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Blaisdell family letters

 Collection
Identifier: 0027

Collection Scope and Content

A collection of 123 letters, most of which are addressed to either Mrs. F. W. (Lucy) Blaisdell or to her daughter Elizabeth Pierce Blaisdell Dolan. The collection also contains Elizabeth's 1942 diary.

Dates

  • 1879-1947

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

Elizabeth Blaisdell Dolan and her sister Mary Blaisdell Belknap were graduates of Colby College. Elizabeth taught at Shaw University in North Carolina and at Alfred and Waterboro High Schools. She married Edwin Dolan in either 1937 or 1938 and they lived in Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts. Eizabeth died at the age of 74 in a Melrose, Massachusetts nursing home.

Extent

.75 linear feet (36 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

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

Related Materials

Elizabeth Blaisdell Dolan file, Colby College Archives
Title
Guide to the Blaisdell family letters, 1879-1947
Status
Completed
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