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Blaisdell family letters, 1879-1916

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Collection Scope and Content

This collection consists of 123 letters, most of which are addressed to either Mrs. F. W. (Lucy) Blaisdell or to her daughter Elizabeth Pierce Blaisdell Dolan. The collection also contains Elizabeth’s 1942 diary.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth Blaisdell Dolan was a graduate of Colby College. She taught at Shaw University in North Carolina and at Alfred and Waterboro High Schools in Maine. She married Edwin Dolan in either 1937 or 1938 and they lived in Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts. Elizabeth Blaisdell Dolan died at the age of 74 in a Melrose, Massachusetts nursing home.