A plaque hung above the fireplace in the Woolson House commemorating the gift of Clare Benedict in honor of her aunt, Constance Fenimore Woolson. A letter to Hamilton Holt from Clare Benedict explains:
It would give me great pleasure to give the sum of five thousand dollars ($5000) to Rollins College for the erection of a Constance Fenimore Woolson House for Literature, one small room of which to be arranged as a permanent museum for her books, pictures and other objects from her collection. This room would be accessible to the public.
I should be glad to give a further sum of one thousand dollars ($1000) to be used for the interior fittings of the house and for the furnishing of the large room to be used by the literary students and by the lovers of literature at Rollins. It would be my wish to have this Constance Fenimore Woolson House erected and furnished as soon as possible.
As Florida was my aunt's favorite state, and as much of her finest work has a Florida background, I feel that it will be most appropriate to have this memorial established in Florida and at a place like Rollins where the best literature is appreciated and studied.