Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935. Papers, 1846-1961: A Finding AidArthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
© 1972 Radcliffe College
© 2010 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: 177; Mf-1
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN,
Title: Papers, 1846-1961
Quantity: 29 boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 folio box, 1 folio+ box, 1 oversize box, 2 supersize folders, 10 photograph folders
Abstract: Papers of writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Processed: December 1972
By: Eva Moseley
By: Jenny Gotwals
Accession number: 72-128
The papers of Charlotte Perkins Gilman were deposited with the Schlesinger Library by her
daughter, Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin, in 1971 and 1972.
Access: Originals closed; use digital images.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, 1846-1961; item description, dates. 177, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute,
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, independent thinker,
prolific writer, and gifted speaker, was the intellectual leader of the women's movement from the
late 1890s through the mid-1920s. Influenced by Lester F. Ward's gynaecocentric theory and
Edward Bellamy's Nationalism, she was a socialist but not a Marxist; a Deist with no concern
for an afterlife, considering God an impersonal working power; an advocate of economic
independence for women, with the ballot of secondary importance. She believed that sex
differences were overemphasized at the expense of a humanness common to men and women,
and that mankind had become debased by sexual over-indulgence. She considered ethics not a
religious matter but a social science, and the group, not the individual, the basic unit in both
ethics and economics. In place of the dictum, "He who does not work shall not eat," she
suggested that "He who does not eat cannot work": that if people's needs were satisfied they
would work because they wanted to. Though she rejected cooperative living and strongly
supported the private home, she believed it should be a place to rest--not a place to work; that
cooking, cleaning and child-rearing should be done by professionals; and that children should
be treated as rational human beings, allowed a good deal of freedom, and dressed to allow for
movement and activity. Sensible dress and shoes for women was among her earliest interests, as
was physical fitness: at 21 she arranged for the first women's gym in Providence; at 65 she was
still an impressive swimmer. Her lecturing was always in essence preaching, her writing--even
poems, plays, novels, and stories--always didactic. Her interests and views remained fairly
constant throughout her life, as did her decidedly rational and optimistic outlook. In later years,
however, there were some new interests, notably Freud, birth control, and immigrants. Freud
she attacked for his "sexolatry," which seemed to her to promote the views of sex she had
argued against all her life. She approved of birth control as a means to greater freedom for
women and to improvement of the race, but disapproved of it as promoting sex for pleasure
rather than procreation. She deplored the increased influx of immigrants, whom she felt to be
unassimilable and a threat to true "Americans."
Gilman was born Charlotte Anna Perkins on July 3, 1860, in Hartford, Connecticut. Her mother,
Mary Fitch Westcott, had married a second cousin, the well-known librarian and bibliophile,
Frederic Beecher Perkins, grandson of Lyman Beecher, nephew of Henry Ward Beecher and
Harriet Beecher Stowe. Gilman herself and others attributed her lifelong talent for
speaking--and especially preaching--with ease and power to her Beecher heritage. Her brother,
Thomas Adie, was 14 months older; there were two siblings who died in infancy.
Charlotte's childhood was characterized by poverty, almost continual moving from place to
place (her mother's list of "movings" in folder 1 includes places in Connecticut, Massachusetts,
New York, and Rhode Island), and the absence of her father, the last being the cause of the
other two conditions. He apparently left when she was an infant, taking posts as head first of the
new Boston Public Library and later of the San Francisco Public Library, paying only rare visits
to his family and sending very little money. When Charlotte was 13 the family of three settled
in Providence, Rhode Island, and remained there, at various addresses, until she herself moved away. Her
formal schooling was sporadic, a total of four years between the ages of 7 and 15, two years at
the Rhode Island School of Design and, in her early twenties, a course with the Society for the
Encouragement of Studies at Home (see folders 160 for school essays, 315-321, volumes 9-11
and oversize folders 4o and 4af+ for her drawings). Meanwhile she read widely on her own, largely in the
fields of history and evolution, with some guidance from her father (see folder 26 for a reading
list in his handwriting), and strove diligently and systematically to improve her character, with
the aim, conceived in childhood, of helping and improving the human race. Some of this
process is recorded in volumes 15 to 19.
In 1882 she met a young artist, Charles Walter Stetson. Though she loved him and felt him
to be a kindred spirit she struggled for months with the question, not of whether she wanted to
marry him, but of whether she should, for she felt she had serious work to do (though not yet
sure what it was) and that to choose personal happiness was wrong. She did choose it, however,
and married Walter Stetson on May 4, 1884. Their daughter, Katharine Beecher Stetson (later
married to F. Tolles Chamberlin), was born March 23, 1885. Even during the first months of
marriage, Mrs. Stetson suffered from frequent periods of depression and enforced idleness,
which increased after the birth of the child. On the doctor's advice, she took a trip west from
October 1885 to March 1886. She visited her brother in Ogden, Utah, and her father in San
Francisco, and spent the winter with her friends the Channings (including her life-long friend,
Grace Ellery Channing) in Pasadena, California. Her condition improved as soon as she left home, but, the
depression returning full force upon her return to Providence, the Stetsons decided in the fall of
1887 that separation was inevitable. After a long visit from Grace Channing in the summer of
1888, during which they wrote the first of several plays together and planned future work (see
folders 214-216), Charlotte took Katharine and returned to Pasadena with Grace in October of
that year. Walter followed them in December and stayed for over a year, till both realized it
was useless. Attempts at divorce, complicated by the fact that there were no obvious grounds,
finally succeeded in April 1894. Walter Stetson thereupon married Grace Channing, the
Stetsons and Charlotte remaining friends and sharing Katharine's upbringing.
Charlotte Perkins' first published work was the poem, "One Girl of Many," which appeared
in The Alpha, probably in 1880; The Woman's Journal also published some of her verse in the
1880s (see oversize volume 7o). In Pasadena, recovering from the mental turmoil of her married
life and thrown on her own resources, she began to write and speak professionally, earning
enough to keep herself and Katharine. In 1890 alone she wrote 33 articles and 23 poems, and
she spoke to women's clubs, Nationalist groups, and others. Soon after attending a meeting of
the Pacific Coast Women's Press Association (PCWPA) in San Francisco, she moved to
Oakland, in the summer of 1891; during the next four years its monthly paper, The Bulletin, and
editing it--with Helen Campbell--under the title The Impress from 1893 to 1895 (see folder 238,
volumes 1o and 2o). Her mother came to live with her but died in March 1893 of cancer.
During these years she continued to lecture, give classes (see folders 163-172), and write
prose and verse, some of it published (in the Union Signal, Christian Register, Kate Field's
Washington, etc.), some of it not (see volume 23). In 1892 her story of insanity, "The Yellow
Wallpaper," was published in New England Magazine, winning her attention both positive and
negative, the former notably from William Dean Howells. Her poems meanwhile were
collected into a small volume, In This Our World, published in Oakland in 1893 (folder 269). In
1894 she moved to San Francisco, sending Katharine to the Stetsons; Frederic Perkins, who was
then leaving San Francisco, accompanied the child on the train to Providence.
In 1895 The Impress ceased publication and Charlotte Perkins Stetson, rather discouraged by her lonely
life, the years of poverty, and the sometimes vicious press reaction to her divorce and the
supposed abandonment of her child, accepted a long-standing invitation from Jane Addams to
visit Hull House. She spent the rest of the 1890s traveling and lecturing: attending a suffrage
convention in Washington, D.C., in January 1896 (when she first met Lester F. Ward); going to
England in July 1896 to the International Socialist and Labor Congress (and meeting Alfred
Russel Wallace, George Bernard Shaw, the Webbs, Jaures, William Morris and other leading socialists: see
folder 5); and again to the International Women's Congress in London in 1899 (folder 6). All
through these years, she continued to write prose and verse--becoming contributing editor of
The American Fabian (Volume 3o) in December 1896--and also to suffer periodically from
bouts of weakness and depression.
In March 1897 she called on her cousin George Houghton Gilman at his law office in New
York, for advice on getting a royalty payment from a dishonest agent. Houghton's mother,
Katharine Beecher Perkins Gilman, was the sister of Charlotte's father, and the two cousins, she
seven years his senior, had visited and corresponded years earlier (see folders 33 and 38). Their
new friendship soon blossomed into romance; fortunately, Houghton saved the hundreds of
letters (folders 40-86) Charlotte wrote him during the next three years (though she did not keep
his); they make a valuable record of her professional activities, the development of her thought,
and the often stormy oscillations of her feelings; in fact, they reveal a side of her nature--as a
woman of passion, less than one-hundred percent independent--which otherwise, even in her
autobiography, she kept carefully hidden. Again she struggled with her doubts as to her right to
be happy, but Houghton held firm, they were married in Detroit on June 11, 1900, an in her
subsequent life she apparently managed successfully to reconcile her work for women and
humanity at large with her own private happiness.
Meantime, in the summer and fall of 1897, she had written the book that brought her fame,
Women and Economics. It was published the next year, together with an enlarged edition of In
This Our World. Though Gilman herself considered Human Work, written during the winter of
1898-1899, her most important contribution, Women and Economics, with its argument that
women need economic independence--and not just the ballot--to be truly free and equal, and
that society as a whole would be better for their full participation, had the greater impact.
The Gilmans settled in New York, where they lived, moving further uptown every few years, until 1922. During the summer of 1900 Gilman wrote Concerning Children; it was published later that year, while Human Work, much rewritten, was published in 1904 and The Home in 1903. Katharine lived with the Gilmans during much of this time, and alternately with the Stetsons. For several months, Gilman was treated for her mental ailment by Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi, with some positive results.
Besides extensive lecture trips in the United States, she attended the International Congress of
Women in Berlin in 1904 (folder 7) and the International Woman Suffrage Congress in
Budapest in 1913 (folder 8), and made a lecture tour of England, Holland, Germany, Austria,
and Hungary in 1905 (see newsclippings in folders 288-292). After 1894 she spoke
extemporaneously, so that we have no further written speeches (except a few in print in oversize
folder 2af+ and two late ones in folder 173), but there is an abundance of articles from this period
(folders 175-177, 180, 250, and oversize folders 1o and 1af+) in addition to the three books mentioned
Dissatisfied with the reactions of editors to her contributions, she launched her own monthly
magazine, The Forerunner, in November 1909. She wrote, edited, and published it virtually
single-handed until she gave it up in 1916, partly because she was "written out" and partly
because she felt that, as there was an insufficient market for it (it never paid for itself), it was
wrong to continue publishing it. It included several full-length books in serial form and
numerous stories, articles, reviews, and poems, always emphasizing her ideas in the fields of
economics, ethics, women's rights, and child-rearing (see folders 239-242, 331). Of the
serialized books, The Crux, The Man-Made World, Moving the Mountain, and What Diantha
Did were published separately by the Charlton Co. (Charlotte plus Houghton), which published
During 1919 she wrote a series of articles for the New York Tribune syndicate (folders 129,
252) and many articles were published in the 1920s, but demand for her lectures, and later her
articles too, began to decline after the passage of the 19th amendment. She published one more
book, His Religion and Hers, in 1923, wrote and rewrote her Social Ethics (there are four
versions, folders 227-230), and made plans, which never materialized, for a new edition of all
her works (folder 20). Her friend Amy Wellington compiled a new volume of poems, also
never published (folders 35, 125, 185-96). Her autobiography, The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, was published posthumously in October 1935.
In 1922 the Gilmans moved to the Gilman house in Norwich Town, Connecticut;
Charlotte at least was relieved to leave New York, with its majority of "non-Americans."
Houghton died suddenly on May 4, 1934; in September Charlotte moved to Pasadena to be near
her daughter, who lived there with her husband and two children (Dorothy and Walter). She
gave some lectures and classes that winter but her health was failing. In 1932 she had learned
that she had breast cancer; on August 17, 1935, realizing that she could no longer be well
or useful, she ended her life with chloroform (see folder 226 for her writings on euthanasia and
The present collection adds to the
published evidence illumination primarily of Gilman's personal life, but also shows the
consistency of her ideas throughout her life and, in the unpublished manuscripts, their later
development. For the early years the journals and diaries are useful, but in the 1880s and 1890s
entries are often sporadic due to her periods of illness, and after 1903 there are only engagement
books, with at most very brief entries. The two "Thoughts and Figgerings" folders (16, 17)
provide revealing glimpses of her plans, hopes, and her attitude toward herself and her life, as do
the letters to Houghton and the later years of her life. The correspondence and newsclippings
show her impact and the often extreme reactions she aroused, ranging from grateful adoration to
vituperation (always anonymous), though her habit of destroying most personal letters leaves
some perhaps unanswerable questions about her closer relationships.
N.B. Where labels or dates noted by Katharine Stetson Chamberlin (mostly on newsclippings) seemed to
us to be inaccurate, the cataloguer has added alternative information, enclosed in square
brackets. Charlotte Perkins Gilman is referred to in the folder headings by the name she used at the time: "Charlotte Anna Perkins" from 1860-1884; "Charlotte Perkins Stetson" from 1884-1900; and "Charlotte Perkins Gilman" after 1900.
Summary of inventory:
- Series I. Biographical and miscellaneous. Folders 1-25.
- Series II. Family correspondence. Folders 26-113.
- Series III. General correspondence Folders 114-158.
- Subseries A. Alphabetical. Folders 114-125.
- Subseries B. Publishers. Folders 126-135.
- Subseries C. Chronological. Folders 136-149.
- Subseries D. Foreign, miscellaneous. Folders 150-158.
- Series IV. Writings. Folders 159-281, volumes 1o-4o 5, 6.
- Subseries A. Manuscripts and typescripts by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Folders 159-242.
- a. Early writings, outlines. Folders 159-161.
- b. Sermons, lectures. Folders 162-173.
- c. Articles. Folders 174-184.
- d. Poems. Folders 185-213.
- e. Plays. Folders 214-220.
- f. Stories, miscellaneous. Folders 221-226.
- g. Books. Folders 227-236+.
- h. Magazines. Folders 237-242.
- Subseries B. Manuscripts and typescripts by others. Folders 243-247.
