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Guide to the Alma Lutz Collection of English and American Women Authors, 1801-1863

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Lutz, Alma
Title: Alma Lutz Collection of English and American Women Authors
Dates: 1801-1863
Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft (1 box)
Abstract: A collection of manuscript letters (mostly formal notes), poetry, etc., of prominent nineteenth-century women authors.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, mansucripts

Administrative History

Manuscript poetry, letters, autographs, engravings, and calling cards of Maria Edgeworth, Caroline L. Herschel, Hannah More, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Lady Emmeline Stuart Wortley, and others, including several anonymous authors, 1801-1863 and undated.

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Scope and Content Note

A collection of manuscript letters (mostly formal notes), poetry, etc., of prominent nineteenth-century women authors.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849.
  • Herschel, Caroline Lucretia, 1750-1848.
  • More, Hannah, 1745-1833.
  • Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865.
  • Stuart-Wortley, Emmeline, Lady, 1806-1855.

Subjects:

  • Women authors, American.
  • Women authors, English.
  • Women poets.

Document Types:

  • Engravings.
  • Poems.
  • Autographs.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, August 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alma Lutz Collection of English and American Women Authors, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alma Lutz (VC 1912), ca. 1974.

Custodial History

A large portion, perhaps all, of the collection was purchased by Lutz from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Boston, in 1949.

