Guide to the Mary Eliza Starbuck Letter, 1920

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Collection Details

Collection Number:
Mary Eliza Starbuck Letter
Starbuck, Mary Eliza.
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

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Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Mary Eliza Starbuck Letter, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of Dennis Shapiro of Chestnut Hill, Mass., in June 2017 (Acc. RL2017.7).

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Subject Headings

  • Personal Name
    • Campbell, Amelia Day.
    • Starbuck, Mary Eliza, 1856-1938.
  • Topical Term
    • Nantucket (Mass.)—Social life and customs—20th century.

Biographical Information

Mary Eliza Starbuck (1856-1938) was born on Nantucket, Mass. She was a founder and the first secretary of the Nantucket Historical Association. She was also a poet of a volume of poems entitled Nantucket and Other Verses and an author of a book entitled My House and I. She traced her ancestry back to Nantucket’s earliest settler families. She never married.

Scope and Content

The Mary Eliza Starbuck Letter is from Mary Eliza Starbuck to Amelia Day Campbell, dated December 8, 1920. It discusses an article by Amelia Day Campbell on Miles Standish published in Americana magazine and also contains some Nantucket memories and Christmas greetings.


Processing Information

Processed by Alison Barr, June 2018. Finding aid written Alison Barr, June 2018.

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