Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938. Additional papers of John Graham Brooks, 1845-1938:
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
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: 84-M38
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938
Title: Additional papers of John Graham Brooks, 1845-1938
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 carton) plus 1 photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Addenda to the papers (MC 185) of John Graham Brooks, Unitarian minister, writer, and founder of the National Consumers'
Accession number: 84-M38
These addenda were given to the Schlesinger Library by Susan Morris Brooks in March 1984.
Preliminary inventory: April 1984
By: Martha Hodes
Access. Collection is open for research.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by John Graham Brooks as well as copyright
in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
John Graham Brooks Additional papers, 1845-1938; item description, dates. 84-M38,
folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of John Graham Brooks,
1805-1938 (MC 185
Various pamphlets were removed from the collection in March 1984 and deposited in
the Harvard University Archives, the Harvard Theatre Collection, the Andover-Harvard
Library, Schlesinger Library vertical files, the Cambridge Historical Society, the
Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the New Hampshire
John Graham Brooks was born in Acworth, New Hampshire, on July 19, 1846; he attended
Oberlin College from 1869 to 1871 and graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1875.
While ordained and serving as a Unitarian minister in Roxbury, he took an interest
in economic affairs, organizing classes for workingmen, later lecturing at Harvard
on socialism, and for many years acting as investigator of strikes for the United
States Department of Labor. In 1880 he married Mrs. Helen Washburn and from 1882 to
1885 traveled and studied in Europe, mainly in Germany. He was the first president
of the National Consumers' League, president of the American Social Science Association
in 1904, and a lecturer for the League for Political Education for many years. He
died on February 8, 1938.
Correspondence, reviews, pamphlets, articles, notebooks of notes and writings, and
photographs of John Graham Brooks. Some correspondence of other notable men and women
is also included. Notebooks contain scholarly writings, mostly in the form of notes;
clippings, typescript pages, and letters are pasted onto some pages, and the volumes
are often started from both ends. They address a variety of subjects including war,
criminal justice, immigration, literature, ethics, domestic and international politics,
- 1. John Graham Brooks writings. Articles, letters to the editor, including some re: Consumers'
- 2. John Graham Brooks writings. "The Social and Human Side of Agricultural Co-operation,"
read before the British Association, Dublin, 1908, typescript.
- 3. John Graham Brooks writings. "The adventures of a Home Missionary," n.d., typescript.
- 4. John Graham Brooks writings. Notes re: Americanization, typescript and manuscript.
- 5. John Graham Brooks writings. Miscellaneous notes, typescript and manuscript.
- 6. Correspondence. To John Graham Brooks, 1897-1899, including:
- Sidney Webb, re: meeting John Graham Brooks; book, Industrial Democracy, 1897
- Booker T. Washington, re: fundraising for Tuskegee Institute, 1899
- Theodore Roosevelt, re: "Mahan" and debating, 1898
- C[harles] E[liot] Norton, re: British book to be sold in U.S., 1899
- J. Llewelyn Barnes, re: Cooperative movement and Rose Lamb, from London, 1899
- 7. Correspondence. To John Graham Brooks, 1904-1938, n.d., including:
- Maurice Francis Egar, re: departure of President of French Republic, 1908
- [Charles F.] Dole, re: California vacation, 1909
- Gifford Pinchot, re: appointment to meet John Graham Brooks, 1912
- Mary Hussey, re: "criticisms of Frazer," 1926
- C.H. Grandgent, re: Charles Dole, 1928
- Margaret Wiesman, re: Consumers' League of Mass. and various business, 1935
- S.K. Ratcliffe, re: European politics, 1935
- Margaret Deland re: committee meeting, n.d.
- Felix Frankfurter, postcard, n.d.
- Alice Freeman Palmer, re: committees, fundraising, n.d.
- 8. Correspondence. To Robert Erskine Ely, 1894-1899, n.d., including:
- Frederick Rindge, re: Prospect Union, 1894
- W[illiam] E. Russel, re: Prospect Union, 1896
- William Lloyd Garrison, re: meeting, 1897
- Jane Addams, re: "Cooperative evening," 1899
- F.W. Taussig, re: Cooperative meeting, 1899
- Josiah Quincy, re: speaking engagement, 1899
- Rose Hawthorre Lathrop, re: book by her; Prospect Union, n.d.
