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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 228: Hedge, Frederick Henry, 1805-1890. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cambridge, Mass., 14 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complements biography of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 229: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. A.L.S. to James Freeman Clarke, Cambridge, Mass., 15 May 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks about diary of Margaret Fuller and mentions proposed biography.   1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 230: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. A.L.S. to James Freeman Clarke, West Newton, Mass., 22 September 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks about details unclear in Memoirs.
Folder 231: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. A.L.S. to James Freeman Clarke, West Newton, Mass., 29 October 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses aspects of Margaret Fuller's diaries and asks about correspondence between Ossoli's;.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 232: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. Ms. notes, Cambridge, Mass., 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On Margaret Fuller manuscript. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 233: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. Ms. notes, Cambridge, Mass., 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On Margaret Fuller manuscript.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 234: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. Ms. notes, Cambridge, Mass., 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On Memoirs of Margaret Fuller. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 235: Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. Typed L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass., 16 January 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses arrangements for illustration of his book.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 236: Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. Typed L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass., 26 February 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Explains basic printed format of book.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 237: Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. Ms.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass., 1 March 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends proofs of book.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 238: Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. Typed L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass., 7 March 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes size of book;.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 239: Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. Typed L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cambridge, Mass., 16 April 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes proposed corrections in text.  1s (1 p.)
Folder 240: Houghton, Mifflin, & Co. Typed L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass., 7 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Offers him twelve free copies of his book. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 241: Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass., 19 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for copy of his biography of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 242: Jackson, Abraham Willard, 1843-1911. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Santa Barbara, Calif., 10 June 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complements biography of Margaret Fuller and asks about Blaine and political situation.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 243: Jacobs, Sarah S. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 30 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for presentation copy of biography of Margaret Fuller and comments on his interpretation of fatal shipwreck.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 244: Knortz, Karl. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, New York, N. Y., 9 April 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks for copy of his book.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 245: Lange, J. D. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, New York, N. Y., 28 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends inscribed copy of Summer of the Lakes. 1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 246: Oliver, Grace Atknison, 1844-1899. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Swampscot, Mass., 29 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Inquiry about attribution of line of poetry.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 247: Paige, Lucius R. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cambridge, Mass., 21 February 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Answers question about Fullers's house on Cherry Street.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 248: Parsons, A. Q. T.  A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Roxbury, Mass., 9 January 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reminisces about Margaret Fuller's party in 1825[?].  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 249: R, A. W. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Brooklyn, 3 June 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Identifies himself as author of criticism of Higginson's book.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 250: Riddle, Albert Gallatin, 1817-1902. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Washington, D. C., 26 July 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complements biography of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (2  p.)
Folder 251: Rosengarten, J. S. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Philadelphia, 26 April 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Acknowledges receipt of pictures;.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 252: Sandborn, Franklin Benjamin, 1831-1917. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Concord, Mass., 10 March 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives permission to use previously copied material.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 253: Sandborn, Franklin Benjamin, 1831-1917. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Concord, Mass., 13 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses biography of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 254: Saxton, S. Willard. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Washington, D.C., 10 July 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Corrects attribution of Dial article mentioned in biography.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 255: Shaw, Sarah B.  A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Staten Island, N. Y., 9 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Offers to send letters by Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 256: Shaw, Sarah B.  A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Staten Island, N. Y., 25 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complements his biography of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 257: Spring, Rebecca B. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 29 January 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives information on picture of Margaret Fuller and people associated with her. 1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 258: Spring, Rebecca B.  A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Perth Amboy, N. J., 14 February 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes that Margaret Fuller had once wished all unkind works from later editions of her writing.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 259: W. H.  A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Salem, Mass., 10 March 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tentatively identifys author of a letter. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 260: Ward, Samuel Gray, 1814-1884. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, New York, N.Y., 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Acknowledges authorship of two poems printed anonymously by Emerson.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 261: Ward, Samuel Gray, 1814-1884. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, New York, N. Y., 10 February 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comments on Higginson's research.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 262: Warner, Charles Dudley, 1828-1900. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Hartford, Conn., 5 February 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Regarding reading of ms. for his biography.  With pencil sketches.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 263: Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Princeton, N. J., 15 February 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses manuscript of biography.  2 s. (7 p.)
Folder 264: Wesselhoeft, Minna, Boston, Mass., 3 February 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives permission to be quoted in biography.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 265: Wesselhoeft, Mary.  A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1888-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells which house Margaret Fuller lived in. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 266: Wesselhoeft, Mary.  A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 188-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes about Fuller house.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 267: White, Frances M.  A.L.S. (incomplete) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Boston, Mass., 188-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Defines some aspects of Margaret Fuller's life. 1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 268: Whiting, Lilian, 1859-1942. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass., 10 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells him that she will be delighted to review book for Boston Dailer Traveller.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 269: Wilder, Alexander, 1823-1908. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Newark, N. J., 27 October 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tells what he knew of Margaret Fuller.  2 s. (8 p.)
Folder 270: Woods, John H. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Jacksonville, Ill., 22 July 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comments on biography of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 271: Hellrigl, A.  A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cambridge, Mass., 14 March 188-?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses Bettina.  1 s (2 p.)
Folder 272: Goss, Elbridge Henry, 1830-1908. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Melrose, Mass., 15 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses biography of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 273: Hoar, Elizabeth L. Ms. (copy) extract, n.d.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Extract from Emerson's journal discussing Margaret Fuller's attitude towards her friends.  1 s. (3 p.)

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