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Kendall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0561

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence; biographical material; and photographs. Most of the letters are by Kendall to family members describing her travels in England, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, from July 1869-May 1870. Also included are several letters by Kendall and Plimpton family relatives.

Dates

  • 1834-1959

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

Clara Idella Plimpton was born on December 30, 1848 in Walpole, Massachusetts. She graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1871 and married Henry L. Kendall in 1875. He was a clergyman and a graduate of Brown University. They had two children: Helen (Mount Holyoke College, Class of 1900) and Henry (Amherst College, Class of 1899). Idella Plimpton Kendall died on January 23, 1941 in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Extent

1 boxes (1871 Plimpton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Kendall, Clara Idella Plimpton, 1848-1941; Teacher and Housewife. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1871. Papers consist of correspondence, biographical material, and photographs primarily discussing her travels in England, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Also includes letters by Kendall and Plimpton family relatives and "The Kendall Book" by Priscilla Robertson.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two sub-groups. It is arranged into series within each sub-group, then chronologically.
Title
Kendall papers, 1834-1959.
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2004
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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