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Location: b [Shelved with bMS Am 1272.1]
Call No.: MS Am 1272.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Miscellaneous photographs of Celia Thaxter and Appledore Island (Me.),
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs of Celia Thaxter and her home on Appledore Island in the Isles of Shoals, Maine.
Another collection of photographs of Celia Thaxter and her home, some of which are duplicated in this collection, is held by the Houghton Library (MS Am 1272.1).
Celia Laighton Thaxter was an American poet and essayist who lived much of her life in the Isles of Shoals (Me. and N.H.), at first on White Island (N.H.) and later in a large cottage her brothers built for their parents on Appledore Island (Me.), in which she eventually died. The family ran a hotel, Appledore House (Appledore Island, Me.), which, along with Celia's cottage, burned in 1914. The cottage was home to Celia's literary salon in summer months and was where she established her renowned garden. She lived with her oldest son, Karl.
Arranged first by known photographers, then roughly by subject, moving from outdoors indoors.
This collection of photographs portrays Celia Thaxter, her cottage and gardens, Appledore House, and family members and others on Appledore Island in the Isles of Shoals, Maine.