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Scranton Colony, Society of New England Women


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1919. Click images to enlarge.
Back Row: Mrs. R. H. Harris; Mrs. A. E. Lester; Mrs. J. F. Mears; Mrs. L. R. Stelle; Mrs. D. A. Capwell; Mrs. Henry James Carr; Mrs. Frank Merrifield
Center Row: Miss M. Drake; Miss Emily Wilcox; Miss Florence E. Colvin; Mrs. A. H. Shopland; Mrs. M. J. Shields; Mrs. J. W. Browning; Miss Coe; Mrs. William H. McGlanflin
Front Row: Mrs. Arthur R. Foote; Mrs. A. H. Welles; Mrs. H. D. Gardner; Miss Amy Northup; Mrs. M. E. Walthall; Mrs. E. A. Dolph [Deceased was added later]

1915 Scranton Times article about the formation of the Scranton Colony of the National Society of New England Women.
Names mentioned: Mrs. E. C. Dean; Mrs. H. J. Carr; Mrs. Mrs. W. J. Douglas; Mrs. Walter Hill; Mrs. Arthur Foote; Miss Amy Northup; Miss Helen Wilcox; Mrs. William DeWitt Kennedy; Mrs. J. W. Browning; Miss Emily Wilcox; Miss Anna Wilcox.

Click Here to read the full page of 1915 articles (over 1MB). Read the 1916 articles, 1917 articles, and 1918 articles (about 1MB each).

Rules for the organization, including membership requirements, have changed over the years. You can read the rules as they were provided to the Scranton Colony when it was being formed: Page One; Page Two. All this material was in a scrapbook (purchased on eBay) created by Deborah Edith Wallbridge Carr.

The Society of New England Women still exists. For information on current colonies, visit their website. Many of the early records have been preserved in the Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archives, at Smith College. The archive pages contain a history of the organization.

Scans and text provided by Susan White Pieroth, March - April 2013.

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