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Emily Dickinson Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 1093
Call Number: MS Am. 1093
Abstract This collection contains approximately 70 letters and 43 poems sent by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911). Also included are letters written between Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd regarding the publication of Dickinson’s poems.
Dates: 1859-1907; Majority of material found in 1862-1891

Rufus W. Griswold Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Gris.
Call Number: MS Gris.
Abstract This collection contains the letters of Rufus Griswold (1815-1857), editor of Graham’s Magazine and publisher of American literature and poetry in the mid 19th century.  The letters document his relationships – both professional and personal – with his contemporaries.  Most notable is the correspondence between Griswold and Edgar Allan Poe.
Dates: 1834-1857; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1900

Oliver Wendell Holmes Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 1303
Call Number: MS Am. 1301
Scope and Contents This collection contains 29 letters from Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) to various correspondents, dating from 1852-1892.  Primary recipients are Phineas Barnes and Clara Barnes Martin, friends of Holmes who write about personal and family matters. Other letters pertain to Holmes’ literary endeavors and reminiscence of Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.  Also included are letters to James T. Fields and Bram Stoker.
Dates: 1852-1892; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1939

Thomas William Parsons Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS C.1.8
Call Number: MS C.1.8
Abstract This collection contains 50 letters written by Thomas William Parsons (1819-1892), Boston poet and translator of Dante.

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Dates: 1848-1882; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1938

Celia Thaxter correspondence with Annie Fields

 Collection — Container: MS C.1.38
Call Number: MS C.1.38
Abstract The majority of letters in this collection of correspondence of American author and poet Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) are addressed to the American writer Annie Fields (1834-1915) and document Thaxter's daily life. The letters cover a number of subjects including family and domestic life, gardening, writing projects, her experiences with Spiritualism as well as visits with, and discussions of, the notable writers, artists, musicians and spiritualists of her day.
Dates: 1869-1893