Story family papers
Correspondence of sculptor William Wetmore Story and his family.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
The bulk of the collection is letters to William and Emelyn Story or to their son and his wife, Waldo and Maud Story, from their international set of friends in Rome. The letters mainly concern social engagements and introductions. Also includes two letters to Judge Story, a few letters between third parties, a manuscript poem by William Story, and autograph signatures.
Biographical / Historical
William Wetmore Story (1819-1895), an American sculptor, essayist, poet, and lawyer, was the son of Joseph Story (1779-1845), a Supreme Court Justice. William Story settled in Rome in 1847 with his wife Emelyn Eldredge (d. 1894) and their children.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
63M-20. Purchased from Brigadier W. F. K. Thompson; received: 1963.
- Story family. Story family papers, 1843-1907: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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