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MS Am 1131

Ricketson, Anna, 1836-1927, recipient. Anna Ricketson letters from various correspondents, 1897-1904: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1131
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ricketson, Anna, 1836-1927, recipient.
Title: Anna Ricketson letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1897-1904.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from various correspondents to Anna and Walton Ricketson, family friends of the Alcott family in Concord, Mass.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

47M-372. Source unknown.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Anna Ricketson Letters from Various Correspondents, 1897-1904 (MS Am 1131). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Anna Ricketson was a friend of the Alcott family of Concord, Mass.; her husband Walton was a sculptor.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Consists of 41 letters, mostly addressed to Anna Ricketson, several of which relate to the possible publication of her father Daniel Ricketson's correspondence. These include letters from others giving permission for their own letters or family members' letters to Ricketson to be published. Other letters in the collection chiefly relate to personal matters and include several from the writer Lucy Gibbons Morse. There are also several letters addressed to Anna Ricketson and her brother Walton Ricketson from Francis Ellingwood Abbott, a prominent Unitarian and scholar of religion, a clipping about Abbott's suicide, and photographs of Abbott and his wife.

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