Julia B. French Papers

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Julia B. French papers
Creator: French, Julia B.
Call Number: D.192
Dates: 1915-1935
Physical Description: .75 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Julia B. French papers
Creator: French, Julia B.
Call Number: D.192
Dates: 1915-1935
Physical Description: .75 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Julia B. French was the daughter of George J. French, the president and son of the founder of Rochester's R.T. French Company, producer of condiment and spices. After her war service and activity in Republican committee politics, Miss French married Richard T. Worrell (1897-1956), a telescope worker, about 1927, and they resided with her widowed mother at 3597 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton. Her husband was in the United States Navy in 1943, and she was later widowed. She was living in Pittsford and was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church when she died December 17, 1974.

The Rochester Women's Motor Corps was a branch of the National League for Women's Service, and was organized in April 1918. Volunteer members provided their own uniforms, automobiles, gasoline, and supplies, serving as drivers for the Red Cross and other services. They took Home Service workers on war errands, assisted the families of wounded soldiers and soldiers who died in service, met troop trains and took officers and soldiers on sightseeing tours of the city, and aided workers in "the many drives that served to remind those at home that the country was at war." The organization became affiliated with the Red Cross in September 1918, which with the gift of an additional motor truck provided by Hiram W. Sibley, "prepared the corps for its greatest emergency during the influenza epidemic" in late 1918. The Women's Motor Corps was demobilized 15 May, 1919. See World War Service Record of Rochester and Monroe County New York, III compiled and edited by Edward R. Foreman (Rochester: City of Rochester, 1930), pp. 121-134, 487- 491.

Scope and Content
The papers of Julia B. French (1882-1974) consists of fragmentary correspondence, printed ephemera, political ribbons and buttons, newspaper articles, and four large matted photographs, along with two folders of miscellaneous photographs. The collection covers her membership in the Rochester Women's Motor Corps during 1918-1919, and her activities in women's Republican Party committees on the local and state levels during the early and middle 1920s.

There are approximately 30 pieces of printed ephemera in the collection, relating to the Women's Motor Corps and Republican committee politics. The four matted photographs depict the last field drill of the Women's Motor Corps in the spring 1919. The correspondence in the collection relates to Miss French's activity in Republican committee politics and includes letters from the leader of the Monroe County organization, James L. Hotchkiss (6), Elihu Root (1, indexed) and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1, indexed).

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Politics and government
Correspondence
Photographs
French, Julia B.
Rochester Women's Motor Corps
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the George Arents Research Library, Syracuse University, November 29, 1984 and June 10, 1986.Access
The Julia B. French papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Julia B. French papers, D.192, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1915-1926
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1927-1934 and undated
Box 1, Folder 3Rochester Women's Motor Corps and American Red Cross, 1918-1919
Box 1, Folder 4Local and N.Y. State Republican Committees, 1915-1926
Box 2, Folder 1Future of Adirondack Park
Box 2, Folder 2N.Y. Times newspaper section, October 23, 1926
Box 2, Folder 3N.Y. Herald Tribune, February 13, 1931
Pope's Message of Peace

Box 2, Folder 4N.Y. Herald Tribune, August 12, 1932
Box 2, Folder 5Newspaper clippings
Box 2, Folder 6Official Canvas of Monroe County, 1926
Box 2, Folder 7Woman's National Republican Club
Box 2, Folder 8The Woman Republican, June 1927
Box 2, Folder 9Addresses by Nicholas-Murray
War-Debts; Democracy in Danger; Self-Disciplined Liberty or Compulsion; War Debts

Box 2, Folder 10Delegates and Alternates-Republican National Convention, June 14, 1932
Box 2, Folder 11Notebook
Box 2, Folder 12Announcements
Box 2, Folder 13Reporter-Bulletin of National and State Legislation
Box 2, Folder 14City Plan Viewpoint, February 1932
Box 2, Folder 15Political campaign ribbons and buttons
Box 2, Folder 16Photographs
Box 2, Folder 17Photographs
Volume 1Rochester Women's Motor Corps, circa May 1919
1 Package -four 12" x 14" matted photographs



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