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Mary Ellen Richmond papers, 1861-1955, undated

Part I: Mary Ellen Richmond Archive--Pre-Professional, Baltimore, and Philadelphia Periods, 1861-1909

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Part I.1: Letters, Writings, and Personal Effects, 1861-1889


Genealogical Documents



Box I.1 Folder 1 Ellen M. Harris' record of Richmond, Harris, and Westcott marriages, births, and deaths, undated


Box I.1 Folder 1 Family Record pages from 1821 New Testament

[Kept by Mehitable Harris?]


Box I.1 Folder 1 Photostat copy of MER's Family Tree as recorded in Family Bible dated 1746

Original property of William C. Harris, in possession of Miss Gordon Hamilton, 1930.


Box I.1 Folder 1 Family Tree copied from Family Bibles by Joanna C. Colcord in 1929


Letters showing relations between MER and Mrs. Laura Richmond Hooper, her step-mother


Box I.1 Folder 2 Letter to MER from Mrs. Hooper, 1901 September 13


Box I.1 Folder 2 Three letters to MER from M. L. White, Baltimore COS case worker, about Hooper family affairs, dated Sep 30, Oct 8, and Oct 11, 1901, 1901 September 30-October 11


Box I.1 Folder 3 Childhood keepsake, undated

Religious card with note on verso to MER from Sister Relagia Boyd, her aunt on her father's side


Letters showing relations between MER and Ellen M. Harris, her aunt


Box I.1 Folder 4 Copies of six letters from MER to Aunt Ellen, 1870-1872


Box I.1 Folder 4 Two letters to MER from Aunt Ellen, 1908 April 17 and 1915 July 7


Box I.1 Folder 5 Doctor's receipt and letters to MER from Ellen M. Harris and others concerning Aunt Ellen's final illness and death, 1919


Box I.1 Folder 5 Correspondence between MER and Mary Eleanor Shafer concerning Aunt Ellen's bequests, 1919


Box I.1 Folder 5 Aunt Ellen's address book, memorandum book, and her article, "Notes on the Life of Huxley"

Article appeared in The Open Door October 1919, pp. 10-11


Letters showing relations between MER and Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Mary Richmond, her aunts

Arranged chronologlically.


Box I.1 Folder 6 Letters, 1913 July 18-1920 December 19


Box I.1 Folder 7 Letters, 1922 January 5-1925 December 16


Box I.1 Folder 8 MER's childhood copy book

Presented to her by her "teacher," G. Perez, January 20, 1872.


Box I.1 Folder 9 Copy of Eastern Female High School Twenty-sixth Annual Commencement program, 1878 June 27

Accompanied by 1930 statement by Ruth Mann about the commencement and correspondence between Joanna Colcord and the Principal of Eastern High School, 1930


Box I.1 Folder 10 MER Notebook labeled "Bibliography"

With calendar for 1880 pasted on inside cover and autograph of "M. E. Richmond"; contains lists of works by Scott, Tyndall, Ruskin, Dickens, Dr. Johnson, Emerson, George Eliot, and list of Latin Poets


Seven programs of the DeValin Literature Club meetings


Box I.1 Folder 11 Program, 1882 November-1883 January


Box I.1 Folder 11 Program, 1883 February-May


Box I.1 Folder 11 Program, 1883 October-1884 January


Box I.1 Folder 11 Program, 1884 February-May


Box I.1 Folder 11 Program--Mrs. Browning Evening, 1884 May 30


Box I.1 Folder 11 Program, 1884 October-1885 January


Box I.1 Folder 11 Program, 1885 October-1886 January


Box I.1 Folder 12 MER Essay, "Books and Reading", 1882 October 20

Written for presentation to the DeValin Literature Club, October 20, 1882; a.m.s., 39 p.


Box I.1 Folder 13 MER Essay, "Washington Irving", 1883 March 19

Written for presentation to the DeValin Literature Club, March 19, 1883: a.m.s., 36 p, and 31 half-page typescript.


Box I.1 Folder 14 MER Essay, "Milton", 1883 December 14

Written for presentation to the DeValin Literature Club, December 14, 1883 (Contained in notebook headed "DeValin Literature Club Essays, Vol I : Contents, Dante, Miss Jennie Taylor, read November 17, 1882; and Milton, Miss Richmond, read December 14, 1883." The Milton essay is in MER's holograph. Also 45 half-page typescript.



Box I.2 Folder 15 MER Essay, "Jeremy Taylor", 1884 April 25

Written for presentation to the DeValin Literature Club, April 25,1884; a.m.s., 32p, and 26 half-page typescript.


Box I.2 Folder 16 MER Essay, "Sir Thomas More", 1884 December 1

Written for presentation to the DeValin Literature Club, December 1, 1884.: a.m.s., 66 p., and 60 half-page typescript.


