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COLLECTION Identifier: 1627--70-67

Papers of Frances Rollins Morse, 1831-1929


Correspondence, travel diaries, calendars, etc., of Frances Rollin Morse, social work volunteer.


  • Creation: 1831-1929

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Frances Rollins Morse 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.


2 linear feet (2 cartons)

The Frances Rollins Morse papers consist primarily of letters to and from Morse. Other correspondence is between members of the Lee-Morse family. Also included among the papers are travel diaries, drawings, printed articles, playbills, and miscellaneous manuscript notes.


Frances Rollins Morse (1850-1928) was the daughter of Samuel Tapley and Harriet Jackson (Lee) Morse. She was very active in the field of social work. She helped establish Associated Charities of Boston and was associated with the School of Social Work at Simmons College.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 1627, 70-67

The papers of Frances Rollins Morse were given to the Schlesinger Library in June 1969 by Mary Lee.

Processing Information

Preliminary Inventory: May 1979

By: Madeleine Bagwell Perez

Morse, Frances Rollins, 1850-1928. Papers of Frances Rollins Morse, 1831-1929: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
The preliminary inventory was prepared under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (RC-24669-76-987).

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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