A Guide to the Lydia Maria Child Collection Child, Lydia Maria. 7500

A Guide to the Lydia Maria Child Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 7500


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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
Lydia Maria Child Collection 1844-1879
ca. 25 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Lydia Maria Child Collection, Accession 7500, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Gift, May 9, 1964.

Funding Note

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

Item List

  • "A mouse can drink . . . "
    1850 July
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Copy of Chinese proverb with added comment.]

  • "The greatest danger . . . "
    1861 Feb 7
    AMsS, 1 p.
  • "Milan Cathedral, lifting . . . "
    AMsS, 1 p.
  • "The human family are . . . "
    AMsS, 1 p.
  • "The best rule for good manners . . . "
    AMsS, 1 p.
  • Lydia Maria Childto John Sullivan Dwight
    1844 Apr 23
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Re mutual admiration of Norwegian violinist Ole Bull; compares with Vieux Temps (sic). Discusses the opera, "I Puritani;"makes references to Cromwell's army, Bellini, and Calvinism. People mentioned are Parke Godwin, William Henry Channing, George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana, Friend Hopper, and John Hopper. ]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Anthony Philip Heinrich
    1845 Jun 7
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Re music and its effect on her. Discusses Ole Bullat length. Refers to Jean-Jacques Rousseauand Ludwig van Beethoven. ]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Pliny Earle
    1847 Oct. 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Requests delivery of enclosed note to Jane Bacon. ]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Oliver Johnson
    1858 Jul 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Refuses a request to contribute to a paper, as Atlantic Monthlyhas made earlier request. Mentions death of Ellis Gray Loring, and a meeting of Progressive Friends. ]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Thomas Wentworth Higginson
    1859 Jul 4
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Mentions sorrow at the anniversary of the death of Ellis Gray Loring. Requests pamphlet on Spiritualism. Refers to William Lloyd Garrisonas a reformer. Mentions Mrs. Darrah, an artist, who is anti-slavery; mentions Republican party, and wishes that the Southern States would separate themselves from the North; and mentions a Miss [?] Parmenter.]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Richard Henry Stoddard
    1867 Jun 30
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Praises Richard Henry Stoddard's verses for their feeling but not for their skill. Her autographs of Rufus Wilmot Griswoldand others given to Sanitary Fairsduring the War. Letter sold by Charles S. Francis, Bookseller.]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Thomas Wentworth Higginson
    1867 Sep 24
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Re correspondence with C. B. Peckhamabout Religious Ideas, and a copy for the Free Public Library. Mentions that her sister-in-law, Lydia B. Child, is a "zealous Millerite."]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Mr. Purvis
    1868 Aug 14
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Discusses anti-slavery romance novel she has written; discusses prejudice and colored people. Compares current prejudice with that of Jews. Continues comparison, mentioning the murder of Joe Smith. ]

  • Lydia Maria Childto James Thomas Fieldsand James Ripley Osgood
    1870 Feb. 3
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Requests copies of A Romance of the Republicand The Freedman's Bookbe sent to Mrs. Ellen Craftsor William Crafts. ]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Harriet Jacobson
    1877 Jan 1
    APCS, 1 p.

    [Poem beginning, "Another year of setting suns," by J. S. Chadwick. Refers to Jacobson as her "girlfriend."]

  • Lydia Maria Childto "Dear Girl-Friend"
    1877 Jan 2
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Re her age of 75, loss of husband, and suggestions on how to write.]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Lucretia Mott
    n. y. Sep 3
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Dislikes compliments or criticism of self and others. Mentions extract relating to Father Mathew and receptions of the New York Lettersfor Lucretia Mott. ]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Frances Locke
    n. d.
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Re gift of inkstand and pen; Refers to an impending trip to England; returns "Spirit's Voyage"Mentions Mrs. Welles, Mr. Lauriat, Miss Parsons, Franics Locke's sister, Mr. Osgood, and Mr. Thompson.]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Mrs. Bridgman
    n. d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Thank you note; mentions husband.]

  • Lydia Maria Childto James Thomas Fields
    n. d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Sends autograph.]

  • Lydia Maria Childto James Ripley Osgood
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Letter of introduction for a painter. Mentions anger at a guilty verdict in a murder trial (with the judgment by or on Mr. Colt) and the influence of Penny papers.]

  • Lydia Maria Childto Israel Post
    n. d.
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Sends article for Columbianand requests it be sent to Mr. Inman. Suggestions to improve magazine.]

  • Lydia Maria Childto
    n. d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Mentions Ulysses S. Grant. ]

  • Lydia Maria Childto
    n. d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Refers to slavery, and sends article. "Mr. Smith" in very small letters at foot of page.]

  • Lydia Maria Child

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Anthony Philip Heinrich
  • C. B. Peckham
  • Charles Anderson Dana
  • Charles S. Francis
  • Ellen Crafts
  • Ellis Gray Loring
  • Frances Locke
  • Friend Hopper
  • George Ripley
  • Harriet Jacobson
  • Israel Post
  • J. S. Chadwick
  • James Ripley Osgood
  • James Thomas Fields
  • Jane Bacon
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Joe Smith
  • John Hopper
  • John Sullivan Dwight
  • Lucretia Mott
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Lydia B. Child
  • Lydia Maria Child
  • Ole Bull
  • Oliver Johnson
  • Parke Godwin
  • Pliny Earle
  • Richard Henry Stoddard
  • Richard Henry Stoddard
  • Rufus Wilmot Griswold
  • Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • William Crafts
  • William Henry Channing
  • William Lloyd Garrison