- Subseries C. Printed, mostly by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Folders 248-281, volumes 1o-4o 5, 6.
- Series V. Newsclippings. Folders 282-313, volumes 7o, 8o.
- Subseries A. General. Folders 282-297.
- Subseries B. Reviews. Folders 298-313, volumes 7o, 8o.
- Series VI. Drawings. Folders 314-324, volumes 9-11.
- Series VII. Photographs. Folders 325-335.
- Series VIII. Notebooks and diaries. Folders 336-342, volumes 12-77.
- Series IX. Oversize and memorabilia. Folders 1o, 1af+, 2o, 2af+, 3o, 3af+, 4o, 4af+, 5o, 5af+, 5b+, 343-344.
- Subseries A. Oversize. Folders 1o, 1af+, 2o, 2af+, 3o, 3af+, 4o, 4af+, 5o, 5af+, 5b+.
- Subseries B. Memorabilia. Folders 343-344.
There is additional material at the Schlesinger Library. See Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers , 1846-ca.1975 (MC 588
- Box 1: Folders 1-12
- Box 2: Folders 13-28
- Box 3: Folders 29-47
- Box 4: Folders 48-62
- Box 5: Folders 63-76
- Box 6: Folders 77-86
- Box 7: Folders 87-102, 104
- Box 8: Folders 105-126
- Box 9: Folders 127-138
- Box 10: Folders 139-146
- Box 11: Folders 147-159
- Box 12: Folders 160-166
- Box 13: Folders 167-172
- Box 14: Folders 173-181
- Box 15: Folders 182-203
- Box 16: Folders 204-218
- Box 17: Folders 219-227
- Box 18: Folders 228-232
- Box 19: Folders 233-235, 237-249
- Box 20: Folders 250-269
- Box 21: Folders 270-278
- Box 22: Folders 279-292
- Box 23: Folders 293-308
- Box 24: Folders 309-324
- Box 25: Folders 336-342, volumes 5-6, 9-16, 18
- Box 26: Folders 336-338, volumes 19-31
- Box 27: Folders 339-342, volumes 32-44
- Box 28: Volumes 45-58
- Box 29: Volumes 59-77
- Card File Box 30: #343m (death mask)
- Card File Box 31: #344m (hands)
- Folio Box 32: Volume 1o - Volume 3o
- Folio+ Box 33: 1af+ - 5af+, Volume 8o
- Oversize Box 34: 1o - 5o, Volume 4o, Volume 7o
The following catalog entries
represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each
appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated
Adams, Maude, 1872-1953
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
The American Fabian
Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906
Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898
Blatch, Harriot Stanton, 1856-1940
Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968
Carrie (Lane) Chapman, 1859-1947
Doyle, William Theodore
Gale, Zona, 1874-1938
Gilman, George Houghton,
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
Hansson, Laura (Mohr), 1854-
James Kier, 1856-1915
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
In This Our
International Congress of Women (1899 : London, England)
International Trades Union
Congress, London, 1896
International Congress of Women (1904 : Berlin, Germany)
Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913
International Woman Suffrage Alliance. Conference.
Irwin, Inez (Haynes), 1873-1970
David Starr, 1851-1931
Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932
Kitchelt, Florence Ledyard (Cross),
The Labor Movement
Marholm, Laura, pseud.
Morley, Margaret Warner,
Morris, May, 1862-
Nebraska (Men's) Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage
Pacific Coast Woman's Press Association
Park, Alice, 1861-
Perkins, Frederic Beecher,
Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943
Ross, Edward Alsworth, 1866-1951
Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966
Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-194?
Shaw, George Bernard,
Stetson, Charles Walter, 1858-1911
Stowe, Charles Edward, 1850-
Lyman Beecher, 1880-1963
Suffrage Songs and Verses
Alfred Russel, 1823-1913
Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913
Wells, Herbert George,
Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898
Woman's Congress Association of the
The Woman's Bible
Children--Care and Hygiene
Series I: BIOGRAPHICAL AND
1. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, biographical,
1863-1934. Includes papers re: divorce, 1892-94, marriage certificate, 1900, wills, 1924, 1934,
etc. See digital image.
3. About Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "Announcement for WHN" [1932?];
William Theodore Doyle, "Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Cycle of Feminist Reform,"
summary of dissertation, 1960. See digital image.
5. International Trade Union Congress, London, 1896:
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's credentials, letter from Herbert Burrows enclosing ticket, program, resolution. See digital image.
6. International Congress of Women, London, 1899:
Program, Who's Who at the International Congress of Women, newsclippings. See digital image.
8. International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest,
1913: announcement, ticket, program. See digital image.
9. International Congress Against Alcoholism,
Washington, 1920: delegate's badge. See digital image.
10. Lectures, 1891-1935, n.d.: lists, itineraries,
announcements, brochures, contract (1917), reviews. See digital image.
See also volume 7o.
11. Lecture courses, New York: Civic Club, 1918; Gamut
Club, n.d. Correspondence, address lists, bills, tickets. See digital image.
13. Letterheads and lists: "I used to gather names--in futile
efforts to gather lectures." See digital image.
14. Calling cards, address lists: 1915 list includes past and
present Forerunner subscribers; also list (ca. 1935) of people to receive autobiography or poems. See digital image.
18. "As to feet and shoes": outlines of feet and shoes,
notes, advertisements. See digital image.
20. Books: lists of books by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; orders for In This Our
World, 1893; review of What Diantha Did by Alice Stone Blackwell. See digital image.
See also volume 7o.
21. Copyrights: A Pretty Idiot and Noblesse Oblige, 1889; In This Our World, 1893. See digital image.
See folder 214 and 269.
Series II: FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE
26. Frederic Beecher Perkins to Charlotte Anna Perkins, 1878, n.d. 2 letters
and booklist. See digital image.
27. Thomas Adie Perkins to Charlotte Anna Perkins, Chalotte Perkins Stetson, 1877, 1884, 1889,
n.d. See digital image.
28. Thomas Adie Perkins to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1900, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1920-1925.
Includes bills and Charlotte Perkins Gilman notes on his expenses, 1923. See digital image.
31. Basil C. and/or Elna Perkins, and children, Eugene
Beecher, Dorothy, to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1911, 1924, 1925, 1932-1935. See digital image.
33. George Houghton Gilman to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1879-80, 1897, 1920, 1926, n.d. See digital image.
34. Katharine Beecher Stetson to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1894-95, 1901
(one a copy by Charlotte Perkins Gilman). See digital image.
36. Miscellaneous family letters to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1874-1935, n.d. See digital image.
37. Charlotte Anna Perkins to Frederic Beecher Perkins, 4 letters, 1871?-1882. See digital image.
38. Charlotte Anna Perkins to George Houghton Gilman, 1879-80. With some Gilman genealogy
by George Houghton Gilman. See digital image.
40. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, March, April 1897. Includes poem, "My Little Book."
From New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, etc. See digital image.
41. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, May 1897. Includes poems re George Houghton Gilman. From Chicago,
etc. See digital image.
42. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, June 1897. From Chicago; Eureka and Star, Kansas. See digital image.
43. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, July 1897. From Wyoming, New York, etc. See digital image.
44. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, August 1897. From Summer Brook Farm, New York, New
York, to and from Eliot, Maine. Enclosed letters from Kansas Equal Suffrage Association, etc. See digital image.
45. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, September 1897. From Boston, Providence, etc. See digital image.
46. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, October 1897. From New York, etc. See digital image.
47. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, November 1897. New York, Boston. See digital image.
48. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, December 1897. From New York. Includes three
Christmas poems. See digital image.
49. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, February-April 1898. New York. Includes Valentine
poem, "To My Lover." See digital image.
50. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, May 1-15, 1898. En route to Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Enclosed letter from F.C. Bates, Alice H. Day. See digital image.
51. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, May 16-31, 1898. Goldsboro, North Carolina. Enclosed letter
from Laura E. Poulsson. See digital image.
52. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, June 1898. En route to New York; Cold Spring
Harbor, New York. See digital image.
53. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, July 1898. Cold Spring Harbor. Enclosed letter from
Ralph Radcliffe-Whitehead. See digital image.
54. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, August 1898. Cold Spring Harbor. See digital image.
55. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, September 1898. Cold Spring Harbor. See digital image.
56. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, October 1-16, 1898. Boston, Dorchester, Hingham. See digital image.
57. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, October 17-31, 1898. Boston, Dorchester, Hingham. See digital image.
58. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, November 1-15, 1898. Boston, Detroit, Dowagiac. See digital image.
59. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, November 16-30, 1898. Dowagiac, Chicago. See digital image.
60. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, December 1-14, 1898. Chicago. See digital image.
61. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, December 16-31, 1898. Chicago. Includes Christmas
poem, "For My Cousin Houghton." See digital image.
62. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, January 3-18, 1899. Chicago, Toledo, St. Louis, etc. See digital image.
63. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, January 19-31, 1899. St. Louis, Ruskin, Tennessee. See digital image.
64. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, February 1-14, 1899. Ruskin, Nashville, Memphis. See digital image.
65. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, February 15-28, 1899. Memphis, Atlanta, etc. See digital image.
66. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, March 2-15, 1899. Atlanta, Goldsboro. See digital image.
67. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, March 16-30, 1899. Goldsboro. See digital image.
68. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, April 1899. Goldsboro, Washington, Philadelphia, etc.
Enclosed letter from Southern Educational Journal.
See digital image.
69. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, May 1899. London. See digital image.
70. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, June 1899. London, etc. See digital image.
71. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, July 1899. London and Eltham, Kent. See digital image.
72. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, August 1899. Eltham, Musselburgh (Scotland),
Newcastle-on-Tyne, etc. See digital image.
73. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, September 1899. Dorchester, Mass. See digital image.
74. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, October 1-15, 1899. Dorchester, etc. See digital image.
75. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, October 16-30, 1899. Dorchester, Toledo, etc. See digital image.
76. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, November 1-15, 1899. St. Louis, Chicago, Iowa.
Enclosed letter from Helen Campbell. See digital image.
77. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, November 16-30, 1899. Provo, etc. See digital image.
78. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, December 1899. Ogden, San Francisco, Stanford,
Pasadena. Enclosed letter from Harriet Howe, Cora A. Morse, S. Solomons. See digital image.
79. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, January 1900. Pasadena, etc. See digital image.
80. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, February 1900. Pasadena, etc. Includes Valentine
poem. See digital image.
81. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, March 1900. Pasadena. Enclosed letter from Susa
Young Gates. See digital image.
82. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, April 1900. Pasadena, San Francisco, etc. Enclosed
letter from Marietta A. Dow, (cousin) Mary L. Webster, Francis B. Sumner, Harper's Bazar. See digital image.
83. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, May 1-15, 1900. Chicago, etc. See digital image.
84. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, May 16-31, 1900. Chicago, etc. Enclosed letters from
Amy Wellington, Julia Silliman Gilman, Emily Hale. See digital image.
85. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to George Houghton Gilman, June 1900. Chicago. Enclosed letter from Katherine M.
Corbett. See digital image.
86. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to George Houghton Gilman, n.d. Also miscellaneous items
found with George Houghton Gilman letters, including poem, "A Regular Boy, or If Mother Knew," dated September
8, 1893, and part of poem, "The Battle," and poem, "Christmas 1933." See digital image.
87. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to daughter, Katharine Beecher Stetson, 1903-1907: postcards. See digital image.
88. From Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin to readers of folders 89-106. See digital image.
89. Charlotte Perkins Stetson to Katharine Beecher Stetson, 1895, 1897, 1899. See digital image.
91. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Katharine Beecher Stetson, 1920. Enclosed letter from (cousin) Mary Dana
Phelon, George Houghton Gilman. See digital image.
92. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Katharine Beecher Stetson, 1921. Enclosed letter from George Houghton Gilman. See digital image.
93. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Katharine Beecher Stetson, 1922. Enclosed letters from Parker Fillmore, Maxwell
Aley. See digital image.
94. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Katharine Beecher Stetson, 1923. Enclosed letters from George Houghton Gilman, Eva Murphy
MacCulley. See digital image.
96. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Katharine Beecher Stetson, 1925. Enclosed letter from Ida Clyde Clarke. See digital image.
102. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Katharine Beecher Stetson, 1931. Enclosed letters from Elizabeth H. Black, Basil
C. Perkins. See digital image.
104. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin, 1933. See digital image.
105. Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin, 1934. See digital image.
106. George Houghton Gilman to Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin or husband, F. Tolles Chamberlin,
1923-1930. See digital image.
107. Frederic Beecher Perkins. 10 letters to Cousin Elizabeth Baldwin, 1846; 6
letters to Aunt Emily Baldwin, 1853, 1862; one letter to [Robinsons]?, 1858. See digital image.
108. Katharine Beecher Perkins Gilman (sister of Frederic Beecher Perkins,
mother of George Houghton Gilman). To Aunt Emily [Baldwin], 1862, Cousin Lizzie [Baldwin], 1855, n.y., 1864. See digital image.
109. Katharine Beecher Perkins Gilman to Mary A. Perkins. 3
telegrams, November 20, 1879. See digital image.
110. Letters to George Houghton Gilman, 1895-1900, 1903, 1932, 1933 (from
Charlotte Perkins Gilman), n.d. See digital image.
111. Letters to Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin, 1933 to 1934 or 1935, including
Alice Park, Lyman Beecher Stowe. See digital image.
112. Letters to Lyman Beecher Stowe, 1933-1934,
including Charlotte Perkins Gilman, William Kingsley Wing. See digital image.
113. Miscellaneous family letters: ? to Rev. Edward W.
Gilman; Edward Everett Hale to ? ; Thomas Adie Perkins to Grandma [later copy?]; ? to ? , fragment re Thomas Adie Perkins
letter; Canadian Pacific Cruises to William C. Gilman. See digital image.
Series III: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
Subseries A. Alphabetical
114. Abbott, Alexander H., Alexander W. Alice. 1928,
1934-1935. Includes letter from Francis Gilman to Alexander H. Abbott, Alexander H. Abbott to Francis Gilman, 1934. See digital image.
