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Emma Speed Sampson letter

Identifier: SC 01840

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Content Description

One letter and one envelope from Emma Speed Sampson to the recipient Mr. Berkley. The letter describes Sampson's flattery over Berkley's interest in her writing. Typewriting on paper.


  • Creation: 1923 October 12

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Biographical / Historical

Emma Speed Sampson was a children's author and columnist for the Richmond Times Dispatch. Sampson was born in Kentucky in 1868 and originally planned to be an artist. She studied in Paris and New York for two years before moving to Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Henry Aylett Sampson. In Richmond, Sampson began her writing career as a newspaper columnist and author of the Miss Minerva juvenile fiction series.


0.1 Linear Feet (One legal folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kelvin Ramsey, class of 1979.

Guide to the Emma Speed Sampson letter
Kendall McKinley
March 2023
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository