Viola Price Franklin letter collection, 1849-1941  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Franklin, Viola Price, 1855-
Title
Viola Price Franklin letter collection
Dates
1849-1941 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
WUA010
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
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 Willamette 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 Adams, Oscar Fay
An American author.
1891-1898
1 2 Ade, George
An American author.
1915 December 18
1 3  Alcott, Louisa May
An 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.
1885 December 18
1 4 Alden, Raymond M.
An American educator.
1907 September 16
1 5 Allen, Henry James.
U.S. Senator from Kansas.
1922-1932
1 6 Allen, James Lane
An American author.
1914 October 12
1 7  Anthony, Susan B.
An American woman suffrage advocate.
1902 November 14
1 8  Astor, J. J.
Great grandson of John Jacob Astor. Died on the Titanic.
1891-1892
1 9 Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn
An American author.
undated
1 10 Banks, Louis Albert
An American author.
1927 May 6
1 11 Barrie, Sir James Matthew
A British author.
October 8
1 12 Barton, Bruce
An American author.
1927 May 5
1 13 Beck, James Montgomery
U.S. Solicitor General.
1923 February 3
1 14 Belasco, David
An American playwright and producer.
1929 May 28
1 15 Bell, Lilian
An American author.
1896-1897
1 16 Belmont, August Jr.
An American finacier.
1913 January 23
1 17 Benet, William Rose
An American author.
1913 January 23
1 18 Bigelow, Poultney
An American journalist.
1914 October 7
1 19 Bingham, Hiram
A U.S. Senator from Connecticut.
1926
1 20 Bliven, Bruce
An American journalist.
1938 October 21
1 21 Bolton, Sarah K.
An American author.
1886
1 22 Broun, Heywood
An American journalist.
undated
1 23 Browne, William Hand
An American educator.
1898 February 7
1 24  Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
A British author.
circa 1850s
1 25  Browning, Robert
A British author. See also Zimmern, Helen.
1878 October 25
1 26 Bryan, Mary Baird
An American jurist.
1898 June 13
1 27  Bryan, William Jennings
An American politician.
1913 January 22
1 28 Burdette, Robert Jones
An American author.
1893 December 26
1 29 Butler, Nicholas Murray
An American educator.
1925-1926
1 30 A/B - General File 1891-1923
1 31 Canby, Henry Seidel
An American author.
1929 April 1
1 32 Cannon, Joseph Gurney
A U.S. Representative from Illinois.
1913 January 18
1 33 Capper, Arthur
A U.S. Senator from Kansas.
1926 May 18
1 34 Carmon, William Bliss
A Canadian author.
1914 October 13
1 35 Chambers, Robert William
An American author.
1914 October 13
1 36 Chapple, Joe Mitchell
An American journalist.
1929 March 9
1 37 Chatfield-Taylor, Hobart C.
An American author.
October 5
1 38 Cheney, John Vance
An American author.
1897 March 31
1 39 Churchill, Winston
An American author.
1914 October 5
1 40 Clark, William A.
A U.S. Senator from Montana.
1921 May 3
1 41 Coates, Florence Earle
An American author.
1889 September 14
1 42 Cobb, Irvin Shrewsbury
An American author.
1927 May 6
1 43 Cockran, William Burke
A U.S. Representative from New York.
1916 January 22
1 44 Coolbrith, Ina Donna
An American author.
1912 August 27
1 45  Coolidge, John Calvin
President of the United States.
1925 July 13
1 46 Cooper, Hugh Lincoln
An American engineer.
1929 November 29
1 47 Copeland, Royal Samuel
A U.S. Senator for New York.
1925 January 20
1 48 Curtis, Charles
An American politician.
1928
1 49 Davis, Richard Harding
An American journalist.
February 14
1 50 Depew, Chauncey Mitchell
A U.S. Senator from New York.
circa 1921
1 51 Dewey, John
An American author.
1933 October 5
1 52 Dix, Dorothy
An American author.
undated
1 53  Douglass, Frederick
An American abolitionist and reformer.
1862 May 2
1 54 Drew, John
An American abolitionist and reformer.
undated
1 55 C/D - General folder 1891-1932
1 56 Edge, Walter Evans
A Governor of New Jersey and Ambassador to France.
1913 January 17
1 57  Edison, Thomas
An American inventor.
1913-1915
1 58  Emerson, Ralph Waldo
An American author.
