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Series 4: Stabler-Parker Family, 1872-1955


Scope and Contents

This series contains primarily correspondence received by Louise M. (Stabler) Parker from family members and her diaries, 1886-1895. Her trip to Europe journal of 1892 is in the form of letters to her mothers, and these letters are stored with her other diaries rather than with the correspondence of her mother, Louisa M. Stabler (Series 2).

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

In 1894, Louise M. Stabler (1868-1954), the youngest child of Louisa M. and Edward H. Stabler and nicknamed "Lulu" as a child, was married to George Howard Parker. Louisa was in the first graduating class of Barnard College. Her husband was a professor at Harvard and prominent and early experimental zoologist who did important work on understanding the nervous system of animals. They became engaged during Louise's 1892 trip to Europe, when Howard was studying on a fellowship in Germany. After her marriage, Louise was active in civic and social causes.

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