A Guide to the Emma Dorothy Southworth Collection Southworth, Emma Dorothy. 8315-a

A Guide to the Emma Dorothy Southworth Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8315-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
Emma Dorothy Southworth Collection 1852-1894
8 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Emma Dorothy Southworth Collection, Accession 8315-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase [ 1967 Dec 1 ] 1968 Jan 19

Funding Note

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Charles Warren Stoddard
  • Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • Emma Dorothy Southworth
  • Grace Greenwood
  • [Abraham Hart]
  • [Charles Jacobs] Peterson

Item Listing

  • Quotation beginning, "Trust first in God . . ."
    1858 Mar 4
    AQS, 1 p.
  • Quotation beginning, "Let us ask ourselves at night . . ."
    n. d.
    AQS, 1 p.
  • Emma Dorothy Southworth to [Abraham Hart]
    1853 Jan 29
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Sends him two stories with "good and practical moral" to be included in a volume; includes a dedication; asks for 2 copies for herself; requests to see a proof sheet of the engravings.]

  • Emma Dorothy Southworth to "My Precious Friend"
    1894 Jun 11
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Inquires about Grace Greenwood to whom she has recently written but has not received a reply from; gives a description of Greenwood the way she was in 1850; wonders if she has offended Greenwood with her letter; asks correspondent to look for Greenwood in the city and to let her know; invites correspondent to visit her now, when the countryside is so beautiful.]

  • Emma Dorothy Southworth to [Charles Jacobs] Peterson
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Promises him a double amount of copy for the next day; mentions the bad notices her piece Mark got from the English critics.]

  • Emma Dorothy Southworth to "My Dear Young Friend"
    [1890 Nov 23]
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Thanks him for his letter and an enclosed newspaper clipping, which was provided by one of his friends; appreciates that he rose to her defense when she was so outrageously libeled; promises him a copy once her final reply is finished.]

  • Emma Dorothy Southworth to [publisher ?], last page
    [1892 Dec 16]
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Pleads with correspondent not to publish anything about her childhood without her endorsement when he publishes a piece about her in honor of her 73rd birthday.]

  • Printed article, "Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth at Prospect Cottage," by Charles Warren Stoddard in National Magazine
    1905 May
    Article, 12 p.