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Women artists -- 19th century. 2
Abolitionists -- Great Britain 1
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Bremer, Fredrika, 1805-1865 -- Written works 1
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Christianity -- Great Britain. 1
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Cuba -- History -- Insurrection, 1868-1878. 1
Dial (Boston, Mass.). 1
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Edgartown (Mass.) -- History -- Sources. 1
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England — Description and Travel 1
Family life -- England. 1
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Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881 1
Finding aids. 1
German American authors. 1
Gothic revival (Architecture)--United States--History--20th century 1
Graham's Magazine 1
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Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 2
Abbott, Anderson Ruffin, 1832-1913 1
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Adams, Abigail 1
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 -- Correspondence 1
Adams, John 1
Adams, John, 1735-1826 1
Adams, Katharine, 1862-1952 1
Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892. 1
Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861 1
Alexander, Francesca, 1837-1917 1
Allen, William G., active 1849-1853 1
Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806 1
Bannister, Edward Mitchell, 1828-1901 1
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959. 1
Bond, Frederick Bligh, 1864-1945. 1
Boston Authors Club 1
Boston Public Library. West End Branch 1
Bridgetower, George Augustus Polgreen 1
Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. 1
Brown, John 1
Brown, John, 1800-1859 1
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861. 1
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. 1
Byrne, Donn, 1889-1928 1
Byrne, Donn, 1889-1928. 1
Carey, Alice, 1820-1871 1
Carret, Adeline -- Correspondence. 1
Carret, Eliza H. -- Correspondence. 1
Carret, Maria -- Correspondence. 1
Carret, Theresa -- Correspondence. 1
Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884 -- Correspondence. 1
Cleveland, Frank E. 1
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. 1
Coker, Daniel, 1780-1846 1
Cole, Phyllis 1
Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973--Archives 1
Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973--Biography--Sources. 1
Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973--Correspondence. 1
Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973--Sources. 1
Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973. 1
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 1
Cooling, Lois 1
Cooling, Lois. 1
Cram and Ferguson--Records (Documents) 1
Cram and Wentworth--Records (Documents) 1
Cram, Elizabeth Carrington Read, 1873-1943. 1
Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson--Records (Documents) 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942--Correspondence. 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942--Literary art. 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942--Religion. 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942. 1
Cram, Ralph Wentworth, 1904-1973. 1
Cram, Wentworth, and Goodhue--Records (Documents) 1
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. 1
Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898 1
Cuffe, Paul, 1759-1817 1
Cundall, Frank, 1858-1937 1
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. 1
Curtis, Roger, Sir, 1746-1816. 1
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 1
Dean, Joseph F. 1
Dickens, Charles 1
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Correspondence. 1
Dickinson, Emily 1
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Correspondence. 1
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Friends and associates. 1
Donn-Byrne, Dorothea. 1
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849. 1
Edward Everett Hale 1
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. 1
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Correspondence. 1
Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. 1
Forbes, Elizabeth H. (Mary Elizabeth Harley), 1865-1942 1
Forbes, George W. (George Washington), 1864-1927 1
Francis, Joseph Greene 1
Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845. 1
Fuller, Margaret 1
Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 -- Correspondence. 1
Gatty family. 1
Gatty, Alfred, 1813-1903. 1
Gatty, Alfred, Mrs., 1809-1873 -- Correspondence. 1
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. 1
Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. 1
Grant, George F. (George Franklin), 1846-1910 1
Grant, Moses, 1785-1861 1
Griswold, Rufus, 1815-1897 1
Griswold, Rufus, W. 1
Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920. 1
Harding, Chester, 1792-1866. 1
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 1
Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody 1
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 1
Holmes, Oliver Wendell 1
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 1
Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865. 1
Horton, George Moses, 1798?-approximately 1880 1
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Abigail Adams Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 229
Call Number: MS Am. 229
Scope and Contents Of the 22 letters in this collection, 20 are addressed to John Thaxter in which Abigail Adams writes about the war-time economy, the changing attitudes of American women, and the importance of public service. Other subjects include her management of the family farm, her husband’s absence, and her impressions of people such as General Burgoyne and events such as the siege of Newport.
Dates: 1770-1785; Other: Date acquired: 05/18/1944

