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MS Am 1492

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1492
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fields, Annie, 1834-1915.
Title: Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields
Date(s): 1846-1935
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers pertaining to the estate of American author and charity worker Annie Adams Fields.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-866. Gift of Boylston Adams Beal; received: 1944.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Papers Pertaining to the Estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935 (MS Am 1492). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Annie Adams Fields was an author and charity worker, the wife of the Boston publisher James T. Fields.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes wills, estate inventories, accounts of distributions and other legal papers. Also includes contracts with Houghton Mifflin and other publishers for books by Annie Fields as well as royalty statements from Houghton Mifflin and Small, Maynard & Company. There are also some documents pertaining to Sarah Orne Jewett, including the contract for her books, The mate of the daylight and Friends ashore.

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