Charles B. Shaw Collection of Letters Written by Famous Women
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), leader of the American women's suffrage movement. One handwritten, signed letter written to Reverend Holland, dated January 24, 1888. One handwritten, signed note to __ Ernst, 1881. Mary Antin (1881-1949), American sociologist. One handwritten, signed letter to children's author Kate Douglas Wiggin Riggs, Feb. 25, 1913. Cecelia Beaux (1855-1942), American painter. One handwritten, signed letter to Miss Sedgwick, June 15, [?] Margaret Deland (1857-1945), American novelist. One handwritten, signed letter to Kate Douglas Wiggin Riggs, Nov. 20, [?] Zona Gale (1874-1938) American author. One handwritten, signed letter to Kate Douglas Wiggin Riggs, Jan. 2, 1916. Lillian Nordica (1857-1914) American opera singer. One handwritten, signed letter to Ellen ____, July 3, [?] Alice F. Palmer (1855-1902) American educator. One handwritten, signed letter to Miss Norton, undated Annie Peck (1850-1935) American mountain climber and educator. One handwritten, signed letter to Miss Merrill, June 13, 1903. Lucy Stone (1818-1893) American reformer and suffragette. One handwritten, signed letter to the editor of the Yankee Blade, May 8, 1882.
- 1881 - 1916
- Shaw, Charles B. (Person)
- Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell) (Person)
- Antin, Mary (Person)
- Beaux, Cecilia (Person)
- Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell (Person)
- Gale, Zona (Person)
- Nordica, Lillian (Person)
- Palmer, Alice Freeman (Person)
- Peck, Annie S. (Annie Smith) (Person)
- Stone, Lucy (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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Biographical or Historical Information
Charles Shaw was the Librarian at the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) from 1920 until 1927. He left Woman's College to become the Librarian at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
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Charles Shaw, librarian at the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) from 1920 until 1927, collected these letters written by famous women. The collection dates from 1881 to 1916, and include correspondents such as Susan B. Anthony, Mary Antin, Cecelia Beaux, Margaret Deland, Zona Gale, Lillian Nordica, Alice F. Palmer, Annie Peck, and Lucy Stone.
Charles Shaw gave this collection to his colleague, Louise B. Alexander, in appreciation for a favor. Subsequently the letters came into the possession of Jane Summerell, who donated them to Jackson Library.
Method of Acquisition
Gift of Jane Summerell, Class of 1910, faculty member from 1926 to 1958.
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