Guide to the Isabella Grant Meredith Papers, 1845-1930

Collection Overview

Chiefly consists of correspondence and genealogy pertaining to the playwright Meredith including the following families: Bliss, Billings, Dow, Grant, Meredith, Miner, Palmer, and Sanford. Correspondence includes letters from A.G. Bliss, Fannie Grant Bliss, Kate Grant Bliss, Julia Grant, and others. Also includes printed material, writings and speeches, and clippings. Contains Meredith's diary (1868, October-1881, August) which mentions the Sirosis Club, a progressive club for women which held lectures on scientific topics during the late 1870s and early 1880s. The diary also includes information about Meredith's play, "Mistress Anne: A Drama of the Seventeenth Century," (ca. 1873) is included. Meredith also wrote magazine articles under the pseudonym of "Papillon."

Descriptive Summary

Isabella Grant Meredith papers 1845-1930
Meredith, Isabella Grant, 1838-
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Durham, North Carolina 27708-0185
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Contents of the Collection

Bliss, A.G., 1857-1865, undated
Box 1
Bliss, Fannie Grant, 1864-1931, undated
(2 folders)
Box 1
Bliss, Kate Grant, 1902-1906, undated
Box 1
Grant, Julia, undated
Box 1
Meredith, Isabella Grant, 1849-1906, undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1845-1904, undated
Box 1
Billings, 1903, undated
Box 2
Grant, 1898-1930, undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Miner, undated
Box 2
Palmer, 1882, undated
Box 2
Sanford, 1871-1905, undated
Box 2
Other, 1871-1903, undated
Box 2
Printed Material, 1850-1930, undated
Diary, 1878-1881
Mistress Anne: A Drama of the Seventeenth Century, ca. 1873, undated
Box 3
Clippings, 1864, 1891, Apr.-1920, July, undated
Box 3
General, undated
Box 3
Genealogy, Grant, undated
Oversize Box 15
Miscellaneous, Clippings, 1864, 1891, Apr.-1920, July, undated

Historical Note

Isabella Grant Meredith was a playwright in New York, N.Y.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Isabella Grant Meredith Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

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