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Beryl Proctor Fenstemacher Collection

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Identifier: MC-014
Scope and Contents This collection contains information regarding Beryl Proctor Fenstemacher's family life. It also contains correspondence with Wheaton individuals from 1940 to 1989, scrapbooks, photograph albums, articles and pictures within Wheaton publications regarding or written by Beryl, photographs of Beryl during and after her Wheaton College career, clothing worn by Beryl at her wedding to William Fenstemacher, her contributions to the Wheaton Annual Fund, correspondence written to Wheaton staff, and...
Dates: 1922-1999; 1960 - 1990

Eleanor Kendall Abbott papers

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Identifier: SMC-188
Scope and Content This small manuscript collection contains papers that belonged to Eleanor Kendall Abbott, including the correspondence of her family members during 1891. The collection contains Dr. S.W. Abbott's professional correspondence concerning the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' State Board of Health. It also includes letters from Dr. Abbott to his family while he was in Europe as well as letters to Dr. Abbott from his sister Mary and his children.
Dates: 1891

Elizabeth Stoffregen May Papers

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Identifier: MC-063
Abstract The majority of the Elizabeth Stoffregen May papers focus on her interaction with Wheaton College. The documents are very specific relating to May’s various positions while at Wheaton College. The documents illustrate the different roles that Mrs. May filled while at Wheaton College as Academic Dean 1949-56, Dean of the College 1957-60, Acting President 1960-62 and as Professor of Economics. The documents span the years 1949 until 2001 but the bulk of the collection is in the years from 1949...
Dates: 1949-2001

Lucy Larcom Collection

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Identifier: MC-005
Abstract The Lucy Larcom Papers include 2 diaries, Nov. 1859-Aug. 1862; commonplace books, 1859-1867; herbaria; class books and grade book, 1859-1861; rhetoric notes, 1855 and 1857; correspondence with mother, John Greenleaf Whittier and his sister, Mrs. A.D.T.Whitney, and others, 1840s-1890s; paintings; clothing; manuscript poems and the Semi-centennial Sketch of Wheaton Seminary; Kansas Prize Song printed on handkerchief (1855); photographs Larcom owned; articles, obituaries, memorials; genealogical...
Dates: 1859-1970s

Mary Ann Ashbridge Papers

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Identifier: SMC-077
Scope and Content This collection consists of a diary that chronicles the work of a young woman named Mary Ann Ashbridge during the annual cycle of running a household and dairy farm in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Having a chance to sit down, even for a few moments, was so rare that Mary Ann noted it in her diary. She was one of a number of young women and girls at home, and their activities are also described. Members of the household travel to Chester and West Chester, Pennsylvania as well as Wilmington,...
Dates: 1871

Mary E. Bachelder Papers

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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...
Dates: 1872-1873

Mary J. Bailey Lincoln (Mary Johnson Bailey) Biographical Information

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Identifier: SMC-016
Abstract Mary J. Lincoln's biographical information includes various biographies, family newsletters, and information about her relatives Jane Eliza Woodbury and Mary E. Bailey.
Dates: 1838-1996; 1982 - 1996

Sarah A. Jarvis Correspondence

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Identifier: SMC-007
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of typescript copies of Sarah A. Jarvis' correspondence. It contains twenty letters between Sarah, friends, and family, while she was a student at Wheaton Female Seminary, 1843. The collection also contains forty letters between Sally, friends, and family concerning family affairs, 1843 -1850. A color photograph of Sarah A. Jarvis' portrait in included.

Dates: 1843-1850

Wife of an Illinois Sawmill Worker's diary

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Identifier: SMC-344
Scope and Contents One manuscript diary from 1892, written by the wife of a sawmill worker. Diary includes short notes on daily workers' activities and weather. Diary contains all comings and goings of the residence, along with a record of purchases, sales, and employee payments. Writer participated in and donated to her church's aid society. Residence somewhere between Chicago and Champagne, IL.
Dates: 1892