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Grace Lathrop Collin correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00041

Scope and Contents

The papers consist primarily of correspondence (originals and typed copies) from Collin to Smith College classmate Mary Aimee Goodman (class of 1896). There are also a few letters to Miriam W. Webb, and a single letter addressed to Mary Aimee Goodman from Grace's father, Charles A. Collin. Grace Collin's early correspondence (1894-1902) is centered around her work and publications, her involvement with the Smith College Club of New York, and her travels. Later letters (1902-1913) focus on her frustration as a professional writer in a male dominated field, her successes, family, and her role in helping to establish the Elizabeth King Memorial Fund for Smith College students.

Dates of Materials

  • 1894-1913

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Grace Lathrop Collin was born in Elmira, N.Y. on March 22,1874 to Emily Lathrop Ripley and Charles A. Collin, a law professor. Her family resided in Ithaca, N.Y., when she attended Ithaca High School and later graduated from Smith College in 1896. She did graduate study at Harvard University and eventually earned a M.A. in English and Drama from Columbia University. Collin went on to pursue a career in writing and had a daily drama/women's column in the New York Evening Sun. Her short stories were published in both Harper's and Ainslee's Magazine. In 1903 a collection of her short stories about New England's diminishing patrician communities was published entitled Putnum Place. Collins remained active in the Smith College Club of New York and the Association of College Alumnae. She died of illness in November 1913 at age 39.

Extent

0.229 linear feet (1 container)

Abstract

Author and columnist. Grace Collin wrote a daily drama/women's column in the New York Evening Sun, as well as short stories. Her papers consist primarily of correspondence from Collin to Smith College classmate Mary Aimee Goodman. The correspondence is centered around her work and publications, her involvement with the Smith College Club of New York, and her travels.

Processing Information

Processed by Vicki L. Williams (intern), 2003.

Title
Grace Lathrop Collin correspondence
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Vicki L. Williams (intern) and Margaret Jessup
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2005-09-23: mnsss170 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02-5c.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:12-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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