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Eleanor Mayo manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: 0433

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains one unpublished manuscript by Mayo, entitled The Pleasure Dome.

Dates

  • Creation: undated

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 1920, novelist Eleanor Mayo grew up in Southwest Harbor, Maine, and from the age of 27 until her death in 1981 she and her life companion, well-known Maine novelist Ruth Moore, lived on Mount Desert Island. Active in local politics, Mayo was the first ever female elected selectman in Tremont, Maine, and later served as the town's tax assessor for many years. Mayo published five novels during her lifetime: Turn Home (1945); Loom of the Land (1946); October Fire (1951); Swan's Harbor (1953) and Forever Stranger (1958). Turn Home was made into the 1950 film Tarnished. In 2004, Maine's Blackberry Books published When Foley Craddock Tore Off my Grandfather's Thumb: The Collected Stories of Ruth Moore and Eleanor Mayo.

Extent

.25 linear foot (10 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is organized as a single series.

Title
Guide to the Eleanor Mayo manuscript, undated
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