Box I.2 Folder 17 MER Essay, "The Baron, the Page, and the Minstrel", 1885 November 2

Written for presentation to the DeValin Literature Club, November 2, 1885: a.m.s., 33 p, and 29 half-page typescript.


Box I.2 Folder 18 MER Essay, "The English Novel", undated

Written for presentation to the DeValin Literature Club, undated: 33 p. holograph draft and 23 half-page typescript.


Box I.2 Folder 19 MER Essay, "Charles Dickens", undated

Written for presentation to the DeValin Literature Club, undated: 27 p. holograph draft and 29 half-page typescript.


Box I.2 Folder 20 Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings bearing MER's autograph, 1883-188?

The first clipping is an article by Miss Richmond on "Juvenile Literature" from the Lutheran Home, 1883. Three other newspaper clippings are dated 1884 and 1885. Most of the clippings deal with Rev. Charles R. Weld's sermons at the first Independent Christ Church, but only two are dated: 1884 and 1885. Folded in front are a Stork & Co. Society Bulletin for 1883 and three sets of MER holograph notes.


Box I.2 Folder 21 MER holograph notebook, undated

MER holograph notebook headed "Sidney Lanier," with table of contents, undated. Pages 3-5 and 8-11 contain entries for "Shakespere Class" dated 1888. Pages 164-270 contain a "programme" given by the Shakespeare Class. 276 p. Folded in front are five undated poems in MER's holograph, as follows: "Crinan[?] Weather"; "The Alphabet"; "Team Play" "Sheepfolds"; "Small blame to the worlds that want you"


Box I.2 Folder 22 Typescript copies of two letters to MER from Fred W. Werner, 1888 June 30 and 1889 December 23

Typescript copies of two letters to MSR from Fred W. Werner, member of the Unitarian Church Shakespeare Class, dated June 30, 1888 (accompanied by "Presentation") and December 23, 1889.


Photostats of two letters concerning the Baltimore Charity Organization Society position of assistant treasurer, 1888


Box I.2 Folder 23 J.F Martenet to Charles J Bonaparte, 1888 February 24

The letter of resignation of MER's predecessor.


Box I.2 Folder 24 Jesse F. Hampton to Special Committee, Baltimore Charity Organization Society, 1888 December 15

A letter of application for the position of assistant treasurer. Pasted on this letter is the advertisement from the December 1888 Evening Sun which MER answered.


Box I.2 Folder 25 Miscellaneous biographical data

Miscellaneous biographical data relating to MER's Pre-professional Period, collected by Ruth Mann and Joanna Colcord, 1928-1931.


Part I.2: Baltimore Period: Letters and Related Materials, 1889-1900

Note: The records of the Baltimore Charity Organization Society were destroyed in a fire in 1919 and the official file of letters and organizational documents and papers is very incomplete.


General letters to and from MER, mostly of an official or professional nature, 1890-1891



Box I.3 Folder 25 Francis R. Peabody to MER, 1890 November 17


Box I.3 Folder 25 MER to Charles J. Bonaparte, 1891 February 21


Box I.3 Folder 25 MER to the Daughters of Israel, 1891 May


Box I.3 Folder 26-32 General letters to MER, mostly of an official or professional nature, 1894-1900, undated, 7 folders

Arranged chronologically.


Box I.3 Folder 33-39 Letters of a personal nature from Zilpha Drew to MER, 1892 April-1900, 7 folders

Arranged chronologically.


Miscellaneous materials relating to the Zilpha Drew Smith - Mary Richmond friendship during this period, 1892-1900


Box I.3 Folder 40 ZDS diary of Colorado vacation, 1892


Box I.3 Folder 40 MER note with photograph to ZDS, 1894 September 22


Box I.3 Folder 40 Other letters to or from ZDS, 1892, 1894, 1900


Box I.3 Folder 41-42 Copy of form letter sent out by MER, and responses, 1895 April 25, 2 folders

Form letter asking for information needed to prepare a paper on "The Treatment of the Families of Idle and Intemperate Men" (presented at the National Conference, New Haven, 1895, under title of "Married Vagabonds"), and the responses to her questions, arranged chronologically for April and May 1895.


Letters and other materials from the Macmillan Company concerning publication and sales of Friendly Visiting Among the Poor (New York, 1899), 1898-1911


Box I.3 Folder 43 Contract, 1898 November 16


Box I.3 Folder 43 Four letters from Macmillan Company to MER, 1898 November 15-1899 February 21


Box I.3 Folder 43 Yearly statements of sales, 1898-1911


Box I.3 Folder 44 Letters to MER in response to publication of Friendly Visiting Among the Poor (New York, I899), 1899

Letters arranged chronologically from January 31 to April 26, 1899; also typescript copy of discussion at Agents' Meeting, Boston, June 29, 1899, on review in Manchester Guardian.


Letters relating to Helen B. Pendleton, Baltimore Charity Organization Society worker and friend of MER, 1896-1954


Box I.3 Folder 45 Two letters from MER to Miss Pendleton, 1898 March 14 and [No Year] June 27


Box I.3 Folder 45 Extracts from Miss Pendleton's letters to her family during MER's Baltimore Period, 1896 October 1, 1898 January 23, and undated


Box I.3 Folder 45 Letter from John M. Glenn to Miss Pendleton, 1901 November 30


Box I.3 Folder 45 Letter from Miss Pendleton to Muriel Pumphrey about MER materials from this period, 1954 September 27


Box I.3 Folder 46 Two printed case records from the London Charity Organization Society, circa 1899

These were sent out as specimens of case work by C. S. Loch, April 1899. Accompanied by note in unidentified handwriting that MER had no idea what a case record could be until she saw the London COS samples.


Letters and other materials relating to the Baltimore-Philadelphia transition, 1900


Box I.3 Folder 47 Eleven letters from H. LaBarre Jayne to MER, 1900 January 31-April 7

About offer of General Secretary position at the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity.


Box I.3 Folder 47 Letter from MER to Mr. Jayne, 1900 March 18


Box I.3 Folder 47 Two enclosures relating to the Philadelphia SOC, undated


Box I.3 Folder 47 Three press clippings from Philadelphia newspapers, 1900


Box I.3 Folder 48 MERs holograph draft letter of resignation from the Baltimore Charity Organization Society to Charles Bonaparte, 1900 March 12

Includes carbon of typescript statement of acceptance and recognition of service from the Society s Board of Managers, undated.


Box I.3 Folder 49 Letters and notes from Baltimore and other persons relating to MER's leaving Baltimore, 1900 March 2-May 22

Arranged chronologically.


Box I.3 Folder 50 Letters and notes from Philadelphia and other persons relating to MER's coming to Philadelphia, 1900 February 14-May 14

Arranged chronologically.


Part I.3: Baltimore Period: Writings and Personal Effects, 1889-1900



Box I.4 Folder 51 "The Friendly Visitor"

Holograph draft [not in MERs handwriting] 10p. "M.E.R.'s first speech in public at annual meeting of Balto. C.O.S. in 1890" written at end in MER's hand. Verso of p.10 has "Mr. J. M. Glenn, Glenn Bldng., 12 St. Paul"


Box I.4 Folder 52 "The Profession and Practice of Begging", 1891

Holograph draft. An address delivered at the East Baltimore Business Men's Association, April 23, 1891; also typescript copy.


Box I.4 Folder 53 "Criticism and Reform in Charity", 1896

A lecture delivered before the Social Science Club of the Woman's College, Baltimore, January 17, 1896 (Printed in The Charities Review, Vol V, no. 4, February 1896, p. 169-181).


Box I.4 Folder 54 "The Training of Charity Workers", 1897

Separate reprint. Paper read at a meeting of the Civic Club, Philadelphia, March 19, 1897 (two copies).


Box I.4 Folder 55 "Attitude of a Working Woman toward Working Women", 1897

Typescript copy. Address delivered before the Third National Convention of Working Women's Clubs, Philadelphia, April 30, 1897 (From the Report of the Proceedings of the Convention, p. 188-192).


Box I.4 Folder 56 "The Relation of our District Work to Church Charity Work", undated

Holograph draft. n.p., n.d. [1898 or 1899?], 16p; accompanied by Edward T. Devine letter, October 5, 1916, and MER's reply, Octotber 14, 1916, relating to this manuscript.


Box I.4 Folder 57 Miscellaneous notes and outlines for speeches, addresses, and lectures, 1896-1900


Box I.4 Folder 58 Some Facts about Child-Beggars, 1894, undated

Some Facts about Child-Beggars, 4-page leaflet prepared by MER and issued by the Baltimore Charity Organization Society (No.32, March 1894). Also Syllabus for "Class for the Study of Charitable Work in the Homes of the Poor," conducted by MER Februral and March [n.y.], 4-page leaflet.


Box I.4 Folder 59 "To Every Baltimore Clergyman" and "Our Relation to the Churches", 1899 October

Typescipt copies. Editorials written by MER for the Baltimore Charities Record, October 1899.


Box I.4 Folder 60 "The Work of a District Agent. Instructions and Suggestions compiled for the Charity Organization Society of Baltimore by its General Secretary, Mary E. Richmond", 1900

Typescript notebook containing unpublished manual,"The Work of a District Agent. Instructions and Suggestions compiled for the Charity Organization Society of Baltimore by its General Secretary, Mary E. Richmond," Baltimore, May 1, 1900, 72p; accompanied by 1920 correspondence between Jeffrey Brackett and MER referring to this manuscript.


