Viola Price Franklin letter collection, 1849-1941  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Franklin, Viola Price
Title
Viola Price Franklin letter collection
Dates
1849-1941 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
WUA010 (papers)
Summary
The Viola Price Franklin letter collection contains letters and notes from many well-known figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Susan B. Anthony, Zane Grey, Dante Rossetti, Dorothy Dix and Louisa May Alcott.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to researchers.

Languages
Materials are in English.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Viola Price Franklin was a teacher, writer, librarian, literary critic, and collector of autographs during her lifetime. Her husband, Dr. Frank Franklin, was a professor of social sciences and then professor of library science and the University librarian from 1918 to 1936. During her time at Willamette University Viola worked in the University library.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Viola Price Franklin letter collection contains letters and autographs collected by Viola Price Franklin. Most of the letters were written to either Viola or her brother, Charles W. Price, who was secretary of the Lotos Club, a literary society in New York. The letters were written during the late 19th century and early 20th century and are from a wide variety of people, many of them well-known. There are letters to Viola from well-known authors such as Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

Viola Price Franklin also collected the autographs of authors. The collection contains letters written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Robert Browning, among others.

Letters from Zane Grey, Sir James Barrie and William Howard Taft are among those addressed to Charles W. Price.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Viola Price Franklin letter collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.1 Folder 1: Adams, Oscar Fay [American author] 1891-1898
1.2 Folder 2: Ade, George [American author] 1915 December 18
1.3 Folder 3:  Alcott, Louisa May [American author]
[This letter appears complete in the work cited above. It is also quoted from in the work "Alcott in Her Own Time" by Daniel Shealy.]
December 18
1.4 Folder 4: Alden, Raymond M. [American educator] 1907 September 16
1.5 Folder 5: Allen, Henry James. [U.S. Senator for Kansas] 1922 - 1932
1.6 Folder 6: Allen, James Lane [American author] 1914 October 12
1.7 Folder 7:  Anthony, Susan B. [American woman suffrage advocate] 1902 November 14
1.8 Folder 8:  Astor, J. J. [Great grandson of John Jacob Astor. Died on the Titanic] 1891-1892
1.9 Folder 9: Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn [American author] undated
1.10 Folder 10: Banks, Louis Albert [American author] 1927 May 6
1.11 Folder 11: Barrie, Sir James Matthew [British author] October 8
1.12 Folder 12: Barton, Bruce [American author] 1927 May 5
1.13 Folder 13: Beck, James Montgomery [U. S. Solicitor General] 1923 February 3
1.14 Folder 14: Belasco, David [American playwright and producer] 1929 May 28
1.15 Folder 15: Bell, Lilian [American author] 1896-1897
1.16 Folder 16: Belmont, August Jr. [American financier] 1913 January 23
1.17 Folder 17: Benet, William Rose [American author] 1913 January 23
1.18 Folder 18: Bigelow, Poultney [American journalist] 1914 October 7
1.19 Folder 19: Bingham, Hiram [U. S. Senator for Connecticut] 1926
1.20 Folder 20: Bliven, Bruce [American journalist] 1938 October 21
1.21 Folder 21: Bolton, Sarah K. [American author] 1886, undated
1.22 Folder 22: Broun, Heywood [American journalist] undated
1.23 Folder 23: Browne, William Hand [American educator] 1898 February 7
1.24 Folder 24:  Browning, Elizabeth Barrett [British author] circa 1850s
1.25 Folder 25:  Browning, Robert [British author]
[See also Zimmern, Helen.]
