Guide to the Sarah Orne Jewett Papers, 1849-1909
Collection number: MC 128
Size: 1 box
About Sarah Orne Jewett
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), author and poet, was born and lived in South Berwick, Maine. Sarah Orne Jewett, it has been noted, gave a “permanence to a disappearing order of New England, the remote provincial life which had lingered a few years after the dissolution of the West Indian trade before being engulfed by the new civilization of smoke and steam.” She published her first article at the age of nineteen and went on to write a number of novels, a collection of children’s stories, and many sketches of country life. The Country of the Pointed Firs and the short story “A White Heron”. Her first novel was Deephaven. In 1901, Bowdoin College recognized Jewett’s contribution to American literature by awarding her an honorary Litt.D. – the first the school ever to conferr such a degree upon a woman.
Biographical information from Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 10. Dumas Malone, ed. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1933.
About the Sarah Orne Jewett Papers
The Sarah Orne Jewett Collection contains 9 letters written by Jewett from 1880-1891, various printed materials, and a family photo album.
This collection is open.
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[Identification of item], Sarah Orne Jewett Papers, 1849-1909, MC 128, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
- Purchases: multiple acquisitions, 1975-1981 (Accession numbers: 63, 72, 78, 761, 7723, 7746, 784, 8143)
- Gifts: multiple acquisitions, 1982-1991 (Accession numbers: 8154, 8238, 8333, 856, 8547, 928)
- Trade: Anthony Garnett Rare Books, July 28, 1980 (Accession number: 807)
Series 1: Correspondence, 1880-1891
|Box 1, Folder 1||Jewett to Mr. Parker, June 10, 1880|
|Box 1, Folder 2||Jewett to Mr. Updike, May 19, 1885|
|Box 1, Folder 3||Jewett to Frances Smith, August 28, 1890|
|Box 1, Folder 4||Jewett to Louisa L. Dresel, January 20, 1891|
|Box 1, Folder 5||Jewett to Frances Smith, February 15, 1891|
|Box 1, Folder 6||Jewett to Louisa L. Dresel, August 2, 1891|
|Box 1, Folder 7||Jewett to Louisa L. Dresel, June 11, n.d.|
|Box 1, Folder 8||Jewett to Mr. Bell, July 31, n.d.|
|Box 1, Folder 9||Jewett to Miss Brace, February 15, n.d.|
Series 2: Printed Materials, 1949-1990
|Box 1, Folder 10||“Betty Leicester’s Christmas,” 1990|
|Box 1, Folder 11||“Letter from Greece,” (Jewett to “Billy,” April 23, 1900), 1984|
|Box 1, Folder 12||“A Neighbors Landmark: A Winter Story with a Christmas Ending,” 1983|
|Box 1, Folder 13||“Verses by Sarah Orne Jewett,” 1949|
Series 3: Photographs
|Box 1, Folder 14||Photographs: copy negatives and duplicate photos; family photo album|