Box I.4 Folder 61 "Friendly Visiting", undated

Holograph draft. Article written for The Commons but not published, undated. (Published in The Long View as "The Settlement and Friendly Visiting" and dated there as circa 1899).


Box I.4 Folder 62 "What is Charity Organization?", 1900 January

Page proofs. Article written for Charities Review, January 1900.


Box I.4 Folder 63 "In Hospital", 1901 October 1

Two typescript copies. Article written for American Journal of Nursing, October 1, 1901.


Six poems written by MER, 1889-1903


Box I.4 Folder 64 "Dualism", 1889 July 17

Typescript copy.


Box I.4 Folder 64 "Love, a masking came to me", 1889 November 23

Typescript copy.


Box I.4 Folder 64 "Breezy Weather", 1891 August

Photostat of a holograph signed "M.E.R."


Box I.4 Folder 64 "Recognition", 1891 October

Photostat of a holograph signed "M.E.R."


Box I.4 Folder 64 "Three steps across the threshold and then turn", 1892 July 4

Colorado Springs. Photostat of MER holograph and typescript copy.


Box I.4 Folder 64 "A sturdy Yorkshire mite of four or five", 1903 July 17-December 1

Typescript copy.


Box I.4 Folder 64 Accompanied by three letters relating to the poems, 1931


Box I.4 Folder 64 Ruth Mann to Ada Arens Morawet, 1931 February 3


Box I.4 Folder 64 Ada Arens Morawetz to Ruth Mann, 1931 February 4

Incomplete


Box I.4 Folder 64 Louisa Eyre to Ruth Mann, 1931 March 2


Box I.4 Folder 64A "Dualism", undated

a.ms.s with photograph of MER as a child and related letters.


Three sets of miscellaneous MER holograph notes, 1892-1897


Box I.4 Folder 65 "Clouds", 1892 September


Box I.4 Folder 65 "Myrtle Club Grieg Programme", 1894 June 8


Box I.4 Folder 65 "Guesses at Symphony Programmes", 1896 November-1897 January


Box I.4 Folder 66 "A Plea for Poetry", 1893 July

Typescript copy. Written by MER for Myrtle Club, July 1893.


Box I.4 Folder 67 Diary, 1897

Autographed "M. E. Richmond." Diary pages are spotty and contain note of reading references or engagements. Cash Account pages in back are fully kept.


Box I.4 Folder 68 Diary, 1898

Autographed "M. E. Richmond." Diary pages are spotty and contain note of reading references. Cash Account pages in back are fully kept. MER's National Conference membership card for 1898 inserted in back pocket.


Box I.4 Folder 69 Diary, 1900

Diary pages are spotty and mostly contain note of reading references or engagements. Cash Account pages in back are fully kept.


Materials relating to Jane Addams, 1899, undated


Box I.4 Folder 70 "The Subtle Problems of Charity", 1899

Article by Miss Addams clipped from the January 1899 Atlantic and saved by MER.


Box I.4 Folder 70 MER holograph draft letter to Jane Addams, undated

n.p., undated


Box I.4 Folder 71 Miscellaneous biographical data relating to MER's Baltimore Period

Collected by Ruth Mann and Joanna Colcord, 1928-1931.


Part I.4: Philadelphia Period: Letters and Related Materials, 1900-1909



Box I.5 Folder 72-81 General letters of an official or professional nature to and from MER as General Secretary of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity, 1900-1909, 10 folders

Arranged chronologically.


Box I.5 Folder 82 Letters of a personal nature from Zilpha Drew Smith to MER, 1900 December 9-1904 April 14

Arranged chronologically.


Box I.5 Folder 83 Letters of a personal nature from Zilpha Drew Smith to MER, 1905 April 22-1909 August 3

Arranged chronologically.


Box I.5 Folder 84 Letters of a personal nature from Julia R. Rogers of Baltimore to MER, 1900 November 14-1904 January 17

Arranged chronologically.


Box I.5 Folder 85 Letters of a personal nature from Julia R. Rogers of Baltimore to MER, 1905 November 6-1908 February 1

Arranged chronologically.


Box I.5 Folder 86 Letters of a personal nature to MER from various persons, 1902 September 25-1909 November 12

Arranged chronologically.


Box I.5 Folder 87 Letters of a personal nature from MER to Constance Biddle of Philadelphia, 1907 July 24-1909 August 29

Arranged chronologically.


Letters and other materials relating to MER's trip to England and Scotland in 1903, 1903


Box I.5 Folder 88 James Campbell letter to [Margaret] Horn, 1903 July 7


Box I.5 Folder 88 Margaret Horn letter to MER, 1903 July 8


Box I.5 Folder 88 Margaret Horn postcard to MER, 1903 July 20


Box I.5 Folder 88 E. J. Holdane[?] letter to MER, [1903 July 21]


Box I.5 Folder 88 Margaret Horn letter to MER, 1903 July 27


Box I.5 Folder 88 Calling cards for Miss Richmond and Miss Foss


Box I.5 Folder 88 MER diary for 1903, 1903

Contains entries from June 25 to August 5, a few addresses and memoranda, and folded in the back, a list of hotels and addresses with a dried flower pressed in.


