Cheney, Ednah Dow, 1824-1904

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Ednah Dow Cheney was a Boston writer, reformer, and philanthropist. She established the Boston School of Design for women in 1851; was secretary of the New England Hospital for Women and Children, 1887-1902; worked for freedmen before and after the Civil War, and after the Civil War for women's rights. She was one of the founders and financial backers of the New England Women's Club. She married Seth Cheney in 1853; he died in 1856.

From the description of Papers, 1899. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007176

Boston author, abolitionist, and secretary of the New England Freedmen's Aid Society.

From the description of Letter to Mrs. Waters [manuscript], 1890 February 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647988448

American author and biographer.

From the description of Letter, 1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122638064

Mrs. Cheney lectured at the Concord School of Philosophy, which opened July 15, 1879, in Bronson Alcott's study, with Alcott as Dean and Sanborn as Secretary. Sanborn was Inspector of Public Charities for the State of Massachusetts.

From the description of Letter, 1879 Jun. 26, Jam[aica] Plain [Mass.] to Frank[lin B. Sanborn, Concord, Mass.] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34369851

American abolitionist, woman suffragist and author. Wrote biographies of her husband Seth Wells Cheney and of Louisa May Alcott.

From the description of Letter : Jamaica Plain, to Mrs. Townsend, 1892 May 31. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 34657016

American author and reformer.

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From the description of Papers of Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney [manuscript], 1894, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647869845

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creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. Letter, 1879 Aug. 28, Magnolia [Mass.] to Frank[lin B. Sanborn, Concord, Mass.] University of Michigan
creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. ALS : Jamaica Plain, Mass., to Geo[rge] Doane Rand, 1890 Feb. 4. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. Letter to Mrs. Waters [manuscript], 1890 February 22. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. Letters : Jamaica Plain, [Mass.] to S[arah] Maria Parsons, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1897 Nov. 12 and Dec. 9. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. Letter, 1879 Jun. 26, Jam[aica] Plain [Mass.] to Frank[lin B. Sanborn, Concord, Mass.] University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers, 1766-1912 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Mott family. Papers, 1840-1954. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. A. Bronson Alcott papers, 1843-1882. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn Howe family. Papers of the Julia Ward Howe family, 1787-1984 (inclusive), 1787-1944 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Additional papers, 1848-1915 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Brooks, Charlotte F. Papers, 1871-1908 (inclusive), 1871-1901 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Cheney, Seth Wells, 1810-1856. Seth Wells and John Cheney papers, 1848-1897. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912. Papers, 1829-1956 (inclusive), 1837-1916 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Blackwell family. Papers, 1784-1944 (inclusive), 1832-1939 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1787?-1944, c.1984 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn New England Women's Club. Records, 1843-1970 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1874-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers: Series I, 1874-1944 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Saturday Morning Club (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1871-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cheney, Jane, 1811-1885. Scrapbook, 1852-1873. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn May family. Papers of the May and Goddard families, 1766-1912 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf New England Freedmen's Aid Society. Daily journal : manuscript, 1869-1871. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn May family. Papers of the May and Goddard families, 1766-1912 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn New England Hospital for Women and Children Records MS 339., 1792 - 1994 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Additional papers, 1848-1915 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New England Hospital for Women and Children. Records, 1792-1994. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. Letter, 1879 Aug. 27, Bar Harbor [Me.] to Frank[lin B. Sanborn, n.p.] University of Michigan
creatorOf Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880. To the contributers to the cause of suffrage for women. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1857-1961 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Dargan, John Julius, 1848-1925. John Julius Dargan papers, 1785-1965 (bulk, 1877-1940). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. Papers, 1899. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Louisa May Alcott papers, 1849-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. Papers of Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney [manuscript], 1894, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Records, 1871-1983 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938. Papers, 1845-1938 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Papers, 1834-1959 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Adams family. Papers, 1618-1976, undated. Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. Letter : Jamaica Plain, to Mrs. Townsend, 1892 May 31. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1805-1938, 1900-1938 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf New England Freedmen's Aid Society. Records, 1862-1876. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1784 (1832-1939) 1944 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Papers, 1857-1961 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. Papers, 1847-1915. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Cheek, Jeannette Bailey, 1906-. Collection, 1857-1904 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904. Letter, 1895. American Primers
referencedIn Papers, 1829-1956 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Adams family. family
associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888. person
correspondedWith Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 person
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Blackwell family. family
associatedWith BLACKWELL FAMILY family
associatedWith Brooks, Charlotte F. person
associatedWith Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938. person
associatedWith CAROLINE WELLS HEALEY DALL, 1822-1912 person
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Cheek, Jeannette Bailey, 1906- person
associatedWith Cheney, Jane, 1811-1885. person
associatedWith Cheney, Seth, 1810- person
associatedWith Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880. person
associatedWith Concord School of Philosophy. corporateBody
associatedWith Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912. person
associatedWith Dargan, John Julius, 1848-1925. person
associatedWith Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904. person
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
associatedWith HARRIET GOODHUE HOSMER, 1830-1908 person
associatedWith Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. person
associatedWith Howe family. family
associatedWith Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. person
associatedWith John Graham Brooks, 1846-1938 person
associatedWith JULIA (WARD) HOWE, 1819-1910 person
associatedWith JULIA (WARD) HOWE FAMILY family
associatedWith Lowell, John, 1824-1897, Miss, person
associatedWith MARY (WARE) DENNETT person
associatedWith May family. family
associatedWith May family. family
associatedWith MAY-GODDARD FAMILY family
associatedWith Mott family. family
associatedWith New England Freedmen's Aid Society. corporateBody
associatedWith New England Hospital for Women and Children corporateBody
associatedWith New England Women's Club. corporateBody
correspondedWith Parsons, Sarah Maria person
correspondedWith Rand, George Doane person
associatedWith Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. person
associatedWith Saturday Morning Club (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Saturday Morning Club (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893. person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
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Boston (Mass.)
Czechoslovakia
Massachusetts--Boston
New England
Massachusetts
Subject
Biographers--Correspondence
Women--Societies and clubs
Suffrage
Composers--Correspondence
Women authors
Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1824-06-27

Death 1904-11-19

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