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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 800.40

Mary Stedman Williams Winslow correspondence


Letters from prominent Americans to Mary Stedman Williams Winslow.


  • Creation: 1901-1940

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters sent to Mary Stedman Williams Winslow (Mrs. Frederick Winslow) from Elizabeth Chapman, John Jay Chapman, Archibald Cary Coolidge, Morris Carter of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Henry Cabot Lodge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Edmund Clarence Stedman. Also includes a draft of Winslow's letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt and her letters to Harvard Librarian Keyes DeWitt Metcalf, including a list of materials sent to the Harvard University Library.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Stedman Williams was born in Buffalo, New York in 1875 and was educated in Buffalo and Europe. On 1 October 1902 she married Frederick Bradlee Winslow (1873-1937) [Harvard AB 1895, AM 1896, MD 1900]. Frederick and Mary resided in Boston, where he was a prominent physician. Mary was known for her expertise in classical Greek. Their children were Mary (known as Polly), born in 1908, and Frederick Jr, born in 1910.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Gift of Mary Stedman Williams Winslow [Mrs. Frederick Winslow], in memory of Dr. Frederick Winslow AB 1895; received: 1940 January 29 and March 6.

42M-631 and 42M-632. Gift of Mary Stedman Williams Winslow [Mrs. Frederick Winslow] in memory of Dr. Frederick Winslow AB 1895; received: 1943 March 24.

See item (12) for letters and lists concerning Mary Winslow's gifts.

Separated Materials

See also MS Am 1352 for George Santayana letters sent to Mary Winslow, separated from original accession.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Winslow, Mary Stedman Williams. Mary Stedman Williams Winslow correspondence, 1901-1940: Guide.
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