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A Guide to the Margaret Sidney (Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop) Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
November 2004


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lothrop, Harriett Mulford Stone, 1844-1924
Title: Margaret Sidney (Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop) Papers
Dates: 1788-1942
Abstract: Manuscripts, short stories, published works, biographical materials, and other papers created by or related to the novelist Margaret Sidney (Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop).
Extent: 1.75 Linear feet. 5 Boxes.
Identification: MS Group 111
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Novelist. Harriett M. Stone was born on June 22, 1844 in New Haven, Connecticut. Little was known about her until the 1880s when her story "Five Little Peppers and How They Grew" appeared in Wide Awake and she met and married the publisher of that magazine, Daniel Lothrop. Together they bought Nathaniel Hawthorne's home, The Wayside, in Concord, MA.

Besides her career writing for children (under the pen name Margaret Sidney) she also founded the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution in 1895 and was active in historic preservation in Concord, Massachusetts.


Scope and Content

Manuscripts, newspaper and magazine clippings, advertisements, correspondence, photographs, notebooks, inventories, memorabilia. The collection is arranged into manuscripts, short stories and published works, and D. Lothrop Co. and biographical materials. The will of Barnabas Mulford (ca. 1788) is included in Box 5 and well as letters from the Library of Congress concerning the donation of this collection, and information and clippings of their home, Wayside, which was previously owned by both Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Margaret Sidney (Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop) Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Manuscripts (Unless otherwise noted envelope only contains manuscript)


Box
1 1. "Matty at the Fair", Ms. and Ts. Not dated
1 2. "The Happy Little Yellow House", 14 pp. Not dated
1 3. "In Wayside Wood", 24 pp. Not dated
1 4. "The Twenty Eighth Organization" Ms., 20 pp. Not dated
1 5. "Along the French Broad"; 3 sets. Not dated
1 6. "Mrs. Adlai E. Stevenson: A Tribute""; 7 pp. Not dated
1 6. "Mr. And Mrs. John Wild of Bay Ridge"; 3 pp. Not dated
1 7. "Tag Day"; 3 separate sets with changes. Not dated
1 8. "The Last Independence of Pa", Ms. and Ts., 12 pp. Not dated
1 9. "Jim Dodds", (fragment) Not dated
1 9. [Candace]" Ms., (fragment). Not dated