John Adams Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Adams
Call Number: MS Adams
Scope and Contents This is an artificial collection that was created with letters from the Mellen Chamberlain, Americana, and English Civilization collections and contains 61 letters written by John Adams before he was President, primarily to Dr. Benjamin Rush. In addition, there are three letters written to Adams and 15 others either written about him or in which he is mentioned. In addition, there are 82 items that were removed from the inside of Adams's books (approximately 35 of those are notes written in...
Dates: 1764-1906

Katharine Adams correspondence

Call Number: MS Eng.288
Scope and Contents This collection contains personal and professional correspondence written between 1897-1939 to Katharine Adams (1862-1952). Correspondents include artists Edwin Austin Abbey, Jane and May Morris, William Nicholson, and John Singer Sargent, as well as Stanbrook Abbey Abbess Dame Laurentia McLachlan, OSB. The collection includes a signed photographic print of May Morris and two pen-and-ink sketches by William Nicholson. In addition, there is one letter from Jane Morris to Reverend William Fulford...
Dates: 1897 - 1938

Boston Authors Club Records

 Collection — Container: MS BAC
Call Number: MS BAC
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence which document the activities of the Boston Authors Club from 1907-1947. Official records consist of annual reports (1940-1944), election ballots (1921-1932), editorial and membership committees (1224-1938), meeting minutes (1919-1947) and statement of agreement of association (1907; 1958). The responses from Boston authors to Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s idea in 1887 of forming a club and tributes to Harriet Beecher Stowe are included as are brochures,...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1887-1972; Other: Date acquired: 06/00/1966

Brown, John -- Correspondence relating to John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS E.5.1, pts. 1&2
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence relating to the abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859), specifically the unsuccessful armed slave rebellion he led at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Collection dates range from 1847 to 1904, with bulk dates between 1858 and 1860. Letters concern such matters as raising money in support of the raid and Brown’s subsequent trial; issues with Hugh Forbes and preparations for the uprising; the aftermath of the failed raid; and the rescue attempts made for Aaron...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1847-1860; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1904

Donn Byrne Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Eng. 217
Call Number: MS Eng. 217
Scope and Contents This collection documents the personal life and professional career of Irish novelist Donn Byrne, 1889-1928. Also included is correspondence addressed to Dorothea Donn Byrne, which mostly discuss Donn Byrne's literary matters.
Dates: 1915-1932; Majority of material found in 1925-1928; Other: Date acquired: 10/28/1964

Charles Dickens Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Acc 29
Call Number: MS Acc 29
Scope and Contents This collection contains 20 letters written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), that discuss a variety of subjects, among them details concerning the Tavistock House theatricals and rehearsals for "Turning the Tables", and the plight of the poor in England. In other letters, Dickens elicits help for orphans from the Gentlemen of the Stock Exchange, confirms or declines invitations, and expresses his interest in the Ragged School Movement. Also included in the correspondence are several letters that...
Dates: 1839-1867; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1940

Joseph Coletti Papers

 Collection — Container: Papers
Call Number: 2015.001
Scope and Contents Joseph A. Coletti (1898-1973) was a sculptor active in Boston from the 1920s through the early 1970s. He was known for his religious sculpture, public monuments, portrait busts, and medals. Working first as an apprentice to sculptor John Evans and then as an assistant to painter John Singer Sargent, Coletti attended Harvard University (1919-1923) and studied sculpture at the American Academy in Rome. Coletti opened his studio in Boston in 1926 after traveling throughout Europe honing his craft....
Dates: 1919-1973; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1973

Ralph Adams Cram Papers

 Collection — Container: File cabinets
Call Number: FA 2015.01
Scope and Contents This collection documents the life of Ralph Adams Cram (RAC), an architect during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While there are some materials in the collection that relate to his career in architecture and his architectural firms, the materials mostly document his non-architectural pursuits. Manuscripts from his prolific literary career are well represented as well as drafts of lectures, articles, drama, poetry, short fiction, book reviews, and letters to the editor. He was a member...
Dates: 1618-1997; Majority of material found within 1885-1949

