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Subject Source: Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Abigail Adams Correspondence

 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

Boston Theatre and Opera House (Washington Street) Collection

 Collection — MS Th. 2
Call Number: MS Th. 2
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the construction and design of the theatre building. Contracts, design proposals and drawings of the sites are included.

Dates: 1847-1855

Il Fondo L’Adunata Collection

 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

National Theatre Collection

 Collection — MS Th. 11
Call Number: MS Th. 11
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the theatre’s several changes in management, plays performed, and financial history.

Dates: 1837-1864

Luther A. Roby Papers

 Collection — MS 7172
Call Number: MS 7172
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 36 items dating from 1835-1901 relating to Luther A. Roby’s career in the shipping industry. It contains financial records documenting his business, including account books. There are also bills of sale and certificates of interest and ownership for several of his ships and schooners.

Dates: 1835-1901; Other: Date acquired: 05/00/2013

Celia Thaxter correspondence with Annie Fields

 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...
Dates: 1869-1893

Tremont Theatre Collection

 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.

Dates: 1839-1843