University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

Marie Knowles collection, 1992, undated

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Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence and autobiographical pamphlets.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marie Knowles was the second of five girls in her family. Born in a Corinna, Maine farmhouse in the late 1800s, she moved with her family to Bangor at the age of seven. She did well in school, graduating in 1917, and attended Smith College. During the war years, she worked in nursing in Boston and New York before returning to Maine in 1950. She wrote several autobiographical pamphlets relating some of her early life experiences in Corinna and Bangor.