Letters and other materials relating to Anna Justice, Philadelphia SOC volunteer worker, 1907, undated


Box I.5 Folder 89 Anna Justice to MER, 1907 May 1-June 15


Box I.5 Folder 89 Henry Justice (Anna's father) to MER, 1907 November 16 and December 20


Box I.5 Folder 89 Funeral Sermon, 1907 July 25


Box I.5 Folder 89 Anna Hinchman's poem, undated


Box I.5 Folder 89 "A Friend Indeed," remembrance by Mary L. Walsh, undated


Part I.5: Philadelphia Period: Letters and Related Materials, also Official SOC Publications, 1900-1909



Box I.6 Folder 90 Letters to MER enclosing statistics of district committees of charity organization societies in seven cities, together with Miss Richmond's summary, 1901 June


Box I.6 Folder 91 Copy of form letter sent out by MER, and responses, 1904

Letter of March 9, 1904 asking for case records from other societies to be used in preparation of a book of Lectures to Charity Workers, and the responses to her request, arranged chronologically from March 12 to Jun 10, 1904. Accompanied by two sets of MER notes outlining the projected book.


Box I.6 Folder 92 Copy of form letter sent out by MER to Philadelphia volunteers, and responses, 1907

Letter of April 10, 1907 asking for accounts of their experiences to be used in preparation of an SOC leaflet on friendly visiting, and the responses to her request, arranged chronologically from April 14 to May 5, 1907. Accompanied by typescript copies of Excerpts from Philadelphia friendly visitors' letters; Statement by Henry H. Bonnell; and "Concerning the Difficulty of Beginning" by H.W. Cadbury, May 1, 1907.


Box I.6 Folder 93 Copy of form letter sent out by MER to other societies, and responses, 1907

Letter of April 15, 1907 requesting names and addresses of volunteers to supply accounts of their experiences as friendly visitors, and the responses to her request, arranged chronologically from April 16 to April 29, 1907.


Box I.6 Folder 94-95 Copy of form letter sent out by MER to other societies, and responses, 1907, 2 folders

Letter of April 23,1907 asking for accounts of their experiences to be used in preparation of an SOC leaflet and speech on friendly visiting, and the responses to her request, arranged chronologically from April 23 to May 15, 1907; also five undated letters.


Letters relating to The Good Neighbor in the Modern City (Philadelphia, 1907), 1907


Box I.6 Folder 96 MER's request for advice on a chapter, 1907 October

MER's request for advice on a chapter sent to six recipients October 1, 1907, and their responses, October 1907.


Box I.6 Folder 96 Edward T. Devine's letter to MER, 1907 October 13


Letters and other materials from the Lippincott Company concerning publication and sales details for The Good Neighbor in the Modern City (Philadelphia, 1907), 1907-1935


Box I.6 Folder 97 Contract and Statement of Royalties, 1907-1935

Contract, October 1907, and statements of royalties, 1908-1935.


Box I.6 Folder 97 Letters concerning sales figures, 1908-1931


Box I.6 Folder 97 Publication announcement and reviews, 1907


Box I.6 Folder 98 Letters to MER in response to publication of The Good Neighbor in the Modern City (Philadelphia, 1907), 1907 November 22-1908 July 4

Arranged chronologically


Letter, telegram, and press clippings relating to MER's new position as Director of the Charity Organization Department, Russell Sage Foundation, 1909


Box I.6 Folder 99 Letter from John M. Glenn to MER, 1909 February 10


Box I.6 Folder 99 Telegram from John M. Glenn to MER, 1909 April 16


Box I.6 Folder 99 Press clippings announcing appointment, 1909 April 20-May1


Box I.6 Folder 100 Letters and notes from Philadelphia and other persons relating to MER's leaving Philadelphia, 1909 March 16-November 23

Arranged chronologically


Box I.6 Folder 101 Letters and notes from New York and other persons relating to MER's coming to New York, 1909 March 18-September 26

Arranged chronologically


Box I.6 Folder 102 Three Annual Reports of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity, 1898-1900

Prepared before MER became General Secretary: February 1898, February 1899, and February 1900.


Box I.6 Folder 103 Twenty-third Annual Report of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity for the year ending December 31, 1901, 1901

Prepared by MER and her staff.


Box I.6 Folder 104 Twenty-fourth Annual Report of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity for the year ending December 31, 1902, 1902

Prepared by MER and her staff.


Box I.6 Folder 105 Twenty-fifth Annual Report of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity for the year ending December 31, 1903, 1903

Prepared by MER and her staff.


