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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — 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
Collection — MS 3844
Call Number: MS 3844
Scope and Contents This collection contains 21 letters written by residents of four Boston neighborhoods -- Back Bay, Chinatown, Dorchester and the South End -- to city officials between 1853-1870 that document requests for small-scale improvements and street maintenance projects such as the raising of houses and sidewalks, the laying of new sidewalk and street paving. Other letters document offers to sell land or materials to the City for development and complaints over damages incurred as a result of City...
Dates: 1853-1870; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2008
Collection — MS 5071
Call Number: MS 5071
Abstract This collection dates from 1945-2003 (bulk 1957-1995) and documents the history of the Charles Playhouse under the tenure of Frank Sugrue. In addition, it also documents the work of Artistic Director Michael Murray, who served in that position (and as Co-Producer) from 1958-1968. With its mission to present serious theater, the Charles Playhouse quickly distinguished itself in the Boston theater scene upon its opening and maintained this distinction throughout the years by providing many...
Dates: 1945-2003; Majority of material found in 1957-1995; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2009
Collection — 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
Collection — MS Am. 1600
Call Number: MS Am 1600
Scope and Contents This collection dates from 1935 to 1969 and documents the life and career of American novelist Edwin O’Connor. It contains material from his years as a student at the University of Notre Dame, his service in the US Coast Guard, and his professional career as both a radio announcer and writer. Drafts and copies of all of O’Connor’s published novels and plays, such as The Last Hurrah and Edge of Sadness, are included as are...
Dates: 1937-1969; Other: Date acquired: 09/22/1971
Collection — MS 7095
Call Number: MS 7095
Scope and Contents This collection of eighteen letters written between July 1862 and November 1865 document Joseph W. Robertson’s experiences in Union-occupied Beaufort, South Carolina and Richmond, Virginia. The letters detail Robertson’s difficulties with being separated from his family by war. The collection contains eleven letters from Robertson to his wife Phebe, three letters from Robertson to his unnamed sister, and four letters from Phebe to Robertson. The correspondence describes daily life in the...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 04/00/2012
Collection — MS C.1.38
Call Number: MS C.1.38
Scope and Contents This collection contains 269 letters written by Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) between 1869 and 1893. The majority of the letters are addressed to American writer Annie Fields (1834-1915) and document Thaxter’s daily life: writing and other artistic endeavors, gardening, book discussions, family troubles and successes, domestic life and her experiences with Spiritualism. She often included descriptions of nature in her letters and was well-known for her descriptions of the Isle of Shoals, first from...
Collection — MS Th. 4
Call Number: MS Th. 4
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence written by actors, actresses, and musicians seeking and accepting engagements, financial records, and legal documents.