Sweet, Emma Biddlecom

Title: EMMA BIDDLECOM SWEET PAPERS
Date range: 1808-1951
Location: A.S97
Size: 5 boxes

 


 

Emma Biddlecom Sweet (1862-1951) was a distant cousin of Susan B. Anthony and intermittently served as her secretary from ca.1895 to1906. She also held various executive positions in the Political Equality Club, Rochester, NY, and its successor, the Woman Suffrage Party of Monroe County, Inc. In 1896 she accompanied Susan B. Anthony to California to work on the campaign to add a suffrage amendment to the state's constitution. Here she met Carrie Chapman Catt who became a personal friend and a great deal of the correspondence is from her. Among the other correspondents are Lucy E. Anthony, Mary S. Anthony, Susan B. Anthony, Mary T. L. Gannett, William Channing Gannett, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Maud Nathan, Rush Rhees, Anna Howard Shaw and Booker T. Washington. Many of the letters are in connection with a lecture series sponsored by the Political Equality Club.

Other material in the collection consists of manuscript and printed records of the national and local suffrage movement and photographs. Suffrage pamphlets that were also part of the collection are now cataloged and shelved with the Department's book collection. Also found in the collection are personal legal papers, financial records, and photographs related to Emma B. Sweet, her family, and her husband Fred G. Sweet, who was an employee of the City of Rochester. More biographical information about Emma B. Sweet can be found on the web site Western New York Suffragists: Winning the Vote.

From the Estate of Mrs. Emma B. Sweet, February 18, 1952 and April 7, 1952. Emma B. Sweet also donated material related to the woman’s rights movement to the First Unitarian Church and those materials can be found in the First Unitarian Church Papers.


BOX CONTENTS

Box 1: Correspondence, 1836‑1950. (See list of indexed correspondence)

Box 2: Photographs and prints
 

  1. Emma B. Sweet (several taken in 1896 when she accompanied Susan B. Anthony to California)
  2. Carrie Chapman Catt
  3. Mary Garrett Hay
  4. Anna Howard Shaw
  5. Other suffragists
  6. Fred G. Sweet
  7. Members of the Biddlecom and Sweet families
  8. Inscriptions from vols. 1 and 4 of History of Woman Suffrage from Susan B. Anthony to EBS; inscriptions from vols. 5 and 6 from Carris Chapman Catt to EBS.

 


    Manuscripts

 

 

 

  1. Notes and text of speeches written by Emma B. Sweet (most relate to Susan B. Anthony and suffrage)
  2. Legal papers related to the Lapham, Sweet, Biddlecom families, 1808-1908
  3. Receipts for goods and services purchased by Emma B. and Fred G. Sweet, 1886-1897
  4. Receipts for goods and services purchased by Emma B. and Fred G. Sweet, 1898-1910
  5. School compositions written by Fred G. Sweet
  6. Miscellaneous printed material

 


Box 3: Material relating to woman suffrage movement in Rochester and Monroe County, NY

 

 

 

 

  1. Printed material including ticket and circular for Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s talk given in 1903 as part of the lecture series sponsored by the Rochester Political Equality Club
  2. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, broadsides, and advertisements printed in Rochester, NY publications in support of and opposed to the November 2, 1915 New York State referendum on woman suffrage
  3. Woman Suffrage Party of Monroe County: Minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence, 1893-1915
  4. Woman Suffrage Party of Monroe County: Minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence, 1916-1917
  5. Woman Suffrage Party of Monroe County: Account book of income and expenses related to the 1915 referendum
  6. Susan B. Anthony Memorial Association: Minutes, printed material, solicitation book related to raising money to erect Anthony Hall on the University of Rochester Prince Street campus
  7. Confirmation of Emma B. Sweet's $1.00 donation to the New York State Woman Suffrage Party, Christmas 1916
  8. Certificate awarding Emma B. Sweet the position of a life member of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association, as a result of her $50.00 donation to the organization, September 30, 1908
  9. NAWSA Honor Roll Certificate awarded to Emma B. Sweet, 1920

 


Box 4: Pamphlets, programs, broadsides, etc.

