Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Hawthorne family
Title
Manning Hawthorne collection
ID
M223
Date [inclusive]
1813-1844
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Correspondence (1813-1887) between members of Nathaniel Hawthorne's family, including his sisters, mother, uncles, and aunts.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Manning Hawthorne Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth C. Manning married Captain Nathaniel Hathorne in 1801. Soon after his death at sea in 1808, Elizabeth brought her three children, Nathaniel, Elizabeth M. and Maria Louisa, to live in her mother's (Miriam Manning) house in Salem, Massachusetts; her children became wards of the Manning family. After her father's death, Elizabeth Manning's brother, Robert, became head of the Manning household. Elizabeth's living brothers and sisters: Robert, Richard, Priscilla, and Mary remained in close correspondence with Elizabeth and her children.


Scope and Content

Correspondence (1813-1887) between members of Nathaniel Hawthorne's family, including his sisters, mother, uncles, and aunts. The majority of the letters are to and from Elizabeth C. Hathorne, Elizabeth M. Hathorne, Mary Manning, and Maria L. Hathorne. Also includes Richard C. Manning's edited, typescript, copies (made in 1940) of letters from Elizabeth M. Hathorne (ca. 1864-1882), the originals of which were destroyed; and his typescript copies of Manning family letters (originals donated to the Essex Institute).


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

Use of originals restricted, with exceptions determined on an individual basis.


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

Elizabeth C. Hathorne to "Dear Brother" [Robert Manning], Salem. 31 December, 1813 [2 p.] 

    1 2

    E[lizabeth] M. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Salem. 12 January, 1814 [1 p.] 

      1 3

      Elizabeth M. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Salem. 27 July, 1814 [1 p.] 

        1 4

        E[lizabeth] M. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Salem. 10 September, 1814 [2 p.] 

          1 5

          Elizabeth C. Hathorne to "Dear Brother" [Richard Manning], Salem. 20 January, 1815 [3 p.] [with note from P[riscilla] M. Manning] 

            1 6

            Elizabeth M. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Richard Manning], Salem. 29 May, 1815 [2 p.] [with note from [Priscilla Manning] 

              1 7

              Elizabeth M. Hathorne to "Dear Aunt" [Mary Manning], Raymond. August 1816 [2 p.] 

                1 8

                P[riscilla] M. Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 9 August, 1816 [2 p.] 

                  1 9

                  Maria Louisa Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Salem. 25 August, 1816 [1 p.] 

                    1 10

                    Elizabeth C. Hathorne to "Dear Sister" [Priscilla M. Manning], Raymond. 14 September, 1816 [3 p.] [with note from Mary Manning] 

                      1 11

                      Maria L. Hathorne to "My Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], [Salem]. 11 August, 1818 [2 p.] [with letter from E[lizabeth] C. Hathorne to "Dear Brother" [Robert Manning], Salem. 11 August, 1818] 

                        1 12

                        Elizabeth Manning Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Salem. 18 August, 1818 [2 p.] 

                          1 13

                          E[lizabeth] M. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Salem. 24 August, 1818 [2 p.] 

                            1 14

                            E[lizabeth] M. Hathorne to "Dear Aunt" [?], Raymond. November 1818 [2 p.] 

                              1 15

                              E[lizabeth] M. Hathorne to "Dear Aunt" [Priscilla M. Dike], Raymond. 4 November, 1818 [2 p.] 

                                1 16

                                E[lizabeth] M. H[athorne] to "Dear Aunt" [Priscilla M. Dike], Raymond. 15 December, 1818 [1 p.] 

                                  1 17

                                  M[aria] L. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Raymond. 6 January, 1819 [2 p.] 

                                    1 18

                                    E[lizabeth] M. H[athorne] to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Raymond. 13 January, 1819 [1 p.] 

                                      1 19

                                      E[lizabeth] M. H[athorne] to "Dear Aunt" [Priscilla M. Dike], Raymond. 24 February, 1819 [1 p.] 

