Papers, 1822-1985


Papers, 1822-1985

Papers, 1822-1985

Correspondence, personal writings, records of voluntary activities, and photographs of Helen Lawrence Appleton Brooks of Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Appleton, Brooks, and Washburn families.

6 cartons, 2 oversize folders, 1 folio folder

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Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907 (person)

Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, educator and college president, was born in Boston, December 5, 1822 and married the Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz in 1850. She was an educational reformer, member of the Woman's Education Association, but never an advocate of women's suffrage or of co-education. ECA administered the Agassiz School for Girls from 1855 to 1863. She was one of the managers of the program for the Private Collegiate Instruction for Women (also known as the Harvard Annex); was p...

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Eliot, Charles, 1859-1897 (person)

Landscape architect. Educated at Harvard College (A.B. 1882). Eliot was instrumental in the development of the Boston Metropolitan Park system. Later, his ideas set the pattern for most American metropolitan parks. In 1892, Eliot was hired as landscape architect by the new Metropolitan Park Commission, which he had been instrumental in creating. In following years, the state legislature established a permanent commission, and implemented Eliot's recommendations for the development of a regional ...

Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916 (person)

Josiah Royce was born in Grass Valley, California, on November 20, 1855. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1885 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in 1878. Royce taught English and philosophy at both Berkeley and Harvard, and was also active in the study of the American West. He spent a significant amount of time from 1883 to 1891 writing both histories and novels relating to California history. Royce Hall at UCLA and the Grass Valley Library...

James, Henry, 1811-1882 (person)

Henry James Sr. and his wife Mary Walsh James (1810-1882) were the parents of the novelist Henry James Jr., the philosopher William James, the diarist Alice James, Robertson James, and Garth Wilkinson James. From the guide to the Letters from Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James to various correspondents, 1827-1878., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James Sr. was an American philosophical theologian. He and his wife Mary Robertson Walsh J...

Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926 (person)

Eliot served as president of Harvard University (1869-1909). From the description of Correspondence of Charles W. Eliot, 1870-1920. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339031 Charles William Eliot (1834-1926) was President of Harvard University from March 12, 1869 to May 19, 1909. He also taught mathematics and chemistry at Harvard University (1858-1863) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1865-1869). Eliot was one of the most influential educa...

Hallowell, Sarah Wharton Haydock, 1846-1935. (person)

Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881- (person)

Attorney, judge, and civic leader. Harvard, B.A., 1902; M.A. 1903; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1905. Practiced law in Massachusetts, 1905-1928; judge in Middlesex, Mass. County courts, 1928-1970; member of various legal and political groups. From the description of Papers, 1897-1981. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236047331 Lawrence Graham Brooks (1881-1981) earned his Harvard AB 1902. From the description of Student notes and papers, 1899-1901....

Elizabeth Appleton Ware (Lizzie) (person)

Washburn, Francis T. (Francis Tucker), 1843-1873 (person)

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Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938 (person)

Unitarian minister, writer on social and economic topics, and founder of the National Consumers' League, Brooks attended Oberlin College and received a degree in divinity from Harvard in 1875. He lectured for the League for Political Education, investigated strikes for the U.S. Dept. of Labor, and studied in Germany. From the description of Papers, 1845-1938 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006931 Unitarian minister, writer on social and economic top...

Catherine Appleton (Katy, Katie) (person)


HLB was born Helen Lawrence Appleton in 1846 in Roxbury, Mass., the youngest of three daughters of Catherine (Lawrence) Appleton and Charles Appleton. Her mother died shortly after her birth; HLB also had four half-sisters, the daughters of CA and his second wife, Mary Grace Parks. In 1873, HLB married Francis T. Washburn (1843-1873), a Unitarian minister; they had one daughter, Frances Washburn. FTW died three days before their first anniversary, and the child died in 1880. That sa...

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Norton, Grace, 1834-1926 (person)

Grace Norton (1834-1926) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Andrew Norton and Catherine Eliot Norton, and the sister of American author and Harvard professor, Charles Eliot Norton. She was privately educated in Cambridge, and developed a great love for the literature of France, especially that of the French essayist, Montaigne. Norton became a Montaigne expert, translating, writing, and lecturing on his works, as well as those of other French authors. Many of her articles appe...

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Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927 (person)

Unitarian minister. A.B. Princeton, 1874. Graduated from Union Theological Seminary, 1877. Ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1877 and served churches in Nevada and California (1877-1881). He became a Unitarian and served churches in Brattleboro, Vt. (1882-1886) and St. Paul, Minn. (1886-1894). In 1894 he became minister at the First Parish in Cambridge, Mass., serving until his death in 1927. He was the author of several popular volumes of essays. From the description of Sermons, 1...

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James, William, 1882-1961 (person)

William James, Jr. (1882-1961), son of famous psychologist William James, was an American painter who worked as a painting critic for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and as its director from 1930-1937. While at the Museum School, James met Mrs. Kathryn A. Hodgman of Kalamazoo, Michigan through Edward W. Forbes. James and Hodgman studied together at his summer home in Chocorua, New Hampshire during the summer of 1934. From the guide to the Papers, 1930-1937, (Harvard Art...

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The League, established in 1898, sought to mobilize public opinion in support of improved conditions for workers. From the description of Records, 1891-1955 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006555 ...

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