RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 462019514 LA English T1 Hawthorne family papers, A1 Hawthorne family., YR 1825 AB The papers afford glimpses into the social and private lives of some of the Hawthorne family. Like others of her time and circumstances, Sophia Hawthorne devoted generous amounts of time to correspondence and journal-keeping; her surviving papers provide a rich reflection of life in 19th-century Concord, in Cuba, and later in England and Europe during Hawthorne's tenure as Consul at Liverpool. Included are letters, verse, journals, and notes relating to the family and milieu of Nathaniel Hawthorne and of the men and women of the American literary renaissance and of the Transcendentalist movement. Virtually all of the letters of Rose Hawthorne Lathrop were written to Clifford Smyth, a literary editor and historian, and to Clifford's wife, Beatrix, Rose's niece; Rose dearly loved Beatrix and her family. Sent from Rosary Hill Home between 1913 and 1926, the year Rose died, the letters illustrate some of the familial concerns of Rose, who was by then Mother Alphonsa: she was for example, worried about her brother, Julian, and she remained committed to preserving her parents' memory. Also included are circa 450 pages of holograph manuscripts which, though undated, can be placed as pre-1900. The manuscripts consist of complete drafts of short stories, verse, and substantial fragments of several novels. These manuscripts seem not to have been previously published. Also present are two other items of interest: a copybook dated 1858, when Rose was seven, with penmanship exercises and numerous poems, and a holograph journal from 1873, when she was 22 years old. Of Julian Hawthorne's letters, almost all were written to Julian's son-in-law, Clifford Smyth, and to Clifford's wife, Beatrix (Julian's daughter). Three items are childhood notes, written in pencil, two to Julian's aunt Elizabeth Palmer Peabody; the other to his maternal grandfather, Nathaniel Peabody. Also included are Hawthorne family memorabilia and photographs, and manuscript papers of actress Anna Cora Mowatt.