Papers of Helen Ogden Williams, 1851-1969
Scrapbooks, photographs, passenger lists, guides, brochures, and other materials documenting travel tours and cruises that Helen Ogden Williams participated in, including tours she arranged and tours she joined as a member of the Garden Club of America.
- Williams, Helen Ogden, 1887-1969 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Ogden Williams is held by Henrietta Wigglesworth Lodge. Upon her death, copyright will transfer to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.
Extent7.05 linear feet (10 file boxes, 3 folio boxes)
The papers of Helen Ogden Williams include scrapbooks, photographs, passenger lists, guides, brochures, and other materials documenting travel tours and cruises that Williams participated in, including tours she arranged and tours she joined as a member of the Garden Club of America. Scrapbooks are organized by trip and contain photographs, writings by Williams, menus, itineraries, programs, clippings, and other materials. Also included are programs, publications, and other materials documenting Williams's involvement with the Garden Club of America, the Colonial Dames of the State of New York, and the New York Botanical Garden. The collection also contains correspondence, writings, and other materials documenting the lives of Williams's mother, Kate Trecartin Ogden, and maternal grandparents, John and Henrietta Trecartin.
Helen Ogden Williams, daughter of Alfred and Kate Trecartin Ogden was born July 13, 1887, in Brooklyn, New York. She married Andrew Murray Williams (1878-1948), a lawyer, in 1913. They had four children, John Gilmore Williams, Andrew Murray Williams, Jr., Ogden Williams, and Helen Hope Williams Wigglesworth. She was an active member of the Garden Club of America. Following her husband's death, Williams began organizing and leading travel tours of Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America for groups of women through the New York-based company House of Travel. Williams died in May 1969.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2021-M173, 2022-M106
The papers of Helen Ogden Williams were given to the Schlesinger Library by Henrietta Wigglesworth Lodge in October 2021 and May 2022.
Processed: February 2022
By: Johanna Carll
Updated: August 2022
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.
- Africa--Description and travel
- Europe--Description and travel
- International travel
- Japan--Description and travel
- Oceania--Description and travel
- Ogden, Kate Trecartin, 1854-1936
- South America--Description and travel
- Trecartin, Henrietta Hall, 1826-1910
- Trecartin, John, 1826-1911
- Voyages and travels
- Women travelers
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Language of description
- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
- EAD ID
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