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Morse, Frances Rollins, 1850-1928. Papers of Frances Rollins Morse, 1831-1929: A Finding Aid

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


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The preliminary inventory was prepared under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (RC-24669-76-987).

Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 1627--70-67
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Frances Rollins Morse, 1850-1928
Title: Papers of Frances Rollins Morse, 1831-1929
Date(s): 1831-1929
Quantity: 2 linear feet (2 cartons)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, travel diaries, calendars, etc., of Frances Rollin Morse, social work volunteer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 1627, 70-67
The papers of Frances Rollins Morse were given to the Schlesinger Library in June 1969 by Mary Lee.

Processing Information:

Preliminary Inventory: May 1979
By: Madeleine Bagwell Perez

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Frances Rollins Morse as well as 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:

Frances Rollins Morse Papers, 1831-1929; item description, dates. 1627--70-67, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Frances Rollins Morse (1850-1928) was the daughter of Samuel Tapley and Harriet Jackson (Lee) Morse. She was very active in the field of social work. She helped establish Associated Charities of Boston and was associated with the School of Social Work at Simmons College.


The Frances Rollins Morse papers consist primarily of letters to and from Morse. Other correspondence is between members of the Lee-Morse family. Also included among the papers are travel diaries, drawings, printed articles, playbills, and miscellaneous manuscript notes.

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Additional Index Terms

Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Family records
New Englanders--Family relationships
Social workers
Women volunteers in social service
Voyages and travels
Cabot family
Fields, Annie, 1834-1915
Gott, John Aitchison
Higginson, Ida Agassiz
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935
James, Alice Howe Gibbens
James, William, 1842-1910
Lee family
Lowell family
Morse family
Nicholson, Arthur William
Ogg, Frederic Austin, 1878-1951
Richmond, Mary Ellen, 1861-1928
Smith, Joseph Linton
Warner, Joseph B.
Washburn, Lucy
Zakrzewska, Marie E. (Marie Elizabeth), 1829-1902