1 10. "Five Little Peppers Midway", Ms. and Ts.; synopsis of Acts I - IV. Not dated
1 11. "The Real Country", Ms. and Ts.; 23pp. Not dated
1 12. 'Thad Hears the News", 46 pp. Not dated
1 13. "Trouble at the Little Brown House", 62 pp. Not dated
1 14. "Trouble at the Little Brown House", Ms. and Ts., 2 sets of 26 pp. Not dated
1 15. "Scarecrow's Lesson", 33 pp. Not dated
1 16. "The Little Brown Seed", Ms. and Ts. (mimeograph copy). Not dated
1 17. Manuscripts; [n.d.], (some fragments): "The Fourfold Watchword for Every American"; "Between Whiles"; "Master Dick's"; "Poor Little Three"; ["Mr. Guryalooging"?]; "Black Poetry E.F.G.H."; "Fourth of July Celebration, 1865"; ["Midway"?]. Not dated
1 18. "Rose Red's Old Bonnets". Circa 1878
1 19. "Little Timmy's Old Shoe". Not dated
1 20. "Little Jimmy Winkles' Christmas". Not dated
1 21. "Johnny's Christmas Message"; 18 pp. Not dated
1 22. "Johnny Says - How!"; 14 pp. Not dated
1 23. "Mrs. Poacher's Thanksgiving"; 17 pp. Not dated
1 24. "Hilty (?) and the Doll"; 9 pp. Not dated
1 25. "Polly Pepper's Chicken Pie"; 2 sets, 1- encapsulated original; 8 leaves. Circa 1876
2 26. "The Old Cabinet" Ms., 13 pp. Not dated
2 27. "Christmas"; clipping from N.Y. City Independent. Dec. 18, 1884
2 28. "Reply from One of the Mary Anne's"; 12 pp., 3 sets. Not dated
2 29. "The Christmas Message"; 19 pp. Not dated
2 30. "The Green Roster"; Ms. and Ts., 8 pp. Not dated
2 31. "The Old Town Pump: II"; (fragments). Not dated
2 32. "The Rag Bag Party"; complete original and 2nd set (revisions?). Feb. 4, 1878
2 33. "Popsy; and Some of His Doings"; 74 pp., in 4 chapters.(# 1-3 sewn together, # 4 loose pages). Not dated
2 34. "Prig's Christmas: and How She Did It"; 21 pp. Not dated
2 35. "Johnny's Beau's"; 6 pp. Not dated
2 36. "Twichey: A Silhouette"; 43 pp., 2 sets: 1-sewn together/ 1- loose pages. Not dated
2 37. "Tommy's Last Piece of Cake"; 8 pp. Not dated
2 38. "John Greenleaf Whittier"; poem on occasion of his 80th birthday; newspaper clippings about it. Not dated
2 39. "The Minute Man"; photocopy of published work. Not dated
2 40. Untitled typescript; 27 pp., 2 sets: 1-original/ 1-mimeograph copy. Not dated
2 41. Untitled manuscript; (EXTREMELY FRAGILE). Not dated
2 42. Manuscripts (fragments); various untitled pieces. Not dated
2 43. Manuscripts (fragments); various untitled pieces. Not dated
2 44. Manuscripts (fragments): "Dandy and Frisk", pp. 1-3. "Little Blue Violet: Dressing for the Party", 1p. Not dated
2 45. "A Silent Truth"; 15 pp.; written under pseudonym 'Timothy Titus'. Not dated
2 46. "Days and Nights at the Wayside"; 29 pp.; written under the pseudonym 'Alice Hedge Holmes'. Not dated


