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Peripatetics Club of Minneapolis M/A 1996.02.01-02

Peripatetics Club of Minneapolis M/A 1996.02.01-02

CreatorPeripatetics. (Club : Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Peripatetics Club of Minneapolis
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


The Peripatetics Club of Minneapolis was organized in 1890. During the 1880s, four women held weekly meetings to provide uninterrupted time to study subjects of interest to them. This group was formally organized on March 12, 1890. Meetings were held every other week on Monday. The focus of the organization has been on “literary exercises”. The literary exercises were prepared talks by the members on specific topics. Each year a topic was selected that was the main theme for the year. Annual themes have included India, life and thought in 18th Century France, the golden period of Spanish history, evolution, introduction to social ethics, and the United Nations. Membership was limited. When the organization celebrated its 100th anniversary, several founding members had relatives still active in the organization.

The first president of the club was Mrs. Annie E. Wells. Membership included:

Mrs. Arthur W. Armatage, Gertrude M. Bowen, Mrs. Edmund D. (Edith Marian) Brooks, Mrs. Richard (Agnes) Burton, Mrs. Elbert L. (Florence Welles) Carpenter, Mrs. George Chase Christian, Mrs. George H. Christian, Harriet G. Clay, Anna J. Cleveland, Mrs. Judson N. Cross, Miss Gratia A. Countryman, M. A. Cruikshank, Mrs. Harlow A. (Elizabeth G.) Gale, Mrs. Samuel C. Gale, John B. (Lavinia Coppock) Gilfillan, Mrs. Hugh G. (Elizabeth W.) Harrison, Mrs. Charles F. (Mattie F.) Hatch, Eleonora Farquhar Hay, Eugenia Adams Jackson, Mrs. David Percy (Alice Gale) Jones, Mrs. Preston (Josephine M.) King, Miss Carolyn Knox, Mrs. Clarkson (Anna Gale) Lindley, Isabelle C. Marston, Ella S. Martin, Mrs. Charles McC. Reeve, Mrs. Nathaniel (Anna W.) McCarthy, Hope McDonald, Mrs. Sumner T. (Henriette T.) McKnight, Mrs. Eugene A. Merrill, Mrs. Frederick (Grace M. B.) Paine, Sarah Passmore, Mrs. Reginald Heber (Miriam G.) Passmore, Miss Ruth Shepard Phelps, Mrs. Charles McC. (Christine L.) Reeve, Mrs. Harry W. Rubins, M. W. Shutter, Mrs. David F. (Josephine Sarles) Simpson, Kate Stone, Mrs. William M. Tenney, Mrs. Hiram H. (Harriet C.) Thayer, Mrs. Andreas (Clara) Ueland, Mrs. Frederic L. (Frances W.) Washburn, Mrs. Charles C. (Mary Harris) Webber, Mrs. Thomas B. Wells, Mrs. Charles F. (Caroline Sweet) Welles, Mrs. William Channing Whitney, Mrs. William Channing (Alma C.) Whitney, Mrs. Norman (Edna Judson) Wilde, Mrs. Eugene M. Wilson, Mrs. Thomas Gerald Winter

Collection Description

Two boxes. Collection consists of newspaper clippings about the Peripatetics Club, internal organization documents, copies of papers given at meetings and the club's annual yearbooks spanning 1890-1997.

Table of Contents

Organizational Overview -- Box 1, Folder 1
Newspaper clipping 1990 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Constitution and Bylaws -- Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence 1908-1994 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Members' Biographies (Newspaper clippings) -- Box 1, Folder 5
Membership Roster -- Box 1, Folder 6
Prepared paper given 1/15/1990 1990 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Prepared paper given 1/29/1990 1990 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Prepared paper given 3/31/1949 1949 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Programs and annual focus topics for papers -- Box 1, Folder 10
Yearbooks 1890-1997 -- Box 2

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