Miscellaneous manuscripts collection, 1814-1987 (ongoing).


Miscellaneous manuscripts collection, 1814-1987 (ongoing).

This collection consists of biographical sketches, correspondence, diaries, genealogies, photographs, photo albums, memoirs, memorabilia, postcards, scrapbooks, and travel journals dating from 1814 to 1987. This material documents various aspects of the daily lives and activities of both famous and unknown women from diverse backgrounds. About half of the collection dates from the 19th century and consists primarily of correspondence, diaries, and unpublished memoirs from unknown, or little known, women. There are a few letters from well-known figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Edward Hale, Julia Ward Howe, and Frances Willard; a photo of Harriet Beecher Stowe; and autographed quotations by William Lloyd Garrison, Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 20th century material includes photographs (both loose and in albums), some genealogical material, and other miscellaneous memorabilia. Well-known figures represented in the correspondence include Booker T. Washington and Madame Chiang Kai-shek.

1.75 linear ft. (5 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 7608951

Smith College, Neilson Library

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Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

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Susan B. Anthony (born Susan Anthony; February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became her lifelong friend and co-worker in social reform activ...

Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909

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Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author and Unitarian minister. Hale was involved in many social reform movements, including abolition and popular education. He is best known for his 1863 short story, "The Man Without a Country," which promoted patriotic support of the Union. From the guide to the Edward Everett Hale Letters, 1884-1897, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

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

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Best known for her leadership (1879-1898) of the influential Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Willard also supported and often spearheaded a wide variety of social reforms, including woman suffrage, economic equality, and fair labor laws. Willard gained an international reputation through her speeches and publications. She was the first woman to be honored with a statue in the U.S Capitol building, and her Evanston home was one of the first house museums to in the country. ...

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe, née Julia Ward, (born May 27, 1819, New York, New York, U.S.—died October 17, 1910, Newport, Rhode Island), American author and lecturer best known for her “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Julia Ward came of a well-to-do family and was educated privately. In 1843 she married educator Samuel Gridley Howe and took up residence in Boston. Always of a literary bent, she published her first volume of poetry, Passion Flowers, in 1854; this and subsequent works—including a poetry collec...

Earle, Alice Morse, 1851-1911

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American writer, social historian and antiquarian. From the description of Alice Morse Earle letters [manuscript], 1895-1896 (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174964715 Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911), nee Mary Alice Morse, author, antiquarian, and social historian, was born in Worcester, Mass., on 17 April 1851, the daughter of Edwin Morse (1815-1891) and Abigail Mason Clary Morse ( -1881). She was the sister of Frances Clary Morse ( -1933) and the ha...

Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003

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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...

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 Hale's Ford, 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...