- 9. Correspondence. Others to others, 1846-1914, n.d., including:
- Josiah Quincy to Alexander [Wheelock] Thayer, re: donation to Harvard library, 1845
- Edward Everett to Alexander Thayer, re: donation to Harvard library, 1846
- A. Bronson Alcott to "Dear Sir," re: invitation to "the Garden," 1853
- George Ticknor to Alexander Thayer, re: purchase of books for Boston Public Library,
- Charles Eliot to Alexander Thayer, re: donation to Harvard library, 1873
- Asa Gray to Alexander Thayer, re: sending seeds and fruits, 1885
- F[rancis] A[masa] Walker to T.W. Higginson, re: Round Table, 1891
- T[homas] W[entworth] Higginson to "Dear Friend," invitation, 1898
- John Jay Chapman to ...Norton, 1914
- Robert Winthrop to Alexander Thayer, invitation, n.d.
- Amelia B. Edwards to "my dear Sir," re: Egypt Exploration Fund, n.d.
- 10. Miscellaneous papers, including:
- Memo re: "Famous Committee of Fifty," 1893
- National Consumers' League dinner ticket, 1925
- "Reply of Professor William Ernest Hocking," 1933
- Article by James Bonar to John Graham Brooks, 1936
- Letter from Graham Taylor to John Graham Brooks and HLB, 1937
- "Full Text of Graham Taylor Testimonial," in The Gyrator, 1937
- "Response of Graham Taylor To the Chicago Merit Local Award," 1937
- 11. Lecture announcements, book reviews, articles, speeches, re: John Graham Brooks
- 12. Pamphlets:
- Record of Class of '66, Kimball Union Academy, 1886
- Hampton Institute, 1901, 1902, 1904
- "Conference for Education in the South," 1903
- Tercentenary Celebration, First Church, Roxbury, 1930
- Twentieth Century Club directory, 1934
- Camp Brooks for Boys, n.d.
- 13. Papers from the walls of John Graham Brooks's study
- 14. Papers from the walls of John Graham Brooks's study, fragile
- 15. Photographs: friends and family of John Lawrence Brooks, 1914-1934, n.d.; includes
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 16. Notebooks: Record of deaths and births, Acworth, New Hampshire, 1852-1916. "Journey
1894 to Maine woods with Professor J. Estlin Carpenter of Oxford."
- 17. Notebooks: "Autographs," c. 1860
- 18. Notebooks: Appointment books, 1936, 1937
- 19. Notebooks: "Ethics," n.d.
- 20. Notebooks: "In our Perfect World..." n.d. "2," n.d.
- 21. Notebooks: "War," n.d.; "Social morality," n.d.; "5 Lect," n.d.
- 22. Notebooks: "Soc notes," n.d.; "Soc," n.d.; "Bercier..." n.d.; "Monday 11PM..." n.d.;
"We have all seen a sprig of coral...," n.d.
- 23. Notebooks: Contains: "Notes," n.d.; "Notes," n.d.; "Notes," n.d.
- 24v. Notebooks: "Few Rhodes scholars...," re: Judaism, anti-Semitism
- 25. Papers removed from 24v.
- 26v. Notebooks: "How far understand...," n.d.
- 27v. Notebooks: "3," n.d.
- 28. Memorial Sermons, Two Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary, First Religious Society of Roxbury, sermon by John Graham Brooks, 1882
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888
Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938
Consumers' League of Massachusetts
Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
Ely, Robert Erskine, 1861-
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1838-1909
Gray, Asa, 1810-1888
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911
Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926
National Consumers' League
Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855-1902
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864
Quincy, Josiah Phillips, 1829-1910
Rindge, Frederick H.
Taussig, F. W. (Frank William), 1859-1940
Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938
Thayer, Alexander Wheelock, 1817-1897
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Wiesman, Margaret, -1953