 

 

 

 

  1. Suffrage Pamphlets: National
  2. Suffrage Pamphlets: New York State
  3. Suffrage Pamphlets: Miscellaneous
  4. Issues of The Woman’s Journal (November 18, 1911, February 22, 1913, July 22, 1916)
  5. Booklets published by Girard Trust Company of Philadelphia in 1933 on Clarissa Harlowe Barton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Josepha Hale and Mary Mason Lyon
  6. Pamphlets, programs, broadsides, etc. relating to child labor, pacifism, and other topics
  7. Pamphlets relating to the New Century Club and New Century Working Women’s Guild
  8. Suffrage Bulletins and Newspapers
  9. Printed Materials
  10. Printed Materials related to Susan B. Anthony
  11. Women's Rights Broadsides
  12. Suffrage Songs
  13. Lecture Announcements, 1910-1912

 


Box 5: Scrapbooks (3) with newspaper clippings related to women’s rights, abolitionist movement, and other social and literary topics

 

 


LIST OF INDEXED CORRESPONDENCE

MSA = Mary Stafford Anthony
SBA = Susan B. Anthony
CCC = Carrie Chapman Catt
HMM = Harriet May Mills
EBS = Emma Biddlecom Sweet

[1871?, March 3]

Dr. Ignace Kiss (?) to Susan Brownell Anthony.  3p.

1891, September 15

SBA to M.B. Logan.  1p.

1893, October 4

William Channing Gannett to EBS 4p.

1894

Autograph statement by SBA.  1p.

1895, January 17

SBA to Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard.  2p.

1895, September 7

EBS to SBA.  1p.

1895, October 30

SBA to O.L. Mahon (preliminary draft).  2p.

1895, November 1

SBA to _________ ___________.  2p.

1895, November 2

SBA to O.L. Mahon (another preliminary draft, contains two copies of page 2).  3p.

1895, November 7

SBA to EBS.  2p.

1895, November 18

SBA to Rachel (Foster) Avery.  3p.

1897, February 10

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1897, February 19

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1897, March 22

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1897, April 7

EBS to SBA.  1p.

1897, April 16

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1897, April 16

SBA to EBS.  2p.

[1897?]

SBA to EBS.  2p.

1898, May 5

William Channing Gannett to EBS.  4p.

1899, May 12

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1899, July 8

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1899, July 23

SBA to EBS.  8p.

1899, August 18

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1899, December 25

SBA to EBS.  1p.

1899

SBA to EBS.  4p.

1900, August 10

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1900, September 29

SBA to EBS.  1p.

1901, January 26

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1901, May 1

SBA to EBS.  2p.

1901, May 15

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1901, June 11

SBA to EBS.  1p.

1901, September 20

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1901, November 10

CCC to EBS.  4p.

1901, December 20

CCC to EBS.  4p.

1902, January 23

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1902, April 15

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1902, October 21

MSA to _________ _________.  1p.

1903, January 1

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1903, March 6

SBA to EBS.  1p.

1903, March 6

CCC to EBS. 1p.

1903, March 11

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1903, April 23

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1903, May 28

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  3p.

1903, June 1

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1903, June 7

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  1p.

1903, June 8

EBS to Sarah Sophia (Chase) Platt Decker.  1p.

1903, June 11

Sarah Sophia (Chase) Platt Decker to EBS.  1p.

1903, August 4

EBS to Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch.  1p.

1903, August 14

Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch to EBS.  1p.

1903, August 21

EBS to Anna Carpenter (Garlin) Spencer.  1p.

1903, August 24

EBS to Samuel Milton Jones.  1p.

1903, August 25

Annis Bertha (Ford) Eastman to MSA.  2p.

1903, August 26

Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane to MSA.  2p.

1903, August 27

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  1p.

1903, August 29

Booker Taliaferro Washington to MSA.  1p.

1903, September 3

Anna Carpenter (Garlin) Spencer to EBS.  3p.

1903, September 8

EBS to Samuel Milton Jones.  1p.

1903, September 8

EBS to Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane.  1p.

1903, September 10

Booker Taliaferro Washington to MSA.  1p.

1903, September 10

Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 12

EBS to Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane.  1p.

1903, September 12

EBS to Earl Barnes.  1p.

1903, September 14

Earl Barnes to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 15

Annis Bertha (Ford) Eastman to MSA. 1p.

