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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writings (document genre)

Physical Description

2 folders (6 items)

Collection Code

MS031

Collection Name

Sayward family papers

Reference Code

MS031.01.05

Record Details

Originator

Wood, Sally Sayward Barrell Keating, 1759-1855

Material Type

writings (document genre)

Description Level

Sub-series

Arrangement

Arrangement

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