A Guide to the Papers of Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie, 1842-1860 Ritchie, Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt, Papers of 8010-a

A Guide to the Papers of Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie, 1842-1860

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library
The Special Collections Department
Accession Number 8010-a


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
8010-a
Title
Papers of Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie, 1842-1860
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of 8 items.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Papers of Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie, Accession #8010-a , Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the Library on September 10, 1966.


Scope and Content Information

The collection contains two manuscripts: "To Harry Munroe," and an untitled essay on Greek and Italian brigandage.

Letters discuss her health, the weather, her writing including "Fairy Fingers" and "Mimic Life," Elizabeth H. Appleton, Thomas Crawford, Catherine Hayes, Mary Morris Hamilton Schuyler and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Ion Perdicaris, William Foushee Ritchie, Randolph Rogers, Frank Slayton, Julia G. O. Smyth, and Henry Alexander Wise.

Variant Forms of Name

  • Anna Cora Mowatt
  • Anna Cora Ogden
  • Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt
  • Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie
  • Anna Cora Ogden Ritchie
  • Anna Cora Ritchie
  • Anna Mowatt
  • Anna Ogden
  • Anna Ritchie
  • Helen Berkeley
  • Helen Berkley

Contents List

Manuscripts
  • "To Henry Monroe" 1860 Dec 4
    AMsS, 2 p.

    Poem

  • "Greek and Italian Brigandage is a subject of almost as much interest in England as in Italy and Greece . . ." n.d.
    AMs, 12 p.

    Essay

Letters
  • Anna Cora [Ogden] Mowatt [Ritchie], New York, to James T[homas]Fields 1842 Sep 23
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses in detail: her desire for his help in publishing "a moral tale for the young" under a pseudonym. Mentions: Edwin Percy Whipple, Boston, William Davis Ticknor, and New World.

  • A[nna]C[ora Ogden]Mowatt [Ritchie], Greenfield Hill, CT, to Catharine O Sargent, Boston, MA 184[6] Jul 23
    ALS, 3 p.

    Discusses in detail: Julia Gabriella Ogden and her fiance Joseph Kennedy Smyth. Mentions: Samuel Gouverneur Ogden, Julia Fairlie Ogden, Typeeby Herman Melville, and Lizzy.

  • [Anna Cora Ogden] Mowatt [Ritchie], Boston, MA, to Mr. Campbell 1852 May 31
    AL, 1 p.

    Discusses briefly Mr. Campbell's having most of her published works.

  • Anna Cora [Ogden] Mowatt Ritchie, Richmond, VA, to Harper and Brothers, New York 1858 Feb
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses Elizabeth Haven Appleton, on whose behalf she is submitting a manuscript. Mentions Cincinnati, OH, and Harper's New Monthly Magazine.

  • Anna Cora [Ogden] Mowatt Ritchie, Astoria, to S[amuel] B[ulkley]Ruggles 1858 Aug 25
    ALS, 3 p.

    Discusses in detail support for Mary Morris Hamilton Schuyler's organization for fund-raising for Mount Vernon Discusses briefly: Louise Ingersoll Greenough; her desire to see Ruggles; Mary Rutledge Fogg; Octavia Walton LeVert; the coincidence of the landing of the transatlantic telegraph cable and the first use of steam towage on a canal being on the same day. Mentions: Boston, Enquirer, Samuel Gouverneur Ogden, New York, Tennessee, Alabama, and Edward Everett.

Engraving
  • Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie, head and shoulders, right side, by J.C. Buttre, New York n.d.
    Engraving signed

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • B[ulkley]
  • A[nna]
  • Anna Cora Mowatt
  • Anna Cora Ogden
  • Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt
  • Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie
  • Anna Cora Ogden Ritchie
  • Anna Cora Ritchie
  • Anna Mowatt
  • Anna Ogden
  • Anna Ritchie
  • C[ora Ogden]
  • Helen Berkeley
  • Helen Berkley
  • S[amuel]
  • T[homas]