115. Adie-Anthony estate, from Tillinghast & Collins,
Edward P. Jastram (cousin), 1915, 1918-1928. See digital image.
119. Higgins, Edwin W. (attorney), June 1934 to August
1935, re: George Houghton Gilman estate and Norwich house. See digital image.
122. Schmalhausen, Samuel D., 1930-1931.
Correspondence re: Charlotte Perkins Gilman chapter for Woman's Coming of Age; includes copies of Gilman's replies. See digital image.
Subseries C. Chronological
137. 1890s. Includes letters from Jane Addams, Susan B.
Anthony, Edward Bellamy, David Starr Jordan, Florence Kelley, Frances Willard, et al. See digital image.
139. 1906-1910. Includes correspondence re play, Balsam
Fir (in folder 219). See digital image.
140. William B. Feakins (lecture agent), 1914-1915.
Includes copies of two letters from George Houghton Gilman to Feakins and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's copy of Feakins statement. See digital image.
143. 1921-1923. Includes letter from Inez Haynes Irwin
and Gilman's reply. See digital image.
144. 1924-1925. With Charlotte Perkins Gilman ms., "The Chosen Master"
(see letter from Jason S. Joy, December 21, 1925). See digital image.
146. 1931-1934. Includes Charlotte Perkins Gilman article, "Suggestions on
Special Education for Women," with her reply to letter from James M. Wood, January 6, 1933;
also other Charlotte Perkins Gilman letters. See digital image.
147. 1935. Includes poem, "Hyenas," with letter from
Reed Smith, February 12; and Gilman's replies. See digital image.
148. Letters received post mortem, 1935-1941, 1949, with
some copies of replies by Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin. See digital image.
149. Undated correspondence; alphabetical. Includes letter
from Carrie Chapman Catt. For printed version of Charlotte Perkins Gilman poem, "Resolve," mentioned in letter
from Julia B. Ward, see folder 200. See digital image.
Subseries D. Foreign and miscellaneous
151. May Morris (Sparling), 1896, 1909, 1934; and
photographs, 1921, 1931. See digital image.
152. Foreign, 1900-1934. With some of Gilman's replies. See also
volume 7o for letters from R. McMillan, Sydney, Australia. See digital image.
153. From Charlotte Perkins Gilman, including publicity material by her,
187?-1934, n.d. See digital image.
154. From Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Fragment, pp. 3-4 of a letter [to George Houghton Gilman?],
mainly about a book [Human Work?]. See digital image.
156. Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin. Correspondence re: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and her works,
1935-1961. Arranged alphabetically. Includes letter from Carrie Chapman Catt, 1940;
correspondence with Carl N. Degler, 1960, and William Theodore Doyle, 1958; also Charles
Lyttle, 1938, re: Channing papers. See digital image.
156a. Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin to and from Schlesinger Library, 1961-1972. See digital image.
157. George Bernard Shaw: two letters from William R.
Thurston to George Bernard Shaw, one from George Bernard Shaw to William R. Thurston, typed copies. [1928?]. See digital image.
158. One letter from ? to ? re Woman's Bible. Salutation,
date, and signature missing. See digital image.
Series IV: WRITINGS
Subseries A. Manuscripts and
typescripts by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
a. Early writings, outlines
159. Early writings, n.d., including copy of poem by Emily
Dickinson. See digital image.
See also volumes 12-14.
160. School essays, 1874-1883, n.d.: Young Ladies'
School, Rhode Island School of Design, Society to Encourage Studies at Home. See digital image.
180. 11 articles, n.d., probably 1900-1922, arranged
according to New York addresses. One incomplete. See digital image.
184. "A Proclamation of Inter-Dependence," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [?],
"(after 1928)." See digital image.
See also folders 40, 41, 48, 49, 61, 81, 86, oversize folder 5af+.
185. List, "Gilman's Poems," February 12, 1935, probably
for Amy Wellington, who prepared poems for publication. Lists 143 titles, several repeated. See digital image.
190. Mer-Songs (verses for children), several versions in
ms. and ts., listed on page 3 of AW list. See back of "A Walk, Walk, Walk" (ms.) for part of
play, Impatient Griselda. See digital image.
See also folder 220.
191-196: Poems collected for Amy Wellington but
not on list in folder 185, many numbered by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; includes some printed poems from Forerunner
and other publications.
191. Poems for AW, I, with note by AW: "Given to
Lyman Beecher Stowe..." See digital image.
193. Poems for AW, IIa: nonsense verse originally
included with AW, April 5, 1935. See digital image.
196. Poems, ts. or print, many numbered by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, with
alphabetical list of titles written by George Houghton Gilman. Includes "Feeding the Wolves" as edited by J.J.
Eschenbrenner (National Child Labor Committee), with copies of Charlotte Perkins Gilman-Eschenbrenner
correspondence. See digital image.
See also folder 141.
200. "Resolve" (published in In This Our World, 1893):
several versions, ms. or print. Decorated version probably by Julia B. Ward. See digital image.
See folder 149.
201. Poems published in In This Our World, including
some fragments; "To Labor" with music by C.F. Hunt. See digital image.
See also folder 269.
203. Summer Brook Farm, 1902 or 1903. Verses for Greek
pageant in honor of Prestonia Mann Martin. Two versions, one written by Katharine Beecher Stetson. See digital image.
204. Suffrage songs. Included with "Our World" is
information on contest for which it was written; "Peace to the World," ts. version, has note and
changes by V.V. Milliken. See digital image.
205. Occasional and dedicatory verse, most n.d., to
Channing family, George Houghton Gilman, Mary Green (cf. folders 146, 153), Helen Hazard, Professor and Mrs.
Holder, Martha Luther Lane, Prestonia Mann Martin, George Mumford, Charles Walter Stetson, Katharine Beecher Stetson. See digital image.
209. Two groups of Woman poems, including some
fragments. See digital image.
See folder 195.
212. Nonsense verse written with George Houghton Gilman, some with George Houghton Gilman
and others (usually Katharine Beecher Stetson). With Charlotte Perkins Gilman's description of "sestina game." See digital image.
214. A Pretty
Idiot, play by Grace Ellery Channing and Charlotte Perkins Stetson, 1889. Outline, ms., and ts.
versions. See digital image.
215. Changing Hands, A Comedy in Three Acts, by Grace
Ellery Channing and Charlotte Perkins Stetson, [ca. 1890]. See digital image.
216. Jack, A Comedy in Four Acts, by Charlotte Perkins
Gilman and Grace Ellery Channing [Stetson], n.d. [1900 or later]. See digital image.
217. Three Women, A One Act Play, by Charlotte Perkins
Gilman, n.d. Outline and ts. See digital image.
218. Interrupted, A Comedy in Three Acts, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1909. See digital image.
220. Notes and outlines for plays: Impatient Griselda, Mother's Establishment. See digital image.
also folder 190.
f. Stories, miscellaneous
221. "The Yellow Wall-Paper": ms., 1890, and ts. history of its writing and publication. See digital image.
224. 2 stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1883, 1920, 1924, 1929, n.d. See digital image.
See also folder 20.
227. Pernicious Adam: A Study in Ethics. Ts. with Gilman's corrections. 33 chapters, 233
pages. See digital image.
