Florence Ledyard Cross Kitchelt Papers,1896-1954

Collection Number: 2009

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Florence Ledyard Cross Kitchelt papers, 1896-1954, 1898-1910 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2009
Creator:
Florence Ledyard Cross Kitchelt, 1874-1961.
Quantity:
26 items.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, notes, reminiscences, and printed items.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters from Susan Dixwell Miller (Mrs. Gerrit Smith Miller) concerning Miss Cross' settlement house work for women in Brooklyn; letters, notes, and reminiscences concerning the beginnings of the George Junior Republic in Freeville, New York; and family letters and printed items.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters from Susan Dixwell Miller (Mrs. Gerrit Smith Miller) concerning Miss Cross' settlement house work for women in Brooklyn; letters, notes, and reminiscences concerning the beginnings of the George Junior Republic in Freeville, New York; and family letters and printed items.
In Mss. file, Box 51.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kitchelt, Florence Ledyard Cross, 1874-1961.
Miller, Susan Dixwell, 1845-1924.
George Junior Republic (Freeville, N. Y.)

Subjects:
Social settlements.
Poor women.

Places:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)--Poor.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Florence Ledyard Cross Kitchelt papers, #2009. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Correspondence
Box 51 Folder 1
Mrs. F.H. Cross, Rochester, Aug. 15, 1898 , to daughter, Florence, who had just gone to the George Junior Republic as a volunteer worker; family matters, a few inquiries re: GJR.
Box 51 Folder 1
J. W. Jenks, Dept. of Political Science, Cornell, to FLC at GJR, Dec. 8, 1898 re: choice of teacher for primary department.
Box 51 Folder 1
Father to FLC, from Rochester, Jan. 16, 1899 , concerning a recent fire in FLC's cottage at GJR. Also, brief note from Mother; references to a Miss Anthony [Susan B.?].
Box 51 Folder 1
Letter (2 pcs.) from Florence, GJR, Feb. 5, 1899 , to "My very dear girls," [Wells College], describing beginnings, aims, facilities of the GJR and her own work with the children. [FLC left in 1900.]
Box 51 Folder 1
Letters (3 pcs.) from B.G. ["Best Girl" - Susan Dixwell Miller (Mrs. Gerrit Smith Miller)], Geneva, N.Y., to "Dear My Girl" [Florence], Feb. 10, 1904 , praises recipience for giving up other plans for a life of service in settlement work; discusses personal matters.
Box 51 Folder 1
Letter (3 pcs.) from Susan Dixwell Miller, Peterboro, N.Y. to Florence, Apr. 27, 1905 , advising and encouraging her in her settlement work; mentions former GJR students, Jacob Smith and William Seidell.
Box 51 Folder 1
Letter (2 pcs.), Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, Aug. 25, 1905 [or 1904 or 1906 - probably 1905; writer refers to Jacob Smith's having one more year in law school - rec'd Bachelor's at CU in 1903], to FLC; some news of the Georges and GJR; encouragement and support for FLC.
Box 51 Folder 1
Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, to FLC, Little Italy Neighborhood House, Brooklyn, Nov. 10, 1905 , concerning recent [burglary] incidents at FLC's Brooklyn living quarters.
Box 51 Folder 1
Letter (3 pcs.) from Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, Nov. 24, [ 1905 ?], concerning FLC's work among women and girls and her fears for her safety in a dangerous neighborhood.
Box 51 Folder 1
Christmas note, 1905 , Mrs. Miller to FLC, [always addressed as "M.G." - My Girl].
Box 51 Folder 1
Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, Nov. 28, [ 1905 ?], re: boy thief referred to in other letters.
Box 51 Folder 1
Letter (2 pcs.) from Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, Jan. 16, [ 1906 ?], re: FLC's recent experiences in Brooklyn and the great responsibility she must bear alone; thinks she might be better off at Hull House.
Box 51 Folder 1
Letter (2 pcs.) from Mrs. Miller to FLC, Peterboro, Feb. 15, 1906 , admonishing her to rest; praises her for past work.
Box 51 Folder 1
Letter from Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, Feb. 18, 1906 , re: F's work; changes W.R. George has made in GJR Library; her son, Gerrit, Jr.'s plans for year's work in British Museum.
Box 51 Folder 1
Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, June 20, 1906 , to FLC, at Rochester, personal news; rather amusing comment on Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.
Box 51 Folder 1
Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, May 19, 1910 , brief personal note.
Box 51 Folder 1
Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, Feb. 7, ____, re: some work of Santayana's FLC has been reading.
Box 51 Folder 1
Mrs. Miller, Peterboro, Sept. 19, _____, note of encouragement.
Box 51 Folder 1
Mrs. Miller, n.d. [late Dec. or early Jan.], visit from Jacob Smith, etc.
Other mss. items
Box 51 Folder 1
FLC's reminiscences entitled "Initiation" with comment of donor: "Accurate story from the Geo. Jr. Republic Feb. 1899." Written ca. 1945 . Concerns attempt to foil rendezvous. 5 pp. typescript.
Box 51 Folder 1
Diary notes, Aug. 1898-Mar. 1900 , entitled "Stories from the George Junior Republic"; chiefly concerned with a twelve-year-old boy called Roxy and her attempts to befriend him, but also mention others. (12 pcs.)
Three small notebooks containing:
Box 51 Folder 1
Roster of 183 Citizens, 1896-1899 , giving age, date child came and date he or she left, address. Not complete for some.
Box 51 Folder 1
Record of remarks made in "Court" by Arthur Anderson, Judge, Nov.-Dec. 1899 , and in "Town Meeting," Jan. [1900?].
Box 51 Folder 1
Additional remarks of Anderson, Jan. 1900 -.
Miscellanea
Box 51 Folder 1
One snapshot of John Lincoln Miller studying ants. [Susan Dixwell Miller's grandson?] Small boy in frock and sunbonnet!!
Box 51 Folder 1
Printed copy of NY Times editorial, "Half Century of the Republic," appearing in July 13, 1946 issue. Pasted on this sheet is clipping re: Dec. 1954 GJR fund drive, from NY Times.