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Dall, 1894-1904

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2

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Dall, Caroline H. H.L.S. to Mr. [Thomas} Niles [Roberts Bros. Principal] 9 Mar 1894, Washington, D.C. 1 leaf. Letter detailing Dall’s bad financial straights as an apology and explanation of why her payments to Roberts Brothers were late.

Dall, Caroline H. H.L.S. to Mr. [Eugene] Hardy [Roberts Bros. Assistant]. 13 June 1895, Concord, Mass. 1 leaf. Letter about Dall’s reaction and criticism to two of the books she had been sent (she hated them both). She also tells Hardy which books he should be charging to her.

Dall, Caroline H. H.L.S. to Mr. [Eugene] Hardy [Roberts Bros. Assistant]. 16 July 1895, Concord, Mass. 1 leaf. Dall reveals she is afraid she may die before finishing her book, and also coaches Hardy on how to send “ills” in the mail.

Dall, C[aroline] H. H.L.S. to Mr. [Eugene] Hardy [Roberts Bros. Assistant]. 12 Aug 1895, Byfield, Mass. 1 leaf. Discussion of the final planning stages of Dall’s book’s publication (from the context, probably her volume on Margaret Fuller). Included are Dall’s instructions as to the plate proofs and the “list of persons.”

Dall, C[aroline] H. H.L.S. to Mr. [Eugene] Hardy [Roberts Bros. Assistant]. 18 Oct 1895, s.l. 1 leaf. Dall is angry at her dealings with Roberts Brothers, including books not arriving and the small edition run of her book “Margaret.” She also reveals that although she liked Niles, he was “the worst business agent I ever had” and cautions Hardy to do better.

Dall, C[aroline] H. H.L.S. to Mr. [Eugene] Hardy [Roberts Bros. Assistant]. 20 Oct 1895, s.l. 1 leaf. Discussion of a letter Hardy wants her to send to “the Republican.” Also, she gives him advice on which cities should be targeted for distribution of her book “Margaret.”

Dall, C[aroline] H. H.L.S. to Mr. [Eugene] Hardy [Roberts Bros. Assistant]. 9 Nov 1895, s.l. 1 leaf. Discussion of the way Margaret is being advertised just before its official publication, specifically how it is being advertised by the press. Dall seems to have concerns about Hardy’s distribution of advertisements.

[Dall, Caroline H.] Holograph Letter Initialed CHD to Mr. [Eugene] Hardy [Roberts Bros. Assistant]. [Dec 1895], s.l. 2 conjugate leaves. Dall requests several books from Roberts Brothers before the holidays, and also has a discussion of “notices” she sends to the press about books. Dall, C[aroline] H. H.L.S. to Mr. [Eugene] Hardy [Roberts Bros. Assistant]. [1895], s.l. 1 leaf. Dall discusses the latest shipment of books she received from Roberts Brothers, praising it, and then discusses the earliest reviews she has gotten of Margaret which were favourable.

Dall, Caroline H. H.L.S. to Miss Mary Spaulding. 17 Apr 1904, s.l. 2 conjugate leaves. Dall expresses her sorrow at the death of Miss Spaulding’s mother, who was a good friend of Dall’s. She also details her plans for the summer.

Dates

  • 1894-1904

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the John M.K. Davis Reading Room of the Watkinson Library, Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws when using this collection.

Extent

From the Collection: 1 Cubic Feet (2 flat boxes containing 8 photo albums (mostly empty) and 1 flat box containing 10 file folders.) ; 1 flat box (15.25"L x 10.25"W x 3"H) equals .27 cubic feet (as defined by UNLV Archives Calculator) 1 flat box (12.25"L x 10.25"W x 3"H) equals .22 cubic feet (as defined by UNLV Archives Calculator)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library Manuscripts Repository

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