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Ella Wheeler Wilcox letters to Ethelyn Bryant Chapman

Ella Wheeler Wilcox letters to Ethelyn Bryant Chapman

Dates: 1873-1918

American poet, novelist, journalist and spiritualist. Written to her friend, "Hattie" Chapman, also a writer, the letters contain a vivid and frank discussion of the friends and events that surround the life of Ella Wilcox, including her courtship and marriage, the birth and death of her child, her relationship with her husband, and her spiritual beliefs and experiences. Mrs. Wilcox frequently mentions progress on several of her literary works, and the reception by the public and critics of these books. ALS's concerning Wilcox's personal life. Also includes news articles and other papers relating to Chapman.

  • Extent: 30 item (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Chapman, Ethelyn Bryant, 1854-1943. -- Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, 1850-1919
  • Call Number: MSS SC 96
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ella Wheeler Wilcox letters to Ethelyn Bryant Chapman must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
For more information on Wilcox, see her autobiography, The Worlds and I.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 96; Letters to Ethelyn Bryant Chapman; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 96, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1973.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1973.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSSSC96.xml
Subject Terms
Correspondence; Material Types
Physical Location
Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections and Manuscripts Dept., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Wilcox (Ella Wheeler) letters to Ethelyn Bryant Chapman
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-16T04:24-0600
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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts