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Books are in alphabetical order by title.
| 1858 – 1878 Letters of the Barber-Patten-Richart-Moses Families
|This 158 page book contains photos and the transcriptions
of 64 letters exchanged over a 20-year-period by members of four prominent
Cedarville families and the memoirs of one of the letter writers.
An Intimate Look at Emanuel Haldeman-Julius
|This 22 page essay reprinted from the Winter
1981-82 “Little Balkan Review” of Kansas
was written by Sue Haldeman-Julius, second wife of the man whose first marriage
was to Marcet Haldeman-Julius, niece of Jane Addams, and well-known writer of
the 1920’s through 1940’s. Emanuel is
best remembered as a successful publisher of what were known as “The Little
Cedarville’s Jane Addams: Her Early Influences
|This extremely well-researched 44 page book by
the late Ronald Beam of Cedarville with updates by Paul Fry, a man who knew
Miss Addams, is a must for everyone who wants to know about the first eighteen
years of this woman who founded Hull House and who won the Nobel peace prize.
| Generous Spirit:
The Life of Mary Fry
|Cedarville’s 12-year-old Mary Fry was “adopted”
in 1889 by the step-mother of Jane Addams.
Mary, who never married, remained a part of the Addams family until she
died in 1952 at the age of 75. Paul Fry,
one of Mary’s nephews, in 1991 wrote this wonderful 160 page biography of his
aunt. Included are numerous
never-before-published insights into the life of Jane Addams and her family.
| It Seems Like Only Yesterday (Volume I)
|Humorous tales of life in Cedarville in the
1930’s as told by the late LeRoy Wilson.
These 13 short articles originally appeared in the monthly newsletter of
the Cedarville Area Historical Society.
It Seems Like Only Yesterday (Volume II)
|More humorous tales of life in Cedarville
seventy years ago by LeRoy Wilson.
Marcet Haldeman-Julius Essays
|Jane Addams’ niece Marcet was a prolific writer
who was privileged to know many people during her life. Here is a collection of essays by her that were published in 1936 by
the firm owned by her husband Emanuel.
Included are essays on Jane Addams, the mother and step-mother of Miss
Addams, Upton Sinclair, the Scopes trial and Clarence Darrow. 82 pages
The Eliza and Sophia Clingman Letters
|These sister-to-sister letters were written in
1866 and 1867, a year after the Civil War, when Sophia, 16, attended Rockford (Il.) Female Seminary with two of
Jane Addams’ sisters and Eliza, 28, lived on the Cedarville family farm taking
care of her widowed mother. The 160
pages of transcribed and original letters are filled with day-to-day activities
and advice exchanged by these pioneer women.