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Title
Papers of Helen Lawrence Appleton Brooks, 1822-1985
Name/Creator
Brooks, Helen Lawrence Appleton, 1846-1938, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectLocation
Networked Resource

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute
Language
English
Description
6 linear feet. (6 cartons) plus 4 photograph folders, 1 folio photograph folder, 2 oversize folders.
Form/Genre
mixed material

Diaries.
Subject
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary , 1822-1907 ;  Brooks, Helen Lawrence Appleton , 1846-1938 ;  Brooks, John Graham , 1846-1938 ;  Brooks, Lawrence Graham , 1881-1981 ;  Brooks, Susan Morris Hallowell ;  Crothers, Samuel McChord , 1857-1927 ;  Eliot, Charles William , 1834-1926 ;  Hallowell, Sarah Wharton Haydock , 1846-1935 ;  James, Alice Howe Gibbens ;  James, Henry , 1811-1882 ;  James, William , 1842-1910 ;  Norton, Grace , 1834-1926 ;  Royce, Josiah , 1855-1916 ;  Sturge, Sophia , 1849-1936 ;  Washburn, Francis T. (Francis Tucker) , 1843-1873 ;  Consumers' League of Massachusetts. ;  Mothers' Club (Cambridge, Mass.) ;  Playgrounds -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge ;  Vacation schools -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge ;  Family records ;  Parent and child ;  Home economics ;  Cambridge (Mass.) -- History ;  Massachusetts -- Social life and customs

Category
Manuscripts and records

English

20 century

19 century

Note
Mostly correspondence between family members, beginning with Catherine Lawrence and Charles Appleton, the parents of Helen Brooks. Also records of Brooks' voluntary activities, her diaries and personal writings, and material collected by Grace Norton about Henry James.

Helen Brooks was active in a number of voluntary organizations, including the Mothers' Club of Cambridge (Massachusetts), which founded playgrounds and vacation schools. She assisted her husband, John Graham Brooks, a Unitarian minister, with his writings.

Helen Lawrence Brooks Papers. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Related material: John Graham Brooks Papers (MC 185) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.

Preliminary finding aid.

Electronic finding aid available http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:sch00130