Box I.6 Folder 106 Cities within the City: Six Short Studies, being the Twenty- sixth Annual Report of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity for the year ending August 31, 1904, 1904

Prepared by MER and her staff.


Box I.6 Folder 107 Twenty-seventh Annual Report of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity for the year ending August 31, 1905, 1905

Prepared by MER and her staff.


Box I.6 Folder 108 What is the Truth about Relief?, being the Twenty-eighth Annual Report of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity for the year ending August 31, 1906, 1906

Prepared by MER and her staff.


Box I.6 Folder 109 On Working Together, being the Twenty-ninth Annual Report of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity for the year ending August 31, 1907, 1907

Prepared by MER and her staff; also reprint without tables, lists, etc.


Box I.6 Folder 110 A Red Letter Year in Philadelphia Charity, being a reprint of the Thirtieth Annual Report of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity for the year ending August 31, 1908, 1908

Prepared by MER and her staff.


Box I.6 Folder 111 The Ninth Milestone, being the Thirty-first Annual Report of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity for the year ending August 31, 1909, 1909

Prepared by MER and her staff.


Twelve SOC leaflets.and pamphlets, circa 1902-1907, undated

Prepared by MER and her staff for publicity purposes.


Box I.6 Folder 112 Short Stories with a Moral, [1902]


Box I.6 Folder 112 More Short Stories, [1904]


Box I.6 Folder 112 The News Letter for May,1904, 1904 May


Box I.6 Folder 112 Stop-cock Stories, [1905]


Box I.6 Folder 112 Sixty-five Queries, 1905 December


Box I.6 Folder 112 A New Year Letter, 1906 January 1


Box I.6 Folder 112 Differences, 1906 March


Box I.6 Folder 112 The Friendly Visitor, [1907 November]


Box I.6 Folder 112 13 Widows, 8 Deserted Wives, 10 Sick, 8 Incurables, 12 Aged, [1907]


Box I.6 Folder 112 Eight Steps in a Plan for Seeing People Through, [1907?]


Box I.6 Folder 112 Two Weeks in a District Office of the S.O.C., undated


Box I.6 Folder 112 General Suggestions to those who Visit the Poor, undated


Two miscellaneous items prepared for the SOC by Miss Richmond and her staff, 1906


Box I.6 Folder 113 Civil Service Examination for position of special clerk, Department of Charities, Philadelphia, 1906


Box I.6 Folder 113 Report of the Committee on the Special Case System of Relief to the Board of Directors, Philadelphia SOC, 1906 November 19


Box I.6 Folder 114 "Unrevised Draft of Manual for Case Workers in Philada. S.O.C., Confidential", undated

Typescript. 75p. Accompanied by sample office forms bearing a 1909 date.


Part I.6: Philadelphia Period: Writings and Personal Effects, 1900-1909



Box I.7 Folder 115 "Charitable Co-operation", 1901

Separate reprint of an address delivered at the National Conference meeting [in Boston?], 1901.


Box I.7 Folder 116 "Some Recent Lessons in the Relief of Distress", 1902 March

Typescript draft of an address delivered at the Cuban Conference, March 1902, Also reprint titled "First Principles in the Relief of Distress" (in the Field Department Charities and the Commons for June 1906) and typescript extract titled " 'Relief' and 'Administration' Expenses" January 15, 1913.


Box I.7 Folder 117 "The Retail Method of Reform", 1905 April 16

Holograph draft of an address delivered before the Ethical Culture Society, April 16, 1905; also reprint from International Journal of Ethics, June 1906, p. 171-179.


Box I.7 Folder 118 Untitled address, 1905

Typescript of untitled address to students of the New York School of Philanthropy, 1905.


Box I.7 Folder 119 "Investigation as a Help and Protection to the Poor", 1906 January 23

Typescript; given as Lecture 1 of an Extension Course at the Boston School for Social Workers, January 23, 1906.


Box I.7 Folder 120 "Industrial Conditions and the Charity Worker", 1906 December 10

Typescript of a speech read before the Industrial Exhibit, December 10, 1906.


Box I.7 Folder 121 "Friendly Visiting", 1907 June 19

Separate reprint of an address delivered before the 34th National Conference in Minneapolis, June 19, 1907.


Box I.7 Folder 122 Untitled speech, 1909 February 27

Typescript of untitled speech for Trades Union Night at the Tuberculosis Exhibit, February 27, 1909.


Box I.7 Folder 123 "The Relation of Organized Charity to the Tuberculosis Campaign", undated

Typescript, n.p., n.d.


Box I.7 Folder 124 Notes and outlines for lectures to students at the New York School of Philanthropy, 1901-1908

Accompanied by printed matter.


Box I.7 Folder 125 Notes and outlines for lectures to students at the University of Pennsylvania, 1907

Accompanied by Syllabus for Preliminary Course in Social Work inaugurated at the University of Pennsylvania, April 16-June 1, 1906.


