Charles B. Shaw collection of letters written by famous women, 1881-1916.

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Shaw, Charles B. Charles B. Shaw collection of letters written by famous women, 1881-1916.

Charles B. Shaw collection of letters written by famous women, 1881-1916.

Charles Shaw, librarian at the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) from 1920 until 1927, collected these letters written by famous women. The collection dates from 1881 to 1916, and include correspondents such as Susan B. Anthony, Mary Antin, Cecelia Beaux, Margaret Deland, Zona Gale, Lillian Nordica, Alice F. Palmer, Annie Peck, and Lucy Stone. Each correspondent is represented by a single letter.

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Deland, Margaret, 1857-1945

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Author Margaret Wade Campbell Deland was born in Allegheny, Penn. She became interested in the plight of unmarried mothers, taking them into her home until they could find proper jobs. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Letters, 1884-1937 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007073 Margaret Deland was born in Western Pennsylvania, was educated in New York, and lived much of her adult life i...

Shaw, Charles B.

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An act of the General Assembly approved February 9, 1836 directed a survey be completed to establish the best route for a railroad from Gordonsville to Harrisonburg, the practicality, advantages to the community, and probable cost. From the description of Gordonsville to Harrisonburg Railroad field notes, 1836, 1838. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538925 Charles Shaw was the Librarian at the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) from 1920 until 1927. He left the Nor...

Antin, Mary, 1881-1949

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Author. From the description of Mary Antin correspondence, 1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449541 Mary Antin was an author and immigration rights activist. Born to a Jewish family in Polotsk in the Russian Pale of Settlement, she immigrated to the Boston area with her mother and siblings in 1894. Antin was heralded as a success story of what "free education and the European immigrant could make of each other," and in 1899 her letters to an uncle describing this journe...

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...

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...

Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

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Zona Gale was a prominent writer and political activist born in Portage, Wisconsin. Gale attended the University of Wisconsin and worked as a reporter in Milwaukee. Gale, a lifelong friend of Jane Addams, became involved in the fight for the women's vote and eventually went to work for the writer Edmund Clarence Stedman. Her novel, "Miss Lulu Bett" was successfully adapted for the theater. From the description of Correspondence, 1907-1929. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat reco...

Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942

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Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) America...

Nordica, Lillian, 1857-1914

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American soprano. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Imperial Hotel," 15 February [n.y.], to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, [n.y.] Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582982 ...

Peck, Annie S. (Annie Smith), 1850-1935

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Annie Smith Peck (b. Oct. 19, 1850, Providence, RI–d. July 18, 1935, New York, NY) grew up in Providence, RI and graduated from Rhode Island Normal School (1872); Peck wanted to attend Brown University but was not allowed as a woman. She briefly taught Latin at Providence High School before moving to Saginaw, MI to teach. She enrolled at the University of Michigan and earned a bachelors degree (1878) and a master's degree (1881). In 1885, Peck became the first woman to attend the American School...

Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855-1902

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Student at University of Michigan, later president of Wellesley College. From the description of Alice Freeman Palmer correspondence, 1874-1900. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419539 ...