                                        1 20

                                        M[aria] L. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Raymond. 19 May, 1819 [2 p.] [with note from E[lizabeth] C. Hathorne to "Dear Brother" [Robert Manning]] 

                                          1 21

                                          E[lizabeth] M. H[athorne] to "Dear Grandmother" [?], Raymond. 23 June, 1819 [1 p.] 

                                            1 22

                                            Mary Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 6 July, 1819 [2 p.] 

                                              1 23

                                              [Mary Manning] to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 3 August, 1819 [2 p.] [with note from P[riscilla] M. D[ike] to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne]] 

                                                1 24

                                                Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Raymond. 22 September, 1819 [1 p.] 

                                                  1 25

                                                  Maria L. Hatorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Raymond. 3 November, 1819 [2 p.] 

                                                    1 26

                                                    E[lizabeth] C. Hathorne to "Dear Brother" [Robert Manning], Raymond. 25 January, 1820 [1 p.] 

                                                      1 27

                                                      Robert Manning to "Dear Niece" [maria L. Hathorne], Salem. 8 February, 1820 [1 p.] [with note to "Dear Brother" [Richard Manning?]] 

                                                        1 28

                                                        Mary Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], [Salem?]. 29 February, 1820 [2 p.] 

                                                          1 29

                                                          M[aria] L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 6 June, 1820 [2 p.] [with note from M[ary] Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne]] 

                                                            1 30

                                                            Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 4 July 1820 [2 p.] [with note from M[ary] Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne]] 

                                                              1 31

                                                              M[ary] Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 18 July, 1820 [3 p.] [with note from M[aria] L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne]] 

                                                                1 32

                                                                Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 1 August, 1820 [2 p.] [with note from M[ary] M[anning] to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne] 

                                                                  1 33

                                                                  E[lizabeth] C. Hathorne to "Dear Son" [Nathaniel Hathorne], Raymond. 9 August, 1820 [2 p.] [with note to "Dear Maria" [Maria L. Hathorne]] 

                                                                    1 34

                                                                    Maria Louisa Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 9 August, 1820 [2 p.] 

                                                                      1 35

                                                                      Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth M. Hathorne], Salem. 9 August, 1820 [2 p.] 

                                                                        1 36

                                                                        Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 7[?] September, 1820 [2 p.] 

                                                                          1 37

                                                                          Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 19 September, 1820 [2 p.] [with note from M[ary] Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne]] 

                                                                            1 38

                                                                            Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 7 November, 1820 [2 p.] [with note from M[ary] Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne]] 

                                                                              1 39

                                                                              M[ary] M[anning] to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 28 November, 1820 [3 p.] [with letter from Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 28 November, [1820]] 

                                                                                1 40

                                                                                E[lizabeth] C. Hathorne to "Dear Child" [Maria L. Hathorne], Raymond. 10 January, 1821 [2 p.] 

                                                                                  1 41

                                                                                  Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 30 January, 1821 [2 p.] 

                                                                                    1 42

                                                                                    Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 27 February, 1821 [2 p.] 

                                                                                      1 43

                                                                                      Elizabeth C. Hathorne to "Dear Sister" [Mary Manning], Raymond. 7 March, 1821 [3 p.] 

                                                                                        1 44

                                                                                        Maria Louisa Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 28 March, 1821 [2 p.] [with letter to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth M. Hathorne], Salem. 29 March, 1821] 

                                                                                          1 45

                                                                                          Maria Louisa Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 30 April, 1821 [2 p.] [with note from M[ary] Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne]] 

                                                                                            1 46

                                                                                            Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 21 May, 1821 [2 p.] [with note from Mary Manning to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne]] 

                                                                                              1 47

                                                                                              E[lizabeth] C. H[athorne] to "Dear Son" [Nathaniel Hathorne], Raymond. 13 June, 1821 [1 p.] 

                                                                                                1 48

                                                                                                E[lizabeth] M. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 26 June, 1821 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                  1 49

                                                                                                  Elizabeth C. Hathorne to "Dear Elizabeth" [Elizabeth M. Hathorne], Raymond. 4 July, 1821 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                    1 50

                                                                                                    E[lizabeth] M. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 8 August, 1821 [1 p.] 

