Maude Elaine Caldwell Perry papers: 1891-1948
Summary Information
Title: Maude Elaine Caldwell Perry papers
Creator: Perry, Maude Elaine Caldwell, 1873-1963
Inclusive dates: 1891-1948
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Abstract:
Author from Adrian, Michigan; correspondence, manuscripts of books, plays, short stories and poetry.
Call number: 852158 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of C. Kenneth Wesley (donor no. 3543) and came to the library in 1972.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Maude Elaine Caldwell Perry papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Maude Elaine Caldwell, was born at Byron, Michigan, in 1873, the daughter of Dr. William Caldwell and Arrilla Cook Caldwell of Fremont, Ohio. She was educated at the University of Michigan, attending (not continuously) in the period of 1889 to 1896. She did not graduate, but met her future husband Stuart H. Perry there. They married in 1895. From 1896 to 1902 they lived at Pontiac, where Perry practiced law for several years in partnership with his father Aaron Perry. Stuart Perry later became editor of the Pontiac Daily Press. In 1902 he bought the St. Johns News, at St. Johns, where they lived until 1907 when he purchased the Adrian Telegram from D.W. Grandon. At this time, they moved to Adrian.

Maude Perry was the author of numerous works of fiction and poetry. Her novel Tide House was published in America in 1929 and in England in 1930. Her writings appeared in such publications as the Atlantic Monthly, the Century Magazine, and other periodicals.

Maude Perry was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a university honor society, the Authors' League of America, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She died in 1963.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection is arranged into three series: Correspondence; Writings and related materials; and Other Materials (which includes a diary of a trip to Italy in 1895 and a notebook from a bicycle tour made in Europe in 1899). Much of the correspondence is with her husband Stuart H. Perry and with her children and grandchildren.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Adrian (Mich.)
  • Authors, American -- Michigan.
  • Authors, American -- Michigan -- Adrian.
  • Bicycle touring -- Europe.
  • Cycling.
  • Europe -- Description and travel.
  • Poetry.
  • Travelers -- Europe.
  • Voyages and travels.
  • Women authors, American -- Michigan -- Adrian.
  • Women travelers -- Europe.
  • Diaries.
  • Perry, Maude Elaine Caldwell, 1873-1963.
  • Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
  • Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954.
  • Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918.
  • Perry, Stuart Hoffman, 1874-1957.
  • Scott, Fred Newton, 1860-1931.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
 
Various
Box   1  
Undated
Box   1  
1891-1900

(include letter from John Dewey, June 6, 1894, Walter H. Page, 1898, and Fred Newton Scott)

Box   1  
1901-1915
Box   1  
1916-1920
Box   1  
1921-1925

(include letter from Frank Manny, 1925)

Box   1  
1926-1928
Box   1  
1929
Box   1  
1930

(include letter from Frank Manny)

Box   1  
1931-1932
Box   1  
1933
Box   1  
1934
Box   1  
1935-1936
Box   1  
1937-1938
Box   1  
1939-1940
Box   1  
1941-1944
Box   1  
1945-1950
 
With Stuart H. Perry
Box   1  
Undated
Box   1  
1898-1900
Box   1  
1912
Box   1  
1913-1921
Box   1  
1922-1925
Box   1  
1926
Box   1  
1927-1929
Box   1  
1930-1933
Box   1  
1934
Box   1  
1935-1936
Box   1  
1937-1947
 
With the Perry children and grandchildren
Box   1  
Undated (4 folders)
Box   1  
1909-1915
Box   2  
1916-1918
Box   2  
January 1919
Box   2  
February 1919
Box   2  
March 1919
Box   2  
April 1919
Box   2  
May-December 1919
Box   2  
1920-1930
Box   2  
1931-1935
Box   2  
1936-1938
Box   2  
1939
Box   2  
1940
Box   2  
1941-1943
Box   2  
1944-1945
Box   2  
1946
Box   2  
1947
Box   2  
1948
Box   2  
1949
Box   2  
1950
Box   2  
1951
Box   2  
1952
Box   2  
1953
Box   2  
1954
Box   2  
1955 (3 folders)
Box   2  
1956 (3 folders)
Box   2  
Letters from Maude Perry to her mother concerning a trip to Europe 1899 (2 folders)
 
Letters to Elizabeth Perry from G. C. Currie (Canadian soldier in World War I)
Box   2  
1913-1915
Box   2  
1916
Box   2  
1917
Box   2  
1918
Box   2  
1919
 
Writings and related [series]
Box   3  
Author's League of America 1927-1937
Box   3  
Manuscript of Novel Tide House (3 folders)
Box   3  
Reviews of novel ide House 1929-1930 (3 folders)
Box   3  
Manuscript of novel The Yellow Rose Bush (3 folders)
Box   3  
Manuscript of play The Vow (3 folders)
Box   3  
Manuscript of novel Sea's Edge (7 folders)
Box   3  
Poems 1893-1925
Box   3  
Short stories 1894-1936 (5 folders)
Box   4  
Short stories 1894-1936 (2 folders)
 
Other materials [series]
Box   4  
Notebook concerning bicycle tour of Europe 1899
Box   4  
Diary of trip through Italy 1895
Box   4  
Miscellanea (4 folders)