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Nathaniel Hawthorne collection of papers

Nathaniel Hawthorne collection of papers, 1694-1931 bulk (1817-1864).
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS Hawthorne, NSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320


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351 items.
  • Commonplace books.
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Notebooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • Digital images available.
Biography (note)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials is primarily from W. T. H. Howe, and Owen D. Young, as well as William Deming, Horace Mann, and Joan Howe. There are also materials from George Allison Armour, Charles Eliot Norton, the Authors' Club, and Francis Wilson.
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Berg Coll MSS Hawthorne, N
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Nathaniel Hawthorne collection of papers, 1694-1931 bulk (1817-1864).
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, his Italian diary kept in 1859, journals for 1842 through 1855, a notebook for 1858, a commonplace book, and financial and legal documents. The manuscripts include holograph essays, short stories, notes toward works, portions of novels, and other miscellaneous manuscript materials. Also included are certificates relating to the cargo of various ships and other legal and financial documents, as well as manuscripts and typescripts relating to the author including portions of Julian Hawthorne's biography of the author.
The correspondence includes letters written by Hawthorne, dating from 1818 to 1863, to Horatio Bridge, President-elect James Buchanan, Thomas De Quincey, James T. Fields, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, Grace Greenwood, James Russell Lowell, Horace Mann, Robert Manning, L. W. Mansfield, George Sanders, Henry David Thoreau, William D. Ticknor, and others. There are also letters relating to the author, dating from 1817 to 1902, exchanged between various correspondents including Sophia Hawthorne, Maria Louisa Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Julian Hawthorne, and others. There are letters to Nathaniel Hawthorne from Francis Bennoch, Henry Bright, William Ellery Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Thomas Fields, Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Herman Melville, Mary Russell Mitford, Bryan Waller Procter, as well as from members of the Hawthorne family including Elizabeth Manning, Maria Louisa, Sophia Peabody, Una, and Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, dating from 1813 to 1864.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Additional Formats
Digital images available.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer.
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wife.
Bennoch, Francis, 1812-1890.
Bridge, Horatio, 1806-1893.
Bright, Henry Arthur, 1830-1884.
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.
Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901.
Cornwall, Barry, 1787-1874.
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881.
Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904.
Hawthorne, Elizabeth Manning, 1802-1883.
Hawthorne, Maria Louisa.
Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871.
Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Milnes, Richard Monckton, Baron Houghton, 1809-1885.
Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926.
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859.
Manning, Robert, 1784-1842.
Mansfield, L. W. (Lewis William), 1816-
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855.
Sanders, George Nicholas, 1812-1873.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Ticknor, William Davis, 1810-1864.
Armour, George Allison. Former owner
Deming, William. Former owner
Howe, Joan. Former owner
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859. Former owner
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Former owner
Wilson, Francis. Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Hawthorne, N
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