A Guide to the Mary Johnston Papers Johnston, Mary. 3588-c

A Guide to the Mary Johnston Papers

A Collection in the
Special Collections Department
Accession number 3588-c


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
3588-c
Title
Mary Johnston Papers
Extent
4 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Mary Johnston Papers, Accession 3588-c, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1993 April 13

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Container List

Mary Johnston Letters
  • Mary Johnston, Virginia, to Elizabeth Whiting
    1899 Aug 10
    ALS
    1 p.

    [expresses pleasure that Prisoners of Hope,her first published book, was appreciated by Elizabeth Whiting]

  • Mary Johnston, "Three Hills," Warm Springs, Virginia, to "My Dear Mr. Yard" [possibly Robert Sterling Yard, editor at Moffat, Yard and Company]
    1913 Oct 27
    ALS
    2 p.

    [thanks him for his pleasant letter, saying "Of course it is my meaning to do this story to the best of my ability. It is only that no man -nor no woman -can say how much or how little one's ability will bring forth." She explains that she wants the six chapters returned so that she can make corrections and changes in the manuscript and promises to return the whole to him when the changes have been made and she has written at least ten chapters. She also admits she is puzzled when people address her as Mary E. Johnston, as she has no middle name]

  • Mary Johnston, "Three Hills," Virginia, to "My Dear Mr. Yard" [possibly Robert Sterling Yard, editor at Moffat, Yard and Company]
    1914 Feb 6
    ALS
    3 p.

    [regrets her share of their mutual misunderstanding but still feels that some of the points made in his letter should have been made during their original negotiations and agrees to remain good acquaintances and well-wishers, "By nature I am a hard fighter but I can truly say that I rarely feel animosity toward the person whom, for reasons, I am fighting. If this is the case in actual conflict it is of course doubly the case when the conflict has ceased, or when, as in this case, I am prepared to agree that greater insight on my own part might have helped to prevent any grave conflict at all."]

  • Mary Johnston, "Three Hills," Warm Springs, Virginia, to Glen Walton Blodgett, Buffalo, New York
    1915 Jul 26
    ALS
    1 p.

    [writes "I hope that your little daughter, whom you have named Audrey after the Audrey of whom I wrote, will grow to be a noble woman, loved and trusted by all who know her"]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Elizabeth Whiting
  • Glen Walton Blodgett
  • Mary Johnston
  • Robert Sterling Yard