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Mary Angella Holbrook Papers, 1856-2003 (Bulk: 1861-1891)
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 498

Abstract:
Teacher; Homemaker. Diaries (3 vols., 1861-65), containing observations on daily life, on teaching in South Braintree and Quincy, Massachusetts, on religion, and current events; photographs poems; clippings; and memorabilia. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

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Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns.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

Mary Angela Holbrook was born in South Braintree, Massachusetts on 12 February 1839 to Moses Holbrook and Amanda White Holbrook. She was the youngest of their six surviving children. Moses Holbrook was listed as a farmer in the 1850 census on Granite St. Near Pond St , east side, in South Braintree. After completing her education, Holbrook taught school in Quincy and South Braintree. In 1869, she married Edward Seabury Edwards, a dentist, with whom she had two children, Edward and Pamelia.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection is comprised of Mary Angella Holbrook's diaries (3 vols., 1861-65), containing her observations on daily life, on teaching in South Braintree and Quincy, Massachusetts, on religion, and a few comments on current events. There are also photographs of Mary Holbrook (Powers) and her husband, Edward S. Powers; a few poems and clippings; a guestbook from the family's summer cottage; and Edward S. Powers's school exercise book. There is also a brief family history, and transcriptions of the diaries and poems (on CD-Rom).

NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.


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.

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Mary Angella Holbrook Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Language
English


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Subjects
  • Holbrook, Mary Angella, 1839-
  • Massachusetts--History--19th century--Sources
  • New Braintree (Mass.)--History--Sources
  • Teachers--Massachusetts--Biography--Sources


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