Short Stories and Published Works


Box
3 47. Series of short stories from unknown publication:
3 "Llewellyn's Adventure in Paris"
3 "Heroine"
3 "Grandma's Story"
3 "You Should Find Out First"
3 "Drusilla Dickinson's Sampler"
3 "Aunt Hepsy's Invitation"
3 "One Little Witness"
3 48. Published works:
3 "A Thanksgiving Orange", in Our Sunday Afternoon; book reviews, Vol. 1, No. 23. Nov. 19, 1887
3 "Clarissa's Christmas", ( frag. ) in The Golden Rule, Vol. 12, No. 25. Feb. 17, 1887
3 "The Posy of Ragamuffin Court", unidentified publication. Not dated
3 "Our Town", serialized in The Golden Rule: Chp. XXXV, Vol. 13, No. 51, Aug. 16, 1888. Chp. XLI, Vol. 14, No. 5. Sept. 27, 1888
3 "Aunt Serena's Christmas Party", unidentified pub. Not dated
3 Practical Housekeeper and Ladies Fireside Companion, Vol. 2, No. 1; fragment of M.S. story, p. 4(?). Dec. 1887
3 Book reviews: "Ben Pepper", "The Five Little Peppers in The Little Brown House".
3 49. Published works:
3 "D'Rinthy, A New England Story in Three Parts", in Good Cheer, Apr. - June, 1886; 1 complete set and 2 sets: Pt. II and Pt. III. 1886
3 "Curly-Head and Straight-Locks", in The Youth's Companion, p. 199. April 19, 1888
3 "Betty's Bills", Pt. I, in Practical Housekeeper. April 1888
3 "Baby's Christmas Stocking", in The American Culivator. Not dated
3 50. Published works: "How Tom and Dorothy made and Kept a Christian Home", serialized in The Interior, Sept. 22 - Nov. 3, 1887; Chp. I -VII; inc.: front page from Nov. 6, 1887 issue w/o chp. VIII (?). 1887
3 51. Published works:
3 "That Affair of Emily's", in The Household, May ?; pp. 147-150.
3 "The Minute Man", reprint. 1963
3 "Christmas", in [Interior] (see envelope # 27).
3 "A New Way to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner"; Our Young Folks column in The Christian Union, Vol. 32, No. 22. Nov. 26, 1885
3 52. Published works:
3 "To Help Mother", pt. I -V, in Presbyterian Observer, Vol. XIV, No.s 27-31(?). July 1887
3 "What Shall We Do With Our Christmas Cards?", in The Morning Star. June 20, 1883
3 "The Wedding Bonnet", in Colony Memory(?). June 13, 1889
3 "Little Trim's Valentine", in Youth's Companion. Feb. 12, 1880
3 53. Published works:
3 "What One Other Girl Did" in Young People's Department, pp. 169-176; clipped from unknown publication.
3 "Perley Heath: A story for Girls", pt. IV; Our Young Folks column in The Christian Union, Vol. 38, No.s 9-13. Aug.-Sept. 1888
3 "A St. Valentine Goose", Our Young Folks column in The Christian Union, Vol. 35, No. 6. Feb. 10, 1887
3 "Various Opinions" in [The Interior]. Sept. 29, 1887
3 54. Published works:
3 "What Shall We Give Her?", in The Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 1, No.10. Sept. 1887
3 "How St. Valentine Got In", in The Springfield Republican (originally written for The Republican). Jan. 13, 1887
3 "The Old Red House", Chp. II in The Golden Rule. Dec. 22, 1892
3 "Penelope - A Lesson of To-day", pt. I and II in The Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 3, No. 2 and 3. Feb. 1889
3 "A Piece of News; or My Aunt Ray's Cat (A Dialogue)", playscript, annotated 'copyrighted'; 3 pp. Not dated
3 "Peace", in Cottage Hearth, Vol. XVL, No. 4. Apr. 1890
3 55. Published works:
3 "Our Hermit", pt. II, in Our Sunday Afternoon, Vol. IV, No. 33. Aug. 16, 1890
3 "The City Week. The Other Side of the Charity", in The Christian Union, Vol. 32, No.18. Oct. 29, 1885.
3 "Mrs. Cyrus Mitchell's Co-operative Housekeeping", pt. I and II in The Presbyterian Observer. March 17 and 24, 1887
3 "Miss Hemenway's Wedding Bonnet", in Good Cheer. Jan., 1886
3 "Mrs. Deane's Thanksgiving Dinner", in Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 1, No. 12. Nov. 1887
