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MS Am 2831

Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909. Sarah Orne Jewett verse notebook and family autograph album, 1870-1880: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2831
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909.
Title: Sarah Orne Jewett verse notebook and family autograph album,
Date(s): 1870-1880.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Poetry album of American author Sarah Orne Jewett and autograph album of her sister, Caroline Augusta Jewett Eastman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

93M-239. Bequest of Theodore Jewett Eastman; received: 1931.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sarah Orne Jewett Verse Notebook and Family Autograph Album, 1870-1880 (MS Am 2831). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Widener Library transfer 38546.35B, moved to Houghton rare book cataloging: Sévigné, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de, 1626-1696. Lettres choisies de Madame de Sévigné. Accompagnées de notes explicatives sur les faits et les personnages du temps. Précédées d'observations littéraires par M. Sainte-Beuve et du portrait de Mme. de Sévigné par Mme. de Lafayette sous le nom d'un inconnu. Paris: Garnier Frères, [1865?].

Biographical / Historical

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) was an American author born in South Berwick, Maine, the daughter of Theodore Herman Jewett (1815-1878), a doctor, and Caroline Frances Perry Jewett (1820-1891). Her siblings were: Mary Rice Jewett (1847-1930); and Caroline Augusta Jewett Eastman (1855-1897) who married Edwin Calvin Eastman (1849-1892). Their son, and Sarah's nephew, was Dr. Theodore Jewett Eastman (1879-1931).


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Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript notebook album of poems written from 1870-1880 by Sarah Orne Jewett. Notebook includes a few notes by Jewett's nephew, Dr. Theodore Jewett Eastman. Collection also includes an autograph album kept by Sarah Orne Jewett's sister, Caroline Augusta Jewett Eastman. Album includes signatures of friends and family dated 1873-1876.

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