Albion Fellows Bacon Letter 
S 45
1 folder

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Revised by: Benjamin Clark, August 2005

Biographical Note:

Albion Fellows Bacon was born in Evansville in 1865 and was raised in the small hamlet of McCutchanville. She attend Evansville High School, and after graduating she worked as a secretary and court reporter, toured Europe with her sister, and married a local merchant named Hilary Bacon in 1888. In 1892 she came down with an undefined illness. Fortunately she found several outlets, including tenement reform, child welfare, city planning and zoning, and a variety of public health initiatives. She is known as Indiana’s foremost “municipal housekeeper,” a Progressive era term for one who applies domestic skills to social issues. She authored several pamphlets, including “A Tale of Tenements” (1912), “Beauty for Ashes” (1914), and “What Bad Housing Means to the Community” (1915), among many others. Albion Fellows Bacon died on December 10, 1933.

Barrows, Robert G. Albion Fellows Bacon: Indiana’s Municipal Housekeep. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2000. Introduction.
Who Was Who in American. Vol. 1. Chicago: The A.N. Marquis Company, 1943. 41

Scope and Content Note:

This is a personal note written by Bacon to her cousin, Nannie. The note has an affectionate tone and speaks of personal family matters, especially the passing of a beloved relative.

Item Listing:

1931 Oct. 21 Bacon, Albion Fellows to cousin Nannie

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder; 1 item

Collection Dates:



William Tasker, 6 August 1945

Access: This collection is open for research.



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