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Mount Holyoke College Manuscript Collections

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 357 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Quincy Brown papers

Identifier: MS 0637
Abstract Brown, Mary Quincy, 1828-1920; Educator. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1849. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary faculty member, 1849-1852. Papers contain correspondence, compositions, information sheet from 1915, clippings and notes. Mainly consisting of correspondence to parents regarding her experience at Mount Holyoke with special note of deaths, including the death of Mary Lyon. Letters written by Susan Brown, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1851 and her parents are included...
Dates: 1848 - 1920; Majority of material found within 1848 - 1854

Mary Sumner Benson papers

Identifier: MS 0878

Benson, Mary Sumner, 1903-1988; historian; Mount Holyoke College history professor, 1952-1968. Diaries, correspondence, writings, subject files, publications, financial and legal documents, and photographs documenting aspects of her professional and personal life, including her travels in Europe and elsewhere.

Dates: circa 1939-1985

Mary Virginia Hamilton Adair papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: Mary Virginia Hamilton Adair Papers]
Identifier: MS 0857

Adair, Mary Virginia Hamilton, 1913-2004; Teacher and poet. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1933. Papers span the years 1933-2004 (bulk 1995-2004) and consist of biographical information, poems and drawings, photographs, a televised interview, and a hand-written, inscribed poem by Robert Frost, titled "Snow Falling After it Clears."

Dates: 1933-2004; Majority of material found within 1995 - 2004

Mary W. Chapin Pease papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: Mary Williams Chapin Records]
Identifier: MS 0866
Abstract Pease, Mary Williams Chapin, 1820-1889; teacher and principal. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1843, teacher, 1843-1850, Acting Principal, 1850-1852, Principal, 1852-1865. Papers concern both her personal life and her work at Mount Holyoke and consist of correspondence, her writings, a commonplace book, announcements, a copy of the Confession of Faith of the Somers, Connecticut Church, a typed transcript of a diary kept by Noah Chapin while serving in the American Revolution,...
Dates: 1775-1890

Mary Woolley papers

Identifier: MS 0842
Abstract Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947; college professor and administrator. President of Mount Holyoke College, 1901-1937. Papers contain correpondence; Woolley's published and unpublished speeches and other writings; her diaries, appointment books, and calendars; materials relating to conferences that she attended; scrapbooks; statistics about Mount Holyoke College; materials concerning her inauguration as Mount Holyoke's President; legal documents; honors and awards; memorabilia; books that she...
Dates: 1845 - 1947; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1947

McConaughy papers

Identifier: MS 0706
Abstract McConaughy, Mary Malvina Wentworth, 1884-1988; educational psychologist and college teacher. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1905. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1925-1928. Papers contain correspondence, journals, writings, memorabilia, biographical information, family papers and photographs; primarily documenting her academic and professional life at various institutions and her travel journals from her experience in Europe, which include comments on the differences between...
Dates: 1894-1988.

Melvin correspondence

Identifier: MS 0607

Melvin, Helen Eliza, 1857-1936; missionary and teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1879. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary teacher, 1882-1883. Papers consist of correspondence and photographs; principally documenting her journey to Turkey to become a missionary and her teaching plans.

Dates: 1883

Meribeth Elliott Cameron papers

Identifier: MS 0828

Cameron, Meribeth Elliott, 1905-1997, educator and college administrator. Mount Holyoke College professor and administrator, 1948-1970. Papers contain correspondence, writings, diaries, datebooks and notes, family papers, financial material, clippings, memorabilia, International Federation of University Women papers, Asian art, biographical materials and legal documents, and photographs. Primarily concerning her professional life as an educator and college administrator.

Dates: 1905-1997, n.d.; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1970

Merrill papers

Identifier: MS 0571

Skog, Katharine Merrill Ahlbers, 1895-1983; Teacher, translator, and missionary. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1917. Papers contain correspondence, articles and photographs; primarily consisting of correspondence commenting on her teaching and travels in Japan.

