1 Hollinger box (.33 cu.ft.)
About Alice Brown:
Alice Brown was born in Hampton Falls, N.H. on December 5, 1857, the daughter of Levi and Elizabeth (Lucas) Brown. She graduated from the Robinson Seminary in Exeter, N.H. in 1876. Brown taught school for five years in both New Hampshire and Boston, but found she preferred editing to teaching. She worked on the staffs of The Christian Register and Youth’s Companion and by 1884 had begun her long career as a writer of short stories, novels, and plays. She continued publishing into the 1940s. Brown lived at 11 Pinckney Street, Boston, and summered in Newburyport, Massachusetts and at her farm in Hill, N.H. She died in Boston on June 21, 1948.
About the Alice Brown papers:
The collection consists of 17 original letters written by Alice Brown and copies of almost 100 letters to and from Brown held at other institutions, as well as a small number of other materials that may be useful to the researcher. There is an almost complete collection of Brown’s published works held in the Special Collections stacks.
- Writings By and About Alice Brown
- Appendix B: Publications at UNH
|f.1||ALS, October 22, 1916. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston, to Mr. W. R. Castle, Cambridge, with envelope, regarding Allied Bazaar to benefit the war effort against Germany.
ALS, November 13, 1916. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston, to Mr. Castle, with envelope, regarding sending books to sell at the Bazaar.
ALS, December 4, 1916. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston, to Mr. Castle, with envelope, regarding selling of books.
|f.2||ALS, April 27, 1935. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston to Paul Seybolt, West Medford, Mass., with envelope and envelope wrapper, regarding his agreement to inscribe book.|
|f.3||ALS, January 31, 1939. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston to Mr. Roberts. “I shall be very glad to give you the autograph you ask for.”|
|f.4||ALS, December 22, 1941. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston, to Mr. Nixon Waterman.
ALS, Easter 1942. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston, to Mr. Waterman, in which she mentions her “bad knee” and says that she is “horridly lame.”
|f.5||ALS, n.d. Women’s Rest Tour Association, 96 Chestnut Street, Boston, to Miss Alger regarding tutoring in Italian.|
|f.6||ALS, n.d. 67 Pinckney Street, to Mr. Bridgman, evidently an editor for The Congregationalist, regarding an engagement.
ALS, n.d. 67 Pinckney Street to Mr. Bridgman, regarding a conflicting engagement.
|f.7||ALS, August 15, n.d. 278 Water Street, Newburyport, Mass. to Mr. Brown.|
|f.8||ALS, n.d., to Mr. W. R. Castle, regarding the selling of autographs for 10 cents.|
|f.9||ALS, August 6, n.y. Hill, N.H. to Mr. Fawcett, regarding choice of title for Children of Earth.|
|f.10||ALS, n.d. (pre 1911). Montpelier, Vt., to Mrs. Graves [Hampton Falls, N.H.], regarding Hampton Falls and “Miss Reed.”|
|f.11||ALS, April 5, n.d. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston to Miss Leavitt.|
|f.12||ALS, February 26, n.d. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston, to Mrs. Martin, regarding war and nationalism.|
|f.13||ALS, October 21, n.d. 11 Pinckney Street, Boston, to Mrs. Thompson-Seton, regarding an invitation.|
|B. Copies of letters held by other institutions (Collected by Bonnie Gardner of the University of New Hampshire Library staff as part of a research project on Alice Brown).|
|f.14||Scribner, Charles and Sons, April 11, 1895; April 15, 1895 (D) Day, Fred H., August 9, 1895 (I) Scribner, Charles and Sons, October 8, 1895; October 20, 1895 (D).|
|f.15||Day, Fred H., January 26, 1896 (F)
Scribner, Charles and Sons, March 15, 1896; August 6, 1896; September 3, 1896; September 3, 1896 pc (D).
|f.16||Day, Fred H., c/o Copeland and Day, January 30, 1897 (A)|
|f.17||Scribner, Charles and Sons, October 3, 1899 (D).|
|f.18||Whitney, Anne, March 27, 1900 (B).|
|f.19||Topliff and Brooks, November 3, 1901 (E).|
|f.20||Scudder, Mrs. Horace Elisha, November 9, 1904 (typescript only) (C).|
|f.21||Scribner, Charles and Sons, August 5, 1910; August 9, 1910 reply; August 10, 1910; August 15, 1910 reply; August 16, 1910; August 19, 1910 reply (D).|
|f.22||Baldwin, Mr., February 16, 1911 (I) Scribner, Charles and Sons, August 2, 1911; August 3, 1911 reply (D).|
|f.23||Whitney, Anne, August 6, 1913 (B).|
|f.24||Scribner, Charles and Sons, January 19, 1914 reply (D).
Holt, Henry & Co., August 6, 1914; August 6, 1914 reply; August 17, 1914; September 2, 1914 reply (D).
|f.25||Scribner, Charles and Sons, April 30, 1916; May 9, 1916 reply (D).|
|f.26||Scribner, Charles and Sons, March 15, 1917; March 19, 1917 reply (D).|
|f.27||Street, Julian, July 2, 1920; August 9, 1920 (D)).|
|f.28||Scribner, Charles and Sons, January 21; January 22, 1921 reply; n.d.; January 29, 1921 reply (D) Lane, Gertrude, June 17, 1921(?); July 18, 1921(?) (I).|
|f.29||Scribner, Charles and Sons, February 2, 1922 (D).
