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Ellen M. Grout Gould-Smith Clippings

Identifier: SMC-014

Scope and Contents

The Ellen M. Smith Clippings contain a compilation of newspaper clippings about her shell collection. Also included in the clippings is a published letter to the editor of The Telegram written by Smith concerning small attendance at Church as well as an article she wrote entitled “Communications” regarding the importance of teachers in teaching morals. The clippings span the years 1897-1905.


  • 1897-1905


Access Restrictions

No restrictions. Open for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors, or their descendants, of items in these papers as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Ellen (Nellie) Grout attended Wheaton Seminary from 1855 to 1861. She was married twice, first to George H. Gould and then to William Spooner Smith. Ellen M. Smith lectured about her collection of shells and displayed them in front of the New England Wheaton Seminary Club, the Women’s Club, the Social Science Club of Ware and the Pilgrim Congregational Church. She claimed to have collected almost every type of shell to be found on the United States' coasts. She donated her shell collection to the Worcester Natural History Museum. Ellen M. Smith died in 1915.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in Collection. Acquisition information not available for this collection. Collection inputted into database in 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley Kuhn, W09, November 2008

Encoded using Archivist Toolkit by: Hanna Juergens, W13, July 2012

Encoding edited by: Megan Wheaton-Book, Assistant Archivist, September 2012

Inventory of the Ellen M. Smith Newspaper Clippings
Ashley Kuhn, W09
October 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton Massachusetts 02766