1903, September 15

EBS to Earl Barnes.  1p.

1903, September 16

SBA to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 17

EBS to Samuel Milton Jones.  1p.

1903, September 17

Samuel Milton Jones to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 17

EBS to Albert Edward Winship.  1p.

1903, September 18

EBS to Samuel Milton Jones.  1p.

1903, September 18

EBS to Earl Barnes.  1p.

1903, September 18

Albert Edward Winship to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 18

Albert Edward Winship to EBS. 1p.

1903, September 18

EBS to Anna Howard Shaw.  1p.

1903, September 19

EBS to Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane.  1p.

1903, September 21

EBS to Annis Bertha (Ford) Eastman.  1p.

1903, September 21

EBS to Annis Bertha (Ford) Eastman.  1p.

1903, September 21

EBS to Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch.  1p.

1903, September 21

EBS to Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman.  1p.

1903, September 21

EBS to Albert Edward Winship.  1p.

1903, September 21

Earl Barnes to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 21

Annis Bertha (Ford) Eastman to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 21

Samuel Milton Jones to EBS. 1p.

1903, September 21

CCC to EBS. 3p.

1903, September 22

Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 22

Annis Bertha (Ford) Eastman to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 22

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  5p.

1903, September 22

Albert Edward Winship to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 23

EBS to Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane.  1p.

1903, September 23

EBS to Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman.  1p.

1903, September 23

Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 23

John Mitchell to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 24

EBS to Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane.  1p.

1903, September 24

EBS to Samuel Milton Jones.  1p.

1903, September 24

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 25

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1903, September 26

EBS to Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch.  1p.

1903, September 26

Samuel Milton Jones to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 28

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 28

Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 28

Booker Taliaferro Washington to EBS.  1p.

1903, September 29

EBS to Samuel Milton Jones.  1p.

1903, September 29

EBS to Samuel Milton Jones.  1p.

1903, September 29

EBS to Samuel Milton Jones. 1p.

1903, September 29

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1903, September 30

EBS to Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane.  1p.

1903, September 30

Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane to EBS.  2p.

1903, September 30

Earl Barnes to EBS.  1p.

1903, October 1

EBS to Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch.  1p.

1903, October 1

Earl Barnes to EBS.  1p.

1903, October 7

EBS to Albert Edward Winship.  1p.

1903, October 7

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1903, October 13

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  1p.

1903, October 15

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1903, October 15

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  1p.

1903, October 24

EBS to Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman.  1p.

1903, November 5

Algernon Sidney Crapsey to EBS.  1p.

1903, November 14

EBS to Samuel Milton Jones.  1p.

1903, November 16

EBS to Earl Barnes.  1p.

1903, November 16

Earl Barnes to EBS.  1p.

1903, November 17

Earl Barnes to EBS.  1p.

1903, November 20

EBS to Albert Edward Winship

1903, December 1

Samuel Milton Jones to EBS.  1p.

1903, December 1

Albert Edward Winship to EBS.  1p.

1903, December 3

EBS to Earl Barnes to EBS.  1p.

1903, December 4

EBS to Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch.  1p.

1903, December 4

Samuel Milton Jones to EBS.  1p.

1903, December 8

MSA to EBS.  3p.

1903, December 13

Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane to EBS.  1p.

1903, December 16

Caroline Julia (Bartlett) Crane to EBS.  1p.

1903, December 16

Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch to EBS.  3p.

1903, December 17

EBS to Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch.  1p.

[1903?] December 18

Sarah Sophia (Chase) Platt Decker to EBS. 1p.

1903, December 22

EBS to Anna Howard Shaw.  1p.

1903, December 30

Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch to EBS.  2p.

[1903]

MSA to EBS.  2p.

[1904], January 6

Harriet Eaton (Stanton) Blatch to EBS.  2p.

1904, January 15

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1904, January 29

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1904, February 4

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1904, February 24

Anna Howard Shaw to EBS.  3p.

1904, April 5

Anna Howard Shaw to EBS.  2p.

1904, June 19

MSA to [EBS].  2p.

1904, June 24

Lucia True (Ames) Mead to Mrs. Britt.  2p.

1904, July 1

Lucia True (Ames) Mead to EBS.  1p.

1904, July 27

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to MSA.  1p.

1904, August 31

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  1p.

1904, September 21

Lucia True (Ames) Mead to EBS.  2p.

1904, September 22

MSA to EBS.  2p.

1904, September 22

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1904, September 23

Lucia True (Ames) Mead to EBS.  1p.

1904, September 28

Mary Church Terrell to MSA. 1p.

1904, October 2

Mary Church Terrell to EBS. 1p.

1904, October 3

EBS to Mary Church Terrell. 1p.

1904, November 5

Florence Kelly to EBS.  1p.

1904, November 14

Lucia True (Ames) Mead to EBS.  2p.

1904, November 23

Lucia True (Ames) Mead to EBS.  1p.

[1904]

Susan Brownell Anthony to EBS.  1p.

1905, February 24

Susan Brownell Anthony to M. Frances Logan.  1p.

1905, February 24

Susan Brownell Anthony to The Political Equality Club.  1p.

1905, June 4

HMM to EBS. 3p.

1905, June 5

Ella Hawley Crossett to EBS. 3p.

1905, June 19

HMM to EBS. 2p.

1905, July 8

HMM to EBS. 3p.

1905, July 27

Ella Hawley Crossett to EBS. 1p.

1905, August 3

Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett to Ella Hawley Crossett. 4p.

1905, August 6

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1905, August 11

Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett to EBS.  3p.

1905, August 13

Ella Hawley Crossett to EBS. 2p.

1905, August 16

Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett to EBS.  1p.

1905, September 6

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1905, September 16

Mary Garrett Hay to EBS.  2p.

1905, September 18

EBS to HMM. 2p.

1905,September 19

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1905, September 25

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1905, October 8

HMM to EBS. 2p.

1905, October ?

EBS To HMM.  2p.

1905, October 10

HMM to EBS. 2p..

1905, October 15

HMM to EBS. 2p.

1905, October 16

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1905, October 17

EBS To HMM.  2p.

1905, October 18

HMM to EBS. 1p..

1905, October 18

HMM to EBS. 1p. (postcard)

1905, October 19

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1905, October 29

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1905, November 1

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1905, November 9

Ella Hawley Crossett to EBS. 1p.

1905, November 11

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1905, December 7

HMM to EBS.  2p.

1905, December 11

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1906, March 3

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1906, March 3

Kate M. Gordon to Members of the Committee on Improved Election Methods.  2p.

1906, March 5

Harriet (Taylor) Upton.  1p.

1906, March 7

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1906, March 8

Harriet (Taylor) Upton to EBS.  1p.

[1906?], March 26

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1906, May 21

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1906, May 22

Harriet (Taylor) Upton to EBS.  1p.

1906, May 24

David Josiah Brewer to Fannie R. Bigelow.  1p.

1906, May 28

MSA to EBS.  2p.

1906, July 25

EBS to Maud Nathan.  2p.

1906, July 29

Maud Nathan to EBS.  2p.

1906, July 30

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1906, July 31

Alice Stone Blackwell to EBS.  2p. and enclosure (5p.)

1906, July 31

EBS to Maud Nathan.  1p.

1906, August 25

Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett to EBS.  3p.

1906, September 2

Maud Nathan to EBS.  3p.

1906, September 23

Maud Nathan to EBS.  3p.

1906, September 25

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1906, September 28

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1906, September 30

Maud Nathan to EBS.  4p.

1906, October 6

Herbert Seely Bigelow to EBS.  1p.

1906, October 24

Lucia True (Ames) Mead to EBS. 1p.

1906, October 24

HMM to EBS. 1p.

[1906?] October 27

CCC to EBS. 5p.

1906, November 8

HMM to EBS. 1p.

1906, November 8

HMM to EBS. 1 p. (postcard)

1906, November 11

HMM to EBS. 2p.

1906, November 16

Maud Nathan to EBS.  3p.

1906, December 4

Aletta Henriette Jacobs to Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett. 1p.

1906, December 11

EBS to Herbert Seely Bigelow.  1p.

1906, December 14

Herbert Seely Bigelow to EBS. 1p.

1907, January 14

CCC to EBS.  8p.

