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Finding Aid for the Sherwood Family Papers, 1775-1850
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sherwood Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1775-1850
    Collection number: 1437
    Creator: Sherwood family
    Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Mary Martha Sherwood (1775-1891) was a English author of children's books. Her first story, “The traditions,” was published in 1794, and her major work was The history of the Fairchild family, or the child's manual, the first part of which appeared in 1818. The collection consists of diaries, correspondence, her My Pedigree, notes, clippings, sketches, and photographs concerning the Mary Martha Sherwood and her family.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Justin Schiller, purchase, 1984-86.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sherwood Family Papers (Collection 1437). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Mary Martha Sherwood was born on May 6, 1775 in Stanford, Worcestershire, England; sent to Abbey school at Reading, 1790; first story, “The traditions,” published in 1794; married Captain Henry Sherwood in 1803; did charitable works with orphans in India, where she wrote the popular story, “Little Henry and his bearer”; after returning to England, she studied Hebrew with her family and worked on a dictionary of the prophetic books of the Bible; wrote over 95 stories and tracts of an evangelical tone; a major work was The history of the Fairchild family, or the child's manual, the first part of which appeared in 1818; died on September 22, 1851 in Twickenham, England.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of diaries, correspondence, her My Pedigree, notes, clippings, sketches, and photographs concerning the English author of children's books Mary Martha Sherwood and her family.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. My pedigree, Mrs. Sherwood's diary (Boxes 1-6).
    2. Mrs. Sherwood's journal (Boxes 6-8).
    3. Mrs. Sherwood's diary (Boxes 8-9).
    4. Correspondence between Mary Martha Butt Sherwood and her sister Lucy Littleton Butt Cameron (Box 10).
    5. Receipt book, Sherwood family letters, Lucy Sherwood's commonplace book, Henry Sherwood's diary, clippings, miscellaneous family letters, photographs, sketch of Mrs. Sherwood, Sherwood family tree (Box 11).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Sherwood family--Archives.
    Sherwood, Mrs. (Mary Martha), 1775-1851--Archives.
    Authors, English--19th century--Archival resources.
    Diaries.
    Family papers.