Papers of Ellen A. Webster, 1915-1922, undated
Sheet music, correspondence, and other documents of suffragist Ellen A. Webster.
- Webster, Ellen A. , 1863-1965 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
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.
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).
Processed: January 1978
By: Nancy M. Robertson
Updated and additional description added: July 2021
By: Cat Lea Holbrook
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- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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