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Ethel Godfrey Loud collection, 1880-1959

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Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains travel diaries, photographs, letters; Smith College (class of 1901) memorabilia, as well as a memorial album for her husband.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ethel Godfrey was born in Bangor, Maine to John Edwards and Laura Godfrey. She attended Bangor High School, where she distinguished herself as one of the top students in her class. In 1896 she won a ten dollar gold piece from the Elks for writing the best essay on charity. She was also the literary editor of the Oracle, Bangor High School’s paper. She graduated in 1896 and then attended Smith College, graduating in 1901 with a B.L. She wrote travel articles for the Bangor Daily Commercial from 1907 called “From a Bangor Girl in Naples.” She was married to Herbert Richardson Loud.