Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Caroline Worth Pinkham papers, 1867 -- 1984

Caroline Worth Pinkham papers, circa 1867 -- 1984

This series is open for research.

2.5 linear feet; 2.5 linear feet; 6 boxes

This series contains a manuscript autobiography that includes correspondence and photographs, and manuscripts of a number of published and unpublished works by Pinkham. Pinkham's "Victorian Echoes: An Autobiography" manuscript includes transcribed diary entries contemporary to the period of her life that she is describing, as well as photographs of Pinkham, her immediate family, family pets, and locations. The earliest identified item in the collection is a photograph of Susan Emeline Thorn dated 1867. The manuscript also contains correspondence between Pinkham and her eventual husband while he was working abroad in Calcutta, India for Standard Oil and a set of letters from Pinkham in India to her parents following her marriage, detailing the day-to-day life of Americans living in colonial India and often touching upon political matters, such as the release of Gandhi in 1924 or the likelihood of home rule. Finally, the manuscript also includes other letters, newspaper clippings, business cards, postcards, cancelled stamps, greeting cards, programs, currency, cablegrams, a Sunday school student's drawing, a receipt for purchase of a car in India, a household budget, and sample scraps of knitting wool.

This series is arranged by material type.

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Box 1 Autobiography Vol. 1, Ch. 1-4, circa 1867 -- 1984

Vol 1, Ch. 1: Roots; Vol. 1, Ch. 2: Childhood; Vol. 1, Ch. 3: Adolescence; Vol. 1, Ch. 4: Business World

Box 2 Autobiography Vol. 1, Ch. 5: Courtship, circa 1867 -- 1984

Box 3 Autobiography Vol. 1, Ch. 5: Courtship; Vol. 2, Ch. 1: Marriage, circa 1867 -- 1984

Box 4 Autobiography Vol. 2, Ch. 2-4, circa 1867 -- 1984

Vol. 2, Ch. 2: Post-graduate years; Vol. 2, Ch. 3: Middle age travels; Vol. 2, Ch. 4: Golden years

Box 5 Folder 1 The Family in World Scripture, circa 1867 -- 1984

Box 5 Folder 2 The Philosophical Adverbial Noun; poems, circa 1867 -- 1984

Box 5 Folder 3 Six Christmas Stories, circa 1867 -- 1984

Box 5 Folder 4-6 Woman and the Family in World Scriptures, circa 1867 -- 1984

Box 5 Folder 7 Your Way and Mine, circa 1867 -- 1984

Box 6 Folder 1 Santa's Wonder Tales, circa 1867 -- 1984

Box 6 Folder 2 Half of India, circa 1867 -- 1984