228. [Social Ethics] (no title page). Ts. with corrections,
incomplete: chapters I, IV-XXI, pages 1-5, 21-156, 172-181. See digital image.
229. Social Ethics. Ts. with corrections, pages 1- 181,
incomplete. With note: "To Cousin Lyman [Beecher Stowe], being a poor copy of the third
attempt at 'Social Ehtics.'...If the last attempt succeeds put this in the fire...." See digital image.
230. A Study in Ethics. 1933. Ts. with corrections; 22
chapters, pages 1-232, 242. See digital image.
232. Detective story, untitled, 17 chapters. Incorporates
corrections made in version in folder 231. See digital image.
234. Autobiography, "an earlier attempt," chapters II-VI,
with note by Katharine Beecher Stetson Chamberlin, 1970. See digital image.
235. The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman:
miscellaneous notes. Ms. and ts. of "The Last Ten" (chapter XXI), Dedication, Author's Note, "A
Last Duty" (printed as part of chapter XXI); ts. of index; printed pages 1-3 with Gilman's
corrections. See digital image.
236+. The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: cloth cover and galley proofs. See digital image.
h. Magazines edited by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
237. The Californian [1891?]: announcement, ms. and ts. version of "A Winter in
California." See digital image.
Subseries B. Manuscripts and typescripts by others
243. Articles re: Charlotte Perkins Gilman or reviews of her writings, 1899-1930, n.d. Includes
William Archer's review of The Balsam Fir, 1911; Grace Channing Stetson's translation of
Vernon Lee's Italian review of Italian translation of Women and Economics. See digital image.
244. Miscellaneous writings of others, some copied by
Charlotte Perkins Gilman. See digital image.
245-247. Margaret W. Morley, Brother Sam; ts.,
some in ms. With note from Margaret Warner. This ms. found among Grace Channing Stetson's
papers, perhaps sent to her for criticism. See digital image.
Subseries C. Printed, most by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Volume 1o. The Bulletin, Vol. I, no. 5, September 1893;
The Impress, Vol. I, no. 6-15, November 1893 - September 1894. See digital image.
Volume 2o. The Impress, Vol. II, no. 1-20, October 6,
1894 - February 16, 1895. See digital image.
Volume 3o. The American Fabian, Volume II, no. 3-5, 8,
9, May - July, December 1896, January 1897; Vol. III, no. 2-12, February - December 1897; Vol.
IV, no. 1-6, 8, January - June, August 1898. See digital image.
Volume 4o. The Woman's Journal, 1904, with Charlotte Perkins Gilman
corrections. See digital image.
257. Katharine Beecher Stetson's scrapbook of printed poems, most by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one
by Grace Ellery Channing Stetson. See digital image.
258. Poems. German translations published in Der arme
Teufel, Detroit, 1899, 1900, n.d. Clippings and 2 mss. See digital image.
259. Poems. Hungarian translations, published in A Nö és
a társadalom, 1911. See digital image.
264. Lyman Beecher Stowe. Leaflet, advertisement,
reviews of Saints, Sinners and Beechers, lecture circular. See digital image.
265. Printed items by family members: Henry Ward
Beecher, Thomas A. Perkins, Charles Edward Stowe. See digital image.
267. Miscellaneous printed items by others, 1889- 1908,
1914, n.d. Includes Lester F. Ward, 1894, 1906; Alexander Black, Upton Sinclair, S. Weir
Mitchell. See digital image.
268. Pamphlets by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 2 copies of each: The Labor
Movement, a Prize Essay read before the Trades and Labor Union of Alameda County,
September 5, 1892. Suffrage Songs and Verses, New York [1911?]. See digital image.
269. In This Our World, 1893 edition, with Charlotte Perkins Stetson's
corrections; and proof of title page of 1895 edition. See digital image.
Volume 6. La Donne e L'Economia Sociale [Women and
Economics], Firenze, 1902, with autograph note to Charlotte Perkins Gilman by translator, Carlina Pironti. See digital image.
270. Pamphlets, etc., including prose by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1901-1928. See digital image.
Does a Man Support His Wife? New York: National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1911. See digital image.
Child Study for Mothers and Teachers. Philadelphia: Booklovers Reading Club, 1901. See digital image.
Twenty-five answers to Antis.
New York: National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1912. See digital image.
271. Books, pamphlets, including verse by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1907-1931, n.d. See digital image.
- Herbert Burrows. The Future of Woman. London: Twentieth Century Press Ltd., 1909. See digital image.
and their solutions. Chicago: Trade Union Book Concern, 1910. See digital image.
A Purse of Gold: volume commemorating the golden anniversary of Elizabeth and Alexander Black, 1931. See digital image.
The Voice of Labor. Chicago: National Women's Trade Union League of America, 1919. See digital image.
272. 2 pamphlets of Nebraska (Men's) Association
Opposed to Suffrage, quoting Charlotte Perkins Gilman [ca.1914]. See digital image.
273. The Labour Annual, Manchester, 1898, containing
brief biography and photograph of CPS; with leaflets found inserted in it. See digital image.
276. Pamphlets on women (suffrage, prostitution, etc.),
1889-1929, n.d. See digital image.
279. Laura Marholm, Studies in the Psychology of
Women, 1899, unbound pages sent to Charlotte Perkins Gilman for review in The Forerunner. See digital image.
280. Miscellaneous printed matter, some of it fragments,
1895-1935, n.d., including "A Brook Farm Memorial Meeting," by Prestonia Mann. See digital image.
281. Title or first pages and marked pages of books owned
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, mostly reprints published 1880's, also 1901, 1914. See digital image.
Series V: NEWSCLIPPINGS.
See also folder 338, oversize folders 2o and 2af+. N.B.:
Passages in newsclippings outlined in red, with "Stetson," where it occurs, changed to "Gilman,"
were apparently marked by Charlotte Perkins Gilman for possible use in her autobiography.
Subseries A. General
291. German newsclippings re: lectures in Dresden,
Vienna, Wiesbaden, Budapest, Munich, 1905. See digital image.
292. Hungarian newsclippings, mostly Budapest papers, re:
lectures in Budapest, March 1905, with partial translation, ms., by ?. See digital image.
Subseries B. Reviews
298. In This
Our World, 1892 edition, 1898 edition, [1910?] edition, English Edition. See digital image.
300. 2 Italian reviews by Vernon Lee of La Donna e
L'Economia Sociale (Women and Economics). See digital image.
303. The Home, 1903-1904 (including one in Greek),
1907, n.d.; one review of the English edition, n.d.; one review of German translation, n.d. See digital image.
306. What Diantha Did (English edition), 1912, n.d. See digital image.
also folder 20.
Series VIII: NOTEBOOKS AND DIARIES.
Volume 12. Notebook: "Literary and Artistic Vurks of the Princess
Charlotte," 1870-1871. With one drawing by Frederic Beecher Perkins. See digital image.
Volume 14. Notebook, 1875-1878: poems, puzzles, story,
drawings, and mother's promise to let her go to art school. See digital image.
Volume 16. Notebook. Begins as "Mein Deutsch [sic]
Buch," continues as journal, October 11 - December 31, 1879. See digital image.
