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COLLECTION Identifier: A-98

Papers of Mildred Buchanan Flagg, 1876-1955 (inclusive), 1900-1955 (bulk)


Correspondence and autographs of authors collected by Mildred Buchanan Flagg, active club woman in the Boston area.


  • Creation: 1876-1955
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1900-1955

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mildred Buchanan Flagg as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1.67 linear feet (4 file boxes)

A collection of letters, many quite personal, showing Mrs. Flagg's contacts through her work as a writer, lecturer, organizer of Celebrity Breakfasts, 1945-1949, and as a very active clubwoman. Many letters from important people in all fields; authors, aviators, clergy, college presidents, explorers, government officials, politicians, royalty, senators, sportsmen and women, etc. Included is a collection of some 100 autographs of authors popular in the 1930s.

Letters in the unnumbered folders are arranged alphabetically. While most folders contain letters to Mrs. Flagg, many contain letters addressed to others that were collected by Mrs. Flagg as part of her autograph collection.


An active club woman in the Boston area, Mildred Buchanan (Mrs. Francis J.) Flagg worked as a writer, lecturer, and organizer of Celebrity Breakfasts.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 171

Received Aug. 1960. Gift of Mildred Buchanan Flagg (Mrs. Francis J.), 99 Kirkstall Road, Newtonville, Massachusetts.


The following published items have been removed from the collection and catalogued separately:

  1. Lord, Myra B. History of the New England Woman's Press Association, 1885-1931. Newton, The Graphic Press, 1932
  2. Flagg, Mildred Buchanan. A boy of Salem. N.Y., Thomas Nelson, 1940.
  3. Flagg, Mildred Buchanan. Plymouth maid. N.Y., Thomas Nelson, 1937
  4. Flagg, Mildred Buchanan. Community English. N.Y., Macmillan, 1921.
  5. White, William Allen. A certain rich man, edited by Mildred B. Flagg. N. Y., Macmillan, 1930


  1. Box 1: #1-74
  2. Box 2: #75-198
  3. Box 3: #199-314
  4. Box 4: #315-429
Flagg, Mildred Buchanan, 1886-1980. Papers of Mildred Buchanan Flagg, 1876-1955 (inclusive), 1900-1955 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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