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COLLECTION Identifier: A-67; M-59

Papers of Louise Stoughton, 1877-1879


Correspondence and manuscripts of Louise Stoughton, traveller.


  • 1877-1879

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. #1-63 CLOSED. Use digital objects or microfilm: M-59, reel 993, no. M29.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Louise Stoughton 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

Mainly letters, also three manuscripts of stories by Stoughton, who accompanied her aunt and uncle, Edward Wallace Stoughton, when he was Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia between 1877 and 1879. In her letters home she describes her travels and experiences abroad in London, Rome, Venice, Warsaw, and Russia, the Czarevna's palace, the Hermitage palace, dinners in St. Petersburg, and balls and receptions.

For more detailed description of letters see notes by Mr. Stoughton Bell on each of the folders containing letters.


Louise Stoughton accompanied her aunt and uncle, Edward Wallace Stoughton, to Russia, when he was Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia in 1877-1879. She wrote long letters home in journal form, describing their travels in Europe, and experiences in Russia, hobnobbing with the great and near-great. For additional information about Louise Stoughton and her letters, see the following digital images.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 58-32

Gift of Mr. Stoughton Bell, 983 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Received May 1958.

Stoughton, Louise, 1851-1886. Papers of Louise Stoughton, 1877-1879: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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