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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1673

Josephine Preston Peabody letters to Abbie Farwell Brown


Letters from the American poet and feminist Josephine Preston Peabody to the American poet Abbie Farwell Brown.


  • 1891-1920

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.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Consists of 142 letters, photographs, postcards, and clippings from Peabody to Brown concerning their writings and personal matters. Also includes some poems sent with the letters.

Biographical / Historical

Peabody was an American poet, dramatist, pacifist and feminist. She was a special student at Radcliffe College (1894-1896). Abbie Farwell Brown (1871-1927), her friend, was a poet, author of children's books, and leader in the New England literary community.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

43M-408. Gift of Professor L.S. Marks; received: 1943.
Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922. Josephine Preston Peabody letters to Abbie Farwell Brown, 1891-1920: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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