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Manuscript Volumes collection

Identifier: 0256

Collection Scope and Content

The Manuscript Volumes collection is an artificial collection made up of diaries, albums, scrapbooks, ledgers, day books, copy and commonplace books written by various unpublished Maine women writers. The Manuscript Volumes collection includes writings by Kate Flora and Alice Douglass, Mrs. F.E. Grinuell, Eleanor Hamlen, Nancy Smith, F.M. Whittemore, Emma Whittemore, Abbie Buzzell, Grace Hoyt, Mrs. Bennett, Effie May Gray, Grace Merrill, Agnes Glover, Anne Maria Bracket, Eugenia Maude Mitchell, Carrie M. Healey, Mary A. Hall, Grace E. Toothaker, Henrietta Cloudman as well as many unknown authors. The collection illuminates the daily lives of ordinary Maine women. Some of the themes included are: household chores, gardening, sewing, social events like birthday parties and getting ice cream during the summer, weather, farm life and poetry clippings.


  • 1838-1952, undated


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into five series: 1. Diaries 2. Albums and Scrapbooks 3. Ledgers and Daybooks 4. Copy and Commonplace books 5. Miscellaneous

Guide to the Manuscript Volumes collection, 1838-1952, undated
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

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