Celia Thaxter collection
Scope and Contents
The collection of approximately 50 items includes materials about Celia Thaxter and Sarah Orne Jewett, including an autograph poem and an autograph letter (1878), both signed by Thaxter. There is correspondence (much of it addressed to Martin Hutner, 1981-1982), photographic slides and postcards, booklists, and bookseller catalogues. There is also an annotated copy of the typescript of a play by Asher Moore, "Sandpaper: a visit with Celia Thaxter," with a drawing of the stage set and notes on stage lighting.
Dates of Materials
- 1878 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
0.229 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase : Sotheby (McConnell-Bohning Fund), 2000.
- Finding aid to Celia Thaxter collection
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Ellice Amanna
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2019-10-29: Finding aid updated to current standards and published.
Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository
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