Box I.7 Folder 126 Miscellaneous notes, outlines, clippings, and fragments for speeches to small groups, 1900-1908


Box I.7 Folder 127 "A Tangle of Good Intent", 1905 June 17

An article published in Charities, Vol 14, no. 12, Jun 17, 1905, p 843-846.


Box I.7 Folder 128 MER' s reviews of The Principles of Relief by Edward T. Devine, and Poverty by Robert Hunter, 1905 July

Torn out of International Journal of Ethics, Vol 15, July 1905, p. 503-507.


Box I.7 Folder 129 "Necessities of Philadelphia Charities", 1907 May 12

Typescript draft of an article written for the Philadelphia Ledger, May 12, 1907 (17 half-pages with page 1 missing).


Box I.7 Folder 130 Typescript draft of five chapters of a book on Social Work in Families, circa 1905

Begun by MER in 1905 and later incorporated in Social Diagnosis, as follows: Part II, Chapter I, The Place of Material Relief; also revision titled The Third Stage; Part II, Chapter II, Sources of Material Relief; also revised version; Part II, Chapter III , The Basis of Fact; Part II, Chapter IV, Methods of Investigation; and Part II, Chapter V, Methods of Investigation (continued).


Box I.7 Folder 131 Letters and notes from Zilpha Drew Smith to MER containing comments and suggestions on the five chapters of MER's book on Social Work in Families, 1905 February 7-September 22

Letters dated February 7, September 11, 15, and 22; the first two letters are accompanied by detailed notes.


Box I.7 Folder 132 "Preliminary Study of 112 Records in which the SPCC and SOC Appear for the Year 1908", 1908-1909

Holograph draft; 26p. with 4 typescript talley sheets; accompanied by MER's memorandum of May 1, 1909, and correspondence with William H.A. Mills, July 21 and 22, 1909, relating to this study.


Two periodical articles of a general nature clipped and saved by MER, 1907-1909


Box I.7 Folder 133 "The Powers of Men" by William James, 1907 November

In American Magazine, November 1907, p .57-65.


Box I.7 Folder 133 "Imagination in Business" by Lorin F. Deland, 1909 April

In Atlantic Monthly, Apr, 1909, p. 433-447.


Box I.7 Folder 134-135 Miscellaneous biographical data relating to MER's Philadelphia period, 2 folders

Collected by Ruth Mann and Joanna Colcord, 1928-1931.


Part I.7: Philadelphia Period: Letters and Other Materials relating to the Field Department of Charities and the Commons, 1905-1909


Letters relating to the Field Department of Charities and the Commons for 1905, 1905



Box I.8 Folder 136 Arthur and Paul Kellogg to MER, 1905 October 12-December 27


Box I.8 Folder 136 Edwin H. Solenberger to MER, 1905 September 28


Box I.8 Folder 136 Francis H. McLean to MER, 1905 December 7


Letters relating to the Field Department of Charities and the Commons for 1906, 1906


Box I.8 Folder 137 Arthur Kellogg to MER, 1906 February 17-May 24


Box I.8 Folder 137 Paul Kellogg to MER, 1906 January 15-December 19


Box I.8 Folder 137 MER to Paul Kellogg, 1906 April 2 and November 2


Box I.8 Folder 137 A.M. Gutridge to MER, 1906 October 29


Box I.8 Folder 137 MER to A.W. Gutridge, 1906 November 2


Box I.8 Folder 138 MER form letter to cooperating societies, and responses, 1906

MER form letter to cooperating societies sent out October 7, 1906, and their responses, October 8-November 30, 1906.


Box I.8 Folder 138 Francis H. McLean to MER, 1906 November 10-December 19


Box I.8 Folder 138 W.H. McClain to the Editor of Charities, 1906 January 18


Box I.8 Folder 138 Louise J. Speed to Edward T. Devine, 1906 October 29


Box I.8 Folder 138 Alice L. Higgins to [Louise J. Speed?], 1906? November 23


Letters relating to the Field Department of Charities and the Commons for 1907, 1907


Box I.8 Folder 139 Arthur Kellogg to MER, 1907 March 23-December 30


Box I.8 Folder 139 Paul Kellogg to MER, 1907 February 1-October 3


Box I.8 Folder 139 MER to Paul Kellogg, 1907 October 2


Box I.8 Folder 139 James Buchanan to Arthur Kellogg, 1907 January 5


Box I.8 Folder 140 Various persons to Francis H, McLean, 1907 January 10-31


Box I.8 Folder 140 Francis H. McLean to MER, 1907 February 25-December 13


Box I.8 Folder 141 MER form letter sent out to cooperating societies, and responses, 1907

MER form letter sent out to cooperating societies Apr 6, 1907, and their responses, April 8-May 29, 1907


