Jewett, Sarah Orne (1849 – 1909)

jewettJewett, Sarah Orne

3 September 1849 – 24 June 1909

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Pertinent Archives:

Barnard College Library (correspondence and manuscripts of women including Jewett) (

Boston Public Library (letters from Celia Laighton Thaxter, other correspondence, manuscript poems, and writing practice book) (

Central Michigan University, Clarke Historical Library (correspondence with John Greenleaf Whittier) (

Colby College Library, Special Collections (correspondence, manuscripts of single poems and the short story “In Dark New England Days,” secondary source material, and published works) (

Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (correspondence) (

Gardner Museum (letters and photos) (

The Huntington Library (literary manuscripts and correspondence, including holograph copies of “The Coon Dog” and “Jack’s Merry Christmas”) (

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (correspondence with Owen Wister) (

Middlebury College, Abernethy Collection of American Literature (correspondence and drafts of women including Jewett) (

Newberry Library (correspondence with Alice French) (

Northwestern University Library, Special Collections (letters to Harriet Prescott Spofford from 1905) (

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

Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection (biographical data, reviews, clippings, and articles on women including Jewett) (

University of Maine, Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History (interview with Hilda Fife and Elizabeth Goodwin concerning Jewett) (

University of New Hampshire Library, Special Collections (correspondence and manuscripts of women including Jewett) (

University of Virginia Library, Manuscripts Department (correspondence, manuscripts, photos, and other papers of women including Jewett) (

Wellesley College Archives (correspondence with Anne Whitney) (

Westbrook College (correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, photos, memorabilia, and books of women including Jewett) (



Legacy References:


Apthorp, Elaine Sargent. “Re-Visioning Creativity: Cather, Chopin, Jewett.” Legacy 9.1 (1992): 1-22.

Boyd, Anne E. “Review of Francesca Sawaya’s Modern Women, Modern Work: Domesticity, Professionalism, and American Writing, 1890-1950.” Legacy 22.1 (2005): 88. [LION]

Campbell, Donna. “Review of Judith Fetterley and Marjorie Pryse’s Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture.” Legacy 21.1 (2004): 96. [LION]

Dowdell, Coby. “Withdrawing from the Nation: Regionalist Literature as Ascetic Practice in Jewett’s The Country of the Pointed Firs.”Legacy 21.2 (2004): 210-28. [MUSE]

Eiselein, Gregory. “Review of ed. Jill Bergman’s Our Sisters’ Keepers: Nineteenth-Century Benevolence Literature by American Women.” Legacy 23.2 (2006): 204-05. [LION]

Heller, Terry. “Eunice and the Jade Gods: Jewett’s Religious Rhetoric in A Country Doctor.” Legacy 22.2 (2005): 158-75. [MUSE]

Jewett, Sara Orne. Legacy Reprint: “Tom’s Husband.” [Atlantic Monthly, February, 1882] Legacy 7.1 (1990): 30-37.

Johanningsmeier, Charles. “‘Dolly Franklin’s Decision’: Sarah Orne Jewett’s Definition of ‘A Good Girl.'” Legacy 17.1 (2000): 95-107.[GW] [LION]

Johnson, Rochelle. “Review of eds. Thomas S. Edwards and Elizabeth De Wolfe’s Such News of the Land: US Women Nature Writers.”Legacy 19.2 (2002): 261-62. [GW] [LION]

Littenberg, Marcia. “Review of Josephine Donovan’s After the Fall: The Demeter-Persephone Myth in Wharton, Cather, and Glasgowand Sarah Way Sherman’s Sarah Orne Jewett, An American Persephone.” Legacy 7.1 (1990): 65-6.

Logan, Lisa M. “Review of Stacy Alaimo’s Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space.” Legacy 18.2 (2001): 244.[GW] [LION]

Logan, Lisa M. “Review of ed. Susan L. Roberson’s Women, America, and Movement: Narratives of Relocation.” Legacy 17.1 (2000): 111-12. [GW] [LION]

Maik, Thomas A. “Reclaiming Paradise: Role Reversal as Liberation in Sarah Orne Jewett’s ‘Tom’s Husband.'” Legacy 7.1 (1990): 23-29.

Oakes, Karen. “Review of Margaret Roman’s Sarah Orne Jewett: Reconstructing Gender.” Legacy 10.1 (1993): 67-68.

Pryse, Marjorie. “Review of Marilyn Sanders Mobley’s Folk Roots and Mythic Wings in Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni Morrison: The Cultural Function of Narrative.” Legacy 10.1 (1993): 69-70.

Warren, Joyce W. “Review of Ann R. Shapiro’s Unlikely Heroines: Nineteenth-Century American WomenLegacy 5.2 (1988): 66-68.

Wilder, Sarah Ann. “Review of eds. Karen L. Kilcup and Thomas S. Edwards’s Jewett and Her Contemporaries: Reshaping the Canon.”Legacy 18.2 (2001): 242-43. [GW] [LION]

Wilson, Christine. “Delinquent Housekeeping: Transforming the Regulations of Keeping House.” Legacy 25.2 (2008): 299-310.[LION]