1878 October 25
1.26 Folder 26: Bryan, Mary Baird [American jurist] 1898 June 13
1.27 Folder 27:  Bryan, William Jennings [American politician] 1913 January 22
1.28 Folder 28: Burdette, Robert Jones [American author] 1893 December 26
1.29 Folder 29: Butler, Nicholas Murray [American educator] 1925-1926
1.30 Folder 30: A/B - General File 1891-1923
1.31 Folder 31: Canby, Henry Seidel [American author] 1929 April 1
1.32 Folder 32: Cannon, Joseph Gurney [U.S. Representative for Illinois] 1913 January 18
1.33 Folder 33: Capper, Arthur [U.S. Senator for Kansas] 1926 May 18
1.34 Folder 34: Carmon, William Bliss [Canadian author] 1914 October 13
1.35 Folder 35: Chambers, Robert William [American author] 1914 October 13
1.36 Folder 36: Chapple, Joe Mitchell [American journalist] 1929 March 9
1.37 Folder 37: Chatfield-Taylor, Hobart C. [American author] October 5
1.38 Folder 38: Cheney, John Vance [American author] 1897 March 31
1.39 Folder 39: Churchill, Winston [American author] 1914 October 5
1.40 Folder 40: Clark, William A. [U.S. Senator for Montana] 1921 May 3
1.41 Folder 41: Coates, Florence Earle [American author] 1889 September 14
1.42 Folder 42: Cobb, Irvin Shrewsbury [American author] 1927 May 6
1.43 Folder 43: Cockran, William Burke [U.S. Representative for New York] 1916 January 22
1.44 Folder 44: Coolbrith, Ina Donna [American author] 1912 August 27
1.45 Folder 45:  Coolidge, John Calvin [President of the United States] 1925 July 13
1.46 Folder 46: Cooper, Hugh Lincoln [American engineer] 1929 November 29
1.47 Folder 47: Copeland, Royal Samuel [U.S. Senator for New York] 1925 January 20
1.48 Folder 48: Curtis, Charles [American politician] 1928
1.49 Folder 49: Davis, Richard Harding [American journalist] February 14
1.50 Folder 50: Depew, Chauncey Mitchell [U.S. Senator for New York] circa 1921
1.51 Folder 51: Dewey, John [American author] 1933 October 5
1.52 Folder 52: Dix, Dorothy [American author] undated
1.53 Folder 53:  Douglass, Frederick [American abolitionist and reformer] 1862 May 2
1.54 Folder 54: Drew, John [American abolitionist and reformer] undated
1.55 Folder 55: C/D - General folder 1891-1932
1.56 Folder 56: Edge, Walter Evans [Governor of New Jersey and Ambassador to France] 1913 January 17
1.57 Folder 57:  Edison, Thomas [American inventor] 1913-1915
1.58 Folder 58:  Emerson, Ralph Waldo [American author] November, 1849
1.59 Folder 59: Euwer, Anthony Henderson [American author] 1922 October 26
1.60 Folder 60: Farrar, John Chipman [American editor] 1923 June 6
1.61 Folder 61: Field, Mrs. Eugene [Kate] circa 1897
1.62 Folder 62: Fuller, Ethel Romig [American author] undated
1.63 Folder 63: E/F - General folder 1901-1936
1.64 Folder 64: Gale, Zona [American author] October 7
1.65 Folder 65: Garland, Hamlin [American author] 1896 December 19
1.66 Folder 66: Garrison, Lindley Miller [American lawyer] 1914 January 14
1.67 Folder 67: Gary, Elbert Henry [American business leader] 1926 January 18
1.68 Folder 68: Gibson, Hugh Simons [American diplomat] 1928 July 20
1.69 Folder 69: Gilder, Richard Watson [American author] undated
1.70 Folder 70: Goethals, George Washington [American engineer] 1913 November 26
1.71 Folder 71:  Grey, Zane [American author] 1914 October 6
1.72 Folder 72: Hadley, Arthur Twining [American economist] 1919 April 19
1.73 Folder 73: Hamilton, Clayton Meeker [American critic and producer] 1923 January 27
1.74 Folder 74: Hanna, Marcus Alonzo [U.S. Senator for Ohio] 1903 December 27
1.75 Folder 75: Harvey, George Brinton McClellan [U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain] undated
1.76 Folder 76: Hayne, Paul Hamilton [American author] 1878 May 22
1.77 Folder 77: Hays, Will H. [American politician] 1931 October 5
1.78 Folder 78: Hempl, George [American philologist] undated
1.79 Folder 79: Hibben, John Grier [American educator] 1926 June 11
1.80 Folder 80:  Higginson, Thomas Wentworth [American author] 1891 May 27
1.81 Folder 81:  Holmes, Oliver Wendell [American jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.] 1894 September 18, undated
1.82 Folder 82:  Hoover, Herbert Clark [President of the United States] 1928
1.83 Folder 83: House, Edward Mandell [American author] 1922 November 2
1.84 Folder 84: Howe, Edgar Watson [American author] 1923 November 7
1.85 Folder 85:  Howe, Julia Ward [American abolitionist and author] 1900 January 17
1.86 Folder 86: Howells, William Dean [American author] 1918 July 15
1.87 Folder 87: Hughes, Charles Evans [American jurist] 1921 November 18
1.88 Folder 88: Hurst, John Fletcher [American educator] 1900 July 17
1.89 Folder 89: G/H - General folder 1893 - 1936
1.90 Folder 90: Ingalls, John James [U.S. Senator for Kansas] 1894 August 11
1.91 Folder 91: Inoue, Katsunosuke [Japanese diplomat] 1928 November 5
1.92 Folder 92: Insull, Samuel [American business magnate] 1929 November 2
1.93 Folder 93: James, George Wharton [American journalist] 1908 October 21
1.94 Folder 94: Johnson, Robert Underwood [American author] March 1
1.95 Folder 95: Jones, Henry Arthur [English playwright] 1914 October 9
1.96 Folder 96: Jordan, David Starr [American author] 1909 March 8
1.97 Folder 97: Kahn, Otto H. [American financier] 1926-1929
1.98 Folder 98: Keeler, Charles Augustus [American financier] 1926-1929
1.99 Folder 99: Kelvin, William Thomson [Irish Physicist] 1898 November 9
2.100 Folder 100: Kennedy, John P. [U.S. Secretary of the Navy] undated
2.101 Folder 101: Kingsley, Charles [British author] undated
2.102 Folder 102: Lansing, Robert [American lawyer] 1915 December 2
2.103 Folder 103:  Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne [American social worker]
[Rose Hawthorne is the daughter of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne.]
