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Marjory Gane, Class of 1901 papers, 1896 - 1901
2 boxes ( 1 linear foot)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Alumna. Contains about 140 letters to and from Gane's family and a memorabilia book created during Gane's undergraduate career at Smith College.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Copyright to materials created by other individuals may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Smith College Archives to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Marjory Gane (1880 - 1974) was born in Yonkers, New York on March 8, 1880 to Sarah Jones and Thomas Gane, a book binder. The family later moved to Chicago, where Marjory attended Kirkland School before entering Smith College in 1897. Her sister Gertrude had attended Smith and graduated in 1894.

She married Frank Harkness in 1918 and the couple lived in Wonalancet, New Hampshire. After her husband's death in 1934, she opened and operated a real estate business and traveled until her death in 1974. A devoted alumna, Gane commissioned artist Henry Salem Hubbell to paint the portrait of L. Clark Seelye which hangs today in Alumnae House. She continued to contribute to many periodicals and published several books including A Brook of Our Own, The Fishbasket Papers and The Tamworth Narrative.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence and a memorabilia book describing the student life and perspective from Marjory Gane, Class of 1901. Topics range broadly from exams to professors, college and community social events, basketball and dramatics, cross-college events at Amherst College and Mount Holyoke, home life and trips to large cities such as New York City and Boston.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Copyright to materials created by other individuals may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Smith College Archives to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

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

Marjory Gane, Class of 1901 papers, Box #, Smith College Archives

History of the Collection

The Marjory Gane, Class of 1901 papers were created by Marjory Gane Harkness and donated to the College Archives.

Processing Information

Elizabeth Carron


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
summaries of letters
circa 1990

Box 1608: folder 1
correspondence
09/03/1897 - 10/06/1897

Box 1608: folder 2
correspondence
10/10/1897 - 11/11/1897

Box 1608: folder 3
correspondence
11/14/1897 - 01/15/1898

Box 1608: folder 4
correspondence
01/19/1898 - 02/06/1898

Box 1608: folder 5
correspondence
02/13/1898 - 03/13/1898

Box 1608: folder 6
correspondence
03/24/1898 - 04/24/1898

Box 1608: folder 7
correspondence
05/01/1898 - 05/25/1898

Box 1608: folder 8
correspondence
09/24/1898 - 11/20/1898

Box 1608: folder 9
correspondence
11/30/1898 - 01/15/1899

Box 1608: folder 10
correspondence
01/24/1899 - 02/24/1899

Box 1608: folder 11
correspondence
02/26/1899 - 04/27/1899

Box 1608: folder 12
correspondence
04/30/1899 - 06/05/1899

Box 1608: folder 13
correspondence
11/25/1899 - 01/28/1900

Box 1608: folder 14
correspondence
02/26/1900 - 05/03/1900

Box 1608: folder 15
correspondence
05/06/1900 - 06/01/1900

Box 1608: folder 16
correspondence
09/23/1900 - 12/16/1900

Box 1608: folder 17
correspondence
01/06/1901 - 02/24/1901

Box 1608: folder 18
correspondence
03/07/1901 - 06/10/1901

Box 1608: folder 19
memorabilia book
circa 1900

Box 1609: folder 20

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Subjects
  • Smith College--Alumni and alumnae.
  • Smith College--Students--History-Sources
  • Smith College--Students--Social life and customs
  • Smith College--Students-Correspondence

Contributors
  • Harkness, Marjory Gane, 1880 - 1974

Genre terms
  • personal correspondence
  • scrapbooks


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