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A-67; M-59

Stoughton, Louise, 1851-1886. Papers of Louise Stoughton, 1877-1879: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: A-67; M-59
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Louise Stoughton, 1851-1886
Title: Papers of Louise Stoughton, 1877-1879
Date(s): 1877-1879
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and manuscripts of Louise Stoughton, traveller.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 58-32
Gift of Mr. Stoughton Bell, 983 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Received May 1958.

Access Restrictions:

Access. #1-63 CLOSED. Use digital objects or microfilm: M-59, reel 993, no. M29.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Louise Stoughton as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Louise Stoughton Papers, 1877-1879; item description, dates. A-67, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Louise Stoughton accompanied her aunt and uncle, Edward Wallace Stoughton, to Russia, when he was Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia in 1877-1879. She wrote long letters home in journal form, describing their travels in Europe, and experiences in Russia, hobnobbing with the great and near-great. For additional information about Louise Stoughton and her letters, see the following digital images.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Mainly letters, also three manuscripts of stories by Stoughton, who accompanied her aunt and uncle, Edward Wallace Stoughton, when he was Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia between 1877 and 1879. In her letters home she describes her travels and experiences abroad in London, Rome, Venice, Warsaw, and Russia, the Czarevna's palace, the Hermitage palace, dinners in St. Petersburg, and balls and receptions.
For more detailed description of letters see notes by Mr. Stoughton Bell on each of the folders containing letters.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Europe--Description and travel
Palaces--Russia
Russia--Description and travel
Russia--Social life and customs
Voyages and travels

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