1849 November
1 59 Euwer, Anthony Henderson
An American author.
1922 October 26
1 60 Farrar, John Chipman
An American editor.
1923 June 6
1 61 Field, Mrs. Eugene
Her first name was Kate.
circa 1897
1 62 Fuller, Ethel Romig
An American author.
undated
1 63 E/F - General folder 1901-1936
1 64 Gale, Zona
An American author.
October 7
1 65 Garland, Hamlin
An American author.
1896 December 19
1 66 Garrison, Lindley Miller
An American lawyer.
1914 January 14
1 67 Gary, Elbert Henry
An American business leader.
1926 January 18
1 68 Gibson, Hugh Simons 1928 July 20
1 69 Gilder, Richard Watson
An American author.
undated
1 70 Goethals, George Washington
An American engineer.
1913 November 26
1 71  Grey, Zane
An American author.
1914 October 6
1 72 Hadley, Arthur Twining
An American economist.
1919 April 19
1 73 Hamilton, Clayton Meeker
An American critic and producer.
1923 January 27
1 74 Hanna, Marcus Alonzo
A U.S. Senator from Ohio.
1903 December 27
1 75 Harvey, George Brinton McClellan
U.S. Ambassador to Great Britian.
undated
1 76 Hayne, Paul Hamilton
An American author.
1878 May 22
1 77 Hays, Will H.
An American politician.
1931 October 5
1 78 Hempl, George
An American philologist.
undated
1 79 Hibben, John Grier
An American educator.
1926 June 11
1 80  Higginson, Thomas Wentworth
An American author.
1891 May 27
1 81  Holmes, Oliver Wendell
An American jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
1894 September 18
1 82  Hoover, Herbert Clark
President of the United States.
1928
1 83 House, Edward Mandell
An American author.
1922 November 2
1 84 Howe, Edgar Watson
An American author.
1923 November 7
1 85  Howe, Julia Ward
An American abolitionist and author.
1900 January 17
1 86 Howells, William Dean
An American author.
1918 July 15
1 87 Hughes, Charles Evans
An American jurist.
1921 November 18
1 88 Hurst, John Fletcher
An American educator.
1900 July 17
1 89 G/H - General folder 1893 - 1936
1 90 Ingalls, John James
A U.S. Senator from Kansas.
1894 August 11
1 91 Inoue, Katsunosuke
A Japanese diplomat.
1928 November 5
1 92 Insull, Samuel
An American business magnate.
1929 November 2
1 93 James, George Wharton
An American journalist.
1908 October 21
1 94 Johnson, Robert Underwood
An American author.
March 1
1 95 Jones, Henry Arthur
An English playwright.
1914 October 9
1 96 Jordan, David Starr
An American author.
1909 March 8
1 97 Kahn, Otto H.
An American financier.
1926-1929
1 98 Keeler, Charles Augustus
An American financier.
1926-1929
1 99 Kelvin, William Thomson
An Irish physicist.
1898 November 9
2 1 Kennedy, John P.
A U.S. Secretary of the Navy.
undated
2 2 Kingsley, Charles
A British author.
undated
2 3 Lansing, Robert
An American lawyer.
1915 December 2
2 4  Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne
An American social worker. Rose Hawthorne is the daughter of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne.
May 1
2 5 Lindsay, Elizabeth Conner
Wife of Vachel Lindsay.
1933
2 6 Lindsay, Nicholas Vachel
An American author.
undated
2 7  Longfellow, Alice Mary
An American author.
1887 December 19
2 8  Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
An American author.
1873 February 10
2 9 K/L - General folder 1891-1933
2 10 Mabie, Hamilton Wright
An American author.
1891-1914
2 11 MacGrath, Harold
An American author.
1914 October 12
2 12 MacDowell, Marian
An American philanthropist.
1929
2 13  MacLeish, Archibald
An American poet and Librarian of Congress.
1941 May 23
2 14 McCormick, Ruth Hanna
A U.S. Representative from Illinois.
1928 July 27
2 15 Markham, Edwin
An American author.
undated
2 16 Martin, Edward Sandford
An American publisher.
1922 February 20
2 17 Martineau, Harriet
A British author.
May 6
2 18 Matthews, Brander
An American author.
1906 October 12
2 19 Miller, Joaquin
An American author.
1906 January 22
2 20 Mitchell, Silas Weir
An American author.
