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Lilian Whiting Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Whiting, Lilian, 1847-1942.
Title: Lilian Whiting Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1880-1920
Quantity: 10 items (SC).
Abstract: Papers of the American author. Personal letters, including one about Kate Field, and a ms. poem, "An immortal love."
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Lilian Whiting (1847-1942) was an American writer, editor, activist and journalist. Born in Niagara Falls, N. Y. , Whiting is best known for being one of the first women to edit a newspaper, and for writing the first biography of Kate Field. Her newspaper credits include literary editor of The Boston Traveler and editor in chief of The Boston Budget. She was also active in the cause of women's suffrage.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lilian Whiting Papers consists of correspondence and a three-page holograph poem.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged by item type.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Field, Kate, 1838-1896.
Whiting, Lilian, 1847-1942.


Women authors, American.

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Lilian Whiting Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01
Revision history: 14 Apr 2009 - converted to EAD (AM)

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SC 49 Miscellaneous1880-1920 (9 items)
SC 49 "An Immortal Love" (1 item)

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