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Isabel Howland Papers, 1888-1903
2 boxes (.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 78

Abstract:
Suffragist and social Reformer. Papers consist of correspondence plus other materials related to her position as corresponding secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Women and of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. Subjects include women's suffrage, women's rights, and other reform movements such as temperance and anti-slavery.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The 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
Isabel Howland, undated

Isabel Howland, undated

Isabel Howland was born to a Quaker family in Sherwood, New York in 1859. She earned a B.A. from Cornell University in 1881. The niece of suffragist, abolitionist and educator Emily Howland, Isabel was involved in similar causes. She was corresponding secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Women in the 1880s and involved in the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. From 1884 to 1885, she accompanied her aunt Emily Howland on European travels. She lived in Paris for much of the 1930s to care for her invalid brother, Herbert. She died in 1942.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Isabel Howland Papers date from 1888 to 1903 and consist mainly of correspondence plus other materials related to her position as corresponding secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Women and of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. Subjects include women's suffrage, women's rights, and other reform movements such as temperance and the battle for the abolition of slavery. Notable correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, Alida Avery, Alice Stone Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, William Lloyd Garrison, Adele Hutchinson, Anna Howard Shaw, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Booker T. Washington, Frances E. Willard, and Julia Ward Howe.

This collection is organized into two series:


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.

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:

Isabel Howland Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Isabel Howland Papers were obtained by purchase.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Brook Hopkins, intern.


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
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS



Memorabilia,
1888-98, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Photographs,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Microfilm reel guide to Emily Howland Papers at Cornell University


Box 1
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE (to Isabel Howland unless otherwise noted)



Anthony, Lucy and Mary,
1897-98

Box 1: folder 3
Anthony, Susan B.,
1892-1903

Box 1: folder 4
Aikens, Amanda L.,
1891

Box 1: folder 5
Anagnos, Michael,
1892

Box 1: folder 6
Avery, Alida C.,
1888-90

Box 1: folder 7
Avery, Susan Look (also to M. Jacobs),
1890-91

Box 1: folder 8
Babcock, Elnora M.,
1897

Box 1: folder 9
Bagg, Mary E.,
1889-90

Box 1: folder 10
Barnes, Catherine Weed,
1891

Box 1: folder 11
Barrows, Isabel C.,
1892

Box 1: folder 12
Bates, Octavia W.,
1891-94

Box 1: folder 13
Benson, Louise,
1892

Box 1: folder 14
Blackwell, Alice Stone,
1890-97

Box 1: folder 15
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown,
1889-91

Box 1: folder 16
Blackwell, Henry B.,
1892

Box 1: folder 17
Blackwell, Sarah Ellen,
1891

Box 1: folder 18
Boole, Ella A. to Mrs. L.G. Robinson,
1893

Box 1: folder 19
Booth, Mary A.,
1890-91

Box 1: folder 20
Bouland, Clara,
1891

Box 1: folder 21
Bowser, Anna C. (also to M. Jacobs),
1890-91

Box 1: folder 22
Bray, Maria H. to Miss Peckham,
1889

Box 1: folder 23
Brown, Charlotte Emerson,
1891

Box 1: folder 24
Campbell, Helen,
1888

Box 1: folder 25
Cardwill, Mary E.,
1888

Box 1: folder 26
Carmichael, Margaret,
1890

Box 1: folder 27
Catt, Carrie Chapman to Emily Howland (aunt of Isabel),
1895-96, 1901-03, 1911

Box 1: folder 28
Catt, Carrie Chapman to Mrs. Hannah L. Howland,
1896, 1901

Box 1: folder 29
Catt, Carrie Chapman,
1895

Box 1: folder 30
Chapin, A.J.,
1891

Box 1: folder 31
Cheney, Ednah Dow (also to M. Jacobs),
1889

Box 1: folder 32
Clapp, Romelia L.,
1891

Box 1: folder 33
Cobb, Mary E.R.,
1891

Box 1: folder 34
Colby, Clara B. (includes photograph),
1892-99

Box 1: folder 35
Comstock, Anne,
1891

Box 1: folder 36
Conway, Clara (also to Julia Ward Howe),
1890

Box 1: folder 37
Croly, Jane Cunningham to Julia W. Howe,
1891

Box 1: folder 38
Curtis, Elizabeth Burrill,
1894, 1898

Box 1: folder 39
Dickenson, M.L.,
1895

Box 1: folder 40
Dietrick, Ellen B.,
1891, 1894

Box 1: folder 41
Dodge, Grace H.,
1891

Box 1: folder 42
Donlevy, Alice,
1887-88

Box 1: folder 43
Easby, Gertrude K.,
1891

Box 1: folder 44
Eastman, Annis Ford,
1897-98

Box 1: folder 45
Eastman, Mary E.,
1889-92

Box 1: folder 46
Eddy, Sarah,
1889

Box 1: folder 47
Edwards, Louise,
1895

Box 1: folder 48
Elliott, Maud Howe,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 49
Erol, Helen G.,
1894

