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COLLECTION Identifier: 79-M181--82-M87

Papers of Anna Wigglesworth Chase, 1870-1952 (inclusive), 1902-1919 (bulk)


Correspondence, diaries, photographs, etc., of Anna Wigglesworth Chase, homemaker and traveler.


  • Creation: 1870-1952
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1902-1919

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Anna Wigglesworth Chase is held by [the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library or whomever]. 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.


1.42 linear feet (1 carton, 1 file box)

Correspondence, diaries, and photographs of Anna Wigglesworth Chase and her husband Philip Putnam Chase (1878-1978). Correspondents include their children, topics include vacations and trips, including their honeymoon in 1903.


Anna C. Wigglesworth Chase, daughter of George and Mary Catherine (Dixwell) Wigglesworth, was born April 7, 1879. She married Philip Putnam Chase (1878-1978), a history teacher at Milton Academy, on June 27, 1903. They had three children: Philip Wigglesworth Chase (1904-), John Peirce Chase (1906-1994), and George Wigglesworth Chase (1908-125). Chase died in 1965.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 79-M181--82-M87


  1. Carton 1: See inventory
  2. Box 1: 1-17

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: July 1979

Chase, Anna Wigglesworth, 1879-1965. Papers of Anna Wigglesworth Chase, 1870-1952 (inclusive), 1902-1919 (bulk): A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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