Emily Dickinson Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 1093
Call Number: MS Am. 1093
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 70 letters and 43 poems sent by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The letters provide insight into their relationship, particularly Higginson’s role as her “teacher” and Dickinson’s personal life. Also included are letters written between Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd regarding the publication of Dickinson’s poems. Many of the letters Dickinson sent to Higginson appear in The Poems of...
Dates: 1859-1907; Majority of material found in 1862-1891

English Civilization Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Eng.
Call Number: MS Eng.
Scope and Contents The English (British) Civilization Collection contains more than 1,500 letters and documents that were either purchased by the Boston Public Library or were donated. The material was written by royal, political, military, literary, scientific, and artistic figures, together with other individuals who contributed to British and Irish history and culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dates: 1573-1970

George W. Forbes Papers

Call Number: MS Am.282
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence sent to George W. Forbes, as well as typescript drafts of 18 biographies of eminent Black historical figures that Forbes wrote. Also inlcuded are several letters addressed to Elizabeth H. Forbes in the years following her husband's death, and several issues of The Voice and The Crisis. The correspondence in the collection reflects Forbes’ work as a writer and scholar, particularly with...
Dates: 1900-1936

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

Margaret Fuller Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 1450
Call Number: MS Am. 1450
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 154 letters, poems, fragments, and journal extracts written by Margaret Fuller from 1837-1850, including letters to William Henry Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Lewis Cass. This material provides insights into Fuller’s thoughts about religion and nature, her writing, the Dial, her dissatisfaction with life, her relationships with Emerson and Ossoli, and her experiences in Italy. Also included are 109 letters written...
Dates: 1837-1884

Moses Grant, Jr. Correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch. M.2.2, pt. 2
Scope and Contents This collection, dating from 1812-1862, documents the business relationships of Moses Grant, Jr., his role in the temperance movement, and his philanthropic endeavors. Letters concerning Grant’s paper business describe debts paid and owed and forthcoming paper orders. Other papers in the collection concern the temperance movement in Boston, in which Grant was very involved.  These consist of transcripts of speeches made at temperance meetings, pleas made to the Suffolk Board of Trade, printed...
Dates: 1812-1862; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1893

Rufus W. Griswold Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Gris.
Call Number: MS Gris.
Scope and Contents This collection contains the near entirety of Rufus Griswold’s correspondence between the years 1834 and 1857. In particular, it reflects his business dealings as editor of Graham’s Magazine, and publisher of The Poets and Poetry of America.  Correspondence is primarily letters to Griswold from poets, authors, and other editors regarding publications and reviews.The majority of the letters are related to either ...
Dates: 1834-1857; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1900

Edward Everett Hale Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 7373
Call Number: MS 7373
Scope and Contents This collection dates from 1852-1908 and documents Edward Everett Hale’s personal and professional lives. Correspondence with Hale’s family concerns the health of his children and their education, his relationships with his siblings, and his life and career. Of interest is the series of notes sent to his children’s teacher, Miss Westin, including a letter about the death of his young son. His professional correspondence reflects his involvement in many different ventures, including his work...
Dates: 1852-1908; Majority of material found in 1880-1908; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2014

Chester Harding Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Am 1102
Call Number: MS Am. 1102
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eighteen lettersdating from 1820-1867 that were either written to, or regarding Chester Harding.  The letters include thank-you notes, social introductions, and requests for portraits of specific people.  Notable correspondents are the 10th Duke of Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton Douglas; the 4th Earl of Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon; the Viscountess Anson, Lady Anne Margaret Coke Anson; as well as poets, writers,...
Dates: 1820-1867; Acquisition: 1969-02

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

Thomas Wentworth Higginson Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS P.91.37
Call Number: MS P.91.37
Scope and Contents Of the 159 letters in this collection, many deal with abolition, women’s suffrage, and literature. Correspondents include abolitionists, writers, and suffragettes such as Lydia Maria Child, Sarah Orne Jewett, Louise Chandler Moulton, Harriet Spofford, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, Anne Whitney, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Also included is correspondence from Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Abby Kelley Foster.  In addition, there are letters from Una Hawthorne and Rose...
Dates: 1848-1909; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1910