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Rose Sherwood / Gladys Wells Papers

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Date: circa 1970

Biographical History

Little is known of Rose L. Sherwood or her daughter Gladys S. [Sherwood?] Wells other than what can be gleaned from the collection. Rose evidently enjoyed the theater and wrote articles for Broadway Magazine. According to her daughter, she was a pioneer woman insurance executive. Gladys may have been a teacher of English and was clearly interested in Japan and Japanese culture. Both women traveled to Europe and Gladys went to Japan.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Rose Sherwood / Gladys Wells Papers consists of the papers of two women, Rose L. Sherwood and Gladys S. [Sherwood?] Wells.

Rose L. Sherwood's papers contain correspondence, two travel diaries (one of a California trip, the other of "European travels"), memorabilia, and writings (two articles published in Broadway Magazine).

Gladys S. Wells' papers include published books by others, both fiction and non-fiction; memorabilia, most related to a trip to Japan; teaching materials, including some on teaching English to Spanish-Americans; a research paper by Wells on well-known author Lafcadio Hearn; and assorted memorabilia, including some relating to conferences and conventions.

Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged alphabetically by topic.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.
Sherwood, Rose L.
Wells, Gladys S.


English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.


California -- Description and travel.
Europe -- Description and travel.
Japan -- Description and travel.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Rose Sherwood / Gladys Wells Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Sherwood, Rose L.

Wells, Gladys