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Mary Susan Osgood papers

Call Number: MS 1106

Scope and Contents

The Mary S. Osgood Papers consist of letters that she received from friends and relations between 1850 and 1863. Most of the correspondents were young unmarried people (mainly women) who were living and working in various places in Massachusetts (especially Essex County), New Hampshire (especially Manchester), and Maine.

The Mary S. Osgood Papers were forwarded to the Library by George Parmly Day in 1954. They had been left with Yale University Press by George Prescott Tilton along with a transcript of them that he had submitted (unsuccessfully) for publication. The transcript is included in the papers.


  • 1850-1863


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of George Parmly Day in 1954 from the Yale University Press, where they had been left by George Prescott Tilton.


0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Letters received by Mary S. Osgood from friends and relations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. The papers include a transcript of these letters made by George Prescott Tilton.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Susan Osgood was the daughter of George W. and Susan Marston Osgood of Amesbury, Massachusetts. Her father was a ship-carpenter. She married Charles Holman.
Guide to the Mary Susan Osgood Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Susan Grigg
April 1980
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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