Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Susan Walker FitzGerald Papers

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Collection Number: M 19

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June 2002
Last Updated: June 17, 2005


FitzGerald speaking for women's suffrage, c.1913. Carrie Chapman Catt albums.

Bryn Mawr College Years    Courtship     Marriage      Suffrage Campaigns      Massachusetts House of Representatives

Other Susan Walker FitzGerald Materials at Bryn Mawr

Susan Walker FitzGerald (née Susan Grimes Walker) is designated as S, and Richard Y. FitzGerald as R. Other correspondents are briefly described at the end of the guide.

 
Box Folder Date Contents
Bryn Mawr College Years
1 0   typed transcripts, bibliographical information, biographical information, contents lists, misc.
  1 1875 - 1878 documents from S's childhood (1 letter, 1 postcard, 1 playbill, 1 empty envelope)
  2 1889 S's letters to parents from Bryn Mawr (3 typed transcripts of letters, 1 photocopy of a letter)
  3 1889-1891 S's letters to parents from Bryn Mawr (3 letters, 7 postcards, 1 invitation)
Alice Gould (BMC1889, SWF's cousin) to S (1 letter, typed transcript)
  4 1891 Correspondence to S about forming Student Government Association at BMC (33 letters)
  5 1889-1893 S's Bryn Mawr records, examination questions, misc.
  6 1889-1900 Evangeline H. Walker (BMC 1893) and
Ethel McCoy Walker (BMC 1894) to R (26 total letters, 1 photograph, typed transcripts)
Courtship
  7 - 10 1896 Sep 16 - 1898 Jul 16 R to S, courtship (69 letters)
2 1 - 8 1898 Aug 4 - 1900 Nov 24 R to S, courtship and engagement (begun July 1900) (118 letters, 1 telegram)
3 1 1900 Nov 26 - 1901 Jan 21

R to S, engagement (22 letters)

  2 1901 S and R letters to S's mother (Rebecca Walker) (12 total letters)
  3 - 5 1901 Jan 25 - 1901 Jul 25 R to S, from engagement to wedding (August 3, 1901) (58 letters)
Separations Soon after Marriage
  6 1901 Oct 8 - 1902 Feb 7 R to S, post marriage (6 letters and 1 booklet for trousseau and used later for record of baby gifts)
  7 - 9 1903 Jun 15 - 1903 Sep 2 R to S, Richard in New Hampshire with baby Anne (49 letters)
  7 1903 Jun 7 R to Adolphus Fitzgerald (1 letter)*
  9 1903 Dec 10 R to Adolphus Fitzgerald (1 letter)
4 1 1903 Jun 10 1904 - 1904 Jun 30 R in New Hampshire to S at Richmond Hill Settlement House in New York City (13 letters)
  1 1904 May 6, 9 and 17 Henrietta G. Fitts to R, Henrietta recommending a hearing device for R (3 letters)
  1 1904 Jun 10, 12 and 20 McCoy Fitzgerald to R (3 letters)
  2 - 5 1904 Jul 1 - 1904 Sep 30 R in Redding, California to S, at the Richmond Hill house, also in New Hampshire and at Bryn Mawr (71 letters)
  6 - 7 1904 Jun 11 - 1904 Jul 31 S at Richmond Hill house to R in Redding, California (36 letters)
  7 1904 Jul 12 and 29 Rebecca Walker to S (2 letters) and John G. Walker to S (1 letter)
5 1-2 1904 Aug 1 - 1904 Oct 5 S in New Hampshire to R in California (53 letters, 1 postcard)
  2 1904 Oct 3 Rebecca Walker to R (1 letter)
  2 1904 Oct 8 and 1904 Dec 30 Adolphus Fitzgerald to R (2 letters)
  3 1905 Oct 11 - 1906 Apr 12 S in San Francisco with ill infant Rebecca P. to R in Redding, California (29 letters, 2 postcards)
  3 1906 Jan 14 Ethel M.Walker to R (1 letter)
  3 1906 Feb 6 Evangeline H. Walker to R (1 letter)
  3 1906 Feb 25 Fred C. Johnston to R (1 letter)
  3 1906 Mar 13 Kate Wyndham to R (1 letter)
  4 1906 Mar 9 - 1906 Apr 11

