Papers, 1784-1944 (inclusive), 1832-1939 (bulk).

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Blackwell family. Papers, 1784-1944 (inclusive), 1832-1939 (bulk).

Papers, 1784-1944 (inclusive), 1832-1939 (bulk).

Correspondence, diaries, memoirs, writings, photographs, biographical and genealogical information, and other papers of the Blackwell family comprise the collection. A large part of the collection consists of the papers of Antoinette Louise Brown Blackwell, including her autobiography, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, The First Woman Minister.

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Blackwell, Emily, 1826-1910

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Blackwell, Katharine Barry, 1849-

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Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

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Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a physician, the son of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), a poet, philosopher, and naturalist. Robert established a successful medical practice in Shrewsbury where he was known for his kindness extended to the poor. He was financially quite successful and willing to support his sons in their various endeavors. Although not a prolific writer, he was elected to the Royal Society ...

Mayhew, Florence Blackwell.

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Blackwell family.

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The most prominent members of the Blackwell family were Elizabeth (1821-1910) and Emily (1826-1910), among the earliest women doctors and founders of the New York Infirmary and College for Women; their brother Henry Browne Blackwell (1825-1909), his wife Lucy Stone (1818-1893), and their daughter Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1950), known for their leading roles in the abolition, woman suffrage, and prohibition movements; and their sister-in-law Antoinette Louisa (Brown) Blackwell (1825-1921), wif...

Brown, Charlotte Emerson, 1838-1895

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Blackwell, George Washington, 1832-1912.

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Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

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Higginson, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Stephen Higginson and Louisa (Storrow) Higginson, graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1847 and became a pastor first in Newburyport and then in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was actively involved in the abolitionist movement and served as colonel of the first regiment of African Americans in the Civil War. After the war, Higginson published biographies, essays, poetry, and histories, including Army life in a black regiment. From the...

Chapin, Augusta Jane, 1836-1905.

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Universalist minister Augusta Jane Chapin was born in Lakeville, N.Y., the oldest of seven children of Almon Morris and Jane (Pease) Chapin. She attended Olivet College in Olivet, Mich., and Michigan Female College; during her college years she became interested in religious thought and was drawn to the Universalist belief that all persons will be saved. She taught school in Lansing and Lyons, Mich., and in May 1859 preached her first sermon in Portland, Mich., and became an itinerant preacher. ...

Channing, W. H. (William Henry), 1810-1884

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William Henry Channing, Unitarian minister and reformer, was born in Boston, Mass. He was the editor of The western messenger, 1838-1839, spent time at Brook Farm, wrote a memoir of his uncle, William Ellery Channing (1848), and with Ralph Waldo Emerson and James Freeman Clarke, wrote a memoir of Margaret Fuller (1852). He later accepted positions as minister in several Unitarian churches in England. From the description of W.H. Channing letter to Dear Sir, 1852 Mar. 29. (Pennsylvani...

Willard, Frances E. (Frances Elizabeth), 1839-1898

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Author; first dean of women and professor of aesthetics at Northwestern University; president (1879-1898) of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union; social reformer concerned with women's rights, suffrage, and other social issues. From the description of Papers 1874-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70968117 American reformer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Madison, N.J., to Mr. H. Ward, editor of the Independent, 1872 Aug. 12. (Unknown). Wo...

Gordon, Kate M., 1861-1932.

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Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906

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Susan B. Anthony (b. February 15, 1820, Adams, Massachusetts-d. March 13, 1906, Rochester, New York)1820-1906), educated in New York and at the Philadelphia Friends Seminary. Anthony taught at various New York schools between 1839 and 1849. She became involved in women's suffrage, temperance, abolitionism, and labor reform after a meeting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1850. Between 1868 and 1870 Anthony edited the "Revolution" a women's suffrage weekly. Best known for her lifelong crusade fo...

Association for the Advancement of Women

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Booth, Mary L. (Mary Louise), 1831-1889

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Author, translator, editor. From the description of Letters of Mary Louise Booth, 1884-1886. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50390642 ...

May, Abby W. (Abby Williams), 1829-1888

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Chairman of the New England Women's Auxiliary Association which was a branch of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The organization provided hygienic and sanitary help not provided by the government during the Civil War. From the description of Copy book, March 22, 1865-March 21, 1866. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52751215 Abby W. May was a social reformer living in Boston, Massachusetts. From the description of Letter of Abby W. May, n....

Cheney, Ednah Dow, 1824-1904

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Ednah Dow Cheney was a Boston writer, reformer, and philanthropist. She established the Boston School of Design for women in 1851; was secretary of the New England Hospital for Women and Children, 1887-1902; worked for freedmen before and after the Civil War, and after the Civil War for women's rights. She was one of the founders and financial backers of the New England Women's Club. She married Seth Cheney in 1853; he died in 1856. From the description of Papers, 1899. (Harvard Univ...

Jones, Agnes Blackwell.

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Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921

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Phebe Ann (Coffin) Hanaford was a Universalist minister, author, and feminist. For more biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers, 1874. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008276 ...

Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England, in 1821 to a politically outspoken father committed to fairness among his male and female children. In 1832, Samuel Blackwell moved his family to the United States in part for financial reasons but also to participate in the abolitionist movement. Two of his daughters would grow up to continue this fight against slavery and to work towards women's rights, specifically in the area of women in medicine. After years of struggling to be taken ...

Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

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Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, suffragist, early feminist, political activist, and Iowa State alumna (1880), was born on January 9, 1859 in Ripon, Wisconsin to Maria Clinton and Lucius Lane. At the close of the Civil War, the Lanes moved to a farm near Charles City, Iowa where they remained throughout their lives. Carrie entered Iowa State College in 1877 completing her work in three years. She graduated at the top of her class and while in Ames established military drills for women, became the first...

Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950

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Daughter of suffrage leaders Lucy Stone and Henry Browne Blackwell, Alice Stone Blackwell joined her parents in writing and editing the Woman's Journal. For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008749 Editor, The woman's journal and suffrage news. From the description of Letter, 1920 Apr...

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

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Frederick Douglass, a former slave, was a noted lecturer, writer, abolitionist, and diplomat. From the description of Frederick Douglass letter to George W. Curtis, 1872 September 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50068315 Abolitionist, orator, journalist. From the description of Note, 1866 April 9. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29647750 From the description of Letter: Washington, D.C., to [P...

Shuler, Nettie Rogers, 1865-1939

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Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle hymn of the republic and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer. In Feb. 1862, the Atlantic Monthly published her poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which she wrote during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861. From the description of Papers concerning the Battle hymn of the republic, 1897-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80781526 Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle...

Blackwell, Anna, 1816-1900.

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Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (1811-1872), American journalist, political leader, social reformer, and editor of the New York Tribune. In 1872 he received the Democratic Party's nomination for President. His New York herald was known for energetic reporting, moral standards, and intellectual appeal; its correspondents included Mark Twain, Bayard Taylor, Karl Marx, and Margaret Fuller, the first woman journalist on the staff of a major paper. He was a national figure, an innovative journalist, and influenced...

Blatch, Harriot Stanton, 1856-1940

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Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch (b. Jan. 20, 1856, Seneca Falls, NY–d. Nov. 20, 1940, Greenwich, CT) was the daughter of activists Henry Brewster Stanton and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She graduated from Vassar College with a degree in mathematics in 1878. She married Harry Blatch and lived in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Her daughter, Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, was the first U.S. woman to earn a degree in civil engineering. While in England, Blatch conducted a statistical study of rural English working ...

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York in 1815. She organized the first Women's Rights Convention at Senecca Falls, New York, in 1848 and for more than fifty years thereafter was a crusader for women's rights, especially women's suffrage. She died in New York City in 1902....

Jacobi, Mary Putnam, 1842-1906

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Physician (New York College of Pharmacy, 1863; Female (later Women's) Medical College of Pennsylvania, M.D.; Ecole de Médécine, Paris, 1871), Jacobi combined a private clinical practice with research and teaching. She was affiliated with the New York Infirmary and Mount Sinai Hospital. Jacobi, an active suffragist, was married to Abraham Jacobi, also a physician; they had three children. From the description of Papers, 1851-1974 (inclusive), 1851-1906 (bulk). (Harvard University). ...

Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921

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Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell (1825-1921) was a reformer, abolitionist, author, lecturer, and the first woman ordained as a minister in the United States. In 1846, Blackwell enrolled at Oberlin College in Ohio, and by 1847, she had received her literary degree – the only degree available to women at the time. She stayed at Oberlin for three more years to study theology, but the college would not confer her degree or allow her to be ordained as a minister. She then began working as an indepen...

Brown, William, 1702 or 1703-

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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...

Blackwell, Samuel Charles, 1823-1901.

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Hall, Florence Howe, 1845-1922

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Richards, Ellen H. (Ellen Henrietta), 1842-1911

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Vassar College Class of 1870. Richards, first woman to graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was a chemist who pioneered in sanitation, food chemistry, public health, and home economics. She was also a founder of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (now the American Association of University Women). From the description of Ellen Swallow Richards papers, 1868-1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576627 From the description of Papers, 1868-1934. (Unkno...

Mitchell, Maria, 1818-1889

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Maria Mitchell and her father William Mitchell were astronomers. In 1869, Maria Mitchell was one of the first women elected into the American Philosophical Society. From the description of Papers, ca. 1825-1887. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122624294 From the guide to the Maria Mitchell papers, ca. 1825-1887, Circa 1825-1887, (American Philosophical Society) Astronomer and teacher. From the description of Letter to Mr. Al...

Livermore, Mary A. (Mary Ashton), 1820-1905

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American journalist, philanthropist and lecturer. From the description of Mary A. Livermore autograph and quotation [manuscript], 1890 March 12, undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 436869881 Civil War worker, suffrage leader and lecturer, editor of The Woman's Journal. From the description of Letter, 1901 April 4, Melrose [to] Mrs. Ward. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 39796808 Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, abolitionis...

Oberlin College

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Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888

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Unitarian minister; trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1879-88; active on behalf of temperance, anti-slavery, women's sufferage movements; died in Jamaica Plain, Boston. From the description of Letters, 1863-1886. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38003933 Clarke was a Unitarian clergyman, author, and reformer closely associated with the Transcendentalists. He was minister in Louisville, Ky. (1833-1840) and at the Church of the Disciples in Boston (1841-1850, 1...

Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909

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Howland, Emily, 1827-1929

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Caroline F. Putnam was born in Massachusetts on July 29, 1826, and entered Oberlin College in 1848. There, she became involved in the abolitionist movement and met Sallie Holley (1818-1893), a fellow abolitionist who became Putnam's lifelong friend. After their graduation, the two women traveled around the northern United States to raise support for abolitionism, and both grew interested in the welfare of freed slaves during the early years of the Civil War. In 1868, Putnam opened the Holley Sch...