Margaret Burnham collection
Collection Scope and Content
Collection includes an obituary, poems, sermon from Oliver Ellsworth, photographs, a beaded bag, and an invitation to Constitutional Centennial Celebration.
- Burnham, Margaret (Person)
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
Margaret Burnham was born in Falmouth, Maine to George and Alice Greenleaf Ellsworth Burnham. She attended Waynflete School in Portland and was a graduate of Madeira School in Greenway, Virginia and Smith College. During World War II, she was a volunteer driver for the Red Cross. A philanthropist and poet, Burnham was a longtime supporter of the Falmouth Memorial Library and other local organizations. She wrote poetry for many years and some was published in The State Streeter, the bulletin of the State Street Church. She died in 1994 at the age of 91.
6 folders (6 folders, 1 beaded bag)
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
- Burnham, Margaret
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Constitutional history -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807
- Falmouth (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Invitations Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Obituaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Typescripts Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Guide to the Margaret Burnham collection, 1808-1995
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description