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Frank G. Carpenter Papers, 1890-1917
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 29

Abstract:
Journalist, author, travel writer. The collection includes biographical material and letters from 13 women in response to a survey conducted by Frank Carpenter. Topics include women in Congress, women in the military, women and work, marriage, and suffrage. Includes some interesting original correspondence from well-known women's rights leaders.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials in this collection may be owned by the creators or their heirs or assigns. 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
Poster about Susan B. Anthony, with photo and page of writing, undated

Poster about Susan B. Anthony, with
photo and page of writing, undated

Frank G. Carpenter, journalist, author, photographer, and world traveler, was born in Mansfield, Ohio in 1855. Following his graduation from the University of Wooster in Ohio in 1877, Carpenter began working for the Cleveland Leader and in 1882 he became the Washington, D.C. correspondent for that newspaper and had a regular column entitled "Carp's Washington." He also wrote for the American Press Association and the New York World. In 1888 and 1889 he financed a trip around the world with his "travel letters" submitted to Cosmopolitan Magazine and twelve syndicated publications.

In 1883 Carpenter married Joanna Condict and they had two children. The family resided in the Washington, D.C. area. After her graduation from Smith College, their daughter Frances Carpenter accompanied her father, as his secretary and photographer, in his travels which continued throughout his career.

Frank Carpenter was a fellow of the National Geographic Society and published many articles and books on geography, some co-authored with Frances Carpenter. Together they also compiled an impressive collection of over 15,000 images (later donated by France Carpenter to the Library of Congress). Frank Carpenter died in 1924 in Nanking, China, during his third trip around the world.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frank Carpenter Papers consist of biographical material and letters from thirteen women in response to a survey conducted by Carpenter. Topics include women in Congress, women in the military, women and work, marriage, and suffrage. The collection also includes some interesting original correspondence from well-known women's rights leaders.


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials in this collection may be owned by the creators or their heirs or assigns. 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:

"Frank Carpenter Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass."

History of the Collection

Frances Carpenter Huntington donated her father's papers along with her own papers to the Sophia Smith Collection from in 1965 and 1969.

Processing Information

Processed by Rachel Denham, 2009


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/
Language
English

Contents List
SERIES I Survey responses



Susan B. Anthony (on women in Congress)
1894-95, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Clara Barton
n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Mabel G. Bell
1917, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Nellie Bly
1890 n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Maud B. Booth
1895 n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Frances Hodgson Burnett
n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Jane C. Croly
1887-93 n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Louisa Drew
1894 n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Hetty Sylvia Green
1897-1904 n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Isabella (Beecher) Hooker
1895

Box 1: folder 10
Miriam Florence Leslie
1893, n.d.

Box 1: folder 11
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
1893-95

Box 1: folder 12
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
1894, n.d.

Box 1: folder 13

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Subjects
  • Carpenter, Frank G. (Frank George), 1855-1924
  • Women's rights--United States--History--Sources
  • Women--Suffrage--United States-History--Sources


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