A Guide to the Alice and Phoebe Cary Collection Cary, Alice and Phoebe. 6978

A Guide to the Alice and Phoebe Cary Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6978


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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
Alice and Phoebe Cary Collection 1850-1869
ca. 24 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Alice and Phoebe Cary Collection, Accession 6978, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 10 Jan 1963

Funding Note

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

Item Listing

  • "Hunter's Song" by Alice Cary
    AMsS, 1 p.
  • Susan Caryto "My dear sister"
    1850 Jun 30
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Describes trip from Cincinnatito Wareham, Massachusetts; her travels by steamer and rail, visits to Canadaby the wire bridge and the state prison in Auburn, New York; visit to Niagra Fallsand Buffalo; and her steamer trip down the Hudson Riverto New York City. ]

  • Alice Caryto "My dear sister"
    1850 Aug 12
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Mentions a visit to John Greenleaf Whitter's house near Bostonand his return visit to the Cary house.]

  • Phoebe Caryto Rev. H. W. Parker
    1852 Jan 6
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Sends the conclusion of a story and mentions Alice Cary's ill health.]

  • Alice Caryto "My dear sister"
    1862 Dec 13
    ALS, 8 p.

    [Writes about the death of a sister (Elmina ?).]

  • Phoebe Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    1868 Aug
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Mentions Dr. Charles F. Deemsand Horace Greeley. ]

  • [ Alice Cary] to Lucy [Carnahan]
    1869 Sep or Oct
    AL, 3 p.

    [Incomplete letter, mentions efforts to have Lucy's story published in Harpers. ]

  • Phoebe Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    n.y. Jan 28
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Describes her trip to Washingtonto attend a reception.]

  • Alice Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    n.y. Apr 14
    AL, 5 p.

    [Concerns negotiations with the Weekly Home Journalto get one of Lucy's stories published, also attempts to publish some of her own works.]

  • Phoebe Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    n.y. Apr 26
    ALS, 5 p.

    [Concerning argument with Whitelaw Reidabout the "perfectly contemptible tone of the Tribunetoward women's rights."]

  • Alice Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    n.y. May 18
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Mentions Sunday night social gathering at the Cary home, also mentions Alice Cary's recent illness.]

  • [ Phoebe Cary] to "My dear child"
    n.y. May 21
    AL, 4 p.

    [Mentions Sunday night's guests; her note of apology to Whitelaw Reidconcerning a dispute over women's rights; and sending a story to Galaxyand to Weekly Home Journalfor review.]

  • [ Phoebe Cary] to Lucy [Carnahan]
    n.y. Jun 16
    AL, 4 p.

    [Discusses plans for a wedding and other social events.]

  • Phoebe Caryto "My dear sister"
    n.y. Jul 8
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Mentions Elmina's failing health, possible travel plans, and a repeated marriage proposal.]

  • Alice Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    n.y. Aug 5
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Sent Lucy's stories to Repositoryand Harpersfor review.] fragmentary

  • Phoebe Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    n.y. [Oct 13]
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Mentions plans for a trip to the country.]

  • Phoebe Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Discusses the renovation of a house and the ill health of Lucy's mother.]

  • Phoebe Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Writes to assure Lucy that an article in the Home Journalwas not intended as a criticism of her work.]

  • Alice Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Discusses poor pay for being published and plans to take in lodgers in the fall; also mentions attempts to have stories published in various magazines.]

  • Alice Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Mentions an article concerning Lucy in the Home Journal, her own health and the condition of Lucy's mother, and plans to visit James Cooper. ]

  • Alice Caryto Lucy [Carnahan]
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Discusses publication of "Elizabeth's Heifer" in the November edition of Harper'sand the possible publication of Lucy's story in Demorest's. ]

  • Alice Caryto unknown
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Concerning a death in the family.] fragmentary

  • Alice Caryto unknown
    ALS, 5 p.

    [Concerning a promise made to Susan B. Anthonyto write for the Revolution. ]

  • [ Phoebe Cary] to Lucy [Carnahan]
    AL, 5 p.

    [Discusses her attendance of poetry readings and social functions.] fragmentary

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alice Cary
  • Charles F. Deems
  • H. W. Parker
  • Horace Greeley
  • James Cooper
  • John Greenleaf Whitter
  • Lucy [Carnahan]
  • Phoebe Cary
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Susan Cary
  • Whitelaw Reid

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Auburn, New York
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Canada
  • Cincinnati
  • Hudson River
  • New York City
  • Niagra Falls
  • Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Washington