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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1743

Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence

Correspondence of American author Sarah Orne Jewett.


  • 1861-1930

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


4 linear feet (8 boxes)

Correspondence of Jewett along with letters from various correspondents to Jewett's sister Mary Rice Jewett and to Jewett's friend Annie Fields.

Biographical / Historical

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


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to Sarah Orne Jewett
  2. II. Letters from Sarah Orne Jewett
  3. III. Letters to Annie (Adams) Fields
  4. IV. Letters to Mary Rice Jewett
  5. V. Other correspondence

Physical Location


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.
Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909. Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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