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

A Guide to the Sara Josepha Hale Collection

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


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

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Collection Number
Sara Josepha Hale Collection 1841 Feb 10
1 item

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-e, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase 1996 December 9

Funding Note

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

Item Listing

  • Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, Boston, Massachusetts, to [Margaret Bayard] Smith, Washington, D. C.
    1841 Feb 10
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Writes news of her children, including her son, Horatio [Hale], who is accompanying the [Charles] Wilkesexpedition to explore the coast of the Antarctic continent. Inquires about the preparations for the 4th of March, the inauguration of William Henry Harrison, and suggests she write the details of the event for The Godey's Lady's Book. Makes social comments on a Mrs. Barrett, [Samuel Harrison] Smith, Miss Smith, Miss Boyd, and her Smith's son. Plans to come through Washingtonon her way to visit friends in the West and to bring the promised books.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Horatio [Hale]
  • Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
  • William Henry Harrison
  • [Charles] Wilkes
  • [Margaret Bayard] Smith
  • [Samuel Harrison] Smith

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Antarctic continent
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Washington
  • Washington, D. C.