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Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, 1788-1879

Collection number: MS 61

Size: (6 items)

(0.10 cu.ft.)

About Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, author and editor, was born in Newport, N.H. in 1788. She married in 1813, and when her husband died suddenly in 1822, she began writing to make a living. Her stories and poems attracted a large audience, and in 1828 she accepted a job as editor of the Ladies Magazine, later called Godey’s Ladies Magazine, “the best known of all American periodicals for women.”

About the Sarah Josepha Buell Hale Papers

There are three letters written 1830-1855 to various correspondents, and two holograph manuscripts, one untitled and the other identified as “The Way to become a Christian.”

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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], Sarah Josepha Buell Hale Papers, 1830-1855, MS 61, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information


Paul Richards, Jan. 9 and Oct. 10, 1977, Feb. 3 and Apr. 10, 1978 (Accesssion numbers: 7714, 7734,7 745, 7753 )