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Women's Studies Resources: Nineteenth Century
Ladies' Home Journal
Ladies' Home Journal

Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. All other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.

I. Manuscript and Archival Materials
  • Mary Bridges Barr Family Collection (1863-1898): Correspondence between members of Barr/Bridges family, especially women.
  • Charles Manning & Frances Garden Furman - Civil War Correspondence (1861-1865)
  • The Furman Family Collection - Letters discussing hiring former slaves (1866) in Folder 8, Box 3
  • Greenville Woman's College
  • Alumnae Collections including scrapbooks
  • Administrative Records
  • Alumni materials
  • Catalogues, digital and microfilm versions
  • Publications including social guidance brochures
  • Textbook Collection
  • John H. Harrison, Sr., Collection (1840-1919) - Document dated August 3, 1880: "This certifies that the Board of County Commissioners for Greenville County have this day apprenticed Harriet Walker colored, to John H. Harrison. The said Harriet Walker being as is supposed about eight years of age."
  • Charles Hallette Judson Papers, 1853-1907, Furman Professor, President Greenville Woman's College
  • Mary Earle "Mamie" Plyler Collection Valedictory address 1873 and Scrapbook - 1 box
  • Mary A. Roe Collection, Courtship correspondence, 1873-1875
  • Paula Feldman Nineteenth Century Education Collection
  • Popular Sheet Music Collections,19th century and Women
  • Reedy River Baptist Association minutes - comments re: role of women, 1880 to 1930
  • Letter, from V[arina] [Howell] Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, to Col. L.S. Brown, November 17, 1890; Small Manuscripts
  • Scrapbook Collection, 19th century
  • Thursday Afternoon Club 1895-1994
  • Thursday Club 1889-2008
  • Ware Family Collection - 19thc property rights and education of women
  • Women's Missionary Union of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, 1890
  • Women's Popular Magazine Collection, 19th century
II. Books and Published Materials
  • The Governess; or The Little Female Academy. Calculated for the Entertainment and Instruction of Young Ladies in their Education, David Simple, 1789
  • Marriage customs, modes of courtship, and singular propensities of the various nations of the universe: with remarks on the condition of women, Theophilus Moore, 1814
  • Letters from the South: Written during an excursion in the summer of 1816, James Kirke Paulding, 1817
  • Constitution of the Female Benevolent Society of Society Hill Printed by the Society by J. Hoff, 1818
  • Hints on Female Education, with an outline of an institution for the education of females, 1828
  • The New-York Mirror, and Ladies' Literary Gazette, 1830
  • Domestic Manners of the Americans Mrs. Trollope, 1832
  • Daily Duties Inculcated in a Series of Letters, Addressed to the Wife of a Clergyman, Mrs. Adams, 1835
  • Appeal to the Christian Women of the South, A. E. Grimké, 1836
  • 80 Godey's Full Color Fashion Plates, 1838-1880
  • Godey's Lady's Book, 1842-1882, scattered volumes
  • Society, Manners and Politics in the United States: Being a series of letters on North America, Michael Chevalier, 1839
  • Blind Alice; or, Do Right If You Wish To Be Happy, By a Lady, 1841
  • Random Shots and Southern Breezes: Containing critical remarks on the southern states and southern institutions, Louis Fitzgerald Tasistro, 1842 includes observations on men and manners
  • An Address before the students of the Johnson Female Seminary at Anderson, S.C. August, 1850 James C. Furman
  • Poems, by Mary Scrimzeour Whitaker, Mary Scrimzeour Furman Miller Whitaker, 1850; also available at Google Books
  • Pioneer Women of the West, Mrs. Ellet, 1852
  • At Home and Abroad: or, how to behave Mrs. Manners, 1853 emphasis on children
  • Heroic Women of the West: Comprising thrilling examples of courage, fortitude, devotedness, and self-sacrifice, among the pioneer mothers of the western country, John Frost, 1854
  • Ellen Leslie; or, The Reward of Self-Control, M. J. McIntosh, 1855
  • Heroic Women of History: Comprising some of the most remarkable examples of female courage, disinterestedness, and self-sacrifice of ancient and modern times, Henry C. Watson, 1855
  • Woman: Her True Mission and Education, An address delivered before the Baptist Female College of Greenville, 1858
  • Physiology of woman and her diseases, or, Woman, treated of physiologically, pathologically, and esthetically, Albert H. Hayes, 1869
