Margaret Fuller family papers, 1662-1970, (bulk) 1760-1864

About this Collection

Fuller, Margaret , 1810-1850
Account books.Articles.Correspondence.Daguerreotypes.Diaries-United States-19th century.EssaysJournals (notebooks)Notebooks.PoemsReviews.Harvard graduates' papers.Harvard students' papers.
Collection Title
Margaret Fuller family papers, 1662-1970, (bulk) 1760-1864
7 linear feet (23 volumes,14 boxes)
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Content Notes

The Fuller family papers contains correspondence, journals, and writings of Margaret Fuller, including letters she wrote as a child to her father; correspondence with her husband Giovanni Angelo Ossoli; letters to other relatives and friends; notebooks on her reading, literary studies, and the first issue of the Dial; clippings of her articles for the New York Tribune; "Italian letters"; her Roman diary, 1849, that was washed ashore after the shipwreck of the Elizabeth; and a daguerreotype of a painting of Fuller. Much of the material is handwritten transcriptions of the originals. The Ossoli-Fuller letters have been translated into English. Also contains much original correspondence between her parents Timothy Fuller, a lawyer and politician, and Margaret Crane Fuller; their correspondence with their children; and the correspondence of the younger Margaret Fuller's brothers, especially Arthur Fuller, a minister.|Timothy Fuller's papers, found primarily in series I include diaries, journals, orations, college themes, an expense book he kept while a student at Harvard, 1797-1801, and his correspondence with family, friends, and associates. Arthur Fuller's papers consist mainly of letters written to his wife and brothers when he was an army chaplain during the Civil War.Collection also contains poems and notebooks of Richard Fuller, a younger brother; a few portraits of Margaret Fuller and biographical essays about her; clippings on the shipwreck in which she, her husband, and son died; correspondence and printed material concerning memorials to Margaret Fuller; and early family correspondence and documents.
  • In English, Italian, French, Latin, and German.
  • Selected color digital images available; see finding aid.

Biographical Notes

Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, known as Margaret Fuller, (1810-1850) was an American author, editor, critic, and social reformer, who was interested in Transcendentalism, feminism, and the revolution in Rome.