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COLLECTION Identifier: A/H734

Scrapbook of Maria Theresa Baldwin Hollander, 1835-1884


Scrapbook of Maria Theresa Baldwin Hollander containing letters to Hollander from colleagues in the woman suffrage movement and from relatives and friends.


  • 1835-1884


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Maria Theresa Baldwin Hollander 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.


4 folders

The scrapbook of Maria Theresa Baldwin Hollander contains letters to Hollander from colleagues in the woman suffrage movement and from relatives and friends that were originally assembled in an album. The letters from Lucy Stone, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, and others are from 1884 and concern Hollander's arrangements for a lecture series. Letters from relatives (1835-1866) are from Hollander's aunts, brothers, son, and cousin. They mainly concern family matters, but also address such issues as slavery and religion.


Maria Theresa Baldwin Hollander, daughter of Charles North and Maria Smith Baldwin, was born February 7, 1820, in New York. She was the proprietor of L.P. Hollander & Company, which specialized in children's and women's clothing. Founded in Boston, Massachusetts, the store expanded to have branches in multiple cities, including New York City, Newport, Rhode Island, and Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to being a successful businesswoman, Hollander was an advocate of suffrage for women. She was married to Jacob Louis Hollander (1810-1894); they had four children. Hollander died July 30, 1885, in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers of Maria Theresa Baldwin Hollander were purchased from Goodspeed's in 1986.

Processing Information

Processed: September 1986

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated with additional description: January 2021

By: Johanna Carll

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.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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