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Flora McGlauflin Searles collection, 1967

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Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence from Barbara Schmidt (a grand-niece) to the Maine Women Writers Collection and a photograph.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Presque Isle, Maine in 1870, Flora McGlauflin taught school in Brownville, Maine and met her husband (Alfred Searles) there. She published poems and stories in a paper titled The Contributor and sold one poem “The Old Man’s Soliloquy” in booklet form in 1900. Her book The Scarlet Ribbon was published in 1900. She died in 1925.