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Margaret P. Sherwood papers: a guide

Identifier:  MSS-010

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials from and about Margaret Sherwood’s personal and professional life from 1883 until 1956. It includes documents such as lecture and personal notes, journals, clippings, photographs, reviews, original manuscripts, final publications, diplomas, and correspondence. Research subject strengths are English literature and the life of a female academic and author during the turn of the 19th century.


  • 1883 - 1958

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Copyright in some papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright publishing quotations from any material in the collection.

Biographical/Historical Notes

Margaret P. Sherwood (1864-1955) was a professor Emeritus of English Literature at Wellesley College for 41 years and retired in 1930. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar (1886), her PhD from Yale (1898), and an honorary degree from New York University (1920). She was a successful author publishing many novels, short stories, poetry, and essays throughout her career. Prominent individuals mentioned throughout the collection are Sophie Jewett and Mary Shackford.


8.34 Linear Feet (14 file boxes, 3 oversize boxes)


This collection contains papers related to the life and professions of Margaret P. Sherwood. The collection includes correspondence, notes, clippings, manuscripts, books, and photographs.


This collection is divided into five series: I. Personal; II. Wellesley; III. Manuscripts and published materials; IV. Professional; V. Personal correspondence

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Meghan Bouffard, 2018.
Papers of Margaret P. Sherwood, 1883-1956: a guide.
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Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository