Jane G. Austin papers

MS 115
"Riding Chickens" drawing by Jane G. Austin, circa 1890-1894

"Riding Chickens" drawing by Jane G. Austin, circa 1890-1894.

Collection area: Literature

Collection dates: circa 1870-1894

About this collection

The bulk of the collection contains undated, holographic manuscripts with edits, of three of Austin's novels and eleven of her short stories. The novels constitute three of a four-part series published as the "Pilgrim Books:" 1889, Standish of Standish; 1890, Betty Alden; and 1891, Doctor Le Baron and His Daughters. Also, five letters to Austin containing information on historical personages, and appreciation of her writing. Miscellaneous items include poems, drawings, a studio portrait of her taken in 1890, and genealogical background material for her own family, of Plymouth, Mass., as well as the 17th and 18th century New England families presented in her works.

Historical background

American Author

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