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Title: The Parkman Dexter Howe Library
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Language: English
Creator: Howe, Parkman Dexter, d. 1980
Ives, Sidney
Rheault, Charles A
Goodspeed, George T
Stoddard, Roger E
Borst, Raymond R
Myerson, Joel
O'Neal, David L
O'Neal, Mary T
MacDonnell, Kevin B
Baum, Rosalie Murphy
Pickard, John B
Tanselle, G. Thomas ( George Thomas ), 1934-
Crane, Joan St. C
Lancaster, John, 1943-
Hurff, Carmen Russell
Tilton, Eleanor Marguerite, 1913-
Winship, Michael
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    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Half Title
        Page i
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    Title Page
        Page iii
    Editorial board
        Page iv
    Preface
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    Dedication
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    A descriptive catalogue of the Henry Adams collection
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        Dedication
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        Table of Contents
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        Foreword
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        The Henry Adams collection
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            Ana
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        Index: Provenances
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        Index: Authors and titles
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    A descriptive catalogue of the Amos Bronson Alcott collection
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        Table of Contents
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        Foreword
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        The Amos Bronson Alcott collection
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            Printed texts
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        Index: Authors and titles
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    A descriptive catalogue of Louisa May Alcott collection
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        Dedication
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        Tabel of Contents
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        Foreword
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        The Louisa May Alcott collection
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            Manuscripts
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            Ana
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        Index: Provenances
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        Index: Authors and titles
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    A descriptive catalogue of the Harriet Prescott Spofford collection
        Page 1
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        Dedication
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        Table of Contents
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        Foreword
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        The Harriet Prescott Spofford collection
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            Printed scripts
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            Manuscripts
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    A descriptive catalogue of the Harriet Beecher Stowe collection
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        Foreword
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        The Harriet Beecher Stowe collection
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            Printed texts
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The

Parkman Dexter Howe

Library

R PART g




HENRY ADAMS

AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE


THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA















THE
PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY













THE PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE LIBRARY

Part I: Early New England, by Roger E. Stoddard
Part II: Henry David Thoreau, by Raymond R. Borst and
Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Joel Myerson

Part III: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, by David and Mary O'Neal,
Richard Henry Dana, Jr., by Kevin MacDonnell, and
Sarah OrneJewett, by Rosalie Murphy Baum
Part IV: William Cullen Bryant, by Motley E Deakin,
Emily Dickinson, byJoel Myerson, and
Edwin Arlington Robinson, by A. Carl Bredahl
Part V: John Greenleaf Whittier, byJohn Benedict Pickard
Part VI: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville
by G. Thomas Tanselle
Part VII: Thomas Bailey Aldrich, by Roger E. Stoddard,
Louise Imogen Guiney, byJoan St. C. Crane, and
Robert Frost, byJohn Lancaster
Part VIII: James Russell Lowell, by Kevin MacDonnell, and
Amy Lowell, by Carmen Russell Hurff
Part IX: Oliver Wendell Holmes, by Eleanor M. Tilton
Part X: Henry Adams, Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott,
by Roger E. Stoddard,
Harriet Prescott Spofford, by Ruth Mortimer,
Harriet Beecher Stowe, by Michael Winship, and
Howe Authors in Florida, by Sidney Ives

Catalogues may be ordered as a boxed set or individually from
THE HOWE LIBRARY
c/o Rare Books & Manuscripts
University of Florida Libraries
Gainesville, FL 32611









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PART X
SIDNEY IVES
GENERAL EDITOR

The Henry Adams, Amos Bronson Alcott, 3
and Louisa May Alcott Collections
Roger E. Stoddard
The Harriet Prescott Spofford Collection
Ruth Mortimer
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Collection
Michael Winship
SParkman Howe Authors in Florida
Sidney Ives

STHE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE 1994













EDITORIAL BOARD
THE PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE LIBRARY
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Raymond Gay-Crosier, Chairman; Professor of French
Alistair M. Duckworth, Professor ofEnglish
Carmen Russell Hurff, Curator, Rare Books & Manuscripts
Sidney Ives, University Librarian for Rare Books & Manuscripts













OF COUNSEL

John Lancaster, Special Collections, Archives, Amherst College
Ruth Mortimer, Rare Books, Smith College
Roger E. Stoddard, The Houghton Library, Harvard University
Michael Winship, Editor, Bibliography ofAmerican Literature




LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA
(Revised for vol. Io)
The Parkman Dexter Howe Library
Maps on lining papers.
Includes indexes.
Contents: pt. I. The collector and the collections / Charles A. Rheault, George T. Goodspeed,
Parkman Dexter Howe. A descriptive catalogue of the early New England books / Roger E. Stod-
dard-pt. 2. The Henry David Thoreau collection / Raymond R. Borst. The Ralph Waldo Emer-
son collection /Joel Myerson
I. Howe, Parkman Dexter. d. 1980-Library-Catalogs. 2. University of Florida. Dept. of Rare
Books and Manuscripts-Catalogs. 3. American literature-New England-Bibliography-Cata-
logs. I. Howe, Parkman Dexter, d. 1980. II. Ives, Sidney. III. University of Florida.
Z1251.EIP37 1983 [PS243] oI6.8I'o8'o974 84-8702















EDITOR'S PREFACE


H AVING COMPLETED with this volume publication of the ma-
jor author collections in the Howe Library, it remains to comment
briefly on some of the smaller aggregations in our treasure house.
One of the most remarkable is of Mary Baker Eddy's Science and Health,
beginning with a first edition inscribed by Mrs. Eddy to her son George
Glover, followed by editions of 1878, 1881 ("Third Edition, Revised"), 1883
("Sixth Edition, Revised," first printing of the "Key to the Scriptures"),
1884 ("Ninth Edition"), 1884 ("Tenth Edition"), 1885 ("Fourteenth Edi-
tion"), 1886 ("Sixteenth Edition"), 1886 ("Eighteenth Edition"), 1886
("Twenty-first Edition," the first with Mrs. Eddy's portrait), 1888 ("Thirty-
sixth Edition"), 1891 ("Fiftieth Edition"), 1894 ("Eighty-fourth Edition"),
1902 ("Two Hundred and Twenty-sixth Thousand"), 1903 ("Two Hun-
dred and Seventy-fifth Thousand"), 1907 (the third and fourth editions in
this year), 1908 (second, third, fourth and sixth editions in this year), 1909
(first and second editions in this year). A number of these are inscribed to
friends and relations.
With these are some thirty-five of her ephemeral printings, sheet music,
Christian Science teachings, her autobiography, Poems, and runs of the
Christian Science "Journal," "Quarterly," and "Sentinel."
Among carefully chosen writers, some, like Frost, personal friends, are
Conrad Aiken, Witter Bynner, Lydia Maria Child, Margaret Fuller Os-
solli, Edward Everett Hale, Henry James, David McCord (thirty-five
books and leaflets), William H. Prescott, George Santayana (including his
very rare first printing, 1880), Caroline Sedgwick, the first five printings of
S. E Smith, "My Country 'Tis of Thee," and Daniel Webster. Mr. Howe,
as we know, sought out the rarest printings and most famous book or books
of an author, with a preference for author-inscribed copies.









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For lagniappe we have added to this volume a talk I gave in 1982 before a
Boston collectors' club about visits to Florida by Mr. Howe's chosen au-
thors. He and I very much enjoyed the Club of Odd Volumes at 77 Mount
Vernon Street, the conversation, Mme. Robineau's cuisine, and a splendid
cellar. Now I havejourneyed down the upstream and Parkie is whelmed in
deeper gulphs.
It is with some relief, perhaps more regret, that the general editor of
these catalogues sees accomplished the work that began fourteen years
ago when he and President Robert Q Marston found many friends of the
university eager to place its library among the handful that can support
textual research into 250 years of our richest literary accomplishments.
We hope dissemination of these ten volumes will attract and inspire schol-
ars world-wide.
I wish it were possible to list all the friends who have given this enter-
prise so much hard labor disinterested and unrecompensed. For our bibliog-
raphers, editors, designers, typesetters, proofreaders, counsellors, binders,
typists and many others we can only hope names recorded in acknowl-
edgements and thanks throughout the series will preserve their contri-
butions to scholarship and to the memory of a very great collector of
America's richest literature.
Finally, these catalogues have been honored with inclusion in a juried
selection of the ioo finest American Library publications, 1893-1993, and
the ten volumes (1,505 pp.) will tour world-wide for two years in an exhibi-
tion sponsored by the Arundel Press.

SIDNEY IVES
General Editor
The Howe Library

















This tenth andfinal volume
ofthe
Parkman Dexter Howe Library
is dedicated to
the late distinguished bibliographer and rare book librarian
Ruth Mortimer Lancaster
ofcounsel
since the beginning















THE
PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY


HENRY ADAMS










THE


PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY





A Descriptive Catalogue of
the Henry Adams Collection

Roger E. Stoddard














THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


GAINESVILLE 1994

















Honoring the memory of
John Eliot Alden












CONTENTS




Foreword

The Henry Adams Collection
Printed Texts
Ana

Indices
Provenances
Authors and Titles


ILLUSTRATION


PLATE I: Queen Marau Taaroa's manuscript corrections to
TableIofHA 17















FOREWORD



H ENRY ADAMS is not a fitting subject for the beginning collector,
but the 1930s was a good time to begin. The first bibliography was
published in 1930 byJames Truslow Adams, assisted by W. A.Jackson, and
it was collected inJTA's Henry Adams in I933. HA's pseudonymous author-
ship of Esther (HA 9), had long been known, but R. E. Spiller's facsimile
reprint, 1938, focused attention on it. Spiller cites PDH's copy, and men-
tions that "recently three copies have appeared in the trade." Spiller gave
his own copy to the Massachusetts Historical Society-home of the Adams
Family papers and many of their books-which didn't have one.
The problem, however, concerns not a rare trade edition of a pseudony-
mous novel, but the trial editions and thin-paper issues of the History, as
well as the first edition of the Memoirs ofMarau Taaroa. The 1885 and 1888
trial editions (HA 10 & 11) were printed privately in six copies each. Five
and four copies, respectively, are identified here. The thin-paper issues of
the first four volumes of the trade edition published by Charles Scribner
are identified here in four sets apiece (HA 12 & 13). Memoirs (HA 17) is
identified here in ten copies, but the Boston College Library copy cannot
be found, and C. W Stoddard's, W. W. Rockhill's, and the Queen's copies
are unaccounted for.
PDH acquired copies of all of the above, thanks to sympathetic trades of
extra copies with his friends at the Massachusetts Historical Society and
the constant agency of his bookdealer friend George T. Goodspeed. Start-
ing a decade later, C. Waller Barrett got all but one of them, butJ. K. Lilly
missed two. W. Easton Louttit andJoseph Halle Schaffner also ran.
The reporter will be glad for information on the location of further
copies of the rariora, so that the facts about the books will be better known
and so that the marginalia can be studied. Some day someone must do a









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thorough job on the large private editions (HA 19, 21, & 22), but that is too
big an undertaking for a collection catalogue like this.
Here, then, is PDH at his best, negotiating difficult territory and bring-
ing home the books. With Adams, no one ever did it better.

ROGER E. STODDARD

















HENRY ADAMS





HA 1 Chapters of Erie, and Other Essays. By Charles E Adams, Jr., and Henry
Adams. Boston, 1871.
BAL 2, letters I,J, U, V, and W employed in the printed signatures, green C cloth.
Bookplate of Oliver Belmont and printed label of G. P. Putnam's Sons 27 & 29
W. 23rd St. N.Y

HA 2 Essays in Anglo-Saxon Law. Boston, London, 1876.
BAL 7. Three-quarter sheep, marbled boards. Includes an essay "The Anglo-
Saxon Courts of Law," pp. [I]-54.
Bookplate of Sir Henry Maine (an authority on the subject, whose published
works are cited in the book).

HA 3 Documents Relating to New-England Federalism. i8oo-1815. Edited by
Henry Adams. Boston, 1877.
BAL 8. "Preface," pp. [v]-viii.
Adams's own copy, acquired by PDH from the Massachusetts Historical Soci-
ety, according to his own catalogue. There are no marks of ownership or reading.

HA 4 The Life ofAlbert Gallatin. Philadelphia, London, 1879.
BAL 9, signature 29 misprinted 39.
Bookplates of Henry Cabot Lodge and Parke E. Simmons.

HA 5 The Writings ofAlbert Gallatin. Edited by Henry Adams.
3 vols. Philadelphia, London, 1879.
BAL IO. "Preface," Vol. I, p. [iii].









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HA 6 Democracy An American Novel. New York, I88o.
BAL II. Anonymous. "Leisure-Hour Series," no. 112, later corrected to III.
Four copies, arranged in the BAL sequence. (i) Variant A. Inscribed on endpa-
per: "M. H. Spelman. Cambridge. 188o." (2) Variant A+. Laid paper, signature
mark F not present on p. 65, but printed front paste-down endpaper dated
"February 16, I880"-just like a copy at Brown University, also on laid paper, in-
scribed "June, 1880." (3) Variant B, but laid paper. Book label of Barton Currie.
(4) Variant F, signature I not printed on p. 113.

HA 7 Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Vol. I Boston, 1880.
BAL 12. "Albert Gallatin," pp. [203]-212.
Inkstamp on the title-page: Library of Alexander Graham Bell.

HA 8 John Randolph. Boston, New York, 1882.
BAL 14. "American Statesmen" series.

HA 9 Esther A Novel by Frances Snow Compton. New York, 1884.
BAL 16 (not collated on account of tender condition). Pseudonymous. "American
Novel Series," no. 3.
PDH noted about this book: "Mrs. Ward Thoron (n6e Louisa Chapin
Hooper), a favorite niece of Henry Adams who often travelled with him, told me
that during her trip to Europe with him in 1893-94 he spoke of this book ... he
wrote Esther... and he considered it equally as good as Democracy. But it was a dis-
mal failure. While the plot was located in New York, it was really about Trinity
Church in Boston. The characters were all intimate friends of his. Esther was a
combination of his wife, Mrs. Fell of Philadelphia, and one other (whose name
Mrs. Thoron could not remember), the Rev. Hazard was Phillips Brooks. Mr.
Wharton wasJohn LaFarge. George Strong was Clarence King and Mrs. Brooks
was Mrs. Elizabeth Cameron.
"Mr. Adams had a copy of the book sent from the publishers to all his friends
who were pictured in the book, and not one of them recognized themselves."

