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James Thomas Fields, 1817-1881

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Collection number: MS 59

Size: 6 items (0.10 cu.ft.)

About James Thomas Fields

James T. Fields, author, poet, and publisher, was born in Portsmouth, NH in 1817. At the age of fourteen, he became a clerk in a bookstore in Boston, MA and later a partner in the publishing house of Ticknor and Fields. He edited the Atlantic Monthly, which was published by his firm, wrote several books of poetry and prose, and, like his wife Annie Adams Fields, befriended some of America’s foremost intellectuals. He died at his home in Boston in 1881.

About the James Thomas Fields Correspoondence

Four letters penned by James T. Fields to various people between the years 1861 and 1877. Also included in the collection is an autographed photo of Fields and a letter from John Greenleaf Whittier.

Administrative Information

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This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Thomas Fields Correspondence, 1861-1881, MS 59, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information


George S. MacManus Co., Feb. 24, 1981,(Accesson number: 8050)

Paul Richards, Jan. 9 and Sept. 26, 1977, (Accession numbers: 7711, 7733)