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Harriet Payson Flagg correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 0134

Collection Scope and Content

The 32 letters in the collection span the years 1809-1821. The first are from friends and addressed to Harriet Payson, her maiden name. After 1812, she is addressed as Mrs. Harriet Flagg. There is one letter that she wrote to Marian McLain in 1811; the rest of the correspondence is to her from P.E. Theobold, Mary M. Parker, Catherine Patton, Martha Hubbard, A. Chaland, Caroline Moore, Mary Sewell, E. Sewell, Daniel French, Nathaniel Coffin, Lucy Sedge, and Henry Flagg (brother-in-law?). The contents range from early letters with gossip about marriages to letters concerning money and deaths among family and friends.

Dates

  • 1809-1821

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harriet Payson was born in Wiscasset, Maine in the late 1700s. She married Edmund Flagg in 1813, and gave birth to two children, Edmund (1815) and Harriet (unknown).

Extent

12 folders

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is organized as a single series.
Title
Guide to the Harriet Payson Flagg correspondence, 1809-1821
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Walker
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

Contact:
Abplanalp Library
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland Maine 04103 United States