Partial census
a. PDH-UE
b. Copyright deposit copy at the Library of Congress.
c. "Library of Congress Duplicate Exchange" copyright









HENRY ADAMS


deposit copy ("Mar 22 1884 2753P") -J. H. Schaffner- Houghton Library,
Harvard University.
d. Hope Library, Hope, Rhode Island Rhode Island State Library -
Brown University.
e. Laura A. Bailey W. Easton Louttit,Jr. Brown University.
f. C. Waller Barrett University of Virginia.
g. Library Company of Philadelphia.
h.Walton's Circulating Library, Philadelphia R. E. Spiller Massachu-
setts Historical Society.
i. Lilly Library, Indiana University.

HA 10 History ofthe United States ofAmerica during the SecondAdministration of
Thomas Jefferson. i8o5-18o9. Cambridge, 1885.
BAL 17, final leaf [76]2 excised, three-quarter red morocco, top edge gilt, yellow
ribbon place marker, by E P. Hathaway. Six copies were printed privately for the
author.
Adams's own copy, with his MS. footnotes on pp. 125 and 126; acquired by
PDH from the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Partial census
a. Henry Adams Massachusetts Historical Society PDH- UE
b. "Marginal notes by George Bancroft" HA Massachusetts Historical
Society. Half vellum by E P Hathaway. Copy no. 2.
c. C. Waller Barrett University of Virginia. Copy no. 3.
d. George Bancroft Massachusetts Historical Society. Half brown mo-
rocco by Macdonald & Sons. MS. comments throughout. Copy no. 4.
e. "Notes by C. E Adams" Massachusetts Historical Society. Interleaved
and bound in two volumes, half red morocco, by Macdonald & Sons.
Copy no. 5.

HA 11 History of the United States ofAmerica during the First Administration of
James Madison. i809-813. Cambridge, 1888.
BAL 18, red ribbon place marker. Six copies were privately printed for the author.
Adams's copy, without his marks of ownership or annotation; on p. 137 in pen-
cil the date 1819 is underlined and there is a question mark in the margin; ac-
quired by PDH from the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Partial census


a. Henry Adams Massachusetts Historical Society PDH UE









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b. Charles F Adams Massachusetts Historical Society. Interleaved and
bound in two volumes, half red morocco, by E P. Hathaway. MS. com-
ments by C. F Adams throughout.
c. "Henry Adams" Massachusetts Historical Society. Half red morocco by
E P. Hathaway. Unmarked.
d. C. Waller Barrett University of Virginia.

HA 12 History of the United States ofAmerica during the First Administration of
Thomas Jefferson. 2 vols. New York, 1889.

BAL 19, thin-paper issue, vellum binding, all edges gilt, yellow ribbon place
markers, by E P. Hathaway. Neither volume contains a map, both volumes have
only three preliminary leaves, the final blank in Vol. i is excised, and there is an
extra blank leaf at the end of Vol. 2.
Vols. [I-II] of the History.
Vol. i inscribed: "For Constance from her Affectionate Uncle. April 6, 1890."
Bookplates with the initials of Constance Gardner. Mrs. Gardner was the
daughter of George Cabot Lodge Sr. and the wife of Augustus Peabody Gardner.
Partial census

a. Constance Gardner Goodspeed's PDH UF
b. 'John Hay with the love of Henry Adams December, 1889." bookplate
of Helen Hay Whitney -John Hay Whitney Brown University. Red mo-
rocco, a.e.g., unsigned.
c. "Charles Scribner with the regards of Henry Adams December 1889" -
C. Waller Barrett University of Virginia.
d. "Rebecca Lodge with the regards of Henry Adams. December, 1889" -
Goodspeed's Lilly Library, Indiana University. Vellum, signed by Hath-
away.


HA 13 History of the United States ofAmerica during the SecondAdministration of
ThomasJefferson. 2 vols. New York, 1890.

BAL 20, Ist state, thin-paper issue, three-quarter vellum, marbled boards, yellow
ribbon place markers. Vols. [III-IV] of the History. First published edition, after
the private printing (BAL 17). Both vols. have only three preliminary leaves; Vol. I
lacks the final leaf(?blank).
Vol. I inscribed: "For Constance on her eighteenth birthday."; Vol. 2 inscribed:
"For Constance from her own uncle Henry Adams. On her birthday April 6,
1890." Bookplates with the initials of Constance Gardner.









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Partial census
a. Constance Gardner Goodspeed's PDH UE
b. "Library of Henry Adams" Massachusetts Historical Society. Three
quarter red morocco, unsigned; unmarked.
c. "R. R., March 1890" Lilly Library, Indiana University.
d. Charles Scribner Lilly Library, Indiana University.


HA 14 History of the United States ofAmerica during the First Administration of
James Madison. 2 vols. New York, 1890.
BAL 21, 2nd state. Vols. V-VI of the History. First published edition, after the pri-
vate printing (BAL 18).
Bookplates with the initials of Constance Gardner.


HA 15 History ofthe United States ofAmerica during the SecondAdministration of
James Madison. 3 vols. New York, 1891.
BAL 22. Vols. VII-IX of the History. First edition, no private printing or issue.
Bookplates with the initials of Constance Gardner.


HA 16 Historical Essays. New York, 1891.
BAL 23.

HA 17 Memoirs ofMarau Taaroa Last Queen of Tahiti.
Privately Printed, 1893.
BAL 25, black cloth, black leather shelfback (rebacked).
Adams's own copy, with MS. corrections of proper names by the Queen in
purple ink on pp. 41, 42, and 49; acquired by PDH from the Massachusetts His-
torical Society.

Partial census

a. Henry Adams Massachusetts Historical Society PDH UE
b. Mrs. Ward Thoron Boston Athenaum (formerly deposited at Hough-
ton Library, Harvard University). Uninscribed; black cloth, black leather
shelfback.
c. "Gertrude E. Robinson. Tahiti." -John W. Robertson, M.D., San Fran-
cisco -Joseph Halle Schaffner Houghton Library, Harvard University.









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d.Joseph Halle Schaffner Houghton Library, Harvard University. Extra-
illustrated.
e. 'John Hay D.D.D. Tauraatua Novr. 1895." -John Hay Whitney -John
Hay Library, Brown University. Extra-illustrated, including a watercolor
by Henry Adams.
f. Henry Adams Massachusetts Historical Society. Black cloth, black
skiver shelfback. Some MS. corrections in ink by HA, pencil corrections
in another hand.
g. Helen Hay Whitney bookplatee) C. Waller Barrett University of Vir-
ginia.
h.Tati Salmon, Tahiti, 1902 Library of Congress.
i. Tati Salmon, Tahiti, 1902 State Department Library Library of
Congress.
j. W. Roscoe Thayer (mailing label) Senator Stuart Symington Library
of Congress.

HA 18 The Tendency ofHistory. Washington, 1896.
BAL 27. Wrappered offprint from the Annual Report of the American Historical
Association for 1894, pp. 17-23.

HA 19 Memoirs ofArii Taimai E Marama ofEimeo Teriirere of Tooarai Teriinui
of Tahiti Tauraatua IAmo. Paris, 1901.
BAL 29. Revised edition. Unopened copy.
Bookplate ofParke E. Simmons.

HA 20 Old South Leaflets. No. o04. Jefferson's Inaugurals. [Boston, 1902]
Reprints 'Jefferson and His Inauguration. From Henry Adams's History of the
United States," pp. 10-15.

HA 21 Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. Washington, 1904.
BAL 31. Anonymous. Printed privately. Unopened copy.
Inscribed: "To W W Rockhill from Henry Adams January, 1905."

HA 22 The Education ofHenry Adams. Washington, 1907.
BAL 32. Printed privately.
Inscribed, not by HA: "To WilliamJames. The gift of the author." PDH identified
the handwriting as Mrs.James's. There are no marks of reading or ownership.
















TABLE I.


DESCENDANTS OF TAURUA I HITIAA.

Tavi of Tantia Taunu i Hitita Tuiteka aroru
(d1rca W00) of PTprs

Tviburom Teriithis-- Tetommeritini
of Afahiti -maramI of Vaiao
d. p. (bon drci 1M00)


Aromaitersi Ternhttetut Taitrai Teromor
of Ppr i matauu (born erm l) i Frerol



Motuaria Tetuani Aromaiterai Tetuanurau Tevahitua Aioro atu Mane FeMratua /-
1 Maroa (b. 1720-1730) (Amo) i Ahumi ,
(born dol. 1720) (Puren)
(Se bleII) (See Tble III) Terier (Se Tble
C.4 d. .. p.


PLATE I: Queen Marau Taaroa's manuscript corrections to able lof HA 17









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HA 23 Letters of ohn Hay and Extracts from His Diary.
3 vols. Washington, 1908.
BAL 33/7803, tan V cloth. Edited by HA. Printed privately. The unsigned intro-
duction, Vol. I, pp. i-xxii, is attributed to Adams.
A card-"With Mrs. Hay's compliments"-once inserted in this copy is filed
with other MSS.

HA 24 A Letter to American Teachers ofHistory. Washington, 1910.
BAL 34, green V cloth, not signed by H.A. on p. vi. Unopened copy.
Inscribed: "Cecil Spring Rice from Henry Adams London April, 1910."

HA 25 Massachusetts Historical Society. Proceedings October, igog-June,
191o. Boston, I9Io.
BAL 35. Cloth. Includes "The Secession Winter, 1860-1861," pp. 656-87.

HA 26 The Life of George Cabot Lodge. Boston and New York, 1911.
BAL 36.
Bookplate ofJ. Otis Wardwell and bookseller's label of W A. Butterfield
59 Bromfield St., Boston.

HA 27 Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. Washington, 1912.
BAL 37. Revised and enlarged edition. Anonymous.
Inscribed: "For Violet Morawitz from Henry Adams December, 1912."

HA 28 Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres With an Introduction by Ralph
Adams Cram. Boston and New York, 1913.
BAL 38. First published edition.

HA 29 The Education ofHenry Adams An Autobiography.
Boston and New York, 1918.
BAL 39. First published edition. One copy with the Houghton Mifflin Company
imprint and one copy with the Massachusetts Historical Society imprint.
The second copy is inscribed: "Mr. William Gammell with the cordial thanks
of Worthington C. Ford October, 1918."









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HA 30 The Degradation of the Democratic Dogma... With an Introduction by
Brooks Adams. New York, 1919.
BAL 40, blue linen.

HA 31 Letters to a Niece and Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres. With a Niece's
Memories by Mabel La Farge. Boston and New York, 1920.
BAL 43, blue V cloth.
Bookplate ofParke E. Simmons.

HA 32 A Cycle of Adams Letters 1861-1865 Edited by Worthington Chauncey
Ford. 2 vols. Boston and New York, 1920.
BAL 44, some letters first printed here. Original slipcase.

HA 33 Letters of Henry Adams (1858-i891) Edited by Worthington Chauncey
Ford. Boston and New York, 1930.
BAL 47, untrimmed copy on laid paper (325 printed). Vol. i. Original slipcase.
Bookplate ofParke E. Simmons.

HA 34 Letters of Henry Adams (1892-i918) Edited by Worthington Chauncey
Ford. Boston and New York, 1938.
BAL 49, trade issue. Vol. 2.

HA 35 Massachusetts Historical Socieoy, M. H. S. Miscellany. No. 3, Febru-
ary, 1956. Boston, 1956.
First printing of two letters: Dec. 8, 1869, to G. C. Adams andJune 27, 1904, to
Mrs. E. N. Fell.



ANA


HA ANA 1 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Singers... with Etchings
by Arthur Robertson. London [1898]









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BAL 12930.
Inscribed, not by HA: "To Canon Hinds Howell, with best wishes for
Christmas ... from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adams."

HA ANA 2 C. Cestre and B. Gagnot, comps. Anthologie de la littirature
americaine. Paris, 1926.
Printed wrapper. Includes, in French translation, excerpts from Mont-Saint-
Michel and Chartres, pp. 234-39.

HA ANA 3 James Truslow Adams. Henry Adams. New York, 1933.
BAL Vol. I, p. io. Dust jacket.

HA ANA 4 The Letters of Mrs. Henry Adams 1865-1883. Edited by Ward
Thoron. Boston, 1937.
"ReprintedJanuary, 1937." Inscribed: "Parkman Howe from Ward Thoron Oct
29 1937-"















INDICES



PROVENANCES


Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here as
they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the biblio-
graphical notes.


Adams, Henry, HA 3, 10, II, 17, 21, 24, 27
Adams, Henry, Mr. and Mrs., HA ANA I
Bell, Alexander Graham, HA 7
Belmont, Oliver, HA I
Butterfield, W. A., HA 26
Constance, HA 12, 13
Currie, Barton, HA 6
Ford, Worthington C., HA 29
G., C., HA 12, 13, 14, 15
Gammell, William, HA 29
[Gardner, Constance] HA 12, 13, 14, 15
Hay, Mrs. John], HA 23
Howe, Parkman, HA ANA 4
Howell, Hinds, Canon, HA ANA I
James, William, HA 22


[James, William, Mrs.] HA 22
Lodge, Henry Cabot, HA 4
Maine, Henry, Sir, HA 2
Marau Taaroa, Queen of Tahiti, HA 17
Massachusetts Historical Society, HA 3, II,
17
Morawitz, Violet, HA 27
Putnam's Sons, G. P, HA I
Rice, Cecil Spring, HA 24
Rockhill, W W, HA 21
Simmons, Parke E., HA 4, 19,31, 33
Spelman, M. H., HA 6
Thoron, Ward, HA ANA 4
Wardwell,J. Otis, HA 26


AUTHORS AND TITLES


Adams, Brooks, HA 30
Adams, Charles E,Jr., HA I
Adams,James Truslow, HA ANA 3
"Albert Gallatin," HA 7
American Historical Association, HA 18
"American Novel Series," HA 9
"American Statesmen" series," HA 8
"Anglo-Saxon Courts," HA 2


Annual Report [American Historical Associ-
ation, 1894] HA 18
Anthologie de la literature amnricaine, HA ANA
2
Cestre, C., HA ANA 2
Chapters ofErie, HA I
Compton, Frances Snow pseudd.] HA 9
Cram, Ralph Adams, HA 28















INDICES



PROVENANCES


Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here as
they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the biblio-
graphical notes.


