Holloway, Laura C. (Laura Carter), 1848-1930

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From the description of Papers,[ca. 1880-1919] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155456284

Mrs. Laura Carter Holloway Langford was born in Nashville, Tenn., in 1848 and died in 1930. She grew up in a world of affluence that included the last vestiges of southern plantation life. When Laura was 14 she married Junius B. Holloway. Widowed not too long after her marriage, she went to Washington, DC, and resided with fellow Tennesseeans President and Mrs. Andrew Johnson at the White House. While there she wrote The Ladies of the White House, perhaps her best known book. For many years she wrote articles, edited for the Brooklyn Eagle, and published books. She also gave public lectures in which she spoke on subjects ranging from women's rights to Charlotte Brontèˆ. Langford lent support to such causes as Cuban independence and cremation. She belonged to the International Council of Women and was a member of Madame Blavatsky's Theosophical Society. Her second marriage--to Edward L. Langford--occurred in 1890. She was widowed a second time in 1902.

In view of Mrs. Langford's wide-ranging interests, it is not surprising that she chose to acquaint herself with the Shakers. In addition, she may have known the family of Shaker leader Anna White. Eldress Anna, with whom Mrs. Langford corresponded for thirty-five years, came from a wealthy Brooklyn, NY, family with literary inclinations. Another connection between Mrs. Langford and the Shakers was her purchase in 1906 of farmland from the New Canaan, NY, Shaker community, in which a branch of the New Lebanon, NY, North family resided.

From the description of Papers. 1874-1912. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 261233673

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creatorOf Holloway, Laura C. (Laura Carter), 1848-1930. Papers,[ca. 1880-1919] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf D. Cuyler, Laura C. Holloway, and Augusta Moore letters, 1873-1878 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Seidl Society Records, 1889-1898 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Benson John Lossing Collection, 1843-1917 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Shaker Museum (Old Chatham, N.Y.). Miscellaneous correspondence, 1819-1944. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Holloway, Laura C. (Laura Carter), b. 1848. Papers. 1874-1912. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Blavatsky, H. P. (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891. [Collection of materials on theosophy]. 1884-[1920]. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Preston, Margaret Junkin, 1820-1897. Papers of Margaret Junkin Preston [manuscript], 1889-1893, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hollister, Alonzo Giles, 1830-1911. [Letter], June 13, 1886, Mount Lebanon, N.Y., [to] Laura C. Holloway. 1886. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Seidl Society. Records, 1888-1898. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Allen, M. Catherine. person
associatedWith Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906. person
associatedWith Apfelbaum, Charles person
associatedWith Beecher, Henry Ward, Mrs., 1813-1897. person
associatedWith Blavatsky, H. P. (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891. person
associatedWith Cuyler, D. person
associatedWith Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950. person
associatedWith Doolittle, Mary Antoinette, 1810-1886. person
associatedWith Evans, F.W. (Frederick William), 1808-1893. person
associatedWith Gunnison, Herbert Foster, 1858-1932. person
associatedWith Hollister, Alonzo Giles, 1830-1911. person
associatedWith Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 person
associatedWith Moore, Augusta person
associatedWith Neale, Emma. person
associatedWith Neale, Sadie. person
associatedWith Offord, Daniel, b. 1843. person
associatedWith Preston, Margaret Junkin, 1820-1897. person
associatedWith Seidl Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Seidl Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Seward, Frederick William, 1830-1915. person
associatedWith Shaker Museum (Old Chatham, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Shakers corporateBody
associatedWith Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. person
associatedWith Taft, William, (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Trist, V. J. person
associatedWith United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing. corporateBody
associatedWith White, Anna, 1831-1910. person
associatedWith Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New Canaan
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
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Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--Kings County
Authors, women


Birth 1848

Death 1930




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