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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
2 linear feet ((2 cartons) plus 2 folio folders, 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 oversize volume, 1 daguerreotype)
After the separation from her husband in 1899, Frances Boardman (Squire) Potter became first a school teacher and in 1900 joined the staff of the Literature Department at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She spent a sabbatical at Cambridge University, England (1905-1906), studying early English literature. She was accompanied by her friend Mary Gray Peck and her children.
In 1904, she published the play "Germelshausen" in collaboration with Mary Gray Peck and Carl Schlenker. In 1905, Little, Brown and Co. published her novel The Ballingtons. She also published The Common School Spelling Book.
In 1909, she left Minneapolis and joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association as corresponding secretary in New York.
After leaving National American Woman Suffrage Association she joined the Women's Trade Union League and the General Federation of Women's Clubs as a national lecturer. She also became the Chairman of the Department of Literature and Library Extension in the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She joined the Socialist Party in 1910 and was a lecturer on the staff of the University Lecturers' Association. She died on March 25, 1914, after a long illness.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers of Frances Squire Potter were given to the Schlesinger Library by her granddaughter, Frances Dickinson Potter, in September 1968 and May 1981.
- Box 1: 1-17
- Box 2: 18-33v
By: Rina Auerbach
- Potter, Frances Squire, 1867-1914. Papers of Frances Squire Potter, 1879-1923: A Finding Aid
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