Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1853-1925

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Birth 1853-01-21
Death 1925

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Helen Hamilton Gardener was an author, feminist, and suffragist (1920-1925). She was the first woman member of the United States Civil Service Commission. Born Alice Chenoweth, she later legally adopted her nom-de-plume. She willed her brain to Cornell University, where research was in progress to refute the claim of a former United States Surgeon General that the female brain was inferior to that of the male. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971).

From the description of Papers, 1890-1942 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007072

From the description of Papers, 1890-1942 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 19332620

Helen Hamilton Gardener was an author, feminist, and suffragist. She was the first woman member of the United States Civil Service Commission(1920-1925). Born Alice Chenoweth, she later legally adopted her pen name. She willed her brain to Cornell University, where research was in progress to refute the claim of a former United States Surgeon General that women's brains are inferior to men's. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971).

From the description of Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1913-1941 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008692

Gardener, a suffragist and reformer was a commissioner in the U.S. Civil Service Commission.

Peck was a mountain climber.

From the description of TLS, 1921 October 26 : Washington, D.C. to Annie S. Peck. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 45145883

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  • American literature--19th century
  • Authors, American
  • Women--Social conditions
  • Brain--Research
  • Women--Physiology
  • Feminism

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