Records of the Saturday Morning Club, 1871-1983

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Saturday Morning Club (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1871-1983

Records of the Saturday Morning Club, 1871-1983

1871-1983

Bylaws, minutes, financial records, etc., of the Saturday Morning Club, established to promote "culture and social intercourse" for young women in Boston, Mass.

4.38 linear feet ((8 file boxes, 5 half file boxes) plus 3 oversize volumes)

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts– April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts), American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.Epithet: American essayist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000621.0x000365 ...

Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904

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Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney (June 27, 1824 – November 19, 1904) was an American writer, reformer, and philanthropist. She was born on Beacon Hill, Boston, June 27, 1824; and was educated in private schools in Boston. Cheney served as secretary of the School of Design for Women in Boston from 1851 till 1854. She married portrait artist Seth Wells Cheney on May 19, 1853. His ill-health limited his volume of work and after a winter trip abroad (1854-1855) he died in 1856. They had one child, Mar...

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pil...

Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909

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Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author and Unitarian minister. Hale was involved in many social reform movements, including abolition and popular education. He is best known for his 1863 short story, "The Man Without a Country," which promoted patriotic support of the Union. From the guide to the Edward Everett Hale Letters, 1884-1897, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893

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Lucy Stone (b. Aug. 13, 1818, West Brookfield, MA–d. Oct. 18, 1893, Boston, MA) was born to parents Hannah Matthews and Francis Stone. At age 16, Stone began teaching in district schools always earning far less money than men. In 1847, she became the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree from Oberlin College. After college, Stone began her career with the Garrisonian Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and began giving public speeches on women's rights. In the fall of 1847, with...

Huntington, Catharine, 1887-1987

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Actress, director, and producer Catharine Sargent Huntington was born in Ashfield, Mass. on December 29, 1886. She graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1911 and taught English and theater at Westover School in Middlebury, Conn., 1915-1918. She was active in New England's Little Theatre movement from the early 1920s and was president and member of the board of directors of the Provincetown Playhouse in Provincetown, Mass. (1960-?). From the description of [Poetry reading...

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe, née Julia Ward, (born May 27, 1819, New York, New York, U.S.—died October 17, 1910, Newport, Rhode Island), American author and lecturer best known for her “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Julia Ward came of a well-to-do family and was educated privately. In 1843 she married educator Samuel Gridley Howe and took up residence in Boston. Always of a literary bent, she published her first volume of poetry, Passion Flowers, in 1854; this and subsequent works—including a poetry collec...

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

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Higginson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on December 22, 1823. He was a descendant of Francis Higginson, a Puritan minister and immigrant to the colony of Massachusetts Bay. His father, Stephen Higginson (born in Salem, Massachusetts, November 20, 1770; died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 20, 1834), was a merchant and philanthropist in Boston and steward of Harvard University from 1818 until 1834. His grandfather, also named Stephen Higginson, was a member of the Continental Congre...

Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923

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Alice Cunningham Fletcher was an American ethnologist, anthropologist, and social scientist who studied and documented Native American culture. She credited Frederic Ward Putnam for stimulating her interest in Native American culture. From 1881, Fletcher was involved with the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, an Indian boarding school with a primary objective of assimilating Native American children and youth into Euro-American culture. In 1881, Fletcher traveled to live with and ...

Dana family

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Elliott, Maud Howe, 1854-1948

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American writer married to John Elliott, an English artist. Author of 20 books and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for a biography of her mother. From the description of Maud Howe Elliott letters and manuscripts [manuscript], 1896-1932. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 182831112 Newport author. Wife of artist John Elliott (1859-1925). Daughter of Julia Ward Howe (abolitionist, suffragist, author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic") and Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe (founder...

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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James Thomas Fields, American publisher and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1817. At the age of 17, he went to Boston to clerk in a booksellers shop. While clerking, he often wrote for newspapers and in 1839 he became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, and after 1868 as Fields, Osgood & Company. He was the publisher of several prominent contemporary American and British writers. Besides just publishing the authors, h...

Irwin, Agnes, 1841-1914

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Agnes Irwin was dean of Radcliffe College from 1894-1909. From the description of Letters, 1875, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007310 Agnes Irwin, school and college administrator, descendent of Benjamin Franklin, was born and educated in Washington, D.C. After teaching in New York, she became principal of the Penn Square Seminary, later the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia (1869-1894). Appointed Dean of Radcliffe College in 1894, she maintained excelle...

Diaz, Abby Morton, 1821-1904

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Abby Morton Diaz (1821-1904) was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Her father, Ichabod Morton, was a social reformer involved in anti-slavery, temperance, and (with Horace Mann) education movements. Abby was secretary for the Juvenile Anti-Slavery Society as a girl. Her family moved to the Brook Farm Community in 1842, where Abby stayed to teach until 1847. She married Manuel Diaz, a Cuban, in 1845. They later separated. Abby taught singing and opened a dancing school in Plymouth. She published h...

Baldwin, Maria Louise, 1856-1922.

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Cabot, Richard C. (Richard Clarke), 1868-1939

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Richard Clarke Cabot, 1868-1939, AB, 1889, Harvard College; MD, 1892, Harvard Medical School, was Professor of Clinical Medicine and Social Ethics at Harvard. Cabot led the teaching of Social Ethics at Harvard from 1920 to 1934. Cabot also served as one of two chiefs of staff at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1912 until his retirement in 1921. Cabot established medical social work at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1905, and also introduced autopsy teaching at the institution; Cabot's cli...

