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Elizabeth Porter Gould (1848-1906) Papers

Elizabeth Porter Gould (1848-1906) Papers

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ELIZABETH PORTER GOULD (1848-1906) PAPERS, 1766, 1903-1906





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Gould, Elizabeth Porter, 1848-1906
Title:Elizabeth Porter Gould (1848-1906) Papers
Dates:1766, 1903/1906
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Elizabeth Porter Gould Papers consist primarily of a scrapbook containing correspondence and reviews related to Elizabeth Porter Gould's books and other writings.
Collection Number:MSS 343

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Scope and Content Note

The Elizabeth Porter Gould Papers consist primarily of a scrapbook containing correspondence and reviews related to Elizabeth Porter Gould's books and other writings. Several other letters and clippings relate to a memorial stone for Ezekiel Cheever erected in the Old Granary Burial Ground, Boston, in 1905. Gould's correspondents included notable literary and political figures of her time.


Folder 1 consists of a scrapbook compiled between 1903 and 1906, containing letters and gift acknowledgments received, publisher leaflets, and clippings of the published reviews of her books, pamphlets, and poems. The letters, many of which bear Gould's comments, include acknowledgments from politicians, librarians, historians, and other important figures of the period for her books John Adams and Daniel Webster as Schoolmasters (1903), An Offering in Behalf of the Deaf (1903), and Ezekiel Cheever, Schoolmaster (1904).


The scrapbook also contains letters, published accounts, and a poem by Gould relating to the erection and dedication of the memorial stone in 1905 for her ancestor Ezekiel Cheever (1614/15-1708). Folder 2 contains additional clippings and letters, many from Elisha D. Eldridge (1828-1913), concerning plans for the Ezekiel Cheever memorial stone.


Also included (Folder 3) is a 1766 guardianship paper to Francis Choate of Ipswich, Massachusetts, for Sarah Cheever.


Biographical Sketch

Elizabeth Porter Gould was born on June 8, 1848, in Manchester, Massachusetts. She was a noted writer and literary critic whose works were published between 1884 and 1906. She died in 1906. Further biographical information could not be found, but some of her papers are held by the Boston Public Library.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Cheever, Ezekiel, 1614/15-1708
Eldridge, Elisha D., 1828-1913
Gould, Elizabeth Porter, 1848-1906
Old Granary Burial Ground--Boston (Mass.)
Authors
Guardian and ward
Women authors

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Porter Gould (1848-1906) Papers, MSS 343, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

Provenance of this collection is unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lee Jacoby, December 2003.


Related Material

Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield, (Lynn, Mass.: Nichols Press, 1895), p. 179.


Leach, F. Phelps, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, and some of his Descendants (St. Albans, Vermont: The Messenger Press, 1926), vol. 3, p. 12.


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