Guide to the Elizabeth Fries Ellet Letter, Oct. 7, 1847
Collection number: MS 15
About Elizabeth Fries Ellet
Elizabeth F. Ellet, (1818-1877), the first American historian of women, was born in
upstate New York in October 1818. She became well-known for her collective
biographies of women, most notably The Women of the American Revolution (1848).
About the Elizabeth Fries Ellet Letter
A two page letter to Messrs. Carey and Hart, Publishers of Philadelphia, Pa., in
which Ellet discusses the notices she has written for her new book, The Charm. Ellet
also comments on the high price of the book. Also included is a contemporary
biographical essay on Ellet and a brief review of her Women Artists in All Ages and
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
stipulated by United States copyright law.
Elizabeth Fries Ellet Letter, Oct. 7, 1847 or 1848, MS 15, Milne Special Collections and Archives,
University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Source unknown, Sept. 24, 1982 (Accession Number: 057)