Coburn, Eleanor Hallowell Abbott letter

Abbott, Eleanor Hallowell, 1872-
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Coburn letter.  - 1924.

1 cm of textual records.

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Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Coburn (1872-1958) was an American author and frequent contributor to Ladies Home Journal. Abbott was born in Cambridge Massachusetts and grew up in the company of famous authors such as Longfellow. She attended Radcliffe College and worked as a teacher while she began to write poetry and short stories. Her work was  picked up by Harper's Magazine and she eventually published seventy five short stories and fourteen novels.

Abbott married Dr. Fordyce Coburn in 1908 and the two moved to New Hampshire. She and Dr. Coburn lived in New England until her death in 1958.


The fonds consists of one item of correspondence from Charles Gaston Smith Jr. of the Harvard Club of Boston to Eleanor Hallowell Abbott. The letter is dated July 25, 1924 and in it Smith asks Coburn if she knows of any girls in real life that are of the same quality as those in her books.


  • Title taken from content of the fonds.
  • Extent is measured in linear metres of shelf space as occupied by the fonds.
  • Received as part of the Verbeke collection which was purchased in 1969.
  • The Eleanor Hallowell Abbott papers are held at the University of New Hampshire Library in the Milne Special Collections.

Call number: WA 28