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Somerville Literary Society Collection of Autographs of Famous Women

 Collection — othertype: SC-248
Identifier: SFHL-SC-248


Contains a collection of autographs of prominent women including Dorothea Dix, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lillie Devereux Blake, and Emily Sartain. The items were given to the Somerville Literary Society, a Swarthmore College women's literary organization, by Charles F. Jenkins to form the nucleus of an autograph collection. Most include a short published biography and portrait with a brief note from the subject. Exceptions are two letters from Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In one, she defends Mrs. Horace Greeley as a supporter of suffrage.


  • Creation: 1848-1907


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Somerville Literary Society Records, RG6/Q-001. Method of acquisition--Transfer from; Date of acquisition--2011.

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