Tharp, Louise Marshall Hall, 1898-

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935

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Holmes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the prominent writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and abolitionist Amelia Lee Jackson. Dr. Holmes was a leading figure in Boston intellectual and literary circles. Mrs. Holmes was connected to the leading families; Henry James Sr., Ralph Waldo Emerson and other transcendentalists were family friends. Known as "Wendell" in his youth, Holmes, Henry James Jr. and William James became lifelong friends. Holmes accordingly grew up in an atmospher...

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Longfellow, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1850-1928

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Eldest daughter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; co-founder of Radcliffe College; served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. From the description of Alice Mary Longfellow papers, 1850-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973658 Alice M. Longfellow, daughter of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was closely associated with Radcliffe College as one of seven managers, 1879-1880, memb...

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Woolson, Abba Goold, 1838-1921

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Abba Goold Woolson was a Maine author, poet, and teacher. She was the daughter of William Goold and sister of Nathan Goold. She married fellow educator Professor Moses Woolson, of Concord, N.H. In 1886 she published "George Eliot and her heroines" From the description of Abba Goold Woolson card addressed to Miss Hacker, 1882 March 16. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 743233825 ...

Deland, Margaret, 1857-1945

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Author Margaret Wade Campbell Deland was born in Allegheny, Penn. She became interested in the plight of unmarried mothers, taking them into her home until they could find proper jobs. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Letters, 1884-1937 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007073 Margaret Deland was born in Western Pennsylvania, was educated in New York, and lived much of her adult life i...

Wells, Kate Gannett, 1838-1911

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Author. Born Catherine Boott Gannett. From the description of Kate Cannett Wells correspondence, circa 1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981337 Philanthropist, reformer, writer. From the description of Manuscript fragment, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 62524008 Philanthropist, reformer, and writer. From the description of Letter, [1905] June 7, Boston, to Charles M. Green. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 1726...

Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927

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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...

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915

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Annie Adams Fields was an author and charity worker, the wife of the Boston publisher James T. Fields. From the description of Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 86143813 From the guide to the Papers pertaining to the estate of Annie Adams Fields, 1846-1935., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Eighteen letters written by Annie Adams Fields between the years 1882 and...

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941

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Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...

Dudley, Helena Stuart, 1858-1932.

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Saturday Morning Club (Boston, Mass.)

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The Saturday Morning Club was founded by Julia Ward Howe in 1871 for her youngest daughter, Maud, and Maud's friends. The Club, whose purpose was "to promote culture and social intercourse", met on Saturday mornings from November through April, alternating between guest lectures and Club discussions of the previous week's topic. Lecturers included Lucy Stone, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Abba Woolson, Annie and James Fields, professors from Harvard University, and many others. (Volume I-10v contains a c...

Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893

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Brooks was an Episcopal clergyman. He was rector of Trinity Church, Boston (1868-1893) and bishop of Massachusetts (1891-1893). From the description of Sermons and lectures, 1858-1891. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81069474 From the description of Correspondence and compositions, 1831-1901 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79390105 From the description of Papers, 1832-1892. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122575025 ...

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1870-1957

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Landscape architect. From the description of Frederick Law Olmsted reports, 1916 and 1922. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418918 Historical Note Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), known as the "father of American landscape architecture," designed and planned parks and park systems throughout the United States. His earliest designs, completed with partner Calvert Vaux, include New York's Central Park, Broo...

Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970

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A physician who was the first woman professor at Harvard University, Hamilton also worked as a resident researcher at Hull House, a researcher of industrial poisons for the U.S. Department of Labor, and was a member of the League of Nations Health Organization and of President Hoover's Committee on Social Trends. For further information, see Notable American Women, The Modern Period (1980); Hamilton's autobiography, Exploring the Dangerous Trades (1942); and Barbara Sicherman, Alice Hamilton: A ...

Whitman, Sarah Wyman, -1904

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Scudder, Vida-Dutton, 1861-1954

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Vida Dutton Scudder, 1884 Vida Scudder was born in India on December 15, 1861, the only child of Harriet Louisa (Dutton) and David Coit Scudder. She and her mother returned to Boston following the death of her father, although she spent much of her childhood traveling in Europe. She attended Boston private secondary schools, and graduated from Smith College in 1884. While doing postgraduate work at Oxford University, where she attended lectures by John Ruskin, Scudder d...

Hersey, Heloise

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Lloyd, Henry Demarest, 1847-1903

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Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908

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Evans was a professor at Tufts College, 1900-1912. From the description of Letter [between 1900 and 1912] Oct. 28, Boston, to Prof. [L.B.] Evans [Medford, Mass.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34367729 Louise Chandler Moulton was a minor American poet who lived in Boston, Massachusetts. From the description of Louise Chandler Moulton letters to and about E.C. and Laura Stedman, 1873-1894. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record ...

Gilman, Arthur, 1837-1909

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Arthur Gilman was an author, editor, and founder of Radcliffe College. For biographical information, see Who Was Who in America. From the description of Scrapbook, 1876-1914 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232009465 Arthur Gilman, banker, educator, and historian, was instrumental in founding Radcliffe College; he served as Secretary (1879-1894) and Regent (1894-1896). He was also founder (1886) of the Gilman School for Girls (later names: the Cambridge...

Shurcliff family

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Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938

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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...

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

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Carolyn Wells published under the pseudonym Rowland Wright. From the description of Autograph postcard signed from W.D. Howells to Carolyn Wells, Rahway [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694525270 Author, editor, critic. From the description of Letters chiefly to Alexander? Black [manuscript] 1888-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943111 William Dean Howells was an American novelist...

Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855-1902

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Student at University of Michigan, later president of Wellesley College. From the description of Alice Freeman Palmer correspondence, 1874-1900. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419539 ...