Mary Hallock Foote Letter, 1887 August 5

Overview of the Collection

Foote, Mary Hallock, 1847-1938
Mary Hallock Foote Letter
1887 August 5
0.125 linear feet, (1 item)
Collection Number
MSS 223
Signed letter from Mary Hallock Foote to Alice B. Stockham, M.D.
Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
1910 University Drive
Boise ID
Telephone: 2084263990
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Collection is available for research.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mary Hallock Foote was the author of 12 novels and numerous magazine articles that she illustrated herself. She came to Idaho in 1884, joining her husband Arthur Foote, an engineer who designed irrigation works in the Boise valley. Her works portray the American West from a woman's point of view, though politically she was not always in sympathy with feminist aims, as this letter illustrates. Her reminiscences were published as A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West by the Huntington Library (California) in 1972; her life story was fictionalized by Wallace Stegner in his novel, Angle of Repose (1971).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Signed letter from Mary Hallock Foote, in her own hand, to Alice B. Stockham, M.D., declining the inclusion of her books and drawings in an exhibit of "woman's work" and expressing some misgivings about women's suffrage. Forms part of the Idaho Writers Archive.

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Preferred Citation

Mary Hallock Foote Letter, Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.

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Subject Terms

  • Suffrage--United States

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Stockham, Alice B. (Alice Bunker), 1833-1912 (correspondent)