Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wharton in the News: Smithsonian Channel Documentary

From Facebook via Sharon Kehl Califano:

The Smithsonian Channel will premier “Million Dollar American Princesses” on January 4th, which includes a profile of Jennie Jerome, the American mother of Winston Churchill who married into the British aristocracy. For Edith Wharton (and Henry James), this was an important topic–American young women who married European aristocrats–and one that provided ample material for her novels, such as The Age of Innocence, The Custom of the Country, and The Buccaneers.

Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities

Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities

If you study the humanities, the Newberry has something for you!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

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Edith Wharton Society on #GivingTuesday

Dear Whartonites,

Philanthropy was a major part of Edith Wharton’s life–she gave time, energy, and money tirelessly to support her beloved causes, ranging from the ASPCA to the World War I refugees she helped rehabilitate and employ. In honor of #GivingTuesday, why not honor Wharton’s legacy today by making a donation to the Edith Wharton Society? Your support helps us to sponsor conferences advancing Wharton scholarship, to fund fellowships and grants for scholars conducting research in Wharton’s archives, and to support the _Edith Wharton Review_, among other activities. Your donations are fully tax-deductible for 2014 and will be greatly appreciated by those of us who work to maintain Wharton’s legacy.

To re-activate your membership or to make a donation, please visit the EWS website:


Meredith Goldsmith