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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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
Elizabeth Oakes Smith Collection 1843-1883
10 items

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

  • " A Visit to Long Island"
    n. d.
    AMs, 6 p.
  • 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

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