Anna Kelton Wiley Papers 1798-1964 (bulk 1925-1960)


Anna Kelton Wiley Papers, 1798-1964, (bulk 1925-1960)

Anna Kelton Wiley Papers 1798-1964 (bulk 1925-1960)

Consumers' rights reformer, feminist, and clubwoman of Washington, D.C. Correspondence, speeches and articles, financial papers, appointment books, family papers, invitations, notes, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and printed material relating to Wiley's activities on behalf of women's rights and her membership and work in many associations and clubs. Included are papers relating to her husband, Harvey Washington Wiley (1844-1930); father, J. C. Kelton (1828-1893); and grandfather, William S. Campbell.

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