                                                                                                      1 51

                                                                                                      Maria Louisa Hathorne to "Dear Brother" [Nathaniel Hathorne], Raymond. 22 August, 1821 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                        1 52

                                                                                                        Rob[er]t Manning to "Dear Mother" [Miriam Manning], Portland. 15 October, 1821 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                          1 53

                                                                                                          E[lizabeth] C. H[athorne] to "Dear Sister" [Mary Manning], Raymond. 11 December, 1821 [2 p.] [with note from M[aria] L. H[athorne] 

                                                                                                            1 54

                                                                                                            Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Robert Manning], Raymond. 20 February, 1822 [1 p.] 

                                                                                                              1 55

                                                                                                              Maria L. Hathorne to "Dear Sister" [Elizabeth M. Hathorne], Raymond. 10 April, 1822 [1 p.] 

                                                                                                                1 56

                                                                                                                E[lizabeth] M. H[athorne} to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Salem. 14 May, 1822 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                                  1 57

                                                                                                                  E[lizabeth] C. Hathorne to "Dear Brother" [Richard Manning], Salem. 24 September, 1822 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                                    1 58

                                                                                                                    Sister E[lizabeth] C. Hathorne to "Dear Brother" [Richard Manning], Salem. 9 August, 1824 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                                      1 59

                                                                                                                      E[lizabeth] M. Hathorne to "Dear Uncle" [Richard Manning], Salem. 30 March, 1826 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                                        1 60

                                                                                                                        E[lizabeth] M. H[athorne] to "Dear Aunt" [Mary Manning?], Salem. 17 December, 1827 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                                          1 61

                                                                                                                          M[aria] L. H[athorne] to "My Dear Rebecca" [Rebecca D. Manning], Salem. 11 June, 1829 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                                            1 62

                                                                                                                            S[amuel] G. Goodrich to "Dear Sir" [Nathaniel Hathorne], Boston. 12 October, 1831 [1 p.] 

                                                                                                                              1 63

                                                                                                                              M[aria] L. Hathorne to "Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hathorne], Newbury Port. 20 July, 1835 [2 p.] 

                                                                                                                                1 64

                                                                                                                                M[ary] Manning to "Dear Niece" [Maria Louisa Hawthorne], Newbury Port. 23 July, 1841 [1 p.] 

                                                                                                                                  1 65

                                                                                                                                  M[aria] L. H[athorne] to "My Dear Mother" [Elizabeth C. Hawthorne], Concord. 27 August, 1844 [4 p.] 

                                                                                                                                    1 66

                                                                                                                                    S[amuel] G. Goodrich to "D[ea]r Sir" [Nathaniel Hawthorne], [n.p.]. February [n.y.] [1 p.] 

                                                                                                                                      1 67

                                                                                                                                      E[lizabeth] M. H[athorne] to "Dear Aunt" [Priscilla M. Dike], Salem. [n.d.] [1 p.] 

                                                                                                                                        1 68

                                                                                                                                        Document, signed by William R. Lee, collector for the district of Salem and Beverly, certifying that Nathaniel Hathorne (father of NH), American seaman, aged twenty-nine, is a citizen of the U.S. 14 December, 1803. 

                                                                                                                                          1 69

                                                                                                                                          Document, signed by Judge of Probate Samuel Holten, Essex County, Mass., appointing Mrs. Elizabeth Hathorne of Salem administratrix of Capt. Nathaniel Hathorne's estate. 19 April, 1808. 

                                                                                                                                            1 70

                                                                                                                                            Typescript, edited copies of destroyed originals (by Richard C. Manning, 1940) of letters by Elizabeth M. Hathorne. ca.1864-1882 [134 p.] 

                                                                                                                                              1 71

                                                                                                                                              Typescript copies (by Richard C. Manning, 1940) of Manning family letters given to Essex Institute [65 p.] 

                                                                                                                                                1 72

                                                                                                                                                Horace (Conolly) Ingersoll to William D. Northend. n.p., 1880s. Letters re: Hawthorne. 

                                                                                                                                                  1 73

                                                                                                                                                  Genealogical listing (partial) 

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                                                                                                                                                    Photocopies of originals