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Container List

Folder 1.1 List of the collection
Folder 1.2 Information about collection
Folder 1.3 Abdy, Maria - Manuscript poems for The Forget-me-not and Keepsake, 1835
Folder 1.3 Abdy, Maria - Note to Miss C. Toulmin, 1841
Folder 1.4 Aquilar, Grace - Note to Dr. Skelton MacKensie, 1844
Folder 1.5 Austin, Sarah - Note to Monsieur M. de Manotti.
Folder 1.6 Baillie, Joanna - Letter to My dear Sir, Hampstead, n.d.
Folder 1.6 Baillie, Joanna - Engraving of portrait by Sir W. Newton from Eclectic Magazine
Folder 1.7 Barbauld, Anna Letitia - Letter to Miss Harris, n.d.
Folder 1.8 Blessington, Marguerite (Lady Blessington) - Note to Miss Toulmin, 16 August 1825
Folder 1.8 Blessington, Marguerite (Lady Blessington) - Engraving of Grafin von Blessington.
Folder 1.9 Busk, Mrs. William - Manuscript poem, "The Savior of His Country."
Folder 1.10 Cappe, Catherine - Letter to a young friend, Miss Harris, York, 25 Feb 1812
Folder 1.10 Cappe, Catherine - Engraving of portrait
Folder 1.11 Carleton, Caroline - Manuscript poems, "A Song of Australia" and "The Song of Australia" (The Gawler prize poem)
Folder 1.12 Cayne, Charlotte - Manuscript poem, "The Anemone"
Folder 1.13 Cook, Eliza - Letter to Wiley & Putnam, from Ingress Abbey, Greenhithe, Kent, 21 Mar 1844
Folder 1.14 Crawford, Mrs. - Manuscript poem, "The Day Dreamer"
Folder 1.15 Crosland, Camilla - To J. P. Fields, 31 May 1852
Folder 1.16 Crowe, Catherine Stevens - Formal note re her address in Edinboro, 25 Apr (20 Aug.)
Folder 1.17 Dudley, Lady - Formal note from St. James Square, 24 Apr n.y.
Folder 1.18 Edgeworth, Maria - Part of a letter, signed
Folder 1.18 Edgeworth, Maria - Also, signature on scrap of paper.
Folder 1.19 "Elizabeth" - Manuscript poem, "To My Sibyl's Senses"
Folder 1.20 Fox, Miss (niece of Charles James Fox) - Letter of introduction, 6 July 1808
Folder 1.21 Garner, Theodosia - Manuscript poem, "On the Portrait of Her Majesty," n.d.
Folder 1.22 Godwin, Catherine Grace (Garnett) - Manuscript poem, "The Turkish Tomb"
Folder 1.23 Grant, Ann - Short note
Folder 1.23 Grant, Ann - Engraving
Folder 1.24 Hall, Anna Maria - Letter to Miss Tomlinson, 29 Apr 1844
Folder 1.24 Hall, Anna Maria - Autograph on picture of the Rosery, Old Brompton, undated
Folder 1.25 Hemans, Felicia - Manuscript poem with note to Alaric A. Watts, Manchester
Folder 1.25 Hemans, Mrs. Felicia - Also, photograph or engraving of sculptured head
Folder 1.26 Hepney, Catherine - Manuscript poem, "Come Enjoy a Happy Sight"
Folder 1.27 Herschel, Caroline Lucretia - A leaf from her notebook, pasted on the back of an engraving of Hester Lynch Piozzi
Folder 1.28 Hobbs, I. N. - Manuscript poem, "Lines Addressed to Richard Lane, the Sculptor, on Seeing the Statue of His Dead Child"
Folder 1.29 Hofland, Mrs. B[arbara] - Letter to a young friend, undated
Folder 1.29 Hofland, Barbara - Manuscript poem, undated, "On the Fine Arts"
Folder 1.30 Holmes, Mrs. Tom - Manuscript poem, "Italy," 1842
Folder 1.31 Howitt, Mary - To William, 9 June
Folder 1.32 Jersey, Lady - Formal note, undated
Folder 1.33 Jewsberry, Geraldine Endsor (Mrs. Fletcher) - Undated poems: "The Paysanne in the City," "A Lover's Ballad"
Folder 1.34 Keating, Eliza H. - Manuscript poem, "Virginius and His Daughter"
Folder 1.35 L., M. A. - Manuscript poem, "Maid," for The Forget-me-not, 1828
Folder 1.36 Lawrence, Hannah - Manuscript poems: "Swanhilda's Song" and "The Dying Knight"
Folder 1.37 "Mariana" - Manuscript poem, "My Hope of Heaven"
Folder 1.38 Martineau, Harriet - Signed letter, typescript, article, March 1835
Folder 1.39 Maur, Lady Charlotte S. - Manuscript poem, "Polish Martial Hymn," 1837
Folder 1.40 More, Hannah - Note re: payment of 660 pounds, Bath, dated 18 Feb 1801
Folder 1.40 More, Hannah - Copy of portrait
Folder 1.40 More, Hannah - Engraving of Wrington Church Yard and grave of Hannah More
Folder 1.41 Morgan, Lady Sydney Owenson - Note to Lydia Meovrolli, undated
Folder 1.41 Morgan, Lady Sydney Owenson - Engraving of portrait by Berthon
Folder 1.42 Morgan, H.C. (of Bangor) - Manuscript poem, "On the Death of Mrs. Cotton," 12 Oct 1823
Folder 1.42 Morgan, H.C. (of Bangor) - Note re: Mrs. Morgan and print of her mother's castle, Mettingham, Suffolk
Folder 1.43 Morley, Countess of - Manuscript poem, "Epilogue," 1834
Folder 1.44 Opie, Mrs. Amelia - Place card and autograph
Folder 1.45 Pigott, Harriet - To Dear Sir, 18 August 1841
Folder 1.27 Piozzi, Mrs. Hester Lynch - Engraving from an original drawing by J. Jackson; on back of it is pasted a leaf from Caroline Herschel's notebook
Folder 1.46 Porter, Jane - Note to Emerson, undated
Folder 1.46 Porter, Jane - Engraving of portrait by G. H. Harlow
Folder 1.47 Power, Anna Marsh - Manuscript poem: "The Mountain Child," 1842
Folder 1.47 Power, Anna Marsh - Manuscript poems: "Lines on the Portrait of Miss Meyer," 1843
Folder 1.48 St. John, Lady Isabel - Manuscript poem, "Lines Written in a Book of Travellers in Italy," 1829
Folder 1.48 St. John, Lady Isabel - Engraving of portrait by J. Hayter
Folder 1.49 Savage, Anna - Manuscript poem, "The Fairy King," 1843
Folder 1.50 Sheridan, Louisa H. - Manuscript poem, "A Youthful Abbot," 1838
Folder 1.51 Sigourney, Lydia Huntley - Note, from Hartford, CT, to Frederick Shobert, editor of Forget-me-not, London, 10 Jan 1830
Folder 1.51 Sigourney, Lydia Huntley - Manuscript of "Last Words of an Indian Chief"
Folder 1.52 Sinclair, Catherine - Letter from Edinburgh, to Dear Madam (probably Mrs. Greene, one of her readers in America (Mr. Green) mentioned), 3 Sep 1847
Folder 1.52 Sinclair, Catherine - Calling card with "Cleopatra's needle" written on it, undated
Folder 1.53 Smith, Lydia B. - Manuscript poems: "The Hero's Sword" and "The Night Watch at Sea," 1836
Folder 1.54 Sparrow, Alicia Jane - Manuscript poem, "Hannibal," Unpublished, 1843
Folder 1.55 Thomas, Mrs. Edward - Manuscript poem, "Love," 1843
Folder 1.56 Toulmin, Camilla - Letter to Dr. N.S. MacKenzie, undated
Folder 1.56 Toulmin, Camilla - Manuscript poem, "On the Fate of the President Steamship," London, 10 May 1841
Folder 1.57 Trollope, Frances - Note to Mrs. Gratten inviting Emma to Covent Garden, undated
Folder 1.58 Vernon, Honorable Caroline - Manuscript poem, "Goodbye and How D'y Do"
Folder 1.59 Victoire, Victoire - Manuscript poem, "Song," 1843
Folder 1.60 Wilson, Mrs C. Baron (Mrs. Cornwall Baron-Wilson) - Letter to Dr. S. MacKenzie, undated
Folder 1.60 Wilson, Mrs C. Baron (Mrs. Cornwall Baron-Wilson) - Manuscript poem, "Poets Die in Autumn"
Folder 1.60 Wilson, Florence - Manuscript poem, "Flowers," 1843
Folder 1.61 Wilson, Florence - Manuscript poem for Keepsake, "Stanzas," undated
Folder 1.62 Wortley, Lady Emmeline Stuart - Manuscript poem, "Gypsy Children Caught in a Storm"
Folder 1.62 Wortley, Lady Emmeline Stuart - Manuscript poem, "Death and the Child"
Folder 1.62 Wortley, Lady Emmeline Stuart - Manuscript poem, "Lines on Haddon Hall"
Folder 1.62 Wortley, Lady Emmeline Stuart - Manuscript poem, "To a Lady in a Reverie," 1836
Folder 1.62 Wortley, Lady Emmeline Stuart - Manuscript poem, "Song," 1863
Folder 1.62 Wortley, Lady Emmeline Stuart - Manuscript poem, "On the Portrait of the Honorable Mrs. Craven"
Folder 1.63 Wyatt, Lady - Manuscript poem, "A Broken Heart"
Folder 1.63 Wyatt, Lady - Manuscript poem, "Ask Not If I've Loved Thee," 1862
Folder 1.64 Youatt, Elizabeth - Letter to Mrs. Wilson, 11 Mar 1842
Folder 1.65 Unsigned - Manuscript poem: "The Lament of a Quiet Gentleman Who Had Three Gay Daughters"
Folder 1.66 Unidentified items (5 items)
Folder 1.67 Index cards describing collection

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