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Margaret Fuller Papers, 1837-1884 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

By Rare Books and Manuscript staff, October 2011

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Collection Overview

Title: Margaret Fuller Papers, 1837-1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Collection Identifier: MS Am. 1450

Primary Creator: Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850

Other Creators: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

Extent: 273.0 Items

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Subjects: Authors, American -- 19th century -- Correspondence, Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884 -- Correspondence., Dial (Boston, Mass.)., Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Correspondence., Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 -- Correspondence., Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 -- Correspondence.

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains approximately 154 letters, poems, fragments, and journal extracts written by Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) from 1837-1850. Also included is correspondence regarding Thomas Wentworth's biography of Fuller.

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains approximately 154 letters, poems, fragments, and journal extracts written by Margaret Fuller from 1837-1850, including letters to William Henry Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Lewis Cass. This material provides insights into Fuller’s thoughts about religion and nature, her writing, the Dial, her dissatisfaction with life, her relationships with Emerson and Ossoli, and her experiences in Italy. Also included are 109 letters written between Thomas Wentworth Higginson and such people as William Henry Channing, James Freeman Clark, and George Willis Cooke regarding his biography about Fuller.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors, American -- 19th century -- Correspondence
Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884 -- Correspondence.
Dial (Boston, Mass.).
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Correspondence.
Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850 -- Correspondence.
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 -- Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/ Rare Books."

Acquisition Method: This collection was donated to the Boston Public Library by Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Margaret Fuller Loring, November 24, 1904.

Related Materials:

Two letters to John Dwight from Margaret Fuller dated 31 May and 8 Jun 1837. MS E. 4.1.15.

Letter to Mrs. Maria (Weston) Chapman from Margaret Fuller dated 20 Dec 1840. MS A.9.2, vol.14 no. 82A.

Letter to Anne Warren Weston from Margaret Fuller dated 1840. MS A.9.2, vol.14 no 83A.

Letter to Mrs. Francis dated 5 Dec 1845. MS Ch.B 4.57.

Letter to J. N. Gotendorf to Richard Fuller dated 14 Feb 1863. MS Am. 1451 (74).

72 letters to James Nathan from Margaret Fuller dated Feb 1845-Aug1946. MS Am. 1451.

Letter to editors of the Broadway Journal dated 9 August 1845. MS Gris. 1267.

Letter to J. N. Gotendorf  from Richard Fuller dated 14 Feb 1863. MS Am. 1451 (74).

Letter to Horace G. Waldin to Thomas Wentworth Higginson dated 5 Jan 1904. MS Am. 1451 (75).

Letter to Boston Public Library from Anderson Auction Company, New York dated 12 Jan 1904. MS Am. 1451 (76).

Note from Boston Public Library Order Department dated 19 Jan 1904. MS Am. 1451 (77).

Anderson Auction Company, New York. Notice of sale of Margaret Fuller letters to James Nathan. MS Am. 1451 (78).

Preferred Citation: Margaret Fuller Papers. MS Am. 1450. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Rare Books and Manuscripts staff.

Finding Aid Revision History: Updated by Kimberly Reynolds, August 2011.


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Folder 120: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms., Fall, 1839Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expression of despair at not having husband and child.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 121: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms., 183-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Extolling aster and goldenrod and discussing love.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 122: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Recounts visit to Boston and day at Athenaeum with Raffaello (Samuel Ward?).  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 123: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. (incomplete), n.d.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comments on John Vandenhoff's acting.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 124: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.L.S. to Charles King Newcomb, 22 June 1848Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes surroundings in Italy; Reiti; Italy.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 125: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.L.S. to Charles King Newcomb, 24 November 1848Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes surroundings in Italy; Rome.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 126: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (copy) fragment to [Elizabeth?] Peabody, 25 December 1844Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Commenting about relationships with people.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 127: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. poem, Summer, 1838Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Farewell to Summer
Folder 128: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. poem, January 1840Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expressing mysticism.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 129: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms.[journal extracts], Summer, 1840Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes thoughts inspired by moon in poetic fragments.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 130: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms.L. poem, 31 Oct 1841Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expresses delight with present.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 131: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. poem, 5 January 1841Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

About Melodia, love and harmony of nature.

Two copies:  one, 1 January 1841, the other 1 January 1841, with added title (in another hand) Melodia.  2 s. (6 p.)

