Catharine Maria Sedgwick letters and portraits, 1837-1855

3586

Collection Overview

Title:
Catharine Maria Sedgwick letters and portraits
Dates (Inclusive):
1837-1855
Creator:
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria
Abstract:
Catharine Maria Sedgwick was a popular American Victorian novelist.
Abstract:
The collection contains twelve letters by, one photograph of, and one engraving from a painting of Sedgwick.
Collection Number:
3586
Size:
14 item(s)
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Collection Overview

The collection contains twelve letters by, one photograph of, and one engraving from a painting of, Sedgwick. She writes to William Leggett, 9 March 1837, detailing the plot of one of her stories; to publisher George W. Putnam in London, 12 April 1839, sending her book to him to publish and commenting on her forthcoming lengthy European trip which resulted in her Letters from abroad to kindred at home.

She writes to English poet John Kenyon, [1839], about her brother Theodore's death, and 15 July [1840], about their fatiguing journey from Frankfort to London; to Mr. [William?] Harness, 11 July [1839?], thanking him for his kindness and praising John Kenyon; to Lady Jane Davy, 9 February 1840, about her travels in Italy and hopes of seeing her, and, 21 April 1840, with a recipe for cocoa and regrets not visiting her.

She writes to an unnamed publisher, 25 June 1841, returning proofs and requesting copies of her book be sent to specified people; to Mary Lee, 13 November 1852, responding to her note with an enclosed photograph; to George Putnam, 5 May 1853, sending an article by A.F.A.; to Mr. A.J. King, 27 October 1854, inquiring about the identify of Fanny Butler; and to Mrs. Gibbons, 12 August 1855, returning a petition and commenting on the surf bathing at Lynn Beach.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Catharine Maria Sedgwick letters and portraits, RBM 3586, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Graphic

Personal Name(s)

  • Sedgwick, Catharine Maria

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