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Dewey, Mary Hopkins



  • Existence: 1860 December 16 - 1951 May 19

Biographical Note

Mary Hopkins Dewey, 1860-1951, was a proponent of women's suffrage and child labor laws. She was originally from Madison, Wisonsin. In 1886, she married Professor Davis R. Dewey of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). They had two children, Bradley Dewey and Dorothy Dewey (Mrs. A. Barr Comstock). Dewey was involved in the fight for penal reform and the protection of women and children in industry. She also served as a member of the Massachusetts State Board of Labor and Industry during its first four terms.1

1. Daily Boston Globe. "Mrs. D. R. Dewey" May 20, 1951.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Davis R. Dewey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0070
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Davis R. Dewey papers document Dewey's personal and professional life. The papers date from 1883 to 1913, the period of his early career as an academic economist. Most of the collection consists of correspondence with Dewey's family; with members of the St. Botolph Club; and with the Alumni Association of the University of Vermont. Of most interest is Dewey's voluminous professional correspondence concerning the affairs of the economics profession, correspondence and clippings...
Dates: 1874 - 1913