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Mary E. Bachelder Papers

Identifier: SMC-022

Scope and Contents

Mary E. Bachelder Papers contains a note titled "A Reminiscence of School Life" written by Mary E. Bachelder on June 14th, 1872. The letter describes her life at Wheaton Seminary and recounts her arrival and first year at the Seminary. Also included is Mary's Composition No. 5, "What shall be our Motto?," of which Miss Parker, her teacher, wrote "What a horrid thing" and gave her a mark of 10. The final part of her correspondence is a letter addressed to her mother on February 1873. The letter discusses the reception of her artwork by foreign artists and Seminary teachers, concerns about graduation, excursions with friends, and a reminder for her mother to come to Boston on Wednesday the 19th. The correspondence spans the years 1872-73.


  • 1872-1873


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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.


Mary E. Bachelder attended Wheaton Seminary, Class of 1873.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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

Related Materials

WCA General Files, Class of 1873

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley Kuhn October 2008

Encoded using Archivist Toolkit: Hanna Juergens,, W13 September, 2012

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

Inventory of the Mary E. Bachelder Papers
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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