  • The Young Lady's Guide, American tract society, 1870
  • Mrs. Hill's Southern Cookery and Receipt Book, very influential Cookbook, 1872
  • Sex in Education; or, A fair chance for girls Edward H. Clarke, 1873
  • The Carolina Housewife Cookbook, 1874
  • A tour of Reconstruction: travel letters of 1875, Anna Dickinson, edited by J. Matthew Gallman, 2011
  • Harper's Bazaar, 1881
  • Memorials of a Southern Planter, Susan Dabney Smedes, 1887
  • Costumes of All Nations, W. Duke, Sons and Co. images of famous women to advertise cigarettes, 1888
  • Manners, Culture and Dress of the Best American Society, including social, commercial and legal forms..., Richard A Wells, c1890
  • Reveries of a bachelor: or, a book of the heart, I.K. Marvel; with an etching by Percy Moran, 1891
  • Woman in the Nineteenth Century, and Kindred Papers Relating to the Sphere, Condition, and Duties of Woman , Margaret Fuller Ossoli, 1893
  • A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-Seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life, edited by Frances E. Willard and Mary A. Livermore, 1893
  • Catalogue: Prospectus, Chicora College for Women, 1897
  • Dames and daughters of colonial days, Geraldine Brooks, 1900
  • South Carolina's Distinguished Women of Laurens County, Marguerite Tolbert, Irene Dillard Elliot, Wil Lou Gray, 1972
  • Victorian fashions and costumes from Harper's Bazaar, 1867-1898 Stella Blum, 1974
  • Mary Boykin Chesnut's South: an Anthology , University of South Carolina Southern Studies Program, 1977
  • South Carolina Women Writers, ed. James B. Meriwether, 1979
  • A history of popular women's magazines in the United States, 1792-1995 Mary Ellen Zuckerman, 1998
  • The Fan: Fashion and Femininity Unfolded, Valerie Steele, 2002
  • Southern Baptist Sisters: In search of status, 1845-2000 David T. Morgan, 2003
  • Baptist faith in action : the private writings of Maria Baker Taylor, 1813-1895, Kathryn Carlisle Schwartz, 2003
  • A Looking-glass for Ladies: American Protestant women and the Orient in the nineteenth century, Lisa Joy Pruitt, 2005
  • In the Company of Books: Literature and its classes; in nineteenth-century America, Sarah Wadsworth 2006
  • Women Writing Home, 1700-1920 Klaus Stierstorfer, 2006, 6 volume collection of women's letters from across the former British Empire includes Africa, India, USA, Canada and others
  • Women & children first: nineteenth-century sea narratives & American identity, Robin Miskolcze, 2007
  • Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary Mary F. McVicker, 2008
  • South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, volume 2, Edited by Marjorie Julian Spruill, Valinda W. Littlefield, and Joan Marie Johnson, 2009
  • The Delineator: A Journal of Fashion Culture and Fine Arts
  • Well-read lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women, Barbara Sicherman, 2010
  • Antebellum women: private, public, partisan, Carol Lasser and Stacey Robertson, 2010
III. Materials Covering Multiple Categories
  • The Delineator: A Journal of Fashion Culture and Fine Arts
  • Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion, 10 volumes, international collection beginning with pre-history extending to present, 2010
  • Baptist Newspapers and Periodicals (website)
IV. Reference and Other Materials in the Main Library
  • American women's diaries. Southern women Microfilm, CT3260 .A485 1988
  • Victorian women travel writers in Africa, Catherine Barnes Stevenson, 1982
  • A Wider Range: Travel writing by women in Victorian England, Maria H. Frawley, 1994
  • Writing Home: American women abroad, 1830-1920 Mary Suzanne Schriber, 1997
  • Solitary Travelers: Nineteenth-century women's travel narratives and the scientific vocation, Lila Marz Harper, 2001
  • Out in Public: Configurations of women's bodies in nineteenth-century America, Alison Piepmeier, 2004
  • Traveling women : Narrative visions of early America, Susan Clair Imbarrato, 2006
  • Women and the Politics of Travel, 1870-1914 Monica Anderson, 2006
  • Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South, Marie Jenkins Schwartz, 2006
  • For a list of popular magazines in the Main Library, some of which are published for women see: Popular Print Journals
  • For additional information on Women's Resources see: Women's and Gender Study Resources
  • See also: Baptist Newspapers and Periodicals (website)
V. Online Resources at Furman
VI. Web Sites