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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7FWH
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: WHITE, Mrs F
Date(s): c 1910-1912
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 A box
Name of creator(s): White | F
Bushnell | Katherine | 1855-1946 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Katharine C Bushnell (1855-1946) was born in Peru, Illinois on 5 Feb 1855. She became a doctor of medicine and a learned scholar of Hebrew and Greek. During her travels in India, Bushnell became involved in exposing the control of prostitution by the Indian government. She then proceeded to England to campaign against its continuance. During the early 1920s, Bushnell returned to America where she worked on her book, God's Word to Women, which was published in 1923. This book was a culmination of the work invested in the 'Women's Correspondence Bible Class'. The lecture notes of this class provided the foundation of the published work. Bushnell held positions such as President of the Union to Combat the Sanitation of Vice (America) and Vice-president of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene. Katharine Bushnell died, aged ninety years of age, on 26 Jan 1946. Note: Nothing is known of Mrs F White [TWL 7FWH] other than her being a pupil enrolled on Bushnell's 'Women's Correspondence Bible Class'.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of cyclostyled lecture notes produced for the Women's Correspondence Bible Class, a flyer and some letters from Katherine Bushnell to Mrs F White. The material reflects the study of women's representation in the Bible.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers are arranged into four series: lecture notes; promotional material; correspondence; and 'The Epistle to the Calations [sic] III - the date of the epistle'.

Conditions governing access:

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

The Women's Library Catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

The first volume of the bible class had been accessioned into the library collection, date unknown, under class number 220.8, reference number 3900214280. Volumes two and three, the latter containing two letters to Mrs White from Katherine Bushnell and the typewritten lecture notes, were found in the archive stacks in Jul 2001.

The accession registers have been checked, but no entry has been found.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The separate volumes were brought together as a single archive in Jul 2001.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Two copies of God's Word to Women by Katherine Bushnell, 1923, are held within the Women's Library collection. Writings of Katherine Bushnell can also be found in the papers of Henry J Wilson, 3HJW - India File.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:

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