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Mabel Towne Diary

Identifier: SC 00806

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Scope and Contents

Diary of Mabel Towne (b. 1873), of Norway, Maine, for the year 1887. In brief daily entries, Mabel records weather, family life and social activities.

For a more detailed description, provided by the seller, see finding aid link below.


  • Creation: 1887

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Biographical Information:

Mabel Towne was born on December 25, 1873. At the time she began writing her diary she was 13. She lived in Norway, Oxford County, Maine. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Fragile nature of the diary may limit handling.

Acquisition Information:


Physical Description

1 volume, 2" x 3 1/4"

Processing Information:

Accessioned and processed in July 2009 by Ute Schechter.

Guide to the Mabel Towne Diary
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository