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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

Works in the Collection      Manuscript Materials      Biographies      Other Resources

Helen Hunt Jackson, born in Amherst, Massachusetts, was a frequent contributor to periodicals. Stories written for Scribner's under the pen name "Saxe Holm" are attributed to her. Jackson is also known for the novel Ramona which reflects her interest in American Indian affairs.

Works in the EAF Collection

EAF Manuscript Materials

Letter: Jackson to Niles (April 30, 1879)

Photo: Helen Hunt Jackson

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

Other Resources

Guides to Helen Hunt Jackson manuscript holdings from UVA Special Collections :
Jackson, Helen Hunt, Collection of: #7080-d