May 1
2.104 Folder 104: Lindsay, Elizabeth Conner [wife of Vachel Lindsay] 1933, undated
2.105 Folder 105: Lindsay, Nicholas Vachel [American author] undated
2.106 Folder 106:  Longfellow, Alice Mary [American author] 1887 December 19, undated
2.107 Folder 107:  Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth [American author] 1873 February 10
2.108 Folder 108: K/L - General folder 1891-1933
2.109 Folder 109: Mabie, Hamilton Wright [American author] 1891-1914
2.110 Folder 110: MacGrath, Harold [American author] 1914 October 12
2.111 Folder 111: MacDowell, Marian [American philanthropist] 1929
2.112 Folder 112:  MacLeish, Archibald [American poet and Librarian of Congress.] 1941 May 23
2.113 Folder 113: McCormick, Ruth Hanna [U.S. Representative for Illinois] 1928 July 27
2.114 Folder 114: Markham, Edwin [American author] undated
2.115 Folder 115: Martin, Edward Sandford [American publisher] 1922 February 20
2.116 Folder 116: Martineau, Harriet [British author] May 6
2.117 Folder 117: Matthews, Brander [American author] 1906 October 12
2.118 Folder 118: Miller, Joaquin [American author] 1906 January 22
2.119 Folder 119: Mitchell, Silas Weir [American author] 1913 February 14
2.120 Folder 120: Monroe, Harriet [American author] 1896-1897
2.121 Folder 121: Morgenthau, Henry Sr. [American business man] 1930 December 15
2.122 Folder 122: Morley, Christopher [American author] 1935 May 24
2.123 Folder 123: Moulton, Louise Chandler [American author] 1885 December 29
2.124 Folder 124: Moulton, Richard Green [Irish educator] 1893-1905
2.125 Folder 125: Nast, Conde [American publisher] 1926 March 1
2.126 Folder 126: Nicholson, Meredith [American author] 1914 October 10
2.127 Folder 127:  Noyes, Alfred [British author] 1919 February 15
2.128 Folder 128: M/N - General folder 1890-1940
2.129 Folder 129: Oppenheim, Edward Phillips [British author] 1925-1927
2.130 Folder 130: Page, Thomas Nelson [American author] 1913 March 14
2.131 Folder 131: Paine, Albert Bigelow [American author] 1894-1895, undated
2.132 Folder 132: Peck, Morton E. [American educator]
[Handwritten copy of poem entitled, "Discoverers," unsigned]
undated
2.133 Folder 133: Phelps, William Lyon [American educator] 1919 February 17
2.134 Folder 134: Phillips, Wendell [American reformer] August 3
2.135 Folder 135: O/P - General folder August 3
2.136 Folder 136: Reid, Ogden [American journalist] 1933 June 17
2.137 Folder 137: Repplier, Agnes [American author] October 15
2.138 Folder 138: Richards, Ellen Henrietta [American chemist] 1909 July 19
2.139 Folder 139: Rinehart, Stanley Marshall [American physician] 1921 July 5
2.140 Folder 140:  Roosevelt, Theodore [President of the United States] 1910 August 3
2.141 Folder 141: Root, Elihu [U.S. Secretary of State] 1915-1919
2.142 Folder 142:  Rossetti, Dante Gabriel [English poet] undated
2.143 Folder 143: Russell, John E. [author of Elementary Logic] May 4
2.144 Folder 144: Q/R - General folder 1911-1930
2.145 Folder 145: Saltus, Edgar Evertson [American author] undated
2.146 Folder 146: Schwab, Charles M. [American industrialist] 1919-1922
2.147 Folder 147: Scollard, Clinton [American author] 1894 April 16
2.148 Folder 148: Sigsbee, Charles Dwight [U. S. Naval officer] 1921 May 2
2.149 Folder 149: Sinclair, Upton Beall [American author] 1927 September 22
2.150 Folder 150: Skinner, Otis [American actor] 1911 November 1
2.151 Folder 151: Spofford, Harriet E. Prescott [American author] 1889 September 10
2.152 Folder 152:  Stanton, Elizabeth Cady [American suffrage leader] 1882 January 26
2.153 Folder 153: Sterling, George [American author] 1908 March 6
2.154 Folder 154: Strachey, John St. Loe [British author] 1923 October 4
2.155 Folder 155: Street, Julian [American author] 1915 January 28
2.156 Folder 156: Stuart, Ruth McEnery [American author] 1897 January 21
2.157 Folder 157: Sullivan, Mark [American journalist] 1926 May 2
2.158 Folder 158: Swope, Gerald [American engineer] 1926
2.159 Folder 159:  Taft, William Howard [President of the United States] 1913-1928
2.160 Folder 160: Taylor, William [American minister] undated
2.161 Folder 161: Thaxter, Celia [American author] 1893 January 20
2.162 Folder 162: Thomas, Augustus [American author] 1923 February 1
2.163 Folder 163: Thompson, James Maurice [American author] 1893 October 24
2.164 Folder 164: Thomson, Elihu [American inventor] 1926
2.165 Folder 165: Torrence, Ridgely [American author] 1924-1926
