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Georgiana Souther Barrows papers

Identifier: 0029

Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence from Georgiana to her husband and her mother-in-law, and from her husband when he was in the Maine Senate. There are several verse manuscripts, one of which ("Dirge") is signed by Georgiana Barrows. Also included are 2 sheets of music (one unsigned manuscript, one published piece of music by Edward Howe, Jr.) There are also several photographs, including one of Georgiana, her husband and children, taken circa 1890.


  • 1856-1904
  • Majority of material found within 1856-1890



Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in 1828, Georgiana Souther Barrows was the daughter of Samuel and Mary Webster Souther. She attended the Ladies Department of Fryeburg Academy and married George Bradley Barrows, a graduate of Dartmouth College in 1842. Georgiana and her husband, an influential state Republican and agriculturist, lived in Fryeburg, Maine. One of their children was Anna Barrows of Fryeburg, Maine, whose papers are in the Maine Women Writers Collection. She died in 1913.


.5 linear feet (26 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized as a single series.

Custodial History

Items presumably owned by Georgiana Souther Barrows. The material was found in the Barrows home in Fryeburg by Linda Richards of Norway, Me [in 2003?].

Guide to the Georgiana Souther Barrows papers, 1856-1890
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Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

Abplanalp Library
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland Maine 04103 United States