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MS Am 1990

Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922. Josephine Preston Peabody papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1990
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922.
Title: Josephine Preston Peabody papers,
Date(s): 1896-1924.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, compositions, drawings, and other papers of the American writer Josephine Preston Peabody.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*77M-79. Manuscripts acquired from an unknown source.

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Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Josephine Preston Peabody Papers (MS Am 1990). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Peabody was an American poet and dramatist.


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Scope and Contents

Correspondence consists primarily of 82 letters, 1899-1908, of friendship and love from Kahlil Gibran to Peabody; also drafts of two letters she wrote to him, and a long autobiographical letter she wrote to Frederic Fairchild Sherman in 1898. Compositions consist of poems and plays by Peabody including drafts of her comedy, The chameleon; two pencil drawing portraits she did; her notes on her talks with Gibran; two pencil drawing portraits he did of her; and a poem by Gibran. Also the privately printed sheet music of five songs

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