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Helen Hunt Jackson collection of manuscripts and letters

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  • "Autograph manuscripts include 21 poems and three prosaic works -- "Bits of Travel at Home," "One Woman and Sunshine," (draft of an article on Mrs. Jeanne C. Smith Carr and the founding of Carmelita, her home in Pasadena, CA.), and "The Story of Clotilde Danarosch.""
  • "Helen Hunt Jackson's letters to William Hayes Ward (1835-1916), the editor of the editorial of the New York Independent, constitute the largest part of the correspondence (89 letters, written between 1871 and 1885). Also included are seventeen letters to Ray Palmer (1808-1887) and his wife Ann Maria Waud Palmer written between 1852 and 1854; thirteen letters to Mary Elizabeth Sheriff Fowler (1841-1921), the first government schoolteacher at Saboba in the San Jacinto Valley (1882-1885), four 1882 letters to Henry Chandler Bowen (1813-1896), the editor and proprietor of the Independent, four letters to Mrs. D. J. Whipple who ran a boarding house in San Diego and later Los Angeles; and two letters to Richard Egan (1842-1923), a Los Angeles County supervisor, written in 1884. Also included are two letters by William Sharpless Jackson (1836-1919) and Charles C. Painter (d. 1895)."
  • "Collection of autograph manuscripts and letters of Helen Hunt Jackson was assembled at the Library from the collection acquired from Patrick Kevin Foley, a noted bookseller and collector in 1923, supplemented by various gifts and purchases in 1934, 1980, and 1986."

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  • "Helen Hunt Jackson collection of manuscripts and letters"