Mabel Simmons was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 24, 1900 to Alva N. and Bertha (Marshall) Simmons. She attended Bates College, graduating in the class of 1923. Following Bates, she taught school in Maine and Massachusetts. She died in November 1984.
More than 200 letters written by Mabel Simmons, while a student at Bates College to her family in Stoughton, Massachusetts. These letters span Simmons' academic student years at Bates from the fall of 1919, when she entered as a freshman, to the spring of 1923 when she graduated. The bulk of the letters are written to her mother, although she frequently writes to both her father and her two younger sisters, Elsie and Helen. Together with her memory book which is also included in the collection, the letters provided a detailed glimpse into all aspects of her social and academic life at Bates.
The letters are in chronological order.
The collection is open for research.
The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.
These records are indexed under the following headings in the Bates College Library catalog. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Students
Gift of Marian V. Chick (Class of 1923). Accession No.: xx-051.
Mabel Simmons letters, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.
Processed by Sean Monahan, 1997.
Final arrangement and description by Kurt Kuss, Special Collections Librarian, 1998.
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