Adams, Henry, HA 3, 10, II, 17, 21, 24, 27
Adams, Henry, Mr. and Mrs., HA ANA I
Bell, Alexander Graham, HA 7
Belmont, Oliver, HA I
Butterfield, W. A., HA 26
Constance, HA 12, 13
Currie, Barton, HA 6
Ford, Worthington C., HA 29
G., C., HA 12, 13, 14, 15
Gammell, William, HA 29
[Gardner, Constance] HA 12, 13, 14, 15
Hay, Mrs. John], HA 23
Howe, Parkman, HA ANA 4
Howell, Hinds, Canon, HA ANA I
James, William, HA 22


[James, William, Mrs.] HA 22
Lodge, Henry Cabot, HA 4
Maine, Henry, Sir, HA 2
Marau Taaroa, Queen of Tahiti, HA 17
Massachusetts Historical Society, HA 3, II,
17
Morawitz, Violet, HA 27
Putnam's Sons, G. P, HA I
Rice, Cecil Spring, HA 24
Rockhill, W W, HA 21
Simmons, Parke E., HA 4, 19,31, 33
Spelman, M. H., HA 6
Thoron, Ward, HA ANA 4
Wardwell,J. Otis, HA 26


AUTHORS AND TITLES


Adams, Brooks, HA 30
Adams, Charles E,Jr., HA I
Adams,James Truslow, HA ANA 3
"Albert Gallatin," HA 7
American Historical Association, HA 18
"American Novel Series," HA 9
"American Statesmen" series," HA 8
"Anglo-Saxon Courts," HA 2


Annual Report [American Historical Associ-
ation, 1894] HA 18
Anthologie de la literature amnricaine, HA ANA
2
Cestre, C., HA ANA 2
Chapters ofErie, HA I
Compton, Frances Snow pseudd.] HA 9
Cram, Ralph Adams, HA 28










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Cycle ofAdams Letters, A, HA 32
Degradation ofthe Democratic Dogma, The, HA
30
Democracy, HA 6
Documents Relating to New-England Federalism,
HA 3
Education of HenryAdams, The, HA 22, 29
Essays in Anglo-Saxon Law, HA 2
Esther, HA 9
Ford, Worthington Chauncey, HA 32, 33, 34
Gagnot, B., HA ANA 2
Henry Adams, HA ANA 3
Historical Essays, HA 16
History of the United States... during the First
Administration ofJames Madison, HA II, 14
History ofthe United States... during the First
Administration of Thomas Jeferson, HA 12
History ofthe United States... during the Second
Administration ofJames Madison, HA 15
History of the United States.. .during the Second
Administration of ThomasJefferson, HA 10,
13
'Jefferson and His Inauguration," HA 20
John Randolph, HA 8
La Farge, Mabel, HA 31
"Leisure-Hour Series," HA 6


Letter to American Teachers, A, HA 24
Letters ofHenry Adams (1858-1891), HA 33
Letters ofHenry Adams (1892-1918), HA 34
Letters ofJohn Hay, HA 23
Letters ofMrs. Henry Adams, HA ANA 4
Letters to a ece, HA 3I
Life ofAlbert Gallatin, HA 4
Life of George Cabot Lodge, HA 26
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, HA ANA I
M.H.S. Miscellany, HA 35
Massachusetts Historical Society, HA 25, 35
Memoirs ofArii Taimai E Marama, HA 19
Memoirs ofMarau Taaroa, HA 17
Memorial Biographies, HA 7
Mont Saint Michel and Chartres, HA 21, 27, 28,
HA ANA 2
Old South Leaflets.. .Jefferson's Inaugurals, HA
20
Proceedings [of the Massachusetts Historical
Society] HA 25
"Secession Winter, The," HA 25
Singers, The, HA ANA I
Tendency ofHistory, The, HA 18
Thoron, Ward, HA ANA 4
Writings ofAlbert Gallatin, The, HA 5















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THE


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A Descriptive Catalogue of
the Amos Bronson Alcott Collection

Roger E. Stoddard














THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


GAINESVILLE 1994












CONTENTS




Foreword

The Amos Bronson Alcott Collection
Printed Texts
Manuscript
Ana

Indices
Provenances
Authors and Titles


ILLUSTRATIONS


PLATE I: MS frontispiece and title-page OfABA 4, Conversations
PLATE II: Photographic frontispiece and vignette-title OfABA 18,
Sonnets and Canzonets














FOREWORD



BRONSON ALCOTT is neither collected nor collectable, but
Parkman D. Howe assembled a serviceable shelf of books as an ad-
junct to stronger collections of the other Concord authors. Dutifully he ac-
cumulated Alcott's school reports, and he discovered and acquired the
original book from which "On the Nature and Means of Early Intellectual
Education" had been offprinted (ABA 2). His copy of Record of Conversations
on the Gospels is inscribed to Elizabeth Peabody, assistant in "Mr. Alcott's
School." It would not be easy to improve on that.

R.E.S.

















AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT





A BA 1 Observations on the Principles and Methods ofInfant Instruction.
Boston, 1830.
BAL I01.

ABA 2 American Institute of Instruction. The Introductory Discourse and
the Lectures Delivered... August, 1832. Boston, 1833.
Unknown to BAL. Cloth. Includes a lecture, "On the Nature and Means of Early
Intellectual Education," pp. [129]- 63.
Inscribed on endpaper: "Amos D Rolecuces Vergennes July 1833".

ABA 3 On the Nature and Means ofEarly Intellectual Education, as Deduced from
Experience. Boston, 1833.
BAL IO2, no evidence of wrappers. Offprint from ABA 2.

ABA 4 Record of Conversations on the Gospels, Held in Mr. Alcott's School.
2 vols. Boston, 1836-1837.
BAL 105. Contemporary full leather.
Both volumes inscribed to the "Recorder" of the work: "Miss E. P. Peabody
[Vol. 2: E. P. Peabody] from the Editor." Vol. 2 inscribed by Peabody: "Elizabeth
P Peabody-A gift from Mr. Alcott."
Vol. i extra-illustrated with an engraved map of Canaan and, as a frontispiece,
a (?traced) pencil drawing of Christ bearing the cross.

ABA 5 Reports of the School Committee... of the Town of Concord.
Concord, 1860.

















AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT





A BA 1 Observations on the Principles and Methods ofInfant Instruction.
Boston, 1830.
BAL I01.

ABA 2 American Institute of Instruction. The Introductory Discourse and
the Lectures Delivered... August, 1832. Boston, 1833.
Unknown to BAL. Cloth. Includes a lecture, "On the Nature and Means of Early
Intellectual Education," pp. [129]- 63.
Inscribed on endpaper: "Amos D Rolecuces Vergennes July 1833".

ABA 3 On the Nature and Means ofEarly Intellectual Education, as Deduced from
Experience. Boston, 1833.
BAL IO2, no evidence of wrappers. Offprint from ABA 2.

ABA 4 Record of Conversations on the Gospels, Held in Mr. Alcott's School.
2 vols. Boston, 1836-1837.
BAL 105. Contemporary full leather.
Both volumes inscribed to the "Recorder" of the work: "Miss E. P. Peabody
[Vol. 2: E. P. Peabody] from the Editor." Vol. 2 inscribed by Peabody: "Elizabeth
P Peabody-A gift from Mr. Alcott."
Vol. i extra-illustrated with an engraved map of Canaan and, as a frontispiece,
a (?traced) pencil drawing of Christ bearing the cross.

ABA 5 Reports of the School Committee... of the Town of Concord.
Concord, 1860.









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This form not in BAL. Printed wrapper. "Superintendent's Report," pp. [7]-31.
Inscribed: 'John D. Philbrick, Esq. Superintendent of Boston Schools, from
A. B. Alcott."
Bookplate of Stephen H. Wakeman.


ABA 6 Reports of the School Committee, and Superintendent of the Schools, of the
Town of Concord, Mass. Concord, 1861.
BAL 107/104. "Superintendent's Report," pp. [i]-67.


ABA 7 Emerson. Cambridge, 1865.
BAL I09, with the frontispiece in state A, binding A. Privately printed.
Signed on the flyleaf: "Julia W Howe."


ABA 8 Annual Report of the School Committee, of the Town of Concord, Mass.,
1864-65. Concord, 1865.
BAL IIO. Issued in Reports of the Selectmen, Concord, 1865. "Superintendent's Re-
port," pp. [7]-12.
Bookplate of Stephen H. Wakeman.


ABA 9 Tablets. Boston, 1868.
BAL 112, without frontispiece and vignette title, brown V cloth, publisher's cata-
logue inserted. PDH. Another copy with mounted photographic frontispiece and
vignette title, red-brown V cloth, without the publisher's catalogue. Gift of the
Howe Society.

ABA 10 ConcordDays. Boston, 1872.
BAL II4, brown FL cloth, terminal advertisements bound in. UF PDH copy
dated 1873, in blue cloth, lacks the terminal advertisements.
PDH copy inscribed on front flyleaf: "Rev. Robert L. Collier from his friend,
A. Bronson Alcott."

ABA 11 LaurelLeaves. OriginalPoems, Stories, and Essays. Boston, 1876.
BAL 116/179, cloth. "Books," pp. 237-43, reprinted in part and revised in Table-
Talk, 1877.







Ci VERSATIONS




cCiILDREN




TRE GOSPELS;2PE


CONDUCTED EDITED

IT A. BaONS6N ALCOTT.










BOSTON:

UH. *lOE AND COM.PANY.
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PLATE I: MS Frontispiece and title-page ofABA 4, Conversations









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ABA 12 Table-Talk. Boston, 1877.
BAL 117, green S cloth, plain endpapers and edges, letterpress title-page.

ABA 13 A Masque ofPoets. Boston, 1878.
BAL 118/189, No Name series, inserted "Publishers' Notice." Includes a poem,
"Eumenides," p. 157.
Embossed stamp on front endpaper: Sidney S. Rider, Bookseller, Providence.

ABA 14 Sketches and Reminiscences of the Radical Club of Chestnut Street,
Boston. Edited by Mrs. John T Sargent. Boston, 188o.
BAL 120. Includes various "remarks" as reported by the editor.

ABA 15 New Connecticut. An Autobiographical Poem. Boston, 1881.
BAL 121, red-brown S cloth. Privately printed. Gift of the Howe Society.
Bookplate and embossed stamp of the "Lancaster Mass. Town Library."

ABA 16 The Poets' Tributes to Garfield. Cambridge, Mass., 1882.
BAL 122n/I248, cloth. Includes a poem, "Carmen auguratum auspicans," p. 168.

ABA 17 The Sword and the Pen. Nos. I-Io; Dec. 7-17, 188i.
Boston, 1881.
BAL 123. Includes a poem, "To L. M. A.," in No. io, p. 9.

ABA 18 Sonnets and Canzonets. Boston, 1882.
BAL 125, 22 photographs inserted in the text. This is the large-paper edition,
gathered in sixes, number 34 of the 50 copies printed. White S cloth, gilt, "Boston
A. Williams & Co." gilt on back cover, top edges gilt, plain endpapers.

ABA 19 Henry D. Thoreau. By EB. Sanborn. Boston, New York, 1882.
BAL 126, without the 3 pages of preliminary ads. "American Men of Letters" se-
ries. Includes a sonnet, p. [v], and diary excerpts on pp. 192, 195, 304.

ABA 20 Concord Lectures on Philosophy. Cambridge, Mass. [1883]
BAL 129, cloth. Includes six abstracts "made from the lectures delivered at the





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PLATE II: Photographic frontispiece and vignette-title ofABA 18, Sonnets and Canzonets


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Concord summer school of philosophy during the term of 1882." Reprints a
poem, "Ion: a Monody," pp. 57-60.

ABA 21 Alexander Ireland, comp. The Book=Lover's Enchiridion: Thoughts
on the Solace and Companionship ofBooks. London, 1883.
Cloth. Reprints an extract from Table-Talk, pp. 265-69.

ABA 22 Ralph Waldo Emerson Philosopher andSeer. Boston [1888]
BAL 133, actually the third edition but designated "Second Edition."

A BA 23 Letters ofA. Bronson Alcott Edited by Richard L. Herrnstadt.
The Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa [1969]
[xxxix], 846 pp. UE



MANUSCRIPT



ABA MS 1 Autograph letter to Edmund Quincy, April 18, 1849.
Boston, 1849.
Single sheet folded to make four pages. Alcott announces a meeting of the Town
and Country Club for May 2nd, inscribed on page 3 of a leaflet printed with the
Club prospectus, for which see, under R. W. Emerson, BAL 5215.




ANA


ABA ANA 1


George StewartJr. Lecture on Alcott ... Delivered before the
Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, 29th January, i880.
Quebec, 188o.


Printed wrapper. Fifty copies printed.









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Concord summer school of philosophy during the term of 1882." Reprints a
poem, "Ion: a Monody," pp. 57-60.

ABA 21 Alexander Ireland, comp. The Book=Lover's Enchiridion: Thoughts
on the Solace and Companionship ofBooks. London, 1883.
Cloth. Reprints an extract from Table-Talk, pp. 265-69.

ABA 22 Ralph Waldo Emerson Philosopher andSeer. Boston [1888]
BAL 133, actually the third edition but designated "Second Edition."

