Guide to the Sarah Josepha Buell Hale Papers, 1830-1855
Collection number: MS 61
About Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1788-1879)
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 (1830-1855)
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.”
This collection is open.
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Sarah Josepha Buell Hale Papers, 1830-1855, MS 61,
Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library,
Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Paul Richards, Jan. 9 and Oct. 10, 1977, Feb. 3 and Apr. 10, 1978 (Accesssion
numbers: 7714, 7734,7 745, 7753 )