Folder 132: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms., 5 January 1841Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expresses thoughts about her illness.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 133: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. journal, 1 January 1843Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Entry expressing hope for her progress in new year; with pencil addition (in another hand) of a poem.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 134: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. poem. Rock River, Ill., 4 July 1843Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Poem entitled Gannymede to his eagle.  2 s. (6 p.)
Folder 135: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. poem, 31 December 1843Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Poem inspired by moon.  2 s. (4 p.).
Folder 136: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms poem, 22 April 1844Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expresses despair at lack of a love.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 137: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. poem, 5 May 1844Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes deep grief at loss of love.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 138: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. fragment, 1844?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Untitled poem and entirety of Sub Rosa-Crux.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 139: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. incomplete poem, 184-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
About friends.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 140: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. part of letter to [?], 184-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Includes poem fragments copied from journal.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 141: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms. (copy) poem, 184-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expresses desire for love to complete her life.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 142: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. extracts, 184-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Verses on infancy with criticism.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 143: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. verses, 184-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
About nature.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 144: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. verse, 184-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Inspired by lines of Berni.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 145: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller). 1810-1850. Ms. poems, 184-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Collection of poems (copied by Mrs. Emelyn Story) with two engravings; 1835-1837. 16 s.
Folder 146: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. poems, 184-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 poems inspired by Raphael's Deposition from Cross.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 147: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (copy) to Mrs. Emelyn Story, 22 June 1848Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
About her book and life in Italy; Reiti, Italy?  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 148: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.(incomplete) letter to Mrs. Emelyn Story, 31 August 1859Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
relating recent events; Florence
Folder 149: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (incomplete copy ) to Mrs. Emelyn Story, Florence, 15 February 1850Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes life in Florence. Copy made by Emelyn Story.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 150: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (incomplete copy) to Mrs. Emelyn Story, Florence, April 1850?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes life in Florence and enclosing letter of introduction to Madame Mohl. Copy made by Mrs. Emelyn Story.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 151: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.L.S. to Caroline Sturgis, Rome, 8 March 1849Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complains about life in Rome.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 152: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.L. to Caroline Sturgis, Rieti, Italy, 28 August 1849Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes her son's illness.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 153: Summer on the Lakes., 1843Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Five illustrations used in book. 5 s.
Folder 154: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.L.S. (fragment) to Marchesa Arconati Visconti, Florence, 6  April 1850Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes about her illness and regrets suppression of Italian revolution. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 155: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.L.S. to Marchesa Arconati Visconti, Florence, 12  April 1850Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses her indecision about which ship to sail on.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 156: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (copy) to Marchesa Arconati Visconti, Florence, 21 April 1850Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses her travel plans.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 157: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (copy) to Marchesa Arconati Visconti, Florence, 25  April 1850Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes activities of various acquaintances.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 158: Parsons, A., March 1844Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Sketch of Margaret Fuller's character by a secress.

Dated in hand of Margaret Fuller.

Folder 159: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (copy) extracts, Jamaica Plain, 13 May 1839Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes activities.  On same sheet with 160. 2 s. (7 p.)
Folder 160: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller),1810-1850. Ms.L. (copy) letter, Providence, 3 July 1837Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Extract  describing prospects for future as teacher. On same sheet as 159.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 161: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (incomplete copy) to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Providence,, 14 August 1837Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses plans for her upcoming vacation.  3 s. (3 p.)
Folder 162: Transferred to 79Add to your cart.
Folder 163: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms. (incomplete), 1840Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes boat trip during visit to Caroline Sturgis in Newbury, Mass.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 164: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms. (copy) fragment, May 1841Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mentions way of addressing cover of letter.  2 s. (2 p.)
Folder 165: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.Ms. fragment, July 1841Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Contains discourse on friendship.  2 s. (4 p.)
Folder 166: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. A.L. (incomplete) to [?], Cambridge, Mass., 27 October 1843Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses mystical aspect of thought.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 167: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms. (incomplete copy), 1843Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes trip to Lake Michigan. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 168: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (copy) to [?] , Rome, April 1848Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes Italian countryside and its effects on her character.  On same sheet with 169. 2 s. (3 p.)
Folder 169: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (copy) to [?], Rome, January 1849Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes Italian people and mentions her poverty.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 170: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

170a Fragment describing son. Florence, 1849.  1 s. (1 p.)

170b Manuscript describing visits to the Hawthornes at Old Manse, 184-? 1 s. (1 p.)

Folder 171: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms., Florence, 1850Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expresses despair about pattern of her life.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 172: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms., Florence, 1849Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comment on love for son and Italian poliltical situation.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 173: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms., Florence, 1849Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Contains description of how she spends her time.
Folder 174: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms. (copy) fragment, 184--?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Compares love and friendship. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 175: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms. (copy) fragment, 184-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comments on qualities in life. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 176: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms.L. (extract) to [?], n.d.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

About their friendship.  1 s (2 p.)

Removed from letter to [T.W. Higginson]

Folder 177: Ossoli, Margaret (Fuller), 1810-1850. Ms. (copy) extracts, n.d.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Criticisms of Jean Paul and discussion of German study.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 178: Story, Mrs. Emelyn (Eldredge). A.Ms., n.d.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes Margaret Fuller's marriage. 19 s.
Folder 179: Boston Daily Advertiser., 9 August 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Newspaper clipping: The Concord School. A conversation upon the life and character of Margaret Fuller
Folder 180: Sandborn, Franklin Benjamin, 1831-1917. A.Ms., n.d.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
About Margaret Fuller. Includes extract of  to Amos Bronson Alcott. Continued in 181. 2 s. (2 p.)
Folder 181: Sandborn, Franklin Benjamin, 1831-1917., n.d.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A.Ms. about Margaret Fuller containing letters to Amos Bronson Alcott and Henry David Thoreau
Folder 182: Wesselhoeft, Mrs. Minna. A.L. (incomplete) to ?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Contains reminiscences of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (4 p.)

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