Papers of Adelaide Johnson, 1873-1947.


Papers of Adelaide Johnson, 1873-1947.

Correspondence, diaries, speeches, articles, notes, and other papers concerning Johnson's life and activities as sculptor and feminist. Documents her work on the monument to Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, now located in the crypt of the U.S. Capitol. Also includes records kept of sittings by Anthony, John Burroughs, Ella Wheeler Wilcox and others of whom she created portrait busts. Includes correspondence between Johnson and her husband, Alexander Frederick (Jenkins) Johnson, and other members of the Jenkins and Johnson families. Other correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, Lily Biedler, Arthur Brisbane, T. Campbell-Copeland, Edith M. Ferris, Helen H. Gardener, Agnes Hall, Gena R. Harding, Ida Husted Harper, Elizabeth Hale Falkner Murphy, Emmeline Pankhurst, Alice Paul, Cora L. V. Richmond, May Robson, Henry Rogers, May Wright Sewall, Helen L. Sumner, Emma Cecilia Thursby, Sara Carr Upton, and Henry G. Whitney.

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