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Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Coolidge, Elsie Winchester, 1872-1954
Title: Papers of Elsie Winchester Coolidge, 1855-1898 (inclusive), 1893-1898 (bulk)
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Diaries and notebooks of Elsie Winchester Coolidge, Radcliffe College Class of 1895
After graduating magna cum laude, Elsie Winchester Coolidge taught school in Watertown, held a position at Grays Herbarium and was a cataloguer at the Boston Public Library until her retirement. She was a member of the 1st Parish (Unitarian) Church, Watertown, and of the Watertown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Massachusetts Republican Club and the College Club.
These papers consist of Elsie Winchester's diaries and a notebook kept at college and immediately after college, and 2 notebooks belonging to other members of her family. They describe her social life, club activities--she was a member of the Idler, French, English, Musical, and Classical clubs, her course work, Class Days and Commencements. There are descriptions of college officials, college events, and professors, and some references to her personal life and emotional disappointments.