A Guide to the Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection Smith, Elizabeth Oakes. 8326-a

A Guide to the Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8326-a


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

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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8326-a
Title
Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection 1843-1883
Extent
10 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

Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection, Accession 8326-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [ 1963 Dec 17] 1967 Feb 21

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Manuscript
  • " A Visit to Long Island"
    n. d.
    AMs, 6 p.
Letters
  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1843 Jul 18
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Acknowledges his letter containing a draft; hopes the article she sends him will be acceptable.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto Messrs. Carey and Hart
    1847 Nov 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Accepts the firm's statement that she had prepared only 5 manuscripts for them; says she had erroneously thought of a higher number.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto "My dear Doctor"
    1850 May 6
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Encourages an ill friend; reports on her play to be staged in September in Philadelphia; says she is afraid that one book project has fallen through; feels that the past year has been a loss to her; encloses an article by John Neal; asks correspondent to get a copy of her portrait should he go to Philadelphia, where the portrait was done.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto Messrs. Ticknor and Fields
    1853 Jun 25
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Discusses one of her plays which has been well received by the press, especially by [George] Ripleyof the New York Times; hopes to see it introduced to the Bostonpublic; requests that they send copies of that play to all the principal editors of Boston. ]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    1853 Jul 1
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Discusses a play of hers which he endorsed in his book years ago; asks him to review Old New York(1853) in some papers, having received many literary courtesies from him in the past; complains about the lack of companionship among contemporary writers.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto E[dwin] P[ercy] Whipple
    1854 Dec 23
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Encloses a volume of poems by Caroline [Briggs]of Marbleheadwhom she thinks highly of; asks him the favor of receiving them.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto M. Laird Simms
    1873 Aug 4
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Complains that the Cyclopedia of American Literaturegives little idea of her writings; gives him a list of titles of her recent writings.]

  • Elizabeth Oakes Smithto Editor, Portland Daily Press
    1873 Oct 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Says she would like to know if her letter containing reminiscences of her honored friend Judge [Ware] has reached him; says she is certain, should there be interest, any New Yorkpaper would be glad to have them; asks for a reply.]

  • "The measure of capacity is the measure of Sphere to either man or woman. Elizabeth Oakes Smith. "
    1883 Aug 14
    AQS,

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Caroline [Briggs]
  • E[dwin] P[ercy] Whipple
  • Elizabeth Oakes Smith
  • M. Laird Simms
  • Rufus Wilmot Griswold
  • [George] Ripley

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Boston
  • Marblehead
  • New York
  • Philadelphia