A BA 23 Letters ofA. Bronson Alcott Edited by Richard L. Herrnstadt.
The Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa [1969]
[xxxix], 846 pp. UE



MANUSCRIPT



ABA MS 1 Autograph letter to Edmund Quincy, April 18, 1849.
Boston, 1849.
Single sheet folded to make four pages. Alcott announces a meeting of the Town
and Country Club for May 2nd, inscribed on page 3 of a leaflet printed with the
Club prospectus, for which see, under R. W. Emerson, BAL 5215.




ANA


ABA ANA 1


George StewartJr. Lecture on Alcott ... Delivered before the
Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, 29th January, i880.
Quebec, 188o.


Printed wrapper. Fifty copies printed.









AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT 15


ABA ANA 2 E B. Sanborn and William T. Harris. A. Bronson Alcott
His Life and Philosophy. 2 vols. Boston, 1893.
BAL Vol. I, p. 26.

ABA ANA 3 Mary Hosmer Brown. MemoriesofConcord.
Boston [1926]
Chapter VII, "The Alcotts," pp. 73-87.
















INDICES



PROVENANCES



Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here as
they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the biblio-


Alcott, A. B., ABA 5
Alcott, A. Bronson, ABA 10
Alcott, Mr., ABA 4
Collier, Robert L., Rev., ABA IO
Howe,Julia W, ABA 7
Lancaster Mass. Town Library, ABA 15
Peabody, E. P., ABA 4


Peabody, E. P, Miss, ABA 4
Peabody, Elizabeth P, ABA 4
Philbrick, Esq.,John D., ABA 5
Quincy, Edmund, ABA MS I
Rider, Sidney S., ABA 13
Rolecuces, Amos D, ABA 2
Wakeman, Stephen H., ABA 5, 8


AUTHORS AND TITLES


A. BronsonAlcott, ABA ANA 2
"Alcotts, The," ABA ANA 3
American Institute of Instruction, ABA 2
"American Men of Letters," ABA 19
Annual Report of the School Committee... Con-
cord... 1864-65, ABA 8
Book=Lover's Enchiridion, The, ABA 21
"Books," ABA II
Brown, Mary Hosmer, ABA ANA 3
"Carmen auguratum auspicans," ABA 16
ConcordDays, ABA IO
Concord Lectures on Philosophy, ABA 20
Emerson, ABA 7
"Eumenides," ABA 13
Harris, William T, ABA ANA 2
Henry D. Thoreau, ABA 19


Herrnstadt, Richard L., ABA 23
Introductory Discourse... Lectures Delivered...
1832, ABA 2
"Ion: a Monody," ABA 20
Ireland, Alexander, ABA 21
Laurel Leaves, ABA II
Lecture on Alcott, ABA ANA I
Letters, ABA 23
Masque ofPoets, A, ABA 13
Memories ofConcord, ABA ANA 3
New Connecticut, ABA 15
"No Name Series," ABA 13
Observations on... Infant Instruction, ABA I
"On the Nature and Means of Early Intel-
lectual Education," ABA 2
On the Nature and Means ofEarly Intellectual


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INDICES



PROVENANCES



Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here as
they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the biblio-


Alcott, A. B., ABA 5
Alcott, A. Bronson, ABA 10
Alcott, Mr., ABA 4
Collier, Robert L., Rev., ABA IO
Howe,Julia W, ABA 7
Lancaster Mass. Town Library, ABA 15
Peabody, E. P., ABA 4


Peabody, E. P, Miss, ABA 4
Peabody, Elizabeth P, ABA 4
Philbrick, Esq.,John D., ABA 5
Quincy, Edmund, ABA MS I
Rider, Sidney S., ABA 13
Rolecuces, Amos D, ABA 2
Wakeman, Stephen H., ABA 5, 8


AUTHORS AND TITLES


A. BronsonAlcott, ABA ANA 2
"Alcotts, The," ABA ANA 3
American Institute of Instruction, ABA 2
"American Men of Letters," ABA 19
Annual Report of the School Committee... Con-
cord... 1864-65, ABA 8
Book=Lover's Enchiridion, The, ABA 21
"Books," ABA II
Brown, Mary Hosmer, ABA ANA 3
"Carmen auguratum auspicans," ABA 16
ConcordDays, ABA IO
Concord Lectures on Philosophy, ABA 20
Emerson, ABA 7
"Eumenides," ABA 13
Harris, William T, ABA ANA 2
Henry D. Thoreau, ABA 19


Herrnstadt, Richard L., ABA 23
Introductory Discourse... Lectures Delivered...
1832, ABA 2
"Ion: a Monody," ABA 20
Ireland, Alexander, ABA 21
Laurel Leaves, ABA II
Lecture on Alcott, ABA ANA I
Letters, ABA 23
Masque ofPoets, A, ABA 13
Memories ofConcord, ABA ANA 3
New Connecticut, ABA 15
"No Name Series," ABA 13
Observations on... Infant Instruction, ABA I
"On the Nature and Means of Early Intel-
lectual Education," ABA 2
On the Nature and Means ofEarly Intellectual


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AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT 17


Education, ABA 3
Peabody, Elizabeth P, ABA 4
Poets' Tributes to Garfield, The, ABA 16
Ralph Waldo Emerson, ABA 22
Record of Conversations on the Gospels, ABA 4
Reports ofthe School Committee... Concord
[I86o],ABA 5
Reports of the School Committee... Concord
[186l],ABA 6
Reports ofthe Selectmen, ABA 8
Sanborn, E B., ABA 19, ABA ANA 2


Sargent,John T., Mrs., ABA 14
Sketches and Reminiscences of the Radical Club,
ABA 14
Sonnets and Canzonets, ABA 18
Stewart,Jr., George, ABA ANA I
"Superintendent's Report," ABA 5, 6, 8
Sword and the Pen, The, ABA 17
Table-Talk, ABA II, 12, 21
Tablets, ABA 9
"To L. M. A.," ABA 17















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LOUISA MAY ALCOTT










THE


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A Descriptive Catalogue of
the Louisa May Alcott Collection

Roger E. Stoddard














THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


GAINESVILLE 1994

















Dedicated to the memory of
Ruth M. Baldwin
a collector's collector












CONTENTS




Foreword 7

The Louisa May Alcott Collection
Printed Texts 9
Manuscripts 23
Ana 25

Indices
Provenances 28
Authors and Titles 29



ILLUSTRATIONS


PLATE I: Front wrapper ofLMA I3,TheMysterious Key 12
PLATE II: London title-page ofLMA 19.1, Little Women 13
PLATE III: Manuscript ofLMA MS II, "MyRed Cap" 27















FOREWORD



LO UISA MAY ALCOTT is an attractive subject, whether for read-
ing, study, or collecting. A spunky Yankee girl, educated at home by
the likes of Emerson and Thoreau, she wrote and sold stories to support
her parents and sisters. Early works such as "The Masked Marriage" and
"The Skeleton in the Closet" were written for the 'pulp' publications of the
185os and I86os, story papers and news-stand paperbacks; they have
proven just as difficult to identify as to collect. The great success of Little
Women placed both her family finances and literary life on secure footing.
Thereafter LMA reigned supreme as queen of American authors of stories
for children and youth. Unlike many of her contemporaries, today she
continues to gain new readers. Her style has lost little of its freshness for
our century. Orchard House, the Alcott family homestead, remains en-
livened by household theatricals and invigorated by visitors from around
the world.
PDH formed a solid collection of her books, including rarities such as
Hospital Sketches, The Mysterious Key, and Will's Wonder Book. Together with
the prime copies of first editions, his collection is supplemented in an al-
most magical way now by the reprints and British editions collected by the
late Ruth Baldwin and now at UF in the Baldwin Library. The great
strength ofDr. Baldwin's collection lies in the period I860-1900, and it has
been possible to annotate the first editions here with notes on Baldwin's
British ones. Mostly by the authorized publisher, Sampson Low, but in-
cluding unauthorized editions as well, the English imprints have been
identified here as (new) editions or printings from the American plates.

ROGER E. STODDARD

















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LMA 1 Dodge's Literary Museum. Vol. 6, No. 2; Dec. 18, 1852.
Boston, 1852.
Includes a story, "The masked marriage. By L.M.A.," pp. 26-27. Bound with a
complete set of Vol. 6, Nos. 1-26, Dec. -i, 1852-June 4, 1853.

LMA 2 Flower Fables. Boston, 1855.
BAL 142, brown T cloth. Frontispiece and five plates torn out.
Inscribed: "E B. Sanborn. From the Author. Jan. gth 1855." Under the
author's name on the title is inscribed "at the age of 16".

LMA 3 Echoes ofHarper's Ferry ... [compiled by] James Redpath.
Boston, 1860.
BAL 143. Includes a poem, "With a rose, that bloomed on the day ofJohn Brown's
martyrdom," p. [98].

LMA 4 Reports of the School Committee... of Concord, Mass.
Concord, 1861.
BAL 144/107. Includes "Song," pp. 2[i]-2, beginning "March, march, mothers
and grand-mammas!"

LMA 5 The Monitor: or, American Saturday Review. Vol. I, Nos. 1-8; Apr. 19
-Jun. 21, 1862. Concord, 1862.
A story, "The king of clubs and the queen of hearts," was serialized in numbers
one through seven, Apr. 19-Jun. 7.









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LMA 6 Hospital Sketches. Boston, 1863.
BAL 145, a copy of the first printing, and one of the second printing in green A
cloth without stamping on the front cover. Another copy, UF, is the 2nd printing,
purple A cloth with stamping on the front cover.
First copy inscribed: "Sarah P. Witherle Castine." Second copy inscribed:
"CarolineJohnson. Amesbury, Mass." Third copy inscribed: "Mother-January
ist 1864."

LMA 7 The Rose Family. A Fairy Tale. Boston, 1864.
BAL 146, lacking the wrappers.

LMA 8 On Picket Duty, and Other Tales. Boston, New York [1864]
BAL 147. "Redpath's Books for the Camp Fires."
Signed on front wrapper: "Thos. B. Peck."

LMA 9 The Drum Beat. Nos. III-IV; Feb. 24-25, 1864.
Brooklyn, 1864.
BAL 148. "Published by the Brooklyn and Long Island Fair, for the benefit of the
U.S. Sanitary Commission." "The Hospital Lamp," No. III, p. 2, and No. IV, p. 2.

LMA 10 Moods. Boston, 1865.
BAL 149, two copies with the copyright notice pasted on the verso of the title-
page.
Copy I inscribed: "E B. Sanborn with regards of the author." Bookplate of
Luther A. Brewer, Cedar Rapids Ia. Copy 2 signed on the front endpaper:
"Lizzie Jan. Ist 1865."

LMA 1 Nelly's Hospital. Reprintedfrom "Our Young Folks."
[Boston, 1865]
BAL 150. First separate edition, sold to benefit the U.S. Sanitary Commission.

LMA 12 Perley Parker. The Foundling. Boston [1867]
BAL 151. "Ten Cent Novelettes. Standard American Authors," No. 49. At foot of
front wrapper: The American News Co., I13 & 121 Nassau Street, N.Y. The first









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copy to be discovered. Includes a story, "The Skeleton in the Closet," pp.
[77 -99.
Embossed stamp on front wrapper and title-leaf: 0. B. Phinney. Books, & Peri-
odicals. 77 Purchase St. New Bedford.

LMA 13 The Mysterious Key, and What It Opened. Boston [1867]
BAL 152, imprint of American News Co. at foot of front wrapper. "Ten Cent
Novelettes. Standard American Authors," No. 50. All the texts after p. 58 are by
other authors.
Embossed stamp on front wrapper and title-leaf: 0. B. Phinney. Books, & Peri-
odicals. 77 Purchase St. New Bedford.

LMA 14 Morning-Glories, and Other Stories. Boston, 1868.
BAL 153, terra-cotta C cloth.
A copy of the G. W. Carleton & Co. edition in the Baldwin Library is dated
1876 and printed from the same plates. The citation from Merle Johnson-New
York, 1867-may be a ghost of it.

LMA 15 Kitty's ClassDay. Boston [1868]
BAL 154, printing A, wrapper A. "Loring's Tales of the Day."

LMA 16 AuntKipp. Boston [1868]
BAL 155. "Loring's Tales of the Day."

LMA 17 Psyche'sArt. Boston [1868]
BAL 156. "Loring's Tales of the Day."

LMA 18 Louisa M. Alcott's Proverb Stories. Boston [1868]
BAL 157, the only location. "Loring's Tales of the Day." Collects Kitty's Class Day,
Aunt Kipp, and Psyche'sArt.

LMA 19 Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Boston, 1868.
BAL 158, green C cloth, without reference to Part Second on p. 341 or to Part
First on the binding. Another copy, dated 1869, in green C cloth refers to Part

















































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PLATE I: Front wrapper of The Mysterious Key, LMA 13










LITTLE WOMEN



OR,



MEG, JO, BETH AND AMY


BY LOUISA M. ALCOTT


They all drew to the fire, mother in the big chair, with Beth at
her feet; Meg and Amy perched on either arm of the chair, and Jo
leIling on the back.- IPAi K 12.


ILLUSTRATED BY MAY ALCOTT









LONDON:
SAMPSON LOW, SON, AND MARSTON.
1869.


PLATE II: London title-page of Little Women, LMA 19.1









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Second on p. 341 but omits reference to Part First on the binding. For Part Sec-
ond, see LMA 20.
The following London editions are at UF:
I. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston. 1869. BAL I58n. American sheets
of Part First, without mention of Part Second on p. 341, with a new American-
printed title-leaf, verso blank, and a sixteen-page Sampson Low catalogue bound
at the end, dated March, 1869. Bound in bright blue P cloth, "Bound by Burn &
Co." ticket on back paste-down endpaper. Front endpapers inscribed "Evelyn
Ninora Levett from Aunt Frances Xmas 1869." and blind-embossed "House of
Prayer, Burnham, Bucks." Gift of the Howe Society.
2. Little Women andLittle Wives. London: Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street,
Strand [n.d.] Parts First and Second. BAL I58n: 1879. "Warne's Star Series," 62.
Baldwin Library.
3. Little Women and Good Wives. London: Li-quor Tea Company, 5, George Street,
Tower Hill, E. C. [n.d.] Parts First and Second. Terminal ads of Ward, Locke &
Co. (BAL I58n: 1878.) Baldwin Library.
4. Little Women. London: W H. Allen & Co., Limited, 13, Waterloo Place, S. W
[n.d.] Parts First and Second. BAL I58n: 1894. Baldwin Library.
5. Little Women and Good Wives. London:J. Nisbet & Co., Berners Street [n.d.] Parts
First and Second. BAL I59n: 1895. Baldwin Library.

