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COLLECTION Identifier: A/C944a

Letters of Jane Cunningham Croly, 1966, undated


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


  • 1966
  • Undated


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the letters created by Jane Cunningham Croly 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

Collections contains a letter from Jane Cunningham Croly to a Mrs. Blake. Croly mentions the Sorosis anniversary, Elizabeth Morrison Boynton Harbert, and Abigail Scott Duniway. The collection also contains a first-day cover of the United State 5 cent stamp featuring a portrait of Croly, and commemorating the 75th anniversary (1966) of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.


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 and 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 number: 80-M188

The letters of Jane Cunningham Croly were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from David Schulson in 1980.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Letters of Jane Cunningham Croly, 1876-1898 (A/C944).

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

Processed: January 1985

By: Adelaide Kennedy

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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