The Notable Women of Boston


The Notable Women of Boston


Portfolio of published drawings of notable women of Boston by Ellen Lanyon; also original sketch of Lucy Stone. The Notable Women of Boston was a publication issued by Workingmens Co-operative Bank in commemoration of their 100th and Boston's 350th anniversary.

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

Ellen Swallow was born 3 December 1842 in Dunstable, Massachusetts. She received a B.S. from Vassar College in 1870. She earned another B.S. from M.I.T. in 1873 and, in the same year, an M.A. from Vassar. She studied for a doctorate at M.I.T., but never received it, reportedly because "the heads of the department did not wish a woman to receive the first D.S. in chemistry." In 1875 she married M.I.T. chemistry professor, Robert H. Richards, and devoted the next ten years to advocating for scien...

Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893 (person)

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...

Sullivan, Annie, 1866-1936 (person)

Annie Sullivan was the teacher of Helen Keller. For biographical information see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Letter, 1902. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007368 Anne Mansfield ("Annie") Sullivan (1866-1936) became the teacher of Helen Keller (1880-1968) in 1887 upon the recommendation of Michael Anagnos (1837-1906), director of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind in South Boston, Mass., from which...

Workingmens Co-operative Bank (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Wheatley, Phillis, c. 1753-1784 (person)

Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784), first Black woman poet in America, was brought as an African slave in about 1761 to Boston, Mass., where she was purchased by John Wheatley. Educated in the Wheatley household, first by Wheatley's wife Susannah and later by his daughter Mary, Phillis Wheatley began writing poems in her early teens. It was through her published poetry that she became a member of Boston's literati and travelled briefly to England, returning in 1773 during Mrs. Wheatley's final illn...

Lanyon, Ellen (person)

Painter, printmaker; Chicago, Illinois. Born 1926. From the description of Ellen Lanyon interview, 1975 Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80261911 Painter, printmaker; Chicago, Illinois. b. 1926. Lanyon is active in several women's art organizations and member of the Board of the Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting. From the description of Ellen Lanyon papers, 1944-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84051952 ...

Hutchinson, Anne, 1591-1643 (person)

Ann Alexis, Sister, 1805-1875. (person)

Cass, Melnea A. (Melnea Agnes), 1896-1978 (person)

Civic leader. From the description of Reminiscences of Melnea A. Cass : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608520 ...

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

Eddy, Mary Baker, 1821-1910 (person)

Founder of the Christian Science Church, of Concord, N.H. From the description of Correspondence, 1861-1909. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70961454 Founder of Christian Science Church. From the description of Letter to Mr. Robinson [manuscript] : Concord, N.H., 1902 May. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647875583 Religious leader. From the description of Mary Baker Eddy correspondence and invitat...