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Sarah Sayward Barrell Keating Wood (1759-1855)

Description

This subseries includes a small collection of literary papers. Sarah "Sally" Sayward Barrell was born in 1759 to Sarah and Nathaniel Barrell. She was the author of four novels and one collection of stories and is renowned as Maine's first novelist. In 1778, she married Richard Keating, with whom she had two daughters and a son. Her first husband died in 1783 and she remained a widow until 1804 when she married General Abiel Wood and moved to Wiscasset, Maine. After her second husband died, she moved first to New York and later Kennebunk, where she died in 1855.

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Collection Name
Sayward family papers
Collection Code
MS031
Dates
1841-1847
Physical Description
2 folders (6 items)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Sub-series
GUSN
174284
Reference Code
MS031.01.05

Arrangement

The materials in this subseries are in the order arranged alphabetically by subject.

Record details

Originator
Wood, Sally Sayward Barrell Keating, 1759-1855
Material Type
writings (document genre)

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