Thaxter, Celia (1835 – 1894)

 29 June 1835 – 25 August 1894




Image Information:

Photographer: Date: about 1880 Occasion: Source: The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University Permissions:
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Pertinent Archives:

Barnard College Library (correspondence and manuscripts of women including Thaxter) (
Boston Public Library (correspondence and poems) (
Central Michigan University, Clarke Historical Library (letters to John Greenleaf Whittier) (
The Huntington Library (letters) (
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (poem “The Blind Lamb”) (

Middlebury College, Abernethy Collection of American Literature (correspondence and drafts of women including Thaxter) (
New Hampshire Historical Society (correspondence and poems) (
Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection (letters to Caroline Maria Seymour Severance) (
University of Iowa Libraries (correspondence, a poem, and photos) (
University of New Hampshire Library, Special Collections (correspondence and literary manuscripts of women including Thaxter) (
Westbrook College (correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, photos, memorabilia, and books of women including Thaxter) (

Legacy References:

Putzi, Jennifer. “Review of ed. Paula Bernat Bennett’s Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets: An Anthology and ed. Susan Cummins Miller’s A Sweet, Separate Intimacy: Women Writers of the American Frontier, 1800-1920.” Legacy 18.1 (2001):  109-10. [GW]  [LION]

White, Barbara A. Legacy Profile:  “Celia Thaxter, 1835-1984.” Legacy 7.1 (1990):  59-64.

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]