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Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta Papers

Scope & content

The Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta Papers comprise correspondence and manuscripts materials. The bulk of the collections consists of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta, though the collection includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of Vincenzo Botta, and incoming correspondence of Thomas R. Lynch and Julia M. Lynch. Among Anne and Vincenzo Botta’s numerous correspondents are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, Bayard Taylor, and Edith Thomas. The first three addenda include manuscript poems by Anne Botta. The fourth addenda, the Scheips Collection of Anne Botta Papers, includes materials collected by Scheips in the course of his research and contains additional incoming correspondence addressed to Anne and Vincenzo Botta, the Paul J. Scheips papers, and the the Sarah E. Ballard papers. The Paul J. Scheips papers consist of collected research materials and notes of Paul J. Scheips. The Ballard papers consist of teaching materials, student work, clippings, and a scrapbook compiled in the 1870s. Ballard was a teacher and lived in Troy and Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. While S.E. Ballard was very interested in poetry, her connection to the Bottas is unable to be determined based on Paul V. Scheips' correspondence (Addendum 4).

Two engraved portraits of A.C.L. Botta, extracted from a book, are included in Addendum 2, "Miscellaneous material".