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83-M174

Rooney, Katharine Cusack. Papers of Katharine Cusack and John A. Rooney, 1887-1893: 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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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 83-M174
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Katharine Cusack Rooney
Title: Papers of Katharine Cusak and John A. Rooney, 1887-1893
Date(s): 1887-1893
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Courtship correspondence of John A. Rooney, housebuilder, and Katharine Cusack Rooney, office worker.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 83-M174
The papers of Katharine Cusack and John A. Rooney were given to the Schlesinger Library by Eileen (Rooney) Driscoll in August 1983.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: February 1986
By: Chris Kennedy

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Katharine Cusak and John A. Rooney are in the public domain.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Katharine Cusack and John A. Rooney Papers, 1887-1893; item description, dates. 83-M174, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists primarily of the Courtship correspondence of Katharine Cusak and John A. Rooney, written between 1888 and 1892. The bulk of the correspondence was written while John A. Rooney was employed as a house builder and Katharine Cusak worked in the offices of Lorin F. Deland in Boston. John A. Rooney lived primarily in the Hyde Park section of Boston, but his employment often took him to other parts of the country, including Atlanta and Chattanooga. Katharine Cusak lived in Roxbury. By January 1893 the couple had married. The letters provide a glimpse into the courtship customs and social life of two turn-of-the-century Catholic Bostonians.
Fragile letters have been photocopied; the originals are closed to research.

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Additional Index Terms

Boston (Mass.)--Social conditions
Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Courtship
Irish Americans
Rooney, John A.

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