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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1025

Hannah Flagg Gould poems and correspondence


Poems and correspondence of the Massachusetts poet Hannah Flagg Gould.


  • 1824-1851 and undated

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)
Autograph manuscript poems by the poet Hannah Flagg Gould (1789-1865), who wrote mostly on subjects of domestic life and memorials of soldiers, especially her father, Benjamin Gould. Also includes correspondence with her brother Benjamin A. Gould, the publishers George W. Childs and D. Appleton & Co., and friends. Two portrait engravings of Park Benjamin and L. Gaylord Clark are included with their letters.

Biographical / Historical

Gould was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, and moved with her family to Newburyport in 1808. She started writing poetry in her 30s. Her first book of poetry was published in 1832; her second and third volumes appeared in 1836 and 1841. Some of her poems commemorate her father Benjamin Gould, who led the Massachusetts militia at the battle of Lexington. Her brother was Benjamin A. Gould, a Boston educator and author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Gift of Albert Thorndike; received: 1932.
Gould, Hannah Flagg, 1789-1865. Hannah Flagg Gould poems and correspondence, 1824-1851: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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