Guide to the Letters of Harriette Farnham Hovey, 1891 - 1912Manuscript MS-1234

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Title:

Guide to the Letters of Harriette Farnham Hovey, 1891 - 1912

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1234

Collection Dates:

1891 - 1912

Size of Collection:

1 box (.2 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Letters of Harriette Farnham (Spoffard) Hovey concerning her son Richard Hovey and his literary career.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Letters written by Harriette Farnham Hovey concerning her son Richard Hovey, his death in 1900, and his literary career. Mentions her grandson Julian Hovey attending Dartmouth.The bulk of the letters are to Lindsay Swift, Curtis Hidden Page, Charles Francis Richardson and Harold Goddard Rugg.

Biography

Harrette Farnham (Spofford) Hovey, the daughter of Farnham and Lydia Coggeshall Spofford, was born in 1834 in Massachusetts. In 1854, she married Charles Edward Hovey, Dartmouth Class of 1852, and was the mother of the poet Richard Hovey, Dartmouth Class of 1885. After Charles Hovey's Civil War service, Harriette moved with her husband and family to Washington, DC, where she worked for the Bureau of Education. She died 1916, and is buried, along with son Richard and her parents, in Andover, Massachsuetts.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1891-1912

Letters from Harriette Hovey concerning Richard Hovey and his work.

Box: 1

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Shelf list cards, undated
  • Folder: 2, Harriette Hovey to Edmund C. Stedman, 1891 December 2
  • Folder: 3, Harriette Hovey to Lindsay Swift, 1892 January 12
  • Folder: 4, Harriette Hovey to Lindsay Swift, 1892 January 20
  • Folder: 5, Harriette Hovey to Lindsay Swift, 1892 March 16
  • Folder: 6, Harriette Hovey to Lindsay Swift, 1892 May 18
  • Folder: 7, Harriette Hovey to Lindsay Swift, 1892 June 4
  • Folder: 8, Harriette Hovey to Lindsay Swift, 1892 November 21
  • Folder: 9, Harriette Hovey to Lindsay Swift, 1892 December 8
  • Folder: 10, Harriette Hovey to Lindsay Swift, 1893 September 27
  • Folder: 11, Harriette Hovey to Charles Francis Richardson, 1900 March 17
  • Folder: 12, Harriette Hovey to Charles Francis Richardson, 1900 March 29
  • Folder: 13, Harriette Hovey to Charles Francis Richardson, 1900 May 4
  • Folder: 14, Harriette Hovey to Charles Francis Richardson, 1900 June 2
  • Folder: 15, Harriette Hovey to Charles Francis Richardson, 1900 June 18
  • Folder: 16, Harriette Hovey to to Curtis Hidden Page, 1901 February 24
  • Folder: 17, Harriette Hovey to to Curtis Hidden Page, 1901 April 25
  • Folder: 18, Harriette Hovey to Laurens [Maynard], 1901 May 3
  • Folder: 19, Harriette Hovey to Curtis Hidden Page, 1901 June 14
  • Folder: 20, Harriette Hovey to Curtis Hidden Page, 1902 August 12
  • Folder: 21, Harriette Hovey to harold Goddard Rugg, 1909 May 7
  • Folder: 22, Harriette Hovey to Harold Goddard Rugg, 1910 February 19
  • Folder: 23, Harriette Hovey to Harold Goddard Rugg, 1912 June 3
  • Folder: 24, Harriette Hovey to Harold Goddard Rugg, 1912 September 12

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