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COLLECTION Identifier: A/C944

Letters of Jane Cunningham Croly, 1876-1898


Letters of journalist and author Jane "Jennie June" Cunningham Croly.


  • Creation: 1876-1898


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. The letters created by Jane Cunningham Croly are in the public domain. 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.


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Collection consists of letters from Jane Cunningham Croly to others regarding social engagements and the Sorosis Club.


Jane Cunningham Croly, also known as "Jennie June" was born on December 19, 1829, to the Reverend Joseph Cunningham, and his wife Jane Scott Cunningham in Market Harborough, England. The Cunningham family emigrated to Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1841. Jane Cunningham Croly married David Croly on February 14, 1856, in New York. They had four children: Minnie, Viola, Alice, and Herbert David.

Jane Cunningham Croly wrote for Noah's Sunday Times, New York World, and served as editor for Demorest's Magazine, Cycle Magazine, and Home-Maker Magazine. She also published several books books, including Talks on Woman's Topics (1864), Jennie June's American Cookery Book (1866), and The History of the Woman's Club Movement in America (1898).

Jane Cunningham Croly was also a women's club leader. A founder of Sorosis and the Women's Press Club of New York, she also called a national convention that resulted in the formation of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Jane Cunningham Croly died on December 23, 1901.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 543, 593, 825, 1012

The letters of Jane Cunningham Croly were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Kingston Galleries in 1963-1964.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Letters of Jane Cunningham Croly, 1966, undated (A/C944a).

There is related material at the Folger Shakespeare Library; see Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899. Collection of letters and papers, n.d., 1849-1916 (Y.c.2602-3099, Y.c.4000-5378).

Processing Information

Updated and additional description added: April 2022

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 Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Fund and the Zetlin Sisters Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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