3 "Mrs. Banford's Kaffee Klatsch", in Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 3, No. 5. May 1889
3 56. Published works:
3 "Only This Time", in Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 1, No. 9 (VERY FRAGILE). Aug. 1887
3 "That's Tom's Room", in Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 1, No. 11. Oct. 1887
3 "Tressy's Christmas", in The Gleaner. Dec. 1886
3 "What the Seven Did!", in The Christian Union, Vol. XXIV, No. 6. Aug. 10, 1881
3 "A New Work For Girls", in The Golden Rule, Vol. 12, No. 34. Apr. 21, 1887
3 "The Mulberry Hill Club", in Journal of Education, Vol. XXV, No. 7. Feb. 17, 1887
3 "The Lamp-Keeper", in Our Sunday Afternoon, Vol. 1, No. 5. March 5, 1887
3 "Keziah's Lesson", in The Independent. Oct. 25, 1883
3 "Isabel's Parlor Draperies, in Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 2, No. 2. Jan. 1888
3 "A Little Bread-Winner", pt. I and II, in Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 2, No. 11 and 12. Oct. and Nov. 1888
3 "Lisette", pt. II, in Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 3, No. 1. Jan. 1889
3 "Letty: A Story of 'sconset", in The Cottage Hearth, Vol. XVIII, No. 9. Sept. 1892
3 57. Published works:
3 Fanny", pt. I, in Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 3, No. 6. June 1889
3 "Ezekiel's Third Wife", pt. I and II, in Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 2, No.s 3 and 4. Feb. and March 1888
3 "The Doctor's Eldest Daughter", in Woman. Not dated
3 "Dr. Bartlett's Boys, and How They Spent Christmas", in Good Cheer. Dec. 1886
3 "Gabrielle" pt. I, in Our Country Home. Jan. 1888
3 "Gabrielle" pt. I and II, in Good Cheer, Vol. 6, No.s 11 and 12. Feb. and March, 1888
3 "Three little Words and a Shrug', in [The Congregationalist]. May 1892
3 'How Nathan Protected the Birds", pt. II, in The Christian Union, Vol. 42, No. 20. Nov. 13, 1890
3 "How Jack Left the Farm", Our Young Folks column in New York Weekly Tribune. Feb. 9, 1887
3 58. Published work: An Adirondack Episode", in The Home Magazine, Dec., Manuscript 1890. Ms., 47 pp. Not dated
3 59. Published work: "Mrs. Peter's Christmas Party", in The Christian Traveller, No. V. Dec. 1885
3 60. Published work: "Mrs. Carrol's Way", in The Practical Housekeeper, Vol. 2, No.s 9 and 10 (EXTREMELY FRAGILE). Aug. 1888
3 61. Published works:
3 "Miss Hepsy's Christmas", in The Home Magazine, pp. 5-6. Dec. 1889
3 "John Whitman's Offer: A Christmas Story", in Boston Home Journal, Vol. XXXVI, No. 52. Dec. 27, 1884
3 "Mr. Bifkin's Christmas Party", For Our Young People column in Christian Advocate, p.7. Dec. 23, 1897
3 "Christmas at Shindy Lane", in Golden Rule, p.224 (Inc. sketch and bio. sketch of M. Sidney). Dec. 14, 1893
3 "A Thanksgiving Orange", in Our Sunday Afternoon, Vol. 1, No. 23; pp.1-2. Nov. 19, 1887
3 "She That Was Marthy Johnson: A New England Thanksgiving Story", in the Boston Post, pp. 5-6. Nov. 26, 1891
3 62. Illustration plates: From various unidentified works; 15 each. Not dated
3 63. Published works: Printed verse - series of printed verses by H.M. Lothrop:
3 "A Christmas Carol" (for daughters -Margaret Mulford Lothrop- birthday). Dec. 1887
3 "Birthday Roses" (for daughters -Margaret Mulford Lothrop- birthday). July 1888
3 "Just Five Years Old To-day!" (for daughters -Margaret Mulford Lothrop- birthday). July 1889
3 "I Have seven Birthdays Now!" (for daughters -Margaret Mulford Lothrop- birthday). July 1891
3 "O, Golden Day!" (friends anniversary). July 1891
3 "Gethsemane", in The N.Y. City Independent. Mar. 22, 1883
3 "Plum Pudding", clipping from unknown pub. Not dated


