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At a Glance
Arranged. Box 1: Blackwell family materials; Box 2: Rice family materials.
Copies of correspondence, articles, diaries, memoirs, and other manuscripts by and about the Blackwell family. The most prominent members of the Blackwell family were Elizabeth (1821-1910) and Emily (1826-1910), among the earliest women doctors and founders of the New York Infirmary and College for Women; their brother Henry Browne Blackwell (1825-1909), his wife Lucy Stone (1818-1893), and their daughter Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1950), known for their leading roles in the abolition, woman suffrage, and prohibition movements; and their sister-in-law Antoinette Louisa (Brown) Blackwell (1825-1921), wife of Samuel Charles Blackwell (1823-1901), the first woman ordained as a minister in the United States and an active speaker on behalf of abolition, women's rights and prohibition. These copies were originally compiled for Alice Stone Blackwell's biography of her mother, Lucy Stone (LUCY STONE, PIONEER OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Boston, Little, Brown & Co. [c1930]). The material was later used by Elinor Rice Hays for her biography of Lucy Stone (MORNING STAR. New York, Harcourt Brace & World, c1961) and again for her history of the Blackwell family (THOSE EXTRAORDINARY BLACKWELLS. New York, Harcourt Brace & World, 1967). There is also the typescript setting copy of her book on the Blackwell family.
1992 Addition: A small group of her family papers, the Rice family of New York, including correspondence (1912-1930), documents (1864-1924), photographs, and printed materials (1900-1956).
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elinor Rice Hays papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Elinor Rice Hays, 1991 & 1992.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers on Blackwell family Processed HR 01/29/92.
Rice family papers Processed HR 06/26/92.
2012-07-09 xml document created by Judith Zupnick.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Author. She was married to Judge Paul R. Hays and she died in 1994.