Ruth Hogarth (Dennis) Burritt Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Ruth Hogarth (Dennis) Burritt Papers
Creator: Burritt, Ruth Hogarth
Call Number: D.343
Dates: 1879-1960
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
Ruth Hogarth Dennis was born on August 25, 1879 in Lima, NY, and was raised by her parents John and Jennie (Markham) Dennis in the city of Rochester. As a member of the University of Rochester class of 1903, Ruth Dennis was one of the first women to graduate from the University, which began to officially admit female students in 1900. While a student at the University Dennis knew Susan B. Anthony personally, and Anthony proudly wrote of Dennis's achievements in a 1903 letter to Sarah J. Eddy. Dennis graduated as a Phi Beta Kappa member and earned her M.A. from the University of Rochester in 1905. She was at one time president of the New York City metropolitan branch of Rochester alumnae. Following graduation Ruth Dennis taught Greek and Latin at the Rochester Free Academy and East High School, until her marriage to Bailey Barton Burritt (1878-1954) on May 18, 1909. Burritt was a graduate of the University of Rochester (1902) and Columbia (1903), and had a distinguished career in United States Public Heath and Social Welfare. The University of Rochester awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in 1945. Ruth (Dennis) and Bailey B. Burritt lived in Yonkers, New York for the entirety of their married life. Together they had six children: Phyllis Louise (1910), Alan Hogarth (1914), Hazel Horton (1915), Bailey Barton, Jr. (1917), Alice Markham (1919), and Ruth Dennis (1921). Ruth (Dennis) Burritt was a poet, with two published volumes, and later in her life she taught herself to paint. She died in March 1960.

Burritt, Ruth Hogarth
Poets, American
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alice Burritt Whitehead, Ruth (Burritt) Greenbaum, and Rebecca Hogarth Whitehead, 2005 and 2006.Access
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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
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Biographical Information
Short biography of Bailey and Ruth (Dennis) Burritt from The Burritt Family in America. Descendants of William Burritt of Stratford Connecticut, 1635-1940, (Lewis L. Burritt, 1940).
Obituary for Ruth (Dennis) Burritt
Memorial Service for Ruth (Dennis) Burritt, conducted by Rev. H. Otheman Smith, D.D.
Box 1, Folder 2University of Rochester student:
Alumni record, University of Rochester, 1910, photocopy.
Page from Interpres 1903 (University of Rochester year book), photocopy.
Women's Class of 1903 photograph, photocopy.
Rochester Review, Spring 1977, featuring photograph of Women's Class of 1903 on the cover and containing an article by Arthur J. May, "Enter the Ladies."
Box 1, Folder 3Susan B. Anthony
Letter, Susan B. Anthony to Sarah J. Eddy, June 18, 1903; [color reproduction (2 copies); original added to A.A62 Anthony Papers]. In this letter Anthony writes about Ruth Dennis.
Program, "What the Women of the New Century Owe to the Woman's Movement of the Last Century and to Susan B. Anthony," February 15, 1905, in honor of Anthony's eighty-fifth birthday. Ruth Dennis was the first scheduled speaker. Her speech was entitled, "What Woman's New Education Owes."
Program page, photocopy.
From Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Ida Husted Harper, Ayer Company, Publishers, INC, 1983, 1347-1348), containing description of the celebration of Susan B. Anthony's eighty-fifth birthday, including Ruth Dennis' participation; photocopy.
Box 1, Folder 4Phi Beta Kappa keys, belonging to Ruth Dennis and her husband Bailey Barton Burritt.
Box 1, Folder 5Photographs of Ruth H. (Dennis) Burritt and her husband Bailey Barton Burritt, 1900 - 1940s
Box 1, Folder 6Letters, "The Burritt Bugle," Ruth and Bailey Burritt to their children, TS with MS editing, 1941 - 1956
Box 1, Folder 7Poems, Ruth H. (Dennis) Burritt
Dated, 1922-1946, MS and TS.
Box 1, Folder 8Poems, Ruth H. (Dennis) Burritt:
"My Garden Blooms," or "My Changing World," 1925, TS with MS cover and dedication page. Cover includes original photograph of Ruth Burritt in her garden. TS with MS cover and dedication page.
"My Garden Blooms," 1925, MS. Includes letter to Bertha Thompson, August 25, 1943.
Box 1, Folder 9Poems, Ruth H. (Dennis) Burritt
Arranged in groups by Burritt family, as numbered by Ruth H. (Dennis) Burritt. Poems dated 1921 -1927, MS and TS.
Box 1, Folder 10Poems, Ruth H. (Dennis) Burritt
Undated, MS. [Includes verso letter to Ruth (Dennis) Burritt from Helen M. Blodgett, Yonkers Public Library, March 31, 1927].
Box 1, Folder 11Poems, Ruth H. (Dennis) Burritt
Poems later published in Recompense, TS with MS editing
Box 1, Folder 12Recompense (Burritt, Ruth Hogarth), First Edition (Newbury, OH: ERF Graphics Company, 1978)
Box 2, Folder 1Fulfillment (Burritt, Ruth Hogarth), First Edition (Newbury, OH: ERF Graphics Company, 1984)
Box 2, Folder 2Fulfillment (Burritt, Ruth Hogarth), First Edition (Newbury, OH: ERF Graphics Company, 1984); second copy.
Box 2, Folder 3And I Will Comfort You: Grandmother's Poems of Love and Beauty. Poems by Ruth Hogarth Burrit, performed by Saireh Woods, produced by Rebecca Hogarth Tamaribuchi [granddaughter], CD, March 2003
2 copies of the recording and the CD booklet.

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