Anna Blanchard Blakiston Day papers 1905-1961

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Main Author: Day, Anna Blanchard Blakiston 1868-1952
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
Subjects: Committee on the Cause and Cure of War
Franklin Party
Monday Conference
Women's League for Good Government
Women--Societies and clubs
Summary: Anna Blanchard Blakiston Day, a supporter of reform politics, served as an officer in several Philadelphia women's organizations involved in local and national civic affairs.Represented in Day's papers are: Women's Committee of the City Party, executive committee minutes, 1905-1907; its successor organization, the Women's League for Good Government scrapbook, 1913-1914, executive committee minutes, 1915-1918, and correspondence, 1920-1921; Franklin Party, George W. Porter for mayor scrapbook, 1915; Monday Conference membership lists, with some correspondence, particularly the correspondence of Martha Thomas, chairperson of the program committee for the 1928 Conference in Philadelphia and other material, 1917-1929; Committee on the Cause and Cure of War correspondence, clippings, and pamphlets, 1928-1938. The majority of the papers, correspondence, bills and receipts, deeds, and mortgages concern the finances, particularly for property of Mrs. Day, her estate, and the estates of other Blakiston family members. There are Anna Blanchard, Harriet Blanchard, Maria Blanchard and unidentified diaries, 1861-1899, of travel in Europe and southern and western United States. There are also invitations, 1905-1909 addressed to Mrs. Day and her husband Frank Miles Day.
Physical Description: 7.0 Linear feet 7 linear feet, 14 boxes
Collection Number: 1924

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