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Students' Journals/Memoirs/Letters

Box 1

Folder 1: Adams, Mary. April 18, 1860

o Small note about the letter being from ‘Uncle’ to Mary Adams (Draper)
o Envelope addressed to Miss Mary E. Adams
o Newspaper clipping of the poem “Comfort One Another”
o Handwritten letter
o Typed copy of the letter



Folder 2: Cowan, Lizzie. October 30, 1870

o Handwritten note with the history of the letter
o Transcribed letter: October 30, 1870
o Transcribed letter: December 15, 1870


Folder 3: Gray, Joanna. 1857

o Transcription of a letter to “Sister and Brother”: January 2, 1857: 2 copies


Folder 4: Class Letters 1860

o Letters to the class from January 17, 1864 to March 6, 1864 (6 continuous pages)
o Envelope addressed “Class letters of Class of 1864”


Folder 5: Cotton, Jane E. 1939

o Postcard addressed to Miss May Egerton; Shaker Heights, Ohio; written to “Dearest Roomie”: postmarked august 18, 1939
o Letter to “May” [Egerton] from “Jane”: November 17, 1939 (2 pages)
o Envelope addressed to “Miss May Egerton”



Folder 6: Donovan, Nancy. 1943

o Postcard addressed to Miss Nancy Donovan; Kirkswoods, Mo., from Western


Folder 7: Harding, Laura. July 11, 1856

o Handwritten note describing the letter as having “Insight into Seminary life in the first days”
o Handwritten letter addressed to “Cousin” from Laura: July 11, 1856
o Transcription of the letter (2 pages)



Folder 8: Harrison, Mary Jo. 1858-1860

o A note from “Jo,” probably to her mother: March 12, 1959
o Envelope addressed to “Mrs. Albert Harrison” (her mother); Middletown, Ky.: postmarked November 7 (?) 1958
o “Mistletoe Magic” invitation (announcement?): December 6, 1958
o Letter (2 pages) with an envelope addressed to “Mrs. Albert Harrison”: postmarked September 25, 1958
o Letter (2 pages) signed “Mary Jo”; describes flag day and a Miami student (named Lucas) committing suicide: May 10, no year
o Note beginning with “Thanks” (2 pages): January, 1959
o Program for “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”: March 16, 17,20, no year
o 2 page letter with and envlope addressed to “Mrs. Albert Harrison”: postmarked December 17, 1958
o Letter on torn out notebook paper (4 pages)
o Letter including information about the choosing of dorms (3 pages) with an envelope addressed to “The Albert Harrisons”: April 25, 1959
o An envelope addressed to “Molly Waynick” from “Mrs. Mary Jo Freeman; Louisiville, Ky.”: postmarked 1997, but returned to sender.
o Letter on a torn out sheet of notebook paper (1 page) with and envelope addressed to “Mrs. Albert Harrison”: postmarked January 30, 1960
o Notes about the letters written on the back of a white envelope


Folder 9: Inskeep, Anna. Originals 1911

o Letter to Anna Inskeep from Hazel E. Field with and envelope stating that Anna is in Monticello, Indiana: December 28, 1911
o Letter and envelope to Anna from Hazel: September 9, 1908
o Letter to Anna from Hazel: February 15, 1909
o Letter and envelope to Anna from Hazel: October 6, 1908
o Part of a letter from Hazel
o Letter and envelope to Anna from Hazel: November 22, 1908
o Letter and envelope to Anna from Hazel: April 10, 1910
o Postcard to Anna from Hazel: postmarked September, 1910 ?
o Letter and envelope to Anna from Hazel: October 10, 1909
o Letter and envelope to Anna from Hazel: July 20, 1913
o Postcard to Anna from Hazel: postmarked December 21, 1912
o Postcard to Anna from Hazel: no date
o Christmas card and envelope to Anna from Hazel: postmarked December 18, 1926
o Tiny handmade “Easter Greetings” card and envelope to Anna from Hazel: postmarked April 14, ?
o Postcard from Western to “Mamma” from Anna, addressed to Mrs. G.L. Inskeep; Monticello Indiana: postmarked May 10, 1911?


Folder 10: Inskeep, Anna. Transcribed 1911


Folder 11: Inskeep, Marilyn. 1945

o Handwritten letter to “Ginny” from “Inky”? (Marilyn Inskeep): May 9, 1994


Folder 12: Rehm, Mary Jane. 1945

o Letter to “Nancy” from Mary Jane Rehm: no date



Folder 13: Wade, Margaret. 1873

o Faded envelope addressed to Mrs. Nehemiah (?) Wade: May 7, 1873

Folder 14: Russell, Hannah, 1864

o Transcription of a small note from Hannah Russell
o To “My dear brother” from “your loving sister”: April 27, 1873
o Part of a note: ?



Folder 15: Smith, Lucile. 1924

o A card and an enveloped addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Friedli: postmarked December 22, 1934
o Letter and envelope to Lucile from Alice Hill Byrne: October 26, 1936
o A Western Union Telegram to Miss Lucile Smith from Ruth L. Phillips
o Letter and envelope to Lucile from Miss Elizabeth Crowther: January 26, 1929
o Christmas card to Lucile from “Frances”
o Christmas letter to “Lucile, Lucile Ann, and Al” from “E—tos” (?)
o Letter and envelope to Mrs. Friedli from William Waddell Boyd: December 28, 1932
o Letter to Mrs. Friedli from Alice L. Butler (Registrar): June 28, 1934
o Christmas card to Lucile from Clara Puni (?)
o Chirstmas card and envelope to “Cila” from “May”:
o Letter to Lucile from Grace: February 6, 1924
o A card and envelope to Lucile from Elizabeth Crowther; “I hope ‘the depression’ hasn’t affected you seriously”
o Note on a small card to Lucile from Alice M. Lise (?) with an envelope: postmarked June 26, 1934
o Letter to Lucile from Cleuwon (?): February 15, 1921
o Western Union Telegram to Miss Lucile e. Smith from “Mande” (?): May 29, 1924
o Letter and envelope from Mrs. A. Friedli from W. W. Boyd




Folder 16: Smith, Polly. 1957

o “Mom and Pop”: postmarked February 8, 1957
o A card with nothing written on it, addressed to her parents: postmarked October 30, 1956
o To “Mom and Pop”: February 22, 1957
o To her parents: October 17, 1956
o To “Daddy”: postmarked February 4, 1958
o Reminder to dads about Dad’s Day Weekend from “The Junior Class”: February 7, 1958
o To “Daddy”: postmarked February 10, 1958
o To “Daddy”: postmarked February 11, 1958
o To “Mom and Pop”: March 13, 1958
o To “Mom and Pop”: postmarked April 29, 1958
o To “Mom and Pop”: Postmarked December 6, 1957
o To “Daddy”: February 6, 1958
o Postcard to her parents: postmarked Febraur 5, 1958
o Postcard to her parents: postmarked September 24, 1957
o Envelope and letter to ”Mom and Pop” (including her class schedule): postmarked November 5, 1956
o Letter to “Mom and Pop” including her class schedule: December 3, 1957



Folder 17: Willard, Anna. 1856-1857

o To “My Dear Cousin” from Anna: January 12, 1857
o To Cousin from Anna: November 28, 1856
o To Cousin from Ann: January 26, 1857
o Small note to Cousin fro Anne: no date
o To Cousin [addressed to Miss Rachel Brown, Granville, Ohio] from Anna: February 4, no year
o A letter and small note, both to Cousin from Anna and a small envelope addressed to Miss Rachael Brown: no date



Folder 18: Williams, Ann G. 1856

o Small note
o Handwritten part of a note (?) with the name “Hannah Bussell” written on it
o Handwritten letter to “Cousin” from Ann G. Williams: November 8, 1856
o Transcription of the letter to “Cousin”
o Handwritten letter to “Cousin” II: December 24, 1856
o Transcription of the second letter to “Cousin”



Folder 19: Williams, Isabella R. June 26, 1952

o Letter to “Mary” regarding a yearbook convention: June 26, 1952
o Envelope addressed to “Miss Mary. A. Culver”




Folder 20: Williams, Jane & Jennie. 1862-1867

o To “Brother Roger” from Jane: January 21, 1863
o To Roger from Jane: January 19, 1863
o To “My Dear Sister” from Jennie: January 17, 1863
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Potmarked May 14, 1863
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked ? May, 1864
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked January 22, 1863
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked November 11, no year
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: December 29, 1866
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmakred May 30, 1866
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: February 10, 1866
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked April 10, 1867
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked December, 1862
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked Deptember 26, 1864
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked October 29, 1864
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked April 18, 1863
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked April 30, 1863
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked September 24, 1863
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked April 8, 1863
o Envelope addressed to “Miss Hannah Williams”: January 17, 1863
o Envelope addressed to Roger Williams: Postmarked November 30, 1863
o To Roger from Jennie: May 29, 1866
o To Roger from Jane: December 28, 1866
o Small note to “Ann George” from Hannah: no date
o To Roger from Hannah: April 2, 1867
o To Roger from Jane: April 9, 1867
o To Roger from “Your affectionate sister, Hannah W. Clark”: April 8, 1871 (?)
o To Roger from Hannah W. Clark: November 18, 1869
o To Roger from Jane: October 29, 1864
o To Roger from Hannah: November 9, 1864
o To “My dear brother Roger” from Jennie: February 13, 1866
o To Roger from Jane: September 23, 1863
o A letter to Hannah with an additional note scrawled on it from Jane: no date
o To Hannah, Roger and Ann George from Jane: December 21, 1862
o To Roger from “J. G. W.”: September 31, 1862
o To Roger from Jane: May 13, 1863
o To Roger from Jane: April 29, 1863
o To Roger from Jane: April 8, 1863
o To Roger from Jane: April 15, 1863
o To Roger from Jane: October 24, 1862
o To Roger from Jane: December 18, 1863
o To Roger from “J”: January, 1864
o To Roger from Jane: September 2?, 1864
o To “Brother Roger,” unsigned: November 27, 1863
o To Roger from Jane: February 19, 1863
o Transcriptions of the above letters



