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Catherine Eddy Beveridge papers, 1703-2004 (bulk 1870-1910).

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Creator: Beveridge, Catherine Eddy
Other Names: Barrows, John Henry, | Bartlett, Helen Birch, | Beveridge, Albert J. | Field, Delia Caton, | Field, Marshall, | Spencer, Franklin Fayette,
Topics: Socialites - United States - Biography. | Socialites - United States - Correspondence. | Socialites - United States - Diaries. | Diarists - United States - Biography. | Diarists - United States - Correspondence. | Upper class - United States - Social life and customs - 19th century. | Hardware industry - Illinois - Chicago. | Legislators - United States. | Manuscripts, American. | Beveridge, Catherine Eddy - Correspondence. | Beveridge, Catherine Eddy - Diaries. | Beveridge family. | Chapin family. | Colton family. | Cornell family. | Eddy family. | Elwell family. | Gifford family. | Holder family. | Pynchon family. | Sheldon family. | Spencer family. | Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949 - Caricatures and cartoons.
Regions: Chicago (Ill.) - Social life and customs. | Europe - Description and travel. | Washington (D.C.) - Description and travel. | United States - Politics and government - 20th century - Caricatures and cartoons. | Connecticut - Genealogy. | Massachusetts - Genealogy.
Genres: Cabinet photographs. | Correspondence. | Diaries. | Manuscripts (documents) - United States - 1703-2004. | Photograph albums. | Photographs. | Scrapbooks. | Tintypes.
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245 10|aCatherine Eddy Beveridge papers,|f1703-2004|g(bulk 1870-1910).
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351 |aOrganized into 7 series: 1. Catherine Eddy Beveridge, 1882-1946, bulk 1902-1908. 2. Family materials. 3. Genealogical materials. 4. Helen Birch Bartlett. 5. Photographs. 6. Scrapbooks. 7. Autograph book.
520 2 |aCorrespondence, personal materials, writings, and photographs of Chicago diarist, socialite and philanthropist Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and materials collected by her related to her family, including her husband Albert J. Beveridge, her parents Augustus and Abby Eddy, her brother Spencer Eddy, her grandfather Franklin Fayette Spencer, and her aunt Delia Caton Field. Catherine's genealogical research is also included, and three family albums she compiled.|bCatherine Eddy Beveridge was born into a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, and her writings, personal papers, and collected family materials document the rarefied social world she inhabited. Her grandfather, Franklin Fayette Spencer, founded a successful hardware business, her brother Spencer Eddy served in the diplomatic arena, and her aunt Delia Caton Field was a well known social leader in Chicago through her marriages to Arthur Caton and Marshall Field. The materials in the Catherine Eddy Beveridge papers reflect the affluent standard of living Catherine and her circle enjoyed, including lavish weddings and parties, handsome homes in the Prairie Avenue district of Chicago, and extended travel abroad. Insight into the lives of women is particularly vivid, illustrated by Catherine's descriptions of European shopping trips for custom-made fine clothing, and the inclusion of engagement books, guest lists, and menus reflecting the daily obligations of a prominent social leader and hostess such as Delia Caton Field.
524 |aCatherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.
545 0 |aChicago diarist, socialite and philanthropist.|bCatherine Eddy Beveridge was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 29, 1881. She was the daughter of Augustus Eddy, a businessman from a prominent ministerial family, and Abby Spencer Eddy, whose father Franklin Fayette Spencer founded a successful hardware company. Catherine had one brother, Spencer Fayette Eddy, born in 1873. Growing up, Catherine was highly influenced by her mother, Abby Eddy, and her aunt, Abby's sister Delia Caton Field. Both women were social leaders in their native Chicago and wished to see Catherine take on a similar role upon reaching adulthood. Her mother and aunt saw to it that Catherine received an education appropriate for a girl of her station, including studies in literature, history, and foreign languages. Catherine also traveled extensively in Europe and developed an appreciation for architecture, painting, and music. Through her brother Spencer's diplomatic connections, Catherine was offered entree into the European social world and was presented at the Court of St. James in London in 1898, at the age of sixteen. In 1900, she was formally introduced to Chicago society, and spent the next few years participating in Chicago's social seasons and traveling with family and friends. The years 1902-1908 are described in detail in Catherine's diary. Abby and Delia were hopeful that Catherine would find an appropriately wealthy and cultured husband among the European aristocracy, but during a 1904 visit to Washington D.C. Catherine met Albert J. Beveridge, a forty-two-year-old Republican Senator from Indiana. Despite the misgivings of Abby and Delia, Catherine continued to see Albert throughout the next few years, and their romance deepened. In August of 1907, Albert traveled to Berlin where Catherine was staying and the two were married. The couple had two children, Albert Jr., born in 1908, and Abby, born in 1910. After Albert's Senate term ended in 1910, the family divided their time between Indianapolis and Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. After Albert's death in 1927, Catherine devoted her time to philanthropic activities and keeping in contact with family and friends. She was an especially generous benefactor to art museums, including the National Gallery in Washington, the Art Institute in Boston, the Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, and the Chicago Art Institute. She died on May 28, 1970. In 2005, Catherine's grandson, Albert J. Beveridge III, published The chronicle of Catherine Eddy Beveridge with Chicago writer Susan Radomsky. The book reprints Catherine's diary and includes a personal introduction and afterward written by Albert J. Beveridge III, as well as a detailed family history and index of persons mentioned in the diary.
555 0 |aInventory available online;|cfolder level control.
561 |aForms part of the Midwest Manuscript Collection at the Newberry Library.
600 10|aBeveridge, Catherine Eddy|vCorrespondence.
600 10|aBeveridge, Catherine Eddy|vDiaries.
600 30|aBeveridge family.
600 30|aChapin family.
600 30|aColton family.
600 30|aCornell family.
600 30|aEddy family.
600 30|aElwell family.
600 30|aGifford family.
600 30|aHolder family.
600 30|aPynchon family.
600 30|aSheldon family.
600 30|aSpencer family.
600 10|aBerryman, Clifford Kennedy,|d1869-1949|vCaricatures and cartoons.
611 20|aWorld's Parliament of Religions|d(1893 :|cChicago, Ill.)
650 0|aSocialites|zUnited States|vBiography.
650 0|aSocialites|zUnited States|vCorrespondence.
650 0|aSocialites|zUnited States|vDiaries.
650 0|aDiarists|zUnited States|vBiography.
650 0|aDiarists|zUnited States|vCorrespondence.
650 0|aUpper class|zUnited States|xSocial life and customs|y19th century.
650 0|aHardware industry|zIllinois|zChicago.
650 0|aLegislators|zUnited States.
650 0|aManuscripts, American.
651 0|aChicago (Ill.)|xSocial life and customs.
651 0|aEurope|xDescription and travel.
651 0|aWashington (D.C.)|xDescription and travel.
651 0|aUnited States|xPolitics and government|y20th century|vCaricatures and cartoons.
651 0|aConnecticut|vGenealogy.
651 0|aMassachusetts|vGenealogy.
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700 1 |aBarrows, John Henry,|d1847-1902.
700 1 |aBartlett, Helen Birch,|d1884-1925.
700 1 |aBeveridge, Albert J.|q(Albert Jeremiah),|d1862-1927.
700 1 |aField, Delia Caton,|d1853-1937.
700 1 |aField, Marshall,|d1834-1906.
700 1 |aSpencer, Franklin Fayette,|d1817-1890.
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710 2 |aMidwest Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)
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