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MS Am 1272.2

Miscellaneous photographs of Celia Thaxter and Appledore Island (Me.) : Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

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.),
Date(s): 1853-1894.
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Melanie Wisner

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Miscellaneous Photographs of Celia Thaxter and Appledore Island (Me.) (MS Am 1272.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

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).

Biographical / Historical

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.

Arrangement

Arranged first by known photographers, then roughly by subject, moving from outdoors indoors.

Scope and Contents

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.

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