Dates: ca. 1913-1983

Mill, John Stuart: Diary of a walking tour

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 0049

Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873, philosopher and economist. Diary kept during a walking tour in Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight in England during July and August 1832, containing detailed descriptions of what he encountered along the way.

Dates: 1832 July-August

Molly J. Liskow papers

Identifier: MS 0821

Liskow, Molly Judson, 1958- ; Lawyer and editor. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1980. Papers contain correspondence, course materials, notes, and a photograph. Primarily concerning her academic and social activities as a student at Mount Holyoke College, 1976-1980 and Harvard Law School, 1980-1983. Also included course materials from her years in grammar school through high school.

Dates: 1958 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1985

Moore papers

Identifier: MS 0712

Moore, Dorothy Beatrice Gleason, 1905-1993; student. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1928. Papers contain correspondence, diary, memorabilia, scrapbook, biographical information, and photographs; primarily documenting her travels through Europe and detailing her experience at Mount Holyoke, including daily activities, special events, and traditions.

Dates: 1924-1993

Morgan, John A. Letter: New York, to students

 Item — Manuscripts (not separately boxed) - 1
Identifier: MS 0036

Morgan, John A., fl. 1830-1835; theologian. Professor at Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio until he was dismissed in 1834 for siding with students in a debate over the Seminary's position on slavery. Letter is to students remaining at the Seminary offering advice and asking them to pay his debts and dispose of his belongings.Holograph letter and photocopy.

Dates: October 30, 1834

Moulton papers

Identifier: MS 0799

Moulton, Anna Kimball Young, 1891-1965; student. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1916. Papers contain course records, memorabilia, correspondence, and biographical information; consisting primarily of compositions and notes for English language courses taken at Mount Holyoke College.

Dates: 1908-1965; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1916

Munsell papers

Identifier: MS 0575

Munsell, Hazel Edith, 1891-1989; Nutritionist. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1914. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1917-1918. Papers include correspondence, writings, research notes, bibliography, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily documenting her work as a nutrition researcher at the Pentagon and in Puerto Rico and Ecuador.

Dates: 1914-1979

Nelson Papers

Identifier: MS 0639

Nelson, Mary Louise Moody, d. 1863; Teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1854. Papers consist of correspondence and journals. Primarily discussing local events, family, and life in Ohio during the late 19th century.

Dates: 1848 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1854 - 1858

Nichols papers

Identifier: MS 0677
Abstract Nichols, Bethiah Avery Miller, 1815-1865; Student. Attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary 1837-1838. Papers contain a letter, lecture notes and a photograph. Primarily documenting her experience at Mount Holyoke and her interactions with Mary Lyon, including a visit she made to Heath, Massachusetts requesting funds for the Seminary. Housed in control files; two letters from John Kirkland Clark, grandson of Priscilla Maxwell, to Mary Woolley, regarding a letter written to his mother by...
Dates: 1837 - 1838

Noss family papers

Identifier: MS 0624

Noss family. Christopher Noss and Lura Boyer Noss, d.1907, and Carol Day Noss and 12 children. Papers consist of correspondence between the family while the parents were missionaries in Japan. Principally documenting the education of two of the children, Frederick Boyer Noss, 1901- , and Anna Isabel (Annabelle) Noss Welty, 1899-2000, in addition to family matters, home life, report cards and academic life. Also includes genealogical and biographical information provided by the donor.

Dates: 1912 - 1924

Nutting papers

Identifier: MS 0572

Nutting, Mary Olivia, 1831-1910; Librarian. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1852. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary staff member, 1870-1901. Papers consist of correspondence, account books, diaries, books written by Nutting, a notebook, and photographs. Primarily documenting her daily activities as a student at Mount Holyoke and her plans for Peterson's Lodge faculty apartment house.

