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Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

Helen Hunt Jackson, 1830-1885

Finding aid for the Helen Hunt Jackson Papers at Tutt Library, Colorado College
Chronology of Jackson's life
Childhood Home in Amherst, Mass.
Brief Biography at the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

Biographical sketch at socialhistory.org
Longer biographical sketch at theglassceiling.com
A Walking Tour and brief biography of Jackson
Bibliography at Paul Reuben's PAL site.

Ramona (1884) (832K file at the American Women Writers site)

 Image courtesy of the Legacy site. 

Works Available Online

(Note: Some of Jackson's works were published under the names or initials H.H., Saxe Holm, or Helen Maria Fiske.)

Prose Poetry
  • Bits of Travel (1872)
  • Bits of Talk about Home Matters (1873)
  • The Story of Boon (1874)
  • Saxe Holm's Stories, series 1 (1874) (published under pseud. Saxe Holm)
  • Bits of Talk in Verse and Prose for Young Folks (1876)
  • Mercy Philbrick's Choice (1876) (Note: This book is said to be a fictional portrait of H.H.J.'s Amherst friend Emily Dickinson.)
  • Hetty's Strange History (1877)
  • Bits of Travel at Home (1878)
  • Nellie's Silver Mine (1878)
  • Letters from a Cat: Published by Her Mistress, "H.H." (1879)
  • A Century of Dishonor (1881)
  • Mammy Tittleback and Her Family: A Story of Seventeen Cats (1881)
  • The Training of Children 1882
  • Report on the Conditions and Needs of the Mission Indians 1883
  • Ramona (1884) (832K file at the American Women Writers site)
  • Zeph (1885)
  • Glimpses of Three Coasts (1886)
  • The Procession of Flowers in Colorado (1886)
  • Between Whiles (1888; page images at the Making of America Project)
  • My Legacy (1888)
  • Cat Stories (1868)
  • Pansy Billings and Popsy (1898)
  • Father Junipero and the Mission Indians (1902)
  • Glimpses of California: The Missions (1902)
  • "Little Bell's Supplement" Harper's, April 1886

Published under Jackson's pseudonym "Saxe Holm"

Verses (1881) (Page images at Michigan MOA)
Easter Bells (1884)
Sonnets and Lyrics (1886) (Page images at Michigan MOA)

(HTML versions at theotherpages.org)

A Calendar of Sonnets (1891)
Verses (1888; page images at MOA)
Poems  (1892; HTML at the University of Toronto)

Thanks to Dan Anderson for suggested updates to this page.

Comments to D. Campbell.