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Name: Scribblers (Chicago) (a. 1903-1960)
Variant Name: Scribblers


Historical Note:

The Scribblers are profiled in a January 25, 1903 Chicago Tribune story, a socially exclusive women's literary club, somewhat parallel to the mens' Chicago Literary Club then. 

The membership included many well-known Chicago women writers by 1960 when this book was created, including novelist Dorothy Aldis, Garden Club of America Bulletin founder Kate Lancaster Brewster, novelist Janet Ayer Fairbank, and muse/short story author Ginevra King Pirie. Many others were prominent for other activities: sculptor Sylvia Shaw Judson, Casino founder and social betterment volunteer Lucy Linn, and Aspen founder Elizabeth Paepcke.   

This is different than the national organization of Scribblers clubs, noted in Vincent Starrett's March 16, 1947 Tribune column ("Books Alive"), C4. 

Sources:

"Most Exclusive Club in Chicago: Scribblers Must Have Wealth, Beauty, Social Position, and Brains," Chicago Tribune, January 25, 1903, 10. 

Starrett, Vincent, "Books Alive," Chicago Tribune, March 16, 1947, C4.

Sources:

"Most Exclusive Club in Chicago: Scribblers Must Have Wealth, Beauty, Social Position, and Brains," Chicago Tribune, January 25, 1903, 10. 

Starrett, Vincent, "Books Alive," Chicago Tribune, March 16, 1947, C4.




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