1913 February 14
2 21 Monroe, Harriet
An American author.
1896-1897
2 22 Morgenthau, Henry, Sr.
An American business man and United States Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.
1930 December 15
2 23 Morley, Christopher
An American author.
1935 May 24
2 24 Moulton, Louise Chandler
An American author.
1885 December 29
2 25 Moulton, Richard Green
An Irish educator.
1893-1905
2 26 Nast, Conde
An American publisher.
1926 March 1
2 27 Nicholson, Meredith
An American author.
1914 October 10
2 28  Noyes, Alfred
A British author.
1919 February 15
2 29 M/N - General folder 1890-1940
2 30 Oppenheim, Edward Phillips
A British author.
1925-1927
2 31 Page, Thomas Nelson
An American author.
1913 March 14
2 32 Paine, Albert Bigelow
An American author.
1894-1895
2 33 Peck, Morton E.
An American educator. Handwritten copy of poem entitled, "Discoverers," unsigned.
undated
2 34 Phelps, William Lyon
An American educator.
1919 February 17
2 35 Phillips, Wendell
An American reformer.
August 3
2 36 O/P - General folder August 3
2 37 Reid, Ogden
An American journalist.
1933 June 17
2 38 Repplier, Agnes
An American author.
October 15
2 39 Richards, Ellen Henrietta
An American chemist.
1909 July 19
2 40 Rinehart, Stanley Marshall
An American physician.
1921 July 5
2 41  Roosevelt, Theodore
A President of the United States.
1910 August 3
2 42 Root, Elihu
A U.S. Secretary of State.
1915-1919
2 43  Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
An English poet.
undated
2 44 Russell, John E.
The author of Elementary Logic.
May 4
2 45 Q/R - General folder 1911-1930
2 46 Saltus, Edgar Evertson
An American author.
undated
2 47 Schwab, Charles M.
An American industrialist.
1919-1922
2 48 Scollard, Clinton
An American author.
1894 April 16
2 49 Sigsbee, Charles Dwight
A U.S. naval officer.
1921 May 2
2 50 Sinclair, Upton Beall
An American author.
1927 September 22
2 51 Skinner, Otis
An American actor.
1911 November 1
2 52 Spofford, Harriet E. Prescott
An American author.
1889 September 10
2 53  Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
An American suffrage leader.
1882 January 26
2 54 Sterling, George
An American author.
1908 March 6
2 55 Strachey, John St. Loe
A British author.
1923 October 4
2 56 Street, Julian
An American author.
1915 January 28
2 57 Stuart, Ruth McEnery
An American author.
1897 January 21
2 58 Sullivan, Mark
An American journalist
1926 May 2
2 59 Swope, Gerald
An American engineer.
1926
2 60  Taft, William Howard
A President of the United States.
1913-1928
2 61 Taylor, William
An American minister.
undated
2 62 Thaxter, Celia
An American author.
1893 January 20
2 63 Thomas, Augustus
An American author.
1923 February 1
2 64 Thompson, James Maurice
An American author.
1893 October 24
2 65 Thomson, Elihu
An American inventor.
1926
2 66 Torrence, Ridgely
An American author.
1924-1926
2 67 Tully, Eleanor Gates
An American author.
1909 April 28
2 68 S/T - General folder 1913-1932
2 69 Underwood, Oscar Wilder
A U.S. Senator from Alabama.
1913 January 25
2 70 Untermyer, Samuel
An American lawyer.
1929 September 27
2 71 Ward, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
An American author.
1885-1889
2 72 Warner, Charles Dudley
An American author.
1889 September 19
2 73 Watterson, Henry
An American journalist.
1913 February 25
2 74 Whitney, Adeline Dutton Train
An American author.
1893 February 8
2 75 Wiggin, Kate Douglas
An American author.
1893 January 25
2 76 Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
An American author.
1886-1889
2 77  Wilson, Woodrow
A President of the United States.
1914-1917
2 78 Wise, Stephen S.
An American rabbi.
1918 November 13
2 79 Wood, Leonard
A Metal of Honor recipient.
1899 December 27
2 80 Wright, Joseph
An English lignuist.
1909 March 8
2 81 U/V/W - General folder 1894-1931
2 82 Yard, Sydney Janis
An American artist.
1908 November 7
2 83  Zimmern, Helen
A British author.
January 23

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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