Box I.8 Folder 141 Correspondence between MER and various persons concerning Sage Foundation support, 1907 March 3-September 7


Box I.8 Folder 142 Miscellaneous letters from cooperating societies to MER, 1907 January 9-December 4


Box I.8 Folder 142 MER form letter sent out to cooperating societies, 1907 November 29


Box I.8 Folder 142 MER to C.S. Loch, 1907 March 16


Box I.8 Folder 142 Alice L. Higgins to MER, 1907 June 25

With enclosure


Box I.8 Folder 142 Frank J. Bruno to Edward T. Devine, 1907 February 6


Letters relating to the Field Department of Charities and the Commons for 1908, 1908


Box I.8 Folder 143 Francis H. McLean to MER, 1908 February 1-November 27


Box I.8 Folder 143 MER to Francis H. McLean, 1908 March 19, July 9, and December 18


Box I.8 Folder 143 John M. Glenn to Francis H. McLean, 1908 January 22


Box I.8 Folder 143 Minutes of Field Department Committee meetings, 1908 May 2, 9, 12, and 13


Box I.8 Folder 144 Arthur Kellogg to MER, 1908 January 6-29


Box I.8 Folder 144 Cooperating societies to MER, 1908 May 1-October 22


Box I.8 Folder 144 MER to J. William Magruder, 1908 July 1


Box I.8 Folder 144 Miscellaneous letters to MER from various persons, 1908 March 9-December 25


Box I.8 Folder 144 MER to John M. Glenn, 1908 March 8


Box I.8 Folder 144 MER to Ernest P. Bicknell, 1908 December 14


Box I.8 Folder 144 John M. Glenn to Paul Kellogg, 1908 January 3


Letters relating to the Field Department of Charities and the Commons for 1909, 1909


Box I.8 Folder 145 Francis H. McLean to MER, 1909 January 3-August 10


Box I.8 Folder 145 MER to Francis H. McLean, 1909 February 9


Box I.8 Folder 145 Correspondence between MER and various persons concerning Mr. McLean, 1909 March 17-June 7


Box I.8 Folder 145 Mary Willcox Glenn to Francis H. McLean, 1909 February 6


Box I.8 Folder 145 Francis H. McLean to Porter R. Lee, 1909 August 27-December 1


Box I.8 Folder 146 MER to Margaret F. Byington, 1909 January 21-September 3


Box I.8 Folder 146 MER to J.W. Magruder, 1909 January 22


Box I.8 Folder 146 MER to Richard Cabot, 1909 February 25


Box I.8 Folder 146 MER to Rev. H. B. MacCauley, 1909 March 24


Box I.8 Folder 146 Kate M. McLane to MER, 1909 April 29


Box I.8 Folder 146 Amy Hewes to MER, 1909 May 24


Box I.8 Folder 146 MER to Amy Hewes, 1909 May 26


Box I.8 Folder 146 S.K. Lindsay to MER, 1909 September 1


Box I.8 Folder 146 Zilpha D. Smith to Charles F. Weller, 1909 August 27


Box I.8 Folder 146 Charles F. Weller to Zilpha D. Smith, 1909 November 1


Box I.8 Folder 146 Annual Report by the Chairman [MER] of the Field Department of the Charities Publication Committee for the year ending October 1, 1909, 1909


Box I.8 Folder 147 Form letter sent out by MER as Chairman of the Field Department of Charities and the Commons, and responses, 1908-1909

Form letter sent out by MER as Chairman of the Field Department of Charities and the Commons January 13, 1908, requesting an exchange of letters and memoranda on the subject of unemployment, and the responses to her request, arranged chronologically from January 17, 1908 to February 10, 1909.


Box I.8 Folder 148 Confidential Bulletins from Philadelphia to the Exchange Branch of the Field Department of Charities and the Commons, 1908-1909

Written by MER on the subject of unemployment from January 18, 1908 to January 1, 1909.


Box I.8 Folder 149 Scrapbook, 1907-1908

Contains copies of Emergency Winter Letters written to the Field Department of Charities and the Commons on the subject of unemployment, 1907-1908.


Questionnaires devised by MER for use by the Field Department of Charities and the Commons


Box I.8 Folder 150 Questions concerning the work of charitable societies


Box I.8 Folder 150 Facts to be asked of new society


Box I.8 Folder 150 Investigation and Analysis of Relief Work, made for the Pittsburgh survey


Miscellaneous materials issued by the Publication Committee of the Field Department of Charities and the Commons, 1908-1909, undated


Box I.8 Folder 151 Mimeographed Bulletins No. 10 and No. 11, 1908 July and August


Box I.8 Folder 151 Printed Bulletin, Vol II, no. 7, 1909 April


Box I.8 Folder 151 The Real Story of a Heal Family, pamphlet issued by the Committee on Case Records, undated