LMA 20 Little Women or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy Part Second.
Boston, 1869.
BAL 159, green C cloth, ist state ofp. [iv].
A copy of a London edition in the Baldwin Library is retitled Good Wives and
bears the imprint of "Ward, Lock, & Tyler" [n.d.] BAL I59n: 1871. Inscribed with
the date 'July 4th 1873."

LMA 21 Cipher: a Romance... by Jane G. Austin. New York, 1869.
BAL 160/519, brown P cloth. Whether LMA revised, partly wrote, or advised re-
mains to be discovered.
Inscribed on flyleaf: "Irene Stewart Congress Hall Saratoga Spa-New York
-August 24th 1869 Tuesday."

LMA 22 Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories. Boston, 1869.
BAL 161, terra-cotta C cloth. Eight pieces are first collected here.
Bookplate ofJ. H. Shoemaker.
The Baldwin Library contains a partial reprint under the title Fireside and Camp









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Stories, Ward, Lock and Co. London [n.d.] Anonymous. "The Lily Series." BAL
I6in: 1873.

LMA 23 Concord Sketches Consisting of Twelve Photographs from Original
Drawings by May Alcott. Boston, 1869.
BAL 162. Mounted photographs and letterpress. Edited and with a brief preface
byLMA.

LMA 24 An Old-Fashioned Girl. Boston, 1870.
BAL 163, Ist printing in green C cloth; 2nd printing in green C cloth. Another
copy of the second printing, in terra-cotta C cloth, is in the Baldwin Library.
First printing inscribed: "R. D. Barton from her friend L. M. Alcott March
1870."
A copy of the London edition in the Baldwin Library bears the imprint of
"Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington... 1876." but the inserted ads are
dated "April, 1880."

LMA 25 Will's Wonder Book. Boston [1870]
BAL 164, terra-cotta P cloth. "The Dirigo Series." Eight, possibly nine, of the
eleven sketches are by LMA.
Accompanied by copies of the other three volumes in the series: The Loggers,
Mink Curtiss, and Famous Dogs. Many of the pieces in this series are collected from
Merry'sMuseum, Mar.-Oct. 1868.
LMA's contributions to this volume were discovered in the Library of Congress
copy by Madeleine Stern in 1953. Three years later a second copy of Will's Wonder
Book was found in the stock of the Providence bookseller Israel Karten by your re-
porter. On April 3, 1956, he took it to Jacob Blanck, who introduced him to
William A. Jackson, who recommended a meeting with PDH, who bought the
book that afternoon-together with the other three volumes of the "Dirigo Se-
ries." Eleven years later a third copy surfaced in the catalogue of Harold
Burstein, listed under title and priced five dollars. Ordered for Houghton Library
by your reporter-who explained its importance to the dealer-the book was
promptly sent to the library, without invoice.

LMA 26 Three Proverb Stories. Boston [after 187o]
BAL Vol. I, p. 32. Reprint. PDH, rebound; Baldwin Library, cloth.
PDH copy bears the bookplate of LMA's nephew and adopted son, John
Sewall Pratt Alcott.









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LMA 27 Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys. Boston, 1871.
BAL 167, green C cloth, without signature mark I on p. [i]. A copy in the Baldwin
Library, in the same binding, bears the signature mark.
PDH copy inscribed on the flyleaf: "Abby S. Queen San Francisco June 21,
1871." Baldwin Library copy inscribed on front endpapers: "Rait 300 Cumber-
land st On Lake Superior trip July 1871."
The Baldwin Library contains a "Second Edition" with the imprint "London:
Sampson Low, Son, & Marston ... 1871."

LMA 28 AuntJo's Scrap-Bag. My Boys. Boston, 1872.
BAL 168, blue C cloth. Baldwin Library copy in green FL cloth. "Scrap Bag"
series, Vol. I.
Ink stamp on flyleaf of the PDH copy: E. H. Sleight, Moline, Ill.
The Baldwin Library contains a copy of a London edition with the imprint
"Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle... 1875."

LMA 29 The Pellet. A Record of the Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital Fair.
Nos. I-Io; Apr. 15-27, 1872. Boston, 1872.
BAL 169. Cover-title. Includes "Lines to a Good Physician, from a Grateful
Patient," No. 9, p. 5.

LMA 30 Address of the Republican Women of Massachusetts. To the Women of
America. Boston, Sept. 25, 1872.
BAL 170. Signed in print by LMA among others: Sept. 25, 1872.

LMA 31 AuntJo's Scrap-Bag. Shawl-Straps. Boston, 1872.
BAL 171, blue C cloth. A copy in the Baldwin Library is bound in green FL cloth.
"Scrap Bag" series, Vol. II.
PDH copy inscribed on flyleaf: "A Christmas present to Emma Kilby from
Jessie. Dec. 25th 1872."
In the Baldwin Library is a copy of a London edition, Shawl-Straps, with the
imprint "Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle ... 1873."

LMA 32 Something to Do. London [after 1873]
BAL 172, later printing, imprint of "Ward, Lock, & Co., Warwick House, Dorset
Buildings, Salisbury Square, E. C." [n.d.] Cloth. Baldwin Library.









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LMA 33 Work: a Story ofExperience. Boston, 1873.
BAL 173, I,J, U, V, and W employed in the printed signatures, green FL-like cloth,
gray-green coated endpapers. Baldwin Library copy in green FL-like cloth, usual
brown-coated endpapers.
PDH copy inscribed on the flyleaf by John Alcott, one of the "Little Men."
Baldwin Library copy inscribed on flyleaf: "M. E. McFarland's Book Dec 1873";
also signed on the inner margin ofp. 161: "M. E. McFarland, Bovina N.Y"

LMA 34 The Independent. Vol. XXV No. 1291; August 28, 1873.
New York, 1873.
Includes a story, "Anna's Whim," pp. [Io6I]-o164.

LMA 35 The Independent. Vol. XXV No. 1307; December 18, 1873.
New York, 1873.
Includes "Transcendental Wild Oats. A Chapter from an Unwritten Romance,"
pp. [1569]-1571-

LMA 36 AuntJo's Scrap-Bag. Cupid and Chow-Chow, etc. Boston, 1874.
BAL I74, I andJ employed in the printed signatures, blue C cloth. "Scrap Bag"
series, Vol. III.

LMA 37 The National Elgin Watch Company's IllustratedAlmanacfor 1875.
Chicago, New York [1874]
BAL 175. Includes "My Rococo Watch," pp. [22-26].

LMA 38 Supplement to Woman'sJournal. Subscription Festival.
[Boston, May 15, 1874]
Not in BAL. Handbill, invitation to a suffrage tea on May 27. Signed in print by
LMA, among others.

LMA 39 Eight Cousins; or, The Aunt-Hill. Boston, 1875.
BAL 177, red cloth. Baldwin Library.
Also in the Baldwin Library is a copy of the "Sixth Thousand" of the London
edition-printed from the American plates, but omitting the original p. 289
-with the imprint "Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington... 1883."









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LMA 40 The Sunny Side: a Book ofReligious Songs... By Chas. W Wendte and
H. S. Perkins. New York [1875]
BAL 178, but with the imprint address "25 Union Square (Broadway, bet. I5th
and i6th Sts.)." "My Kingdom," p. 45, set to music by A. P Howard.

LMA 41 Laurel Leaves. Original Poems, Stories, and Essays. Boston, 1876.
BAL 179/116, cloth. Includes "Transcendental Wild Oats," pp. 147-66.

LMA 42 Silver Pitchers: and Independence, a Centennial Love Story.
Boston, 1876.
BAL 180, one copy in terra-cotta S cloth, another in green. Baldwin Library copy
in green C cloth.
First copy inscribed "Gertie, from Mabel + Hiller Conway, N. H. Summer of
1876-." Bookplate of Edward Francis Searles in the second copy. Baldwin Li-
brary copy inscribed: "Alice L Gregory from Papa-Aug. 7th 1876."
In the Baldwin Library is a copy of a "New Edition" with the imprint "Lon-
don: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Limited ... 1888." It is in-
scribed: "Rose Lee A Prize for regular attendance for One Quarter. 1889.
E W H." and stamped "Wilbarton School."

LMA 43 Rose in Bloom. A Sequel to "Eight Cousins." Boston, 1876.
BAL 181, blue C cloth, 2nd printing, 3rd state of the title-page. Baldwin Library
copy in green FL cloth, Ist printing, Ist state of the title-page, sticker ofC. E. Fos-
ter's Circulating Library.
PDH copy inscribed on flyleaf: "Hattie G. Sawyer, Christmas 1876."
In the Baldwin Library is a copy of a "New Edition" with the imprint "Lon-
don: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington ... 1883."

LMA 44 Kitty's Class Day ... Aunt Kip ... Psyche's Art.
Boston [after 1876]
BAL 183, cloth. Baldwin Library.

LMA 45 A Modern Mephistopheles. Boston, 1877.
BAL 184, both I andJ used in the printed signatures. Anonymous. "No Name Se-
ries." Gift of the Howe Society.









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LMA 46 AuntJo's Scrap-Bag. My Girls. Boston, 1878.
BAL 186, both I andJ used in the printed signatures, orange C cloth. Baldwin Li-
brary copy in blue C cloth. "Scrap Bag" series, Vol. IV
PDH copy inscribed on flyleaf: "Carl Cole from Aunt Rebecca-."

LMA 47 Under the Lilacs. Boston, 1878.
BAL 188, green FL cloth, state B of the title-page.
In the Baldwin Library is a copy of a "Third Edition" with the imprint "Lon-
don: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington ... 1883."

LMA 48 AMasque ofPoets. Boston, 1878.
BAL 189/118, No Name format, with inserted "Publisher's Notice." Includes a
poem, "Transfiguration," pp. 164-66.

LMA 49 Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag. Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore.
Boston, 1879.
BAL 191, red C cloth, wove paper. Baldwin Library copy in orange S cloth.
"Scrap Bag" series, Vol. V
PDH copy inscribed on front flyleaf: "L. M. Alcott. Concord." Inscribed on
flyleaf: "To Laura Whiting Ballou With the best wishes of her Aunt Laura. Sept.
26th 1880."
The Baldwin Library has a London edition,Jimmy's Cruise in the "Pinafore," &c.,
designated "New and Cheaper Edition," with the imprint "Sampson Low,
Marston & Company... 1891."

LMA 50 George Stewart, Jr. Lecture on Alcott... Delivered before the Literary
and Historical Society of Quebec, 29th January, 1880.
Quebec, 188o.
Not in BAL. Printed wrapper. Fifty copies printed. Includes a poem by LMA on
the death of her sister May, "Our Madonna," pp. 8-9.

LMA 51 JackandJill:A Village Story. Boston, 1880.
BAL 195, green FL cloth, blue endpapers. Gift of the Howe Society. Baldwin Li-
brary copy in blue C cloth, white endpapers.
In the Baldwin Library are copies of London editions with imprints "Sampson









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Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington ... 1881." and "New Edition ... Sampson
Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington Limited [n.d.]"


LMA 52 The Sword and the Pen. Nos. i-io; Dec. 7-17, i881.
Boston, 1881.
BAL 197, cloth. Published daily "in the interest of the Soldiers' Home Bazaar."
Includes a story, "My Red Cap," No. i, p. 3; No. 2, pp. 3-4; No. 3, PP. 3-4; No. 4,
pp. 3-4.

LMA 53 Proverb Stories. Boston, 1882.
BAL 201. "The Baron's Gloves; or, Amy's Romance," pp. [156]-250.


LMA 54 AuntJo's Scrap-Bag. An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving.
Boston, 1882.
BAL 202, brown S cloth. "Scrap Bag" series, Vol. VI. Baldwin Library.
The Baldwin Library contains a copy of a London edition, printed from the
American plates, An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, and Other Stories, with the imprint
"Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington ... 1882." BAL 202n.


LMA 55 Spinning- Wheel Stories. Boston, 1884.
BAL 206, green S cloth. Baldwin Library copy in terra-cotta S cloth.
Baldwin Library copy inscribed: "MaryJ. Laughlin from Grandma Dec. 25,
1884."
The Baldwin Library contains a copy of a London edition, printed from the
American plates, with imprint "Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington ...
1884." BAL 206n.


LMA 56 Lulu's Library ... Vol. I A Christmas Dream. Boston, 1886.
BAL 210, blue S cloth, without numeral I on the spine. Baldwin Library copy in
red S cloth, numeral I on the spine.
PDH copy inscribed: "Mary Farnum from Fred, Christmas, 1886."

LMA 57 Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out. A Sequel to "Little Men."
Boston, 1886.
BAL 211, a copy of the ist state in green S cloth and a copy of the 2nd state in









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brown S cloth. A copy of the 2nd state in green S cloth is in the Baldwin Library.
First copy-a Christmas present to PDH from George T Goodspeed in 1954-in-
scribed: "Laura from L. M. A. Aug 1886."
In the Baldwin Library is a copy of an "Eighth Edition," printed from the
American plates, with the imprint "London Sampson Low, Marston & Company
Limited [n.d.]"

LMA 58 Lulu's Library ... Vol. II. The Frost King. Boston, 1887.
BAL 212, blue S cloth, undescribed blue patterned endpapers, 2nd printing. Bald-
win Library copy in red S cloth, same blue patterned endpapers, 2nd printing.
PDH copy inscribed on flyleaf: "Mary Farnum"; label on flyleaf: W. B. Clarke
& Co. Booksellers & Stationers. Boston.

