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Title
Papers of Jane Gay Dodge, 1861-1951
Name/Creator
Dodge, Jane Gay, 1881-1963, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectLocation
Networked Resource

Schlesinger
Language
English
Description
.21 linear feet. (1/2 file box) plus 2 oversize volumes, 1 reel microfilm M-69.
Form/Genre
mixed material

Illustrations.

Photoprints.

microfilm
Subject
West (U.S.) ;  Atlee, Washington L , 1808-1878 ;  Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) , 1806-1867 ;  Blackwell, Elizabeth , 1821-1910 ;  Bonaparte, L. M ;  Cameron, Simon , 1799-1889 ;  Carpenter, Mary ;  Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson) , 1798-1888 ;  Cronin, John J ;  Dix, Dorothea Lynde , 1802-1887 ;  Dodge, Jane Gay , 1881-1963 ;  Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) , 1838-1923 ;  Gay, E. Jane , 1830-1919 ;  Gay, Emma Jane , 1859-1924 ;  Hay, John , 1838-1905 ;  Hepworth, George H. (George Hughes) , 1833-1902 ;  Hooker, Joseph , 1814-1879 ;  Horsford, Eben Norton , 1818-1893 ;  La Flesche, Francis , 1857-1932 ;  Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice , 1820-1905 ;  Longfellow, William ;  Nicolay, John G. (John George) , 1832-1901 ;  Otis, Sally Foster ;  Russell, George W ;  Seward, Frances Miller ;  Spinner, Francis Elias , 1802-1890 ;  Sumner, Charles , 1811-1874 ;  Thaw, Mary Copley ;  Ethnology ;  Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1869-1934 ;  Nez Percé Indians ;  Omaha Indians ;  Winnebago Indians ;  Women in science -- United States ;  Idaho -- Social conditions ;  Nebraska -- Social conditions ;  United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female ;  Photographers

Category
Child Labor

Note
The collection is divided into two parts: the first deals primarily with Gay's life, while the second consists of letters to Dix. The first part includes biographical sketches by Dodge of Gay and Fletcher but consists mainly of two hand-bound volumes of photographs and copies of letters written by Gay and Fletcher about their trip to the Nez Percé Indian territory; there is also correspondence from Francis La Flesche, Fletcher's "adopted" son to Dodge and Emma Jane Gay, Dodge's cousin. The letters to Dix (1861-1877) are from various well-known contemporaries.

Volumes 1 and 2 are available on microfilm (M-69, 1 reel, 35 mm.) from the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, through interlibrary loan.

Jane Gay Dodge Papers. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

E. Jane Gay, 1830-1919, the aunt of Jane Gay Dodge, is the central figure in this collection. Gay ran schools, worked (1861-1865) with Dorothea L. Dix (1802-1887), crusader for the mentally ill and superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War, and accompanied Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), who as special agent for the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, apportioned tribal lands among the Winnebagos of Nebraska and the Nez Percés of Idaho. Gay was the official photographer for the expedition (1889-1893). Fletcher and Dix are both included in Notable American Women (1971).

Unpublished finding aid; see also Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library..., The Manuscript Inventories and the Catalogs...10v., (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984)

Electronic finding aid available http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:sch00185