Spofford, Harriet Prescott (1835 – 1921)

3 April 1835 – 14 Aug. 1921

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Pertinent Archives:

American Antiquarian Society (poems, a foreword to a book of her verse that was to have been published posthumously, and correspondence) (http://www.americanantiquarian.org/)
Barnard College Library (correspondence and manuscripts of women including Spofford) (http://www.barnard.columbia.edu/library/)
Boston Public Library (correspondence) (http://www.bpl.org/)
Colby College Library, Special Collections (correspondence with Sarah Orne Jewett) (http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/library/special/)
Essex Institute (poems and letters) (http://www.essexinstitute.com/)
Forbes Library (a few 1890s letters to Annie Cleaveland Bridgman) (http://www.forbeslibrary.org/)
The Huntington Library (untitled verse and letters) (http://www.huntington.org/)
Iowa State Historical Department, Division of Historical Museum and Archives, Historical Library (autograph collection including Spofford) (http://www.iowahistory.org/)
Middlebury College, Abernethy Collection of American Literature (correspondence and drafts of women including Spofford) (http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lis/about/library_info/special_collections/collections/abernethy/)
Northwestern University Library, Special Collections (letters from Sarah Orne Jewett) (http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec/index.html)
University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Department of Special Collections (letters) (http://www.ucsd.edu/portal/site/Libraries/menuitem.7974bc238fac0eb7147f6defd34b01ca/?vgnextoid=fd79c70d381c3110VgnVCM10000045b410acRCRD)
Westbrook College (miscellaneous papers) (http://www.une.edu/)

Legacy References:

Bernardi, Debra. “‘A Bit Sensational’ or ‘Simple and True’: Domestic Horror and the Politics of Genre.” Legacy 16.2 (1999):  135-53. [GW]  [LION]

Fast, Robin Riley. “Killing the Angel in Spofford’s ‘Desert Sands’ and ‘The South Breaker.'” Legacy 11.1 (1994):  37-54.

Gaul, Theresa Strouth. “Captivity, Childbirth, and the Civil War in Harriet Prescott Spofford’s ‘Circumstance.'” Legacy 19.1 (2002):  35-43. [GW]  [LION]

Holly, Carol. “‘Grand and Sweet Methodist Hymns’: Spiritual Transformation and Imperialistic Vision in Harriet Prescott Spofford’s ‘Circumstance.'” Legacy 18.2 (2001):  153-66. [GW]  [LION]

Logan, Lisa M . “Race, Romanticism, and the Politics of Feminist Literary Study: Harriet Prescott Spofford’s ‘The Amber Gods.'” Legacy 18.1 (2001):  35-51. [GW]  [LION]

Spengler, Birgit. “Gendered Vision(s) in the Short Fiction of Harriet Prescott Spofford.” Legacy 21.1 (2004):  68-73. [LION]

Tucker, Amy. “Review of Harriet Prescott Spofford’s ‘The Amber Gods’ and Other Stories.” Legacy 6.2 (1989):  68-69.