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MS Am 2598

Richmond, Grace Hooker. Grace Hooker Richmond letters to Gertrude Hooker Brown, 1879-1885: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2598
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Richmond, Grace Hooker.
Title: Grace Hooker Richmond letters to Gertrude Hooker Brown,
Date(s): 1879-1885 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from an American woman traveling in England and France during the years 1879 and 1884-1885. Letters sent to her sister in Ohio.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

53M-117. Gift of Mrs. John Cooke, R.F.D. 2, Rehoboth, Massachusetts; received: 1954 February.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Grace Hooker Richmond Letters to Gertrude Hooker Brown, 1879-1885 (MS Am 2598). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Grace Hooker Richmond of Cleveland, Ohio, embarked on her first voyage to England and France in 1879 and sent letters home to her younger sister, Gertrude Hooker Brown (Mrs. William Fayette Brown), also from Cleveland. Another voyage to England was undertaken by Grace in 1884-1885 and more letters were sent home to her sister.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript letters, with typescript transcipts of every letter. It is no longer known whether these transcripts arrived with the collection or were made later. Letters are very faint and transcripts are useful to read script. Many letters include envelopes.
Letters are primarily about family affairs and travel commentary. Includes information about shipboard life, Ireland, Liverpool, London, and Paris, and life as a tourist in all these locations during 1879 and 1884 and 1885. Mentions plays, lectures, concerts, dinners, historical locations, illnesses, and many other topics concerning her travels in England and France. Much discussion of life back home in Cleveland. Especially mentions her "cousin Clara" who seemed to have relatives in England.

General

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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