1907, March 18

Lucy E. Anthony to EBS.  1p.

1907, March 21

Lucy E. Anthony to EBS.  1p.

1907, April 10

Lucy E. Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw, and Rachel (Foster) Avery to EBS.  1p

1907, July 2

Charlotte (Perkins) Gilman to EBS.  2p.

1907, July 16

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1907, October 4

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1907, December 28

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1908, February 6

Lucy E. Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw, and Rachel (Foster) Avery to EBS.  1p.

1908, March 14

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1908, March 18

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1908, March 24

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1908, March 30

CCC to EBS.  4p.

1908, April 16

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1908, July 12

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1908, August 2

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1908, August 25

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1908, September 15

CCC to EBS.  6p.

1908, September 30

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1908, October 23

CCC to EBS.  1p.

[1908?]

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1909, January 3

CCC to EBS.  3p. and receipt

1909, January 6

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1909, March 2

William Channing Gannett to EBS.  1p. and press notice

1909, June 2

Ethel (Annakin) Snowden to EBS. 2p.

1909, August 19

Ida (Husted) Harper to EBS.  2p.

1910, January 5

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1910, July 9

CCC to __________ Miller.  3p.

1910, September 19

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1910, September 25

CCC to EBS.  4p.

1910, October 7

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1910, October 12

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1910, November 2

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1910, December 28

CCC to EBS.  4p.

1911, February 6

CCC to EBS.  3p.

1911, April 13

CCC to EBS.  4p.

1911, April 13

Mary Garrett Hay to EBS. 4p.

1911, October 16

CCC to EBS.  7p.

1913, January 15

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1913, May 17

Rush Rhees to Mary Thorn  (Lewis) Gannett.  2p.

1913, May 26

Rush Rhees to William Channing Gannett.  2p.

1913, June 10

Rush Rhees to Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett.  2p. and a receipt.

[1913?]

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1914, March 23

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1914, April 4

Rush Rhees to EBS.  1p.

1914, April 4

Rush Rhees to Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett.  1p.

1914, November 14

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1915, February 23

Rush Rhees to Mary Thorn (Lewis) Gannett.  1p.

1915, July 22

CCC to Assembly District Leaders.  1p.

1917, September 26

Alice Stone Blackwell to EBS.  2p.

1925, July 6

Lucy E. Anthony to EBS.  2p.

1930, April 24

Lucy E. Anthony to EBS.  1p.

1930, November 12

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1934, January 7

EBS to CCC.  2p.

1937, April 8

CCC to EBS.  2p.

1937, April 14

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1937, June 28

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1937, July 29

CCC to EBS.  2p. with 1p. enclosure.

1938, March 21

Adelaide Johnson to EBS.  2p.

1938, April 20

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1938, April 21

EBS to CCC.  2p.

1938, May 16

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1938, May 27

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1938, June 4

CCC to EBS.  1p.

[1938]

Adelaide Johnson to EBS.  1p.

1940, May 14

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1940, May 28

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1940, June 4

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1940, July 11

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1940, July 22

EBS to CCC.  2p. Enclosed: Biography of Susan B. Anthony written by EBS.

1940, August 17

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1940, November 18

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1942, March 18

CCC to EBS.  1p.

1943, August 18

CCC to EBS. 2p.

1943, September 17,

CCC to EBS. 1p.

1943, November 13

CCC to EBS. 1p.

1945, January 19

CCC to EBS. 1p.

1945, March 1

CCC to EBS. 3p.

1945, August 24

CCC to EBS. 2p.

1950, November 1

Alma Lutz to EBS.  1p.

1950, November 26

EBS to Alma Lutz.  2p.

Undated

SBA to EBS.  1p.

Undated

SBA to EBS.  1p.

Undated

CCC to EBS.  4p.

Undated

CCC to EBS.  2p.

Undated

CCC to EBS.  3p.

Undated

CCC to EBS.  2p.

Undated

William Channing Gannett to EBS.  3p.

Undated

Jean Brooks Greenleaf to EBS. 2p.

Undated

Lucia True (Ames) Mead to EBS.  3p.

Undated

Helen Barrett Montgomery to EBS. 1p.

Undated

Harriet (Taylor) Upton to EBS.  2p.