LMA 59 Jimmy's Lecture. [Boston, 1887?]
BAL 215. At head of title: No.2 The Press Leaflets.

LMA 60 A Garlandfor Girls. Boston, 1888.
BAL 217, a copy of the Ist printing in gray S cloth with tan-printed endpapers and
a copy of the 2nd printing in red S cloth with tan-printed endpapers. A copy of
the 2nd printing in terra-cotta S cloth with blue-printed endpapers is in the Bald-
win Library.
First copy inscribed on endpaper: "Mary Farnum from her loving Mamma-
Christmas, 1887." Second copy inscribed on the title-page: "Ethel Katherine
Simes May 1889 Boston from Mamma." Third copy inscribed on endpaper:
"Sybil L. Cox. March 21, 1888 From CousinJohn."
In the Baldwin Library is a copy of a "Copyright Edition," printed from the
American plates, with the imprint "London: Blackie & Son... 1888."

LMA 61 Ednah D. Cheney. Louisa May Alcott, the Children's Friend.
Boston [1888]
Not in BAL. Includes a poem, "To My Father on his Eighty-Sixth Birthday,"
pp.56-57.

LM A 62 A Modern Mephistopheles andA Whisper in the Dark.
Boston, 1889.
BAL 219, both I andJ employed in the printed signatures, mustard S cloth. First
edition of the second title, the first title having been printed in 1877.









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LMA 63 Lulu's Library ... Vol. III. Recollections.
BAL 220, mustard S cloth, undescribed blue-printed endpapers.


Boston, 1889.


LMA 64 Ednah D. Cheney. Louisa May Alcott Her Life, Letters, and Jour-
nals. Boston, 1889.
BAL 221, brown S cloth, binding style I, ist printing.

LMA 65 Transfiguration. In Memoriam ... Written by Louise [] M. Alcott on the
Death ofHer Mother... To My Father on His 86th Birthday. By Miss
Louise [] M. Alcott. [N.p., not before Dec. 3, 1890]
BAL 223, the only location. Broadside. "Pub. in The News, Orange, Cal., Dec. 3,
1890."

LMA 66 Comic Tragedies Written by 'Jo" and "Meg" and Acted by the "Little
Women." Boston, 1893.
BAL 224, brown S cloth.
In the Baldwin Library is a copy of a London edition, printed from the Ameri-
can plates, with the imprint "Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited ...
1893."


Boston [1899]



Boston [1899]


LMA 67 AHoleinthe Wall.
BAL 225. Reprint. Baldwin Library.

LMA 68 Marjorie's Three Gifts.
BAL 226. Reprint. Baldwin Library.

LMA 69 May Flowers.
BAL 227. Reprint. Baldwin Library.


LMA 70 Thoreau's Flute. Detroit, Michigan, 1899.
BAL 228. Leaflet in unprinted wrapper. First separate edition.


Boston [1899]


LMA 71 The Candy Country.
BAL 229. Reprint. Baldwin Library.


Boston [1900]









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LMA 72 Poppies and Wheat. Boston [1900]
BAL 230. Reprint. Dust jacket. Gift of the Howe Society. Another copy in the
Baldwin Library.

LMA 73 The Mysterious Key. [New York, ca. 1900]
BAL 231. Reprint. "The Leisure Hour Library," No. 38.-Old No. 382.

LMA 74 Little Button Rose. Boston [1901]
BAL 233. Reprint. Baldwin Library

LMA 75 Mountain-Laurel and Maidenhair. Boston [1903]
BAL 236, reprinted fromA Garlandfor Girls, 1888. Baldwin Library.



MANUSCRIPTS


LMA MS 1 MS. Receipted Bill,June 24, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Two pages. For six dollars to Mr. Sargent, one quarter's education of Arthur,
signed by LMA.

LMA MS 2 Silver Pitchers: and Independence. Concord, 1876?
Holograph MS., 2 pages (parts of pp. 5-6 and 187-88 as published in 1876). De-
scribed by PDH in his own catalogue, pp. 5-6, but not foundJanuary, 1993.

LMA MS 3 Autograph note, initialled, to Mrs. Cheney, December 5,
1878. Concord, 1878.
Four pages. Thanks for the pears and the note of condolence on her mother's
death.

LMA MS 4 From the Old North Bridge, December 3, 1879-
Concord, 1879.
Holograph manuscript, eight lines of verse on the back of a printed greeting card.









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LMA MS 5 Autograph letter, signed, to Mr. Sargent, May 5.
Concord [1881]
Three pages. Offers to contribute a story if a paper is published for the Soldiers'
Home Bazaar. "My Red Cap" resulted.

LMA MS 6 Autograph letter, initialled, to Horace P. Chandler, un-
dated. Concord [1881]
Four pages. Concerns Alcott's friend Francis Williams, a playwright, whose "The
Higher Education" and "A Reformer in Ruffles" have been produced in Boston
and whose "The Princess Elizabeth" has been published.

LMA MS 7 Autograph letter, initialled, to Horace P. Chandler,
September 7. Concord [1881]
Four pages. Concerns loss of an earlier letter to him.

LMA MS 8 Autograph letter, signed, to Horace P. Chandler, October
10. Concord [1881]
Four pages. Sends MS. poem by Williams, seeks employment for "My two boys."

LMA MS 9 Autograph letter, initialled, to Horace P Chandler, Octo-
ber 16. Concord [1881]
Four pages. Concerns employment for "the eldest of my boys."

LMA MS 10 Autograph letter, signed, to Horace P. Chandler, Novem-
ber 8. Concord [1881]
Four pages. She has begun to write her story ["My Red Cap"].

LMA MS 11 My Red Cap. Concord [1881]
Holograph MS., signed, forty-seven leaves, written on one side. Some MS. cor-
rections throughout.

LMA MS 12 Autograph letter, initialled, to Horace P Chandler, un-
dated. Concord [1881]
One page. Concerns proof corrections to "My Red Cap." Chandler edited The
Sword and the Pen, 188i, where Alcott's story was published.









LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 25


LMA MS 13 Autograph note, initialled, to Miss Cheney, undated.
Concord [n.d.]
Two pages. Sends "all my 'late works'" to "Dear Carrie."

LMA MS 14 Autograph note signed to Mrs. [Ednah?] Cheney,July 3.
Concord [n.d.]
Two pages. Declines an invitation to tea.

LMA MS 15 Five Years Ago. Concord [n.d.]
Holograph MS., eight lines of verse on the back of a greeting card, addressed to a
Hosmer couple.

LMA MS 16 To L. &H. H., Dec. 3rd. Concord [n.d.]
Two pages. Holograph MS., initialled, eight lines of verse, commemorating a
wedding anniversary.



ANA


LMA ANA 1 Roberts Brothers. Little Women. Boston [I870]
Handbill, headed "45,000 sold!" and announcing publication ofAn Old-Fashioned
Girl on the verso, both sides printed "Sold on these cars." Another copy is tipped
to the back flyleafofAn Old-Fashioned Girl, LMA 24, first copy.

LMA ANA 2 St. Nicholas Illustrated Magazine. "Under the Lilacs"...
a Serial Story for Girls. [New York, 1878?]
Handbill announcing that the story will "begin in the grand Christmas holiday
number of St. Nicholas."

LMA ANA 3 The "Little Men" Play ... Adapted by Elizabeth Lincoln Gould.
Philadelphia, Boston [190o]
BAL Vol. I, p. 45.









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LMA ANA 4 Concord Massachusetts Woman's Club. Louisa M. Alcott
Memorial. [Concord, ca. 1908]
Four-page leaflet. Solicitation of funds for the purchase, restoration, and preser-
vation of Orchard House, home of the Alcotts.

LMA ANA 5 Mary Hosmer Brown. Memories ofConcord.
Boston [1926]
Chapter VII, "The Alcotts," pp. 73-87.





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INDICES



PROVENANCES



Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here as
they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the biblio-
graphical notes.


A., L.M., LMA 57
Alcott,John, LMA 30
Alcott,John Sewall Pratt, LMA 26
Alcott, L. M., LMA 24,49
Alcott, Louisa May, LMA 2, IO, 24,49, 57
Ballou, Laura Whiting, LMA 49
Barton, R. D., LMA 24
Brewer, Luther A., LMA IO
Chandler, Horace P., LMA MS 6-MS IO,
MS 12
Cheney, Carrie, Miss, LMA MS 13
Cheney, Mrs., LMA MS 3, MS 14
Cole, Carl, LMA 46
Cox, Sybil L., LMA 60
Farnum, Mary, LMA 56, 58, 60
Foster's Circulating Library, C.E.,
LMA 43
Frances, Aunt, LMA 19
Fred, LMA 56
Gertie, LMA 42
Goodspeed, George T, LMA 57
Gregory, Alice L., LMA 42
H., E W., LMA 42
Hiller, LMA 42
Hosmer, LMA MS 15
House of Prayer, LMA 19
Jessie, LMA 31


John, Cousin, LMA 60
Johnson, Caroline, LMA 6
Kilby, Emma, LMA 31
Laughlin, MaryJ., LMA 55
Laura, LMA 57
Laura, Aunt, LMA 49
Lee, Rose, LMA 42
Levett, Evelyn Ninora, LMA 19
Lizzie, LMA IO
Mabel, LMA 42
McFarland, M. E., LMA 33
Papa, LMA 42
Peck, Thos. B., LMA 8
Phinney, O. B., LMA 12, 13
Queen, Abby S., LMA 27
Rait, LMA 27
Rebecca, Aunt, LMA 46
Sanborn, E B., LMA 2, IO
Sargent, Mr., LMA MS I,MS 5
Sawyer, Hattie G., LMA 43
Searles, Edward Francis, LMA 42
Shoemaker,J. H., LMA 22
Simes, Ethel Katherine, LMA 6o
Sleight, E. H., LMA 28
Stewart, Irene, LMA 21
Wilbarton School, LMA 42
Witherle, Sarah P, LMA 6










LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 2i


AUTHORS AND TITLES


A., L. M., LMA I
Address of the Republican Women, LMA 30
Alcott, May, LMA 23
"Anna's Whim," LMA 34
AuntJo's Scrap-Bag, LMA 28, 31, 36,46,49,
54
AuntKipp, LMA I6, I8,44
Austin,Jane G., LMA 21
"Baron's Gloves, The," LMA 53
Brown, Mary Hosmer, LMA ANA 5
Candy Country, The, LMA 71
Cheney, Ednah D., LMA 61, 64
Christmas Dream, A, LMA 56
Cipher, LMA 21
Comic Tragedies, LMA 66
Concord Massachusetts Woman's Club,
LMA ANA 4
Concord Sketches, LMA 23
Cupid and Chow-Chow, LMA 36
"Dirigo Series, The," LMA 25
Dodge's Literary Museum, LMA I
Drum Beat, LMA 9
Echoes ofHarper's Ferry, LMA 3
Eight Cousins, LMA 39
Fireside and Camp Stories, LMA 22
"Five Years Ago," LMA MS 15
Flower Fables, LM A 2
Foundling, The, LMA 12
"From the Old North Bridge," LMA MS 4
Frost King, The, LMA 58
Garlandfor Girls, A, LMA 60, 75
Good Wives, LMA 20
Gould, Elizabeth Lincoln, LMA ANA 3
Hole in the Wall, A, LMA 67
"Hospital Lamp, The," LMA 9
Hospital Sketches, LMA 6, 22
Howard, A. P, LMA 40
In Memoriam, LMA 65
"Independence," LMA 42, LMA MS 2
Independent, The, LMA 34, 35


Jack andJill, LMA 51
Jimmy's Cruise, LMA 49
Jimmy's Lecture, LMA 59
Jo'sBoys, LMA 57
"King of Clubs, The," LMA 5
Kitty's Class Day, LMA 15, 18,44
LaurelLeaves, LMA 41
Lecture onAlcott, LMA 50
"Leisure Hour Library, The," LMA 73
"Lily Series, The," LMA 22
"Lines to a Good Physician," LMA 29
Little Button Rose, LMA 74
Little Men, LMA 27
"Little Men"Play, The, LMA ANA 3
Little Women, LMA 19, 20, LMA ANA I
"Loring's Tales of the Day," LMA 15, 16,
17, 18
LouisaM. Alcott Memorial, LMA ANA 4
Louisa May Alcott Her Life, LMA 64
Louisa May Alcott, the Children's Friend, LMA
61
Lulu's Library, LMA 56, 58, 63
"March, march, mothers...," LMA 4
Marjorie's Three Gifts, LMA 68
"Masked Marriage, The," LMA I
Masque ofPoets, A, LMA 48
May Flowers, LMA 69
Memories ofConcord, LMA ANA 5
Modern Mephistopheles, A, LMA 45, 62
Monitor, The, LMA 5
Moods, LMA 10
Morning-Glories, LMA 14
Mountain-Laurel andMaidenhair, LMA 75
My Boys, LMA 28
My Girls, LMA 46
"My Kingdom," LMA 40
"My Red Cap," LMA 52, LMA MS II, 12
"My Rococo Watch," LMA 37
Mysterious Key, The, LMA 13, 73
National Elgin... Almanac, LMA 37










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Nelly's Hospital, LMA I I
"No Name Series," LMA 45, 48
Old-Fashioned Girl, An, LMA 24, LMA ANA I
Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, An, LMA 54
On Picket Duty, LMA 8
"Our Madonna," LMA 50
Parker, Perley, LMA 12
Pellet, The, LMA 29
Perkins, H. S., LMA 40
Poppies and Wheat, LMA 72
Press Leaflets, LMA 59
Proverb Stories, LMA 18, 53
Psyche'sArt, LMA 17, i8, 44
Recollections, LMA 63
Redpath,James, LMA 3
"Redpath's Books for the Camp Fires,"
LMA 8
Reports of the School Committee... of Concord,
Mass., LMA 4
Roberts Brothers, LMA ANA I
Rose Family, The, LMA 7
Rose in Bloom, LMA 43
Shawl-Straps, LMA 31
Silver Pitchers, LMA 42, LMA MS 2
"Skeleton in the Closet, The," LMA 12


