Records, 1792-1994.

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New England Hospital for Women and Children. Records, 1792-1994.

Records, 1792-1994.

The records of the New England Hospital are divided into two parts. The first part consists of administrative records, circa 1859-1955, including annual reports, correspondence and memoranda, financial papers, minutes, written histories, photographs and scrapbooks. Also included are subject files on such topics as a 1888 controversy over abortion, using chloroform as an anesthetic, and African American interns. Application material from women medical students includes letters, forms, recommendations, and transcripts. The second portion of the papers contains several hundred letters collected for their autograph value for sale at nineteenth century fund-raising fairs. The letters do not relate in content to the Hospital, but are correspondence many major literary, political, and religious figures of the latter half of the nineteenth century. Topics of the letters include woman suffrage, social services, abolition, freedmen's education, literature, and Civil War relief. The notable correspondents include: Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Elizabeth Blackwell, Lydia Maria Child, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Julia Ward Howe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Lucy Stone, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Greenleaf Whittier. A complete list of names is available in the Sophia Smith Collection.

9.5 linear ft. (27 boxes)

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Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909

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Author and clergyman. From the description of Papers, 1750-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578272 American author and clergyman. From the description of Letter to Sydney Howard Gay [manuscript], 1877 June 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647847758 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1860 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270879281 Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) ...

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Diaz, Abby Morton, 1821-1904

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Abby Morton Diaz (1821-1904) was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Her father, Ichabod Morton, was a social reformer involved in anti-slavery, temperance, and (with Horace Mann) education movements. Abby was secretary for the Juvenile Anti-Slavery Society as a girl. Her family moved to the Brook Farm Community in 1842, where Abby stayed to teach until 1847. She married Manuel Diaz, a Cuban, in 1845. They later separated. Abby taught singing and opened a dancing school in Plymouth. She published h...

Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894

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Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was at the center of the Transcendentalist movement in New England. Although she wrote and published many works, she is best remembered for her support and friendship of Emerson, Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller and many others. She published the journal Dial, founded the famous West Street Book Shop and Publishing House, and introduced kindergarten to America. From the description of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody letters, 1846-1854. (Pennsylvania State University Libra...

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...

Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897

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Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935

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Zakrzewska, Marie E. (Marie Elizabeth), 1829-1902

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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 ...

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...

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

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...

Richards, Linda, 1841-1930

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Nurse and nursing educator; received the first diploma from the first American nursing school, New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston, Mass., in 1872. From the description of Linda Richards collection, 1863-1973. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70970907 ...

Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888

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Alcott was an American author. From the description of Papers, 1849-1931. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612370872 From the description of Additional papers, 1845-1944. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505798 From the guide to the Additional papers, 1845-1944., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Alcott was an American novelist and short story writer. From the description of Louisa May Alcott ad...

Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909

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Sarah Orne Jewett was one of America's foremost regional writers. She produced novels, stories, and sketches, generally concerned with the lives and traditions of women in the rural areas of coastal New England. Her gentle, well-observed, respectful style transcends the limitations of genre and continue to make her work relevant. From the description of Sarah Orne Jewett letter to Loulie, ca. 1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54429003 ...

Dimock, Susan J., 1847-1875

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Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880

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Lydia Child was born in Massachusetts and became known as an abolitionist for her tract entitled, "Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans called Africans," (1833). Child's letters to the Governor of Virginia were eventually published as an abolitionist book and she also authored a novel entitled "Hobomok," a story about Indians in colonial Massachusetts. From the description of Letter, [ca. 1842]. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122618414 Abolitionist,...

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut – d. July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut) was an American abolitionist and author. She is the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher who preached against slavery. She is best known for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. It became an instant and controversial best-seller, both in the United States and abroad. The novel had a major impact on Northerners' attitudes toward slavery and by the beginning of the Civil War had sold more than a million copi...

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...

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...

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...

New England Hospital for Women and Children

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Founded by women in 1862 as the New England Hospital for Women and Children, until the 1950s the Hospital was staffed exclusively by women. In 1951 the name was changed to New England Hospital since men were also being admitted as patients. In 1969 the Hospital's name was changed to Dimock Community Health Center. From the description of Records, 1914-1954 (inclusive), 1950-1954 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006762 The New England Hospital, formerly th...