Papers of the Hamilton family, 1818-1974
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Florence Kelley (A.B., Cornell, 1882) was born in Philadelphia. In 1884 she married Lazare Wischnewetzky; they had three children. In 1891 Kelley divorced him, reclaimed her maiden name, and became a resident of Chicago's Hull-House. In 1892 the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics hired her to investigate the "sweating" system in the garment industry and the federal commissioner of labor asked her to participate in a survey of city slums. Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld later...
Catharine Gouger Waugh McCulloch (June 4, 1862 – April 20, 1945) was an American lawyer, suffragist, and reformer. She actively lobbied for women's suffrage at the local, state, and national levels as a leader in the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association, Chicago Political Equality League, and National American Woman Suffrage Association. She was the first woman elected Justice of the Peace in Illinois. Born in 1862 in Ransomville, New York as Catherine Gouger Waugh, she entered Rockford Colleg...
Born into a prominent Boston family, Codman married Amory Codman and supported such unpopular causes as birth control and Sacco and Vanzetti. Dr. Alice Hamilton lived with the Codmans while she taught at Harvard Medical School (1919-1935). From the description of Papers, 1880-1960 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122407265 ...
Louise deKoven Bowen (1859-1953) was a Chicago philanthopist, social reformer and benefactor of Hull-House. She was the director of the Woman's Club of Chicago and served as Hull-House Treasurer and president of the Board of Directors. She also served as the first president of the Juvenile Protective Association where she supervised research examining such issues as working conditions, racial prejudice, prostitution and popular entertainment and their effects on young people. In 1912, she donate...
WILPF developed out of the International Women's Congress against World War I that took place in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1915 and the formation of the International Women's Committee of Permanent Peace; the name WILPF was not chosen until 1919. The first WILPF president, Jane Addams, had previously founded the Woman's Peace Party in the United States, in January 1915, this group later became the US section of WILPF. Along with Jane Addams, Marian Cripps and Margaret E. Dungan were also foundi...
Historian of science, George Alfred Leon Sarton was born on August 31, 1884, in Ghent, Belgium. He studied the natural sciences at the University of Ghent, and received his D.Sc. in 1911. Escaping to England before World War I, Sarton then came to the United States in 1915. After spending some time in lecturing positions, Sarton came to Harvard University in 1920, was made a full professor there in 1940 and retired in 1951 when he was made professor emeritus. He was founder of th...
Robert Browning was a British poet. Born on May 7, 1812, Browning wrote his first major work,"Pauline: a fragment of a confession" at the age of twenty. He married Elizabeth Barrett in 1826 and with her encouragement went on to become one of the major Victorian poets. From the description of Robert Browning collection of papers, [1835?]-1933 bulk ([1835?]-1889). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615581 Browning was an English poet. From the descri...
Josephine Clara Goldmark and Pauline Dorothea Goldmark (1874-1962) were born in Brooklyn, N.Y., two of the eleven children of Regina Wehle and Joseph Goldmark, political refugees from the Revolution of 1848 in Austria. Both sisters graduated from Bryn Mawr, were associated with the National and New York Consumers' Leagues, investigated industrial working conditions particularly for women workers, and were published authors. J. Goldmark researched labor laws on hours of work for her brother-in-la...
Philosopher Harry Allen Overstreet, 1875-1970, was born in San Francisco, California, and attended the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his B.A. degree in 1899 and B.S. degree in 1901. He began his career as an educator and instructor in philosophy at Berkeley in 1901. He left Berkeley in 1911 to become chair of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology at the City College of New York, a position he held until his retirement in 1939. He also taught in the continuing education prog...
Norah Hamilton, artist, was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind., the sister of physician and social reformer Alice Hamilton and writer and educator Edith Hamilton. After studying at the Art Students' League in New York, she spent two years in Europe, studying with James McNeill Whistler and others. She suffered a breakdown while in her twenties and was thereafter periodically incapacitated. She continued to work as an artist, however, illustrating several of Jane Addams's books and her sister Alice's autobi...
