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MS Am 1221

Tappan, Caroline Sturgis, 1819-1888. Caroline Sturgis Tappan papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1221
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Tappan, Caroline Sturgis, 1819-1888.
Title: Caroline Sturgis Tappan papers,
Date(s): 1838-1921.
Quantity: 1 collection (5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, and other papers of the American writer Caroline Sturgis Tappan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*42M-793. Deposited by Mrs. Rosamond Dixey Hepburn, 1942; received: 1948.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Caroline Sturgis Tappan Papers (MS Am 1221). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Caroline Sturgis Tappan was a Transcendentalist poet and friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller. Together with her sister Ellen Sturgis Hooper, she contributed verse to the Transcendentalist literary magazine, The Dial.


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Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Caroline Sturgis Tappan, chiefly with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller, and poems by Tappan and others, including Emerson, Fuller, and Ellery Channing. There are approximately 125 letters from Emerson and over 50 from Margaret Fuller. Other papers include a small group of business documents and manuscript "books" done by children.

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