R in Redding, California while S is in San Francisco
R to S (14 letters)

  5 1906 Sep 19 - 1907 Feb 25 R to S and S to R (36 letters, 1 postcard, 2 empty envelopes)
  6 1906 Oct 24 and 1907 Mar 4 and 1907 Sep 9 McCoy Fitzgerald to R (3 letters)
  6 1907 Feb 16 and 27, Mar 1, Apr 5, Aug 30, Sep 12 Adolphus Fitzgerald to R (6 letters)
  6 1907 May 4 Adolphus Fitzgerald to S (1 letter)
  6 1907 Apr 9 Bertha M. Fitzgerald to S (1 letter)
6 1-2 1907 Mar 2 - 1907 Apr 8 S in Washington, D.C. to R in Eureka, Nevada and Redding, California (50 letters, 2 empty envelopes)
  1 1907 Mar 5 and 10 Pauline A. Shaw to S, Shaw offering job to S in Boston (2 letters)
  1 1907 Mar 14 S to Pauline A. Shaw, negotiations about job offer (1 letter)
  1 1907 Apr 1 S to Adolphus Fitzgerald (1 letter)
  1 1907 Mary D. Griffith to S and R (2 enclosed letters)
  3 - 4 1907 Mar 3 - 1907 May 11 R in Eureka, Nevada and Redding, California to S in Washington, D.C. (54 letters)
Bertha Fitzgerald to R (1 letter enclosed in April 8, 1907 envelope)
  5 1907 Sep 4 - 1908 Jun 5 R to S and S to R, misc. correspondence (23 letters and 1 postcard)
FCJ, Connie Blanchard, Lillian Harris, and Canadian Pacific Railway to R and S (4 letters)
Suffrage Campaigns
  6-7 1909 Jul 10 - 1909 Sep 20 Massachusetts Suffrage Campaign
S
to R in Eureka, Nevada and Redding, California- (41 letters, 3 postcards)
  8 1909 Aug 7 Bertha Fitzgerald to S (1 letter)
  8 1909 Aug 31 - 1909 Sep 17 R to S (11 letters, 1 dividend check from the New England Trust Company)
  9 1909 Apr 17 - 1911 Apr 5 S in Newport, Rhode Island and Boston to R in Boston area (11 letters)
  9 1909 Apr 30 Elizabeth Grimes Walker (S's niece) to S (1 letter)
  9 1909 Dec 6 R in Boston to S in Newport (2 letters from same day)
  10 1911 Jul 9 - 1912 Jan 10 Boston School Board Campaign
S to R (7 letters, 2 postcards)
R to S (2 letters)
Harriet Curtis to S (1 letter)
E. Winifred Marsh to S (1 letter)
7 1 1913 Mar 19 - 1913 Apr 1

Michigan Suffrage Campaign
S to R (6 letters)

  2 1914 Apr 8 and 1914 Jul 24 Rebecca P. FitzGerald (RPF) to R - one sent to Jamaica Plain and one to Canada (2 letters)
  2 1914 Jun 18 Ethel M. Walker to R in Jamaica Plain, congratulations on birth of fouth child and news about the Walker girls' school (1 letter)
  2 1914 Jun 26 Adolphus Fitzgerald to R in Boston (1 letter)
  2 1914 Jul 14 - 1914 Aug 8 S from Jamaica Plain to R vacationing in Canada (20 letters)
  2 1914 Jul 21 Rebecca Walker to S (1 postcard)
  2 1914 Jul 22 Anne FitzGerald (AF) to R in Canada (1 letter)
  3 1915 Jun 8- 1915 Sep 12

Suffrage Campaigns (Chicago, MA, NY, NJ)
S to R in Boston (10 letters, 2 postcards)

