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"The Woman Who Talks," American Jewess, Apr 1895 to May 1899

"The Woman Who Talks" is a column in the American Jewessthat recounts some remarkable inventions and accomplishments by women, often addressing the misogyny women have to face in the literary, commercial, or domestic realm.The included file only…

Ladies Home Journal

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Ladies Home Journal is a monthly American women's magazine first published by the Curtis Publishing Company of Philadelphia in 1883. Besides short and serial fictional stories, the magazine is devoted to any issues related to home life. It contains…

Good Housekeeping

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Good Housekeeping is an American women's magazine first published in Massachusetts in 1885. The magazine aims "to produce and perpetuate perfection [...] as may be attained in the household" and provides its readers with recipes, health advice, and…


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Cosmopolitanis an American women's magazine launched by the Schlicht & Field Company in 1886. It focuses on issues related to fashion, household decor, cooking, and other domestic interests. Over the years, serialized fiction, book reviews,…


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Vogue is an American magazine founded by Arthur Baldwin Turnure in 1892 as a weekly high-society journal. It primarily focuses on New York City's social elite and covers news of the local social scene as well as reviews plays, books, and music. The…

Harper’s Bazaar

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Harper's Bazaar is an American magazine founded by Harper & Brothers in New York in 1867. On the cover of its inaugural issue, the magazine describes itself as "a repository of fashion, pleasure, and instruction."Inspired by the Berlin magazine…

Godey's Lady's Book

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Godey's Lady's Book, later known as Godey's Magazine, is an American magazine devoted to women's issues and is first published by L.A. Godey in 1830 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.In 1837, Sarah Josepha Hale becomes the editor of Godey's Lady's Book.…

Greenwood Employment, National Era, Nov 28, 1850

1850. The_National_Era. Greenwood employment.pdf
The National Era reprints a note in which Greenwood's employment for the said paper is announced. Credit

Letter from Anne Brewster to Mary Howell, July 8, 1864

ABP 27 10 Letter to Howell, July 8, 1864.pdf
Anne Brewster describes the fiancé of her cousin Frank as a "well-posé person" whose manners she feels drawn to. She adds: "Had I been alone with her I should have kissed her [inserted] but I would not take a liberty with her before any one for fear…

Haps and Mishaps Review, London Athenaeum, Nov 18, 1854

1854. London Athenaeum. Haps and Mishaps Review. Nov 18.pdf
The reviewer belittles Greenwood's admiring accounts of well-known people in her Haps and Mishaps of a Tour in Europe. The author criticizes her for misinterpreting certain conversations. Credit Hathi Trust

Anne Brewster about Financial Independence, Diary Entry Excerpts (1878)

ABP Box 5 2, diary 1878 Sep, joys of financial independence.pdf
Anne Brewster finds herself earning "a comfortable independence." She is far better off than a year ago, working for Daily Evening Telegraph and Boston Advertiser. Credit The Library Company of Philadelphia

Anne Brewster about Blackwood and Gender Differences, Diary Entry Excerpts (1878)

ABP 5 1, Diary 1878, consideration of Blackwood. Gender Differences.pdf
The diary entries include discussions of illness, Brewster's anticipation of death, social networking, and payment negotiations with the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and the Evening Telegraph. Brewster's brother initiated these negotiations as he…

Obituary, Baltimore Sun, April 19, 1892

1892. Baltimore Sun. Obituary.pdf
Brewster's obituary praises her as a foreign correspondent of "rare accomplishments" with a much-frequented home in Rome. Credit

"Un Petit Accident d'Amour," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 12, 1880

1880. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Dinner Party.pdf
Brewster offers a biting commentary on the social norms of Vanity Fair drawing from the example of French actress Sarah Bernhardt who offended the upper-class members with her "bad morals." Credit

Lucy Hooper and Anne Brewster, Daily Appeal, Jan 12, 1879

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The author of this note is familiar with Anne Brewster and Lucy Hooper, who they met at a fair in Philadelphia together with Mrs. E.D. Gillespie. The author addresses gossip as Lucy Hooper's main area of interest as a journalist, which is "hard…

"Spring Life in the Italian Capital," Chicago Evening Post, April 23, 1872

1872. Chicago Evening Post. Brewster Admirer.pdf
The article describes Brewster's outer appearance as well as her Monday receptions, praising her as a great hostess. Credit

"New Ornaments for Central Park," Burlington Free Press, June 19, 1869

1869. Burlington Free Press. Brewster about Stebbins Statue.pdf
This article reprints a passage written by Anne Brewster in the Philadelphia Bulletin which describes the process of Emma Stebbins creating her sculpture for the Central Park in New York. Credit

"London in Midsummer," Kansas City Star, Aug 22, 1888

1888. Kansas City Star. London in Midsummer.pdf
Greenwood sketches how actress Lillie Langtry made it "from idle to laborious display" in a witty comment on social gossip. Credit

"Grace Greenwood," Waukesha Daily Freeman, July 13, 1882

1882. Waukesha Daily Freeman. GG Bio.pdf
Sarah K. Bolton writes a favorable biographical account of Grace Greenwood. Bolton introduces the article by characterizing her relationship to Greenwood from admiration from a distance to affection as long-term acquaintences.The author states that…

"Grace Greenwood," Carbondale Leader, Feb 28, 1874

1874. Carbondale Daily News. GG Reunion Readings.pdf
The article is a reprint from the Washington Press. It mentions Greenwood's talent as a dramatic reader and her genius as a writer. Adhering to gender norms, the author stresses Greenwood's beauty and comments that "[i]t is so rare that beauty and…