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Sophia Hawthorne correspondence with James and Annie Fields

 Collection — Container: MS C.1.11
Call Number: MS C.1.11
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 251 letters written to James Thomas Fields (1817-1881), the publisher and friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), and his wife Annie Adams Fields (1834-1915), between the years 1851-1904 by members of the Hawthorne family and they document both the personal and professional nature of their relationship. The majority of the letters were written by Sophia Hawthorne (1809-1871), wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, to Annie Adams Fields between the years 1851 and...
Dates: 1851-1904

John Ruskin correspondence with Lucia and Francesca Alexander

 Collection
Call Number: MS 5086
Scope and Contents The 300 letters in this collection reflect the friendship that critic John Ruskin (1819-1900) and Mrs. Francis Alexander (nee Lucia Gray Swett, 1814-1916) and Francsca Alexander (1837-1917) maintained both professionally and personally from when they meet in 1882 until Ruskin’s death in 1900. Approximately half of the letters in this collection were previously published in John Ruskin’s Letters to Francesca and Memoirs of the Alexanders, (1931) by Lucia Gray...
Dates: 1882-1889

Frederick Porter Vinton Correspondence, 1875-1911

 Collection — Container: MS 7042
Call Number: MS 7042
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters from thirty-one correspondents to Frederick Porter Vinton that document requests for sittings, scheduling of sittings, and plans for the receipt of portraits.In addition, the collection contains three letters which are not written to Frederick Porter Vinton; rather they are written about him. One of the letters is from Wendell Phillips to his nephew, John, and the other two are from Samuel A. Green of the Massachusetts Historical Society to Vinton's...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1875-1911; Other: Date acquired: 03/00/1983