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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1701.3

Mary Tappan Wright letters


Correspondence between American novelist Mary Tappan Wright and her husband.


  • 1822-1916

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Letters from Mary Tappan Wright to her husband John Henry Wright, and good friend Alicia Keyes. Letters to Alicia Keyes address social life in Massachusetts, issues with writing novels, an invitation to a lecture series, and a section of a poem by Mary Wright. Mary writes to her husband mostly about their children, and also of their move to Shelburne, New Hampshire.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Tappan Wright was an American novelist and short story writer.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

66M-71. Gift of Mr. John K. Wright, Lyme, New Hampshire; received: 1966 November.
Wright, Mary Tappan, 1851-1916. Mary Tappan Wright letters, 1822-1916: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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