Something to Do, LMA 32
Spinning- Wheel Stories, LMA 55
St. Nicholas Illustrated Magazine, LMA
ANA 2
Stewart, George,Jr., LMA 50
Sunny Side, The, LMA 40
Supplement to Woman'sJournal, LMA 38
Sword and the Pen, The, LMA 52, LMA MS 12
"Ten Cent Novelettes," LMA 12, 13
Thoreau's Flute, LMA 70
Three Proverb Stories, LMA 26
"To L. & H. H., Dec. 3rd," LMA MS 16
"To My Father," LMA 61
To My Father, LMA 65
"Transcendental Wild Oats," LMA 35, 41
"Transfiguration," LMA 48
Transfiguration, LMA 65
Under the Lilacs, LMA 47, LMA ANA 2
"Warne's Star Series," LMA 19
Wendt6, Chas. W, LMA 40
Whisper in the Dark, A, LMA 62
Will's Wonder Book, LMA 25
"With a rose, that bloomed...," LMA 3
Work, LMA 33















THE
PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY


HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD










THE


PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY





A Descriptive Catalogue of
the Harriet Prescott Spofford Collection

Ruth Mortimer














THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


GAINESVILLE 1994
















ForDavidJ. Holmes,
who shared in the pursuit of Spofford












CONTENTS




Foreword
The Harriet Prescott Spofford Collection
Printed Texts
Manuscripts

Indices
Provenances
Authors and Titles


ILLUSTRATIONS


PLATE I: Bookjacket ofHPS 55 (1920), Spofford's last novel
PLATE II: HPS MS I, testament to a literary friendship















FOREWORD



OF ALL THE AUTHORS in the Parkman Dexter Howe Li-
brary, Harriet Prescott Spofford may be the least known to late
twentieth-century readers. Her association with John GreenleafWhittier
probably gained her admittance to the Howe Library, and her early liter-
ary reputation can be verified through her connections with other Howe
authors. Spofford's poem "Our Neighbor" addressed to Whittier in 1878 is
present in the Collection in an autograph fair copy made prior to its first
publication in The Atlantic Monthly (HPS MS 1; HPS 21). Spofford, then
Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, first met Whittier in 1859. She attended a din-
ner for Harriet Beecher Stowe at which she and Stowe were the only
women in a company that included Oliver Wendell Holmes,James Russell
Lowell, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Whittier. In 1860, Lowell re-
viewed her first book. Longfellow included her poetry in his 1879 Poems of
Places. Her first acceptance by The Atlantic Monthly placed her story in the
February 1859 issue together with Harriet Beecher Stowe and Holmes.
Another early story, "Circumstance," startled Emily Dickinson into writ-
ing to Thomas Wentworth Higginson-mentor to the young Harriet
Prescott as well as to Dickinson-, "I read Miss Prescott's Circumstance,
but it followed me in the dark, so I avoided her" (see further, Halbeisen,
Spofford, cited below, pp. 8o-81). William Dean Howells, however, chose to
reprint "Circumstance" in The Great Modern American Stories, 1920, and
Spofford appears in his Literary Friends and Acquaintance. In 1877, one of
the works in the Roberts Brothers' No Name Series, A Modern Mephistophe-
les, was assumed to be by Spofford but was actually written by Louisa
May Alcott.
Unlike her friend Sarah OrneJewett, who published consistently with
Houghton, Miffin, Harriet Prescott Spofford moved from publisher to
publisher. The Howe shelf of Spofford books offers an extraordinary sam-









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pling of the major and minor American publishing houses of the late nine-
teenth century-J. E. Tilton and Company, Ticknor and Fields, Houghton,
Mifflin, and Company, D. Lothrop Company, Lee and Shepard, Dodd,
Mead and Company, Harper & Brothers, Charles Scribner's Sons (The
Ivory Series), Copeland and Day, Herbert S. Stone & Company (Blue
Cloth Books), Richard G. Badger (The Gorham Press, The Arcadian Li-
brary), Thomas Y Crowell & Co., Fleming H. Revell Company, and Lit-
tle, Brown, and Company. First printings of both prose and poetry in The
Atlantic Monthly are represented from 1866 to 19oo. A continuing associa-
tion with The Independent is documented in the Howe Spofford Collection
in a substantial group of letters and manuscripts marked as printer's copy.
Elizabeth K. Halbeisen's Harriet Prescott Spoford: A Romantic Survival
(Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; London: Oxford Univer-
sity Press, 1935), cited in notes to the catalogue entries, is an excellent criti-
cal biography, placing Spofford's romantic tendencies in poetry and prose
in the context of the conflict between romance and realism in American
letters. Perhaps Harriet Prescott Spofford's presence in the Howe Library
will interest new readers in what Whittier, in a poem dedicated to
Spofford, "The Bay of Seven Islands," calls her "play/ Of color and of
fancy."
I am grateful to Elizabeth K. Halbeisen for her perceptive reading of
Spofford, to Sidney Ives for his plan for the Howe catalogue and his pa-
tience while awaiting this portion of it, and to Carmen Russell Hurff for
her assistance with details of the Collection and the catalogue manuscript.


RUTH MORTIMER

















HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD


HPS 1 Sir Rohan's Ghost. A Romance.


Boston, 1860.


BAL 18441, signature [i] folded so that contents leaf occurs as leaf [I]4, binding D,
purple C cloth. Harriet Prescott's first book, published anonymously.


HPS 2 The Amber Gods and Other Stories.


Boston, 1863.


BAL 18442, green Z cloth. This copy has pencil corrections in the margins on
p. 303, line 2, "!" for second "?", and p. 304, line 16, "sails" for "shrouds". In-
scribed by Spofford on front flyleaf: "SarahJane Prescott, From her Affectionate
Daughter Hal.June 19. 1863". HPS MS 31 was inserted in this copy, which ap-
parently was sent to Mrs. Ward (Mrs. William Hayes Ward?) in 191o.


HPS 3 Azarian:An Episode.


Boston, 1864.


BAL 18443, unrecorded binding in purple Z cloth. Endpapers and publisher's
catalogue as in BAL. Inscribed by Spofford on front flyleaf: "To: Mrs. Kate Mon-
tague, With the love of her Most affectionate niece Harriet E. Prescott Summer.
1864".

H PS 4 A Statement ofthe Proceedings resulting in the Purchase of the Newburyport
Public Library Building. Newburyport, 1866.
BAL 18446. Contains "The Library," pp. 30-31. Poem, begins, "The drama's
splendid phantoms here". Uncollected. Inscribed on front flyleaf: "Presented to
Rev Thos B Fox, by the Directors of the Newburyport Public Library. H A Ten-
ney Sec'y." Bookplate recording presentation by Fox to Dorchester Athenaeum.
Superimposed is Boston Latin School plate, gift ofJohnJ. May.

















HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD


HPS 1 Sir Rohan's Ghost. A Romance.


Boston, 1860.


BAL 18441, signature [i] folded so that contents leaf occurs as leaf [I]4, binding D,
purple C cloth. Harriet Prescott's first book, published anonymously.


HPS 2 The Amber Gods and Other Stories.


Boston, 1863.


BAL 18442, green Z cloth. This copy has pencil corrections in the margins on
p. 303, line 2, "!" for second "?", and p. 304, line 16, "sails" for "shrouds". In-
scribed by Spofford on front flyleaf: "SarahJane Prescott, From her Affectionate
Daughter Hal.June 19. 1863". HPS MS 31 was inserted in this copy, which ap-
parently was sent to Mrs. Ward (Mrs. William Hayes Ward?) in 191o.


HPS 3 Azarian:An Episode.


Boston, 1864.


BAL 18443, unrecorded binding in purple Z cloth. Endpapers and publisher's
catalogue as in BAL. Inscribed by Spofford on front flyleaf: "To: Mrs. Kate Mon-
tague, With the love of her Most affectionate niece Harriet E. Prescott Summer.
1864".

H PS 4 A Statement ofthe Proceedings resulting in the Purchase of the Newburyport
Public Library Building. Newburyport, 1866.
BAL 18446. Contains "The Library," pp. 30-31. Poem, begins, "The drama's
splendid phantoms here". Uncollected. Inscribed on front flyleaf: "Presented to
Rev Thos B Fox, by the Directors of the Newburyport Public Library. H A Ten-
ney Sec'y." Bookplate recording presentation by Fox to Dorchester Athenaeum.
Superimposed is Boston Latin School plate, gift ofJohnJ. May.









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HPS 5 The Atlantic Monthy. September, 1866. Boston, 1866.
Halbeisen, p. 258. First prints "Yesterday," pp. 367-74. Essay, unsigned. Uncol-
lected.

HPS 6 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1867. Boston, 1867.
Halbeisen, p. 250. First prints "The River," pp. 287-88. Poem, unsigned, begins,
"Your life and mine, 0 constant Heart, are braided". Collected in Poems, 1882
(HPS 28).

HPS 7 The Atlantic Monthly.January, February, March, 1868.
Boston, 1868.
Halbeisen, p. 229. First prints "Flotsam andJetsam," Part I, January, 1868, pp.
7-16; Part II, February, 1868, pp. 186-98; Part III, March, 1868, pp. 313-25.
Story, unsigned. Uncollected.

HPS 8 TheAtlantic Monthly.July, 1868. Boston, 1868.
Halbeisen, p. 244. First prints "A Four-O'Clock," pp. iio-ii. Poem, unsigned,
begins, "Ah, happy day, refuse to go!" Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28).

HPS 9 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 1868. Boston, 1868.
Halbeisen, p. 232. First prints "Lost and Found," pp. 243-51. Story, unsigned.
Uncollected.

HPS 10 Henry Peterson. The Modern Job. Philadelphia, 1869.
Broadside, on pink paper, 27.7 x 15.3 cm, folded and bound into The Modern Job.
Headed "To the editor", the text consists of notices "not for publication" from
Whittier, Gail Hamilton, Bayard Taylor, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Grace
Greenwood, George H. Baker, Louise Chandler Moulton, and Nora Perry.

HPS 11 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1870. Boston, 1870.
Halbeisen, p. 231. First prints "Little Ben," pp. 309-21. Story. Uncollected.

HPS 12 The Atlantic Monthly.January, 1871. Boston, 1871.
Halbeisen, p. 233. First prints "Miss Moggaridge's Provider," pp. 17-27. Story.
Reprinted in Stepping-Stones to Happiness, 1897 (HPS 40).









HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD


HPS 13 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1871. Boston, 1871.
Halbeisen, p. 229. First prints "Footpads," pp. 401-13. Story. Uncollected.

HPS 14 New-EnglandLegends. Boston, 1871.
BAL 18452. There are two copies in the Howe Collection, one bound in FL cloth,
terra-cotta, the other in P cloth, also terra-cotta. BAL records terra-cotta FL cloth
but only brown P cloth. In a note dated August i, 1871, Spofford describes the text
as "hastily-prepared sketches, originally published in less permanent form ."
The illustrations are unsigned. Howe copy I (FL cloth) is inscribed by Spofford on
front flyleaf: "Mr. Brewster, With the acknowledgements of the Author." PDH
notes, "Mr. Brewster was a well known historian of Portsmouth, New Hamp-
shire." However, Charles Warren Brewster, whose career fits this description,
died in 1868.

HPS 15 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1872. Boston, 1872.
Halbeisen, p. 248. First prints "Nocturne," p. 526. Poem, begins, "In the soft,
starless summer night". Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28).

HPS 16 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 1874. Boston, 1874.
Halbeisen, p. 247. First prints "Listening," p. 440. Poem, begins, "Her white
hand flashes on the strings,". Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28).

HPS 17 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1875. Boston, 1875.
Halbeisen, p. 248. First prints "The Nun and Harp," pp. 281-82. Poem, begins,
"What memory fired her pallid face?" Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28).

HPS 18 John GreenleafWhittier, ed. Songs of Three Centuries.
Boston, 1876 [December, 1875]
BAL 11341 (Larcom), 21933 (Whittier); Howe catalogue, pt. VWhittier,JGW 372.
First prints "Song," p. 313. Poem, begins, "In the summer twilight,". Reprints
"Hereafter," pp. 312-13. Halbeisen, pp. 251, 245. Two copies, "Holiday issue" in
green cloth and "Household issue" in brown cloth.

HPS 19 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1876. Boston, 1876.
Halbeisen, p. 248. First prints "The Old Poet and His Wife," pp. 532-34. Poem,
begins, "Around her fell the evening glow,". Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28).









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HPS 20 William E Gill, ed. Laurel Leaves. Boston, 1876.
BAL 18463. First prints "The Moonlight Wreck," pp. [55]-70. Story. Uncol-
lected.

HPS 21 The Atlantic Monthly.July, 1878. Boston, 1878.
Halbeisen, p. 249. First prints "Our Neighbor," pp. 51-52. Poem, begins, "Old
neighbor, for how many a year". The first installment of HenryJames's The Euro-
peans begins below on p. 52. Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28). HPS MS 1 con-
tains an autograph fair copy of this poem sent to an autograph collector prior to
publication. The poem is addressed toJohn GreenleafWhittier.

HPS 22 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1878. Boston, 1878.
Halbeisen, p. 248. First prints "An Old Song," pp. 631-32. Poem, begins, "An old
song, an old song! But the new are not so sweet, -" Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS
28).

HPS 23 The Atlantic Monthly.January, 1879. Boston, 1879.
Halbeisen, p. 241. First prints "A Birthday," p. 58. Poem, begins, "Into this world,
with April, you". Collected as "The Birthday" in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28).

HPS 24 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1879. Boston, 1879.
Halbeisen, p. 253. First prints "Witchwork," pp. 566-67. Poem, begins, "Undin6
and all her troop". Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28).

HPS 25 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems ofPlaces. America. New England.
Vol. I. Boston, 1879.
BAL 18469; Howe catalogue, pt. III Longfellow, HWL 262. Reprints the poem to
John GreenleafWhittier, "Our Neighbor," pp. 54-56. See HPS 21 for the first
printing and HPS MS 1 for an autograph copy.