Lane, Gertrude, June 3, 1922 (?) (I).
|f.30||Pattee, Fred Lewis, December 7, 1924 (J).|
|f.31||Lewis, Willard P., April 1, 1926 (J).|
|f.32||Pattee, Fred Lewis, March 2, 1927; October 19, 1927 (J).|
|f.33||Bolton, Mr., September 26, 1929 (E).|
|f.34||Bolton, Mr., January 20, 1932 (E).
Getchell, Mr., April 11, 1932 (G).
|f.35||Daniels, Earl, January 25, 1943 (H).|
|f.36||Weber, Prof., July 5, 1944 (G). Colby College, December 22, 1944 (G).|
|f.37||Anonymous, n.d. (E) Bate, Miss, February 2 (G) Blomberg, n.d., (G Bolton, Mr., n.d. (G) Burlingame, Mr., January 16 (G) Chamberlin, Mr., n.d. (G) Dear Madam (“Mr. Williams?”), n.d. (G).|
|f.38||Day, Fred H., February 28; n.d. (both (F)); n.d (I).|
|f.39||Getchell, Mr., n.d. (G) Hazard, Caroline, March 13; October 28 (B)|
|f.40||Pattee, Fred Lewis, October 30; June 15 (J). Rice, C. Y., June 22; August 2 (A).|
|f.41||Scribner, Charles and Sons, January 16; January 24; May 3; November 7; November 18; n.d.; photo of Mercy Warren (D).|
|f.42||Stanwood, Mr., April 16; April 28; June 11; n.d. (E) Sullivan, Mr., Thomas Russell, June 7 (E).|
|f.43||Transcript, n.d. (G)|
|f.44||Margaret Deland to Lilla Perry, August 19, 1920 re: AB (G).|
|f.45||Letters from additional institutions holding Alice Brown material to Bonnie Gardner, March 1985. Boston Public Library, Brown University, Columbia University in the City of New York, The Huntington Library, Indiana University, Library of Congress, University of Michigan [Van Volkenberg-Browne Collection], University of Virginia [Walter Prichard Eaton Collection, Alice Brown Collection].|
|A. Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Library, Bowling Green, KY 42101 [Rice Manuscript Collection]|
|B. Wellesley College, Margaret Clapp Library, Wellesley, MA 02181|
|C. Washington University in St. Louis [Horace Elisha Scudder Papers]|
|D. Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ 08544 [Julian Street Papers, Henry Holt and Company Collection, Charles Scribners Sons Archives]|
|E. American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St. Worcester, MA 01609-1634 [The Bolton-Stanwood Family Papers, Thomas Russell Sullivan Papers, Miscellaneous Manuscripts "B"]|
|F. Barnard College, Columbia University, Woolman Library, 606 West 120th St. NY NY 10027 [Overbury Collection]|
|G. Colby College Library, Special Collections, Waterville, ME04901|
|H. Colgate University Library, Hamilton, NY 13346|
|I. The Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, DC 10540 [Louise Imogen Guiney Papers, Joyce Kilmer Papers, Gertrude Lane Papers, Louise Moulton Chandler letters]|
|J. Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University Park, PA 16802|
II. Writings By and About Alice Brown
|A. By Alice Brown|
|f.46||The Rose of Hope. Christmas 1896. “Booklet printed for her and for Herbert Copeland and F. H. Day and their friends by John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, Massachusetts.”
The Seminarian (Robinson Female Seminary, Exeter), 1915. Fragment containing “Alma Mater” by Alice Brown, Class of 1876.
The Seminarian, 1916. Fragment containing “A New England Poet” by Alice Brown.
|B. About Alice Brown|
|f.47||Gardner, Bonnie. “Bibliography of Alice Brown’s Works.” Unpublished manuscript, 8 pp.|
|f.48||Lambert, Deborah G. “Alice Brown.” Unpublished manuscript, 27 pp. (Prepared for publication in the forthcoming American Short Story Writers to World War II, ed. William Grant).|
|f.49||Invitation to commencement exercises at the Robinson Seminary, Exeter, N. H., June 14, 1876, with Alice Brown’s calling card and card listing her as part of the class. Also envelope addressed to Mrs. Sarah Moulton and family.|
|f.50||Painting by R. Ely for dust jacket of Alice Brown’s Kingdom in the Sky. [This is not the same dust jacket as appears on the book in our collection.]|
|f.51||Copy of Will of Alice Brown, February 5, 1947, 5 pp.|
IV. Appendix: Publications at UNH
|A. Published Works by Alice Brown [Some are on permanent deposit from the Hampton Falls Free Public Library.]|
|B. Association Copies:|
|Percy Mackaye: A Symposium on His Fiftieth Birthday, 1925. Hanover, N. H.: Dartmouth Press, 1928. Contains “That Serveth Not Another’s Will” by Alice Brown.|
|Frost, Robert. North of Boston. London: David Nutt, 1914. Inscribed to Alice Brown.|
|Jordan, Elizabeth. May Iverson Tackles Life. New York: Harper & Bros., 1912. Inscribed to Alice Brown.|
|Spofford, Harriet Prescott. A Little Book of Friends. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1916. Inscribed to Alice Brown.|