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: 233 ; Notes The following abbreviations for frequently cited archives are used throughout the notes: AAS American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass. Earle-Hyde Papers Earle-Hyde Family Papers, collection of Donald J. Post Jr., Middlebury, Conn. Earle-Moore Papers Earle-Moore Family Papers, collection of Thomas S. Powers, South Royalton, Vt. Macmillan Papers Macmillan Company records, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations Morse-Earle Genealogy Family genealogy compiled by Alice Earle Hyde, ca. 1920, Earle-Moore Family Papers PVMA Collection of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, Mass. Scribner Papers Archives of Charles Scribner’s Sons, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library Preface 1. Esther C. Averill, “Alice Morse Earle, a Writer Who Popularized Old New England ,” Old-Time New England 37 (January 1947): 73–78. Twenty-five other biographical entries are listed in various biographical dictionaries published during Earle’s lifetime; most of the published biographical material has been summarized in Wendall Garrett’s entry on Earle in Notable American Women, 1607–1950: A Biographical Dictionary, ed. Edward T. James et al., vol. 1 (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971), 541–42. 2. The town records and histories of Dublin, New Hampshire, and Andover, Vermont , provided information about Earle’s grandfather and his ancestors. The town history of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, recorded the settlement history of Earle’s mother’s family. Frederic Kidder and Augustus A. Gould, The History of New Ipswich (Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1851). Versions of Alice Earle Hyde’s genealogy, as well as her research notes and numerous family photographs, are in both the Earle-Hyde Papers and the Earle-Moore Papers. Since the copy in the Earle-Moore Papers is more complete, I cite from it throughout this book. 234 ; Notes to Pages xi–4 3. Frances C. Morse, Furniture of the Olden Time (1902; repr., New York: Macmillan, 1927). 4. Julia Pane, a resident of 242 Henry Street, graciously allowed me to examine the interior of the house in March 1992. 5. So far I have unearthed 287 letters to, from, or related to Earle. I believe that more exist, possibly uncatalogued, in the holdings of historical societies or libraries with whom Earle may have corresponded before she died in 1911. Introduction 1. Customer reviews of Home Life in Colonial Days and Customs and Fashions in Old New England, (May 19, 2011). 2. Mary R. Beard, ed., America through Women’s Eyes (New York: Macmillan, 1933), 550. The feminist historian Bonnie Smith has argued that Beard, generally cited as the initiator of the “new women’s history,” was actually the “inheritor of an older tradition” that featured Earle prominently. See Bonnie G. Smith, “The Contribution of Women to Modern Historiography,”American Historical Review 89.3 (June 1984): 709–10. 3. Harvey Wish, Society and Thought in Early America: A Social and Intellectual History of the America People (New York: David McKay, 1950), 580–81. 4. Elizabeth Stillinger, The Antiquers (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980), 61–68; Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650–1750 (New York: Alfred A.Knopf,1980),xiii; Linda K.Kerber , “Separate Spheres, Female Worlds, Woman’s Place: The Rhetoric of Women’s History” (1988), in Toward an Intellectual History of Women: Essays by Linda Kerber (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997), 166. 5. Karal Ann Marling, George Washington Slept Here: Colonial Revivals and American Culture, 1876–1986 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988), 164; John F. Kasson, Rudeness and Civility: Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America (New York: Hill and Wang, 1990), 17; Michael Kammen, Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture (New York: Alfred A.Knopf,1991), 148. There are doubtless hundreds of other such references. A cursory search of Google Books ( performed in March 2010 for books published since January 1980 mentioning Alice Morse Earle resulted in 785 hits.A year later (May 2011), a search for books by Alice Morse Earle in the database drew 2,993 hits (editions old and new, in existence and for sale). 6. Joseph A. Conforti, Imagining New England: Explorations of Regional Identity from the Pilgrims to the Mid-Twentieth Century (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001), 214–34, quotations on 205; Ellen Fitzpatrick, History’s Memory: Writing America’s Past, 1880–1980 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002...


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