Background materials re: D. Lothrop Co.; Biographical materials re: Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop (Margaret Sidney) and Daniel Lothrop (inc.: memorabilia, photos)


Box
4 64. Daniel Lothrop: biographical materials: clippings (inc. obit's), lithographs and a dauregotype, notebook.
4 65. Daniel Lothrop: biographical materials: article in The Baystate Monthly: A Massachusetts Magazine, Vol. II, No. I (inc. 'Steel Plate Portrait'). Dec. 1884
4 66. D. Lothrop Company: stationary, correspondence, employee lists, book lists, clippings (advertisements, articles about company/management/books/history, booth at 1893(?) Chicago Worlds Fair).
4 67. D. Lothrop Company: clippings; company and Margaret Sidney. (FRAGILE)
4 68. D. Lothrop Publishing Co.: 'Statement of Purpose' by successors to Daniel Lothrop (corporation formed to purchase D. Lothrop Co. after his death); H.M. Lothrop's (M. Sidney) relation to new firm/management); Ms., 1 p. Apr. 6, 1894
4 69. D. Lothrop Company: Portrait Catalogue of Books, pub. by D. Lothrop Co. Circa 1899
4 70. D. Lothrop Company: Publications of D Lothrop Company: A List of the publications of the D Lothrop Company; 24 pp. Not dated
4 71. D. Lothrop Company: The Pansy, Vol. 10, No. 31. June, 1883
4 72. D. Lothrop Company: Wide Awake, Vol. 37, No. 3; biographical article about Daniel Lothrop and the company; clippings of article (another pub.) about magazine; Margaret Sidney and the 'Consider Series (?)'. Aug. 1893 and not dated
4 73. Biographical materials: Lothrop and Stone families; correspondence.
4 74. Biographical materials: Lothrop family; correspondence.
4 75. Biographical materials: Daniel Lothrop and Margaret Sidney (Harriet Mulford Lothrop); clippings.
4 76. Margaret Mulford Lothrop: biographical materials; clippings, correspondence.
4 77. Margaret Sidney Clippings of book reviews.
4 78. Harriet Mulford Lothrop Clippings of appearances by H.M.L. at [1893] Chicago Worlds Fair. Circa 1893
4 79. Harriet Mulford Lothrop (Margaret Sidney): biographical article in Good Housekeeping, Vol. 2, No. 3. Dec. 12, 1885
4 80. Copyrights: Harriet Mulford Lothrop [Margaret Sidney], assignation of copyrights to H.M.L. by D. Lothrop Co. Original documents: copyrights issued to D. Lothrop Co. (1882-84) and H.M.L. (1894) by Library of Congress. 1882-1894
4 81. Letters and correspondence: Harriet Mulford Lothrop [Margaret Sidney] and Daniel Lothrop, with publishers, friends, etc.
4 82. Letters: copied by Harriet Mulford Lothrop [Margaret Sidney]: "... attitudes toward her work and certain books".
4 83. Letters and correspondence: Harriet Mulford Lothrop [Margaret Sidney], with publishers, friends, etc.
4 84. Letters and correspondence: Harriet Mulford Lothrop [Margaret Sidney], with publishers, friends, etc.
4 85. Letters and correspondence: Harriet Mulford Lothrop [Margaret Sidney] and Daniel Lothrop, with publishers, friends, etc.
5 86. Harriet Mulford Lothrop (Margaret Sidney): Mss., frontispiece / biography; 10 pp.; w/ transcription. Not dated
5 87. Harriet Mulford Lothrop (Margaret Sidney): Mss., monographs. April 7, 1878 and not dated
5 88. Harriet Mulford Lopthrop (Margaret Sidney): series of letters to Margaret Mulford Lothrop. Circa 1916 and later
5 89. Letters: Margaret Mulford Lothrop to Manning Hawthorne. 1938-1939
5 90. Letters: Manning Hawthorne to Margaret Mulford Lothrop. 1937-1942
5 91. Correspondence: Library of Congress to Margaret Mulford Lothrop, re: donating collection.
5 92. Copyrights: issued by Library of Congress to Margaret Mulford Lothrop, re: prints and photos of Margaret Sidney.
5 93. Harriet Mulford Stone [Lothrop]: letter from her brother. April 30, 1838
5 94. 'Wayside': clippings, history of Lothrop residence (former home of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott).
5 95. 'Wayside' Clippings: history; memorabilia, photo. Not dated
5 96. Photographs: Harriet Mulford Lothrop.
5 97. Photographs Relatives and family.
5 98. Miscellaneous clippings.
5 99. Miscellaneous: notes, papers.
5 100. Memorabilia; including letters from Lothrop family members.
5 101. Memorabilia.
5 102. Notebook: Daniel Lothrop (?). Not dated
5 103. Notebook: Harriet Mulford Lothrop; trip abroad. Circa 1900
5 104. Notebook: Harriet Mulford Lothrop; Inventory. 1916
5 105. "Hid in the Heart", gift book from Daniel Lothrop to Harriet M. Lothrop, (inscription); 403 pp. (VERY FRAGILE). Dec. 25, 1885
5 106. Barnabas Mulford, original copy (encapsulated) of his will. Circa 1788


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Authors, American -- Correspondence.
D. Lothrop and Company.
Lothrop family.
Lothrop, Daniel, 1831-1892 -- Correspondence.
Lothrop, Daniel, 1831-1892.
Lothrop, Harriet Mulford Stone 1844-1924 -- Correspondence.
Mulford, Barnabas -- Will.
Publishers and publishing -- United States.



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