Folder 21: Jenna, Adda. 1942

o To Adda Jeanne from Eloise Callingwood: 1942
o Card to “A.J.” from Janet Shriver (?): July 1944
o To “A.J.” from Eleanor: August 18, no year
o To Adda Jeanne from Betty Balyeat: September 4, 1942
o To Adda from Jane Luckham: 1942
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Folder 22: Winwoord, Jane. 1947

o Typed letter to “Mother and Daddy” from “Babe”: no date [2 copies]



Folder 23: Darrow, Hattie. 1865

o Small note
o Handwritten letter to her parents: September 10, 1866 (letter folder, then continuing on a separate sheet)
o Small floor plan sheet with more handwriting on the back
o Transcription of the letter and the note on the back of the floor plans


Folder 24: Mary E. Hasbrook, 1864

o Letter to Daughter from J.L.H. and D. Hasbrook, September 28, 1864 (given by Western College Dayton-Miami Valley Alumnae Club, in memory of Jeanne Shadrach Himes, Western College Class of 1942)
o Letter to "Darling" with a newspaper cliping of Tuffy's. Found in 1937 Multifaria owned by Lillian Johnston. (Multifaria was purchesed in Phoenix antique store by Karen Prah Voris'68 and given to Western College Alumni Association)


Folder 25: Ellen Hope Jakway, Class of 1912

o Letter from John Haag to Western College Alumnae Association regarding research on Ellen Hope Jakway, includes attachments of research materials obtained from western as well as requesting further materials: January 21, 2008.
o Letter to Ellen Hope Jakway, titled "My Dear"from Mary Sawyer: July 1909 ( 2 copies)
o Letter to Hope Jakway from Mary Sawyer: July 13, 1909 ( 2 copies)
o Letter to Miss Jakway from John Grant Newman: July 10, 1909 ( 2 copies)
o Letter from Office of President announcing the completion of the $250,000 Endowment Fund, signed by President Newman and Dean Sawyer: July 2, 1909 ( 2 copies)
o Statement announcing Western College reaching the Endowment Fund, titled Western College Wins ( 2 copies)
o Letter From Juanita Coleman addressed to "My Dear Hope" titled "Monday Afternoon" from Oberlin, Ohio: June 5, 1909
o Letter from Elizabeth addressed to "Dear Hope" from Mt. Vernon, Ohio: June 15, 1909
o Letter from Lisle Danner addressed to "Dear Cousin Hope" from Los Angeles California : August 14, 1911
o Letter from Jennie J. Earnest addressed to "My dear Miss Jakway" from Indianapolis, Indiana: Sept. 7, 1911
o Letter from Ella B. addressed to "Dear Hope" from Peru, Indiana: Sept. 10, 1912
o Letter from Ruth Marion Sawyer addressed to "Dear old Hope" from Western College: September 27, 1912
o Letter from Ruth Marion Sawyer addressed to "Dear Hope" from The Western College : Nov. 3, 1912
o 1/2 a Letter from Hazel undated
o Ellen H. Jakway's death notice by Dukes-Steen Funeral home, Lakeland.
o Letter from William L. Tenney to Mrs. S. B. Sara Isabella Howe, December 11, 1906

Folder 26: Alice Milligan

o Handwritten Seminary Journal, Alice Milligan was journalist that year, 1880

Folder 27:Letter from William Tenney to Mrs. S. B. Howe
o Typed letter from William L. Tenney to S. B. Howe discussing potential documents about the founding of
Western College, December 11, 1906

Folder 28: Letters by Sarah Howe
o Letters from the MSS by Sarah I. Howe. President Lilian Johnson and Helen Peabody about her attendance at
the Golden Jubilee in 1905. January 9, 1905, Johnson to Peadody; May 26, 1905, Peabody to Johnson;
June 14, 1905, Johnson to Peabody


Box 2: Seminary Journals 1855 - 1871

Between December, 1952, and January, 1953, Mrs. Ruth Cookman transcribed the Seminary Journals. These copies were typed for Miss Narka Nelson of the Western College for Women's faculty and author of Western College for Women.

The files are divided by specific dates as they were orignally found.

