Margaret Cook (Durbin) Harper Papers

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Margaret Cook Durbin Harper papers
Creator: Harper, Margaret Cook Durbin, 1830-1886
Call Number: D.57
Dates: 1878-1885
Physical Description: 1 box
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: Margaret Cook Durbin Harper papers
Creator: Harper, Margaret Cook Durbin, 1830-1886
Call Number: D.57
Dates: 1878-1885
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
In the summer of 1878, Margaret Cook (Durbin) Harper opened Sea Shore Cottage at Atlanticville, New Jersey "to afford a Summer Resort for the young working women of New York, who are in need of rest and recreation, with but a limited time to spare and insufficient means to pay the charges at the usual resorts".

Margaret Cook (Durbin) Harper (1830-1886) was the wife of Fletcher Harper, Jr. of Harper Brothers. She was prominent in many philanthropic endeavors. Besides founding the Sea Shore Cottage, she established with her sister-in law, Hannah (Peck) Harper, the Harper Industrial School on the Bowery. Mrs. Harper was also a long time supporter of the Young Women's Christian Association.

Scope and Content
The collection contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about the Cottage. Also letters to Mrs. Harper from Julia F. Thompson (superintendent of the Cottage), well-wishers and a few women who had stayed at the Cottage.

Subject(s):
Women--Travel
Women--Employment
Women in charitable work
Newspaper clippings
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Photographs
Harper, Margaret Cook Durbin, 1830-1886
Sea Shore Cottage (Atlanticville, N.J.)
Philanthropists
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was the gift of Mrs. Harper Sibley, March, 1976.Access
The Margaret Cook Durbin Harper 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], Margaret Cook Durbin Harper papers, D.57, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1878-1885, undated
Includes indexed letters to Mrs. Harper from Sarah Johnson Prichard, James Marion Sims, George William Childs and Julia F. Thompson, superintendent of the Sea Shore Cottage.

Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1878-1880, undated
Christmas and New Year cards sent by the Sea Shore Cottage

Box 1, Folder 3Newspaper clippings about the Harper family
Box 1, Folder 4Newspaper clippings about the Sea Shore Cottage
Box 1, Folder 5Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous
Box 1, Folder 6Pictures of Sea Shore Cottage
Box 1, Folder 7Printed material
Notice of the Sea Shore Cottage, 1885; notice of The Working Girls' Vacation Society; miscellaneous.

Box 1, Volume 1Materials related to Sea Shore Cottage
Box 1, Volume 2Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Sea Side Cottage
Includes a letter from Charles Nordhoff to Mrs. Harper.
More clippings in folder 4.



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