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Joseph Greene Francis Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 5045
Call Number: MS 5045

Scope and Contents

This collection includes nine letters from Joseph Greene Francis to Dorothy McMichael Collins written between 1915 and 1925. Topics in the letters include reminiscence of time spent in Maine with Collins.

Also included in the collection is bibliographic material on Joseph Greene Francis, his obituary, background on Francis by Mary Paranchych, and a photograph of Dorothy McMichael Collins taken in 1990.


  • 1915-2010
  • Majority of material found in 1915-1925
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/10/2010


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Biographical or Historical Information

Joseph Greene Francis (1849-1930) was an American author and illustrator. He was born in Boston on April 21, 1849. For many years he was the treasurer of the First Church in Boston. Francis published two children’s books: A Book of Cheerful Cats and Other Animated Animals (1892) and The Joyous Aztecs (1929). He died on April 15, 1930.


13.00 Items

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Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Mary A. Paranchych

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

Francis, Joseph Greene, A Book of Cheerful Cats and Other Animated Animals. PS3511.R194B66 1922x

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Alissa Link, March 2012.
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