Folder 1: September 13, 1859 – June 1860


Folder 2: October 9, 1855 – July 7, 1856


Folder 3: October 2, 1856 – July 23, 1857


Folder 4: September 21, 1857 – Summer, 1859


Folder 5: October 23, 1861 – July 2, 1863


Folder 6: September 29, 1863 – Summer, 1865


Folder 7: September 1865 – March 2, 1868


Folder 8: October 3, 1868 – Spring 1871



Box 3

Folder 1: Re-typed Seminary Journals

• Thursday, October 2, 1856 – January 1, 1857 (3 copies)
• November 23, 1872 – April 12, 1875
• October 4, 1875 – May 11, 1876
• Resolutions passed by Alumnae present at the reunion (1876)
• January 1877 – June 11, 1877
• October 6, 1877 – June 3, 1878
• Original journal entries September 1880


Folder 2: Journal of Emiline Bingham


Folder 3: Transcribed Journal of Adda Collier 1876-1877


Folder 4: Student Volunteer Movement Roll-Book 1891


Folder 5: Correspondence between Western Seminary and Mt. Holyoke

• October 2, 1856 – October 6, 1856
• October 2, 1856 – January 1, 1857
• October 2, 1856 – January 1, 1857 (missing pages 1,2, 10)
• October 11, 1856 – January 1, 1857
• Letter from Mt. Holyoke to Western Seminary 1879-1880
• Letter from Mt. Holyoke to Western Seminary 1878-1879
• Letter from Mt. Holyoke to Western Seminary 1877-1878
• Letter from Mt. Holyoke to Western Seminary 1876-1877


Folder 6: Excerpts from Leila McKee’s Journal November 1904-October 1905


Folder 7: Miscellaneous Correspondence
• Lucia H. Fish and Charles G. Neely (October 1875 – April 1876)
• Mollie and unknown sister (May 21, 1855)
• Mattie Cope and her brother Calvin (1868)


Folder 8: Sophie M. Cunningham (November 1871 – February 1873)



Box 4 Poetry

Folder 1: Poetry by Students

• “Two Poems” by Bill Givens
• “1918-1945 A Narrative in Rythym” (2 copies)
• “Beggar Boy”, “Sick Room”, “The Dream Keeper”, “Afraid”, “Mother to Son”, “Ardella”, “Waterfront Streets”, “A Farewell”, “Sea Charm” “Suicide’s Note”, “Cabaret”, “To A Little Lover-Lass, Dead”, “Harlem Night Club”. “Jazzonia”, “Negro Dancers”, “Young Singer”, “Poem”, “Epilouge”
• “Lizars”


Folder 2: Freshman, Sophomore, Senior Poems (1968)

• Freshman: It Ain’t Necessarily So
• Seniors: Be Thou My Vision
• Sophomore: The Blue Danube
• Sophomore: O’ Susannah


Folder 3: In the Glorious Republic


Folder 4: Oxford News Co. Poetry

• “At Last”
• Untitled, Mary McCrae Cuttter, October 17, 1893



Box 5: Actual Western Female Seminary Journals (1858-1878)

• Western Female Seminary Journal, October 1855- July 1856
• Western Female Seminary Journal, 1857-1859
• Western Female Seminary Journal, 1859-1860
• Western Female Seminary Journal, 1861-1864
• Small red Records Journal, Western Female Seminary Journal, 1871-1872 (Duplicate of large red journal)
• Large red Records Journal, Western Female Seminary Journal, 1865-1878
• Journals-Seminary Journal--Typewritten Copy (Oct. 1855-July 1856) by Mary O. Nutting
• Journals-Seminary Journal--Seminary Journal by (Oct. 1856-Sept. 1857)-Folder 1
• Journals-Seminary Journal--Sept. 21, 1857-Sept. 1859)-Folder 2
• Journals-Seminary Journal--Oct. 1856-Sept. 1857)-Folder 3
• Journals-Seminary Journal--Sept. 1859-June 1860)-Folder 4
• Journals-Seminary Journal--Oct. 1861-July 1863)-Folder 5
• Journals-Seminary Journal--Sept. 1863-Summer 1865)-Folder 6
• Journals-Seminary Journal--Sept. 1865-March 1868)
• Journals-Seminary Journal--(October 3, 1868-Spring 1871)

Unboxed Journals

• Class of 1862
• Scrapbook Album by Emiline Bingham
• Student Journal by Fannie W. Mills (1859-62)
• Album by Miss Frances H. Favorite (1860
• Memorial Tribute, 1880
• Student's Volunteer Movement: Roll-Book of Members (W.F.S., 1891)
• Diary (Western Female Seminary-1876)
• Seminary Journal (1878-1882)
• Letters from Ruby Hughes Tothill to Mabel Hughes McKee, 1930-1959
• Marie Brown, [1939?]
• Ella Syfers Schenck, Journal
• History of Western College by Sarah Isabella Howe

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