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Elizabeth Eudora Tuttle Ferguson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0628

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth Eudora Tuttle Ferguson Papers consist of correspondence, compositions, photo and post card albums, memorabilia, newspaper clippings and photographs. The collection documents the academic work produced by Ferguson in a first-year English course and her travels in the Caribbean and to a lesser extent France, Austria and Russia. Of particular note are two photograph albums compiled by Edmund Otis Hovey and an album of postcards. The Hovey albums chiefly contain photographs taken on the islands of St. Vincent and Martinique after the eruption of Mount Pelee in 1902 and subsequent volcanic activity in 1903. They also contain four photographs of volcanic activity in Guadeloupe and St. Kitts, five photographs of people and scenery in France, a photograph labeled "Russian transportation" (horse-drawn wagon), and one labeled "King Edward visits Vienna" all dating from 1903. Also included in the collection are an album of post cards that reflect Ferguson's travels in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Michigan, Indiana, and visits to Niagara Falls and the International Exposition in Chicago in 1934. The correspondence consists primarily of letters and cards to and from staff members of the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association. The collection also includes some clippings about Ferguson, and several photographs of her taken between 1884 and 1934.

Dates

  • 1881-1952

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Eudora Tuttle was born in Vermont on September 8, 1861. She was living in Holyoke, Massachusetts by 1878 and attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1878/79, 1880/81, 1881/82, and 1883/84, graduating in 1884. She married Robert Muir Ferguson in 1885 and had three children. The Fergusons lived in Springfield, Massachusetts, Spokane, Washington, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her husband died in 1907 and she died in Tulsa during the summer of 1952 at the age of ninety.

Extent

1 boxes (1884 Tuttle)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ferguson, Elizabeth Eudora Tuttle 1861-1952. Student and house wife, Mount Holyoke College Graduate 1884 Papers consist of correspondence, compositions, photo and post card albums, memorabilia, newspaper clippings and photographs. Principally documenting her academic work for an English class and her travels in the Caribbean specifically through photographs of the islands of St. Vincent and Martinique after the eruption of Mount Pelee in 1902.

Arrangement

Series 1. Correspondence. Series 2. Compositions. Series 3. Albums. Series 4. Memorabilia. Series 5. Biographical Material. Series 6. Photographs.
Title
Ferguson papers, 1881-1952.
Status
Edited Full Draft
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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