A Guide to the Sara Josepha Hale Collection Hale, Sara Josepha. 7639-d

A Guide to the Sara Josepha Hale Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 7639-d


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
7639-d
Title
Sara Josepha Hale Collection 1889-1931
Extent
9 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

Sara Josepha Hale Collection, Accession 7639-d, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Transfer 1995 November 28

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Letters
  • Mary E. Tylerto Judge W. E. Ambler
    1889 Feb 12
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Revealing the name of an early playmate and a classmate of Mr. Roulstone, thanking him for the offer of a lamb picture but declining as she has been presented with many others, and politely refusing to send a photograph of herself.

  • Carroll A. Wilsonto Richard W. Hale, Boston, Massachusetts
    1930 Dec 23
    TL (carbon), 3 p.

    [Discussing the authorship of [ Mary Had a Little Lamb], including the claim of Mary Sawyer[ Mary E. Tyler?] that the poem was written by Sarah Josepha Halefor her twenty five years previously. He further discusses evidence attempting to identify the author of the poem, including a statement by Hale that she wrote the poem and that she wrote it as a allegory "to teach the loving-kindness that should find happiness in making helpless creatures happy." He states certain differences in the two versions of the poem, one published in the 1830 September-October issue of Juvenile Miscellany, with the initials 'S. J. H.' following the verse which was entitled 'Mary's Lamb' and the other the book, [ Mary Had a Little Lamb]. He also inquires about "the Old South wool-selling" and mentions Mr. Ford and Mr. Roulstone's theory.]

  • Richard W. Hale, Hale and Dorr, Boston, Massachusetts, to Carroll A. Wilson, New York, New York
    1930 Dec 24
    TLS, 2 p.

    [Discussing further the authorship of Mary Had a Little Lamb, and mentioning "the Old South wool selling," Mrs. Emmet [Ruth E.]Finleyand her forthcoming biography of Hale, and Sarah Hunter, descendant of Hale.]

  • Ruth E. Finley, Hempstead, Long Island, New York, to Carroll A. Wilson, New York, New York
    1931 Jan 4
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Asking him to talk about his attitude concerning the authorship of ' Mary's Little Lamb, ' mentioning the Ford controversy and the 1830 September-October issue of Juvenile Miscellany. ]

  • Carroll A. Wilsonto Ruth E. Finley, Hempstead, Long Island, New York,
    1931 Jan 6
    TL (carbon), 1 p.

    [Offering to send the needed photographic illustration [from Juvenile Miscellany] and asking to borrow the clipping from the Boston Transcriptwhich appeared after "the Old South Church Wool-Selling incident."]

  • Richard W. Hale, Hale and Dorr, Boston, Massachusetts, to Carroll A. Wilson, New York, New York
    1931 Jan 7
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Commenting on 'the old South wool-selling' and the corresponding article in the Boston Transcript. ]

  • Ruth E. Finley, Hempstead, Long Island, New York, to Carroll A. Wilson, New York, New York,
    1931 Jan 13
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Thanking him for the promise of the photograph of the first printing of " Mary's Little Lamb" and enclosing a copy of the article from the Boston Transcript. ]

  • Carroll A. Wilsonto Ruth E. Finley, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
    1931 Jan 15
    TL (carbon), 2 p.

    [Thanking her for the copy of the article and enclosing a photograph of the poem as well as one of the original wrapper number of the issue of the [ Juvenile Miscellany].]

  • Ruth E. Finley, Hempstead, Long Island, New York, to Carroll A. Wilson, New York, New York
    1931 Jan 20
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Expressing her gratitude for the two photographs from the issue of the Juvenile Miscellanyand discussing the chapter on " Mary's Lamb. " She comments on writing about the character and achievements of Sarah Josepha Haleand "the Raulston -Sawyer -Hale -Ford affair."]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Carroll A. Wilson
  • Mary E. Tyler
  • Mary Sawyer
  • Richard W. Hale
  • Ruth E. Finley
  • Sarah Hunter
  • Sarah Josepha Hale
  • W. E. Ambler
  • [Ruth E.]Finley

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Hempstead, Long Island, New York
  • New York, New York