HPS 26 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems ofPlaces. America. New England.
Vol. II. Boston, 1879.
BAL 18470; Howe catalogue, pt. III Longfellow, HWL 262. Reprints "Inside
Plum Island," pp. 179-83. Halbeisen, p. 246, records the first printing in Harper's
New Monthly Magazine (August, 1877). Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28).









HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD 13


HPS 27 The Atlantic Monthy.January, 1880. Boston, 1880.
Halbeisen, p. 246. First prints "Intermezzo," p. 32. Poem, begins, "Sheer below
us, as we stand to-night". Collected in Poems, 1882 (HPS 28).

HPS 28 Poems. Boston, New York, 1882.
BAL 18475. Two copies. One copy, in brown S cloth (not in BAL; spine imprint is
BAL C), is inscribed by Spofford on free front endpaper: "Fred, With the affec-
tionate regard of his old friend, The Author." The second copy, in blue S cloth
(also BAL C), has stanzas 7-8 from the poem "Marion" (p. 99) copied by Spofford
on free front endpaper followed by the inscription: "Marion Wentworth Peirce
with the love of her Aunt Hal." The Spoffords were named guardians of the two
children of Thomas Wentworth Peirce in 1885. The daughter Marion is the sub-
ject of the poem.

HPS 29 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1885. Boston, 1885.
Halbeisen, p. 251. First prints "The Star in the East," pp. 103-105. Poem, begins,
"From hoary kingdoms of all ancientness,". Collected in In Titian's Garden, 1897
(HPS 39). The first installment ofA Marsh Island by Sarah OrneJewett begins on
p. 38 of this issue (Howe catalogue, pt. IIIJewett, SOJ 17).

HPS 30 Ballads about Authors. Boston, 1887.
BAL 18486. Small paper printing, A: red S cloth. Inscribed by Spofford on front
flyleaf: "My Dear Tommy, With the love of his Aunt Hal." Possibly the recipient
was Thomas, son of Thomas Wentworth Peirce; HPS 28 has a similar inscription
to his sister Marion. On p. 13, stanza 2 of "Goldsmith's Whistle" has a manuscript
revision of lines 2-3 ("And that they had not at Louvain,/And that they wanted
not-for them" revised to "And that great parlance never rang/Round gowns-
men at Louvain,-for them").

H PS 31 Hymn, For the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Sarah Balch
Braman ... December 21, i89o. [N.p., 1890?]
BAL 18498.

HPS 32 A Lost Jewel. Boston, New York, 1890.
BAL 18501. Binding not in BAL: red T cloth; stamped in black (including "Clas-
sics for Home and School" in circle lower right front cover); cream endpapers.









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Inscribed by Spofford on slip tipped in, inside front cover: "M. A. Glidden, With
the love ofH. P Spofford." A printed slip tipped in on free front endpaper reads,
"With the Compliments of THE AUTHOR."

HPS 33 House and Hearth. New York, 1891.
BAL 18502. Straw V cloth. Inscribed by Spofford on free front endpaper:
"M.A.G. With the love of H.P. S." Pasted inside the front cover is a card with a re-
production of the photograph of Spofford "with lace drapery on the head" (her
description; see HPS MS 10). M.A.G. is M. A. Glidden, recipient also of HPS 32.

HPS 34 Elizabeth Sheppard. Rumour. 2 vols. Chicago, 1893.
BAL 18509. "Introductory Note," vol. i, pp. [9]-21. Notes throughout the two
volumes are also by Spofford. Spofford published an essay about Sheppard in
The Atlantic Monthly as early as 1862. Inscribed by Spofford on half-title of vol. i:
"Alice With the love of H.P. S."; the inscription is repeated on free front endpaper
ofvol. 2.

HPS 35 A Scarlet Poppy and Other Stories. New York, 1894.
BAL 18511. Greenish-blue V cloth. Inscribed by Spofford on free front endpaper:
"Auntie, With the love of H.P.S."


HPS 36 Three Heroines ofNew England Romance. Boston, 1894.
BAL 18512 (full entry under 6729). Cream V cloth. Trade edition. Spofford's
"Priscilla," pp. [13]-6o, is the first piece in the volume, followed by Alice Brown
on Agnes Surriage and Louise Imogen Guiney on Martha Hilton (Howe cata-
logue, pt. VII Guiney, LIG 19). Inscribed by Spofford on free front endpaper:
"Alice, With the love of Aunt Hal".


HPS 37 A Master Spirit. New York, 1896.
BAL 18516. Cream buckram, binding for The Ivory Series. This is the fifth title in
the series list on p. [iv], which includes Robert Louis Stevenson's The Suicide Club.
This copy has a manuscript correction on p. 115, line 16, "song" corrected to
"sono". (A copy in the cataloguer's collection now at Smith College has the same
correction.) Inscribed by Spofford on free front endpaper: "Mrs. H. E. Sawyer,
With the grateful compliments of Harriet P Spofford."









HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD 10


HPS 38 An Inheritance. New York, 1897.
BAL 18519. White buckram, stamping matches HPS 37 as a binding for The
Ivory Series. This title is eleventh in the series list on p. [ii]. Spofford and E. W
Hornung now each have two titles in the series. Inscribed by Spofford on free
front endpaper: "For: Mr. Amos Russell Wells, With the regard of the Author."
Wells was a prolific writer of books on Bible study and Christian Endeavor. Five
of the Howe copies of Spofford's works come from his library.

HPS 39 In Titian's Garden and Other Poems. Boston, 1897.
BAL 18520. Green T cloth. BAL notes various combinations of blank leaves at
front and back; this copy has 4 leaves at front of which the first is the front paste-
down and 4 leaves at back of which the last is the back pastedown. Leaf [8] 2 is a
free endpaper. Inscribed by Spofford on free front endpaper: "Alice Galbraith
Bartlett, With the long-time affection of Harriet Prescott Spofford. Christmas
1897." Pasted on the first flyleaf is a reproduction of a photograph of Spofford
(same pose as in HPS 33 but a longer view).

HPS 40 Stepping-Stones to Happiness. New York, 1897.
BAL 18522. Green V cloth. Includes the 1871 story "Miss Moggaridge's Provider"
(HPS 12).

HPS 41 Priscilla'sLove-Story. Chicago, New York, 1898.
BAL 18524. Light green V cloth.

HPS 42 The Maid He Married. Chicago, New York, 1899.
BAL 18531. Binding A: blue linen. "Blue Cloth Books" stamped in gray on covers;
series monogram on front cover on onlaid white paper circle printed in blue,
stamped in gray on back cover. This title is third in a series list of five on p. [ii].
Signed on front flyleaf by Amos R. Wells (1907), recipient of an inscribed copy of
An Inheritance (HPS 38). Title-page has Hall's Library Company stamp, St. Paul,
Minnesota (no. 4590; number is also in ink at top of free front endpaper).

HPS 43 Edith A. Sawyer. Mary Cameron: A Romance ofFisherman's Island.
Boston, 1899.
BAL 18533. 'A Foreword," pp. 5-6. Inscribed by the publisher, Benjamin H. San-
born, 190o.









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HPS 44 Old Madame & Other Tragedies. Boston, 1900.
BAL 18534. Mottled pink V cloth. Copyright 1899. Inscribed by Spofford on free
front endpaper: "M.A.G. With the love of more than thirty years, from H.P.S.
December, 1899." The surname Glidden for M.A.G. is given in HPS 32.

HPS 45 The Atlantic Monthly. August, I9oo. Boston, 19o0.
Halbeisen, p. 244. First prints "Gramarye," pp. 218-19. Poem, begins, "Where
to-night the woodside towers,". Uncollected.

HPS 46 The Children of the Valley. New York, 1901.
BAL 18539. First printing. Light blue V cloth. Inscribed by Spofford on front
flyleaf: "Esther, With Aunt Hal's love." "Christmas 1901." has been added in pen-
cil by another hand. "Esther" is probably Esther Bartlett, recipient of HPS 52.

H PS 47 The Great Procession and Other Versesfor and about Children.
Boston, 1902.
BAL 18540. Binding B: unprinted brown paper boards. The second title in The
Arcadian Library from The Gorham Press. Four titles are listed on p. [Io9], with
"other volumes in preparation." The series advertisement offers two bindings,
this binding of boards with "vellum labels" and one in full morocco, omitting the
printed blue paper boards noted in BAL.

HPS 48 In Titian's Garden and Other Poems. Boston, 1903.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company MCMIII.
Printed from the plates of the 1897 Copeland and Day edition (HPS 39). Copy-
right 1897 by Copeland and Day, 1903 by Spofford. Green S cloth, stamped in
dark green and gilt, top edges gilt. Inscribed by Spofford on slip pasted to free
front endpaper: "For dearJulia, with the love of H.P. S."

HPS 49 That Betty.
New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, Edinburgh, 1903.
BAL 18542. Tan V cloth. Signed on free front endpaper by Amos R. Wells, 3/8/17.

HPS 50 Four Days of God. Boston, 1905.
BAL 18546. Purple T cloth. Each signature has Anna C. Tomlinson's "decora-
tions" (including full illustrations) printed in a different color-light green, or-









HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD


ange, magenta, blue-gray. Inscribed by Spofford on free front endpaper: "Very
Cordially Harriet Prescott Spofford."

HPS 51 Old Washington. Boston, 1906.
BAL 18547. Gray V cloth. Inscribed by Spofford on free front endpaper: "Auntie:
With the love of Aunt Hal. 1906." PDH notes, "This inscription is evidently in
error."

HPS 52 The Fairy Changeling. Boston, 1911.
BAL 18554. Pale lavender V cloth. Spofford's only published play. Inscribed by
Spofford on free front endpaper: "Esther Bartlett, With the love of her Aunt
Hal."

HPS 53 The Making ofa Fortune. New York, London, 1911.
BAL 18555. Red V cloth. Signed on front flyleaf by Amos R. Wells, Sept 25/12.

HPS 54 Mary Newmarch Prescott. Poems. Boston, 1912.
Boston: Richard G. Badger The Gorham Press Copyright 1912.
Dark green V cloth. Spofford edited this volume of poems by her sister and
dedicated it to her niece Katharine Prescott Moseley. Inscribed by Spofford on
free front endpaper: "C.WM. With the affectionate remembrance of H.P.S.
May, 1912".

HPS 55 The Elder's People. Boston, New York, 1920.
BAL 18561. Tan paper boards, green T cloth spine. Signed on free front endpaper
by Amos R. Wells, 5/15/20. Frontispiece (inserted) by Elizabeth Shippen Green,
copyright 1904 by Harper & Brothers. White book jacket with a reproduction of
the Shippen illustration and advertisements including Willa Cather's My Antonia
as "Recent Fiction" and Eleanor H. Porter and Samuel Hopkins Adams among
the authors of "New Fiction." The jacket advertisement for The Elder's People de-
scribes it as "Rural New England life presented with Mrs. Spofford's sympathetic
appreciation."








NEW FICTION-

The Third Window ANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
In this novlI, the firls thal Mii Rei dgi itlk ha s .r]ilt.n sn.i r ".T :s1'l." the
l''t vtivae sliii s i.,- tuilla 1I -e r tiilI l y, i h- s the denl d Ilmils"y nt )I Iis titlid, is
tratu11lllt d into aniiiiii tlslr)ie i l ftio,

Mary Marie ELEANOR H. PORTER
Gay, lively. lovtel Mar. M i rii llhio hiinl.l 'ii i l il ] il &inci tl ir yny tloln
the hearts if tl[ioiisaiindl if .If r-orii:l gIo, I-i a d -1 ili Irllllids'.

Basil Everman ELSIE SINGMASTER
After ti yi-es of sesalily ril inng wirk, Miss Si guilt "r lhas siritten a
novel that will lalkr its pl;re il the frootl ra;llk of \IinerIrnil fitlIon.h

The Red Lady KATHARINE NEWLIN BURT
Witl full siympin thylll ndil lbrealllllra ilnt s in -t lth r'iuel r i'ill folll this
charming rrtd-lihirtdi hlieron through lhr p ill-k? flight iagasit miiystriousi and
sr' halnost oaverihettinii it lts.

Oh, You Texl WILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
A Texas ranger, Ihe wild, ftre- lii.f si1the l-tnt \et, ti' he li.n o 1 n ii ian
wlhs klnlw.ss tli, eountrs anid its Ol.d. : tl tl, r-sult -- :t Iiik as vivid aind
r .eitistic as it is ansorliiig.

Ships Across the Sea RALPH D. PAINE
Thrillilng sadVlltlurs of naunlrn .\niirii:uil senr-frun-s- on,I bIIotuth, and
above e uiuou- trullld 11 the ni-Iv 'Il r iirt s, c, hy th itthor of "Fighting
FtIets."

Wanted: A Husband SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
l "'Unarried nlndy oln io lnonon dii 1 i I l,,(mpratry h-usbtnd. Must lhave
4/" taut, ariin lilu il \ f -lf-I-fTu-n'luiu t. niu l Britishli uv er t. Apply Parlor
Car 13, G. (. Sltiol ."

Swatty: A Story of Real Boys ELLIS PARKER BUTLER
o The llAnIIItlluirets, nod .ill )I nII iilh lI,. f ll lit ll ll ni d hsl(lr khlllan u .k ilne.
of themIr st torlougs i v ju ) nj o l ki f tthi ,i n s.l.". Io rkhhOers turinn."

S Pirates of the Spring FORREST REID
A subtle and delienti r stlild f thinii ( li ]illuniit oif n huiy' eharnlter h3y a
s yo- ng Irish writx-r wn hou- i- 0.-l i[\. I'I n pruiu S gis," -us is liiuluiisila ir
the notable novas of nr vltl uutf' 1 rt".

The Elder's People HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD
Rural New Elnglnd ihfi lprei-nlid iIh i l-. l-iSp,lTilid' ynllpthelti applr-
ciation.


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PLATE I: Bookjacket of H PS 55 (I920), Spofford's last novel




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