Finding Aid for the Ina Parsons Collection | MC125

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Title
Ina Parsons collection
ID
MC125
Date [inclusive]
1892-1899
Extent
1.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Contains correspondence, diaries, photographs, and a scrapbook documenting Parsons' four years at Bates. In addition there is a chemistry textbook used by her cousin at Bates.

Preferred Citation

Ina Parsons collection, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College

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Biographical Note

Ina Mary Parsons was born in New Portland, Maine, in 1873. At Bates she won the prize for excellence in scholarship her freshman, sophomore, and junior years, was the class valedictorian, graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1896. She was an instructor at Claremont High School in New Hampshire from 1896 to 1904, teaching French and Latin. She married her classmate George W. Thomas in 1904, and they had three children, all of whom graduated from Bates. Ina's brother William L. Parsons also graduated from Bates, in 1905, and her father attended Maine State Seminary in the 1860s. She died in 1938 in New York City, age 65.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence, diaries, photographs, and a scrapbook documenting Parsons' four years at Bates. In addition there is a chemistry textbook used by her cousin at Bates.

Organization and Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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

This collection is open for research.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of Sue Webber, 2015. Accession # 2015.099

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Collection Inventory

Box

Correspondence 1896 

1

Correspondence 1897 

1

Correspondence 1898 

1

Diaries, #1 Sept. 1892 - May 1893 

1

Diaries, #2 May - June 1893 

1

Diaries, #3 June - Sept. 1893 

1

Diaries, #4 Sept. 1893 - April 1894 

1

Diaries, #5 Summer Term 1894 

1

Diaries, #6 and #8 Summer 1894; Nov. 1894 - Feb. 1895 

1

Diaries, #7 Fall Term (Sept. - Nov.) 1894 

1

Diaries, #9 Jan. - May 1895 

1

Diaries, #10 May - July 1895 

1

Diaries, #11 July - Sept. 1895 

2

Diaries, #12 Oct. 1895 - Feb. 1896 

2

Diaries, #13 Feb. - May 1896 

2

Diaries, #14 May - July 1896 

2

Diaries, #15 Sept. 1896 - Jan. 1897 

2

Photographs ca. 1892-1896 

2

Textbook - "Easy Experiments of Organic Chemistry" by J.H. Appleton 1899 

2

Scrapbook 1892-1896 

3