Guide to the Lavinia Coombs letters, Feb. 21, 1887-July 4, 1892 | MC042

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Coombs, Lavinia, 1849-1927
Title
Lavinia Coombs letters
ID
MC042
Date
1887-1892
Extent
9.0 letter(s)
Language
English
Abstract
Nine letters written by Freewill Baptist missionary Lavinia Coombs from Midnapore and Balasore, India, to Nellie Whittemore of Bowdoinham, Maine.

Preferred Citation

Lavinia Coombs letters, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

Lavinia C. Coombs was a Freewill Baptist missionary who spent many years in India. Born in West Bowdoin, Maine, on November 23, 1849, she attended Litchfield Academy and the Normal School at Farmington, Maine. She taught school for ten years before going to India. Ms. Coombs also edited and financially backed the missionary magazine "Tidings." She died on January 13, 1927.

Scope and Content Note

Nine letters written by Coombs from Midnapore and Balasore, India, to Nellie Whittemore of Bowdoinham, Maine. The letters include discussions of the activities of Freewill Baptist missionary work, as well as discussions of friend and family matters. Included with the collection are transcriptions of the letters.

Organization and Arrangement

The letters are in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of Julia King, Winter 1997-1998. Accession No.: 98-004.

Alternative Formats Available

Transcripts are available.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Free Will Baptists (1780?-1911)--Missions--India

Geographic Name(s)

  • India--Description and travel

Personal Name(s)

  • Coombs, Lavinia, 1849-1927--Archives
  • Coombs, Lavinia, 1849-1927--Correspondence
  • Whittemore, Nellie

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Collection Inventory

Box

 February 21, 1887   

 August 16, 1888   

 December 10-17, 1888   

 June 8, 1889   

 October 28, 1889   

 May 26, 1890   

 November 17, 1890   

 July 15, 1891   

 June 4, 1892