Gertrude Slaughter Papers, 1858-1963

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Title: Gertrude Slaughter Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1858-1963

  • Slaughter, Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor, 1870-1963
Call Number: Mss 180; Micro 558

Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Gertrude Slaughter, an author and prominent member of the Madison, Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin communities. The collection includes genealogical materials; writings of her husband, Moses Slaughter, and other family members and friends; papers from Moses Slaughter's 1918-1919 work in Italy for the American Red Cross; correspondence, 1864-1899, among her parents (Joseph and Elizabeth Taylor), family, and friends, and to and from Mrs. Slaughter (1868-1958), including letters to “Nancy” Allinson; and travel notes, including descriptions of climate, scenery, and social life and customs in Europe, the Middle East, and the West Indies. Also includes drafts and notes of her writings, some written in collaboration with Lilliam Dykstra, including reviews of Mrs. Slaughter's work and a draft of her autobiography, Only the Past Is Ours.

Language: English

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