Letters received by and sent from Marie Hansen Taylor. Born in Gotha in 1829, she married American author Bayard Taylor in 1857. The couple traveled throughout Europe for the first decade of their marriage but eventually returned to Taylor's home state of Pennsylvania. The bulk of the letters were sent to Marie Hansen Taylor by her mother Lina Braun Hansen. Her father, Peter Andreas Hansen, was director of the astronomical observatory at Gotha.
Archive: Houghton Library, Harvard University
Source: Bayard Taylor Papers, MS Am 1598
Contributors: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.