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Guide to the Anna Davis Hallowell Papers, ca. 1883

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Hallowell, Anna Davis, b. 1838
Title: Anna Davis Hallowell Papers
Dates: ca. 1883
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft (2 boxes).
Abstract: Three manuscripts: one from the book she edited on her maternal grandparents, James and Lucretia Mott, Life and Letters, published in 1884; one undated manuscript article on Lydia Maria Child; and one address read before the Medford Women's Club on James and Lucretia Mott.
Forms of Materials: Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Anna Davis Hallowell (1838-1905), artist and writer, was the daughter of Maria and Edward M. Davis. Her maternal grandparents were James and Lucretia Mott, the prominent Quaker abolitionists and women's rights activist. She was married in 1859 to Richard Price Hallowell, a successful merchant, writer, and abolitionist, who was also a Quaker. In Valiant Friend, Margaret Hope Bacon reports that of all the Mott daughters and granddaughters Anna Davis Hallowell was the only one who remained active in the field of reform and had an interest in an independent career, as a writer. She was the editor of James and Lucretia Mott, Life and Letters.

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Scope and Content Note

Three manuscripts: one from the book she edited on her maternal grandparents, James and Lucretia Mott, Life and Letters, published in 1884; one undated manuscript article on Lydia Maria Child; and one address read before the Medford Women's Club on James and Lucretia Mott.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880.
  • Mott, James, 1788-1868.
  • Mott, Lucretia Coffin, 1793-1880.

Subjects:

  • Women artists.
  • Women authors, American.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, December 2006.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Anna Davis Hallowell Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unkown. Last update November 2006.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lucy Davis, VC 1885, in 1929.

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Container List

Box 1 James and Lucretia Mott, Life and Letters, preface and chapters 1-12, ca. 1883
Box 2 James and Lucretia Mott, Life and Letters, chapters 13-18, ca. 1883
Box 2 James and Lucretia Mott, Life and Letters, notes and miscellany, ca. 1883
Box 2 Article on Lydia Maria Child
Box 2 Address read before the Medford Women's Club on James and Lucretia Mott
Map Case - Drawer 23 Marriage Certificate for Henry C. Davis and Martha Mellor, 1862

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