Egan was a surveyor and judge by trade. He served as Los Angeles County supervisor from 1885 to 1889 and also served on a commission to develop the Orange County public highways. An Irish immigrant, he had arrived in San Francisco during the Gold Rush and eventually moved to San Juan Capistrano after amassing a sizeable fortune. He was active as a surveyor during much of the 1870s. From the description of Richard Egan manuscript maps of Orange County,...

Bowen, Henry Chandler, 1813-1896 (person)

Palmer, Ann Maria Waud, (person)

Fowler, Mary Elizabeth Sheriff, 1841-1921, (person)

Painter, C. C. (Charles Cornelius) (person)