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Guide to the Mary Porter CommonPlace Book
D2008.1  
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Description
A short biography about Mary Porter was written in her CommonPlace Book in 1844, two years after she died. She was born in 1823 and lived in Lyme, New Hampshire. In 1840, when she turned 17 years of age, she moved to South Hadley, Massachusetts to attend Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. She died of consumption in 1842 in South Hadley, Massachussetts. Several people wrote in Mary Washburn Porter's CommonPlace Book during her life and after she died. The CommonPlace Book has quotations from the people she knew in Lyme, New Hampshire as well as from the young girls she met at Mount Holyoke. The book contains letters and notes to Mary Porter. Many of the inscriptions are religious quotes from teachers, acquaintances, and her classmates at Mount Holyoke. There are pencil drawings and pieces of ephemera inserted inside the book.
Background
Mary Porter and her family lived in Lyme, New Hamphire during the 19th century. She was born there in 1823. When she turned 17 years of age in 1840 she began matriculated into Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Two years later she died of consumption in 1842 in South Hadley. Mary Porter was one of the first students to attend Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.
Extent
1 book.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with Scripps College. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.
Availability
This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.