Dates: 1850 - 1910

Old South Hadley burial ground history

Identifier: MS 0041

Farber, Jessie G. Lie, Daniel Farber, et al., principally residents of South Hadley, Massachusetts. Collection consists of the "working volumes" of an illustrated history of the old burial ground (1728-ca. 1899) prepared in 1976 as part of the South Hadley's celebration of the United States bicentennial, and additional photographs of the extant stones.

Dates: 1976-1978

Order of S. Niccolo records

Identifier: MS 0043

Title from caption.

Dates: 1572-1736

Orra Almira Parker Phelps and Orra A. Phelps papers

 Collection — Box 1-30
Identifier: MS 0886

Phelps, Orra Almira Parker, 1867-1950, teacher; Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1888 and Orra A. Phelps, 1895-1986, teacher, medical doctor, environmentalist, and naturalist; Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1918. Primarily letters between mother and daughter.

Dates: circa 1915-1946

Papyri fragments from Oxyrhynchus and the Fayum

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 0054
Scope and Contents

Ten papyri fragments from archaeological excavations in Egypt (1895-1907), conducted chiefly by Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt. The fragments, dating from the Graeco-Roman era are largely economic in nature, particularly covering leases and taxes. Also included are two horoscopes, and most importantly fragments from a copy of book one of Euclid's "Elements" containing propositions 39 and 41.

Dates: 0100-0200

Papyrus fragment: Application or petition to a ducenarius from a native of Memphis, Egypt

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: Papyrus fragment - application or petition to a ducenarius...]
Identifier: *MS 0005

In Greek. Petition, in Greek, from a native of Memphis, Egypt to a government official of the reign of Probius (276-282 A.D.)

Dates: between 276 and 282 A.D.

Patricia E.P. Bennett papers

Identifier: MS 0838

Bennett, Patricia Ella Perreault, 1950-; student, high school teacher. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1972. Papers consist of scrapbooks, photograph albums, newspaper clippings, calendars, course materials, and a photograph of Bennett, primarily documenting her student years, 1968-1972.

Dates: 1968-2002, n.d.; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1972

Penny Gill papers

Identifier: MS 0879

Gill, Penny, 1943-; educator; Mount Holyoke College politics professor, 1971-; Acting Dean of Faculty, 2004-2005; Dean of the College, 2007-2011. Correspondence, reports, course records, committee records, writings, letters of recommendation, memoranda, financial records, and photographs chiefly relating to her work at Mount Holyoke.

Dates: circa 1972-1995

Perell papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 0765

Perell, Emile; Engineer and educator. Papers consist of correspondence in both French and English. Primarily consisting of letters from his relatives, including his niece Rachel Bespaloff. Also included are documents pertaining to her work as a teacher and experiences during World War II.

Dates: 1935-1949; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1949

Pesquet family papers

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: MS 0012

Pesquet family papers, 1623-1828. Papers consists of legal documents relating to the family of Jean Baptiste Pesquet (sieur Deschamps) of Normandy, France; includes confirmation of magistrial office, wills, inventories, writ of emancipation, marriage contracts, etc.

Dates: 1623-1828

Philips papers

Identifier: MS 0689

Philips, Frances Adelle Hurrey, 1909-1971; student. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1931. Papers consist of correspondence, a photograph album, biographical information and loose photographs; principally pertaining to her daily activities and social events at Mount Holyoke and her junior year abroad at the Universite de Nancy and the Sorbonne in France.

Dates: 1927-1935; Majority of material found within 1927 - 1931

Phipp, Richard: Indenture between Richard Phipp (1st part) and John Lathom and Henry Barrow[e] the elder (2nd part)

 Collection — Manuscripts (not separately boxed) - 2
Identifier: MS 0010

On vellumPre-nuptial agreement, Burtonwood, England, February 1642, in which Richard Phipp, yeoman, acquires land from Henry Barrow on the occasion of Richard's upcoming marriage to Susan, daughter of William Smyth.

Dates: February 10, 1642