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Grace Kellogg Smith Papers, 1885-1968
4 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 146

Abstract:
Author, Journalist, Suffragist. The Grace Kellogg Smith Papers consists primarily of biographical material, research material on Edith Wharton, and material related to the publication of The Two Lives of Edith Wharton (1965). Biographical materials include scrapbooks of notes and photographs about herself and her family. The Wharton research material includes notes and drafts of her 1953 master's thesis; and notes, drafts, a manuscript, correspondence, and reviews related to the publication of The Two Lives of Edith Wharton. Other material in the collection includes correspondence about, and a copy of, her novel The House (1926) and articles she wrote for the Provincetown (Mass.) Advocate during the 1960s.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions. 1

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Grace Kellogg Smith's unpublished works. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Grace Kellogg was born in 1885 in Bangor, Maine. Her mother, Eva Mary Crosby Kellogg, was a travel book writer, and her father was a minister. Grace Kellogg grew up in Boston and attended Brookline High School. She got her start as a professional writer at age eight when Success Magazine paid her five dollars and published one of her poems. When she was seventeen, her first novel was serialized in The National Magazine. Kellogg majored in English and graduated from Smith College in 1908. While there, she was the editor-in-chief of the Smith College Monthly. She lived in Istanbul and taught English at the American College for Girls from 1910-13, when she married D. Griffith, an American instructor at Roberts College. Over the next ten years, Kellogg lived in New York and New Jersey, supported woman suffrage, worked in Margaret Sanger's office, had two sons and two daughters, worked as a journalist, and published several novels, including Arise and Go, The Beloved Tenant, Crosbys of Henry County Illinois, The House and The Silent Drum. She married her second husband, C.F. Shaw in 1936. After the death of her third husband Clarendon Waite Smith, whom she had married in 1942, Kellogg Smith returned to school at the University of Vermont where she earned an M.A. in 1953. A revised version of her master's thesis, "The Two Lives of Edith Wharton," was published in 1965. Late in her life, Kellogg Smith was a member of Women Strike for Peace and of the Committee for Non-Violent Action. She died July 26, 1987.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Grace Kellogg Smith Papers is 3 linear ft. and consists primarily of biographical materials, research files on Edith Wharton, and the materials regarding publication of The Two Lives of Edith Wharton (1965). Biographical materials include scrapbooks of notes about, and photographs of, Smith and her family. The EdithWharton research material includes notes and drafts of her 1953 master's thesis; and notes, drafts, a manuscript, correspondence, and reviews related to the publication of The Two Lives of Edith Wharton. Other material in the collection includes correspondence about, and a copy of, her novels Arise and Go, The Beloved Tenant, Crosbys of Henry County Illinois, The House and The Silent Drum. The collection also includes articles she wrote for the Provincetown (Mass.) Advocate during the 1960s among others.

The collection is comprised mostly of manuscripts written from 1907 to 1953. Included are newspaper columns, published and unpublished stories, novels, plays, and other miscellaneous written material. The scrapbooks include clippings of correspondence, reviews from the New York Times and the Boston Evening Transcript, among others, and columns from Elizabeth Daily Journal dated between 1923-26. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1963 to 1977. Correspondence makes up only a small portion of the collection. Included are exchanges with the Sophia Smith Collection regarding the acquisition of her collection. Notable correspondents include Margaret Grierson, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Richard Warrington Baldwin Lewis.

This collection is organized into three series:


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions. 1

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Grace Kellogg Smith's unpublished works. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

"Grace Kellogg Smith Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts"

History of the Collection

Grace Kellogg Smith donated her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1968.

Processing Information

Processed by Vivian Valencia, 2010


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
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Language
English

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS AND CORRESPONDENCE



Collection information


Box 1: folder 1
Biographical information


Box 1: folder 2
Correspondence


Box 1
Family


Box 1: folder 3
Leslie Sawtelle Berry


Box 1: folder 4
General,
1963-77

Box 1: folder 5-7
Letters of congratulation,
1964-66

Box 1: folder 8
SERIES II. WRITINGS



Arise and Go,
1978

Box 1: folder 9
The Beloved Tenant,
1931

Box 1
Published volume


Box 1: folder 10
Reviews


Box 1: folder 11
Crosbys of Henry County Illinois,
1951

Box 1: folder 12
The House,
1926

Box 1
Published volume


Box 2: folder 1
Correspondence


Box 2: folder 2
The Silent Drum,
1928

Box 2
Published volume


Box 2: folder 3
Correspondence


Box 2: folder 4
Edith Wharton


Box 2
Research files and notebooks,
1950s-65

Box 2: folder 5-7
[Master's thesis?],
1965

Box 3: folder 1
Unidentified reviews


Box 3: folder 2
Two Lives of Edith Wharton


Box 3
Manuscript


Box 3
Part I,
1965

Box 3: folder 3
Part II,
1965

Box 3: folder 4
Correspondence


Box 3: folder 5
Reviews


Box 3: folder 6
Articles and stories


Box 3
1901-10

Box 3: folder 7-8
1927-53

Box 4: folder 1-2
n.d.

Box 4: folder 3-6
Charles A. Griffith,
1941

Box 4: folder 7
Writings by others


Box 4
Copy 130 (stories),
1930

Box 4: folder 8
Massachusetts: A Guide to Its Places and People,
1937

Box 5: folder 1
Selected Short Stories of Today,
1935

Box 5: folder 2
SERIES III. SCRAPBOOKS



Two volumes: Included are clippings of correspondence, reviews from the New York Times and the Boston Evening Transcript, among others, and columns from Elizabeth Daily Journal. Some of the letters and clippings are dated between
1923-26.

Box 6

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Subjects
  • Crosby family
  • Journalists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Kellogg, Grace Smith
  • Kellogg family
  • Turkey--History--Sources
  • Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
  • Women journalists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women--Suffrage--United States-History--Sources


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