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Mary Anne Atwood papers

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Title:Mary Anne Atwood papers
Date range:1882-1910
Creator:Atwood, Mary Anne, 1817-1910
Extent:2 linear feet
Abstract:The Mary Anne Atwood Papers contains about 700 letters and manuscripts for the period 1882-1910. Most of the letters in the collection are written from M.A. Atwood to Mme. Isabelle de Steiger. The collection also includes other letters written and received by Atwood, manuscript drafts and notes. According to the admirers of Mary Anne Atwood, "Mrs. Atwood was truly an adept [of the metaphysical tradition]. The last one." "The Atwood material is very important for the study of a vanished Britain, when Neo-Platonism and High Ideas influenced the nation. But, as Mrs. Atwood says, they went in for power and threw their spiritual heritage out the window."
Language of materials:English
Repository:John Hay Library , Special Collections
Collection number:Ms.Atwood