  3 1915 Sep 4 and 13 Bertha Fitzgerald to R (2 letters)
  3 1915 Sep 9 Adolphus Fitzgerald to R (1 letter)
  3 1915 Sep 12 and 13 McCoy Fitzgerald to R (2 letters)
  4 1916 May 17 - 1916 Nov 9

Suffrage Campaigns in Mid-west and West, including Iowa, Utah and California
S to R (26 letters, 2 postcards, 1 telegram)

  4 1916 Feb 8 and Jul 3 Ethel M. Walker to R (2 letters)
  4 1916 May 29 McCoy Fitzgerald to R (1 letter)
  4 1916 Jun 2 Bertha Fitzgerald to R (1 letter)
  4 1916 Jun 8 Adolphus Fitzgerald to R (1 letter)
  4 1916 Jun 19 McCoy Fitzgerald and Bertha Fitzgerald to R (1 joint letter)
  5 1918 Democratic State Committee, S's misc. items
  5 1918 Jan 1 William Garrison, Jr. to S (1 letter)
  5 1918 Apr 11 Anne FitzGerald to S (1 postcard)
  5 1920 Jan 25 S's general Democratic Committee campaign (1 letter)
Massachusetts House of Representatives
  6 1922-1924 S's campaign Materials for Massachusetts House of Representative, newspaper clippings, examples of bills, handwritten notes, misc.
Congratulatory letters from S's campaign win in 1922:
-R.W. Washburn
-Chairman of Republican Women's City Committee
-Senator David I. Walsh
-E. Fose and B.F. Sturtebaut Company
-Hon. Andrew J. Peters
-Benjamin L. Young, Speaker of the MA House of
Representatives
-Alvan T. Fuller, Lieutenant Governor, MA House of Representatives
(9 letters, 1 pamphlet - "Daily List of Legislative Committee Hearings, 5 bills)

Other Correspondents
Anne FitzGerald - daughter of S and R
Adolphus L. Fitzgerald - R's father
Alice Gould - Bryn Mawr class of 1889, S's cousin
Bertha M. Fitzgerald - R's sister-in-law, wife of McCoy Fitzgerald
Evangeline H. Walker - Bryn Mawr class of 1893, R's cousin
Ethel McCoy Walker - Bryn Mawr class of 1894, R's cousin
Fred C. Johnston
Henrietta G. Fitts- S's cousin
John G. Walker - S's father
McCoy Fitzgerald - R's brother
Pauline A. Shaw - Boston suffragist
Rebecca Pickering FitzGerald - daughter of S and R
Rebecca White Walker - S's mother

Other Susan Walker FitzGerald Materials at Bryn Mawr

The following collections include additional material on Susan Walker FitzGerald:

  • Alice B. Gould Papers - Alice Bache Gould (Bryn Mawr 1889) was Susan FitzGerald's cousin. There are several letters to R and S from the early 1940s, Gould writing from Madrid, Seville and Valladolid. Topics include political and living conditions in Spain and Gould's interest in making donations of books to Bryn Mawr and the Boston Public Library.
  • Scrapbook Collection. Scrapbook of memorabilia compiled by S during her years at Bryn Mawr.
  • Carrie Chapman Catt Albums. Photograph of S speaking for women's suffrage, c. 1913. Box 1 folder 3
  • M. Carey Thomas Papers. See Reel Guide and Index to the Microfilm Collection for the Papers of M. Carey Thomas for records of correspondence between S and M. Carey Thomas.
  • Susan FitzGerald (A.B. 1929) Papers. Susan's and Richard's daughter's letters home from Bryn Mawr 1926-27 and 1928-29. In the Alumnae Small Collections.

    * A note on the FitzGerald name: the capitalization of the "g" varies within the family. Richard, his mother, Susan, and the four children of Susan and Richard chose the FitzGerald version, but Richard's father (Adolphus Leigh Fitzgerald), his sister and his brother, McCoy, used Fitzgerald.

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