reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
Ellen Gates Starr was an American social reformer and activist. She, along with Jane Addams, founded Chicago's Hull House in 1889.
Born: March 19, 1859, Illinois, United States
Died: February 10, 1940, Suffern, New York, United States
Education: Rockford University
Lived: Hull House, 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA (41.87162, -87.64743)
Buried: Convent of the Holy Child, Suffern, Rockland County, New York, USA
Parents: Susan Gates Child

Ellen Gates Starr was an American social reformer and activist. She was a student at the Rockford Female Seminary (1877–78), where she met Jane Addams; their friendship lasted many years. Ellen appears to have been Jane’s first serious attachment. For years, they celebrated September 11—even when they were apart—as the anniversary of their first meeting. During their separations, Jane stationed Ellen’s picture, as she wrote her, “where I can see you almost every minute.” Ellen prodded Jane to leave her family, come to Chicago, and open Hull House together with her. On accepting the plan, Jane wrote Ellen: “Let’s love each other through thick and thin and work out a salvation.” It was Ellen’s devotion and emotional support that permitted Jane to cast off the self-doubts that had been plaguing her as a female who wanted to be both socially useful and independent during unsympathetic times and to commit herself to action: to create a settlement house in the midst of poverty where young, comfortably brought-up women who had spent years in study might now “learn of life from life itself,” as Addams later wrote. Starr taught for ten years in Chicago before joining Addams in 1888 for a tour of Europe. They returned to Chicago and co-founded Hull House as a kindergarten and then a day nursery, an infancy care center, and a center for continuing education for adults.
Together from 1877 to 1892: 15 years.
Ellen Gates Starr (March 19, 1859 – February 10, 1940)
Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
ISBN-10: 1500563323
Release Date: September 21, 2014
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/4910282
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500563323/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZG0VHY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

Ellen Gates Starr (March 19, 1859 – February 10, 1940) was a student at the Rockford Female Seminary (1877–78, 5050 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108), where she first met Jane Addams (1860-1935). Rockford University is a private American liberal arts college in Rockford, Illinois. It was founded in 1847 as Rockford Female Seminary and changed its name to Rockford College in 1892, and to Rockford University in 2013.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/6228297
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532901909/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IZ1BU9K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

Located in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, in the XIX century Hull House opened its doors to recently arrived European immigrants.
Address: 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA (41.87162, -87.64743)
Type: Museum (open to public)
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10.00-16.00, Sunday 12.00-16.00
Phone: +1 (312) 413-5353
National Register of Historic Places: 66000315, 1966. Also National Historic Landmarks.
Place
Hull House was a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. By 1911, Hull House had grown to 13 buildings. In 1912 the Hull House complex was completed with the addition of a summer camp, the Bowen Country Club. With its innovative social, educational, and artistic programs, Hull House became the standard bearer for the movement that had grown, by 1920, to almost 500 settlement houses nationally. The Hull mansion and several subsequent acquisitions were continuously renovated to accommodate the changing demands of the association. The original building and one additional building (which has been moved 200 yards (182.9 m)) survive today. On June 12, 1974, the Hull House building was designated a Chicago Landmark. The Hull House Association ceased operations in Jan. 2012, but the Hull mansion remains open as a museum.
Life
Who: Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) and Ellen Gates Starr (March 19, 1859 – February 10, 1940)
Ellen Gates Starr taught for ten years in Chicago before joining Addams in 1888 for a tour of Europe. While in London, they were inspired by the success of the English Settlement movement and became determined to establish a similar social settlement in Chicago. They returned to Chicago and co-founded Hull House as a kindergarten and then a day nursery, an infancy care centre, and a center for continuing education for adults. Lillian Faderman argues that Starr was Addams’ "first serious attachment.” The friendship between the two lasted many years, and the two became domestic partners. Addams wrote to Starr, "Let’s love each other through thick and thin and work out a salvation.” The director of the Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Lisa Lee, has argued that the relationship was a lesbian one. Victoria Bissell Brown agrees that the two can be regarded as lesbians if they are seen as "women loving women,” although we do not necessarily have any evidence for genital sexual contact. The intensity of the relationship dwindled when Addams met Mary Rozet Smith, and the two women subsequently set up home together. Ellen died in 1940 and is buried at Convent of the Holy Child, Suffern, NY.


by Elisa Rolle

Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/6228297
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532901909/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IZ1BU9K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

At the former ground of the Academy of the Holy Child (Suffern, NY 10901) is buried Ellen Gates Starr (1859-1940), American social reformer and activist. Lillian Faderman argues that Starr was Jane Addams' "first serious attachment". The friendship between the two lasted many years, and the two became domestic partners. Addams wrote to Starr, "Let's love each other through thick and thin and work out a salvation" In 1931, seriously ill, Ellen Gates Starr retired to a Roman Catholic convent where she was cared for by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/6228297
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532901909/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IZ1BU9K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
Alice French, better known as Octave Thanet, was an American novelist and short fiction writer.
Born: March 19, 1850, Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 9, 1934, Davenport, Iowa, United States
People also search for: Michael B Dougan, Frank Binding Designer Hazen, Carol W. Dougan
Lived: Alice French House, Alicia, AR 72410, USA (35.98204, -91.09424)
Alice French House, 321 E 10th St, Davenport, IA 52803, USA (41.5296, -90.57014)
Buried: Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA, Plot: Section 13, Lot 40 East 1/2
Buried alongside: Jane Allen Crawford

The Alice French House, also known as Thanford, was an historic house located near Clover Bend, Arkansas.
Address: Alicia, AR 72410, USA (35.98204, -91.09424)
Type: Historic Street (open to public)
National Register of Historic Places: Clover Bend Historic District (Jct. of AR 228 and Co. Rd. 1220), 90001368, 1990
Place
Alice French and Jane Crawford originally lived in a cabin on the plantation. It was destroyed in a fire in 1895 and they built Thanford in 1896 along the Black River. It was a three-story, fifteen room house, and its name is a combination of Alice French’s (Thanet, from her pen name) and June Allen Crawford’s last names. The estate was landscaped with shrubs imported from England. The stables housed fine horses and an elegant carriage. The house was the setting for their literary and social activities. French’s study was on the top floor of the house, where she had a commanding view of the river. They entertained many well known people, including Theodore Roosevelt, with fine dining and wines. French also created a woodworking shop, where she built shelves and simple furniture, and a darkroom, where she developed and printed her own photographs. The house was on the banks of Black River. It must have been a very grand sort of a house, especially for Clover Bend in the 1890s. It stood on a curve of the river, towering above clumps of cedar and oak that softened the conventionality of its architectural design and contrasted pleasantly with its white columns and walls. When the U.S. Government purchased the Clover Bend land, it began the task of rebuilding "Thanford," which, by 1937 had not only fallen into deterioration, but stood dangerously close to the encroaching Black River. The building was moved several hundred feet to a safer location, strengthened and thoroughly renovated. The structure was used as late as 1941 for a community recreation room. A framed photograph of Miss French hung above the fireplace.
Life
Who: Alice French (March 19, 1850 – January 9, 1934), aka Octave Thanet, and Jane Crawford (1851-1932)
Born in Andover, Massachusetts, Alice French was five when her family moved to Davenport, Iowa in 1855. She became the first writer from Iowa with a national reputation. Her first short story appeared in a local newspaper in 1871 and by the 1880s she was being published in The Atlantic and Harper’s. She wrote under the pen name Octave Thanet and her stories became popular in the 1890s and early 1900s. French, along with her widowed friend Jane Allen Crawford, spent their winters at Clover Bend Plantation in Lawrence County, Arkansas from 1883-1909. French expanded on the regionalist themes she started in Iowa with stories about the people in the Clover Bend area. She used the poor black and white sharecroppers as the subjects for her stories. As literary tastes changed French’s work fell out of favor. She abandoned writing and took up social work. She died in Davenport in 1934.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/6228297
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532901909/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IZ1BU9K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

The Alice French House, is located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River on the east side of Davenport, Iowa.
Address: 321 E 10th St, Davenport, IA 52803, USA (41.5296, -90.57014)
Type: Private Property
National Register of Historic Places: 83002434, 1983
Place
Built in 1906
George French moved to Davenport from Andover, Massachusetts in 1855 and he served the city as mayor, banker, school board member and trustee of the local Unitarian society. His daughter Alice, who was five when the family moved to the Midwest, became the first writer from Iowa with a national reputation. Her first short story appeared in a local newspaper in 1871 and by the 1880s she was being published in The Atlantic and Harper’s. She wrote under the pen name Octave Thanet and her stories became popular in the 1890s and early 1900s. French was part of an informal literary circle known as the Davenport Writer’s Group. Other members included George Cram Cook, Susan Glaspell, Arthur Davison Ficke, Floyd Dell and Harry Hansen. While most of them had careers away from Davenport, their shared experiences in the city affected their writings. Alice French’s work was especially affected by Davenport and life on the Mississippi. She often wrote about life in a western town named Fairport, which was a fictionalized Davenport. She blended realistic details of daily life in the city with romantic ideals. “The Man of the Hour” (1905), set in Fairport, was her most popular novel. As literary tastes changed French’s work fell out of favor. She abandoned writing and took up social work. She would spend the spring, summer and autumn in Davenport and the winter in Arkansas. The Alice French House is a Queen Anne-Colonial Revival combination structure, a style that was popular in Davenport at the turn of the XX century. It sits on a corner lot that sits diagonally from Sacred Heart Cathedral. It is a large two-story building of wood construction. The home was originally a single-family dwelling that has been divided into a multiple-family dwelling.
Life
Who: Alice French (March 19, 1850 – January 9, 1934), aka Octave Thanet, and Jane Crawford (1851-1932)
By 1890, Alice French settled in her comfortable life-long lesbian partnership with a widowed friend, Jane Allen Crawford, dividing their year between their home in Davenport, Iowa, and their plantation in Arkansas. The two women shared their lives, except for Jane’s four-year marriage and then her European tour. In 1909, French and Crawford gave up their Thanford house, after which French traveled widely in the United States, speaking for the conservative causes she embraced, adding to them her opposition to woman suffrage. Her point of view remained fixed in the era of her youth. She developed diabetes, and complications from the disease caused the loss of one leg and most of her eyesight. She died on January 9, 1934, in Davenport. She is buried at Oakdale Memorial Gardens (2501 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52803), alongside with Jane Crawford.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/6228297
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532901909/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IZ1BU9K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

Profile

reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
reviews_and_ramblings

March 2017

S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4
567891011
12131415161718
1920 21 22 23 24 25
262728293031 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Disclaimer

All cover art, photo and graphic design contained in this site are copyrighted by the respective publishers and authors. These pages are for entertainment purposes only and no copyright infringement is intended. Should anyone object to our use of these items please contact by email the blog's owner.
This is an amateur blog, where I discuss my reading, what I like and sometimes my personal life. I do not endorse anyone or charge fees of any kind for the books I review. I do not accept money as a result of this blog.
I'm associated with Amazon/USA Affiliates Programs.
Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. However, some books were purchased by the reviewer and not provided for free. For information on how a particular title was obtained, please contact by email the blog's owner.
Days of Love Gallery - Copyright Legenda: http://www.elisarolle.com/gallery/index_legenda.html

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Mar. 25th, 2017 07:44 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios