Manuscript Volumes collection, 1838-1952, undated
Collection Scope and Content
The Manuscript Volumes collection is an artificial collection made up of diaries, albums, scrapbooks, ledgers, day books, copy and commonplace books written by various unpublished Maine women writers. The Manuscript Volumes collection includes writings by Kate Flora and Alice Douglass, Mrs. F.E. Grinuell, Eleanor Hamlen, Nancy Smith, F.M. Whittemore, Emma Whittemore, Abbie Buzzell, Grace Hoyt, Mrs. Bennett, Effie May Gray, Grace Merrill, Agnes Glover, Anne Maria Bracket, Eugenia Maude Mitchell, Carrie M. Healey, Mary A. Hall, Grace E. Toothaker, Henrietta Cloudman as well as many unknown authors. The collection illuminates the daily lives of ordinary Maine women. Some of the themes included are: household chores, gardening, sewing, social events like birthday parties and getting ice cream during the summer, weather, farm life and poetry clippings.