Volume 18. Journal, January 1, 1882 - December 31, 1883,
with two poems by Charles Walter Stetson inserted in it. See digital image.
Volume 20. Journal, January 1 - April 19, 1887, with
Valentine poem by Charles Walter Stetson inserted in it. See digital image.
Volume 21. Poems to Charles Walter Stetson, Edward Hale, May Diman,
Martha Luther, Cousin Julia, Cousin Lizzie, etc., 1877-1883; and poem, "Love's Exorcism," by
Charles Walter Stetson, 1882. See digital image.
Volume 23. Notebook, "Record of Mss., Beginning March
1st, 1890." Mss. sent, mss. published, addresses of journals, etc. See digital image.
Volume 24. Notebook: "The Epic." Notes for epic poem,
"The Androcentric Culture," etc., 1904-1908. See digital image.
Volume 48. Diary, 1904. Beginning with Volume 48, the
diaries are all engagement books. See digital image.
Volume 74. "Account of Expenditure of Mrs. Charlotte
Perkins Stetson. Begun in May, 1884." To October 1887. See digital image.
342. "Account of Receipts of Mrs. Charlotte Perkins
Stetson. Begun May, 1884." To October 1887. See digital image.
Volume 75. "Account Book for my travels [October] 1885
- [March] 6"; also May - October 1888. See digital image.
Volume 76. Account book, Pasadena, September 1, 1934 -
March 3, 1935; when she wrote: "I give up." See digital image.
Volume 77. Notebook, George Houghton Gilman . Includes train times
for wedding trip, etc. See digital image.
Series IX: OVERSIZE AND MEMORABILIA.
Subseries A. Oversize.
1af+. Printed articles, 1891-1926, n.d. Also 3 stories from
folder 260. See digital image.
2o. Articles re: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1904, 1916, including article showing
Forerunner cover design. See digital image.
2af+. Printed lectures, 1904, 1916, n.d.; stories, 1890-1908
and "The Yellow Wall-Paper," 1922; articles re: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1903-1925, including series of articles by August Ruedy in Amerikanische Turnzeitung,
1935; Danish review of Women and Economics, 1900; review of The Man-Made World, 1911. See digital image.
3o. Newsclippings re: Gilman's death, lectures; reviews of
books, etc. To accompany folders 284-286, 296, 297, 310. See digital image.
3af+. Newsclippings re: lectures; reviews of
books, etc. To accompany folders 285-286, 296, 297, 308. See digital image.
4o. Drawings. One dated October 1878; most probably
done at Rhode Island School of Design, 1878-1880. See digital image.
4af+. Drawings. Most probably
done at Rhode Island School of Design, 1878-1880. Also 2 posters for "Soapine"; portrait of
Charles Walter Stetson by Charlotte Anna Perkins; "Weariness and Disgust," July 6, 1884. See digital image.
5o. Miscellaneous. Includes Certificate of Incorporation for
The Impress. See digital image.
5af+. Miscellaneous. Includes plans for remodeling Gilman house, Norwich, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Percy Lee Atherton, music for Charlotte Perkins Gilman poems, "Song for Labor," and "It Is Good to
Be Alive"; Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, June 12, 1904, re women's congress; lecture poster of
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (2 copies); etc. See digital image.
5b+. Miscellaneous. Plan of Thomas Adie Perkins's house and
garden, 1928. etc. See digital image.
Subseries B. Memorabilia.
344m. Plaster cast of Gilman's hand by Katharine Stetson Chamberlin, 1917. See digital image.
N.B. Folder or volume numbers usually refer to letters by the person named, but may refer to letters to, articles by, photographs of him or her, etc.
- Abbott, Alexander H, Alexander W., Alice 114
- Adams, Maude 149
- Addams, Jane 137, 138, 155
- Aley, Maxwell 93
- Allen, Agnes Beecher 36
- Allen, Charles Dexter 137
American Fabian 155, volume 3o
American Women 146
- Amidon, Beulah M. 146
- Anthony, Susan Brownell 137, 155
- Archer, William 243
- Aschermann, Rose Bassett 141
- Atherton, Percy Lee 146, folder 5o
- Baldwin, Elizabeth 107, 108
- Baldwin, Emily 107, 108
- Barbour, Charlotte A. 129
- Barnett, Avram 142
- Barry, James H. 138, 269
- Bartnett, W.J. 138
- Bate, Florence E. 130
- Bay, J. Christian 155
- Beecher, Henry Ward 265
- Beecher, Mary F. 11
- Bellamy Edward 137, volume 3o
- Black, Alexander 116, 266, 267, 271
- Blackwell, Alice Stone 20, 141, 147
- Bland, Edith Nesbit 150
- Blatch, Harriot Stanton 147
- Bowker, R.R. 137
- Boyesen, Hjalmar H., 2nd 126
- Bristol, Julia Silliman Gilman 36, 84, 110
- Bruère, Martha B. 117, 270
- Bruère, Robert W. 117
- Burrows, Herbert 5, 271
- Bynner, Witter 134, 139
- Campbell, Helen 76, 141, 266
- Canby, Henry S. 129
- Carlberg, Frigga 152
- Carruth, Hayden 133
- Catt, Carrie Chapman 147, 149, 153, 156, 270, 284
- Chamberlin, Katharine Beecher Stetson 34, 87-106, 111, 127, 148, 156, 156a, 157, 203, 205, 212, 224, 234, 239, 318, 325
- Chamberlin, Walter S. 36, 105a, 153
- Chautauqua Institution 138
- Clark, Thomas Curtis 145, 146
- Clegg, Susan 150
- Coats, Daisy Baumerman 147
- Commander, Lydia Kingsmith 138
- Connolly, Margaret 133
- Cooley, Stoughton 129
- Corbett, Katherine M. 85, 212
- Davies, Walford 150, 155
- Dawson, Julia 133
- Day, Alice H. 50, 110
- Degler, Carl N. 156, 266
- Democratic National Committee 142
- Dodge, Hannah 146
- Dow, Marietta A. 82
- Dowie, Annie 150
- Doyle, William Theodore 3, 156
- Dreiser, Theordore 126
- Eberle, Abostenia St. L. 147
- Eberle, Louise E. 133, 139
- Elder, Helen Irene 142, 143
- Eschenbrenner, Josephine J. 141, 196
- Farmer, Sarah J. 137
- Fawcett, Mrs. M. G. 150
- Feakins, William B. 140, 334
- Fillmore, Parker 93, 213
- Gale, Zona 118, 127, 153