2.166 Folder 166: Tully, Eleanor Gates [American author] 1909 April 28
2.167 Folder 167: S/T - General folder 1913-1932
2.168 Folder 168: Underwood, Oscar Wilder [U.S. Senator for Alabama] 1913 January 25
2.169 Folder 169: Untermyer, Samuel [American lawyer] 1929 September 27
2.170 Folder 170: Ward, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps [American author] 1885-1889
2.171 Folder 171: Warner, Charles Dudley [American author] 1889 September 19
2.172 Folder 172: Watterson, Henry [American journalist] 1913 February 25
2.173 Folder 173: Whitney, Adeline Dutton Train [American author] 1893 February 8
2.174 Folder 174: Wiggin, Kate Douglas [American author] 1893 January 25
2.175 Folder 175: Wilcox, Ella Wheeler [American author] 1886-1889, undated
2.176 Folder 176:  Wilson, Woodrow [President of the United States] 1914-1917
2.177 Folder 177: Wise, Stephen S. [American rabbi] 1918 November 13
2.178 Folder 178: Wood, Leonard [Metal of Honor recipient] 1899 December 27
2.179 Folder 179: Wright, Joseph [English linguist] 1909 March 8
2.180 Folder 180: U/V/W - General folder 1894-1931
2.181 Folder 181: Yard, Sydney Janis [American artist] 1908 November 7
2.182 Folder 182:   Zimmern, Helen [British author] January 23

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Franklin, Viola Price --Archives
  • Price, Charles W.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 (creator)
    • Allen, Henry James (creator)
    • Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 (creator)
    • Astor, John Jacob, 1864-1912 (creator)
    • Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948 (creator)
    • Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937 (creator)
    • Beck, James Montgomery, 1861-1936 (creator)
    • Benet, William Rose, 1886-1950 (creator)
    • Bingham, Hiram, 1831-1908 (creator)
    • Broun, Heywood, 1888-1939 (creator)
    • Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861 (creator)
    • Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 (creator)
    • Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 (creator)
    • Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926 (creator)
    • Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 (creator)
    • Clark, William Adolphus, 1825-1906 (creator)
    • Cockran, William Bourke, 1854-1923 (creator)
    • Coolidge, John Calvin, 1872-1933 (creator)
    • Copeland, Royal Samuel, 1868-1938 (creator)
    • Depew, Chauncey Mitchell, 1834-1928 (creator)
    • Dewey, John, 1859-1952 (creator)
    • Dix, Dorothy, 1861-1951 (creator)
    • Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 (creator)
    • Edge, Walter Evans, 1873-1956 (creator)
    • Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 (creator)
    • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 (creator)
    • Emerson, Raymond, 1886-1977 (creator)
    • Forbes, Edward W. (Edward Waldo), 1873-1969 (creator)
    • Goethals, George Washington, 1858-1928 (creator)
    • Grey, Zane, 1872-1939 (creator)
    • Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904 (creator)
    • Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 (creator)
    • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 (creator)
    • Hoover, Herbert Clark, 1874-1964 (creator)
    • Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910 (creator)
    • Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900 (creator)
    • Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870 (creator)
    • Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926 (creator)
    • Longfellow, Alice Mary, 1850-1928 (creator)
    • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 (creator)
    • MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 (creator)
    • McCormick, Ruth Hanna, 1880-1944 (creator)
    • Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958 (creator)
    • Peck, Morton E., 1871-1959 (creator)
    • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 (creator)
    • Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 (creator)
    • Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882 (creator)
    • Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 (creator)
    • Skinner, Otis, 1858-1942 (creator)
    • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902 (creator)
    • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 (creator)
    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 (creator)
    • Zimmern, Helen, 1846-1934 (creator)