Jeffrey Richardson Brackett Papers, 1728-1955, 1881-1949.


Brackett, Jeffrey Richardson, 1860-1949. Jeffrey Richardson Brackett Papers, 1728-1955, 1881-1949.

Jeffrey Richardson Brackett Papers, 1728-1955, 1881-1949.

The collection contains biographical and genealogical materials, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, clippings, notes, speeches and addresses, a scrapbook, and other papers of Brackett's. Most were used by his second wife, Louisa de Berniere Bacot Brackett, Rose W. Bull, and Katharine D. Hardwick for their biography : Jeffrey Richardson Brackett, Everyday Puritan (1956), including much material with annotations by the authors and copies of the biography. Personal papers include Brackett family papers; journal (1879) of George B. Morison, a fellow student of Brackett at Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass.; papers related to Brackett's position as lifetime chair of the Harvard University Class of 1883; and a 1728 deed to land owned by the Brackett family in Braintree, Mass. (now Quincy, Mass). Professional papers include material on Brackett's work with public charity organizations in Baltimore; the Boston School for Social Workers (later Simmons College School of Social Work); involvement with various charity and social work organizations including Massachusetts Civic League, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Welfare, Massachusetts General Hospital Social Service Dept., and National Conference of Social Work; and special subject files on poor law and customs and the scope and organization of charity, two life-long areas of interest. Major correspondents include Richard Conant, Ida Cannon and Zilpha Drew Smith. Other correspondents include Jane Addams, Richard C. Cabot, Robert W. DeForest, John M. Glenn, Henry Lefavour, Ada Eliot Sheffield and William H. Taft.

7 manuscript containers (4 linear ft.)

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