Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart (1844-1911)

Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart

31 August 1844 – 27 January 1911

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Source: The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

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Pertinent Archives:

Boston Public Library (manuscripts for short stories “Fourteen to One” and “Jack” and correspondence) (

Essex Institute (correspondence and manuscript poems) (

The Huntington Library (correspondence and manuscripts of verse and prose) (

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

The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives (correspondence with Elizabeth Garver Jordan) (

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

Schlesinger Library (correspondence) (

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

Legacy References:

Barnes, Ashley C. “The Word Made Exhibition: Protestant Reading Meets Catholic Worship in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Gates Ajar.” Legacy 29.2 (2012): 179-200.

Carr, Felicia L. “Review of Anne E. Boyd’s Writing for Immortality: Women Writers and the Emergence of High Literary Culture in America.” Legacy 22.2 (2005): 199. [LION]

Dobson, Joanne, and Judith Fetterley. “Nineteenth-Century American Novel: A Revised Syllabus.” Legacy 1.1 (1984): 6.

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]

Elbert, Monika. “Review of Naomi Z. Sofer’s Making the “America of Art”: Cultural Nationalism and NineteenthCentury Women Writers and Susan S. Williams’s Reclaiming Authorship: Literary Women in America, 1850-1900.” Legacy 24.1 (2007): 135-37. [LION]

Elliott, Mary. “When Girls Will Be Boys: ‘Bad’ Endings and Subversive Middles in Nineteenth-Century Tomboy Narratives and Twentieth-Century Lesbian Pulp Novels.” Legacy 15.1 (1998): 92-97. [GW] [LION]

Fetterley, Judith. “‘Checkmate’: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s The Silent Partner.” Legacy 3.2 (1986): 17-30.

Gaul, Theresa Strouth. “Review of eds. Jennifer Cognard-Black and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls’s Kindred Hands: Letters on Writing by British and American Women Authors, 1865-1935.” Legacy 25.1 (2008): 179-81. [LION]

Gehrman, Jennifer A. “‘I am half-sick of shadows’: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s Ladies of Shalott.” Legacy 14.2 (1997): 123-36. [GW] [LION]

Griffith, George V. “An Epistolary Friendship: The Letters of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps to George Eliot.” Legacy 18.1 (2001): 94-100. [MUSE] [GW] [LION]

Hendler, Glenn. “Review of Amy Schrager Lang’s The Syntax of Class: Writing Inequality in Nineteenth-Century America.” Legacy 21.1 (2004): 111. [LION]

Kelly, Lori Duin. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Trixy, and the Vivisection Question Legacy 27.1 (2010): 61-82. [MUSE] [GW] [LION]

Kessler, Carol Farley. Legacy Profile: “Elizabeth Stuart Phelps [Ward], 1844-1911.” Legacy 1.2 (1984): 3-5.

Levander, Caroline Field. “Review of Karen Tracey’s Plots and Proposals: American Women’s Fiction, 1850-90.” Legacy 17.2 (2000): 235. [GW] [LION]

Pfaelzer, Jean. “Discourses of Women and Class: Subjection, Subversion, and Subjectivity.” Legacy 16.1 (1999): 1-10. [GW] [LION]

Price Herndl, Diane. “Review of Nina Baym’s American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences: Styles of Affiliation, Susan Wells’s Out of the Dead House: Nineteenth-Century Women Physicians and the Writing of Medicine, and Cynthia J. Davis’s Bodily and Narrative Forms: The Influence of Medicine on American Literature, 1845-1915.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 217. [GW] [LION]

Rodier, Katharine. “Review of Caroline Field Levander’s Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture.” Legacy 16.2 (1999): 205. [GW] [LION]

Samuels, Shirley. “Review of Mary Louise Kete’s Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth-Century America and Lori Merish’s Sentimental Materialism.” Legacy 18.2 (2001): 250. [GW] [LION]

Schultz, Jane E. “Review of Sarah E. Gardner’s Blood and Irony: Southern White Women’s Narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937 and Lisa A. Long’s Rehabilitating Bodies: Health, History, and the American Civil War.” Legacy 24.1 (2007): 141-43. [LION]

Sofer, Naomi Z. “Review of Deborah Barker’s Aesthetics and Gender in American Literature: Portraits of the Woman Artist and Linda M. Grasso’s The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women’s Literature in America, 1820-1860.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 211-12. [GW] [LION]

Sorisio, Carolyn. “Review of ed. Karen L. Kilcup’s Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition.” Legacy 17.2 (2000): 229. [GW] [LION]

Tuttle, Jennifer S. “Letters from Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (Ward) to S. Weir Mitchell, M.D., 1884-1897.” Legacy 17.1 (2000): 83-94. [GW] [LION]

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

Wegener, Frederick. “‘Few Things More Womanly Or More Noble’: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and the Advent of the Woman Doctor in America.” Legacy 22.1 (2005): 1-17. [MUSE]