WOMEN WRITERS IN MCFARLIN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Introduction by Priscilla Dorr. Biographical sketches of women writers in McFarlin Special Collections, University of Tulsa. Also includes early-19th century fiction by women in the Factory House Library, and a section on women writing about Indians. List of contributors included.
More On This Subject - -
> UNIVERSITY OF TULSA
> WOMEN'S STUDIES, FEMINISM
> AMERICAN INDIANS
> NATIVE AMERICANS
Books of related interests - -
> THE IDA RUST MACPHERSON COLLECTION.
> Wells, L.H., A CATALOGUE OF INTERESTING OLD AND CURIOUS BOOKS IN ALL CLASSES OF LITERATURE, RARE AND FINE IMPORTED BOOKS, MANY IN SPECIAL BINDINGS...
> CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION OF ENGRAVED PORTRAITS OF WOMEN WRITERS FROM SAPPHO TO GEORGE ELIOT.
THE LIFE AND AGE OF WOMAN.
A seven-figure image of the stages in a woman's life from one to ninety years of age by Albert Alden (1812-1883). The 30 year-old woman is on the highest step, when she is "at the height of her physical and intellectual powers." Age 18 is described as the "most critical stage" in a woman's life. At age 90 "we see all that remains of her who once tripped the light fantastic." Appears to be a companion to Alden's woodcut "The Life and Age of Man," ca. 1830 (Princeton University Main Catalog). Both illustrate 19th century conceptions of morality and gender roles, depicting the woman as nurturer and spiritual guide. Verse from the Old Testament book of Proverbs on the traits of the ideal woman cited. Featured is an illustration of a woman mentoring a young girl reading the Scriptures. Stained and creased.