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Hawley Diary, 1841-1842.
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Collection number: MS 0634 (LD 7096.6 x1843 Fletcher)

Hawley, Lucy Fletcher, ca. 1824-1878; Student. Attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1841-1842. Papers consist of a diary documenting her experience at Mount Holyoke including academics and social activities.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Lucy Fletcher was born circa 1824 and came to Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1841 with her sister S. Maria Fletcher (both were x-Class of 1843), leaving their home in Jamestown, New York. In 1843 she married Alpheus F. Hawley. She died in 1878 in Arcola, Illinois.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lucy Hawley Diary contains eleven entries between October 23, 1841 and February 3, 1842. The entries include details about academic and social activities at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.

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The Lucy (Fletcher) Hawley Diary, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts.

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The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Hawley, Lucy, circa 1824-1878
  • Lyon, Mary, 1795-1849
  • Mount Holyoke College - Domestic work
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary - Students
  • Mount holyoke College - Student life - 1841-1842

Genre terms
  • Diaries

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