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Hovey, Harriette Farnham, 1834-1916



  • Existence: 1834 - 1916


Harrette Farnham (Spofford) Hovey, the daughter of Farnham and Lydia Coggeshall Spofford, was born in 1834 in Massachusetts. In 1854, she married Charles Edward Hovey, Dartmouth Class of 1852, and was the mother of the poet Richard Hovey,Dartmouth Class of 1885. After Charles Hovey's Civil War service, Harriette moved with her husband and family to Washington, DC, where she worked for the Bureau of Education. She died 1916, and is buried, along with son Richard and her parents, in Andover, Massachusetts.

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Harriette F. Hovey letters

Identifier: MS-1234
Date(s): 1891 to 1912

Letters of Harriette Farnham (Spoffard) Hovey concerning her son Richard Hovey and his literary career.

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