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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 183: Andrews, Mary Louise A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Connersville, Ill., 1 July 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complements his biography of Margaret Fuller and comments on her alleged misrepresentation of his writing.  2 s. (5 p.)
Folder 184: Boyden, A. G.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

184a A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson sending annual report of Bridgewater State Normal School; Bridgewater, Mass., 27 November 1883.  On same sheet with 184a. 1 s. (1 p.)

184b Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Ms. Notes on letter to F. H. Hedge, 1883. On same sheet with  184b. 1 s. (1 p.)

Folder 185: Chadwick, John. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Brooklyn,, 19 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses biography. 1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 186: Chadwick, John. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Brooklyn, 3 June 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
About biography.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 187: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, London, 4 April 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Proposes plan for writing biography of Margaret Fuller based on his edition of Memoirs.  3 s. (10 p.)
Folder 188: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, London, 6 October 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends manuscripts, notes, and daguerreotype of Ossoli.
Folder 189: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, London, 16 October 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes manuscripts, etc., contained in packages sent.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 190: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, London, 1 November 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Explains ms material sent.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 191: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, London, 3 November 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Explains again about the shipping of ms and discusses facets of Margaret Fuller's religious character.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 192: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884. A.N.S. (initials) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, London, 24 November 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
More about material sent.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 193: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, London, 18 December 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
More Fuller material.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 194: Channing, William Henry, 1810-1884. A.L. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, London, 5 January 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Explains details of shipwreck fatal to M. Fuller. 1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 195: Cheney, Edna Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 12 November 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Suggests he write to Sarah Clarke.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 196: Cheney, Edna Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 22 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complements his work.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 197: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 16 May 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Informs him about papers in possession of Mrs. Richard Fuller.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 198: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Magnolia, Mass., 19 September 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Answers questions about Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 199: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass., 8 October 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mentions correspondence with Margaret Fuller;.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 200: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 14 April 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses aspects of General Hill's campaign in 1812.  2 s. (4 p.)
Folder 201: Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 1 November 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
About biographies of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 202: Clarke, Sarah. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson; [Marietta, Georgia], 26 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comments on his biography of Margaret Fuller; Marietta, Ohio [?].  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 203: Clarke, Sarah. A.L. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chicago, Ill., 12 March 1885Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Refers to gossip of Mozier and to Hawthorne.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 204: Clarke, William. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chicago, Ill., 18 April 1877Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Criticizes Harriet Martineau for comments on Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (4 p.)
Folder 205: Cooke, George Willis, 1848-1923. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson. West Dedham, Mass., 1 December 1882Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Asks for information about Dial.  1 s. (2 p.)

On same sheet with printed circular requesting information on Dial.  1 s. (1 p.)

Folder 206: Cooke, George Willis, 1848-1923. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, West Dedham, Mass., 27 November 1883?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Identifies some articles in the Dial.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 207: Cooke, George Willis, 1848-1923. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, West Dedham, Mass., 4 December 1883?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Identifies articles in the Dial.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 208: Cooke, George Willis, 1848-1923. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, West Dedham, Mass., 29 December 1883?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Identifies people and articles and offers assistance based on his work on the Dial.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 209: Cooke, George Willis,1848-1923. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, West Dedham, Mass., 16 April 1884?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends information about Margaret Fuller's contributions in the Dial and requests autographed copy of biography.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 210: Curtis, George Willis, 1824-1892. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Staten Island, N. Y., 28 March 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Identifies Mr. Smith.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 211: Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Georgetown, D.C., 19 June 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complements his biography but points out gaps.  2 s. (5 p.)
Folder 212: Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Gloucester, Mass., 19 June 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comments on Margaret Fuller's relationship with James F. Clarke.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 213: Davis, James C. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass, 18 December 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Concerns letters by Margaret Fuller to his father.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 214: Eastman, Mary C. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Concord, N. H., 18 December 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends letters by Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 215: Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Naushon, Mass., 22 September 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Considers his request for Margaret Fuller papers still in Emerson family.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 216: Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Concord, Mass., 4 October 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends letters by Margaret Fuller to his father to Higginson.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 217: Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Concord, Mass., 27 January 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Acknowledges receipt of letters.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 218: Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Concord, Mass., 30 January 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives permission to use certain passages and asks about other letters/  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 219: Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930. A.L.S. (incomplete) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Concord, Mass., 16 February 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives permission to use certain passages and comments on others.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 220: Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Concord, Mass., 10 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him for gift of biography.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 221: Farley, Frederick A.  A.L.S. to Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Brooklyn,, 15 July 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complements Higginson's biography of Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 222: Frothingham, Octavius Brooks, 1822-1895. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston, Mass., 17 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Replys to statement about himself in Higginson's biography.  1 s. (3 p.)
Folder 223: Fuller, Edith Davenport. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson,, 29 February 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expresses faith in his proposed handling of Margaret Fuller papers.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 224: Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Baltimore,, 19 May 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complements his biography of Margaret Fuller;.  1 s. (1 p.)
Folder 225: Greeley, Gabrielle. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chappaqua, N. Y., 25 September 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Offers to check her father's papers for correspondence with Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 226: Harris, William Torrey, 1835-1909. A.N.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Concord, Mass., 6 October 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Offers to check his notes on Margaret Fuller.  1 s. (2 p.)
Folder 227: Harris, William Torrey, 1835-1909. A.L.S. to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Concord, Mass., 16 October 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses Goethe and Margaret Fuller's opinion of him.  2 s. (8 p.)

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