Hocking graduated in 1901 and taught philosophy at Harvard. From the description of Philosophy D : technique of thought and of argument. [1942-1943] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512457 From the description of Papers of William Ernest Hocking, 1927-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973067 Hocking was a professor of philosophy at Harvard University. Together with his wife, Agnes Hocking, they founded the Shady Hill School. ...
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...
Jurist, U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare, and U.S representative and senator from and governor of Connecticut. From the description of Papers of Abraham Ribicoff, 1927-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 76017640 Biographical Note 1910, Apr. 9 Born, New Britain, Conn. 1933 L.L.B. Univers...
Mary Rozet Smith (1868-1933) was a philanthropist and companion to Jane Addams. She was from a wealthy Chicago family, the daughter of a successful manufacturer and a Philadelphia philanthropist. Mary Rozet Smith first came to Hull-House in 1890 as a volunteer leading a variety of children's clubs. She became an important benefactor of the settlement house and used her connections in Chicago society to secure gifts for Hull-House. Mary Rozet Smith was also Jane Addams' companion, with her house ...
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 ...
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...
The Hamilton family in the U.S. begins with Allen Hamilton, who emigrated from Northern Ireland in the early 19th century, settled in what became Fort Wayne, Indiana, and married Emerine Jane Holman. They had five surviving children and a number of grandchildren, including the physician, Alice Hamilton, the classicist, Edith Hamilton, Jessie Hamilton, an artist and founder of the Fort Wayne Art School, and Agnes Hamilton, a settlement house worker. From the description of Papers, 181...
Government attorney, prof. of law, legal scholar, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In service of Federal Gov't., 1906-1914, 1917-1919 in N.Y.? prof. of law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1914-1939; U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1939-1962. Author of books and articles on legal and related topics. Recipient of numerous honorary degrees. Visiting prof., Oxford Univ., England, 1933-1934. From the description of Papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1900-1965 (inclusive), 1939-19...
Classicist (Bryn Mawr College, A.B. and A.M., 1894), Hamilton was headmistress of the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore (1896-1922), and an author and translator of numerous books, including The Greek Way (1930) and The Roman Way (1932). From the description of Papers, 1922-1961 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122565735 ...
Noted traveler, lecturer, and investigative reporter. Born in Norwalk, Ohio on 16 Feb. 1845; died at Medina, N.Y. on 10 May 1924. From the description of John Henderson, artist : a psychological study, [between 1900 and 1920]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 74336703 American journalist. From the description of George Kennan letters, 1888-1892 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812360 From the description of Auto...
Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Charles Culp Burlingham : oral history, 1949. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309724026 Attorney, civic leader, reformer. A.B., Harvard, 1879; LL. B., Columbia, 1881; LL. D., Williams, 1931; Columbia, 1933; Harvard, 1934. Attorney and partner, Burlingham, Hupper & Kennedy, N.Y.C., firm specializing in admiralty law. Board member and pres., N.Y. (City) Board of Educ., Welfare Council of N....
Public official and writer (Simmons College and Boston University, 1910), Johnson worked for the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston (1910-1918), was secretary of the Congressional Committee, Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association (1918), a member of the Massachusetts Minimum Wage Commission (1918-1919), assistant commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries (1919-1932), minimum wage director of the State of New Hampshire (1933-1935), worked at the Internat...
American author and novelist, of Arlington, Vt. From the description of Letter, 1956 Dec. 19. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70960370 Dorothy Canfield Fisher was a skilled educator and popular author. Many of her works were written for children, but enjoyed by adults. Her stories are insightful and caring, honest and clever, and generally conservative in style and theme. She was also very active in civic and charitable concerns. From the ...
Physician and specialist in occupational medicine (Wellesley, A.B., 1928; Cornell University Medical School, M.D., 1932), Hardy was college physician and head of the Department of Health Education at Radcliffe (1939-1945). She identified beryllium poisoning, a new disease among workers, and collaborated with Alice Hamilton on revised editions of Insustrial Toxicology. Associated with the Massachusetts General Hospital in a number of capacities from 1940 on, she was chief of the Occupational Medi...