Josephine Preston Peabody papers
Correspondence, compositions, drawings, and other papers of the American writer Josephine Preston Peabody.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Correspondence consists primarily of 82 letters, 1899-1908, of friendship and love from Kahlil Gibran to Peabody; also drafts of two letters she wrote to him, and a long autobiographical letter she wrote to Frederic Fairchild Sherman in 1898. Compositions consist of poems and plays by Peabody including drafts of her comedy, The chameleon; two pencil drawing portraits she did; her notes on her talks with Gibran; two pencil drawing portraits he did of her; and a poem by Gibran. Also the privately printed sheet music of five songs
Biographical / Historical
Peabody was an American poet and dramatist.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Letters
- II. Compositions
- III. Printed matter
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*77M-79. Manuscripts acquired from an unknown source.
- Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922. Josephine Preston Peabody papers: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
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