In Memoriam. Susan Wadden Turner. Professor William Wadden Turner, librarian of the Patent Office, Washington, D.C. Jane Wadden Turner. Recorder of Scientific Collections and Exchanges at the Smithsonian Institution for thirty years and for twenty years Assistant Librarian to the Library of Congress

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Summary

Dall notes that little information is available about the remarkable Turner siblings and published this pamphlet to set things right. She traces the lives of Susan Turner (1808-1898), William Wadden Turner (1811-1859), and Jane Wadden Turner (1818-1896), three siblings who lived together throughout their lives and pursued interesting careers in library scholarship, despite the early loss of their father. She traces William's education in library science at Columbia College in New York City; the siblings move to Washington, D.C.; William's work to organize the U.S. Patent Office Library and the Smithsonian Library; Jane's training under her brother and work as a librarian at the Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress.

Subject

  • Dall, Caroline Wells Healey 1822-1912
  • Turner, William W (William Wadden) 1810-1859
  • Turner, Jane Wadden
  • Turner, Susan Wadden 1808-1898
  • Library of Congress
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Smithsonian Library

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Smithsonian History Bibliography

Notes

Caroline Dall was mother of Smithsonian curator William Healey Dall and an advocate for women's rights.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1898

Topic

  • Women
  • Personnel management
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Employees
  • Libraries
  • History
  • Librarians
  • Libraries--History
  • Women--Employees
  • Women--History
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Physical description

Number of pages: 20; Page numbers: 1-19

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