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MC 334

Van Buren, Alicia Keisker, 1860-1922. Papers of Alicia Keisker Van Buren, 1889-1915: 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.: MC 334
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Van Buren, Alicia Keisker, 1860-1922
Title: Papers of Alicia Keisker Van Buren, 1889-1915
Date(s): 1889-1915
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Letters, poems, and postcards to Alicia Keisker Van Buren, poet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 81-M264
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Emily Driscoll in October 1981.

Processing Information:

Processed: January 1982
By: Christine Marshall

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alicia Keisker Van Buren is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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:

Alicia Keisker Van Buren Papers, 1889-1915; item description, dates. MC 334, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

According to information provided by the donor, Alicia [Mrs. Albert A.] Van Buren and her family lived in Brookline, Massachusetts, and were actively involved in the social and literary life of Boston at the beginning of the twentieth century. Van Buren wrote verse and composed musical settings for the works of other writers; As Thought is Led, a book of her poems, was published by the Gorham Press.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists of more than 300 letters, poems, and postcards to Alicia Keisker Van Buren from writers, composers, musicians, editors, and others. Most of these acquaintances and friends of Van Buren were at the center of Boston's literary and musical life in the early part of this century; others lived in New York or elsewhere.
The collection is arranged in alphabetical order. It includes two letters whose authors are unidentified, but one is believed to have been written by the painter, John W. Alexander.

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Additional Index Terms

Authors
Boston (Mass.)--Intellectual life
Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Composers
Musicians
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs
Poems
Adams, Oscar Fay, 1855-1919
Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944
Bellinger, Franz
Brown, Abbie Farwell, 1871-1927
Clarke, Helen Archibald, 1860-1926
Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908
Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922
Ticknor, Caroline, 1866-1937

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