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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W617

Letter from Adeline Dutton Train Whitney to George L. Vose, 1885


Letter from Whitney asserting that woman's place is in the home.


  • 1885

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Adeline Dutton Train Whitney as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection contains a handwritten letter from Adeline Dutton Train Whitney to Dr. Vose, probably George L. Vose, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, asserting that woman's place is in the home. Also includes a typed copy of the letter.


Adeline Dutton Train Whitney (1824-1906) was a poet and writer who authored many books for girls. She was born in Boston, attended George B. Emerson's school for girls, and married Milton merchant Seth B. Whitney. Whitney's books espoused conservative views about gender, and she was an opponent of women's suffrage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 82-M252

The Adeline Dutton Train Whitney letter was acquired from Paul C. Richards in December 1982 with proceeds from the Margaret Earhart Smith Fund.

Processing Information

Processed: January 1983

By: Joyce Flynn.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

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