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COLLECTION Identifier: RA.A/Z66

Papers of Mary White Morton Ziegler, 1893-1895


Consists of letters to family describing Radcliffe student life, courses, classmates, and professors, 1893-1895.


  • 1893-1895

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary White Morton Ziegler, 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.


3 folders

Collection consists of letters home to Mary White Morton Ziegler's mother describing Radcliffe student life, courses, classmates, and professors. Letters discussing Radcliffe student life, courses, classmates, and professors are included. Ziegler writes extensively about her course work, lectures, and exams. She also describes visits to her grandparent's home in Newton, Massachusetts, attending plays, and visiting Boston museums. She details her living arrangements with a family in Cambridge, and her search for suitable housing near the college. Of particular note is a letter dated May 29, 1894 in which Ziegler briefly mentions attending a Women's Suffrage Festival given in honor of Julia Ward Howe's 75th birthday.


Mary White Ziegler was a student at Radcliffe College, 1893-1895. She was born in 1873 in Littleton, Massachusetts to Caroline E. Smith and James F. Morton. She married John Sherman Ziegler on June 5, 1905.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R93-28

The Papers of Mary White Morton Ziegler were given to the Schlesinger Library from Miriam E. Saunway in 1993.

Processing Information

Processed: November 1993

By: Vicky Clisham and Jane Knowles

Updated and additional description added: March 2021

By: Amber L. Moore

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 Patricia M. King/Schlesinger Library Director's Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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