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COLLECTION Identifier: A/M662

Letters to Anita C. Milton, 1902-1918


Letters to Anita C. Milton relating to the medical care, death, and estate settlement of Elizabeth Ann Stidum, noting the availability of work for Black men and women during World War I, and conveying news from home.


  • Creation: 1902-1918


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Anita C. Milton is 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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The collection includes letters to Anita C. Milton from Louis Hooker, a Camden, New Jersey, physician advising on the medical care of Elizabeth Ann Stidum, who was Milton's aunt or grandmother; letters of condolence and correspondence concerning the settlement of the estate following Elizabeth Ann Stidum's death on December 13, 1904; a letter from Mrs. Goode in Detroit, Michigan, commenting on the availability of work for Black men and women during World War I; and a letter from Helen L. Milton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to her mother, Anita C. Milton, who was convalescing in Ocean City, New Jersey, conveying news from home, including an account of being on a street car when it derailed.


Anita C. Milton was born May 22, 1867, in New Jersey. In 1891, she married William Franklin Milton (1865-1948), a barber, and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had four children: Anita E. Milton (1883-1907), Helen L. Milton Fontilers (1894-1973), Vanarsdale G. Milton (1898-1925), and Frances B. Milton (1901-1925). Anita Milton died May 8, 1920.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2023-M90

The letters to Anita C. Milton were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Swann Auctions in June 2023.

Processing Information

Processed: August 2023

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.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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