Extent:1 box (.3 linear feet)
Ella M. Boult was born in Medina, Ohio in 1866. She graduated from Cornell University in 1888 with a degree in Chemistry, but went on to a career in writing. Working closely with the writer and editor Edmund Clarence Stedman, Boult met and corresponded with many famous artists and authors and edited their work. Boult also published books of her own, including poetry, and a number of articles and essays that appeared in magazines and journals.
Scope and Content
The Ella M. Boult papers serve as a window into the literary community of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as the role of a female aspiring writer and editor within it. Although records of Boult’s published writings and some photographs exist, there is little else in the historical record about her beyond this collection of letters. The collection of roughly 75 letters includes correspondence from notable authors and literary editors such as Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ridgeley Torrence, Kenneth Brown, and John Dos Passos. The collection also contains correspondence with editors of periodicals and artists.