Papers of Eugenie Homer Emerson and Marian Clarke Nichols, 1806-1953
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
3.34 linear feet (8 boxes)
The papers of Marian Clarke Nichols (1873-1963), daughter of Elizabeth Fisher Homer and Arthur Howard Nichols, cover the period 1821-1953, and include her diaries while traveling in Europe in 1891 and again in 1893-1894; family correspondence and photographs; and papers and lantern slides on civil service reform. Marian Clarke Nichols was active in both the Women's Auxiliary of the Massachusetts Civil Service Reform Association and on the Committee on Civil Service Reform of the Massachusetts State Federation of Women's Clubs; she served the latter as secretary, 1909-1918, and chairman, 1918-1923. She was also active in the National Civil Service Reform League and collected addresses made to the League by well-known speakers. The Nichols-Shurtleff Family Collection (A-170) contains papers of Marian Clarke Nichols which complement those in this collection.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were found in the home (on Mt. Vernon Street, Boston) of Rose Standish Nichols upon her death. Her nephew, Sidney N. Shurcliff, gave them, with her books, to the Bryn Mawr Booksale; Mr. and Mrs. Lyman H. Butterfield then separated the papers from the books and gave the former to the Schlesinger Library (then the Women's Archives) in April 1964.
- Box 1: Folders 1-11
- Box 2: Folders 12-19
- Box 3: Folders 20-28
- Box 4: Folders 29-31, Vols. 1-10
- Box 5: Folders 33-36, Vols. 11-18
- Box 6: Card file of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Massachusetts Civil Service Reform Association
- Box 7: Glass negatives and Lantern slides (D-14 - D-127)
- Box 8: 98 glass lantern slides (D-128 - D-225)
By: Nancy Wagner, Eva Moseley
- Emerson, Eugenie Homer, 1854-1940. Papers of Eugenie Homer Emerson and Marian Clarke Nichols, 1806-1953: A Finding Aid
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