Curtis family.

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The Curtis family of Boston, Mass., is represented in this collection by Greely Stevenson Curtis, civil war veteran, his wife Harriot Appleton Curtis and their five sons and five daughters. The papers of their daughters Frances, Isabella, Harriot, and Margaret are of particular interest. Frances Greely Curtis (1867-1957) was active in civic and international affairs, served on the board of Associated Charities of Boston, as secretary of the Boston Cooperative Building Company, on the State Board of Charities, and from 1912 to 1924 as a member of the Boston School Committee. In 1925 she was the first woman to run (unsuccessfully) for mayor of Boston. She was also interested in adult education and was a supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Foreign Policy Association, and the United Nations Association. Isabella Curtis (1873-1966) and Harriot Sumner Curtis (1881-1974) raised funds for African-American schools in the South and Harriot served as dean of women at Hampton Institute (1927-1931). Margaret Curtis (1883-1965) worked for the Family Welfare Association and organized relief for French refugees in France (1916-1919). She remained active in relief work with the American Red Cross in Eastern Europe and Greece, served on the International Migration Service, and ran the Boston office of the War Production Office during World War II.

From the description of Papers, 1797-1991 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122471414

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creatorOf Curtis family. Papers, 1797-1991 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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associatedWith Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. person
associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. person
associatedWith American Friends Service Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith American Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith Appleton family. family
associatedWith Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947. person
associatedWith Boston (Mass.) School Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Briggs, Isobel. person
associatedWith Cabot Ella Lyman, 1866-1934. person
associatedWith Cabot, Richard C. (Richard Clarke), 1868-1939. person
associatedWith Clark, Hilda, d. 1955. person
associatedWith Cornell University corporateBody
associatedWith Curtis, Frances Greely, 1867-1957. person
associatedWith Curtis, Frazier 1877-1940. person
associatedWith Curtis, Greely Stevenson, 1830-1897. person
associatedWith Curtis, Greely Stevenson, 1871-1947. person
associatedWith Curtis, Harriot Appleton, 1841-1923. person
associatedWith Curtis, Harriot Sumner, 1881-1974. person
associatedWith Curtis, Harry Appleton, 1875-1943. person
associatedWith Curtis, Isabella, 1873-1966. person
associatedWith Curtis, James Freeman. person
associatedWith Curtis, Margaret, 1883-1965. person
associatedWith Curtis, William, 1865-1899. person
associatedWith Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. person
associatedWith Family Welfare Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Hampton Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Homans, Helen. person
associatedWith Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962. person
associatedWith Hopkinson, Elinor Curtis, 1869-1947. person
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
associatedWith International Immigration Service. American branch. corporateBody
associatedWith Irwin, Agnes. person
associatedWith James, William, 1842-1910. person
associatedWith Keller, Helen, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Lee, Joseph, 1862-1937. person
associatedWith Longfellow, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1850-1928. person
associatedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. person
associatedWith Masefield, John, 1878-1961. person
associatedWith Maynor, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Penn School (Saint Helena Island, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Radciffe College corporateBody
associatedWith Shurtleff, Helen. person
associatedWith Society of Friends. corporateBody
associatedWith Stevenson, Hannah. person
associatedWith Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893. person
associatedWith Student Atelier Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Sturgis, Mabel. person
associatedWith United States Committee for the Care of European Children. Boston branch. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Production Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, Booker T. (Booker Taliaferro), 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Whitman, Sarah Wyman, 1842-1904. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Boston (Mass.)
Manchester-by-the-Sea (Mass.)
United States
Social workers
Women in aeronautics
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American
African Americans--Education
Women golfers
Aircraft industry
Social workers


Active 1797

Active 1991

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