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Hale, Ellen Day, 1855-1940  Search this
Hale, Herbert Dudley  Search this
Hale, Susan  Search this
Hale, Edward Everett  Search this
Hale, Emily P.  Search this
Hale, Lilian Westcott  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 7 series. Series 1: Biographical materials, circa 1875-1925 (6 folders; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1861-1951 (4 folders; Box 1) Series 3: Writings, 1878-1933 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1-2) Series 4: Personal business records, 1909-1952 (8 folders; Box 2) Series 5: Printed material, 1862-1933 (5 folders; Box 2) Series 6: Artwork, circa 1860-1925 (1.5 linear feet; Box 2-3) Series 7: Photographs, circa 1890-1901 (1 folder; Box 3)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The Ellen Hale and Hale family papers measure 3 linear feet and date from circa 1860 to 1952. Found within the papers are biographical material for Ellen Day and Edward Everett Hale; personal correspondence from Ellen Day and Lillian Westcott Hale; diaries by Ellen Day and Susan Hale; an appraisal of the Hale estate and personal business records for Ellen Day and Edward Everett Hale; printed material; sketchbooks and sketches by Ellen Day and Herbert Dudley Hale; and travel photographs of the Hale family.
Ellen Hale and Hale Family papers, circa 1860-1952. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of this collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels 2940-2941 and reel 3532 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds two collections related to the Hale family, including the Philip Leslie Hale papers and the Edward Everett Hale letter to an unidentified person. Smith College's Sophia Smith Collection also holds papers of the Hale family, including Nathan, Sr., and Sarah Preston Everett Hale; Edward Everett and Emily Perkins Hale; Ellen Day Hale; and Philip and Lilian Westcott Hale. . Printed books and monographs in the collection were transferred to the National Portrait Gallery Library in 1978.
Biography Note:
Writer, publisher, and clergyman Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) and his wife, Emily Perkins Hale, were well regarded members of Boston society. After graduating from Boston Latin School at age 13, Hale enrolled directly into Harvard University and graduated second in his class in 1839. He became a licensed Unitarian minister in 1842 and was a church pastor from 1846 to 1899. In the 1860s, Hale began publishing short stories in the Atlantic Monthly , Harper's New Monthly Magazine , and other periodicals. In 1869, he co-founded the Christian Examiner , which later merged with Scribner's Magazine in 1875, and founded Lend a Hand in 1886. He and his wife had one daughter and eight sons. Three of those sons died in childhood, and a fourth, Robert Beverly Hale, died as a young adult.
Language Note:
The collection is in English.
The Ellen Hale and Hale family papers were donated in 1978 and 1984 by Nancy Hale Bowers, the niece of Ellen Day Hale, and the grand-daughter of Edward Everett and Emily P. Hale.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Watercolorists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art