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MS Am 1221

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

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Last update on 2013 November 15

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1221
Creator: Tappan, Caroline Sturgis, 1819-1888.
Title: Caroline Sturgis Tappan papers,
Date(s): 1838-1921.
Quantity: 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.

Acquisition Information:

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

Access Restrictions:

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.

Historical Note

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 Content

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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