Scope and Contents
The Ida C. Ridgway Papers contain correspondence 1922-1926; a collection of poems written by Ridgway; and a few photographs. The letters are mostly addressed to her mother and her older sister Louisa, and discuss her love for her family and her happiness at Mount Holyoke College. The collection of poems was compiled by Ada L. F. Snell and focus primarily on the beauty of nature.
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Ida Copeland Ridgway was born on November 4, 1905 in Philadelphia, daughter of Joseph W. Ridgway. She attended Hunter College High School and Flushing High School before entering Mount Holyoke College in 1923. In 1925 she took a leave of absence due to ill health, but regained her strength in 1926 and resumed her education. However, she again became ill, and died of tubercular menigitis on May 8, 1927 in the College Infirmary.
4 folders (x1927)
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Ridgway, Ida Coperland, 1905-1927; Student. Attended Mount Holyoke College, 1923-1927. Papers contain letters addressed to family members and discussing her love for her family and her happiness at Mount Holyoke College. Also includes a collection of poems by Ida Coperland Ridgway, compiled by Ada L. F. Snell.
- Family relationships Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mount Holyoke College -- Student life -- 1923-1926 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mount Holyoke College -- Students -- Poetry Subject Source: Local sources
- Mount Holyoke College Manuscript Collections Subject Source: Local sources
- correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- poems Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ridgway Papers, 1922-1926.
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