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Charlotte Coffyn Wilkinson Bragdon Papers, 1890-1962
1 box (2.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80. Class of 1894.

Abstract:
The papers are largely letters from Charlotte Coffyn Wilkinson Bradgon, Class of 1884, to Charlotte May Wilkinson, her mother, with additional letters containing information on her life.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Charlotte Coffyn Wilkinson Bradgon was the daughter of Alfred and Charlotte May Wilkinson. Her mother was the daughter of Samuel J. May and was first cousin to Louisa May Alcott, and all were involved with the anti-slavery movement. Ms. Wilkinson graduated from Smith College (Class of 1894) and eventually settled in New York City where she was employed at the Henry Street Settlement. She later became the national secretary and then president of the National League of Women Workers. In 1902 she married Claude Fayette Bragdon, an architect in Rochester, New York and lived in that city. Her son, Henry W. Bragdon, was born September 6, 1906. On December 16, 1907 she died suddenly.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers consist primarily of letters from Charlotte to her mother, Charlotte May Wilkinson (Mrs. Alfred Wilkinson and sometimes referred to in the letters as "dearest Marmee") and other materials that relate to Ms. Wilkinson's short life. Her letters to her mother do provide a rich source of information on life at Smith College during her student years.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Charlotte Coffyn Wilkinson Bragdon Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The papers of Charlotte Coffyn Wilkinson Bradgon (Class of 1894) were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English

Contents List
General materials
1900-1961

Box 1495: folder 1
Eulogies
1907-1908

Box 1495: folder 2
Correspondence of Charlotte Wilkinson
1890-1891

Box 1495: folder 3
Correspondence of Charlotte Wilkinson
Jan 1892-Apr 1892

Box 1495: folder 4
Correspondence of Charlotte Wilkinson
May 1892-June 1892

Box 1495: folder 5
Correspondence of Charlotte Wilkinson
Oct 1892-Dec 1892

Box 1495: folder 6
Correspondence of Charlotte Wilkinson
1893

Box 1495: folder 7
Correspondence of Charlotte Wilkinson
1895-1898

Box 1495: folder 8
Correspondence of Charlotte Wilkinson
1903-1904

Box 1495: folder 9
Correspondence of Charlotte Wilkinson
1905-1907

Box 1495: folder 10
Correspondence to Josephine Wilkinson
1908, n.d.

Box 1495: folder 11
Correspondence of Claude F. Bragdon
1900-1908

Box 1495: folder 12
Correspondence of Henry W. Bragdon
1960-1962

Box 1495: folder 13
Photographs
1890s-1907

Box 1495: folder 14

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