- Gates, Susa Young 81, volume 7o
- General Federation of Women's Clubs 155
- Gillette, William 137, 145, 296
- Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (letters from) 28, 37-105, 110, 112, 122, 129, 131-134, 141-143, 145-147, 152-154, 157, 193
- Gilman, Edward W. 113
- Gilman, Elisabeth 36
- Gilman, Francis 36, 110, 114
- Gilman, George Houghton 1, 2, 22, 23, 33, 38, 40-86, 91, 92, 94, 100, 106, 140, 196, 212, 270, 283, 296, 321, 325, 326, 331, 332, 334, volume 77
- Gilman, Julia Silliman 36, 84, 110
- Gilman, Katharine Beecher Perkins 36, 108, 109
- Gilman, William Coit 36, 113, volume 7o
- Grant, Jane 149
- Green, Mary B. 146, 153, 205
- Grove, Harriet (Hamburg Women's Club) 143
- Grover, Edwin Osgood 144, 145
- Hale, Edward Evertt 36, 113
- Hale, Emily 84, 110
- Hall, Bolton 137
- Hamilton, Ethel Beecher 100
- Hardie, J. Keir 150, 335
- Harvey, W. W. 145, 147
- Hearn, James A., and Son 141
- Hedge, Charlotte A. 142, 153
- Herford, Oliver 129, 145
- Herne, James A. 137
- Herrod, George D. 137
- Higgins, Edwin W. 119
- Hill, Caroline M. 143
- Holder, Charles Frederick 205, 237
- Holt, Hamilton 128, 153
- Hooker, Isabella Beecher 36
- Hooker, John H. 36
- Howe, Harriet 78
- Howe, Louise C. 147
- Howells, William Dean 120
- Howes, Durward 146
- International Congress Against Alcoholism 9, 142
- International Woman Suffrage Congress 8, 152
- Irwin, Inez Haynes 143, 146, 147
- Jastram, Edward P. 115
- Johnson, W. H. 129
- Johnston, Mary 141, 142, 143
- Jones, Brummell 137
- Jordan, David Starr 137
- Jordan, Elizabeth 126
- Joy, Jason S. 144
- Kaneko, Kiichi 139
- Kansas Equal Suffrage Association 44, 137
- Kelley, Ethel M. 126
- Kelley, Florence 137
- Kitchelt, Florence Ledyard Cross 147
- Knapp, Adeline E. 137
- Kramers, Martina G. 152
- Laciar, S. L. 129
- [Lane?], Chester 142
- Lane, Martha Jessie Luther 147, 149, 205, 213
- Lee, Vernon 243, 300, volume 6
- Vinville, Henry R. 110
- Lorimer, George H. 127, 133
- Lummis, Charles F. 137, 138, 325
- McClure, Robert 130
- McClure, S. S. 130
- MacKinlay, Antoinette Sterling 150
- McMillan, R. 152, volume 7o
- Mann, Prestonia 203, 205, 280
- Marholm, Laura 279
- Marshall, Benjamin T.
- Martin, Prestonia Mann 203, 205, 280
- Merrill, A. A. 139
- Millikin, V. V. 155, 204
- Mitchell, S. Weir 267
- Moore, Frances 152
- Morris, May 151
- Morris, William 275
- Morse, Cora A. 78
- National American Woman Suffrage Association 137, 141, 155, 156
- National Child Labor Committee 141, 143, 271
- National Woman's Party 153
- Nelson, N. O. 138
- Neuhauser, May 141, 142
New York Times 153, volume 7o
New York Tribune 129, 252
- Norman, Méme Muriel 150
- Norwich Americanization Institute 143, 144
- O'Neil, James B. 146
- O'Neil, Rose Cecil 121
- Open Forum Speakers Bureau 143
- O'Shea, M. V. 143
- Pacific Coast Woman's Press Association 285, volume 1o, 2o
- Page, G. H. 142, 212
- Page, L. C. 129
- Palmer Photoplay Corporation 143
- Perkins, Basil C. 31, 102
- Perkins, Elna 31
- Perkins, Frederic Beecher 26, 37, 107, 296, 314, volume 7o, 12
- Perkins, Lucy Fitch 36
- Perkins, Margaret Gardiner 30
- Perkins, Mary Fitch Westcott 1, 109, volume 14
- Perkins, Thomas Adie 27-29, 113, 265, 315, 331, 339, volume 26, oversize folder 5
- Perkins, Thomas, Jr. 32
- Phelon, Mary Dana 91
- Phelps, William Lyon 146
- Pinkham, Wenona Osborne 142
- Pironti, Carolina di Conti 152, volume 6
- Pond, James B. 10, 137, 138
- Putnam, G. H. 129
- Radcliffe-Whitehead, Ralph 53
- Reedy, William Marion 141
- Reynolds, Paul R. 138
- Rhodes, Eugene Manlove 142, 143, 145
- Riesz, Helene 152, 155
- Romero (James), Concha 143
- Ross, Edward Alsworth 139, 141, 145, 147
- Ross, Rosamond C. 139
- Ruedy, Augus 146, oversize folder 2
- Sanders, Frederic W. 141
- Sanger, Margaret 146
- Schmalhausen, Samuel D. 122
- Schwimmer, Rosika 152, 266
- Scudder, H. E. 126
- Senter, Augusta 138
- Shaw, Mary 142, 189
- Shelby, Edmund P. 24, 123
- Shively, George 112
- Sinclair, Upton 267
- Small, Albion W. 126
- Smith, Reed 147
- Snowden, Ethel 139
- Solomons, S.? 78, 137
- Sparling, May Morris 151
- Speirs, Frederic W. 126
- Spurr, Aimée E. 141, 155, 326, 331
- Stetson, Charles Walter 1, 39, 205, 282, 315, 317, volumes 18, 20, 21, oversize folder 4
- Stetson, Grace Ellery Channing 21, 127, 138, 214-216, 243, 244
- Stokes, John Graham Phelps, 147, 332
- Stowe, Charles Edward 36, 157, 265
- Stowe, Elizabeth 36
- Stowe, Hilda Robinson Smith 35
- Stowe, Lyman Beecher 35, 111, 112, 156, 264
- Stritt, Marie 7
- Sumner, Francis B. 83, 213
- Swain, Elizabeth 137
- Tapley, Rober 129
- Thurston, William R. 158, 270
- Tower, James E. 126
- Tutwiler, Julia R. 139
- Tyner, Paul 110, 137
- Unwin, T. Fisher 133
- Upton, Harriet Taylor 137
- Vance, Arthur T. 126, 132, 133, 153
- Walker, John B. 126
- Wallace, Alfred Russel 150
- Ward, Julia P. 149
- Ward, Lester Frank 124, 267, 280
- Warwick, Lady Frances Evelyn 149, 150
- Webster, Mary L. 83
- Wellington, Amy 84, 125, 185-195
- Wells, Herbert George 150
- Wheeler, Alice Gilman 36
- White, Trumbell 126
- Whiting, Lillian 155
- Whitner, Annie B. 146
- Whitney, Margaret D. 110
- Whitney, Marian P. 36
- Whitney, Parkhurst 131
- Wildman, Edwin 133
- Willard, Frances 137
- Williams, Anna L. B. 153, 155
- Williams, John L. B. 127
- Wilson, Rose Cecil O'Neil 121
- Wing, Willis Kingsley 112, 127, 146, 147, 156
- Wolinski, Pauline 147
- Woman's Committee for Political Action 144
- Woman's Peace Party 141, 142
- Women's Congress Association of the Pacific Coast 4, 285, oversize folder 1
- Workman, Mrs. Hoyle 146, 147
- Wright, Alice A. 137
- Yoder, A. H. 138, 146
- Young, Daniel K. 137
- Zangwill, E. 150