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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1131

Anna Ricketson letters from various correspondents


Letters from various correspondents to Anna and Walton Ricketson, family friends of the Alcott family in Concord, Mass.


  • 1897-1904

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.


.3 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of 41 letters, mostly addressed to Anna Ricketson, several of which relate to the possible publication of her father Daniel Ricketson's correspondence. These include letters from others giving permission for their own letters or family members' letters to Ricketson to be published. Other letters in the collection chiefly relate to personal matters and include several from the writer Lucy Gibbons Morse. There are also several letters addressed to Anna Ricketson and her brother Walton Ricketson from Francis Ellingwood Abbott, a prominent Unitarian and scholar of religion, a clipping about Abbott's suicide, and photographs of Abbott and his wife.

Biographical / Historical

Anna Ricketson was a friend of the Alcott family of Concord, Mass.; her husband Walton was a sculptor.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

47M-372. Source unknown.
Ricketson, Anna, 1836-1927, recipient. Anna Ricketson letters from various correspondents, 1897-1904: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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