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5.4: Emma Yard Ivins, 1878-1940

Emma Yard Ivins (1857-1940) was the mother of William M. Ivins, Jr. She was an amateur photographer whose work was exhibited at the turn of the century. She was active in the woman's suffrage movement from circa 1900 to 1915. She was sometimes addressed as Nem or Bammie.
Correspondence between William M. Ivins, Jr., and his mother, Emma Yard Ivins, is extensive and wide-ranging. Included are letters from boarding school, c. 1890-1897, with childhood memorabilia such as grade reports, homework papers, a silhouette, and printed programs from school concerts and athletic events. His letters written while an undergraduate at Harvard, 1897-1901, and during his European trip of 1901-1902, reflect a growing interest in art. During some periods, mother and son corresponded almost daily. He frequently wrote in detail about progress with work, news of the museum, opinions about art, and activities of friends and colleagues, as well as commenting on daily life at home.
Material relating to the woman's suffrage movement includes letters from Susan B. Anthony, with a photographic portrait and a printed silhouette. Also included are letters from Ida Husted Harper and Anna H. Shaw. In addition, there is miscellaneous printed matter and undated impressions of the suffrage movement in England by an author unknown.
Miscellaneous records include Christmas lists; constitution and by-laws of the Wednesday Afternoon Club, with lists of officers and programs since its establishment in 1888; a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation; and clippings about Emma Yard Ivins.
Letters from relatives include those from James S. Y. Ivins [son]; Katharine Ivins [daughter]; Margaret Ivins Holmes and Jonathan Holmes [daughter and grandson]; Sarah Mills Ivins [mother-in-law]; William M. Ivins, Jr. [son]; and William M. Ivins, Jr., and Florence Wyman Ivins [son and daughter-in-law].
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Miscellaneous Letters, 1906-1935
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Re: Financial Matters, 1920-1930
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Letters from Susan B. Anthony, 1900-1906
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Letters from Ida Harper, 1909
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Letters from Anna H. Shaw, 1906-1915
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Printed Material about Women's Suffrage Movement, circa 1900-1906
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Impressions of Suffrage Movement in England, circa 1900-1906
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Christmas Lists, 1900-1929
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Wednesday Afternoon Club, 1917-1918
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Certificate from Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1922
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Clippings, 1921, 1924, circa 1921-1924
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Letters from James S.Y. Ivins, circa 1897-1937
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Letters from Katharine Ivins, circa 1917-1937
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Letters from Margaret [Ivins] Holmes and Jonathon Holmes, 1909-1937
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Letters from Sarah M. Ivins (mother-in-law), circa 1910s
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr., 1889, circa 1880-1940
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr. from Boarding School (Stamford, Conn.), circa 1890-1893
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr. from Boarding School (Concord, N.H.), circa 1893-1897
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr. from St. Paul's School- Reports and Event Programs, 1893-1894
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr. from Harvard, circa 1897-1901
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr. from European trip, 1901-1902
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr., circa 1903-1910
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Letter from William and Florence W. Ivins, 1910
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr., 1911-1913
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Letters from William and Florence W. Ivins, circa 1914-1924
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Letters from William and Florence W.Ivins, 1925-1940
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Sr., circa 1883-1915
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Letter from James S. Yard, 1878
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