Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers

Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, December 16, 1886
From 26 Humboldt Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. After details of a possible visit, Gilman discusses her poem "The Answer" which had been published in Woman's Journal on, October 2, 1886., Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, December 16, 1886, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Incomplete letter beginning "7:30 a.m. 19th"
"...Having recovered from my 'blues' I may state that I am well...The same may be said of Walter; both of our heavens being much clouded by lack of means ..." Page 12: "My novel is as yet untouched..." Signed "Charlotte A. Perkins.", Incomplete letter beginning "7:30 a.m. 19th", Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, circa 1887
Illustration on page 1: woman reading on a cliff above the sea with a man reclining behind her. Illustration on page 4: woman being transported aloft by two identical men. The letter seems to comment on baseball, referring to 18 men trying to catch a ball., Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, circa 1887, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, March 10, 1887
From 26 Humboldt Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. Gilman and her daughter have both been ill, as has Lane and her daughter., Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, March 10, 1887, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, November 25, 1887
From Providence, Rhode Island. Addressed to "Pleasing Young Person," presumed to be Lane. Gilman will be visiting Boston on, November 29. Signed, "Charlotte A. Perkins.", Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, November 25, 1887, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, December 18, 1887
From Providence, Rhode Island. Gilman writes of upcoming visit to Lane in Boston, and illustrates on page 2 the trunk she will bring., Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, December 18, 1887, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, April 17, 1888
From 26 Humboldt Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island., Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, April 17, 1888, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, August 3, 1888
From Bristol, Rhode Island. Gilman complements Lane on her family and writes of her upcoming plans to return to California with Grace Ellery Channing (1862-1937). "...Walter is reconciled to the plan...As long as I stay with him he will never leave me...This summer has proved for the fourth time that I get well when away from him ..." Page 4: "...Grace and I have written over our play and are to have a hearing from Gillette the last of, August...", Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, August 3, 1888, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, August 27, 1888
From Bristol, Rhode Island. The play Gilman and Grace Ellery Channing have been working on has been conditionally accepted by William Hooker Gillette. She writes of her plans to go to Pasadena, where her husband would visit in the winter to paint for a few months before leaving for Europe., Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, August 27, 1888, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, September 21, 1888
From 26 Humboldt Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. "Came home, Aug. 31st. Close the house tomorrow...Have begun a hack book "Gems of Art for the Home & Fireside" at request of J. A. & R. A. Reid, printer – to be done a week from today – 150 pages of com. note. No great work, but takes time. Only 18 pages done ..." She is planning to leave for California on, October 8., Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, September 21, 1888, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, September 7, 1889
From Box 1877, Pasadena, California. Gilman encourages Lane to move to California, suggests that Mr. Lane could connect with fruit packing establishment. She writes of her various family members, publication of her "Girls of Today" in the, July 6 Woman's Journal and her new position as co-editor of The Pacific Monthly., Correspondence from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Martha Allen Luther Lane, September 7, 1889, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
"Dear Gladys"
Relates details of a visit to the Chicago World's Fair. Possibly incomplete., "Dear Gladys", Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
"Dear Brother Rufus"
"Dear Brother Rufus", Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Woman with laundry basket and clothesline, clothes spelling out Soapine
Woman with laundry basket and clothesline, clothes spelling out Soapine, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
"Dear Marfa! Your two..."
"Your two boxes with their lovely contents arrived yesterday... Am well, real well. Your own loving friend Charlotte. Merry Christmas! Walter sends regards love to baby.", "Dear Marfa! Your two...", Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Girl framed by calla lilly
Girl framed by calla lilly, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Soapine French Laundry Soap, "Dirt killer": Female archer in "killer" hat shooting at a "dirt" target.
Soapine French Laundry Soap, "Dirt killer": Female archer in "killer" hat shooting at a "dirt" target., Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Woman with duster and a mantelpiece, figurines spell out Soapine
Woman with duster and a mantelpiece, figurines spell out Soapine, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Poem
"I stop to add, dear Mrs. Lane / That we next week set off for Maine / And if you do not write again / Before that time it's very plain / That the production of your brain / Composed for me with toil and pain / Would not arrive, and I be fain / My head to twist and neck to crane/And ears to stretch and eyes to strain / To search for it, and search in vain / If I in sooth to search would deign / So write with all your might & main / The letter I desire to gain; / And write it without blot or stain / And loaded like a groaning wain / With literary fruit & grain / And loving words as thick as rain / Unless it be too great a drain / Upon your strength dear Mrs. Lane!", Poem, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
"Look Out for Soapine:" Man following a woman along train tracks with a Soapine train coming up behind him
"Look Out for Soapine:" Man following a woman along train tracks with a Soapine train coming up behind him, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Girl framed by yellow poppy
Girl framed by yellow poppy, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Illustrated incomplete letter beginning "are to be comparitively near us..."
Numbered by Gilman pages 5 and 6. Page 5 includes an illustration of a woman looking out of a window while another passes on the street below, presumably related to Gilman's writing "you can catch me as I go to Ada's..." On page 6, Gilman expresses surprise that Lane might move to a house she's not seen and illustrates it with a woman startled by mice and insects coming out of an open door., Illustrated incomplete letter beginning "are to be comparitively near us...", Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Illustrated incomplete letter beginning "It is the right spirit..."
Pages numbered 5 and 6 by Gilman. Page 5 is illustrated with a couple seated on chairs, apparently, Martha and Chester Lane., Illustrated incomplete letter beginning "It is the right spirit...", Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Two women, a valentine and Cupid holding a box marked "Welcome Soap"
Two women, a valentine and Cupid holding a box marked "Welcome Soap", Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
"First Society"
Notes on the building of a meeting house., "First Society", Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Incomplete letter beginning "It is a cooperative dress-making..."
Apparently from California: "Also I mean to give some lectures in Los Angeles if it can be managed. By these various devices shall I keep the wolves from the door; and add mightily to my fame in these parts ... I am much interested in the Nationalist. She reports that she has been corresponding with her father. Signed Charlette Perkins Stetson., Incomplete letter beginning "It is a cooperative dress-making...", Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Illustrated incomplete letter, 'Girl of Majorca'
On page 3, a rhyme by Edward Lear, "There was a Young Girl of Majorca" accompanied by an illustration of a woman being led up a mountain by several men, one of whom is serving as a step. On page 4, an illustration of a veiled woman is surrounded by manuscript., Illustrated incomplete letter, 'Girl of Majorca', Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Young woman framed by pink rose
Young woman framed by pink rose, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Magician touching the hand of a woman, Soapine spelled out by the stars
Magician touching the hand of a woman, Soapine spelled out by the stars, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Girl framed by sunflower
Girl framed by sunflower, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Sailor hanging in the rigging of a ship
Sailor hanging in the rigging of a ship, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Three children playing telephone with Soapine and French Laundry soap boxes
Three children playing telephone with Soapine and French Laundry soap boxes, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Child framed by pink morning glory
Child framed by pink morning glory, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Man on telephone pole, birds spell out Soapine
Man on telephone pole, birds spell out Soapine, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.
Nun framed by purple geranium
Nun framed by purple geranium, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Papers, D.513, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.