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Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: CAK
Date: 10 Jun 1979

Biographical History

Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (1860-1936) was an American author, dramatist, novelist, poet, and short story writer. Her best known piece is The Perfect Tribute, a short story about Abraham Lincoln. Her husband was a judge of the New York Court of Appeals; they resided in Taunton, New York.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews Papers is divided into two series. Writings consists of handwritten notes and drafts, typescripts, a few clippings of printed short stories, and one book. Miscellaneous contains limited correspondence, some family letters dating from 1808, some family writings, news clippings and memorabilia.

Of special interest are letters written by Thomas Gold, Mr. Andrews' grandfather, to Peter Smith, abolitionist, and several letters to Judge and Mrs. Andrews from Theodore Roosevelt.

Arrangement of the Collection

Writings are subdivided by type. Miscellaneous is arranged alphabetically by type of material.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Andrews, Mary Raymond Shipman, d. 1936.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.


American literature -- 20th century.
American poetry -- Women authors.
American prose literature -- Women authors.
Women authors, American.
Women dramatists, American.
Women novelists, American.
Women poets, American.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Scripts (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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