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MS Am 1321

Villard, Fanny Garrison, 1844-1928. Fanny Garrison Villard correspondence and papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1321
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Villard, Fanny Garrison, 1844-1928.
Title: Fanny Garrison Villard correspondence and papers,
Date(s): 1857-1928.
Quantity: 1 collection (22 boxes (11 linear ft.).)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and German.
Abstract: Correspondence and papers of the American social reformer Fanny Garrison Villard.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*52M-228A. Bequest of Oswald Garrison Villard; received: 1949.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Fanny Garrison Villard Correspondence and Papers (MS Am 1321). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Fanny Garrison Villard, daughter of the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, was a social reformer and champion of woman's suffrage and international peace. She married the journalist Henry Villard in 1866. After her husband's death in 1900, she devoted herself to the NAACP, Diet Kitchen Association, and Women's Peace Society.


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Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence written in English and German with various members of the Garrison and Villard families, among others. Includes many letters of condolence on the death of her son Hilgard in 1890 and on the death of her husband Henry in 1900. Also contains condolence letters addressed chiefly to Oswald Garrison Villard on the death of Fanny Garrison Villard in 1928. Papers include her diaries, speeches, and other material, chiefly concerning the woman's suffrage movement.

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