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Goodale Papers, ca. 1832-1841 (Bulk: 1838-1840)
1 box (2.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0640 (LD 7096.6 x1841 Goodale)

Abstract:
Goodale, Lucy Thurston, 1820-1840; Student. Attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary 1838-1840, died of typhoid. Papers contain correspondence, notebooks, writings, drawings, theorem paintings, memorabilia, and biographical and genealogical information. Documenting her experience at Mount Holyoke, including special events and daily activities.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Lucy Thurston Goodale was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts, on August 8, 1820. She was the eldest of six children born to David Goodale and Millicent Warren Goodale. She attended one or more schools in Marlborough before entering Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in March, 1838. Goodale was a student at Mount Holyoke until July, 1840 and is considered a non-graduating member of the Class of 1841. She died in Marlborough on August 26, 1840, probably from typhoid fever contracted during the commencement exercises at Mount Holyoke.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lucy Thurston Goodale Papers consist of correspondence (original manuscripts or typescript copies); notebooks and other writings; drawings and paintings; memorabilia; and biographical and genealogical information. Most of this material reflects Goodale's activities as a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1838-1840. In letters written to family members, she discusses her studies (especially in the sciences), domestic work, schedule, regulations and religious life at the school, and the Seminary Building. She frequently mentions Mary Lyon, describes events such as the Fourth of July celebration in 1838, discusses her health and that of other members of the community, and refers to slavery and other contemporary issues. Her notebooks contain notes for lectures concerning chemistry, geology and other sciences and "Topics in Bible Lessons," as well as detailed descriptions of excursions to Deerfield, Mt. Holyoke (the mountain) and a button factory in South Hadley. Her writings also include a composition and poem and notes on her daily schedule. Goodale's drawings consist of floor plans for the cellar and first floor of the Seminary Building and a variety of other works (some of them in color), including numerous stencilled and theorem paintings. Memorabilia in the collection consists of two certificates concerning Goodale's early education and an account of her death written by her mother, Millicent Warren Goodale, in 1841. Biographical information includes a copy of Goodale's obituary, supplemented by notes about her family, circa 1840s-1910, and an article published in the "Old Sturbridge Visitor" in 1982.


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Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

The Lucy T. Goodale Papers, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
URL: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
1836-1840
2 folders

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted

Scope and content:

This series consists of letters (original manuscripts or typescript copies) that Goodale wrote to family members while she was a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1838-1840. These documents concern her studies, domestic work, schedule, the school's regulations and religious life, and the Seminary Building. Goodale also frequently mentions Mary Lyon, describes events such as a Fourth of July celebration in 1838, discusses her health and that of other members of the community, and refers to slavery and other contemporary issues.

1838-1840
3 folders

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions on access:

None

Scope and content:

This series consists of three notebooks that Goodale compiled while she was a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1838-1840. These volumes contain notes for lectures concerning chemistry, geology, and other sciences, "Topics of the Bible Lessons," and detailed descriptions of excursions to Deerfield, Mt. Holyoke (the mountain), and a button factory in South Hadley. This series also includes a poem and compositon written by Goodale and a note concerning her daily schedule.

circa 1838-1840
3 folders

Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted

This series consists of original drawings and paintings by Goodale, as well as reproductions of some of these items. Her drawings include floor plans for the cellar and first floor of the Seminary Building at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. The paintings (some of them in color) are stencils and theorems.

circa 1832-1841
1 folder

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted

Scope and content:

This series consists of two certificates concerning Goodale's early education and an account of her death written by her mother, Millicent Warren Goodale, in 1841.

1840
1 folder

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted

Scope and content:

This series consists of Goodale's obituary. This item is supplimented by notes about the Goodale family dating from about the 1840s-1910 and 1982 article about Lucy T. Goodale from the "Old Sturbridge Visitor."

Contents List
Correspondence
1836-1840
2 folders

Letters to family members (original manuscripts),
1838-1839

Box 1: folder 1
Letters to family members (typescripts copies of original manuscripts),
1836-1840

Box 1: folder 2
Writings
1838-1840
3 folders

Notebook describing excursions to Deerfield, Mt. Holyoke, and a button factory in South Hadley,
1838

Box 1: folder 3
Notebooks for science lectures and Bible lessons,
1838, 1839

Box 1: folder 4
Composition, poem, and note concerning daily schedule,
circa 1838-1840

Box 1: folder 5
Drawings and paintings
circa 1838-1840
3 folders

Floor plans of Seminary Building,
circa 1839

Box 1: folder 6
Drawings and paintings, including stencilled and theorem paintings,
circa 1838-1840

Box 1: folder 7
Photographs, slides, and other reproductions of Goodale's drawings and paintings


Box 1: folder 8
Memorabilia
circa 1832-1841
1 folder

Certificates concerning Goodale's early education; account of her death written by her mother, Millicent Warren Goodale,
circa 1832-1837; 1841

Box 1: folder 9
Biographical material, 1840,
1840
1 folder

Goodale's obituary supplemented by notes about the Goodale family dating from about the 1840s-1910; an article about Lucy T. Goodale,
1840; 1982

Box 1: folder 10

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Subjects
  • Lyon, Mary, 1797-1849.
  • Button industry - Massachusetts - South Hadley.
  • Chemistry - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts - South Hadley.
  • College students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Deerfield (Mass.) - Description and travel.
  • English language - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts - South Hadley.
  • Fourth of July - 1838.
  • Geology - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts - South Hadley.
  • Holyoke, Mount (Mass.)
  • Mount Holyoke College - Domestic work.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Schedules.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student life - 1838-1840.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student papers - circa 1838-1840.
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary - Curricula.
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary - History - Sources.
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary - Regulations.
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary - Students.
  • Mountain Day - 1838.
  • Religion - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts - South Hadley.
  • Science - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts - South Hadley.
  • Seminary Building (South Hadley, Mass. : Town)
  • Student activities - Massachusetts - South Hadley.
  • Women - Education - United States - History - Sources.
  • Women - Health and hygiene - United States - History - Sources.
  • Women college students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Women college students - Religious life - Massachusetts - South Hadley.

Contributors
  • Goodale, Millicent Warren, 1797-1861

Genre terms
  • Drawings
  • Letters
  • Notebooks
  • Stencils (images)
  • Theorems (Paintings)


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