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Agnes Repplier Papers - Series Description

I. CORRESPONDENCE. 2 boxes. Incoming and outgoing correspondence is not interfiled; the outgoing correspondence follows the incoming. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and then chronologically within each correspondent's file.

II. OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE. 12 folders. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and then chronologically within each correspondent file.

III. WRITINGS BY AGNES REPPLIER. 4 boxes [Box Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 13]. The first portion of these are manuscripts of Repplier's speeches and essays. These are filed alphabetically by title; some titles used are notated at the beginning of each manuscript in Emma Repplier Witmer's hand--they may not be the titles under which the essays üwere eventually published. Following the alphabetically ordered files are three file folders containing fragments of manuscripts or manuscripts that could not be identified.

The second section of writings by Agnes Repplier consists of published articles and essays in alphabetical order by title. Box No. 6 contains paperback copies of two of Agnes Repplier's books; Box No. 7 contains five notebooks by Agnes Repplier dated from 1897 to 1939. The latter include notes that she made from her extensive reading, and two of the notebooks list income she received from the publication of her writings.

In addition, there is one book manuscript housed in Box 13: Mere Marie of the Ursulines.

IV. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. End of Box 4. This series consists of publications about Agnes Repplier--her life and work--and includes book reviews.

V. AGNES REPPLIER PERSONAL PAPERS, REPPLIER FAMILY PAPERS. 3 boxes [Box Nos. 5, 8, and 9]. The first two files in Box 5 contain Agnes Repplier's personal papers, including her will, and a file of clippings. This is followed by the papers of Emma Repplier Witmer, including correspondence, stories, and poems composed by Emma Repplier Witmer; clippings; and a diary relating details of Emma's medical condition. There are three files of correspondence dated 1869, 1870, and 1873-1874 written by Emma's father, J. George Repplier (who was Agnes Repplier's half-brother) to his fiancee‚ and later his wife, Fannie Levy Repplier. Fannie Levy lived in Savannah, Georgia, while George Repplier worked in New York and Boston--the correspondence is of interest to those exploring the connection between families in the south and families in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston just after the Civil War.

VI. MEMORABILIA. 3 boxes plus 2 files. The material in Box No. 5 includes clippings and keepsakes of both Agnes and Emma Repplier. Box No. 10 contains photographs of Agnes Repplier and two handpainted books which were gifts to her. Box No. 11 contains Agnes Repplier's leather notebook covers. Box No. 12 (oversize) contains photographs of Agnes Repplier and an etching of her made in 1922 by Ada C. Williamson.

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