Box 1: folder 50
Fairchild, S.,
1892

Box 1: folder 51
Fleming, Jennie to Mrs. Hamilton,
1890

Box 1: folder 52
Fletcher, Alice C.,
1890

Box 1: folder 53
Franklin, C. Ladd,
1890

Box 1: folder 54
French, Annie D.,
1888-90

Box 1: folder 55
Frisbee, E.S.,
1892

Box 1: folder 56
Gage, Matilda Joslyn,
1895

Box 1: folder 57
Galt, Eleanor,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 58
Gannett, M.T. Lewis,
1890

Box 1: folder 59
Garrison, Francis J.,
1892

Box 1: folder 60
Garrison, William Lloyd (II),
1895

Box 1: folder 61
Gleason, Rachael,
1897

Box 1: folder 62
Greenleaf, Jean Brooks,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 63
Gregg, David,
1892

Box 1: folder 64
Grew, Mary,
1892

Box 1: folder 65
Grubbs, S.J.,
1890-91

Box 1: folder 66
Hale, Edward Everett,
1891, 1897

Box 1: folder 67
Hale, Lucretia P.,
1885

Box 1: folder 68
Hallowell, Sarah C.F.,
1888

Box 1: folder 69
Hamilton, Henrietta,
1890

Box 1: folder 70
Hazard, Rebecca,
1889

Box 1: folder 71
Hoffman, Sophia C.,
1890-91

Box 1: folder 72
Howe, Julia Ward,
1888-94, n.d.

Box 1: folder 73-74
Howell, Mary Seymour,
1892, 1897-98

Box 1: folder 75
Howland, Herbert,
1920

Box 1: folder 76
Hufford, Lois G. to A.B. Blackwell,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 77
Hultin, Ida C. to M. Jacobs,
1890

Box 1: folder 78
Huntington, Anna S.,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 79
Hutchinson, Adele S.,
1891-92

Box 1: folder 80
Irving, Carrie E.S.,
1895

Box 1: folder 81
Jenkins, Helen,
1890

Box 1: folder 82
Kennard, Caroline A.,
1889-90

Box 1: folder 83
Kirk, Eleanor,
1895

Box 1: folder 84
Landen, Jean M.,
1890

Box 2: folder 1
Lapham, Ella C.,
1888-90

Box 2: folder 2
Lawler, Fanny,
1889

Box 2: folder 3
Lazenby, William R.,
1891

Box 2: folder 4
Leonard, Georgia L.,
1890-91

Box 2: folder 5
Love, Alfred H.,
1889, 1893

Box 2: folder 6
Lowell, Josephine Shaw,
1889, 1899

Box 2: folder 7
Lozier, Jennie,
1892

Box 2: folder 8
McCowen, Dr. Jennie,
1890-91

Box 2: folder 9
McGillvray, Alice,
1890

Box 2: folder 10
Mark, Nellie V.,
1890-91, 1894

Box 2: folder 11
Merrell, Ina B.,
1891

Box 2: folder 12
Meyer, Annie Nathan,
1892

Box 2: folder 13
Miller, Olive,
1895

Box 2: folder 14
Mills, Charles De B.,
1889, 1892

Box 2: folder 15
Mills, Harriet
May, 1920

Box 2: folder 16
Mitchell, Ellen,
1891-92

Box 2: folder 17
Mittermair, Dr. Wolfgang,
1898

Box 2: folder 18
Moore, Sarah Wool,
1889-92

Box 2: folder 19
Mowry, Martha H. (also to M. Jacobs),
1890

Box 2: folder 20
Newton, Mary A.,
1891

Box 2: folder 21
Noble, Lydia,
1892

Box 2: folder 22
Parker, Frank Stuart,
1890

Box 2: folder 23
Parks, Isabella W.,
1888

Box 2: folder 24
Peck, Annie S.,
1892, 1895

Box 2: folder 25
Peckham, Mary C. (also to Mrs. Hazard),
1889

Box 2: folder 26
Perry, Belle S.,
1890

Box 2: folder 27
Phelps, Minnie L. to Mrs. Peckham,
1889

Box 2: folder 28
Pierce, Charlotte L.,
1888

Box 2: folder 29
Pillsbury, Parker to Miss Putnam,
1896

Box 2: folder 30
Rich, Ellen W.,
1890

Box 2: folder 31
Ripley, Mary A.,
1889-92

Box 2: folder 32
Rockwell, Kate W.,
1889

Box 2: folder 33
Roe, J.E.,
n.d.

