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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1492

Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields

Papers pertaining to the estate of American author and charity worker Annie Adams Fields.


  • 1846-1935

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)

Includes wills, estate inventories, accounts of distributions and other legal papers. Also includes contracts with Houghton Mifflin and other publishers for books by Annie Fields as well as royalty statements from Houghton Mifflin and Small, Maynard & Company. There are also some documents pertaining to Sarah Orne Jewett, including the contract for her books, The mate of the daylight and Friends ashore.

Biographical / Historical

Annie Adams Fields was an author and charity worker, the wife of the Boston publisher James T. Fields.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

43M-866. Gift of Boylston Adams Beal; received: 1944.
Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935: 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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