English, Published edition: Papers of Anna E. Dickinson, Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932.

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Physical Description
  • 10,000 items.
  • 29 containers plus 2 oversize.
  • 25 microfilm reels.
  • 12.4 linear feet.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Papers of Anna E. Dickinson, 1859-1951
Creator
  • Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932.
Other Creators
  • Chester, Giraud, 1922-. Papers of Giraud Chester (1950-1951)
Physical Description
  • 10,000 items.
  • 29 containers plus 2 oversize.
  • 25 microfilm reels.
  • 12.4 linear feet.
Subjects
Summary
  • Correspondence, speeches, writings, plays, legal files, financial papers, newspaper clippings, itineraries, scrapbooks, obituaries, and printed material relating to Dickinson's activities on behalf of abolition and women's rights and suffrage and to her career in the theater. Also includes research notes for Dickinson's 1951 biography, Embattled maiden, by Giraud Chester.
  • Topics include the U.S. national elections of 1872 and 1888, including Dickinson's 1872 campaign work for Horace Greeley, her travel throughout the U.S. while on lecture and campaign circuits, the Republican Party, her 1891 confinement at the State Hospital for the Insane, Danville, Pa. and her lawsuits for damages incurred by the confinement, the Civil War, Reconstruction, social reform in the post-Civil War South, and education.
  • Correspondents include her mother Mary Dickinson, her sister Susan Dickinson, other members of the Dickinson family, William B. Allison, Susan B. Anthony, Henry Ward Beecher, Samuel Bowles, Noah Brooks, Benjamin F. Butler, Fanny Davenport, Frederick Douglass, Ellen Everett, William Lloyd Garrison, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Wendell Phillips, Samuel C. Pomeroy, Whitelaw Reid, Carl Schurz, Theodore Tilton, Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner, and John Greenleaf Whittier.
Biography
  • Lecturer, reformer, actress, and author.
Notes
  • Microfilm edition available ; no. 17,984.
  • Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1980.
  • Gift estate of Anna E. Dickinson 1933.
  • Other gift 1955-1984.
  • transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • Collection material in English.
Access Conditions
  • Open to research.
  • Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material.
Language
  • English
Standard Number
  • MSS18424
Libraries Australia ID
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