Box 2: folder 34
Rogers, Mary F.,
1891

Box 2: folder 35
Rogers,
May, 1888

Box 2: folder 36
Sargent, Ellen W.,
1891

Box 2: folder 37
Sayles, Lita B.,
n.d.

Box 2: folder 38
Sayles, Lita B.,
1888-91

Box 2: folder 39
Shurman, J.G.,
1892-93

Box 2: folder 40
Searing (?), A.,
1894, 1898

Box 2: folder 41
Searls, W.,
1888

Box 2: folder 42
Severance, Caroline,
1890

Box 2: folder 43
Sewall, May Wright,
1889

Box 2: folder 44
Shaw, Anna Howard to Emily Howland,
1903-10, 1916

Box 2: folder 45
Shaw, Dr. Anna Howard,
1899, 1909

Box 2: folder 46
Shield, Helen S.,
1889

Box 2: folder 47
Skinner, M.P.,
1890

Box 2: folder 48
Slocum, Jane M.,
1899

Box 2: folder 49
Smiley, Louise M.,
1890

Box 2: folder 50
Smith, Hannah W.
. 1888

Box 2: folder 51
Smith, Lucy W
.1888

Box 2: folder 52
Snow, B.B.,
1891

Box 2: folder 53
Soper, Grace,
1892

Box 2: folder 54
Spear, C.S. Brown to M. Jacobs,
1890

Box 2: folder 55
Stebbins, Catherine,
1891

Box 2: folder 56
Stevenson, T.E. to M.C. Peckham,
n.d.

Box 2: folder 57
Stone, Lucy,
1892

Box 2: folder 58
Stowe, Emily to M. Jacobs,
1890

Box 2: folder 59
Sunderland, Eliza,
1891

Box 2: folder 60
Talbot, Marion,
1891

Box 2: folder 61
Tappan, Eva
March, 1890

Box 2: folder 62
Thomas, Elizabeth,
1895

Box 2: folder 63
Thomas, Martha Carey,
1885, 1892

Box 2: folder 64
Thorne, Elizabeth F. to Margaret Grierson about E.H. and I.H.,
1958

Box 2: folder 65
Tifft, E. Amelia,
1890, 1893

Box 2: folder 66
Tifft, Elizabeth Lord,
1891, 1893

Box 2: folder 67
Townsend, Harriet A.,
1890-94

Box 2: folder 68
Unidentified,
1889

Box 2: folder 69
Walters, Albertine S. to A.A.W.,
1887

Box 2: folder 70
Wanamaker, John,
1889

Box 2: folder 71
Warner, Helen G.,
1898

Box 2: folder 72
Washington, Booker T.,
1897

Box 2: folder 73
Wells, Kate Gannett,
1888-91, n.d.

Box 2: folder 74
Wendell, Caroline R.,
1890

Box 2: folder 75
Wentworth, S.E.,
1892

Box 2: folder 76
Wetherald, Ethelyn,
1890

Box 2: folder 77
Whiting, Lilian,
1888

Box 2: folder 78
Wilcox, B.M.,
1895

Box 2: folder 79
Wilde, Catherine,
1892

Box 2: folder 80
Willard, Frances E.,
1887-88, 1896

Box 2: folder 81
Williams, Charlotte to M.C. Peckham,
1889

Box 2: folder 82
Wing, Mary E.,
1888-89

Box 2: folder 83
Ward, Frances Fisher,
1890-91

Box 2: folder 84
Wolcott, H.L.T.,
1890-91

Box 2: folder 85
Woods, Kate T.,
1889-90

Box 2: folder 86

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century--Sources
  • Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906--Correspondence
  • Antislavery movements--United States--History--Sources
  • Association for the Advancement of Women--History--Sources
  • Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950--Correspondence
  • Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947--Correspondence
  • Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879--Correspondence
  • Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910--Correspondence
  • Howland, Emily, 1827-1929
  • Howland, Isabel
  • New York State Woman Suffrage Association--History--Sources
  • Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919--Correspondence
  • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902--Correspondence
  • Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893--Correspondence
  • Suffragists--United States--Correspondence
  • Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915--Correspondence
  • Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898--Correspondence
  • Women--Suffrage--United States--History--19th century--Sources


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