Luda Watson papers
MSWats88

 An inventory of her papers at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Watson, Edith (Luda)
Title
Luda Watson papers
ID
MSWats88
Date [inclusive]
1895-1900
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note
0.25 linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Luda Watson papers include correspondence with Jane Addams, records of clubs at Hull-House and newspaper clippings.

Preferred Citation

Luda Watson papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biography of Luda Watson

Edith (Luda) Watson was a resident at Hull-House during the 1890s. During her residency, Watson served as club leader at the settlement house, helping to lead groups such as the Sewing Club. She left Hull-House in 1899/1900 when she married Frank Bartlett. Soon after their marriage, the couple left Chicago for Drummond, Wisconsin. While her husband became the manager of the Rust-Owen lumber company, Luda Watson retained her interest in organizing clubs, going on to help for the Drummond town library and the Drummond Thursday Club. She also became active in Republican politics, and was described by one observer that she was "one of the most prominent women, politically, in the past generation."

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Scope and Contents

The Luda Watson papers include correspondence with Jane Addams, records of clubs at Hull-House and newspaper clippings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2004-06-29

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in 1988 by Luda Watson's great-niece, Nancy Danker.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.
  • Women in politics -- United States.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Luda Watson Papers 1895-1900 

Box Folder

Club book, w/names and addresses of the members of the Hull-House evening clubs, Summer and Fall 1898   

1 1

Correspondence, Jane Addams to Luda Watson, 1899   

1 2

Correspondence, Jane Addams to Luda Watson, 1899   

1 3

List of the members of the "Beginners Mens" club, undated   

1 4

Newspaper clipping, The Rivers of God [poem by Rev. Frank Church], undated   

1 5

Sample book for sewing club, undated   

1 6

Newspaper clipping, What Hull-House Really Is, undated   

1 7

Telegraph, Hull-House to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bartlett on their wedding, 1899   

1 8

Obituary of Edith (Luda) Watson Bartlett, 1965   

1 9

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