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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W378a

Papers of Ellen A. Webster, 1915-1922, undated


Sheet music, correspondence, and other documents of suffragist Ellen A. Webster.


  • 1915-1922
  • Undated


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ellen A. Webster 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 consists of sheet music for "The March of the Women," by Ethel Smyth; lyrics and music to "Reuben and Rachel" and other suffrage songs; notes on a speech entitled "War in the Light of Evolution" by George W. Nasmyth; membership slips from the Massachusetts Branch of the Woman's Peace Party; and correspondence from the League to Enforce Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.


Ellen Amelia Webster was born on September 25, 1863, to David Moor Webster and Ellen (Sawyer) Webster in Bridgewater, New Hampshire. Ellen Amelia Webster attended the Abbot Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and the Garland Kindergarten Training School in Boston, Massachusetts. Ellen Amelia Webster operated a private school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was active in the suffragist movement. Ellen Amelia Webster died on January 14, 1965, in Plymouth, New Hampshire, after a fall.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 77-M200

The papers of Ellen A. Webster were transferred from the records of the League of Women Voters (Cambridge, Mass.) in 1977.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital Surrogates of the items in this collection are available through the Adam Matthew online database Gender: Identity and Social Change (Access restricted to subscribing institutions).

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Ellen A. Webster, 1887-1922 (MC 191); Papers of Ellen A. Webster, 1887-1913, 1941 (A/W378).

Processing Information

Processed: January 1978

By: Nancy M. Robertson

Updated and additional description added: July 2021

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

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 Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Fund, and Zetlin Sisters Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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