Field, Kate (1838 – 1896)

Field, Kate

1 October 1838 – 19 May 1896

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Source: NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

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Pertinent Archives:

Boston Public Library (manuscripts and typescripts of lectures, plays, and interviews; correspondence, scrapbooks; letters to Field from Celia Laighton Thaxter, Adelaide Ristori, Julia Ward Howe, Charlotte Sanders Cushman, and Anthony Trollope; Kate Field’s season theater tickets) (

LDS Church Archives (lecture from 1886 denouncing Mormonism and polygamy) (

Missouri Historical Society (correspondence, other papers about women, and lectures on Mormonism) (

New York Historical Society (correspondence with James Wright Brown) (

The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives (correspondence with Robert Bonner) (

Rutherford B. Hayes Library (correspondence with William Claflin) (

Utah State Historical Society Library (letters on Mormonism and Utah) (



Legacy References:


Homstead, Melissa J. “Review of Patricia Okker’s Social Stories: The Magazine Novel in Nineteenth-Century America and ed. Sharon M. Harris’s Blue Pencils and Hidden Hands: Women Editing Periodicals, 1830-1910.” Legacy 22.1 (2005): 84-5. [LION]

Scharnhorst, Gary. “‘He is Amusing but Not Inherently a Gentleman’: The Vexed Relations of Kate Field and Samuel Clemens.”Legacy 18.2 (2001): 193-204. [MUSE] [GW] [LION]

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