Scope and Content
Title: James Thomas Fields Addenda,
Date (inclusive): 1838-1901
Fields, James Thomas
Fields, Annie Adams
Extent: Approximately 500 pieces
The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Acquired in 1934 from Boylston A. Beal, through M. A. DeWolfe Howe. The
Anniversary Poem, Box 7 (1), also obtained from Mr. Beal, was received in 1936.
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[Identification of item], James Thomas Fields Addenda, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Scope and Content
This collection of papers of Annie (Adams) Fields (1834-1915) and James Thomas Fields (1817-1881) consists of notebooks and
loose papers containing their poetry, essays, notes for speeches, a few scattered diary entries, and memoranda. Also included
are letters to and from the Fieldses, as well as a group of letters from James Fields to Annie. Complementing the fully-catalogued
Fields Collection, these personal papers of James and Annie Fields comprising the Addenda contain anecdotes and references
to some of the literary figures represented in the main body of the Fields Collection.
Much of the collection consists of notebooks and composition books containing assorted verses, notes, anecdotes, essays and
clippings, with many loose leaves inserted between the pages. Most of James Fields's manuscripts represented here are loose
pages of notes, many intended for use in his lectures, and which are unnumbered and in random order. They seem to be notes
and anecdotes which he could rearrange at will for a particular purpose.
With the exception of one facsimile John Greenleaf Whittier letter, the papers are all original autographs. The general physical
condition of the papers is good.