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Rosabelle Himes Matteson diaries, 1890-1918
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 389

Abstract:
Typed transcripts of original diaries (at Rhode Island Historical Society Library), 1890-1918, containing details of life in Providence (RI), and her travels after 1900.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Rosabelle Himes Matteson was born 8 Jan 1952 in Cranston, Rhode Island. Became a mill girl at "the Print Works." While commuting by trolley met lawyer Charles Matteson who she married in 1872. They had 3 children Archibald (1873), George Arnold (1874), and Paul (1884). They lived in Providence. Charles was elected to the bench of the Supreme Court of RI 1875 and Chief Justice in 1891. He retired in 1900, after which they traveled together in Europe, Far East, Middle East, and Caribbean. She had two mastectomies in 1901 and 1903. She died in 1920.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Typed transcripts of her original diaries (at Rhode Island Historical Society Library), dated 1890-1918, containing details of her life and activities and social life in Providence (RI), including clubs, lectures, and activities at Brown University. They also document her travels after 1900 in Europe, Far East, Middle East, and Caribbean, and her final illness in 1918.

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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

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Rosabelle Himes Matteson diaries, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

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Sophia Smith Collection
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Northampton, MA 01063

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Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Cancer--Patients--History--20th century--Diaries
  • Matteson, Rosabelle Himes, 1852-1920
  • Providence (R.I.)--History--Sources
  • Providence (R.I.)--Social life and customs


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