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Margaret Ashmun Letter and Book List

Identifier: M1457

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 2 items: Ashmun letter (dated October 27, 1930) from London, England, to Katherine Watson, Denver (Colo.) Public Library; "Girlhood Favorites" list created by DPL and signed by Ashmun.


  • 1930

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Eliza Ashmun (July 10, 1875 - March 15, 1940) was an American writer from Rural, Wis. She trained as a teacher and taught for a few years then concentrated on her writing. She edited collections of short stories and writing textbooks, and wrote dozens of poems, essays, and stories that were published in the popular magazines and newspapers of her day. She was the author of more than 18 novels for both adults and young readers, especially girls.


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Margaret Ashun, 1930.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Part of Children's Literature Collection

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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