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Edmund Clarence Stedman Collection

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1008
Scope and Contents

The collection documents the professional literary work and personal life of the writer Edmund Clarence Stedman. It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with fellow writers and editors, with publishers, and with friends and family. A small number of autograph manuscripts of his writings are present. The collection also contains papers of and correspondence among Stedman's extended family, including his mother Elizabeth Kinney; his wife Laura Hyde Woodworth Stedman; his son Frederick Stedman; Frederick's wife Ellen Douglas Stedman; and the Douglas family. Correspondence and papers of Frederick Stedman's daughter, Laura Woodworth Stedman Gould Dees, who served as literary executor for her grandfather, chiefly concern E.C. Stedman's work and legacy.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Edmund Clarence Stedman Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by gift and purchase from various sources. Source information is recorded in the finding aid when known. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.


Arranged in the order in which the library maintained the collection from its inception in the 1940s. Items and groups of items were numbered by the library between the 1940s-1962; the collection remains in this numerical order.

circa 1860-1915
1.67 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908
Language of Materials