Papers, 1890-1946 (inclusive).


Papers, 1890-1946 (inclusive).

The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, and school papers of Bosworth; photographs of her, her family, and Wellesley College; and questionnaires, account books, investigators' reports, drafts of chapters and charts for Bosworth's publication, and other material pertaining to the WEIU living wage survey. The bulk of the correspondence is between family members, most notably letters, 1900-1915, between Bosworth and her mother while the former was away at school and then working in settlement houses. Much of Bosworth's correspondence with both friends and relatives concerns her health. There are two diaries: one, 1901, chronicles her life as a student at Dana Hall, the other, 1943, was written in the aftermath of a nervous breakdown.

4 linear ft.

Related Entities

There are 15 Entities related to this resource.

College Settlement of Philadelphia. (corporateBody)

Originally located in South Philadelphia, College Settlement of Philadelphia began in 1889 as a settlement house serving immigrant families. In 1922, College Settlement began a camp to give urban children the opportunity to learn about and explore nature. College Settlement Camp is located in Horsham Township, just north of Philadelphia. From the description of Executive committee minutes, 1896-1979, bulk 1896-1950. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 63543481 ...

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 (person)

Social reformer; founder of Hull House settlement, Chicago. From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Louis J. Keller, Chicago, 1912 May 13. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496308 From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Paul M. Angle, Springfield, Ill., 1932 June 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496294 Founder of Hull House in Chicago. From the description of Cor...

Women's Trade Union League of Boston. (corporateBody)

The Boston Women's Trade Union League was founded in 1904. Although it seldom had a paid secretary or a fully functioning headquarters, it aided strikers and worked with local unions on organizing campaigns. From the description of Records, 1923-1933 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122387472 ...

Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. (Sophonisba Preston), 1866-1948 (person)

Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (April 1, 1866 – July 30, 1948) was an American activist, Progressive Era social reformer, social scientist and innovator in higher education. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in political science and economics then the J.D. at the University of Chicago, and she was the first woman to pass the Kentucky bar. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent her as a delegate to the 7th Pan-American Conference in Uruguay, making her the first woman to represent t...

Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

The Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Massachusetts), a non-profit social and educational agency, was founded in 1877 by Dr. Harriet Clisby, and incorporated in 1880, "to increase fellowship among women and to promote the best practical methods for securing their educational, industrial and social advancement." In order to accomplish this mission, the organization was arranged in committees or departments which throughout its hist...

Denison House (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Denison House, the third college settlement in the United States, was founded in 1892 by a small group of college-educated women who were "distressed" and "made restless" by "a sense of privileges unshared," and who looked forward to "a time when there should be no barriers between workers of any kind and the so-called 'leisure class.'" Their ideal was not philanthropy but democracy, which they defined as "a free flowing life between group and group." Residents and mem...

Hull House (Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Hull House was a settlement house in Chicago, Illinois, United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Located on the Near West Side of the city, Hull House (named after the original house's first owner Charles Jerald Hull) opened to serve recently arrived European immigrants. By 1911, Hull House had expanded to 13 buildings. In 1912 the Hull House complex was completed with the addition of a summer camp, the Bowen Country Club. With its innovative social, educat...

Bosworth, Louise Marion, 1881-1982 (person)

Louise Marion Bosworth was born on July 11, 1881, one of five children of Alfred Bosworth and Eleanora (Wheeler) Bosworth. She grew up in Elgin, Ill., where her father was president of the First National Bank. After attending Elgin Academy, she studied at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., (1900-1901), and at Mountain Seminary in Birmingham, Pa., (1901-1902). In 1902 Bosworth entered Wellesley College; she became president of the Philosophy Club, a house president, and manager o...

Rockport Lodge (Rockport, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Bosworth, Winifred, 1885- (person)

Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939 (person)

Edith Abbott was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1876. She received her A.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1901 and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905. From 1906 to 1908, she continued post-graduate studies in economics and political science at the University of London. In 1908, Edith returned to Chicago and became a resident of Hull House until 1920. Between 1908 and 1920, she served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the...

Dana Hall (Wellesley, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Gould Farm (Great Barrington, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Kehew, Mary Morton Kimball, 1859-1918. (person)

Wellesley College (corporateBody)