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Grace Lathrop Collin Papers, 1894-1913
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 41

Abstract:
Author and columnist. Grace Collin wrote a daily drama/women's column in the New York Evening Sun, as well as short stories. Her papers consist primarily of correspondence from Collin to Smith College classmate Mary Aimee Goodman. The correspondence is centered around her work and publications, her involvement with the Smith College Club of New York, and her travels.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The Grace Lathrop Collin Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Letter from Grace Collin to Mary Aimee Goodman, written from Ottawa House, Cushing's Island, Maine, 1896

Letter from Grace Collin to Mary
Aimee Goodman, written from Ottawa
House, Cushing's Island, Maine, 1896

Grace Lathrop Collin was born in Elmira, N.Y. on March 22,1874 to Emily Lathrop Ripley and Charles A. Collin, a law professor. Her family resided in Ithaca, N.Y., when she attended Ithaca High School and later graduated from Smith College in 1896. She did graduate study at Harvard University and eventually earned a M.A. in English and Drama from Columbia University. Collin went on to pursue a career in writing and had a daily drama/women's column in the New York Evening Sun. Her short stories were published in both Harper's and Ainslee's Magazine. In 1903 a collection of her short stories about New England's diminishing patrician communities was published entitled Putnum Place. Collins remained active in the Smith College Club of New York and the Association of College Alumnae. She died of illness in November 1913 at age 39.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers consist primarily of correspondence (originals and typed copies) from Collin to Smith College classmate Mary Aimee Goodman (class of 1896). There are also a few letters to Miriam W. Webb, and a single letter addressed to Mary Aimee Goodman from Grace's father, Charles A. Collin. Grace Collin's early correspondence (1894-1902) is centered around her work and publications, her involvement with the Smith College Club of New York, and her travels. Later letters (1902-1913) focus on her frustration as a professional writer in a male dominated field, her successes, family, and her role in helping to establish the Elizabeth King Memorial Fund for Smith College students.


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

The Grace Lathrop Collin Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Grace Lathrop Collin Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Vicki L. Williams (intern), 2003.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
CORRESPONDENCE


Box
Grace Lathrop Collin to Mary Aimee Goodman,
1894-1913

Box 1: folder 1-4
Grace Lathrop Collin to Miriam W. Webb,
1909, 1912

Box 1: folder 5
Charles A. Collin to Mary Aimee Goodman,
1914

Box 1: folder 6
Miscellaneous,
1909-1942

Box 1: folder 7
Typed copies,
1894-1913

Box 1: folder 8-10

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Subjects
  • Authors, American--20th century--Sources
  • Collin, Grace Lathrop
  • Smith College--Alumni and alumnae--History--Sources
  • Women authors, American--20th century--Sources


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