Adelaide Deming collection, 1808-1956.


Adelaide Deming collection, 1808-1956.

Papers relating to Adelaide Deming, her brother, physician William Champion Deming, and other family members including her sister Charlotte Deming, cousin John W. Quincy, and great grandfather Julius Deming. The collection consists primarily of correspondence and also includes business papers, estate papers, news clippings, and ephemera. Only two items, 1915 correspondence from Booker T. Washington, relate to Adelaide's painting career. Also includes letters to Deming from White House social secretary Helen Woodrow Bones, Rollins College president Hamilton Holt, and actress Julia Marlowe Sothern, as well as letters written to Charlotte Deming regarding business affairs. Most of the papers relate to matters pertaining to Adelaide Deming's brother, Dr. William Champion Deming, of Westchester, N.Y., including papers regarding him and his wife Imogen Hawthorne Deming whom he divorced, his activities in the 1950s, and estate. Also includes papers not directly related to Adelaide Deming such as correspondence and items relating to Julius Deming (1755-1838), members of Mary Perkins Quincy's family, Litchfield resident Charles Adams, Rev. John Hutchins, Frederick Tallmadge, and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union; as well as news clippings and ephemera.

.21 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 8149304

Related Entities

There are 15 Entities related to this resource.

Fleming, Julius, 1755-1838. (person)

Quincy, John, -1722 (person)

Hutchins, John P. (person)

Adams, Charles, 1805-1883 (person)

Printer and publisher, of Litchfield, Conn.; also lived and worked in New Haven, Conn., and Bath, N.Y. From the description of Charles Adams power of attorney, 1879 Mar. 18. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 699835608 From the description of Charles Adams deeds, 1841-1871. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 699832486 ...

Deming, Charlotte, 1868-1963 (person)

Resident of Litchfield, Conn.; musician; played violin and on occasion, performed on the piano; music teacher in New York and Litchfield. From the description of Charlotte Deming papers, 1882-1924. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 747720264 ...

Bones, Helen Woodrow (person)

Holt, Hamilton (person)

Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950 (person)

Julia Marlowe was an English actress. She married Edward Hugh Sothern on 17 August 1911. From the description of Letters : to Horace Howard Furness, Horace Howard Furness, Jr., and Louise Brooks Winsor Furness, 1890-1929. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155868093 Julia Marlowe was an actress. She was married to Edward Sothern. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1911-1933. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat rec...

Tallmadge, Frederick A. (Frederick Augustus), 1792-1869 (person)

Deming, Imogen Hawthorne (person)

Deming, William Champion, 1862-1954 (person)

Quincy, Mary Perkins (person)

Mary Perkins Quincy dedicated her life to preserving handcrafted textiles and other colonial artifacts and strove to revitalize the cottage lace industry in America in the early twentieth century. Although her dream of establishing a museum in her Litchfield, Connecticut, home was never realized, much of her collection is preserved at the Litchfield Historical Society. Quincy traveled to Egypt in 1896, Cf. Kalfatovic, Martin R. "Nile Notes of a Howadji" (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1992). ...

Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Litchfield, Conn.) (corporateBody)

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 (person)

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...

Deming, Adelaide, 1864-1956 (person)

Artist and educator, of Litchfield, Conn.; daughter of Dr. William Deming and Mary Benton Deming; great-grandfather was wealthy merchant Julius Deming who served in the American Revolution. IN addition to her art, Deming was involved in the issues of the day and in local affairs. She was president of the Litchfield Equal Franchise League, an early president of the Women's Forum, and member of the town's board of education. From the description of Adelaide Deming collection, 1808-1956...