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Margaret Sidney (Harriett Mulford Stone Lothrop) Papers

Identifier: MS Group 111

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.


  • Creation: 1788-1942



The collection is open for research.

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.


1.75 Linear feet (5 Boxes)

Language of Materials



Manuscripts, short stories, published works, biographical materials, and other papers created by or related to the novelist Margaret Sidney (Harriett Mulford Stone Lothrop).

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

A Guide to the Margaret Sidney (Harriett Mulford Stone Lothrop) Papers
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
November 2004
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Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America