Ellen James collection
Collection Scope and Content
This collection includes correspondence, family history materials, poems and drafts, autobiographical essays, spiritualist communications, photographs, a Monhegan Island scrapbook, and a commonplace book. Also included is a three inch bronze bust of Ellen James.
- James, Ellen, 1885-1977 (Person)
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
Ellen James was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri on October 8, 1885. She spent summers in Colorado, where some of her family lived. One summer in Estes Park, James met writer Sidney Baldwin, with whom she made a home in Boothbay Harbor, Maine until Baldwin's death. James often spent time in Casa Ybel, Florida and Monhegan Island, Maine. Ellen James died in 1977 at age 92.
.75 linear feet (2 boxes (30 folders))
Language of Materials
This collection is organized as a single series. Arranged by subject.
- American poetry -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Boothbay Harbor (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- James, Ellen, 1885-1977
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Sculpture Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Typescripts Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Guide to the Ellen James collection, 1904-1977
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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