- Wilmans, Helen, 1831-1907
- Call number
- MssCol 2462
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Helen Wilmans Post scrapbook, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Helen Wilmans Post (1831-1907) was an American journalist, publisher and proponent of the mental science movement which stressed control of mind over matter. She started her own paper, The Woman's World, and published a weekly magazine, Freedom. Scrapbook contains correspondence, biographical sketches, copies of court decisions, photographs, and printed matter. Correspondence includes letters, 1900-1906, written by Wilmans Post, members of her family, and persons in the mental science movement. Also, biographical information about Wilmans Post and others; copies of court decisions involving mental healing; photographs, 1900-1931, of Wilmans Post, her family, associates, and Florida views; and some mental science publications.
Scrapbook was compiled in 1931 as a memorial to Wilmans Post.
Source of acquisitionGift (transfer from General Research Division, 1985), Del Mar, Eugene, 1931
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328