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Object ID 2006.22
Title Margaret Porch Hamilton Diaries & papers
Catalog type Archive
Scope & Content 2 document boxes.
Box 1 contains 11 diaries & 1 folder

Envelope 1- Diary for 1905

Envelope 2- Diary for 1906

Envelope 3- Diary for 1907

Envelope 4- Diary for 1908

Envelope 5- Diary for 1909

Envelope 6- Diary for 1910 [GAP missing 1911]

Envelope 7- Diary for 1912

Envelope 8- Diary for 1913

Envelope 9- Diary for 1914

Envelope 10- Diary for 1915

Envelope 11- Diary for 1916

Folder 12- Biographical information & miscellaneous papers.

Archivists Note: Photo courtesy of Ann Hamilton Shields

Creator Margaret Porch Hamilton
Collection Margaret Porch Hamilton Diaries
People Hamilton, Margaret Porch
Subjects Margaret Porch Hamilton Diaries

Source Unknown
Admin/Biographical History Margaret Porch Hamilton was born on March 17, 1867 in Kirkwood, Missouri. She received her Bachelor's degree in 1897 from the University of Indiana and went on to teach high school English.She married Francis Hamilton in 1904 and the couple moved to New York after a brief stay in Chicago. Margaret's husband enrolled as a graduate student at Columbia University. In June of 1916 the Hamiltons purchased a home in Leonia.She was active in local civic organizations becoming a member of the Leonia Public Library Book Committee. During World War I she participated in the Leonia red Cross. Hamilton campaigned for passage of the 19th Amendment for women's suffrage and on the local level she organized the Woman's Forum within the Leonia Woman's Club to teach women how to use their vote. Hamilton was one of the founders of the New Jersey League of Women Voters, and once ran as a Democrat for the New Jersey State Legislature. Margaret Porch Hamilton died in her home in Leonia in 1946.