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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1743.2-1743.27

Sarah Orne Jewett compositions and other papers


Manuscripts, diaries, contracts, and other papers of American author Sarah Orne Jewett.


  • 1847-1909

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


8 linear feet (8 boxes, 39 volumes)

Manuscripts of Sarah Orne Jewett together with diaries, commonplace books, contracts and accounts with publishers, clippings, drawings, and photographs of Jewett. Manuscripts include drafts or printers copies of most of Jewett's publications.

Biographical / Historical

Jewett was an American author, best known for The country of the pointed firs (1896).


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. MS Am 1743.2-1743.22: Stories and articles
  2. II. MS Am 1743.23- 1743.25: Poems
  3. III. MS Am 1743.26: Diaries, financial agreements, and miscellany
  4. IV. MS Am 1743.27: Letters and manuscripts by other authors
  5. Alphabetical index to the published works of Sarah Orne Jewett

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Theodore Jewett Eastman; received: 1931.

Related Materials

There are Jewett family business records in Manuscripts and Archives, Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Alphabetical index to the published works of Sarah Orne Jewett

Reference numbers below are to the page numbers of the index.

  1. All my sad captains. p.13.
  2. Andrew's fortune. p.4.
  3. At the funeral of Phillips Brooks. p.19.
  4. Aunt Cynthy Dallett. p.15.
  5. An autumn holiday. p.4.
  6. The best china saucer. p.2.
  7. Betty Leicester. p.8, 18.
  8. Betty Leicester's Christmas. p.12.
  9. Between mass and vespers. p.11.
  10. Beyond the toll-gate. p.3.
  11. A bit of color. p.18.
  12. A bit of foolishness. p.17.
  13. A bit of shore life. p.4.
  14. Boat song. p.34.
  15. Bold words at the bridge. p.14.
  16. A born farmer. p.21.
  17. The boy with one shoe. p.16.
  18. A business man. p.7.
  19. By the morning boat. p.10.
  20. A caged bird. p.34.
  21. Cake crumbs. p.17.
  22. Cartridges. p.17.
  23. A change of heart. p.19.
  24. A child's grave. p.35.
  25. A Christmas guest. p.18.
  26. The coon dog. p.15.
  27. Country by-ways. p.4.
  28. A country doctor. p.5.
  29. The country of the pointed firs. p.13.
  30. The courting of Sister Wisby. p.7.
  31. A day's secret. p.35.
  32. Decoration day. p.11.
  33. Deephaven. p.1.
  34. The desert islanders. p.2.
  35. Discontent. p.1.
  36. Doctors and patients. p.17.
  37. The Dulham ladies. p.7.
  38. Dunluce castle. p.34.
  39. A Dunnet shepherdess. p.13, 14.
  40. Elleneen. p.20.
  41. An empty purse. p.16.
  42. England after the Norman conquest. p.18.
  43. The failure of David Berry. p.11.
  44. Fair day. p.9.
  45. The fallen oak. See "When some great oak by sudden lightning riven...", p.48.
  46. Fame's little day. p.12.
  47. A farmer's sorrow. p.35.
  48. A financial failure. p.18.
  49. The first Sunday in June. p.20.
  50. The flight of Betsey Lane. p.11.
  51. Flowers in the dark. p.34.
  52. The foreigner. p.20.
  53. A four-leaved clover. p.35.
  54. From a mournful villager. p.4.
  55. The Gloucester mother. p.33.
  56. Going to Shrewsbury. p.9.
  57. Good luck: a girl's story. p.4.
  58. The Gray man. p.6.
  59. The Gray mills of Farley. p.20.
  60. The guest of Mrs. Timms. p.12.
  61. Half-done Polly. p.2.
  62. Hallowell's pretty sister. p.17.
  63. The Hilton's holiday. p.12.
  64. The honey tree. p.21.
  65. Human documents. p.19.
  66. In dark New England days. p.10.
  67. Jake's holiday. p.17.
  68. Jim's little woman. p.11.
  69. June beetles. p.17.
  70. Katy's birthday. p.18.
  71. The king of Folly Island. p.7.
  72. The king of Folly Island and other people. p.7.
  73. The kitten's ghost. p.2.
  74. Lady Ferry. p.4.
  75. A landless farmer. p.5.
  76. A landlocked sailor. p.20.
  77. The landscape chamber. p.8.
  78. A late supper. p.3.
  79. Law lane. p.8.
  80. The life of Nancy. p.12.
  81. The life of Nancy (story). p.12.
  82. A little captive maid. p.11.
  83. The little doll that lied. p.35.
  84. A little traveller. p.5.
  85. Looking back on girlhood. p.19.
  86. A lost lover. p.3.
  87. The lost turkey. p.21.
  88. The luck of the Bogans. p.9.
  89. Marigold house. p.1.
  90. A marsh island. p.6.
  91. Marsh rosemary. p.6.
  92. Martha's lady. p.15.
  93. Mate of the daylight (story). p.8.
  94. The mate of the daylight, and friends ashore. p.5.
  95. A memorial of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Berwick Academy... [Preface]. p.19.
  96. Mère Pochette. p.8.
  97. Miss Becky's pilgrimage. p.5.
  98. Miss Debby's neighbours. p.5.
  99. Miss Esther's guest. p.11.
  100. Miss Manning's minister. p.18.
  101. Miss Peck's promotion. p.8.
  102. Miss Sidney's flowers. p.3.
  103. Miss Tempy's watchers. p.8.
  104. Nancy's doll. p.1.
  105. A native of Winby. p.11.
  106. A native of Winby and other tales. p.11.
  107. A neighbour's landmark. p.13.
  108. The new Methusaleh. p.18.
  109. A new parishioner. p.5.
  110. The night before Thanksgiving. p.15.
  111. An October ride. p.4.
  112. The old doll. p.35.
  113. Old friends and new. p.3.
  114. On star island. see "Star Island."
  115. Only a doll. p.35.
  116. The only rose. p.12.
  117. An only son. p.5.
  118. Paper roses. p.17.
  119. The Parshley celebration. p.20.
  120. The passing of sister Barsett. p.11.
  121. Patty's dull Christmas. p.2.
  122. Peach-tree Joe. p.19.
  123. Peg's little chair. p.19.
  124. The pepper-owl. p.2.
  125. Playdays. p.1.
  126. The plunderers. p.8.
  127. Poems of Celia Thaxter [Preface]. p.19.
  128. Prissy's visit. p.1.
  129. The queen's twin. p.14.
  130. The queen's twin and other stories. p.14.
  131. The quest of Mr. Teaby. p.9.
  132. A second spring. p.12.
  133. Sheltered. p.36.
  134. The shipwrecked buttons. p.2.
  135. Sister Peacham's turn. p.21.
  136. A sorrowful guest. p.3.
  137. A spring Sunday. p.21.
  138. The spur of the moment. p.21.
  139. The stage tavern. p.20.
  140. Star island. p.34.
  141. The story of the Normans. p.7.
  142. Strangers and wayfarers. p.9.
  143. The taking of Captain Ball. p.10.
  144. Tales of New England. p.10.
  145. Tame Indians. p.15.
  146. Together. p.34.
  147. Told in the tavern. p.19.
  148. To my father: I. p.33.
  149. To my father: II. p.33.
  150. Top of the hill. p.34.
  151. The Tory lover. p.15.
  152. The town poor. p.9.
  153. The turtle club. p.17.
  154. Two mornings. p.36.
  155. Two musicians. p.36.
  156. Verses. p.33.
  157. Verses (poem). p.36.
  158. Verses for a letter. p.36.
  159. A village shop. p.8.
  160. Waiting. p.36.
  161. A war debt. p.12.
  162. The water dolly. p.1.
  163. A way station. p.18.
  164. Where's Nora. p.14.
  165. A white heron. p.6, 34.
  166. A white heron and other stories. p.6.
  167. The white rose road. p.10.
  168. The widow's house. p.34.
  169. A winter courtship. p.9.
  170. A winter drive. p.4.
  171. Woodchucks. p.2.
  172. The yellow kitten. p.2.
  173. York Garrison 1640. p.36.
Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909. Sarah Orne Jewett compositions and other papers: Guide.
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