Hunt family papers
Scope and Contents
Elizabeth ("Bessie") Bisbee Hunt's correspondence include letters and notes written in the 1880s from Oliver Wendell Holmes and Charles Dudley Warner relate to her writings. Letters from Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Stanton Blatch and Julia Ward Howe, written in the years 1897 to 1903 when she was a leader in the New Hampshire woman suffrage campaign, include warm recollections of their work together in the earlier national suffrage battle. There are over twenty long and personal letters from her school friend, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop (daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne). Most were written from New London and relate to her activities in giving readings before women's clubs, a visit to her brother, Julian Hawthorne, in Jamaica, and a report of the performance of the opera based on The Scarlet letter with words by her husband and music by Walter Damrosch. A few later letters, written after her conversion to the Roman Catholic religion, describe her work for the free hospital for needy incurable cancer patients which she founded in New York City, and of her religious life at Rosemary Hill Home.
Dates of Materials
- Hunt family (Family)
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Biographical / Historical
1 boxes (.25 linear feet)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
- Blatch, Harriot Stanton, 1856-1940--Correspondence
- Holmes, Oliver W. (Oliver Wendell), 1809-1894
- Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910--Correspondence
- Hunt family
- Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926
- Russell, Mary Hunt Clough
- Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893--Correspondence
- Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900--Correspondence
- Women -- Suffrage
- Women -- Suffrage -- United States
- Women in medicine
- Women physicians -- United States -- 19th century
- Hunt family papers
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