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Harriet Janes papers

Identifier: MS-844

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The Harriet Burleigh Janes collection occupies 2 boxes, or approximately 3.5 linear feet of shelf space. The materials consist of diaries, miniature books, drawings, a few photographs, some personal correspondence and genealogical information, and manuscripts of poems, short stories, and articles, as well as the unfinished book manuscript, and sections of newspapers containing “Effie Ray's” stories. Janes was not a consistent diarist, but her diaries and personal correspondence offer the best available glimpse of her life and personality. Perhaps the most curious part of the collection is the “spirit writings,” many purportedly by Harriet Janes, that her grieving family received after her early death.


  • 1819-1917; 1925; 1957


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


3.5 linear ft. (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Harriet Burleigh Janes (1845-1875), author. The collection contains correspondence, holograph manuscripts, diaries, drawings, and photographs of this New Hampshire native who often wrote under the nom-de-plume of Effie Ray.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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