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Simon Greenleaf correspondence with James Henry Elliot

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch. M.3.2, pt. 2
Scope and Contents

This collection contains forty letters written by Simon Greenleaf to James Henry Elliot from 1830-1837 concerning the 1830-1838 importance of missionary work and maintaining Episcopalian traditions. Other letters provide advice on how Eliot should prepare for the clergy and where he should do his missionary work.

Dates: 1830-1839; 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

Haitian Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS Haiti
Scope and Contents The Haitian Manuscripts Collection is a group of aproximately 1,000 items created in Haiti from approximately 1714 to 1916. The collection documents French colonial rule of Saint-Domingue, British and American interests in the region, the Revolution, the beginning of Haitian self-rule, and the development and evolution of the republic through the early 20th century.Among other materials, the collection includes personal correspondence, business documents, financial records,...
Dates: 1714 - 1916; Majority of material found within 1783 - 1839

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...
Dates: 1852-1908; Majority of material found in 1880-1908; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2014

Handel and Haydn Society Records

 Collection — Container: MS 5084
Call Number: MS 5084
Scope and Contents This collection documents the growth and influence of the Handel and Haydn Society from its inception in Boston, Massachusetts to the international stage. From its beginning, the Society has been governed by its Board of Governance, which oversees all aspects of concert production, financial matters, and chorus administration. The minutes of the first meeting, held on March 24, 1815, record the creation of the Society by Boston merchants whose mission it was to cultivate public appreciation...
Dates: 1808-2011; Majority of material found in 1815-1995

Hanlon Theatrical Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS Th. 3
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the performances of the Hanlon brothers during the 1870s and 1880s in both the United States and Europe. In addition, the lives of the Hanlons after their theatrical careers are also documented. Included are scrapbooks, costume sketches, photographs, and scripts.

Dates: 1875-1932

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 Peabody Hawthorne family letters to 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 between the years 1851-1904 by members of the Hawthorne family to James Thomas Fields (1817-1881), publisher and friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), and his wife Annie Adams Fields (1834-1915), writer and philanthropist. The letters document both the personal and professional nature of the families' relationship. The majority of the letters were written by Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (1809-1871) to Annie Adams Fields...
Dates: 1851-1904

Roland Hayes letters and photographs

 Collection — Container: MS 5064
Call Number: MS 5064
Scope and Contents This collection contains nine letters dating from 1922-1971 that document Roland Hayes’s friendship and business relationship with Kate Seaman and several other correspondents. Hayes was one of the first African American singers to gain national and international fame, specializing in classical songs as well African American spirituals. Topics include his public performances and plans for production and distribution of recordings. Also included are two photographs.Five letters are...
Dates: 1922-1971

Barbara Adams Hebard research files on Bertha Stuart book bindings

 Collection
Call Number: MS 7043
Scope and Contents This collection contains Barbara Adams Hebard’s research on Bertha Stuart, a book cover designer active at the beginning of the twentieth century. Hebard gathered this material with the intent of writing a biography about Stuart. The research became the basis for an exhibit of Stuart’s designs that was featured in the Rare Books Department of the Boston Public Library entitled “A Fixed Rule of Design: The Book Art of Bertha Stuart”. The catalog for the exhibit, Hebard’s correspondence with...
Dates: 1996 - 2009

Thomas Wentworth Higginson collection of correspondence regarding John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS E.5.1
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence collected by Thomas Wentworth Higginson relating to the abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859) and the armed rebellion led by Brown at the U.S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry in Virginia (later, West Virginia). Correspondence spans the years 1847 to 1904, with the bulk of materials dating between the years 1858 to 1860. Topics discussed include raising money in support of the raid and Brown’s subsequent trial; issues with Hugh Forbes and preparations for the...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1847-1860

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...
Dates: 1848-1909; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1910

Oliver Wendell Holmes Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Am.1303
Call Number: MS Am.1303
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

John Holt Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 5085
Abstract This collection documents John Holt’s work as an education reformer, particularly his pioneering work in alternative education, homeschooling, and youth rights.  Holt published several books on education, among them How Children Fail (1964) and How Children Learn (1967), as well as the newsletter Growing Without Schooling, and much of the collection relates to these publications.  Also included...
Dates: 1943-1991; Majority of material found within 1965-1985

William Dean Howells Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Acc 586
Call Number: MS Acc 586
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 20 letters written by the American novelist and literary critic William Dean Howells, 1837-1920.  The majority of the letters, dated between 1869 and 1888, are to James Ripley Osgood (1836-1892) the editor of the Atlantic Monthly in which Howells critiques manuscripts submitted to the magazine while he was assistant editor. In other letters to Osgood, Howells discusses his plans for and progress of his own work. In addition,...
Dates: 1863-1898

Mary Botham Howitt and William Howitt papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS Eng.328
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and professional correspondence from English poet Mary Botham Howitt (1799-1888) and her husband, English writer William Howitt (1792-1879), between 1823-1888. Of interest is a letter by Mary Botham Howitt discussing her translations of Fredrika Bremer’s articles pubished in a Stockholm newspaper and a letter by William Howitt discussing his interest in the Aurora Borealis. The collection also contains several manuscript fragments of poems, in both Mary...
Dates: 1823 - 1888

Catharine Sargent Huntington papers relating to the theater

 Collection
Call Number: MS Am.2200
Scope and Contents This collection documents Catharine Sargent Huntington’s (1887-1987) work with the Boston Stage Society, The New England Repertory Theater, Dr. Punch’s Workshop, as well as her other theater related activities and interests from 1919-1974. In addition, it contains plays that Huntington collected over the years. Types of records include announcements, clippings, correspondence, costume sketches, handwritten notes, and musical scores. Playbills, photographs, prompt books, reports, theater...
Dates: 1919 - 1974

Il Fondo L’Adunata Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 3290
Call Number: MS 3290
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the correspondence of  major figures in the writing, editing, publication, and dissemination of L’Adunata. In addition, subjects also include matters of the leadership and development of the Italian-American Anarchist movement.

Dates: 1917-1985; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1986

Joseph F. Dean Civil War Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 515
Call Number: MS Am. 551
Dates: 1862-1863; Other: Date acquired: 05/23/1967

Michael and Antoinette Kavanagh family papers

 Collection — Container: MS 2766
Call Number: MS 2766
Abstract

Family papers of theater manager, Michael Kavanagh (1887-1967), and stage and film actress and playwright, Antoinette Walker Kavanagh (1874-1970). The papers span the years 1908-1967 and document the couple’s theatrical careers and family matters, including correspondence, scripts, photographs, clippings, financial records, and playbills.

Dates: 1908-1967