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Isabelle Maria Hoffses diaries

 Collection
Identifier: 0172

Collection Scope and Content

These six diaries, written by Hoffses between 1862 and 1908, primarily record her deep concerns about her spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical state of being. Also included are pedagogical and Biblical notes of significance to her development. Most of the entries were written in Waldoboro or other surrounding towns where Hoffses taught school. Others were written in Massachusetts while she was studying at South Hadley Seminary and while visiting her sister in Newburyport. Also recorded are two sea voyages which she took in 1880-1881, presumably for health reasons.

Dates

  • 1862-1908

Creator

Access

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 the Waldoboro, Maine area in 1831, Isabelle Maria Hoffses was the second of eleven children born to James Hoffses and Hannah Heaver. After attending South Hadley Seminary in Massachusetts, Hoffses taught in the Waldoboro area for many years. She never married.

Extent

7 folders

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is organized as a single series. Arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Purchased in May 1993.
Title
Guide to the Isabelle Maria Hoffses diaries, 1862-1908
Status
Completed
Author
Anna Brandenburg
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

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