Manuscript Volumes collection
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collection made up of diaries, albums, scrapbooks, ledgers, day books, copy and commonplace books written by various unpublished Maine women writers.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.
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
- Bracket, Anne Maria
- Buzzell, Abbie Ellen Orr, 1859-1939
- Cloudman, Henrietta
- Diaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Douglass, Alice
- Flora, Kate, 1949-
- Genealogy Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Glover, Agnes
- Gray, Effie May
- Grinuell, F. E., Mrs.
- Hall, Mary A.
- Hamlen, Eleanor Cleveland Downing, 1883-1974
- Healey, Carrie M.
- Hoyt, Grace
- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Merrill, Grace
- Mitchell, Eugenia Maude
- Notebooks Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Smith, Nancy B.
- Toothaker, Grace E.
- Whittemore, Emma
- Whittemore, F. M.
- Guide to the Manuscript Volumes collection, 1838-1952, undated
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description