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Hamilton family. Papers of the Hamilton Family, 1879-1947: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 84-M210
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Hamilton family
Title: Papers of the Hamilton Family, 1879-1947
Date(s): 1879-1947
Quantity: .83 linear feet (2 file boxes) plus 2 folio folders)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Papers of the Hamilton family of Indiana includes correspondence, financial records and photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 84-M210
These papers of the Hamilton family were given to the Schlesinger Library in December 1984 by Lorraine Broom and Harry Broom, the present owners of the Hamilton house in Hadlyme, Connecticut.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: February 1985
By: Anne Engelhart

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Hamilton family is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Hamilton family Papers, 1879-1947; item description, dates. 84-M210, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Hamilton Family papers, 1818-1970, 1974 (MC 278; M-24) and Hamilton Family papers, 1850-1976 (83-M175).


The branch of the Hamiltons represented in this collection is the family of Montgomery Hamilton and Gertrude (Pond) Hamilton and their five children, Edith, Alice, Margaret, Norah, and Arthur. For their relationship to other Hamiltons, see the inventory for the Hamilton family papers, MC 278. For biographical information about Alice and Edith, see Notable American Women, the Modern Period (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1980); see also Alice Hamilton: A Life in Letters, by Barbara Sicherman (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1984).


This collection contains correspondence, financial papers, photographs, miscellaneous notes, and sketches. The bulk of the correspondence dates from the 1920s and 1930s; it is arranged by writer, although most folders also contain some letters to the writer. Fragile letters have been photocopied; the originals are closed to research. Some letters are fragments only. Photographs are for the most part unidentified, and a substantial portion of the notes is nearly indecipherable.



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Additional Index Terms

Germany--Description and travel
Jews--United States
Voyages and travels
Women artists
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889
Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970
Hamilton, Edith, 1867-1963
Hamilton, Gertrude Pond, 1840-1917
Hamilton, Margaret, 1871-1969
Hamilton, Mary Neal, -1965
Hamilton, Norah, 1873-1945
Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.)
Landsberg, Clara, 1873-1966
Linn, James Weber, 1876-1939
Norment, Caroline G.
Parson, Charlotte
Scattergood, Alfred Garrett, 1878-1954
Smith, Mary Rozet, -1934
Society of Friends
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom